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Palace chief: Judge us at end of transfer window
Wednesday, 18 July 2012
STEVE Parish has hit back at fans criticising Crystal Palace's transfer activity this summer by urging: Judge us at the end of the window.
The Eagles sold Darren Ambrose to Birmingham in a £250,000 deal on Friday - a move that we exclusively revealed on our website - and are also negotiating with Southampton over £4million-rated Nathaniel Clyne.
Palace have already offloaded Sean Scannell to Huddersfield while free agent Anthony Gardner has refused a new contract to commit to Sheffield Wednesday.
But Parish, speaking in Tuesday's South London Press, said: "We've bought certain players in our history because people feel under pressure to sell season tickets or get bums on seats - I'm not going to do it. I'd rather get it done right then doing it right now.
"We're not just going to do it to get a story on a website to try and make everyone feel good for 20 minutes and to get them off my back.
"Myself and the manager are on the phone every second of every day.
“We want to be pushing for the play-offs and higher up the league.
"I don't care what people say on Twitter. All I care about us doing our very best to move this club forward. That's it.
“I've not been able to give the news they want right now and they can call me all the c's and everything on Twitter - I'm not going to change.
"You can't always get the timing the way they want it. You've got to go with your instincts when you get offers and we're working on other stuff in the background."
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Posted by : ian, West | Friday 20/Jul/2012 | Report this comment
Agree with SP, we need to keep the faith but with Clyne now added to losses plus pressure on Zaha, looks like we may need to believe in miracles too!
Posted by : SEL, aceapl1905 | Thursday 19/Jul/2012 | Report this comment
Judging Palace by end of transfer window sounds like we are prepared to write off Augusts games. Sorry winners don’t write off 4 or 5 games that will be played by then, every point and match counts. These are clearly still tough times for Palace, let’s hope the bookies are wrong with their odds on us, but they don’t look wrong.
Posted by : Chris, Crystal | Thursday 19/Jul/2012 | Report this comment
I agree with the comment that we have a weaker squad than last season but the Chairman and Manager know that and will have to stand up and be counted if it hits the fan. It dosn’’t help when a few Palace players talk about top 6 position. At least 3/4 of the other Championship sides are far stronger than us.
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