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Freddy Kurz
29-11-2005, 09:30 PM
Looking at Doncaster's demolition job on Villa tonight by a team that
would probably have wiped the floor with the team which lost to
Luton on Saturday, Palace fans must surely be asking whether
Iain and Bob Dowie have been having Doncaster watched this
season? There is an abundance of good players in the lower
Leagues who have all the basics, including many who can kick
with their left foot. Why is it Palace have such a difficult
job recruiting them?

AlanD
29-11-2005, 09:40 PM
Doncaster just pissed all over Villa, nice little pitch invasion at the end aswell.

Im happy for them, and lets hope they enjoy the night, shame its a week night for the Doncaster fans.

NO1FAN
29-11-2005, 09:45 PM
Originally posted by AlanD
shame its a week night for the Doncaster fans.

Why? Have they got to go and sign on in the morning? :D

Dave
29-11-2005, 09:52 PM
Why is it Palace have such a difficult
job recruiting them? Who says we want to recruit them?

wedgetail
29-11-2005, 09:56 PM
Originally posted by Dave
Who says we want to recruit them?
Why should we want to recruit talented left footed players? Is that a serious question?

Freddy Kurz
29-11-2005, 10:02 PM
Originally posted by wedgetail
Why should we want to recruit talented left footed players? Is that a serious question?

A very serious question. How many currently fit Palace players are naturally left-footed? Names please? How many of THEM are
talented?

Dave
29-11-2005, 10:06 PM
Why should we want to recruit talented left footed players? Is that a serious question? I repeat, who says he are on the lookout for new players left footed or otherwise from the l;ower leagues?

El D
29-11-2005, 10:25 PM
We have been linked with McIndoe and Thornton in the past. Looked good tonight.

CPFC_DAVE77
29-11-2005, 10:28 PM
When we were linked woth Thronton, a Sunderland fan posted on here, i think this was before he was left Sunderland, saying he had a lot of ability, but was not using it, a waster. Didn't get that from him today, but you can't judge a team, or individuals on one performance. I mean, if you could, All our players would be playing for their national teams based on the performance against Liverpool, but we all know they don't always put in those performances!! :p

Freddy Kurz
29-11-2005, 10:29 PM
Originally posted by Dave
I repeat, who says he are on the lookout for new players left footed or otherwise from the l;ower leagues?

Many of the current problems facing Palace are due to a lack of fit,
and talented naturally left-footed players (Granville is injury prone,
Borrowdale is struggling for form, Reich who plays on the left, but
is naturally right-footed now has a hernia, McAnuff is naturally right-
footed!) That leaves us with Ryan Hall, a naturally left-footed winger
at present playing in the reserves and yet to make his League debut.
As far as I know NOBODY at the club "is on the lookout for players
from the lower Leagues"! The obvious point I make in this thread
is that if there are talented players playing for teams like Doncaster
capable of humiliating or beating Premier League teams like Villa
and Manchester City, Palace's scouts should be out there running
their eyes over them! Most Palace fans have been critical of
Palace's performances throughout this season and believe we
ought to strengthen the team during the winter transfer window.
I just hope Dowie and his brother don't ignore some of the type
of players we saw on view in the Doncaster team team tonight
and elsewhere in the lower Leagues. There were 3 or 4
players on the winning side who could do us a power of good,
especially at left back, on the left wing and in central midfield.
.

Gollum
29-11-2005, 10:44 PM
Originally posted by Freddy Kurz
Many of the current problems facing Palace are due to a lack of fit,
and talented naturally left-footed players (Granville is injury prone,
Borrowdale is struggling for form, Reich who plays on the left, but
is naturally right-footed now has a hernia, McAnuff is naturally right-
footed!) That leaves us with Ryan Hall, a naturally left-footed winger
at present playing in the reserves and yet to make his League debut.
.

Michael Hughes is left-footed.

wedgetail
29-11-2005, 10:46 PM
Originally posted by Dave
I repeat, who says he are on the lookout for new players left footed or otherwise from the l;ower leagues?
I am not saying we are I am saying that we should be.

johnbush
29-11-2005, 10:47 PM
Originally posted by Freddy Kurz
A very serious question. How many currently fit Palace players are naturally left-footed? Names please? How many of THEM are
talented?
Something of an irony-bypass here by the look of it.

A Wooden Fish On Wheels
29-11-2005, 10:48 PM
Villa were all over them until the penalty.

Hehe.

Dave
29-11-2005, 10:51 PM
I am not saying we are I am saying that we should be. Ok and I'm not saying we shouldn't be, there is just no evidence to suggest we are looking to strengthen the squad.

GreatGonzo
29-11-2005, 11:04 PM
Originally posted by Freddy Kurz
How many currently fit Palace players are naturally left-footed? Names please? How many of THEM are
talented?

Hughes
Granville
Borrowdale
Popovic

Am getting a bit stuck after that.

Freddy Kurz
29-11-2005, 11:07 PM
Originally posted by CPFC_DAVE77
When we were linked woth Thronton, a Sunderland fan posted on here, i think this was before he was left Sunderland, saying he had a lot of ability, but was not using it, a waster. Didn't get that from him today, but you can't judge a team, or individuals on one performance. I mean, if you could, All our players would be playing for their national teams based on the performance against Liverpool, but we all know they don't always put in those performances!! :p

Who is saying players can be judged on ONE performance? Having been
watching the game for 61 years this December, am full aware that it is sometimes necessary to have players observed over several games or
even an entire season before deciding to sign one. But there are some
clubs in the lower leagues where a bright young manager and his coaching staff have managed to recruit a talented squad of players
and to have got them playing good quality football. This looks as
if it has happened at Doncaster as "Sky" pundit and ex-Villa manager
John Gregory observed tonight, which is why I merely suggested that
the Dowies take a look at them. What have we got to lose?
Can remember contacting Steve Coppell in the mid-eighties urging
him to go and watch a young mid-fielder playing for Dulwich Hamlet
under Alan Smith, who covered virtually every blade of grass in every
game he played! His name was Andy Gray. Saw Steve attend
several Hamlet games before finally signing him for Palace. No doubt
he would have done the same at Yeovil before signing Pardew and
I know he paid several visits to Reykjavik to run his eye over Hermann
Hreidarsson. Clubs with modest means like Palace cannot afford to
ignore real talent in the lower Leagues here or in the smaller football-
ing nations.
As for our performances in the League Cup last season v Charlton
and Liverpool recently, neither should have been too unexpected
since it is often the case that players are much less inhibited
playing in cup games than in the League. This was proved
conclusively under Alan Smith when Palace reached the semi-
finals of both the League and FA Cup in the same season we
were relegated from the Premiership!

GreatGonzo
29-11-2005, 11:16 PM
In fact, maybe someone can prove me worng, i am not sure Dowie has signed a predominantly left footed player in his 2 years in charge.

Freddy Kurz
29-11-2005, 11:18 PM
Originally posted by GreatGonzo
Hughes
Granville
Borrowdale
Popovic

Am getting a bit stuck after that.

Did say "fit" GG!

Freddy Kurz
29-11-2005, 11:19 PM
Originally posted by GreatGonzo
In fact, maybe someone can prove me worng, i am not sure Dowie has signed a predominantly left footed player in his 2 years in charge.

Think you may well be right!

Seanee Pawnee
30-11-2005, 11:24 AM
Originally posted by wedgetail
Why should we want to recruit talented left footed players? Is that a serious question?

Maybe it's because about 50% of the game is played ont left side of the pitch!

Away Day Eagle
30-11-2005, 11:32 AM
Originally posted by Seanee Pawnee
Maybe it's because about 50% of the game is played ont left side of the pitch!

Why should we buy home grown players with natural left feet when we can scower the world for foreign imports who are right footed ?

;)

Neil
30-11-2005, 11:36 AM
Originally posted by Freddy Kurz
Did say "fit" GG!

and 'talented'

;)

CommercialStone
30-11-2005, 11:37 AM
Originally posted by Freddy Kurz
Looking at Doncaster's demolition job on Villa tonight by a team that
would probably have wiped the floor with the team which lost to
Luton on Saturday, Palace fans must surely be asking whether
Iain and Bob Dowie have been having Doncaster watched this
season? There is an abundance of good players in the lower
Leagues who have all the basics, including many who can kick
with their left foot. Why is it Palace have such a difficult
job recruiting them?

Can't judge on a one off game (although they beat Man Shitty too earlier in the season).

If we are thinking like this then surely the players that played and beat Liverpool in this competetion are fine for the Championship?

I agree that there are an abundant source of good players in the lower leagues and think they should be tried before two bob foreign players are bought in. Dowie is hardly afraid to look there though is he? Look at some of the players he has bought

gold76
30-11-2005, 12:51 PM
I'm surprised a championship side hasn't picked up McIndoe.

Norvun Mankey
30-11-2005, 01:22 PM
Wasn't our name getting mentioned when he was up for leaving Yeovil?

cpfc_spc1982
30-11-2005, 01:27 PM
Originally posted by CPFC_DAVE77
When we were linked woth Thronton, a Sunderland fan posted on here, i think this was before he was left Sunderland, saying he had a lot of ability, but was not using it, a waster. Didn't get that from him today, but you can't judge a team, or individuals on one performance. I mean, if you could, All our players would be playing for their national teams based on the performance against Liverpool, but we all know they don't always put in those performances!! :p

bentley and thornton in the summer both players i was pleased to be linked with as it showed dowie does know what type of player we needed centrally. it was a shame we got neither.