Odemwingie to join Palace?

Osaze Odemwingie could leave West Brom for Crystal Palace

Posted: 7 February 2013 Time: 08:17 pm

Sequel to the unfortunate incidents that further marred Osaze Odemwingie's relationship with West Bromich Albion, the Nigerian striker may now be sent out on loan to a lower division club.

It has been reported that Crystal Palace (the club that groomed Victor Moses), who play in the Championship, are interested in taking Odemwingie on loan for the rest of the season after he was offered to them by West Brom.

However, Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway has played down suggestions of a move, although he admitted he would like the have the 31-year-old in his team.

"Someone contacted the chairman. I was asked if I would want him [Odemwingie]. I said yes,'' Holloway said. "I don't think he's a realistic target for us personally.''

Holloway is unsure if Odemwingie will agree to step down a division or even accept a pay-cut on his current £39 000-a-week salary, which would have risen to £70 000-a-week if his club had not pulled the plug on his transfer to QPR.

Odemwingie, who has been training alone since he returned to West Brom after serving a brief suspension, may thus decide to stay at West Brom until the summer transfer window.

The former Bendel Insurance player was accused of trying to force his way out of the Hawthorns to Loftus Road without the permission, but revelations have shown that the player acted on a mistaken assumption after he thought he had been given the nod to undergo a medical at QPR.

Article by: Uche George Egbe

Previous comments on this story...

oga
posted: 08:21 pm
I hope the pride that killed Ghana won't kill this guy. He talks too much instead of focusing on his game. Thanks to God Almighty for using Keshi to sideline the odemwingies of this world from the Super Eagles.
Ebimocliff
posted: 08:42 pm
how art the mighty fallen? this is what unbridled pride can do to a man who thinks he has the world revolving at his feet. he is now completely locked out of the national team and even his club has decided to humiliate him.
Ebimocliff
posted: 08:44 pm
i feel so sorry for Odemwingie.
longman
posted: 09:15 pm
What goes around comes around!
Me,myself and I
posted: 11:00 pm
Am very sorry for this guy, I truthfully do, this guy try to stay away from all this by trying to come to afcon, but that did not happen, now the windows are closing fast on him from all angle, he is falling so fast that he can not stop, it will take everything from a big club to sign him, as of now he really needs the eagles more than ever. I pray Keshi have mercy on him and bring him back.
Johnhandsome
posted: 11:12 pm
I completely agree with you Oga that Ghanians talk too much. I have so many friends from Ghana here in London and they are always boastful. When we beat Liberia 6-1 to qualify for AFCON, they said to me how come we are celebrating beating ordinary Liberia. I am so happy now that they are all quiet. THE REAL GIANTS OF AFRICAN FOOTBALL ARE BACK. UP SE
Watchout
posted: 12:00 am
Pride goes before a fall, and Karma is really a b.i.t.c.h. This guy is one of my Super eagles all time players, but he use ego and stubborn head brought himself down. In everything will do in this life, we should learn how to humble ourself. I hope this will serve as a lesson to others, even for our new rising stars to be, that no one is indispensable. There is always a lot of people, but there is no one like GOD.
stanslinks
posted: 12:08 am
" When the story shall be told, no matter whom it may concern, then shall the black ones cloth themselves in white". In the book of dignity, personality is the first chapter". "Pride goes before a fall, but humility is a virtue. Arrogance is a chameleon that absorbs or attracts any reflection it first gave.
ijawmaninamerica
posted: 01:23 am
It's easy to kick a man when he is down. Has Osaze misbehaved sometimes? The answer is clear but what I won't do is forget that during the days when most of our players just laboured around on the pitch, this was the one man that was giving his every all to try to put smiles on our faces. In good times or bad, let us remember that he is still one of us and needs our support. Everybody makes mistakes and I hope he has learned from his.
Ola1
posted: 01:43 am
I just pity this guy. The worst thing about him is ego and the fact that he tweets alot about silly things. He is a good player no doubt but his attitude is generally poor. Thank God he was not picked for AFCON 2013, he would have been a distraction in the team. He forced himself to speak to a club about transfer without the permission of his contracted club and it back fired heavilly. I just couldn't comprehend why an exposed player of his personality will do that.
Apiripah
posted: 01:53 am
Thank you @ ijawmaninamerica.That's all I can say.God blessed me through my worst enemy.Odemwingie can not see a Nigerian in danger in london street and walk away.Who knows tomorrow?No body.
gentleboyof9ja
posted: 05:30 am
I pity this guy.... He surely needs our support may God see u through your hard time osaze!! Stop acting like a kid u r now a father..
Azeebi
posted: 06:19 am
Peter, leave that place and come back home. Apologise to Keshi and Nigerians and play for either your adopted home state team Kaduna Unite or seek to revived either Insurance FC or play for Warri wolves your home state neighbours.
Keshi and Nigerians will definitely forgive you and the past...don't allow them frustrate you...
We criticised your attitudes in the past, but that does not mean we don't like you.... Be strong...and don't give inn to petty club blackmail...
This guy needs us now... At least led start parting with our players in good condition...
Cosa Nostra (5Families)
posted: 08:01 am
@Me,myself and Iposted: 11:00 pm | Report Am very sorry for this guy, I truthfully do, this guy try to stay away from all this by trying to come to afcon, but that did not happen, now the windows are closing fast on him from all angle, he is falling so fast that he can not stop, it will take everything from a big club to sign him, as of now he really needs the eagles more than ever. I pray Keshi have mercy on him and bring him back.
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You spoke like a good person.He is our son,we dont have to put our back against him rather feel sorry and wish him good in future.He made a mistake but the good thing about him is that he is always prepared to serve his people at international level@Ebomocliff,I am glad with your second comment but you shouldnt have posted the first one.I hope you concurr with me.Osazie is your brother.God is with him falling is jst a point of correction
Cosa Nostra (5Families)
posted: 08:06 am
@Apiripahposted: 01:53 am | Report Thank you @ ijawmaninamerica.That's all I can say.God blessed me through my worst enemy.Odemwingie can not see a Nigerian in danger in london street and walk away.Who knows tomorrow?No body.
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May God bless you more and more.Amen!!!!!!!
noshitforsure
posted: 09:41 am
It is well with your Odemwingie , everything that has starting also has an end, learn from dis #### and keep your head up , we Nigerians still and will always love you bro, but learn to respect and act like a man real man
promochuks
posted: 10:31 am
Osaze would bounce back. He might have a surprise call up to a big club in the coming window. I just hope this was a learning process for him. He will bounce back and even be better at his age.
Ebimocliff
posted: 03:08 am
Five Families-La-cosa-nostra, my comment was basically on how pride destroys a man. I have always admired Odemwingie but of a late his attitude took a nose dive. I work in an environment where I see how attitude destroys or inhibits them. Telling a man he has a problem is not rude it will help him to find a solution. If NFF had cautioned Odemwingie properly during the Siasia era maybe his ego would not have grown this big that it nearly destroys his talent. This slap-on-the-wrist mentality is what is killing this nation.

FYI, Odemwingie has already apologised to West Brom, he knows he needs them. Can anybody remember where a prodigious talent like El hadj Diouf went into oblivion until his recent resurrection in the English 1st Division? Odemwingie needs a life coach or a therapist he obviously has an anger management problem and if he does not help himself all our comments here pitying him, criticising him, standing with him, will not save him.
Ebimocliff
posted: 03:15 am
God is the judge of all, he pulls one down and sets up another. we can stand with him does not mean we must condone his bad attitude. the african way has always been to discipline and then bring back into your embrace, but on him playing for Nigeria that will be him gaining not just the trust but the respect of his teammates and coaches all over again and like I said it will be his decision first and foremost.
Me,myself and I
posted: 04:24 am
I personally think he needs to give up his tweeter account, that thing has brought him nothing but bad publicity, not everything needs to be public, am happy that he accepted the fine from west brom, all he has to do now is score some goals, the memory of fans are always short, point in case what Nigeria is going through now, play or act bad, fans will be against you, play good fans will pray for you.
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