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View TheGreatGorbo's Profile TheGreatGorbo Flag sunbury 11 Apr 23 12.49am Send a Private Message to TheGreatGorbo Add TheGreatGorbo as a friend

Joel hasnít had much praise on this site over the last couple of seasons but back in the starting line up and has been exceptional ,always puts maximum effort in, been with us since we got promoted , back then I thought he could be picked for England still mr reliable in my view , should be in the premiere league of fame , outstanding contribution over the last ten years

 

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View sprites's Profile sprites Flag Auckland 11 Apr 23 2.28am Send a Private Message to sprites Add sprites as a friend

I don't think he hasn't has praise. I think most people just acknowledge Wardy for what he is - a terrific servant to the club, who gives his everything for the shirt. He's limited in the pace department and doesn't offer enough going forward...and for that reason we do need an upgrade - but I'd say most people appreciate him.

 

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View cROYdonrogers's Profile cROYdonrogers Flag Leamington Spa 11 Apr 23 7.10am Send a Private Message to cROYdonrogers Add cROYdonrogers as a friend

Agree with above. Always gives 100% even if on occasions that leaves him short.
SP's ears in the dressing room I think. He's a fairly articulate guy and has management written all over him. Not that I'm necessarily advocating him for Palace.
? due a testimonial match this year. I know the money isn't needed but that tends to go to charity these days unless I'm mistaken. Not heard anything.
I'm doubting we'll see the likes again, unless Wilf re signs!

 

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View PJEagle's Profile PJEagle Flag London 11 Apr 23 7.20am Send a Private Message to PJEagle Add PJEagle as a friend

Originally posted by cROYdonrogers

Agree with above. Always gives 100% even if on occasions that leaves him short.
SP's ears in the dressing room I think. He's a fairly articulate guy and has management written all over him. Not that I'm necessarily advocating him for Palace.
? due a testimonial match this year. I know the money isn't needed but that tends to go to charity these days unless I'm mistaken. Not heard anything.
I'm doubting we'll see the likes again, unless Wilf re signs!

My favourite Palace player

 

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View Palace Old Geezer's Profile Palace Old Geezer Flag Midhurst 11 Apr 23 8.33am Send a Private Message to Palace Old Geezer Add Palace Old Geezer as a friend

Good to read a positive thread about one of our most loyal and hard working players. I think he deserves a lot of credit for the job he does.

I thought he put in an excellent performance on Sunday and I'd love to see him get a well attended testimonial as an acknowledgement of his contribution over his years with us.

 


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View Willo's Profile Willo Online Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 11 Apr 23 8.54am Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Joel Ward has been a wonderful 'servant' of the club and has served it with distinction over the years.He is worthy of plaudits.

He is in the twilight of his career and not quite the player of old but his experience in situations is there for all to see.
As a human being he is the quintessence of respectability and a man of unimpeachable integrity.

 

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View Nicholas91's Profile Nicholas91 Flag The Democratic Republic of Kent 11 Apr 23 9.42am Send a Private Message to Nicholas91 Add Nicholas91 as a friend

Wardy is:

- A t'riffic player for us
- A loyal servant yes
- A senior player who looks to have at least tried to live up to that mantle for the squad (where others have not)
- Would for all the world seem to be either a great trickster or indeed a very good bloke all round off the pitch too (I wouldn't know for sure).

What he is not however is a flying full back, as defensively dogged as he is capable of providing lightening pace down the wings with the technical ability to match.

Footballing opinions often do and certainly can swing from one extreme to the other. No he is not Cafu reincarnate so silly to paint that picture of him but that doesn't mean he's absolutely useless and worthy of criticism and ire either.

I, for one, think we have been extremely fortunate to have retained his services for so long, he is a stalwart of our current PL run and does/has given as much as he has/had for this club. I imagine he'll be remembered far more fondly than a lot of names in years to come and deservedly so. We will need to move on from him but history suggests we will do a lot worse and that may provide more adequate context for his appraisal. For the time being I think having him available is a huge '+' for us.

 


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 EddieMac's Profile EddieMac Flag 11 Apr 23 9.52am Send a Private Message to EddieMac Add EddieMac as a friend

I was delighted that Roy put him back in the starting 11. He is a much better all round player than Clyne.

 

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View eagleman13's Profile eagleman13 Flag On The Road To Hell & Alicante 11 Apr 23 10.39am Send a Private Message to eagleman13 Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add eagleman13 as a friend

Originally posted by cROYdonrogers

Agree with above. Always gives 100% even if on occasions that leaves him short.
SP's ears in the dressing room I think. He's a fairly articulate guy and has management written all over him. Not that I'm necessarily advocating him for Palace.
? due a testimonial match this year. I know the money isn't needed but that tends to go to charity these days unless I'm mistaken. Not heard anything.
I'm doubting we'll see the likes again, unless Wilf re signs!

I looked it up on the clubs website,he joined us on the 29th May 2012, nearly 11years with us.

 


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View aashman12's Profile aashman12 Flag 11 Apr 23 1.22pm Send a Private Message to aashman12 Add aashman12 as a friend

Originally posted by TheGreatGorbo

Joel hasnít had much praise on this site over the last couple of seasons but back in the starting line up and has been exceptional ,always puts maximum effort in, been with us since we got promoted , back then I thought he could be picked for England still mr reliable in my view , should be in the premiere league of fame , outstanding contribution over the last ten years

He's been our weak link whenever player, he's Mr 100% but should nit be our 1st choice rb

 

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View TheGreatGorbo's Profile TheGreatGorbo Flag sunbury 11 Apr 23 6.58pm Send a Private Message to TheGreatGorbo Add TheGreatGorbo as a friend

Heís 33 and teams will think he is a weak link, never been blessed with outstanding pace but in his last two starts heís looked as solid as he was ten years ago , credit to him not many players of his age are still on top of their game at his age just look how liverpools ageing players are faring this season

 

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View TheGreatGorbo's Profile TheGreatGorbo Flag sunbury 11 Apr 23 7.11pm Send a Private Message to TheGreatGorbo Add TheGreatGorbo as a friend

Eagle man said he has been with us 11 years does that make him our longest serving player in the premiere league?

 

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