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c_block_lad
10-10-2004, 10:34 AM
From today's NOTW

Joe Kinnear's Nottingham Forest outfit have joined Reading in the hunt for Crystal Palace centre-half Darren Powell. Forest manager Joe Kinnear bid 450,000 for Powell just before he broke a cheekbone.

eagles #1
10-10-2004, 10:37 AM
i hope he dont go

10-10-2004, 11:11 AM
WE HAVE LOTS OF DEFENDERS BUT THIS ONE I WOULD LIKE TO STAY

zonin2000
10-10-2004, 11:20 AM
What's wrong with your Caps Lock button gull_palace?

And which defender do you think we could offload, if not Powell?

Owngoal
10-10-2004, 11:25 AM
Andy Reid anyone?

10-10-2004, 11:26 AM
if it wasnt for powell we wouldnt be were we are offload boyce as danny will return soon

Braders
10-10-2004, 11:37 AM
Oh yeah great idea.

zonin2000
10-10-2004, 11:39 AM
Get rid of Emmerson Boyce?

james powell
10-10-2004, 11:44 AM
No way Boyce is amazing

MasterYoda
10-10-2004, 11:50 AM
Originally posted by gull_palace1
if it wasnt for powell we wouldnt be were we are offload boyce as danny will return soon :bash:

10-10-2004, 11:54 AM
well boyce or butts butts will return and boyce will be on the bench

Raf
10-10-2004, 11:56 AM
Yeah, nice one. Get rid of one of them so we have no cover for that position. Good plan.

Sussex Eagle
10-10-2004, 11:57 AM
There's this little thing called 'backup' - in this league you NEED two good players in every position - ie Boyce and Butterfield. This is also the only reason to keep Powell, as much as I like him, he's never likely to be more than 3rd choice Centre Back at best.

Icarus
10-10-2004, 01:07 PM
What a crazy idea to get rid of Boyce, I think you know that was dumb and was just hoping to get our attention??? Well it worked well done(idiot)

10-10-2004, 01:10 PM
your a pr!k

Icarus
10-10-2004, 01:11 PM
no need for that gull?

10-10-2004, 01:13 PM
dont call me an idiot and i wont call you a pr!k

Icarus
10-10-2004, 01:14 PM
are you saying it was a valid + justified idea to get rid of Boyce?

10-10-2004, 01:15 PM
just saying that id prefer powell instead of boyce

10-10-2004, 01:17 PM
boyce has no experiance of the premier league not even the 1st div were powell has i no that boyce is an excellent player but its just my opinion

Icarus
10-10-2004, 01:18 PM
so you're saying because you prefer one over the other we dont need cover and should get rid of the other? Ok with that principal I prefer Kiraly ova Speroni so we should get rid of Speroni. I could go on though even you must be able to see the point that I was making? If you need further assistance just say and i'll explain ok

Sussex Eagle
10-10-2004, 01:22 PM
Um, Boyce does have Premiership experience over Powell - the last 8 games. He's adjusted well, but I would like to keep Powell too - as long as we have a good reason to. If Sorondo and Hudson can prove themselves, and Leigertwood can again show the promise he showed last year, that would quite likely leave Daz 6th choice, and with very little chance of getting a game :( - on the other hand, he could get a game, have a blinder, and be 3rd choice behind Fitz and Popa.

BLUE BOY
10-10-2004, 01:24 PM
Boyce didnt have any Premier experiance but has looked ok out there, but at the moment he has more experiance than Powell, as he hasnt started a game yet has he.

I would like to keep Powell though, he is a useful squad member.

10-10-2004, 01:25 PM
i get the iont but im saying if butts were to get injured again i would rather powell than boyce but wot would you do if you were boyce : youve been playing your heart out for the club and as soon as a player gets backed hes gonna get replaced so he will want to leave if he's not getting a game anyway

RDSdaEAGLE
10-10-2004, 01:26 PM
Originally posted by gull_palace1
i get the iont but im saying if butts were to get injured again i would rather powell than boyce but wot would you do if you were boyce : youve been playing your heart out for the club and as soon as a player gets backed hes gonna get replaced so he will want to leave if he's not getting a game anyway

Boyce does have more Premiership experience than Powell. :clown:

10-10-2004, 01:29 PM
boyce has never played in the first div let alone the prem

Young Trolley
10-10-2004, 01:31 PM
Originally posted by gull_palace1
i get the iont but im saying if butts were to get injured again i would rather powell than boyce but wot would you do if you were boyce : youve been playing your heart out for the club and as soon as a player gets backed hes gonna get replaced so he will want to leave if he's not getting a game anyway Are you suggesting then that we offload Boyce and use Powell as our back up Right Back? No offence mate but you are a complete moron, even if Butts does get back in Boyce is 2nd choice, he may be disappointed but that ain't bad to be back up in the premier league when you were playing for Luton Town the year before. Powell at present is about 5th or 6th choice, are you saying then that he would be happy to stay under those circumstances but Boyce would want to leave under his? Where do these idiots come from? :rolleyes:

RDSdaEAGLE
10-10-2004, 01:32 PM
Originally posted by gull_palace1
boyce has never played in the first div let alone the prem

He's played more Premiership football than Powell has.:clown:

10-10-2004, 01:32 PM
but will we stay up trolley wannabe

Young Trolley
10-10-2004, 01:35 PM
Originally posted by gull_palace1
but wot would you do if you were boyce : youve been playing your heart out for the club and as soon as a player gets backed hes gonna get replaced Make your mind up mastermind, one minute you want to offload him the next you're saying he's playing his heart out and doesn't deserve to be dropped, so in other words you'd now be selling "your" first choice right back? priceless, you couldn't dream it up could you? :D

Icarus
10-10-2004, 01:37 PM
gull it seems you're on here to wind people up, go take your frustration out on your playstation or somethinmg or at least come up with a credible arguement, we're all eagles here infiltrate smallwills or the addicks tho don't come here and try to irritate us!

AJ
10-10-2004, 01:41 PM
Originally posted by Young Trolley
Are you suggesting then that we offload Boyce and use Powell as our back up Right Back? No offence mate but you are a complete moron, even if Butts does get back in Boyce is 2nd choice, he may be disappointed but that ain't bad to be back up in the premier league when you were playing for Luton Town the year before. Powell at present is about 5th or 6th choice, are you saying then that he would be happy to stay under those circumstances but Boyce would want to leave under his? Where do these idiots come from? :rolleyes:

If Boyce keeps playing the way he has started, then Butts will not get in the team in front of him. No disrespect to Butterfield, but, a good manager will not drop a player who is playing well.

Kirby
10-10-2004, 01:57 PM
Originally posted by gull_palace1
just saying that id prefer powell instead of boyce

Yeah Powell's a great right back.

YOU ABSOLUTE SHITHEAD!

chav_hater
10-10-2004, 01:58 PM
He didn't do bad in the play off final did he?

Thedane
10-10-2004, 02:13 PM
Originally posted by chav_hater
He didn't do bad in the play off final did he?

Absolutely! And I don't think you will find many wanting him to leave. But right now his situation is, that Hall, Popovic and Sorondo definitely seems to be ahead of him in the pecking order and Hudson also was chosen before him from the start of this season. With Leigertwood on his way back and Togwell doing very well for the reserves, his chances of Premier League football seem remote.

Of course it is ridiculous to suggest that Boyce should be leaving instead - one of only two right backs (and one who is doing very well indeed, superb against Fulham) when we seem to have far more options in the centre of defence. But there has only been one fellow fan - and a very young one at that - suggesting this, so let's leave it there.

Actually Boyce played last season at Luton Town as a centre back, and was voted player of the season. So should Butterfield win his place back, I think even Boyce would be ahead of Powell in the queue for centre back.

Brett
10-10-2004, 03:18 PM
Boyce is a full-back, Powell is a centre-back.

Real no brainer, that one.

pete eagle
10-10-2004, 03:24 PM
Comedy at it's finest, gull_palace, the master of tactics and positions.

Powell isn't going to get near the team with Popo,Hudson,Hall,Sorondo in his way. And with Granville and Boyce I would have thought being able to play centre back as well, Powell probably would find it in his interests to find first team football. Would free up space for a position which needs strengthening, like the left hand side or centre midfield.

jamienffc
10-10-2004, 03:54 PM
Would love Powell to sign for us at the City Ground would provide much needed cover to Dawson & Wes Morgan, we only have two other defenders in Doig & Hjelde but neither are cutting the mustard.

Powell has always been one of my fave players at Palace and I think he's class.

Louis
10-10-2004, 03:58 PM
I would have Powell as second choice central defender after Hall.

Dowie might not see it quite that way, but he did praise Powell after the Hartlepool game (I think DP was captain that night), and he was a sub against Man City.

As well as strength in the air, Powell also has speed, which Hudson and Popovic lack. By most accounts, Sorondo is pretty good as well.

Boyce is either right-back or centre and Leigertwood can play in different positions, so the only specialist central defenders we have are:

Hall
Powell
Popovic
Hudson
Sorondo

Actually, watching the England-Wales game yesterday, I thought I would love us to sign Gabbidon, and play him with Hall. Now that would be a quality defence, and I am sure we could afford Gabbidon. Could it happen?

sjmac
10-10-2004, 04:13 PM
Originally posted by gull_palace1
i get the iont but im saying if butts were to get injured again i would rather powell than boyce but wot would you do if you were boyce : youve been playing your heart out for the club and as soon as a player gets backed hes gonna get replaced so he will want to leave if he's not getting a game anyway

Whos to say DB will go straight into the team? While we're talking about premiership experience, Boyce has more than DB and Powell.

If one were to go, would you honestly sell Boyce instead of Powell?

Kevan Woz Awful
10-10-2004, 04:26 PM
450k for Darren Powell would be pretty good business, I think we paid 500k for him didn't we. Good player, bit injury prone for my liking, but out of all our current C/B's he's an obvious choice to move on in my view.

imashed
10-10-2004, 05:03 PM
he's not going anywhere while he's injured

Stavros 69
10-10-2004, 05:22 PM
Originally posted by Louis


Actually, watching the England-Wales game yesterday, I thought I would love us to sign Gabbidon, and play him with Hall. Now that would be a quality defence, and I am sure we could afford Gabbidon. Could it happen?

Gabbidon has been good for a few years now, if we sold Powell i would be more than happy to have Gabbidon, lus he is more versitile

Clapham Grand
10-10-2004, 06:00 PM
Originally posted by gull_palace1
if it wasnt for powell we wouldnt be were we are offload boyce as danny will return soon
ffs:rolleyes:

Nelson Muntz
10-10-2004, 06:10 PM
Originally posted by gull_palace1
blah, blah, blah, blah
You are Alan Mullery and I claim my 5.

Super Eagles
10-10-2004, 06:10 PM
i Say keep powell, next year off load pops, and send back sorondo... hudson hall and powell.. will be adequate...

oz_da II
10-10-2004, 06:17 PM
Originally posted by gull_palace1
boyce has no experiance of the premier league not even the 1st div were powell has i no that boyce is an excellent player but its just my opinion

Boyce had eight games of premiership experience. Eight games more than Powell.

You :clown:

Gazz
10-10-2004, 06:26 PM
why are you assuming butts will take over from boycey because i wouldnt be too sure he would.

10-10-2004, 06:57 PM
Originally posted by Kirby
Yeah Powell's a great right back.

YOU ABSOLUTE SHITHEAD!


this language is disgraceful im reporting this to the mods strate away

oz_da II
10-10-2004, 06:58 PM
Strate away or maybe layter? :clown:

10-10-2004, 07:01 PM
some people on this site are so ********

BUNGLE
10-10-2004, 07:01 PM
Tis abit harsh on the shithead

10-10-2004, 07:02 PM
thank you

zonin2000
10-10-2004, 08:08 PM
Originally posted by gull_palace1
this language is disgraceful im reporting this to the mods strate away


This is ironic, in the non-literary (original) sense of the word.

JamieBcpfc
10-10-2004, 09:10 PM
It was a bit harsh but unfortunately you cannot get in trouble for a little bit of bad language, and if you could then you would be in trouble :D. Maybe Mr. Tactition deserves an apology :eek:

LLCOOLSTEVE
10-10-2004, 09:20 PM
Let Powell go

c_block_lad
10-10-2004, 09:23 PM
Originally posted by LLCOOLSTEVE
Let Powell go

And replace him with who?

oz_da II
10-10-2004, 09:26 PM
Originally posted by c_block_lad
And replace him with who?

Someone to compete with Kolkka on the left?

We got enough at the back.

cpfc_spc1982
10-10-2004, 09:28 PM
one centre back might as well leave.

Bounce back
10-10-2004, 09:35 PM
good player will be missed

oz_da II
10-10-2004, 09:38 PM
Originally posted by Bounce back
good player will be missed

Do you really think so?
Reasons?

I've always been a big Powell fan but he is one of those players who won't quite make the grade in the Premiership. Think his last chance may have been against Hartlepool where he wasn't too clever. Will always do well in the fizzy drink league.

Gosling
10-10-2004, 09:40 PM
Personally I like Darren Powell a lot, and have done since he first appeared for us. However, he would undoubtedly get more first team football at Forest. It would probably be a good move for him.

I would hope to get more like 750K though.

kolinkins
10-10-2004, 09:44 PM
Dont understand the blind love for Powell. Decnt First Division player, will never be premiership quality. He has pace, but his positional play is awful. As things stand, whatever the opinions on here are, Dowie sees the following: Hall, Popa, Hudson, Sorondo, Leggy and Togwell all ahead of Powell. If there is an emergency at the back, Boyce and Granville can play in the centre for a game or two, as can Symons. I really see no need to keep Powell.

GreatGonzo
10-10-2004, 09:45 PM
Will people get of gull_palace's back












He is only 14 and has absolutely no knowledge of football! - as he is quite adequately demonstrating!

On the topic, if offloading powell led to Reid coming or Dawson coming i would not see it as a bad thing at all.

The price has to be right though and i am not sure 450k is enough.

How about offering 2m plus powell for reid?

oz_da II
10-10-2004, 09:49 PM
Foreest value Reid at 10M :eek:

LLCOOLSTEVE
10-10-2004, 09:51 PM
Originally posted by c_block_lad
And replace him with who?

Nobody

MasterYoda
10-10-2004, 09:54 PM
Originally posted by GreatGonzo
He is only 14 and has absolutely no knowledge of football! - as he is quite adequately demonstrating!

How about offering 2m plus powell for reid? And those two statements fit nicely together?

Sussex Eagle
10-10-2004, 10:05 PM
Originally posted by kolinkins
Dont understand the blind love for Powell.

Really? You don't understand at all where it could just possibly come from? I'd have thought it was pretty obvious.

kolinkins
10-10-2004, 10:08 PM
Originally posted by Sussex Eagle
Really? You don't understand at all where it could just possibly come from? I'd have thought it was pretty obvious.

Yes it was an important goal, as was his performance against Deane. but that is not blind love. that is love with a reason. The blind love is the fact that so many BBSers, despite Dowie's judgement (and the judgement of every other premiershio manager of the ladt 8 years, none of whom have purchased Powell) think that he is good enough for our starting XI.

wedgetail
10-10-2004, 10:14 PM
We can't keep every one. As K says Hall, Popovic, Hudson and Sorondo are the first choice for two centre back places AND we have younger players who can fill in. Powell need to move for his sake.

Kirby
10-10-2004, 10:15 PM
Originally posted by JamieBcpfc
Maybe Mr. Tactition deserves an apology :eek:

I'm still waiting.....! :o

Kirby
10-10-2004, 10:16 PM
Originally posted by gull_palace1
some people on this site are so ********

You said it! :p

chelmsfordeagle
11-10-2004, 03:40 AM
for me powell is an average div 1 player. he's well down in the palace CB pecking order and should we go down and players leave i think we could easily pick up somebody of his ability.

Sussex Eagle
11-10-2004, 04:06 AM
Originally posted by kolinkins
Yes it was an important goal, as was his performance against Deane. but that is not blind love. that is love with a reason. The blind love is the fact that so many BBSers, despite Dowie's judgement (and the judgement of every other premiershio manager of the ladt 8 years, none of whom have purchased Powell) think that he is good enough for our starting XI.

Most people were only really suggesting that after we'd lost a few in a row - most people now accept he's at best going to be 3rd or 4th choice, and more likely 5th or 6th choice this season. Depending on how much depth Dowie wants, and how patient Darren is, we may or may not need/prefer to keep him. I would probably like to unless we can get a good price for him like 750k+ or we can use him as a makeweight for a better player. But I'm not going to be devestated if he goes.

honeysuckle
11-10-2004, 09:07 AM
gull_palace1 - I don't understand what you are saying. Is there something wrong with your terminal?

We need to sell a player or two and Powell who has done well for us would be good business at the price suggested. He's a decent player but he is now some way off a first team spot.

Jimbo ?
11-10-2004, 09:38 AM
I would have to say that if powell isnt going to feature much under dowie then we may as well cash in. personally i think he is a decent defender and deserves a chance but dowie will have his reasons for not playing him and he maybe hasnt improved the way we had all hoped...

18mcpalace
11-10-2004, 09:51 AM
I think it would make good business to cash in for Powell and get him off the wage bill.

To be perfectly honest, does anyone think he will play a single first team league game this season?

He has served us well, but it is probably in both his and the clubs interests for him to move to another club.

st albans
11-10-2004, 09:52 AM
Originally posted by Owngoal
Andy Reid anyone?

straight swap, i'd settle for that

gold76
11-10-2004, 12:00 PM
Originally posted by 18mcpalace
I think it would make good business to cash in for Powell and get him off the wage bill.

To be perfectly honest, does anyone think he will play a single first team league game this season?

He has served us well, but it is probably in both his and the clubs interests for him to move to another club.

My sentiments exactly.

Clapham Grand
11-10-2004, 12:13 PM
Ain't happening - Dowie wanted a permanent deal rather than a loan

http://skysports.planetfootball.com/Article.asp?id=230847

ANDYEAGLE
11-10-2004, 12:18 PM
Originally posted by oz_da II
Foreest value Reid at 10M :eek:

Forest value Reid at 5million, Tottenham last offer was 3million, he will go in January probably between 3.5 -4.0 million. Good player think he will make it in the premier. If we can improve our leaque position by Jan who knows we may be able to do a deal with players going the other way. I still think he will go to Spurs.

brighton_eagle
11-10-2004, 12:21 PM
I know gull_palace1's opinions might be a little odd, but there's no need to be rude to him.

Sussex Eagle
11-10-2004, 12:23 PM
Originally posted by brighton_eagle
I know gull_palace1's opinions might be a little odd, but there's no need to be rude to him.

But where's the fun in that? :confused:

Owngoal
11-10-2004, 12:25 PM
Just seen that Kinnear wanted a loan for Darren while Ian d was only interested in selling him. Darren may make sub on occassion but his card is marked now as surplus. I was hoping we might be able to offer a couple of players plus cash for reid if we pick up enough points by January to make us an attractive option for Reid

brighton_eagle
11-10-2004, 12:27 PM
Originally posted by Sussex Eagle
But where's the fun in that? :confused:

Well at least be clever about it so he doesn't understand

see what I did there?

ANDYEAGLE
11-10-2004, 12:36 PM
Originally posted by Sussex Eagle
But where's the fun in that? :confused:

Not much fun to take the piss out of a 14year old lad though Sussex.
The kid does try even if he gets himself arse about face at times.He will learn try showing a little understanding.

brighton_eagle
11-10-2004, 12:47 PM
Exactly. He's just a kid. It's not clever to take the piss out of him.

sydnsteve
11-10-2004, 02:20 PM
Yeah, you'll never win anything taking the piss out of kids.

Stavros 69
11-10-2004, 03:00 PM
Originally posted by ANDYEAGLE
Forest value Reid at 5million, Tottenham last offer was 3million, he will go in January probably between 3.5 -4.0 million. Good player think he will make it in the premier. If we can improve our leaque position by Jan who knows we may be able to do a deal with players going the other way. I still think he will go to Spurs.

I think a bigger club like Utd will be in for him. He'll replace Ryan Giggs on the wing.

ian_the_eagle
11-10-2004, 06:07 PM
Would love a swap for Dawson! Won't happen unless we stump up some cash though.

Duffle Coat
11-10-2004, 06:12 PM
Powell - Palace forever for what he did at SOL. To think he missed months before that game and months after it. What a guy ! However, if we could get mr Reid and give Powell in part payment, go for it. Reid is class. Spuz want him apparently. Wouldn't it be nice to nick him from them. Also Reid is out of contract after this season. He might fancy his chances more with us than Spuz. He'd get a game or two with ID.

Stavros 69
11-10-2004, 06:20 PM
Originally posted by ian_the_eagle
Would love a swap for Dawson! Won't happen unless we stump up some cash though.

Agreed but again i dont think he'll come to us, Liverpool were in for him just before he got injured. He has a habbit of that. Once you've broken your leg your never quite the same.

Sussex Eagle
11-10-2004, 06:26 PM
Originally posted by brighton_eagle
Exactly. He's just a kid. It's not clever to take the piss out of him.

Fair enough. (Don't think I was involved in the name calling anyway, to the best of my memory) So is this a dead deal, then?

Kirby
11-10-2004, 06:39 PM
Originally posted by sydnsteve
Yeah, you'll never win anything taking the piss out of kids.

Very good! :p

hernehilleagle
11-10-2004, 06:52 PM
I would be sad to see him go

glaziers fan
11-10-2004, 07:14 PM
We don't need Powell or Sorondo. Probably don't need Borrowdale or Togwell either. We should look to offload those and bring in a decent left-back:


(another left-back)
Granville

Popovic
Hudson

Hall
Leigertwood

Butterfield
Boyce

IMHO

Thedane
11-10-2004, 07:23 PM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by glaziers fan
[B]We don't need Powell or Sorondo. Probably don't need Borrowdale or Togwell either. We should look to offload those and bring in a decent left-back:


Are you serious? You want us to sell 3 centre backs? That leaves us with 4, which is far too few to cope in the Premier. We have just had injuries to Hall (played only first half vs. Fulham) and Hudson, with Leigertwood just coming back from injury.

Your suggestion would have left us looking a bit thin in defence recently, wouldn't it? :eek:

Sussex Eagle
11-10-2004, 07:30 PM
LoL - glaziers you do talk some nonsense! 2 injuries and we're f*cked under your proposal!! We have about one too many central defenders and Powell looks likely to be the guy to get 'cut'. We probably need to bring in a Left Back and lose Powell or convert Leigertwood to LB if he's good enough and keep Powell.

NewRoadBee
14-10-2004, 09:44 AM
How much do you think Darren Powell is valued at these days? Wonder if a sell-on might be coming west. Was it 400,000 you paid?

Malakite
14-10-2004, 11:02 AM
GOod, im pleased he didnt go, really hink he should be given a go I really do, thought he was/is a ROCK for us at the back, not really been given ANY chance with Palace under Dowie apart from coming on and saving our Playoff 2nd leg Vs Sunderland...nice to see Dowie repaying faith in him by not even putting him on the bench! :(

Beanie
14-10-2004, 01:05 PM
Can't be sentimental Malakite - ID must pick the best players in his opinion, not those who have "done the most for Palace".

jamienffc
14-10-2004, 03:15 PM
well its all dead & burried now Kinnear only has 500,000 for his seasons budget & that includes the wages for any loan signings as well.

Oxo Forest Board

Stavros 69
14-10-2004, 03:20 PM
Originally posted by jamienffc
well its all dead & burried now Kinnear only has 500,000 for his seasons budget & that includes the wages for any loan signings as well.

Oxo Forest Board

Best news i have heard all day, 2 of my old house mates are Forest fans ahhahaa

nookiebear
14-10-2004, 04:22 PM
We must keep Powell - if we go down, Sorondo will go and a Prem club may bid for Hall if we go down and he has a decent season

glaziers fan
14-10-2004, 04:35 PM
Originally posted by Sussex Eagle
LoL - glaziers you do talk some nonsense! 2 injuries and we're f*cked under your proposal!! We have about one too many central defenders and Powell looks likely to be the guy to get 'cut'. We probably need to bring in a Left Back and lose Powell or convert Leigertwood to LB if he's good enough and keep Powell.

If, under my proposal, Popovic and Hudson got injured for example, then there would still be 4 other players who could play centre-back (Hall, Leigertwood, Boyce, Granville).

On top of that, I meant Togwell and Borrowdale to be sent out on loan so they could always be recalled as well (they have both played centre-back).

WE HAVE ONE LEFT-BACK PLAYING FOR US WHO IS NOT VERY GOOD (BARELY COPING), AND ANOTHER WHO HAS PLAYED VERY FEW GAMES FOR THE FIRST-TEAM, AND GOT RIPPED TO SHREDS WHEN HE LAST PLAYED AGAINST PREMIERSHIP OPPOSITION. THERE IS NO-ONE ELSE!!:eek: :eek: :eek:

And you think we need all these centre-backs?!

Our squad is totally lopsided although it seems Dowie is taking steps to redress the balance. We have too many strikers. As sad as it makes me, Freedman and Shipperley have got to go. We already have Kaviedes and Torghelle on the bench. Ventola is set to return. We are playing with only one upfront and there are 3 other strikers at the club on top of that.

We are soooo lucky that our squad has been able to cope. Injuries to Kolkka and our worst first-teamer Granville and we would be in serious trouble.

glaziers fan
14-10-2004, 04:43 PM
Originally posted by nookiebear
We must keep Powell - if we go down, Sorondo will go and a Prem club may bid for Hall if we go down and he has a decent season


Hall will stick with us as long as Dowie is here. Even if he did go, we'd still have Popovic, Boyce, Leigertwood, Hudson (and Togwell/Granville in emergencies). I don't understand all the hysteria. I remember us playing a formation with 5 at the back. Popovic was injured, Vickers loan had ended, Austin was useless and we were playing away from home against long-ball specialists with our only other centre-backs 5'9" Mullins and a rookie centre-back plucked from Forest's reserves. No-one was complaining then!!! It's insane! We've gone over the top with central defenders now.

14-10-2004, 05:12 PM
i dont think kirby likes me hes called me a spanner before and it hurts my feelings and i would like an apoligy from you kirby if you think youre a man

c_block_lad
14-10-2004, 06:15 PM
Palace defender Darren Powell has declared he wants to stay at the club and fight for his place, after recent transfer speculation linking him with a move to Nottingham Forest.

Powell is currently on the comeback trail after recovering from a fractured cheekbone suffered in last month's Carling Cup win against Hartlepool, but with one year left on his contract he is eager to start playing again and win a new deal.

Powell said: "I've always said I wanted to stay, like last season when Reading was interested and I told the gaffer I wanted to stay here and fight for my position.

"I've only got a year left on my contract, but at the end of the day I just want to get fit and be injury free and see what happens."

Nottingham Forest manager Joe Kinnear was reported at the weekend to have said he had a loan bid turned down for Powell, as Palace boss Iain Dowie was only looking for a permanent deal.

Dowie has not confirmed the story, but hinted there has been some interest in the play-off semi-final hero.

Dowie said: "If there's a deal to be done Darren will be the first to know. There's not a deal that's been put to us that runs in an acceptable nature that we think is even right to inform Darren."

The popular defender is being eased back into training, avoiding contact sessions to make sure his injury is healed fully before he is available for selection in two weeks.

But his time on the sidelines has added to a succession of bad luck with injuries over the past two seasons, after his first season ubiquity.

Powell added: "It's been a bit difficult with these niggling things and fracturing my cheekbone, it's set me back. Especially as I was out for so long last year, you just want to be back and play whether you are in division one or the Premiership, but I just want to see some of the action."

14-10-2004, 07:57 PM
whi thinks kirby should appologise to me

Stavros 69
14-10-2004, 08:14 PM
Originally posted by gull_palace1
whi thinks kirby should appologise to me
Not me

14-10-2004, 08:21 PM
i do u idiots

nottsunieagle
14-10-2004, 08:28 PM
erm, swiftly back to the topic...

i think the main reason id is willing to offload powell, regardless of how good he is, is that dowie hasnt seen anything of him. unfortunately for powell, he is too injury-prone for ID to justify keeping him.

palace fans will always love him for those play-off heroics, and i would have loved him to have gotten a few games in the prem, but dowie seems to be cutting his losses. to still make around 450k would be good business.

RDSdaEAGLE
14-10-2004, 08:32 PM
Originally posted by gull_palace1
i do u idiots

Shit off.

14-10-2004, 08:40 PM
Originally posted by RDSdaEAGLE
Shit off.

good cus u bellend:lux: :lux: :lux:

RDSdaEAGLE
14-10-2004, 08:43 PM
Originally posted by gull_palace1
good cus u bellend:lux: :lux: :lux:

Willybrain :rolleyes:

14-10-2004, 08:45 PM
Originally posted by RDSdaEAGLE
Willybrain :rolleyes:

cor your getting better at these cusses:p :lux: :lux: :lux:

eagles #1
14-10-2004, 08:49 PM
oi lads come on, the only place to be throwing cusses around is http://forums.cpfc.org/showthread.php?s=&threadid=93176&perpage=25&pagenumber=1

you can be match 3.

RDSdaEAGLE
14-10-2004, 08:50 PM
YOUR MUM

eagles #1
14-10-2004, 08:52 PM
Originally posted by RDSdaEAGLE
YOUR MUM dear oh dear, thats just innapropriate for this thread. however on the over thread........

14-10-2004, 09:12 PM
Originally posted by RDSdaEAGLE
YOUR MUM




least i got 1 u c**t fek off :hmph: :veryangry oh and your cusses are bad like ya mum in bed:lux:

Gazz
14-10-2004, 09:15 PM
The joke's on you.

Gazz
14-10-2004, 09:18 PM
Anyway back to the topic :) I personally think we should keep him for now because of possible injuries to the squad. I think i also read in the guardian that he says he wants to fight for his place.

Kirby
14-10-2004, 09:44 PM
Originally posted by gull_palace1
whi thinks kirby should appologise to me

Who's whi?

RDSdaEAGLE
14-10-2004, 09:46 PM
Originally posted by gull_palace1
least i got 1 u c**t fek off :hmph: :veryangry oh and your cusses are bad like ya mum in bed:lux:

Oooh...I'm going to report you.

Besides, at least my mum has a c**t :)

Stavros 69
14-10-2004, 10:07 PM
Originally posted by RDSdaEAGLE
Oooh...I'm going to report you.

Besides, at least my mum has a c**t :)

Arrh a classic

arussell
15-10-2004, 08:26 AM
Any more stupidity on this thread, and it's being closed.