Crystal Palace fans have taken to Twitter to reminisce about Scott Dann’s best days at Selhurst Park.
The 33-year-old has been with the Eagles since January 2014 when he arrived from Blackburn on deadline day, and he has been a fantastic servant for the club ever since.
Dann has made 156 appearances for the south Londoners, scoring a respectable 15 goals and also registering seven assists – he was also handed the captaincy by Alan Pardew, replacing Mile Jedinak as the club’s skipper.
Sadly, a serious knee injury suffered against Manchester City saw him miss a substantial period for the Eagles, in which time James Tomkins and Mamadou Sakho emerged as the undisputed first-choice pairing in his absence.
Additionally, The Athletic’s Dominic Fifield revealed that the Crystal Palace No.6 almost left Selhurst Park in January, but for Nathan Ferguson’s failed medical meaning the centre-back remained in SE25.
In response to a birthday post from the club’s official Twitter account, a number of Eagles supporters have been recalling Dann’s better days…
Prime Dann was something else https://t.co/Obz21LyagX
— Mark (@Mark_CPFC) February 14, 2020
To kick off the reaction, Mark said that Dann in his prime “was something else” – his form was so good at one point that Fifield, then writing for The Guardian, urged Roy Hodgson to call the defender up to the England national team.
Stupidly good player back in his prime, deserves much more respect https://t.co/PRBylCgA54
— 🅰️aron 🅱️urnley (@Azza_burnz) February 14, 2020
So good when he was at his peak. Goal machine https://t.co/gKwB22ySpn
— Johnny (@jwgribbin_) February 14, 2020
2014-2016 Dann was elite https://t.co/URCUIU8EJP
— SITS (@standinthesun) February 14, 2020
Elsewhere, these three supporters also waxed lyrical about the Liverpool-born centre-back’s best days.
Aaron said that Dann was a “stupidly good player in his prime” and that he deserves much more respect, while Johnny somewhat echoed that statement by branding the 33-year-old as “so good” and also a “goal machine” – the 2015/16 campaign saw him net five Premier League goals in 35 appearances.
Then, @standinthesun simply said the former Blackburn man was “elite” between 2014 and 2016.
I’ve always had a big soft spot for Scott Dann – been a great servant to the club. Such a threat in the oppositions box and was arguably our best defender for 2 seasons straight when initially joining for the club. The partnership with Damo 😍 https://t.co/wn6kc4jcsc
— StraightOuttaSE25 (@SO_Selhurst) February 14, 2020
In his prime one of the best defenders I’ve seen, great bloke as well https://t.co/NzQKiuoQer
— Kev (@kevinbartleyy) February 14, 2020
Lastly, these two fans also had something to say about Dann.
@SO_Selhurst called him a “great servant to the club” and said that they’ve “always had a big soft spot” for him.
Kev then added that the Liverpudlian was “one of the best defenders” he has seen when in his prime.
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