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View sprites's Profile sprites Flag Auckland 10 Jan 21 7.31pm Send a Private Message to sprites Add sprites as a friend

Originally posted by kennybrowns leftfoot

It's funny isn't it because us fans are looked upon as not knowing football because we 'aren't involved in the game'...

Yet somebody somewhere decided to give Wickham a contract extension... More worrying is that our Chairman agreed to it.

I think it's because when fit and on his day...he's a very good striker. But of course, those days are few and far between.

 

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View Brasilian Eagle's Profile Brasilian Eagle Online Flag Londres 10 Jan 21 9.13pm Send a Private Message to Brasilian Eagle Add Brasilian Eagle as a friend

He cannot sign for any club north of the river as I hear he gets dizzy spells when passing water!

 

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View cantrbury eagle's Profile cantrbury eagle Flag Canterbury 10 Jan 21 10.04pm Send a Private Message to cantrbury eagle Add cantrbury eagle as a friend

cant believe he is still only 27 so sad that he seems to be injured all the time

 

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View GJDCPFC's Profile GJDCPFC Flag Calgary 11 Jan 21 3.33am Send a Private Message to GJDCPFC Add GJDCPFC as a friend

Originally posted by kennybrowns leftfoot

It's funny isn't it because us fans are looked upon as not knowing football because we 'aren't involved in the game'...

Yet somebody somewhere decided to give Wickham a contract extension... More worrying is that our Chairman agreed to it.

I think it was a about protecting the asset. Hopefully the one year extension was on lower wages then covered by a loan fee and potentially a transfer fee. Without the extension he walks ( if he can walk) as a free transfer and we get nothing. I doubt the chairman thought he would turn into a 20 goal a season striker but hoped to recoup some money by extending the contract. Same goes for Benteke and similar for Jach where we have received multiple loan fees to help cover a bad transfer fee.

Edited by GJDCPFC (11 Jan 2021 3.34am)

 

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View dreamwaverider's Profile dreamwaverider Flag 11 Jan 21 3.46am Send a Private Message to dreamwaverider Add dreamwaverider as a friend

Is he fit? He must be th worst fitness record in the prem. poor guy. Had the skill not the body. Must be soooo frustrating. Really hope he goes and regains his fitness.

 

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View palace99's Profile palace99 Flag New Mills 11 Jan 21 12.16pm Send a Private Message to palace99 Add palace99 as a friend

Originally posted by GJDCPFC

I think it was a about protecting the asset. Hopefully the one year extension was on lower wages then covered by a loan fee and potentially a transfer fee. Without the extension he walks ( if he can walk) as a free transfer and we get nothing. I doubt the chairman thought he would turn into a 20 goal a season striker but hoped to recoup some money by extending the contract. Same goes for Benteke and similar for Jach where we have received multiple loan fees to help cover a bad transfer fee.

Edited by GJDCPFC (11 Jan 2021 3.34am)

it's doubtful loan fees even cover their full salaries as Prem wages are out of reach for most European leagues and of course the Championship.

Wickham, Sakho, Meyer etc need to go ASAP. Big salaries and nowhere near first team.

SP is paid over 2m a year. He needs to make hard decisions rather than be mates with the players. Extending Wickham's contract was inexcusable.

 

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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 11 Jan 21 12.28pm Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

Has he gone yet?

 


I used to put the manager's name in front of Red and Blue but got fed up with changing it. If someone cool becomes our manager then maybe..

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View TheBigToePunt's Profile TheBigToePunt Flag 11 Jan 21 1.51pm Send a Private Message to TheBigToePunt Add TheBigToePunt as a friend

I certainly wouldn't hold it against the player that he's been injured so much, and calling him 'sick note' is a bit rough. I'm sure Wickham himself is more gutted about his injury record than anyone, and must be painfully aware that his career could well be over at 27.

As to why the club extended his contract, perhaps they thought that having spent so much money on his fee, and especially on his wages whilst he was undertaking rehab etc, it made sense to give him one more year just in case the worst was behind him and he might become an asset again. It is plain now that we threw good money after bad, but it was less obvious at the time as he had got back in the side and scored a couple of goals.

 

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View Wilesy01's Profile Wilesy01 Flag Bristol 11 Jan 21 2.02pm Send a Private Message to Wilesy01 Add Wilesy01 as a friend

Is CW one of these players who forever seems to be injured because of his lack of application as a professional?

I look at certain players like Jack Wilshere, Andy Carroll, Mama Sakho and think that perhaps their exploits away from football (partying, drinking etc) mean that when it comes to training or playing games they injure easier as they lack proper fitness.

You then look at players like Ronaldo, Ibrahimovic and even someone like James Milner who are playing well into their 30s and are all reported to be relentless with their approach to the game which involves treating themselves right off the pitch.

CW could be very unfortunate but it has been known that he enjoys the lifestyle of being a footballer, rather than the game itself.

 

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View silvertop's Profile silvertop Flag bristol 11 Jan 21 2.02pm Send a Private Message to silvertop Add silvertop as a friend

Loan on terms we retain and pay full salary and medical bills till they decide hes fit and thereafter they play and pay part salary but we have to take back if ie when he re-injures.

This only works if the host team has a squad space.

 

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View Fatherken's Profile Fatherken Flag 11 Jan 21 2.58pm Send a Private Message to Fatherken Add Fatherken as a friend

A one year extension was the right thing to do . If he retires due to injuries we will get a chunk of money from the insurers

 

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View CPFC1965's Profile CPFC1965 Flag Warrington 11 Jan 21 3.49pm Send a Private Message to CPFC1965 Add CPFC1965 as a friend

Who in their right mind would turn down between 1 and 3 million pounds whilst pretending to be a footballer. If SP keeps chucking huge wads of cash at him he'll be here till SP see sense.

 

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