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in-exile
17-08-2017, 10:02 PM
To Everton for £50 million they need a number nine.....buy Batshuayi off Chelsea and the Scottish winger off the Red bull boys...or Moussa Dembele from Celtic.

Winny
17-08-2017, 10:11 PM
Was happy hour extended tonight?

DARZET EAGLE
17-08-2017, 10:20 PM
To Everton for £50 million they need a number nine.....buy Batshuayi off Chelsea and the Scottish winger off the Red bull boys...or Moussa Dembele from Celtic.

It all seems so simple, but then again it is rediculous.:wallbash:

in-exile
17-08-2017, 10:23 PM
He just is not a Palace striker! He has it all but with no hunger or anger!

cpfcben
17-08-2017, 10:28 PM
He just is not a Palace striker! He has it all but with no hunger or anger!

You are right he is not a palace player. A proven premiership goalscorer who knows where the back of the net is.

:wallbash::wallbash::wallbash:

:lux:

Excowboy
17-08-2017, 10:30 PM
https://guardianinterlock.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/1f9.jpg

in-exile
17-08-2017, 10:31 PM
You are right he is not a palace player. A proven premiership goalscorer who knows where the back of the net is.

:wallbash::wallbash::wallbash:

:lux:Give me AJ or Bright or even Glenn Murray over him all day long.

Eagle96
17-08-2017, 10:39 PM
It's a sorry state of affairs when there's quite a few (too many) Palace fans who would rather have someone like Cameron Jerome who runs around like a headless chicken for 90mins with a goalscoring record of about 1 in 10 in the top flight as opposed to Benteke, who may run less and look "lazy" but who guarantees you 15-20 goals a season. Madness.

Palace fans cry for a 20 goal a season striker and now we've got one and they want a battering ram who scores f*** all goals just because they press defenders. :wallbash:

jamieb73
17-08-2017, 10:52 PM
I reckon his drink was spiked by Benteke's agent

in-exile
17-08-2017, 10:54 PM
I reckon his drink was spiked by Benteke's agentI am his agent! We demand the move! :D

McpfcS
17-08-2017, 10:58 PM
Tbh selling Benteke is not without merit if we could be sure there was an adequate replacement. Ultimately we don't have enough quality in the team for him to thrive.

Billy Rhino
17-08-2017, 11:00 PM
If it was possible to replace him with a more mobile goalscoring striker then it's not the worst idea. Slight problem is they are as common as the dodo.

CPFC since 1989
17-08-2017, 11:35 PM
Sell Hennessey first. Actually, you can give him away for free.

CP-RJW
17-08-2017, 11:44 PM
To Everton for £50 million they need a number nine.....buy Batshuayi off Chelsea and the Scottish winger off the Red bull boys...or Moussa Dembele from Celtic.
Have you been playing FIFA Career mode?

bigend1
17-08-2017, 11:54 PM
Yeah sell our only fit striker

The best aerial threat we've ever had while we rely on wingers and set pieces

Yeah, do that

mroakley9
18-08-2017, 12:07 AM
Can we sell in-exile to HOL?

whereEaglesFly
18-08-2017, 08:18 AM
He just is not a Palace striker! He has it all but with no hunger or anger!

Yeah he actually scores goals :wallbash:

Mr Palace
18-08-2017, 08:23 AM
Sell our only senior striker

Genius.

He adores 17 goals last season - what's not to like!

gilesy14
18-08-2017, 08:27 AM
in-exile, I like you, as mad as you are - but you defend Hennessey to the death, yet think we should sell one of our best players...maybe time for a lie down?

Palacemad2002
18-08-2017, 08:29 AM
He just is not a Palace striker! He has it all but with no hunger or anger!

Hows the hangover this morning? Did you not see how he celebrated that last minute goal at Bournemouth last season?

AddoWolz
18-08-2017, 08:31 AM
Selling him would be suicide , he's fantastic in the air but not so great on the deck , weighs in with his fair share of goals (12/15)
What we need to do is bring in a second striker to play alongside
him and get midfielders making runs ahead of him to make the most of him winning the ball in the air .

Maz
18-08-2017, 08:31 AM
Can we sell in-exile to HOL?
We couldn't give him away.

CharlieCPFC
18-08-2017, 08:41 AM
I do look at him sometimes and think you can offer more here.

His highlights at Villa he was so hungry constantly hustling and bulldozing through players making runs into the channels. We've only seen that in limited times and he was fantastic. I think he needs some stiff competition and a challenge who can score more goals. It's far too comfortable at the moment.

He's still a top player and selling him would be suicide at this moment in time but I still feel there's more he can offer particularly for a £28M forward.

Shipp Ahoy!
18-08-2017, 08:43 AM
I've read some truly moronic things on here but this takes the biscuit!

Palace121
18-08-2017, 08:45 AM
What I find most annoying is how Benteke has this reputation of being lazy and not pressing defenders. He's often up there doing it on his own so has very little chance of it making much impact unless there is a mistake of monumental proportions (think Southampton and Frasier Forster last season or even Scott Dann when Big Ben was at Villa).

Just because Klopp doesn't fancy somebody, it doesn't necessarily mean they can't play the pressing game.

mushroom
18-08-2017, 08:46 AM
What happened to Villa when they sold him?

jhc
18-08-2017, 08:47 AM
I've read some truly moronic things on here but this takes the biscuit!

This ^

Wolfnipplechips
18-08-2017, 08:51 AM
There are a number of loons who sit around me berating the bloke for not closing down the keeper, centre back, full backs all game long.

I'd rather have him score 15-20 goals a season which means having energy at the right time.

He's pretty isolated all game anyway.

exiledeagle
18-08-2017, 08:56 AM
No way he should he go but I agree with many that it seems he is not playing in top gear and lacks a little hunger .

RisZero
18-08-2017, 09:17 AM
Also Dembele alone supposedly has an asking price of £50m

BillyTKid
18-08-2017, 09:20 AM
We need another good striker to keep him on his toes. He is obviously guaranteed his starting place at the moment.

Thefunkymonk
18-08-2017, 09:55 AM
Close thread

Danny boy
18-08-2017, 10:00 AM
What happened to Villa when they sold him?

He's not as good as he was at Villa. He has lost a lot of pace and his touch isn't great.

PauLo
18-08-2017, 10:02 AM
He's not as good as he was at Villa. He has lost a lot of pace and his touch isn't great.

Yet still scored 17 in a shit Palace side last year.

PauLo
18-08-2017, 10:02 AM
I swear to god we have the stupidest fans in the country.

Owngoal
18-08-2017, 10:15 AM
I swear to god we have the stupidest fans in the country.

You are not allowed to say that as the mods get complaints about being derogatory - no matter how true it is

Owngoal
18-08-2017, 10:18 AM
Sell our only senior striker

Genius.

He adores 17 goals last season - what's not to like!

Scores??

Considering how poor the various Punch and Cabaye free kick delivery was he could have scored many more. The reason I would like a new signing who can deliver or get Lokilo into the team ASAP

Danny boy
18-08-2017, 10:22 AM
Yet still scored 17 in a shit Palace side last year.

Yes and I wouldn't sell him either but there are some parts of his game that needs improving as well such as his touch and movement.

Mr Palace
18-08-2017, 10:28 AM
Scores??

Considering how poor the various Punch and Cabaye free kick delivery was he could have scored many more. The reason I would like a new signing who can deliver or get Lokilo into the team ASAP

Sorry, I meant scores.

Benteke is a class act - he just needs good service and he will score. Feed the beast!

ExiledStirling
18-08-2017, 10:30 AM
Just pure class

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McpfcS
18-08-2017, 10:34 AM
Sorry, I meant scores.



Benteke is a class act - he just needs good service and he will score. Feed the beast!


I agree but I fear he won't get it at Palace. We're simply not good enough. He'd be more effective for a better team and we'd be more threatening with a CF that was more mobile.

Baffled Bob 2
18-08-2017, 10:42 AM
Don't sell Benteke. We need him for when we decide the new system isn't working.

Jason
18-08-2017, 11:04 AM
Rather than sell Benteke, perhaps we should recognise that he's one of our biggest assets, and set the team up in a way that is designed to get the best from him. At the moment, the manager seems determined to play in a way that reduces the impact of our biggest attacking threats. We need to address that issue, rather than start selling our best players.

Nigelbrag
18-08-2017, 11:25 AM
The difficulty we have is we do NOT play to his strengths and so far under the new system this has been highlighted even further then he offers very little, and if i am being honest currently he looks lost and his contribution is worthless, but through no fault of his.
Everybody knows what his strengths and weakness are, give him what he thrives on and he becomes literally unplayable for a defender to face, and scores the goals as he showed last season. But without that service he looks a lost soul and quite sad to watch as we know what he is capable off.
So do we sell him? the obvious answer should be NO, but in the current setup unless it improves to help his cause, then you have to say Yes, especially if we are offered the silly money being bandied around, ideally a Chinese bid of say 55m gives us the funds to bring in Three quality players which then does make sense, for example Silamani, Burke and Van Persie would make wonderful additions and give us a more competitive set of strikers to build on in my opinion.

whereEaglesFly
18-08-2017, 11:30 AM
The difficulty we have is we do NOT play to his strengths and so far under the new system this has been highlighted even further then he offers very little, and if i am being honest currently he looks lost and his contribution is worthless, but through no fault of his.
Everybody knows what his strengths and weakness are, give him what he thrives on and he becomes literally unplayable for a defender to face, and scores the goals as he showed last season. But without that service he looks a lost soul and quite sad to watch as we know what he is capable off.
So do we sell him? the obvious answer should be NO, but in the current setup unless it improves to help his cause, then you have to say Yes, especially if we are offered the silly money being bandied around, ideally a Chinese bid of say 55m gives us the funds to bring in Three quality players which then does make sense, for example Silamani, Burke and Van Persie would make wonderful additions and give us a more competitive set of strikers to build on in my opinion.

90 minutes....

Stavros 69
18-08-2017, 11:31 AM
When 352 fails he'll be top dog again

Crunchie
18-08-2017, 12:57 PM
Just pure class

FDB should watch this video again, and again, and again until he gets the point.

Gyro1780
18-08-2017, 01:55 PM
Close thread

Yes close this stupid thread.

old geezer
18-08-2017, 02:14 PM
Tbh selling Benteke is not without merit if we could be sure there was an adequate replacement. Ultimately we don't have enough quality in the team for him to thrive.

There is enough quality for him to thrive - the issue is a style of play that allows him to thrive

carter
18-08-2017, 04:19 PM
Yep bring back Kuqi, Lee, Andrew, Sanogo, Wilbraham and Jerome.

Was the BBS this stupid 10 years ago? No wonder we get called cringey Nigel's. Most Palace fans are so used to watching shit that they can't even appreciate a good goal scorer when they see one let alone a good player. We'd be in the Championship without his goals.

Used to be worth a read on here :S:

Jaserob
18-08-2017, 04:23 PM
To Everton for £50 million they need a number nine.....buy Batshuayi off Chelsea and the Scottish winger off the Red bull boys...or Moussa Dembele from Celtic.

FFS

Johnny Byrne
18-08-2017, 04:29 PM
To Everton for £50 million they need a number nine.....buy Batshuayi off Chelsea and the Scottish winger off the Red bull boys...or Moussa Dembele from Celtic.


Pardon?

CP-RJW
18-08-2017, 11:11 PM
Can we sell in-exile to HOL?
Flog them PHIL BARBER while you're at it.

in-exile
19-08-2017, 05:05 PM
Buy Batshuayi off Chelsea and the Scottish winger off the Red bull boys...

Jon_C-Pal
19-08-2017, 05:20 PM
How about get a player in who can give him competition and keep him on his toes. Sick note Wickham will never be fit long enough to worry Benteke, but Parish thinks having no other striker at a professional PL club is acceptable.

Gyro1780
19-08-2017, 05:33 PM
Yes close this stupid thread.


YES CLOSE THIS STUPID THREAD

Panther
19-08-2017, 06:01 PM
Flog them PHIL BARBER while you're at it.

That sentence does not need the word "them".:o

KP'S Nuts
19-08-2017, 06:03 PM
If medical science can graft two heads onto his feet he might become a decent option.

Kidofwonder
19-08-2017, 06:13 PM
He ****ed his achilles at Villa and it's taken a lot of his movement away from him. Michy would be a good option but he can't do what Benteke does which is hold up the ball, knock it on, bring others into play etc

The players that can do both ie Lacazete and Lukaku tend to go for more than we could afford

in-exile
19-08-2017, 07:51 PM
He ****ed his achilles at Villa and it's taken a lot of his movement away from him. Michy would be a good option but he can't do what Benteke does which is hold up the ball, knock it on, bring others into play etc

The players that can do both ie Lacazete and Lukaku tend to go for more than we could affordI don't think he can hold up the ball and knock it on ..(Glenn Murray could).or beat a defender to a near post....most of his goals have to be put on a plate!

PHIL BARBER
19-08-2017, 07:52 PM
seriously he is s........t so lazy and lacks mobility, 1st touch of Rolf Harris. todays miss was unforgivable.

in-exile
19-08-2017, 07:59 PM
About as dangerous as a Golden Retriever .... He's a big lump get stuck in and put it about ffs.

cpfcfan1
19-08-2017, 08:01 PM
When he's good he's good and when he's bad he's well shite!

in-exile
19-08-2017, 08:03 PM
Ian Wright was always good!.....( Arsenal git)

SeaEagle
20-08-2017, 04:46 PM
To Everton for £50 million they need a number nine.....buy Batshuayi off Chelsea and the Scottish winger off the Red bull boys...or Moussa Dembele from Celtic.

Came off the bench with 10 mins to go to score a decisive goal vs Tottenham...

Oh.

Kidofwonder
20-08-2017, 05:38 PM
I don't think he can hold up the ball and knock it on ..(Glenn Murray could).or beat a defender to a near post....most of his goals have to be put on a plate!

He's the best header of a football I've possibly ever seen. His timing makes his chances look a lot easier than they are.

montstar
20-08-2017, 05:48 PM
If we had done this a lot earlier I think it would have made sense to buy 2 strikers that fit the system well, but unfortunately not now.

in-exile
26-08-2017, 07:40 PM
Sell him .... Tammy Abraham showed us today what a hungry Premier League striker should be like! Benteke was woeful today!

Kidofwonder
26-08-2017, 07:41 PM
be careful what you wish for...

maestro
26-08-2017, 07:44 PM
Ive always said he lazy and a limited striker who is only good with his head

cpfcfan1
26-08-2017, 07:45 PM
Reckon he'll be at Everton by the end of the window.

riggers
26-08-2017, 07:48 PM
Sell sell sell sell

exiledeagle
26-08-2017, 07:48 PM
Too late to replace him . We have to play to his strengths which is getting crosses in for him to head . He has nothing else .

in-exile
26-08-2017, 08:01 PM
Too late to replace him . We have to play to his strengths which is getting crosses in for him to head . He has nothing else .
Don't think he even has that..unless it's a gold plated chance.... No threat even from corners!

Blind_Eagle
26-08-2017, 08:05 PM
Yeah sell our only fit striker

The best aerial threat we've ever had while we rely on wingers and set pieces

Yeah, do that

He had as much aerial threat as a wren with a broken win today.

Pathetic, inept performance.

Kidofwonder
26-08-2017, 08:09 PM
Don't think he even has that..unless it's a good plated chance.... No threat even from corners!

that's more to do with how awful our delivery is tbf

Tele Caster
26-08-2017, 08:09 PM
I think he's terrible. Lazy with poor technique.

Joooe
26-08-2017, 08:10 PM
I can't remember us putting in a single cross that wasn't across the ground or in the clouds though.

He got us 17 goals last season, we know he has that. And we wont find another striker who can score that many.

St.AlbansEagle
26-08-2017, 08:11 PM
Yeah....what a great idea. Who needs strikers eh?

spt1978
26-08-2017, 08:12 PM
He needs competition, he knows he is always going to get picked at the moment.

Shocking that we haven't signed another striker.

in-exile
26-08-2017, 08:13 PM
that's more to do with how awful our delivery is tbfYes but he's just as ******* bad!

henryhallandhisbasque
26-08-2017, 08:16 PM
Is Jermaine Easter still available?

Danny boy
26-08-2017, 08:19 PM
Imagine spending 27M+ for a striker and constantly excusing shite performances with lack of service. If he wasn't so limited he could actually score goals without requiring a perfect cross to his head by having good movement or being good with the ball at his feet.

cpfcfan1
26-08-2017, 08:19 PM
He doesn't move, might as well stick a tree there

in-exile
26-08-2017, 08:21 PM
He doesn't move, might as well stick a tree there I have a spare green or brown wheelie bin!!

cantspell
26-08-2017, 08:26 PM
And who would we have up front - palace no strikers - Tories will be pleased

racehorse-80s
26-08-2017, 08:35 PM
I think my thoughts are well known on Beneteke , His value peaked about 2 weeks ago is all I am saying

andyf5000
26-08-2017, 08:39 PM
Put crosses in the box and he's the best in the premiership at heading them in. Not sure he had a decent cross in today.

aj4england
26-08-2017, 08:40 PM
For the first time today given the dire mess SP and FdB have plummeted the club into I started think 50 million gets two quality players.

But I'd rather FdB gone or FdB does total turn around and that includes his leadership skills and tactics

Palestinian
26-08-2017, 08:52 PM
Put crosses in the box and he's the best in the premiership at heading them in. Not sure he had a decent cross in today.

This - almost nothing in 1st half and while Lee got more in during 2nd half virtually all were over hit, more likely to find McArthur stretching for them at the far post than get anywhere near Benteke.

We left him completely isolated today (as we did for big chunks of Pardew's tenure), it is a problem with the formation and the hopeless defence dragging the midfield backwards. The trouble then is that he then can look disinterested, hence some of the negative comments on here.

Benteke is a 15 goal a season player - the best striker we have had since AJ - to let him go would be complete and utter madness; we might as well give up with this season and accept relegation.

racehorse-80s
26-08-2017, 08:56 PM
Thread is irrelevant as it's unlikely another club other than maybe a billionaire backed Chinese side are interested in Beneteke .

glaziers fan
26-08-2017, 08:58 PM
Lacks service.

Timbo
26-08-2017, 09:04 PM
Put crosses in the box and he's the best in the premiership at heading them in. Not sure he had a decent cross in today.
There were several potentially decent crosses he just wasn't standing in the right place when they came in

BringbackShipps
26-08-2017, 09:25 PM
Genuine question as I was having this discussion with my old man at the game, how many goals has he scored for us with his feet? Looks like the most limited 30m striker I've ever seen when I watch him.

Thefunkymonk
26-08-2017, 09:30 PM
Genuine question as I was having this discussion with my old man at the game, how many goals has he scored for us with his feet? Looks like the most limited 30m striker I've ever seen when I watch him.

He gets **** all service. We have zero creativity. Been crying out for a creative midfielder since promotion..

He gets ball either lumped into him or a hopeful cross.

He's the least of our problems

Shipp Ahoy!
26-08-2017, 09:41 PM
A £30m striker who could score 20+ goals in a team playing to his strengths.

Sadly we play an opposite system, absolutely brainless!

El Aguila
26-08-2017, 09:53 PM
He could press, couldn't he? That's a simple lack of trying. Any player can press if they care enough.

Thefunkymonk
26-08-2017, 09:56 PM
A £30m striker who could score 20+ goals in a team playing to his strengths.

Sadly we play an opposite system, absolutely brainless!

Yep

jaspercpfc
26-08-2017, 09:59 PM
Lacks service.

Agree with this. You have to play to his strengths, and we are currently too narrow offensively. He looked isolated out there, Benteke will always get you goals providing he has the support and service.

Thefunkymonk
26-08-2017, 10:02 PM
Don't shoot messenger.... but I've heard that Everton have come in for him..

Kidofwonder
26-08-2017, 10:02 PM
Clapham Grand has just tweeted Worse to come about Townsend to Leicester, which makes me think Benteke to Everton is about to happen

Thefunkymonk
26-08-2017, 10:07 PM
Clapham Grand has just tweeted Worse to come about Townsend to Leicester, which makes me think Benteke to Everton is about to happen

Townsend yes sell. Benteke.. suicidal

jaspercpfc
26-08-2017, 10:08 PM
Don't shoot messenger.... but I've heard that Everton have come in for him..

figure?

Malarkey
26-08-2017, 10:10 PM
Clapham Grand has just tweeted Worse to come about Townsend to Leicester, which makes me think Benteke to Everton is about to happen

Cabaye

racehorse-80s
26-08-2017, 10:10 PM
Clapham Grand has just tweeted Worse to come about Townsend to Leicester, which makes me think Benteke to Everton is about to happen

Zaha to Spurs ?

carter
26-08-2017, 10:11 PM
If Benteke is sold then that's me done for the season already. What an amateur summer. At least the Premier League has got rid of the wooden seats we once had. Nothing more to show

Malarkey
26-08-2017, 10:11 PM
Zaha to Spurs ?

:D

Kidofwonder
26-08-2017, 10:12 PM
Zaha to Spurs ?

I'd give up on football.

fuzziettt
26-08-2017, 10:22 PM
Zaha to Spurs ?
Im not an expert on medicals - but given the fact he is not fit, would he not be able to pass one?

Thefunkymonk
26-08-2017, 10:29 PM
figure?

No mention mate. Hope it's bollocks

Danny boy
26-08-2017, 10:29 PM
If Benteke is sold then that's me done for the season already. What an amateur summer. At least the Premier League has got rid of the wooden seats we once had. Nothing more to show

Blimey he really isn't that good.Benteke has been pretty average for most of his time here with dodgy pens, poor first touch, lack of work rate and can only score unless you play a one-dimensional long ball and cross all game system.

40m+ and we should take it and run.

Penstone Eagle
26-08-2017, 10:33 PM
Zaha to Spurs ?

January.

He won't put up with this garbage.

Penstone Eagle
26-08-2017, 10:34 PM
Blimey he really isn't that good.Benteke has been pretty average for most of his time here with dodgy pens, poor first touch, lack of work rate and can only score unless you play a one-dimensional long ball and cross all game system.

40m+ and we should take it and run.

Spot on.

chrisophiex
26-08-2017, 10:34 PM
Clapham Grand has just tweeted Worse to come about Townsend to Leicester, which makes me think Benteke to Everton is about to happen

Can't see that on twitter anywhere ?

sl6 Eagle
26-08-2017, 10:37 PM
Can't see that on twitter anywhere ?

He did tweet that but hasn't confirmed it's Benteke, just people presuming.

carter
26-08-2017, 10:38 PM
Blimey he really isn't that good.Benteke has been pretty average for most of his time here with dodgy pens, poor first touch, lack of work rate and can only score unless you play a one-dimensional long ball and cross all game system.

40m+ and we should take it and run.

Yeah pretty easy to find a replacement with 4 days to go who gets you 17 goals a season. You act like the direct style of play with loads of crosses is a bad thing.. it's what the club have played for decades. If you think Benteke is average then you've had it pretty good at Palace

Shipp Ahoy!
26-08-2017, 10:39 PM
He could press, couldn't he? That's a simple lack of trying. Any player can press if they care enough.

Do you bother to actually watch?

He is one of the only players that ******* does press! Unfortunately there is always an easy pass out from his press cause no ****** does it to the options.

Thefunkymonk
26-08-2017, 10:40 PM
Do you bother to actually watch?

He is one of the only players that ******* does press! Unfortunately there is always an easy pass out from his press cause no ****** does it to the options.

A man that speaks sense

Eddie McGoldrick's tash
26-08-2017, 10:41 PM
Can't see that on twitter anywhere ?
It's there. Was a reply to FYP's tweet about the Townsend to Leicester story

PeterH
26-08-2017, 10:41 PM
Are we selling up to pay the Yanks back before the Championship or are they liquidating all the assets before selling to the Chinese? I wonder how SP explains either of those two scenarios to the fans. It feels like the Club are throwing the towel in, not the fans.

Even if we are selling or best players to allow de Bore a few days to buy the players to play his system - that's a calamatious strategy with our history on 'getting players over the line'. And even worse when you see the clown that SP is trusting it all on.

chrisophiex
26-08-2017, 10:41 PM
It's there. Was a reply to FYP's tweet about the Townsend to Leicester story


Ah ok, cheers

SOUTHGATE EAGLE
26-08-2017, 10:42 PM
Blimey he really isn't that good.Benteke has been pretty average for most of his time here with dodgy pens, poor first touch, lack of work rate and can only score unless you play a one-dimensional long ball and cross all game system.

40m+ and we should take it and run.

Who else is going to score from the odd decent cross we are able to send over?

How many cutting-edge through balls do we play to feet in front of the striker? Per season?

We don't have the ability to play in people from midfield. Unless we buy players that can, ( and it seems after five years that the club just doesn't consider that a priority ) Benteke is the one striker proven to be able to turn our dire quality of final ball into a goal. I can't believe how backwards some people have got this. Benteke isn't the problem any more than Wickham, Murray, Gayle or Campbell, et al.

Need proof? Watch how other teams service their strikers over the last five years, compare it with us and then tell me it's the strikers fault.

Thefunkymonk
26-08-2017, 10:45 PM
Who else is going to score from the odd decent cross we are able to send over?

How many cutting-edge through balls do we play to feet in front of the striker? Per season?

We don't have the ability to play in people from midfield. Unless we buy players that can, ( and it seems after five years that the club just doesn't consider that a priority ) Benteke is the one striker proven to be able to turn our dire quality of final ball into a goal. I can't believe how backwards some people have got this. Benteke isn't the problem any more than Wickham, Murray, Gayle or Campbell, et al.

Need proof? Watch how other teams service their strikers over the last five years, compare it with us and then tell me it's the strikers fault.



Another sensible post.

Eddie McGoldrick's tash
26-08-2017, 10:47 PM
Who else is going to score from the odd decent cross we are able to send over?

How many cutting-edge through balls do we play to feet in front of the striker? Per season?

We don't have the ability to play in people from midfield. Unless we buy players that can, ( and it seems after five years that the club just doesn't consider that a priority ) Benteke is the one striker proven to be able to turn our dire quality of final ball into a goal. I can't believe how backwards some people have got this. Benteke isn't the problem any more than Wickham, Murray, Gayle or Campbell, et al.

Need proof? Watch how other teams service their strikers over the last five years, compare it with us and then tell me it's the strikers fault.
Who's going to send a decent cross when Townsend is sold? I'm at a total loss to the plan.

sl6 Eagle
26-08-2017, 11:01 PM
We've still got Chungy and Sako :p

west country boy
26-08-2017, 11:02 PM
He could press, couldn't he? That's a simple lack of trying. Any player can press if they care enough.You are agreeing with maestro, Danny boy, r-80s and in-exile.

CPFC85
26-08-2017, 11:18 PM
Is Jermaine Easter still available?

Parish is hoping to tie up a late deal for Germain Greer for £2.73.

El Aguila
26-08-2017, 11:21 PM
Do you bother to actually watch?

He is one of the only players that ******* does press! Unfortunately there is always an easy pass out from his press cause no ****** does it to the options.

It doesn't bother me at all.
I find him streaky. When he's not scoring, he seems to stop sol the other stuff as well, including pressing.

Eddie McGoldrick's tash
26-08-2017, 11:26 PM
It doesn't bother me at all.
I find him streaky. When he's not scoring, he seems to stop sol the other stuff as well, including pressing.
We do have a number of streaky players - in fact all our front three. Wilf, Andros and CB.

Danny boy
26-08-2017, 11:33 PM
Yeah pretty easy to find a replacement with 4 days to go who gets you 17 goals a season. You act like the direct style of play with loads of crosses is a bad thing.. it's what the club have played for decades. If you think Benteke is average then you've had it pretty good at Palace

Good points but I think we should really expect more from Benteke tbh. He's now a player who can only score unless its perfect service when a couple of years ago he used to win games on his own at Villa.

SE5eagle
26-08-2017, 11:49 PM
Selling our only fit PL striker, who is one of the most deadly in the air in Europe would be great business.

Hopefully we could sign Francis Jeffers or David Nugent before the 'window slams shut!'

Excellent!

Only an idiot would think we should build a team around 'Big Ben.'

Everyone knows big ben's 'bongs' are decommissioned now.

In fact, why don't we go the whole hog and leave the EU too; who needs plans?!?

The premier league needs us more than we need them.

Rule Brit...

*Salutes family on the shore as ship sinks 27km away from them*

A Dutchman, you say? C'mon Billy!

Neckinger Eagle
27-08-2017, 12:13 AM
Strikers are overrated anyway, especially if the new Crystal Palace's game plan is to endlessly pass the ball around the back five until the opposition falls asleep.

Eddie McGoldrick's tash
27-08-2017, 12:15 AM
If we could sign Sakho, hopefully it would give Benteke a boost in morale.

Martin H
27-08-2017, 12:31 AM
Right now, I just want the pain to go away and so I am more open to radical surgery than ever before. Benteke is the best quality CF we have had of his type by some distance and he delivered the goals. But he isn't doing enough right now. I don't mean he isn't trying because he is lazy, I just think recently he is more 'icing' than cake, and we need cake. This could easily change, and there is no doubt he has been starved of service but I can also see why we might want to trade him in for say 2 other options that deliver more consistently over 90 mins. So I would be open to anything.

My scepticism comes from our ability to find those 2 options. It's not easy for anyone to find them and our track record with strikers has been patchy at best. So I will be very nervous if he goes. £50m and maybe we would listen a little.

Townsend - make it £30m and we will sit and listen.

Hedgehog
27-08-2017, 01:06 AM
His miss against Liverpool summed him up for me. Any player but him would have buried that.

Eddie McGoldrick's tash
27-08-2017, 01:19 AM
His miss against Liverpool summed him up for me. Any player but him would have buried that.
A top striker would have, a Vardy for example, but not any player.

Gyro1780
27-08-2017, 01:31 AM
Benteke isn't the problem.
He scored 15 goals in a team who struggled most of the season in a relegation battle.
We need someone up there with him. Don't think any striker would score with the service our team provides to the forwards.

in-exile
27-08-2017, 05:26 AM
A top striker would have, a Vardy for example, but not any player. Glenn Murray would have smashed it in!

in-exile
27-08-2017, 05:37 AM
Tammy Abraham showed what we are missing upfront.

cpfcfan1
27-08-2017, 05:37 AM
Sakho won't come if Benteke is sold, it's more than likely to be Townsend and cabaye

spt1978
27-08-2017, 07:08 AM
Will be playing Bright and Freedman upfront at this rate.

Thefunkymonk
27-08-2017, 10:31 AM
Tammy Abraham showed what we are missing upfront.

He got service

Martin H
27-08-2017, 12:53 PM
He got service

He really didn't though did he. He battled for anything and everything and was constantly pulling wide and so on. Very different players.

AJ
27-08-2017, 01:20 PM
Benteke doesnt fit FdBs system, that is all there is to it.

SJ'sLoveMonkey
27-08-2017, 01:21 PM
Benteke doesnt fit FdBs system, that is all there is to it.

This is why it wouldn't shock me if he was sold before Thursday, just been speaking to my boy about the exact same thing. Hope I'm wrong

RisZero
27-08-2017, 01:27 PM
Scary that we could be a completely different team by the end of the week, hope it all pays off whatever happens

SJ'sLoveMonkey
27-08-2017, 01:27 PM
Scary that we could be a completely different team by the end of the week, hope it all pays off whatever happens

Yep was saying that to him too

Thefunkymonk
27-08-2017, 01:32 PM
He really didn't though did he. He battled for anything and everything and was constantly pulling wide and so on. Very different players.

He did. His goal was from a cross into his feet

Martin H
27-08-2017, 01:36 PM
He did. His goal was from a cross into his feet

LOL - I didn't think you would describe that single ball into the box (that he should never have won) as service. If that's service then Benteke is overflowing with it :)

Thefunkymonk
27-08-2017, 01:39 PM
LOL - I didn't think you would describe that single ball into the box (that he should never have won) as service. If that's service then Benteke is overflowing with it :)

Well considering we couldn't do that for Benteke once that's your difference.

Abraham got more service than Benteke yesterday

Martin H
27-08-2017, 01:44 PM
Well considering we couldn't do that for Benteke once that's your difference.

Abraham got more service than Benteke yesterday

He has had chances and balls into the box but this season he has neither taken them nor competed for crosses. I am not campaigning against him, just describing what I have seen. He was patchy last year and hasn't truly started this year. I would brace yourself because one explanation is that he is lined up elsewhere.

SJ'sLoveMonkey
27-08-2017, 01:46 PM
He has had chances and balls into the box but this season he has neither taken them nor competed for crosses. I am not campaigning against him, just describing what I have seen. He was patchy last year and hasn't truly started this year. I would brace yourself because one explanation is that he is lined up elsewhere.

As I said on another thread this would not surprise me

BarcaPalace
27-08-2017, 07:24 PM
I was very excited when we signed Benteke and couldn't believe we'd pulled it off.
His 49 goals for Villa included probably 10-15 top class, quality strikes. Even for Liverpool he scored some bangers. Unfortunately for Palace he's been bang average. His hold up play is weak. He can't dribble, and if he tries to be loses it. He has f*** all aggression and on top of this he's a lazy bastard.

Sell him while his stock is still seen as being quite high and while he's still a big name. He's a luxury player and not a grafter, get rid an reinvest in some guts.

Thefunkymonk
27-08-2017, 07:26 PM
I was very excited when we signed Benteke and couldn't believe we'd pulled it off.
His 49 goals for Villa included probably 10-15 top class, quality strikes. Even for Liverpool he scored some bangers. Unfortunately for Palace he's been bang average. His hold up play is weak. He can't dribble, and if he tries to be loses it. He has f*** all aggression and on top of this he's a lazy bastard.

Sell him while his stock is still seen as being quite high and while he's still a big name. He's a luxury player and not a grafter, get rid an reinvest in some guts.


:wallbash:
Bang average scoring 17 goals last season

Bloke is class.. shame we don't play to his strengths and leave him isolated

PHIL BARBER
27-08-2017, 07:28 PM
I was very excited when we signed Benteke and couldn't believe we'd pulled it off.
His 49 goals for Villa included probably 10-15 top class, quality strikes. Even for Liverpool he scored some bangers. Unfortunately for Palace he's been bang average. His hold up play is weak. He can't dribble, and if he tries to be loses it. He has f*** all aggression and on top of this he's a lazy bastard.

Sell him while his stock is still seen as being quite high and while he's still a big name. He's a luxury player and not a grafter, get rid an reinvest in some guts.

in this current market got to be worth 50 million surely. Josh King is more like the Striker we need in my opinion.

Great Lombardi
27-08-2017, 07:29 PM
I was very excited when we signed Benteke and couldn't believe we'd pulled it off.
His 49 goals for Villa included probably 10-15 top class, quality strikes. Even for Liverpool he scored some bangers. Unfortunately for Palace he's been bang average. His hold up play is weak. He can't dribble, and if he tries to be loses it. He has f*** all aggression and on top of this he's a lazy bastard.

Sell him while his stock is still seen as being quite high and while he's still a big name. He's a luxury player and not a grafter, get rid an reinvest in some guts.

Try crossing him a f**king football??

Oddjob
27-08-2017, 07:29 PM
Jesus wept, 15 goals last season in a team generally playing absolute pony !

Boro away, Everton away - in seconds off the top off my head goals that no other striker in the PL era would have put away for us

Oh and Sunderland away

Thefunkymonk
27-08-2017, 07:31 PM
in this current market got to be worth 50 million surely. Josh King is more like the Striker we need in my opinion.

Josh king was a half season wonder

SJ'sLoveMonkey
27-08-2017, 07:31 PM
Try crossing him a f**king football??

It's not difficult is it? Well it is for Palace it seems

GorBlimey
27-08-2017, 08:24 PM
in this current market got to be worth 50 million surely. Josh King is more like the Striker we need in my opinion.

Yeah, flog Benteke and get in Bamford and we're sorted. :p

Shit, did I have the old version of Football Manager loaded?

Never mind, David Moyes will sort it all out - get in!!!!

Stavros 69
27-08-2017, 08:26 PM
Zaha to Spurs ?

They were definately coming back for him before his injury.
No joke

SteveyHawking
27-08-2017, 08:29 PM
A Spurs mate reckons they're in for Benteke now. Money and Jannsen in exchange. Not sure how reliable this is.

cpfcfan1
27-08-2017, 08:35 PM
Jannsen is shite

T.C.
27-08-2017, 08:38 PM
A Spurs mate reckons they're in for Benteke now. Money and Jannsen in exchange. Not sure how reliable this is.

That's all we need another underperforming Dutchman

PremierPalace
27-08-2017, 08:39 PM
A Spurs mate reckons they're in for Benteke now. Money and Jannsen in exchange. Not sure how reliable this is.


They wouldn't pay his wages. Certainly not as Kane's back up

PHIL BARBER
27-08-2017, 08:41 PM
Id heard Chelsea and Everton

Danny boy
27-08-2017, 08:44 PM
Hillarious that big clubs still want Benteke.

SeanPalace84
27-08-2017, 08:46 PM
Id heard Chelsea and Everton

Yep Phil....you heard :wallbash:

01CPFC
27-08-2017, 08:48 PM
Strikers are overrated anyway, especially if the new Crystal Palace's game plan is to endlessly pass the ball around the back five until the opposition falls asleep.

At last a post that is accurate and funny
COYP in your final EPL season!

hedge end eagle
27-08-2017, 08:51 PM
Chelsea play one up top and that would mean benching morata after what they have spent on him...Everton would make more sense if he leaves, can we get lookman as part of the deal ��

RisZero
27-08-2017, 08:55 PM
Chelsea and Everton are also the two teams linked to Vardy for supposedly £40m, and at very least Everton have been very outspoken about wanting another striker

Krise
27-08-2017, 08:55 PM
A Spurs mate reckons they're in for Benteke now. Money and Jannsen in exchange. Not sure how reliable this is.

There's not much point in keeping Benteke as FdB doesn't want Palace to play with width (or play crosses into the box). But as others have said, Tottenham probably wouldn't pay that kind of wages for a back-up striker to Kane. Maybe though, for example Moussa Sissoko is on £95,000 a week http://sillyseason.com/salary/tottenham-hotspur-players-salaries-69471/. I would guess Benteke wants out after learning that FdB's style of play doesn't suit him at all.

T.C.
27-08-2017, 09:13 PM
TI would guess Benteke wants out after learning that FdB's style of play doesn't suit him at all.

In that case they will all be off!

Daniel_Nash
28-08-2017, 03:21 AM
A Spurs mate reckons they're in for Benteke now. Money and Jannsen in exchange. Not sure how reliable this is.

an enquiry for Benteke is being talked about on the forums. No one expects it to go further than that as the fee would be too much. I didn't see anyone say Janssen in exchange though. Most aren't thrilled at the idea.

PHIL BARBER
28-08-2017, 02:49 PM
Can see West Spam trying for Benteke.

orp pisshead1
28-08-2017, 02:55 PM
Chelsea play one up top and that would mean benching morata after what they have spent on him...Everton would make more sense if he leaves, can we get lookman as part of the deal ��

Good idea and it would seriously **** off the clowns:D every cloud and all that :p

sl6 Eagle
28-08-2017, 08:16 PM
Doing the rounds on Twitter that Benteke has handed in a transfer request. Hopefully fake news.
Everton interested in signing him.

Sp1Eagle
28-08-2017, 08:22 PM
Can you imagine the meltdown if it was true.

sylvan eagle
28-08-2017, 08:22 PM
Doing the rounds on Twitter that Benteke has handed in a transfer request. Hopefully fake news.
Everton interested in signing him.


Sp won't let him leave

sylvan eagle
28-08-2017, 08:23 PM
Can see West Spam trying for Benteke.


I thought you'd gone away, obviously not a man of your word

EagleSE24
28-08-2017, 08:24 PM
If we sell our only striker with 4 days left in the window then we've officially lost it.

Jon_C-Pal
28-08-2017, 08:25 PM
Doing the rounds on Twitter that Benteke has handed in a transfer request. Hopefully fake news.
Everton interested in signing him.

TBF not much point keeping a player who never sees the ball. We couldn't play any different to what Benteke needs right now and he's a very lazy player when we don't have the ball. Might aswell sell and bring 2 strikers in for what he is worth.

CharlieCPFC
28-08-2017, 08:26 PM
Wouldn't make sense if he did with us being reportedly close to signing Sakho.

I wouldn't blame him with what's going on at the club to be fair.

Although the most ironic thing is if you appoint De Boer and you sell Townsend and Benteke and gain about £70M in fees that'd be the real indicator to see what De Boer can do.

RisZero
28-08-2017, 08:27 PM
Speaking of twitter im also seeing rumours that FDB has been sacked and it will be announced tomorrow. That of course could be complete BS though I could see a narrative that a Benteke transfer request forces the clubs hand

CharlieCPFC
28-08-2017, 08:30 PM
Speaking of twitter im also seeing rumours that FDB has been sacked and it will be announced tomorrow. That of course could be complete BS though I could see a narrative that a Benteke transfer request forces the clubs hand

That's what I'm seeing everywhere.

firesign
28-08-2017, 08:38 PM
I would rather keep Benteke than FdB

in-exile
28-08-2017, 08:40 PM
I would rather keep Benteke than FdBFrank would bang in a sitter... Benteke is missing them.

Stinger1
28-08-2017, 08:55 PM
Speaking of twitter im also seeing rumours that FDB has been sacked and it will be announced tomorrow. That of course could be complete BS though I could see a narrative that a Benteke transfer request forces the clubs hand

Pretty sure that is complete BS. Do you honestly think twitter is better sourced than Sky or the newspapers? If he was sacked they would of reported it by now as the meeting would of likely happened several hours ago. SP may have spoken to him and then had a conference call with Harris and Blitzer. I highly doubt he has gone yet.

palace_burger
28-08-2017, 09:00 PM
Pretty sure that is complete BS. Do you honestly think twitter is better sourced than Sky or the newspapers? If he was sacked they would of reported it by now as the meeting would of likely happened several hours ago. SP may have spoken to him and then had a conference call with Harris and Blitzer. I highly doubt he has gone yet.


There are numerous examples of where Twitter has been first to break news.

For example that plane landing on the Hudson river NYC etc etc

CharlieCPFC
28-08-2017, 09:05 PM
Pretty sure that is complete BS. Do you honestly think twitter is better sourced than Sky or the newspapers? If he was sacked they would of reported it by now as the meeting would of likely happened several hours ago. SP may have spoken to him and then had a conference call with Harris and Blitzer. I highly doubt he has gone yet.

Twitter has of course a lot of bullshit but it's the first to leak any kind of news that eventually becomes established as true through the mainstream news outlets.

RisZero
28-08-2017, 09:05 PM
Pretty sure that is complete BS. Do you honestly think twitter is better sourced than Sky or the newspapers?

Do you honestly think I think that when I even said in my post it could well be BS? Always with Twitter or any rumour from anywhere you wait and see, chill.

bigend1
28-08-2017, 09:07 PM
Speaking of twitter im also seeing rumours that FDB has been sacked and it will be announced tomorrow. That of course could be complete BS though I could see a narrative that a Benteke transfer request forces the clubs hand

If the talk of player unrest with frank is true it wouldn't surprise me if key players request transfers unless frank goes.

I'd keep all of them ahead of frank to be fair. I don't normally like players spitting their dummies out but they've had lots of mangers. They are seeing what we fear on a daily basis and if they want to leave rather than work for him it all points to frank being a genuine problem rather than stroppy players. Hell, apparently the player complaints about pardew were a lack of fitness and defensive training! They wanted to work harder and be better!

Jim Cannon
28-08-2017, 09:11 PM
There are numerous examples of where Twitter has been first to break news.

For example that plane landing on the Hudson river NYC etc etc

Even more numerous example of it being full of shit though

racehorse-80s
28-08-2017, 09:15 PM
A club has to put a bid for Beneteke for the club to sell him , That looks unlikely to happen .

bodger
28-08-2017, 09:34 PM
A club has to put a bid for Beneteke for the club to sell him , That looks unlikely to happen .

Everton

RisZero
28-08-2017, 09:36 PM
Seems like both Everton and Chelsea still want a striker, and both have been rumoured to be looking at Benteke as an option

aj4england
29-08-2017, 07:03 AM
Sam Vokes and Giroud for the same money anyone? ( Or Giroud and Niassie, Deaney and another ?). Just a thought, I like Beneteke but he does need to offer a little more effort and play a bit (which he can) on the deck.

in-exile
10-09-2017, 08:24 PM
This statue up front will be getting Frank the sack while being paid a shed loads of cash...can he pull his finger out please!!!!

Eddie McGoldrick's tash
10-09-2017, 08:51 PM
This statue up front will be getting Frank the sack while being paid a shed loads of cash...can he pull his finger out please!!!!

He battled well to win the header that led to Dann's golden chance. He should have taken his chance but you have to give the keeper some credit for the save too. Biggest problem for me is we have no realistic alternative - he needs some competition and someone to step in when he is out of form.

Our closest alternative at the moment seems to Scott Dann.

Palestinian
10-09-2017, 09:18 PM
He battled well to win the header that led to Dann's golden chance. He should have taken his chance but you have to give the keeper some credit for the save too. Biggest problem for me is we have no realistic alternative - he needs some competition and someone to step in when he is out of form.

Our closest alternative at the moment seems to Scott Dann.

We also need to get players closer too him - he seemed very isolated (from stream) for big chunks of game today.

NRM the 2nd
10-09-2017, 09:27 PM
Maybe he is holding himself back or has been told not to over commit to reduce risk of injury. I dunno only striker, It's plausible

racehorse-80s
10-09-2017, 11:03 PM
Maybe he is holding himself back or has been told not to over commit to reduce risk of injury. I dunno only striker, It's plausible

6 hrs play and zero goals is taking it a bit far don't you think :)

in-exile
21-09-2017, 07:42 AM
Sell!

in-exile
21-09-2017, 07:42 AM
He's just NOT a Palace style player!

Joe.L
21-09-2017, 07:46 AM
He's just NOT a Palace style player!

Don't tell me Frasier Campbell and Dwight Gayle are as they run around a lot

in-exile
21-09-2017, 07:49 AM
Don't tell me Frasier Campbell and Dwight Gayle are as they run around a lot(not scoring)That's covers about half our past strikers :supergrin:

racehorse-80s
21-09-2017, 07:52 AM
Sell and buy the Turkish striker plus one more striker with the change assuming there is any .

GreatGonzo
21-09-2017, 07:55 AM
6 hrs play and zero goals is taking it a bit far don't you think :)

He went 6 games without a goal around the turn of the year. Still scored 15!

Billyd
21-09-2017, 08:38 AM
I like him and have defended him....but vs Soton he was lazy.

Palace Bear
21-09-2017, 08:43 AM
I like him and have defended him....but vs Soton he was lazy.

I thought that he put more effort in during saints game than he has all season!!
Funny old game.

PauLo
21-09-2017, 08:43 AM
Sell!

No!

PauLo
21-09-2017, 08:44 AM
I like him and have defended him....but vs Soton he was lazy.

You must have been watching a different game to me. On the odd moments other players used him, he held the ball up and was always looking to take the ball forward. But just like every other player on the pitch, he's severely lacking confidence.

palace_burger
21-09-2017, 04:36 PM
He went 6 games without a goal around the turn of the year. Still scored 15!

Indeed, he will come good. He's been unlucky not to hsve scored 2-4 already this year.

No doubt missing service from Wilf too

PeterH
21-09-2017, 04:39 PM
It will become clearer as January approaches.

regal_eagle
21-09-2017, 04:49 PM
He's just NOT a Palace style player!

17 goals in 40 games last season...think you could do better?

New LP
21-09-2017, 10:36 PM
17 goals in 40 games last season...think you could do better?


In fairness I don't think he or anyone on here is claiming that they are a Premier League standard footballer.

New LP
21-09-2017, 10:39 PM
Don't tell me Frasier Campbell and Dwight Gayle are as they run around a lot


Marco Gabbiadini, Gareth Taylor, Ade Akinbiyi, John Macken, Shelki Kuqi weren't Palace style players either.

Terrace Bickle
21-09-2017, 10:44 PM
I'm really beginning to think we should cash in. If he making an effort he does a fantastic job of hiding it.

Crunchie
22-09-2017, 01:56 PM
Sakho's here now. He'll put him right

DARZET EAGLE
22-09-2017, 03:46 PM
Sakho's here now. He'll put him right

Theis a lot of truth in that, they are 'brothers'.:p

Pikie Punisher
10-11-2017, 12:17 PM
Doing the rounds again:-

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-5065447/Chelsea-eye-Christian-Benteke-Ross-Barkley.html

Thefunkymonk
10-11-2017, 12:22 PM
Our only striker... we won’t be selling

aj4england
10-11-2017, 12:24 PM
£50m and cash in. Wont get anywhere that amount if and what is looking likely we are relegated. Invest in Jan in 2 young hungry forwards.

SussexRed&Blue
10-11-2017, 12:33 PM
Not at this time of the season we won't with our current circumstances.

I would of been tempted to cash in when the rumoured £50 Million bid from a Chinese Club was meant to be close to being submitted.

Not one of his biggest fans but we just have to hope he can hit the ground running on his return.

If the worst happens i'm sure there will be few clubs who will be interested and pay reasonable money for him.

PauLo
10-11-2017, 12:40 PM
£50m and cash in. Wont get anywhere that amount if and what is looking likely we are relegated. Invest in Jan in 2 young hungry forwards.

Because they'll all be itching to play for a team soon to be relegated, wont they.

Thefunkymonk
10-11-2017, 12:46 PM
£50m and cash in. Wont get anywhere that amount if and what is looking likely we are relegated. Invest in Jan in 2 young hungry forwards.

2 hungry forwards?? Ok mate.


Sell Benteke confirms relegation.

Donít get some fans. He scored 17 goals last year and people would sell him at drop of hat.

jaspercpfc
10-11-2017, 12:49 PM
Because they'll all be itching to play for a team soon to be relegated, wont they.

you've clearly forgotten about Matt Jansen and the job he did when he came on board in Jan 98'

orp pisshead1
10-11-2017, 03:41 PM
Not at this time of the season we won't with our current circumstances.

I would of been tempted to cash in when the rumoured £50 Million bid from a Chinese Club was meant to be close to being submitted.

Not one of his biggest fans but we just have to hope he can hit the ground running on his return.

If the worst happens i'm sure there will be few clubs who will be interested and pay reasonable money for him.

If we had to sell rather sell him to the scum Chelsea as at least they’ll pay unlike the Chinese. Personally i think we’ll be within a shout of staying up come January so we’d be mad to sell.

4 cryingOutloud
10-11-2017, 03:57 PM
2 hungry forwards?? Ok mate.


Sell Benteke confirms relegation.

Don’t get some fans. He scored 17 goals last year and people would sell him at drop of hat.

Utter bollox! if we got 50+ mil for him and his humongous wage off the books that would pave the way to recruit two or more other strikers and strengthen the squad. Keeping him the way he has been playing this season (no goals & lazy) would IMO, be more likely to confirm our relegation and put us in a financially unsustainable position for next season in the championship, especially if he gets another injury or a re-occurrence of this one, which is more than likely.

We don't have a fortune to blow on new players, and a decent Benteke deal would be an option to strengthen our rather pathetic squad.

SussexRed&Blue
10-11-2017, 04:03 PM
If we had to sell rather sell him to the scum Chelsea as at least theyíll pay unlike the Chinese. Personally i think weíll be within a shout of staying up come January so weíd be mad to sell.


Yes the other factor is would Benteke actually want to play in China at this stage of his career. Will have to see what materialises for the rest of the season and go from there.

It would be mad to sell in January as who would you replace him with the funds received?

Not easy from a weak bargaining position.

Jim Cannon
10-11-2017, 04:11 PM
2 hungry forwards?? Ok mate.


Sell Benteke confirms relegation.

Donít get some fans. He scored 17 goals last year and people would sell him at drop of hat.

Just like the Townsend sellers.

kolinkins
10-11-2017, 04:19 PM
If you want to sell Benteke, you’re a ******* idiot.

There’s no other way to say it.

Thefunkymonk
10-11-2017, 04:25 PM
If you want to sell Benteke, youíre a ******* idiot.

Thereís no other way to say it.

This. Simply put.

Thefunkymonk
10-11-2017, 04:27 PM
Utter bollox! if we got 50+ mil for him and his humongous wage off the books that would pave the way to recruit two or more other strikers and strengthen the squad. Keeping him the way he has been playing this season (no goals & lazy) would IMO, be more likely to confirm our relegation and put us in a financially unsustainable position for next season in the championship, especially if he gets another injury or a re-occurrence of this one, which is more than likely.

We don't have a fortune to blow on new players, and a decent Benteke deal would be an option to strengthen our rather pathetic squad.

He isnít lazy.

He just doesnít run about like a headless chicken.

He didnít have wilf playing, this is why we struggle.. because without wilf we have no link up back to front.

Nigelbrag
10-11-2017, 05:03 PM
I would say the next Eight games will determine our fate and the future of Benteke and possibly even Wilf, presently it would be madness to consider selling either.
But if we become detached at the bottom come Christmas then we wont have an alternative but to cash in before the summer, it is not a question of throwing in the towel but just being realistic as when if relegated the vultures will be circling around looking at bargain prices, unfortunately that is the reality of relegation.

Vince Hilarious
10-11-2017, 05:17 PM
I think Benteke has been carry an injury this season and it finally gave up against Chelsea. From the start of the season he look laboured and did not dominate and was often out jumped. I think the rest and clearing up the injury will see a different Benteke when he comes back.

Eagle96
10-11-2017, 05:22 PM
For 3 seasons all any Palace fan cried for was a proven Premier League goalscorer, and now that we have one so many of you want to flog him! You couldn't make it up.

Aside from that, he was a major reason Sakho joined us permanently, they're best mates. On the one hand, we can keep our 15+ goal a season striker and keep our best (ever?) defender happy in the process (who should be playing in the Champions League really), or on the other hand we can sell said striker and risk upsetting said defender, and risk replacing said striker with someone who could quite easily struggle to get double figures (not many strikers guarantee double figures in this league).

Some of you lot are mad. Take a step back from the keyboard and think before you type utter rubbish.

Thefunkymonk
10-11-2017, 05:31 PM
For 3 seasons all any Palace fan cried for was a proven Premier League goalscorer, and now that we have one so many of you want to flog him! You couldn't make it up.

Aside from that, he was a major reason Sakho joined us permanently, they're best mates. On the one hand, we can keep our 15+ goal a season striker and keep our best (ever?) defender happy in the process (who should be playing in the Champions League really), or on the other hand we can sell said striker and risk upsetting said defender, and risk replacing said striker with someone who could quite easily struggle to get double figures (not many strikers guarantee double figures in this league).

Some of you lot are mad. Take a step back from the keyboard and think before you type utter rubbish.



Have some rep

bigGcpfc
10-11-2017, 05:37 PM
For 3 seasons all any Palace fan cried for was a proven Premier League goalscorer, and now that we have one so many of you want to flog him! You couldn't make it up.

Aside from that, he was a major reason Sakho joined us permanently, they're best mates. On the one hand, we can keep our 15+ goal a season striker and keep our best (ever?) defender happy in the process (who should be playing in the Champions League really), or on the other hand we can sell said striker and risk upsetting said defender, and risk replacing said striker with someone who could quite easily struggle to get double figures (not many strikers guarantee double figures in this league).

Some of you lot are mad. Take a step back from the keyboard and think before you type utter rubbish.
Are you mad ? Not to take a 50m bid for a striker who doesn't strike would be madness.

Eagle96
10-11-2017, 05:37 PM
Have some rep

:p

Sick Bucket
10-11-2017, 05:41 PM
I think Benteke has been carry an injury this season and it finally gave up against Chelsea. From the start of the season he look laboured and did not dominate and was often out jumped. I think the rest and clearing up the injury will see a different Benteke when he comes back.

I suspect you're right.

On the face of it selling him would be absolute madness but everyone has their price and I'd imagine a crazy sum like 50 mil would be too hard to turn down, especially if Wickham was fit and we'd had time to line up a couple of bargain, young, foreign imports.

Jim Cannon
10-11-2017, 06:11 PM
Are you mad ? Not to take a 50m bid for a striker who doesn't strike would be madness.

And where exactly is this 50M offer as I am not aware of it

JDawg
10-11-2017, 07:17 PM
Point of order. If we are adrift in January then fair enough. But if this is the case we may as well sell Wilf too. This and the parachute will more than cover the rebuild.

If not then we cant sell him. We wont be able to like for like replace and the cost of relegation exceeds the price tag.

Thems the choices

Thefunkymonk
10-11-2017, 07:19 PM
Are you mad ? Not to take a 50m bid for a striker who doesn't strike would be madness.

What you been taking...

Scored 17 last year..

Has a 1 in 2 scoring record throughout his career..

Heís gone through a drought yes.. most games which zaha hasnít played and he has limited service. Should be have done better with some of the chances that came his way.. yes... but he is undoubtably one of the top 10 strikers in this league.

cranesparkeagle
10-11-2017, 07:58 PM
To Everton for £50 million they need a number nine.....buy Batshuayi off Chelsea and the Scottish winger off the Red bull boys...or Moussa Dembele from Celtic.

what! sell a striker to relegation rivals? What are you on:wallbash:

aj4england
10-11-2017, 08:03 PM
Think the spell up to Christmas will determine this

bigGcpfc
10-11-2017, 08:05 PM
What you been taking...

Scored 17 last year..

Has a 1 in 2 scoring record throughout his career..

Heís gone through a drought yes.. most games which zaha hasnít played and he has limited service. Should be have done better with some of the chances that came his way.. yes... but he is undoubtably one of the top 10 strikers in this league.

One of the top 10 in this league !! And you ask what i'm on :eek:

Thefunkymonk
10-11-2017, 09:26 PM
One of the top 10 in this league !! And you ask what i'm on :eek:

Name 10 better? Not many have 1 in 2 goal scoring record

chelmsfordeagle
10-11-2017, 09:36 PM
Is this a joke thread? People want to sell Benteke, in January, when little real top and talent is available? and replace him with who?

He would start for every club outside of the top 6.

Thefunkymonk
10-11-2017, 09:37 PM
Is this a joke thread? People want to sell Benteke, in January, when little real top and talent is available? and replace him with who?

He would start for every club outside of the top 6.

Sense