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ForWard move. Joel joins Palace

ForWard move. Joel joins Palace

As expected Joel Ward has become the second monetary, well technically third, departure of the summer by completing his anticipated move to Palace.

Ward, not short of offers, eventually opted for a move to the London outfit and I guess that fits in best with him as it 'probably' means that he will not even have to move, he can just commute daily.

£400,000, for me, is not a true reflection of his worth but in our current state it is again a case of 'needs must' again. Palace, I would presume, would be paying the fee upfront in full, hence the smaller amount received.

Appy, as he told The Pompey Site, paid tribute to the Emsworthian upon his departure to Selhurst where he has signed a 4-year contract: 'Joel has been an absolute pleasure to work with.

'Most days he was the first person on the training pitch and the last one off it. He was always looking to improve as a player.

'He's got a lot of attributes. He's physically strong, he's quick and can play in a number of different positions.

'Joel has been a big asset for this football club and he will be missed, but we wish him all the best for the future.'

Yep, I think Appy sums things up pretty well really.

I have always liked Joel, and have been a fan of his for many a year. I always saw him as a central defender but right back is quite possibly going to end up being his long-term position. I could still see the merits of the thinking that he could be a 'box-to-box' midfield type though.

All the very best to the guy, it is a shame that our future could not have been built around the likes of him but as the saying goes beggars can't be choosers can they...

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Tuesday May 29 2012
Time: 9:20AM

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Well it was always going to happen wasn't it! Its a shame, but that's the way the cookie crumbles when your down and out. We really are going to have to touch base and build again from the bottom with hungry young players. That is of course if we can shift the well fed old ones that are literally bleeding us to death.... Good luck Joel in your footballing future.
cornypomp
01/06/2012 10:29:00
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Well he was always going to go but Palace, I can't that as much of a positive move. Yes close to home but, well his choice & I wish him well. He stood up when it mattered & GAVE EVERYTHING FOR THE CAUSE. Shame only £400k very low price.
storagematt
01/06/2012 11:19:00
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