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hamge
01-07-2010, 05:09 PM
http://www.southlondonpress.co.uk/tn/Sport.cfm?id=23634&headline=Exclusive:%20Palace%20clinch%20deal%20for %20ex-Southend%20star

CRYSTAL Palace boss George Burley is set to wrap up his second transfer of the summer tomorrow - with the capture of former Southend United defender Adam Barrett.
The South London Press understands that the 30-year-old centre-back has agreed terms on a move to Selhurst Park and a deal should be completed before the weekend.
Barrett will become the second defensive capture that Burley has made this week after David Wright, released by Ipswich, penned a two-year contract with the Eagles - a story we also exclusively revealed last Friday.
Barrett has also had spells with Plymouth, Mansfield and Bristol Rovers. He scored 11 goals in his first season at Southend but became a free agent at the end of the last campaign.

Excowboy
01-07-2010, 05:12 PM
Interesting. Must be a Dougie recommendation

Clapham Grand
01-07-2010, 05:12 PM
heard good things about him

hamge
01-07-2010, 05:13 PM
Interesting. Must be a Dougie recommendation

Thats what i was thinking.

HARRY MONK
01-07-2010, 05:14 PM
Hard as nails and gets alot of goals from corners

Woosie
01-07-2010, 05:14 PM
Certainly looking for experience in defence then, which I suppose is the right option as it's a crucial position which you can't afford mistakes in from inexperienced guys.

Good to see we're signing another player. 11 goals in his first season for Southend, would be nice if he did that for us :D

Excowboy
01-07-2010, 05:17 PM
Was their captain - handed in a transfer request a few weeks ago to get the chance to play at a higher level

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/s/southend_utd/8735991.stm

hamge
01-07-2010, 05:18 PM
1998–1999- Leyton Orient - 0 - (0)
1999–2000- Plymouth Argyle - 52 - (3)
2000–2002- Mansfield Town - 37 - (1)
2002–2004- Bristol Rovers - 90 - (5)
2004–2010- Southend United - 247 - (27)

jams1234
01-07-2010, 05:19 PM
Happy with Barrett and Wright replacing Butterfield and Lawrence.

Oh south london
01-07-2010, 05:32 PM
Sounds good. Sign him up.

BulletEagle
01-07-2010, 05:32 PM
Was their captain - handed in a transfer request a few weeks ago to get the chance to play at a higher level

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/s/southend_utd/8735991.stm
Is he free or fee then?

SpikeyMatt
01-07-2010, 05:33 PM
Happy with this.

A good, solid defender. Twice in the League 1 team of the year in seasons gone by, too.

2/2 in terms of good signings from Burley so far, in my opinion.

Oh south london
01-07-2010, 05:35 PM
The next Boyce?

ChristalPalace
01-07-2010, 05:36 PM
Happy with Barrett and Wright replacing Butterfield and Lawrence.

This.

tbooker
01-07-2010, 05:42 PM
just checked out shrimperzone.com and they seem to think he will struggle (as he did at this level previously)
hope he proves them wrong....

chatham_eagle
01-07-2010, 05:48 PM
just checked out shrimperzone.com and they seem to think he will struggle (as he did at this level previously)
hope he proves them wrong....

He wasn't next to Paddy previously :p

Kai
01-07-2010, 05:50 PM
Losing Hill, Butts and Lawrence makes signings like this necessary. We need more cover on defense and he's probably a low risk signing on reasonable money.

maxpower
01-07-2010, 05:50 PM
Ithink i should be a scout i recommended him on here ;-)

NathanCPFCD
01-07-2010, 05:57 PM
Young fresh players with a resale value and potential to improve. I'm not so sure about this Burley fella.... Just kidding, solid-ish signing.

AJ's right boot
01-07-2010, 05:59 PM
Erm... Is Claude Davis still a Palace player?

rainbow_child
01-07-2010, 06:02 PM
http://www.southlondonpress.co.uk/tn/Sport.cfm?id=23634&headline=Exclusive:%20Palace%20clinch%20deal%20for %20ex-Southend%20star He scored 11 goals in his first season at Southend but became a free agent at the end of the last campaign.

Barrett sounds like a goal machine! :lux: :lux:

beef
01-07-2010, 06:02 PM
Very pleased

Niel Smillie
01-07-2010, 06:02 PM
The next Boyce?
More like the next Lawrence.

The Omen
01-07-2010, 06:05 PM
Part of the defence that got Southend relegated... hmmmm.

At least it's another free transfer and it has to be a good replacement for Lawrence I guess.

I am excited about seeing a brand new Palace side next season though!

David Amsalem
01-07-2010, 06:08 PM
Like the last player we signed from Southend, I fully suspect he is being purchased as cover. He won't be the last defender we sign.

AJ's right boot
01-07-2010, 06:08 PM
http://www.shrimperzone.com/vb/showthread.php?61579-Adam-Barrett

Hmmmm......

orp pisshead1
01-07-2010, 06:15 PM
The next Boyce?

Would be ******* brilliant if he was anywhere near as good as the excellent boyce:lux:

Kuqi32
01-07-2010, 06:19 PM
He's solid on FM :hi:

He looks a solid lad, next to Pads - he'll thrive

rhynoeagle
01-07-2010, 06:19 PM
11 goals from cb. Sounds good. Comments from that forum are invalid, a new club may = a new player.

cpfcfan1
01-07-2010, 06:21 PM
Interesting, getting a few options together now and for free

2 good signings so far, keep it up George

AndyGoals
01-07-2010, 06:29 PM
vital to have experienced cover at centre back, more-so than any other position. so nice one george

Webb
01-07-2010, 06:32 PM
Saw him for Bristol Rovers a couple of times - a decent player, dangerous from set plays. No harm in a free transfer for an experienced squad player. Suspect he'll be a Matt Lawrence replacement.

Was Dougie an influence in this, I wonder?

silver
01-07-2010, 06:38 PM
nice one

JAS78
01-07-2010, 06:51 PM
www.southlondon-today.co.uk have reported that former Shrimpers skipper, centre half, and all round top bloke, will become new manager George Burley's second signing at Championship club Crystal Palace.

They reveal that Adam has agree terms and 'a deal should be completed before the weekend.'

This has Eagles assistant boss, and the ex-Southend striker, Dougie Freeman's finger prints all over it, as well as the South London club coach, former Shrimpers right-back and reserve team manager Dean Austin, and of course we wish Adam when it's confirmed.

It will certainly surprise Blues chairman Ron Martin and whoever wrote on the official site when news broke of Macca and Adam's decision to leave Roots Hall: 'The Club's management wishes them well in finding new employment on similar terms.'

Well lads, at least one of them may have even improved them.

However, it is surprising, Adam has turned 30 now and looked to have slowed down a touch last season, not being paid or not.

Dougie must be aware that ex-Captain Adam was part of a defence that let in 80 championship goals three seasons ago, Dean had returned to Roots Hall in May 2007.

The man who might choke on his toast though Friday morning if this reaches the Huddersfield Daily Examiner is the man who played next to Adam when we reached the League One play-offs, Peter Clarke.

Poor old Clarkey, spending another season in the third tier with all his Championship ambitions, while his former colleague gets a fast track to the division below the Premiership.

Good luck Adam, hope you get a few more league games than little Darryl did at Selhurst Park.

Cleon
01-07-2010, 06:51 PM
Sounds like a reasonable shout - decent centre-back on the cheap - good for a few years at least. And the Dougie connection shows we have at least extensively scouted him.....

cockles
01-07-2010, 07:12 PM
Lawrence replacement by the sounds, free and will be on Div1 wages. Rebuilding the squad GB said. Is 5 years younger than Matt Lawrence, so we may be pleasantly surprised.

adrenalin john
01-07-2010, 07:14 PM
to have a balanced squad it takes all sorts....

Hedgehog
01-07-2010, 07:16 PM
I wonder where this puts Claude Davis?

ChristalPalace
01-07-2010, 07:17 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BllXkn-cnnY

He's not bad from corners...

Niel Smillie
01-07-2010, 07:20 PM
Lawrence replacement by the sounds, free and will be on Div1 wages. Rebuilding the squad GB said. Is 5 years younger than Matt Lawrence, so we may be pleasantly surprised.
He has spent the majority of his career in division 2?

cpfck1llz
01-07-2010, 07:24 PM
it says on wikipedia he signed a 2 year contract today

JamTheEagle
01-07-2010, 07:24 PM
Sounds good, wonder if he'll start or not.

rhynoeagle
01-07-2010, 07:30 PM
Small for a CB 5ft 10. Good too hear we are signing Legends off of other clubs :)

FromSelhurst
01-07-2010, 07:31 PM
i would be suprised if he started. mccarthy and a n other (hopefully someone blessed with pace).

seems decent signing on a free. direct replacement for lawrence.

cpfcfan124
01-07-2010, 07:49 PM
At the end of the day we need numbers, if he is average that will be good, we havent got a big squad and anyone will be better than no one :)

PalaceSince2004
01-07-2010, 07:53 PM
Quality defender!!
Not sure about pace though

MFC
01-07-2010, 08:03 PM
Quality defender!!
Not sure about pace though

Not that good player on his day but we cant stop the club signing him up he took southend down last season and his form has dipped good luck to him thou.

EagleinOz
01-07-2010, 08:05 PM
Small for a CB 5ft 10. Good too hear we are signing Legends off of other clubs :)

Not doubting you at all but that does seem ridiculously short for a CB!

prizesucker
01-07-2010, 08:15 PM
Sounds like he will get a bit of a shock when Claude towers over him first day of training saying "You're taking my place in the team huh?" :D

SpikeyMatt
01-07-2010, 08:18 PM
Not doubting you at all but that does seem ridiculously short for a CB!

Fabio Cannavaro is 5ft 9in and won World Player of the Year a few years ago.

Height isn't everything. Positioning and anticipation are far more important. Though Barrett's impressive goal return (presumably from set pieces) suggest he's got a good spring for headers.

AlgotTheEagle
01-07-2010, 08:19 PM
Not doubting you at all but that does seem ridiculously short for a CB!

Fabio Cannavaro :hmph:

No comparison besides that maybe :rolleyes:

Welcome to Palace Adam :lux:

gold76
01-07-2010, 08:22 PM
First choice alongside Paddy or a benchwarmer with Davis starting?

A solid capture 400 plus league games under his belt

Scoot
01-07-2010, 08:39 PM
Part of the defence that got Southend relegated... hmmmm.


Wasn't Paddy part of the defence that got the clowns relegated?

means nothing.

Stigma
01-07-2010, 08:46 PM
Sounds like a good signing (given our situation), experienced defender
..like it.

AlgotTheEagle
01-07-2010, 09:03 PM
Wasn't Paddy part of the defence that got the clowns relegated?

means nothing.

No he was`nt. They got relegated the year after he left them :lux:
Ambrose was in that relegated team though (along with Agent Butterfiled i think)

People should stop compare players with their faileurs in old clubs. As someone said, new club = new player.

LuckyJ
01-07-2010, 09:05 PM
very solid, no frills, pretty ABC, Clint Hill 2!! but ime quite happy to sign people like him

Eddie McGoldrick's tash
01-07-2010, 09:13 PM
No he was`nt. They got relegated the year after he left them :lux:
Ambrose was in that relegated team though (along with Agent Butterfiled i think)


and Hudson

AlgotTheEagle
01-07-2010, 09:19 PM
and Hudson

And Soares :p

kolinkins
01-07-2010, 09:23 PM
Seems like a Warnock signing! Welcome. Doubt he'll be the lase defender we bring in.

Latvian
01-07-2010, 09:33 PM
Didn't Leon Cort come from Southend? He was jolly handy

Celestial Empire
01-07-2010, 09:35 PM
Who is "little Darryl" ? (Southend article).
Flahavan ?

Gooders
01-07-2010, 09:42 PM
Flahavan. Diminutive goalkeeper.

philsick
01-07-2010, 09:45 PM
The next Boyce?

Boyce wasn't 30

the kooch
01-07-2010, 09:45 PM
Fabio Cannavaro being 5 ft 9 in a league in which football is played properly with strikers at similar size to him and Barrett being 5 ft 10 in a league in which long ball tactics to big strikers is the general style of play is not the same thing.

Although height doesn't help a defender be a better defender, i.e. Fitz Hall.

Jim Cannon
01-07-2010, 09:48 PM
Over 400 appearances on the clock so not short of experience, but still at a decent age.

Jim Cannon
01-07-2010, 09:49 PM
Although height doesn't help a defender be a better defender, i.e. Fitz Hall.

Leif Anderson being an even better example:D

zonin2000
01-07-2010, 09:54 PM
Good, the sort of player we need to be signing; cheap, good track record in the lower leagues and with something to prove. Only issue is his age, but we'll still get 3-4 good seasons out of him, I'd imagine. Also, we do need to add a bit of experience to our threadbare squad.

NathanCPFCD
01-07-2010, 10:36 PM
(given our situation)

What situation?

GodstoneEagle
01-07-2010, 10:36 PM
Came out of left field. Assume Doog reccomended him

Absolution
01-07-2010, 10:53 PM
Ignore the comments on Southend forums. They didn't have a nice word to say about Freedman either.

greenlight
01-07-2010, 11:04 PM
Erm... Is Claude Davis still a Palace player?
hope not!!!
onwards and upwards with a new tyle of football

Eddie'S Dad
01-07-2010, 11:05 PM
First choice alongside Paddy or a benchwarmer with Davis starting?

A solid capture 400 plus league games under his belt


Davis will get sent off within 6 games, so Adam will be starting sooner than he thinks !

solpadeine
01-07-2010, 11:28 PM
Sounds like he should also be a good influence on the younger players coming through.

Jim Cannon
01-07-2010, 11:42 PM
Davis will get sent off within 6 games
As long as that?:D

L'head Eagle
02-07-2010, 12:06 AM
I am really liking the type of player we are recruiting. Adam has experience and by all accounts has character. Counting the days until the season starts, onwards and upwards. If we managed to get Lloyd Sam, I would probably wet my pants, the lad is decent, very decent.

Hedgehog
02-07-2010, 01:07 AM
A bit Dowie'esque in this picture:

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/48055000/jpg/_48055817_barrett.jpg

Garfy
02-07-2010, 05:25 AM
My mate in the know at Southend thought he was very poor & was pleased they let him go. Given their relegation with him in their team I suspect he is much more Lawrence than Boyce.

RDSdaEAGLE
02-07-2010, 05:54 AM
My mate in the know at Southend thought he was very poor & was pleased they let him go. Given their relegation with him in their team I suspect he is much more Lawrence than Boyce.

To be fair to Barrett, individuals aren't relegated, teams are.

Owngoal
02-07-2010, 06:51 AM
Most Southend fans seem to rate him. This signing can only be down tp Dougie, so lets hope he can tell a decent defender.

BulletEagle
02-07-2010, 06:54 AM
My mate in the know at Southend thought he was very poor & was pleased they let him go. Given their relegation with him in their team I suspect he is much more Lawrence than Boyce.
Andy Johnson was relegated with us despite his season as the best English striker in the world. Doesn't make him a bad player.

sydnsteve
02-07-2010, 07:38 AM
I assume Deano and Dougie both think he is worth signing, so let's hope he is better than his team's form would suggest (the Shrimpers were in total turmoil mind). Interesting times

Jimmy Eagle
02-07-2010, 08:57 AM
Part of the defence that got Southend relegated... hmmmm.

At least it's another free transfer and it has to be a good replacement for Lawrence I guess.

I am excited about seeing a brand new Palace side next season though!

It's not going to be brand new Palace team. 80% of the team from last year will still be here this season.

Palestinian
02-07-2010, 09:04 AM
Davis will get sent off within 6 games, so Adam will be starting sooner than he thinks !
Even if he doens't get sent off - he'll have picked up his 1st ban for a yellow card a game for 5 games.
Back on topic - welcome Adam

The Bishop
02-07-2010, 09:04 AM
Andy Johnson was relegated with us despite his season as the best English striker in the world. Doesn't make him a bad player.

He was their club captain too. Can't be that bad a player. Having lost Derry and Hill we need more leaders in the team.

adrenalin john
02-07-2010, 09:22 AM
I am not sure he was signed as a first team player, I am sure he is isn't expensive and no doubt Dougie will have been impressed with him from first hand experience.

There is no way the bloke (at 30) is going to go on and be a Boyce like signing, but I do hope he will be a solid squad member who lets no one down when called upon.

kolinkins
02-07-2010, 09:24 AM
Isn't he left footed? Can he also cover left back?

Think he could be a Clint Hill type. Or even a Matt Lawrence type signing. Will make mistakes but will come in handy

GreatGonzo
02-07-2010, 09:42 AM
It's not going to be brand new Palace team. 80% of the team from last year will still be here this season.

From the last Palace team we saw, Hill, Lawrence, Ertl, Butterfield and Derry have all left, that is 50% of teh outfield players and Andrew has yet to sign for next season and could make it 70%.

Of the subs, 1 who was used is off (John) 1 has left (Carle) and 1 is yet to sign a new deal (Djilali) so whilst not a completely new team the majority of it will have to be.

cross_eyed_ed
02-07-2010, 09:46 AM
He's a good player. I have seen him on a couple of occassions at Southend.

james powell
02-07-2010, 09:46 AM
Has he actually signed? Officially?
FYP says "confirmed in". But nothing on the official site....

The Bishop
02-07-2010, 10:14 AM
Isn't he left footed? Can he also cover left back?

Think he could be a Clint Hill type. Or even a Matt Lawrence type signing. Will make mistakes but will come in handy

He's profile on the official Southend site describes him as a left footed centre half.

Ardent
02-07-2010, 10:35 AM
From the last Palace team we saw, Hill, Lawrence, Ertl, Butterfield and Derry have all left, that is 50% of teh outfield players and Andrew has yet to sign for next season and could make it 70%.

Of the subs, 1 who was used is off (John) 1 has left (Carle) and 1 is yet to sign a new deal (Djilali) so whilst not a completely new team the majority of it will have to be.

It will be a new team because most of the hoofers have gone and both Freedman & Burley have promised that we will get the ball down and pass it. That's not new its unique, well since Aurther Rowe and for a short while under Bruce.

Beanie
02-07-2010, 10:55 AM
From the last Palace team we saw, Hill, Lawrence, Ertl, Butterfield and Derry have all left, that is 50% of teh outfield players and Andrew has yet to sign for next season and could make it 70%.

Of the subs, 1 who was used is off (John) 1 has left (Carle) and 1 is yet to sign a new deal (Djilali) so whilst not a completely new team the majority of it will have to be.
The last game perhaps, but there were probbaly games none of the played. One game is no guide. How many games did the five of them play together? Hill and Derry are the only first choices lost with Ertl a sort of first reserve. McCarthy and Davis were ahead of Lawrence, Clyne ahead of Butterfield and Derry, usually ahead of Ertl, although he played more at the end. How many games did we see John, Carle and Djilali all on the bench never mind all used? we need two for the team, one of whom will be Wright, and perhaps two or three for the bench. The rest is about depth and experience, both of which we do lack.

Eddie McGoldrick's tash
02-07-2010, 11:46 AM
Has he actually signed? Officially?
FYP says "confirmed in". But nothing on the official site....

Don't listen to those clowns ;)

Budgie Byrne
02-07-2010, 01:18 PM
Having seen all of Arthur Rowes two stints as manage,the football we played certainly in his first stint(the second was a caretaker role after Dick Graham left, filling in before Bert Head joined us) would have graced the old first disivion. The push and run style was different to the sort of slow passing build up you see from some European and South American teams. It is more suited to the English game and is how England should play today, high tempo passing.
Yes we had a brief spell under Steve Bruce playing that way, but do not overlook some of the Coppell teams, yes they were fast and direct, but if you watch footage of many of the games during our best periods under Steve, the is plenty of high quality push and run. His style was much like Tommy Docherty's time at Man Utd, when he had Coppell and Hill on the wings and produced a high tempo push and run.
Even when palace went more direct, it was with a long pass, rather than the long ball. The media gave us that direct image, which was unfair. Yes we were a tough, even hard side, but there was plenty of skill in his teams and we could play. Just watch some old footage.
It would be great if George and Dougie can put together a high pace push and run team. We will have to give them time, we will not transform over night with a lot of new players, they will take time to knit. I would say that for those old enough we are about the same level we were in 1987, fringe of play-off standard but with an exciting future.It will be a new team because most of the hoofers have gone and both Freedman & Burley have promised that we will get the ball down and pass it. That's not new its unique, well since Aurther Rowe and for a short while under Bruce.

GreatGonzo
02-07-2010, 01:29 PM
The last game perhaps, but there were probbaly games none of the played. One game is no guide. How many games did the five of them play together? Hill and Derry are the only first choices lost with Ertl a sort of first reserve. McCarthy and Davis were ahead of Lawrence, Clyne ahead of Butterfield and Derry, usually ahead of Ertl, although he played more at the end. How many games did we see John, Carle and Djilali all on the bench never mind all used? we need two for the team, one of whom will be Wright, and perhaps two or three for the bench. The rest is about depth and experience, both of which we do lack.

Derry - 46 appearances
Hill - 43 appearances (suspended the other 3?)
Butterfield - 37 appearances
Ertl - 33 appearances
Carle - 22 appearances
Lawrence - 18 appearances

Those are all in the league, so lost 2 ever presents, allowing for bans, 2 more who played in well over 2/3rds of the games and 2 more who played in 40%+

So different in style and very different in terms of personel so i think it is very fair to say a new team.

etu
02-07-2010, 05:57 PM
Isn't he left footed? Can he also cover left back?

Think he could be a Clint Hill type. Or even a Matt Lawrence type signing. Will make mistakes but will come in handy

According to the Southend fan I'm talking to, yes and yes.

He also reckons we might be in for a few of their other players although that's utter speculation.

Woosie
02-07-2010, 06:10 PM
Are the new signings allowed to play for us in pre-season even though they haven't been registered?

I think they can, because I'm sure that teams play trialists in pre season matches sometimes, but I just wondered if anyone could clarify for me please?

Latvian
02-07-2010, 06:19 PM
Yep woosie, think Simon thomas played vs. Aldershot without a contract.

SpikeyMatt
02-07-2010, 06:19 PM
Are the new signings allowed to play for us in pre-season even though they haven't been registered?

I think they can, because I'm sure that teams play trialists in pre season matches sometimes, but I just wondered if anyone could clarify for me please?

Of course they can.

We cannot process any registrations until the end of the month, which would mean a player cannot play in competitive matches. Thankfully the season starts in August.

TheCharmer
02-07-2010, 06:25 PM
fantastic someone we can finally boo. With all those players leaving i was worried who we'd turn on! :lux: :lux:

jams1234
02-07-2010, 06:26 PM
Not a magnificent signing, but seemingly solid and I am just happy we can now make transfers and replace those we have lost.

Beanie
02-07-2010, 08:08 PM
Derry - 46 appearances
Hill - 43 appearances (suspended the other 3?)
Butterfield - 37 appearances
Ertl - 33 appearances
Carle - 22 appearances
Lawrence - 18 appearances

Those are all in the league, so lost 2 ever presents, allowing for bans, 2 more who played in well over 2/3rds of the games and 2 more who played in 40%+

So different in style and very different in terms of personel so i think it is very fair to say a new team.
And STARTS? Games where they were on the pitch an hour or more? Two minutes in stoppage time counts as an "appearence". Clyne played more than 9. Lawrence picked up most of his due to injuriy to McCarthy, so stats, as always, don't tell the whole story.

james powell
02-07-2010, 10:31 PM
fantastic someone we can finally boo. With all those players leaving i was worried who we'd turn on! :lux: :lux:
?

cranesparkeagle
02-07-2010, 10:33 PM
can he make the step up at 30. I know nothing about him

TheCharmer
03-07-2010, 09:03 AM
?

well according to the southend website, some are pleased to see the back of him and doubt he can make the step up. It was a joke.....

andyocpfc
03-07-2010, 09:37 AM
Remember we are building a squad of players, not necessarily first team starters.

FromSelhurst
03-07-2010, 09:43 AM
According to the Southend fan I'm talking to, yes and yes.

He also reckons we might be in for a few of their other players although that's utter speculation.


they only have 10 player profiles on there official site!

Ian Hart
05-07-2010, 09:40 PM
I asked a good friend who is a regular at Southend what he thought of this guy. This was his response:

"He was certainly one of our better players when we were in the Championship! He is 30 now and had another decent season (in a very bad team!) so he could be a good signing for you. He always gives his all and he scores a lot of goals from corners so is sometimes worth a bet for first goalscorer!"

Godstone Eagle
06-07-2010, 12:07 PM
Signed, confirmed by club text

james powell
06-07-2010, 12:16 PM
http://www.cpfc.co.uk/page/News/0,,10323~2085415,00.html

The Bishop
06-07-2010, 12:18 PM
Welcome Adam and Andy. Best of luck to you both in your careers at Palace.

Stigma
06-07-2010, 12:22 PM
Happy with both signings:)

CPFC_DAVE77
06-07-2010, 12:26 PM
Very solid signing. Well done GB and the team.

unsensibleLiam
06-07-2010, 12:27 PM
Awesome, welcome Adam :)

st albans
06-07-2010, 12:33 PM
He always gives his all and he scores a lot of goals from corners so is sometimes worth a bet for first goalscorer!"

like darren ward

Voldo
06-07-2010, 12:34 PM
Super.

CPFC_DAVE77
06-07-2010, 12:35 PM
like darren ward

Yea but from what I gather unlike Darren Ward, Barrett cares more about defending than looking pretty.

Crunchie
06-07-2010, 12:44 PM
And STARTS? Games where they were on the pitch an hour or more? Two minutes in stoppage time counts as an "appearence". Clyne played more than 9. Lawrence picked up most of his due to injuriy to McCarthy, so stats, as always, don't tell the whole story.

I've been telling GreatGonzo that for years :)

He loves stats to prove a point.

No idea about Barrett, but sounds like a good squad player

DaveP
06-07-2010, 12:54 PM
A big welcome to Adam, great to have him board.

I have a feeling he could become a big fans favourite, this guy is hard as nails as they! The new Clint Hill but even stronger!

Benzhiyi
06-07-2010, 01:32 PM
Title updated.

Welcome, Adam. :lux: :lux: :lux: :lux: :lux:

silver
06-07-2010, 01:32 PM
nice one

kolinkins
06-07-2010, 01:44 PM
The new Clint Hill. Welcome.

Crunchie
06-07-2010, 01:46 PM
Title updated.

Welcome, Adam. :lux: :lux: :lux: :lux: :lux:

I'm getting confused :)

Kipungu
06-07-2010, 01:51 PM
Welcome.

Shipp Ahoy!
06-07-2010, 01:59 PM
Very pleased with the direction we are moving in, three decent looking free transfers, can't go very wrong there :)

Starting to get excited about next season, looking forward to seeing who else is going to come in now!

Absolution
06-07-2010, 02:03 PM
Solid signing. Dougie must think he is good enough.

The Omen
06-07-2010, 06:21 PM
Anyone feel a bit sorry for Southend in this deal?

The guy walked and cancelled his contract (2 years remaining) after not being paid. Can anyone imagine Derry doing that to us last season?

Looks like we tapped him up. Not too happy with us conducting ourselves in that manner especially considering we were in Southend's situation not too long ago.

http://www.southendunited-mad.co.uk/feat/edy4/barrett_signs_for_crystal_palace_and_gets_his_reve nge_535557/index.shtml

Excowboy
06-07-2010, 06:29 PM
Anyone feel a bit sorry for Southend in this deal?

The guy walked and cancelled his contract (2 years remaining) after not being paid. Can anyone imagine Derry doing that to us last season?

Looks like we tapped him up. Not too happy with us conducting ourselves in that manner especially considering we were in Southend's situation not too long ago.

http://www.southendunited-mad.co.uk/feat/edy4/barrett_signs_for_crystal_palace_and_gets_his_reve nge_535557/index.shtml

The noises from Southend at the time seemed to be saying he was on Championship wages and they're now in league 2, so they had to let him go. I don't think it's a case of us tapping him up or him betraying the club, he's just not a player they can afford anymore.

SA Eagle
06-07-2010, 08:35 PM
Saw that. I felt a bit uncomfortable about it bearing in mind where we were not so long ago, that being said they don't seem to bothered about it.

Ralph
06-07-2010, 08:37 PM
We lost Moses, Bostock and potentially Ambrose - god knows how many others over the years - due to underhand dealing. Sadly we need to get with the times.

philsick
06-07-2010, 08:41 PM
The new Clint Hill. Welcome.


I'm praying he's alot better.Welcome.

SA Eagle
06-07-2010, 08:44 PM
We lost Moses, Bostock and potentially Ambrose - god knows how many others over the years - due to underhand dealing. Sadly we need to get with the times.

That being said we did get paid for them, fortunately none of our players just left. As I say though they don't seem that bothered.

telodaja
06-07-2010, 09:04 PM
Anyone feel a bit sorry for Southend in this deal?

The guy walked and cancelled his contract (2 years remaining) after not being paid. Can anyone imagine Derry doing that to us last season?

Looks like we tapped him up. Not too happy with us conducting ourselves in that manner especially considering we were in Southend's situation not too long ago.

http://www.southendunited-mad.co.uk/feat/edy4/barrett_signs_for_crystal_palace_and_gets_his_reve nge_535557/index.shtml

Yes a little bit, having read that he used the 14 day notice for non payment, I thought that he was out of contract. It would be nice to be whiter than white but football is a cut throat business. On the flip side do you not think NW has not been on the phone to Ambrose in the last few weeks. I know two wrongs do not make a right. If Barrett had not signed for us he would no doubt have signed for someone else.

Two other points - Have a look at the Southend site there is a great photo of him going for a header against Spurs the other year in the cup, looks to have great leaping ability, presumably why he scores quite a few from corners. Second point good to see so many favourable comments on his signing, this time last year this site would be full of comments like "why are we signing a 30 year old on a free transfer from a team that has just been relegated". So good to see that people are accepting that we intend to cut our cloth accordingly from now on.

Riccardo
07-07-2010, 12:42 PM
Anyone feel a bit sorry for Southend in this deal?

The guy walked and cancelled his contract (2 years remaining) after not being paid. Can anyone imagine Derry doing that to us last season?

Looks like we tapped him up. Not too happy with us conducting ourselves in that manner especially considering we were in Southend's situation not too long ago.

http://www.southendunited-mad.co.uk/feat/edy4/barrett_signs_for_crystal_palace_and_gets_his_reve nge_535557/index.shtml

Maybe we can give them some of the St John's ambulance money and Coulsdon Eagle and his mob pop over to Roots Hall for a tidy up.

Crunchie
07-07-2010, 12:47 PM
Yes a little bit, having read that he used the 14 day notice for non payment, I thought that he was out of contract.

Which just goes just how much we have to thank Ertl, Derry, Butters, and Clint for their commitment in our time of need.

Cut throat business it may be, but we were very lucky (and thankful) to have such loyal pros at our disposal.