PDA

View Full Version : Benteke injured and out for 6-8 weeks


Pages : [1] 2 3

palacelad197o
18-09-2017, 08:20 PM
So if benteke was to get injured out of our current squad of fit players who would you play in his place ?


Mod edit

(Thread titled changed from Benteke injured!)

dim
18-09-2017, 08:21 PM
:supergrin:****! Nearly gave up seeing that.

eagles #1
18-09-2017, 08:22 PM
Scott Dann.

Shoreditch CPFC
18-09-2017, 08:22 PM
ban please

Cjbear
18-09-2017, 08:23 PM
��

Cjbear
18-09-2017, 08:23 PM
😑

thereichstuff
18-09-2017, 08:24 PM
Oh **** off:)

Joe85
18-09-2017, 08:25 PM
Sako.

Dorking .Eagle
18-09-2017, 08:29 PM
Ban him

AJ8
18-09-2017, 08:30 PM
Dougie

Benzhiyi
18-09-2017, 08:30 PM
Zaha.

Or Sako if he can shed at least a stone. Looked a big big boy against Southampton.

palacelad197o
18-09-2017, 08:35 PM
Ban him

Is he even in the squad ?

redsox
18-09-2017, 08:35 PM
I don't think we would be missing too much right now.

Haz
18-09-2017, 08:39 PM
Click bait

palacelad197o
18-09-2017, 08:41 PM
Click bait

is he a free agent ?

jimmy the gent
18-09-2017, 08:46 PM
Dougie Freedman

Krise
18-09-2017, 08:58 PM
Zaha, Sako, Ladapo, Loftus-Cheek. Probably in that order.

Ooh Betty
18-09-2017, 08:59 PM
So if benteke was to get injured out of our current squad of fit players who would you play in his place ?

Hilarious

Happy Arthur
18-09-2017, 09:01 PM
Zaha, Sako, Ladapo, Loftus-Cheek. Probably in that order.
Problem is none of those can lead the line on their own in my opinion.

palacelad197o
18-09-2017, 09:30 PM
Hilarious

Whats so funny ? it could happen it could not

Mr Palace
18-09-2017, 09:31 PM
It doesn't bear thinking about. Not that I suppose it would have made any difference so far...

I think we'd have to play with a false number 9 - probably RLC, with Wilf operating close to him. The prospect fills me with dread.

Les Butler
18-09-2017, 09:34 PM
Whats so funny ? it could happen it could not

Thread title has been changed see first post.

bhb
18-09-2017, 09:38 PM
Thanks Les.

in-exile
18-09-2017, 09:38 PM
The Fat groundsman at Selhurst on matchdays could step up...... Probably has more movement across the turf!

aj4england
18-09-2017, 09:39 PM
scotty, following in the footsteps of coleman and butters.

1905
18-09-2017, 09:39 PM
"So" :(

Oli28
18-09-2017, 09:44 PM
Yeah, heaven forbid Benteke would get injured. Who would carry on banging the goals in then??

Ronnie9
18-09-2017, 09:50 PM
Even if he don't get injured, we will 100% miss him through suspension

Palacebear
18-09-2017, 10:23 PM
It's not a great prospect.

I can only think of RLC as a realistic option.

audreytatou
18-09-2017, 10:38 PM
It's not a great prospect.

I can only think of RLC as a realistic option.

The committed way RLC has been playing I'd put him in any position! even Goalie:lux:

Mictor Voses
18-09-2017, 10:39 PM
It's not a great prospect.

I can only think of RLC as a realistic option.

I agree with this in that he is the only player with the all round game able to play up front. But this would leave our midfield toothless and weak. What a joke our squad is.

Billy Rhino
18-09-2017, 10:40 PM
Who else do we have who could continually head the ball onto the opposition goalie?

Slimbloke'H'
18-09-2017, 10:51 PM
Thread title has been changed see first post.

Oi!

Leave my feckin pen alone! :)

palacemetros
18-09-2017, 10:51 PM
Oh, alright. I'll have a go.

jimmy the gent
18-09-2017, 10:54 PM
Click bait

Clearly fishing for a reaction

WLYWLYAWYPWF
18-09-2017, 11:02 PM
Tough act to follow after such a prolific start to the season. Might as well put Mutch up front. He'd do as well. Certainly no need to panic. We just swap one shithouse out for another at this club.

New LP
18-09-2017, 11:27 PM
If only the fans hadn't forced the club to spend all that money on Sakho we may have got a forward.

Louis
19-09-2017, 12:18 AM
If only the fans hadn't forced the club to spend all that money on Sakho we may have got a forward.
We didn't force the club. There was a lot of support for buying Sakho though.

SOUTHGATE EAGLE
19-09-2017, 01:16 AM
It's not a great prospect.

I can only think of RLC as a realistic option.

Same here. We can't play Wilf as ST. Who would create much for him? Bear in mind he wouldn't benefit much from crosses and would expect a pass...

mroakley9
19-09-2017, 01:30 AM
Mutch false 9

orp pisshead1
19-09-2017, 01:56 AM
Must be a fast forward in the academy ? Promote him and lamp it forward , simples:)

orp pisshead1
19-09-2017, 01:57 AM
Mutch false 9

Did you mean false player?.

mroakley9
19-09-2017, 02:27 AM
Did you mean false player?.

Have some respect

orp pisshead1
19-09-2017, 03:47 AM
Have some respect

:D:p

Mad Raschic Ken
19-09-2017, 06:20 AM
Mutch false 9

I actually think this is the answer unfortunately. We must surely be working up a plan and practising a different system in training just in case.

It would be very Palace for Mutch to come good at last before walking out on a free at the end of the season!

Zohar's Penalty
19-09-2017, 06:31 AM
Must be a fast forward in the academy ? Promote him and lamp it forward , simples:)

Yeah there must be somebody banging them in down at Goals. Who's the current star striker? That kid that came on at Burnley?

racehorse-80s
19-09-2017, 06:43 AM
This is a really pointless thread given Beneteke hasn't scored any goals this season .

David of Kent
19-09-2017, 06:55 AM
I actually think this is the answer unfortunately. We must surely be working up a plan and practising a different system in training just in case.

It would be very Palace for Mutch to come good at last before walking out on a free at the end of the season!

You're in luck.

Contacted to 2019

TouchyAndalou
19-09-2017, 08:15 AM
You're in luck.

Contacted to 2019YES!!!

Mad Raschic Ken
19-09-2017, 08:33 AM
You're in luck.

Contacted to 2019

Excellent. I will sleep easy again.

eagleborn
19-09-2017, 08:44 AM
You're in luck.

Contacted to 2019

******* hell! That's absolutely criminal. No-one should be offered such a log deal unless they've established themselves at the club first.

exiledeagle
19-09-2017, 08:46 AM
Benteke is our joint leading scorer in league this season

Gazpacho
19-09-2017, 08:47 AM
We might have to play with a 'False No 9' and pack the midfield or defence instead.

Reg_Maudling
19-09-2017, 08:48 AM
Ladapo had a great record at margate

TWELLSEagle
19-09-2017, 08:50 AM
If benteke gets injured then I think Zaha should play up front

Reg_Maudling
19-09-2017, 08:54 AM
Also lokilo has scored several in Belgian boys football

palacelad197o
19-09-2017, 08:54 AM
Tonight's game should be about finding the solution should this happen I would say sako

Reg_Maudling
19-09-2017, 08:55 AM
Would have to be zaha although it's not playing to his strengths

Far East Eagle
19-09-2017, 09:00 AM
Tonight's game should be about finding the solution should this happen I would say sako

Good shout, in the Akinfenwa mould, very hard to mark

palacelad197o
19-09-2017, 06:25 PM
sako up front tonight

in-exile
19-09-2017, 06:27 PM
sako up front tonightFat Twat!

palacelad197o
19-09-2017, 07:07 PM
Sako scores goaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaal goaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaal

we have scored a goaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaal

sako:lux: sako:lux: sako:lux:

Georgie Boy
19-09-2017, 08:47 PM
Maybe Sako up front, used as a kind of battering ram could be surprisingly effective. Forgot he has a powerful shot up his sleeve too.

brisbane_eagle
19-09-2017, 09:55 PM
Maybe Sako up front, used as a kind of battering ram could be surprisingly effective. Forgot he has a powerful shot up his sleeve too.


It's ingenious! Of course Sako could be a perfect second striker. Credit to Roy for pulling that one out the hat. I reckon Sako and Benteke could even be a 2 up front partnership!

DARZET EAGLE
19-09-2017, 10:13 PM
It's ingenious! Of course Sako could be a perfect second striker. Credit to Roy for pulling that one out the hat. I reckon Sako and Benteke could even be a 2 up front partnership!

Steady.

palacelad197o
20-09-2017, 09:50 AM
Can't see why not one likes it on his head a d the other is Powerful and has a shot in his bag and for that reason it's a yes from me :-)

HRS
20-09-2017, 10:37 AM
Sako is a championship standard player. A horrendous touch and little football intelligence.

Far East Eagle
20-09-2017, 10:43 AM
Benteke P5 scored 0
Sako P2 scored 1

Sako > Benteke

penguin7
20-09-2017, 12:33 PM
Would people even be considering him on the strength of his performance throughout the game, if he had not scored ?

The goal was simply a result of horrendous defending, he was unchallenged and hardly had to move let alone jump. It looked like the defenders expected the goalie to come out and deal with it, fortunately for us he did not.

Celestial Empire
20-09-2017, 01:18 PM
Sako should be given more game-time as a regular sub - he will either regain some Wolves type form, or break down again. Sticking him in for the odd game in the absence of other options, does Palace and him no favours and won't tell us anything about what he might be able to offer.

Who knows, the other African players in the team might actually encourage him to raise his game.

Palace Bear
20-09-2017, 01:31 PM
The cynic in me keeps suggesting Sako's contract must be coming to an end soon, so he will miraculously stay fit and find some form.
The optimist in me keeps suggesting Sako's just been unlucky with injuries and could do a decent job as a squad player if he stays fit and finds some form.

HurstpierPalace
20-09-2017, 01:35 PM
Sako.

minch1
20-09-2017, 03:36 PM
Sako showed last night that he is strong and can link up play well. He scored a header and we know he has a shot on him.Must be worth using him more if fit just to give Benteke a break and something to think about.Some of his one touch and through balls to play in the wingers were outstanding.

palacelad197o
23-09-2017, 06:17 PM
So what was bentekes injury or was it just precautionary ?

Eddie McGoldrick's tash
23-09-2017, 06:18 PM
So what was bentekes injury or was it just precautionary ?

Probably ligament damage, scan tomorrow. EDIT Malyon says scan will be on Monday

Benzhiyi
23-09-2017, 06:18 PM
So what was bentekes injury or was it just precautionary ?

Possible ligament damage, says Roy. Scan in the next couple of days.

T.C.
23-09-2017, 06:23 PM
Possible ligament damage, says Roy. Scan in the next couple of days.

Great.

:frown:

Shipp Ahoy!
23-09-2017, 06:26 PM
Sake up front until Wilf is fit then...

Guess we are finally going to see if Wilf can be a striker!

Nostrils
23-09-2017, 06:28 PM
With no Benteke for the foreseeable future, I wonder how we are going to play. We didn't get a great deal of crosses in today, but that was probably down to MC doing a job on the wingers (every time Townsend actually did get through he was taken out) but you would imagine Roy would've wanted them to.

Roy really doesn't have many options now, not many in the air anyway. Maybe 4411 with RLC as the secondary and Sako, Lemeka or dare I say Mutch up front? Blimey, what a mess.

Nostrils
23-09-2017, 06:30 PM
Sake up front until Wilf is fit then...



I'll be needing something stronger than that mate, unless it's big Sam style in a pint glass.

adrenalin john
23-09-2017, 06:36 PM
If he is out for longer than 3 weeks we really are is in an utter mess

CP-RJW
23-09-2017, 06:36 PM
This season just keeps getting better and better...

FraserH
23-09-2017, 06:41 PM
Haha nice gamble Parish.

Eddie McGoldrick's tash
23-09-2017, 06:42 PM
Possible ligament damage, says Roy. Scan in the next couple of days.

It sounds more than "possible".

Roy: "We think it's a form of ligament damage, but I don't know how bad."
Goes on to say "he won't be playing in the next game, I'm pretty sure of that."

palacelad197o
23-09-2017, 06:43 PM
Haha nice gamble Parish.

looking like this gamble was one to many

Mad Raschic Ken
23-09-2017, 06:43 PM
Benteke has been a waste of space do far this season anyway. I don't think anyone else in that position will weaken us. We should try Loftus-Cheek.

Eddie McGoldrick's tash
23-09-2017, 06:44 PM
Benteke has been a waste of space do far this season anyway. I don't think anyone else in that position will weaken us. We should try Loftus-Cheek.

Which would weaken our midfield. It's a huge blow, regardless of how poor he's been this season.

Reg_Maudling
23-09-2017, 06:49 PM
Benteke being injured or suspended was not as certain as the sun rising but quite likely

Buysakho
23-09-2017, 06:51 PM
I've always thought Delaney would be a handful leading the line, big prescence and remember his beauty of a strike v Liverpool . Give him a go.

GreatGonzo
23-09-2017, 06:54 PM
If he is out for longer than 3 weeks we really are is in an utter mess

3 weeks is Chelsea, its not until Newcastle it becomes more of an issue.

If he is out much longer than that it will possibly be a race between him and Wickham! :eek:

GrayP41ace
23-09-2017, 06:56 PM
I've always thought Delaney would be a handful leading the line, big prescence and remember his beauty of a strike v Liverpool . Give him a go.

The deflected one..... ;)

Kosowski
23-09-2017, 06:56 PM
I've always thought Delaney would be a handful leading the line, big prescence and remember his beauty of a strike v Liverpool . Give him a go.

Bloody hell it's silly season.

jimmy the gent
23-09-2017, 06:56 PM
Benteke has been a waste of space do far this season anyway. I don't think anyone else in that position will weaken us. We should try Loftus-Cheek.

LC is not a centre forward. We do that, and i'm pretty certain he and/or chelsea will cancel the loan in January. If Zaha were fit, i'd try and play him up there in Benteke's absence.

jimmy the gent
23-09-2017, 06:57 PM
I've always thought Delaney would be a handful leading the line, big prescence and remember his beauty of a strike v Liverpool . Give him a go.

Hi Steve!!!

dowieslovechild
23-09-2017, 06:59 PM
Tin hat at the ready. He's just not doing it for us this season.

Nostrils
23-09-2017, 07:00 PM
If he is out much longer than that it will possibly be a race between him and Wickham! :eek:

We need Cleese to help us out (not the miserable old **** he is now though)
Yp9iQaK0eiA

SeanPalace84
23-09-2017, 07:01 PM
Sorry but Parish has really ****ed up here.

That Everton lad seems to be smashing them in now which makes this all even more depressing. All typical Palace.

bradpitt
23-09-2017, 07:03 PM
Tin hat at the ready. He's just not doing it for us this season.

I have to agree, I know he’s not the most animated player, but there’s something about his body language this season that indicates he’s not really up for a scrap.

GreatGonzo
23-09-2017, 07:06 PM
LC is not a centre forward. We do that, and i'm pretty certain he and/or chelsea will cancel the loan in January. If Zaha were fit, i'd try and play him up there in Benteke's absence.

PMSL

You know that Conte sees him as a striker long term don't you?

Windsor_Eagle
23-09-2017, 07:07 PM
It sounds more than "possible".

Roy: "We think it's a form of ligament damage, but I don't know how bad."
Goes on to say "he won't be playing in the next game, I'm pretty sure of that."

It really does depend on the injury though. Mild strain could feasibly see him back in time for Newcastle. Obviously, the more significant the damage we could be talking months.

GreatGonzo
23-09-2017, 07:09 PM
Sorry but Parish has really ****ed up here.

That Everton lad seems to be smashing them in now which makes this all even more depressing. All typical Palace.

Should the Chairman sign players without the manager wanting them?

Some clubs the recruitment is not down to the manager and the Sporting Director does it and the manager has to work with what he is given.

Are we one of those clubs and if we are, shouldn't it be the Sporting Director getting the criticism?

Eddie McGoldrick's tash
23-09-2017, 07:10 PM
It really does depend on the injury though. Mild strain could feasibly see him back in time for Newcastle. Obviously, the more significant the damage we could be talking months.

Of course, the degree of injury could be anything.

Stellavista
23-09-2017, 07:10 PM
The Board have seriously f*cked up. I can only think it is deliberate.

https://bluenred.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/11hitler.gif?w=334&h=188


http://68.media.tumblr.com/1d074f7b2a4939badc055c2b17805de0/tumblr_n2evlqgunn1sbf1mqo5_500.gif

newish eagle
23-09-2017, 07:16 PM
There's a boring cliche about 'you make your own luck'. In our case it feels spot on. We didn't prepare properly over the summer and our luck has run out.

palacelad197o
23-09-2017, 07:19 PM
The Board have seriously f*cked up. I can only think it is deliberate.

https://bluenred.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/11hitler.gif?w=334&h=188


http://68.media.tumblr.com/1d074f7b2a4939badc055c2b17805de0/tumblr_n2evlqgunn1sbf1mqo5_500.gif

Makes me think that as well

Eddie McGoldrick's tash
23-09-2017, 07:27 PM
I've always thought Delaney would be a handful leading the line, big prescence and remember his beauty of a strike v Liverpool . Give him a go.

Top trolling all day. Well done :-)

Eddie McGoldrick's tash
23-09-2017, 07:28 PM
The Board have seriously f*cked up. I can only think it is deliberate.

https://bluenred.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/11hitler.gif?w=334&h=188


http://68.media.tumblr.com/1d074f7b2a4939badc055c2b17805de0/tumblr_n2evlqgunn1sbf1mqo5_500.gif

Is that Rafa watching it?

Danny boy
23-09-2017, 07:29 PM
Benteke has been awful for a while. I can't believe how highly some seem to rate him.

Eddie McGoldrick's tash
23-09-2017, 07:34 PM
Benteke has been awful for a while. I can't believe how highly some seem to rate him.

While I take your point, the alternatives we have make his injury quite a concern.

st albans
23-09-2017, 07:36 PM
PMSL

You know that Conte sees him as a striker long term don't you?

Really? Never ever heard that one

jhc
23-09-2017, 07:36 PM
While I take your point, the alternatives we have make his injury quite a concern.

There are no viable alternatives imo:frown:

Spindle
23-09-2017, 07:38 PM
PMSL

You know that Conte sees him as a striker long term don't you?

I can see him as a striker. Strong, direct and quick, but we'd have a play to support him and be closer to him when bringing it out. I'm sure Roy has an idea what to do. Tiny Shane Long plays up front and his movement and lay offs are enough to break out - we don't always have to have a big brute of a forward.

palacemetros
23-09-2017, 07:39 PM
The Board have seriously f*cked up. I can only think it is deliberate.

https://bluenred.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/11hitler.gif?w=334&h=188


http://68.media.tumblr.com/1d074f7b2a4939badc055c2b17805de0/tumblr_n2evlqgunn1sbf1mqo5_500.gif

I'm feeling suddenly very optimistic. "Springtime.." turned out to be a massive hit!

GreatGonzo
23-09-2017, 07:39 PM
Really? Never ever heard that one

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-3701076/Ruben-Loftus-Cheek-attributes-striker-says-Chelsea-manager-Antonio-Conte-scoring-Wolfsberger-friendly.html

http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/10549398/antonio-conte-pleased-with-ruben-loftus-cheeks-development-as-chelsea-striker

If we play RLC up top if Benteke is out Chelsea would be delighted.

Windsor_Eagle
23-09-2017, 07:45 PM
I can see him as a striker. Strong, direct and quick, but we'd have a play to support him and be closer to him when bringing it out. I'm sure Roy has an idea what to do. Tiny Shane Long plays up front and his movement and lay offs are enough to break out - we don't always have to have a big brute of a forward.

I will welcome us having to do more than lump it to the big man.

st albans
23-09-2017, 07:46 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-3701076/Ruben-Loftus-Cheek-attributes-striker-says-Chelsea-manager-Antonio-Conte-scoring-Wolfsberger-friendly.html

http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/10549398/antonio-conte-pleased-with-ruben-loftus-cheeks-development-as-chelsea-striker

If we play RLC up top if Benteke is out Chelsea would be delighted.

Meh, what does he know, he plays Moses as a RWB...

Eddie McGoldrick's tash
23-09-2017, 07:47 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-3701076/Ruben-Loftus-Cheek-attributes-striker-says-Chelsea-manager-Antonio-Conte-scoring-Wolfsberger-friendly.html

http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/10549398/antonio-conte-pleased-with-ruben-loftus-cheeks-development-as-chelsea-striker

If we play RLC up top if Benteke is out Chelsea would be delighted.

What will we do against Chelsea though? Sako I guess. At least he isn't injury prone... D'oh.

southwesteagle
23-09-2017, 07:48 PM
Complete and utter mess....Benteke gets injured in the exact minute Niasse gets his first of two match winning goals.....only Palace.....whY did the signing not go through? and what is Freedmans role at the club?...that aside the Benteke injury could be a blessing in disguise....not only has he missed at least one good scoring opportunity in every match this season more negatively his presence in the team means that all the other players have to play in a certain way to accommodate him......a cocktail of disaster.....bring in a more mobile striker from the reserves, youth or play with a false number 9 with potentially RLC flanked by AT and when fit WZ....JM LM YC etc asked to provide some rigidity to the MF we may then pose some real problems to other teams with some movement and pace

alanlee11
23-09-2017, 07:51 PM
even if we only had one backup striker that would be very poor depth. We should have at least two fit options for backup strikers.

We don't even have one!

The board should have brought someone in at all costs, then potentially looked for another striker. Meaning we'd have four (including Wickham). I can't believe they didn't just sign one for the sake of it.

01CPFC
23-09-2017, 07:51 PM
3 weeks is Chelsea, its not until Newcastle it becomes more of an issue.

If he is out much longer than that it will possibly be a race between him and Wickham! :eek:

Who is this "Wickham" you are talking about?
LOL
COYP

Danny boy
23-09-2017, 07:53 PM
While I take your point, the alternatives we have make his injury quite a concern.

Yeah but not to point where there is pure panic. He's only an average striker who is good in the air imo.

It wouldn't surprise me if we look better with Loftus Cheek or Sako up top.

palacelad197o
23-09-2017, 07:53 PM
We let one go instead lol

Eddie McGoldrick's tash
23-09-2017, 07:56 PM
We let one go instead lol

Campbell and Remy both left the club, so that left us two forwards down and we knew Wickahm was out until the new year. We signed none. Bizarre.

GreatGonzo
23-09-2017, 07:56 PM
We let one go instead lol

Who did we 'let go'?

greybot
23-09-2017, 07:58 PM
The Board have seriously f*cked up. I can only think it is deliberate.

https://bluenred.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/11hitler.gif?w=334&h=188


http://68.media.tumblr.com/1d074f7b2a4939badc055c2b17805de0/tumblr_n2evlqgunn1sbf1mqo5_500.gif

Dougie will be our manager next season in the Championship. That much is certain.

Eddie McGoldrick's tash
23-09-2017, 07:58 PM
Who did we 'let go'?

Presume he means Campbell

GreatGonzo
23-09-2017, 08:01 PM
Presume he means Campbell

Who we would have needed to agree a new contract with. Would he have signed another deal to not play football? How much would that deal have cost us?

The Vicar
23-09-2017, 08:02 PM
I honestly cannot imagine how SP can justify not bringing in at least one forward during the transfer window. Shocking.

hedge end eagle
23-09-2017, 08:02 PM
Rlc also played up front for England. ..lumeka is another option

CPFC.1990
23-09-2017, 08:04 PM
It was written he would get injured. 99% of Palace fans can never be THAT wrong and sadly 99% of us have been proved right. What on earth have the board done to this football club over the Summer.

Eddie McGoldrick's tash
23-09-2017, 08:20 PM
Rlc also played up front for England. ..lumeka is another option

I think RLC will play there too but sadly that will weaken our midfield too. Oh well.

Eddie McGoldrick's tash
23-09-2017, 08:21 PM
Who we would have needed to agree a new contract with. Would he have signed another deal to not play football? How much would that deal have cost us?

Parish implied on HOL interview that he wanted to stay. We'd be far better of with him than we are without him. Not that it is saying much.

917L
23-09-2017, 08:22 PM
Are we one of those clubs and if we are, shouldn't it be the Sporting Director getting the criticism?

When he only joined 10 days before the window closed?

macstar
23-09-2017, 08:25 PM
felt jealous watching Leicester v Liverpool... each team had 4 strikers each in the squad .......FOUR!!!!!!!!

We had ONE and he's now injured. Despicable.

palacea
23-09-2017, 08:34 PM
When he only joined 10 days before the window closed?

GG thinks the transfer window starts mid- August

Eddie McGoldrick's tash
23-09-2017, 08:34 PM
felt jealous watching Leicester v Liverpool... each team had 4 strikers each in the squad .......FOUR!!!!!!!!

We had ONE and he's now injured. Despicable.

We had four last season, and even though we had injury problems we usually had two available. I will never understand why our board allowed us to end the window with 1 who was fit. We might have got away with it, but it was absurd, and right now it doesn't look like we have. Monumental and unfathomable error, particularly considering the stakes.

st albans
23-09-2017, 08:35 PM
Should the Chairman sign players without the manager wanting them?

Some clubs the recruitment is not down to the manager and the Sporting Director does it and the manager has to work with what he is given.

Are we one of those clubs and if we are, shouldn't it be the Sporting Director getting the criticism?

Didn't parish allude to the financial side of the deal rather than de Boer not wanting him being the reason it fell down. There's no way it would have got as far as niasse visiting the London offices twice on the final day if de Boer wasn't interested. It clearly fell down due to some last minute financial complication. Anyway, we shouldn't have been in the position that niasse was the only striker we went for

Eddie McGoldrick's tash
23-09-2017, 08:36 PM
When he only joined 10 days before the window closed?

Which also raises the question, why we made that appointment when we did. As if we suddenly realsied there were problems, but did it all too late. And yes, I heard SP's explanation about the timing but find it hard to believe we had simply not managed to find a suitable candidate despite him wanting to fill it for years.

RAB
23-09-2017, 08:37 PM
Surely Wickham's SSP has run out.

Eddie McGoldrick's tash
23-09-2017, 08:38 PM
Didn't parish allude to the financial side of the deal rather than de Boer not wanting him being the reason it fell down. There's no way it would have got as far as niasse visiting the London offices twice on the final day if de Boer wasn't interested. It clearly fell down due to some last minute financial complication. Anyway, we shouldn't have been in the position that niasse was the only striker we went for

Precisely. If we already had three strikers, maybe even two, who were available, then maybe we could afford the risk of it going to the final day. We didn't. It was and is absurd.

Mr Palace
23-09-2017, 08:39 PM
Hopefully he's out for a month max. We'll lose anyway next week
And no doubt against Chelsea too. Newcastle and West Ham are massive games. Hopefully he will be back for then.

God knows what we do up front now though. I don't understand our strategy this summer at all but we've made it virtually impossible for ourselves with such a lack of forward options.

The Vicar
23-09-2017, 08:43 PM
Precisely. If we already had three strikers, maybe even two, who were available, then maybe we could afford the risk of it going to the final day. We didn't. It was and is absurd.

I agree...completely absurd. SP should hang his head in shame.

palacelad197o
23-09-2017, 08:46 PM
Surely Wickham's SSP has run out.:-)

GreatGonzo
23-09-2017, 08:46 PM
I think RLC will play there too but sadly that will weaken our midfield too. Oh well.

Luka, Reidewald, Cabaye would be a pretty strong midfield still.

GreatGonzo
23-09-2017, 08:48 PM
When he only joined 10 days before the window closed?

You only quoted half the post....

So we are not one of those clubs and it didn't fall to the Sporting Director. Should the chairman be deciding which players to buy?

GreatGonzo
23-09-2017, 08:50 PM
Didn't parish allude to the financial side of the deal rather than de Boer not wanting him being the reason it fell down. There's no way it would have got as far as niasse visiting the London offices twice on the final day if de Boer wasn't interested. It clearly fell down due to some last minute financial complication. Anyway, we shouldn't have been in the position that niasse was the only striker we went for

Much of what we base things on is rumour and i believe it was rumoured it fell down over demands from his agent.

It is also rumoured that Frank turned down many strikers that were proposed to him.

Not many people will know the whole truth.

Mr Palace
23-09-2017, 08:50 PM
It wouldn't be so bad if we had goals elsewhere in the team but we don't.

rhiannapaul
23-09-2017, 08:57 PM
Doesnt matter he hasnt scored he wont be missed

Eastern Boy
23-09-2017, 09:02 PM
Play Wilfred up front

RAB
23-09-2017, 09:03 PM
Who is Palace's top scorer right now based on 'nearest to scoring'? RLC? Or should goal line clearances count? If the latter, CB is going to leave a big hole if he is out for an extended time.

Michael G
23-09-2017, 09:04 PM
Just watching the re run on sky. He went up for a header then felt his knee afterwards. Carried on for 5 to 10 minutes and then limped off. Interesting thing was that he knee was taped up anyway and the commentator speculated that he was carrying something. Didn't look like a 'sakho' type injury but who knows.

ee-ay-ee-ay-ee-ay-o
23-09-2017, 09:10 PM
Just watching the re run on sky. .

Blimey you're brave.

Stavros 69
23-09-2017, 09:38 PM
Is it legal to kidnap a striker?

Alfie's army
23-09-2017, 09:50 PM
He's a lazy twat doubt were notice he's gone

orp pisshead1
23-09-2017, 10:02 PM
Much of what we base things on is rumour and i believe it was rumoured it fell down over demands from his agent.

It is also rumoured that Frank turned down many strikers that were proposed to him.

Not many people will know the whole truth.

The manager should choose his own players ffs :wallbash:.

Happy Arthur
23-09-2017, 10:04 PM
If we knew FdB was going to be sacked surely parish buys who he wants?

Duffle Coat
23-09-2017, 10:12 PM
Complete and utter mess....Benteke gets injured in the exact minute Niasse gets his first of two match winning goals.....only Palace.....whY did the signing not go through? and what is Freedmans role at the club?...that aside the Benteke injury could be a blessing in disguise....not only has he missed at least one good scoring opportunity in every match this season more negatively his presence in the team means that all the other players have to play in a certain way to accommodate him......a cocktail of disaster.....bring in a more mobile striker from the reserves, youth or play with a false number 9 with potentially RLC flanked by AT and when fit WZ....JM LM YC etc asked to provide some rigidity to the MF we may then pose some real problems to other teams with some movement and pace

Are you engaged in anything up to and including May 2018?

Little Fozzie
23-09-2017, 10:15 PM
I would hope that, if he can get back fit, Kaikai will be given a chance up front. Can't exactly do any worse than what we've done already can he?

PeterH
23-09-2017, 10:25 PM
It was written he would get injured. 99% of Palace fans can never be THAT wrong and sadly 99% of us have been proved right. What on earth have the board done to this football club over the Summer.

Sp thinks the fans that criticise are idiots. But he listens to those that toady.


Sako step on down - time to turn into a legend.

PeterH
23-09-2017, 10:27 PM
You only quoted half the post....

So we are not one of those clubs and it didn't fall to the Sporting Director. Should the chairman be deciding which players to buy?

Or magic Tim - head of recruitment??????

Change the job title to Head of Lack of Recruitment. What's he picking up as a monthly wage?

KingClinton
23-09-2017, 10:44 PM
Who would have thought the club with 1 premier league fit striker would have him injured so soon.

Oh hi there Steve, can we release ladapo and give Damian a palace for life paddy McCarthy type contract ?

New LP
23-09-2017, 10:52 PM
I honestly cannot imagine how SP can justify not bringing in at least one forward during the transfer window. Shocking.


But it was all FDB's fault.

Parish was desperate to keep Campbell but FDB sold him over his head. And he desperately wanted to sign a number of different strikers but FDB said no. No doubt Niasse not signing was FDB's fault also.

Does anyone really believe these rumours?

New LP
23-09-2017, 10:55 PM
It is also rumoured that Frank turned down many strikers that were proposed to him.

.


Does anyone really believe these rumours?

Windsor_Eagle
23-09-2017, 10:55 PM
Can you tell me what Parish gains / gained by not signing a striker?

Sick Bucket
23-09-2017, 11:05 PM
CB's knee was definitely taped up, I was watching some US stream and they zoomed in on it as he came off, so clearly, he was carrying an injury.

TBH and this isn't ment as a dig at CB but I thought we looked better with Sako up front anyway, he put a real shift in, showed some good touches and actually scored a goal!

I'm a big SP fan but it is absurd that we started the season with 1 striker.

disco mixx kidd
23-09-2017, 11:14 PM
Can you tell me what Parish gains / gained by not signing a striker?
Money

Windsor_Eagle
23-09-2017, 11:38 PM
Money

Do you really believe that the decision not to sign a striker was penny pinching when we still spent close on £40m this summer?

palacelad197o
23-09-2017, 11:41 PM
Do you really believe that the decision not to sign a striker was penny pinching when we still spent close on £40m this summer?Why do you think we never signed a striker then ?

The Vicar
23-09-2017, 11:50 PM
Can you tell me what Parish gains / gained by not signing a striker?
He might have been waiting to save some dosh and get a better deal. :frown:

Or he missed a beat.

st albans
23-09-2017, 11:54 PM
Do you really believe that the decision not to sign a striker was penny pinching when we still spent close on £40m this summer?

Yes

Eddie McGoldrick's tash
24-09-2017, 12:36 AM
Sounds like he is expected to be out for quite a long time. We appear to be completely done for... after just 6 games.

No one apart from everyone could have forseen this potential problem. What an utterly ridiculous way to throw away 5 years of work before the 6th season had really got started.

How can a Premier League club take such a ridiclous, ridiculous gamble?!

Zohar's Penalty
24-09-2017, 12:48 AM
Sounds like he is expected to be out for quite a long time. We appear to be completely done for... after just 6 games.

No one apart from everyone could have forseen this potential problem. What an utterly ridiculous way to throw away 5 years of work before the 6th season had really got started.

How can a Premier League club take such a ridiclous, ridiculous gamble?!

Indeed. A catalogue of completely self inflicted cock ups. This season is going to be so bizarre- because we are doomed so early on- none of us seem to give a ****- the atmosphere of apathy will be surrral.

adrenalin john
24-09-2017, 01:06 AM
Is it legal to kidnap a striker?

Even under a tory government, probably not. I mean they arrest strikers pretty frequently but they only jail them in third world

Bensjamin247
24-09-2017, 01:20 AM
**** it, we'll still win the Caramel Cup

Eddie McGoldrick's tash
24-09-2017, 02:01 AM
CB's knee was definitely taped up, I was watching some US stream and they zoomed in on it as he came off, so clearly, he was carrying an injury.

TBH and this isn't ment as a dig at CB but I thought we looked better with Sako up front anyway, he put a real shift in, showed some good touches and actually scored a goal!

I'm a big SP fan but it is absurd that we started the season with 1 striker.
If he already had an injury, it just shows again how absurd it is. If you have only one fit striker, you are more likely to feel forced to play him even when he isn't fully fit, he is less likely to be taken off in games and given some rest. Therefore by having only one fit striker, you can actually increase the chance of that one player getting injured.

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

Eddie McGoldrick's tash
24-09-2017, 02:02 AM
CB's knee was definitely taped up, I was watching some US stream and they zoomed in on it as he came off, so clearly, he was carrying an injury.

TBH and this isn't ment as a dig at CB but I thought we looked better with Sako up front anyway, he put a real shift in, showed some good touches and actually scored a goal!

I'm a big SP fan but it is absurd that we started the season with 1 striker.
If he already had an injury, it just shows again how absurd it is. If you have only one fit striker, you are more likely to feel forced to play him even when he isn't fully fit, he is less likely to be taken off in games and given some rest. Therefore by having only one fit striker, you can actually increase the chance of that one player getting injured.

Slimbloke'H'
24-09-2017, 03:28 AM
Possible ligament damage, says Roy. Scan in the next couple of days.

I wonder if it will show similar results to his shoulder scan last season.

Penstone Eagle
24-09-2017, 05:39 AM
But it was all FDB's fault.

Parish was desperate to keep Campbell but FDB sold him over his head. And he desperately wanted to sign a number of different strikers but FDB said no. No doubt Niasse not signing was FDB's fault also.

Does anyone really believe these rumours?

I'm sure there are many that believe the garbage that Parish spun on hol radio. His pathetic excuses for the striker situation were an insult to fans.

But the fan zone is nice.

Penstone Eagle
24-09-2017, 05:43 AM
Do you really believe that the decision not to sign a striker was penny pinching when we still spent close on £40m this summer?

Well it's either penny pinching or incompetence. You choose.

Penstone Eagle
24-09-2017, 05:46 AM
Can you tell me what Parish gains / gained by not signing a striker?

Some sort of moral high ground for not paying what it took to get a striker ?

But what will the real cost to Palace be ?

beef
24-09-2017, 06:04 AM
Look guys the striker market is difficult.

Ralph
24-09-2017, 06:12 AM
Look guys the striker market is difficult.


Andre Gray
Nahki Wells
Jon Walters
Jermaine Defoe
Steve Mounie
Tammy Abraham

All sensibly priced signings made by sides in the league that would give us some sort of option whilst Benteke is out.

That's without looking in the Championship or League 1 at players who would offer us more experience than naming Freddie Ladapo in the side.

Thin on Top
24-09-2017, 06:16 AM
On the plus side, there's some cracking games next season for us Northeners !

Penstone Eagle
24-09-2017, 06:20 AM
Look guys the striker market is difficult.

Fair enough Steve.


I listened to the hol radio interview too.

cantspell
24-09-2017, 06:25 AM
And the sun hasn't come up- sheer incompetence nothing less.
More strikers involved in running the club than in the squad!

disco mixx kidd
24-09-2017, 06:28 AM
Andre Gray
Nahki Wells
Jon Walters
Jermaine Defoe
Steve Mounie
Tammy Abraham

All sensibly priced signings made by sides in the league that would give us some sort of option whilst Benteke is out.

That's without looking in the Championship or League 1 at players who would offer us more experience than naming Freddie Ladapo in the side.
Defoe wanted and got £20m in wages over three years lol not cheap and allerdyce agreed it was to much

Heath eagle
24-09-2017, 06:30 AM
felt jealous watching Leicester v Liverpool... each team had 4 strikers each in the squad .......FOUR!!!!!!!!

We had ONE and he's now injured. Despicable.

As much as I always defend sp, I can't anymore on this truly shocking :veryangry

HRP
24-09-2017, 06:34 AM
This is even worse when you consider the mount of time Gayle was out injured and he was our top goal scorer for two seasons . Murray out injured for a long time , Chamakh out injured , Adebayor a waste of a squad number , Wickham constantly injured and Parish wanted to keep Frazier ******* Campbell who as well as being shit was also injured a lot .

Nice to see that Parish is learning from his past mistakes

Windsor_Eagle
24-09-2017, 06:34 AM
Why do you think we never signed a striker then ?

I said it earlier but I think this window was one of the biggest reasons that the FdB and Parish relationship broke down.

I honestly think that FdB had little urgency to add to the squad in any meaningful way (perhaps he was used to working with a sporting director?) and had his ideals of developing youth in an idealistic, Ajax-like way. Comments FdB made throughout August gave me that hunch. Dougie suddenly coming in and a mad scrabble in the last few days of the window ultimately proving fruitless adds some weight to that theory too. Parish's comments about FdB not fully appreciating the PL adds to that also as far as I am concerned.

None of that excuses a poor recruitment strategy over the last couple of years now biting us by the way.

I just don't understand the thinking of some people. Should the chairman intervene with player recruitment or not? If not, why is it his fault if the squad is imbalanced?

Stockport_Eagle
24-09-2017, 06:37 AM
There's been a belief in SP's head since we were 7th or 8th at Christmas 2015 that had become 'established', whatever that means. We were too good to need any additions in January 2016...apparently...the one time when we were sat in the top half and a decent player or two may have wanted to join, rather than us need to pay over the odds in wages to convince them to join...Actually we were unbelievably lucky from August to December 2015, as calendar year 2016 showed.

What's materialised is a delusion that we prioritised the FA Cup over the league up to May 2016, and thats the reason we nearly went down. Then Pardews failed revolution was explanation for struggles from August to December 2016 and our relegation battle last year.

To be fair to SP, the departure of BFS was a real blow, and is a large part of the reason we've started so badly. I wanted BFS, was pleased we got him and would have loved him to have stayed. However, history may suggest that things might actually have turned out better without him.

Ultimately though we've battled against relegation every year since we've been in the PL, not because of circumstances, distractions or bad luck, but because we've not been good enough to stay clear of the bottom three. The players seem battle weary to me; TFM, RLC and Sakho stand out because, yes they're good, but also because they're not mentally shot to pieces. This makes the lack of any plan for the summer transfer window all the more baffling.

HRP
24-09-2017, 06:37 AM
I said it earlier but I think this window was one of the biggest reasons that the FdB and Parish relationship broke down.

I honestly think that FdB had little urgency to add to the squad in any meaningful way (perhaps he was used to working with a sporting director?) and had his ideals of developing youth in an idealistic, Ajax-like way. Comments FdB made throughout August gave me that hunch. Dougie suddenly coming in and a mad scrabble in the last few days of the window ultimately proving fruitless adds some weight to that theory too. Parish's comments about FdB not fully appreciating the PL adds to that also as far as I am concerned.

None of that excuses a poor recruitment strategy over the last couple of years now biting us by the way.

I just don't understand the thinking of some people. Should the chairman intervene with player recruitment or not? If not, why is it his fault if the squad is imbalanced?

Parish does interfere with player recruitment , so it is his fault that the squad is imbalanced .

For example are you telling me that Sakho was a De Boer singing ?

Penstone Eagle
24-09-2017, 06:47 AM
Parish does interfere with player recruitment , so it is his fault that the squad is imbalanced .

For example are you telling me that Sakho was a De Boer singing ?

Yep, Sakho was an Allardyce target and signed by Parish

Kai
24-09-2017, 07:19 AM
I said it earlier but I think this window was one of the biggest reasons that the FdB and Parish relationship broke down.

I honestly think that FdB had little urgency to add to the squad in any meaningful way (perhaps he was used to working with a sporting director?) and had his ideals of developing youth in an idealistic, Ajax-like way. Comments FdB made throughout August gave me that hunch. Dougie suddenly coming in and a mad scrabble in the last few days of the window ultimately proving fruitless adds some weight to that theory too. Parish's comments about FdB not fully appreciating the PL adds to that also as far as I am concerned.

None of that excuses a poor recruitment strategy over the last couple of years now biting us by the way.

I just don't understand the thinking of some people. Should the chairman intervene with player recruitment or not? If not, why is it his fault if the squad is imbalanced?

Parish does interfere, not just with the buying of players, but handing out new deals to players regardless. Remember Big Sam's surprise at Speroni's new deal? Who chose to extend Delaney, Kelly and Hennessey and no one was told about it? Even Peter Ramage was given two more years because SP liked the guy!

Our squad has been imbalanced for years. If the manager did all the transfers, it would be none of SP's doing but he seems to singlehandedly make every deal and as such it is his reponsibility

Terrace Bickle
24-09-2017, 07:26 AM
Oh well, to be perfectly honest grinding out results in an obscenely overpriced, immoral league has been boring any way. The money involved just breeds negativity from teams like us.

The gulf in class between Man City, Chelsea and the rest of the league is a joke too.

This is the first season I haven't even bothered to watch MOTD. Although C Palace 0 FC, has been partly to blame for that.
I've never felt so apathetic about a sport and club that I loved so much.

I'd appreciate it if someone could burn an effegy of FdB on 5th November, if as I suspect he's responsible for most of this mess.

KingClinton
24-09-2017, 07:40 AM
Come on people stop it. We all know Parish was desperate too keep Frazier Campbell. It wasn't him that made the decision. It was those pesky Americans. Bloody giving out contracts to 65 year old over the hill centrebacks and releasing strikers the minute the final whistle blows for the end of a season.

The squad hasn't improved in 3/4 seasons. I made this point in a thread 2/3 seasons ago before the start of the season.

Our squad is shite. Has been since we've been promoted. Relying on luck to stay up every year. (Except pulls & allerdyce).

It's certainly better. But still shite there's about 2 outside the first 11 who can do a job.
I said it then and I'll say it now.


Not good enough for an 'established' premier league team.

The buck stops with Parish. Not the yanks. Not the immobile striker. Not 65 year old centreback. Not dodgy Welsh keeper.

Parish has done wonders for this club - that much is obvious.

It's not a case of be careful what you wish for. It's not a case of Charlton re Curbs.

It's merely a case of your time is up now steve thanks for all your hard work, thanks for the memories & thanks for getting our palace back but you are now sinking us faster than we rose.

I find it horribly scary that our most experienced member of the high ups/board is dougie f****g freedman.

Going down. We could play our home games in Bethlehem managed by Moses. Nothing would change.

Still can't criticise big Steve. Might start tweeting BS or lying on the radio.

Rosie's need to come off people. Or we just hoping for a lucky January again ?

HeadofEraser
24-09-2017, 07:46 AM
Freddie Ladapo to score a hatrick.

spt1978
24-09-2017, 07:59 AM
We only had eyes for Sakho this summer.

GreatGonzo
24-09-2017, 08:09 AM
Those who want parish out, who do you want in?

The yanks will put their man in who will run the club their way. Is that what peaple really want? How much success have their US franchises had?

spt1978
24-09-2017, 08:12 AM
Not sure anyone wants SP out but maybe they want him to hire some competent staff around him rather than the old boys he surrounds himself with. He should then delegate more and create some distance between himself and the first team. The fact that the players feel they can bypass the manager straight to the chairman is a poisoned culture.

Chris Finch
24-09-2017, 08:15 AM
Let's be honest Benteke has done little of note this season.
People say 'he doesn't get the service' well if it's not happening go and make something happen. The few chances he has had; Liverpool and Saints come to mind, he fluffed them.
Take away the price tag and the fact we have no back up anywhere near as good as him, and he'd have been dropped already.

KingClinton
24-09-2017, 08:17 AM
Nicola Cortese.


Or anyone else with adequate footballing experience.
Or anyone that can stop the rot. Whilst making effective decisions.

I'm not interested in past glories. Nottingham forest won the European cup.




Those who want parish out, who do you want in?

The yanks will put their man in who will run the club their way. Is that what peaple really want? How much success have their US franchises had?

Tim
24-09-2017, 08:49 AM
Those who want parish out, who do you want in?

The yanks will put their man in who will run the club their way. Is that what peaple really want? How much success have their US franchises had?

You never know until it happens. Parish is not learning from his mistakes.

US sports are completely different to Sport here. The money is distributed evenly regardless of how Shit you are & you can't get relegated.

sw16girl
24-09-2017, 08:52 AM
You never know until it happens. Parish is not learning from his mistakes.

US sports are completely different to Sport here. The money is distributed evenly regardless of how Shit you are & you can't get relegated.

The point is their US franchises are run entirely with the object of making money - there is no concern about fan or the clubs actual success at all. The US investors might decide to do a Blackpool for all we know.

Worksop Palace
24-09-2017, 08:55 AM
So if benteke was to get injured out of our current squad of fit players who would you play in his place ?


Mod edit

(Thread titled changed from Benteke injured!)

You can change it back now

gilesy14
24-09-2017, 09:04 AM
The 'who do you want instead' brigade - are we meant to go out & gage people's personal wealth, their business background, their suitability for the job, etc, before coming back to you with a shortlist?! It's such a ******* childish response - like something you'd get on a playground.

Penstone Eagle
24-09-2017, 09:04 AM
The point is their US franchises are run entirely with the object of making money - there is no concern about fan or the clubs actual success at all. The US investors might decide to do a Blackpool for all we know.

Yep, could just be fans of the Dave Clark Five and Glad all over.

gilesy14
24-09-2017, 09:04 AM
& Benteke was always going to get injured after this tweet.

https://twitter.com/ceo4tag/status/906953247071580160

lombardo7
24-09-2017, 09:05 AM
The point is their US franchises are run entirely with the object of making money - there is no concern about fan or the clubs actual success at all. The US investors might decide to do a Blackpool for all we know.

What impact would that have on our league position..

Penstone Eagle
24-09-2017, 09:06 AM
Let's be honest Benteke has done little of note this season.
People say 'he doesn't get the service' well if it's not happening go and make something happen. The few chances he has had; Liverpool and Saints come to mind, he fluffed them.
Take away the price tag and the fact we have no back up anywhere near as good as him, and he'd have been dropped already.

Spot on.

Penstone Eagle
24-09-2017, 09:07 AM
& Benteke was always going to get injured after this tweet.

https://twitter.com/ceo4tag/status/906953247071580160

Such a ridiculous and two fingers up to fans that tweet.

exiledeagle
24-09-2017, 09:08 AM
Comment from Lewington

It's not as if we are not creating, but there is still more we can do on it. We get a little bit set that we are just going to hit the centre forward all the time. That is a big factor for us, but it is not the only one.
"But there's enough here to suggest we can start to change that."


"I think it is hard when you come in," he said.
"After the first game [against Southampton] we knew we had to close down better and pass forward. [B]There was a lot of negative passing. If you pass forward, things can happen


Well high balls to Benteke will not be an option for a while

sheepy
24-09-2017, 09:13 AM
Parish does interfere with player recruitment , so it is his fault that the squad is imbalanced .

For example are you telling me that Sakho was a De Boer singing ?

From all accounts, outside of players he'd worked with before De Boer didn't have a type of signing.

I think people underestimate just how unprepared De Boer was for the job / we were for De Boer.

gilesy14
24-09-2017, 09:18 AM
From all accounts, outside of players he'd worked with before De Boer didn't have a type of signing.

I think people underestimate just how unprepared De Boer was for the job / we were for De Boer.

If that is the case, why was he appointed after an intensive 6 week search for a manager? Another huge mistake by the board.

Robson
24-09-2017, 09:22 AM
What has Benteke done this season to make us miss him?

Maybe being forced into something different might actually help us.

costello
24-09-2017, 09:30 AM
If that is the case, why was he appointed after an intensive 6 week search for a manager? Another huge mistake by the board.
He was third choice. Parish was getting desperate.

HRP
24-09-2017, 09:30 AM
Comment from Lewington

It's not as if we are not creating, but there is still more we can do on it. We get a little bit set that we are just going to hit the centre forward all the time. That is a big factor for us, but it is not the only one.
"But there's enough here to suggest we can start to change that."


"I think it is hard when you come in," he said.
"After the first game [against Southampton] we knew we had to close down better and pass forward. [B]There was a lot of negative passing. If you pass forward, things can happen


Well high balls to Benteke will not be an option for a while

Expect williams to be recalled from Sunderland and we pump high balls up to him

beef
24-09-2017, 09:36 AM
What has Benteke done this season to make us miss him?

Maybe being forced into something different might actually help us.

I agree with that. Our midfield hasn't created him enough chances and he's looked off the pace / uninterested.

Losing him is a big blow but hopefully we stick RLC up top and gain some more mobility.

macstar
24-09-2017, 09:53 AM
He was third choice. Parish was getting desperate.

We need to find out how we were less attractive than Watford and Burnley..assuming the top 2 were Dyche and the watford geezer

Veagle1
24-09-2017, 09:58 AM
He was third choice. Parish was getting desperate.

It's hypothetical, I know, but just out of interest, can you confirm who were first and second choices please.

Veagle1
24-09-2017, 10:00 AM
We need to find out how we were less attractive than Watford and Burnley..assuming the top 2 were Dyche and the watford geezer

Maybe, I've just been told the answer.

rambo1
24-09-2017, 10:00 AM
Get a Free Agent,Rickie Lambert?,we've Got the Space after Releasing Kleton Perntreou.

Ralph
24-09-2017, 10:01 AM
It's hypothetical, I know, but just out of interest, can you confirm who were first and second choices please.

99% certain he will say Silva and Pellegrino...based on nothing but speculation.

beef
24-09-2017, 10:03 AM
Maybe, I've just been told the answer.

What's the answer?

Icy
24-09-2017, 10:03 AM
How long is benteke out for and when is wilf of back?

beef
24-09-2017, 10:04 AM
Necessity is the mother of invention.

beef
24-09-2017, 10:04 AM
Neil Warnock is the father

Tim
24-09-2017, 10:10 AM
The point is their US franchises are run entirely with the object of making money - there is no concern about fan or the clubs actual success at all. The US investors might decide to do a Blackpool for all we know.

If they are only in it for the money then they need Palace to be successful. Doing a Blackpool won't make them money & if this was their intention then why invest in the first place?

Where as in US sports it actually benefits you to be unsuccessful for a period of time so that you can stockpile High draft picks & you still get your share of the revenue.

Success & money go hand in hand. You can't have one without the other.

Adlerhorst
24-09-2017, 10:13 AM
If they are only in it for the money then they need Palace to be successful. Doing a Blackpool won't make them money & if this was their intention then why invest in the first place?

Where as in US sports it actually benefits you to be unsuccessful for a period of time so that you can stockpile High draft picks & you still get your share of the revenue.

Success & money go hand in hand. You can't have one without the other.
Quite.

Unless you are the Red Sox, Yankees etc then success has a huge impact on footfall and TV revenues, and whilst it differs sport to sport it is only the national and overseas TV revenues that are shared. Local TV revenues (substantial) are the teams’. So much so that a lot of the teams have their own TV stations rather than simply selling the local tv rights.

rambo1
24-09-2017, 10:19 AM
How long is benteke out for and when is wilf of back?


Won't Know until after Scan.
Hopefully against Chelsea.

Worksop Palace
24-09-2017, 10:23 AM
Get a Free Agent,Rickie Lambert?,we've Got the Space after Releasing Kleton Perntreou.

What a frightening thought. Rickie Lambert as our number one striker when we're 0 from 8...

Ooh Betty
24-09-2017, 10:26 AM
What a frightening thought. Rickie Lambert as our number one striker when we're 0 from 8...

No more frightening than no ******* striker at all.

What a farce.

Worksop Palace
24-09-2017, 10:30 AM
No more frightening than no ******* striker at all.

What a farce.

Rather stick Laddapo or Lumela (sp) in than pay RL £20k a week

mpfn
24-09-2017, 10:39 AM
This was always going to happen.
Sorry SP, the buck stops at you, no striker and no keeper.

swissroll
24-09-2017, 10:47 AM
If they are only in it for the money then they need Palace to be successful. Doing a Blackpool won't make them money & if this was their intention then why invest in the first place?



.........
Success & money go hand in hand. You can't have one without the other.


Lets hope they dont decide to bail, firesale and take the parachute money - that would make them £200 mill

Lombardo's hair
24-09-2017, 10:54 AM
Comments made by SP seem churlish now don't they? Tempting fate etc. Talked about qualification for Europe in 2015. Our form collapsed. Stick together he said after Burnley. Sacks FDB next day. Comment about Benteke....backfires. Maybe he should just play things down or think before spouting. Signed Sakho ecause we fans wanted him? Well we also wanted a striker and keeper. Surely the manager should identify players not us. If he listens to us so much why have we not got dyche or Silva or Messi?

jaspercpfc
24-09-2017, 11:17 AM
Get a Free Agent,Rickie Lambert?,we've Got the Space after Releasing Kleton Perntreou.

Problem you have is also getting anyone in up to speed. You would hope any unattached striker would still be keeping themselves fit, but nothing compensates for match fitness and minutes, and my hunch would be that the coaches have explored the possibilities of RLC or someone else going up top in the event CB were to get injured.

Ooh Betty
24-09-2017, 11:25 AM
, and my hunch would be that the coaches have explored the possibilities of RLC or someone else going up top in the event CB were to get injured.

You would have thought somebody at the club might have explored the possibilities. However, this is Palace and we don't do forward planning of any description.

Eddie McGoldrick's tash
24-09-2017, 11:43 AM
We need to find out how we were less attractive than Watford and Burnley..assuming the top 2 were Dyche and the watford geezer
Dyche definitely wasn't one of our preferred targets. We met him but Parish wasn't very keen.

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

Eddie McGoldrick's tash
24-09-2017, 11:45 AM
The 'who do you want instead' brigade - are we meant to go out & gage people's personal wealth, their business background, their suitability for the job, etc, before coming back to you with a shortlist?! It's such a ******* childish response - like something you'd get on a playground.
Agree. It isn't our job to come up with alternatives but that doesn't mean we shouldn't criticise the way the club in currently being run.

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

JDawg
24-09-2017, 11:48 AM
Necessity is the mother of invention.


Given Benteke hasn't scored, this forces the issue. Perhaps if the alternative yields some result it may put some pressure on CB to perform better.

sw16girl
24-09-2017, 11:55 AM
If they are only in it for the money then they need Palace to be successful. Doing a Blackpool won't make them money & if this was their intention then why invest in the first place?

Where as in US sports it actually benefits you to be unsuccessful for a period of time so that you can stockpile High draft picks & you still get your share of the revenue.

Success & money go hand in hand. You can't have one without the other.

They would prefer us to be successful but only if their bottom line is not affected and I agree that one goes with the other but suppose we do get relegated (and we will at some point) - it is possible they might take their profit and run by taking the parachute payments and not reinvesting that money into the club and treat it as a failed experiment - as I said the Blackpool model.

I am not saying they will but US ownership of English clubs does not have a great track record (Glazers aside) mainly because US investors do expect to make money

Pub Idol
24-09-2017, 11:58 AM
They would prefer us to be successful but only if their bottom line is not affected and I agree that one goes with the other but suppose we do get relegated (and we will at some point) - it is possible they might take their profit and run by taking the parachute payments and not reinvesting that money into the club and treat it as a failed experiment - as I said the Blackpool model.

I am not saying they will but US ownership of English clubs does not have a great track record (Glazers aside) mainly because US investors do expect to make money


Do you think they might leave before they speak?

Not said a word since they took over.

sw16girl
24-09-2017, 12:09 PM
Do you think they might leave before they speak?

Not said a word since they took over.

No idea but they are definitely silent partners. They may be fine but there are a lot of people unhappy at SP because he has made mistakes - the big plus is that he is a fan and wants success for the club - people clamour for someone else - I just want people to realise that "someone else" may not be the answer.

Billy Rhino
24-09-2017, 12:11 PM
& Benteke was always going to get injured after this tweet.

https://twitter.com/ceo4tag/status/906953247071580160

That was a stupid comment but then look at all the dickheads on there and their stupid comments. Twitter should be reserved for morons and Donald Trump.

Ralph
24-09-2017, 12:33 PM
That was a stupid comment but then look at all the dickheads on there and their stupid comments. Twitter should be reserved for morons and Donald Trump.


Why bother differentiating the two groups?

The morons and their leader.

Lombardo's hair
24-09-2017, 12:43 PM
Bakary may be the answer. Seems mobile. Good shot on him and can score with his head. Probably overweight though at present. Or give keshi a run of games if he isn't out on loan!!

Billy Rhino
24-09-2017, 12:55 PM
Bakary may be the answer. Seems mobile. Good shot on him and can score with his head. Probably overweight though at present. Or give keshi a run of games if he isn't out on loan!!

Must admit I'd love it if Sako scored a load and kept us up after all the abuse he's suffered.

andyocpfc
24-09-2017, 01:06 PM
Sako looked far from being 'over weight' yesterday when he changed his shirt to come on. Just looked well built and a unit.

delboy01
24-09-2017, 01:17 PM
Is Danny Butterfield still playing?

Ooh Betty
24-09-2017, 01:18 PM
Sako looked far from being 'over weight' yesterday when he changed his shirt to come on. Just looked well built and a unit.

A c-unit?