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Stinger1
25-08-2017, 09:55 PM
"Palace are also among the clubs keen on Southampton striker Shane Long, 30, along with Newcastle and Brighton."

http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/crystal-palace-liverpool-sakho-transfer-11056325

Thefunkymonk
25-08-2017, 09:56 PM
Meh

cpfcfan1
25-08-2017, 10:01 PM
Ahh now this is the palace deadline day signing we know and love

out vile jelly
25-08-2017, 10:02 PM
Would very happily take Shane Long.

ANDYEAGLE
25-08-2017, 10:03 PM
Would take Long. We have only got one fit striker. Ridiculous.

beef
25-08-2017, 10:06 PM
A good honest pro

wrightchipvcfc
25-08-2017, 10:06 PM
This has the Doyle aj ameobi sanogo and adebayor look to it

PALACEWU
25-08-2017, 10:07 PM
He's scummy and classy at the same time, that's impressive.

rainbow_child
25-08-2017, 10:08 PM
We're desperate for some more quality up front, would be a great signing here's hoping!

Mictor Voses
25-08-2017, 10:10 PM
Always liked Long. If we want to play 2 or 3 up front he would be a very good fit.

James SG
25-08-2017, 10:10 PM
Horrible c@nt but would love him as our horrible c@nt

bigend1
25-08-2017, 10:10 PM
This has the Doyle aj ameobi sanogo and adebayor look to it

Nothing like that

Wright+Bright
25-08-2017, 10:13 PM
Would be a great 2nd choice striker

Davy64
25-08-2017, 10:14 PM
lost it now.

Martin H
25-08-2017, 10:15 PM
As a striker these days he is missing something fairly important isn't he? - Goals?

There is no question that he battles, and causes a fair amount of disruption but this would be a scary purchase that would better suit the Championship. It would make me very nervous if this one turns out to be legitimate and anything to do with DF. I can't believe he would even register on FDB's radar.

mb23
25-08-2017, 10:15 PM
Solid back up to Benteke, and could probably play as an inside forward too.

Experienced pro who knows the league inside out. Shouldn't be too expensive.

Would imagine he'd go to whoever could guarantee him first team football though, as otherwise he may as well just stay where he is.

Gollum
25-08-2017, 10:17 PM
Marmite player. Horrible cheating, diving arse.
Would love him as back striker on our bench.

wedgetail
25-08-2017, 10:18 PM
Shit

sheepy
25-08-2017, 10:19 PM
**** it why not?

(The patternted palace strategy to deadline day signings)

Billyd
25-08-2017, 10:21 PM
you know its a bad window and your getting desperate when your getting excited over an out of form and 30 year old Shane Long.

prizesucker
25-08-2017, 10:22 PM
In all seriousness, would be a brilliant signing. Quick, runs channels & different to both Benteke & Wickham

Spindle
25-08-2017, 10:24 PM
Hate the little shite. Hope he signs.

Yendor1
25-08-2017, 10:25 PM
Exactly this

Nostrils
25-08-2017, 10:26 PM
It all makes perfect sense with his pace and the fact he can play on the right, but 5 goals in 45 games is p!ss poor in anyone's book, and he had plenty of chances. He should've scored a few against us, luckily he didn't.

eagles2345
25-08-2017, 10:29 PM
It all makes perfect sense with his pace and the fact he can play on the right, but 5 goals in 45 games is p!ss poor in anyone's book, and he had plenty of chances. He should've scored a few against us, luckily he didn't.

God knows how he missed that one on one in the 1-0 at selhurst last minute which hennessey saved

PALACEWU
25-08-2017, 10:31 PM
you know its a bad window and your getting desperate when your getting excited over an out of form and 30 year old Shane Long.

Not really.

New LP
25-08-2017, 10:32 PM
Is he part of the Ajax revolution?

CPFC.1990
25-08-2017, 10:40 PM
Like a poor version of Robbie Keane but more than good enough for us, so I would be happy with this.

Friskey
25-08-2017, 10:43 PM
We only have on striker so why not?

Pikie Punisher
25-08-2017, 10:47 PM
Better than Burke and proven at this level, whereas Burke is a useless piece if shit who would of been another Jimmy Kebe.

thehalifaxman
25-08-2017, 10:53 PM
the absolute bastard we have been missing

westsussexcpfc
25-08-2017, 11:02 PM
Good championship player at best, works hard but not that good a finisher.

chrisophiex
25-08-2017, 11:04 PM
Would improve the squad .

Yes.

westsussexcpfc
25-08-2017, 11:06 PM
Only because he's better than nothing

Shipp Ahoy!
25-08-2017, 11:08 PM
Hilarious how people are suggesting this is a scraping the barrel signing.

Long might be an annoying diving tosser but he has a real touch of quality about him. As a backup striker he is a very good option make no mistake.

westsussexcpfc
25-08-2017, 11:11 PM
His club scoring record is about 1 in 4

mexicaneagle
25-08-2017, 11:13 PM
Signs for WBA on Sunday

Someone had to say it

WLYWLYAWYPWF
25-08-2017, 11:14 PM
Good back up for Scott Dann.

burgess hill 84
25-08-2017, 11:26 PM
Perfect for us. Would love this.

lee_cpfc
25-08-2017, 11:27 PM
May as well have kept Campbell

Shipp Ahoy!
25-08-2017, 11:31 PM
May as well have kept Campbell

:rolleyes:

His club scoring record is about 1 in 4

Oli28
25-08-2017, 11:32 PM
The Shane Long of two/three years ago would've been great.

We should be looking for better but the reality is that this is the sort of signing we will go for.

Oli28
25-08-2017, 11:35 PM
:rolleyes:
Only once in recent years has he managed better than 1 in 3

Jon_C-Pal
25-08-2017, 11:50 PM
A good honest pro

Honest is NOT a word I'd use to describe Long. Up.there with Ashley Young for diving. Scumbag.

Jon_C-Pal
25-08-2017, 11:54 PM
Hilarious how people are suggesting this is a scraping the barrel signing.

Long might be an annoying diving tosser but he has a real touch of quality about him. As a backup striker he is a very good option make no mistake.

Yep 5 goals in 45 games, exactly what we need.

Eddie McGoldrick's tash
26-08-2017, 12:08 AM
Would be useful.

PHIL BARBER
26-08-2017, 12:09 AM
FFS seriously is this the extent of our ambition.

averity
26-08-2017, 12:19 AM
Good player I think, would be useful to have around. Great back up compared to ladapo etc

Steamy
26-08-2017, 01:24 AM
Has it come to this?

Hedgehog
26-08-2017, 01:35 AM
May as well have kept Campbell
Took the words out of my mouth.

bubbs11
26-08-2017, 03:10 AM
Honest is NOT a word I'd use to describe Long. Up.there with Ashley Young for diving. Scumbag.

Yes one of the worst culprits I've seen and yet not much is said about it but loads about Wilf diving when he never does.

Dedders
26-08-2017, 03:24 AM
Has it come to this?

We need a striker that is happy sitting on the bench

TWELLSEagle
26-08-2017, 06:22 AM
He's a very good player and I've been advocating him for ages. Getting on a bit now but has the intelligence to play on. Yes from me as competition to benteke, good option.

TWELLSEagle
26-08-2017, 06:24 AM
And while he's not prolific he is clever and holds the ball up, bringing others into the game. He's a very good option.

Happy Arthur
26-08-2017, 06:28 AM
It's the sort of signing you can see happening. He wouldn't necessarily need to relocate either.

CPFC85
26-08-2017, 06:28 AM
Kevin Doyle, anyone? Or drag AJ out of reitrement on a pay as you play deal?

in-exile
26-08-2017, 06:33 AM
Yes please.

Kai
26-08-2017, 06:36 AM
Would love to have him. Just the type of player we need. Although he doesn't score alll that much he always looks threatening somehow..

kark
26-08-2017, 06:36 AM
This is the one rumour that will most likely happen

Very underwhelming from a fan's perspective, but would be a good signing realistically as he's a very intelligent and effective player. Bit old but would be great as back up

AddoWolz
26-08-2017, 06:39 AM
Mmmmmm. ........should never have sold Dwight.

Happy Arthur
26-08-2017, 06:39 AM
There's also a chance he's looking for one last pay day and will go to whoever pays the most.
I can't quite come up with a figure. 1m and 50k a week?

spt1978
26-08-2017, 06:44 AM
Please no, there is a reason Southampton went out and signed lots more strikers,

Sharkba1t
26-08-2017, 06:46 AM
Looks like we are thinking of next season in the championship already. I know I'm a miserable git. But I feel quite down about Palace at the moment.

AddoWolz
26-08-2017, 06:47 AM
We're desperate and the other players (prem clubs)know it
The price ain't gonna be cheap .

Eagle Kneevil
26-08-2017, 06:48 AM
Always rated Shane Long

Palacebear
26-08-2017, 06:52 AM
There's also a chance he's looking for one last pay day and will go to whoever pays the most.
I can't quite come up with a figure. 1m and 50k a week?


Surely there isn't a club that will pay him 50k pw? Hopefully not palace.

I would take him as a squad player, but not at 50kpw.

Ralph
26-08-2017, 06:52 AM
Absolutely YES.

200 Premier League games. A consistent 1 in 4 record despite being used a lot as a sub.

If the finances work this is a great squad player to come in and do a job.

Would be very happy with this given the recent comments about money and signings.

Penstone Eagle
26-08-2017, 06:54 AM
Always rated Shane Long

So have I

Ralph
26-08-2017, 06:54 AM
Surely there isn't a club that will pay him 50k pw? Hopefully not palace.

I would take him as a squad player, but not at 50kpw.


There are average Championship players earning that. I don't see it as a great amount nowadays...sad I know.

Palacebear
26-08-2017, 07:02 AM
There are average Championship players earning that. I don't see it as a great amount nowadays...sad I know.


Really? Shows how out of touch I am.

I've just had a quick Google and in Nov 16 it was reported that our average wage was 37k pw, burnleys was 18k.

Ralph
26-08-2017, 07:13 AM
Really? Shows how out of touch I am.

I've just had a quick Google and in Nov 16 it was reported that our average wage was 37k pw, burnleys was 18k.


I'm probably over egging it slightly...particularly now Newcastle are no longer in the Championship. There was an article last summer in the build up to the season talking about the huge wages they'd paid out for Benitez, Diame and Ritchie.

It then went on to highlight a couple of others in the league including that Leeds CB and Wolves midfielder...ok, so hardly average players but no premier league experience.

Mad Raschic Ken
26-08-2017, 07:16 AM
Always hate it when he plays against us, so on that basis It's a yes from me.

orp pisshead1
26-08-2017, 07:20 AM
A good pro

Efa:p
Decent enough as back up and could play up top as a two if chasing the game.

Stellavista
26-08-2017, 07:21 AM
Looking at some comparable clubs, we seem to have got caught in a spiral of paying excessive wages for average players. When we pay more than Spurs for some, something's wrong.

orp pisshead1
26-08-2017, 07:24 AM
Would love to have him. Just the type of player we need. Although he doesn't score alll that much he always looks threatening somehow..

Might as well get Cam jam back :D

orp pisshead1
26-08-2017, 07:25 AM
Looking at some comparable clubs, we seem to have got caught in a spiral of paying excessive wages for average players. When we pay more than Spurs for some, something's wrong.

Spot on and can't help feeling due to lack of infrastructure off pitch in all areas we're still not established in our 5th season!.
Wonder if buying our marquee players ( am absolutely in no way knocking them)was a mistake in terms of taking us away from what we're about?.

Nigelbrag
26-08-2017, 07:28 AM
If there is any truth that Brighton are interested then you have to admire them on the basis with ALL their current strikers they are still wanting to add more.

Please take note Palace, ONE senior Striker is a recipe for disaster.

DARZET EAGLE
26-08-2017, 08:23 AM
If there is any truth that Brighton are interested then you have to admire them on the basis with ALL their current strikers they are still wanting to add more.

Please take note Palace, ONE senior Striker is a recipe for disaster.

How can anyone disagree, we need a couple of forward players, a striker to cover or sit behind Benteke and a winger. Maybe that is greedy but in my view realistic. Obviously we need a left sided central defender and goalkeeper too.

eaglejez
26-08-2017, 08:25 AM
been suggesting this for ages. Also given our current situation he has a massive plus in that he is a professional footballer who plays up front

st albans
26-08-2017, 08:26 AM
This has the Doyle aj ameobi sanogo and adebayor look to it

No it doesn't. Long is a very good player

stumpy feelers
26-08-2017, 08:31 AM
We're desperate and the other players (prem clubs)know it
The price ain't gonna be cheap .
Yeah still but who is cheap nowadays

exiledeagle
26-08-2017, 08:33 AM
Would give us something different and still think he has goals in him

Stavros 69
26-08-2017, 08:40 AM
Why aren't we exploiting the knowledge of FDBs knowledge of the Dutch and Italian leagues?

RednBlue
26-08-2017, 08:43 AM
Always hate it when he plays against us, so on that basis It's a yes from me.All day Long.

bigend1
26-08-2017, 08:52 AM
Would very much suit us if we are to edge more direct against the big teams.

He's officially the fastest player in the premier league. He's a threat in the air and can finish but best of all he's a bully. Not prolific but he's a good option for us and different to benteke and wickham.

At 30 he's probably got a couple more before his pace goes. He can pick a pass and so play in the front three.

Yes he's not young and exciting like Burke but this season and probably next he'll likely be more effective, much cheaper and proven. He's also a lot more savvy and likely to be a handful for defenders.

I'd be very happy with this git

Edit: if we sign Shane long and pass it around the back rather than balls into the channel on the break frank will be gone by Christmas! If we sign him my optimistic side is taking that as a sign that frank wants to adapt to games and go direct when it's best.

Ralph
26-08-2017, 08:54 AM
Why aren't we exploiting the knowledge of FDBs knowledge of the Dutch and Italian leagues?


90% of the players we've been linked with have been from these leagues.

art malice
26-08-2017, 08:56 AM
He's destined to sign for us. Have felt that for ages.

Oli28
26-08-2017, 09:01 AM
90% of the players we've been linked with have been from these leagues.
I'd rather we pursue these than revert to type and get a player like Shane Long.

TWELLSEagle
26-08-2017, 09:06 AM
Mmmmmm. ........should never have sold Dwight.

He's so much better than gayle

Happy Arthur
26-08-2017, 09:11 AM
He's destined to sign for us. Have felt that for ages.
Yep. He's a good fit for us. He'll come straight in and do a job.

CamberleyEagle
26-08-2017, 09:12 AM
Would be a decent signing. Nasty little shit, just what we need.

Jim Cannon
26-08-2017, 09:15 AM
He's destined to sign for us. Have felt that for ages.

At Southampton last season when he was getting his customary abuse from us he smiled and waved. Body language is important to many on here, it's clearly a sign

HOL_Beagle
26-08-2017, 09:16 AM
Would be a decent signing. Nasty little shit, just what we need.

:D

Jim Cannon
26-08-2017, 09:16 AM
Would be a decent signing. Nasty little shit, just what we need.

Totally.

Nigelbrag
26-08-2017, 09:39 AM
How can anyone disagree, we need a couple of forward players, a striker to cover or sit behind Benteke and a winger. Maybe that is greedy but in my view realistic. Obviously we need a left sided central defender and goalkeeper too.

Unfortunately Darzet, the men that matter to date have failed to grasp the seriousness of our position if our ONLY recognised striker gets injured, it's so unreal that it is farcical.
It is not unrealistic when you suggest we need TWO strikers, ideally 1 young and the other an experienced proven one, this is where i felt Burke would have been ideal along with Van Persie or even Shane Long would not be a bad alternative. Maybe the young Barca lad Munir could be that replacement for Burke, somehow i feel we will meet with the same fate due to the way we operate sadly.
Every lower premiership club has an abundance of strikers but still want to add to them, but not Palace, very hard to fathom out.

macstar
26-08-2017, 09:46 AM
To be fair he is a pest to defenders but his strike rate is pretty poor. Id take a gamble on him.

the elusive k
26-08-2017, 09:48 AM
He's always been a tricky customer for defenders with his pace, decent touch and generally excellent movement off the ball, he'd create chances without a doubt but whether he or someone else could put them away is the problem. I always felt he had exactly the type of game needed to do well here.

GB2506
26-08-2017, 09:49 AM
Yes please! Horrible little shit but always rated him as a player. Can play a number of positions too.

Shipp Ahoy!
26-08-2017, 09:59 AM
Yep 5 goals in 45 games, exactly what we need.

And how many of those games were as a sub or not playing up top?

He would be a backup player. A decent option off the bench.

I think people need to get real about who exactly we are going to sign as a reserve player. Do you really think we are going to spend 15-25million on a player playing second fiddle to our 32million striker who barely missed a minute last season.

Especially with a restricted budget as it is.

Unless you are happy for us to go without a GK, Defender and any other position people say we need as a first choice/more depth!

Reg_Maudling
26-08-2017, 09:59 AM
would be a good short-term buy right now

Stavros 69
26-08-2017, 09:59 AM
90% of the players we've been linked with have been from these leagues.

Loaned not over the line. You can't tell me when he walked in early summer that he didn't go here are 5 promising strikers go and get me one to replace Razor?

Ralph
26-08-2017, 10:24 AM
Linked not over the line. You can't tell me when he walked in early summer that he didn't go here are 5 promising strikers go and get me one to replace Razor?


You're right I can't tell you that.

But also you can't say that he did.

Firstly we've not spent anywhere near enough to be positive about pushing on any further than last year.

In fact you'd argue the money spent In January was to help mould us to BFS style so we're arguably in a worse position than last year.

FDB is already taking some stick whether that's he's arrogance/naivety or a lack of backing by the board is unknown by anyone outside the club.

I think something is going to give between now and Xmas which could be anything from...

1. We do spend money before deadline day

2. We get an announcement on a takeover

3. FDB walks/sacked

Chris K
26-08-2017, 10:35 AM
I really don't like the diving little Shit but at the same time I can see him being a decent option from the bench

Gregz41
26-08-2017, 11:18 AM
An upgrade on Campbell, that's for sure.

AJ
26-08-2017, 12:29 PM
Cheap to buy, cheap to pay(relative)...right down our alley.

swissroll
26-08-2017, 12:31 PM
Good reliable backup - bit nasty as well and we need that

RisZero
26-08-2017, 12:32 PM
Cheap to buy, cheap to pay(relative)...right down our alley.

You forgot no goals

Danny boy
26-08-2017, 12:36 PM
Cheap to buy, cheap to pay(relative)...right down our alley.

It's a no brainer to sign him if he is cheap. Very quick, good at pressing and can score goals. Sadly I think he will be too expensive though.

AJ
26-08-2017, 01:07 PM
It's a no brainer to sign him if he is cheap. Very quick, good at pressing and can score goals. Sadly I think he will be too expensive though.
True, depends what cheap is these days. 10m?

Pikie Punisher
26-08-2017, 01:19 PM
Nasty little shit, just what we need.

Yep, get him in before Liverpool at home to track that unt who took out Tomks, then as they go down the tunnel for half time someone cut the CCTV wire and pass Shaney a sock with a couple of golf balls in it........, job done ;)

Jacko1
26-08-2017, 06:40 PM
Horrible little prick.

Get him in.

cappuccinoeagle
26-08-2017, 08:46 PM
Yes,please

glaziers fan
26-08-2017, 08:56 PM
Horrible little prick.

Get him in.

This. Hope we sign him and he goes in hard in training. We are a bunch of softies.

Jim Cannon
26-08-2017, 09:30 PM
This. Hope we sign him and he goes in hard in training. We are a bunch of softies.

We will just end up with more injuries

Palestinian
26-08-2017, 09:48 PM
You forgot no goals
8 last season from around 20 starts, loads of games he comes off the bench with 20 minutes or less to go.

RednBlue
27-08-2017, 08:44 AM
He's destined to sign for us. Have felt that for ages.

I felt that about Chris Eagles...never happened.
Also felt it about SuperKev, so it's 50/50 :o

hedge end eagle
27-08-2017, 08:50 AM
Get him in along with a keeper too

cpfcfan1
27-08-2017, 08:54 AM
Won't happen, seems to be ok with being a sub at soton and played yesterday

Owngoal
27-08-2017, 12:45 PM
He loves us

Purepalace
27-08-2017, 12:55 PM
This. Hope we sign him and he goes in hard in training. We are a bunch of softies.

Great plan!

Cleon
28-08-2017, 06:47 AM
Horrible little prick.

Get him in.


This

sheepy
28-08-2017, 07:47 AM
If he signs I fully expect him to be arriving as our number one striker. Think he'd be a better fit than Benteke under FDB

Jon_C-Pal
28-08-2017, 08:06 AM
Can't stand the cheating little ****. If this is the best we can hope for we really are ****ed. Worth 2-3 goals a season.

st albans
28-08-2017, 08:35 AM
Can't stand the cheating little ****. If this is the best we can hope for we really are ****ed. Worth 2-3 goals a season.

Exactly what we need. Not had any nasty players for a while. He scored 10 two seasons ago

chelmsfordeagle
28-08-2017, 08:43 AM
I like Shane Long, doesn't score loads (checked wiki, 1 in 4 in prem games is better than i thought) but can play across a front three and gets in players faces. Ideal when we are trying to play a pressing game.

Jon_C-Pal
28-08-2017, 08:47 AM
Exactly what we need. Not had any nasty players for a while. He scored 10 two seasons ago

Nasty players with a will to bend the rules yes but his blatant diving is an absolute disgrace.

GreatGonzo
28-08-2017, 09:00 AM
Exactly what we need. Not had any nasty players for a while. He scored 10 two seasons ago

The only time in his career he has reached double figures in the top flight?

Better than Benteke? You are on drugs!

ben1987
28-08-2017, 10:21 AM
Would suit the 3-4-3 better than Benteke but he is obviously not as good player overall. Long would press high up the pitch and run the channels. Something Benteke does not do very well.