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View NorthYorkshireEagle's Profile NorthYorkshireEagle Flag Bedale 25 Jun 20 9.51am Send a Private Message to NorthYorkshireEagle Add NorthYorkshireEagle as a friend

I don't post very often, but read a lot of these forums, which are great (most of the time!).
I am setting myself up here, but raising it anyway!!
Zaha? Am I the only one that isn't overly excited by this frustrating player?
His stats are not great for a player in his position, and I mean the important stats - goals and assists.
60, 70, 80 million for a player that has scored 35 goals in 208 appearances and only 24 assists! bearing in mind his position. Averaging 5 goals a season and 4 assists a season - whoopee!
If you take PVA (a left back) his stats are 20 goals and 13 assists in 186 apps (Premier League) and Andros - 21 goals, 21 assists in 202 apps.
Zaha's stats are not far superior in proportion to the fuss that is made about him!
Personally, I find that when he is not on the pitch, we stop trying to hoof the ball to him every time and watch him fall over, get clattered, or give the ball away and look to play football up the pitch.
Last night bad example as Liverpool would have thumped anybody in that mood!!
Sorry if I upset the Zaha fans, but I feel we should have cashed in already. The longer he plays as he is, the less we'll get for him.

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 25 Jun 20 9.59am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Stats don't always tell the full story. Zaha has his shortcomings I agree but there is stuff you can't really put a stat against:

- He is an outlet, give him the ball in a tight position and he will hold onto it, beat his men, run the clock down or get fouled, that takes the pressure off the rest of the team.

- Opposition tactics. Other teams have to setup up to handle him this normally means 2 / 3 players on him all the time which makes space for the rest of our team.

- He wins fouls in dangerous places.

I think we will miss him when he goes.


Edited by Badger11 (25 Jun 2020 10.00am)

 


One more point

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View Willo's Profile Willo Online Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 25 Jun 20 10.08am Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

Stats don't always tell the full story. Zaha has his shortcomings I agree but there is stuff you can't really put a stat against:

- He is an outlet, give him the ball in a tight position and he will hold onto it, beat his men, run the clock down or get fouled, that takes the pressure off the rest of the team.

- Opposition tactics. Other teams have to setup up to handle him this normally means 2 / 3 players on him all the time which makes space for the rest of our team.

- He wins fouls in dangerous places.

I think we will miss him when he goes.


Edited by Badger11 (25 Jun 2020 10.00am)

I concur with these sentiments.
I have continually expressed similar sentiments outside of HOL.

 

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View NorthYorkshireEagle's Profile NorthYorkshireEagle Flag Bedale 25 Jun 20 10.16am Send a Private Message to NorthYorkshireEagle Add NorthYorkshireEagle as a friend

I do understand that Badger.
Don't get me wrong, he's a good kid and winning fouls and holding up the ball is as important.
Maybe, just maybe we would stop relying on this one player and invest in a couple of decent players and get back to being a team.
Palace have such potential - a really good bunch.
The focus needs to come away from Zaha.

 

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View AERO's Profile AERO Flag 25 Jun 20 10.24am Send a Private Message to AERO Add AERO as a friend

Think the club and Zaha have reached the crossroads and now is the ideal time to rebuild for future as we are now safe. Sell wild to highest bidder and add at least 3 younger players like west broms ferguson and get ready for next season.

 

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View AERO's Profile AERO Flag 25 Jun 20 10.25am Send a Private Message to AERO Add AERO as a friend

Sell Wilf !! Typo

 

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View NorthYorkshireEagle's Profile NorthYorkshireEagle Flag Bedale 25 Jun 20 10.29am Send a Private Message to NorthYorkshireEagle Add NorthYorkshireEagle as a friend

Sell wild sounding more exciting!

Yep agreed.

Originally posted by AERO

Sell Wilf !! Typo

 

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View EddieMac's Profile EddieMac Flag 25 Jun 20 10.29am Send a Private Message to EddieMac Add EddieMac as a friend

Not a hope of anybody paying decent money for Wilf. He will be with us till the end of his contract. All of the top clubs have better players than him in that position. Just look at Mahrez, He is 5 times the player that Wilf could ever hope to be.

He has been amazing for us and il happily have him for another few years but his talent is on the down slide. He has lost some pace and that is affecting his performances all season.

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Online Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 25 Jun 20 10.33am Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by AERO

Sell Wilf !! Typo

This hasn't been his best season but he will be greatly missed.

Both him and Benteke are hardly awash with goals but they play a very important role in our team organisation and shape.

 

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View AERO's Profile AERO Flag 25 Jun 20 10.34am Send a Private Message to AERO Add AERO as a friend

That's the other option keep him to his contact if no buyers and build team around him .

 

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View pompeyeagle's Profile pompeyeagle Flag Relocated to Shropshire 25 Jun 20 10.38am Send a Private Message to pompeyeagle Add pompeyeagle as a friend

Newcastle and Everton are the only clubs I can see coming in for him but not at the price we are likely to ask but would he want to go to a club with very little chance of Champions League football? Probably not.

 

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View NorthYorkshireEagle's Profile NorthYorkshireEagle Flag Bedale 25 Jun 20 10.40am Send a Private Message to NorthYorkshireEagle Add NorthYorkshireEagle as a friend

I think that makes us vulnerable.
Opposition takes him out the game either by winding him up, constantly fouling him or injuring him and then that is us screwed for the game

Originally posted by AERO

That's the other option keep him to his contact if no buyers and build team around him .

 

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