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View JRW2's Profile JRW2 Flag Dulwich 23 Aug 21 3.46pm Send a Private Message to JRW2 Add JRW2 as a friend

Originally posted by CharlesPaterson

Only snag is nobody seems to want him at our price level.

Or his wage level.

 

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View X20XEV's Profile X20XEV Flag Hampshire 23 Aug 21 10.18pm Send a Private Message to X20XEV Add X20XEV as a friend

If he was that desperate to leave he would prepared to lower his £6m+ annual wage to attract interest but I doubt if he has given his agents that option, he appears to put more effort into his hair style than he does his football these days. He has missed his chance of moving on by not showing over the last 2 years what he is capable of, assuming he still is capable of beating players. He used to beat three and turn back to beat them again before taking a shot, now he hardly ever beats one!

 

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View sprites's Profile sprites Flag Auckland 23 Aug 21 11.53pm Send a Private Message to sprites Add sprites as a friend

Originally posted by Dubai Eagle

With Wilf on the field there is always the possibility that he will produce a magic touch which gets the goal that wins the game - this is why he is never benched or rarely substituted - however, his knowing that he is pretty much the first name on the team sheet (given his current attitude / performance levels) isn't necessarily the best thing for him.

The big questions (for me) are -
how much is his attitude contributing towards helping the team or is it just brassing everyone else off

&

if you drop him or substitute him during a game, will it fire him up to come back stronger or will he just drop deeper into sulk & moan land

Almost certainly this one.

 

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View thai-eagle's Profile thai-eagle Flag chiang mai 24 Aug 21 2.23pm Send a Private Message to thai-eagle Add thai-eagle as a friend

PV will not tolerate our talisman ruin the plot much longer! The next step is placing him on the bench or take him off at half-time if moaning continues. Towards the ref or even worse, his own teammates.

 

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View thai-eagle's Profile thai-eagle Flag chiang mai 24 Aug 21 3.44pm Send a Private Message to thai-eagle Add thai-eagle as a friend

Ronaldo started on the bench this weekend for Juventus, so why not WZ at Palace?

 

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View BeckenhamSteve's Profile BeckenhamSteve Flag beckenham 24 Aug 21 4.57pm Send a Private Message to BeckenhamSteve Add BeckenhamSteve as a friend

Originally posted by thai-eagle

PV will not tolerate our talisman ruin the plot much longer! The next step is placing him on the bench or take him off at half-time if moaning continues. Towards the ref or even worse, his own teammates.

I would imagine while the transfer window is still open this is a tricky thing to do as it could send Wilf into a right strop. However once it closes IF no other club has come in for him I would hope the manager spells it out to him how he has to behave and I agree yes if necessary bench him. Its anyone's guess how he would react to that, I'm not sure he has the wherewithal to react positively?
It is such a shame to see how he is now compared to how happy he was a few years ago and how well he played back then.
I think he is still a very important player for us, especially with his goals but that importance is diminishing all the time and his attitude doesn't help at all.
Wilf was very unlucky that Alex Ferguson left Man U when he did as he would have been just the right manager to knock him into shape and made him into an even better player than he is now.

Edited by BeckenhamSteve (24 Aug 2021 4.58pm)

 

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View NEILLO's Profile NEILLO Flag Shoreham-by-Sea 24 Aug 21 5.55pm Send a Private Message to NEILLO Add NEILLO as a friend

I wouldn't be too hasty in writing Wilf off just yet.

We all know how frustrating he can be, and it's entirely possible that his behaviour on the pitch has cost him another chance with a top 6 club.

But it's part of who he is and at the age he is now, he's unlikely to change.

Let the manager manage him. I think that at least to begin with, he will have an ally in PV.

I'm looking forward to Olise and Eze returning to take some of the pressure off of Zaha.

 


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View southnorwoodhill's Profile southnorwoodhill Online Flag 24 Aug 21 6.29pm Send a Private Message to southnorwoodhill Add southnorwoodhill as a friend

We have Zaha! Wow. And Wet Spam have Antonio. And the difference in attitude and willingness to play for the team is striking.

 

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View Rachid Rachid Rachid's Profile Rachid Rachid Rachid Flag 25 Aug 21 12.16am Send a Private Message to Rachid Rachid Rachid Add Rachid Rachid Rachid as a friend

I donít think itís a coincidence that his resurgence form in the first half of last season was when heplayed more centrally as an out and out forward.

He and Schlupp were played too wide on Saturday and I would reckon that this combined with the loss of pace is at the root of his frustration. The absence of Van Aanholt overlapping and providing a separate threat also wonít be helping IMO.

 

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View BlueJay's Profile BlueJay Flag UK 25 Aug 21 12.18am Send a Private Message to BlueJay Add BlueJay as a friend

Originally posted by CharlesPaterson

Only snag is nobody seems to want him at our price level.

Only Arsenal seem interested but haven't they already spent most of their cash?

His temperament alone must be off-putting for most.

 

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Not looking good. £80m 2 years ago was not insane. Maybe could have got £70m. Now he is unsaleable. 120k/wk, current form, temperament. That boat has sailed.

 

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View taylors lovechild's Profile taylors lovechild Flag People's Republic of Gozo 25 Aug 21 12.17pm Send a Private Message to taylors lovechild Add taylors lovechild as a friend

I think a lot of us thought Wilf had gotten slower and perhaps this was an issue, but apparently he has been clocked as the third fastest player in the PL this season [Link]

This perhaps shows that the problem is mental and not physical. For his sake and ours I hope he re-finds his form.

 

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