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Originally posted by ex hibitionist

cabaye loftus-cheek barry bannan jimmy mac every now and again but he's hardly glenn hoddle before that andy gray and Gerry francis maybe Michael hughes a bit historically we don't really do creative midfieldewrs Geoff Thomas is in our all time XI nuff said great man but not a through-ball player

Cabaye and RLC spring to mind for me too in recent times as comfortable on the ball but not the biggest strength of their game. Just about remember Gray and Thomas although like the rest mentioned more of an all rounder type and as you say not a ball player. Maybe a sign of the way the game has gone. A Pirlo type who keeps the ball moving. Even Shelvey has that quality.. I made sure I did not mention both those names in the same sentence!

 

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Thing is, Zaha's finishing isn't exactly brilliant. For all those memorable goals there are a lot of situations he doesn't convert.

 

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Wonder if Roy is expecting and preparing to sell him in January/the summer.

Hes noticeably not taking as many players on this season and we seem to be funnelling the ball forward more evenly rather than hitting Zaha every time.

 

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He is unrecognisable from the player that hit double figures last season and finished the season terrorising Bournemouth with his pace and skill.
He looks half the player now and fans are scratching around for the occasional glimpse to hope this will trigger an uptake in form.
My view of him this season is that hes often picking up the ball on the left around the halfway line with his back to goal and surrounded by 3 defenders.
Hodgson has to find a way of releasing him and getting some mobility back into his game.
Unfortunately because with Hodgson discipline is all , I anticipate Wilf will be asked to continue to perform a covering role and end up like Townsend on the other flank who has lost any zest in his performances.

 

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A guy I know through work, who know's Wilf's family, told me the day before the Everton game that Wilf wanted away, was very upset & his heart was not in playing for palace any more. Sadly the performances this season back up what was said to me. Would he be picked, on form, if his name was not Wilf? It looks like a parting of the ways is inevitable now & the sooner the better for all concerned. It will be a sad day but the club is bigger than one player, how ever good he may be.

 

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Originally posted by MikeCrete

A guy I know through work, who know's Wilf's family, told me the day before the Everton game that Wilf wanted away, was very upset & his heart was not in playing for palace any more. Sadly the performances this season back up what was said to me. Would he be picked, on form, if his name was not Wilf? It looks like a parting of the ways is inevitable now & the sooner the better for all concerned. It will be a sad day but the club is bigger than one player, how ever good he may be.

Yeah , I agree with you mate but i just cant see any club coming in with a big enough bid to persuade Mr Parrish to let him go and on his current form i cant see any club offering over 30 million for him. kind of a catch 22 . Wilf should be playing his best to persuade club to come in with big bids . Even if we got 30-40 mill for him i wouldnt trust Mr Parrish to invest it in the squad .

 


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Originally posted by Crystal_Clear

Thing is, Zaha's finishing isn't exactly brilliant. For all those memorable goals there are a lot of situations he doesn't convert.

Very, very weak foot, can't take a powerful shot without pirouetting to get his body weight behind it thus losing his balance.

 

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So if Wilf goes, what will our transfer strategy be? HoL is talking about 70m. Suppose we got something approaching that, how do we spend it to reconstruct a squad without Wilf? And is the AWB money still in the kitty - bring our possible spend to 100m-120m? Are we confident that CPFC knows how to work the transfer market to bring in the top-line players we would need to ensure we stay up? Is anyone confident that this will all turn out for the best?

 


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Originally posted by peterg

So if Wilf goes, what will our transfer strategy be? HoL is talking about 70m. Suppose we got something approaching that, how do we spend it to reconstruct a squad without Wilf? And is the AWB money still in the kitty - bring our possible spend to 100m-120m? Are we confident that CPFC knows how to work the transfer market to bring in the top-line players we would need to ensure we stay up? Is anyone confident that this will all turn out for the best?

Ask Bournemouth or Watford what they do, then follow!

 

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Originally posted by peterg

So if Wilf goes, what will our transfer strategy be? HoL is talking about 70m. Suppose we got something approaching that, how do we spend it to reconstruct a squad without Wilf? And is the AWB money still in the kitty - bring our possible spend to 100m-120m? Are we confident that CPFC knows how to work the transfer market to bring in the top-line players we would need to ensure we stay up? Is anyone confident that this will all turn out for the best?

Ensure we stay up.
That's what we do now with roy.
Cant see it changing whomever we might buy.
Just sit on the bench so schlup can play!

 

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Originally posted by peterg So if Wilf goes, what will our transfer strategy be?

The same as our transfer strategy after AWB left. The money will disappear, and we'll sign one or two cheap players who won't be any use to us.

When was the last time we signed a player who was a success? Ayew is the best in recent years, and he's dead average.

 


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Originally posted by Wilbraham413

The same as our transfer strategy after AWB left. The money will disappear, and we'll sign one or two cheap players who won't be any use to us.

When was the last time we signed a player who was a success? Ayew is the best in recent years, and he's dead average.

Tomkins, Cahill, Luka, VG. I'd say they were successful signings in recent years.

 

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