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GSG cpfc
04-01-2008, 06:08 PM
Just reading the 'kid and play' article on cpfc.co.uk and at the bottom it says that Paul Ifil is not available tomorrow due to a hamstring injury.

How the f**k does this bloke keep getting injured, he's never on the bloody pitch. I really think that we need to get rid of him in the window. Warnock got rid of him at Sheff Utd because of his injury problems think he might do it again. Its annoying as well cos on his day he is a quality Championship player.

Oh south london
04-01-2008, 06:11 PM
This really is getting silly now.:sob:

marky1919
04-01-2008, 06:12 PM
Get rid of him.

Eddie McGoldrick's tash
04-01-2008, 06:16 PM
Yeah maybe we will get rid but no use getting wound up about it. It's football and it happens, Wiggins seems be having similar problems and so do many players at many clubs.

deftones_eagle
04-01-2008, 06:18 PM
this is getting stupid. i dont want to lose him because i do think he's a talented player, but enough is enough! :(

Jay_Palace
04-01-2008, 06:19 PM
It's a shameful situation. Frankly I'd be embarrassed if I were him. The money the likes of Ifill, Kennedy and Kuqi must be taking home, in spite of •••• all contribution to the team is enough to turn your stomach.

If we can find a way of getting rid of these three then Neil will have done superbly well.

[edit] edited the first part of my post. That was an unpleasant remark.

h27
04-01-2008, 06:19 PM
darren anderton anyone ... ??

stupalace
04-01-2008, 06:19 PM
so who is going to buy him then ?

Skiddo
04-01-2008, 06:21 PM
Originally posted by stupalace
so who is going to buy him then ?

Holby City.

Terrace Bickle
04-01-2008, 06:22 PM
Originally posted by stupalace
so who is going to buy him then ?

We'll have to wait for Peter Taylor to get a job with another Championship club.

GSG cpfc
04-01-2008, 06:22 PM
Originally posted by Eddie McGoldrick's tash
Yeah maybe we will get rid but no use getting wound up about it. It's football and it happens, Wiggins seems be having similar problems and so do many players at many clubs.

People only get wound up because he is probably on big money which is money we could be spending on getting in another player who will actually make some appearances.

brooklynlou
04-01-2008, 06:22 PM
You're kidding right?
Wow. Just take him out back and shoot him to put him out of his misery.

maestro
04-01-2008, 06:25 PM
I dont know why some people are getting personal, im sure he'd love to be be playing week in and week out but if the guys injured then he's injured, he cant help it!!

Its obviously a chronic condition and i think he needs to take a break and go and see a couple of international specialists to try and sort these problems out once and for all.

Gooders
04-01-2008, 06:26 PM
Originally posted by stupalace
so who is going to buy him then ?

No one would be that stupid.

Sussex Eagle
04-01-2008, 06:28 PM
Originally posted by Jay_Palace
Paul must sleep well at night, knowing that he has earned the money he picks up each week.

It's a shameful situation. Frankly I'd be embarrassed if I were him. The money the likes of Ifill, Kennedy and Kuqi must be taking home, in spite of •••• all contribution to the team is enough to turn your stomach.

If we can find a way of getting rid of these three then Neil will have done superbly well.
Now come on. Did you say this when Johnny Salad did his cruciate? Do we have any reason to believe Ifill doesn't want to be playing? It's a big disappointment but hostility towards him is a bit much.

Sick Bucket
04-01-2008, 06:29 PM
Originally posted by brooklynlou
You're kidding right?
Wow. Just take him out back and shoot him to put him out of his misery.

Rumour has it they tried that, Kuqi was paid a small fortune to do the job, unfortunately his shot went wide of the mark, took both knee caps off though.

bern5161
04-01-2008, 06:31 PM
Bad luck Iffs. Get well soon.

Jay_Palace
04-01-2008, 06:34 PM
Originally posted by Sussex Eagle
Now come on. Did you say this when Johnny Salad did his cruciate? Do we have any reason to believe Ifill doesn't want to be playing? It's a big disappointment but hostility towards him is a bit much.

I'm just pissed off. This is someone who came here for decent money, is earning what I can only assume to be very good money for the Championship and he just doesn't contribute. The club have stood by him, as is our contractual obligation and we just pay him to pick up niggling injury after niggling injury. Not wanting to sound crass but I'm sure we'd all understand if he had suffered a potential career ending injury as Salako did, but it seems to be trivial little complaints with Paul. Even NW admitted that he didn't know what was wrong and how he seems to take infinitely longer than any normal player to get over these problems.

It seems that money is tight [again] and we may not be able to add to the squad significantly if atall this month. Well if that is the case it is because people like Ifill and Kennedy are bleeding the club dry while contributing •••• all. It is made all the more galling that Ifill would be a key player, if not the first name on the team sheet for us.

I fully appreciate what I posted sounds harsh, but come on, this is getting beyond a joke now. How much longer do we tolerate this? It's taking the piss.

AJ
04-01-2008, 06:35 PM
How long did Ifill play the last time around? 2mins....

RDSdaEAGLE
04-01-2008, 06:35 PM
Originally posted by Jay_Palace
Paul must sleep well at night, knowing that he has earned the money he picks up each week.



You say that as if he actually does it on purpose. I very much doubt Ifill is happy with the situation.

Eddie McGoldrick's tash
04-01-2008, 06:35 PM
Originally posted by Jay_Palace
Paul must sleep well at night, knowing that he has earned the money he picks up each week.

It's a shameful situation. Frankly I'd be embarrassed if I were him. The money the likes of Ifill, Kennedy and Kuqi must be taking home, in spite of •••• all contribution to the team is enough to turn your stomach.

If we can find a way of getting rid of these three then Neil will have done superbly well.

Surely you're not serious?!!

He probably sleeps at night knowing he is trying his hardest to be fit and wishing that he could be far more than anyone on this message board.
It must be really really sh!t on him - and if he came on here seeing people saying negative things about him it would probably add a bit of extra salt to the wound.

Why the hell should he embarrased? Because he has had terrible luck with injuries that might well put an end to his career and is certainly holding it back.

RDSdaEAGLE
04-01-2008, 06:36 PM
Originally posted by AJ
How long did Ifill play the last time around? 2mins....

And then he had training during the week...footballers don't just play football at weekends.

Sussex Eagle
04-01-2008, 06:41 PM
Originally posted by Jay_Palace
It seems that money is tight [again] and we may not be able to add to the squad significantly if atall this month. Well if that is the case it is because people like Ifill and Kennedy are bleeding the club dry while contributing •••• all. It is made all the more galling that Ifill would be a key player, if not the first name on the team sheet for us.

I fully appreciate what I posted sounds harsh, but come on, this is getting beyond a joke now. How much longer do we tolerate this? It's taking the piss.
At the end of the day all playing contracts are signed by clubs in the full knowledge a player might break his leg in 5 places tomorrow. Are you suggesting he stops taking his basic rate of pay while injured in order to help us sign his replacement?

Little Matt
04-01-2008, 06:43 PM
Originally posted by Jay_Palace
It's a shameful situation. Frankly I'd be embarrassed if I were him. The money the likes of Ifill, Kennedy and Kuqi must be taking home, in spite of •••• all contribution to the team is enough to turn your stomach.

Surely Fulham have been paying Kuqi's wages these past three months?

Jay_Palace
04-01-2008, 06:48 PM
Originally posted by Sussex Eagle
At the end of the day all playing contracts are signed by clubs in the full knowledge a player might break his leg in 5 places tomorrow. Are you suggesting he stops taking his basic rate of pay while injured in order to help us sign his replacement?

I'd rather a line was drawn under this whole business and the club and player part company. Reiterating my earlier point, as harsh as it sounds, I think we'd all be far more sympathetic if he had suffered one severe injury, as opposed to an endless stream of niggles, knocks and strains.

bradpitt
04-01-2008, 06:50 PM
Anyone know how long his contract is?

RDSdaEAGLE
04-01-2008, 06:51 PM
Originally posted by Jay_Palace
I'm just pissed off. This is someone who came here for decent money, is earning what I can only assume to be very good money for the Championship and he just doesn't contribute. The club have stood by him, as is our contractual obligation and we just pay him to pick up niggling injury after niggling injury. Not wanting to sound crass but I'm sure we'd all understand if he had suffered a potential career ending injury as Salako did, but it seems to be trivial little complaints with Paul. Even NW admitted that he didn't know what was wrong and how he seems to take infinitely longer than any normal player to get over these problems.

Ifill suffers from recurring injuries. Its the same injury every time. They aren't niggly, the club has doctors and physiotherapists who deal with the players on a daily basis...do you think that they would just sign someone off if the injury was just a trivial complaint?

As for NW not knowing whats wrong, I don't recall him saying that. He did mention that it takes Ifill time to recover, but the condition is a known one. Ifill's problem is similar to that which Macken had, which meant that due to a problem with his spinal alignment, extra strain is put on muscles. There is little that Paul can do to prevent it from happening, other than perhaps doing some kind of physical work which could build up greater endurance. It seems that, due to our need for Paul, we don't give him the time to work on it.

It seems that money is tight [again] and we may not be able to add to the squad significantly if atall this month. Well if that is the case it is because people like Ifill and Kennedy are bleeding the club dry while contributing •••• all. It is made all the more galling that Ifill would be a key player, if not the first name on the team sheet for us.

I fully appreciate what I posted sounds harsh, but come on, this is getting beyond a joke now. How much longer do we tolerate this? It's taking the piss.

I'm sure that if Ifill and Kennedy had a choice, they'd probably choose to play. Neither seem to have the intention to get injured, so to imply that they're bleeding the club dry is incredible naive.

What you posted isn't harsh, but slightly ignorant. We tolerate it for as long as Ifill/Kennedy are our players, and for as long as their contracts last.

Sussex Eagle
04-01-2008, 06:52 PM
Originally posted by Jay_Palace
I'd rather a line was drawn under this whole business and the club and player part company.
He has a right to the money in his contract and would struggle to find another club unless fully fit. Paying out his contract in a lump sum would prevent us bringing in new players more than paying his wages would. We can't just sack him - that would be like firing a contracted office worker who was seriously ill.

Isle of Wight
04-01-2008, 07:00 PM
Originally posted by brooklynlou
You're kidding right?
Wow. Just take him out back and shoot him to put him out of his misery.

They do it to Horses

Jay_Palace
04-01-2008, 07:06 PM
Originally posted by RDSdaEAGLE


Ifill suffers from recurring injuries. Its the same injury every time. They aren't niggly, the club has doctors and physiotherapists who deal with the players on a daily basis...do you think that they would just sign someone off if the injury was just a trivial complaint?

As for NW not knowing whats wrong, I don't recall him saying that. He did mention that it takes Ifill time to recover, but the condition is a known one. Ifill's problem is similar to that which Macken had, which meant that due to a problem with his spinal alignment, extra strain is put on muscles. There is little that Paul can do to prevent it from happening, other than perhaps doing some kind of physical work which could build up greater endurance. It seems that, due to our need for Paul, we don't give him the time to work on it.

I'm sure that if Ifill and Kennedy had a choice, they'd probably choose to play. Neither seem to have the intention to get injured, so to imply that they're bleeding the club dry is incredible naive.

What you posted isn't harsh, but slightly ignorant. We tolerate it for as long as Ifill/Kennedy are our players, and for as long as their contracts last. [/B]

Originally posted by RDSdaEAGLE


Ifill suffers from recurring injuries. Its the same injury every time. They aren't niggly, the club has doctors and physiotherapists who deal with the players on a daily basis...do you think that they would just sign someone off if the injury was just a trivial complaint?

As for NW not knowing whats wrong, I don't recall him saying that. He did mention that it takes Ifill time to recover, but the condition is a known one. Ifill's problem is similar to that which Macken had, which meant that due to a problem with his spinal alignment, extra strain is put on muscles. There is little that Paul can do to prevent it from happening, other than perhaps doing some kind of physical work which could build up greater endurance. It seems that, due to our need for Paul, we don't give him the time to work on it.

I'm sure that if Ifill and Kennedy had a choice, they'd probably choose to play. Neither seem to have the intention to get injured, so to imply that they're bleeding the club dry is incredible naive.

What you posted isn't harsh, but slightly ignorant. We tolerate it for as long as Ifill/Kennedy are our players, and for as long as their contracts last. [/B]

It's not my intention to come across as ignorant; I don't believe I have done but that's up to you whether you think that.

I'm angry about the whole thing. Whether that is rational or not I don't particularly care.

If his problems are as fundamental as you seem to suggest, then he really owes it to himself to consider retirement. He's not getting any younger and it's pretty obvious he's never going to get his edge back.

Signing him in the first place was a big mistake. How on earth did he pass his medical?

Eddie McGoldrick's tash
04-01-2008, 07:12 PM
Originally posted by Jay_Palace

If his problems are as fundamental as you seem to suggest, then he really owes it to himself to consider retirement. He's not getting any younger and it's pretty obvious he's never going to get his edge back.



And maybe he is desparate to keep playing and would regret it forever he simply retired now even if there is only a small chance he can overcome his problems.

He is also entitled to his money and to pick up his pay cheque every week. Just as Michael Owen is and jonathan Woodgate and Darren Anderton and........ etc. etc.

It's part of football and every club is affected by it.

Eddie McGoldrick's tash
04-01-2008, 07:14 PM
Originally posted by Jay_Palace
I think we'd all be far more sympathetic if he had suffered one severe injury, as opposed to an endless stream of niggles, knocks and strains.

That's just silly. So you would feel for him more if he had one big injury that he desparately didn't want than if he has continuous ongoing problems that he desparately doesn't want.

What a cheek he has to have such a problem!!!

Jay_Palace
04-01-2008, 07:26 PM
Originally posted by Eddie McGoldrick's tash
That's just silly. So you would feel for him more if he had one big injury that he desparately didn't want than if he has continuous ongoing problems that he desparately doesn't want.

What a cheek he has to have such a problem!!!

Yes. I'd have more sympathy had he shattered his leg in five places than now, where he plays 30 odd minutes of football only to break down, again, for the umpteenth time.

Anyway my underlying point is that I think we've reached the end of the road and a decision needs to be made. We managed to offload Macken so no reason why we can't con some club into signing Ifill. It'll probably have to wait until the summer though.

mrgins
04-01-2008, 07:29 PM
Originally posted by Jay_Palace
It's a shameful situation. Frankly I'd be embarrassed if I were him.

[edit] edited the first part of my post. That was an unpleasant remark.

God knows what your original post said, but don't you think HE'S frustrated about this too?

Jay_Palace
04-01-2008, 07:32 PM
Originally posted by mrgins
God knows what your original post said, but don't you think HE'S frustrated about this too?

Maybe, maybe not. Who knows.

Maidstoned Eagle
04-01-2008, 07:36 PM
Originally posted by h27
darren anderton anyone ... ??

Who's constant injury problems cleared up as soon as he was put on a play and pay contract.

Young Trolley
04-01-2008, 07:37 PM
Originally posted by RDSdaEAGLE
You say that as if he actually does it on purpose. I very much doubt Ifill is happy with the situation.

Oh don't you believe it, I have a source who has told me on several occasions that Mr Ifill doesn't exactly burst a blood vessel to get back into the action which is a big reason why his recovery time is so long. Surely a factor in why NW got rid at Sheff Utd?

I don't think Mr Ifill is bothered one way or t'other whether he's playing or not. "Alledgedly" of course

:(

Crunchie
04-01-2008, 07:39 PM
Originally posted by stupalace
so who is going to buy him then ?

Leeds in a swap for Derry

Crunchie
04-01-2008, 07:41 PM
Originally posted by Jay_Palace
I'd rather a line was drawn under this whole business and the club and player part company. Reiterating my earlier point, as harsh as it sounds, I think we'd all be far more sympathetic if he had suffered one severe injury, as opposed to an endless stream of niggles, knocks and strains.

Like John Salako :rolleyes:

Was never the same player again, even though he played

celery stick
04-01-2008, 07:46 PM
Originally posted by Young Trolley
Oh don't you believe it, I have a source who has told me on several occasions that Mr Ifill doesn't exactly burst a blood vessel to get back into the action which is a big reason why his recovery time is so long. Surely a factor in why NW got rid at Sheff Utd?

I don't think Mr Ifill is bothered one way or t'other whether he's playing or not. "Alledgedly" of course

:(

Interesting.

A former work colleague of mine lives just a few doors away from Mr Ifill and occasionally has a chat with him.

Paul has been and remains extremely frustrated with his injury problems.

Having said that I do think we have to let him go.

FromSelhurst
04-01-2008, 07:51 PM
pointless player.

montstar
04-01-2008, 07:53 PM
Just maybe its not his fault but lies elsewhere wwith the club either in us trying to bring him back too soon??

or the physios? As if you look at granville and macken who were having similar problems here in there time seem fine now they have moved on!

orp pisshead1
04-01-2008, 08:00 PM
While i think we should get off the payroll, i can't believe people think he's deliberately either faking injury or taking his time getting back from injury. John A i think has explained before how his main injury leads to other niggles and if your going to blame anyone its taylor as he signed him knowing his record.

917L
04-01-2008, 08:27 PM
Originally posted by Crunchie
Like John Salako :rolleyes:

Was never the same player again, even though he played

Once Salad recovered from that injury he had a long and successful career, he ceratinly nebver suffered from the injury issues Ifill appears to

PeterH
04-01-2008, 08:30 PM
I can understand Jay´s frustrations. I posted on earlier threads that I didn't feel we were going to get more than a couple of games out of him all season. However, 2 minutes is a joke.

You have to ask what is going on at the club for them to have taken the gamble, AGAIN. To err is human, to repeat the mistake is just stupidity. It is suggested that we knew about his irregular spine and it´s effects and went ahead anyway. It also suggests that the player was bought in a manner that many computer football manager players would buy a play, with an utter lack of any research.

Who is responsible for the medicals?

I am not sure I would be overly worried about it (frustated yes) if I was still getting paid that much a week. To suggest he is feeling desperate about the situation is hyperbole. Desperation is someone in the construction field who injurs himself and can´t work and doesn´t get ongoing compensation for that.

That is the way football is i suppose. What length of contract did we see fit to gamble with? I really have no sypathy with Jordan´s whinging of having to pay off players etc. when he ultimately agrees their purchases in the first place.

Mr Palace
04-01-2008, 09:23 PM
Time to go Ifill - you're an embarrassment. It went beyond being ridiculous months ago and why would we expect anything else. He's obviously not looking after himself properly - I've never heard of a footballer being as frequently injured as Ifill has been since joining us. It's nothing short of a scandal. Millwall c**t. Hopefully we can get rid and use the money to give a better deal to a youngster who deserves it or recruit a replacement who will actually do his job.

pistol
04-01-2008, 09:50 PM
Come on people don'nt you think neil knows the situation with paul ifill?

limited_edition
04-01-2008, 10:49 PM
Once he's back 'fit' this time, send him out on loan (if not longer) to see if he can stay fit. Even if he does stay fit in that loan, I'd still consider getting rid at the end of the season. He must be on a considerable wage and we have just not had VFM. When's his contract up ?

Shipp Ahoy!
04-01-2008, 10:55 PM
Apparently he did it getting out of bed.

brooklynlou
05-01-2008, 12:07 AM
In a previous post I suggested that Ifil's recent injury was self inflicted. I still stand by that.

He picked his nose, pushed in too deep, gave himself brain damage, convulsed, and then tore his groin trying to pull his finger out.

limited_edition
05-01-2008, 12:13 AM
Originally posted by Shipp Ahoy!
Apparently he did it getting out of bed. We may joke, but Leroy Lita injured himself badly at the start of the season when he pulled up the wrong way when getting out of bed.

mik59
05-01-2008, 12:18 AM
On the thread in question, the statement was that he injured himself while making breakfast the morning of the Norwich game.

ee-ay-ee-ay-ee-ay-o
05-01-2008, 07:26 AM
Originally posted by montstar
Just maybe its not his fault but lies elsewhere wwith the club either in us trying to bring him back too soon??

or the physios? As if you look at granville and macken who were having similar problems here in there time seem fine now they have moved on!

I think the Physio's changed over this time...as well as the Training staff...so you can't necassarily point a finger at them...the only common denominator is the Training ground itself ? !

brooklynlou
05-01-2008, 07:38 AM
Originally posted by ee-ay-ee-ay-ee-ay-o
I think the Physio's changed over this time...as well as the Training staff...so you can't necassarily point a finger at them...the only common denominator is the Training ground itself ? !

So we should blame the grass?
Bad grass!! Bad!!

Crunchie
05-01-2008, 01:16 PM
Originally posted by 917L
Once Salad recovered from that injury he had a long and successful career, he ceratinly nebver suffered from the injury issues Ifill appears to

I agree 917L but my point was that Jay Palace said it is better to have one serious injury rather than lots of niggles.

But John Salad and Paul Gascoigne both had simular serious injuries and both never got back to the same level of performance than they did before the injury even though they carried on playing.

I do feel sorry for Ifill and is not an embarrassment etc, but if he carries on like this is not worth having him on the books.

Is there anything in the rumour that he will be swapped for Derry?

Jay_Palace
05-01-2008, 01:41 PM
Originally posted by Crunchie
I agree 917L but my point was that Jay Palace said it is better to have one serious injury rather than lots of niggles.

But John Salad and Paul Gascoigne both had simular serious injuries and both never got back to the same level of performance than they did before the injury even though they carried on playing.

I do feel sorry for Ifill and is not an embarrassment etc, but if he carries on like this is not worth having him on the books.

Is there anything in the rumour that he will be swapped for Derry?

I actually said I'd have more sympathy if he had suffered one major injury.

Crunchie
05-01-2008, 01:55 PM
Originally posted by Jay_Palace
I actually said I'd have more sympathy if he had suffered one major injury.

Fair enough my mistake

Jay_Palace
05-01-2008, 01:59 PM
Originally posted by Crunchie
Fair enough my mistake

No problem. Anyway I think we've all taken this one as far as it can go. I don't think NW will tolerate a player being continually unavailable for selection for whatever reason, and one way or another he'll be on his way in the summer.

Hopefully we can add a pacey winger in the window to ease the burden on young Scannell.

AJ
05-01-2008, 02:18 PM
Originally posted by Crunchie


But John Salad and Paul Gascoigne both had simular serious injuries and both never got back to the same level of performance than they did before the injury even though they carried on playing.


Salad had a pretty good career after Palace. He played for Coventry in the Old First Division, then at Charlton (who were ping ponging between the top flight and Div One) and then at Reading mostly in Division One, which was about the same level he had played for most of his Palace career.

Shipps@Palace
05-01-2008, 02:28 PM
PI has always suffered from a problem with his achilles, altough only a small part of the body it does effect other muscles, tendons and ligaments resulting in contstant strains, tears and pulls etc as they seek to compensate for the weakness caused. The main problem with the achilles is that it takes forever to heal (if at all) and it doesnt take a lot to set off all the associated problems.

The medical staff would have known this prior to purchase so that does make you wonder what made them decide it was worth the gamble

75points
05-01-2008, 02:38 PM
well it was christmas after all !- expect to see him second half of next season - is that when his contract is getting close to renewal.

perhaps his porche broke down again .

75points
05-01-2008, 02:38 PM
Originally posted by 75points
well it was christmas after all !- expect to see him second half of next season - is that when his contract is getting close to renewal ??

perhaps his porche broke down again .

PeterH
05-01-2008, 04:33 PM
Originally posted by AJ
Salad had a pretty good career after Palace. He played for Coventry in the Old First Division, then at Charlton (who were ping ponging between the top flight and Div One) and then at Reading mostly in Division One, which was about the same level he had played for most of his Palace career.

Didn´t he continue to play until he was about 38? Some recovery from what was once a career ending injury.

Mong!
05-01-2008, 04:43 PM
Originally posted by 75points
well it was christmas after all !- expect to see him second half of next season - is that when his contract is getting close to renewal.

perhaps his porche broke down again .

So you're saying he's getting injured on purpose? How does he do that then? :rolleyes:

Cpeagles
06-01-2008, 08:55 AM
Nothing wrong with his Porche yesterday morning when he overtook me at high speed on a bend !!

bradpitt
06-01-2008, 09:49 AM
Originally posted by Shipps@Palace

The medical staff would have known this prior to purchase so that does make you wonder what made them decide it was worth the gamble

Peter Taylor?

cranesparkeagle
06-01-2008, 03:23 PM
nobody would buy at this stage and we would incur the full cost of the contract outstanding if we just turfed him out. The idea that we can just show a player the door for nothing IS sheer ignorance. On another thread someone noted that Paul has 300 games under his belt which suggests that these problems are all recent ones. The frustration is I think he would be an automatic first choice for us and I think that even if we have to wait till next season it will worth it.

Ready Teddy
06-01-2008, 04:45 PM
As most people know he has had "Issues" off the field in the past both at Millwall and Sheff Utd, and not just his missus leaving him.

Hope this is not affecting his fitness.

gallery sex god
06-01-2008, 05:20 PM
drunken coke addict? Gay gambler? Put up or shut up

Celestial Empire
06-01-2008, 09:55 PM
He gave an interview recently saying that all that is now behind him, and that he is feeling fighting fit and eager to play ........ then he got another knock. :bash:

glenn.f
06-01-2008, 10:34 PM
No point selling at the minute given his injury troubles (what club will take the risk). We may as well rotate him with Scannell and Moses for the rest of the season, not the worst option whoever plays at the time.
Might be an arse if they are all injured though.

cooperman
07-01-2008, 02:31 PM
I too share many of the peoples frustrations expressed on this thread about Ifill, it would be nautral to be miffed if the clubs hard earned cash was going towards somebody that was unable and perhaps unwilling to put themselves through the hoop of fire to play for us. However just a couple of points:

- players contacts i believe do have a high % of performance related bonus schemes and whilst its true they still receive a substantial amount in basic salary the real money is in first team performance, scoring and team position within the league.
- as we all get older recovery time is longer, someone said he has over 300 first team games but perhaps he played through pain as most do in some of these and maybe now he is paying the price of coming back too early sometimes.
- i cannot believe that any professional likes being out injured, many have to spend more time at the club then if they are fit and training, its boring, lonely work and its quite common for you to feel not part of the squad " buzz" that goes with first team football particulaly if you are on a run like we are, indeed was it Shankly who used to not speak to anyone who was injured.

every club has a "sicknote" and we are stuck with him for now so lets hope he gets fit and has a role to play in the 2nd half of the season as there is no doubt he has quality.

Malakite
07-01-2008, 03:26 PM
It is gutting when a player with talent gets injured - we just have to keep sitting this one out as I doubt Warnock will get rid of him what with our small weak squad - we will just have to play the patient waiting game. Besides no-one would buy an injured player anyway!

bradpitt
17-01-2008, 08:19 AM
Anyone know how he's progessing with his lastest niggle?

CHERRY TREE BRB
17-01-2008, 09:13 AM
All gone quiet on the Ifill injury front, will have to wait for tomorrows advertiser to find out more I expect

gold76
17-01-2008, 09:35 AM
It was in one of the london freebies the other night that he was expected to be fit for the bristol game

spotkick
17-01-2008, 10:12 AM
It's frustrating without a doubt.

Guess we just have to think that we will not have him playing.

If he plays then it's a bonus.

marky1919
17-01-2008, 10:14 AM
I'm more concerned about Butterfield. When's he back?!

The Sniper
17-01-2008, 10:20 AM
Whats the chances he will play for the last 15 mins on sat only to go limping off injured 2 mins before full time? Come on Paul, please stay fit and whip in those crosses to Scowie like we all know you can do. If Paul stays fit, we will stay in the playoff/automatic position, im sure of it!

E_girl
17-01-2008, 10:21 AM
Originally posted by spotkick
It's frustrating without a doubt.

Guess we just have to think that we will not have him playing.

If he plays then it's a bonus.

Think most of us have come to think this every game now.

CHERRY TREE BRB
17-01-2008, 10:23 AM
Originally posted by marky1919
I'm more concerned about Butterfield. When's he back?!

With the loan signing of Halls, I think he may be a few weeks away yet

Stockport_Eagle
20-01-2008, 11:38 PM
Originally posted by gold76
It was in one of the london freebies the other night that he was expected to be fit for the bristol game
So we should expect him to be available for Leicester?

Anyone with any more news?

<_tece_>
20-01-2008, 11:45 PM
He was walking around the ground last night.

rbarmy
20-01-2008, 11:49 PM
Last Sunday from the HOL - courtesy of SouthCoastEagle

I don't post too often but wanted to update HOL with the latest Paul Ifill situation. After scoring at Coventry he's had another unfortunate setback with the troubled hamstring. Not nearly as bad, but a setback none-the-less. Iffs is a friend and neighbour I've know since 03 and this seasons must rate as his worst. Other things outside of football have made matters worse.

I'd like to think that we'd all wish him the best for a speedy, full recovery and not get on his back. Chin up pal! The time for the Anderton jokes is over. He wants to play for Palace and is one of best natural footballers in the CCC when fit. He has NW's support, so let's hope he has ours. On another note, the physio that's been responsible for getting Paul back to fitness has left the club. Let's hope the new one's better.

maestro
21-01-2008, 12:41 AM
Lets just give the guy a break, he cant help being injured.

People on here even acuse him of taing longer than needed to return from injury, well if so can you blame him if he keeps getting rushed back to soon.

Id rather see him out for 2-3 months but then come back really 100% rather than 1 or 2 games here or there.

bradpitt
21-01-2008, 01:16 PM
Originally posted by <_tece_>
He was walking around the ground last night.

I suspect he'll pick up a niggling injury from that

Oisin
21-01-2008, 01:47 PM
I think he'll be a great player for us in the run in

limited_edition
21-01-2008, 04:34 PM
Originally posted by rbarmy
Last Sunday from the HOL - courtesy of SouthCoastEagle

On another note, the physio that's been responsible for getting Paul back to fitness has left the club. Let's hope the new one's better. Hopefully the new man is the same physio Paul had a Bramall Lane. He certainly wasn't this injury prone in his time up there.

patrickmoore123
21-01-2008, 04:39 PM
I believe when he comes back he will be very influential, because he will always come up with a goal when we need it.

PALACEWU
21-01-2008, 04:42 PM
Originally posted by Oisin
I think he'll be a great player for us in the run in

Absolutely.

johnbush
21-01-2008, 04:43 PM
Originally posted by bradpitt
I suspect he'll pick up a niggling injury from that
Aren't you the witty one?

sheepy
08-02-2008, 09:02 PM
And again.

bradpitt
08-02-2008, 09:21 PM
Should make this thread a sticky

limited_edition
08-02-2008, 09:26 PM
Insult to Moses that a half fit Ifill gets a chance ahead of him on the bench.

917L
08-02-2008, 09:36 PM
Originally posted by limited_edition
Insult to Moses that a half fit Ifill gets a chance ahead of him on the bench.

Lets sack Warnock then shall we, he clearly has no idea what he's doing:rolleyes:

limited_edition
08-02-2008, 09:39 PM
Originally posted by 917L
Lets sack Warnock then shall we, he clearly has no idea what he's doing:rolleyes: Don't be silly. Things haven't worked in the last 3 matches. It's not a crime to point that out. So long as we learn from our mistakes in the long run.

jobiinthelastmi
08-02-2008, 10:00 PM
Originally posted by Oisin
I think he'll be a great player for us in the run in

Yeah, if he cuts his legs off and replaces them with Dean Windass' ones :lux: :p

oldeagle
08-02-2008, 11:46 PM
If he was a horse you'd shoot him.

Seriously, based on the premise that he is permanently injured, can Palace claim on the insurance and put him out to grass?

st albans
08-02-2008, 11:58 PM
embarrasing tonight

Popester
09-02-2008, 12:07 AM
2-0 is fine, as long as we gave it our all. But did we? Im not so sure from these reports?

Mr Palace
09-02-2008, 12:19 AM
Originally posted by 917L
Lets sack Warnock then shall we, he clearly has no idea what he's doing:rolleyes:

Silly comeback. Warnock made a bad mistake, that's all he's saying. It was a woeful decision to play Ifill tonight and it backfired badly. We had 10 men in the first half.

Warnock is the man for this club and I'm confident he will take us forward but he got it badly wrong tonight.

davematt
09-02-2008, 12:25 AM
Originally posted by 917L
Lets sack Warnock then shall we, he clearly has no idea what he's doing:rolleyes:

Just because a fan has made a VERY valid point doesnt mean we want Warnock sacked FFS. You just wont let anyone cast a slightly negative opinion on our manager without thinking that person wants him sacked.

His decision to play Ifill today was simply appaling. I am sure he wont make the same mistake on Tuesday.