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Name Nigel Martyn
Gender Male
Ethnic Nigerian
Job Nigerian Footballer
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Org Nigeria National Team
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2019 06 28 Retrieve

[Wilfried Zaha is more ‘mature’ than he was when signing for Manchester United and is ready for another big move, Crystal Palace legend Nigel Martyn has said of a man being heavily linked with Arsenal] I hope he will stay. Palace tend to have a bit of a battle every year to make sure they stay in the division. They have the experience now of that division, so you’ve got to hold on to your better players, but the problem is when they have good seasons, other clubs come sniffing around. Zaha, if he goes, it’ll be to a big club. He tried that when he was younger, but he’s more mature now so possibly he is ready for that move now

2019 08 20 Retrieve

[Former Eagles goalkeeper Nigel Martyn can appreciate why the winger wants a switch, with his ability deserving of the grandest of stages] If a player wants to go enough and is desperate enough to leave then it’s possibly not in your best interests to try and keep him because you then have a player who doesn’t want to be there. Not that v wants to let the club down in any way. He loves Crystal Palace. He just wants a chance to further his career and go to potentially a bigger club like Arsenal. That’s the type of club he needs to move to. He needs a club that is challenging for the Champions League because that’s the standard that he’s at. I don’t see him lying down and not trying though. He doesn’t strike me as that type of person. He cares enough about his own club and will give his all until he moves on. Premier League club’s finances are getting stronger and stronger and all that’s going to do is push prices up but there must be a price eventually that a selling club will take. Wilf is such an important part of Crystal Palace and played a big role in them maintaining their Premier League status these past couple of years so it’s difficult to let someone like that go. On the flip-side you don’t want him there if he’s going to struggle reaching the same level

2020 05 15 Retrieve

[Nigel Martyn says Leeds United need to seal promotion from the Championship this season or else Marcelo Bielsa may not remain at Elland Road] Without wanting to sound too downbeat, I didn’t see him doing another season if they didn’t get promoted. What he’s brought to that club and the humility he’s bought, is good to see. It’s rubbed off on his players, who looked like they were enjoying winning and everything that went with that. Let’s hope we don’t miss out on Bielsa in the Premier League, because that would be good to see.

At this point, you’d say they [Leeds] deserve to go up. I would love to see them in the Premier League with everything back to normal, but that’s not the situation. I want the season finished, obviously, because so much has been invested into it. However, there are a lot of players out of contract, on loan from other clubs that might have to go back, so it won’t be the same. Situations have changed, so it is going to be new for everybody despite being a continuation

They were in a good place and you would say they would have gone up this year, all things being equal, but if the season is able to be completed, it’s the same for West Brom, Nottingham Forest, for everybody. You can put all the excuses there, but it’s the same for all. Possibly it won’t be the same squad that finishes it, but it’s the same for everyone. If you all sign up to it, there’s no coming back