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View sydtheeagle's Profile sydtheeagle Flag England 13 Jan 22 7.36pm Send a Private Message to sydtheeagle Add sydtheeagle as a friend

Originally posted by taylors lovechild

Unfortunately some people are just not built for the rigors of professional football.

I think it's a combination of this; an essentially fragile body, combined with the fact that his nature wasn't to play through the pain barrier and keep going at all costs. You can't change your nature; people are what they are. Some will run through brick walls in pursuit of their goal; others won't. It's a pity. When the injuries hit, Wickham seemed to be just coming into his own at Palace and there's no doubt he was a pretty decent Premier League standard player at that point. But so it goes. I can't imagine another club will sign him up, at least not on anything but a pay as you play deal. Probably time to cash in the insurance policy and move on, as others have said.

 


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View Painter's Profile Painter Flag Croydon 14 Jan 22 3.08pm Send a Private Message to Painter Add Painter as a friend

Poor isnít the adjective, I would use to describe him.

 

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View Canterbury Palace's Profile Canterbury Palace Flag Whitstable 15 Jan 22 10.22am Send a Private Message to Canterbury Palace Add Canterbury Palace as a friend

Originally posted by Slimey Toad

Very, very unlucky and a tragic story really. I watches some games from a few seasons ago on You Tube and CW was a good player, winning balls, lay offs and a troublesome presence to defenders in the box.

It was certainly a tragic story but not in the way which you're suggesting.

By my calculations he pocketed over £19 million from us over a 6 year period, during which he made 50 appearances and scored 11 goals. That's just under £400k per appearance and £1.7 million per goal.

He presumably can't help his fitness issues and injury record but our decision to not only extend his contract but to then immediately send him out on loan when we had no strikers was one of the most baffling decisions we've ever made.

 


We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the drugs began to take hold...

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View Henry of Peckham's Profile Henry of Peckham Flag Eton Mess 15 Jan 22 11.30am Send a Private Message to Henry of Peckham Add Henry of Peckham as a friend

Thanks (mainly) to Palace he is not poor but his history of injuries is tragic. PNE has not renewed his contract but I hope he stays fit and finds an opening in a club somewhere.

 


Denial is not just a river in Egypt

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