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View MrRobbo's Profile MrRobbo Flag Purley 01 Feb 23 9.40am Send a Private Message to MrRobbo Add MrRobbo as a friend

Originally posted by EaglesEaglesEagles

Wilf, Luka, Macca and Tomkins will be probably all be off in the summer. It's inevitable though I will miss Wilf.
What's that, a 250k (+?) week wage relief off which to build? Some financial settlement there and hopefully a chance to find another gem from the Championship.

Financially it's not great, but we won't have any old warhorses left sucking money out of the club. Hopefully something to build on in the summer window.

I think this is an important point.

Commercially, a lot of money is tied up in dead wood. And January is a notoriously difficult window to do business in.

I'd optimistically expect to see a bi squad overall in the summer, a couple of good free transfers, a couple of good kids.

 

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View Canterbury Palace's Profile Canterbury Palace Flag Whitstable 01 Feb 23 9.52am Send a Private Message to Canterbury Palace Add Canterbury Palace as a friend

Solid window in my opinion and I went into it with the assumption that we'd probably sign nobody.

The midfield has been our weakest point and these additions will see us through to the summer, taking the burden off Doucoure. Now we can have a genuine crack at a top half finish.

We definitely need a big summer, potentially requiring another left back, right back, striker, replacement for Wilf AND another midfielders when Lokonga goes back. However for the rest of the season, we can play...

Guaita, Mitchell, Andersen, Guehi, Richards, Ahamada, Doucoure, Eze, Olise, Zaha, Edouard

...and still have Lokonga, McArthur, Clyne, Ward, Ayew, Mateta, Hughes etc as options. That's a much healthier state of affairs.

 


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View sydtheeagle's Profile sydtheeagle Flag England 01 Feb 23 9.55am Send a Private Message to sydtheeagle Add sydtheeagle as a friend

Originally posted by YT

TBF wasn't the original post made before either of the two signings was announced?

As far as I can see, the OP was made at 9.12pm last night. The club posted the Ahamada deal at 9.04 pm. Fabrizio Romano leaked the Lokonga deal (including an official picture of player in Palace shirt) at 8.34 pm) so no, the post was made AFTER the signings were known.

 


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View eagleman13's Profile eagleman13 Flag On The Road To Hell & Alicante 01 Feb 23 9.55am Send a Private Message to eagleman13 Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add eagleman13 as a friend

Originally posted by MrRobbo

I think this is an important point.

Commercially, a lot of money is tied up in dead wood. And January is a notoriously difficult window to do business in.

I'd optimistically expect to see a bi squad overall in the summer, a couple of good free transfers, a couple of good kids.

Will that squad be part of the 'inclusive programme'

 


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View Spiderman's Profile Spiderman Flag Horsham 01 Feb 23 9.59am Send a Private Message to Spiderman Add Spiderman as a friend

Originally posted by Canterbury Palace

Solid window in my opinion and I went into it with the assumption that we'd probably sign nobody.

The midfield has been our weakest point and these additions will see us through to the summer, taking the burden off Doucoure. Now we can have a genuine crack at a top half finish.

We definitely need a big summer, potentially requiring another left back, right back, striker, replacement for Wilf AND another midfielders when Lokonga goes back. However for the rest of the season, we can play...

Guaita, Mitchell, Andersen, Guehi, Richards, Ahamada, Doucoure, Eze, Olise, Zaha, Edouard

...and still have Lokonga, McArthur, Clyne, Ward, Ayew, Mateta, Hughes etc as options. That's a much healthier state of affairs.

Zaha is out for about 6 weeks

 

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View fish mitten's Profile fish mitten Flag Chelmsford 01 Feb 23 10.03am Send a Private Message to fish mitten Add fish mitten as a friend

I'd give the window a 5 out of 10. We have at least addressed the issue we should have done in the summer regarding the options in midfield.
However, also feel we have slightly kicked the can down the road in that one of these players is a loan with no option to purchase and come the summer we will have only 3 decent midfielders in Ahamadu, Doucoure and Hughes. That will need addressing, we will need another right back, another left back, another forward and potentially a Wilf replacement. Reckon we will need about 7 and have little confidence we will get anywhere near that.
So a decent window to try and tackle the current issues but certainly not one that will help for next summer. A fire-fighting window perhaps.

 

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View Den1923's Profile Den1923 Flag 01 Feb 23 10.28am Send a Private Message to Den1923 Add Den1923 as a friend

Originally posted by YT

TBF wasn't the original post made before either of the two signings was announced?

Yes I agree, the first signing was not announced until nearly 22:00 hrs.

I'm of course happy we have strengthened in the middle of the park and only time will tell if that is enough. I am concerned that the serious problem of scoring goals has not been solved and when a team concedes on average more than they score then the predicted outcome is not that positive, even with new midfielders!

 

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View MrRobbo's Profile MrRobbo Flag Purley 01 Feb 23 10.30am Send a Private Message to MrRobbo Add MrRobbo as a friend

Originally posted by eagleman13

Will that squad be part of the 'inclusive programme'

haha, it is 2023 so yes, cant take the chance of offending anyone

 

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View YT's Profile YT Flag Oxford 01 Feb 23 10.41am Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

Originally posted by sydtheeagle

As far as I can see, the OP was made at 9.12pm last night. The club posted the Ahamada deal at 9.04 pm. Fabrizio Romano leaked the Lokonga deal (including an official picture of player in Palace shirt) at 8.34 pm) so no, the post was made AFTER the signings were known.

OK, so the OP is a total git then!

I personally didn't know about either signing until well after 10pm.

 


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View thai-eagle's Profile thai-eagle Flag chiang mai 01 Feb 23 10.53am Send a Private Message to thai-eagle Add thai-eagle as a friend

I feel good about the window. Doucoure has been backed, midfield more solid and Eze will hopefully thrive.
As long as Jeff Schlupp is kept on the bench and only comes on for 20 minutes if goal needed.

 

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View thai-eagle's Profile thai-eagle Flag chiang mai 01 Feb 23 10.54am Send a Private Message to thai-eagle Add thai-eagle as a friend

I feel good about the window. Doucoure has been backed, midfield more solid and Eze will hopefully thrive.
As long as Jeff Schlupp is kept on the bench and only comes on for 20 minutes if goal needed.

 

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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 01 Feb 23 11.53am Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

If that transfer window makes you that sad I just can't see how you have survived our previous windows. This was pretty much par for the course: not the worst by any means.

 


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