Selhurst Park

Next Game

C Palace v Man City

Sunday, 27 April 2014, 16:10

Barclays Prem

Upton Park

Last Game

West Ham 0 - 1 C Palace

Saturday, 19 April 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Holloway: Market a nightmare

Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway has labelled the summer transfer market an "absolute nightmare" as he struggles to add recruits to his promoted squad.

Last Updated: 08/08/13 at 19:11 Post Comment

Ian Holloway: Frustrated by transfer market

Ian Holloway: Frustrated by transfer market

Holloway guided the Eagles back in to the Barclays Premier League through the play-offs last season and has been looking to make additions that will help him fight against an immediate return to the Sky Bet Championship.

Palace have so far made six signings with Stephen Dobbie, Dwight Gayle, Jerome Thomas, Jose Campana, Kevin Phillips and Elliot Grandin all moving to Selhurst Park.

But Holloway is still determined to add more players with the new league season kicking off for Palace at home to Tottenham on August 18.

"The market is absolutely crazy," he said. "You have a certain time to go shopping and you have to go shopping at the same time and everyone sees how much money you have.

"I have had to turn my phone off because it's on meltdown. It's an absolute nightmare but once you sift through it, using my 18 years of experience as a manager, we will get some good signings in. I might need five, six or even seven."

With highly-rated youngster Wilfried Zaha having left to join champions Manchester United and striker Glenn Murray injured, it is a goalscorer who most likely tops Holloway's wish list, with a move for Arsenal's Marouane Chamakh still a possibility.

When asked about a move for the Morocco international Holloway replied: "You will have to speak to my chairman about that one. If it happens then it happens, if it doesn't then it doesn't.

"We still need to make a few more additions. With Wilfried going and Glenn [injured], I've lost a lot of goals. We have set ourselves targets and we need to be able to give ourselves the best chance to compete in the Premier League."

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

may well get slated by other United fans for this, but out of the three contenders, I'd far prefer Liverpool to win the title. Yes some elements of their fanbase can be a bit OTT, yes they're our biggest rivals and yes it will make our poor season feel even more like the end of an era (Fergie's gone, Liverpool are back on top). However I just have to applaud Brendan Rodgers and the way he's turned Liverpool around in just a couple of seasons. It...

Mike_Christie
Please Stop Telling Us What To Think

H

ooray! We are all excited now, we beat a very mediocre team! With all due respect to WHU supporters, not winning that game shouldn't even be a consideration. This is the problem, there is no winning mentality at the Emirates - we're all congratulating ourselves beating a team that we have a winning record against.

TheWhiz
Wenger hails important win

I

s this meant to be an aspiration for United supporters? Moyes mediocrity strikes again. I see the Bayern boys don't want to sign for him, and his reputation amongst the senior European coaches make other key signings unlikely.

redbornandbred
De Gea's Europa League target

Footer 365

Premier League: Chelsea's Jose Mourinho 'congratulates' officials after loss to Sunderland

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho fired a thinly-veiled criticism at the officials after the 2-1 home defeat to Sunderland.

Premier League: Sunderland beat Chelsea 2-1 at Stamford Bridge

Fabio Borini scored a late penalty as Sunderland beat Chelsea 2-1 at Stamford Bridge to dent the Blues' title hopes.

Cardiff held, Swans win late

Cardiff's hopes of Premier League survival suffered a blow as they drew 1-1 with Stoke, while Swansea grabbed a 2-1 win at Newcastle.

Mail Box

Kieran's Not The Only One Keeping Notes

Another chap in the mailbox has been keeping notes on comments made by optimistic Man United fans. Plus, Garey Vance is offering a double-or-quits on his new tattoo...

Mignolet Is The Reason For Liverpool Flying

Mignolet's bad kicking is the reason for Liverpool's success, whilst one man keep notes on F365 mails. Plus England excitement, Arteta and a bad Walsall experience...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property