Date: 21st December 2017 at 10:27pm
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Roy Hodgson refuses to guarantee that Wilfried Zaha will remain a Crystal Palace player by the end of the January transfer window.

Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal are reportedly in competition to sign a player valued at £40million and who has been influential in the Eagles’ recent climb out of the Premier League relegation zone.

“I don’t think that as a manager you can ever give guarantees on anything,” Palace boss Hodgson said.

“It’s a great credit to the club and Will Zaha that if there are rumours circulating that there are so called bigger clubs looking at him and maybe thinking of making a bid, we should be pleased about that because it means he’s playing well.”

“That’s the way we are looking at it and if the day comes that when one of those rumours becomes the truth and there’s a concrete situation, I will come to terms with it at that moment in time.

“If you ask if I want him to stay, then like the rest of Crystal Palace supporters of course I do. I’m happy to let the rumours abound. He’s helping us win games and I’ve no doubt that will continue until the day when he can no longer do it for us. Like most Crystal Palace fans, I hope that’s a long way off.”

PA Sport
 
Comments
  • Aside from cerebrospinal fluid, what's on your mind?

  • gloster1861 December 22, 2017 at 9:55 am

    David Dillenberg
    also a canny striking resemblance me thinks to Jemima Khan!

    Julie Christie in “Demon Seed”. Very hot.

    • Legoverlass December 22, 2017 at 11:16 am

      One of the sexiest actress’s of the big screen in the same mould as Helen Mirren perhaps.

  • gloster1861 December 22, 2017 at 9:52 am

    Harry Hotspur
    In fairness to Christian he was talking about catching Man City.
    Rather hear that some cobblers about us still being in the title chase – we’re not and fourth looks like pipe dream (at time of writing)*
    * Just adding that for any arseholes reading

    Speaking as an arsehole, no one can catch Citeh. Only they can throw it away themselves from this position. It’s called ” doing a Keegan”.

  • 61SpursNut🌰 December 22, 2017 at 9:22 am

    I’ll just leave this here:

  • OrganicPaper December 22, 2017 at 9:15 am

    LET THE GLUTTONY COMMENCE!
    Officially no more work till the new year, feels bloody lovely! Plenty of excessive behavior to come and lots of footy!

    As many of us plan to over indulge in food, drink and general merriment I will not be forgetting how fortunate I am to be able to enjoy such pleasures . Every year I support a charity in some way, be it volunteering or simply donating some money to a worthwhile cause. I support Homeless Action Barnet because its my local borough and I think they do excellent work for vulnerable people.

    I dont want to preach to you fine fellows, but I do urge any of you who can afford either time of a bit of spare cash to spread the festive love to a charity or organisation that is helping the many vulnerable people in your communities.

    Merry Xmas, Happy Hanukkah(i know i just missed this one!)

    • gloster1861 December 22, 2017 at 9:47 am

      The diet stays in force till midnight Christmas Eve.

      • OrganicPaper December 22, 2017 at 10:20 am

        That’s some resolve you have Glos

    • Legoverlass December 22, 2017 at 11:18 am

      Bang on…. next year every day do one random act of kindness. What you put out into this Universe you get back… cannot wait for Levys payback day 😉

  • Sexy Beast December 22, 2017 at 9:12 am

    Isn’t it about time we signed some unknown french player with a name starting with N’ something?
    Who can’t play football 🏈

  • Harry Hotspur December 22, 2017 at 7:58 am

    I phoned a Radio Station today, to enter their mystery prize competition.
    The presenter answered and said, “Congratulations on being our first caller, all you need to do is answer the following question correctly, to win our Mystery Grand Star Prize”..
    “That’s Fantastic!” I called out in delight.
    “Feel Confident?” The presenter asked, “It’s a Maths Question.”
    “Well, I’ve got a degree in Mathematics from Oxford University,” I proudly replied, “and I’ve taught maths to A level students for the last 20 years”
    “Ok then, to win our grand prize of 2 tickets to a West Ham game and to meet the players after the game, what is 2+2 ?”
    “7”, I replied….

    • 61SpursNut🌰 December 22, 2017 at 8:21 am

      Chortle.

    • gloster1861 December 22, 2017 at 9:49 am

      Second prize was a sharing the directors’ box with Brady Gold and Sullivan.

    • molester December 22, 2017 at 9:57 am

      haha brilliant

  • melcyid December 22, 2017 at 5:04 am

    So rumour has it we go for Zaha and blue moonies go for alexis Sanchez on 400 gs a week.different worlds we live in

    • Harry Hotspur December 22, 2017 at 9:08 am

      It’s the ‘ENIC way’ we wouldn’t want to be a plastic club and buy someone good and then end up winning something 😆

  • Cali December 22, 2017 at 1:54 am

    What did he mean Ericsen when he says we need more than a miracle? I don’t like that kind of mentality it is a defeatist mentality, i don’t know what to make of the guy.

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 December 22, 2017 at 2:17 am

      He us a defeatist.You were right the first time.
      NEXT:

    • Harry Hotspur December 22, 2017 at 7:32 am

      In fairness to Christian he was talking about catching Man City.

      Rather hear that some cobblers about us still being in the title chase – we’re not and fourth looks like pipe dream (at time of writing)*

      * Just adding that for any arseholes reading

  • Freund or Foe December 22, 2017 at 1:47 am

    Darts is great. Like a Park Lane/Oktoberfest mix. I’m sick of beer though, they served fuck all else.

  • Frontwheel 2 December 22, 2017 at 1:36 am

    Testing

  • Hartley™ December 22, 2017 at 12:59 am

  • Sexy Beast December 21, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    I think we missed our chance when Daniel Levylowball offered Palace £12 million for him, if only he’d gone all in at £15 million …………….

    • Accy December 21, 2017 at 11:42 pm

      Seem to remember they wanted double what we offered. Levy said no way.

      Then stumped up £30m for Sissy.

      It’s probably all about the payment plan.

      • Lilywhite without the ll December 22, 2017 at 12:01 am

        The second another team shows interest and go above 20m, not a hope in hell we will get him…Danger Mouse only buys players nobody else bids for…

        • Accy December 22, 2017 at 12:11 am

          which is why we’ll sign James Ward Prowse – mark my words. I said it last year and I’ll keep saying it. That will be Levy’s idea of giving the fans a Kevin De Bruyne type player.

        • Harry Hotspur December 22, 2017 at 1:30 am

          Hey this is all the work of a minimum wage scouting network!

    • Harry Hotspur December 22, 2017 at 12:15 am

      I doubt Baldy went all in on his wedding night

      • The Long Good SPURTSday 💋 December 22, 2017 at 12:31 am

        Is that a ‘tip’ from Gladys?

        • Harry Hotspur December 22, 2017 at 1:29 am

          Chaste Glad the gurgler

  • The Long Good SPURTSday 💋 December 21, 2017 at 11:27 pm

    MysteriousStranger
    I suspect you won’t get all the presents you’ve asked for, Ant.

    Wotcha, mate. Hope all’s well (as can be expected) in your life.

    • MysteriousStranger December 22, 2017 at 12:54 am

      All good thanks. Back working just in time for Christmas, of course the wife has two weeks off and I’ll be slaving away but not complaining in the grand scheme of things. Hope all’s well with you. 👍🏻

      • Horndog 🇺🇸 December 22, 2017 at 1:12 am

        Glad to hear MS.

  • The Long Good SPURTSday 💋 December 21, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    The blue avatars will make it difficult to recognise the wrong uns and ne’er do wells who frequently frequent the blog under false personae.

    • DAVID December 21, 2017 at 11:29 pm

      Eh ?

      • The Long Good SPURTSday 💋 December 21, 2017 at 11:31 pm

        You heard!

      • The Long Good SPURTSday 💋 December 21, 2017 at 11:31 pm

        How do I know that’s really big D?

        • DAVID December 21, 2017 at 11:39 pm

          Damn, cover blown again.

  • David Dillenberg December 21, 2017 at 11:07 pm

    Many thanks to Nutty for creating my new new logo represents a stunning actress who starred in the Go Between film with Alan Bates.

    • David Dillenberg December 21, 2017 at 11:07 pm

      *New Avatar

      • AntSpurs December 21, 2017 at 11:10 pm

        Is this your saucy side DD? Goldie Hawn in Spurs shirt…cooor

        • AntSpurs December 21, 2017 at 11:11 pm

          Or twiggy

        • David Dillenberg December 21, 2017 at 11:12 pm

          Julie Christie.

          • AntSpurs December 21, 2017 at 11:15 pm

            Lovely, thought it might be Sarah from Girls Aloud you ole rogue. Merry Crimbo DD.

            • David Dillenberg December 21, 2017 at 11:17 pm

              To yourself and all posters seasons greetings.

              • AntSpurs December 21, 2017 at 11:19 pm

                Indeedy.

          • David Dillenberg December 21, 2017 at 11:28 pm

            also a canny striking resemblance me thinks to Jemima Khan!

      • Hartley™ December 23, 2017 at 11:49 pm

        Hartley
        We will fucking annihilate Burnley.

        Harry Hotspur
        That’s the plan, Harts.
        Fingers crossed we have more in our armoury than just shouting that at each other.

        Hartley
        WHO’S SHOUTING?

  • AntSpurs December 21, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    Loving the logo, Indesit I think. Oh I’ve been a house husband for too long.

  • AntSpurs December 21, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    Let’s have Zaha, Barkley and Shaw for Crimbo please Danielson.

    • AntSpurs December 21, 2017 at 10:49 pm

      Don know ‘first time’.

    • MysteriousStranger December 21, 2017 at 10:53 pm

      I suspect you won’t get all the presents you’ve asked for, Ant. 😂

      • AntSpurs December 21, 2017 at 10:55 pm

        Just one of them, to go with the stockings, pants and smellies.

      • Horndog December 21, 2017 at 11:06 pm

        me neither, especially from Ezekial Elliott.