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.
Soccer person are we now? As a c-lincense coach and a referre for youth, I have a few stories to tell. I was a director for the Madison 56ers when they took the adult amateur championship. I got Puma to sponsor our youth tournament until a local store peed in our pot and spoiled the relationship
My youngest son played for Ohio Wesleyan and my oldest for Lake Forest. Watched a few games in my life including Kaiser-Slaugtern and also Homberg-Saarbrucken.
It sounds like players have the right to refuse to be sold to other teams.
It also sounds like Warnock belives Clyne will earn them more money playing for him than they had tried to sell him for. I know next to nothing about the team arrangment, but it sounds like the coach doesn’t have any control over personnel decisions.