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Jordan555x
04-11-2017, 12:54 PM
i will start...KG.

Zohar's Penalty
04-11-2017, 12:56 PM
Aki Rihilati

Se9 eagles
04-11-2017, 12:57 PM
i will start...KG

Jim Cannon.Awaiting abuse for that!

Jordan555x
04-11-2017, 01:10 PM
Wilbraham is another one, was absolute shite but the brighton away game and the Wembley games made him an absolute cult hero in my book, still couldnt hit a barn door but my word he stepped up and lead the line brilliantly those hugely important games. Won everything in the air and his hold up play those two games was up there with the best I have seen from a target man at Palace, if he could score he would have been quite some player. Think it was 0 goals in 30 games with plenty of chances. Still I loved him after that!

CharlieCPFC
04-11-2017, 01:32 PM
The back four under Pulis. Maybe less so Scott Dann.

Jim Cannon
04-11-2017, 01:42 PM
Cameron Jerome. Never looked like scoring, managed to miss some sitters but ploughed an often lonely furrow that first season and played his part in our survival

Skiddo
04-11-2017, 01:45 PM
James Scowcroft

The art of backing into a defender in order to get them to fall on top of you is what is missing from our play today.

cranesparkeagle
04-11-2017, 01:49 PM
pardew? Humphrey Jedi Osborn.Terms of talent its all relative

bubbs11
04-11-2017, 01:54 PM
Phil Barber.

davech
04-11-2017, 02:04 PM
Peter Ramage

carter
04-11-2017, 02:16 PM
Derry, Aki, Hill, Parr, Ramage, Delaney, Marrow (should have been a lot better IMO), Jerome. Must be plenty more

JDawg
04-11-2017, 02:23 PM
David Wright

budgie
04-11-2017, 02:25 PM
Stuart O'Keefe.

JDawg
04-11-2017, 02:26 PM
Scowie. Clint Hill, Danny Butterfield, there are loads

aashman12
04-11-2017, 02:38 PM
Wilbraham is another one, was absolute shite but the brighton away game and the Wembley games made him an absolute cult hero in my book, still couldnt hit a barn door but my word he stepped up and lead the line brilliantly those hugely important games. Won everything in the air and his hold up play those two games was up there with the best I have seen from a target man at Palace, if he could score he would have been quite some player. Think it was 0 goals in 30 games with plenty of chances. Still I loved him after that!

I actually think we wouldn't of won the play offs if Murray had stayed fit. Wilbs came in and led the line superbly, something muzza wasn't doing the tail end of that season.

aashman12
04-11-2017, 02:39 PM
pardew? Humphrey Jedi Osborn.Terms of talent its all relative

Osborn was a class player. Very talented

Dorking .Eagle
04-11-2017, 03:02 PM
Its all relative, but Geoff didn't really have a left foot

little al
04-11-2017, 03:20 PM
Phil Barber.

First one I thought of.

917L
04-11-2017, 03:23 PM
David Wright

No

Raggy
04-11-2017, 03:24 PM
Jedinak

alanlee11
04-11-2017, 03:44 PM
"weren't talented" - yet managed to get to an elite level of sport as professional footballers.

dim
04-11-2017, 06:01 PM
As others have said, Mr 110%.

Lee sinnots ear
04-11-2017, 06:17 PM
Clint Hill a great pro.

Michael Hughes never stopped running

Eagle96
04-11-2017, 06:21 PM
Derry

Maz
04-11-2017, 06:28 PM
Wilbraham is another one, was absolute shite but the brighton away game and the Wembley games made him an absolute cult hero in my book, still couldnt hit a barn door but my word he stepped up and lead the line brilliantly those hugely important games. Won everything in the air and his hold up play those two games was up there with the best I have seen from a target man at Palace, if he could score he would have been quite some player. Think it was 0 goals in 30 games with plenty of chances. Still I loved him after that!

Big shout for Aaron. Wow, at Wembley! Still playing, yes?

kayjay
04-11-2017, 07:54 PM
Scowie. Clint Hill, Danny Butterfield, there are loads
Butters had just enough talent for a hat trick at Wolves.

Dorking .Eagle
04-11-2017, 08:20 PM
"weren't talented" - yet managed to get to an elite level of sport as professional footballers.

I understand the thread to mean 'not naturally gifted', or were never the most technically able, but made it through guts, hard work, commitment and making the most of what they were good at.

Give me a gutsy Phil Barber 'trier' over a talented but lazy Curcic type any day

hihi
04-11-2017, 08:23 PM
Delaney the most obvious

JDawg
04-11-2017, 08:47 PM
No

DW did just fine, given where we were at the time. He moved from LB to DM and it took an injury before Mile displaced him. Neither could pass.

eagleincroydon
11-11-2017, 12:40 PM
butterfield and his hatrick against wolves

Zulu84
11-11-2017, 12:50 PM
"weren't talented" - yet managed to get to an elite level of sport as professional footballers.

Haha, yup, I wish I was as talentless as these guys

marantz
11-11-2017, 02:50 PM
Matt Lawrence and super al

TheMexicanHorse
11-11-2017, 02:54 PM
Alan Lee

TheMexicanHorse
11-11-2017, 02:55 PM
Derry

marantz
11-11-2017, 02:57 PM
Dean Austin

west country boy
11-11-2017, 03:29 PM
Butters had just enough talent for a hat trick at Wolves.It was only Hennessey in goal though.

CP-RJW
11-11-2017, 03:31 PM
Yeah the thread title could’ve been worded better, I just took it as players who have played above their natural talent level through hard work and dedication. It’s not an insult to them, Ronaldo falls into that category.

Skiddo
11-11-2017, 03:45 PM
Yeah the thread title couldíve been worded better, I just took it as players who have played above their natural talent level through hard work and dedication. Itís not an insult to them, Ronaldo falls into that category.


Or it could mean exactly what the OP meant?

Jim Cannon
11-11-2017, 03:53 PM
It was only Hennessey in goal though.

:D

CP-RJW
11-11-2017, 03:59 PM
Or it could mean exactly what the OP meant?
Then the question makes no sense so there’d be zero point in answering it. May as well try to pull some worthwhile discussion out of it.

Maidstoned Eagle
11-11-2017, 04:03 PM
Marc Edworthy

sheepy
11-11-2017, 04:30 PM
Calvin Andrew in the administration season.

Dude stepped up massively when Lee was struggling with injuries. Still remember him taking a massive whack to the head against QPR and trying to play on when most other players would have been stretchered off. As limited as he was, always thought he set an example that lifted those around him.

cpfc4evandeva
11-11-2017, 04:34 PM
Ertl played well for the last couple of months he was here. The guy had very little footballing talent but played his heart out in admin, and was at least effective on the pitch.

917L
11-11-2017, 05:19 PM
Calvin Andrew in the administration season.

Dude stepped up massively when Lee was struggling with injuries. Still remember him taking a massive whack to the head against QPR and trying to play on when most other players would have been stretchered off. As limited as he was, always thought he set an example that lifted those around him.

Sorry, bloke was an abysmal footballer

Thefunkymonk
11-11-2017, 06:26 PM
Jedi

Benzhiyi
11-11-2017, 07:24 PM
Shipps deserves far more credit than he gets. Was a huge force behind the form of Johnson, Gray and Routledge in the promotion season. Particularly away from home, where his colossal hold-up play drove us to big wins at Watford, Sheffield United, Crewe and more.

boxthorncutter
11-11-2017, 08:13 PM
David Woozley

Did ok under Coppell despite his lower league ability.

Biggineagle
11-11-2017, 08:18 PM
David Paine ??

trufan
11-11-2017, 08:22 PM
Doris. Great servant, no discernible skill as a footballer IIRC.

Eagle El
11-11-2017, 08:25 PM
John Craven, loved that guy!

Panther
11-11-2017, 08:36 PM
David Paine ??

Payne. Good shout though.

dowieslovechild
11-11-2017, 08:36 PM
Billy Gilbert

WanPalace
11-11-2017, 08:51 PM
Marc Edworthy and Billy Gilbert had
talent.

mojoeagle
11-11-2017, 09:13 PM
Andy preece.
Cedric berthalin
Carl veart.

DARZET EAGLE
11-11-2017, 11:10 PM
David Paine ??

Payne I believe Biggin, but to the point, I totally agree with you about David. He was a really nice guy who was reliable, consistant and did a great job for us in midfield. Coming through our youth ranks, he made 284 appearances between 1964-1973.

mcmean
11-11-2017, 11:29 PM
Another shout for David Wright. Did the unfashionable jobs very well

Worksop Palace
11-11-2017, 11:35 PM
Wilbraham is another one, was absolute shite but the brighton away game and the Wembley games made him an absolute cult hero in my book, still couldnt hit a barn door but my word he stepped up and lead the line brilliantly those hugely important games. Won everything in the air and his hold up play those two games was up there with the best I have seen from a target man at Palace, if he could score he would have been quite some player. Think it was 0 goals in 30 games with plenty of chances. Still I loved him after that!

Mmmmm

If we'd have lost the PO final against Watford he'd have got dogs abuse given the chances he missed

917L
12-11-2017, 07:20 AM
John Craven, loved that guy!

Superb until deliberately crippled by Norman Hunter, never the same for us again

917L
12-11-2017, 07:20 AM
Another shout for David Wright. Did the unfashionable jobs very well

He didn't do anything very well

Dullest footballer of all time

mcmean
12-11-2017, 07:44 AM
He didn't do anything very well

Dullest footballer of all time

Weíll agree to disagree there. Players like him often donít get the credit they deserve. He broke up play of the opposition very well

spt1978
12-11-2017, 07:45 AM
Jedi.

cpfc4evandeva
12-11-2017, 05:56 PM
He didn't do anything very well

Dullest footballer of all time

Freedman moving him into midfield helped us stay up in 2011. He certainly 'did a job'.

mrgins
12-11-2017, 08:22 PM
Payne I believe Biggin, but to the point, I totally agree with you about David. He was a really nice guy who was reliable, consistant and did a great job for us in midfield. Coming through our youth ranks, he made 284 appearances between 1964-1973.

Still is a really nice guy. Comes to all the home games

DARZET EAGLE
12-11-2017, 11:22 PM
Still is a really nice guy. Comes to all the home games

Brilliant, good to hear.:p

Expat Eagle
13-11-2017, 05:34 PM
Simon Rodger and Sean Derry.

glenn.f
13-11-2017, 06:37 PM
Always thought Matt Svensson was a little under-rated but did a fair job for us. Rarely gets talked about and was often second fiddle to a number of players around the time he was with us. Although not talented may well be a little strong.

Pat of the Palace
13-11-2017, 06:45 PM
I thought Svensson was good for us. I always liked him, a stylish player.

ee-ay-ee-ay-ee-ay-o
13-11-2017, 06:49 PM
John Craven, loved that guy!

One of my all time Palace hero's

stigsdad
13-11-2017, 07:24 PM
Darren Pitcher

redandblue
13-11-2017, 07:31 PM
Derry
Eric the Ninga
Clint Hill

CPFC.1990
13-11-2017, 07:37 PM
Eric the Ninga


:eek:

Ninja - The best defender we ever had!

wymondhameagle
13-11-2017, 07:51 PM
Going back a bit I know, but I'd go for Terry Long.

gcwhite
13-11-2017, 07:58 PM
John Craven, loved that guy!

Fond memories of John. Passed the ball to Don Rogers for the legendary goal against Everton on 4 November 1972. Scored two goals against Leeds before being assaulted by Norman Hunter. Died far too young.

the drexciyan
13-11-2017, 08:10 PM
John Humphrey

dim
13-11-2017, 08:14 PM
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Eagle Kneevil
13-11-2017, 08:27 PM
John Craven...John Humphrey...for a moment I thought I had jumped on a thread about BBC broadcasters.

glaziers fan
13-11-2017, 08:42 PM
Calvin Andrew. Massive shifts in our fight to avoid relegation.

glaziers fan
13-11-2017, 08:44 PM
Calvin Andrew in the administration season.

Dude stepped up massively when Lee was struggling with injuries. Still remember him taking a massive whack to the head against QPR and trying to play on when most other players would have been stretchered off. As limited as he was, always thought he set an example that lifted those around him.

You beat me to it. His power, pace and workrate gave us a chance.

DARZET EAGLE
13-11-2017, 10:59 PM
Going back a bit I know, but I'd go for Terry Long.

There were a lot at that time, in particular John McCormick, in my opinion one of our best centre halves ever. In recent times Dougie Freedman and Mark Bright turned out pretty well as did Michael Hughes.

rbarmy
13-11-2017, 11:04 PM
Clint Hill
Claude Davis
Many others I am sure but can't think of who right now