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Zaha

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by Crab.C.Nesbitt, 6 Jan 2013.

  1. Sandman

    Sandman Andy Sinton

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    he did nothing against us. He has pace but no real skill to take on players. Against teams that sit back he would be useless to us. Foyth had him read all game yesterday. I was very unimpressed with him against us. He had a stinker. But it was just one game. at the money being bashed around he is not worth it. maybe for 35-40m but no anywhere upwards after that.
     
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  2. thfcsteff

    thfcsteff Andy Thompson Staff Member

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    NO!
     
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  3. StephenH

    StephenH Jack Jull

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    Go on! Go on! Go on! Go on! Go on!
     
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    Bullet Chris Perry

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    Huh? He has loads of skill. But he was poor versus El Muro (Foyth).
     
  5. Mosquito_Coasting

    Mosquito_Coasting Gus Poyet

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    He definitely has skill, he does those Ronaldinho lateral stepovers you don't see from many players. Has great footwork. I like him a lot but don't think we need him and certainly not at what he'd cost.
     
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    Yiddo Dean Richards

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    Sanchez has him in his back pocket all game.
     
  7. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Les Ferdinand

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    For me he is a player of great unrealised potential.

    He clearly has massive ability, I dont see how anyone can argue otherwise.

    Yet he also clearly needs to produce more, his goals and assists let him down.

    I really feel in a better team he could really flourish. He does well enough in a poor Palace side to be a talisman and near guarantee of points (or at least, his absence is a guarantee of a loss!). He is marked by 2 and 3 players at all times, and still causes havoc.

    In a team like ours, with Kane, Son, Eriksen... on the pitch - its win-win. Either he gets tripple marked and the rest have a field day, or he doesnt get tripple marked and is able to really punish teams on his own.

    When he gets to the by line we have bodies in the box, when he loses the ball we are high up the pitch and win it back...

    I cant argue he would just slot in and be brilliant, there just isnt the evidence for it - but I really do feel if he came in he could become a massive player for us. Particularly useful in providing those moments of taking 3 players around the box out of the game so we can break the deadlock...

    I completely understand that people dont see value in him at £70m or whatever, but Im just talking the player - theres definitely something there.
     
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  8. glorygloryeze

    glorygloryeze Paul Robinson

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    I think Zaha would have been a great addition but that ship has sailed. I think his ineffectiveness on Sunday was more due to how well Sanchez and especially Foyth did against him overall.

    In our team Zaha with better players around him and Poch coaching him would (have) thrived.

    As i say, ship has sailed now
     
  9. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Les Ferdinand

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    Why has it sailed? Apparently Dortmund are interested, so its possible theres a deal to be done.

    And I dont think his quality has suddenly disappeared...
     
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    glorygloryeze Paul Robinson

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    By all accounts we've approached them before with lowball offers and have vexed both the club and the player before he signed his new deal - which is bog wages.
    His quality hasn't diminished though i wonder if for the money that would be required to get him now it would be considered that he's stalled a bit in his develkopment.

    I think it would take a whopping offer in term of fees and wages and i just cannot see us doing it now (would love to be proved wrong)
     
  11. Mosquito_Coasting

    Mosquito_Coasting Gus Poyet

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    The other thing I like about him is he always takes his man on, bit like a striker still getting into the right positions to score after a lot of misses. Moura has stopped taking his man on every time now, which is disappointing.
     
  12. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Les Ferdinand

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    Too much hearsay and assumption to really be that strong a point.

    The Palace chairman is a bell end, but he isnt the only one with a say now that they have investors.

    Equally, just in general, football is a fluid business, things change all the time.

    Maybe Palace suddenly need cash, maybe Zaha forces the move, maybe he has a release clause and so they dont really get a say, maybe we make an offer they cant refuse...

    So many what ifs we just cant say anything with certainty.

    Though I can certainly see an argument he may have stalled somewhat, and at 25(26?) he needs to kick on. I really think he is ready for a move, and needs one, to see if he can take his game up a level.

    I really think we might be about perfect for him on that front.

    And I really think he would be a very useful player to have in our squad.

    Though at no point do I apply any expectation of success!
     
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    glorygloryeze Paul Robinson

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    Well, we'll have to see..i'd LOVE it if he joined us...
     
  14. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Les Ferdinand

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    Im not saying he WILL. Of course we just dont know.

    I am saying we also dont know he WONT. Cant write it off...
     
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    nayimfromthehalfwayline Les Ferdinand

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    Cracking goal last night, in a packed box
     
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