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View EverybodyDannsNow's Profile EverybodyDannsNow Flag SE19 26 Jan 22 12.39pm Send a Private Message to EverybodyDannsNow Add EverybodyDannsNow as a friend

Originally posted by sprites

Nothing to do with my beloved Benteke. Itís about Mateta and Mateta alone. If heís the answer the our striking problems moving forward, weíre in big trouble. Most would agree, so not sure why Iím being singled out for ridicule.

I don't necessarily think he's "the answer", I just think he's a considerably better back-up option than Benteke.

Edouard is the answer

 

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View Crystal_Clear's Profile Crystal_Clear Flag Belfast 28 Jan 22 11.26am Send a Private Message to Crystal_Clear Add Crystal_Clear as a friend

Seeing reports this morning that we are looking to take up the option on Meteta after impressing PV.

Also saw that sign him permanently will now only cost 10m euros.

I don't think Benteke has a future under PV, especially as we were supposedly open to letting him goto Burnley (which may still happen). If that does happen then we only have Meteta and Edouard (given Ayew is playing right side of midfield now).

We might try to bring in either Nketiah or Dieng if Benteke goes in January.

 

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View taylors lovechild's Profile taylors lovechild Flag 28 Jan 22 12.08pm Send a Private Message to taylors lovechild Add taylors lovechild as a friend

Originally posted by Palace in the Blood

Mateta still reminds me of Bambi on ice. He has improved a lot in last few games but I am still not convinced. I think we will play our cards very close to our chests. We will not play him enough to trigger the current purchase clause as on current showing it is too high. However We know his parent club want to sell and can't afford to take him back. So I think we may sit back see if he progresses and try and get him for less than the buy out clause possibly around £6 million. As I said on another thread he is an adequate third choice sriker with the possibility of progressing

It's sounding like you might be right (albeit the figure being bandied around is a bit higher). I would say he looks less Bambi on ice and more running giraffe, but what I would say is that the more he plays the better he seems. He also seems to be closing down more so I would suggest perhaps he has seen how Vieira wants to play and is working hard to fit in. Benteke is an old dog. No new tricks. I like him, but my god he's done well for himself given his return in terms of goals, assists and effort. He has his contract, he's not going anywhere.

 

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View doombear's Profile doombear Flag Too far from Selhurst Park 28 Jan 22 12.14pm Send a Private Message to doombear Add doombear as a friend

Originally posted by Crystal_Clear

Seeing reports this morning that we are looking to take up the option on Meteta after impressing PV.

Also saw that sign him permanently will now only cost 10m euros.

I don't think Benteke has a future under PV, especially as we were supposedly open to letting him goto Burnley (which may still happen). If that does happen then we only have Meteta and Edouard (given Ayew is playing right side of midfield now).

We might try to bring in either Nketiah or Dieng if Benteke goes in January.


If Benteke were to go we have:
- Zaha/Edouard who can both play wide left
- Olise/Ayew who can both play wide right (as can Zaha if needed)
- Mateta as CF or any of Zaha, Edouard and Ayew.
We have options up front to see us through to the end of the season without having to bring anyone in this window. Obviously, if there's a good deal to be done then that would be different, but there rarely are in the January window.

 

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View dreamwaverider's Profile dreamwaverider Flag 28 Jan 22 12.15pm Send a Private Message to dreamwaverider Add dreamwaverider as a friend

If it were me Iíd play two of Wilf Edouard and Mateta as a spearhead 2. Then Iíd play 4 in the midfield Schluppie left. Gallagher and Hughes then Olise on right wing.
Back up of Eze Ayew Kouyate Jimmy.
Back up up front Ayew Benteke.
Back 4 usual plus Ferguson.
2 keepers.
Job done. No new players required although if van Beek comes then great.

 

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View pompeyeagle's Profile pompeyeagle Flag Relocated to Shropshire 28 Jan 22 12.23pm Send a Private Message to pompeyeagle Add pompeyeagle as a friend

Iím more than happy to keep Mateta and I definitely wouldnít have said that a couple of months ago. He has improved with game time and he gives us a different option up front.

 

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View cROYdonrogers's Profile cROYdonrogers Flag Leamington Spa 28 Jan 22 3.54pm Send a Private Message to cROYdonrogers Add cROYdonrogers as a friend

A lot of noise at the moment but one report says trying to make permanent at reduced fee of £8m. That might be reasonable business. Still not convinced but would have some sell on if it doesnít work.

 

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View samprior's Profile samprior Flag Hamburg 28 Jan 22 4.19pm Send a Private Message to samprior Add samprior as a friend

Originally posted by cROYdonrogers

A lot of noise at the moment but one report says trying to make permanent at reduced fee of £8m. That might be reasonable business. Still not convinced but would have some sell on if it doesnít work.

I'd be happy with 8m. He's shown a bit of progress recently and feel he's a decent option to have. Barely get anyone for 8m these days.

 

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View Palace Old Geezer's Profile Palace Old Geezer Flag Midhurst 28 Jan 22 5.02pm Send a Private Message to Palace Old Geezer Add Palace Old Geezer as a friend

I always thought this lad had potential, although it has taken a while for him to settle in here. He's definitely improved since he's been given more game time and would be a reasonable punt for £8m. If indeed that is the agreed price.

 


Dad and I watched games standing on the muddy slope of the Holmesdale Road end. He cheered and I rattled.

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View Willo's Profile Willo Online Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 28 Jan 22 5.10pm Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by Palace Old Geezer

I always thought this lad had potential, although it has taken a while for him to settle in here. He's definitely improved since he's been given more game time and would be a reasonable punt for £8m. If indeed that is the agreed price.

I concur with these comments.

 

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View Spiderman's Profile Spiderman Flag Horsham 28 Jan 22 5.46pm Send a Private Message to Spiderman Add Spiderman as a friend

Originally posted by EverybodyDannsNow

I don't necessarily think he's "the answer", I just think he's a considerably better back-up option than Benteke.

Edouard is the answer

I agree

 

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View NE14T's Profile NE14T Flag 28 Jan 22 6.36pm Send a Private Message to NE14T Add NE14T as a friend

I like him. He has great leg/foot ball awareness/timing for a big man.
I donít think weíve scratched the surface in what he can add to the squad over the next few years.

 

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