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View Qwijibo's Profile Qwijibo Flag Bournemouth 13 May 23 7.08pm Send a Private Message to Qwijibo Add Qwijibo as a friend

Ouch.

 

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View Robk's Profile Robk Flag 13 May 23 7.20pm Send a Private Message to Robk Add Robk as a friend

Fortunately it wasnít costly....cool spot kick...little details...

 

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View The groover's Profile The groover Flag Danbury 13 May 23 8.22pm Send a Private Message to The groover Add The groover as a friend

Once a knob..........

 

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View Nicholas91's Profile Nicholas91 Flag The Democratic Republic of Kent 13 May 23 8.40pm Send a Private Message to Nicholas91 Add Nicholas91 as a friend

Gawd I remember him coming on for his debut.

At 15,16 whatever you are catapulted into a world where huge decisions are laid at your feet. He could have ended up where he is having never played for Spurs even, or he might if stayed at Palace and been so much more.

Canít say I have sympathy for him but donít hate him either.

 


Now Zaha's got a bit of green grass ahead of him here... and finds Ambrose... not a bad effort!!!!

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View Elpis's Profile Elpis Flag In a pub 14 May 23 7.10am Send a Private Message to Elpis Add Elpis as a friend

It seems a long long time ago when the Bostock Family took short term riches and threw their sons career in the bin

 

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View YT's Profile YT Flag Oxford 14 May 23 8.06am Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

Originally posted by Nicholas91

Gawd I remember him coming on for his debut.

At 15,16 whatever you are catapulted into a world where huge decisions are laid at your feet. He could have ended up where he is having never played for Spurs even, or he might if stayed at Palace and been so much more.

Canít say I have sympathy for him but donít hate him either.

(I looked all this up....)

He is our youngest-ever player, debut at age 15.

He played just 4 times for Spurs but played in no league games for them.

The consummate 'journeyman' footballer. Across 15 seasons and 15 clubs, he's made just 294 appearances, scoring 33 goals.

 


Palace since 19 August 1972. Palace 1 (Tony Taylor) Liverpool 1 (Emlyn Hughes)

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View silvertop's Profile silvertop Flag Portishead 14 May 23 9.35am Send a Private Message to silvertop Add silvertop as a friend

Originally posted by Elpis

It seems a long long time ago when the Bostock Family took short term riches and threw their sons career in the bin

He was just a boy. His step dad sacked his agent and took over his management with short term gain and long term obscurity.

His development was arrested just at a critical moment and when spurs binned him he was too far behind.

Who knows what could have been had he stayed a couple more years.

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 14 May 23 9.39am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by silvertop

He was just a boy. His step dad sacked his agent and took over his management with short term gain and long term obscurity.

His development was arrested just at a critical moment and when spurs binned him he was too far behind.

Who knows what could have been had he stayed a couple more years.


Yes he could have failed at Palace if he'd stayed, we will never know but that is my suspicion. Post Spurs he has had plenty of opportunities to rebuild his career.

Plenty of players get rejected when young and come back so I am not convinced that Spurs ruined him. Maybe he was one of those players that is ahead of his age group but never progresses?

 


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View samprior's Profile samprior Flag Hamburg 14 May 23 10.43am Send a Private Message to samprior Add samprior as a friend

Poor penalty but easy to knock him and not mention that he scored an 87th minute equaliser that helped them get to extra time and eventually win the game.

 

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View mtp1958's Profile mtp1958 Flag Grays 14 May 23 11.51am Send a Private Message to mtp1958 Add mtp1958 as a friend

Originally posted by samprior

Poor penalty but easy to knock him and not mention that he scored an 87th minute equaliser that helped them get to extra time and eventually win the game.

its called blinkers people only see bad never the good

 

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View silvertop's Profile silvertop Flag Portishead 14 May 23 12.17pm Send a Private Message to silvertop Add silvertop as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11


Yes he could have failed at Palace if he'd stayed, we will never know but that is my suspicion. Post Spurs he has had plenty of opportunities to rebuild his career.

Plenty of players get rejected when young and come back so I am not convinced that Spurs ruined him. Maybe he was one of those players that is ahead of his age group but never progresses?

Not arguing with this. But neither of us know. He could have thrived like Morrison, or he could have been of the many prodigious talents we knock out who end up being let go or sold to Peterborough.

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 14 May 23 12.46pm Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by silvertop

Not arguing with this. But neither of us know. He could have thrived like Morrison, or he could have been of the many prodigious talents we knock out who end up being let go or sold to Peterborough.

No I agree all speculation. However over the years I have seen loads of young players at Palace and thought wow they are really going to be good only for them to plateau.

 


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