For some motive unbeknown to myself, I’ve determined to rank the worst signings made by the south London membership ever since that momentous day underneath the arch in opposition to Watford within the Play Off remaining, and if something, it has been extra humorous than labouring.
Having mentioned that, you must snort, otherwise you’ll inevitably cry. Sure, it truly is that unhealthy.
Let’s get into it we could…
11. Jack Hunt
Signed from Huddersfield City for £2m by Ian Holloway, Jack Hunt broke his ankle in his first coaching session for the membership and by no means made an look for the Eagles.
The total again later hung out on mortgage at Barnsley, Nottingham Forest, Rotherham United and Sheffield Wednesday earlier than becoming a member of the latter completely, and Palace followers by no means even acquired to witness the defender play for them. Typical eh?
10. Andy Johnson
Membership legend. Followers’ favorite. Adored by all. Andy Johnson’s return to Palace was extra of a PR stunt fairly than a signing of a viable first workforce choice, as as a consequence of the truth that the ahead’s knees had been made from polystyrene, the ahead did not play a lot soccer again in pink and blue.
Nonetheless, it was good to see AJ again in a Palace shirt and the transfer gave the Eagles’ followers some a lot wanted enjoyment in a time the place the workforce was enjoying poorly, however he did not provide far more than that.
9. Jimmy Kebe
The Malian winger joined Palace in a £2m transfer from Studying, performed simply 189 Premier League minutes, and finally had his contract terminated after reportedly not turning up for coaching.
One other Ian Holloway signing; One other full failure… What a shock.
eight. Florian Marange
Marange joined on a free switch from Bordeaux throughout the Ian Holloway Banter Window of 2013, and his therapy throughout his quick keep in south London was, erm, harsh to say the least.
The Frenchman instructed L’Equipe shortly after his arrival: “I’ve by no means been offered to the press, I’ve by no means had an official photograph and I’m nonetheless ready for my membership go well with. I stayed for 15 days in a resort earlier than discovering someplace to reside and the membership instructed me I needed to choose up the invoice.”
Oh Palace, by no means change.
7. Jonathan Benteke
Sure, Crystal Palace actually did signal Christian Benteke’s little brother, simply after he was launched from Belgian facet Zulte Waregem; and coincidentally, simply two weeks after Christian was signed. Oh, and Jonathan was by no means registered within the Eagles’ 25-man squad.
An absolute masterstroke signing by Alan Pardew, and positively not the one error that the present West Brom boss made within the switch window for the south London membership. Not by a protracted shot.
6. Kevin Doyle
On deadline day again in September 2014, Neil Warnock really sanctioned the departure of Glenn Murray and willingly purchased in Kevin Doyle as his alternative. After analyzing the Irish striker as part of his medical, the membership physician additionally requested Warnock if they might study his head, in an effort to determine what the f*** he was considering.
5. Yaya Sanogo
Sanogo was, fairly fittingly, Alan Pardew’s first Crystal Palace signing, and it is honest to say that the pair are very suited to one another; as they’re each horrible at what they do.
Pardew’s headline quote in regards to the French striker was that he would deliver a ‘chaos issue’ to south London, and he wasn’t mistaken. Sanogo prompted a lot chaos that not even the ahead himself knew what was occurring more often than not.
four. Shola Ameobi
For some absurd motive, Alan Pardew determined that signing a 33-year-old Shola Ameobi on a free switch can be a good suggestion. The membership payed the Nigerian ahead precise cash to make simply 4 sub appearances for the membership, largely within the dying embers of video games in order that he may run the ball into the nook. This membership…
three. Patrick Bamford
Patrick Bamford’s mortgage transfer to Palace was terminated six months early, and the striker (for those who may even name him that) dubbed his time at Selhurst Park as ‘horrible’, which might be what most Eagles followers would name it too.
Ought to’ve gone to Harvard, mate…
2. Jordon Mutch
Get. In. The. Bin. That’s all.
1. Emmanuel Adebayor
When the Togolese ahead mentioned that he’d must Google his new membership upon his arrival, you could possibly simply inform that his time at Palace can be a hit. The previous Arsenal, Actual Madrid and Manchester Metropolis man scored only one purpose in pink and blue, and was really paid £100,000 British kilos every week throughout his keep.