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Thread: Whitts has to stay.

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    Whitts has to stay.

    Although father time is catching up he remains one of the most composed players in the squad.

    One of his best performances recently was in the advanced midfield position spraying the ball around accurately at will.

    Zohore will be even better if he can rely upon decent regular service from central mid.

    When Whitts has not been on the pitch Zohore has been largely frustrated.

    There is not enough money to find someone better than Whitts.

    He deserves at least one more year on a similar contract to what he has now.

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    Re: Whitts has to stay.

    Quote Originally Posted by Forest Green Bluebird View Post
    Although father time is catching up he remains one of the most composed players in the squad.

    One of his best performances recently was in the advanced midfield position spraying the ball around accurately at will.

    Zohore will be even better if he can rely upon decent regular service from central mid.

    When Whitts has not been on the pitch Zohore has been largely frustrated.

    There is not enough money to find someone better than Whitts.

    He deserves at least one more year on a similar contract to what he has now.
    Sometimes he looks great, sometimes the game passes him by. I'd love him to stay but not if his wages stops a new member of the squad.

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    Re: Whitts has to stay.

    I agree, but I don't think it will happen.

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    Re: Whitts has to stay.

    Need to wait and see. Whitts's agent will now find his worth in the market over the next few weeks. Warnock and co will have to make a decision on how to strike the balance with the playing squad in line with the finances.

    He's probably able to demand decent Championship wages still. But can we afford to pay that for a player who isn't likely to be a starter for our current manager's style of play? I would say not. I can't escape the thought that just does not suit an ideal Neil Warnock team.

    The club needs to be ruthless enough to let him move on if the financial jigsaw doesn't fit.

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    Re: Whitts has to stay.

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue in the Face View Post
    Need to wait and see. Whitts's agent will now find his worth in the market over the next few weeks. Warnock and co will have to make a decision on how to strike the balance with the playing squad in line with the finances.

    He's probably able to demand decent Championship wages still. But can we afford to pay that for a player who isn't likely to be a starter for our current manager's style of play? I would say not. I can't escape the thought that just does not suit an ideal Neil Warnock team.

    The club needs to be ruthless enough to let him move on if the financial jigsaw doesn't fit.
    Sadly, i agree. Good post.

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    Re: Whitts has to stay.

    Sorry, and very sadly sorry, he has to go , we must move on and look to the future ,and seek an alternative midfield solution .

    Over the years ,this board and fans alike have talked about the accute problems in midfield ,and he is part of that.

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    Re: Whitts has to stay.

    Lacks passion so it's a get rid of from me.

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    Re: Whitts has to stay.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tandy View Post
    Lacks passion so it's a get rid of from me.
    Bit harsh that
    Passion isnt based on how much younrun around like a lunatic
    Hes class

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    Re: Whitts has to stay.

    Quote Originally Posted by life on mars View Post
    Sorry, and very sadly sorry, he has to go , we must move on and look to the future ,and seek an alternative midfield solution .

    Over the years ,this board and fans alike have talked about the accute problems in midfield ,and he is part of that.
    He has the most goals (7)and assists(7) out of all our midfield players , I'd like him to stay

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    Re: Whitts has to stay.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tandy View Post
    Lacks passion so it's a get rid of from me.
    Quote Originally Posted by chepstow View Post
    Bit harsh that
    Passion isnt based on how much younrun around like a lunatic
    Hes class
    Seems a shame not to let you boys to it on this one. Should be lively

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    Re: Whitts has to stay.

    Quote Originally Posted by life on mars View Post
    Sorry, and very sadly sorry, he has to go , we must move on and look to the future ,and seek an alternative midfield solution .

    Over the years ,this board and fans alike have talked about the accute problems in midfield ,and he is part of that.
    Yes, he has been part of the 'acute' midfield problems, but he is still the Pirlo of the team. In a better equipped midfield with a Kavanaghesque like enforcer to do the graft - then it may be possible for lots more from Whitts.

    I'd hate to see him go to someone like Swansea Town or Bristol City and perform to his potential again.

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    Re: Whitts has to stay.

    As they have now secured their league status a move to Newport County for a year or so would be good for Whitts to continue his playing career as well as learn the ropes as a coach before stepping back in to a senior role at Cardiff City in a couple of years having gained the necessary experience, whilst staying in an area he obviously loves.

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    Re: Whitts has to stay.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    As they have now secured their league status a move to Newport County for a year or so would be good for Whitts to continue his playing career as well as learn the ropes as a coach before stepping back in to a senior role at Cardiff City in a couple of years having gained the necessary experience, whilst staying in an area he obviously loves.
    Not sure if you are serious , but Whitts is way to good for that level and how would they afford his wages?

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    Re: Whitts has to stay.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tandy View Post
    Lacks passion so it's a get rid of from me.
    I'd take genuine quality over PASHUN any day

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    Re: Whitts has to stay.

    Quote Originally Posted by darran1927 View Post
    Not sure if you are serious , but Whitts is way to good for that level and how would they afford his wages?
    Totally serious, get his coaching qualifications, keep him in the area. Bring him back in in a year or so, win/ win

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    Re: Whitts has to stay.

    Quote Originally Posted by darran1927 View Post
    Not sure if you are serious , but Whitts is way to good for that level and how would they afford his wages?
    ^^ this.
    You must be mad. Peter Whittingham, playing for tinpot county on little more than a ploughed field! I'd rather see him retire. I reckon there would be no shortage of Championship teams keen to get their hands on a player of Whitts experience.

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    Re: Whitts has to stay.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    Totally serious, get his coaching qualifications, keep him in the area. Bring him back in in a year or so, win/ win
    Lay off the meths, Nick.

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    Re: Whitts has to stay.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    As they have now secured their league status a move to Newport County for a year or so would be good for Whitts to continue his playing career as well as learn the ropes as a coach before stepping back in to a senior role at Cardiff City in a couple of years having gained the necessary experience, whilst staying in an area he obviously loves.

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    Re: Whitts has to stay.

    Where would he go? It would be like Lampard joing Man City in his twilight years before going to America.

    I hope he stays on reduced terms and helps us to one more go at the play-offs.

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    Re: Whitts has to stay.

    I hope he stays, but on a reduced contract. I know that might be hard for him to accept, but who else is going to come in and offer him silly money?
    He's a club legend, and deserves to end his career with us. I just can't see him as starting every game exit season.

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    Re: Whitts has to stay.

    Quote Originally Posted by life on mars View Post
    Sorry, and very sadly sorry, he has to go , we must move on and look to the future ,and seek an alternative midfield solution .

    Over the years ,this board and fans alike have talked about the accute problems in midfield ,and he is part of that.

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    Re: Whitts has to stay.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    Totally serious, get his coaching qualifications, keep him in the area. Bring him back in in a year or so, win/ win
    What coaching attributes does Whittingham hold. He has a magical left foot but he's not someone I would want coaching me

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    Re: Whitts has to stay.

    Quote Originally Posted by WJ99mobile View Post
    What coaching attributes does Whittingham hold. He has a magical left foot but he's not someone I would want coaching me
    I bet he could teach you a thing or two on Fifa 06

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    Re: Whitts has to stay.

    "When Whitts has not been on the pitch Zohore has been largely frustrated."

    Actually, if you look at the stats, I think you'll find that Zohore causes far more problems when Whittingham is not playing and the ball is played through to him more quickly.

    StT.
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    Re: Whitts has to stay.

    Peter will leave in the summer. All good things come to an end. We will miss him and he will probably come back to embarrass us next season whoever he plays for.

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    Re: Whitts has to stay.

    Warnock coming in and talking about a promotion push for next season has caused a bit of excitement. Imagine if we were also going for it so Whitts can have one last medal?

    I am not ruling out saying beyond next year, with a contract that works for both parties, but really want to see him have one more highlight here.

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    Re: Whitts has to stay.

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve the Tea View Post
    "When Whitts has not been on the pitch Zohore has been largely frustrated."

    Actually, if you look at the stats, I think you'll find that Zohore causes far more problems when Whittingham is not playing and the ball is played through to him more quickly.

    StT.
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    Goal v Preston springs to mind although a tad lucky assist by Whitts.

    I'm pretty certain that quite a few of Zohore's goals have been the result of a build up involving Whitts.

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    Re: Whitts has to stay.

    Quote Originally Posted by Forest Green Bluebird View Post
    Although father time is catching up he remains one of the most composed players in the squad.

    One of his best performances recently was in the advanced midfield position spraying the ball around accurately at will.

    Zohore will be even better if he can rely upon decent regular service from central mid.

    When Whitts has not been on the pitch Zohore has been largely frustrated.

    There is not enough money to find someone better than Whitts.

    He deserves at least one more year on a similar contract to what he has now.
    Whitts' value to the club is what the club feel his contribution will be now. Not based on former glories. Yes, we can be all misty-eyed, but like it or not, football is a business. Whitts should be offered, for the financial good of the club, a contract based on how many games he's likely to play, how often he's likely to start etc. If he was high up in the pecking order, then he deserves a top contract. He's not any longer. I would like him to stay. I think he has a bit part to offer.

    PS, Zohore has scored 8 goals when Whittingham hasn't been on the pitch, compared with 4 when he has. Number of assists from Whittingham when he has played? 1.

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