Wilfried Zaha - Sold to Crystal Palace

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    Robbie Boy Full Member

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    I always found his transfer baffling and an expensive gamble.
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    Ekeke Full Member

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    I dont understand how it happened if like it seems, he's not focused enough. Sir Alex always said we scout people and their attitudes extensively and Zaha was seemingly on our radar since our cup game against him/Palace a couple of years ago.
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    Roman Bellic Prick

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    Its sad that he didn't get to play more, it was an unfortunate transfer for both parties, it does impress me that United decided to make a quick decision this time around instead of keeping him in the club for 3 more years.
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    Sassy Colin Death or the gladioli!

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    J-Stander Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Ian Ladyman just wrote this his time keeping and his training was awful, so hard to blame Moyes/Van Gaal for lack of chances. Didn't really do anything at Cardiff either but seems more comfortable back at palace. 3 million rising to 8 isn't that for him either.
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    Mykey Full Member

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    I always got the impression from him that he was more concerned about his tricks and personal play rather than the team, I could be wrong but I don't see him improving that much or even being a premier league player.
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    iammemphis iwillnotaskforanamechangeagain

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    It more annoying the fact we waste money on players like him and powell. Why didn't we scout this guy properly if its his so called poor attitude that led to his downfall.
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    Hed Zitin New Member

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    Maybe Sir Alex didn't think he was going to leave and bought him like normal?
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    RedMachine03 Poster of Articles

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    Devil may care Full Member

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    I didn't think you could sign contracts longer than 5 years in England.
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    Pogue Mahone Poster of the year 2008

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    Fecking awesome bit of business for Palace. Sell him for a fortune, then keep him to the end of the season after they sold him to help get them promoted. Get him back on loan again one season later then make the loan deal permanent for 20% of what they made from selling him in the first place, while they're still in the Premier League. Kudos.
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    Solius Bearded Scholes admirer Staff

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    He basically spent most of his time as a United player at Palace anyway. What a waste of money.
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    Minkaro Full Member

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    Wasn't Pardew's at Newcastle for eight years? Managers and players may be subject to different rules, of course.
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    Devil may care Full Member

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    Yeah, I just meant players.
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    Sassy Colin Death or the gladioli!

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    Zaha, Powell, Bebe, over £20M wasted.

    Pretty daming.

    At least we got a few quid back on Zaha & Bebe, like the deposit on the empties, I suppose.
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    amolbhatia50k Sneaky bum time

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    :lol: Palce made us look like absolute mugs on this one. Made a huge profit and he actually played for them a lot since the deal was announced and pretty much never for us.
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    OnlyTwoDaSilvas Gullible

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    He's looked fairly decent in the past few games at Palace. We could do with a bit of pace on the wings as well. We should buy him in the summer.
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    predator Youth NITK

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    Terrible transfer from out point of view. Palace must be laughing their heads off.
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    Minkaro Full Member

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    Just done a quick search, looks like in 2010 Modric signed a six year contract with Spurs, and Reina signed one of the same length with Liverpool.
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    Lay Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Terrible signings. Was Zaha that bad?
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    Pogue Mahone Poster of the year 2008

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    A grand total of 28 minutes.
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    2 man midfield Incestuous Modern Woman (Dumper!)

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    Sure i remember someone at Arsenal signing a 6 year deal, Chelsea too. Obviously this information is useless without names... anyone know?
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    Brophs The one and only

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    Honestly, I think we managed to look like mugs without Palace's help.
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    Sassy Colin Death or the gladioli!

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    I've no idea, did he ever play for us, apart from a few minutes here and there?
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    Wait until Pardew finds out he's not French...
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    Devil may care Full Member

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    Cheers, wish we could get De Gea to sign a 6 year deal.
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    Lay Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    That's the thing for me. He rarely played for us, haven't seen him at Palace. We seem to have disregarded him quickly, might have been shocking in training.
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    NotoriousISSY $10mil and I fecked it up!

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    Palace have done well here.

    Good player with bags of talent but that story about not showing up to optional training should haunt his top top level career. Seems like he didn't have the attitude to cut it above Palace's level.

    Another English player who possibly got a bit ahead of themselves and didn't realise there's more to playing for a top club than the transfer and the contract.
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    mu77 New Member

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    or a footballer
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    MoskvaRed Full Member

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    Does anybody know if Van Gaal revamped our scouting system? I know Moyes talked about it but I don't know if he had chance to implement his plans. De Gea aside (kudos to Eric Steele), our scouting has been abysmal over recent years with Zaha near the top of the "money pissed up against a wall" list.
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    Raw Full Member

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    What a waste. At least we're clearing out the deadwood.
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    amolbhatia50k Sneaky bum time

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    According to wiki, since we signed him, he's played for us twice and for them 31 times. So we basically paid them 10 million for a 2 game loan.
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    Brophs The one and only

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    Seriously, though, the next time we sign Zaha from Palace for way over his value, Palace had better be ready for some tough negotiating. I can see Palace insisting on a sell on clause which means that the next time we sell Zaha back to them we basically pay them for the privilege.

    Teddy Woodward's family motto is probably "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on the manager."
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    DomesticTadpole Doom-monger obsessed with Herrera & the M.E.N.

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    Really? :lol:
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    Ole's_toe_poke Ole_Aged_Slow_Poke

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    Another brilliant Fergie "one for the future" signing.
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    Zoo Full Member

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    Should have waited until the summer to sell him.
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    Van Piorsing Lost his light sabre

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    Had hopes for him. If SAF would be still manager he would develop him way better, I think.
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    Flying_Heckfish Full Member

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    Yeah, bizarre signing in retrospect. He obviously needed stability - he stayed at Palace initially after all - Fergie would have been the right man for that job.

    Changing managers twice (and a loan to a third club) during that time was a complete disaster for him. Hopefully for his own sake he sorts himself out back at Palace.
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    Zoo Full Member

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    Yeah I agree.
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