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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.

 


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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.

 


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View esox lucius's Profile esox lucius Flag Deal 25 Jan 22 10.17pm Send a Private Message to esox lucius Add esox lucius as a friend

Came off the bench tonight for MKDons and surprise surprise he didnít pick up an injury, maybe thereís life in the old dog yet.

 

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View Pete53's Profile Pete53 Flag Hassocks 24 Sep 22 3.15pm Send a Private Message to Pete53 Add Pete53 as a friend

He played the full 90 minutes for Forest Green today. They lost 0-4 but I guess it is a result for him.

 

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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 24 Sep 22 3.17pm Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

Originally posted by esox lucius

Came off the bench tonight for MKDons and surprise surprise he didnít pick up an injury, maybe thereís life in the old dog yet.

Any news from the warm down?

 


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View Ketteridge's Profile Ketteridge Flag Brighton 24 Sep 22 5.22pm Send a Private Message to Ketteridge Add Ketteridge as a friend

Forest Green are all about sustainably, if they have found away to keep Connor playing career sustainable good luck to them

 


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View pompeyeagle's Profile pompeyeagle Flag Relocated to Shropshire 24 Sep 22 11.08pm Send a Private Message to pompeyeagle Add pompeyeagle as a friend

Heís started 4 games and scored 3 times so maybe he can still have a few years in the lower leagues as heís still only 29. Itís not his fault heís been plagued by injury so I hope it works out for him.

 

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View dreamwaverider's Profile dreamwaverider Flag London 25 Sep 22 4.37am Send a Private Message to dreamwaverider Add dreamwaverider as a friend

Top level football is such a fine line between success and failure. If he had stayed injury free with us and lean he could well have been leading England up front into the World Cup finals.

 

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View monkey's Profile monkey Flag Sittingbourne,Kent/Made in Bromley 25 Sep 22 10.11am Send a Private Message to monkey Add monkey as a friend

I liked him when he was fit, he was a proper power house and knew how to strike a ball, he scored some decent goals for us as well, West Brom away immediately springs to mind. Good luck to him, I hope he has a few injury free years in the lower leagues

 

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View Palace Old Geezer's Profile Palace Old Geezer Flag Midhurst 05 Nov 22 2.00pm Send a Private Message to Palace Old Geezer Add Palace Old Geezer as a friend

Just watched Connor score a cracker from the halfway line in the 95th minute to clinch a win in the Cup.

Good luck to him.

 


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