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View lefty27's Profile lefty27 Flag ipswich 29 Mar 21 7.59pm Send a Private Message to lefty27 Add lefty27 as a friend

Originally posted by babylonjohn

When he first came to Palace I was excited and ignored my Sunderland supporting mate who claimed he was injury prone. My friend was right the guy is stealing a living from us. Get him out the door we are not a charity.

If you look at his career he only became injury prone when he came to us. Iíd also say he probably isnít so much injury prone as he suffered a career ending injury at Swansea.
I loved him, bags of potential. I saw him as a 17 year old playing for Ipswich. Itís a shame but we should have let him go a couple of years ago.

 

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View kevlee's Profile kevlee Flag born Wandsworth emigrated to Lanc... 29 Mar 21 8.58pm Send a Private Message to kevlee Add kevlee as a friend

Originally posted by kevlee

I think next season could be his year. Banging them in.

Looks like he has started early with 2 today. If he can stay fit it will be like a new signing.

 


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View Mapletree's Profile Mapletree Flag Croydon 29 Mar 21 10.29pm Send a Private Message to Mapletree Add Mapletree as a friend

Originally posted by kevlee

Looks like he has started early with 2 today. If he can stay fit it will be like a new signing.

Itís just so predictable. Will earn a contract extension then get injured again.

 

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View milbo's Profile milbo Flag Lands End, Cornwall 29 Mar 21 10.47pm Send a Private Message to milbo Add milbo as a friend

I would keep him only on a small retainer plus performance/ appearance related contract. He has something to offer, but we have looked after him enough now and time for him to gamble on his future too.

 

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View The Dolphin's Profile The Dolphin Flag 30 Mar 21 9.51am Send a Private Message to The Dolphin Add The Dolphin as a friend

He has to be let go.
If he succeeds elsewhere then so be it.

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 30 Mar 21 9.59am Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

One supposes if Mr Hodgson, Benteke and Wickham all sign new contracts, HOL be awash with nostril flaring supporters in a foam-flecked frenzy.

 

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View Midlands Eagle's Profile Midlands Eagle Flag 30 Mar 21 10.02am Send a Private Message to Midlands Eagle Add Midlands Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Willo

One supposes if Mr Hodgson, Benteke and Wickham all sign new contracts, HOL be awash with nostril flaring supporters in a foam-flecked frenzy.

Blimey Willo how many times are you going to repeat the same thing

 

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View palace_in_frogland's Profile palace_in_frogland Flag In a broken dream 30 Mar 21 10.04am Send a Private Message to palace_in_frogland Add palace_in_frogland as a friend

Originally posted by The Dolphin

He has to be let go.
If he succeeds elsewhere then so be it.

If he succeeds elsewhere, what would have been the point of letting him go?

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 30 Mar 21 10.10am Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by Midlands Eagle

Blimey Willo how many times are you going to repeat the same thing

With respect, I don't recall posting similar sentiments but clearly I have so it is probably a sign that I am becoming a tad repetitive in my dotage, a 'Charge' laid against me by my dear wife!

I can only apologise if my tautology has become rather tedious.

 

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View thai-eagle's Profile thai-eagle Flag chiang mai 30 Mar 21 12.55pm Send a Private Message to thai-eagle Add thai-eagle as a friend

Wickham does not have the body for PL player. He looks awesome, but that is all. Still, rather keep him than Benteke.....

 

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View The Dolphin's Profile The Dolphin Flag 30 Mar 21 2.09pm Send a Private Message to The Dolphin Add The Dolphin as a friend

Originally posted by palace_in_frogland

If he succeeds elsewhere, what would have been the point of letting him go?

Are you serious?
We will never know unless we let him go but why on earth would you keep him.
5 years, a handful of games and a handful of goals at a cost of maybe £30m to date.

 

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View TheBigToePunt's Profile TheBigToePunt Flag 30 Mar 21 2.33pm Send a Private Message to TheBigToePunt Add TheBigToePunt as a friend

Even if Wickham was willing to stay on a pay-as-you-play deal, he'd take up a place in the 25 man premier league squad. He is also 'homegrown'.

I doubt the former fact matters much - we basically operate with a squad of 18 - 20 senior players, plus a couple of u21 players (Mitchell, Eze, Ferguson) who don't need to be included in the 25 man list anyway:

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The homegrown thing is interesting though. You must have at least 8 in your 25 man squad. Last year we had 16, but if we were to ship out Cahill, Clyne, Dann, Derher, Henderson, Hennessey, McCarthy, Townsend, PVA, Ward, Wickham, and Woods (without even thinking about selling Zaha), we'd be very short of not only squad numbers, but homegrown players too.

I doubt we will release all of those players at once (Dreher remains under contract I believe), but the club will need to keep an eye on the quota, perhaps influencing transfer activity and contract renewal plans in favour of one or two from that list being retained.

Andy Carroll is on a pay as you play at Newcastle, so there is some precedent...

 

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