It has been a quiet summer at Crystal Palace so far in terms of signings, and Eagles supporters have been busy discussing sporting director Dougie Freedman and the club’s scouting team on the Holmesdale forum.
You would think that the south London outfit at the very least need a right-back to replace the England U21 international, as well as a striker given Christian Benteke and Connor Wickham only managed to score one goal between them in all competitions last season.
Freedman is one of the main men when it comes to making these transfer decisions, and he has his own thread on Holmesdale right now where fans have been discussing him and those responsible for identifying potential new players.
There are those for and against, to be fair.
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Some are still clearly backing the former Palace striker and believe he has a difficult job, and others that feel that he isn’t doing well enough in his role.
One fans points to the club bringing in Cheikhou Kouyate, Max Meyer and Vicente Guaita as proof that Freedman is working with tough restrictions – which is difficult to argue with – while another says that the presence of a club like Chelsea makes it difficult to win the race for the best young players.
Others are not so impressed with the 45-year-old and the transfer team at all though, and rightly so. As one individual points out, they have brought in two currently out-of-favour players in Alexander Sorloth and Jaroslaw Jach, while two goalkeeper additions have already left Selhurst Park.
There are good points made for both sides of the argument when it comes to the Scot’s role and how he is performing, and those opinions on him could go either way depending on what business the Eagles do in the next month.