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jamescav0
01-09-2017, 12:31 AM
Free Agent, Decent player. Banged goals in Ligue 1

Chas
01-09-2017, 12:31 AM
You saw the transfermarkt link in the Free Agent Striker thread too, huh?

Zohar's Penalty
01-09-2017, 12:34 AM
Ha, I saw it there too. Can't see any better option out there.

jamescav0
01-09-2017, 12:35 AM
He actually looks decent

CP-RJW
01-09-2017, 12:43 AM
He actually looks decent
Makes you wonder why he's a free agent then

Zohar's Penalty
01-09-2017, 12:43 AM
Makes you wonder why he's a free agent then

Who knows. Somebody send link to Parish though.

JAS78
01-09-2017, 12:44 AM
Yep just been researching this one :D

Also Rickie Lambert available

jamescav0
01-09-2017, 12:47 AM
Makes you wonder why he's a free agent then

Looks like he was only released around 10 days ago

sky dancer
01-09-2017, 12:52 AM
Could actually work for us assuming he is fit. Doesn't seem like a FDB type player, but I'm guessing that might not matter.

Given we have just failed to spend 9 million on Niasse who was apparently on wages of 80,000 per week, we can probably match any other offer he is likely to get.

Eddie McGoldrick's tash
01-09-2017, 01:44 AM
We can't add any other players to our 25 man squad unless there is space . If they were Under 21 on 1.1.17 then think it is OK but other than that....

EDIT was going by a list that had Perntreou still at club.

glaziers fan
01-09-2017, 02:58 AM
We can't add any other players to our 25 man squad. If they were Under 21 on 1.1.17 then think it is OK but other than that....

why? Have we got 25 players over 21 years old?

Dodds
01-09-2017, 03:11 AM
29 years old, 6ft 4, played for our pre season friendly opponents Metz last season and scored 8 in 14. I'm very much in based on those stats.

Far East Eagle
01-09-2017, 03:18 AM
Sounds great. Obviously won't be coming here though

aj4england
01-09-2017, 07:21 AM
Get him in

Thefunkymonk
01-09-2017, 07:27 AM
Sign him up

S.P.R.
01-09-2017, 07:39 AM
He had 2 years left on his contract at his Turkish club, he only played 16 times for them before they loaned him to Metz with the option to buy, which they have not taken up by the looks of it, his Turkish club pay him off and release him?

Bit of weird one as his goals to games ratio looks good.

cpfcfan1
01-09-2017, 07:47 AM
One of if not the only decent free option

Kirby
01-09-2017, 07:57 AM
Sign him now SP.

Jason
01-09-2017, 07:58 AM
He had 2 years left on his contract at his Turkish club, he only played 16 times for them before they loaned him to Metz with the option to buy, which they have not taken up by the looks of it, his Turkish club pay him off and release him?

Bit of weird one as his goals to games ratio looks good.

I agree, but we're in no position to argue right now. Give him a 1 year contract on high wages if need be, with an extension if we stay up and he plays an agreed number of games. It's not an approach I'd usually advocate (I don't like talking about throwing other people's money around like it's confetti) , and it smacks of desperation. But there's a reason for that . . . . . . .we are desperate.

Jim Cannon
01-09-2017, 07:59 AM
He actually looks decent

Amazing how decent players look when we are desperate

swissroll
01-09-2017, 08:01 AM
Never heard of him, however he appears to be a striker - SP has about 7 hours to get him

CharlieCPFC
01-09-2017, 08:07 AM
Sign him or do a competition in the programme weekly for the supporters to have a chance of getting on the subs bench. That's how desperate we are up top.

GB2506
01-09-2017, 08:23 AM
If this bloke is available on a free then ******* get him in!!! We got Flamini in last season after the window shut. Can someone tell SP not to board his plane for holiday number 7 on his yacht this summer and get this bloke in!

Sick Bucket
01-09-2017, 08:33 AM
Sign him or do a competition in the programme weekly for the supporters to have a chance of getting on the subs bench. That's how desperate we are up top.

I've got boots, my own shirt, no agent and I scored a hat-trick last night playing 5 a-side.

Richwak
01-09-2017, 10:31 AM
I saw him play at Bordeaux and he was decent. We need a back up striker, bring him in!!!

red&blue_moomin
01-09-2017, 07:15 PM
Had a brief look at his stats actually looks like a half decent player.

PHIL BARBER
01-09-2017, 07:34 PM
If we get stuck lets give the Kids ago, its what we have wanted for a long time now, no more F....G average or below average mercenaries. Maybe we will unearth a surprise or 2.

Kai
01-09-2017, 07:46 PM
When is the deadline for the 25 man squad? If we still have a few days being in whatever freeagents we can!

JAS78
01-09-2017, 07:48 PM
When is the deadline for the 25 man squad? If we still have a few days being in whatever freeagents we can!

4pm today was the free agent deadline

We've got what we've got now, no turning back

spt1978
01-09-2017, 07:57 PM
Any decent player currently available on a free is probably damaged goods.

red&blue_moomin
01-09-2017, 08:13 PM
Any decent player currently available on a free is probably damaged goods.

Or injured or let his deal expire....ledley for example.

We have registered 24 players so we have left a spot open for a GK or ST. If the club have any intelligence they'll have an under 23 keeper training with wh and js and bring in one of the two or three half decent St that are on a free. Diabate probably being the least risky as he was going to be retained by Metz as a permanent signing so it clearly broke down.

Stellavista
01-09-2017, 08:47 PM
When do we have to get him in by, or are the rules more flexible with overseas free agents?

exiledeagle
01-09-2017, 08:49 PM
Not very nimble but built like a tank . None of us have any idea if we will try and get anyone else in though - unlikely I feel

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=cheick+diabate+video&qs=PF&cvid=d6892ad575714b33a73552968d8e1242&cc=GB&setlang=en-GB&ru=%2fsearch%3fq%3dcheick%2bdiabate%2bvideo%26form %3dEDGEAR%26qs%3dPF%26cvid%3dd6892ad575714b33a7355 2968d8e1242%26cc%3dGB%26setlang%3den-GB&view=detail&mmscn=vwrc&mid=23148246DCEA727F24F623148246DCEA727F24F6&FORM=WRVORC

Thefunkymonk
01-09-2017, 09:30 PM
Get him in. Decent back up for Benteke.. low cost (in grand scheme of things) and gives us options

S.P.R.
01-09-2017, 09:50 PM
Not very nimble but built like a tank . None of us have any idea if we will try and get anyone else in though - unlikely I feel

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=cheick+diabate+video&qs=PF&cvid=d6892ad575714b33a73552968d8e1242&cc=GB&setlang=en-GB&ru=%2fsearch%3fq%3dcheick%2bdiabate%2bvideo%26form %3dEDGEAR%26qs%3dPF%26cvid%3dd6892ad575714b33a7355 2968d8e1242%26cc%3dGB%26setlang%3den-GB&view=detail&mmscn=vwrc&mid=23148246DCEA727F24F623148246DCEA727F24F6&FORM=WRVORC

He looks like the sort of player that would get his goals by causing a bit of chaos rather finishing off moves and chances directly.

Those highlights make him look like he has quite good feet movement for a big forward as well.

bigend1
01-09-2017, 10:04 PM
Can we sign him? I think we can sign free agents if we've left a space in the 25 but not 100%

I'd say he's a no brainier for a season. Imagine he'll look for three years though

JAS78
01-09-2017, 10:07 PM
Hes got a decent pedigree but he's an out and out target man, exactly the opposite to how we are playing at the moment

Nostrils
01-09-2017, 10:09 PM
Can we actually get him now?

Some people are saying too late, others are still talking like we can. We need a bonafide CF that knows how to lead the line if, God forbid, Benteke gets in*****. It's all very well saying the kids can do it, but look at the Ipswich game, we need more might and nous than they currenly have.

Big Gav
01-09-2017, 10:12 PM
Hes got a decent pedigree but he's an out and out target man, exactly the opposite to how we are playing at the moment

No idea what he is like but an out and out target man is probably just what we need to bring on if we are chasing a game and need to lump the ball into the opponents box

bigend1
01-09-2017, 10:15 PM
Hes got a decent pedigree but he's an out and out target man, exactly the opposite to how we are playing at the moment

Yeah but if we carry in playing as we are now any new manager might have other ideas

Windsor_Eagle
01-09-2017, 10:17 PM
4pm today was the free agent deadline

We've got what we've got now, no turning back

Really? I thought free agents were, you kow, free to sign whenever?

JAS78
01-09-2017, 10:21 PM
Really? I thought free agents were, you kow, free to sign whenever?

My sources told me 4pm was the free transfer cut off, but my sources were random posts on here so wtfdik

Nostrils
01-09-2017, 10:22 PM
Whether it's FdB or another manager, we need a second striker. If FdB wants to rescue his career and save us from the drop, he'll need to adapt to the players he has at his disposal, like any decent manager would. We're not in any position to say 'nah', we need someone, almost anyone that might be able to either score a goal or at least lead the line.

I also think we need to have another option for cup games, I hate to say it, but risking Benteke in a cup we won't be focusing on would be madness.

Stinger1
01-09-2017, 10:25 PM
Unless the rules have changed I'm pretty sure providing you have room within the 25 you can sign free agents at any time. We signed Flamini last year on the 8th of September. The deadline is to name the squad of 25 not a deadline to sign free agents. If you only list 24 players you can still sign an extra player at any time during the season.

GorBlimey
01-09-2017, 10:40 PM
If FdB wants to rescue his career and save us from the drop

Wtf happened to the rest of 2017?

Are we in 2018 adrift at the foot of the table?

Where are Brighton?

What's happening?

Nostrils
01-09-2017, 10:47 PM
Wtf happened to the rest of 2017?

Are we in 2018 adrift at the foot of the table?

Where are Brighton?

What's happening?

Put the full quote in and it will make perfect sense.

His career is on the line, whether you like it or not. It was damaged after Inter, and now the results and media aftermath have left him in a position where he simply must get points on the board. If he starts using the players to their abilities he will. This was the point I was making as somebody posted that he wouldn't suit FdB, he won't have a choice and will simply have to forge a team out of what he's got including the type of CF he may not usually choose.

Eddie McGoldrick's tash
01-09-2017, 10:49 PM
When is the deadline for the 25 man squad? If we still have a few days being in whatever freeagents we can!

You have to submit your squad by 4pm today but if you have a gap then I think you can fill it whenever.

sky dancer
01-09-2017, 10:50 PM
We have registered 24 senior players. Room for one more.

Latvian Eagle
01-09-2017, 11:43 PM
I see we didn't name Perntreou. Did he go on loan?

Eddie McGoldrick's tash
02-09-2017, 12:34 AM
I see we didn't name Perntreou. Did he go on loan?
Crawley we think. I actually think it may have happened a while ago and Woosie may have started a thread about it. But I may just be imagining it... My memory is shit.

EDIT I looked and a while back Woosie started a thread saying he had been told by Richard Shaw that he was going on loan to Crawley but there is no confirmation of it actually happening in the thread.

Could we have mutually cancelled his contract this morning on the quiet just to make room? Or maybe it is simply nonsense that you can't leave an over 21 out of your squad?

16eagles
02-09-2017, 06:48 AM
Crawley we think. I actually think it may have happened a while ago and Woosie may have started a thread about it. But I may just be imagining it... My memory is shit.

EDIT I looked and a while back Woosie started a thread saying he had been told by Richard Shaw that he was going on loan to Crawley but there is no confirmation of it actually happening in the thread.

Could we have mutually cancelled his contract this morning on the quiet just to make room? Or maybe it is simply nonsense that you can't leave an over 21 out of your squad?

Good shout think we've cancelled it for him to be 3rd keeper.

ForestGateEagle
02-09-2017, 10:47 PM
Good shout think we've cancelled it for him to be 3rd keeper.

Or .... We get an emergency loan for a third keeper if WH breaks a finger and JS gets a cough "groin strain", leaving the 25th spot for this guy or A N Other out of contract striker.

BillyTKid
03-09-2017, 08:58 AM
Given we have a space for a free transfer and desperately need a striker this guy looks like the only game in town. Similiar profile to Benteke and good goal scoring record. Odd that it says on wiki that he signed a 3 year contract with the Turkish side one year ago and is now a free agent though.

Jon_C-Pal
03-09-2017, 09:08 AM
This makes to much sense so it won't happen.

Nigelbrag
03-09-2017, 09:51 AM
This situation we now find ourselves in was self inflicted due to our inability to sign a striker before the window shut, how could that have been allowed to happen?
It now leaves us discussing on here bringing in an unwanted striker to all intents and purpose on the scrap heap for whatever the reasons, we all have our views on why that could be the case.
Unfortunately through unacceptable incompetence by management, we are now talking (BBS) about a player we should bring in when all other clubs have steered clear, which does beggars the question, WHY? Desperation on our part!!!!
This is a shambolic position we are now in, which hopefully does not come back to bite us on the bum.

JAS78
03-09-2017, 09:55 AM
Would far prefer a wild card signing like this than multi millions wasted on a player like Niasse who is already known a failure.

Spindle
03-09-2017, 10:08 AM
Amazing how decent players look when we are desperate

Honestly, I think he looks decent regardless, certainly better than Niasse.

Spindle
03-09-2017, 10:11 AM
Or .... We get an emergency loan for a third keeper if WH breaks a finger and JS gets a cough "groin strain", leaving the 25th spot for this guy or A N Other out of contract striker.

If both our keepers were injured the league would let us get an emergency in so I would prefer to get a backup striker tbh.

GtExpectations
03-09-2017, 10:11 AM
Can someone please tell the powers that be?

elgin eagle
03-09-2017, 10:22 AM
I think we were after him once before when he would have cost money, so would imagine he is on our radar at some level. Especially considering we have one striker. Mind you, who can be sure.

elgin eagle
03-09-2017, 10:25 AM
No idea what he is like but an out and out target man is probably just what we need to bring on if we are chasing a game and need to lump the ball into the opponents box

True. Lately we are chasing the game after 5 minutes so hopefully he's fit ;)

GreatGonzo
03-09-2017, 10:26 AM
Never heard of him, however he appears to be a striker - SP has about 7 hours to get him

2 threads in 2014 when we were linked to him then. Been mentioned in numerous threads since as a possibility.

http://www.cpfc.org/forums/showthread.php?t=249879&highlight=diabate
http://www.cpfc.org/forums/showthread.php?t=249881&highlight=diabate

ForestGateEagle
03-09-2017, 10:27 AM
If both our keepers were injured the league would let us get an emergency in so I would prefer to get a backup striker tbh.

As I suggested.

sky dancer
03-09-2017, 10:33 AM
It now leaves us discussing on here bringing in an unwanted striker to all intents and purpose on the scrap heap for whatever the reasons.

Diabate was not "unwanted and on the scrap heap" 2 months ago. Metz were very keen to sign him and there was interest from Juventus...

http://www.goal.com/en-za/news/metz-ponder-cheick-diabate-permanent-deal/1biaugp5wzmr51v38sqakba31h

Not sure what has happened since.

GreatGonzo
03-09-2017, 10:45 AM
Think i read somewhere that in the end Metz were unable to afford him.

sky dancer
03-09-2017, 10:54 AM
Could be he is now a free agent because Osmanlispor couldn't afford to keep him and failed to sell him? If so they are even more disorganised than we are. :sob:

GreatGonzo
03-09-2017, 10:59 AM
Could be he is now a free agent because Osmanlispor couldn't afford to keep him and failed to sell him? If so they are even more disorganised than we are. :sob:

Well he went on loan back to France and Metz just a few months after arriving in Turkey so they cancelled his contract - obviously not a happy situation in Turkey.

elgin eagle
03-09-2017, 11:06 AM
Could be he is now a free agent because Osmanlispor couldn't afford to keep him and failed to sell him? If so they are even more disorganised than we are. :sob:

At least the transition from them to us will be fairly easy for him. Any team that sounds like ohmanthisispoor should become our feeder club in future.

S.P.R.
03-09-2017, 11:06 AM
Well he went on loan back to France and Metz just a few months after arriving in Turkey so they cancelled his contract - obviously not a happy situation in Turkey.

Just found this tweet from 17th August, not much, but seems to suggest it was the player himself who payed up/terminated his contract with the Turkish club?

https://twitter.com/jeremysmith98/status/898139947072442368

Jim Cannon
03-09-2017, 11:21 AM
Diabate was not "unwanted and on the scrap heap" 2 months ago. Metz were very keen to sign him and there was interest from Juventus...

http://www.goal.com/en-za/news/metz-ponder-cheick-diabate-permanent-deal/1biaugp5wzmr51v38sqakba31h

Not sure what has happened since.

I saw the report that Juve were supposedly interested, but find it hard to believe given his career record not exactly hitting the kind of heights you would expect for him to be on their radar surely

sky dancer
03-09-2017, 11:22 AM
Did he play for Metz in the friendly against us?

S.P.R.
03-09-2017, 11:31 AM
Did he play for Metz in the friendly against us?

No, loan had already ended.

orp pisshead1
03-09-2017, 12:30 PM
True. Lately we are chasing the game after 5 minutes so hopefully he's fit ;)

Your joking this is Palace mate there's no ******* chance he'll be match fit.

Chas
03-09-2017, 01:23 PM
If both our keepers were injured the league would let us get an emergency in so I would prefer to get a backup striker tbh.

Do you have a source for this? As far as I can tell emergency loans were abandoned at the start of last season, with the transition period (7 day loans if no available goalkeeper) ending at the end of last season.

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/deadline-day-summer-window-transfer-12538208?service=responsive
At the start of the 2016/17 campaign, FIFA introduced new rules which mean that the emergency loan window would no longer exist.

http://www.miltonkeynes.co.uk/sport/football/mk-dons/transfer-window-must-be-the-same-for-the-whole-of-europe-says-neilson-1-8107393
Last season saw the first time the 'emergency loan' window abolished for clubs in England - a system Neilson was used to up in Scotland.

Though the Premier League website suggests that the FA doesn't particularly care about FIFA rules :)
https://www.premierleague.com/news/60177
Exceptional temporary transfer (aka emergency loan) – Under rule V.7.6.2 clubs the temporary transfer of a goalkeeper in “exceptional circumstances”, subject to Board permission, can take place outside the transfer window.

Checking the handbook itself confirms:
V.7.6.2. the Temporary Transfer of a goalkeeper which in its absolute discretion the Board may allow in circumstances it considers to be exceptional;

Though it should be noted that:

It requires FA approval, which isn't guaranteed
The FA would be approving this player in absolute defiance of FIFA's laws, and if they decide to make an example of us, we could forfeit matches in which the loanee participated.
There's no certainly that "we forgot to sign a 3rd keeper" will be judged as a valid "emergency" by the FA
As far as I can tell, there is no getting around the 25 man squad requirement, so we STILL could not add a free agent striker if we were going to use an emergency loan, unless of course that loanee was U21.

sky dancer
03-09-2017, 01:24 PM
https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2017/sep/03/darius-vassell-goat-sacrificed-book-ankaragucu

Interesting read in the Guardian today. Darius Vassell talking about his time in Turkey. After reading that it's not hard to imagine a player being forced into a bad situation and wanting to cancel his contract.

CP-RJW
03-09-2017, 01:53 PM
I saw the report that Juve were supposedly interested, but find it hard to believe given his career record not exactly hitting the kind of heights you would expect for him to be on their radar surely
That Rincon we were after hadn't accomplished much of anything in his career yet Juve still bought him, as a squad player. Presumably that'd be the same for Diabate, 3rd choice striker would be my guess.

Chas
03-09-2017, 02:11 PM
3rd choice striker? What the hell is that?

CP-RJW
03-09-2017, 02:17 PM
3rd choice striker? What the hell is that?
Bakary Sako

danpalace07
04-09-2017, 04:25 AM
Sign the Cheick

best of an, er, uninspiring selection

Sceagle
04-09-2017, 07:53 AM
I see we didn't name Perntreou. Did he go on loan?

He was released. Not sure if this was answered elsewhere.

ForzaPalace
04-09-2017, 08:47 AM
Makes so much sense to sign this bloke, too much even. Which is why it won't happen.

CharlieCPFC
04-09-2017, 08:49 AM
Makes so much sense to sign this bloke, too much even. Which is why it won't happen.

Sadly this is true.

CaptainCharisma
04-09-2017, 09:35 AM
We should sign him, so we won't. Instead we will sign Rossi who is recovering from a FIFTH ACL injury and then we will be shocked when he makes two sub appearances before then getting ACL injury number 6

Sceagle
04-09-2017, 09:36 AM
Too busy trying to sack the manager to sign anyone

Jman
04-09-2017, 11:07 AM
This guy or RVP?

CaptainCharisma
04-09-2017, 11:34 AM
This guy or RVP?

Still contracted to Fenerbache isn't he?

elgin eagle
04-09-2017, 11:58 AM
Still contracted to Fenerbache isn't he?

Palace trying to pay up his contract so he can join on a free according to some turkish dude.

GreatGonzo
04-09-2017, 12:07 PM
Palace trying to pay up his contract so he can join on a free according to some turkish dude.

He had to be a free agent on 31 August for us to sign him i believe.

elgin eagle
04-09-2017, 12:11 PM
He had to be a free agent on 31 August for us to sign him i believe.

Apparently its doable as the turkish window shuts on 8 september, and thats the crucial one. Who knows though really.

exiledeagle1
04-09-2017, 12:33 PM
Dougie surely has a video of this guy ?

The Drive Man
04-09-2017, 04:26 PM
RVP is better than sweet FA but hardly one to shout about. Diabate Signing would lift spirits a bit but i am So frustrated with CPFC at the moment!

jamescav0
04-09-2017, 04:29 PM
Perntreou was told he is being released to make way for a new signing

4 cryingOutloud
04-09-2017, 04:46 PM
RVP is better than sweet FA but hardly one to shout about. Diabate Signing would lift spirits a bit but i am So frustrated with CPFC at the moment!

Why?

We signed Mamadou Sakho, Jairo Riedewald, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, four quality players who've cost a combined total of £40,000,000 (fee's and Loan fee's) and God only knows how much the wage bill has increased by. It may not be the absolutely right positional blend, but it ain't bad. The issue we have is a rolling issue where the wrong players have been brought in by previous managers and aren't as good as they were thought to be. That's what has to be sorted out.

4 cryingOutloud
04-09-2017, 04:48 PM
Dougie surely has a video of this guy ?

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly?

Nigelbrag
04-09-2017, 05:04 PM
RVP is better than sweet FA but hardly one to shout about. Diabate Signing would lift spirits a bit but i am So frustrated with CPFC at the moment!

We read some hilarious comments on here like, RVP is "hardly one to shout about" REALLY? even with blindfolds he would be our top goalscorer.:supergrin:

Martin H
04-09-2017, 05:08 PM
We read some hilarious comments on here like, RVP is "hardly one to shout about" REALLY? even with blindfolds he would be our top goalscorer.:supergrin:

That wouldn't be hard right now would it :(

regal_eagle
04-09-2017, 05:12 PM
We read some hilarious comments on here like, RVP is "hardly one to shout about" REALLY? even with blindfolds he would be our top goalscorer.:supergrin:

Instead of Jordon Mutch :vader:

vincentinbetwee
04-09-2017, 05:29 PM
We read some hilarious comments on here like, RVP is "hardly one to shout about" REALLY? even with blindfolds he would be our top goalscorer.:supergrin:
Not right now. Bad knee injury.

exiledeagle
04-09-2017, 05:59 PM
Not right now. Bad knee injury.

keep Sakho company

mylona
04-09-2017, 08:19 PM
Why?

We signed Mamadou Sakho, Jairo Riedewald, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, four quality players who've cost a combined total of £40,000,000 (fee's and Loan fee's) and God only knows how much the wage bill has increased by. It may not be the absolutely right positional blend, but it ain't bad. The issue we have is a rolling issue where the wrong players have been brought in by previous managers and aren't as good as they were thought to be. That's what has to be sorted out.

One view point would see it as 'it ain't bad' another as plain stupid to spend so much on 3 centre backs. But there must be a plan.

Billy Rhino
04-09-2017, 09:13 PM
Why?

We signed Mamadou Sakho, Jairo Riedewald, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, four quality players who've cost a combined total of £40,000,000 (fee's and Loan fee's) and God only knows how much the wage bill has increased by. It may not be the absolutely right positional blend, but it ain't bad. The issue we have is a rolling issue where the wrong players have been brought in by previous managers and aren't as good as they were thought to be. That's what has to be sorted out.

Why would you be happy we've spent a fortune in transfer fees and wages? I'd much rather the club was run on a sound financial footing with money to spare to spend on improving the fans lot.

TWELLSEagle
04-09-2017, 09:44 PM
Too busy trying to sack the manager to sign anyone

Seriously? Club's a farce at the moment, it really is. Sunderland esq

Chas
05-09-2017, 12:41 AM
More likely we'll sign the Italian, he'll blow his knee out, come back with two matches left and score to put us 17th, then we won't play him the final match and get relegated by a late equalizer.

Wait...is this 2005?

red&blue_moomin
05-09-2017, 02:28 AM
We read some hilarious comments on here like, RVP is "hardly one to shout about" REALLY? even with blindfolds he would be our top goalscorer.:supergrin:

Right so a bloke who is 30 been playing regularly and is a 1in 2 striker in ligue 1 who you've poo pooed is not wanted but an over the hill big name crock is FFS.

red&blue_moomin
05-09-2017, 02:30 AM
One view point would see it as 'it ain't bad' another as plain stupid to spend so much on 3 centre backs. But there must be a plan.

Ward, Damo and Kelly are shite that would be a reason. TFM can play as a Rb also. He's pretty good at it.

The Drive Man
05-09-2017, 09:25 AM
Why?

We signed Mamadou Sakho, Jairo Riedewald, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, four quality players who've cost a combined total of £40,000,000 (fee's and Loan fee's) and God only knows how much the wage bill has increased by. It may not be the absolutely right positional blend, but it ain't bad. The issue we have is a rolling issue where the wrong players have been brought in by previous managers and aren't as good as they were thought to be. That's what has to be sorted out.

Frustrated because, whilst those signings are welcome additions, we failed to strengthen in the two areas whre we are vulnerable- our forward line and GK positions. We are now desperately short on cover.
In addition to this frustration- we are now forced to look at a very limited pool of free agents. We might get lucky and sign someone like Diabate - but it's pretty slim pickings. As for RVP - I do not think he's the player he once was. He isn't a physical presence, lacks mobility and has no pace. He has quality in dead ball situations- no doubt about that but I think we need more than that. So I say he's nothing to shout about.

glaziers fan
05-09-2017, 10:39 AM
Why?

We signed Mamadou Sakho, Jairo Riedewald, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, four quality players who've cost a combined total of £40,000,000 (fee's and Loan fee's) and God only knows how much the wage bill has increased by. It may not be the absolutely right positional blend, but it ain't bad. The issue we have is a rolling issue where the wrong players have been brought in by previous managers and aren't as good as they were thought to be. That's what has to be sorted out.

Agreed. 4 quality players, 3 quality players in the Jan window. We are progressing in terms of personnel. Probably need 2 more windows to sort out the mess left behind by our early transfer business.

Chas
05-09-2017, 02:58 PM
RVP injured his knee playing for Holland this weekend.

Are there any actual sources of information suggesting that the club is even aware of Diabate's existence? You'd think we left that space open for a reason, and that we'd be clearly after someone by now.

jimos_uk
05-09-2017, 04:20 PM
Seriously? Club's a farce at the moment, it really is. Sunderland esq

He is playing with you and knows that isn't really the case.

Doesn't dismiss the fact that this window, despite some very good additions, has been a shambles though. I feel that there were quite a few things that didn't come off that flew below everyone but the closest to the club's radar.

I kinda agree with Forza that getting this done, if possible makes so much sense that it's improbable.

The Norwoodsman
05-09-2017, 04:26 PM
Chuck Diabetes?

Not sure about this. He sounds like the lead singer of an early 80s US punk band, so it's a No from me.

JHJ EAGLE
05-09-2017, 04:28 PM
Seriously? Club's a farce at the moment, it really is. Sunderland esq

Wi, eye man!

Chas
05-09-2017, 04:51 PM
Chuck Diabetes?

Not sure about this. He sounds like the lead singer of an early 80s US punk band, so it's a No from me.

What, and Mama Do Suck Off doesn't?

Nigelbrag
05-09-2017, 04:58 PM
Right so a bloke who is 30 been playing regularly and is a 1in 2 striker in ligue 1 who you've poo pooed is not wanted but an over the hill big name crock is FFS.

That good that he is unwanted for whatever reason, also why he is still on the "scrap heap" list.
As for comparing him to RVP, he is not fit to lace RVP's boots. Ask any footballing "expert" given the choice who they would choose, it may surprise YOU.

The Norwoodsman
05-09-2017, 05:14 PM
What, and Mama Do Suck Off doesn't?

He sounds more like the guitarist that died of a smack overdose in a tenement squat opposite CBGBs to be honest.

Still a seminal first EP before it all went pear shaped.

red&blue_moomin
05-09-2017, 05:27 PM
That good that he is unwanted for whatever reason, also why he is still on the "scrap heap" list.
As for comparing him to RVP, he is not fit to lace RVP's boots. Ask any footballing "expert" given the choice who they would choose, it may surprise YOU.

The same wallies that went for Adebayour you mean.....

RVP is a busted flush he's had injury problems and is not what he was. But yes let's spunk massive wages up the wall on a old now injury prone striker that's been playing in a weaker league.

Diabate is a) younger b) big strong powerful striker c) likes a headed goal d) has a 1 in 2 and 1in 3 record in ligue 1 across multiple seasons. He's far more like Benteke than Rvp.

iker Casillas was a free agent at the end of last season does that mean hes shite. No it means he ran his contract down. As for diabate. Metz clearly couldn't afford him as they announced they were intent on signing him and the player said he was happy to stay that clearly went wrong.

stannard
05-09-2017, 06:28 PM
The same wallies that went for Adebayour you mean.....

RVP is a busted flush he's had injury problems and is not what he was. But yes let's spunk massive wages up the wall on a old now injury prone striker that's been playing in a weaker league.

Diabate is a) younger b) big strong powerful striker c) likes a headed goal d) has a 1 in 2 and 1in 3 record in ligue 1 across multiple seasons. He's far more like Benteke than Rvp.

iker Casillas was a free agent at the end of last season does that mean hes shite. No it means he ran his contract down. As for diabate. Metz clearly couldn't afford him as they announced they were intent on signing him and the player said he was happy to stay that clearly went wrong.

Good post - Cabaye will be a free agent this time next year - he will be snapped up.

The Drive Man
05-09-2017, 07:18 PM
The Moomin is correct there in my book.

elgin eagle
05-09-2017, 07:27 PM
When goalkeeping striker hybrid come

Baffled Bob 2
05-09-2017, 07:33 PM
Diabate is a) younger b) big strong powerful striker c) likes a headed goal d) has a 1 in 2 and 1in 3 record in ligue 1 across multiple seasons. He's far more like Benteke than Rvp.
.

Correct. If anything Benteke is a Type 2 Diabate.

Lego Knight
05-09-2017, 09:16 PM
When goalkeeping striker hybrid come

We already have Jordan Mutch.

Spindle
06-09-2017, 01:07 PM
Dougie surely has a video of this guy ?

He only takes players that he finds shivering behind the dustbins at the training ground.

Spindle
06-09-2017, 01:09 PM
Frustrated because, whilst those signings are welcome additions, we failed to strengthen in the two areas whre we are vulnerable- our forward line and GK positions. We are now desperately short on cover.
In addition to this frustration- we are now forced to look at a very limited pool of free agents. We might get lucky and sign someone like Diabate - but it's pretty slim pickings. As for RVP - I do not think he's the player he once was. He isn't a physical presence, lacks mobility and has no pace. He has quality in dead ball situations- no doubt about that but I think we need more than that. So I say he's nothing to shout about.

Compare our squad to Brighton's squad and you'll feel better. They'd be happy with Jordan Mutch right now.

S.P.R.
17-09-2017, 07:20 AM
Re-joined his Turkish club by the looks of things.

Ricky Lambert it is then!:lux:

sirdougie
17-09-2017, 10:11 AM
Compare our squad to Brighton's squad and you'll feel better. They'd be happy with Jordan Mutch right now.

I'd be happier with 4 points on the board

Another Oxted Eagle
17-09-2017, 10:31 AM
Compare our squad to Brighton's squad and you'll feel better. They'd be happy with Jordan Mutch right now.

I know they got beat but Brighton looked decent on Friday night against Bournemouth. This is where sometimes we kid ourselves that having 'good players' is the be all and end all. Our fully fit first 11 I would say is the strongest in the lower half of the table but without a system that the players are comfortable playing then it counts for nothing.

I was dissapointed when FdB was let go as the Burnley game to me seemed to be the start of us playing a different style albeit without the unwanted 3 at the back.

Against Southampton they looked light years ahead of us - we were lumping in high diagonal balls from just inside there half at regular intervals so I really hope Roy has enough left to come up with a plan not only to keep us up but get a system in place where we don't have to rely on individual brilliance from Wilf to carve out opportunities.

Jason
21-09-2017, 05:43 AM
Re-joined his Turkish club by the looks of things.



Pity. He looked like the one striker on the free agent list who might have had something worthwhile to contribute at Premiership level. Is there anyone else remotely decent available ?

Silks&Tekkers
26-09-2017, 11:27 AM
Apparently available on a free - would be the best of the free agents I've seen listed....

GB2506
26-09-2017, 11:56 AM
Has been suggested already. Looks like the best option but no doubt we don't even know the guy exists.

swissroll
26-09-2017, 12:16 PM
the slight problem is he rejoined Osmanlispor a few weeks ago and wont be a free agent again until summer of 2019

AJ8
26-09-2017, 02:12 PM
the slight problem is he rejoined Osmanlispor a few weeks ago and wont be a free agent again until summer of 2019

Yeah but apart from that...

9Freedman9
26-09-2017, 03:09 PM
the slight problem is he rejoined Osmanlispor a few weeks ago and wont be a free agent again until summer of 2019



£15,000.000 bid in January coming up then.....

Chas
26-09-2017, 06:07 PM
£15k is a good deal. I'd say go for it.

glaziers fan
28-09-2017, 06:57 AM
Pity. He looked like the one striker on the free agent list who might have had something worthwhile to contribute at Premiership level. Is there anyone else remotely decent available ?

exactly.

Cpfcbob
28-09-2017, 08:25 AM
He looks like bambi would be CRAP imo. Similar style to sonogo

Al From Bromley
28-09-2017, 08:52 AM
I've got to have one of those in November. Oh sorry, I thought the thread title was "check diabetes".

Eagle Kneevil
28-09-2017, 09:30 AM
I know they got beat but Brighton looked decent on Friday night against Bournemouth. This is where sometimes we kid ourselves that having 'good players' is the be all and end all. Our fully fit first 11 I would say is the strongest in the lower half of the table but without a system that the players are comfortable playing then it counts for nothing.

I was dissapointed when FdB was let go as the Burnley game to me seemed to be the start of us playing a different style albeit without the unwanted 3 at the back.

Against Southampton they looked light years ahead of us - we were lumping in high diagonal balls from just inside there half at regular intervals so I really hope Roy has enough left to come up with a plan not only to keep us up but get a system in place where we don't have to rely on individual brilliance from Wilf to carve out opportunities.

Thing is, Soton looked light years ahead of us last year under Sam. And we had just beaten Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool.

Silks&Tekkers
28-09-2017, 12:10 PM
I have enquired with his agent directly to determine whether he is available or not. I will keep you posted,

Jason
28-09-2017, 01:23 PM
Well a couple of different news sources today are saying that we are after him. Don't know if they are just rehashing the free agent list without realising that he has now signed for a club, or the move didn't go through after all ?.

Silks&Tekkers
28-09-2017, 01:34 PM
There hasn't actually been a confirmation he has re-signed and he certainly hasn't been in one of the match-day squads so far this season so I don't know where this idea has come from that he has signed back on with Osmanlispor.

GB2506
28-09-2017, 01:41 PM
If this guy is still available we should be all over it. 8 goals in 14 games in the French League last season and only 29!

It's a no brainer.........sadly i'm not sure how much brain power we have running this club.

Silks&Tekkers
28-09-2017, 03:16 PM
Well I have had a positive response from the agent concerning this chap. I'm not putting it into the public domain though, feel free to request the screenshot I have from the Agent.

palacehill1215
28-09-2017, 03:50 PM
yes please!

Silks&Tekkers
28-09-2017, 04:18 PM
yes please!

Sent you a PM

Jason
28-09-2017, 04:21 PM
Well I have had a positive response from the agent concerning this chap. I'm not putting it into the public domain though, feel free to request the screenshot I have from the Agent.

Can I have a pm too please

orp pisshead1
28-09-2017, 04:43 PM
Me too please mate.

orp pisshead1
28-09-2017, 04:44 PM
Well I have had a positive response from the agent concerning this chap. I'm not putting it into the public domain though, feel free to request the screenshot I have from the Agent.

Make sure you forward it to freedman and not parish ;)

nicobos
28-09-2017, 04:58 PM
Many hands make light work ;)

Maybe we can harness the collective power of the BBS (minus all the constant moaners) next transfer window to scout for new players.

Each member is responsible for a country and league and looks out for promising talent then gets the paperwork moving and we go from there :lux:

Great Lombardi
28-09-2017, 05:11 PM
Well I have had a positive response from the agent concerning this chap. I'm not putting it into the public domain though, feel free to request the screenshot I have from the Agent.

This is amazing... the BBS now going a step further and negotiating for a striker on behalf of Palace.

Will the fans prove that signing a forward is much easier than the board are claiming?? :D

Langers
28-09-2017, 05:23 PM
Well I have had a positive response from the agent concerning this chap. I'm not putting it into the public domain though, feel free to request the screenshot I have from the Agent.

https://media.tenor.com/images/a7297988cd2c2afd75026454a9dad477/tenor.gif

Jim Cannon
28-09-2017, 05:30 PM
Well a couple of different news sources today are saying that we are after him. Don't know if they are just rehashing the free agent list without realising that he has now signed for a club, or the move didn't go through after all ?.

I bet their source was the BBS

Jim Cannon
28-09-2017, 05:30 PM
This is amazing... the BBS now going a step further and negotiating for a striker on behalf of Palace.

Will the fans prove that signing a forward is much easier than the board are claiming?? :D

Once we sort out the striker lets get a keeper lined up for Jan 1st

bigend1
28-09-2017, 05:32 PM
Well if he was still available he'd be the stand out option from the little we know of him

Zohar's Penalty
28-09-2017, 05:32 PM
Well I have had a positive response from the agent concerning this chap. I'm not putting it into the public domain though, feel free to request the screenshot I have from the Agent.

Send to me please!

glaziers fan
28-09-2017, 05:35 PM
Let's have a whip around for his wages.

BringbackShipps
28-09-2017, 05:43 PM
Send to me please!

And me :p

bigend1
28-09-2017, 05:49 PM
Well I have had a positive response from the agent concerning this chap. I'm not putting it into the public domain though, feel free to request the screenshot I have from the Agent.

I'd like to see that if you've got a chance. Thanks kind sir

bigend1
28-09-2017, 05:59 PM
Very much looks a decent signing from the obligatory YouTube clip.

Looks awkward but seems to get something on the ball when he shouldn't, composed enough on a few goals to fake a shot and then tap it in, quick reactions for a big guy and they call him the tank!

https://youtu.be/_cMDXszzJ8o

James SG
28-09-2017, 07:59 PM
Well I have had a positive response from the agent concerning this chap. I'm not putting it into the public domain though, feel free to request the screenshot I have from the Agent.


I would also like to see that if possible.

Cheers!

adrenalin john
28-09-2017, 08:02 PM
I have been checked for diabetes already, but thanks for the suggestion it could help others.

CPFC1971
28-09-2017, 08:05 PM
Me too please kind sir

Braders
28-09-2017, 08:19 PM
Me too, if not to much trouble.

trufan
28-09-2017, 08:36 PM
Assuming this bloke really is available and hasn't suddenly become a paraplegic or had his head removed, I really don't know what we're waiting for. Actually, even with no legs and head he'd probably get more goals than some others that have been mentioned. Get him in! :)

Big Gav
28-09-2017, 08:40 PM
What's Trevor Aylot and Tommy Langley up to these days?

Crunchie
28-09-2017, 09:23 PM
The Only free agent worth going for imo.

costello
28-09-2017, 09:56 PM
Superb. The power of the BBS.

a9lpc
28-09-2017, 10:06 PM
I would love to see too please!

Chris K
28-09-2017, 10:19 PM
I'm Utterly convinced this bloke is the answer to our problems

Who is he again?

Chris K
28-09-2017, 10:20 PM
I'm Utterly convinced this bloke is the answer to our problems

Who is he again?

Chas
28-09-2017, 10:52 PM
This thread is still going? I thought we confirmed that he is not actually a free agent, having returned to Osmanlispor this summer.

CharlieCPFC
28-09-2017, 10:55 PM
I'm Utterly convinced this bloke is the answer to our problems

Who is he again?

He ain't Carlton Cole which is a plus.

Stellavista
29-09-2017, 09:17 AM
When Chick Corea come?

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ea/Chick_Corea_1976.JPG

Gregz41
29-09-2017, 09:32 AM
Please, please, please be true.

Zohar's Penalty
29-09-2017, 09:37 AM
I'm connected to Parish on Linked in. Will connect the agent to him now as forward message. Obviously will come to nothing but desperate times and all that

Silks&Tekkers
29-09-2017, 09:47 AM
I'm connected to Parish on Linked in. Will connect the agent to him now as forward message. Obviously will come to nothing but desperate times and all that

He is already talking with Palace.

Shipp Ahoy!
29-09-2017, 09:50 AM
Did someone on the BBS seriously get in touch with his agent and sort it for him to talk to Palace? :D

That would be the crazy, legendary and insanely brilliant story in Palace history - that is saying something too!

hughff
29-09-2017, 09:50 AM
This thread is still going? I thought we confirmed that he is not actually a free agent, having returned to Osmanlispor this summer.

So transfermarket suggests but he's not listed on their club website.

Silks&Tekkers
29-09-2017, 09:57 AM
Someone had to do something, I contacted him yesterday after finding his details on LinkedIn, was about time my premium license come in handy.

Maidstoned Eagle
29-09-2017, 10:28 AM
Someone had to do something, I contacted him yesterday after finding his details on LinkedIn, was about time my premium license come in handy.

If this is true, it's brilliant. :D

swissroll
29-09-2017, 10:41 AM
So transfermarket suggests but he's not listed on their club website.

He was beginning of the week - strange one

andyocpfc
29-09-2017, 10:50 AM
What's the crack with this, i'm reading this thread with interest, excitement and confusion in one?

Jason
29-09-2017, 11:08 AM
He was beginning of the week - strange one

Pure speculation, but I wonder if a deal was agreed but never actually signed, hence the confusion. The fact that he appears not to have featured in any squads for them for them does rather suggest that he didn't actually rejoin them. Here's hoping anyway

Eagle Kneevil
29-09-2017, 11:10 AM
He is already talking with Palace.

That'll be a six-week wait then.

Latvian Eagle
29-09-2017, 11:13 AM
Well I have had a positive response from the agent concerning this chap. I'm not putting it into the public domain though, feel free to request the screenshot I have from the Agent.

Just purely out of intrigue if nothing else I wouldn't mind seeing the screenshot please.

Silks&Tekkers
29-09-2017, 11:24 AM
It would appear he is available...

spt1978
29-09-2017, 12:19 PM
Probably a better system than our current scouting.

elgin eagle
29-09-2017, 12:38 PM
Someone had to do something, I contacted him yesterday after finding his details on LinkedIn, was about time my premium license come in handy.

It's the sort of thing you say when you find a dog chained to a lamp post :)

redemptionday
29-09-2017, 12:47 PM
The bloke hasn't been a functioning PL striker since 2009

Silks&Tekkers
29-09-2017, 02:04 PM
It's the sort of thing you say when you find a dog chained to a lamp post :)

That is the greatest analogy for our position

We are lost and lonely like a dog abandoned by it's Owner and chained to a lamp post in the rain, Looking for some love.

Nostrils
29-09-2017, 04:40 PM
TM now states he's contracted until 30.06.2019.

elgin eagle
29-09-2017, 08:02 PM
TM now states he's contracted until 30.06.2019.

I don't believe a word the misfit says. Who is he contracted to?

MFBias
29-09-2017, 09:16 PM
Anyone else think contacting Players when you are not officially involved with the club is out of line and busy-body like behaviour?

Great Lombardi
29-09-2017, 09:29 PM
Anyone else think contacting Players when you are not officially involved with the club is out of line and busy-body like behaviour?
Wooah the fun police are out on patrol...

I think it's very amusing!!

Great Lombardi
29-09-2017, 09:31 PM
P.s if this comes off Silks@Tekkers should get an agents fee...

danpalace07
30-09-2017, 02:16 AM
This is amazing... the BBS now going a step further and negotiating for a striker on behalf of Palace.

Will the fans prove that signing a forward is much easier than the board are claiming?? :D

This is peak BBS

MasterYoda
30-09-2017, 08:30 AM
Feel I have to see this screenshot just to complete the loop. Crazy if it came off.

PM please

cpfcfan1
30-09-2017, 08:38 AM
People believe anything if it suits their agenda

A screenshot from football manager and people go nuts

Nostrils
30-09-2017, 08:38 AM
Who is he contracted to?

Osmanlispor FK - I couldn't remember how to spell it last time :). It does seem unlikely now, unless of course transfermarkt have got it wrong and S&T really is working some magic.

Gregz41
30-09-2017, 06:36 PM
If there's any chance this is possible, it should be made a top priority.

bigend1
30-09-2017, 07:57 PM
Yep. This big unit could suit us well. If it's possible we should do everything we can!

Silks&Tekkers
02-10-2017, 11:47 AM
He's gone quiet on me if anyone else fancies there chances....

Franjo Vranjkovic is man in question. Here is his direct email: firsteleven-ism@arcor.de

S.P.R.
02-10-2017, 12:19 PM
Football: Cheick Diabaté is free!

If the information is confirmed, it would be a curious pirouette of destiny ... The FC Metz wanted to prolong the adventure with Cheick Diabaté, after a successful loan, but he could not find a common ground with his employer , Osmanlispor. Rebound this Thursday. According to the Turkish antenna of BeIn Sport, the club would ultimately free the Malian striker from his contractual obligations. Will the Garnets return to the charge when they are about to finalize several offensive files? Not sure…

Translated from link - http://www.republicain-lorrain.fr/sports/2017/08/17/cheick-diabate-est-libre

...I see the Wiki page has now been updated again to state he a free agent.

Terrace Bickle
02-10-2017, 02:23 PM
No chance, I guess he and his agent would have us over a barrel. So unless he's as desperate as we are....

MFBias
02-10-2017, 02:29 PM
He's gone quiet on me if anyone else fancies there chances....

Franjo Vranjkovic is man in question. Here is his direct email: firsteleven-ism@arcor.de

Just what this bloke needs, more desperate busybody fans sending him spam emails.

spt1978
02-10-2017, 02:33 PM
We wont sign anyone.

Silks&Tekkers
02-10-2017, 02:40 PM
Just what this bloke needs, more desperate busybody fans sending him spam emails.

Busybody!? I done it for a laugh during time I'm paid for and it actually created some hope in this somewhat hopeless season....

I'm not desperate, I done it lightheartedly....

:confused:

MFBias
02-10-2017, 02:59 PM
Busybody!? I done it for a laugh during time I'm paid for and it actually created some hope in this somewhat hopeless season....

I'm not desperate, I done it lightheartedly....

:confused:

You are wasting this man's time, sending him emails when you have no official connection with the club, add to that you are undermining the CPFC management and board (what ever you think of them)

Who's hope have you raised?

Silks&Tekkers
02-10-2017, 03:27 PM
You are wasting this man's time, sending him emails when you have no official connection with the club, add to that you are undermining the CPFC management and board (what ever you think of them)

Who's hope have you raised?

Who took the jam out of your donut? It's a bit of laugh, don't get your knickers in a twist. Guess what, That's how transfers work and agents work, 3rd party involvement happens in most these days.

Nothing busy about it though mate, well not as busy as coming onto a message board to moan about it.

You must be fun at parties :jerkit:

Silks&Tekkers
02-10-2017, 03:31 PM
You are wasting this man's time?

Why do you care about this man's time? You part of the Agent's Appreciation Society?

Shoreditch CPFC
02-10-2017, 04:09 PM
LOL. Did the club appreciate your efforts?

Silks&Tekkers
02-10-2017, 04:25 PM
LOL. Did the club appreciate your efforts?

Yeah, Dougie popped round mine for a cuppa to discuss scouting, I suggested some improvements, he made some notes. It was all amicable.

GrayP41ace
02-10-2017, 04:41 PM
Yeah, Dougie popped round mine for a cuppa to discuss scouting, I suggested some improvements, he made some notes. It was all amicable.

Can you pop him an email asking him to show our players where the goal is :p cheers Mr Agent Sir :D

elgin eagle
02-10-2017, 07:34 PM
Osmanlispor FK - I couldn't remember how to spell it last time :). It does seem unlikely now, unless of course transfermarkt have got it wrong and S&T really is working some magic.

Cheers. Maybe we'll have a behind closed doors friendly against Corinthians Casuals this week to assess which one can survive 90 minutes without dying.

MFBias
02-10-2017, 09:01 PM
Who took the jam out of your donut? It's a bit of laugh, don't get your knickers in a twist. Guess what, That's how transfers work and agents work, 3rd party involvement happens in most these days.

Nothing busy about it though mate, well not as busy as coming onto a message board to moan about it.

You must be fun at parties :jerkit:

Can you not see this undermining to the club and management? Calling yourself '3rd party involvement' is laughable.

SteveyHawking
03-10-2017, 08:33 AM
Our next signing won't be until 10:55PM on January 31st 2018 so there's no need to get worked up about any potential free transfers joining us any time soon.

Jason
03-10-2017, 08:41 AM
Can you not see this undermining to the club and management? Calling yourself '3rd party involvement' is laughable.

I kind of get where you are coming from, and I certainly wouldn't have done something like this myself. But ultimately it's not something to take too seriously. There is a real confusion over whether this guy is available or not, and skills has found a way of trying to get an answer to the question.

It's ultimately harmless enough, and if nothing else it raises a laugh at a pretty grim time. I agree with you that it probably doesn't take us any further forward, but anything that raises a smile at this stage can't be all bad!

Silks&Tekkers
03-10-2017, 09:22 AM
Can you not see this undermining to the club and management? Calling yourself '3rd party involvement' is laughable.

You picking fights on the internet is laughable.

Latvian Eagle
03-10-2017, 09:37 AM
The only thing that worries me if we are after this guy as opposed to say Gilardino (and I have to admit I haven't seen much of this guy) is that he is very similar to what we already have. There doesn't really seem to be much of a Plan B to our game plan and quite clearly Plan A isn't working.

bigend1
03-10-2017, 09:41 AM
The only thing that worries me if we are after this guy as opposed to say Gilardino (and I have to admit I haven't seen much of this guy) is that he is very similar to what we already have. There doesn't really seem to be much of a Plan B to our game plan and quite clearly Plan A isn't working.

We haven't got the players for plan A though and it's plan A that's kept us up. This season was supposed to be keep plan A and develop plan B.

Frank decided we were just gonna go straight to plan V#1A and **** everything up. Now we need plan A back ASAP to try to keep us in touch with the others at the bottom and then perhaps sign someone in Jan to facilitate plan B.

Simples :rolleyes:

bigend1
03-10-2017, 09:47 AM
We haven't got the players for plan A though and it's plan A that's kept us up. This season was supposed to be keep plan A and develop plan B.

Frank decided we were just gonna go straight to plan V#1A and **** everything up. Now we need plan A back ASAP to try to keep us in touch with the others at the bottom and then perhaps sign someone in Jan to facilitate plan B.

Simples :rolleyes:

By the way Plan V#A1 is pronounced "victor hashtag alpha one"

Then do it in franks Dutch accent

Then chastise yourself for your terrible Dutch impression

Then cheer yourself up with the realisation you unintentionally did an excellent Sean Connery impression

Latvian Eagle
03-10-2017, 09:53 AM
:moo:

TouchyAndalou
03-10-2017, 10:36 AM
Anyone else think contacting Players when you are not officially involved with the club is out of line and busy-body like behaviour?
No. It was funny. And much more entertaining than your boring, miserable, moany posts in this thread.

Crunchie
03-10-2017, 10:53 PM
The only thing that worries me if we are after this guy as opposed to say Gilardino (and I have to admit I haven't seen much of this guy) is that he is very similar to what we already have. There doesn't really seem to be much of a Plan B to our game plan and quite clearly Plan A isn't working.

I will say this though, seeing the youtube thread, which is all i have seen of him, he is at least attacking the ball, and not waiting for the ball to come to him, and didn't score too many goals with his head.

Kidofwonder
04-10-2017, 01:01 AM
You are wasting this man's time, sending him emails when you have no official connection with the club, add to that you are undermining the CPFC management and board (what ever you think of them)

Who's hope have you raised?

I think you need to stop taking it all so seriously :supergrin:

MFBias
04-10-2017, 04:06 AM
Please explain why it is funny?

How it is not undermining the club?

Mr Palace
04-10-2017, 09:21 AM
Serious sense of humour break down here.

I doubt in any way this will have affected the chances of us signing Diabete. We probably aren't even in for him. I mean, why would we even need a striker when we're perfecting the 4-6-0 formation!

Silks&Tekkers
04-10-2017, 09:24 AM
Please explain why it is funny?

How it is not undermining the club?

Go do one Fella. Sick of your miserable b*llocks already

MFBias
04-10-2017, 02:29 PM
Go do one Fella. Sick of your miserable b*llocks already

You have no answers do you other than getting petulant about it?

Do you not consider it undermines the club in anyway?

Silks&Tekkers
04-10-2017, 03:34 PM
You have no answers do you other than getting petulant about it?

Do you not consider it undermines the club in anyway?

I don't think it does - personally I think if he was already in contact with the club then his 30 second reply wasn't too much of a time waster and it doesn't undermine the club in any way as he doesn't believe I have any association with club.

Nobody has died, nobody has lost their job and I haven't gone behind anyone's back to message the agent on LinkedIn. It's a light hearted message to gauge if he was a free agent as nobody anyone could clarify it.

I felt I was patient in waiting for your 3rd miserable reply before getting petulant. In fact, I have already provided you with more time than your posts deserve so ciao! :hi:

Silks&Tekkers
04-10-2017, 03:50 PM
You have no answers do you other than getting petulant about it?

Do you not consider it undermines the club in anyway?

I'm also kind of a big deal within the Agent Landscape of the UK.

MFBias
04-10-2017, 10:45 PM
I don't think it does - personally I think if he was already in contact with the club then his 30 second reply wasn't too much of a time waster and it doesn't undermine the club in any way as he doesn't believe I have any association with club.

Nobody has died, nobody has lost their job and I haven't gone behind anyone's back to message the agent on LinkedIn. It's a light hearted message to gauge if he was a free agent as nobody anyone could clarify it.

I felt I was patient in waiting for your 3rd miserable reply before getting petulant. In fact, I have already provided you with more time than your posts deserve so ciao! :hi:

That is not what happened. Is this lighthearted what you wrote to the agent:

'We could fly him over to the UK for a trial with Crystal Palace through our contacts'

Had it just been checking his availability, that would be fine but that is not what you did, you suggested you could get him a trial at the club when you have no official involvement, firstly misleading the agent and undermining the club.

beef
05-10-2017, 07:29 AM
It is a bit harsh. If I was out of work and got offered a job as a prank I'd find it quite upsetting.

Crunchie
05-10-2017, 11:32 AM
Yes I think so too. However what i don't understand is that his record in France is 1 in 2, so how come is he a free agent?

4 cryingOutloud
05-10-2017, 02:38 PM
Me too please mate.

Come on, what would you do with Preventive Medicine? :D

Silks&Tekkers
05-10-2017, 02:54 PM
That is not what happened. Is this lighthearted what you wrote to the agent:

'We could fly him over to the UK for a trial with Crystal Palace through our contacts'

Had it just been checking his availability, that would be fine but that is not what you did, you suggested you could get him a trial at the club when you have no official involvement, firstly misleading the agent and undermining the club.

Well I could fly him over if I wanted and after a couple of calls could arrange a trial so I don't get your point? I work within the sport so it isn't too far-fetched.

I'm not giving away too much as I would like to remain somewhat anonymous on this site but I can assure you I'm not somebody too far away from the UK game in a professional capacity.

Owngoal
05-10-2017, 02:58 PM
Some people just need to GET A LIFE

4 cryingOutloud
05-10-2017, 03:13 PM
Well I could fly him over if I wanted and after a couple of calls could arrange a trial so I don't get your point? I work within the sport so it isn't too far-fetched.

I'm not giving away too much as I would like to remain somewhat anonymous on this site but I can assure you I'm not somebody too far away from the UK game in a professional capacity.

Assistant groundsman, ball boy, gofer, boot cleaner, tea boy, car park attendant. program seller, steward, ground cleaner immediately spring to mind.:eek:

Silks&Tekkers
05-10-2017, 03:53 PM
Assistant groundsman, ball boy, gofer, boot cleaner, tea boy, car park attendant. program seller, steward, ground cleaner immediately spring to mind.:eek:

:lux: Love that, great imagination! Nothing as exciting as that though.

Simply just a Data Analyst on player performance.

Chas
05-10-2017, 04:07 PM
If the last three pages of this thread don't scream relegation, I don't know what does.

MFBias
05-10-2017, 09:10 PM
Well I could fly him over if I wanted and after a couple of calls could arrange a trial so I don't get your point? I work within the sport so it isn't too far-fetched.

I'm not giving away too much as I would like to remain somewhat anonymous on this site but I can assure you I'm not somebody too far away from the UK game in a professional capacity.

Could you get a player a trial at Palace by talking to the management? If the answer is yes I will back off and say fair enough.

And if the answer is yes, why would you assume that I know that about you? Probably very few people could do that, and if you could would you be talking about this on here and just do it?

elgin eagle
05-10-2017, 09:18 PM
Yes I think so too. However what i don't understand is that his record in France is 1 in 2, so how come is he a free agent?

He only played twice ;)

MFBias
05-10-2017, 09:23 PM
I'm not giving away too much as I would like to remain somewhat anonymous on this site but I can assure you I'm not somebody too far away from the UK game in a professional capacity.

Kevin Day?

Richwak
06-10-2017, 07:55 AM
Sorry if this guy is available offer him a good 6 month contract!!!

bigend1
06-10-2017, 08:05 AM
This thread screams that next week someone will come on here and say..

"Erm, he's starting for (random club) today, signed for them in August"

If he is avaible I'd like to have him in. Maybe a six month deal with a lucrative 1/2 year extension if we stay up or something to tempt him

Looks an awkward handful that can find the net

Chas
06-10-2017, 02:45 PM
Do 6 month contracts really exist? Apart from ones that start in January, of course.

Are there any examples of Premier League players on contracts that expire in April, or any month other than June?

Jason
09-10-2017, 05:21 AM
This thread screams that next week someone will come on here and say..

"Erm, he's starting for (random club) today, signed for them in August"

If he is avaible I'd like to have him in. Maybe a six month deal with a lucrative 1/2 year extension if we stay up or something to tempt him

Looks an awkward handful that can find the net

You would think so. Given the dire need for a striker, and the fact that he appears head and shoulders above anything else on the free transfer list, it seems unthinkable that we haven't brought him in over the past few weeks if he really is available

Silks&Tekkers
10-10-2017, 04:55 PM
Update:

There is no update.

Terrace Bickle
10-10-2017, 04:57 PM
The point is, there is no point.

MFBias
11-10-2017, 09:07 AM
Update:

There is no update.

Could you get a player a trial at the club?

Tim
11-10-2017, 09:34 AM
I’m guessing Wilf will play up front until Benteke is back from injury. I don’t think we’re signing any free agents now. Not even Palace would take this long to get something done.

Purepalace
11-10-2017, 05:49 PM
I have enquired with his agent directly to determine whether he is available or not. I will keep you posted,

How have I missed this thread! Excellent work :D