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View Willo's Profile Willo Online Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 25 Aug 22 2.22pm Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by Goal Machine

Not that I've read the stats, but they're usually our best barometer for measuring this sort of thing. To me his finishing has clearly improved quite dramatically. His finishes against both Liverpool and Villa in particular were superb. He missed a pen, so what, solid strike on target and more of a good save then it was a bad pen.

To be selected as penalty taker must mean he's the best finisher at the club in the opinion of the management team? The fact that only Son and Kane have scored more in this calendar year is sensational given he plays for a mid table team.

His role has changed in the team over the past 18 months as he has lost a yard of pace and is gradually being morphed into a striker/scorer and less of a creator.

Anyway, he seems quite content at the moment and is playing some of his best football. Long may it continue. I would be surprised if he did sign a new contract though.

Right-foot,and left-foot finishes across the goalkeeper into the far corner.

 

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View Uphill's Profile Uphill Flag Bedford 25 Aug 22 3.28pm Send a Private Message to Uphill Add Uphill as a friend

I will be very upset if he leaves.

I can understand his wanting CL football so it is probably 'now or never' for him but are Arsenal in Europe ?

We have to give Man Utd 25% of any fee so won't make much from his sale. Maybe £30 million which sounds a lot but he is worth more than this to us.

He is in his best form at the moment, our lucky token, and hope he will stay for the last year of his contract and then say 'bon voyage' when he leaves on a free next July.

He is indispensible until such time as we adjust for his absence as we are now doing for Gallagher.

Olise and the other youngsters need to be blended into the team before he goes.

 

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View ambrose7's Profile ambrose7 Flag Croydon 25 Aug 22 4.02pm Send a Private Message to ambrose7 Add ambrose7 as a friend

I expect him to go next summer, and it'll be a horrible day for the club if it does happen.

We're in a far healthier state than we would have been had he gone 5 years ago, but I really don't think it's an exaggeration to say that there's a chance we'd be languishing in league 1 at the minute if it wasn't for him.

His first phase of helping us get through that post-adminstration phase was so important before getting us promoted, and then the second phase of the Hodgson years where he near single handedly kept us up is a huge part of why we are currently a decent Premier League outfit.

He'll be 3rd on all time Palace appearances by the end of this season and very likely 10th on the all time Palace goalscorers list. 64 Premier League goals and counting. Very possibly the most entertaining player to ever play for the club too.

He can be as frustrating as hell but only because his talent is out of this world. On his day he is the reason people attend football matches. That goal he assisted in that high scoring end of season game against Bournemouth when their team tried everything they could to foul him and he ran the length of the pitch is just one example of the magic he possesses.

He owes the club nothing, he blew the best years of his career to be here (yes he was handsomely paid, but he would have been anywhere he went). The club heavily owes its current status to him.

Enjoy this season. It may be the last season of the best player that ever plays for Palace.


 


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View TheBigToePunt's Profile TheBigToePunt Flag 25 Aug 22 4.13pm Send a Private Message to TheBigToePunt Add TheBigToePunt as a friend

Originally posted by ambrose7

I expect him to go next summer, and it'll be a horrible day for the club if it does happen.

We're in a far healthier state than we would have been had he gone 5 years ago, but I really don't think it's an exaggeration to say that there's a chance we'd be languishing in league 1 at the minute if it wasn't for him.

His first phase of helping us get through that post-adminstration phase was so important before getting us promoted, and then the second phase of the Hodgson years where he near single handedly kept us up is a huge part of why we are currently a decent Premier League outfit.

He'll be 3rd on all time Palace appearances by the end of this season and very likely 10th on the all time Palace goalscorers list. 64 Premier League goals and counting. Very possibly the most entertaining player to ever play for the club too.

He can be as frustrating as hell but only because his talent is out of this world. On his day he is the reason people attend football matches. That goal he assisted in that high scoring end of season game against Bournemouth when their team tried everything they could to foul him and he ran the length of the pitch is just one example of the magic he possesses.

He owes the club nothing, he blew the best years of his career to be here (yes he was handsomely paid, but he would have been anywhere he went). The club heavily owes its current status to him.

Enjoy this season. It may be the last season of the best player that ever plays for Palace.


I agree completely. Zaha is utterly irreplacable, and though we are as well placed now as we have ever been to do OK without him, I'd be surprised if we ever see a comparable combination of sheer talent, longevity in a Palace shirt, and tangible achievement for the club. He is a true one-off.

If he does go I would totally understand, and just hope that it's next summer, and to a Champions League club somewhere in Europe who are prepared to build their side around him. If he goes to any of the English big clubs he will be on the bench as much as the pitch, not because he isn't good enough, but because they stockpile talent rather than use it.

 

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View dreamwaverider's Profile dreamwaverider Flag 25 Aug 22 4.32pm Send a Private Message to dreamwaverider Add dreamwaverider as a friend

Originally posted by TheBigToePunt

I agree completely. Zaha is utterly irreplacable, and though we are as well placed now as we have ever been to do OK without him, I'd be surprised if we ever see a comparable combination of sheer talent, longevity in a Palace shirt, and tangible achievement for the club. He is a true one-off.

If he does go I would totally understand, and just hope that it's next summer, and to a Champions League club somewhere in Europe who are prepared to build their side around him. If he goes to any of the English big clubs he will be on the bench as much as the pitch, not because he isn't good enough, but because they stockpile talent rather than use it.


I completely agree with you and ambrose 7.
Zaha is a super star.
Just hope you are wrong Ambrose and we persuade him to stay another three years. He is fit, very strong and seems to be getting better. His speed is back. Against Liverpool he roasted Virgil.
He can keep going with what he does for us. Get us in the top 6. Then Champions league..Maybe even win it and the league.
With Vieira at the helm anything is possible.
We are going places and Zaha can continue to star.
You all know it makes sense. Just need to persuade Wilf.

 

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View dreamwaverider's Profile dreamwaverider Flag 25 Aug 22 4.38pm Send a Private Message to dreamwaverider Add dreamwaverider as a friend

Originally posted by YT

On Tuesday night, when the first substitution was about to be made (Schlupp for Phillips), the Oxford supporter sitting next to me said to his mate "Oh Christ, I think Zaha's coming on. Game over!"

So Wilf can strike fear into the opposition even when he's not in the squad! As it happened, Jeff's attacking attitude soon led to it being "game over" in any case.

What were you doing in the Oxford end? Did you take it??!!

 

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View Nicholas91's Profile Nicholas91 Flag The Democratic Republic of Kent 25 Aug 22 6.29pm Send a Private Message to Nicholas91 Add Nicholas91 as a friend

Originally posted by grumpymort


No he hasn't

While stats wise he is scoring more goals so what a fair amount are pens and he is suppose to be creating but he loses the ball 90% of the time.

His finishing has not gotten better clear evidence of that Liverpool game and another pen miss.

Good player but not a top player and im not getting in to his over paying of wages.

He is a glory hunter he wants it for himself.

None of the clubs listed will be interested in paying money for him on a free different story but the guy will be 30 this year.

Gordan is young and English with England u international prices are always inflated for that also he is very young (Chelsea go for these types to inflate the market so they can control it)

I've said it before and will say it again:

Any denial of Wilf's place in the history of, contribution to and still value to the club is quite simply just 'not Palace'.

Clinging desperately to subjective and unevidenced opinions to denounce Zaha may be viewed as quite frankly incorrect in the first instance but more so a bizarre and unwarranted attack from a fan who should owe him so much.

 


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 kingdowieonthewall's Profile kingdowieonthewall Flag Sussex, ex-Cronx. 25 Aug 22 7.11pm Send a Private Message to kingdowieonthewall Add kingdowieonthewall as a friend

Originally posted by Nicholas91

I've said it before and will say it again:

Any denial of Wilf's place in the history of, contribution to and still value to the club is quite simply just 'not Palace'.

Clinging desperately to subjective and unevidenced opinions to denounce Zaha may be viewed as quite frankly incorrect in the first instance but more so a bizarre and unwarranted attack from a fan who should owe him so much.

El Grumpo seems to have some personal issue with Wilf.
crazy arguments against him.
Wilf can & does blow up at times, but we'd have been defo relegated without him, several seasons.
A modern Palace icon.
(and ive seen most from the 60s to present)

 


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View Ginger Pubic Wig's Profile Ginger Pubic Wig Flag Wickham de L'Ouest 25 Aug 22 7.19pm Send a Private Message to Ginger Pubic Wig Add Ginger Pubic Wig as a friend

Anyone else think Wilf has found a yard of pace? Is this physiologically possible?

 


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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Online Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 25 Aug 22 7.53pm Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

Originally posted by Ginger Pubic Wig

Anyone else think Wilf has found a yard of pace? Is this physiologically possible?

Kind of is at 29 over short distances. I'm not an expert but if you check into sprinters, many won their best races at later 20s - even 30, then it's all downhill.

 


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View Nicholas91's Profile Nicholas91 Flag The Democratic Republic of Kent 25 Aug 22 8.06pm Send a Private Message to Nicholas91 Add Nicholas91 as a friend

Originally posted by kingdowieonthewall

El Grumpo seems to have some personal issue with Wilf.
crazy arguments against him.
Wilf can & does blow up at times, but we'd have been defo relegated without him, several seasons.
A modern Palace icon.
(and ive seen most from the 60s to present)

Of course he does and itís f-ing annoying always has been. Thereís also the belief or opinion he could have added to his natural ability to be beyond unbelievable. That would of ensured he would never of stayed. Still doesnít change the fact he is what he is to Palace and therefore should be to us as fans!

 


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 Cucking Funt's Profile Cucking Funt Flag Eggefahrt 25 Aug 22 9.21pm Send a Private Message to Cucking Funt Add Cucking Funt as a friend

Originally posted by kingdowieonthewall

El Grumpo seems to have some personal issue with Wilf.
crazy arguments against him.
Wilf can & does blow up at times, but we'd have been defo relegated without him, several seasons.
A modern Palace icon.
(and ive seen most from the 60s to present)

It's interesting to note, however, that our biggest threat of relegation was our first season back in the Prem (13/14) when he wasn't with us at all.

He's an icon, of course, and deservedly so, but our avoiding relegation can also be attributed to several other players.

Edited by Cucking Funt (25 Aug 2022 9.22pm)

 


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