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Old Coulsdon, United Kingdom
An acquired refugee from the days of exile at Selhurst Park, my first game being a dreary 1-1 draw with Millwall. I followed the team back to The Valley, and have now been with them for over twenty years. You will find me in the Rose of Denmark or in the Lower West. Follow me on Twitter @DeepestDarkest1

Monday, 28 July 2008

Revolving Doors

"I expect to lose a couple more players, not because I want to, but because I have to. Hopefully, I'll be able to bring in a couple to replace them, but whether I can bring players in of the same level remains to be seen". - Alan Pardew 28th July 2008.

I found the above comment a tad depressing, although I can't pretend to be surprised at the sentiment expressed. The clubs finances dictated that we would have to sell, but not being able to bring in players of the same level, shows that ambition is definitely running behind prudence at The Valley these days. As mentioned in a previous post, I suspect that our additional defender, and midfielder requirement, will have to be secured by the use of loans.

Given the lack of incoming activity, I do wonder what Alan Pardew's relationship with the Board is like though, as he appears to have got very little thus far, by way of a transfer kitty. It may, of course, be that he has to sell, to release funding, but given that Marcus Bent has gone, and Magic is almost definitely on the way as well, I would have expected that if a signing was imminent, then as soon as the Bent deal was announced, it would have triggered an incoming player for whom we had splashed out a transfer fee. This hasn't happened, and given Pardews statement up top of this post, I am not convinced that the situation will change with Magic gone. As for the other player of two to leave, I have to hope that it is Amady Faye.

1 comment:

  1. Of course ZZ has not been sold and that was seen as the main money earner to plug the gap in the finances.