Eagles Update

For those who missed it yesterday, Palace defeated the Wolves at Selhurst Park last night, 3-1 (only a goal in the 90th minute breaking the shutout) behind a hat trick from defenseman-moved-forward Danny Butterfield, who played a similar role in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Peterborough.

Most interesting is this observation from Palace manager Neil Warnock:

“Transfer deadline day was a long day for me. I think Fulham offered £30,000 for three of our academy players, and Chelsea came in for some too. That’s disgusting. And everybody knows that [the full-back Nathaniel] Clyne almost went to Wolves yesterday, and I was disappointed with the offer we accepted for him. But he turned them down and the money we would have got for him we’ll get from this Cup run now.”

Fire sales rarely make economic sense if you’re caretaking a Going Concern and willing to provide bridge financing. That the latter was secured the day after the Transfer Deadline may not be coincident.