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View sydtheeagle's Profile sydtheeagle Flag England 07 Jun 22 8.04pm Send a Private Message to sydtheeagle Add sydtheeagle as a friend

Originally posted by doombear

Palace look very carefully at a player's character and whether or not (s)he would fit in with the rest of the squad and buy into the club's ethos. I wouldn't be surprised if Bale failed the test. You only have to look at Manure to see what happens when egos clash and self-interest dominates etc.

Completely agree with all of this, though I would note that I know nothing personally about Bale's character and anything I think I know is little more than conjecture.

If - and it's a massive if - Freedman, Parish, and Vieira somehow decided they were interested in him and that he was made of the right stuff for Palace, though all of that happening seems highly unlikely, I'd be for it for one reason and one reason only. It'd be a statement of ambition with comparatively low risk.

The simple facts are that 1. Signing Bale would put us on the map and would be a statement of intent other players we might want to sign in the longer term would surely hear. And 2. Bale's next contract will be short, signed mainly with the purpose of getting him through a World Cup season. So whatever the cost for one season, the club that gets him is unlikely to be burdened with significant costs for the long haul.

Do I desperately want Bale at Palace? No. Would it be kind of exciting to sign him? Yes. In Vieira and Dougie I trust.

 


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View HeathMan's Profile HeathMan Flag Purley 07 Jun 22 10.42pm Send a Private Message to HeathMan Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add HeathMan as a friend

RIkz makes a valid comment
I'd take him on the condition he pays us, not sure what the going rate is but can't imagine it being cheap having a premier league club keep you match fit so you can go to a world cup.

Thoughts
Noting that Martin Kelly was listed on the website as an under 23 player his paying CPFC for exposure could start at U23.
I assume that CPFC does feed academy (and perhaps first team players, and can arrange accommodation. He should be wealthy enough to give £1,000.00 per week.
A few U23 wins, substitutions (as an impact sub), and some first team starts would give him the needed limelight.
There is the deal - all he has to do is convince PV, SP, and DF that he can contribute.

 

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View Hrolf The Ganger's Profile Hrolf The Ganger Flag 08 Jun 22 9.32am Send a Private Message to Hrolf The Ganger Add Hrolf The Ganger as a friend

Originally posted by BlueJay

It wasn't a question about how you emotionally feel about the man. He'd be playing on the pitch not coming through your window with a box of Milk Tray.

Edited by BlueJay (07 Jun 2022 12.32pm)

Pollution.

 

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View BlueJay's Profile BlueJay Flag UK 08 Jun 22 9.46am Send a Private Message to BlueJay Add BlueJay as a friend

Originally posted by Hrolf The Ganger

Pollution.

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Edited by BlueJay (08 Jun 2022 9.59am)

 

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View Nicholas91's Profile Nicholas91 Flag The Democratic Republic of Kent 08 Jun 22 9.53am Send a Private Message to Nicholas91 Add Nicholas91 as a friend

I fear some N&P crossfire has spread to 'Palace Talk' now

 


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

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View BlueJay's Profile BlueJay Flag UK 08 Jun 22 9.59am Send a Private Message to BlueJay Add BlueJay as a friend

Originally posted by Nicholas91

I fear some N&P crossfire has spread to 'Palace Talk' now

I took heed of your comment. Cheers.

 

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View cROYdonrogers's Profile cROYdonrogers Flag Leamington Spa 08 Jun 22 10.07am Send a Private Message to cROYdonrogers Add cROYdonrogers as a friend

Long barge pole please. Iíll go as far to say Iím more pleased Ayew has renewed for a year. Itís about attitude - see comments above.

 

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View Nicholas91's Profile Nicholas91 Flag The Democratic Republic of Kent 08 Jun 22 10.08am Send a Private Message to Nicholas91 Add Nicholas91 as a friend

Originally posted by BlueJay

I took heed of your comment. Cheers.

I didn't see you as the protagonist of that comment BJ but thank you nonetheless!

 


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

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View BlueJay's Profile BlueJay Flag UK 08 Jun 22 10.14am Send a Private Message to BlueJay Add BlueJay as a friend

Originally posted by Nicholas91

I didn't see you as the protagonist of that comment BJ but thank you nonetheless!

Many Thanks, you seem like a balanced and fair person, politically and otherwise. Try to hold onto that in these rough seas .

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 08 Jun 22 10.15am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by doombear


Palace look very carefully at a player's character and whether or not (s)he would fit in with the rest of the squad and buy into the club's ethos. I wouldn't be surprised if Bale failed the test. You only have to look at Manure to see what happens when egos clash and self-interest dominates etc.

As a club we should be proud of this.

Since 2010 (and probably before) the squad seems to be fairly united. You rarely hear of player unrest at Palace and for a lower half side togetherness is vital. Sure we get the annual Zaha wants to leave story but you don't hear our players slagging him off to the press.

I think this ethos may also help us signing players, who wants to join a club with big time charlies throwing their weight around. I think that is what has happened at Manure and has affected AWB's form.

So Bale is not worth the agro although I doubt he would come to us anyway. Newcastle or Everton seem the club for him?


Edited by Badger11 (08 Jun 2022 10.17am)

 


One more point

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View ambrose7's Profile ambrose7 Flag Croydon 08 Jun 22 11.40am Send a Private Message to ambrose7 Add ambrose7 as a friend

I mean, the club isn't interested so it's all irrelevant but to play the game:

Olise/Zaha/Ayew/Edouard/Schlupp/Rak-Sakyi

We don't have enough space in the team to justify a 6 figure salary on a 32 year old with a very questionable injury history. Olise and Edouard in particular need substantial minutes this season to develop - Bale would completely block them.

Albeit we do seem to have many keen golfers in the side that I'm sure he'd be happy to spend a Sunday with.

I don't think we'll spend very big this summer, and it'll all go on midfield.

 


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View doombear's Profile doombear Flag Too far from Selhurst Park 08 Jun 22 12.08pm Send a Private Message to doombear Add doombear as a friend

Originally posted by ambrose7

I mean, the club isn't interested so it's all irrelevant but to play the game:

Olise/Zaha/Ayew/Edouard/Schlupp/Rak-Sakyi

We don't have enough space in the team to justify a 6 figure salary on a 32 year old with a very questionable injury history. Olise and Edouard in particular need substantial minutes this season to develop - Bale would completely block them.

Albeit we do seem to have many keen golfers in the side that I'm sure he'd be happy to spend a Sunday with.

I don't think we'll spend very big this summer, and it'll all go on midfield.


I tend to agree, especially as the contracts of 10 outfield players (11 if Kouyate signs an extension) plus all 3 keepers expire next summer. We will need to replace some of them even if others get further extensions. Hopefully one or two from the Academy might be ready to be squad players by then.

 

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