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Author Topic: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread  (Read 492547 times)

Offline Brassneck

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #195 on: May 25, 2019, 06:19:23 PM »
He's only 28, he's not dead. A loan deal in which Palace pay some of his wages would be a good one for us. Obviously you wouldn't want him to be the only option so sign Abraham and some smaller bloke who can play off the forward, basically a better and faster version of Weimann, too.

Loaning the 4th choice CF from Crystal Palace is a good deal for us?  Get out of town.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #196 on: May 25, 2019, 06:26:10 PM »
Benteke has no heart or desire. No thanks.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #197 on: May 25, 2019, 06:29:16 PM »
Lads, lads.

It's Christian Benteke, ffs.

This whole magnificent rebirth will not be complete until he's smashing the fuck out of our opponents on our way back to European domination.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #198 on: May 25, 2019, 06:33:13 PM »
He's only 28, he's not dead. A loan deal in which Palace pay some of his wages would be a good one for us. Obviously you wouldn't want him to be the only option so sign Abraham and some smaller bloke who can play off the forward, basically a better and faster version of Weimann, too.

Loaning the 4th choice CF from Crystal Palace is a good deal for us?  Get out of town.

Or, put a less hysterical way, not taking a chance on our best striker this century, still aged only 28, in a fairly risk-free, cut price deal. Why not? If he's shite, we've lost nothing. If he's great.. .  we've got Benteke back.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #199 on: May 25, 2019, 06:35:25 PM »
Benteke has no heart or desire. No thanks.

That's because he left his heart in Aston. How could anyone be expected to give their all for no-marks like Liverpool or Crystal fucking Palace when you've played for Aston Villa?

Offline KRS

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #200 on: May 25, 2019, 06:42:16 PM »
Benteke has no heart. Once a goal scoring machine but sadly heís just a robot now.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #201 on: May 25, 2019, 06:42:37 PM »
Itís a no from me. If he canít command a regular place at Palace then why should we snap him up? His best days are behind him and thankfully they were in a Villa shirt. I can see him chasing a lucrative contract in China.

Offline Brassneck

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #202 on: May 25, 2019, 07:03:00 PM »
Itís a no from me. If he canít command a regular place at Palace then why should we snap him up? His best days are behind him and thankfully they were in a Villa shirt. I can see him chasing a lucrative contract in China.

Exactly -We should be looking at the first 2 choices at Palace, not the 4th choice.  There's no room for sentiment here.  Benteke ought not to make our squad of 18 if we go up - There is absolutely no point taking a "punt" on him just because he was good for us a few years ago - If we were to take a punt on anyone because of that reasoning, I'd have Delph back in a whisper.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #203 on: May 25, 2019, 07:12:14 PM »
He's not 4th choice, he's ahead of Ayew and Wickham and they don't play Zaha as a proper CF. I probably wouldn't have him back but describing him as 4th choice CF is simply wrong.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #204 on: May 25, 2019, 07:14:40 PM »
And in any case letís not get ahead of ourselves. We are still a Championship club.

Deep breaths...reaches for paper bag.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #205 on: May 25, 2019, 07:17:00 PM »
I don't see him as a DS player so don't see us going for him anyway.

Offline Brassneck

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #206 on: May 25, 2019, 07:32:52 PM »
He's not 4th choice, he's ahead of Ayew and Wickham and they don't play Zaha as a proper CF. I probably wouldn't have him back but describing him as 4th choice CF is simply wrong.

Sorry Rain Man

He's shit - Is that any better for you?

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #207 on: May 25, 2019, 07:40:17 PM »
Calling him Rain Man because he doesn't get confused when counting beyond one is a bit of a reach.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #208 on: May 25, 2019, 07:41:51 PM »
Calling him Rain Man because he doesn't get confused when counting beyond one is a bit of a reach.

Not really - He is unbelievably pedantic and trivial beyond recognition.  Plus Benteke is 4th choice - Hence 3 others being ahead of him.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #209 on: May 25, 2019, 07:44:33 PM »
No, Zaha is leaving and doesn't play in his position anyway. The Chelsea player whose name I can't be arsed to spell doesn't play for them anymore. So he's second choice behind Wickham.