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View Elwissthebest's Profile Elwissthebest Flag Marlborough 25 May 21 9.45pm Send a Private Message to Elwissthebest Add Elwissthebest as a friend

Originally posted by doombear


He was worth a lot to us a couple of seasons ago with 4 years on his contract, but nor any more IMO. He had a bang average season last season and he's been going downhill alarmingly in the second half of this season. We all hoped it was because he was carrying an injury. I'm not convinced. When was the last time we saw him go past a player with pace? It used be a regular occurrence. Not any more.

As for Pepe, he's come good in recent months and is certainly performing far better than Wilf. Arsenal will not be letting him go in a hurry.

Personally, I'd be delighted if someone came in and offered £40m for him, I really would and then we can move on.

However, you may be right in saying that the most likely deal would involve a player swap.


Edited by doombear (25 May 2021 7.03pm)

Edited by doombear (25 May 2021 7.05pm)

Agree with Doombear. We should accept £40m without hesitation. Not that it is likely to be offered. Wilf has been disappointing for a while and his value plummets by the month. He wouldn't start for any of the 'Big Six' (as in ESL) and in the current climate I can't see any of them paying £40m to put him on the bench. There is a case to be made that he would be dynamite if surrounded by better players, but I'm not convinced.
The problem is that he is THE iconic Palace player and the statistics concerning how we perform when he isn't playing are indeed damning. But it could equally be said that we are too reliant on him and that it is indeed time to move on. Some of his performances towards the end of the season should have seen him subbed or even dropped, but he's never been judged by the same standards as other Palace players, perhaps with good reason.

 

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View michaelpearce's Profile michaelpearce Flag grays 26 May 21 10.10am Send a Private Message to michaelpearce Add michaelpearce as a friend

the first clubs in the press are

Spurs
Everton

watch this space more to come

 

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View michaelpearce's Profile michaelpearce Flag grays 26 May 21 10.13am Send a Private Message to michaelpearce Add michaelpearce as a friend

Originally posted by Davepalace707

Everton
Wet Spam
The Arse
Tottenham
Celtic
Any 4 European teams that won’t win anything

Thats cheating you need to name

 

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View Gallery3's Profile Gallery3 Flag South Croydon 26 May 21 10.24am Send a Private Message to Gallery3 Add Gallery3 as a friend

Originally posted by southnorwoodhill

Brighton
Millwall
Charlton
Watford
Newcastle
Brentford
Fulham
QPR
Glasgow Rangers

Depends on the asking price


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View Palacesince64's Profile Palacesince64 Flag Edinburgh 26 May 21 11.22am Send a Private Message to Palacesince64 Add Palacesince64 as a friend

Originally posted by Elwissthebest

Agree with Doombear. We should accept £40m without hesitation. Not that it is likely to be offered. Wilf has been disappointing for a while and his value plummets by the month. He wouldn't start for any of the 'Big Six' (as in ESL) and in the current climate I can't see any of them paying £40m to put him on the bench. There is a case to be made that he would be dynamite if surrounded by better players, but I'm not convinced.
The problem is that he is THE iconic Palace player and the statistics concerning how we perform when he isn't playing are indeed damning. But it could equally be said that we are too reliant on him and that it is indeed time to move on. Some of his performances towards the end of the season should have seen him subbed or even dropped, but he's never been judged by the same standards as other Palace players, perhaps with good reason.

Agreed. He should have been dropped ages ago. He needs to realise who pays has wages and start earning them. Arsenal must have been delighted the other week. They spent a fortune on Pepe in stead of Zaha and were vindicated. He has come good and is younger and keen while Wilf did very little but whined all through the 90 minutes. This summer may show him that his dream of European football and winning trophies is just that, a dream. His only hope is that Chelski decide to go for him as they may win something before he is past it.

I wonder if his team mates are beginning to get fed up with his attitude. Eze always looked for him but it was notable in the last few games that Townsend got more of the ball and the days of “give it to Wilf” may be over.

 

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View TheBigToePunt's Profile TheBigToePunt Flag 26 May 21 11.28am Send a Private Message to TheBigToePunt Add TheBigToePunt as a friend

Here we go again...

'Sell him! Drop him! Make him take a pay cut! Sell him for scrap value! I don't like his body language! I don't like his facial expression when someone else scores!'

Last season he was our top scorer, top assist provider, and best player. Yet again.

And yes, he was miles and miles better than Eze, who has potential but at the moment seems to excel largely against Sheffield United.

 

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Yellow Card - User has been warned of conduct on the messageboards View Mstrobez's Profile Mstrobez Flag 26 May 21 11.40am Send a Private Message to Mstrobez Add Mstrobez as a friend

Originally posted by TheBigToePunt

Here we go again...

'Sell him! Drop him! Make him take a pay cut! Sell him for scrap value! I don't like his body language! I don't like his facial expression when someone else scores!'

Last season he was our top scorer, top assist provider, and best player. Yet again.

And yes, he was miles and miles better than Eze, who has potential but at the moment seems to excel largely against Sheffield United.

Yup.

 


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View Uphill's Profile Uphill Flag Bedford 26 May 21 11.51am Send a Private Message to Uphill Add Uphill as a friend

Originally posted by michaelpearce

the first clubs in the press are

Spurs
Everton

watch this space more to come

Rule out Spurs, waiting on new manager.
ditto Everton, sure Ancelotti doesn't want him and his own position may be in jeopardy

 


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View taylors lovechild's Profile taylors lovechild Flag People's Republic of Gozo 26 May 21 12.08pm Send a Private Message to taylors lovechild Add taylors lovechild as a friend

Originally posted by TheBigToePunt

Here we go again...

'Sell him! Drop him! Make him take a pay cut! Sell him for scrap value! I don't like his body language! I don't like his facial expression when someone else scores!'

Last season he was our top scorer, top assist provider, and best player. Yet again.

And yes, he was miles and miles better than Eze, who has potential but at the moment seems to excel largely against Sheffield United.

I think this has moved beyond facial expressions. Wilf is arguably still our best player (although only if you ignore recent performances), but he doesn't want to be at Palace and has publicly stated this. Football isn't just about stats and points on the board. I got more joy this season from Mitchell scoring his first goal with his shoulder than anything Wilf did, even if in the grand scheme of things his contribution on paper was a fraction of Wilf's. Of course we shouldn't give him away for peanuts, but equally I think it would be detrimental to keep him tied up under the holmesdale. Each to his own, but don't act like your opinion is superior just because people have the audacity to question Wilf's future role at the club.

 

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View pstrutt's Profile pstrutt Flag Busselton, WA 26 May 21 12.27pm Send a Private Message to pstrutt Add pstrutt as a friend

Originally posted by Midlands Eagle

West Ham won't pay him his reputed requirement of £200.000 per week and I doubt whether Everton would either

Makes more sense for him to play second fiddle at a club where they will match his current pay, but he'll get more chance of trophies.

I think
Wolves
Spurs
Dortmund
Everton
Arsenal
Leicester
PSG again
'Stam

 


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View ambrose7's Profile ambrose7 Flag Croydon 26 May 21 12.55pm Send a Private Message to ambrose7 Add ambrose7 as a friend

Originally posted by TheBigToePunt

Here we go again...

'Sell him! Drop him! Make him take a pay cut! Sell him for scrap value! I don't like his body language! I don't like his facial expression when someone else scores!'

Last season he was our top scorer, top assist provider, and best player. Yet again.

And yes, he was miles and miles better than Eze, who has potential but at the moment seems to excel largely against Sheffield United.

On assists, he was joint 5th with 2, same as McArthur who played 12 games less. Eze, Townsend, Ayew and Schlupp got more. [Link]

Knock everyone's penalties off and he isn't top scorer.

According to whoscored he wasn't our best player - [Link]

Zaha had a really fast start. 4 goals and 0 assists in his last 21 games paints a different story, a fairly concerning one.

You're entitled to your opinion, and undeniably he's a good player. However, based on his form in the last 6 months there is a very valid question around taking £40m for a guy who is 29 in November vs getting that form of the last 6 months for another 2 years and him going for free.

 


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View Hrolf The Ganger's Profile Hrolf The Ganger Flag 26 May 21 1.22pm Send a Private Message to Hrolf The Ganger Add Hrolf The Ganger as a friend

Wilf is due for sale if we want to make money, but given our precarious position I would be inclined to keep him for the duration of his contract and let him walk for nothing.
He might even sign a new contract due to the lack of suitable clubs. Who the hell thinks going to Everton or Spurs is a good if you want to win something?

I suspect a lot will depend on whom we bring in and the mentality of our board.

Edited by Hrolf The Ganger (26 May 2021 1.24pm)

 

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