Player Watch: Victor Wanyama

Ron Burgundy

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In my opinion (and I hate saying this given how good he was a few seasons back), having shown he's capable over the last few games, we should sell him in the close season.

Honestly, he looks slower than before, he's not the most technically accomplished (albeit it was a nice goal), I struggle to believe his injuries are genuinely behind him and I think we should cash in when we can with a view to reinvesting the money.

Harsh perhaps, but I think it's the right move
 

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ive decided im going to ignore this thread until hes played a few full matches against which one can compare his stats from previous seasons. Too much subjective opinion for my liking..."looks tired, blah blah" and no stats to back up the opinions voiced.
 

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I don't recall him struggling Saturday. Plus it was his first 90 minutes in maybe a year?

Jesus wept folks, he really did
I'm 52 and I would have looked world beater against Huddersfield. He does look a little more mobile and stronger of late, but the proof of the pudding will be the remaining games, if he is involved
 

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I've always loved Wanyama, from his debut season for us he was absolute quality.

You saw on Saturday that he still has so much to give if he can stay fit. He's easily a starter for us when fully fit. Him and Sissoko and Winks give us a much more solid CM. Let's hope his injury problems are behind him.
 

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I've always loved Wanyama, from his debut season for us he was absolute quality.

You saw on Saturday that he still has so much to give if he can stay fit. He's easily a starter for us when fully fit. Him and Sissoko and Winks give us a much more solid CM. Let's hope his injury problems are behind him.
It doesn't work that way.
 

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I've always loved Wanyama, from his debut season for us he was absolute quality.

You saw on Saturday that he still has so much to give if he can stay fit. He's easily a starter for us when fully fit. Him and Sissoko and Winks give us a much more solid CM. Let's hope his injury problems are behind him.
I think his debut season was fantastic. Indeed, I'd argue we had the best CM in the PL that season with him and Dembele. They were both absolute beasts with and without the ball. I don't think any opposition team fancied coming up against them. Pity one has left while the other has been in decline. I hope he can get back to full fitness, but something tells me his issues are chronic and are likely to get worse over time.
 

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Pochettino is a big fan of Wanyama having signed him twice. He will keep him if he can get near to the form he showed in his first season with us.
Good signs from the match on Saturday but the proof will be in the pudding if he is here or not next season
 

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Pochettino is a big fan of Wanyama having signed him twice. He will keep him if he can get near to the form he showed in his first season with us.
Good signs from the match on Saturday but the proof will be in the pudding if he is here or not next season
Good summation. What we can’t have next year are crocked players eating up squad positions like this season. It’s not a certainty we’ll qualify for CL yet, and arguably that comes down to too many injuries. I love Victor but if he’s prone to regular injury from now on in, we have to be pragmatic
 

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Good summation. What we can’t have next year are crocked players eating up squad positions like this season. It’s not a certainty we’ll qualify for CL yet, and arguably that comes down to too many injuries. I love Victor but if he’s prone to regular injury from now on in, we have to be pragmatic

We have/had to many players who are playing through injuries or incapable of playing 2 matches in a week.
Wanyama, lamela, Rose, Dembele and to a lesser extent winks.
That’s a lot of players Pochettino has to manage carefully.
Dembele has obviously gone and winks will not leave but we cannot go into next season with the other 3 if they all can’t play 2 games a week.
I would keep Rose as he has played a fair few games and Pochettino likes to rotate the fullbacks anyway but lamela and Wanyama have to go if they don’t prove their fitness imo
 

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he seemed to be quite strong in the cameo against city and did not seem to be too rusty with his touch against Huddersfield. IF he has a strong pre season and is fully fit, I am sure Poch will keep him at the club.
 

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Stats are for the most part a load of bollox. I go to the games and watch the guy closely with my 2 eyes
Can't really agree with this to be honest. The problem with stats is when people ONLY use stats but don't watch the game. Using stats in addition to basic common sense/watching the game is absolutely essential part of how all professional teams are run even in League Two. If it was a load of bollocks then they wouldn't spend so much time and money on it.
 

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In my opinion (and I hate saying this given how good he was a few seasons back), having shown he's capable over the last few games, we should sell him in the close season.

Honestly, he looks slower than before, he's not the most technically accomplished (albeit it was a nice goal), I struggle to believe his injuries are genuinely behind him and I think we should cash in when we can with a view to reinvesting the money.

Harsh perhaps, but I think it's the right move

JJ said a while back that he wouldn't pass a medical. If that's the case I really don't know what the answer is. Maybe we'd get a season out of him but it's a big risk.
 

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His injury troubles seemed to come out of nowhere was really weird. From memory he was fine all 16/17 then picked up what sounded like a slight knock in pre season 17/18. He played the early Chelsea game and was awful and that seemed to be the beginning of the end. Where did the ledley injury news come from ? Was it a reliable source ? Ever since I heard that I basically wrote him off.
 

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JJ said a while back that he wouldn't pass a medical. If that's the case I really don't know what the answer is. Maybe we'd get a season out of him but it's a big risk.
Ah, but did JJ's info state or suggest that that was a permanent state of affairs?

If not, can a player who is being picked be written off for the rest of his career?
 
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