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A Crystal Palace XI which cost LESS combined than Ross McCormack

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THE football world has been thrown into something of a frenzy today, with the news that 27-year-old Championship striker Ross McCormack has commanded a fee of £11 million. The Scotsman has joined Fulham from Leeds Utd for the princely sum, despite not having played a single minute of English top flight football. We decided to compare Palace's transfer business with this and it soon became apparent that, lining up in a 4-4-2 formation, you could field an entire Palace XI costing roughly £9.5 million in TOTAL. To put that into perspective, McCormack's fee would fund the 11 men on the pitch, plus the wages of the country's best gaffer Tony Pulis (ok, we may have made that one up). Here's the Palace XI. Please note, we have had to go with estimated fees in two or three cases, where the exact transfer amount was undisclosed.Julian Speroni – £500k Joel Ward – £400k Damien Delaney – Free Scott Dann - £3m Adrian Mariappa – £2.5m Mile Jedinak – Free Stuart O' Keefe - Free Yannick Bolasie - Free Jason Puncheon – £3m Glenn Murray – Free Marouane Chamakh – FreeTOTAL XI: £9.4 million This shows that Palace have snapped up some canny free transfers over recent years, not least skipper Mile Jedinak and goal machine Glenn Murray. But perhaps most startling figure here is the mere £400,000 which Palace paid Portsmouth for the services of Joel Ward in 2012. Is Ross McCormack really worth 28 Joel Wards? According to Fulham he is...

A Crystal Palace XI which cost LESS combined than Ross McCormack


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