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View pstrutt's Profile pstrutt Flag Busselton, WA 19 Jul 19 7.35am Send a Private Message to pstrutt Add pstrutt as a friend

No one is really talking about contingencies if Wilf were to get injured. If he stays, as I hope he does in spite of what his talent deserves, then we would need to be certain that we have enough depth in our squad to ensure we can (in part) fill his boots whilst he is here. Replacing Wilf would be hard, but are we seriously looking to contend in the PL when the depth of our squad offers the likes of Ayew and Alexander Sloth?

I am hoping that we can grab a couple of lower league gems like Ollie Watkins for example and see how they fair. I was disappointed we weren't in for Lookman this window and Andre Gray in whatever window that was. All this potentially alongside Wilf to bolster rather than maintain.

 


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View YT's Profile YT Flag Oxford 19 Jul 19 7.47am Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

Originally posted by eritheagle

Sorry everyone.
I can't use smart phones etc (looking at their screens make me feel unwell) so i post from a basic nokia in a poor reception area.
Maybe the mods can delete the 2 non posts.

Hey, I feel a bit queasy too after looking at a smartphone for any length of time, but you are the first person I've ever 'heard' to say that they suffer from it. AND I lived in Erith for 36 years....!

 


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View ARGILE OLD GEEZER's Profile ARGILE OLD GEEZER Flag PORTIMAO 19 Jul 19 8.06am Send a Private Message to ARGILE OLD GEEZER Add ARGILE OLD GEEZER as a friend

Originally posted by Gary St.Andrews

We need this done quickly, so we can move on. As long as Arsenal do the decent thing and pay what we want, I will happy with that.

Our pre- season looks like it is turning into a car crash. Without any contingency plan in replacing AWB and Wilf and less than a few weeks of the window to go, I think the writing is on the wall.

Let the ď wait and see brigade ď clear their throats, but they are living in dreamland.

I don't agree, the closer we get to the transfer window closing, the more chance of holding on to Zaha for another year, also i can't see Perish selling Zaha with in a week of the window shutting and not having time to get a suitable replacement, he is not going to go out and buy just anybody for the sake of getting any old replacement.

 

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View YT's Profile YT Flag Oxford 19 Jul 19 8.11am Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

Originally posted by Rudi Hedman

He is a black man who grew up in London during some of their successful years. Arsenal is THE main club for black men due to having successful black players dating back to Michael Thomas and David Rocastle, Ian Wright (puke).

If you asked every year group at Palace which club they supported, youíd be lucky if you found 10% being palace fans. Wilf was here through dark times under Jordan and one season in the Prem. Not really the same dream as playing for Arsenal who were on tv all the time challenging Man Utd and succeeding. Sadly for Wilf theyíre sh1t compared to then and have no ambition to spend or anything more than fleece the fans whoíve just reached the front of the season ticket waiting list, unless thousands donít renew or boycott Arsenal.

I wonder how much thought he gave to his 'love' of Arsenal when he agreed to join their arch rivals Manchester United

 


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View NEILLO's Profile NEILLO Flag Shoreham-by-Sea 19 Jul 19 8.14am Send a Private Message to NEILLO Add NEILLO as a friend

Without direct quotes from Wilf / Steve Parish, it's hard to decipher what's really going on.

But if I was a cynic I would say that it's been a classic case of a player agitating for a move by allowing speculation to mount via third parties.

I said a few weeks ago that if this turns really messy then Wilf could suffer a backlash from the fans and it seems to be heading in that direction.

I don't begrudge him a move, but....he was happy enough to sign a big, long term deal a year ago. If it's his '' dream '' to play for Arsenal, strange timing on his part as that club are in transition and not playing in the Champions League.

And speaking of timing...this should all of come out at the end of last season, not now. Palace move slowly enough in the transfer market without the additional pressure of trying to find a replacement with the new season not far away.

 


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View EddieMac's Profile EddieMac Flag 19 Jul 19 8.23am Send a Private Message to EddieMac Add EddieMac as a friend

Nobody except Wilf and the club knows whats really going on behind the scenes but Id like to think that he is just trying to pressure the owners into signing some quality players. Deep down I don't think he wants to go anywhere but at this present moment the club is showing zero ambition and that does not match his own. Let's just hope we make a couple of big signings very soon and that is enough is to keep him happy.

There is no point in signing players for the sake of it but our current scouting system looks very flawed. We never seem to be able to unearth a hidden gem.

 

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View Lanzo-Ad's Profile Lanzo-Ad Flag Lanzarote 19 Jul 19 8.24am Send a Private Message to Lanzo-Ad Add Lanzo-Ad as a friend

With only 20 days to go its too late for Wilf to go whatever the fee, if he has to go it has to be straight after the end of next season, he has too be told that, Parish has to put the club first, he has already stated that both AWB and Wilf will not be sold in the same window, Wilfs wants are irrelevant.

 

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View Casual's Profile Casual Flag Orpington 19 Jul 19 8.29am Send a Private Message to Casual Add Casual as a friend

Arsenal are 10 first team players away from challenging for the title, Wilf would struggle to get on the bench at city, Liverpool.
Arsenal arenít in the champions league and the europa league is probably wilfs level.
Decent fit for a team that are currently battling in a mini league with Everton, Leicester etc , which is the level that Zaha is at.
Just the small case of 80 million now.
Arsenal would do better spending any money they have on 2 center backs , a big hard midfielder and Rakatic

 

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View Lanzo-Ad's Profile Lanzo-Ad Flag Lanzarote 19 Jul 19 8.32am Send a Private Message to Lanzo-Ad Add Lanzo-Ad as a friend

Parish will not bring in a couple of 100k+ a week players before Wilf has gone, because if Wilfs deal collapsed the financial situation would be dire, there is simply no time.

 

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Originally posted by Casual

Arsenal are 10 first team players away from challenging for the title, Wilf would struggle to get on the bench at city, Liverpool.
Arsenal arenít in the champions league and the europa league is probably wilfs level.
Decent fit for a team that are currently battling in a mini league with Everton, Leicester etc , which is the level that Zaha is at.
Just the small case of 80 million now.
Arsenal would do better spending any money they have on 2 center backs , a big hard midfielder and Rakatic

Couldn't that be said about just about every English football club?!

 


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View Rudi Hedman's Profile Rudi Hedman Flag Caterham 19 Jul 19 9.28am Send a Private Message to Rudi Hedman Add Rudi Hedman as a friend

Which pr1ck of Wilfís Klingons there for free money off him has piped up today? If I were him Iíd see straight through these so called advisors and fvck them off, fast.

Iím beginning to see the attraction to Arsenal now. They arenít in the top 4 or champions league so if they donít get there with Wilf in the team, which they wonít with that defence and def midfield, then heís free from criticism. Itís similar to the no end product accusation and with the Arsenal players addicted to making youtube videos of trickery and dancing, it should make up for never winning a trophy or playing in the champions league there either. Well not a major trophy. Probably a league cup barely anyone watches anymore.

Edited by Rudi Hedman (19 Jul 2019 9.29am)

 


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View Southampton_Eagle's Profile Southampton_Eagle Flag At the after party 19 Jul 19 10.02am Send a Private Message to Southampton_Eagle Add Southampton_Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by EddieMac

Nobody except Wilf and the club knows whats really going on behind the scenes but Id like to think that he is just trying to pressure the owners into signing some quality players. Deep down I don't think he wants to go anywhere but at this present moment the club is showing zero ambition and that does not match his own. Let's just hope we make a couple of big signings very soon and that is enough is to keep him happy.

There is no point in signing players for the sake of it but our current scouting system looks very flawed. We never seem to be able to unearth a hidden gem.

Luka?

 


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