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The Edg of reason

The Edg of reason

He may be 37, but Edgar Davids is a good signing for the future of Crystal Palace, says Peter Beagrie.

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Paul Jones (Crystal Palace fan) says...

Thanks for the positive comments about Edgar Davids. I for one was shocked when we signed him but I agree the knowledge he can impart onto the academy youngsters will be invaluable for their development. It also shows how commited the new Palace owners are at bringing in players who have not just playing ability but a complete knowledge of the game. It can only produce positive results for the coming season.

Posted 08:48 27th August 2010

Tom Watson (Crystal Palace) (Crystal Palace fan) says...

At last a positive and well thought out article on Edgar Davids move to Crystal Palace. I have been amazed at the derision his arrival has created in some quarters, and I, like Peter think it signals positive times for the Eagles. CPFC2010 came to the club with a belief that the foundations of the club should be built upon the academy and bringing through young talent. Over the summer we have lost experienced pro''s in Shaun Derry and Clint Hill so it has been imperative that Burley replaces these guys with experience. This is where Edgar Davids comes in. This is a guy who has played for some of the worlds greatest clubs and his experience and know how will be a fantastic help to a very talented crop of kids we have coming through at Palace. George Burley wants these kids to express themselves and develop playing attractive football and what better player to have around them than Edgar Davids to give them the belief to do this. As Peter rightly pointed out its a pay as you play deal so its win win for the club, because if he doesn''t perform he wont play! It's exciting times for the club and I think every Palace fan is relishing seeing one of the Worlds greatest play in the famous red and blue!

Posted 20:28 26th August 2010

Peter Waters (Crystal Palace fan) says...

It'' so pleasing to be getting good press! Everything is moving forward at my beloved club and the signing of Edgar Davids, which could have been the subject of ridicule, is being portrayed in the most positive light by all. I would like to express my thanks to Peter Beagrie also for his kind comments and his good wishes.

Posted 18:52 26th August 2010

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