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SmithEagle
04-07-2002, 01:53 PM
We are getting him from Grimsby!

Birthplace - Boston
DOB - 21/11/1979
Position - Midfielder

Discuss...

bucketbongeagle
04-07-2002, 01:57 PM
How do you know, who the fu(k's he and is that Boston USA ?

firesign
04-07-2002, 02:01 PM
Probably Boston in Lincolnshire

calne eagle
04-07-2002, 02:02 PM
Never heard of him. Perhaps Cris the Grim Reaper will know from his local papers.

Daddy Long
04-07-2002, 02:02 PM
I thought he was a defender, and a very promising one at that.

Daddy Long
04-07-2002, 02:03 PM
Danny Butterfield (http://grimsbytown.rivals.net/default.asp?sid=909&stid=8146882&p=2)

smiler
04-07-2002, 02:07 PM
Makes ian Dowie look pretty

Gooders
04-07-2002, 02:11 PM
Who he?

brighton_eagle
04-07-2002, 02:22 PM
bye bye deano bye bye :)

Flappy Chicken
04-07-2002, 02:22 PM
More news:

http://www.gtfc.co.uk/today/view/breaking_news_detail/0,,10417~234568,00.html

Feather
04-07-2002, 02:26 PM
I think he is a right-back and a couple of years ago was very promising.

anti-addick
04-07-2002, 02:43 PM
Anyone is better than Austin

Daddy Long
04-07-2002, 02:51 PM
looks like SMith Eagle has a good source.

Beanie
04-07-2002, 03:07 PM
Whilst he obviously has experience at right back, I find it interesting that Lennie Lawrence sees him as a midfield playmaker. With Curtis Fleming and Jamie Smith, I wonder if this is the role TF sees him filing. Looks like a good move on a Bosman.

Supa Ol
04-07-2002, 03:12 PM
According to his date of birth he is still only 21. You can't have a Bosman on an under-23-year-old, can you?

Beanie
04-07-2002, 03:14 PM
Originally posted by Supa Ol
According to his date of birth he is still only 21. You can't have a Bosman on an under-23-year-old, can you?

Could be right - I was working from the "out of contract" reference. Anybody know the position for sure?

The Omen
04-07-2002, 03:16 PM
He can move on a bosman, but Grimsby would be owed compensation.

Riccardo
04-07-2002, 03:29 PM
Good luck to him. Never heard of the guy before, but good luck...you'll need it with TF.....

Ruskin Old Boy
04-07-2002, 03:30 PM
Grimsby have major financial problems. Pre-season training started on Monday there - only 14 contracted professionals....

Cleon
04-07-2002, 03:42 PM
Originally posted by The Omen
He can move on a bosman, but Grimsby would be owed compensation.

Grimsby could waive the right for compensation, if they felt they owed him a favour.

great dane
04-07-2002, 03:44 PM
This is off one of their message boards:

According to the OS Danny Butterfield is going to Palace at Selhurst Park subject to a medical. I have to say I for one will be sad to see him go as he was starting to hit some kind of form towards the end of last season and was one of those actually putting in the effort to keep us up.

sounds good enough for me. we need some dedication

Beanie
04-07-2002, 03:52 PM
See it's confirmed on the official Palace web site that Butterfield is indeed taking a medical at Beckenham today.

Would seem to be moving along.

ozeagle
04-07-2002, 03:54 PM
someone.....

kolinkins
04-07-2002, 04:04 PM
reading from the official website, he's a versitile player. in the current climate of money and transfers etc, this seems a good deal. also good to see us getting a young player with promise!

cdm61
04-07-2002, 04:19 PM
Can he spread it all over the park? Ouch sorry I know.....but:o

Dave
04-07-2002, 04:27 PM
He is the cream of the current Grimsby players

Thin on Top
04-07-2002, 04:28 PM
Lets milk this one to the full.

Dave
04-07-2002, 04:33 PM
I can't believe it's not Koumas

bucketbongeagle
04-07-2002, 04:35 PM
I was waiting for this to turn sour.

wedgetail
04-07-2002, 04:43 PM
Will he get number 8?

Lombardarian
04-07-2002, 04:44 PM
Will he be our new golden (churn) boy!!;)

The Omen
04-07-2002, 04:48 PM
I 'herd' last week that he was 'moo'ving somewhere. He 'butter' be good.

SKATE
04-07-2002, 04:51 PM
I hope the 'Height: 5.09' on his profile is a mistake. Otherwise we'll be bit rancid in the ariel challenge department.

arussell
04-07-2002, 04:55 PM
He can play anywhere across the defence or the midfield - although he is originally a defender.

Yes he's from Boston in the North and not the U.S !

The reason he'll be on a free is that Grimsby offered him a new contract that was LESS than what he was earning there last season.

He was apparently watched by a few premier league clubs last year (Leeds and Boro were mentioned).

At least Mr Lehmann will have something locally to talk about with the neighbours ! :)

Thin on Top
04-07-2002, 04:56 PM
Originally posted by SKATE
I hope the 'Height: 5.09' on his profile is a mistake. Otherwise we'll be bit rancid in the ariel challenge department.

It will just semi skim off his head :sob:

Dave
04-07-2002, 04:58 PM
I like his Dean Austinesque goal ratio Played 124: goals 3

Dave
04-07-2002, 05:01 PM
Danny was picked out as a star of the future when he appeared in the England Youth side and he is starting to fulfil that potential.
Has made almost 50 appearances in the Football league since emerging through the youth ranks.

Made his debut at against York City in September 1997.

Was voted Supporters' Young Player of the Year for 1998-9 and 1999-2000.

Yet to really establish himself at the club but he has been an admirable understudy to John McDermott.

http://www.soccernet.com/england/players/butterfielddanny.html

Sunny Fan
04-07-2002, 05:16 PM
Sounds promising

Latvian Eagle
04-07-2002, 05:18 PM
Originally posted by Dave Campbell
I like his Dean Austinesque goal ratio Played 124: goals 3

Yeah but I swear he scored two against us or something when we lost there this season :eek: Perhaps that's why Trev is signing him.

Cyneagle
04-07-2002, 05:21 PM
Wasn't Butterfield the player that injured Steve Thomson at their place?

Will S
04-07-2002, 05:22 PM
I like this kind of signing, it gives you a sense at least of some sort of scouting.
But I imagine, in these times of limited funds, that his versatility makes him a smart acquisition.

GOD
04-07-2002, 05:26 PM
Originally posted by anti-addick
Anyone is better than Austin

Your Not! :D

Ralph
04-07-2002, 05:29 PM
Ah dont you just LOVE these kinds of signings! This is what football and in my eyes anyway, Palace, is all about

A young kid joining with little expectation from the fans! Just like when Edworthy joined or Big Hermann. You cant slag 'em off cos you know nothing about them and they can only impress! This is just like the Good Old Days!! Anyone with me???

GOD
04-07-2002, 05:30 PM
I think he will 'Anchor' the middfield :moo:

GreatGonzo
04-07-2002, 05:37 PM
Had him in my 1st Division fantasy team at the start of last season.

Good player and was part of their defense that was rarely breached early on in the season, although not sure why they suddenly started leaking so badly. Maybe it was when they moved him into midfield but that is idle speculation.

cpfcben
04-07-2002, 05:47 PM
good post ralph

i am also very excited about this signing but yet am not completely sure why
at least he is young and has some kind of potential!
instead of buying 30+'s

c_block_lad
04-07-2002, 05:58 PM
Who said Jordan was skint?:vader: ;)

BUNGLE
04-07-2002, 06:01 PM
Whats this about Francis only buying aging first division standard players?

Tony
04-07-2002, 06:02 PM
Originally posted by wedgetail
Will he get number 8?


Nice one Wedgetail :D

I doubt many of these young Dairy-obsessed whippersnappers know what you're talking about, but I hope someone at Selhurst knows their movies and gives him the number 8 shirt.

Cleon
04-07-2002, 06:03 PM
Judging by the (lack of) reaction from Grimsby fans, I doubt we are getting a world-beater. Having said that, he's young, apparently knows what to do with a football, is versitile, and should be on a pretty low wage. So it seems a pretty fair signing, although I will reserve judgement until I see him in a Palace shirt.

GreatGonzo
04-07-2002, 06:04 PM
Originally posted by c_block_lad
Who said Jordan was skint?:vader: ;)

Ah yes cos shelling all those millions on a bosman move proves he's loaded! :eek:

Not saying he is skint of loading just saying you have absolutely no arguement with a bosman move!

Duke
04-07-2002, 06:07 PM
Originally posted by Ralph
Ah dont you just LOVE these kinds of signings! This is what football and in my eyes anyway, Palace, is all about

A young kid joining with little expectation from the fans! Just like when Edworthy joined or Big Hermann. You cant slag 'em off cos you know nothing about them and they can only impress! This is just like the Good Old Days!! Anyone with me???

spot on Ralph.

Daddy Long
04-07-2002, 06:08 PM
He seems a wise signing. Francis lovers take note. That is the first positive thing I've had to say about him.

He's versatile. I don't know where he will fit in...probably the bench. I can't see him ousting Granville, Popeye, Kit or Flemming. Similarly I can't see him ousting Hayden, Aki or Gray. Perhaps he will compete for the RW slot with Black and Smith. He's certainly a better option coming off the bench than Thomson though.

Trev-dev, please note that we still need a midfield playmaker. Ta.

Dobbo
04-07-2002, 06:19 PM
Originally posted by Cleon
Judging by the (lack of) reaction from Grimsby fans, I doubt we are getting a world-beater.

Don't think the North Sea herring fleet is equipped with the Internet, so they probably haven't heard yet.
Wait until the boa(o)ts come in laddie.

Maidstoned Eagle
04-07-2002, 08:36 PM
Originally posted by Ralph
Ah dont you just LOVE these kinds of signings! This is what football and in my eyes anyway, Palace, is all about

A young kid joining with little expectation from the fans! Just like when Edworthy joined or Big Hermann. You cant slag 'em off cos you know nothing about them and they can only impress! This is just like the Good Old Days!! Anyone with me???

Just wait until his first touch of the ball, and his first pass going astray. All the B Block "experts" will be on him like a sack of sh*t.

c_block_lad
04-07-2002, 08:44 PM
Originally posted by Maidstoned Eagle


Just wait until his first touch of the ball, and his first pass going astray. All the B Block "experts" will be on him like a sack of sh*t.

:rolleyes: and your prove for this?

Sleeping Giant
04-07-2002, 08:50 PM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Will S
I like this kind of signing, it gives you a sense at least of some sort of scouting.
But I imagine, in these times of limited funds, that his versatility makes him a smart acquisition. [/QUOTE

I like this kind of signing too. A club like ours should be getting the Matt Jansens, Geoff Thomases, Eddie McGoldrichs etc from outside the Premiership. Hungry players. That's what made us under Coppell.
That said, I hear he's a midfielder. I want midfielders who can get you a goal. There is too much responsibility on Clint and Doug. I haven't looked behind the 3 in a hundred and something stats but it doesn't thrill me to bits. Oh yes and the word "versatile" sends shivers down my spine. We are not in a spot of bother midseason we are starting a thoroughly planned campaign. I want signings who are thought to excel or have potential to excel in their chosen position.

LLCOOLSTEVE
04-07-2002, 08:58 PM
Originally posted by c_block_lad
Who said Jordan was skint?:vader: ;)


Me! and i stand by it!

Jaffa
04-07-2002, 09:01 PM
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c_block_lad
04-07-2002, 09:09 PM
Originally posted by LLCOOLSTEVE



Me! and i stand by it!

But he has put in £20 Million to our club, does that sound like a man who is skint?!:eek:

c_block_lad
04-07-2002, 09:11 PM
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LLCOOLSTEVE
04-07-2002, 09:11 PM
Originally posted by c_block_lad


But he has put in £20 Million to our club, does that sound like a man who is skint?!:eek:

That was then, this is now........

Jaffa
04-07-2002, 09:13 PM
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c_block_lad
04-07-2002, 09:14 PM
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Jaffa
04-07-2002, 09:17 PM
Is that the replacement for Connex South Central?

c_block_lad
04-07-2002, 09:19 PM
HA HA Someone's being funny and changing my post's, Who and why have you done this?

Dave
04-07-2002, 09:19 PM
Can you two play nicely [like Stephen] or not at all please? Please keep this on topic.

Jaffa
04-07-2002, 09:21 PM
:afro:

c_block_lad
04-07-2002, 09:26 PM
Who is steven? Try and say their users names so eveyone can know who this "Steven" is please.

LLCOOLSTEVE
04-07-2002, 09:28 PM
Originally posted by c_block_lad
Who is steven? Try and say their users names so eveyone can know who this "Steven" is please.


Erm, Hi! :)

Daddy Long
04-07-2002, 09:28 PM
Teachers pet, teachers pet ;)

LLCOOLSTEVE
04-07-2002, 09:32 PM
Originally posted by Daddy Long
Teachers pet, teachers pet ;)


Nice photo DL...........;)

Daddy Long
04-07-2002, 09:36 PM
Ta. I am almost single handedly rearing the next generation of Palace fans. I believe Al from Bromley is helping me out.

LLCOOLSTEVE
04-07-2002, 09:42 PM
Anyways back to the subject, i think this would be a good signing, Grimsby produce alot of good underated young player's, lets hope he can settle down here.

Gooders
04-07-2002, 10:01 PM
Originally posted by LLCOOLSTEVE
lets hope he can settle down here.

Is that settle, down here or settle down, here?

pete eagle
04-07-2002, 11:46 PM
both would be nice

Maidstoned Eagle
05-07-2002, 02:37 AM
Originally posted by c_block_lad


:rolleyes: and your prove for this?

Proof? As you sit in C Block do I really have to give you examples?:rolleyes:

Steve in Phoenix
05-07-2002, 06:32 AM
Originally posted by Daddy Long
He seems a wise signing. Francis lovers take note. That is the first positive thing I've had to say about him.

He's versatile. I don't know where he will fit in...probably the bench.

Trev-dev, please note that we still need a midfield playmaker. Ta.

Heh its ironic because I was seriously unimpressed by a recent article/interview he gave.. cant remember where or what.. its been a long day for me. But its still far too early to rant so Im not going there :D

As for the lack of reaction from Grimsby.. they seem pretty fatalistic about their future.. Im not surprised they cant be bothered to come here although maybe there is something at rivals.

DL - seems like a bench player yeah. I dont ever remember noticing him when watching Grimsby but I like the England youth star bit.. Ralph had it perfectly.. these and the Granville kind are the signings I love

Cleon
05-07-2002, 01:39 PM
Originally posted by Daddy Long
He seems a wise signing. Francis lovers take note. That is the first positive thing I've had to say about him.

He's versatile. I don't know where he will fit in...probably the bench. I can't see him ousting Granville, Popeye, Kit or Flemming. Similarly I can't see him ousting Hayden, Aki or Gray. Perhaps he will compete for the RW slot with Black and Smith. He's certainly a better option coming off the bench than Thomson though.

Trev-dev, please note that we still need a midfield playmaker. Ta.

I agree - I think he's cover, particuarly if our brainac manager intends moving Flemming to the centre in the event of injury to Symons or Popovich. Is also a good longterm replacement for Flemming if he can get his act together.

BUNGLE
05-07-2002, 01:53 PM
Originally posted by Cleon


particuarly if our brainac manager intends moving Flemming to the centre in the event of injury to Symons or Popovich.


When has he ever done that?

Beanie
05-07-2002, 01:59 PM
Read in one of todays paper (not one of the reliable sources) he signed. Anybody know? Supposed to be doing a medical and meeting management and players at Beckenham yesterday.

Cleon
05-07-2002, 01:59 PM
I remember it happening more than once last season, but due to my sievelike memory, I can't remember the opposition.

Ruskin Old Boy
05-07-2002, 03:27 PM
Crystal Palace have completed the signing of former Grimsby Town star Danny Butterfield for an undisclosed fee. The player was at the Beckenham training ground yesterday where he took a medical and agreed personal terms.

Danny will meet his new teammates today for the first time when he attends training. The 22-year-old has spent most of his career playing at right-back but he also comfortable filling a role in midfield. He could well feature in next Friday's pre-season friendly away at Barnet.

WIZARD
05-07-2002, 03:50 PM
From the Grimbsy rivals.net messageboard;

Obviously this would be better if we were receiving a fee, but I cant help feeling that this is a good move for all concerned, especially if the saving allows us to offer a deal to Terry Cooke, who is a far superior player in my opinion.

It also gives us a weakness in Palace's armour that we can exploit next season!!!

GOD
05-07-2002, 04:14 PM
Originally posted by WIZARD
From the Grimbsy rivals.net messageboard;

Obviously this would be better if we were receiving a fee, but I cant help feeling that this is a good move for all concerned, especially if the saving allows us to offer a deal to Terry Cooke, who is a far superior player in my opinion.

It also gives us a weakness in Palace's armour that we can exploit next season!!!

Sour grapes .....I hope!!!!

WIZARD
05-07-2002, 04:25 PM
Thats what I was thinking!!

arussell
05-07-2002, 04:37 PM
I think there's a fair amount of sour grapes involved.

Terry Cooke was a winger at Man U - and then moved to Man City. After a promising first season (where one of his teammates was ex-Palace winger Tony Scully - who I think he ousted from the side) his form dropped radically and he lost his place.

An extended loan spell at Sheff Wed (where he did nothing) followed - then a month or two at Grimsby toward the end of last season.

Clapham Grand
05-07-2002, 06:52 PM
I expect Carl Robinson to be a target for Francis - an attacking midfielder who is on a free - might depend on Hopkin going though

Streatham man
05-07-2002, 06:56 PM
Originally posted by Daddy Long
He seems a wise signing. Francis lovers take note. That is the first positive thing I've had to say about him.

He's versatile. I don't know where he will fit in...probably the bench. I can't see him ousting Granville, Popeye, Kit or Flemming. Similarly I can't see him ousting Hayden, Aki or Gray. Perhaps he will compete for the RW slot with Black and Smith. He's certainly a better option coming off the bench than Thomson though.

Trev-dev, please note that we still need a midfield playmaker. Ta.

spot on sentiments, Daddy Long.

Ian of Chatham
05-07-2002, 07:13 PM
I could not go to the West Brom game at the end of last season as I was working that morning, but on the TV I saw the live game Grimsby were playing at Millwall and from what I vaguely remember Butterfield seemed to be one of Grimsby's better players in that match. He might not be a spectacular signing but I think he'll be a useful addition.

Beanie
05-07-2002, 07:31 PM
Originally posted by Cyneagle
Wasn't Butterfield the player that injured Steve Thomson at their place?

always nice for the players to renew old friendships :D

Gark Moldberg
05-07-2002, 09:13 PM
Originally posted by WIZARD
From the Grimbsy rivals.net messageboard;

Obviously this would be better if we were receiving a fee, but I cant help feeling that this is a good move for all concerned, especially if the saving allows us to offer a deal to Terry Cooke, who is a far superior player in my opinion.

It also gives us a weakness in Palace's armour that we can exploit next season!!!

I understand that Grimsby have signed Cooke today. I hope that blokes opinions are not worth much!

cdm61
05-07-2002, 09:47 PM
Nothing but bitterness from our fishy foes:rolleyes:

Ian of Chatham
05-07-2002, 10:08 PM
It's all very well Grimsby saying that they have a chick in Palace's armour to exploit, but the way they are going they won't have any players left to do the exploiting.

Maidstoned Eagle
06-07-2002, 12:26 AM
Got this response from one of the Grimsby sites, seems a bit more balanced;

Re: danny butterfield
super town @ 04-JUL-02 11:29 PM NEW Reply
An extremely talented and versatile individual who will prove to be a superb signing for you. the only reason he was linked to Boston is because it is where he was born.

pete eagle
06-07-2002, 12:51 AM
Crystal Palace manager Trevor Francis was delighted to announce today that he had completed the signing of 22-year-old defender Danny Butterfield from Grimsby Town.
Danny trained with the rest of the squad on Friday and Francis was pleased that he settled in comfortably and enjoyed his first day with the Eagles.

“Considering he’s still only 22 years of age he’s got quite a bit of experience having made over 200 appearances for Grimsby. He’s a player that I’ve admired for a few years.

“I was alerted to the fact at the end of the season that he was available on a Bosman, and I felt that considering his talent he would be a good acquisition to the squad.”

Francis has now had his squad of players for a week of pre-season training, and apart from a few players missing for various reasons, he is happy with how it has gone.

“My main priority at the moment is trying to get the players a little bit fitter, and they’ve actually come back in reasonably good condition so that’s made my job easier.

“Their general fitness has stayed with them. The fact that they were involved in the tournament in Seville meant that they were only away for four-and-a-half to five weeks.

"I also think the majority of players have actually been doing light training themselves over this period so I'm very pleased that they've really looked after themselves in the little break and that they've had and they're all looking in very good condition."

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Crystal Palace have completed the signing of former Grimsby Town star Danny Butterfield for an undisclosed fee. The player was at the Beckenham training ground yesterday where he took a medical and agreed personal terms.

The 22-year-old has spent most of his career playing at right-back but he is also comfortable in midfield.

He met his new team-mates at training on Friday and says he is relishing the new challenge ahead of him.

"This is a much bigger club than Grimsby," remarked Danny after completing his first full training session at Beckenham. "With all due respect to Grimsby I was fighting relegation there, but now I'll be helping Palace fight for promotion."

Danny is confident that the squad at Palace is capable of making it's way into the top flight, and could even surprise a few people by finishing in the top two.

"I don't see why we can't," he adds. "If you look at West Brom last season you think that with a little bit of luck we can do the same as them.

"There's a great set of lads here and they've made me feel really welcome. I've only been here a couple of days but they've been very friendly and I'm proud to be a part of their squad."

Having started his career with the Mariners Danny was naturally looking forward to locking horns with his old club this season.

"That was a match I looked for straight away. We're playing in November and I'm really looking forward to it, although now I hope that Palace win!"

BUNGLE
06-07-2002, 02:45 AM
Originally posted by pete eagle
"This is a much bigger club than Grimsby," remarked Danny after completing his first full training session at Beckenham. "With all due respect to Grimsby I was fighting relegation there, but now I'll be helping Palace fight for promotion."

Danny is confident that the squad at Palace is capable of making it's way into the top flight, and could even surprise a few people by finishing in the top two.

"I don't see why we can't," he adds. "If you look at West Brom last season you think that with a little bit of luck we can do the same as them.

"There's a great set of lads here and they've made me feel really welcome. I've only been here a couple of days but they've been very friendly and I'm proud to be a part of their squad."

Having started his career with the Mariners Danny was naturally looking forward to locking horns with his old club this season.

"That was a match I looked for straight away. We're playing in November and I'm really looking forward to it, although now I hope that Palace win!"

I like him already. Sounds like someone genuinly excited about coming to us, rather than an old pro going through the motions.

What?
06-07-2002, 05:43 AM
What A Boy!

Sleeping Giant
06-07-2002, 04:53 PM
Originally posted by BUNGLE


I like him already. Sounds like someone genuinly excited about coming to us, rather than an old pro going through the motions.

Sub-standard players will always be happy to come to a club as big as Palace! ;).

Flying Higher
06-07-2002, 07:29 PM
good luck butters -lets all get behind him and give him a chance - even if things don't start of too well.

Celestial Empire
06-07-2002, 08:04 PM
Let's hope he's another Hermann, not another (U21 International) Craig H.
:rolleyes:

Forever Stripes
06-07-2002, 10:14 PM
I read Leeds and Middlesboro. have been watching him, I think he'll be better than many of you think. Lets give him maximum support. - well at least for 10 minutes,... err I mean about 10 matches.

What?
06-07-2002, 10:37 PM
He will be fine! Maybe not World Class, but better than me, and thats saying somthing!

Beanie
07-07-2002, 02:01 PM
Originally posted by Forever Stripes
I read Leeds and Middlesboro. have been watching him, I think he'll be better than many of you think. Lets give him maximum support. - well at least for 10 minutes,... err I mean about 10 matches.

This is true - at least re Leeds (know somebody up there). His take was that they weren't exactly chasing him, but that he was worth a look on more than one occasion. So, he may not be immedaitely "Premiership Class", whatever that means, but he's obviously got something. Perhaps we'll have a better idea after Friday night :p (It is REALLY just five days to the first pre-season game!:eek: :D )

anti-addick
07-07-2002, 02:23 PM
Originally posted by Maidstoned Eagle


Just wait until his first touch of the ball, and his first pass going astray. All the B Block "experts" will be on him like a sack of sh*t.

That's the whole reason for turning up!! :p :o

anti-addick
07-07-2002, 02:27 PM
Originally posted by Clapham Grand
I expect Carl Robinson to be a target for Francis - an attacking midfielder who is on a free - might depend on Hopkin going though

I love the way that Francis is looking at these players that have done absolutely nothing for years at other clubs that are nailed to this division, it gives me the hope that whatever happens, TF will make damn sure that we won't go down - and that's positive football.:rolleyes:

Steve in Phoenix
07-07-2002, 11:27 PM
Just because premiership teams were watching him doesnt mean a single thing.. they could just as easily have been there to watch Boulding. Or they watched and concluded he was the next Pitcher.

Arsene Wenger had Rubins at Highbury yet didnt think he was worth a go and was proved right.

Latvian Eagle
07-07-2002, 11:56 PM
Originally posted by Steve in Phoenix
Arsene Wenger had Rubins at Highbury yet didnt think he was worth a go and was proved right.

Hmmmmmmmm Sylvain Wiltord or Andrejs Rubins.
:rolleyes:

Beanie
08-07-2002, 01:12 PM
Originally posted by Latvian Eagle


Hmmmmmmmm Sylvain Wiltord or Andrejs Rubins.
:rolleyes:

Thierry Henry arrived as a winger, and at the time Arsenal still had Marc Overmars on their books. Not being signed by Arsenal hardly makes the guy a poor player!

08-07-2002, 01:38 PM
Originally posted by Sleeping Giant


Sub-standard players will always be happy to come to a club as big as Palace! ;).

....and you are posting on here as a Palace supporter? Don't you belong in the visitors'section of BBS?

Sleeping Giant
08-07-2002, 01:55 PM
Originally posted by freddykurz


....and you are posting on here as a Palace supporter? Don't you belong in the visitors'section of BBS?


:(

Steve in Phoenix
08-07-2002, 05:41 PM
Originally posted by Beanie
Thierry Henry arrived as a winger, and at the time Arsenal still had Marc Overmars on their books. Not being signed by Arsenal hardly makes the guy a poor player!

Of course it doesnt.. I was using it as an example of how "Premiership interest" does not necessarily mean the player is Premiership quality. Those guys interested in him didnt sign Butterfield for free.. if they had seriously wanted him, he would not be at Palace. Not to be too negative but thats what it means to me.. we can only hope we stole the march on them in this case.

CPFC Cheerleader Observer
08-07-2002, 09:57 PM
Originally posted by Steve in Phoenix


Of course it doesnt.. I was using it as an example of how "Premiership interest" does not necessarily mean the player is Premiership quality. Those guys interested in him didnt sign Butterfield for free.. if they had seriously wanted him, he would not be at Palace. Not to be too negative but thats what it means to me.. we can only hope we stole the march on them in this case.

Let's hope so.

Ian Hart
09-07-2002, 03:51 AM
Can someone please explain something that's often perplexed me.

A "scout" sits in the crowd. How does anyone know which player he is watching. There are 22 out there. I doubt that he advertises his interest, unless he's a moron. I reckon that half a dozen agents all claim he's watching their particular player, and that's how these stories gain momentum.

mike
09-07-2002, 04:13 AM
From my own experience of attending matches with a scout from Wimbledon operating in the North-West, we used to go to the games to watch one particular player and you could almost guarantee that all the scouts from the other teams would be watching the same player, or maybe one other, then as always someone else has a stormer and you then go back and say that player has to be watched.
The scouts have a really great job in many ways, free entry to matches, travel expenses and, if you love football it's a great pastime. Also if they recommend a player and the club signs them and he then goes on to make a certain number of appearances there's some healthy bonuses to be had. On the down side you end up wanting the players your're going to see do well, and when they don't it's back to square one.
Before you slaughter me for going to matches with a Wimbledon scout, in my defence I can say he used to play for Palace!