Player Suggestion Jack Wilshere

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FallowfieldBlade

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If, If, If. He hasn’t been fit enough to play regularly at any point in his career. What makes you think he’ll be fit enough now?
So whats the alternative ? Carry on playing Lundstram at LCM ??


When whilshere is a ready made player to slot into that position "If Fit"
 

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Tell me when it was that you last saw him have a good game?

Edit: I’ll ask you the same question Toronto Blade fan

Theres a reason hes a free agent thats because he is injury prone and it has been a few years since he has been at his best

But could you suggest a better alternative , I cant ?

Fleck hasnt been fully fit since the restart which is what 4/5 months ?

If your looking for a Left footed centre midfielder then Wilshere is probably the best player available
 

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Theres a reason hes a free agent thats because he is injury prone and it has been a few years since he has been at his best

But could you suggest a better alternative , I cant ?

Fleck hasnt been fully fit since the restart which is what 4/5 months ?

If your looking for a Left footed centre midfielder then Wilshere is probably the best player available

Can I suggest a better alternative to someone who would never be fit enough to play? That shouldn’t be difficult.

You can’t tell me when it was that Wilshere last had a good game and yet you have him down as the key to all of our problems.

Fleck hasn’t been fit for the last 5 months? I’m not sure where you get that notion from.
 

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Can I suggest a better alternative to someone who would never be fit enough to play? That shouldn’t be difficult.

You can’t tell me when it was that Wilshere last had a good game and yet you have him down as the key to all of our problems.

Fleck hasn’t been fit for the last 5 months? I’m not sure where you get that notion from.

So your one of those that just slagsss every suggestion off then ?

Gu on then suggest someone then, you know whos a free agent can play LCM and is good enough
 

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I'd take a punt on him. Obviously huge caveat, but Fitness/attitude aside exactly sort of player technically we need in our system.

Not sure how likely but give him a pay as you play contract. Doesnt play and low risk, does play and potentially a fantastic midfielder.

Could be a another Ravel/Rodwell type signing, but equally could be a Duffy/Fleck...
 

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McGoldrick wasn't fully fit for a good four years before he signed for us to be fair. I get it's not on the same scale as Wilshere, but still.
 

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I started to think this through. Let's say Fleck is out for 4-6 weeks. Given Wilshere's track record of injuries, and likely high (ish) salary demands, I think you'd have to have him training with us for a week or two first before you make up your mind. Check his fitness, how he fits in, what he's after contract-wise. So the first big "IF" comes with whether Wilshere would be up for that.

If we then do take him on a two-week trial and like him, we're then contemplating signing a player to play Fleck's role when Fleck could be back in a few weeks. As we already have cover in Osborn (and seemingly Lundstram), we'd be signing someone for a few weeks cover essentially.

I do think there's something to be said about what Osborn brings and what a player like Wilshere would bring. For a game against Fulham, with Fleck out, Wilshere would be the one to start (I'm writing off Lundstram at LCM as a needs must situation). For a game against Liverpool, it's obvious Osborn would start if Fleck was out and maybe even if Fleck was fit.

So the question is do we have the budget to spend probably £40k a week on a player who will mostly be back-up, and only come into consideration for about half of our games? I'd love the idea of being able to use Wilshere in games against Palace, Burnley, West Brom and the like, but I'm just not sure we can afford it.

The argument for it is that if we're not scoring goals against those clubs, we're going to be getting relegated. That'll be worth the money you spend on Wilshere. And Fleck pre-injury was already off the boil. Maybe he needs some more serious competition?
 

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I actually think Wilder would be intimated by him as a big name player.

Not meant unkindly but there's a reason he doesn't go for someone of that stature (Welbeck, Sturridge etc)
 

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Fleck's injured, Osborn's not good enough enough for 38games and Glumstram is not a LCM. Wilshere yes please.
 

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He's slower than ever, he's never fit for long, West Ham weren't playing him for good reasons. I can't see how he makes sense at all in any scenario.

Desperate measures being demanded here from unecessarily desperate fans.
 

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He has lost his way a bit another one dubbed a "wonder kid" when he started he has talent but is injury prone but sometimes some players just need to get the right motivation. I don't know if CW could work his magic wand over him, he tried with Ravel but he was like Castleton, beyond Hope.
 

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