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The Addonians
27-06-2017, 02:01 PM
Don't know how reliable but we're being linked with Van Persie ( 90 MIN) He's 33 but if he still has the quality he showed at the Arse, i'd take him.

Reg_Maudling
27-06-2017, 02:04 PM
No thank you

Kidofwonder
27-06-2017, 02:09 PM
FDB wants to get average age down

keithywonder
27-06-2017, 02:11 PM
Surely passed his best, which was a few years ago

Martin H
27-06-2017, 02:14 PM
FDB wants to get average age down

When did he say that?

karl.eldridge
27-06-2017, 02:17 PM
When did he say that?

Was in the Independent Article Ed Maylon posted.

Martin H
27-06-2017, 02:18 PM
Was in the Independent Article Ed Maylon posted.
thx

Maidstoned Eagle
27-06-2017, 02:26 PM
10 years too late

Jim Cannon
27-06-2017, 03:31 PM
his wages, too, jeez

Herb
27-06-2017, 03:39 PM
he makes about 4.5m after tax. and he's crap.

maestro
27-06-2017, 03:40 PM
Nah, he was finished a long time ago

We need younger legs in our team

CP-RJW
27-06-2017, 03:42 PM
he makes about 4.5m after tax. and he's crap.
Is he really though? Obviously way past his world class best but give him decent service and I bet he'd still score bucketloads. I'd love him as a back up striker if his wages weren't presumably high, and I'd imagine he'd see himself as above warming the bench for little ol Palace.

Oddjob
27-06-2017, 03:49 PM
Injury prone, too old and too expensive wage wise but to say he's crap is ludicrous. He was top class for a number of years.

SOUTHGATE EAGLE
27-06-2017, 03:50 PM
Hope he isn't going to be our past-it, take-a-chance, overpaid, waste-of-money striker for this season? After Sanogoals, Adebysmal, Patrick Shamford, Campbellend and Loic the-not-very-stoic Remy, can we have a reserve striker we are willing to invest into enough to be worth a damn?

JDawg
27-06-2017, 03:52 PM
Oh...dutch manager so lets make some shit up about a Dutch player.

2+2=7

Nigelbrag
27-06-2017, 03:53 PM
He maybe 33 but is extremely fit and a finisher that few out there can match and was still doing the business in Turkey. If used correctly and working under someone he knows well and respects would be a bonus, its wages would be the issue, but if he could be on the salary that Sakho (100k) was on and on a rolling yearly contract, why not.
We talk about age being a problem how old is Defoe 34, how old is Ibrahemavic 36 and they did not do badly last season.

M Padovano
27-06-2017, 04:03 PM
The age argument is a slightly lazy one good people.

Injury prone, salary and the like all reasonable but if you dismiss a player out of hand due to age then watch more football.

See also the Juve team of last season and Cristian's Ronaldo's date of birth.

swissroll
27-06-2017, 04:09 PM
4th choice pay as you play deal (which has no chance of happening), next

AddiscombeEagle
27-06-2017, 04:14 PM
He scored 18 goals in 38 games last season according to Google and people say he is finished.

People are quick to judge these days.

Oli28
27-06-2017, 04:16 PM
10 years too late
It's only been 4 years since he got 30 goals in a season for Man Utd.

If it wasn't for probable huge wage demands I'd say it's worth a gamble, but I expect he'd be after way more than we should pay for this sort of player.

SilentAssassin
27-06-2017, 04:16 PM
Would prefer to bring in a younger striker. If ever there was a sign not to sign these sorts anymore, Adebayor was it!

regal_eagle
27-06-2017, 04:17 PM
No one done the van Persie chant yet?!

Disgraceful!!

I won't be posting AGAIN until someone does it.

Or I do it.

Selhurst Celtic
27-06-2017, 04:17 PM
After signing Goodwillie, surely the Palace board won't try and sign another sex case?

regal_eagle
27-06-2017, 04:23 PM
After signing Goodwillie, surely the Palace board won't try and sign another sex case?

Alan..?!

Selhurst Celtic
27-06-2017, 04:37 PM
Alan..?!

As far as I'm aware the many ladies in his life all fell for his charms, or his dance moves.

regal_eagle
27-06-2017, 04:38 PM
As far as I'm aware the many ladies in his life all fell for his charms, or his dance moves.

Not the scented hankie, I see.

CP-RJW
27-06-2017, 04:43 PM
On second thoughts, I'm desperate for us to sign him no matter what just so he can score a hatrick against Arsenal so we can see the greatest Arsenal fan tv meltdown of all time.

CP-RJW
27-06-2017, 04:46 PM
Would prefer to bring in a younger striker. If ever there was a sign not to sign these sorts anymore, Adebayor was it!
Don't really see the similarities between the two besides them both being hated by Arsenal.

brooklynlou
27-06-2017, 04:48 PM
Would prefer to bring in a younger striker. If ever there was a sign not to sign these sorts anymore, Adebayor was it!

This, dont want to go through another puff piece where Van Persie describes his year at Palace as the worst decision he made in his life.

regal_eagle
27-06-2017, 04:48 PM
On second thoughts, I'm desperate for us to sign him no matter what just so he can score a hatrick against Arsenal so we can see the greatest Arsenal fan tv meltdown of all time.

I had similar thoughts for Adebayeeoor.

*Shudders.

sl6 Eagle
27-06-2017, 04:56 PM
Could he be used in no.10 role that we do desperately need, an upgrade on Punch!! But it won't happen.

Penstone Eagle
27-06-2017, 05:38 PM
Surely we've learnt that signing these past it players on big money and looking for one last hurrah in the PL, just doesn't work.

CP-RJW
27-06-2017, 05:46 PM
Surely we've learnt that signing these past it players on big money and looking for one last hurrah in the PL, just doesn't work.
Tell that to Sunderland about Defoe. Just because we signed one of the biggest mercenary ***** of the 21st century in Adebayor, and a sicknote in Remy on loan doesn't mean these sort of deals can't work. I'd still opt against Van Persie because I assume his wages will be too high for a bench warmer, but it's like saying that we should never loan young players from big clubs just because of Sanogo and Bamford.

Sick Bucket
27-06-2017, 05:52 PM
This has to be bollocks

Maidstoned Eagle
27-06-2017, 05:56 PM
No one done the van Persie chant yet?!

Disgraceful!!

I won't be posting AGAIN until someone does it.

Or I do it.

Van Per See

When a girl says no

Molest her

mrB
27-06-2017, 05:56 PM
This is bollocks

Shoreditch CPFC
27-06-2017, 06:04 PM
Is he is still anywhere near as good, then sure...

PalaceSi
27-06-2017, 06:19 PM
Is he is still anywhere near as good, then sure...

He isn't

Herb
27-06-2017, 06:40 PM
Adebayor > V. Persie

in-exile
27-06-2017, 06:42 PM
Alongside Bright this may well work....

CP-RJW
27-06-2017, 06:47 PM
Adebayor > V. Persie
:D

Lombardo's hair
27-06-2017, 06:50 PM
A replacement for Remy to keep physio occupies?

Herb
27-06-2017, 06:55 PM
:D

?

davech
27-06-2017, 07:04 PM
A replacement for Remy to keep physio occupies?

Could chat to Wickham come September from the next table

PhuketEagle
27-06-2017, 07:06 PM
FDB likes young men! (oooh missus-Ed.) So that counts out V Important P while simultaneously keeping the wage bill down now we've got rid of Flamini & Remy, ex-superstars-before-they-joined-Palace. Of course we'll love u Flamini if u decide to buy the club once u become one of the richest men in the world so u can still be of use to us, cheers mate.

CP-RJW
27-06-2017, 07:09 PM
?
In what way is Adebayor better than RVP?

Herb
27-06-2017, 07:37 PM
In what way is Adebayor better than RVP?

When's the last time you've seen them play?

CP-RJW
27-06-2017, 07:44 PM
When's the last time you've seen them play?
Adebayor when he was shite for us, and RVP when he scored a brace against Galatasaray, October or November I think.

RisZero
27-06-2017, 08:20 PM
In many ways this would be the opposite of who i'd expect De Boer to target

Herb
27-06-2017, 08:46 PM
Adebayor when he was shite for us, and RVP when he scored a brace against Galatasaray, October or November I think.

Adebayor looked much better than RVP when he played for Basaksehir this past half season. RVP is a washed up old man, if Adebayor struggled for us, I can't imagine how RVP would do.

CP-RJW
27-06-2017, 08:54 PM
Adebayor looked much better than RVP when he played for Basaksehir this past half season. RVP is a washed up old man, if Adebayor struggled for us, I can't imagine how RVP would do.
Adebayor struggled for us because like at every English club he's played for since he left Arsenal, he was lazy, and only played for the money. No questioning his talent, just his attitude that's the problem.

cpfcben
27-06-2017, 08:57 PM
nah

Eaglefoz
29-06-2017, 03:40 PM
Just noticed this on MSN Sports

In recent days, ex-Manchester United and Arsenal striker Robin van Persie has been linked with a possible move back to London, with Crystal Palace leading the chase for the Fenerbahce star.
Fenerbahce’s local NtvSport*reporter Onur Tugrul has confirmed new Palace boss Frank de Boer’s interest in his Dutch compatriot, whose future in Turkey is currently unknown.
Fenerbahce manager Aykut Kocaman recently added to speculation over van Persie, saying that although he wanted to keep the striker if the right offer came in things could change.

JHJ EAGLE
29-06-2017, 03:46 PM
No ta

thereichstuff
29-06-2017, 03:50 PM
We're close to a deal for someone but I'd hope it isn't him .

hdeagle
29-06-2017, 04:24 PM
Van Persie scored 9 goals in 10 appearances in Turkey last season.

thereichstuff
29-06-2017, 04:29 PM
Van Persie scored 9 goals in 10 appearances in Turkey last season.

Why only 10 appearances hd ?

eddieskyclad
29-06-2017, 04:31 PM
I'd be happy to take the risk... I don't think it's as big a risk as adebayor as RVP has been playing and has been banging them In. He might not seem like the first player you'd think FDB would sign but as a short term bench/occasional starter we could do a whole lot worse. Besides he could be part of our orage revolution and take on a coaching / ambasaador role in years to come,

brooklynlou
29-06-2017, 04:33 PM
Why only 10 appearances hd ?

:supergrin:

AddoWolz
29-06-2017, 04:33 PM
Good player BUT far too injury prone , for the money we'd have to shell out would've been better off going for Defoe , at least he stays fit .

eddieskyclad
29-06-2017, 04:35 PM
He didn't play only 10 games in the season
https://www.whoscored.com/Players/4564/Fixtures/Robin-van-Persie

rossi71987
29-06-2017, 04:35 PM
We're close to a deal for someone but I'd hope it isn't him .

Sauce??

N Herts Eagle
29-06-2017, 04:45 PM
Sauce?? Radio interview in the States there is a summary on Hol.

passenger
29-06-2017, 04:47 PM
He didn't play only 10 games in the season
https://www.whoscored.com/Players/4564/Fixtures/Robin-van-Persie

Interesting find not bad stats at all I think it would be a great signing.

Jim Cannon
29-06-2017, 04:49 PM
We're close to a deal for someone but I'd hope it isn't him .

Where did you hear that?

mrB
29-06-2017, 04:50 PM
I also think this is a very bad idea

1905
29-06-2017, 04:51 PM
Sauce??

Always HP please, thanks.

thereichstuff
29-06-2017, 04:53 PM
Where did you hear that?

Parish did a radio interview and someone summerised it .

hdeagle
29-06-2017, 04:57 PM
Frank De Boer will know if Van Persie would be a good signing for Palace if this rumour has any substance.

Jim Cannon
29-06-2017, 04:59 PM
Parish did a radio interview and someone summerised it .

Blimey. Just think this one's a bit iffy. Even in his prime he had quite a lot of injuries

SKATE
29-06-2017, 05:05 PM
Van Persie scored 9 goals in 10 appearances in Turkey last season.

Not sure it's that hard to score goals in Turkey!

No to declining talent of dubious fitness.

Terrace Bickle
29-06-2017, 05:06 PM
We're close to a deal for someone but I'd hope it isn't him .
Ooooooooh. Don't be surprised if PHIL BARBER breezes in shortly.

rossi71987
29-06-2017, 05:10 PM
Radio interview in the States there is a summary on Hol.

My thoughts would be tete or veltman. Got to be a defender he is very keen on

CP-RJW
29-06-2017, 05:29 PM
Obviously past his best but I'd take a fit and raring RVP on a reasonable contract any day of the week. However, those things aren't going to happen are they really? So it's a no.

Herb
29-06-2017, 05:41 PM
Van Persie scored 9 goals in 10 appearances in Turkey last season.

9 in 24

regal_eagle
29-06-2017, 05:45 PM
Van Per See

When a girl says no

Molest her


At ruddy bloody last. Thank you.

lewisuk
29-06-2017, 05:54 PM
Upgrade on campbell think that's enough for me

regal_eagle
29-06-2017, 06:01 PM
Upgrade on campbell think that's enough for me

Reckon he'd run around, chasing defenders like it mattered as Campbell did?

DHeagle
29-06-2017, 07:33 PM
Reckon he'd run around, chasing defenders like it mattered as Campbell did?

Although it's only now that people seem to have woken up to the fact that Campbell did do a lot of running, he was always about 5 yards away from where he needed to be at any given time... his reading of the game was atrocious (I do appreciate how hard he tried).

Stellavista
29-06-2017, 07:47 PM
Talk about the youth, sign RVP? Can't see it.

ANDYEAGLE
29-06-2017, 08:14 PM
Talk about the youth, sign RVP? Can't see it.

Nor can I. Not the sort of signing I want to see.

Nostrils
29-06-2017, 08:24 PM
I read on one of the click bait articles on newsnow that the reason he wanted to move was because he was tired of the squad rotation and wanted to play more. I can't see him getting much more game time with us, in fact it would be highly unlikely.

Dr Mags
29-06-2017, 08:53 PM
Sauce??


Source

Lombardo's hair
29-06-2017, 10:29 PM
If we were to go for someone of his age defoe would have been a far better option. I heard he is only getting 65k pw (I say only but you know what I mean) which is half of what was being bandied about.

averity
29-06-2017, 11:10 PM
Want us to go for a striker with pace and strength, someone like gray at burnly. Someone who fights every second of the game

TheCharmer1
30-06-2017, 04:40 AM
Fenebahchce would bite our hands off, they can't wait to get him off their wage bill

PeckhamSpring
30-06-2017, 05:02 AM
Want us to go for a striker with pace and strength, someone like gray at burnly. Someone who fights every second of the game

Cameron Jerome? Little point running around nuts and being strong on the ball if you aren't going to score goals. Players like that are only useful if your midfield are good at getting on the score sheet.

M Padovano
30-06-2017, 05:04 AM
Reckon he'd run around, chasing defenders like it mattered as Campbell did?

Reckon Robin Van Persie may.... may.... score some goals though.

As much as running around wins you football matches.

RVP has scored 248 goals in 550 games.

He's 33. A good year or two in him to go.

mpfn
30-06-2017, 05:29 AM
We haven't had much luck with strikers in the last few years ( Bamford, Adebayor, and Remy) and sadly this seems like a similar one.
Leave well alone and go for the Man City lad.

Ardent Eagle Forever
30-06-2017, 05:38 AM
Don't know how reliable but we're being linked with Van Persie ( 90 MIN) He's 33 but if he still has the quality he showed at the Arse, i'd take him.

New manager appointed, let the silly player speculation threads open. Rvp is not the way to go if the club and manager want to invest in youth and a younger squad.

gold76
30-06-2017, 05:41 AM
I know we will probably linked with a lot of young players, but for me there's no harm in bringing in a wise old owl or two.

Crux of the matter is that he'll want to play, I doubt he'd come to sit on the bench

TWELLSEagle
30-06-2017, 06:36 AM
He does have pretty much 1 in 2 record at fenerbache. Worth considering. I'd rather we get someone young and exciting in though.

PhuketEagle
30-06-2017, 06:47 AM
LVG, FDB, RVP....OMG

henryhallandhisbasque
30-06-2017, 07:02 AM
Defoe has just gone to Bournemouth and is still seen as an attractive acquisition for a second tier Premier League club, and he's a year or so older than van Persie.

He's been scoring and playing regularly for Fenerbahce, and even if he's half the player he was before, I'd say he's well worth a relatively small fee (2m to 3m, say) on a short-term deal.

There's a world of difference between van Persie and Adebayor. One is playing games on a regular basis and the other (when we signed him) was not. If van Persie doesn't come with an entourage and genuinely wants to succeed on a Premier League return, and is available for considerably less up-front monies than a young striker would cost, then I'd be more than happy to see him come here for a season or two.

N Herts Eagle
30-06-2017, 07:09 AM
Defoe has just gone to Bournemouth and is still seen as an attractive acquisition for a Premier League club, and he's a year or so older than van Persie.

He's been scoring and playing regularly for Fenerbahce, and even if he's half the player he was before I'd say he's well worth a relatively small fee (2m to 3m, say) on a short-term deal.

There's a world of difference between van Persie and Adebayor. One is playing games on a regular basis and the other (when we signed him) was not. If van Persie doesn't come with an entourage and genuinely wants to succeed on a Premier League return, and is available for considerably less up-front monies a young striker would cost, then I'd be more than happy to see him come here for a season or two. As a squad we are two strikers light having lost Campbell and Remy. I would be happy to bring in the Man City guy and RVP seeing it as a massive upgrade on last season.
I am not sure what Conners injury update is but he is going to have a log battle to get back to full fitness.

dmf73
30-06-2017, 07:34 AM
I thought we were supposed to be reining it in on the wages front.. He must be on loads at Fenerbahce.

mb23
30-06-2017, 07:35 AM
The amount of Dutch players we are going to be linked with in the next few weeks is going to be ridiculous, and there will be absolutely not substance to the rumours.

Typical clickbait nonsense, this story.

danpalace07
30-06-2017, 07:35 AM
Adebayor 2.0. Would be a waste of time and money

SEEPEEEFFSEE
30-06-2017, 07:52 AM
Adebayor 2.0. Would be a waste of time and money

Exactly, why people want to sign these players who were decent 5 years ago is odd. We've signed plenty of these types and they rarely work out for us!

westsussexcpfc
30-06-2017, 07:53 AM
We should be buying young talent that will improve and get more valuable or current talent, not old expensive has beens.

Nigelbrag
30-06-2017, 07:59 AM
It's hard to believe some on here are doubting the validity of getting RVP if given the chance, this is a guy who has a career goal record of nearly 1 in 2 at the very highest club and International level, yet they question if he was to sign would be value for money.
The major objection seems to be his age, but in reality even if 3 years younger would he even consider joining Palace, how old is Defoe? soon to be 35 and just signed for a new club on a THREE year contract, or Ibrahimovic nearly 37 yet played in nearly ALL of Man U games last season and scored a hat full of goals, none of Utd's International strikers got anywhere near him, then we have Aduriz at Bilboa nearly 38 one of the top Spanish scorers in the league and still plays for Spain, it shows with true quality age is not a major barrier more about the individual.
And some question if RVP is worth getting? he could compete with any of those, and averaged 1 in 2 last season to show he still has it. Ok he is 33, will be on a high wage, and has had the odd injury in his career but nothing serious, to combat that still produces that impressive goalscoring record, so are we saying we can ignore what he would bring? if played/used sensibly to preserve energy, also if say played behind Benteke would give us a pair that is guaranteed to score goals.
As for salaries, what did we pay Sakho and we know the difference he made so money well spent which probably kept us up, what do we pay Benteke? to compensate gave us the goals we desperately needed that kept us up, however on the flip side how about Sako allegedly 60k p.w and who NEVER plays, and the list goes on.
If we are to stay in the lucrative premiership then we need to give ourselves every opportunity, and a goalscorer like RVP will do that.

Richwak
30-06-2017, 08:01 AM
Exactly, why people want to sign these players who were decent 5 years ago is odd. We've signed plenty of these types and they rarely work out for us!

The difference is that RVP wants to play rather than take his salary and sit on the bench. His record speaks for itself, would be all in for this if it was on a reasonable salary. I am all for young players but you need experience as well. You cannot compare RVP to Adebayor.

Richwak
30-06-2017, 08:03 AM
It's hard to believe some on here are doubting the validity of getting RVP if given the chance, this is a guy who has a career goal record of nearly 1 in 2 at the very highest club and International level, yet they question if he was to sign would be value for money.
The major objection seems to be his age, but in reality even if 3 years younger would he even consider joining Palace, how old is Defoe? soon to be 35 and just signed for a new club on a THREE year contract, or Ibrahimovic nearly 37 yet played in nearly ALL of Man U games last season and scored a hat full of goals, none of Utd's International strikers got anywhere near him, then we have Aduriz at Bilboa nearly 38 one of the top Spanish scorers in the league and still plays for Spain, it shows with true quality age is not a major barrier more about the individual.
And some question if RVP is worth getting? he could compete with any of those, and averaged 1 in 2 last season to show he still has it. Ok he is 33, will be on a high wage, and has had the odd injury in his career but nothing serious, to combat that still produces that impressive goalscoring record, so are we saying we can ignore what he would bring? if played/used sensibly to preserve energy, also if say played behind Benteke would give us a pair that is guaranteed to score goals.
As for salaries, what did we pay Sakho and we know the difference he made so money well spent which probably kept us up, what do we pay Benteke? to compensate gave us the goals we desperately needed that kept us up, however on the flip side how about Sako allegedly 60k p.w and who NEVER plays, and the list goes on.
If we are to stay in the lucrative premiership then we need to give ourselves every opportunity, and a goalscorer like RVP will do that.

Exactly, he is a technical striker not one relying on pace so age is not a factor currently.

ANDI29
30-06-2017, 08:03 AM
I would have RVP on the subs bench then Campbell or wickham or any of our other strikers

dannyb1
30-06-2017, 08:08 AM
LVG, FDB, RVP....
YEA YOU KNOW ME...

andyocpfc
30-06-2017, 08:20 AM
The difference as always (IMHO) with the 'older' players and how successful they are generally boils down to their attitude in their twilight years. Some just want the big bucks as a final pay off whilst happy to warm the bench and some genuinely want to play and extend their career as long as possible. A fit RVP WITH the right attitude is a no brainer and should be signed ASAP if available. A lazy, money grabber that doesn't have the zest or happy to linger in the backgrounds should be avoided (like Adebayor). I 100% trust FDB and SP to establish what category RVP falls into. Nigel made some great points and examples with 'some' of the older generation.

bigend1
30-06-2017, 08:47 AM
If he's taking Campbell's place then it comes down to him. Still interested and reasonable money then yeah great.

He's playing regularly and scoring so he's still got the legs. A much much bigger threat off the bench than Campbell. Still plays 90 mins sometimes so there if we needed that too. Absolute quality that would like well with our other players.

If signing van persie facilitates bigger investment elsewhere.. for example Sakho or another quality striker then great. We need four strikers

Benteke , wickham, van persie and another signing wouldn't be bad if van persie comes with a low fee allowing us to make the other striker quality

Martin H
30-06-2017, 08:54 AM
I am not totally against this but fear it is a risk we shouldn't take right now for the team and the manager:

1 - Although I don't doubt he has more goals in him still I am not sure how many Premiership goals that might turn out to be. It's a tough league and would he be expected to start games or play cameo roles. If Benteke stays, surely he starts on the bench and can he get the goals as sub?

2 - can we really afford him for cameos?

3 - didn't he have a frequently recurring injury problem (maybe back?).

4 - I think my greatest nervousness is that if we do sign him and it doesn't work brilliantly it will colour the opinion of the Manager early on. Playing older players when there is an expectation of youth/younger players is fine if he is banging in the goals but will get a lot of stick if fruitless. If we sign someone like Iheanacho, etc etc

To balance this, his 2016/17 highlights seem to show him looking in very good physical shape (not sure if he was injury free or not) and his first touch finishing and movement in the box was impressive. You have to assume he and FDB would be on the same wavelength and he can help 'coach' and direct the right behaviours/movement on the pitch maybe?

As I said, I am not against it, more wary that there may be extra risk with this one and is it really worth taking that chance?

Let's see what happens.

pots1970
30-06-2017, 09:00 AM
I would like to think that Frank, who knows him very well, would be able to suss out whether he really wants to play and give 100% , if he does and the wages are affordable then it's a no brainer.

Jimmy Eagle
30-06-2017, 09:01 AM
Is this something that might actually happen or purely conjecture because we're all bored?

andyocpfc
30-06-2017, 09:10 AM
Is this something that might actually happen or purely conjecture because we're all bored?

https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/3911017/robin-van-persie-eyed-for-premier-league-return-by-crystal-palace-boss-frank-de-boer/

http://metro.co.uk/2017/06/29/crystal-palace-consider-move-for-robin-van-persie-6744064/

http://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/822768/Crystal-Palace-transfer-news-Robin-van-Persie

http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/robin-van-persie-could-set-10708951

Although most just refer to the Mirror report TBF. It could just be two and two what with FDB being Dutch too of course.

Jacko1
30-06-2017, 10:08 AM
Would be absolutely fine with this if the made sense and he is happy to play number 2 to Benteke.

Obviously there may be exceptions but generally gone are the days of 'journey men' players at this level taking their last wage. This is a once world class player who is still scoring goals in Turkey and no doubt will be 100% professional until his last game.

PeckhamSpring
30-06-2017, 10:10 AM
Players like RVP, Phillips, Ibrahimovic, Adruiz, Totti, Shearer, Defoe ect are still more then good enough well into their thirties. Reason being they have always been completely reliable on their technical ability and positional awareness to score goals. Right place right time. If RVP had ever relied on pace or athleticism to score goals then I would be more cautious. But as a back up on a short term deal we could do a lot worse, easily got 10 goals in him as a back up coming off the bench and getting the odd start here and there. Few players who have played in the Premier are truly anywhere near the levels of RVP a real phenomenal footballer and a joy to watch. Only thing to be cautious about is his injury record but I think he has been fit for the last 2 seasons.

cpfcfan1
30-06-2017, 10:16 AM
Think this will happen

Nigelbrag
30-06-2017, 10:19 AM
I am not totally against this but fear it is a risk we shouldn't take right now for the team and the manager:

1 - Although I don't doubt he has more goals in him still I am not sure how many Premiership goals that might turn out to be. It's a tough league and would he be expected to start games or play cameo roles. If Benteke stays, surely he starts on the bench and can he get the goals as sub?

2 - can we really afford him for cameos?

3 - didn't he have a frequently recurring injury problem (maybe back?).

4 - I think my greatest nervousness is that if we do sign him and it doesn't work brilliantly it will colour the opinion of the Manager early on. Playing older players when there is an expectation of youth/younger players is fine if he is banging in the goals but will get a lot of stick if fruitless. If we sign someone like Iheanacho, etc etc

To balance this, his 2016/17 highlights seem to show him looking in very good physical shape (not sure if he was injury free or not) and his first touch finishing and movement in the box was impressive. You have to assume he and FDB would be on the same wavelength and he can help 'coach' and direct the right behaviours/movement on the pitch maybe?

As I said, I am not against it, more wary that there may be extra risk with this one and is it really worth taking that chance?

Let's see what happens.

You have left me confused with your reasoning Martin, on the one hand you say should Benteke stay then RVP stays on the bench or plays a cameo role, why? would he not be far more valuable if played in the team with CB especially if played just behind as a"10" striker which would be perfect for someone who may not have the energy anymore as a sole striker, but playing deeper would be massive boost to our play and goalscoring.
Otherwise do you seriously see him wanting to sign just to sit on the bench? coupled with the hefty wages needed simply for merely being a sub, when he is a proven world class finisher. Your comments of his 2016/17 highlights prove that he still has the quality And fitness to play a massive part for Palace if we were fortunate enough to sign him, i think you are being unnecessary overly concerned.
As for it being a gamble, every signing is a gamble none more so than Sakho based on his form at Liverpool when he looked abysmal at times when i saw him play, yet turned in performances for Palace that few would have believed possible.
The fact is if we are to progress to the next level we would need strikers who are proven goalscorers and CB and RVP would certainly do that, and to develop the squad then Connor Wickham also if we added young Zac Clough would make a great batch to have on the books to build on.

Owngoal
30-06-2017, 10:27 AM
What is worrying is that one of the funniest things I can remember at Selhurst was Gabor pulling down the shorts of RVP at a corner to distract him. He was at his peak then, but how being a long while back is he now?

SE25 exile
30-06-2017, 10:42 AM
What is worrying is that one of the funniest things I can remember at Selhurst was Gabor pulling down the shorts of RVP at a corner to distract him. He was at his peak then

:eek::eek:

Mad Raschic Ken
30-06-2017, 10:43 AM
What is worrying is that one of the funniest things I can remember at Selhurst was Gabor pulling down the shorts of RVP at a corner to distract him. He was at his peak then, but how being a long while back is he now?

I guess he will have to remove his shorts for the medical so the club doctor should be able to tell whether he is now past his peak.

Vince Hilaire's Afro
30-06-2017, 10:52 AM
Is this something that might actually happen or purely conjecture because we're all bored?

Mainly because he's Dutch, even though he's advertised as being Iranian

Brod
30-06-2017, 11:10 AM
In his day, incredible striker. Now and probably on big wages? Not so sure.

We've got Big Ben, Connor and can use Zaha. We also need one more young striker - ideally under 21 otherwise under 24 - who is improving to keep to the age profile right.

CP-RJW
30-06-2017, 11:30 AM
Adebayor 2.0. Would be a waste of time and money
Adebayor is one of the biggest, lazy mercenary twats in premier league history. I don't think we should sign RVP either, but I don't understand the comparisons between him and Adebayor. Adebayor only starts playing when he needs a new contract and to quote Brede Hangeland: "when we had strength workouts he would just sit in the gym with a cup of coffee and a muffin." Correct me if I'm wrong, but RVP does not have a reputation of anything like that.

CamberleyEagle
30-06-2017, 11:35 AM
I would love Wickham to come good but it's a brave man who goes into a new season with 3 out and out strikers, with one of them 21 and one of them Wickham. He's been unlucky with injuries but even when he's on a run of being fit he is inconsistent, to put it mildly.

We should definitely bring in another out and out striker and the onus at this point is on Wickham to step up when he gets his chance.

In his day, incredible striker. Now and probably on big wages? Not so sure.

We've got Big Ben, Connor and can use Zaha. We also need one more young striker - ideally under 21 otherwise under 24 - who is improving to keep to the age profile right.

scro
30-06-2017, 11:40 AM
Adebayor is one of the biggest, lazy mercenary twats in premier league history. I don't think we should sign RVP either, but I don't understand the comparisons between him and Adebayor. Adebayor only starts playing when he needs a new contract and to quote Brede Hangeland: "when we had strength workouts he would just sit in the gym with a cup of coffee and a muffin." Correct me if I'm wrong, but RVP does not have a reputation of anything like that.

He has the reputation for being a bit of an outsider though doesn't he?

gold76
30-06-2017, 12:00 PM
Most of us are, alas past our peak..

Thank **** for viagra

CP-RJW
30-06-2017, 12:17 PM
He has the reputation for being a bit of an outsider though doesn't he?
I don't know, you tell me! :supergrin: To be fair Damo is apparently a bit of an outsider, and it hasn't stopped him from being a great servant for the club.

Sick Bucket
30-06-2017, 12:26 PM
I can't make my mind up on this. I assume FDB knows him well which would suggest he might be a good character to have around. If the price is right I'd take him.

Ralph
30-06-2017, 12:29 PM
What is worrying is that one of the funniest things I can remember at Selhurst was Gabor pulling down the shorts of RVP at a corner to distract him. He was at his peak then, but how being a long while back is he now?


Thought that was Van Nistelroy...wonder what he's up to now.

Thefunkymonk
30-06-2017, 12:30 PM
I mean he has been absolutely class.. but think he's after last pay day

Kirby
30-06-2017, 12:52 PM
I only want us to sign him so we can sing his incredibly inappropriate version of 'Rewind' by Craig David.

Man of Kent
30-06-2017, 01:09 PM
He's Dutch+Palace have a new Dutch Manager="Linked" - Absolute bollox.

Sam Spade
30-06-2017, 01:12 PM
He's Dutch+Palace have a new Dutch Manager="Linked" - Absolute bollox.

Coming soon; Van Morrison, Dick Van Dyke, Van McCoy, Van der Graf Generator, Hertz Van Hire. .

andyocpfc
30-06-2017, 01:15 PM
Coming soon; Van Morrison, Dick Van Dyke, Van McCoy, Van der Graf Generator, Hertz Van Hire. .

And we'll kick the club coach into touch and get team transport from Vanarama.

burgess hill 84
30-06-2017, 01:55 PM
I know his 34 in August and the Turkish league is no where near the Premiership, but his scored 36 goals in 82 appearances , his hardly been sitting on his arse doing **** all ,just picking up his money every week for 2 seasons.

hdeagle
30-06-2017, 03:11 PM
This rumour is gaining momentum from various sources including some from Turkey and Holland.

His odds on joining Palace are now 3/1 down from 8/1.

jimos_uk
30-06-2017, 04:44 PM
This rumour is gaining momentum from various sources including some from Turkey and Holland.

His odds on joining Palace are now 3/1 down from 8/1.

I'd be surprised if it happened, given FDB's high pressing mentality, but he's hardly done as a player yet..

brooklynlou
30-06-2017, 04:47 PM
I'd be surprised if it happened, given FDB's high pressing mentality, but he's hardly done as a player yet..

As an American, I dont feel insulted as I type this ...

"He has MLS written all over him."

4 cryingOutloud
30-06-2017, 04:50 PM
Coming soon; Van Morrison, Dick Van Dyke, Van McCoy, Van der Graf Generator, Hertz Van Hire. .

You missed White VanDriver. :love:

McpfcS
30-06-2017, 04:51 PM
I thought he wanted to leave Gala to secure regular first team football - he's hardly like to get that with us.

sl6 Eagle
30-06-2017, 05:13 PM
I thought Van Persie and De Boer had fallen out when involved with the Dutch squad and don't talk to each other now as a consequence. I read RVP hated his negative tactics.

Shipp Ahoy!
30-06-2017, 05:47 PM
I thought Van Persie and De Boer had fallen out when involved with the Dutch squad and don't talk to each other now as a consequence. I read RVP hated his negative tactics.

Think that's Bergkamp.

Lombardo's hair
30-06-2017, 06:11 PM
I thought Van Persie and De Boer had fallen out when involved with the Dutch squad and don't talk to each other now as a consequence. I read RVP hated his negative tactics.

Well they probably didn't play together and DeBoer never managed holland so where does that sit with fact

rudeboy
30-06-2017, 06:22 PM
Well they probably didn't play together and DeBoer never managed holland so where does that sit with fact

Never managed them but was certainly part of the set up for a couple of years (under van Gaal I think)

JHJ EAGLE
30-06-2017, 06:35 PM
It's hard to believe some on here are doubting the validity of getting RVP if given the chance, this is a guy who has a career goal record of nearly 1 in 2 at the very highest club and International level, yet they question if he was to sign would be value for money.
The major objection seems to be his age, but in reality even if 3 years younger would he even consider joining Palace, how old is Defoe? soon to be 35 and just signed for a new club on a THREE year contract, or Ibrahimovic nearly 37 yet played in nearly ALL of Man U games last season and scored a hat full of goals, none of Utd's International strikers got anywhere near him, then we have Aduriz at Bilboa nearly 38 one of the top Spanish scorers in the league and still plays for Spain, it shows with true quality age is not a major barrier more about the individual.
And some question if RVP is worth getting? he could compete with any of those, and averaged 1 in 2 last season to show he still has it. Ok he is 33, will be on a high wage, and has had the odd injury in his career but nothing serious, to combat that still produces that impressive goalscoring record, so are we saying we can ignore what he would bring? if played/used sensibly to preserve energy, also if say played behind Benteke would give us a pair that is guaranteed to score goals.
As for salaries, what did we pay Sakho and we know the difference he made so money well spent which probably kept us up, what do we pay Benteke? to compensate gave us the goals we desperately needed that kept us up, however on the flip side how about Sako allegedly 60k p.w and who NEVER plays, and the list goes on.
If we are to stay in the lucrative premiership then we need to give ourselves every opportunity, and a goalscorer like RVP will do that.

His age worries me but everything else about the man, aside from his time with those scumbags from Manchester, is class.

in-exile
30-06-2017, 06:41 PM
NO THANKS!

Eagle's Nest
30-06-2017, 06:48 PM
Well they probably didn't play together and DeBoer never managed holland so where does that sit with fact

He was Assistant Manager between 2008 and 2010.

glenn.f
30-06-2017, 06:49 PM
There's a fair few worse out there than Van Persie and i can see why we have a fair share of doubters after the last couple of big flops that came in and took us for a ride. But you'd like to think he may have something to prove in his final couple of years, because he has undoubted quality and if FDB fancies him in the matchday squad you'd be hard pressed to write this sort of signing off. The time for recriminations is after he's kippered us a year down the line as opposed to now for me.

Vince Hilaire's Afro
30-06-2017, 07:00 PM
I thought Van Persie and De Boer had fallen out when involved with the Dutch squad and don't talk to each other now as a consequence. I read RVP hated his negative tactics.

I find it hard to take seriously any claim that there was, at any time, some sort of clash of personalities or similar drama associated with the Dutch national squad

sl6 Eagle
30-06-2017, 08:11 PM
Well they probably didn't play together and DeBoer never managed holland so where does that sit with fact

De Boer was assistant manager for Holland with RVP part of the squad and or back room staff.

TheCharmer1
01-07-2017, 03:06 AM
I know his 34 in August and the Turkish league is no where near the Premiership, but his scored 36 goals in 82 appearances , his hardly been sitting on his arse doing **** all ,just picking up his money every week for 2 seasons.


You clearly don't know any fenebache fans. They can't wait to get him off the payroll

Jim Cannon
01-07-2017, 06:48 AM
I find it hard to take seriously any claim that there was, at any time, some sort of clash of personalities or similar drama associated with the Dutch national squad

:D

Nigelbrag
01-07-2017, 06:52 AM
You clearly don't know any fenebache fans. They can't wait to get him off the payroll

What after averaging 1 in 2 in his Two seasons he has been there but also throughout his career, that is what i call knowledgeable fans.:wallbash:
Even if he contributed nothing much overall in the game, but put the ball in the net that often for Palace who would complain, forget the negatives you hear these guys are gold dust, take him on asap is what i would say.

Spiderman
01-07-2017, 07:02 AM
What after averaging 1 in 2 in his Two seasons he has been there but also throughout his career, that is what i call knowledgeable fans.:wallbash:
Even if he contributed nothing much overall in the game, but put the ball in the net that often for Palace who would complain, forget the negatives you hear these guys are gold dust, take him on asap is what i would say.

I think some posters on here would complain along the lines of " yeh he might have scored 30 goals this season but he is a lazy s*** and I would prefer someone who is a team player"

hdeagle
01-07-2017, 07:13 AM
RVP has scored 144 goals in the Premier League and has an outstanding CV.

He has the the nous in his game to make up for his lack of pace as he has an excellent football brain and does not have to run around like a headless chicken as he has very good positional sense.

He would certainly be an upgrade on the strikers that Palace have recently released and his vast experience could really help our younger strikers to develop their game.

If possible I think that this would be a very good signing for Palace to make.

Nigelbrag
01-07-2017, 07:32 AM
I think some posters on here would complain along the lines of " yeh he might have scored 30 goals this season but he is a lazy s*** and I would prefer someone who is a team player"

That maybe so but we are now talking about the complete striker who sadly does not exist, but some of the all time great goalscorers like Law, Greaves, Linekar, Van Nistleroy to name 4, did very little overall but just put away chances that came their way.
There will always be negatives that some will pick up on, but they need to get realistic that we are talking CPFC who cant attract the Ronaldo's or Messi's but RVP ain't a bad alternative.

Spiderman
01-07-2017, 07:46 AM
That maybe so but we are now talking about the complete striker who sadly does not exist, but some of the all time great goalscorers like Law, Greaves, Linekar, Van Nistleroy to name 4, did very little overall but just put away chances that came their way.
There will always be negatives that some will pick up on, but they need to get realistic that we are talking CPFC who cant attract the Ronaldo's or Messi's but RVP ain't a bad alternative.

I quite agree with you:p

Se9 eagles
01-07-2017, 07:49 AM
RVP has scored 144 goals in the Premier League and has an outstanding CV.

He has the the nous in his game to make up for his lack of pace as he has an excellent football brain and does not have to run around like a headless chicken as he has very good positional sense.

He would certainly be an upgrade on the strikers that Palace have recently released and his vast experience could really help our younger strikers to develop their game.

If possible I think that this would be a very good signing for Palace to make.

Just can't see him in the old red n blue can you?Even if we signed can see him getting the bird for not running around enough.Bit like Townsend at first but at least he got the message and was young and fit enough to get the message....

mylona
01-07-2017, 08:11 AM
Just can't see him in the old red n blue can you?Even if we signed can see him getting the bird for not running around enough.Bit like Townsend at first but at least he got the message and was young and fit enough to get the message....

We have 2 forwards at present, assuming Wickham gets fit. One chases down everything,
gives the opposition backs a hard time, and picks up bookings. Not a prolific scorer though. The other is less mobile and physical but does his work around the box and gets goals. We need another forward, but if Frank does go 4 3 3, which he seems to like, Van P is a very expensive bump on bench.

redeagle
01-07-2017, 08:12 AM
I find it hard to take seriously any claim that there was, at any time, some sort of clash of personalities or similar drama associated with the Dutch national squad

Many many years ago I took part in an international brigade that went out Nicaragua to show solidarity with the Sandinista Revolution by picking coffee (I know I know different times). In truth our brigade's contribution was pretty pathetic. Lots of upset tummies and a picking productivity that matched an 8 year old Nicaraguan child.

At the same estate was a statuesque and uber cool Dutch brigade. They effortlessly picked mountains of coffee beans and all spoke perfect Spanish. Amongst their female members was an absolute stunner who the locals regarded as a goddess and the men looked like members of a New York, new wave rock band. We felt pretty dowdy in compariso.

Then about three quarters of the way through (the equivalent let's say of semi-finals in an international football tournament) they totally imploded. The women accused all the men of sexism and refused to have anything more to do with them. The men fell out over ideological differences. Some walked out and the rest downed tools and refused to pick any more coffee.

Oh how we laughed.

hdeagle
01-07-2017, 08:32 AM
Article on what RVP could bring to Palace if we sign him.

http://playingfor90.com/2017/06/30/robin-van-persie-useful-signing-crystal-palace/

Oli28
01-07-2017, 08:36 AM
What is worrying is that one of the funniest things I can remember at Selhurst was Gabor pulling down the shorts of RVP at a corner to distract him. He was at his peak then, but how being a long while back is he now?
Haha, that was a completely different player. RVP would have been about 19 at the time

CP-RJW
01-07-2017, 08:44 AM
I think some posters on here would complain along the lines of " yeh he might have scored 30 goals this season but he is a lazy s*** and I would prefer someone who is a team player"
By "some posters" you mean Maestro.

Lefty
01-07-2017, 08:44 AM
Arguably one of the best left foots the Premier League had ever seen - you don't lose that with age. Yes, he'll be expensive and he's the wrong side of 30 but he could still do a decent job in the PL and we're not exactly heavy in the striker department.

Sign him, let him take the set pieces and put it on Benteke's head or the back of the net.

Sick Bucket
01-07-2017, 08:52 AM
I find it hard to take seriously any claim that there was, at any time, some sort of clash of personalities or similar drama associated with the Dutch national squad

:D yeah, having been born in Holland and lived there 22 years the one thing you can say about the Dutch is they always have an opinion and are not shy to express it. They can be painfully blunt too.

Good qualities in my book at least you know where you stand.

I think people are understandably wary we've been here before but I suspect RvP is more in the Kevin Philips mould rather than the Adebayor one.

burgess hill 84
01-07-2017, 09:20 AM
You clearly don't know any fenebache fans. They can't wait to get him off the payroll

Funny enough, no I don't know any Fenebache fans, you don't get too many living in North Liverpool.

Billy Rhino
01-07-2017, 10:32 AM
Thought that was Van Nistelroy...wonder what he's up to now.

We could get him as well. And how about Van Basten? and Gullit? We could have an all star Dutch vets team.

Malarkey
01-07-2017, 10:43 AM
Nana

Worksop Palace
01-07-2017, 10:44 AM
Nana

He's not Dutch is he ?

Dr Mags
01-07-2017, 10:56 AM
Many many years ago I took part in an international brigade that went out Nicaragua to show solidarity with the Sandinista Revolution by picking coffee (I know I know different times). In truth our brigade's contribution was pretty pathetic. Lots of upset tummies and a picking productivity that matched an 8 year old Nicaraguan child.



At the same estate was a statuesque and uber cool Dutch brigade. They effortlessly picked mountains of coffee beans and all spoke perfect Spanish. Amongst their female members was an absolute stunner who the locals regarded as a goddess and the men looked like members of a New York, new wave rock band. We felt pretty dowdy in compariso.



Then about three quarters of the way through (the equivalent let's say of semi-finals in an international football tournament) they totally imploded. The women accused all the men of sexism and refused to have anything more to do with them. The men fell out over ideological differences. Some walked out and the rest downed tools and refused to pick any more coffee.



Oh how we laughed.


And your point is?

GtExpectations
01-07-2017, 10:58 AM
Is there any credible source here? Has PHIL BARBER even spoken?

SOUTHGATE EAGLE
01-07-2017, 11:21 AM
Is there any credible source here? Has PHIL BARBER even spoken?

We must contain our anticipation on that one. When we need him, he'll be there.

jimmy the gent
01-07-2017, 01:40 PM
And your point is?

I'm guessing that the Dutch stereotype of loving a good squabble is justified

Lombardo's hair
01-07-2017, 03:10 PM
Funny enough, no I don't know any Fenebache fans, you don't get too many living in North Liverpool.

You get a lot of of Liverpool and Man u in North Surrey so why not fenerbache in N Liverpol?

redeagle
02-07-2017, 12:42 PM
I'm guessing that the Dutch stereotype of loving a good squabble is justified

Thankyou. I obviously didn't spell it out.

TheCharmer1
02-07-2017, 12:53 PM
Funny enough, no I don't know any Fenebache fans, you don't get too many living in North Liverpool.


Get quite a few in instanbul where I live though.....

Dr Mags
02-07-2017, 09:41 PM
Thankyou. I obviously didn't spell it out.


I read it that the Brits were completely useless and the Dutch were half decent!

Ifill Over
03-07-2017, 07:27 PM
You get a lot of of Liverpool and Man u in North Surrey so why not fenerbache in N Liverpol?

They are easy to find in most kebab houses:D

WashDCEagle
04-07-2017, 12:43 AM
I'll take RVP but he shouldn't ever start. He's a special player with a brilliant left boot, he can still bang home goals, but any sort of workload will break him. You use him to get a late goal and that's it. That means there will be days when we're in front 2-0 or behind 0-2, and he doesn't even see the pitch, but that's got to be part of the plan. Keep him fit and he'll rescue enough points to make it worth the while.

henryhallandhisbasque
04-07-2017, 12:57 AM
Robin van Persie or Frazier Campbell? Now, let me think..

PeterH
04-07-2017, 01:12 AM
Many many years ago I took part in an international brigade that went out Nicaragua to show solidarity with the Sandinista Revolution by picking coffee (I know I know different times). In truth our brigade's contribution was pretty pathetic. Lots of upset tummies and a picking productivity that matched an 8 year old Nicaraguan child.

At the same estate was a statuesque and uber cool Dutch brigade. They effortlessly picked mountains of coffee beans and all spoke perfect Spanish. Amongst their female members was an absolute stunner who the locals regarded as a goddess and the men looked like members of a New York, new wave rock band. We felt pretty dowdy in compariso.

Then about three quarters of the way through (the equivalent let's say of semi-finals in an international football tournament) they totally imploded. The women accused all the men of sexism and refused to have anything more to do with them. The men fell out over ideological differences. Some walked out and the rest downed tools and refused to pick any more coffee.

Oh how we laughed.


Did you nob the goddess?

Ralph
04-07-2017, 04:49 AM
Could be our new Kevin Phillips.

Sick Bucket
04-07-2017, 06:32 AM
Did you nob the goddess?

:D

Yeah a shoulder to cry on whilst she waffling on about the Dutch sexist pigs?

redeagle
04-07-2017, 10:56 AM
Did you nob the goddess?

Now that would be telling and a gentleman Internationalista does not kiss and tell. All I can say is that there was an improbably happy epilogue to this tale.

cpfcfan1
04-07-2017, 11:58 AM
Would like to see him here, think he would do well here.

johnnybacaro
11-07-2017, 12:09 AM
down to 6/4 on sky.

havent seen many stories posted on this.

If we don't overpay, I actually wouldn't be opposed. His technical skill off the bench could still be world-class.

RisZero
11-07-2017, 12:44 AM
http://cpfc.org/forums/showthread.php?t=270974

Thefunkymonk
13-07-2017, 07:23 PM
Some bloke from bleacher report tweeted - 'Palace have been showing an interest in Robin van Persie but right now it sounds like a deal would be too pricey'

Malarkey
13-07-2017, 07:25 PM
Van Pricey.

steveholmesdale
13-07-2017, 07:36 PM
Van experienced


Van Pricey.

windy
13-07-2017, 07:42 PM
Van Pastit!

TheCharmer1
13-07-2017, 08:09 PM
It's reported that's he's on 5 m euros a year here at fene

Thefunkymonk
13-07-2017, 08:11 PM
It's reported that's he's on 5 m euros a year here at fene

Far too much for someone who will prob sit on the bench

eagle69
13-07-2017, 08:15 PM
No way , not even getting in FDB's 'younger' squad policy surely !!! , not even as an 'experienced' pro , we already got that in Tekkers & it's also in THAT position of the pitch

Billy Rhino
13-07-2017, 08:41 PM
Something doesn't smell right about this rumour. It's not got the right Van Aroma

regal_eagle
13-07-2017, 08:46 PM
The amount of money being mentioned for him would hit us where it hertz.

bern5161
13-07-2017, 09:11 PM
Take him on loan. Van rental.

DARZET EAGLE
13-07-2017, 09:16 PM
Take him on loan. Van rental.

Van Houten, beep, beep,

Davy64
13-07-2017, 10:07 PM
Van Ish please

rhino_mik
13-07-2017, 10:28 PM
I'd put him in my Van tasy Football team.

Billy Rhino
13-07-2017, 10:37 PM
The amount of money being mentioned for him would hit us where it hertz.

Although a signing like this would show great enterprise.

Billy Rhino
13-07-2017, 10:39 PM
No doubt he would be popular with the Holmesdale Vanatics

audreytatou
14-07-2017, 12:32 AM
Van Pricey.

Van Percy the penguin(ask yer dad:hi:)

Jaserob
14-07-2017, 01:09 AM
I think he is a big vanny

GtExpectations
14-07-2017, 01:47 AM
Has been a great player.

But doesn't feel right for us. Adebayor-shaped warning lights should be flashing very brightly.

However, trust FdB.

Stockport_Eagle
14-07-2017, 04:32 AM
Although a signing like this would show great enterprise.
Not on our Budget, we need to be more Thrifty

Nigelbrag
14-07-2017, 07:47 AM
Staggering, some thinking a striker who has played at some of the biggest clubs and most competitive leagues in the World, and even as recently as last season averaged 1 in 2 goals per game which he has done throughout his career, is still being questioned if good enough to join Palace.
As for wages, i am sure FdB will ensure if he joins it will be at a reduced wage to his current Turkey club salary, also assuming if we were to match what we payed Sakho is that any different? i say bring in Van Persie along with Zac Clough to join Benteke, Wickham along with Anderson and our Strike force will be sorted out.

Martin H
14-07-2017, 08:54 AM
Staggering, some thinking a striker who has played at some of the biggest clubs and most competitive leagues in the World, and even as recently as last season averaged 1 in 2 goals per game which he has done throughout his career, is still being questioned if good enough to join Palace.
As for wages, i am sure FdB will ensure if he joins it will be at a reduced wage to his current Turkey club salary, also assuming if we were to match what we payed Sakho is that any different? i say bring in Van Persie along with Zac Clough to join Benteke, Wickham along with Anderson and our Strike force will be sorted out.

Crazy if anyone questions is he good enough. The valid questions might be over fitness and finances but it looks like he has had a good season and SP won't go near it if the cash isn't right. TBH Messi would be too small, Suarez unacceptable due to his teeth and Neymar wouldn't fit our style. Sheesh :)

mroakley9
14-07-2017, 08:57 AM
Not on our Budget, we need to be more Thrifty

europcar

Nigelbrag
14-07-2017, 09:58 AM
Crazy if anyone questions is he good enough. The valid questions might be over fitness and finances but it looks like he has had a good season and SP won't go near it if the cash isn't right. TBH Messi would be too small, Suarez unacceptable due to his teeth and Neymar wouldn't fit our style. Sheesh :)

How could i disagree with your reasoning and especially that unique way it was explained.:p

gold76
14-07-2017, 10:04 AM
With Wickham feeling his way back, and only really the inexperienced duo of Keshi and Freddie, I can see the merits of a senior, Kevin Phillips esq striker to support Benteke.

Would still be a coup for us.

eaglejez
14-07-2017, 10:28 AM
Van Percy the penguin(ask yer dad:hi:)

:lux::p

audreytatou
14-07-2017, 10:42 AM
:lux::p

:p:hi:

Malarkey
14-07-2017, 10:43 AM
Van Percy the penguin(ask yer dad:hi:)

:)