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rhynoeagle
10-01-2013, 12:34 PM
Another rubbish report, but is worth posting.

Wigan and Stoke, who were given a close view of the 23-year-old’s talent when they played Palace in the third-round FA Cup tie at Selhurst Park on Saturday, are considering whether to offer £2m.

Newcastle and Tottenham are also monitoring the situation, although Palace do not want to see another key player leave. Bolasie will still have two years left on his contract at the end of the season, but that is unlikely to put the interested parties off.

http://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/crystal-palace-face-fight-to-keep-yannick-bolasie-8445968.html

Mickey Gilley
10-01-2013, 12:42 PM
''Palace do not want to see another key player leave.''

Yes, yet another player leaves in this transfer window. After losing Zaha to Man U, Murray to Aston Villa and Easter to New York Red Bulls we're now struggling.

Oh hang on, none of that has actually happened.

SeanPalace84
10-01-2013, 12:48 PM
Hurry up January and end please.

Scroatey
10-01-2013, 12:51 PM
We are not struggling to keep players; other teams are struggling to prise them away.

Malarkey
10-01-2013, 12:53 PM
£2M lol

Big Blue Eagle
10-01-2013, 12:53 PM
PLus I believe there is the minor issue of him already having played for two clubs this season............

Big Blue Eagle
10-01-2013, 12:54 PM
Bizarre that Jedi hasn't been mentioned yet

rhiannapaul
10-01-2013, 12:54 PM
2 million feck off joke lose them two no promotion do the maths

Marshy
10-01-2013, 12:55 PM
Pretty sure someone else posted on another thread but he has played for 2 clubs this season already (us and Bristol) and therefore is unable to play for a 3rd

So he wont be leaving in January

Jasper
10-01-2013, 12:57 PM
Surely cash strapped Palace will be forced to sell?

Eagle's Nest
10-01-2013, 12:58 PM
Would've thought that Jedinak would suit Stoke.

It's going to be a long month.

Windsor_Eagle
10-01-2013, 01:00 PM
Wonderful journalism there.

Here is the algorhithm that they use:

Step 1. Find a Premier league team that is either lacking a player in a certain position or is struggling in the table and needs some fresh faces.

Step 2. Locate a team flying high in the championship with good player(s) in the position required in step 1. Ideally a side that appears to be 'punching above its weight' or isn't owned by a dodgy asian businessman.

Step 3. Pluck a figure from out of your arse and suggest that negotations are on-going.

No need to do any background research whatsoever on how many clubs that player has played for or what other motivations may keep him where he is.

Hey Presto - you've got a story!

hdeagle
10-01-2013, 01:02 PM
No key players have been sold whatsoever and so this is just more lazy journalism based on our past selling activity of players to Stoke and Wigan when we needed the cash.

Yet again no official sources are quoted.

Bin this rubbish

Gosling
10-01-2013, 01:05 PM
£2M lol

Typo. They meant £20M.

Big Blue Eagle
10-01-2013, 01:05 PM
The same journo also has a story running on Wilf saying that Parish is being told to cash in on Wilf now by "senior figures in the club".

unsensibleLiam
10-01-2013, 01:09 PM
We played BOTH Wigan and Stoke in the third round? No wonder we didn't win.

hdeagle
10-01-2013, 01:11 PM
It really grates the media that Palace have some great players do not bow to their wishes and are doing so well.

Bolasie turned down the AFCON Tournament to keep playing at Palace and help our promotion push but that means nothing to them.

917L
10-01-2013, 01:13 PM
Pretty sure someone else posted on another thread but he has played for 2 clubs this season already (us and Bristol) and therefore is unable to play for a 3rd

So he wont be leaving in January

Why not?

Freddie Sears did

Its all about loan terms and when the deals are done is it not?

Not that I think for a second there is any credence to the report

nellis
10-01-2013, 01:17 PM
I'd be interested to know what people's thoughts are on comparing Zaha and Bolasie from a realistic, neutral perspective. Zaha is the one in the papers based on his early season form, but Bolasie IMO has been much better recently.
Ignoring tabloid bulltish, how does one come up with £8/10/12/20m for Zaha but £2m for Bolasie?

Age - Zaha younger so more potential?
Speed - similar? Zaha slightly more?
Skill/Ball Control - Zaha edges it?
Scoring/Finishes - Zaha a bit better
'Footballing brain'/positional - Bolasie
Passing - Bolasie
Strength - Bolasie
Defensive - Bolasie
Counter attack - Zaha
Aerial strength/heading - bolasie
Set pieces - Bolasie
Temperament - Bolasie

Cleon
10-01-2013, 01:17 PM
Why not?

Freddie Sears did

Its all about loan terms and when the deals are done is it not?

Not that I think for a second there is any credence to the report

Sears was a loanee. I understand that you cannot play for more than 2 teams in a season as a permanent employee; to prevent x buying y as a front for z.

Marshy
10-01-2013, 01:20 PM
Why not?

Freddie Sears did

Its all about loan terms and when the deals are done is it not?

Not that I think for a second there is any credence to the report



Seems I was incorrect - maximum 3 teams in a season according to this:

Are there any rules in place which limit how many clubs a player can play for in one season?
Currently under the FIFA Transfer Regulations a football player is unable to play for more than three teams in one season. This applies whether the player has been transferred or simply is on loan with that club.

This also applies regardless of what country that player has plied his trade in, whether that is in Europe, Africa or South America. As long as a player has represented a club in a league under the adjudication of a FIFA Member Association they will only be able to play for three different clubs.

However, this does mean that a football player is free to represent a total of three different clubs in any league in the world over the course of one season.



http://www.inbrief.co.uk/football-law/footballers-transfer-in-season.htm

Oh no we are doomed - everyone is leaving.....

BBK
10-01-2013, 01:23 PM
Pretty sure it's 3 teams and not 2, not sure where people have got 2 from.

pardew's shorts
10-01-2013, 02:22 PM
Bolasie is a terrific footballer and has been outstanding recently, but Zaha is on a different planet.

I suspect Parr and Jedinak will be the subject of similar stories in the next couple of weeks.

BBK
10-01-2013, 02:26 PM
Why aren't journalists making up these shit stories about Cardiff or Middlesbrough players?

917L
10-01-2013, 02:28 PM
Why aren't journalists making up these shit stories about Cardiff or Middlesbrough players?

They dont have any flair players like Wilf or Yannick

Yes some good players but nothing along the lines of them

ForzaPalace
10-01-2013, 02:45 PM
Imagine if we sold them both. And Murray. I wouldn't be surprised.

Big Blue Eagle
10-01-2013, 02:49 PM
Imagine if we sold them both. And Murray. I wouldn't be surprised.

I suggest a new game, guess the next thread that ForzaPalace will pop up on to have a veiled (or not) pop at CPFC2010, I suspect it will be Zaha again

AndyStreet
10-01-2013, 02:49 PM
Imagine if we sold them both. And Murray. I wouldn't be surprised.
Why not?

Heb 7:4
10-01-2013, 02:51 PM
Imagine if we sold them both. And Murray. I wouldn't be surprised.
Thankfully we'd still have the HF, without whom Crystal Palace Football club would probably never have existed.

cowlin87
10-01-2013, 02:52 PM
The same journo also has a story running on Wilf saying that Parish is being told to cash in on Wilf now by "senior figures in the club".

Haha makes me laugh! Senior figures? Who could advise one of the most senior men at the club!

FraserH
10-01-2013, 02:54 PM
Thankfully we'd still have the HF, without whom Crystal Palace Football club would probably never have existed.

:D

Seaside Eagle
10-01-2013, 02:55 PM
Imagine if we sold them both. And Murray. I wouldn't be surprised.

lol

lewisham eagle
10-01-2013, 02:56 PM
Cant see a club offering a price which would tempt us to sell.

Gerry from Sussex
10-01-2013, 02:56 PM
Imagine if we sold them both. And Murray. I wouldn't be surprised.

Or how about imagining that they are all still here in Feb with some new team mates to bolster our promotion bid - that is a more likely scenario IMO.

cowlin87
10-01-2013, 02:56 PM
I'd be interested to know what people's thoughts are on comparing Zaha and Bolasie from a realistic, neutral perspective. Zaha is the one in the papers based on his early season form, but Bolasie IMO has been much better recently.
Ignoring tabloid bulltish, how does one come up with £8/10/12/20m for Zaha but £2m for Bolasie?

Age - Zaha younger so more potential?
Speed - similar? Zaha slightly more?
Skill/Ball Control - Zaha edges it?
Scoring/Finishes - Zaha a bit better
'Footballing brain'/positional - Bolasie
Passing - Bolasie
Strength - Bolasie
Defensive - Bolasie
Counter attack - Zaha
Aerial strength/heading - bolasie
Set pieces - Bolasie
Temperament - Bolasie

Agree with most of this. I simply believe that although Bolasie is older he hasn't played as much football as Zaha. He is therefore a year behind Zaha in many areas! Two very good prospects to have at the same time though and hopefully we can keep them together for a little longer....

The Gerry Queen
10-01-2013, 02:58 PM
Just 21 days to go .... if only transfer rumours were subject to VAT ! The Government could eliminate the deficit by February :)

Jim Cannon
10-01-2013, 02:59 PM
The same journo also has a story running on Wilf saying that Parish is being told to cash in on Wilf now by "senior figures in the club".
Lol. Must be Uncle Ron and Simon Jordan telling him he must sell

The Gerry Queen
10-01-2013, 03:01 PM
Lol. Must be Uncle Ron and Simon Jordan telling him he must sell

More likely it's the old guy who sells the Half Time draw tickets in the Arthur !

Where do these journos trawl these stories and mores the point, who authorises them to print ? What a joke.

palace64
10-01-2013, 03:25 PM
Just 21 days to go .... if only transfer rumours were subject to VAT ! The Government could eliminate the deficit by February :)


thats just on the rumors about Palace

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glaziers fan
10-01-2013, 03:42 PM
I'd be interested to know what people's thoughts are on comparing Zaha and Bolasie from a realistic, neutral perspective. Zaha is the one in the papers based on his early season form, but Bolasie IMO has been much better recently.
Ignoring tabloid bulltish, how does one come up with £8/10/12/20m for Zaha but £2m for Bolasie?

Age - Zaha younger so more potential? Yes
Speed - similar? Zaha slightly more? Bolasie is quicker
Skill/Ball Control - Zaha edges it? Zaha does more than edge it
Scoring/Finishes - Zaha a bit better Zaha better at shooting, Bolasie, crossing
'Footballing brain'/positional - Bolasie Zaha better football brain
Passing - Bolasie Zaha better passer
Strength - Bolasie Bolasie (but Zaha is strong too)
Defensive - Bolasie Bolasie (But Zaha good at tracking back)
Counter attack - Zaha Equal
Aerial strength/heading - bolasie Bolasie (Zaha is terrible in the air)
Set pieces - Bolasie Bolasie at corners, Zaha at short corners
Temperament - Bolasie Yes

The underlined point is the difference in transfer value imho. Zaha can do things that no-one in the Premiership can do. The skill after about 5 mins in the Leicester away game just one example of it, but there's a piece of skill every 5 or so games that is just out of this world.

xian1
10-01-2013, 03:47 PM
I'd be interested to know what people's thoughts are on comparing Zaha and Bolasie from a realistic, neutral perspective. Zaha is the one in the papers based on his early season form, but Bolasie IMO has been much better recently.
Ignoring tabloid bulltish, how does one come up with £8/10/12/20m for Zaha but £2m for Bolasie?

Age - Zaha younger so more potential?
Speed - similar? Zaha slightly more?
Skill/Ball Control - Zaha edges it?
Scoring/Finishes - Zaha a bit better
'Footballing brain'/positional - Bolasie
Passing - Bolasie
Strength - Bolasie
Defensive - Bolasie
Counter attack - Zaha
Aerial strength/heading - bolasie
Set pieces - Bolasie
Temperament - Bolasie

If you get a chance, watch Palace do their final warm-up before a game, they have a pass and move match at full speed, watch Yannick Bolasie in that, he is a monster interms of enthusiasm, speed, awareness and skill.

Crofty
10-01-2013, 03:48 PM
yet MORE wank from the skanky press........:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Crofty
10-01-2013, 03:50 PM
If you get a chance, watch Palace do their final warm-up before a game, they have a pass and move match at full speed, watch Yannick Bolasie in that, he is a monster interms of enthusiasm, speed, awareness and skill. Yep...Bolasie is a better all rounder than our dear Wilf IMHO

Buglebob
10-01-2013, 03:59 PM
Age - Zaha younger so more potential?
Speed - similar? Zaha slightly more?
Skill/Ball Control - Zaha edges it?
Scoring/Finishes - Zaha a bit better
'Footballing brain'/positional - Bolasie
Passing - Bolasie
Strength - Bolasie
Defensive - Bolasie
Counter attack - Zaha
Aerial strength/heading - bolasie
Set pieces - Bolasie
Temperament - Bolasie

Not sure about your assessment of 'counter attack'. Zaha often seems to turn into defenders when he has an opportunity to just put his head down and go, Bolasie seems more prepared to push the ball into space and sprint after it. Second half of Leicester away was a good example.

PALACEFAN
10-01-2013, 04:10 PM
Bolasie is great - but Zaha is a far more gifted player who is much more likely to be able to apply it against the game's best defenders.

There is no real comparison.

Seaside Eagle
10-01-2013, 04:10 PM
Yep...Bolasie is a better all rounder than our dear Wilf IMHO

Yala seems better rounded, but Wilf is undoubtedly the better player because he is so good at what he specialises in (running with the ball) which is why he's worth so much. If he can improve the other aspects of his game he'll be one of the best players in the top flight.

PALACEFAN
10-01-2013, 04:12 PM
Bolasie is a terrific footballer and has been outstanding recently, but Zaha is on a different planet.

I suspect Parr and Jedinak will be the subject of similar stories in the next couple of weeks.

Jedinak - maybe. Parr - doubt it.

nellis
10-01-2013, 04:39 PM
Bolasie is great - but Zaha is a far more gifted player who is much more likely to be able to apply it against the game's best defenders.

There is no real comparison.

What I'm trying to bottom out, is what these gifts are.

nellis
10-01-2013, 04:39 PM
Yala seems better rounded, but Wilf is undoubtedly the better player because he is so good at what he specialises in (running with the ball) which is why he's worth so much. If he can improve the other aspects of his game he'll be one of the best players in the top flight.

This is a good point actually.

Dave
10-01-2013, 04:44 PM
Jedinak - maybe. Parr - doubt it.

Neither of them

Lovely chaps but not world beaters

dowieslovechild
10-01-2013, 05:03 PM
Thankfully we'd still have the HF, without whom Crystal Palace Football club would probably never have existed.

:D

Random*
10-01-2013, 05:17 PM
Not sure about your assessment of 'counter attack'. Zaha often seems to turn into defenders when he has an opportunity to just put his head down and go, Bolasie seems more prepared to push the ball into space and sprint after it. Second half of Leicester away was a good example.

Was quite evident against Wolves recently too. First few times Zaha got the ball he'd stop (I swear he wasn't doing this as much earlier in the season).

When Bolasie got the ball he'd push it out in front of him and just go.


Bolasie is quite obviously having the time of his life right now when he's on the pitch.

cpfc4evandeva
10-01-2013, 05:25 PM
Neither of them

Lovely chaps but not world beaters
Jedinak's current form would see him playing for any Premiership side outside of the top 8 I reckon. As to whether he will kick on from here though, who knows?

orp pisshead1
10-01-2013, 05:57 PM
Jedinak's current form would see him playing for any Premiership side outside of the top 8 I reckon. As to whether he will kick on from here though, who knows?

Duno where Everton are in prem but an evertonian (SP) mate reckons he's ideal replacement for fellaini.

Dingle
10-01-2013, 06:13 PM
Duno where Everton are in prem but an evertonian (SP) mate reckons he's ideal replacement for fellaini.

I think he's exactly the type of player Moyles would sign which is what would worry me if Everton were to lose Fellaini.

Duffle Coat
10-01-2013, 06:23 PM
Miserable bunch the Premier League. All they want to do is steal other team's players because they ****** up in the first part of the season. Bolassie, Zaha et al are Palace until at least the end of this season. Then we can talk. So rev up and speed off wideboys.

cranesparkeagle
11-01-2013, 01:40 AM
Why is it Spurs are always linked.

BBK
11-01-2013, 02:06 AM
Duno where Everton are in prem but an evertonian (SP) mate reckons he's ideal replacement for fellaini.
Fellaini who plays off the striker and is their top scorer...

Bryan
11-01-2013, 02:31 AM
What I'm trying to bottom out, is what these gifts are.

A little bit of magic

GodstoneEagle
11-01-2013, 02:38 AM
Mulumbu is trying to engineer a move out of WBA. Jedinak would be the sort of player I imagine they'd look at to replace him. Underrated workhorses the two of them.

orp pisshead1
11-01-2013, 07:16 AM
Fellaini who plays off the striker and is their top scorer...

You forgot to say "sometimes" as again going by what me mate said he also plays DM quite a lot. One thing just thought of isn't Neville a DM for them too these days? Coming towards end of his career in terms of regular football. Anyway that's only his opinion nowt in press up there or anything. He asked value i said £5 mill plus as he does work of two:D

orp pisshead1
11-01-2013, 07:19 AM
Anyway back on topic i think Bolaise will stay as he seems genuinly happy at SP and if we lost both Zaha and Bolaise this window the support would quite rightly be mega pissed off.

sheepy
11-01-2013, 07:45 AM
Unless the bidding gets to 4/5 million plus then they can jog on. Anything less would be a ridiculous decision to sell considering where we are.

Not sure how the evening standard came up with 2 million!?

biscodiscuit
11-01-2013, 08:06 AM
I miss us being called "cash strapped Palace"

marky1919
11-01-2013, 09:04 AM
Clubs can bid all they like. We're not selling anyone.

stevedb55
11-01-2013, 09:27 AM
Surely cash strapped Palace will be forced to sell?


:D

BBK
12-01-2013, 04:42 PM
You forgot to say "sometimes" as again going by what me mate said he also plays DM quite a lot. One thing just thought of isn't Neville a DM for them too these days? Coming towards end of his career in terms of regular football. Anyway that's only his opinion nowt in press up there or anything. He asked value i said £5 mill plus as he does work of two:D
Since Cahill left he's played solely off the striker as far as I've seen.

dannyboy1807
02-07-2013, 11:05 AM
http://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/fulham-and-west-ham-among-clubs-chasing-crystal-palaces-yannick-bolasie-8682939.html

Gathers54
02-07-2013, 11:06 AM
No chance... Close thread

AlanD
02-07-2013, 11:08 AM
Still valued at £2M.

Bore off.

kolinkins
02-07-2013, 11:10 AM
I'd take £2m for him.

davematt
02-07-2013, 11:11 AM
I'd take £2m for him.

Sorry Nav, but as much as his form dipped, selling him for a price like that would be bloody stupid.

kolinkins
02-07-2013, 11:13 AM
Sorry Nav, but as much as his form dipped, selling him for a price like that would be bloody stupid.

How much more than that will he ever be worth?

GreatGonzo
02-07-2013, 11:18 AM
How much is he worth to us at the moment? Without him we have no first team winger.

If we could sell him and get Sako in for the same money that would be an upgrade IMO but we would still need 2 more wingers.

Unlikely to be able to replace him for the reported £2m though.

Harry Holmesdale
02-07-2013, 11:21 AM
We sell Yannick I stop going!

He is what Palace is all about, unpredictable... on a bad day awful, on a good day amazing, he is what all wingers should be about, off the cuff, trying the outrageous and enjoying himself the whole time

The guy has massive skill, I know I bang on about it but the assist for Wilf's goal at home v Huddersfield is possibly the best bit of skill, with an end product, I have ever seen from a Palace player in over 33 years of watching the club, simply brilliant. and for that reason we should not be looking to sell him, especially for half a Dwight Gayle!

GodstoneEagle
02-07-2013, 11:22 AM
Every player had their price, and I would say he is worth £3-4million max. We could probably just about replace him for that and would have made a great profit.

However, I don't believe the links. So it is all fairly irrelevant.

CaterhamEagle
02-07-2013, 11:26 AM
As he is currently the only first team winger on our books and was instrumental in our promotion (including a great assist in the semi against Brighton), we would be mad to get rid of him.

Aside from that, I want him to stay and get a chance. I think his form dipped as it was his first season as a regular starter, so didn't have the energy to maintain levels through to end of season.

He would really benefit from KP shooting training though...

kolinkins
02-07-2013, 11:28 AM
How much is he worth to us at the moment? Without him we have no first team winger.

If we could sell him and get Sako in for the same money that would be an upgrade IMO but we would still need 2 more wingers.

Unlikely to be able to replace him for the reported £2m though.

I doubt we'd sell him unless we had someone else close to signing.

But like GE, I doubt we will sell him at all - sounds like Finnigan wanting a new deal for him

Pub Idol
02-07-2013, 11:31 AM
His agent leaks a made up story to press to A) Assert his position at a time when we looking at loads of players b) and in hope that Palace might offer him a new deal.

No way Fulham and West Ham want to be him. Why would they want to sign someone who is not even a definate for us ?

davematt
02-07-2013, 11:31 AM
How much more than that will he ever be worth?

If Premier League clubs think he will make an impact for them, at least double that!

CarlosTheFinger
02-07-2013, 11:36 AM
Mate of mine went to a barbeque at his house on Sunday. He said they were the only white people there and Yala said to them: "don't be intimidated but you are in the minority...".

He said the following:

- Yala is really nice chap, as are his mates
- Yala is moving to Greenwich (from Bromley)
- Yala is not sure he's staying at Palace

FromSelhurst
02-07-2013, 11:37 AM
2mil would buy Odenwingie.

Riccardo
02-07-2013, 11:38 AM
If we got £4.5m for ******* Fitz Hall years back, I think £4m now for YB is a must...but I wouldn't sell him in the first place.

Billyd
02-07-2013, 11:39 AM
I'd take £2m for him.

Jesus wept.

We dont need to sell. We dont have any other wingers at the moment. Still young. Popular player in the dressing room. Always wants to improve and one of the last to leave the training ground. Always gives 100% for the club. Was one of our best players in our good run of form. Made the PFA team of the year. Worked his way up from non league and deserves his chance.

Ok had a poor run of form (as did 95% of our team at the time!) and cant shoot for shit, but to say you'd sell him £2m is a joke.

gamesmeister
02-07-2013, 11:39 AM
How much more than that will he ever be worth?

That isn't the point though is it?

We should only sell him if it benefits the club. Once we've sold him, we've got 2 million in the bank (assuming we get it all up front), and now we need to find a replacement. Would that player be better than Yannick, and/or cost less, while still meeting our needs? Unlikely. Meanwhile it's yet another player that IH and co have to replace, taking more time out of their day, which means less time to find other, more pressing, replacements.

We don't need to sell him, we don't want to sell him (given he's an integral part of our team), therefore we should absolutely not sell him unless we're offered silly money - at which point his sale might then start to benefit the club.

Besides, it's bullshit paper talk anyway - transfer news is obviously quiet today...

Jasper
02-07-2013, 11:39 AM
I'd take £2m for him.

Well it's a good job you aren't in charge then.

dowieslovechild
02-07-2013, 11:48 AM
Jesus wept.

cant shoot for shit, but to say you'd sell him £2m is a joke.


There is something not quite right about this post....and I can't quite put my finger on it :rolleyes:

He will get eaten alive in the Premier League, but don't take my word for it, just watch and see. Lovely guy and well liked in the dressing room, but there is a reason why he sat on the sub's bench quite a lot last season.

READING EAGLE
02-07-2013, 11:48 AM
He was the reason why we got 15 million for Wilf. He took presure off with an other outlet we would be mad to sell as would cost more to replace.

Jono14
02-07-2013, 11:55 AM
There is something not quite right about this post....and I can't quite put my finger on it :rolleyes:

He will get eaten alive in the Premier League, but don't take my word for it, just watch and see. Lovely guy and well liked in the dressing room, but there is a reason why he sat on the sub's bench quite a lot last season.

There's also a reason why he was in championship team of the year. Why people feel the need to be negative about key players that took us up I have no idea. You have no idea how Yannick will do in the prem don't judge him before you even have a chance to see him perform.

Billyd
02-07-2013, 12:01 PM
but there is a reason why he sat on the sub's bench quite a lot last season.


As did Jonnie Williams.

There is a reason why Dobbie didnt complete 90 mins last season. There is a reason why he hasnt done it in the Premiership twice before, but people still think hes a good signing.

Billyd
02-07-2013, 12:03 PM
There is something not quite right about this post....and I can't quite put my finger on it :rolleyes:



Every player has down sides. Speroni is awful at coming off his line for example but doesnt mean hes a bad keeper.

SharkMan
02-07-2013, 12:08 PM
I'd be really disappointed if we let Yannick go.. very useful player.

cockles
02-07-2013, 12:29 PM
His agent leaks a made up story to press to A) Assert his position at a time when we looking at loads of players b) and in hope that Palace might offer him a new deal.

No way Fulham and West Ham want to be him. Why would they want to sign someone who is not even a definate for us ?

Of course.

I predict he'll be our best player during August and will have a new deal by September.

in-exile
02-07-2013, 12:38 PM
Jesus wept.

We dont need to sell. We dont have any other wingers at the moment. Still young. Popular player in the dressing room. Always wants to improve and one of the last to leave the training ground. Always gives 100% for the club. Was one of our best players in our good run of form. Made the PFA team of the year. Worked his way up from non league and deserves his chance.

Ok had a poor run of form (as did 95% of our team at the time!) and cant shoot for shit, but to say you'd sell him £2m is a joke.THIS....:p

Seagull Eater
02-07-2013, 12:43 PM
Bolasie is pure quality. Lets keep him at selhurst

Gooders
02-07-2013, 12:43 PM
I'd be really disappointed if we let Yannick go.. very useful player.

I agree.

Yes he's raw - but I really don't think we've seen the end of his improvement yet - not by a long chalk.

maestro
02-07-2013, 12:43 PM
If we sell Bolasie we might aswell not bother trying to stay up, you cant play 451 without wingers.

Gathers54
02-07-2013, 01:02 PM
We all talk about team spirit and how useful it is going forward, yet there is talk of selling one of the liveliest players not only on the pitch but off it. You can see this by the videos of the dressing room etc

Team spirit is everything and if we are keeping players like Ramage we need to keep players like YB. I understand every player has his price but £2m is shocking for a 24 year old like him.

ErithEagle
02-07-2013, 01:06 PM
He will get eaten alive in the Premier League, but don't take my word for it, just watch and see. Lovely guy and well liked in the dressing room, but there is a reason why he sat on the sub's bench quite a lot last season.

I disagree with you mate, since the rumour has Premier League clubs after him doesn't that say something about his quality? I say we keep him for he is a valuable member of the current squad and has a lot of potential to step up to Premiership standards given the chance.

Malarkey
02-07-2013, 01:08 PM
Hilarious

Kent-eagle
02-07-2013, 01:11 PM
There is something not quite right about this post....and I can't quite put my finger on it :rolleyes:

He will get eaten alive in the Premier League, but don't take my word for it, just watch and see. Lovely guy and well liked in the dressing room, but there is a reason why he sat on the sub's bench quite a lot last season.

Do what mate, sat on the sub`s bench quite a lot. Are you having a laugh. Started 38 league games with 4 subs.

orp pisshead1
02-07-2013, 01:28 PM
Jesus wept.

We dont need to sell. We dont have any other wingers at the moment. Still young. Popular player in the dressing room. Always wants to improve and one of the last to leave the training ground. Always gives 100% for the club. Was one of our best players in our good run of form. Made the PFA team of the year. Worked his way up from non league and deserves his chance.

Ok had a poor run of form (as did 95% of our team at the time!) and cant shoot for shit, but to say you'd sell him £2m is a joke.


This plus fact we're about to enter our toughest ever fight to stay up , leaving his footballing ability to one side his character alone is worth keeping for this ultra tough season ahead. Team spirit is as vital as ability .

jcreedy
02-07-2013, 01:30 PM
People forget that he was our best player after Wilf went off the boil.

He might be raw and make the odd mistake, but when he's confident and on top form, he's almost unplayable.

AndyStreet
02-07-2013, 01:39 PM
Do what mate, sat on the sub`s bench quite a lot. Are you having a laugh. Started 38 league games with 4 subs.
To be fair to the poster, he was also subbed off 27 times. That said I think 'eaten alive' is an exaggeration.

old geezer
02-07-2013, 01:42 PM
The press call this time of year the silly season - with Standard reports like this I can see why

milky87
02-07-2013, 01:43 PM
Bolasie will cause all sorts of problems in the prem.

How is a defender meant to know what he's about to do when I don't think even Bolasie does.

I think he will thrive in the prem

Cleon
02-07-2013, 01:50 PM
We are short of wingers. Why would we sell a winger to another Premiership club, especially for as little as £2M?

If he wasn't good enough, then surely it would be Championship clubs looking to take a player off our hands deemed surplus to requirements in the the Premiership.

This whole thought process is plain bonkers.

He's good enough to get a chance in the Premiership. The only thought which makes sense is that his agent could be playing silly sods because Yala is on Championship wages with no increase and wants to renegotiate his contract to Premiership wage level.

eagle mart
02-07-2013, 01:56 PM
Any replacement who is equally as good would be treble the wages. I can’t see us selling him relatively cheaply, then spending even more trying to replace him. Our hand is not being forced – we’d only sell if we need to. What would force our hand? Contract running down, or a bigger club, bidding large money…. And offering player lots and lots.

Why sell? If there are THAT many clubs interested – the fee won’t be anywhere near £2m. It’s a free market and the standards ‘valuation’ is plucked out of nowhere.

brighton_eagle
02-07-2013, 01:59 PM
Jesus wept.

We dont need to sell. We dont have any other wingers at the moment. Still young. Popular player in the dressing room. Always wants to improve and one of the last to leave the training ground. Always gives 100% for the club. Was one of our best players in our good run of form. Made the PFA team of the year. Worked his way up from non league and deserves his chance.

Ok had a poor run of form (as did 95% of our team at the time!) and cant shoot for shit, but to say you'd sell him £2m is a joke.

This.

Also, I'd prefer if we signed some players.

Sceagle
02-07-2013, 03:03 PM
He won't leave us :)

Crofty
02-07-2013, 03:07 PM
People forget that he was our best player after Wilf went off the boil.

He might be raw and make the odd mistake, but when he's confident and on top form, he's almost unplayable.


Bang on mate. He always rose to the occasion when wilf was off form.:p

dowieslovechild
02-07-2013, 06:19 PM
Do what mate, sat on the sub`s bench quite a lot. Are you having a laugh. Started 38 league games with 4 subs.

Shows how little I was paying attention at games then :D

I honestly didn't think he had started that many games last season, if I'm wrong, then I stand corrected and thank you for doing so.

Still don't think that he is worth £2m.

Jedi and Murray were better than Bolasie, after Wilf had his dip in form (or was marked out of games by three defenders, depending upon how you choose to look at it). Bolasie had a good start, a decent middle, not a great end, but played a blinder against Brighton to set Wilf up. That said, his finishing is dreadful, hence why I don't think that right now he is worth that kind of money.

Sceagle
12-07-2013, 09:44 AM
I get the impression that he didn't travel to Portugal?

Windsor_Eagle
12-07-2013, 09:49 AM
I get the impression that he didn't travel to Portugal?

:confused::confused:

He's in at least three of the vid clips online and two pics (that I can recall) from the Portugal trip.

DaveP
12-07-2013, 09:50 AM
What gives you that impression?

As far as im aware he is over in Portugal and is rooming with Jason Banton.

DHeagle
12-07-2013, 09:53 AM
Shows how little I was paying attention at games then :D

I honestly didn't think he had started that many games last season, if I'm wrong, then I stand corrected and thank you for doing so.

Still don't think that he is worth £2m.

Jedi and Murray were better than Bolasie, after Wilf had his dip in form (or was marked out of games by three defenders, depending upon how you choose to look at it). Bolasie had a good start, a decent middle, not a great end, but played a blinder against Brighton to set Wilf up. That said, his finishing is dreadful, hence why I don't think that right now he is worth that kind of money.

It sounds ridiculous but our being promoted to the Premiership alone makes him worth that kind of money. He's a £3m player (at least) to anyone that wants him - if teams are interested it's because of what he can do, not what he can't. And what he can do is unique (just like Wilf :moo:).

Malarkey
12-07-2013, 10:02 AM
What gives you that impression?

As far as im aware he is over in Portugal and is rooming with Jason Banton.

And Owusu-Abeyie by the looks of things

Sceagle
12-07-2013, 10:27 AM
Oh okay my mistake. I was just judging by Twitter etc and it gave me that impression.ci haven't watched the videos yet.

CPFC_DAVE77
12-07-2013, 10:54 AM
What gives you that impression?

As far as im aware he is over in Portugal and is rooming with Jason Banton.

What you got a ****in webcam in there? ;)

Sir.S.C Remembered
12-07-2013, 03:27 PM
Mate of mine went to a barbeque at his house on Sunday. He said they were the only white people there and Yala said to them: "don't be intimidated but you are in the minority...".

He said the following:

- Yala is really nice chap, as are his mates
- Yala is moving to Greenwich (from Bromley)
- Yala is not sure he's staying at Palace

My mate actually went to the same BBQ and said 3 out of 3 of these too. He's not even a Palace fan and has no reason to fib. I think he was just being cautious though in a you never know in football way. I hope so as I think he's class

iamanuplander
12-07-2013, 05:48 PM
I am going to put my neck out on the line and say in Wilf and Bolasie, last year, we had the two best flair wingers in the league. Wilf is incredible at it and is quite rightly going to Man U with his capability and with Bolasie, you see a really much more unnatural flair which is often hugely effective, and he seems to be able to create something out of nothing.

He likes to bundle through players sometimes in getting past them but the ball just sticks to his feet. He is very strong too, and stands his own much better than Wilf could, such is why he gets away with his awkward flair style.

His crossing can be great, his short passing isn't bad (link up play), his shooting was horrid for most of the season, bar some of the later matches where he was still not scoring but his efforts were looking much better. The one he had saved away to Millwall and a fizzing shot in the home leg to Brighton come to mind.

I think of all of our players, he is going to be the one that surprises people the most, as I don't think people expect him to be a huge threat in the Prem where I think he truly will be. His strength for one thing will bode him well. I think by the end of next season he will be a £8m+ valued winger, easily. This may be affected with a conventional 4-4-2 being played instead of the 4-5-1 but he should be fine regardless.

If Palace sell him before the start of the season, I don't think I could be more gutted in being a Palace fan, despite all of the lows we have had, as I think this guy's potential is so huge and for that not to be fully actuated with us would be distressing.

Bloody love the guy.

Crunchie
12-07-2013, 06:08 PM
I am going to put my neck out on the line and say in Wilf and Bolasie, last year, we had the two best flair wingers in the league. Wilf is incredible at it and is quite rightly going to Man U with his capability and with Bolasie, you see a really much more unnatural flair which is often hugely effective, and he seems to be able to create something out of nothing.

He likes to bundle through players sometimes in getting past them but the ball just sticks to his feet. He is very strong too, and stands his own much better than Wilf could, such is why he gets away with his awkward flair style.

His crossing can be great, his short passing isn't bad (link up play), his shooting was horrid for most of the season, bar some of the later matches where he was still not scoring but his efforts were looking much better. The one he had saved away to Millwall and a fizzing shot in the home leg to Brighton come to mind.

I think of all of our players, he is going to be the one that surprises people the most, as I don't think people expect him to be a huge threat in the Prem where I think he truly will be. His strength for one thing will bode him well. I think by the end of next season he will be a £8m+ valued winger, easily. This may be affected with a conventional 4-4-2 being played instead of the 4-5-1 but he should be fine regardless.

If Palace sell him before the start of the season, I don't think I could be more gutted in being a Palace fan, despite all of the lows we have had, as I think this guy's potential is so huge and for that not to be fully actuated with us would be distressing.

Bloody love the guy.

I like posts like these, saves me the bother :)

howard
21-07-2013, 09:04 AM
Where was he yesterday?

SA Eagle
21-07-2013, 09:07 AM
Where was he yesterday?

Presumably players who played internationals after the season finished (YB, Jedinak, Delaney) had some extra time off and so weren't considered for the game.

sheepy
21-07-2013, 09:23 AM
Surprised there's not an offer of a new contract on the table (expires end of next year I believe?)

The sort of player who could easily be a surprise standout player for us and one we'd be kicking ourselves over if we end up being forced to sell on the cheap.

Yoda
21-07-2013, 09:33 AM
Surprised there's not an offer of a new contract on the table (expires end of next year I believe?)

The sort of player who could easily be a surprise standout player for us and one we'd be kicking ourselves over if we end up being forced to sell on the cheap.
Presumably existing contracts include a salary increase should we be promoted, so he has had that anyway. The management must be concentrating on new players at the mo, and maybe prefer to see how well he does in the Prem before making his next offer of a contract.

917L
21-07-2013, 09:55 AM
Surprised there's not an offer of a new contract on the table (expires end of next year I believe?)

The sort of player who could easily be a surprise standout player for us and one we'd be kicking ourselves over if we end up being forced to sell on the cheap.

Signed a 3 year deal less than 12 months ago