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Excellent stat and very high success rate.

 

He’s looked much better going forward this season. He often used to be static when receiving the ball and then go sideways or backwards. Now he steps forward and is will to carry the ball 20+ yards and look for a pass.

 

One of my big criticisms in the past is he would be stuck in no man’s land. Wouldn’t either step onto the player with the ball, shut down a cross or drop off to stop a runner.
 

It’s taken a long time, but there’s definitely improvement there. Just needs to find consistently now imo.

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3 minutes ago, Roscoe P. Coltrane said:

Found his level 

And that's a FACT.

 



Just to point out to you (as you seem to be really struggling with the facts, and also struggling with NOT hating on Liam Palmer in some weird ego vendetta you have) that Liam is the best in the league


That also means that all our other defenders (including the ones you rate) aren't as good as Liam Palmer this season at tackling

I'll just leave that with you...

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Find it odd that our own supporters are quick to pour scorn over "one of our own" (and weve hardly had an abundance of those in recent times) and cant embrace the acheivement of a long serving player.

When he went out on loan, many of us, myself included, felt it was probably time for Palmer to move on. But he showed determination and loyalty and came back stronger.

 

Arguably the only player in the past 20 or so years who is deserving of a testimonal (procedes to a charity of his choice, of course)

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1 minute ago, Miffed said:

Find it odd that our own supporters are quick to pour scorn over "one of our own" (and weve hardly had an abundance of those in recent times) and cant embrace the acheivement of a long serving player.

When he went out on loan, many of us, myself included, felt it was probably time for Palmer to move on. But he showed determination and loyalty and came back stronger.

 

Arguably the only player in the past 20 or so years who is deserving of a testimonal (procedes to a charity of his choice, of course)

 

 

A testimonial to raise money for his football academy he has would be amazing

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There are still so called fans on here that don’t believe the facts and stats, they also insist on ‘bagging’ one of our own - geez you should be ashamed of yourselves as the lads a good un.

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OWLSTALK - OFFICIAL SPONSOR OF LIAM PALMER 21/22 SEASON

 

The deal has finally been done. I've just got off the phone to the club and (thanks to all the members of this amazing online community) we are now the official sponsor of lifelong Owl (and one of us  LIAM PALMER

 

A few Liam Palmer facts

Liam Palmer is our longest serving player

Palmer began his career with Sheffield Wednesday when he was just seven years old.

 

Aside from a loan spell at Tranmere Rovers, he has spent his whole career with the Owls, being used in various defensive or midfield roles and making over 250 appearances for the club.
 

Palmer represents Scotland at international level. He played for the under-19s and under-21s and made his senior debut in March 2019.


Having progressed through the academy, Palmer appeared three times as an unused substitute throughout the 2009–10 season.

Following this, he signed his first-year professional contract 

 

He was also awarded the club's Academy Player of the Year

Palmer made his debut for Wednesday on 10 August 2010 in the League Cup first round match with Bury, which ended in a 1–0 win at Hillsborough

 

He has scored goals for the club, made assists for other players, scored penalties in penalty shoot outs and has done so much for our community off the pitch too.


He went out on loan to Tranmere Rovers to get some experience under his belt and established himself there in the starting lineup and on his return said: "Reserve team football can be very useful but going out on loan means you can get first team games under your belt. Obviously from my experience, that's the best thing to do and I would advise any young player to do the same because it stands you in good stead. At first I was a bit sceptical of going out on loan and it can be daunting but you've just got to roll with the punches. That's what I did and it has paid off so far"

 

Liam has played in any position that has been asked of him whether that be right back, left back, wing back, centre half or central midfield.

Liam Palmer grew up supporting Sheffield Wednesday, the team where he eventually started his career

Palmer also set up his own football academy called Palmer School of Excellence, based in Worksop. The aim is to boys and girls of all ages and abilities the opportunity to play football and develop their social skills.

So basically this lad has supported Sheffield Wednesday all his life like you and me and is Wednesday through and through.

He has dreamt of playing for his beloved football club (SWFC!), then gone out, worked his nuts off, worked his way up the youth teams since he was 7 years old and made it happen

He's gone on to even captain this football team on a few occasions which he has done capably, proudly and successfully.

He's established himself as part and parcel of the first team, plays a really substantial number of first team games each season, contributes to clean sheets, contributes to goals, and even scores the odd one himself.

And he's done it professionally, quietly and calmly.

I couldn't think of anyone more fitting that we (as an online community) could sponsor in as much as he's part of the Sheffield Wednesday community, he's one of us, he's been a lifelong owl, he's spent his career at Sheffield Wednesday from the age of 7, he's still here, he's set up his own community academy and he's done more for Sheffield Wednesday FC than any of us could ever imagine. 

So it makes me proud to announce that Owlstalk is the official sponsor of Liam Palmer 

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Impressive stuff from Palmer.

 

I'm not sure why they set the bar at 40+ attempted tackles, though.

 

If we broaden it out, some of our other players have very impressive tackle success rates, too:

 

Dele-Bashiru: 100%

Brown: 100%

Shodipo: 100%

Dunkley: 93%

Iorfa: 89%

Hutchinson: 89%

Corbeanu: 89%

Luongo: 88%

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