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Old 28-02-2021, 05:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Ian Hart View Post
Totally agree John.

Interesting how times have changed so much. These days, when a team is promoted to the top division, they invariably bring in a minimum of half a dozen new players in the close season, and often many more than that. But in those days there wasn't the perception of a vast difference between Divs 1 and 2, and it wasn't unknown for promoted teams to sign no new players. Palace decided to invest in the two big names who happened to be injured for that televised match, and I don't recall them signing any others. But neither proved to be better than what we already had, particularly in Flanagan's case
Right about Flanagan, we paid a record transfer fee of 650,000. Apart from his dodgy perm he wasn't much to write home about. Swindlehurst was a much better striker.
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