View Full Version : Croydon Athletic boss reveals bid to sign Palace keeper

03-12-2004, 02:49 PM
Croydon Advertiser

Croydon Athletic manager Hayden Bird has revealed this week he made a bid to sign Crystal Palace's young goal-keeper Lance Cronin on loan.

Cronin, who is way down the pecking order at Selhurst Park, admitted earlier this season that he would welcome a loan move for first-team experince.

Bird said "While our first-team goalkeeper, Robert Frankland, is recuperating we have been looking at verious options.

"These have included Lance Cronin and I was very close to agreeing a deal which was in place with Bob Dowie.

"However, the deal collapsed at the 11th hour last Friday".

03-12-2004, 02:55 PM
Would be good to see Cronin get some 1st team action & maybe start to realise his potential.

When he first came from the Seaweed he was highly rated, just seems to have drifted a bit now though.

Would be great to see him become a top keeper with Palace - would piss the bummers off loads considering we snatched him from their youth team.

03-12-2004, 02:58 PM
I went to school with Hayden Bird.

03-12-2004, 03:00 PM
Originally posted by Brett
I went to school with Hayden Bird.


03-12-2004, 03:03 PM
I'd hardly call third "way down the pecking order", but some match practice could only be good. Assume we would still have been paying him - can't see Croydon Athletic picking up the tab!

03-12-2004, 03:13 PM
I wonder why it collapsed ?

Maybe Speroni or Kiraly are carrying an injury.

Lance needs to go on loan somewhere for some first team football experience.

03-12-2004, 03:24 PM
I also went to school with Hayden Bird.He was a Chelsea fan who spent most of his time in the drama group who we thought 80% of them would have been Fulham fans as they liked cottaging.

03-12-2004, 03:36 PM
Carshalton Boys?

03-12-2004, 04:13 PM
He never liked football. Worrying amount of weekends spent 'away' with the drama club.

sydney eagle
04-12-2004, 01:01 AM
My cousin is a striker for Croydon Athletic

Tommy Pickle
04-12-2004, 03:58 PM
Originally posted by arussell
I wonder why it collapsed ?

Why do so many transfers, in and out, collapse? Always at the last minute?

Jim Cannon
04-12-2004, 09:54 PM
I bet he didn't want to go.

Shipp Ahoy!
04-12-2004, 09:58 PM
I was refereeing on the pitch next to Croydon Athletics ground today.