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Zaha

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

  1. galeforce

    galeforce George Hunt

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    getting rid of Zaha would strengthen them too ;)
     
  2. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Christian Ziege

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    Oi! Dont go pulling me back into that one!
     
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  3. Legohamster

    Legohamster Mauricio Taricco

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    Signed a new deal
     
  4. MKSpur

    MKSpur Neil Sullivan

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    Release clause?!
     
  5. Legohamster

    Legohamster Mauricio Taricco

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    Prob a match on the wages he could have got at spurs as well.

    Not many would take a pay cut...
     
  6. Gutter Boy

    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    I think he'll be a lifer at Palace now. That experience at United has made him appreciate the big fish in a small pond scenario
     
  7. Gutter Boy

    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    Any club would be mad to agree to one of those at the moment the way fees are inflating. What seems ambitious now could be small change in a year or two.

    £25m for Alder was double his value, but now it's a third
     
  8. Grays_1890

    Grays_1890 Clint Dempsey

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    No just a case of protecting potential transfer fees.
     
  9. Gutter Boy

    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    He only signed a 5 year £110k deal 12 months ago.

    This seems more an emotional pledge than improving either of those (other than the additional year)
     
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  10. Grays_1890

    Grays_1890 Clint Dempsey

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    Depends how much more he is getting? If he has managed to get another 30/40k out the club then happy days for him for a while.
     
  11. MKSpur

    MKSpur Neil Sullivan

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    Yeah I think he was on big bucks already, I’m just thinking from his perspective the power to move is further away from him with a longer term contract. Unless he genuinely wants to stay at Palace for three more years and wants to maximise the value they could get for him say a silly offer comes in which case I’d say he’s a rare footballer!
     
  12. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Steffen Freund

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    Agreed
    He is now on a little more but a longer contract
    The club go public and it makes everyone look good
     
  13. parklane1

    parklane1 Dimitar Berbatov

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    Could not care less :)
     
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  14. DTA

    DTA Pascal Chimbonda

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    I think he would have improved our squad. Just not sure he would have improved it to the tune of 70million.
     
  15. braineclipse

    braineclipse Andy Thompson

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    Agreed. Had we swapped Son or Moura for Zaha Palace would have had a new standout star player and we would perhaps be marginally stronger. Moura was £25m, I just don't think the value was there for Zaha.
     
  16. billyiddo

    billyiddo Barry Daines Staff Member

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    I suppose the argument there would be once you get to our level it's all about marginal gains - a lot easier for one player to have a huge effect on your team if you're lower down the table and in a worse state as a team than if you're at the top and are strong all over the pitch.
     
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  17. braineclipse

    braineclipse Andy Thompson

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    True, and that's probably the main reason for the lack of transfer activity.

    Unless you're in a position where money is practically free improvements need to make at least some financial sense. It's not like Levy or Lewis are taking the money we didn't spend out of the club, so whatever we could have spent this summer surely can be spent at a later time. When perhaps a larger (though still marginal) gain can be made.
     
  18. Bullet

    Bullet Paul Robinson

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    True but if the immediate impact players weren't available, we should have invested in a longer term goal e.g. some young talent but loan them back with their current club to develop until they are ready for us
     
  19. metalgear

    metalgear Steffen Iversen

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    zaha still carrying crystal palace, devastating on the wing

    i say we bid for him mid season when its clear crystal palace is not going anywhere
     
  20. braineclipse

    braineclipse Andy Thompson

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    Doesn't seem like a significant part of our current approach with young players. I prefer our current approach with young players, and keeping our money for when the right player for the right price becomes available.
     

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