Parish Warns Big Sam’s Everton Off Stealing CPFC’s Crown Jewels

1 Posted by - December 5, 2017 - Daily Thoughts, News

Steve Parish has taken the opportunity to wish Sam Allardyce well in his new role with Everton but has warned him against trying to take goalkeeping coach Martyn Margetson away from Selhurst Park in the immediate future.

Thanks to the Toffees decision to take Big Sam on, Crystal Palace are now due £2 million in compensation and whilst the Eagles chairman holds no personal grudge against the former England boss for answering the call of the Merseysiders, he’s still keen to ensure his arrival at Goodison doesn’t create too much havoc in SE25.

Yesterday, we covered the story linking Allardyce with a January move for Palace full-back Patrick van Aanholt, which plenty of a red and blue persuasion seem open to but the prospect of losing a widely respected coach into the bargain certainly stings a little bit more for me.

Whilst I can understand Allardyce’s desire to build a coaching staff that he knows and respects, we have our own interests to look after first and foremost and with Margetson looked upon by everyone at the club as a key cog in our battle against the drop, I’m not surprised Parish has spoken publicly about his desire for Allardyce to back off.

In truth, Parish appears to have taken the news Sam’s Everton rescue mission remarkably well, refusing to take pot-shots at the man who decided to walk away from us just a matter of months ago. It seems as though he trusted his word back in May and still does now despite the change of heart, which after the long-running saga surrounding Tony Pulis’ departure is great to see.

Things will inevitably turn a little sour in Sam does persist in his pursuit of Margetson but from an outsider’s perspective, this early shot across the bow is a calculated move from Parish, designed to make supporters aware of our former gaffer’s motives just days after taking up his latest post.

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6 Comments

  • tzcar December 5, 2017 - 9:14 am Reply

    mr hopkin sometimes i wonder wether your really alert to thing,s around you.the alladyce thing is easy to work out.working in london was a strain for him.his family live in lanc,s.from everton to his home is only a hour,s drive to bolton,his home.plus look at everton.the best team outside top 6.the pertentual.u must remember sam,only just got us safe.i personally prefer roy,he,s more strutured in his approach.and he,s getting the best out of ,i personally poor lot.we need new striker.commanding midfield.a centre forward whose not a carthorse.centrehalves getting constantly ill/injured.i just hope january,we get some quality in.

    • admin December 5, 2017 - 9:22 am Reply

      It’s not a case of me not being aware, I simply don’t take that kindly to men saying they no longer want to work in the Premier League before taking a job in that exact division five months later…

    • Jose Fonte baby? Jose Fonte? Oh oh oh December 5, 2017 - 12:20 pm Reply

      Tzcar, i think you forget he said he found Prem management to stressful and wanted to enjoy things whilst he was still young and well enough to do them (drinking pints of wine perhaps?). I get the point about the commute but he will still have a relegation battle, an expectant board and fan base and the 24/7 work schedule of a top flight gaffer.

      To take an even more stressful job 3/4 months later suggests his reasons weren’t true.

      Regarding Margetson, unlike Big Sam, he is based in London so might be keen to stay down south. Everton will no doubt offer more money and a better coaching facility and the chance to work with an England international keeper.

      • admin December 5, 2017 - 12:22 pm Reply

        The thing that worries me most about Margetson is that he has no ties or loyalty to us. It would be a real shame to lose him.

  • The Expat Eagle December 5, 2017 - 10:43 am Reply

    I, and plenty of others could see what was happened with Big Sam back in May and again we are not surprised he took the Everton job. He never really retired! As for Margetson, if he walks we can do nothing to stop him except get some compensation, which for a coach will be a few thousand if we’re lucky.

    It’s a non-story. Not for you, I get the site and you are just conveying a story, I’m talking about in the bigger picture. Parish can talk the talk but he can’t do a think about it.

    • admin December 5, 2017 - 10:44 am Reply

      Indeed, there is next to nothing Parish can do if Margetson wants to leave and Everton are willing to pay the necessary compensation; still, I applaud his decision to go public with the hope that it doesn’t happen.

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