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View Palacesince64's Profile Palacesince64 Flag Edinburgh 19 Jul 22 9.25pm Send a Private Message to Palacesince64 Add Palacesince64 as a friend

Originally posted by Nicholas91

I wonder if Wolves will accept a Benteke + cash offer for MGW??

If we give them Benteke, plus offer them a little more cash on top of what they're asking, maybe a deal can be done??

Now that would be a win-win!

 

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Yellow Card - User has been warned of conduct on the messageboards View Lanzo-Ad's Profile Lanzo-Ad Flag Lanzarote 19 Jul 22 9.38pm Send a Private Message to Lanzo-Ad Add Lanzo-Ad as a friend

Originally posted by Nicholas91

Thank you YT I was feeling suitably ignored there!

I apologize sincerely, i just got overexcited when i heard the words Benteke and sale together

 


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View rossboss29's Profile rossboss29 Flag Portsmouth 19 Jul 22 9.55pm Send a Private Message to rossboss29 Add rossboss29 as a friend

I genuinely like Benteke and think when we give him service he will score, and think he has the best hold up play and link up play then the other forwards we have. That being said I donít think Vieria fancies him, and he is on over 100k a week. On that basis I would be happy to see him go if he is not going to start, as that resource can be used elsewhere.

Would 100% not a replacement forward though. Not convinced Mateta and Eduoard are enough firepower., and donít ever want to see ayew play up front again. Also not convinced zaha is best suited through the middle

 

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View Nicholas91's Profile Nicholas91 Flag The Democratic Republic of Kent 20 Jul 22 8.14am Send a Private Message to Nicholas91 Add Nicholas91 as a friend

Originally posted by Lanzo-Ad

I apologize sincerely, i just got overexcited when i heard the words Benteke and sale together

Be nice!

 


Now Zaha's got a bit of green grass ahead of him here... and finds Ambrose... not a bad effort!!!!

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 20 Jul 22 8.18am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by Nicholas91

I wonder if Wolves will accept a Benteke + cash offer for MGW??

If we give them Benteke, plus offer them a little more cash on top of what they're asking, maybe a deal can be done??

I think you are half right. We would have to give Wolves Benteke and cash plus pay the taxi fare.

 


One more point

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View Nicholas91's Profile Nicholas91 Flag The Democratic Republic of Kent 20 Jul 22 8.22am Send a Private Message to Nicholas91 Add Nicholas91 as a friend

Originally posted by rossboss29

I genuinely like Benteke and think when we give him service he will score, and think he has the best hold up play and link up play then the other forwards we have. That being said I donít think Vieria fancies him, and he is on over 100k a week. On that basis I would be happy to see him go if he is not going to start, as that resource can be used elsewhere.

Would 100% not a replacement forward though. Not convinced Mateta and Eduoard are enough firepower., and donít ever want to see ayew play up front again. Also not convinced zaha is best suited through the middle

Hard to argue with much of that.

He is of course a figure of fun and some vitriol these days but I find it very very hard to 'hate on him'. I think were he on a half or third the wages and available on a free many clubs would see him as a no brainer signing. For us however he has been overpaid, long, long underperformed and a saga sooner best forgotten. I don't think he's a bad person or what have you or even a bad footballer but he just lost his way and has been unable to recapture it. Thought he was an unbelievable signing at the time but I also get the feeling perhaps he is not a 'football loving' footballer, as insane a proposition or concept it might seem for most but it does happen.

With the options of Wilf, Edouard and JP, I think we have a few who can play that role but I too would love 'Palace's no.9/10/11' to play in there. A first name on teamsheet, crowd favourite, Roy of the Rovers, prolific forward up front is of course the dream but just how much that aligns to reality is another question.

Edited by Nicholas91 (20 Jul 2022 8.23am)

 


Now Zaha's got a bit of green grass ahead of him here... and finds Ambrose... not a bad effort!!!!

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View eritheagle's Profile eritheagle Flag Erith 20 Jul 22 9.06am Send a Private Message to eritheagle Add eritheagle as a friend

Originally posted by rossboss29

I genuinely like Benteke and think when we give him service he will score, and think he has the best hold up play and link up play then the other forwards we have. That being said I donít think Vieria fancies him, and he is on over 100k a week. On that basis I would be happy to see him go if he is not going to start, as that resource can be used elsewhere.

Would 100% not a replacement forward though. Not convinced Mateta and Eduoard are enough firepower., and donít ever want to see ayew play up front again. Also not convinced zaha is best suited through the middle

Strangely the one season that Ayew played centrally as our number 9 he scored 9 goals and won player of the year!
I admit that he hasn't looked likely to repeat that since though.

 

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View taylors lovechild's Profile taylors lovechild Flag 20 Jul 22 9.58am Send a Private Message to taylors lovechild Add taylors lovechild as a friend

Originally posted by Nicholas91

Hard to argue with much of that.

He is of course a figure of fun and some vitriol these days but I find it very very hard to 'hate on him'. I think were he on a half or third the wages and available on a free many clubs would see him as a no brainer signing. For us however he has been overpaid, long, long underperformed and a saga sooner best forgotten. I don't think he's a bad person or what have you or even a bad footballer but he just lost his way and has been unable to recapture it. Thought he was an unbelievable signing at the time but I also get the feeling perhaps he is not a 'football loving' footballer, as insane a proposition or concept it might seem for most but it does happen.


Edited by Nicholas91 (20 Jul 2022 8.23am)

I think you may be right. He is often referred to as a gentle giant and you rarely see him show any real fight or passion. JPM may not be technically as good but he seems to really upset defenders, while for all his faults the one thing you can never accuse Wilf of is lacking a desire to win at all costs. He showed more fight in a friendly with Gillingham than Benteke has shown for the best part of four years. Put him in a team where his job is to head the ball and he's still one of the best in my view, but we haven't played that way since Allardyce really. Wolves have some great technicians in their midfield who could drop a ball on a penny, so I actually think he could do a job for them, but would he really want to move back to the Midlands? I doubt Bournemouth could afford his wages.

 

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View Fatherken's Profile Fatherken Flag 20 Jul 22 10.07am Send a Private Message to Fatherken Add Fatherken as a friend

I like Big Ben and if he leaves I will be sorry to see him go as I believe he is [ apart from Zaha ] our best forward .
People seem to be obsessed with his salary . I am sure that if you went to your boss and asked for £100000 a year , knowing you are only worth £80000 , and the boss agrees you would walk with a big grin on your face . Is it your fault for getting paid to much or the boss for agreeing to it ?
When he leaves he he will start scoring loads of goals and on these pages people will be moaning because he did not do the same for us . Could that be because we did not play to his strengths ?

 

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Originally posted by Fatherken

I like Big Ben and if he leaves I will be sorry to see him go as I believe he is [ apart from Zaha ] our best forward .
People seem to be obsessed with his salary . I am sure that if you went to your boss and asked for £100000 a year , knowing you are only worth £80000 , and the boss agrees you would walk with a big grin on your face . Is it your fault for getting paid to much or the boss for agreeing to it ?
When he leaves he he will start scoring loads of goals and on these pages people will be moaning because he did not do the same for us . Could that be because we did not play to his strengths ?

 


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View Qwijibo's Profile Qwijibo Flag Bournemouth 20 Jul 22 11.32am Send a Private Message to Qwijibo Add Qwijibo as a friend

Originally posted by rossboss29

I genuinely like Benteke and think when we give him service he will score
, and think he has the best hold up play and link up play then the other forwards we have. That being said I donít think Vieria fancies him, and he is on over 100k a week. On that basis I would be happy to see him go if he is not going to start, as that resource can be used elsewhere.

Would 100% not a replacement forward though. Not convinced Mateta and Eduoard are enough firepower., and donít ever want to see ayew play up front again. Also not convinced zaha is best suited through the middle


I agree, I thought Benteke was good at the start of last season. Initially he was being picked to lead the line, for the first time in a side on the front foot. I think he got 4 goals by about November, which could have got him around 10 if he'd played the full season as a starter - which isn't too bad! Chelsea have amazing players and really struggle to get any of them to score.

Disagree about Zaha though, I think he could be a good central forward. At least the best that we're likely to get. From a financial perspective, we already own him. To buy another forward costs ££££££. We've done well recruiting attacking youth from the Championship, so filling an Inside Left position could be easier than a CF.

He is strong and physical, but likely to lose his pace (if he's not doing so already). His finishing is decent and he can use his left foot reasonably well. There were times last season when he seemed to slow us down. For years he's been this counter attacker who's had to hold the ball up etc, but we are different now. He might now be better as a focal point, with Olise and others to be the menaces out wide. Zaha at 30 can't be the Zaha at 20, he needs to evolve to stay relevant, and I think he has and will continue to do so.

 

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View Meusebio's Profile Meusebio Flag Beckenham 20 Jul 22 2.19pm Send a Private Message to Meusebio Add Meusebio as a friend

If they want Benteke - let them have him by doing a swap deal for Adama Traore ....?

 

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