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View Glazier#1's Profile Glazier#1 Flag 25 Oct 21 9.44pm Send a Private Message to Glazier#1 Add Glazier#1 as a friend

I had a waking nightmare the other day.

I was thinking what we wil do when either of our CB's are injured, as they inevitably will be at some point.

Who do we have that could stand in and be able to play the PV way, passing from the back?

I shuddered.

 

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View Glazier#1's Profile Glazier#1 Flag 25 Oct 21 9.53pm Send a Private Message to Glazier#1 Add Glazier#1 as a friend

Kouyate? Tomkins? Kelly?

 

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View doombear's Profile doombear Flag Too far from Selhurst Park 26 Oct 21 10.30am Send a Private Message to doombear Add doombear as a friend

Originally posted by Glazier#1

Kouyate? Tomkins? Kelly?


Neither Kouyate nor Tomkins have looked comfortable in the few matches (including pre-season) in the PV system. As for Kelly, who knows? He doesn't seem to have been good enough to play for the first team for a long time now. The one possibility (if he ever gets fit enough to play again) is Ferguson - but then we haven't seen if he can even play at PL level.

It is a worry.

 

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View Palace Old Geezer's Profile Palace Old Geezer Flag Midhurst 26 Oct 21 12.03pm Send a Private Message to Palace Old Geezer Add Palace Old Geezer as a friend

Blimey, talk about glass half empty. I know we'll have to find appropriate support if any player is injured, but it is a tad reassuring that we do not seem to be as smitten by injuries as we were in the previous regime.

Maybe things have changed for the better on the training ground.

 


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View glaziermart's Profile glaziermart Flag 26 Oct 21 12.17pm Send a Private Message to glaziermart Add glaziermart as a friend

I think another centre back signing will be a priority in January. We cannot rely on an injury prone Tomkins and Kelly who has barely played for 2 years!! as our back ups. Kouyate plugs a hole now and again, but it is clear we are short of cover there.

 

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View Glazier#1's Profile Glazier#1 Flag 26 Oct 21 12.17pm Send a Private Message to Glazier#1 Add Glazier#1 as a friend

Originally posted by Palace Old Geezer

Blimey, talk about glass half empty. I know we'll have to find appropriate support if any player is injured, but it is a tad reassuring that we do not seem to be as smitten by injuries as we were in the previous regime.

Maybe things have changed for the better on the training ground.

Ha Ha.

Yes, I am a worrier when it comes to Palace, I'll agree, yet I do feel it's a genuine concern since it's highly unlikely, I think, that that two CB's will go the whole season injury free.

My feeling is that we maybe will need to get in some appropriate cover in the Jan window.

No doubt someone, as you say, will step in but any of the three candidates would seem awkward with the ball at their feet and therefore vulnerable to pressing forwards.

No?

 

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View NEILLO's Profile NEILLO Flag Shoreham-by-Sea 26 Oct 21 12.35pm Send a Private Message to NEILLO Add NEILLO as a friend

Originally posted by Glazier#1

Ha Ha.

Yes, I am a worrier when it comes to Palace, I'll agree, yet I do feel it's a genuine concern since it's highly unlikely, I think, that that two CB's will go the whole season injury free.

My feeling is that we maybe will need to get in some appropriate cover in the Jan window.

No doubt someone, as you say, will step in but any of the three candidates would seem awkward with the ball at their feet and therefore vulnerable to pressing forwards.

No?

I agree it's a concern in the event of a medium/long term injury to our current CB's.

And further agree that the existing replacements don't inspire confidence in terms of how we now play.

Going into the transfer market is a tricky one...are we buying more cover or a player capable of challenging Guehi or Andersen for their places - which is what I think is needed.

 


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View Frickin Saweet's Profile Frickin Saweet Flag South Cronx 26 Oct 21 1.29pm Send a Private Message to Frickin Saweet Add Frickin Saweet as a friend

the transfer window just gone I see as brilliant but also the minimum possible in order for us to take this step forward. I'd expect that DF is looking at the sort of injury cover options that will fit into this new style of play, and they have prioritised where cover is needed. This is just going to be one of those things we need to deal with and may hamper our progress if/when it does happen but it not terminal to the overall project. Injuries happen and clubs deal with them all the time. PV will have an interim tactical solution for any injury crisis.

 

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View MrRobbo's Profile MrRobbo Flag Purley 26 Oct 21 2.05pm Send a Private Message to MrRobbo Add MrRobbo as a friend

Its going to be v difficult, depending on the position.

We've shown that we can operate without Wilf. And with Eze coming back into the fold we've got some decent cover/options for the front 3 (Wilf, OE, Benteke, Olise, Ayew, Eze),

We've got Luka cover in CK, and Macca/Connor cover with Hughes.

Decent keeper replacement in Butland, and RB cover with Clyne.

LB we are short and whilst we have a few CB, I also am not convinced that they could do what we now need a CB to do.

Lets hope that as well as some more points on the board we look to add a couple in those positions that could cause huge problems.

 

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View eagleman13's Profile eagleman13 Flag On The Road To Hell & Alicante 26 Oct 21 2.12pm Send a Private Message to eagleman13 Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add eagleman13 as a friend

Originally posted by MrRobbo

Its going to be v difficult, depending on the position.

We've shown that we can operate without Wilf. And with Eze coming back into the fold we've got some decent cover/options for the front 3 (Wilf, OE, Benteke, Olise, Ayew, Eze),

We've got Luka cover in CK, and Macca/Connor cover with Hughes.

Decent keeper replacement in Butland, and RB cover with Clyne.

LB we are short and whilst we have a few CB, I also am not convinced that they could do what we now need a CB to do.

Lets hope that as well as some more points on the board we look to add a couple in those positions that could cause huge problems.

Schluppy can cover for LB &(imo) we have a fairly decent ball carrying CB in the U23's . . . Midlands Eagle favourite named player, Rich-'baggypants' Bagheulou.

 


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View Vincehair's Profile Vincehair Flag London 28 Oct 21 9.18am Send a Private Message to Vincehair Add Vincehair as a friend

Originally posted by Glazier#1

Kouyate? Tomkins? Kelly?

Think they are good cover ; could always play 3 at the back

 

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View Glazier#1's Profile Glazier#1 Flag 28 Oct 21 10.30am Send a Private Message to Glazier#1 Add Glazier#1 as a friend

Originally posted by Vincehair

Think they are good cover ; could always play 3 at the back

I think that, defensively, they are good players, too.

However, the point I'm making is that I'm not so confident in their abilities with the ball at their feet, doing what the current centre backs are asked to do by PV.

Are you?

 

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