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Tim
20-07-2017, 08:36 AM
We are surely going to bring one in, aren't we? I've not seen us linked with any since Iheanacho which has all gone a bit quiet. God forbid anything should happen to CB & we're relying on Anderson & Ladapo?

What's Wilbrahimovic up to these days?

Silks&Tekkers
20-07-2017, 09:11 AM
To be honest, it's very easy to get frustrated with our transfer dealings on the whole. This is our 5th season in the league. As much as I love to see youth given a chance but realistically will Ladapo or Anderson ever be of the standard no?

Look at Bournemouth - Defoe, Wilson, King, Afobe - All very decent strikers that can score goals in the Premier League (All of them have)

They do not have more money or a bigger stadium or more flexibility with FFP - They just get it done.

We need another striker that can actually put the opposing teams goal at risk sharpish. All it takes is an injury, loss of form or a large bid from a desperate team for Benteke for us to be relegation fodder.

GET THEM IN SHARPISH PARISH AND CO.

BaldEagle96
20-07-2017, 09:21 AM
Hope they are not relying on "sicknote" Wickham!!

Scifo
20-07-2017, 09:24 AM
I reckon we need one fairly reputable striker and one up-and-coming prospect.

For the second it's your Dwight Gayle equivalent. Say a League One player, still very young & scored a lot of goals at that level.

If they were easy to find everyone would have one but the 4th choice should be someone you would hope can come through the ranks eventually rather than someone you expect to rely on right now

bradpitt
20-07-2017, 01:48 PM
I'm sure there are targets being scoped out to sign before the season starts, with Wickham not realistically back until what November time? It would be reckless to just rely on Benketek until then.

SEEPEEEFFSEE
20-07-2017, 01:56 PM
Knowing us, we'll end up with Van Persie who'll get injured after a month and spend the season on the Dr's bench whilst coining 70k a week.

BillyTKid
20-07-2017, 02:08 PM
I agree we desperately need a couple more forwards. Its a position you can't really do on the cheap as well. Assombalonga going for 15m shows this.

AddoWolz
20-07-2017, 03:04 PM
A striker + a creative midfielder with the ability to provide and score goals are an absolute must , not easy to come by but FDB knows several leagues and must have someone in mind , on the striker front if we fail to bring in anyone we could always try Wilf in a more central position ( he would earn a lot of penalties ) .

Scoot
25-07-2017, 10:54 AM
Have a sneaky feeling they see Sako as a back-up, or Zaha through the middle with Shlupp supporting ... not saying it's ideal or even a good idea.

Maidstoned Eagle
25-07-2017, 11:10 AM
We're doooooooomed!!!!!

Tim
25-07-2017, 11:30 AM
Have a sneaky feeling they see Sako as a back-up, or Zaha through the middle with Shlupp supporting ... not saying it's ideal or even a good idea.

That's a huge gamble if your right. The one thing that Wilf has not done consistently enough is score goals..

Shoreditch CPFC
25-07-2017, 11:37 AM
No point getting anyone in unless they are decent. If not Wickham is back up and Zaha central next back up.

GreatGonzo
25-07-2017, 12:02 PM
No point getting anyone in unless they are decent. If not Wickham is back up and Zaha central next back up.

Suspect we will get in another player there and maybe someone who can play across those front 3 positions.

Tim
25-07-2017, 12:14 PM
Was there any truth in the Iheanacho link? It was supposed to be us & West Ham interested but now they have Hernandez then I guess they no longer need him?

Adlerhorst
25-07-2017, 12:15 PM
Whatever happened to that Costa Rican kid at Arsenal?

Joel campbell, or something like that.

GreatGonzo
25-07-2017, 12:19 PM
Whatever happened to that Costa Rican kid at Arsenal?

Joel campbell, or something like that.

Still at Arsenal, spent last season in portugal at Sporting played 18 and scored 3.

If we look at Arsenal i would like to think we could try and take advantage of the mess they have there with Perez. No way Deportivo can afford to buy him back from what i understand no matter how much he wants to go back there.

James SG
25-07-2017, 12:23 PM
Have a sneaky feeling they see Sako as a back-up, or Zaha through the middle with Shlupp supporting ... not saying it's ideal or even a good idea.


Sako sh!ts himself when he plays centrally. I'm sure we will sign a new striker as we have lost Campbell and remy..... hmmm maybe not then

SOUTHGATE EAGLE
25-07-2017, 12:23 PM
Was there any truth in the Iheanacho link? It was supposed to be us & West Ham interested but now they have Hernandez then I guess they no longer need him?

Gone very quiet. Hopefully, that's a good thing! We don't really want Wilf up front since he's about 90% of our creativity for the last few years. Is he supposed to pass to himself? He's good but he's not that good...

jamieb73
25-07-2017, 12:28 PM
We will be after a back up striker, which will mean waiting until the big clubs have dine their business and we get with what ever is left. We aint gonna spend big on a striker that will probably be on the bench.

Adlerhorst
25-07-2017, 12:29 PM
We will be after a back up striker, which will mean waiting until the big clubs have dine their business and we get with what ever is left. We aint gonna spend big on a striker that will probably be on the bench.

Are they?

If we're going to play townsend at wing back then maybe there is a spot.

CharlieCPFC
25-07-2017, 12:32 PM
I'm surprised this hasn't had much attention to be fair.

Vincent Janssen on loan would be worth a punt. Mitrovic is also gonna be understudy at Newcastle I'd of thought.

TheCharmer1
25-07-2017, 01:20 PM
I'm surprised this hasn't had much attention to be fair.

Vincent Janssen on loan would be worth a punt. Mitrovic is also gonna be understudy at Newcastle I'd of thought.

janssen on loan wouldnt surprise me at all......

Flat Noodle
25-07-2017, 01:26 PM
Just posted this suggestion in a new thread: Lucas Perez

http://www.cpfc.org/forums/showthread.php?t=271288

Palacebear
25-07-2017, 04:20 PM
janssen on loan wouldnt surprise me at all......


I would expect that he would want to start each week and anyone coming to palace knows they will be back up to CB.

Unless we can unearth a gem from somewhere, I can see us going for an older player happy to sit on the bench & come on as a sub or another loan signing.

We have a massive problem if CB gets injured.

RisZero
25-07-2017, 04:26 PM
I like the idea of bringing in someone who can play up in the top 3 and on one of the wings (much like Zaha) or as a number 10. Continue buying flexibility so that if someone does get injured we are not immediately boned. It also means the person coming in isnt feeling they are playing second fiddle to Benteke who, as we all know, is 100% going to be one of the first names on the team sheet every game he is fit.

Eddie McGoldrick's tash
25-07-2017, 04:32 PM
I would expect that he would want to start each week and anyone coming to palace knows they will be back up to CB.

Unless we can unearth a gem from somewhere, I can see us going for an older player happy to sit on the bench & come on as a sub or another loan signing.

We have a massive problem if CB gets injured.
Janssen could play inside forward in this formation. He may not start every week but would be used regularly in our front three I reckon and could start there regularly if Townsend is our choice at wing back.

PHIL BARBER
25-07-2017, 05:57 PM
Don't be surprised if Remy comes back

Nostrils
25-07-2017, 05:59 PM
Don't be surprised if Remy comes back

The only way Remy's coming back is when the board enjoy a brandy after the window slams shut.

RisZero
25-07-2017, 06:31 PM
Don't be surprised if Remy comes back

Didnt you promise to leave?

Mr Palace
25-07-2017, 06:32 PM
Don't be surprised if Remy comes back

Wind up merchant. No way are we signing that crock.

Ralph
25-07-2017, 06:38 PM
Would like us to sign Andre Gray.

Shipp Ahoy!
25-07-2017, 07:34 PM
Don't be surprised if Remy comes back

Oh ffs I thought we were finally rid of you.

Shouldn't be surprised really, every word you come out with is a load of shit. Why would promising not to come back be any different!?

xmasape
25-07-2017, 07:56 PM
Phil's quickly becoming the Trolley of hotline transfer. Well played sir.

Jon_C-Pal
25-07-2017, 08:07 PM
Although slightly worried by our lack of depth at CF I'm more worried about the RWB role and think our money needs to be spent there. We need Townsend further forward and I think Ward will be better suited to that RCB role or just RB in the 433. We have absolutely no one in that right wing back role at all.

Stellavista
25-07-2017, 08:25 PM
Phil's quickly becoming the Trolley of hotline transfer. Well played sir.

And like Trolley, not in the slightest bit amusing. Really should just f*ck off now.

PHIL BARBER
25-07-2017, 08:31 PM
And like Trolley, not in the slightest bit amusing. Really should just f*ck off now.

looking at your profile photo i doubt you have had many of them.....

sylvan eagle
25-07-2017, 08:32 PM
Don't be surprised if Remy comes back


Your obviously not a man of your word

TWELLSEagle
25-07-2017, 08:33 PM
Although slightly worried by our lack of depth at CF I'm more worried about the RWB role and think our money needs to be spent there. We need Townsend further forward and I think Ward will be better suited to that RCB role or just RB in the 433. We have absolutely no one in that right wing back role at all.

I agree that ward could be an option at RCB, just not RWB

thedeacs
25-07-2017, 08:33 PM
Can you not get lost to the Brighton boards

TWELLSEagle
25-07-2017, 08:35 PM
looking at your profile photo i doubt you have had many of them.....

I don't understand why the mods let you continue with your tedious trolling shit. But now you've stooped to personal attacks on posters. Hopefully you'll get even more personal and they'll pull the plug.

Stellavista
25-07-2017, 08:45 PM
looking at your profile photo i doubt you have had many of them.....

You really are a bit of a c*nt, 'Phil'. What's your motivation?

Eagle El
25-07-2017, 09:00 PM
Keshi. He will do

RisZero
25-07-2017, 09:05 PM
Keshi. He will do

Not even close.

Lombardo's hair
25-07-2017, 09:27 PM
Not even close.

FDB apparently likes him. .....so maybe

aj4england
25-07-2017, 09:45 PM
M'bye Niang apparently available , Watfords Success or Okaka might be affordable as cover

PHIL BARBER
26-07-2017, 11:24 AM
While you've had plenty of them, all up your arse. Do everyone a favour and curl up and die

You seriously have an issue I wonder if you would be so brave in reality, seriously if the Mods are just and fair you will be banned for these comments...
but they wont

PHIL BARBER
26-07-2017, 11:26 AM
You really are a bit of a c*nt, 'Phil'. What's your motivation?

No self respecting Lady uses this word..........

Stellavista
26-07-2017, 11:38 AM
You seriously have an issue I wonder if you would be so brave in reality, seriously if the Mods are just and fair you will be banned for these comments...
but they wont

He has an issue? After your comments? If the Mods are banning anyone it should be you for the misogyny.

averity
26-07-2017, 11:47 AM
See we been linked to a Barcelona forward, I'll have a look for the link

averity
26-07-2017, 11:48 AM
http://m.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/transfer-talk-crystal-palace-southampton-and-west-ham-receive-boost-in-race-for-forward/story-30455628-detail/story.html

Stavros 69
26-07-2017, 12:14 PM
M'bye Niang apparently available , Watfords Success or Okaka might be affordable as cover

He signed for Everton

Richwak
26-07-2017, 12:16 PM
He signed for Everton

Don't think he has

Stavros 69
26-07-2017, 01:14 PM
Don't think he has
I'm pretty sure they signed him before the window opened (well had the deal done).
I'll check on the interweb.

Stavros 69
26-07-2017, 01:17 PM
http://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/625387/AC-Milan-MBaye-Niang-Arsenal-Everton-Transfer-Gossip-Rumours-Latest-ACM-News

I think you might be right. I thought he had already signed for Everton.
We should defo go in for him, he's rapid.

regal_eagle
26-07-2017, 01:40 PM
While you've had plenty of them, all up your arse. Do everyone a favour and curl up and die

You seriously have an issue I wonder if you would be so brave in reality, seriously if the Mods are just and fair you will be banned for these comments...
but they wont

Who needs Mayweather v McGregor when you've got this Clash of the Twatans :supergrin:

Don't let us down lads, we want a nice filthy fight :vader:

TWELLSEagle
26-07-2017, 07:41 PM
No self respecting Lady uses this word..........

Not only are you a c**t but you're a sexist c**t too.

palacelad197o
27-07-2017, 07:00 PM
So if benteke gets injured pretty early in the season we will have just keshi anderson or freddie ladapo

I would say the signing of 1 if not 2 forwards is of the up-most urgency along with a goalkeeper

GreatGonzo
27-07-2017, 07:08 PM
So if benteke gets injured pretty early in the season we will have just keshi anderson or freddie ladapo

I would say the signing of 1 if not 2 forwards is of the up-most urgency along with a goalkeeper

You might want to write to the club and get a message through to Frank - he might not know this!

palacelad197o
27-07-2017, 07:16 PM
You might want to write to the club and get a message through to Frank - he might not know this!

I cant use ink

4 cryingOutloud
27-07-2017, 07:24 PM
I cant use ink

Then use a pencil. :love:

Owngoal
27-07-2017, 07:24 PM
You seriously have an issue I wonder if you would be so brave in reality, seriously if the Mods are just and fair you will be banned for these comments...
but they wont

Just giving you something back for being such a stain on humanity to one of the BBSers who would benefit if you stopped wasting other people's oxygen. You are a nasty troll and you know it

You'd shit yourself if you met me, or even an old lady, keyboard dweeb

CharlieCPFC
27-07-2017, 08:08 PM
Moussa Dembele, 20M? Fits the profile of player the club are after. He has bags of potential, I suggested him last summer when he was going for peanuts.

averity
27-07-2017, 08:17 PM
Bet we missed the boat on dembele now. I was suggesting him for a while. Think we should get that babacar, sick of reading about him every window :)

GreatGonzo
27-07-2017, 08:21 PM
Dembele went to Scotland because they could pay him a fortune given they didn't have to pay a fee as any English club would have had to do. He was also going to start at Celtic whereas he would not at a PL club.

aj4england
28-07-2017, 09:31 PM
Scotty Dann! Champion striker

theCoach
29-07-2017, 07:17 AM
Van persie 3 days before the window closes.

theCoach
29-07-2017, 07:17 AM
Van persie 3 days before the window closes

S.P.R.
29-07-2017, 07:38 AM
Van persie 3 days before the window closes.

I would actually be happy with Van Persie for one season as a backup striker.

Reg_Maudling
29-07-2017, 08:21 AM
Van Persis runs in treacle these days

Carlise Few
30-07-2017, 09:10 PM
Scotty Dann! Champion striker

I have always been impressed with him upfront. Aside from his areal prowess he is a good footballer who could hold the ball up. Seeing as good strikers are exorbitant, could be an excellent back-up option if we hit injuries.

WashDCEagle
31-07-2017, 12:58 AM
I like Wickham as the 2nd striker when he's not off with a broken rib, torn knee, or whatever else. If fit, sure, I think he's a good substitute for Ben and once in a while, I'm even fine with him starting. Is it dumb luck or is the lad really injury prone?

Eaglez
31-07-2017, 07:24 AM
He's injury prone and can't be relied upon

Tim
31-07-2017, 07:33 AM
Pep saying that Iheanacho is going to Leicester.

Ron Dogers
31-07-2017, 07:41 AM
Serious situation is that the reality is if CB gets a crock we do not have a striker!

cpfcfan1
31-07-2017, 07:42 AM
Does that mean musa will be available or silimani? Both decent options

gold76
31-07-2017, 07:46 AM
It's been rumoured that both might be available, Slimani did well at Sporting..

Ulloa might be more realistic, 1 year left on his deal, not going to get a lot of game time, not the quickest, but can hold the ball up and score a few.

Would no doubt accept a deputy job here.

Thefunkymonk
31-07-2017, 07:48 AM
Does that mean musa will be available or silimani? Both decent options

Would take either tbh

GreatGonzo
31-07-2017, 07:55 AM
Scotty Dann! Champion striker

Some decent finishes in there as well.

Happy Arthur
31-07-2017, 08:18 AM
Serious situation is that the reality is if CB gets a crock we do not have a striker!
We got lucky last season too.

in-exile
31-07-2017, 08:24 AM
Knowing us, we'll end up with Van Persie who'll get injured after a month and spend the season on the Dr's bench whilst coining 70k a week.Parish type deal..great Chairman but he does like such moves...:frown:

GreatGonzo
31-07-2017, 08:24 AM
We got lucky last season too.

No we didn't, 50% of our 1st team strikers spent the majority of the season injured. That is not lucky.

People see the fact CB did not get injured as luck and in isolation.

Lucky would have been Benteke AND Wickham fit for every game!

in-exile
31-07-2017, 08:38 AM
Is Connor really injury prone as he has played quite a few games nearly 200 even though sometimes out of favour like under Martin O'Neill...??

in-exile
31-07-2017, 08:40 AM
https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/connor-wickham/verletzungen/spieler/95435

Think it's BBS urban myth.... Otherwise known as b*******!

gilesy14
31-07-2017, 08:43 AM
I've actually heard there might be an element of truth re RvP coming to us.

in-exile
31-07-2017, 08:44 AM
I've actually heard there might be an element of truth re RvP coming to us.Oh ****!

Thefunkymonk
31-07-2017, 08:46 AM
I've actually heard there might be an element of truth re RvP coming to us.

For the right deal, cant argue with his ability

bigend1
31-07-2017, 08:51 AM
Is Connor really injury prone as he has played quite a few games nearly 200 even though sometimes out of favour like under Martin O'Neill...??

Yep.it was like a self fulfilling prophecy! He got an injury here and bbs proclaimed him injury prone. Then he was! He really really wasn't prior to palace at all despite the claims he was.

Personally I think it's a lot to do with pardew. We had LOADS of injuries under pardew and it's because the players simply weren't fit enough. Wickham was no exception and hopefully once he's back properly he can stay fit. Though his current injury is one that can be a long term issue.

N Herts Eagle
31-07-2017, 08:53 AM
I've actually heard there might be an element of truth re RvP coming to us. The European papers seem to think he will return to Feyenoord some were reporting over the weekend that a deal had been agreed.

gilesy14
31-07-2017, 08:55 AM
The European papers seem to think he will return to Feyenoord some were reporting over the weekend that a deal had been agreed.

Might well be the case - however, there is/was interest from us.

Mr Palace
31-07-2017, 11:27 AM
https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/connor-wickham/verletzungen/spieler/95435

Think it's BBS urban myth.... Otherwise known as b*******!

Well, he has barely played in two seasons for us so it's fair to say that he's been injury prone since we signed him. Two years is a long time considering he's a young player.

I wouldn't want to be in a position where we have to rely on him.

Latvian
09-08-2017, 09:32 AM
Andre Gray seems to be Watford bound. 18.5 mil but would be great up top with Benteke or even as a lone striker.

Gathers54
09-08-2017, 09:42 AM
Andre Gray seems to be Watford bound. 18.5 mil but would be great up top with Benteke or even as a lone striker.

11.5m deal according to sky... not a bad signing

Eddie McGoldrick's tash
09-08-2017, 09:56 AM
11.5m deal according to sky... not a bad signing
Would have liked to get him. Burnley could be set for a tough season though. That seems like a fairly cheap sale considering how much Championship strikers go for these days.

Gregz41
09-08-2017, 10:15 AM
Interesting to see that we're still not linked that heavily with attacking players. I like the way FdB is going about this change in style, you need technical ability at the back and it looks like he's recruited two players who will come in and fulfil exactly that. It remains to be seen if Fosu-Mensah will play the RWB or RCB role and consequently, will Townsend play RWB or play further forward as the RF.

That being said, I can't help but feel we're incredibly light up front. An injury to Zaha or Benteke would be catastrophic.

I think someone who could come in and play centrally or operate as one of the wide forwards would be very valuable for cover.

I think Origi might be worth investigating. Liverpool are stacked with attacking options. Firmino, Salah, Mane, Sturridge, Coutinho and Solanke might all be preferred to Origi.

Dawkins' Banana
09-08-2017, 10:18 AM
11.5m deal according to sky... not a bad signing

18.5 million according to everyone else: BBC, Telegraph, Mirror, Herts Mercury, etc.

bigend1
09-08-2017, 10:22 AM
Interesting to see that we're still not linked that heavily with attacking players. I like the way FdB is going about this change in style, you need technical ability at the back and it looks like he's recruited two players who will come in and fulfil exactly that. It remains to be seen if Fosu-Mensah will play the RWB or RCB role and consequently, will Townsend play RWB or play further forward as the RF.

That being said, I can't help but feel we're incredibly light up front. An injury to Zaha or Benteke would be catastrophic.

I think someone who could come in and play centrally or operate as one of the wide forwards would be very valuable for cover.

I think Origi might be worth investigating. Liverpool are stacked with attacking options. Firmino, Salah, Mane, Sturridge, Coutinho and Solanke might all be preferred to Origi.

Indeed with salah and solanke there too, if they keep coultinho origi could be a good shout. Looks decent when I've seen him play. Liverpool will probably hold out for 255m for him though

Mr Palace
09-08-2017, 10:22 AM
I'm sure we can get through the season with one fit striker.

Urgh...

BillyTKid
09-08-2017, 10:43 AM
I'd love Gray at Palace. 11.5 rising to 18 seems reasonable when you see some of the prices for deals within the championship for strikers.

Gregz41
09-08-2017, 10:44 AM
Indeed with salah and solanke there too, if they keep coultinho origi could be a good shout. Looks decent when I've seen him play. Liverpool will probably hold out for 255m for him though

I guess somewhere between 18-25m might be enough using the Iheanacho figure as a benchmark in a volatile market. It might also give Liverpool the extra financial muscle to pull off signing Van Dijk

TC EAGLE
09-08-2017, 10:58 AM
I'd rather have RVP on the bench to come on than Campbell or Remy any day

Stavros 69
09-08-2017, 11:05 AM
Peter Crouch?

Stavros 69
09-08-2017, 11:05 AM
Personally I'd rather go with someone young and hungry from overseas.

jimmy the gent
09-08-2017, 11:06 AM
When will Wickham be likely to be back to something close to full fitness?

Rasheed Harkouk
09-08-2017, 11:20 AM
Would like to see us go for someone like Josh King, think he'd be decent, good work rate, good control and a threat

GreatGonzo
09-08-2017, 11:20 AM
I'd love Gray at Palace. 11.5 rising to 18 seems reasonable when you see some of the prices for deals within the championship for strikers.

Is he in his last year of contract?

RisZero
09-08-2017, 11:28 AM
I think Callum Wilson is available, and would be cheaper than Josh King after last season. Massive risk with his recent injuries though.

Chillo
09-08-2017, 11:37 AM
18.5 million according to everyone else: BBC, Telegraph, Mirror, Herts Mercury, etc.

Never argue with the Herts Mercury! :D

Dedders
09-08-2017, 11:49 AM
We are incredibly weak in terms of options up top
Hope we have some irons in the fire

elgin eagle
09-08-2017, 11:57 AM
I think Callum Wilson is available, and would be cheaper than Josh King after last season. Massive risk with his recent injuries though.

Great player when fixed though.

Boyandy
09-08-2017, 12:06 PM
I've actually heard there might be an element of truth re RvP coming to us.

I noticed yesterday that RVP has the same agent as Riedewald. So does Cillessen and Vermaelen. We've been linked to all 3 recently (although Cillessen wasn't apparently interested).

Coincidence?

Eddie McGoldrick's tash
09-08-2017, 12:22 PM
18.5 million according to everyone else: BBC, Telegraph, Mirror, Herts Mercury, etc.

That sounds more likely. He cost Burnley 9m before he had anywhere near the standing he does now and before he had scored a PL goal.

New LP
09-08-2017, 12:27 PM
Andre Gray seems to be Watford bound. 18.5 mil but would be great up top with Benteke or even as a lone striker.

And that's why Marco Silva decided to join Watford and not us.

Random*
09-08-2017, 12:43 PM
And that's why Marco Silva decided to join Watford and not us.

We never had any interest in Silva. His agent approached us.

GreatGonzo
09-08-2017, 12:47 PM
And that's why Marco Silva decided to join Watford and not us.

Because they give you 50m to spend and then pay off your contract when you don't get into Europe?

If that is why he went there he was not the manager for us!

Ralph
09-08-2017, 12:50 PM
And that's why Marco Silva decided to join Watford and not us.

Their ability to attract overpriced Burnley reserves?

jimmy the gent
09-08-2017, 12:51 PM
And that's why Marco Silva decided to join Watford and not us.

Maybe he just wanted to cultivate an allotment and they offered to throw one in as a sweetener. F*cks sake Parish!

New LP
09-08-2017, 12:55 PM
Their ability to attract overpriced Burnley reserves?


He's a good player, one of Burnley's best and you'd all be lapping it up if he'd signed for us. Also a young talent which would fit the current apparent ethos at the club.

But keep burying your heads in the sand as normal.

CP-RJW
09-08-2017, 01:02 PM
Also a young talent which would fit the current apparent ethos at the club.

He's 26, the same age as Benteke.

Mr Palace
09-08-2017, 01:08 PM
Our striker options going into the season are stupidity personified. How can our club be this dumb?

GreatGonzo
09-08-2017, 01:11 PM
Our striker options going into the season are stupidity personified. How can our club be this dumb?

Because the window hasn't shut and we have just under 538 hours to identify and recruit new options?

There is certainly a risk as if we lose Benteke we then get into the desperate category and could pay inflated fees.

Only time will tell if waiting secures us better deals.

Mr Palace
09-08-2017, 01:14 PM
Because the window hasn't shut and we have just under 538 hours to identify and recruit new options?

There is certainly a risk as if we lose Benteke we then get into the desperate category and could pay inflated fees.

Only time will tell if waiting secures us better deals.

We must be the only club in the league with such limited options. I know the window is still open but to go into the first game with one fit senior striker is complacent.

Ralph
09-08-2017, 01:27 PM
But keep burying your heads in the sand as normal.

How so?

:confused:

El Aguila
09-08-2017, 01:31 PM
If I was Palace shopping at Burnley, it'd be the 'keeper I'd try to sign.

RCUK
09-08-2017, 01:32 PM
Prob is closer to the transfer window ending, prices start to rise as you know these are desperation moves now.

I cant actually see who we will get now unless FDB has a wiley italian or dutch player coming in.

Martin H
09-08-2017, 01:35 PM
Prob is closer to the transfer window ending, prices start to rise as you know these are desperation moves now.

I cant actually see who we will get now unless FDB has a wiley italian or dutch player coming in.

Maybe although clubs looking to shift players also panic they won't get rid. Also the back to back deals domino their way down later on typically. So probably swings and roundabouts. The early deals in the window are normally ones that started ages ago. i.e. players that were on loan last year or long term targets.

GreatGonzo
09-08-2017, 02:25 PM
Prob is closer to the transfer window ending, prices start to rise as you know these are desperation moves now.

I cant actually see who we will get now unless FDB has a wiley italian or dutch player coming in.

Nothing to support that is there? Many of our most reasonable purchases are closer to the window. Its when chains of transfers have a deadline, it is when clubs realise it is now or never. It is when players who will not get playing time or will not make the 25 decide they have to move.

If anything the deals that have already been done are those with the inflated fees.

CharlieCPFC
09-08-2017, 02:43 PM
We need an alternative to Benteke, somebody with a bit more mobility and pace. But we should also be looking at someone who can play across the front three too. Somebody lol Josh King would be perfect but he'll be going for a big fee after the season he's had and probably to a bigger club than us. I think Iwobi at Arsenal would be well worth a look.

aj4england
09-08-2017, 02:46 PM
Musa from Leicester would be good.

CharlieCPFC
09-08-2017, 02:50 PM
Musa from Leicester would be good.

Not a bad shout either to be fair, talks of him leaving as well. Around 15M. He falls into the age bracket of what the club are looking at too.

aj4england
09-08-2017, 03:00 PM
Leicester have a lot of strikers (Slimani, Vardy, Ulloa, Ihaenacho plus Okazaki as a number 10) Musa has fallen down the ranks, pacy as hell and young enough to improve.

Martin H
09-08-2017, 03:01 PM
Musa from Leicester would be good.

Going to Hull possibly? I think he has more than he has shown so far but a risk I guess.

Scoot
09-08-2017, 03:02 PM
If I was Palace shopping at Burnley, it'd be the 'keeper I'd try to sign.

In a heart beat

palacelad197o
09-08-2017, 04:07 PM
We must be the only club in the league with such limited options. I know the window is still open but to go into the first game with one fit senior striker is complacent.

Especially as we knew at the middle of last season that we needed one

GreatGonzo
09-08-2017, 04:16 PM
Leicester have a lot of strikers (Slimani, Vardy, Ulloa, Ihaenacho plus Okazaki as a number 10) Musa has fallen down the ranks, pacy as hell and young enough to improve.

Slimani is the best in terms of like for like with Benteke and Ulloa a fair more economic option. Okasaki i don't think scores enough whilst incredibly hard working. Musa looks the first to go and maybe that it is Hull indicates where people feel he is at the moment. Not sure he is what we would need if (touch wood) Benteke got an injury.

Pinkie Brown
09-08-2017, 04:19 PM
Going into the season with one fit senior striker is pretty mental!
Hopefully we have something round the corner.

Jim Cannon
09-08-2017, 04:24 PM
If I was Palace shopping at Burnley, it'd be the 'keeper I'd try to sign.

Nobody else there worth splashing out on

nash84
09-08-2017, 04:31 PM
I reckon he is risking Ladapo as a backup striker the first weeks of the season.

we have heard the De Joong rumour, I am confident they are working on a striker option. the Luka deal gives me hope/confidence that we maybe looking further afield than the obvious choices from the prem.

with honesty, looking at Watfords signings so far, I am sure happy we don't have Marco Silva at the club and the same goes for Sean Dyche.

Martin H
09-08-2017, 04:43 PM
As an aside it shows how highly De Boer is rated in Holland that they are following him over here to interview him. Not sure we had intended to break into the Dutch market but by the eof the season we will have certainly done that :)

TWELLSEagle
09-08-2017, 05:05 PM
I reckon he is risking Ladapo as a backup striker the first weeks of the season.

we have heard the De Joong rumour, I am confident they are working on a striker option. the Luka deal gives me hope/confidence that we maybe looking further afield than the obvious choices from the prem.

with honesty, looking at Watfords signings so far, I am sure happy we don't have Marco Silva at the club and the same goes for Sean Dyche.

Fully agree. Gray 18.5 LMFAO

Nigelbrag
09-08-2017, 05:05 PM
We must be the only club in the league with such limited options. I know the window is still open but to go into the first game with one fit senior striker is complacent.

Total madness,lets hope we see sense soon as you rightly say 3 days before the season starts and here we are still ignoring the fact we need an additional striker.
And we read today a team like Watford can convince Andre Gray to join, a striker that could have done an excellent job for us either with Benteke or as a lone striker.

adrenalin john
09-08-2017, 05:08 PM
If Wickham will be fit again soon then I don't see the need myself.

If Wickham is months away and even then no one is sure he will be the same player we certainly need another striker.

With just one upfront I don't see the point in having 3 strikers, unless they can play across the front 3

elgin eagle
09-08-2017, 05:21 PM
If Wickham will be fit again soon then I don't see the need myself.

If Wickham is months away and even then no one is sure he will be the same player we certainly need another striker.

With just one upfront I don't see the point in having 3 strikers, unless they can play across the front 3

Still think we need a pace option, even if he is close to a return. Especially with his injury record.

westsussexcpfc
09-08-2017, 05:36 PM
Apparently Luciano Vietto from A. Madrid is for sale?

orp pisshead1
09-08-2017, 05:41 PM
Total madness,lets hope we see sense soon as you rightly say 3 days before the season starts and here we are still ignoring the fact we need an additional striker.
And we read today a team like Watford can convince Andre Gray to join, a striker that could have done an excellent job for us either with Benteke or as a lone striker.

Would he ? 9 goals last season with 3 vs Sunderland. He's ok i guess but 18.5 mill :eek:. Football is ****ed.

orp pisshead1
09-08-2017, 05:42 PM
Still think we need a pace option, even if he is close to a return. Especially with his injury record.

Have to agree , Wickham is decent but we just can't rely on him.

CharlieCPFC
09-08-2017, 05:45 PM
Apparently Luciano Vietto from A. Madrid is for sale?

Yes please.

Perfect for this system.

gold76
09-08-2017, 05:47 PM
Musa from Leicester would be good.

Been rumours saying Hull are keen

PalaceSi
09-08-2017, 05:47 PM
Most teams in this division have 3 or 4 strikers. You need options from the bench to change games or chase games let alone cover of injuries. I can't believe we are going to start the season with one fit striker, it really does defy belief, we are one dodgy tackle away from having no strikers whatsoever and when you know its been a pressing need for so long you do have to ask questions.
We are badly lacking a genuine number 10 too so really our options up front are a joke. Lets hope Ladapo and Loliko can develop into premier league attackers in the next few weeks but from what i've seen they could both do with a spell in league two.
Obviously there's still a couple of weeks left of the window but surely this should have been done weeks ago and systems worked on in pre season, all these things take time.

theCoach
09-08-2017, 08:11 PM
Coming to a conclusion that if we are to move to 343 (I'm not convinced it's a style suited to any team other than the top 6) then of players most suited then I think Theo Walcott would be a good fit.
Get some points on the board and maybe Kai Kai may come good.too early for lokilo.

EnglandEagle
09-08-2017, 08:42 PM
Coming to a conclusion that if we are to move to 343 (I'm not convinced it's a style suited to any team other than the top 6) then of players most suited then I think Theo Walcott would be a good fit.
Get some points on the board and maybe Kai Kai may come good.too early for lokilo.

I think you are being a little optimistic, but I'll take top 6. Obviously if we are top riding the wave at Christmas I'm going to be a tad disappointed. However I don't want to appear greedy at this stage.

earl bassline
09-08-2017, 10:36 PM
haha can play a more central role maybe

Martin H
09-08-2017, 10:41 PM
Coming to a conclusion that if we are to move to 343 (I'm not convinced it's a style suited to any team other than the top 6) then of players most suited then I think Theo Walcott would be a good fit.
Get some points on the board and maybe Kai Kai may come good.too early for lokilo.

Slightly tongue in cheek but I put that on the Chambers thread. Either him or Welbeck would be perfect to play on the other side to Wilf. Can't see either coming although I would expect Theo's time is probably up now at The Emirates.

theCoach
10-08-2017, 05:37 AM
I think you are being a little optimistic, but I'll take top 6. Obviously if we are top riding the wave at Christmas I'm going to be a tad disappointed. However I don't want to appear greedy at this stage.

Ha !....... I wasnt suggesting WE would finish top 6 because I don't believe we have the sufficient or likely to attract players (such as Walcott) that the system suits.im on record here saying my expectation is 12th with the same expectation we sign a match day keeper a starting centre back of quality e.g chambers sakho smelling AND match day striker
We can dream of course.....keep the faith !!

theCoach
10-08-2017, 05:48 AM
Slightly tongue in cheek but I put that on the Chambers thread. Either him or Welbeck would be perfect to play on the other side to Wilf. Can't see either coming although I would expect Theo's time is probably up now at The Emirates.

Thanks Martin........the more I think about it the more I hope Townsend becomes a success at wing back.......
At present we like Tottenham have a centre focus an excellent one and to which to recruit to and have back up is nigh on impossible (often derided but never by me as I understood his importance) there aren't many Frazier Campbell around to play third or fourth fiddle.
Playing 3-4-3 does and currently opens up a strikers position because it doesn't need a winger to fullfil that role......e.g none of Chelsea's front 3 are natural wide players.
Walcott however is the perfect type of player as is Sanchez (to make the point) as to who we should be looking for....real opportunity for Kai Kai of all the front players we currently have in our ranks.......what a shame he missed Asia tour.
Keep the. Faith

aashman12
10-08-2017, 06:20 AM
Most teams in this division have 3 or 4 strikers. You need options from the bench to change games or chase games let alone cover of injuries. I can't believe we are going to start the season with one fit striker, it really does defy belief, we are one dodgy tackle away from having no strikers whatsoever and when you know its been a pressing need for so long you do have to ask questions.
We are badly lacking a genuine number 10 too so really our options up front are a joke. Lets hope Ladapo and Loliko can develop into premier league attackers in the next few weeks but from what i've seen they could both do with a spell in league two.
Obviously there's still a couple of weeks left of the window but surely this should have been done weeks ago and systems worked on in pre season, all these things take time.

Ladapo hasn't got a chance of developing. League one at best for him

Mr Palace
10-08-2017, 08:24 AM
Virtually every other club in the league has strength in depth up front when they know they won't all play. It's a squad game and you need competition for places. It's not healthy to have one fit striker. We need two strikers imo as we can't rely on wickham just yet. Ideally, one of those strikers should be able to play anywhere across the front three positions. Perez for example.

We need to pull our finger out.

Stockport_Eagle
10-08-2017, 08:59 AM
Lets keep this simple...what happens if Benteke picks up an injury today?

Martin H
10-08-2017, 09:04 AM
Lets keep this simple...what happens if Benteke picks up an injury today?

Bring your boots........

Mr Palace
10-08-2017, 09:15 AM
Lets keep this simple...what happens if Benteke picks up an injury today?

Yep. Zero options. We play with no striker. It's crazy.

Eddie McGoldrick's tash
10-08-2017, 09:20 AM
Lets keep this simple...what happens if Benteke picks up an injury today?
We all say "Oh ****" and this thread goes in to overdrive

Ooh Betty
10-08-2017, 09:36 AM
Lets keep this simple...what happens if Benteke picks up an injury today?

'Vince Hilaire's Afro' comes on here and tells you that you have no understanding of how the transfer market works and you must be patient and wait until the end of the window.

Oh yes, and we don't have a striker fit to play.

bigend1
10-08-2017, 09:45 AM
Lets keep this simple...what happens if Benteke picks up an injury today?

Indeed. But I think that's the gamble.

I've no doubts whatsoever everyone at palace is aware of the risk. I've also no doubt we're looking to address it asap. However, it would seem we are trying to get the core in place for the start of the season. If Timmy has been signed and as per some reports been training with us this week then I think we have a good enough side to start, even 343.

Yes the risk is cover and we have none in some positions, especially strikers but it's 3 games until the end of the window and benteke has been one of our most injury resistant players. Obviously one bad tackle can change that but it's risk/reward. The later it gets the more prices tend to come closer to realistic and I think that's the calculated gamble.

Maybe we get 3 good players at the end of the window for our budget rather than 2 potentially lesser players now for our budget. It's probably trying to offset some of the expense of the January gamble spending.

EagleSE24
10-08-2017, 11:24 AM
Just seen in the Advertiser, Wickham will remain out until at least January.

McpfcS
10-08-2017, 11:26 AM
Just seen in the Advertiser, Wickham will remain out until at least January.

Yep so no way we will go past this transfer window without purchasing a ST. Presumably we'll go for someone who can play up top on his own or in the two spaces in-behind Benteke.

SE5eagle
10-08-2017, 11:26 AM
Just seen in the Advertiser, Wickham will remain out until at least January.

F'k.

Mad Raschic Ken
10-08-2017, 11:28 AM
Yep so no way we will go past this transfer window without purchasing a ST. Presumably we'll go for someone who can play up top on his own or in the two spaces in-behind Benteke.

Surely we will sign two. Possibly one that's a genuine back up to Benteke plus the Greek kid or someone similar (i.e. up and coming with potential).

McpfcS
10-08-2017, 11:30 AM
Surely we will sign two. Possibly one that's a genuine back up to Benteke plus the Greek kid or someone similar (i.e. up and coming with potential).

The "Greek kid" will not be considered as a first team possibility rather one for the future in the under 23s if at all.

I would be surprised if we signed two more strikers.

DARZET EAGLE
10-08-2017, 11:32 AM
The "Greek kid" will not be considered as a first team possibility rather one for the future in the under 23s if at all.

I would be surprised if we signed two more strikers.

I would be happy if we signed one.:rolleyes:

rainbow_child
10-08-2017, 11:34 AM
I'm not one to panic but simply there's no excuse for not having signed a Striker this Summer.

Even if it was just a loan rather than one of the current loan signings.

ForzaPalace
10-08-2017, 11:36 AM
Wonder what ageing shithouse from the Championship we'll get on loan this time?

McpfcS
10-08-2017, 11:37 AM
Wonder what ageing shithouse from the Championship we'll get on loan this time?

No one - we can't take any more domestic loans.

GreatGonzo
10-08-2017, 11:38 AM
I'm not one to panic but simply there's no excuse for not having signed a Striker this Summer.

Even if it was just a loan rather than one of the current loan signings.

Might be what is holding up the Fosu-Menah deal? We want to try and buy him to free up a loan slot for a striker?

elgin eagle
10-08-2017, 11:38 AM
Just seen in the Advertiser, Wickham will remain out until at least January.

So much for being close to a return. Frees up another space in the squad I suppose. Although that's hardly an issue at the moment. One injury to Wilf or Benteke away from disaster (hoping Fosu Mensah signs and Hennessey or Jules play at top form as well). Still 2 or 3 weeks to prevent a similar situation to last summer though.

elgin eagle
10-08-2017, 11:41 AM
Might be what is holding up the Fosu-Mensah deal? We want to try and buy him to free up a loan slot for a striker?

Wishful thinking I guess. Unless we are trying to do a deal with Chelsea for RLC and free up a spot? Although thinking about it that wouldn't affect the fosu mensah loan.

EagleSE24
10-08-2017, 11:42 AM
So much for being close to a return. Frees up another space in the squad I suppose. Although that's hardly an issue at the moment. One injury to Wilf or Benteke away from disaster (hoping Fosu Mensah signs and Hennessey or Jules play at top form as well). Still 2 or 3 weeks to prevent a similar situation to last summer though.

Yes. I'm sure we've learned from the Souare injury the perils of having no backup to first team players.

elgin eagle
10-08-2017, 11:45 AM
Yes. I'm sure we've learned from the Souare injury the perils of having no backup to first team players.

Hope you are right mate. Perhaps we need to sell first and that is proving difficult.

RAB
10-08-2017, 11:45 AM
Wonder what ageing shithouse from the Championship we'll get on loan this time?

Ahh! Back to the 'Nugent Thread'.

Ooh Betty
10-08-2017, 12:34 PM
Yes. I'm sure we've learned from the Souare injury the perils of having no backup to first team players.

Well we clearly haven't have we?

RCUK
10-08-2017, 12:37 PM
It's like ground hog day again with us and strikers.

Didn't realise Wickham is out til Jan, even with a new striker coming in it means we go into the season until Jan with 2 strikers.

Scary stuff.

Martin H
10-08-2017, 12:54 PM
It seems unfair that Arsenal have 3 brilliant candidates for us in Walcott, Welbeck and Perez. Greedy wotsits. I would love to see someone like Walcott play up there alongside Wilf and Christian. With Andros and PVA/Schluppy/Pape overlapping - dreamy. Dread to think what he would cost us in todays market though.

CharlieCPFC
10-08-2017, 12:58 PM
It seems unfair that Arsenal have 3 brilliant candidates for us in Walcott, Welbeck and Perez. Greedy wotsits. I would love to see someone like Walcott play up there alongside Wilf and Christian. With Andros and PVA/Schluppy/Pape overlapping - dreamy. Dread to think what he would cost us in todays market though.

And Iwobi

nash84
10-08-2017, 12:59 PM
And Iwobi

Iwobi looks like some prospect....

Martin H
10-08-2017, 01:15 PM
And Iwobi

Absolutely. They seem to hoard strikers but don't play them.

Stavros 69
10-08-2017, 01:33 PM
Now Wickham is defo out we need two strikers.

GreatGonzo
10-08-2017, 01:34 PM
Now Wickham is defo out we need two strikers.

Perez and Ulloa.

Stavros 69
10-08-2017, 01:40 PM
Perez and Ulloa.

Reckon Perez will go back to Spain.

GreatGonzo
10-08-2017, 03:02 PM
Reckon Perez will go back to Spain.

Don't think Deportivo can raise the money needed to get Arsenal to sell to them if they get a decent offer.

PHIL BARBER
10-08-2017, 08:36 PM
Danny Ings

or tell Frank the Bore Danny D'ings

Reg_Maudling
10-08-2017, 09:00 PM
We need two more forwards. One has to be very good pl standard
I would be happier now if we had frazier campbell!
Going into the season with one forward feels worse than going into a season with only one left back

cdm61
10-08-2017, 09:03 PM
Mitrovic? Newcastle are trying to off load him.

Hector
11-08-2017, 08:24 AM
Definitely worries me we are not linked to strikers so I can only assume we will go with Benteke and Wickham when he's fit but we don't even know if FDB fancies Wickham. I guess we could go with a false 9 in Zaha but that's only for the likes of Barca.

gold76
11-08-2017, 08:27 AM
Perez and Ulloa.

Ulloa is a good shout, won't get a lot of game time there, can hold up the ball, score a few and with 12 months left on his deal, may be available at a reasonable price

Martin H
11-08-2017, 08:32 AM
Definitely worries me we are not linked to strikers so I can only assume we will go with Benteke and Wickham when he's fit but we don't even know if FDB fancies Wickham. I guess we could go with a false 9 in Zaha but that's only for the likes of Barca.

But Wickham isn't available until the New Year.

If we were really to go forward with only one CF we need more forwards for the front 3 anyway. Can't believe we would rely on Ladapo for our goals etc.

mushroom
11-08-2017, 08:33 AM
Ulloa is a good shout, won't get a lot of game time there, can hold up the ball, score a few and with 12 months left on his deal, may be available at a reasonable price


But he's similar to CB... and of far inferior ability. We need a different type of striker... a alternative that allows a different way of playing.

Tim
11-08-2017, 08:36 AM
Definitely worries me we are not linked to strikers so I can only assume we will go with Benteke and Wickham when he's fit but we don't even know if FDB fancies Wickham. I guess we could go with a false 9 in Zaha but that's only for the likes of Barca.

I think your right about Zaha it's the only explanation that makes sense unless there's irons in the fire that we don't know about?

It's a huge season ahead for Wilf & he needs to add the one thing that been lacking from his game & score more goals consistently. Thats the expectation.

Mr Palace
11-08-2017, 08:40 AM
But Wickham isn't available until the New Year.

If we were really to go forward with only one CF we need more forwards for the front 3 anyway. Can't believe we would rely on Ladapo for our goals etc.

Exactly. I think we need two strikers, one who can play as an inside forward. The lack of rumours is unnerving though!

TC EAGLE
11-08-2017, 08:51 AM
Ulloa is a good shout, won't get a lot of game time there, can hold up the ball, score a few and with 12 months left on his deal, may be available at a reasonable price


He wont go from Leicester bench to ours.

Mr Palace
11-08-2017, 09:03 AM
Leicester have six high quality strikers; we have one. He'd play a lot more games with us. Benteke can't play every minute of every game all season.

elgin eagle
11-08-2017, 09:09 AM
Would prefer Musa myself. He can play across the front 3.

Martin H
11-08-2017, 09:19 AM
TBH we could cope with both Musa, Ulloa and chuck in Okazaki for good measure :)

cpfcfan1
11-08-2017, 09:20 AM
Musa would be class

adrenalin john
11-08-2017, 09:21 AM
. I guess we could go with a false 9 in Zaha but that's only for the likes of Barca.

Like your optimism.

It would depend on the draw, but assuming we finish top 4 this season there is good chance we could play Barcelona on our way to our first Champions League Trophy next season

richj363
11-08-2017, 09:45 AM
Musa is overrated and looked poor and a waste of money last year !

elgin eagle
11-08-2017, 09:49 AM
Musa is overrated and looked poor and a waste of money last year !

I'd suggest adama traore too but since villa and boro got relegated he must be shit!

gold76
11-08-2017, 09:52 AM
He did, I honestly thought, after his breathtaking cameo against Barca, that he would score a hat full here

Leicester got a bit kid in a candy store, although I can understand why

Their squad a bit porcine

eaglebhoy
11-08-2017, 09:54 AM
I'd suggest adama traore too but since villa and boro got relegated he must be shit!


Actually it would probably suit him to be one of an attacking 3 with no defensive backtracking to do, that's what made him look poor at Boro at least, that he doesn't want to do defensive work.

Remember him scaring the sh1t out of us every time he got the ball with his pace first time I saw him at Selhurst for Villa.

elgin eagle
11-08-2017, 09:59 AM
Actually it would probably suit him to be one of an attacking 3 with no defensive backtracking to do, that's what made him look poor at Boro at least, that he doesn't want to do defensive work.

Remember him scaring the sh1t out of us every time he got the ball with his pace first time I saw him at Selhurst for Villa.

Agreed. Watched him terrify Arsenal once as well. Front 3 at Palace would be awesome.

Johnny Byrne
11-08-2017, 10:19 AM
Lucas Perez for me. He is an intelligent forward, and wasted at AFC. He would fit right in with a 3-4-3 system and offers options upfront. Not sure if he would be a regular starter but more regular than for AFC.

LLCOOLSTEVE
11-08-2017, 07:09 PM
We are desperate for a new striker

Dread to think what happens if Benteke gets injured

CP-RJW
11-08-2017, 07:13 PM
I'd suggest adama traore too but since villa and boro got relegated he must be shit!
He is a bit shit at the moment, bags of pace but about as much end product as a league 2 player.

The Vicar
11-08-2017, 07:28 PM
Would take Traore in a heartbeat, yes, work in progress, but bags of skill and pace.

exiledeagle
11-08-2017, 07:30 PM
It is poor to start the season with only one Striker . It is not only that we would be right in the **** if Benteke got injured but we have zero options off the bench either .

WorthingEagle
11-08-2017, 07:36 PM
Although there's some merit in holding on for an end-of-window discount, if Benteke gets stretchered off tomorrow the price for any striker we're after will double....

alf
11-08-2017, 07:37 PM
Hopefully we have a few irons in the fire regarding bringing in a striker or two......I hope so anyway.

Stavros 69
11-08-2017, 07:53 PM
We are desperate for a new striker

Dread to think what happens if Benteke gets injured

This

brooklynlou
11-08-2017, 07:54 PM
We are desperate for a new striker

Dread to think what happens if Benteke gets injured


Picture Mutch up front. Let the horror of it sink in ...

Jman
11-08-2017, 08:10 PM
How about that Joel Campbell guy from Arsenal? Would be a cheaper option than Perez and could play anywhere across the front 3.

BillyTKid
11-08-2017, 08:13 PM
It is poor to start the season with only one Striker . It is not only that we would be right in the **** if Benteke got injured but we have zero options off the bench either .

It's mental and far more of a risk than having one left back like last season. Given we have an ambition for just above mid table it fair to compare our team with the likes of stoke, Bournemouth, West Ham and Southampton. They all have four well experienced premier league forwards. We have one! Even if you count Wilf and a forward, we desperately need two more.

Martin H
11-08-2017, 08:14 PM
How about that Joel Campbell guy from Arsenal? Would be a cheaper option than Perez and could play anywhere across the front 3.

Where is he?

cpfcfan1
11-08-2017, 08:16 PM
Where is he?


Was on loan at sporting cp last season, not sure now I guess at Arsenal

st albans
11-08-2017, 08:53 PM
Was on loan at sporting cp last season, not sure now I guess at Arsenal

His name was in the squad for the community shield but without a squad number

Stavros 69
11-08-2017, 08:57 PM
Also by having another weapon to use you keep other teams guessing.
At the moment every team knows to set up to stop Big Ben.
We have no plan B

Mad Raschic Ken
11-08-2017, 09:12 PM
Also by having another weapon to use you keep other teams guessing.
At the moment every team knows to set up to stop Big Ben.
We have no plan B

That's a bit harsh. We've got a an B. Some bloke called Baldrick came up with it. Can't go wrong.

mether
11-08-2017, 09:33 PM
Premier league club has offered 16 million for Leeds united Chris woods. Hope it's not us.

BillyTKid
11-08-2017, 09:52 PM
Premier league club has offered 16 million for Leeds united Chris woods. Hope it's not us.

I would imagine it's Burnley putting in an improved offer.

brooklynlou
11-08-2017, 09:54 PM
Also by having another weapon to use you keep other teams guessing.
At the moment every team knows to set up to stop Big Ben.
We have no plan B

Be thankful. For a long time we didn't have a plan A.

DARZET EAGLE
11-08-2017, 09:57 PM
How about that Joel Campbell guy from Arsenal? Would be a cheaper option than Perez and could play anywhere across the front 3.

Injured on International duty. Following knee surgery he's out for 6 months.

Dedders
12-08-2017, 05:29 AM
Do people think buying 1 striker is enough?
Most teams have 4
We used to have 4
We have 1 or 2 of you count Wilf

thereichstuff
12-08-2017, 05:46 AM
Do people think buying 1 striker is enough?
Most teams have 4
We used to have 4
We have 1 or 2 of you count Wilf

We don't need 4 , but if we still play one up front we need back up till at least Connor comes back .

rainbow_child
12-08-2017, 06:03 AM
Do people think buying 1 striker is enough?
Most teams have 4
We used to have 4
We have 1 or 2 of you count Wilf

I think we need 2. Look what happened to our Centre Backs at the tail end of last season, players get injured.

There will be Cup games and suspensions also.

Kai
12-08-2017, 06:05 AM
Last year we went into the season with 4 and ended up with only 1 fit to play.

Now we start the season with 1....Atrocious planning. As always.

In the short term we need two backups for Benteke, who ideally should both offer something different than him.

elgin eagle
12-08-2017, 06:48 AM
Injured on International duty. Following knee surgery he's out for 6 months.

Sounds perfect.

GreatGonzo
12-08-2017, 07:03 AM
How about that Joel Campbell guy from Arsenal? Would be a cheaper option than Perez and could play anywhere across the front 3.

So could inand I am only slightly worse than him.

Been talked about for years but never done anything and no longer 'potential'.

costello
12-08-2017, 07:33 AM
Surely there must be a decent striker in one of the 30+ leagues in Europe that we could pick up for 10-15 as a back up. I suspect our scouting just doesn't go deep and wide enough. We need to look at Brentford and what they're doing. It's really not that complicated.

mroakley9
12-08-2017, 07:35 AM
Surely there must be a decent striker in one of the 30+ leagues in Europe that we could pick up for 10-15 as a back up. I suspect our scouting just doesn't go deep and wide enough. We need to look at Brentford and what they're doing. It's really not that complicated.

15 is probably a little bit ambitious

cpfcfan1
12-08-2017, 07:43 AM
Bas dost

BillyTKid
12-08-2017, 07:45 AM
I think we need a backup for Benteke in the shape of a target man and then someone to play off of them. Quincy Promes has a brilliant scoring record albeit in Russia. Given he is Dutch I'm sure Franck is well aware of him.

theCoach
12-08-2017, 08:10 AM
Danny Ings

or tell Frank the Bore Danny D'ings

Was out with the the real Phil Barber last night.......what an unassuming gent.
Keep the faith

smoll
12-08-2017, 09:39 AM
Do people think buying 1 striker is enough?
Most teams have 4
We used to have 4
We have 1 or 2 of you count Wilf
Leicester and Watford both have 6 who can all play in their first team. We literally have 1. It's scandalous

elgin eagle
12-08-2017, 09:44 AM
We have van Bissaka :)

One of Musa, Traore and Lookman would be my latest unrealistic hopes.

Ralph
12-08-2017, 09:59 AM
Leicester and Watford both have 6 who can all play in their first team. We literally have 1. It's scandalous


Scandalous? Do you write for the Mail?

(I agree though, it's naive and poorly planned).

Dedders
12-08-2017, 10:03 AM
We don't need 4 , but if we still play one up front we need back up till at least Connor comes back .

What if we want to mix things up
Or if a player gets an injury!

thereichstuff
12-08-2017, 10:15 AM
What if we want to mix things up
Or if a player gets an injury!
I can't see us getting no more than 1 striker as it stands .

elgin eagle
12-08-2017, 10:18 AM
We don't need 4 , but if we still play one up front we need back up till at least Connor comes back .

http://i.imgur.com/MmRSMAL.jpg

spt1978
12-08-2017, 10:19 AM
This window is becoming slightly annoying.

Bipe
12-08-2017, 10:21 AM
I would like to see us have a good look at young Brereton at Forest, although he has recently signed a new contract. He is a serious unit but also pretty mobile from what I've seen of him, and he would suit our style of play well. Would be very much 'one for the future' but could also serve as backup in the short term

out vile jelly
12-08-2017, 10:28 AM
What about Kevin Mirallas? Surely superfluous at Everton now and I've always liked him.

Ralph
12-08-2017, 10:40 AM
What about Kevin Mirallas? Surely superfluous at Everton now and I've always liked him.


Excellent shout.

Sam Vokes
Josh King
Shane Long

Plenty of good options out there but none very cheap. I still think RVP will turn up on deadline day.

sylvan eagle
12-08-2017, 10:44 AM
Sp talking about getting more fire power in his programme notes

Eagle's Nest
12-08-2017, 10:52 AM
Andre Gray would have been a good shout for thr outlay