Twitter was an emotional place following the news that Glenn Murray had completed his move from Crystal Palace to Bournemouth yesterday.
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The 32-year-old spent a little over four years in SE25, scoring 47 times and working his way into our fans’ collective hearts in the process. His stern expression and languid running style has become the stuff of folklore in recent seasons, but now, Palace fans are being forced to come to terms with the fact that they will no longer be able to watch him scoring goals in red and blue.
You’ll struggle to find many of us who wish the striker any ill will, such has been the appreciation for his efforts since 2011. Signing on a free transfer from our most bitter rivals, his influence on the squad has correlated perfectly with an almost constant upward trend at Selhurst Park in relation to our league status.
Having bagged 31 goals in our promotion winning season, Glenn rediscovered his midas touch last term under Alan Pardew’s guidance, convincing Eddie Howe that he was well worth £5 million despite his advancing years.
Our club is undoubtedly moving in a new direction, but Murray’s impact on our fortunes won’t be forgotten in a hurry. Below are some of the best tweets sent in reaction to his departure.
— PalaceFanTV (@PalaceFanTV) September 1, 2015
— Crystal Palace FC (@CPFC) September 1, 2015
Genuinely not wanted a Palace player to succeed elsewhere as much as Glenn (apart from against us obviously).
— Five Year Plan (@FYPFanzine) September 1, 2015
— dwight gayle (@dwightgayle) September 1, 2015
Glenn Murray a massive part of #cpfc's success over the past few seasons. And Brighton didn't get a single penny when he moved there.
— Richard Cawley (@RichCawleySLP) September 1, 2015
— Holmesdale Online (@Holmesdale) September 1, 2015
When Murray tweets, I hope I am alone so nobody sees me cry.
— RedNBlueArmy.co.uk (@RedNBlueArmy1) September 1, 2015
— Peter Ramage (@peterramage83) September 1, 2015
— Palace Memes (@palacememes) September 1, 2015