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PalaceSince2004
09-07-2010, 01:12 PM
http://www.thisiscroydontoday.co.uk/crystalpalace/Rebuilding-continue/article-2394988-detail/article.html


GEORGE Burley is planning his next transfer swoop with a ball playing midfielder top of his list.

The Eagles manager bolstered his small squad with the additions of Adam Barrett and Andy Dorman this week. But Palace are still short on numbers and the manager will continue to scour the market for loans and free transfers.

He told the Advertiser that nothing would be secured until next week at the earliest, but admitted that an offer had been made to one club for the services of a creative midfield player.

Burley would not reveal names, but Arsenal youngster Mark Randall is thought to be one player he is keen on and fits the bill perfectly.

"We are working on things. Central midfield is a priority, we need a play maker," he said. "We had put an offer to James Harper but it looks like we're going to miss out there.

"We have made another offer to one club. It hasn't been accepted yet so I don't want to say who it is. We are waiting to hear back."

Burley has also admitted he needs to strengthen the left side and hopes to add another striker to the squad. He is due to speak with Manchester City left back Stephen Jordan about a possible switch in the next few days, while Palace legend Clinton Morrison and Gillingham forward Simeon Jackson are other potential targets.

In the meantime the manager will continue to work with the players he has got and mould them into shape ahead of the Eagles' pre-season campaign which begins at Crawley Town next Tuesday.

"Things have been good this week," he said. "We are pleased with the additions of Adam and Andy.

"Both the lads are excellent professionals and are in fantastic shape for this stage of the season.

"Adam is a real competitor and will give me options at the back.

"I first became aware of Andy when I was Scotland manager. I liked him as soon as I saw him and had hoped he might be able to qualify for Scotland, but unfortunately he couldn't. He ended up getting snapped up by Wales. He's a real attacking threat with a great eye for goal."

The only concern for Burley so far is Claude Davis' continued absence from pre-season training.

"Claude hasn't yet returned from Jamaica," said the Eagles boss. "He has a family problem back home, so that's something we are having to keep an eye on."

PALACEWU
09-07-2010, 01:28 PM
So very exciting! And with my first season ticket i am looking forward to the football starting.

cockles
09-07-2010, 01:49 PM
Thanks, sounds like he really does have a passing midfield system in mind for us.



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"Claude hasn't yet returned from Jamaica," said the Eagles boss. "He has a family problem back home, so that's something we are having to keep an eye on."

Doesn't sound good...

Jimmy Eagle
09-07-2010, 02:14 PM
Thanks, sounds like he really does have a passing midfield system in mind for us.



Doesn't sound good...

You could argue it does......

GreatGonzo
09-07-2010, 03:03 PM
You could argue it does......

But i bet you wouldn't to his face ;) :D

Jim Cannon
09-07-2010, 03:05 PM
You could argue it does......
:D no room for animals in GB's team?:D

palace nutter
09-07-2010, 03:35 PM
Swear Danns could play in that role and just have N'Diaye as a back up. Would rather see us bring in a left sided player.

andycpfc1995
09-07-2010, 04:08 PM
Although Danns could play there his instincts are to make forward surging runs, and not to sit an pass the ball. He also doesn't have the greatest of visions, so although he is a great player and could play there he would certainly not be a specialist in that position. N'Daiye is simply not good enough to do that I am afraid. So I agree with Burley in that we do need to get a creative passing midfielder.

Even though, I am ecstatic with Burley, and am seriously excited about the forthcoming season. :lux:

doodledandy
09-07-2010, 04:44 PM
Although Danns could play there his instincts are to make forward surging runs, and not to sit an pass the ball. He also doesn't have the greatest of visions, so although he is a great player and could play there he would certainly not be a specialist in that position. N'Daiye is simply not good enough to do that I am afraid. So I agree with Burley in that we do need to get a creative passing midfielder.

Even though, I am ecstatic with Burley, and am seriously excited about the forthcoming season. :lux:

We don't have a clue as to how George Burley wants the team to function next season, or the type of player he needs to complete his set up, so why are we offering assistance to a seasoned professional who's been there and done it all before? That's like the tail wagging the dog.

Who any of us want and dont want is irrelevant, so let's let George do the job he's good at and paid to do. I don't think we'll be disappointed.

Psychokiller
09-07-2010, 04:45 PM
We don't have a clue as to how George Burley wants the team to function next season, or the type of player he needs to complete his set up, so why are we offering assistance to a seasoned professional who's been there and done it all before? That's like the tail wagging the dog.

Who any of us want and dont want is irrelevant, so let's let George do the job he's good at and paid to do.
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Away
09-07-2010, 04:52 PM
Is Garvan his playmaker? Sounds like he wants him to go straight in if he can get him.

But ex-Scotland boss Burley, who only took charge at Selhurst Park last month, said: 'Owen hasn't been getting a regular game at Ipswich and I would like to get him. 'He's a good passer of the ball and someone I feel could do well for me. He's my type of player.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-1293393/Ipswich-reject-Crystal-Palace-bid-Owen-Garvan-George-Burley-hopeful-landing-man.html?ITO=1490#ixzz0tCkuXVpZ

dufski13
09-07-2010, 11:35 PM
We don't have a clue as to how George Burley wants the team to function next season, or the type of player he needs to complete his set up, so why are we offering assistance to a seasoned professional who's been there and done it all before? That's like the tail wagging the dog.

Who any of us want and dont want is irrelevant, so let's let George do the job he's good at and paid to do. I don't think we'll be disappointed.

Well, I've seen the way Burley got ipswich, Derby & Southampton playing, so I reckon I've a fair idea how he wants his teams to play.

ee-ay-ee-ay-ee-ay-o
10-07-2010, 06:34 AM
We don't have a clue as to how George Burley wants the team to function next season, or the type of player he needs to complete his set up, so why are we offering assistance to a seasoned professional who's been there and done it all before? That's like the tail wagging the dog.

Who any of us want and dont want is irrelevant, so let's let George do the job he's good at and paid to do. I don't think we'll be disappointed.
Good grief & theres me thinking this was a forum for discussion doh !

OUR BALL
10-07-2010, 07:34 AM
Looking for a left sided,creative player.A real shame Carle had to go..sure George would have loved him!

brooklynlou
10-07-2010, 08:40 AM
Looking for a left sided,creative player.A real shame Carle had to go..sure George would have loved him!

George like players that are over enamored with their dribbling skill and tend to lose the ball? :D

james powell
10-07-2010, 09:27 AM
We don't have a clue as to how George Burley wants the team to function next season, or the type of player he needs to complete his set up, so why are we offering assistance to a seasoned professional who's been there and done it all before? That's like the tail wagging the dog.

Who any of us want and dont want is irrelevant, so let's let George do the job he's good at and paid to do. I don't think we'll be disappointed.
Blimey, I thought we were allowed to talk about things and share opinions here. I was wrong.

cockles
10-07-2010, 09:32 AM
You could argue it does......

Without Claude last season, I've little doubt we'd have gone down. He was awesome for loads of games last year.