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View dreamwaverider's Profile dreamwaverider Flag London 30 Apr 23 11.14am Send a Private Message to dreamwaverider Add dreamwaverider as a friend

Originally posted by sydtheeagle

I get Wilf wanting to play in the Champions League but sadly (as the lack of interest in him by the really top clubs demonstrates), his time was two or three years ago. He can get still get there (the likes of Marseille will take him) but the truth is he's missed the boat on a career-changing move.

By would he really want to leave Palace now, forego his icon status with the club on the cusp of finally breaking through? You saw the smiles on the faces yesterday; men at work, loving their jobs.

I don't mind if Wilf stays or goes at this point (I just want the long-running saga to be over) but really, for him to walk away now would be like the man who's climbed to within ten feet of the summit of Everest deciding to turn back. My guess is that if Parish assures him that he'll make a suitable choice of manager hire and keep the present team together, augmenting it further in the summer for a real tilt at Europe next season, in the end he'll stay. Nothing will persuade Wilf to do that more than the performances in the last six games.

Yesterday was the first time I have seen Wilf play for years without moaning at anyone and everyone who he comes into contact with. The difference was huge. Firstly he became a true part of the team and secondly he played really well. We were very balanced and very exciting to watch. It was unfortunate he was upended 20 minutes from the end, picking up a dead leg which forced him off. Poor guy has been battered this season (well all seasons).
I hope we can agree something with him to keep him with us. Since Roy has returned we have seen just what an exciting group of players we've got.

 

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View ambrose7's Profile ambrose7 Flag Croydon 30 Apr 23 11.18am Send a Private Message to ambrose7 Add ambrose7 as a friend

Originally posted by dreamwaverider

Yesterday was the first time I have seen Wilf play for years without moaning at anyone and everyone who he comes into contact with. The difference was huge. Firstly he became a true part of the team and secondly he played really well. We were very balanced and very exciting to watch. It was unfortunate he was upended 20 minutes from the end, picking up a dead leg which forced him off. Poor guy has been battered this season (well all seasons).
I hope we can agree something with him to keep him with us. Since Roy has returned we have seen just what an exciting group of players we've got.

I do think being captain is beneficial for him. It doesn't happen that frequently, but when he is he tends to come across a bit more focused. Got to be beneficial that we're playing higher up the pitch and with more attacking players to share the burden too. It means he's getting lots more time 1 on 1 than he did under Vieira.

I don't think he's necessarily the best captain for the rest of the team but, to be fair, I'm not sure a captain makes all that difference to the rest of the team in-game these days.

 


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View PalazioVecchio's Profile PalazioVecchio Flag south pole 30 Apr 23 12.00pm Send a Private Message to PalazioVecchio Add PalazioVecchio as a friend

we certainly need to practise defending from Corners.

 


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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 30 Apr 23 12.20pm Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by PalazioVecchio

we certainly need to practise defending from Corners.

No doubt, this is very much a part of the training routines but alas we were found sadly wanting in this area yesterday.

Twice, West Ham players were allowed to run towards the front post, got their head to the ball and flicked it on, where a West Ham player headed the second ball into the net.

For the first, Doucoure who was marking Antonio was ball-watching and the W.Ham striker got free to head unmarked into the goal.
For the second, I am of the opinion that Johnstone could have been positive and punched clear but he was routed to the goalline and the ball was headed in from close range.The ball was in the air for while and he should have taken charge.


Edited by Willo (30 Apr 2023 12.21pm)

 

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waddy Flag Highton,Melbourne 30 Apr 23 1.58pm

Edouard has to be sold !
Yes he has ten goals in two seasons but itís not enough

He is not always a key starter because
1) he tires too quickly even looks awkward

2) he seems to trip over the ball most time

3) he seems to get confused before the ball arrives

4) other players seem to avoid passing now as they lack confidence in him

I would like for Roy to call back a couple of loan players to blood

 


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View Ginger Pubic Wig's Profile Ginger Pubic Wig Flag Wickham de L'Ouest 16 May 23 2.54pm Send a Private Message to Ginger Pubic Wig Add Ginger Pubic Wig as a friend

Where is triple t when you need him for some summer entertainment. I hope, like the swallows, he returns to tell us why we and Parish are idiots

 


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