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Crystal Palace reject Morgan Gould move

Posted: 20 July 2011 Time: 20:46

Morgan Gould is still determined to earn a transfer to Europe despite failing to secure a move to English Championship side Crystal Palace. 

The 28-year-old SuperSport United defender was given the bad news in a meeting with Palace boss Dougie Freedman on Wednesday after spending a week on trial in South London.   The price-tag of around R5.3 million was too much for the cash-strapped Eagles to afford after spending a similar amount as a down payment to buy his Bafana Bafana team-mate Kagisho Dikgacoi from Fulham.   "Morgan did very well but at the price they were after I just felt he wasn't quite right for us," manager Dougie Freedman told the Croydon Advertiser. "We're working to a very tight budget and at that price he would have had to go straight into the team and I'm not sure he was quite ready for that."   And despite his obvious disappointment, Gould has vowed to learn from the experience.   “We had a meeting today and he said he likes everything he has seen but they need a player who can adapt quickly to the league,” the former Jomo Cosmos defender tells KickOff.com on his way to the airport.   “They are looking for someone who is experienced in playing in Europe so I have to respect that and move on now. Everything that happens to me I take it as a learning curve.”   Gould has made no secret of his desire to test himself overseas after ousting Aaron Mokoena from the Bafana set-up and he is determined not to let this latest setback stand in his way.   “I most definitely still want to play in Europe still,” he says.   “I’ll have to go back to South Africa and wait to hear if there are any other options. But it was a good experience that I will learn a lot from.” 

Previous comments on this story...

Sweyts',)
posted: 11:40 pm
Hade ntwana, fede do'nt despair 'cause there is ONE option back home.....no prizes for guessing who that is ne. mh.mh.
Mr T
posted: 11:59 pm
join chiefs bro.
Anonymous
posted: 12:14 am
mr editor we hv heared mrnng dat he ddnt mke it,cum wth sumthng fresh lyk:benni signs wth ajax
Anonymous
posted: 12:23 am
Mr editor come up with somthing new, like shabba is going 2 play for spur or khune wil be playing for spurs. , or benni is going 2 sign a 2 year deal pliz bro come up with those thingz pliz.
Anonymous
posted: 01:01 am
Learning curve at 28...???...me thinks not...16 to 25 year old players would talk about learning curves, not you Mr Gould or a goalkeeper as they mature with time like the wine of the Western Cape farms...!!!
Anonymous
posted: 01:21 am
They want the Africans young and cheap, DIRTY CHEAP. Its another lesson for those players that only want to leave South Africa when they 26 years old.
Anonymous
posted: 08:39 am
Kickoff is begining to be like Laduma by reporting in other teams favour. When Tshabalala failed @ Forest, it was reported as he'll go the following season. Nengomasha was rejected but it came as the coach didnt know about him. Now U(Kickoff) Boldly & Proudly say Gould was rejected, if he was playing for chiefs U(Kickoff) would have reported it in a different way making excuses. Stop it Kickoff otherwise I leave this site like Laduma.
Anonymous
posted: 08:49 am
dnt undastand, why did dey invite him 4 trial whn dey knw dey wher luking 4 sum1 wit European expirience?
Sporo
posted: 09:23 am
hade ntwana dont worry gates are still open for you enaturena
Anonymous
posted: 10:12 am

Ncibane: nice observation ntwana.

i dont know wether i should respond to the artcile, to biased.
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 10:16 am
Ncibane : 2011-07-21 08:39


Kickoff is begining to be like Laduma by reporting in other teams favour. When Tshabalala failed @ Forest, it was reported as he'll go the following season. Nengomasha was rejected but it came as the coach didnt know about him. Now U(Kickoff) Boldly & Proudly say Gould was rejected, if he was playing for chiefs U(Kickoff) would have reported it in a different way making excuses. Stop it Kickoff otherwise I leave this site like Laduma.

@Ncibane,

Spot on!! Just like the said about that cow Musunu. Before he went for trials, we were told that The Zebras and the Germans agreed and now there is a spin, apparantly the Zebras want more money and other reports says the team has more players so the deal depends on whether they sell the other players. So who is fooling who here Cowzer kickoff?

Why is Nyawana still here? We are told Khune is wanted but he refused to go now. Nxx!!! Kickoff stop lying to us in trying to market these cows.

Bofolla Safety Belt Reja Joy Makhosi
posted: 10:56 am
@Ncibane leave Kickoff monna. You really think we care? Only your sympathisers who wants their team's publicity through Chiefs will miss you.

FACT: You don't bite the hand that feeds you!

Keep up the good work Kickoff Editors. They complain like this because they only visit the site to hurl insults and their black asses don't even know the Kickoff magazine's price. Hypocrites!

I got a feeling. That Tonight's gonna be a good night!
Tibos [Khosi-FOUR-Life]
posted: 11:01 am
owh come on people stop be cyical and with your lousy complants lyk hopeless orphans, kickoff is reporting what other sites are also saying and you have no proven facts to conlude that kickoff favour amakhosi you are just haters to chiefs and again i understand why when you are popular and successful people always suspect something you do wrong

and some are threatning to live the site as they did to the others, do you think kickoff give a dam about you? NO they dont even know that you were there making stupit and senseless comments even kickoff does not even know you do such retarded comments here and they dont care about you.

back to the topic Gould you are the countries asset if they dont see you good enough come back home ntwana we value you with your excellent job, and i whould be happy if you can join amakhosi we always wanted you for you marvelous job. as they think overseas are much better than us but we beat their socalled stars and popular teams fair and square
Anonymous
posted: 11:33 am
@ Tshitiso, plz rephrase your comment, kickoff doesnt feed me if it feeds u fine but Im not fed by kickoff, wether I bite them or not.
Anonymous
posted: 11:34 am
Palace is just being diplomatic here....Mr Gould failed. It doesnt make sense to invite a player for trials when u have no IDEA how much roughly it would cost to get his signature. The same applies to Musona.

How on earth can R5 be too much for an international player. Plz man!
vision - Asprilla
posted: 11:44 am
hard luck gould..thngs happen fr reasons,,head up son.as fr cow rats fans why bring why bring the mihgty amakhosi in ths unrelated topic ,,,its cows like u tht influence th thkin of ur cow fellows ,,,no pirates player is wanted or evn recently cmplimentd by totenham,,,we will beat u tonite nd beat tottenham again and thn xport shabba nd itu....
Nipsy
posted: 11:44 am
Bobby please buy this man and save him a disgrace by these English guys. Nxa
Bofolla Safety Belt Reja Joy Makhosi
posted: 12:00 pm
I know that they don't feed you. Don’t be selective when reading my comments. There’s a lot of common sense in my comments.

Simple English: Kickoff gets ROI when the biggest team supporters purchase its products. Now tell me why they should deliberately write negatives about Chiefs just because you want them to. They know which side their bread is buttered. Kabish?

Kaizer Chiefs is a big brand in South African football regardless of what you’ll hear from the supporters of a certain team which doesn’t even fill a mere Mbombela. Unless you are one of them rats.

And again @Ncibane welcome to hell if I may put it that way. Your diplomacy wont work here. Until you hear how Champ KING swear and Champ Swona.
Anonymous
posted: 12:07 pm
Motho: my brother u know i dont swear, i tease strategically.

Pirates played on tuesday and this is a developing country. make note of that, the attendance was very good good considering the status of the tournement and the day.

also bear in Tottenhum is not that popular in this country.
Tibos [Khosi-FOUR-Life]
posted: 12:21 pm
Ncibane : 2011-07-21 11:33 [ Report ]
@ T****iso, plz rephrase your comment, kickoff doesnt feed me if it feeds u fine but Im not fed by kickoff, wether I bite them or not
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who said they feed any1? if you make sense of wht you are saying i am sure you dont even knw what you are saying its only your declanging brain that make sense of wat u are telling me. its your statement that rearticulation coz i dnot get it, and dont try to be stylish on me coz i will show you whet chic means
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