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View Henry of Peckham's Profile Henry of Peckham Flag Eton Mess 24 May 22 1.31pm Send a Private Message to Henry of Peckham Add Henry of Peckham as a friend

Would hate to see Wilf go ... I believe Veira recently said "he's a leader in the dressing room" in one of his post match interviews. Tell me if I'm wrong but I think hes shown more maturity this season.

 


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View Nicholas91's Profile Nicholas91 Flag The Democratic Republic of Kent 24 May 22 1.34pm Send a Private Message to Nicholas91 Add Nicholas91 as a friend

Originally posted by Henry of Peckham

Would hate to see Wilf go ... I believe Veira recently said "he's a leader in the dressing room" in one of his post match interviews. Tell me if I'm wrong but I think hes shown more maturity this season.

You are not wrong at all HoP.

I would also add to your post Wilf is Palace and he has been Palace for so long. Very selfish but him staying would just be the icing on the cake for me in terms of his place in Palace folklore.

 


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View Pierre's Profile Pierre Flag Purley 25 May 22 2.43pm Send a Private Message to Pierre Add Pierre as a friend

Originally posted by sprites

Disagree - consistent is one thing he's not.

Guehi, he's been consistent. McArthur, consistent. Even players like Schlupp and Kouyate...even if it's consistently 'okay' at least it's consistent. Wilf can be magical one moment, then completely invisible and petulant the other.

In terms of the OP, I can't see anyone taking him for decent money now. He's probably worth more to us over the next couple of seasons than we'd recoup....I'd say he's finishing his top flight career with us now.

Wilf as you say may be accused of being a touch inconsistent at being magical, invisible and petulant. However he is never 'inconsistent' in being the biggest headache every opposition team has to worry about week in and week out. Wilf also hardly ever misses a match despite the regular punishment he receives during each game due to constant rotational fouling.
I for one think he should by now have outgrown his tantrums, however a little bit of me thinks it's that's it's part of his DNA and without the odd flare up it just wouldn't be the passionate, trickster, explosive Wilf!!
He had a go at that young Man Utd kid on Sunday after their altercation but when the teams came back out in the second half Wilf went and spoke to him before the match restarted.

 

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View Glazier#1's Profile Glazier#1 Flag 25 May 22 9.11pm Send a Private Message to Glazier#1 Add Glazier#1 as a friend

Originally posted by Nicholas91

You are not wrong at all HoP.

I would also add to your post Wilf is Palace and he has been Palace for so long. Very selfish but him staying would just be the icing on the cake for me in terms of his place in Palace folklore.

Absolutely.

For me there is just no question.

Palace legend (over-used epithet but true here) and great player.

Stay, stay, stay until you can't and then take on the role of mentor, as has been suggested. Palace through and through.

 

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View Glazier#1's Profile Glazier#1 Flag 25 May 22 9.28pm Send a Private Message to Glazier#1 Add Glazier#1 as a friend

Originally posted by Eaglecoops

For the first time since Wilf rejoined us, we are a team on an upward and improving trajectory. In many ways and considering the benefits to him of being here you have to question why hed want to leave.

1) he is paid fantastic money, more than anyone else in the team.
2) his family are settled in the area and he has his group of friends outside football on the doorstep too.
3) he never settled at Utd so what makes anyone think he could settle elsewhere.
4) he is guaranteed to start for Palace when fit. He is not going to get that anywhere else.
5) he knows he is the fan favourite and Im pretty sure he likes that. Again it is unlikely hed get that anywhere else.
6) he has a great opportunity to move forward as the teacher and role model to the up and coming players at Palace. You only get that sort of respect when you are the legend that he is within a club. He would be pretty much an impact player at a top club and probably wouldnt be given that senior statesman acknowledgment or responsibility.
7) is playing European football really what its cracked up to be? ( Rangers got to a Euro final ffs). He is already playing in the most competitive league in the world and most European games are played against teams that would barely scrape into the PL. its only really the top couple of teams in Spain, Italy, Germany and France that are competitive against Liverpool, Man City, Chelsea. Why give up regular football for half a chance of half a game against Real Madrid once in your lifetime.

In short I think he would be foolish to leave. He should become the Le Tiss of Palace and wallow in that.

Yup

 

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View babylonjohn's Profile babylonjohn Flag St Leonards-on-Sea 25 May 22 11.48pm Send a Private Message to babylonjohn Add babylonjohn as a friend

Every summer we have this. Will he stay will he go. Cant see him going myself. We are no longer a one trick pony club where the tactics have been to park the bus and try and hoof it up to Wilf. There are other quality players around WZ in the team and we are playing a more attractive possession based style. Whats not to like ? Also the guy has a young family and I cant see him wanting to uproot them.

 

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