Despite Palace’s Pitiful Lack Of Goalscorers, Gayle Is Free To Leave

0 Posted by - January 13, 2016 - News

Despite the fact that we’re now without a Premier League goal in four games, Dwight Gayle has been given the go-ahead to leave Crystal Palace this January on a permanent basis. 

This report gives the details of Alan Pardew’s stance on Gayle’s future, with the former Peterborough man in high demand away from SE25. Will we regret letting him go? Almost certainly. 

Currently sitting on the sidelines with a long running hamstring injury, Gayle hasn’t enjoyed the best of times under the management of Alan Pardew, even though their time together started in extremely positive fashion. Goals for the striker in games away at Dover and Burnley when Pardew first took charge seemed to signal a shift in Dwight’s fortunes, but the months that have followed have been nowhere near as fruitful. 

Having joined the club shortly after our promotion to the top flight in 2013, Gayle has now failed to make a lasting impact under four separate permanent Palace bosses, leading many to question whether or not the striker’s mental approach to life as a professional is actually the route cause of his struggles for first-team football. Regularly trumpeted as the best natural finisher at the club, there must be a reason why he’s never been given a proper run of games at the head of the side. 

The report above gives details of both the fee Palace will be expecting, should they indeed sanction a move for him during the current window, as well as listing the names of the clubs interested in taking him off our hands, of which there are many. 

You would hope that Pardew and Parish have a more than adequate replacement lined up to fill Gayle’s boots in the event of a sale taking place, but knowing us, we probably won’t find out until the final few hours of the transfer window; it’s the Palace way. 

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5 Comments

  • Spiceboy January 13, 2016 - 8:22 am Reply

    Pardew not great in the transfer market to date. He has only signed one class player in caba the rest have been dog crap although there is hope for wickham if he gets fit. With bolo out our team looks dire going forward. We should of bought gray from Birmingham to maintain width as clearly punch, sako & lee aren’t up to the job. A striker, creative midfielder & winger are desperately needed or alas we will drift to bottom half before u can say what the hell happened here. Townsend from Spurs even on loan, Austin & a flair midfielder please Pardew no more lees, Mutch esk players or Sakos thanks. Bar caba Pardew has been clueless in the transfer window even warnock bought in macurthur & zaha.

  • Richard C January 13, 2016 - 10:18 am Reply

    Come on Pardew, before it happens so often that they change our name to Palace Nil, buy a decent centre forward and get rid of the pile of rubbish we have. Wickham is a good player but not an out and out goal scorer. Chamakh no longer looks premier league quality and Campbell never has. Gayle is too fragile despite his finishing ability.

    My big worry as Spiceboy says, is that, bar Cabaye we have not bought well. I would also like to see Williams given a go and certainly ahead of Mutch and Lee who can both be sold along with our forward line!

    Based on last nights performance I wouldn’t mind Ayew in our team.

  • tom January 13, 2016 - 11:36 am Reply

    to be fair Cabaye, Wickham and Sako are all decent buys for me, injury has hampered Wickham and Sako recently but they are both still premier league quality squad players, we just need a really decent striker and our season should be back on track, whether we see this or not tho only time will tell

  • Jose Fonte Baby! Jose Fonte, Oh, Oh, Oh January 14, 2016 - 12:44 pm Reply

    I think everyone needs to calm down. Pardews record with signings is decent. Cabeye has been imense, Wickham is pivotal to how we play just cannot get the goals or stay fit and Sako has been a brilliant freebie who has produced some match winning goals. Soaure was also a Pardew buy meaning his record isnt that bad. Bamford was an out and out flop, Mutch and Chung dont quite look capable. Shola was just a dressing room player and Keshi has done well and will probably be sold for a profit.

    Lets not forget that Cabeye is our record buy and cost less than Jonjo Shelvey. Pards has not had massive funds like some other clubs have and i think most of those players have done a good job. Soaure and Cabeye especially.

    Furthermore despite a poor run we are still in mid table and are on course to finish there. We had a very poor game against Villa and have missed some key players through injury but that doesnt mean the ship is about sink.

    Its hardly the days of Stern John and Pablo Cournago. We have often struggled with top strikers Bar AJ and Murray we havnt had that many brilliant strikers in the last 10-15 years and the list of shit ones is endless. If your down in the dumps just remember any of the following
    Ivan Kaviedes,
    Sandor Torgelle
    Nicola Ventola
    Calvin Andrew,
    Jon Macken,
    Alan Lee,
    Wayne Andrews,
    Shefki Kuqi,
    James Scowcroft,
    Stefan Iverson and
    Jermaine Easter

    If you are still feeling down about Wickham et.al then you need to have a word with yourself.

  • Richard C January 15, 2016 - 9:46 am Reply

    Whilst I agree JFBJF with most of what you say, zero goals in open play from a Palace striker in half a season of football doesn’t inspire me to think that we are ok with what we have.

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