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All the 9's
16-07-2017, 08:56 AM
" Crystal Palace will pay Fenerbahce £3.5 million for Holland right-back Gregory van der Wiel" Observer 16 July.

gold76
16-07-2017, 09:04 AM
Tidy and a snip.

We need a bit of competition for Ward and of course there's the Dutch connection

bourne man
16-07-2017, 09:05 AM
I'm definitely wearing orange this season

dave_who_ru
16-07-2017, 09:19 AM
Left PSG when his contract expired last July. Signed 4 year deal with Fenerbache but I can't see that he has played a game for them. Can someone explain?

henryhallandhisbasque
16-07-2017, 09:22 AM
Seems to be some sort of fall out issues with former manager Dick Advocaat. With him and Emmanuel Emenike being told recently told to find new clubs. Sounds an interesting character. Articles about the 'row' are in Turkish, with Google Translate converting them to a menu from an Istanbul kebab house, so none the wiser of the actual details so far.

Sleeping Giant
16-07-2017, 09:23 AM
When is the Van der Witeman thread going up?

exiledeagle
16-07-2017, 09:30 AM
Too many tattoos

Thefunkymonk
16-07-2017, 09:32 AM
Is he Dutch... yes... let's link him to palace

Friskey
16-07-2017, 09:37 AM
Good player.

Martin H
16-07-2017, 09:51 AM
Is he Dutch... yes... let's link him to palace

I noticed this the other day:

Van - Ford Transit for sale

I thought, sounds Dutch, we will be in for him. Runs for miles, good movement and carries it from end to end :)

Liam_Palace
16-07-2017, 10:06 AM
Would be a very decent signing at a small fee.

old geezer
16-07-2017, 10:07 AM
I noticed this the other day:

Van - Ford Transit for sale

I thought, sounds Dutch, we will be in for him. Runs for miles, good movement and carries it from end to end :)

I would prefer Van Der Graf Generator - has a great engine and some good rock and roll as well, showing my age now

FromSelhurst
16-07-2017, 10:08 AM
Improvement on ward

stamford triumph
16-07-2017, 10:13 AM
Oasis song ready and waiting

Jim Cannon
16-07-2017, 10:13 AM
Won't be long before we have 6-7 players from the dutch national side

Neil 154
16-07-2017, 10:14 AM
FDB seems to like dutch defenders . We've gone dutch.

mb23
16-07-2017, 10:15 AM
Meant to have a bit of an attitude.

CPFC85
16-07-2017, 10:16 AM
We might as well change the colours to orange.

theCoach
16-07-2017, 10:16 AM
Won't be long before we have 6-7 players from the dutch national side

For shhure .....for shhure

johnbush
16-07-2017, 10:16 AM
Laurie van Truk sounds useful too.

firesign
16-07-2017, 10:20 AM
I would prefer Van Der Graf Generator - has a great engine and some good rock and roll as well, showing my age now

Or even Van Der Valk

Z0O-2oAvNTo

AJ8
16-07-2017, 10:25 AM
Quality player

Soarin' Eagles
16-07-2017, 10:30 AM
Whens Dick Van Dyke signing?

Biggineagle
16-07-2017, 10:33 AM
I would prefer Van Der Graf Generator - has a great engine and some good rock and roll as well, showing my age nowYep ;)

Bryan
16-07-2017, 10:34 AM
Sign Van Der Rama

Might get more mentions on Talksport

RisZero
16-07-2017, 10:38 AM
Stunning better half

Crystal Chris
16-07-2017, 10:50 AM
Prefer his twin brother Van Der Won't

adrenalin john
16-07-2017, 10:52 AM
Tidy and a snip.



The two things my wife is currently demanding

adrenalin john
16-07-2017, 10:54 AM
Comes from a talented family, his brother is an old-school entertainer of some repute.

Vor de Weil

Sick Bucket
16-07-2017, 11:18 AM
I'm definitely wearing orange this season

Orange is the new black :)

Martin H
16-07-2017, 11:20 AM
Or even Van Der Valk



Think Van Der Run would be better.

Eagle Kneevil
16-07-2017, 11:40 AM
Think Van Der Run would be better.

Or Van Damme. When he misses we can all chorus Damn! and he'll be grateful for the support.

TAK
16-07-2017, 11:42 AM
I hear Van Halen is good in the air for set pieces.

Chillo
16-07-2017, 11:42 AM
Whens Dick Van Dyke signing?

Sounds too English.

Nigelbrag
16-07-2017, 11:52 AM
He would be a tremendous signing especially at the suggested 3.5m, young and quick and good at crossing at pace, probably perfect for the role FdB has in mind. Whereas Ward is better at defending but lacks the pace and crossing VdW has, it gives us a perfect alternative should de Boer wish to change playing system for certain games, the perfect way to build a squad.
If this and the other Two Dutch signings were to come off, with possibly another Two "orange men" Cllissen and Van Persie to come, add in young Garcia from Man City as the midfield schemer on loan if that is the only alternative, and Zac Clough as the young back up striker, and we WILL end up with a squad that would sit comfortably in a Top Ten position without doubt, and playing football that will be a joy to watch all with a young squad that will only improve further.

AddoWolz
16-07-2017, 11:54 AM
We need a Van Morrison type player .

Crunchie
16-07-2017, 11:55 AM
I noticed this the other day:

Van - Ford Transit for sale

I thought, sounds Dutch, we will be in for him. Runs for miles, good movement and carries it from end to end :)

I rented one this weekend from Hertz Van Rental.

Jim Cannon
16-07-2017, 11:56 AM
Have we bid for White Van Man yet?

Maidstoned Eagle
16-07-2017, 12:02 PM
His Spanish equivalent is Furgoneta El Rueda

elgin eagle
16-07-2017, 12:07 PM
Oasis song ready and waiting

:lux:

Don't know anything about him but these dutch players are pun heaven.

Kylie_Tracey
16-07-2017, 12:11 PM
tidy zippy player, lets hope does nee have too much baggage

Herb
16-07-2017, 12:13 PM
Check out his girlfriend
that's all I will say

brooklynlou
16-07-2017, 12:16 PM
Seems to be some sort of fall out issues with former manager Dick Advocaat. With him and Emmanuel Emenike being told recently told to find new clubs. Sounds an interesting character. Articles about it the row are in Turkish, with Google Translate converting them to a menu from an Istanbul kebab house, so none the wiser of the actual details so far.

Not too bright either. ESPN reports some Turkish "businessman" scammed him out of 4.5 million.

http://www.espnfc.com/fenerbahce/story/3127583/gregory-van-der-wiel-claims-he-was-defruaded-of-$45m-in-business-deal

"One month after I arrived in Turkey, I met Umit Akbulut, a businessman," Van der Wiel told Hurriyet. "He offered me a business offer. I trusted him.

"He wanted to earn money for us in four months. He said he would bring Justin Bieber over and other promises which did not materialise.

"I then asked him what happened to our companies. He said: 'Give me $600,000 and forget the money. Don't try any funny business in Turkey.'

"He scammed me! This has affected my football career and my personal life. I have now put my faith in the Turkish justice system to right this wrong and compensate my damages."

Jim Cannon
16-07-2017, 12:22 PM
He has even played in a World Cup Final which must be a first for us

The Omen
16-07-2017, 02:18 PM
Won't be long before we have 6-7 players from the dutch national side

Only a matter of time before they start falling out with each other and imploding when we are in a European spot.

Just like the French, the Dutch love a good team fall out.

The Omen
16-07-2017, 02:20 PM
Check out his girlfriend
that's all I will say

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B9jplHXIIAAXiDn.jpg

Get her a cheerleading outfit...

orp pisshead1
16-07-2017, 02:23 PM
Oasis song ready and waiting

Very good :D

orp pisshead1
16-07-2017, 02:25 PM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B9jplHXIIAAXiDn.jpg

Get her a cheerleading outfit...

Bloody hell! Well that's the old stand sold out for sure:D

cpfc4evandeva
16-07-2017, 02:27 PM
He's not old but he's not young either, but he is miles better than Ward.

Hitchin Eagle
16-07-2017, 03:00 PM
I would prefer Van Der Graf Generator - has a great engine and some good rock and roll as well, showing my age now

Some think he's electric but I think he's static.

Hitchin Eagle
16-07-2017, 03:04 PM
How about Van der Waals?

If you don't mind someone who's into bondage.

Jim Cannon
16-07-2017, 03:05 PM
Only a matter of time before they start falling out with each other and imploding when we are in a European spot.

Just like the French, the Dutch love a good team fall out.

That is very true, I think they fall out far worse and more frequently than the French:supergrin:

Billy Rhino
16-07-2017, 03:19 PM
This could be a wielly good signing

adrenalin john
16-07-2017, 03:22 PM
We need a Van Morrison type player .

Trouble is he has a schoulder injury

adrenalin john
16-07-2017, 03:24 PM
Only a matter of time before they start falling out with each other and imploding when we are in a European spot.

Just like the French, the Dutch love a good team fall out.

It is true, basically they are all tu lipy.

Terrace Bickle
16-07-2017, 03:54 PM
He's got more tats than Wickham's misses. He'll look a picture when he gets old.

cpfcben
16-07-2017, 04:09 PM
He would be a tremendous signing especially at the suggested 3.5m, young and quick and good at crossing at pace, probably perfect for the role FdB has in mind. Whereas Ward is better at defending but lacks the pace and crossing VdW has, it gives us a perfect alternative should de Boer wish to change playing system for certain games, the perfect way to build a squad.
If this and the other Two Dutch signings were to come off, with possibly another Two "orange men" Cllissen and Van Persie to come, add in young Garcia from Man City as the midfield schemer on loan if that is the only alternative, and Zac Clough as the young back up striker, and we WILL end up with a squad that would sit comfortably in a Top Ten position without doubt, and playing football that will be a joy to watch all with a young squad that will only improve further. He is 30 in February. Not young.

Nigelbrag
16-07-2017, 04:31 PM
He is 30 in February. Not young.

Is he? did not think he was any older than 26, but hey even 30 and having played for Ajax, PSG and i think also Barca must surely be good enough to play for little old Palace.

dave_who_ru
16-07-2017, 04:34 PM
He is 30 in February. Not young.

Joel is 20 months younger so maybe that will give him a bit of a gee up.

Lombardo's hair
16-07-2017, 04:37 PM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B9jplHXIIAAXiDn.jpg

Get her a cheerleading outfit...

Isn't she wearing one in the photo:D

Ralph
16-07-2017, 04:56 PM
Anything funny been posted yet?

Maidstoned Eagle
16-07-2017, 05:14 PM
Anything funny been posted yet?

Yeah, but it all went over your head.

dmcpfc
16-07-2017, 05:16 PM
How about not get her a cheer leaders outfit and just nick her bikini?

Malarkey
16-07-2017, 05:21 PM
Yeah, but it all went over your head.

So do my jokes about clouds

henryhallandhisbasque
16-07-2017, 05:29 PM
Simon van der Park at agricultural sweeper.

zvesdlGe-EI

adrenalin john
16-07-2017, 05:34 PM
So do my jokes about clouds

Are you being cirrius?

Ralph
16-07-2017, 05:35 PM
Yeah, but it all went over your head.


What do you mean??

Old Joe Paxton
16-07-2017, 10:32 PM
Lot of Turkish sarky posting going on Twitter: best right player in the world, hard working etc. I think they doth take the pith.

No idea what this guy is like but not loved by Fene fans what I have seen. Using Twitter translate admittedly ...

Sir.S.C Remembered
17-07-2017, 12:08 AM
He would be a tremendous signing especially at the suggested 3.5m, young and quick and good at crossing at pace, probably perfect for the role FdB has in mind. Whereas Ward is better at defending but lacks the pace and crossing VdW has, it gives us a perfect alternative should de Boer wish to change playing system for certain games, the perfect way to build a squad.
If this and the other Two Dutch signings were to come off, with possibly another Two "orange men" Cllissen and Van Persie to come, add in young Garcia from Man City as the midfield schemer on loan if that is the only alternative, and Zac Clough as the young back up striker, and we WILL end up with a squad that would sit comfortably in a Top Ten position without doubt, and playing football that will be a joy to watch all with a young squad that will only improve further.


Young? He's 29

Wandle_Eagle
17-07-2017, 05:33 AM
Is he? did not think he was any older than 26, but hey even 30 and having played for Ajax, PSG and i think also Barca must surely be good enough to play for little old Palace.

Never played for Barca but still an upgrade on our lone RB.

Thefunkymonk
17-07-2017, 06:53 AM
Lot of Turkish sarky posting going on Twitter: best right player in the world, hard working etc. I think they doth take the pith.

No idea what this guy is like but not loved by Fene fans what I have seen. Using Twitter translate admittedly ...

They are being sarcastic.. they want rid

Nigelbrag
17-07-2017, 07:12 AM
Young? He's 29

Crikey, 29 and that is not young even in footballing terms? surely young enough to do a job for Palace, in any case it's more important what his fitness level are. Take Dani Alves nearly 35 signs for PSG on a 2yr contract with a salary of 230k p.w, that would not happen if he was not fit, also Walker going on 28 signs for 54m:eek:.
If this deal can be pulled off we would have done great business.

cpfc4evandeva
17-07-2017, 07:14 AM
Crikey, 29 and that is not young even in footballing terms? surely young enough to do a job for Palace, in any case it's more important what his fitness level are. Take Dani Alves nearly 35 signs for PSG on a 2yr contract with a salary of 230k p.w, that would not happen if he was not fit, also Walker going on 28 signs for 54m:eek:.
If this deal can be pulled off we would have done great business.

No one on this thread is saying otherwise, but describing someone who is 30 in 6 months as young seems fairly silly.

gamesmeister
17-07-2017, 07:15 AM
The two things my wife is currently demanding

:lux::supergrin: Have some rep

Nigelbrag
17-07-2017, 07:21 AM
Never played for Barca but still an upgrade on our lone RB.

Am i mistaken in thinking he signed for Barca before moving on to PSG?

Maidstoned Eagle
17-07-2017, 07:36 AM
Are you being cirrius?

No, but he is white and fluffy.

Nigelbrag
17-07-2017, 07:43 AM
No one on this thread is saying otherwise, but describing someone who is 30 in 6 months as young seems fairly silly.

Read my reply to "cpfcben" when i said young it was only due to me thinking he was 26 yrs old. But hey, even at 29 and with his experience at some of the biggest clubs, he has a lot to offer little old Palace surely.
What do you think of Alves aged 35 joins for 2yrs on 230k p.w? and Walker nearly 28 signs for 54m? for quality older players you pay premium prices, and even at 29 and at 3.5m for VdW, we would get a bargain.

Wandle_Eagle
17-07-2017, 07:52 AM
Am i mistaken in thinking he signed for Barca before moving on to PSG?

I think you may be thinking of Maxwell, another full back who moved from Barca to PSG and has just retired.

cpfc4evandeva
17-07-2017, 08:54 AM
Read my reply to "cpfcben" when i said young it was only due to me thinking he was 26 yrs old. But hey, even at 29 and with his experience at some of the biggest clubs, he has a lot to offer little old Palace surely.
What do you think of Alves aged 35 joins for 2yrs on 230k p.w? and Walker nearly 28 signs for 54m? for quality older players you pay premium prices, and even at 29 and at 3.5m for VdW, we would get a bargain.

I think you need to learn how to read. No one is saying it's a bad signing. Someone just picked out that you called him young when he is not. No big deal.

RPizzey
17-07-2017, 01:52 PM
Definite Bargain imo

kark
17-07-2017, 02:04 PM
3.5 mil for Van Der Wiel is a lovely deal if we can get it done.

Puts into perspective how obscene the suggested 20mil for chambers is. good gawd the English premium

Nigelbrag
17-07-2017, 03:55 PM
I think you need to learn how to read. No one is saying it's a bad signing. Someone just picked out that you called him young when he is not. No big deal.

Read that first line again i wrote in reply to you, it says i thought he was 26 yrs old hence why i said he was young.

Thefunkymonk
17-07-2017, 06:06 PM
http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/transfers/crystal-palace-jairo-riedewald-transfer-bruno-martins-indi-calum-chambers-a7845976.html


Mentioned in this article. Sounds like he's been touted about. For £3.5m surely a no brainer

SmokeyStover7
17-07-2017, 06:08 PM
http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/transfers/crystal-palace-jairo-riedewald-transfer-bruno-martins-indi-calum-chambers-a7845976.html


Mentioned in this article. Sounds like he's been touted about. For £3.5m surely a no brainer

That is why I trust this article the most, as it is clear someone from Palace is the source. Otherwise the "touting" language wouldn't be there.

SmokeyStover7
25-07-2017, 03:08 AM
Is there a reason this thread isn't more active? He would be outstanding in the position we need most.

Q6OlFt9A6aM

SmokeyStover7
25-07-2017, 03:10 AM
http://sportwitness.co.uk/crystal-palace-pole-position-sign-defender-swansea-city-also-linked/

adrenalin john
25-07-2017, 08:12 AM
Anything funny been posted yet?

No, someone soon Van der will

bigend1
25-07-2017, 08:18 AM
No, someone soon Van der will

I Van der when cause that sure wasn't it! ;)

regal_eagle
25-07-2017, 09:13 AM
I Van der when cause that sure wasn't it! ;)

Wielly?

Shoreditch CPFC
25-07-2017, 09:23 AM
Sounds like Stoke is also interested.

Jim Cannon
25-07-2017, 09:35 AM
Sounds like Stoke is also interested.

No dutch gaffer though

TC EAGLE
25-07-2017, 09:39 AM
No dutch gaffer though

no but he speaks double dutch most of the time :D

exiledeagle
25-07-2017, 09:46 AM
Van der Wiel didn’t enjoy the best of times with FenerbahÁe last season. His Injury record and off-field issues resulted in a dip in form, and he featured only 17 times for the club.

oh dear injury record ?

TheCharmer1
25-07-2017, 09:58 AM
Van der Wiel didnít enjoy the best of times with FenerbahÁe last season. His Injury record and off-field issues resulted in a dip in form, and he featured only 17 times for the club.

oh dear injury record ?

yes what was the nature of his injury?

CaptainCharisma
25-07-2017, 10:03 AM
If we are going to play three CB's and then wing backs, Van Der Wiel is a bit of a no brainer really as he would be perfect for right wing back. Especially at the price being mentioned

PauLo
25-07-2017, 10:47 AM
3.5 mil for Van Der Wiel is a lovely deal if we can get it done.

Puts into perspective how obscene the suggested 20mil for chambers is. good gawd the English premium

Well, one is coming to the end of his career and probably has another 3 or 4 years left and the other still has a good 10/15 years ahead of him. Yeah, English premium and all that, but even if Chambers was an overseas players, he'd still be around £15m imo.

Crunchie
25-07-2017, 07:02 PM
Well, one is coming to the end of his career and probably has another 3 or 4 years left and the other still has a good 10/15 years ahead of him. Yeah, English premium and all that, but even if Chambers was an overseas players, he'd still be around £15m imo.

That is resale value opinion gone mad.

£3.5m for two seasons for a player of his quality in a position we desperately need is a no brainer IMO.

The Vicar
25-07-2017, 07:04 PM
That is resale value opinion gone mad.

£3.5m for two seasons for a player of his quality in a position we desperately need is a no brainer IMO.

Yup.

DaveTuttles
25-07-2017, 08:31 PM
Been left out of squad

Stellavista
25-07-2017, 08:50 PM
Been left out of squad

Fingers crossed that we can get him cheap, and that Frank can restore his mojo if we do. If we get him, I reckon one of Ward or Kelly will be gone.

Young Trolley
25-07-2017, 08:54 PM
Fingers crossed that we can get him cheap, and that Frank can restore his mojo if we do. If we get him, I reckon one of Ward or Kelly will be gone. We have one RB, Ward, we desperately need cover otherwise we run the risk of being up shit creek like when Soare was injured last season. What on earth makes you think we'd get rid of the only other RB on the books?

RisZero
25-07-2017, 08:55 PM
We have one RB, Ward, we desperately need cover otherwise we run the risk of being up shit creek like when Soare was injured last season. What on earth makes you think we'd get rid of the only other RB on the books?

Kelly can also play RB, we have 2

3 if Chambers joins

Stellavista
25-07-2017, 08:57 PM
We have one RB, Ward, we desperately need cover otherwise we run the risk of being up shit creek like when Soare was injured last season. What on earth makes you think we'd get rid of the only other RB on the books?

Good point, but won't that depend whether or not we get Chambers as well? Kelly can play RB or CB. Ward can't, though of the two I'd rather keep Ward.

Stellavista
25-07-2017, 08:57 PM
See Ris beat me to it.

El Aguila
25-07-2017, 08:59 PM
Ward is a Premier League right back in a flat back four - if we're not going to play that he'll get a transfer to be a starter at a good club, or Brighton.

ebyeeckeagle
25-07-2017, 09:00 PM
Kelly can also play RB, we have 2

3 if Chambers joins

Kelly really shouldn't be a RB solution. Ward is superior. But another one there is important

Not as important tbh as a creative midfielder or striker I have to admit.

McpfcS
25-07-2017, 09:00 PM
Kelly can also play RB, we have 2



3 if Chambers joins


Kelly definitely can't play RB

Mr Palace
25-07-2017, 09:00 PM
Kelly is a poor full back but showed real promise at CB. I don't think he's good enough to cover RB - he definitely cannot play as a wing back. He needs to focus on forcing his way in as a CB.

If we play a back four then Tomkins can play RB in emergencies but more square pegs in round holes. We need at least one right back/wing back.

RisZero
25-07-2017, 09:03 PM
The point was bringing in Van de Wiel and selling off someone like Kelly, im not sure how this became a debate into if Kelly can cover RB or not :D

Stellavista
25-07-2017, 09:04 PM
Ward is a Premier League right back in a flat back four - if we're not going to play that he'll get a transfer to be a starter at a good club, or Brighton.

Agreed, but it also depends on how much flexibility FDB wants from his squad, what the club can afford, and what Ward wants from his career. This is looking like the most disruptive shake-up of our defence for years, but I think it is undoubtedly required. Interesting stuff.

bigend1
25-07-2017, 09:25 PM
Ward can play rb in a 4 and showed potential for rcb in a 3. Not a wing back. Hope he stays

adrenalin john
25-07-2017, 09:27 PM
I am quite happy with Ward as a defensive right back. Less so as an attacking right back, and not at all as a wing back.

He is a very good defender, but a poor crosser and lacks the speed and trickery needed to be a wing back

The Vicar
26-07-2017, 12:14 AM
Agreed, but it also depends on how much flexibility FDB wants from his squad, what the club can afford, and what Ward wants from his career. This is looking like the most disruptive shake-up of our defence for years, but I think it is undoubtedly required. Interesting stuff.
Insightful comment

SOUTHGATE EAGLE
26-07-2017, 01:12 AM
Agreed, but it also depends on how much flexibility FDB wants from his squad, what the club can afford, and what Ward wants from his career. This is looking like the most disruptive shake-up of our defence for years, but I think it is undoubtedly required. Interesting stuff.

Ward may still have a place in our defense. I'm not convinced that we will be playing three at the back every game.

bubbs11
26-07-2017, 04:57 AM
Ward may still have a place in our defense. I'm not convinced that we will be playing three at the back every game.

Neither am I. Think we will be flexible but playing the 3-4-3 in friendlies so far as this is the style the players are not familiar with.

JJ
26-07-2017, 06:16 AM
I would prefer Van der Graf Generator

What a great signing he'd be. The sort that would, quite literally, make the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.

JJ
26-07-2017, 06:19 AM
We need a Van Morrison type player .

Don't be daft. Shoulder injury.

Owngoal
26-07-2017, 07:58 AM
Kelly can also play RB, we have 2

3 if Chambers joins

Add Tomkins who played a fair few for West Ham there

We need a consistently good specialist RB

wedgetail
26-07-2017, 08:01 AM
Good point, but won't that depend whether or not we get Chambers as well? Kelly can play RB or CB. Ward can't, though of the two I'd rather keep Ward.

Kelly can't play either position.

Stellavista
26-07-2017, 09:37 AM
Kelly can't play either position.

That's unreasonably harsh.

Montyburns76
25-08-2017, 09:29 PM
Not getting this one either .........CAGLIARI SIGN VAN DER WIEL

Cagliari have signed Holland full-back Gregory van der Wiel from Fenerbahce for an undisclosed fee.

The Dutchman has been in Sardinia the past few days finalising the deal, and he has now put pen to paper on a three-year contract.

A club statement read: “The Dutch player arrives from Fenerbahce and has agreed a three-year contract with the club.

“With van der Wiel, the first Dutch player in the history of the club, Cagliari Calcio acquire a first class international player with a strong personality."

RisZero
25-08-2017, 09:33 PM
Got the feeling this one was always BS anyway

cpfc4evandeva
25-08-2017, 09:35 PM
Whether it was ever real or not, it's disappointing. He's looked decent on the few occasions I've seen him and Ward desperately needs replacing.

kark
26-08-2017, 06:34 AM
Same old story, another decent option missed

mb23
26-08-2017, 06:44 AM
Wouldn't be surprised to see FDB ditch 3-4-3 and go back to 4 in defence. Why else have we not been linked to a tailor made right wing back?

Nigelbrag
26-08-2017, 08:40 AM
Coming after the Burke disappointment, this is yet another example of our feeble failure to date in this transfer window.
We have made the decision to play a "3" at the back, and with Wing Backs, instead of pussy footing around with Townsend who without question is a winger but who knows very little in the art of defending, when a combination of Both is required for a player to be effective in that role.
And when we have the opportunity to bring in a player well known and liked by our manager and at an giveaway reputed fee of 4m beggars belief as to why he was NOT snapped up, VdW was ready made for that role yet was allowed to slip through the net.
This along with the Burke deal that was allowed to slip away, sums up the shambolic dealings or lack of it to date we have operated, in this transfer window. I can only hope we get our thinking cap back on before next Thursday or we are in the S##T.