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Callum Wilson has come back from two serious ACL injuries, so maybe there's hope yet for Wickham.

Not that I'll be putting him in my fantasy football team any time soon...

 


Ask me about Ronald de Boer.

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View Casual's Profile Casual Flag Orpington 14 Nov 18 7.19pm Send a Private Message to Casual Add Casual as a friend

Saw him today up the driving range. Big lump , but don’t hit the ball as far as me

 

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Originally posted by kennybrowns leftfoot

He reminds me of Dean Ashton... Both very talented, burst on to the scene at a young age but were hampered by serious injury... I just can't ever see him returning to the level he was at... Nearly 2 years out of football takes its toll and not many players return from that length of time out to be the players that were.

John Salako never returned to the level he was at... Same with Bolasie In fact off the top of my head I can only think of Alan Shearer who after about 14 months came back to continue where he had left off.... But Shearer was a freak of a player... In the nicest possible sense.


I like Wickham. But don’t think he has ever shown the quality or goal scoring ability of Ashton. I’d say Charlie Austin and Ashton are more similar. In and out with injuries, but would have got a decent amount of England caps if they’d stayed fit.


Edited by Midlands Eagle (14 Nov 2018 7.32pm)

 

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Originally posted by MonsterMunch

I agree they are all much of a muchness. Same sh1t different gravy. Oh for a AJ/Defoe type

We had one. Never played him. Now he's banging them in for WBA.

*Cue* "yeah, but it's the championship etc etc"

 

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Originally posted by sprites

We had one. Never played him. Now he's banging them in for WBA.

*Cue* "yeah, but it's the championship etc etc"

...Yeah, but it's the Championship.

Newcastle also took advantage of his ability at Championship level, then ditched him in the PL.

 

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View Rudi Hedman's Profile Rudi Hedman Flag Caterham 16 Nov 18 8.42am Send a Private Message to Rudi Hedman Add Rudi Hedman as a friend

Originally posted by Casual


I like Wickham. But don’t think he has ever shown the quality or goal scoring ability of Ashton. I’d say Charlie Austin and Ashton are more similar. In and out with injuries, but would have got a decent amount of England caps if they’d stayed fit.


Edited by Midlands Eagle (14 Nov 2018 7.32pm)

I see how you’ve compared Charlie Austin and Dean Ashton on status but Ashton was a far better player. At the time, Ashton was knocking on the door to be THE England number 9. At the time we were selecting Peter Crouch or trying to play Rooney there when he’s always been better roaming around (and granny brothels). It was a time of the lone striker and Ashton was that, as well as being a more rounded player. Before his injury he was in top form for West Ham and being taken very seriously. I remember that Monday night BBC FA cup replay at Man City just before his injury where he was unplayable, because he had several ways of playing against CB’s and not just the one.

 


COYP

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When you offer a tramp filet mignon and he says no thanks, he prefers lobster, you could state "beggards cant be choosers".

The length of rope we give this lad should be on the long side.

Our strike force outside Wilf is p*ss poor, we need anyone with quality.

 

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Originally posted by Rudi Hedman

I see how you’ve compared Charlie Austin and Dean Ashton on status but Ashton was a far better player. At the time, Ashton was knocking on the door to be THE England number 9. At the time we were selecting Peter Crouch or trying to play Rooney there when he’s always been better roaming around (and granny brothels). It was a time of the lone striker and Ashton was that, as well as being a more rounded player. Before his injury he was in top form for West Ham and being taken very seriously. I remember that Monday night BBC FA cup replay at Man City just before his injury where he was unplayable, because he had several ways of playing against CB’s and not just the one.

Ashton was very good. I was hoping we would get him when Norwich went down. Him and Johnson upfront would have been ridiculous.
I think if Austin could stay fit he would be at a top six club and understudy to Kane for England. I don’t think Wickham has proved he would be either.

 

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Originally posted by Casual

Ashton was very good. I was hoping we would get him when Norwich went down. Him and Johnson upfront would have been ridiculous.
I think if Austin could stay fit he would be at a top six club and understudy to Kane for England. I don’t think Wickham has proved he would be either.

I seem to remember we tried to sign him a couple of times but Jordan was on his crusade against agents so I believe Aston's agent steered him away from Palace.

 


One more point

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Originally posted by Badger11

I seem to remember we tried to sign him a couple of times but Jordan was on his crusade against agents so I believe Aston's agent steered him away from Palace.

I think Dario Gradi, his manager at Crewe, advised Ashton to join Norwich and not Palace due to to football styles. He was probably right, but Norwich were relegated with Ashton whereas I firmly believe we would’ve stayed up with Ashton. Doesn’t matter to him because he ended up at West Ham so probably the next level up before a big(ger) club.

 


COYP

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But Ahston was so badly injured he had to retire. He got paid off by insurers as his injury meant he could never play again. Connor clearly is not at that stage. If he was he would have his contract paid up and we would have cashed in on the insurance.

Look at Callum Wilson had ACL injuries in both legs and recently made his England debut. There is hope!

 

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Originally posted by Rudi Hedman

I think Dario Gradi, his manager at Crewe, advised Ashton to join Norwich and not Palace due to to football styles. He was probably right, but Norwich were relegated with Ashton whereas I firmly believe we would’ve stayed up with Ashton. Doesn’t matter to him because he ended up at West Ham so probably the next level up before a big(ger) club. [/quote

It wasn't because of playing styles, it was because he didn't like Palace after we sacked as manager after one week

 

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