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View spartakev2's Profile spartakev2 Flag Anerley 29 Nov 18 4.03pm Send a Private Message to spartakev2 Add spartakev2 as a friend

Originally posted by dreamwaverider

The premier is one of the most challenging leagues in the world on players bodies. Sky and BT commentators have even created a new word they regularly use ......... ‘physicality’.
Sadly, CW’s body is not up to this league. The physical demands the premier puts on players bodies is blatantly way beyond CW.
The sooner the club and all of us and of course CW, accept this, the sooner he can drop down a league or two physically and start enjoying life again.
In his shoes, I would consider abroad, but his problem now will be finding any club to take him.
Maybe the solution would be loan to say a division one team with us subsidising his wages. There’s is no way we will renew his contract so we need to help him step down once he finds his fitness again rather than pushing him back into the premier cauldron that frankly his body cannot take.


Firstly, how many games has he played for palacd in the premiers league. I don't think it's the physicality of the league, he gets injured in training, playing for the u23s....I have no idea what his problem is, but unlikely he'll play for us again.
Secondly, pointless sending him out to another team on loan, if he was ever to get fit enough, he'd soon get injured again and be sent back.

 

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View Maine Eagle's Profile Maine Eagle Flag 29 Nov 18 6.38pm Send a Private Message to Maine Eagle Add Maine Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by spartakev2


Firstly, how many games has he played for palacd in the premiers league. I don't think it's the physicality of the league, he gets injured in training, playing for the u23s....I have no idea what his problem is, but unlikely he'll play for us again.
Secondly, pointless sending him out to another team on loan, if he was ever to get fit enough, he'd soon get injured again and be sent back.

A - we wouldn't pay his wages, or only a small %
B - he may come good and then come back and perform here/command a sale fee
C - its no skin of our nose due to point A

 

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View spartakev2's Profile spartakev2 Flag Anerley 29 Nov 18 6.45pm Send a Private Message to spartakev2 Add spartakev2 as a friend

Originally posted by Maine Eagle

A - we wouldn't pay his wages, or only a small %
B - he may come good and then come back and perform here/command a sale fee
C - its no skin of our nose due to point A

A. If and it's a big if, he managed to get fit enough to play, no one in their right minds would pay his wages.


B. He wouldn't stay fit long enough.


C. See points a and b

 

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View deetee's Profile deetee Flag 29 Nov 18 7.45pm Send a Private Message to deetee Add deetee as a friend

Pay up his contract which will enable us to get someone in on loan in Jan window

 

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View becky's Profile becky Flag over the moon 29 Nov 18 8.37pm Send a Private Message to becky Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add becky as a friend

If Connor Wickham was a car he would have been an insurance write off months ago.

 


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View Palace 1979's Profile Palace 1979 Flag Surrey 29 Nov 18 11.25pm Send a Private Message to Palace 1979 Add Palace 1979 as a friend

If I was off work sick as long as he has been I would have been investigated by now!

I do not doubt Connor has ability and he certainly gives everything when he does play.

However, as a club and a business we have to pay him up now and move him on before the January window. He is taking up a space in our squad that we could do with replacing as goals is our biggest issue.

Do we want to try and stay in this league or continuously pay this man for very little in return?

Horrible to have to say this but your time is up Connor and I wish you all the best for the future.

 


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View the silurian's Profile the silurian Flag The garden of England. 30 Nov 18 7.50am Send a Private Message to the silurian Add the silurian as a friend

Originally posted by sprites

Have screen shotted that. Fingers crossed I have the chance to bring it back out in the future....

Feel free, better make sure you back up your computer, it may be obsolete before it happens (it wont) !

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 30 Nov 18 7.50am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by Palace 1979

If I was off work sick as long as he has been I would have been investigated by now!

I do not doubt Connor has ability and he certainly gives everything when he does play.

However, as a club and a business we have to pay him up now and move him on before the January window. He is taking up a space in our squad that we could do with replacing as goals is our biggest issue.

Do we want to try and stay in this league or continuously pay this man for very little in return?

Horrible to have to say this but your time is up Connor and I wish you all the best for the future.

I assume the club goes on the advice of medical experts. If we are being told he is over his main injuries and that these latest setbacks are unrelated it would be silly to release him for nothing.

It maybe that the club has been told that he "might" recover and based on that the club had decided that as we have to pay his wages anyway it is better to continue to hope especially if the insurance company will not sign off.

From my time in management insurance companies are very reluctant to retire someone due to sickness, they will cling to "maybe" in a medical report. Doctors of course are reluctant to outright state this person will never work again unless the evidence is 100%.

So the club may have tried to pension Wickham off but the Insurance company might have said no and the club thought we're stuck with his wages so keep going until either he is written off, contract runs out or he recovers.

Lots of ifs and maybe's but none of us really know.

 


One more point

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View Midlands Eagle's Profile Midlands Eagle Flag 30 Nov 18 8.12am Send a Private Message to Midlands Eagle Add Midlands Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Palace 1979

If I was off work sick as long as he has been I would have been investigated by now!

If you were off sick in a succession of work related injuries it is your employer that would be investigated and not you

 

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View MonsterMunch's Profile MonsterMunch Flag Cambridge 30 Nov 18 9.49am Send a Private Message to MonsterMunch Add MonsterMunch as a friend

Just cannot see this turning around, at Palace anyway. Hes been out too long and just cannot get in condition. I really like him as a player but hes a burden on the wage bill with zero roi. I am almost certain the club would have investigated possibilities of termination of contract.

 

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View eaglerik's Profile eaglerik Flag bromsgrove 30 Nov 18 1.54pm Send a Private Message to eaglerik Add eaglerik as a friend

In the squad for tomorrow along with Dann

 

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View Jacey's Profile Jacey Flag 30 Nov 18 1.55pm Send a Private Message to Jacey Add Jacey as a friend

According to Roy,Wickham is available for selection tomorrow,which is fantastic news provided he does not injure himself doing pre match warm up exercises once again.
Fingers crossed he comes off the bench and scores the winner.

 

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