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nicobos
22-06-2013, 09:53 AM
Not sure if there's a thread on this already ...but given we're allegedly monitoring a couple of players in the confederations cup; who's caught the eye and could be a realistic signing for us?

Knowing us, we're probably looking at a couple of Tahitians....

Although Paulinho would provide good competition for KG ;) he could be a bit out of our league so we're probably looking mostly at Mexican, Japanese, Nigerian players. Any thoughts?

http://www.thisiscroydontoday.co.uk/story-19350862-detail/story.html?#axzz2Ww8tlUWP

Eddie McGoldrick's tash
22-06-2013, 11:22 AM
Tahiti keeper

Malarkey
22-06-2013, 11:23 AM
Tahiti squad
EFA

PALACEWU
22-06-2013, 11:49 AM
Is there any value in watching them? Unless we were already interested surely any stand out player will cost more due to having a good tournament...

Gerry from Sussex
22-06-2013, 11:53 AM
Nigeria have quite a few good young players. I especially liked Oduamadi and Musa, although the latter will presumably go to a much bigger club than Palace

HC17
22-06-2013, 11:56 AM
I think the only squads we could consider buying players from are Japan Nigeria and possibly some Mexicans and Uruguayans. The rest are probably at bit too pricey

cpfc4evandeva
22-06-2013, 12:04 PM
Pirlo looks ok.

rhynoeagle
22-06-2013, 12:04 PM
If we signed the entire Japan team (obviously not Kagawa), we'd stay up, probably even get top 12! Wouldn't cost us that much either.. CPFC2010 you reading this? :D :lux:

Sceagle
22-06-2013, 12:09 PM
Pirlo looks ok.
He's the coolest looking man ever

http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u572/scottawhittaker/2e3de181221d5b439d6469dfde1baac9_zps51baad6b.jpg

:love: :love: :love:

cpfc4evandeva
22-06-2013, 12:11 PM
Him and Jedinak would be so cool.

Would he get in the team ahead of KG though?

Sceagle
22-06-2013, 01:09 PM
Well, KG is faster...

cpfc4evandeva
22-06-2013, 06:07 PM
Well, KG is fatter...
EFA ;)

Shillidincha
22-06-2013, 07:38 PM
I've always rated dos santos, he's flippin quick!

El Kooch
22-06-2013, 08:02 PM
hulk

HorleyStu
22-06-2013, 08:17 PM
hulk
No thanks! You won't like him when he gets angry!

SM94
22-06-2013, 09:00 PM
DOS SANTOS!

MasterYoda
22-06-2013, 10:03 PM
That Neymar fella looks alright if we can fatten him up a bit by sending him to eat with KG

Lukey.
23-06-2013, 10:58 AM
Signing people off the back of international performance is quite possibly the most common managerial mistake.

Tripod 10
23-06-2013, 11:56 AM
Realistically I would like to see Dos Santos at Palace. I suggested this as a transfer suggestion a few weeks ago but was swiftly told to Foxtrot Oscar.

Louis
23-06-2013, 12:19 PM
Signing people off the back of international performance is quite possibly the most common managerial mistake.
It seems to have been done many times over the years

Funk Butter
23-06-2013, 01:09 PM
Signing people off the back of international performance is quite possibly the most common managerial mistake.
Had a post years ago, sorta describing that. It falls under #3.
Reading a fascinating book called Soccernomics by Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski. Talks about all sorts of things, but one chapter is devoted to transfers. They looked at successful and unsuccessful traders such as Brian Clough, Lyon, Newcastle and Arsene Wenger. (I'll let you decide who goes in which category) And they listed some simple rules to follow to be successful in the transfer market:

1) A new manager wastes money on transfers, don't let him.
2) Use the wisdom of crowds. (Get more than one opinion)
3) Stars of recent World Cups or European championships are overvalued, ignore them.
4) Certain nationalities are overvalued.
5) Older players are overvalued.
6) Center forwards are overvalued, goalkeepers are undervalued.
7) Identify and abandon "sight-based prejudices". (They mention that blonds get more attention because scouts are naturally drawn to them on the pitch)
8) The best time to buy a player is in his early twenties.
9) Sell any player when another club offers more than he is worth.
10) Replace your best players before you sell them.
11) Buy players with personal problems, and then help them deal with their problems.
12) Help your player relocate.
Of course, Stefan Szymanski has a bad rep these days.

Panther
23-06-2013, 02:20 PM
11) Buy players with personal problems, and then help them deal with their problems.
12) Help your player relocate.

Joey Barton it is, then.

SilentAssassin
23-06-2013, 09:00 PM
May be out of our reach but as Palermo were relegated to Serie B last season I just wonder how affordable Abel Hernandez is. Fast, pacy striker and looks like he knows where the net is.
Anyone a Serie A viewer know more about him, whether he is affordable, would be in Palace's reach or even if he could cut it in England?

The Omen
23-06-2013, 09:57 PM
May be out of our reach but as Palermo were relegated to Serie B last season I just wonder how affordable Abel Hernandez is. Fast, pacy striker and looks like he knows where the net is.
Anyone a Serie A viewer know more about him, whether he is affordable, would be in Palace's reach or even if he could cut it in England?

Was going to post the same. Tall, skillful and looked like he knows where the net is (but his goal rate in Italy isn't great).

Don't know much about him, but looked like the kind of player we should be interested in

SilentAssassin
24-06-2013, 10:31 AM
Just had a quick search of Hernandez transfer rumours and according to this Sunderland were after him.
http://www.eyefootball.com/news/13702/Sunderland-eye-move-for-Abel-Hernandez.html

I suppose that maybe wages may prove to be a bit of a stumbling block but I can't see Palermo asking much for him seeing as the article suggests that they are trying to balance the books.

The Omen
24-06-2013, 10:37 AM
Just had a quick search of Hernandez transfer rumours and according to this Sunderland were after him.
http://www.eyefootball.com/news/13702/Sunderland-eye-move-for-Abel-Hernandez.html

I suppose that maybe wages may prove to be a bit of a stumbling block but I can't see Palermo asking much for him seeing as the article suggests that they are trying to balance the books.

I doubt Palermo are paying a squad player a wage that we couldn't afford.

He looked the part last night - but I would have probably done ok out there too against Tahiti. His Serie A record isn't too hot and he didn't play much last year.

I would certainly take a longer look at him though if I was IH. Seemed the kind of player that would excite the crowd.

Braders
24-06-2013, 10:41 AM
I doubt Palermo are paying a squad player a wage that we couldn't afford.

He looked the part last night - but I would have probably done ok out there too against Tahiti. His Serie A record isn't too hot and he didn't play much last year.

I would certainly take a longer look at him though if I was IH. Seemed the kind of player that would excite the crowd.

Agreed.

At the right age and one player well worth a look at least...

EagleRG
24-06-2013, 05:02 PM
Dos Santos is one of those players that only seems to step up at international level but not for their club... ala Milan Baros (although he has done ok at Galatasaray).

Big Guns
24-06-2013, 05:13 PM
Palermo will not sell Hernandez and even if they did you are looking at a fee of at least 12 mill

Big Guns
24-06-2013, 05:16 PM
Palermo also have other players like Illic who will be going for about 10 mill and have stated that they don't need to sell players like Dybala and Hernandez, also Hernandez is highly though of and didn't play much last season due to injury

Gark Moldberg
24-06-2013, 05:21 PM
Of course, Stefan Szymanski has a bad rep these days.

Why?

Fat roy slim
24-06-2013, 06:10 PM
the tahitian winger stevie chong hue would be worth a trial imo

Funk Butter
24-06-2013, 06:43 PM
Why?
http://www.cpfc.org/forums/showthread.php?t=243925

His article in the Times about reforming football.