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Calmc
07-09-2017, 10:54 AM
Has anyone actually heard any reports we are going to be signing a free agent? seems a bit too quite for my liking!

Pinkie Brown
07-09-2017, 10:57 AM
Short answer: no
Long answer: nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo o

Palace Bear
07-09-2017, 11:25 AM
Short answer: no
Long answer: nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo o

very long answer:

nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooooooooooo

Maidstoned Eagle
07-09-2017, 01:30 PM
Very short answer; N

Chas
07-09-2017, 05:17 PM
Fake news answer: Yes

Ooh Betty
07-09-2017, 07:14 PM
Surely sceagle has some inside information.

Maidstoned Eagle
07-09-2017, 08:58 PM
Inside answer; mmff

elgin eagle
07-09-2017, 09:21 PM
Dreading to read Benteke injured in training one of these days. Yet also a little bit curious as to what the feck we intend to do should it happen.

But in answer to the question, no. We must have some cracking youth lined up to grab the headlines instead. That or Mutch.

Jim Cannon
07-09-2017, 09:26 PM
When is the last possible chance we have of signing an out of contract player? Surely we are just waiting for the dregs of the dregs just so we have that feeling of getting a bargain

Chas
09-09-2017, 12:36 AM
Presumably 31 December, when we can just sign someone in-contract instead.

Knowing us, this is exactly when we will sign Diabate.

jimmy the gent
09-09-2017, 05:43 AM
Presumably 31 December, when we can just sign someone in-contract instead.

Knowing us, this is exactly when we will sign Diabate.

If he's got a younger brother we could sign as part of the deal, we could contract Diabates.

AddoWolz
09-09-2017, 06:27 AM
Well the fax machine is finally fixed so we're all set for 10:59 on the 31st of January 2018 :p

Nigel_Scarfer
09-09-2017, 06:52 AM
Surely sceagle has some inside information.
He can't get on twitter at the moment to find anything

Cityside
09-09-2017, 04:52 PM
Sensible Twitter answer: covfeve

Nigelbrag
09-09-2017, 05:22 PM
There won't be any signings now until the January window opens, especially if SP intends sacking FdB as those funds will be used for the new manager. Those intentions were made clear when he disgracefully did NOT support his manager in this window when we desperately needed a Keeper and Striker, as a matter of urgency.
Lets hope we don't regret those decisions.

Jman
09-09-2017, 08:54 PM
Did anyone see SP's comments about the transfer window closing earlier next year?

Basically something along the lines of, it's good to have a few games to see if there are any weaknesses in the squad.

I assume that SP missed our first three games of the season then!

spy
09-09-2017, 09:14 PM
By the time we have faffed around looking for a new manager in the summer the window will close before he has the chance to buy anyone!

Mr Palace
09-09-2017, 09:23 PM
Did anyone see SP's comments about the transfer window closing earlier next year?

Basically something along the lines of, it's good to have a few games to see if there are any weaknesses in the squad.

I assume that SP missed our first three games of the season then!

Exactly. His logic was somewhat flawed there.

Stellavista
09-09-2017, 11:00 PM
Did anyone see SP's comments about the transfer window closing earlier next year?

Basically something along the lines of, it's good to have a few games to see if there are any weaknesses in the squad.

I assume that SP missed our first three games of the season then!

There were, and still are, weaknesses in the squad we all saw before the season started. One striker. Really?

Shoreditch CPFC
13-09-2017, 12:11 PM
The optimist in me suggests we have been waiting for Roy before tie-ing this up. The realist says that we screwed up by not releasing Perntreou until after the window and so actually have no space.

art malice
13-09-2017, 01:30 PM
If he's got a younger brother we could sign as part of the deal, we could contract Diabates.

They are certainly the type 2 target

sl6 Eagle
13-09-2017, 10:13 PM
Watch Hodgson go for Rickie Lambert :rolleyes:

JJ
13-09-2017, 10:48 PM
Dreading to read Benteke injured in training one of these days. Yet also a little bit curious as to what the feck we intend to do should it happen.

Isn't he also on 4 bookings already, so one more and he gets a ban (is it 5, or 8 bookings, or is it 5 for a ban and then another ban when you get to 8?)

elgin eagle
13-09-2017, 11:42 PM
Isn't he also on 4 bookings already, so one more and he gets a ban (is it 5, or 8 bookings, or is it 5 for a ban and then another ban when you get to 8?)

5 i think. If he is ever present until January it will be a christmas miracle anyway :)

cpfc4evandeva
14-09-2017, 12:26 AM
Isn't he also on 4 bookings already, so one more and he gets a ban (is it 5, or 8 bookings, or is it 5 for a ban and then another ban when you get to 8?)

Is he?! We've only had 4 league games... He can't be on 4, can he?

cpfc4evandeva
14-09-2017, 12:26 AM
To answer my own question, he's on 3. Not ideal.

theCoach
14-09-2017, 06:38 AM
Watch Hodgson go for Rickie Lambert :rolleyes:

Short term contract until January .what's not to like?

Dedders
14-09-2017, 07:03 AM
Watch Hodgson go for Rickie Lambert :rolleyes:

Better than Dann as striker no?

aj4england
14-09-2017, 07:20 AM
You know we are in a desperate situation when I'm almost wishing we still had Frazier Campbell

Gazpacho
14-09-2017, 08:22 AM
You know we are in a desperate situation when I'm almost wishing we still had Frazier Campbell

He's out with a groin strain.

sl6 Eagle
14-09-2017, 08:22 AM
Short term contract until January .what's not to like?

Rickie Lambert who has just been released by Warnock at Cardiff. Desperate times but yes a better option than no one or Scott Dann.

DARZET EAGLE
14-09-2017, 10:26 AM
Rickie Lambert who has just been released by Warnock at Cardiff. Desperate times but yes a better option than no one or Scott Dann.

I wonder if he's past it or Cardiff want to save money on his doubtless big contract. Was he released because of this?

Mr Palace
16-09-2017, 09:41 PM
So why did we get rid of our third keeper and leave 24 players in the squad if we weren't going to sign a striker/a 25th player? Bit odd but not out of keeping with our transfer business this summer.

glenn.f
16-09-2017, 10:02 PM
Is there not a ageing journey man South American attacking midfielder out there that we could pin our hopes on, to open up a few defences with. We need to find our own version of Tugay (yes i know hes Turkish) or somebody of that ilk. We need any form of lift at the minute but the way are going it'll be another Dindane.

Tim
16-09-2017, 10:06 PM
Short term contract until January .what's not to like?

An over the hill striker that can't cut it in the Championship anymore.

AddoWolz
17-09-2017, 12:16 AM
An over the hill striker that can't cut it in the Championship anymore.
Bit harsh on Benteke :eek: :supergrin:

aashman12
17-09-2017, 06:56 AM
Short term contract until January .what's not to like?

Er he's shit now

aashman12
17-09-2017, 06:58 AM
Is there not a ageing journey man South American attacking midfielder out there that we could pin our hopes on, to open up a few defences with. We need to find our own version of Tugay (yes i know hes Turkish) or somebody of that ilk. We need any form of lift at the minute but the way are going it'll be another Dindane.

RLC seems to be doing ok at this. Just that lump benteke keeps missing sitters.

Stellavista
17-09-2017, 07:06 PM
If we haven't signed one by now, I doubt it's going to happen.
We really are going to attempt to get to January with one out of form striker and a truly shit keeper. Outstanding.

Krise
17-09-2017, 08:50 PM
Remy is scoring for fun in La Liga, 2 goals in 52 minutes gametime. He has scored two goals, from two shots on goal - 100 % shooting accuracy. Las Palmas signed him on a free.
Read more at http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/crystal-palace-flop-makes-sensational-100-per-cent-start-to-life-in-la-liga/story-30514817-detail/story.html#yIh0gww9ZuK7Abht.99

eaglebhoy
17-09-2017, 09:25 PM
Remy is scoring for fun in La Liga, 2 goals in 52 minutes gametime. He has scored two goals, from two shots on goal - 100 % shooting accuracy. Las Palmas signed him on a free.
Read more at http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/crystal-palace-flop-makes-sensational-100-per-cent-start-to-life-in-la-liga/story-30514817-detail/story.html#yIh0gww9ZuK7Abht.99

Yes typical, isn't it ?

Came on here to say same, apparently flying fit and chomping at the bit, both goals from 'OFF THE BENCH', precisely what we don't have :sob:

Wonder if his return to health has anything to do with us while he was here, as in we may have helped him get on the road back but then don't even gamble on having him as a Free back up and now Las Palmas are reaping the reward :sob::confused::sob:

Shoreditch CPFC
18-09-2017, 07:39 AM
The optimist in me suggests we have been waiting for Roy before tie-ing this up. The realist says that we screwed up by not releasing Perntreou until after the window and so actually have no space.

Parish clarified this last night. We are looking at released strikers, but "there is a reason they've been released" doesn't sound too hopeful.

palacelad197o
18-09-2017, 07:53 AM
If we haven't signed one by now, I doubt it's going to happen.
We really are going to attempt to get to January with one out of form striker and a truly shit keeper. Outstanding.Yeah but we got 30 defenders :-)

palacelad197o
18-09-2017, 07:57 AM
You know we are in a desperate situation when I'm almost wishing we still had Frazier CampbellAmazing to think we let him go and it weakened us even more when it should have made room for us to get a striker

DARZET EAGLE
18-09-2017, 10:00 PM
Amazing to think we let him go and it weakened us even more when it should have made room for us to get a striker

Doubtless Parish released him, because he was losing patience with Remy's constant injury problems.

red&blue_moomin
20-09-2017, 08:13 AM
Parish clarified this last night. We are looking at released strikers, but "there is a reason they've been released" doesn't sound too hopeful.

Diabate is the only one worth having and he's off the market apparently.

monkey nuts
20-09-2017, 08:26 AM
Dexter Blackstock?

Jman
22-09-2017, 11:46 AM
Is RVP still an option? Didn't he come out and say his injury wasn't that bad?

Jukesy
22-09-2017, 11:52 AM
I wonder if he's past it or Cardiff want to save money on his doubtless big contract. Was he released because of this?

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/go-horribly-wrong-rickie-lambert-13305289

Mr Palace
22-09-2017, 11:55 AM
So why did we get rid of the third keeper? Bit odd.

GrayP41ace
22-09-2017, 12:08 PM
So why did we get rid of the third keeper? Bit odd.

We needed to surpass previous shambles' in the window by doing something even more daft!!

Crunchie
22-09-2017, 02:00 PM
Giuseppe Rossi?

DARZET EAGLE
22-09-2017, 03:43 PM
Dexter Blackstock?

Is he still playing?

DARZET EAGLE
22-09-2017, 03:44 PM
Giuseppe Rossi?

Getting on a bit and he has suffered fom a series of injuries, just right then.;)

Mr Palace
22-09-2017, 03:58 PM
We needed to surpass previous shambles' in the window by doing something even more daft!!

Seems that way!

mapcontractor
22-09-2017, 09:33 PM
Carlton Cole... Croydon lad... he's coming home!!! :lux::lux::lux::lux::lux::lux:

dougalase
26-09-2017, 10:45 AM
Carlton Cole... Croydon lad... he's coming home!!! :lux::lux::lux::lux::lux::lux:


Crystal Palace weighing up Carlton Cole swoop - but striker keen on Championship switch - Daily Star
http://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/647730/Crystal-Palace-news-Carlton-Cole-transfer-Bolton-Hull-interest

bigend1
26-09-2017, 11:06 AM
Crystal Palace weighing up Carlton Cole swoop - but striker keen on Championship switch - Daily Star
http://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/647730/Crystal-Palace-news-Carlton-Cole-transfer-Bolton-Hull-interest

He's actually available?

Holy crap, he's a no brainer. Probably an upgrade on Jerome and Campbell.

I'm not sure we should really get just anyone at the moment, Lambert for example wouldn't be any better than dann or schlupp up front. Cole can do the hustle and bustle job but score too. I hope this is on.

laboxers
26-09-2017, 11:09 AM
He's actually available?

Holy crap, he's a no brainer. Probably an upgrade on Jerome and Campbell.

I'm not sure we should really get just anyone at the moment, Lambert for example wouldn't be any better than dann or schlupp up front. Cole can do the hustle and bustle job but score too. I hope this is on.

Not sure if serious?!:confused:

Owngoal
26-09-2017, 11:24 AM
Rather have an actual donkey than CC up front - more likely to score.

bigend1
26-09-2017, 12:10 PM
Not sure if serious?!:confused:

Yes.

He's a better option than the other frees. Apparently fit, used to the Premiership and savvy enough to make himself a handful.

Desperate times and a hell of a lot better than the other options. Not ideal but we are where we are and he's a better option than sitting on the bbs slagging off Steve and following up with gratuitous self abuse because you are so hard and clever.

Not you of course good sir :p

Tele Caster
26-09-2017, 12:21 PM
Rather have an actual donkey than CC up front - more likely to score.

We tried that and he failed to score in any of our games this season!

swissroll
26-09-2017, 12:44 PM
Carlton cole, this cannot be serious.

Last 2+ years he's scored 1 goal for Celtic in the league cup and released by his last 2 clubs after 5 games and 4 games

Jules
26-09-2017, 12:48 PM
"Carlton Cole's move an unmitigated disaster: it was clear that Cole was not going to last long. The former West Ham forward arrived in Asia looking as fresh as a Friday afternoon commuter after a week stuck in the traffic of Indonesia’s third-biggest city. The 33-year-old spent much of his time standing in the penalty area waiting for crosses that never came. He failed to score a single goal."

From:

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/sep/17/michael-essien-indonesian-football-carlton-cole-peter-odemwingie

bigend1
26-09-2017, 12:49 PM
It's for the next 5/6 games. Maybe less then he becomes 2nd and 3rd choice as wickham returns after benteke

Cole>Dann>schlupp>lambert and all the other frees we could play upfront.

He's not much different to Campbell but more suited to the lone striker role

Windsor_Eagle
26-09-2017, 12:56 PM
It really isn't worth adding wages to the expenditure just to have a player that is classed as a striker in the side.

We have 2 or 3 options amongst the current squad who'd do better than Cole.

There are only 2 free transfers that I think we should seriously look at / consider. Gilardino or Lambert.

aj4england
26-09-2017, 01:01 PM
Wouldn't mind Carlton Cole. Whoever we sign needs to be prepared to put a shift in and Cole is fairly well known for this.

Maidstoned Eagle
26-09-2017, 01:07 PM
I´d rather get Ladapo out there.

Jack Daniels
26-09-2017, 01:35 PM
RVP anyone?

Tim
26-09-2017, 01:38 PM
Ladapo & No Control. Best strike partnership since Akinbuyi & Adebola.

GrayP41ace
26-09-2017, 02:09 PM
Crystal Palace weighing up Carlton Cole swoop - but striker keen on Championship switch - Daily Star
http://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/647730/Crystal-Palace-news-Carlton-Cole-transfer-Bolton-Hull-interest

Stick with us for 9 months Coley, we'll get you there :p

GrayP41ace
26-09-2017, 02:14 PM
Wouldn't mind Carlton Cole. Whoever we sign needs to be prepared to put a shift in and Cole is fairly well known for this.

WAS fairly known for it.

He hasn't put a shift in for over 2 years! :eek: Adebayor MK2 and from a lot lower pedigree, what's not too hate?

Though the Adebayor thing suggests this could never happen, as we often learn from our mistakes.....

milky87
26-09-2017, 02:14 PM
Carlton Cole :eek::eek::eek::eek:

I would rather watch my Nan get out of the bath

bigend1
26-09-2017, 02:19 PM
RVP anyone?

Yeah but hasn't he just lost use of a leg or something?

andyocpfc
26-09-2017, 02:23 PM
WTF - CC would 'prefer' to play in the Championship than the Premier League?! I love the Championship but very few people have the choice so if that's true, I don't get it.

st albans
26-09-2017, 02:29 PM
It really isn't worth adding wages to the expenditure just to have a player that is classed as a striker in the side.

We have 2 or 3 options amongst the current squad who'd do better than Cole.

There are only 2 free transfers that I think we should seriously look at / consider. Gilardino or Lambert.

this, we don't need anyone on loan. Just have to deal with it

Nigelbrag
26-09-2017, 02:37 PM
If this situation was bad before, it is now becoming farcical.
Where the hell are we heading as a club? if looking at someone like Carlton Cole 5 years too late, and if my memory serves me right was he not recently released/sacked for a lack of fitness by a club from somewhere like Thailand.

jackstacks
26-09-2017, 02:49 PM
Warnock was clearly not impressed with Lambert

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/39527217

dowieslovechild
26-09-2017, 02:51 PM
"Carlton Cole's move an unmitigated disaster: it was clear that Cole was not going to last long. The former West Ham forward arrived in Asia looking as fresh as a Friday afternoon commuter after a week stuck in the traffic of Indonesia’s third-biggest city. The 33-year-old spent much of his time standing in the penalty area waiting for crosses that never came. He failed to score a single goal."

From:

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/sep/17/michael-essien-indonesian-football-carlton-cole-peter-odemwingie

About as close a fit to Benteke as we'll ever get!

cpfcfan1
26-09-2017, 02:52 PM
From that article


Coke went to Indonesia to try his luck with top-flight club Persib Bandung, but struggled to make an impact after falling out with their coach Umuh Muchtar.

Lets hope this fizzles out

Chas
26-09-2017, 03:00 PM
WTF - CC would 'prefer' to play in the Championship than the Premier League?! I love the Championship but very few people have the choice so if that's true, I don't get it.

Better suited to his ability at this point? Less likely to be booed and called a donkey by his own supporters? What's not to understand?

It's not so much preferring the Championship over the Premier League. It's more about preferring the Championship over Crystal Palace.

bigend1
26-09-2017, 03:00 PM
WTF - CC would 'prefer' to play in the Championship than the Premier League?! I love the Championship but very few people have the choice so if that's true, I don't get it.

Kind of a misquote though isn't it

The article said he'd prefer a more secure championship deal to ours. Not he'd prefer the championship to the Premiership, it'll all be about playing and presumably the length of contract

DARZET EAGLE
26-09-2017, 06:48 PM
He's actually available?

Holy crap, he's a no brainer. Probably an upgrade on Jerome and Campbell.

I'm not sure we should really get just anyone at the moment, Lambert for example wouldn't be any better than dann or schlupp up front. Cole can do the hustle and bustle job but score too. I hope this is on.

51 goals in 289 Premier League appearances for four clubs suggest that he can score but he is not prolific sadly.

Tripod 10
26-09-2017, 06:53 PM
Stick with us for 9 months Coley, we'll get you there :p

:lux::lux:

DARZET EAGLE
26-09-2017, 06:56 PM
I think I would rather have Andy Cole, or old King Cole.:eek:

Zohar's Penalty
26-09-2017, 09:03 PM
A lot of competition for most depressing BBS thread at the moment, & this is right up there!

DARZET EAGLE
26-09-2017, 09:42 PM
Do I see correctly that there are calls for Chamakh to return? Incredible, what havewe come to. He is now 33 and only made 66 appearances in THREE seasons (34 in season one) and scored just 10 goals. No thanks not even for three months.

Eddie McGoldrick's tash
27-09-2017, 10:30 PM
I'm so apathetic about this. Any player we sign will not be very good and will still be weeks away from fitness (because despite releasing a player immediately after deadline day to make room, we waited until Benteke actually got injured to look at it with any seriousness).

The situation is an utter joke for any club, let alone a PL club to be in. Pathetic management.

Sent from my Wileyfox Swift using CPFC BBS mobile app (http://r.tapatalk.com/byo?rid=82293)

FMH57
28-09-2017, 10:12 AM
Anyone with any idea what happens if we use the extra place in the 25 man squad on a striker and then we have any injury to Hennessey or Speroni ? No emergency loans allowed either. :wallbash:

Dogburger
29-09-2017, 02:10 PM
Emergency loans for keepers is allowed

Anyway I have a cunning plan . How about sending someone who hangs around the club doing nothing ,(Like Mark Bright ) up to Newcastle with a brown envelope to be handed to Gayleeee and another bigger envelope to be handed to Ashley.

Newcastle then cancel the contract of said player citing gross misconduct .

We of course being his former club say we will give him another chance and sign him on a free ! Get in !

Ralph
29-09-2017, 02:16 PM
Emergency loans for keepers is allowed

Anyway I have a cunning plan . How about sending someone who hangs around the club doing nothing ,(Like Mark Bright ) up to Newcastle with a brown envelope to be handed to Gayleeee and another bigger envelope to be handed to Ashley.

Newcastle then cancel the contract of said player citing gross misconduct .

We of course being his former club say we will give him another chance and sign him on a free ! Get in !

He wouldn't be able to play for anyone now until January regardless of what happens with his contract as he was named in a 25 already.

Don't think I haven't thought of this and sunk deeper into depression.

Penstone Eagle
29-09-2017, 03:16 PM
I'm so apathetic about this. Any player we sign will not be very good and will still be weeks away from fitness (because despite releasing a player immediately after deadline day to make room, we waited until Benteke actually got injured to look at it with any seriousness).

The situation is an utter joke for any club, let alone a PL club to be in. Pathetic management.

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Don't worry, Roy said Dougie is looking under stones to find a striker.

But you're right Pathetic management

Selhurst Celtic
29-09-2017, 07:13 PM
I reckon Kevin Doyle can run off his brain injury. Bring him home.

the drexciyan
29-09-2017, 09:40 PM
An emotional return for Yaya Sanogo is written in the stars.

jimmy the gent
29-09-2017, 10:03 PM
Ricardo Fuller signs Page 12.

Terrace Bickle
29-09-2017, 10:49 PM
Ricardo Fuller signs Page 12.
He won't leave his pub team.

steve hail
29-09-2017, 11:54 PM
Wrighty still looks pretty fit.

richardbarlow
30-09-2017, 12:25 AM
A dire position to find ourselves in and piss poor management of a Premiership club. Once again the way CPFC is being run is nothing short of farcical and would be better suited to Roy of the Rovers it's so comical. Will we never learn, even Brighton must be having a chortle at our situation.

danpalace07
30-09-2017, 03:08 AM
Yes.

He's a better option than the other frees. Apparently fit, used to the Premiership and savvy enough to make himself a handful.

Desperate times and a hell of a lot better than the other options. Not ideal but we are where we are and he's a better option than sitting on the bbs slagging off Steve and following up with gratuitous self abuse because you are so hard and clever.

Not you of course good sir :p

This post explains a lot

WLYWLYAWYPWF
30-09-2017, 03:32 AM
Imagine not scoring for that long and then a shithouse like Carlton Cole finally got us a goal. I don't think I could even cheer it out of pure f*cking principle. They might us well run a f*cking raffle to find a striker.

cpfc4evandeva
30-09-2017, 04:02 AM
Yes.

He's a better option than the other frees. Apparently fit, used to the Premiership and savvy enough to make himself a handful.

Desperate times and a hell of a lot better than the other options. Not ideal but we are where we are and he's a better option than sitting on the bbs slagging off Steve and following up with gratuitous self abuse because you are so hard and clever.

Not you of course good sir :p

You are very strange.

Tim
30-09-2017, 06:09 AM
Why the **** does Dougie have to look under stones? The options are very limited & everyone knows what’s available & what isn’t.

Once again we are reactive instead of pro active, we should of known we could very easily be in this position & subsequently have potential targets lined up but no we wait until we’ve got no fit strikers & then think oh Shit what do we do now?

Even signing a free agent striker is becoming a protracted process.

Jolly Eagle
30-09-2017, 06:21 AM
Why the **** does Dougie have to look under stones? The options are very limited & everyone knows what’s available & what isn’t.

Once again we are reactive instead of pro active, we should of known we could very easily be in this position & subsequently have potential targets lined up but no we wait until we’ve got no fit strikers & then think oh Shit what do we do now?

Even signing a free agent striker is becoming a protracted process.

Agree completely, not only would we have whoever it is we signed half way to being match fit by now. The free agent would have also got a chance to know the players, get settled and also get a chance to gel with our style of play. There also would have been some competition for Benteke which might have given him the kick up the arse he needed. Instead we are going to throw some unfit, half injured has been into the lions den. Feel sorry for the pore bloke whoever it may be.

Penstone Eagle
30-09-2017, 06:26 AM
Why the **** does Dougie have to look under stones? The options are very limited & everyone knows what’s available & what isn’t.

Once again we are reactive instead of pro active, we should of known we could very easily be in this position & subsequently have potential targets lined up but no we wait until we’ve got no fit strikers & then think oh Shit what do we do now?

Even signing a free agent striker is becoming a protracted process.

Nothing has been learnt, we've stayed in this league more through luck than anything else. Despite Parish's pathetic excuse for starting a season with one striker, there can be no excuse for it.

You reap what you sow

jeffers1960
30-09-2017, 06:27 AM
Why the **** does Dougie have to look under stones? The options are very limited & everyone knows what’s available & what isn’t.

Once again we are reactive instead of pro active, we should of known we could very easily be in this position & subsequently have potential targets lined up but no we wait until we’ve got no fit strikers & then think oh Shit what do we do now?

Even signing a free agent striker is becoming a protracted process.

Dougie must have been camped out down on Brighton beach looking under the millions of stones there because it's been almost a week since Benteke got injured and from what we know were no closer to signing a free striker than we were last week

Sharkba1t
30-09-2017, 06:27 AM
Nothing has been learnt, we've stayed in this league more through luck than anything else. Despite Parish's pathetic excuse for starting a season with one striker, there can be no excuse for it.

You reap what you sow

Unfortunately this is all too true.

Penstone Eagle
30-09-2017, 06:27 AM
Imagine not scoring for that long and then a shithouse like Carlton Cole finally got us a goal. I don't think I could even cheer it out of pure f*cking principle. They might us well run a f*cking raffle to find a striker.

Not sure anyone's capable of organising a raffle.

Penstone Eagle
30-09-2017, 06:34 AM
Dougie must have been camped out down on Brighton beach looking under the millions of stones there because it's been almost a week since Benteke got injured and from what we know were no closer to signing a free striker than we were last week

I'll pop along to the beach and help him, although all you find are washed up items, Adebeyor springs to mind for a start....

Stockport_Eagle
30-09-2017, 06:40 AM
Not sure anyone's capable of organising a raffle.
I'll do it, but not yet...got loads of time and have a few things on this morning. Will sort it and let Roy know the winner at 2:59pm today ;)

Jordan's Jacket
30-09-2017, 06:47 AM
I am very much reassured that Dougie is responsible for finding us the right man

Windsor_Eagle
30-09-2017, 06:55 AM
Ok, so I've seen it said a lot that we have stayed in the PL for as long as we have this time around mainly through luck.

Now, not for a minute do I think the wise old (hindsight) owls on the BBS like a tired, lazy cliche, so can one of you give me some examples / evidence of this luck having manifested itself? Thanks.

Stockport_Eagle
30-09-2017, 07:03 AM
Ok, so I've seen it said a lot that we have stayed in the PL for as long as we have this time around mainly through luck.

Now, not for a minute do I think the wise old (hindsight) owls on the BBS like a tired, lazy cliche, so can one of you give me some examples / evidence of this luck having manifested itself? Thanks.
Aug to Dec 15 we got a penalty virtially every time time Wilf went in the opposition half.

If Chelsea equalise to make it 2-2 away last year they would probably have gone on to win 3-2. The catalist for the Arsenal game would not have happened.Chances are we'd be away to Burton today instead.

gold76
30-09-2017, 07:15 AM
Wonder what Dennis Bailey is up to these days?

Must be about 50 now but did hit a treble at united about 25 years ago

Ralph
30-09-2017, 07:29 AM
Aug to Dec 15 we got a penalty virtially every time time Wilf went in the opposition half.

If Chelsea equalise to make it 2-2 away last year they would probably have gone on to win 3-2. The catalist for the Arsenal game would not have happened.Chances are we'd be away to Burton today instead.

And if Lee's back pass reaches Hennessy or Dann and Benteke score at Burnley, Miliojoivic doesn't gift Liverpool a goal at Anfield, and the ball doesn't fall to a Southampton player in the 6 yard box we could be on 5/6 points and it's all not the total disaster most on here are painting it to be.

The reality is, it is a total disaster and we did do enough to stay up last year.

Windsor_Eagle
30-09-2017, 07:57 AM
Aug to Dec 15 we got a penalty virtially every time time Wilf went in the opposition half.

If Chelsea equalise to make it 2-2 away last year they would probably have gone on to win 3-2. The catalist for the Arsenal game would not have happened.Chances are we'd be away to Burton today instead.

And those, in match moments can't be more than equalled by the dozens if times Wilf was denied a stonewall penalty? Opposition players not getting booked until too late for the systematic fouling of Wilf? Refs giving opposition players warnings instead of second yellows?

We have benefitted from some odd decisions, but we have been on the worse end of more. Teams failing to equalise is not luck anymore than us failing to hit the net (like at Burnley for example) is bad luck.

I don't think fate has been kinder to us than not. That's why I am questioning the assertion that we stayed up through luck.

Jason
30-09-2017, 09:14 AM
And those, in match moments can't be more than equalled by the dozens if times Wilf was denied a stonewall penalty? Opposition players not getting booked until too late for the systematic fouling of Wilf? Refs giving opposition players warnings instead of second yellows?

We have benefitted from some odd decisions, but we have been on the worse end of more. Teams failing to equalise is not luck anymore than us failing to hit the net (like at Burnley for example) is bad luck.

I don't think fate has been kinder to us than not. That's why I am questioning the assertion that we stayed up through luck.

Put simply, we didn't stay up "through luck". If anything, we have had a knack of making the right decisions at key moments. Appointing Pulis, persuading Pardew to join (albeit it turned sour at the end), bringing in Allardyce when he was considered "damaged goods" after the England issue. All of these were key decisions that the club has made, that have helped us do well.

That knack for good decision making seemed to desert us in a big way during the summer. We have made a number of poor decisions recently, and right now it looks likely that those poor decisions will ultimately cost us our Premiership status. It's perfectly reasonable to criticise the decision makers at the club for those poor decisions, but it seems more than a little churlish to do that without acknowledging that the people making mistakes now also made many previous good decisions that helped get us up and keep us up this long in the first place.

trufan
30-09-2017, 09:25 AM
I think the problem is that it's all so unnecessary. A modicum of good housekeeping over the summer, a "safe" managerial appointment and a rational assessment of the squad and its shortcomings would in all probability have made for a relatively straightforward season and comfortable mid-table finish. In fact, any two of those factors would have done. Instead, we've managed to concoct the perfect storm of cock-ups. It must be almost inconceivable to the outside world. Whereas as Palace fans we've pretty much come to expect it.

Stockport_Eagle
30-09-2017, 01:59 PM
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Penstone Eagle
30-09-2017, 04:29 PM
Put simply, we didn't stay up "through luck". If anything, we have had a knack of making the right decisions at key moments. Appointing Pulis, persuading Pardew to join (albeit it turned sour at the end), bringing in Allardyce when he was considered "damaged goods" after the England issue. All of these were key decisions that the club has made, that have helped us do well.

That knack for good decision making seemed to desert us in a big way during the summer. We have made a number of poor decisions recently, and right now it looks likely that those poor decisions will ultimately cost us our Premiership status. It's perfectly reasonable to criticise the decision makers at the club for those poor decisions, but it seems more than a little churlish to do that without acknowledging that the people making mistakes now also made many previous good decisions that helped get us up and keep us up this long in the first place.

The luck was managers like Pulis and Allardyce being available to rescue every cock up. Those managers are no longer available and Parish has been negligent in the transfer window.

We're going down in pathetic style. The players are so low in confidence thanks to Parish's appointment of Dour Bore and the farcical situation of starting a season with only one striker for which there is no excuse, Parish's excuse was embarrassing.

glenn.f
30-09-2017, 05:52 PM
Go on Penstone repeat the same point again for us just in case we didn't hear it for the umpteenth millionth time ;)

mushroom
30-09-2017, 05:54 PM
Go on Penstone repeat the same point again for us just in case we didn't hear it for the umpteenth millionth time ;)


:)

Jim Cannon
30-09-2017, 05:58 PM
Aug to Dec 15 we got a penalty virtially every time time Wilf went in the opposition half.

If Chelsea equalise to make it 2-2 away last year they would probably have gone on to win 3-2. The catalist for the Arsenal game would not have happened.Chances are we'd be away to Burton today instead.

This kind of thing is ridiculous, if Benteke didn't miss pens against West Ham and Watford we could have had 4 more points right there if you are going to use those kind of arguments. Mind you, if we had been away to Burton today we might scored a goal and even won

MasterYoda
30-09-2017, 06:42 PM
Twitter linking us with Gilardino

elgin eagle
30-09-2017, 06:54 PM
Twitter linking us with Gilardino

I think i had a t shirt by him in the 80's.

Windsor_Eagle
30-09-2017, 06:56 PM
Put simply, we didn't stay up "through luck". If anything, we have had a knack of making the right decisions at key moments. Appointing Pulis, persuading Pardew to join (albeit it turned sour at the end), bringing in Allardyce when he was considered "damaged goods" after the England issue. All of these were key decisions that the club has made, that have helped us do well.

That knack for good decision making seemed to desert us in a big way during the summer. We have made a number of poor decisions recently, and right now it looks likely that those poor decisions will ultimately cost us our Premiership status. It's perfectly reasonable to criticise the decision makers at the club for those poor decisions, but it seems more than a little churlish to do that without acknowledging that the people making mistakes now also made many previous good decisions that helped get us up and keep us up this long in the first place.

Agree with every word of that.

Penstone Eagle
30-09-2017, 08:03 PM
Go on Penstone repeat the same point again for us just in case we didn't hear it for the umpteenth millionth time ;)

And nobody else does?

Silly post by you, contribute instead of policing opinions.

glenn.f
30-09-2017, 11:08 PM
And nobody else does?

Silly post by you, contribute instead of policing opinions.

:S::) I tend to make my point maybe once on a thread (not every thread) when I feel i have something worthy to say, happily allowing it to get swallowed up amongst all the others. Rather than labour a point over and over and at every turn. Tends to be become tiresome does repetition just like a nagging child. Your negativity is bad enough but when you harp on to that extent you deserve a little criticism, so best doing the decent thing and just swallowing it.

Maidstone Eagle
01-10-2017, 11:29 PM
By all accounts Ladapo did OK on Saturday when he came on.

Do we know when Wickham might be fit?

I read reports suggesting November?

In the meantime sign Ricky Lambert as the best option and mos in tune with the Premier League.

Not ideal at all but just how I see it

MasterYoda
02-10-2017, 11:24 AM
Rickie Lambert has retired.

He was worried Roy might phone....

Palestinian
05-10-2017, 07:46 AM
Heard that we've linked with Jason Bent - had P45 yesterday so should be OK - better option than many of the others we've been linked with
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/04/03/article-2303365-190FA99D000005DC-316_634x421.jpg

Sceagle
05-10-2017, 11:15 AM
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Jimmy Eagle
05-10-2017, 11:32 AM
Who is Jason Bent?

davematt
05-10-2017, 11:35 AM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jason_Bent

dougalase
05-10-2017, 11:47 AM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jason_Bent


Not this guy, he means the legendary England Striker Jason Bent
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wsqlNk9H90k

palacenut
05-10-2017, 11:48 AM
This Jason Bent is a Midfielder.

4 cryingOutloud
05-10-2017, 02:19 PM
Heard that we've linked with Jason Bent - had P45 yesterday so should be OK - better option than many of the others we've been linked with
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/04/03/article-2303365-190FA99D000005DC-316_634x421.jpg

And it appears he has the dance moves too.

Crunchie
13-10-2017, 08:16 PM
Think this lad is available!

https://www.facebook.com/TABtouch/videos/1734162069935629/

jimmy the gent
13-10-2017, 08:27 PM
Marcus Bent is more likely.

spt1978
06-11-2017, 08:13 AM
Never did get around to this. Makes releasing that young keeper from the 25 even more strange.

Pinkie Brown
06-11-2017, 09:03 AM
Never did get around to this. Makes releasing that young keeper from the 25 even more strange.

when you say strange you mean incompetent, yes

jimmy the gent
06-11-2017, 10:49 AM
who'd have thought it...