You are here: Home > Message Board > Transfer Talk > Mandela Egbo
June 30 2022 11.20pm

Mandela Egbo

Previous Topic | Next Topic


Page 2 of 2 << First< 1 2

 

View Mwncisee's Profile Mwncisee Flag Middlesbrough 11 May 22 3.57pm Send a Private Message to Mwncisee Add Mwncisee as a friend

Egbo is just another example of the realities of the step up from promising youngster to top flight first team regular.

Every season a proportion of the fanbase clamour that surely the bright prospect (Insert name here) should be playing (This season it seems to be Rak-Sakyi).

Egbo, Kaikai and does anyone remembewr all the hype around Reise Allassani? Look where he is now. He was an England U16's star.

I can understand why, it's just the idea of a young player coming up through the ranks and becoming a star player for the club pulls on the heart strings, yet the reality and frequency of this is extremely unlikely. The only case I can really say has done this in my 30 years of supporting Palace is Zaha.

 

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply
View palace99's Profile palace99 Flag New Mills 16 May 22 5.42pm Send a Private Message to palace99 Add palace99 as a friend

Originally posted by MrRobbo

I think you hit the nail on he head there. Most will not make it, but we have to almost go through the motions with a group to keep the wheels turning long enough to find a gem.

All the more crazy when some fans think that a bunch of he U23's are ready to step straight into first team football.

We do seem to keep them for too long though. Sam Wood was almost 23 when we released him. Surely a decision could have been made earlier.
Ryan Inniss is the most bizarre one - i think he was 26 before we finally got rid of him.
Surely it doesn't suit either party after say 21 if they are nowhere near the 1st team.

Clearly some players have injuries and/or have late development but in Inniss's case he was massive at 18.

We had a young reserve goalie a few years back - at 21 he was loaned to a Conference South side. Surely that should have been happening a few years earlier to toughen him her.

 

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply
View Mwncisee's Profile Mwncisee Flag Middlesbrough 18 May 22 6.27pm Send a Private Message to Mwncisee Add Mwncisee as a friend

Originally posted by palace99

We do seem to keep them for too long though. Sam Wood was almost 23 when we released him. Surely a decision could have been made earlier.
Ryan Inniss is the most bizarre one - i think he was 26 before we finally got rid of him.
Surely it doesn't suit either party after say 21 if they are nowhere near the 1st team.

Clearly some players have injuries and/or have late development but in Inniss's case he was massive at 18.

We had a young reserve goalie a few years back - at 21 he was loaned to a Conference South side. Surely that should have been happening a few years earlier to toughen him her.

Goalkeepers and Centre Backs are known to generally mature at a greater age than say a winger. That may have something to do with it.

 

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply
View palace99's Profile palace99 Flag New Mills 26 May 22 10.40am Send a Private Message to palace99 Add palace99 as a friend

Both Egbo and Jonny Wiliams are out of contract at Swindon - it will be interesting to see what happens.

Interestingly there are quite a lot of other ex Palace youngsters out of contract with their lower league clubs - it can be quite ruthless at that level, with clubs often only offering 1 year contracts.

Also notice ex Palace target Michael Hector, who had verbally agreed to join Palace before opting for Chelsea (where he never kicked a ball) has been released by Fulham after again barely kicking a ball over the last 2 seasons.

 

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply
View Nicholas91's Profile Nicholas91 Flag The Democratic Republic of Kent 21 Jun 22 2.44pm Send a Private Message to Nicholas91 Add Nicholas91 as a friend

Gone to Charlton.

It's amazing how many players I have read about on here or heard elsewhere that are supposed to be the next big thing until you randomly hear of them in the most inglorious of contexts.

 


Here's to you the famous red and blue.....

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply
View NEILLO's Profile NEILLO Flag Shoreham-by-Sea 21 Jun 22 2.54pm Send a Private Message to NEILLO Add NEILLO as a friend

I'm expecting Johnny Williams to rejoin Charlton now that Ben Garner is manager there

 


Old, Ungifted and White

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply

 

Page 2 of 2 << First< 1 2

Previous Topic | Next Topic

You are here: Home > Message Board > Transfer Talk > Mandela Egbo