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View ex hibitionist's Profile ex hibitionist Flag Hastings 25 May 21 10.07pm Send a Private Message to ex hibitionist Add ex hibitionist as a friend

we're now best priced 5/2 third favourites to go down, we were 5 or 6/1 a week or two ago when I last looked. Folks have cottoned on.

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View sprites's Profile sprites Online Flag Auckland 26 May 21 12.13am Send a Private Message to sprites Add sprites as a friend

Originally posted by doombear


You are not wrong. After all Sakho is widely recognised by Palace fans as having been a very good defender and Wickham is still younger than the vast majority of our 1st team squad.

BUT can we realistically expect them to become injury free? I suppose we have to pass that one over to our medical people. How often can a player's body get injured and repaired and not become more susceptible to further injuries? I don't know. I'll leave that to fans with the medical knowledge. BUT, if there is hope for these two players and if we could retain them on some form of a pay as they play basis then I wouldn't rule that out.

Cheers doombear - that's all I'm saying. MAY be worth keeping on specific terms. With a full preseason under their belt. It's not as if we've got an excess of quality players to choose from either.

 

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View Wilbraham413's Profile Wilbraham413 Flag 26 May 21 2.17am Send a Private Message to Wilbraham413 Add Wilbraham413 as a friend

Originally posted by sprites

Wow. Lots to disagree with here. Where do I begin.


Edited by sprites (24 May 2021 4.17am)

Edited by sprites (24 May 2021 4.17am)

You agreed with a lot of what I said.

The major disagreements:

Zaha - My god, he's the best player we've ever had. Yes, he's petulant and annoying at times. At the same time, he's usually instrumental in any game we win. Getting rid of match winning talent, when we literally have NO ONE else, because we don't like his "attitude" is madness.

Benteke - He's played under the same manager and system for years. He could never score a goal, under any circumstance. Now, with his contract up, he finally shows some interest in scoring goals. And you say it's unreasonable to question his motivation? Maybe he will be good next year, but he stole a living from us for so long, I would never offer him anything other than a reduced one year contract, where he has to prove it every year.

Mateta: You say why keep him...He scored a dramatic important goal in one of the few minutes he played for us all season. I agree that he may not be a star player. We have no idea, because Roy stubbornly refused to play him. At best, you can say he made a great impression with minimal playing time. At worst, you can say that we have no idea what kind of player he is thanks to Roy's stupid stubbornness.

 


2017 Feb. (Van Aanholt) Palace 1 - 0 Middlesboro
2018 Jan. (Sako) Palace 1 - 0 Burnley
2019 May (Batshuayi, Batshuayi, OG, Van Aanholt, Townsend) Palace 5 - 3 Bournemouth
2020 Feb. (Van Aanholt) Palace 1 - 0 Newcastle

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View viveasheagle's Profile viveasheagle Flag perth 26 May 21 2.21am Send a Private Message to viveasheagle Add viveasheagle as a friend

Just reading this thread makes you realise that Parish and Freedman won't be getting much of summer holiday this year if we are going to stay in the EPL

 

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View sprites's Profile sprites Online Flag Auckland 26 May 21 2.29am Send a Private Message to sprites Add sprites as a friend

Originally posted by Wilbraham413

You agreed with a lot of what I said.

The major disagreements:

Zaha - My god, he's the best player we've ever had. Yes, he's petulant and annoying at times. At the same time, he's usually instrumental in any game we win. Getting rid of match winning talent, when we literally have NO ONE else, because we don't like his "attitude" is madness.

Benteke - He's played under the same manager and system for years. He could never score a goal, under any circumstance. Now, with his contract up, he finally shows some interest in scoring goals. And you say it's unreasonable to question his motivation? Maybe he will be good next year, but he stole a living from us for so long, I would never offer him anything other than a reduced one year contract, where he has to prove it every year.

Mateta: You say why keep him...He scored a dramatic important goal in one of the few minutes he played for us all season. I agree that he may not be a star player. We have no idea, because Roy stubbornly refused to play him. At best, you can say he made a great impression with minimal playing time. At worst, you can say that we have no idea what kind of player he is thanks to Roy's stupid stubbornness.

Haha, yes I suppose I did. I suppose to counter once more, I'd say:

Zaha - it's not just his attitude. He simply hasn't played very well recently. You can count the number of games on one hand. Doesn't go past players anymore. Doesn't win many penalties. Simply gets the ball, passes it back. But more important than anything, he doesn't want to be here. All the talent in the world can't replace passion and hunger for the cause.

Benteke - As I've said, I just don't buy the playing for a contract thing. My take is he's finally got some confidence now and we're actually putting crosses in the box.

Mateta - yeah fair enough. Wouldn't be opposed to keeping him on and seeing what's he's got.

 

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View viveasheagle's Profile viveasheagle Flag perth 26 May 21 3.15am Send a Private Message to viveasheagle Add viveasheagle as a friend

Benteke has mentioned in a recent interview he is injury free now. I think from memory he had a foot injury. He is covering a lot more ground now both attacking and defensively and would be great if he signs a new contract.

 

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View viveasheagle's Profile viveasheagle Flag perth 26 May 21 3.19am Send a Private Message to viveasheagle Add viveasheagle as a friend

Zaha in my opinion has been carrying a minor injury over the last couple of months. Hopefully he does not have to play for the Ivory Coast now the EPL season is over and comes back fully fit. He is under contract so no need to sell nor should we.

 

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View sprites's Profile sprites Online Flag Auckland 26 May 21 4.48am Send a Private Message to sprites Add sprites as a friend

Originally posted by viveasheagle

Zaha in my opinion has been carrying a minor injury over the last couple of months. Hopefully he does not have to play for the Ivory Coast now the EPL season is over and comes back fully fit. He is under contract so no need to sell nor should we.

Disagree. The problem isn't an injury...the problem is his attitude. He doesn't want to be here. He think he's better than us. He's sick of being given the ball and asked to create magic.

I think we should sell now and rebuild around Eze. He's our future.

 

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View Kant's Profile Kant Flag exeter 26 May 21 9.26am Send a Private Message to Kant Add Kant as a friend

Originally posted by sprites


I think we should sell now and rebuild around Eze. He's our future.

The risk is that we will be down before Eze returns!

 

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