Talk:Jack Wilshere

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

1 or 10 appearences[edit]

Who keeps saying he's only played 1 game for Arsenal, according to the info on the Arsenal first-team, he's played 10 games and scored 1 goal —Preceding unsigned comment added by 89.240.188.116 (talk) 11:28, 31 July 2009 (UTC)

Who keeps refusing to read the fine print of the infobox? Chensiyuan (talk) 16:12, 31 July 2009 (UTC)

Oh, right, i didn't realise it said league only, my bad--92.25.238.171 (talk) 16:52, 31 July 2009 (UTC)

No problem! Chensiyuan (talk) 17:07, 31 July 2009 (UTC)

Caption[edit]

Anyone who doesn't know that the image inside Jack Wilshere's infobox is Jack Wilshere should be shot. Anyone throwing a shoe at their computer screen for not working out that the image is of Jack Wilshere should be hit with large sticks. I'd imagine that the Arsenal should also be informed that they should be playing to the lowest common denominator at [[1]] and including a caption stating that the image is of the person in question and that that information should be pointed out to everyone.Stephen Hayes (talk) 10:46, 4 December 2009 (UTC)

If the caption gave no more information than the player's name, it would indeed be pointless. However, this caption says where and when the picture was taken. That's helpful to the reader and shouldn't be removed without a sensible reason. cheers, Struway2 (talk) 10:55, 4 December 2009 (UTC)
See above for the only reason necessary to non-cretins, and I believe you should at least aim for those who have double digit IQ's. The fact that an image of Wilshere which is almost entirely composed of the person in question, making any other information redundant as it is not in the picture. We could add the stadium, what colour the grass is, what a friendly is, hell why not add a description of soccer in there as well.Stephen Hayes (talk) 09:19, 5 December 2009 (UTC)
In this case, mentioning the venue doesn't help, but it does no harm. However, the date is useful. It shows in this case that the image is recent so that's what Wilshere looks like now. If that picture's still there in 4 years time, it would show that the image was 4 years old so that's what Wilshere looked like 4 years previously but probably doesn't any more. Where captions mention the player wearing a strip different from that of his current club, they tell the reader - who may not know one club's kit from another - that it's not an up-to-date image. I'm afraid I don't understand your unwillingness to help the reader: we're not just creating articles for people who know all there is to know about the subject.
I won't undo again. There are rules about reverting edits that aren't vandalism. But I'll ask at the football Wikiproject if anyone else has views on the matter. cheers, Struway2 (talk) 13:55, 5 December 2009 (UTC)
I agree with Struway, they are useful to people who aren't as familiar with English football or football in general. Seems to me like a case of just don't like it! Thanks, --Jimbo[online] 14:11, 5 December 2009 (UTC)
Just a case of being unreasonable. Chensiyuan (talk) 14:32, 5 December 2009 (UTC)
Many of the photos for players are old and show the player many seasons ago. A caption can help by giving the date and team at the time the photo was taken so that those who are not football buffs can evalute the age of the photo. Captions are there to help and not just for cretins(!).--Egghead06 (talk) 11:17, 6 December 2009 (UTC)
I can begin to understand that point of view, as movie stars change their appearance for roles, but unfortunately they do not belong unless you are pointing out which individual is in a picture, even then the image should be cropped to fit the infobox of the person in question.Stephen Hayes (talk) 09:22, 7 December 2009 (UTC)
What on Earth do you believe the point of the caption to be, then? You're basically completely wrong here, I'm afraid. His name, the club he's playing for, and the date the picture was taken are the three things which are absolutely required of the caption in this case, as with any other footballer biography photo. Chris Cunningham (not at work) - talk 09:42, 7 December 2009 (UTC)
Is there a way to end this counterproductivity? Manderiko (talk) 13:16, 7 December 2009 (UTC)
Anyone in England or Wales who has completed year four (i.e. anyone over the age of nine) should be aware that in an information text, a category that includes encyclopaedias, pictures should always be accompanied by text, usually in a caption. Kevin McE (talk) 17:57, 7 December 2009 (UTC)
[2] perhaps a better way to allow people to gain further information about the photograph without navigating away from the page.Stephen Hayes (talk) 09:23, 8 December 2009 (UTC)

500 more words on Jack Wilshire than Jairzinho[edit]

This is insane. 62.64.166.166 (talk) 18:06, 27 December 2009 (UTC)

Feel free to expand that article if you wish. AnemoneProjectors (talk) 18:34, 27 December 2009 (UTC)
Exactly. If you feel aggrieved by that, then why not do something about it? Actions speak louder than words. Mattythewhite (talk) 20:43, 27 December 2009 (UTC)
Erm...who? Twsf (talk) 16:36, 9 May 2010 (UTC)

Arsenal squad[edit]

Could someone please show me where at the community it was agreed to remove loanees from their parent clubs navbox. A case of putting up and then possibly shutting up on my part. Cheers guys.Londo06 03:12, 29 March 2010 (UTC)

Someone had missed a line out of the infobox for the club - otherwise the information was all there. Fixed now. Lukeno94 (talk) 21:54, 17 March 2012 (UTC)

advice[edit]

Hey I'm big fun of u from E.Africa(ETHIOPIA). My word for you simply,why do you play as a defensive midfielder?do you like to play their. I know u are under Mr.Wenger...... For me you are very good when u play offensively.

Bye for now and play with all your talent ,we expect from the team more than one trophy.GOD BLESS YOU!

Your sincerely

Tilahun —Preceding unsigned comment added by 213.55.76.18 (talk) 11:30, 27 December 2010 (UTC)


more effort needed kid —Preceding unsigned comment added by 41.190.131.142 (talk) 10:34, 16 March 2011 (UTC)

You do know that Wilshere doesnt actually read this right?? but to answer your question, Wenger needed a second defensive midfielder to fit his tactics and so wilshere was the best person for the job! Alex Song is the first!

Igomaa (talk) 15:38, 9 August 2011 (UTC)

File:Jack Wilshere sky sports.jpg Nominated for speedy Deletion[edit]

Image-x-generic.svg

An image used in this article, File:Jack Wilshere sky sports.jpg, has been nominated for speedy deletion for the following reason: All Wikipedia files with unknown copyright status

What should I do?

Don't panic; you should have time to contest the deletion (although please review deletion guidelines before doing so). The best way to contest this form of deletion is by posting on the image talk page.

  • If the image is non-free then you may need to provide a fair use rationale
  • If the image isn't freely licensed and there is no fair use rationale, then it cannot be uploaded or used.
  • If the image has already been deleted you may want to try Deletion Review

This notification is provided by a Bot --CommonsNotificationBot (talk) 00:19, 10 January 2012 (UTC)

Assists column for footballers[edit]

Hi, I notice that there is now a systemic attempt to remove the assists stats column for an increasing number of footballers. I have read the discussions on the project talk page but here are some reasons to resist this attempt:

First, as a preliminary point, the project is just that, a project. It does not have a superior claim to individual articles than say, contributors to articles who do not participate in the parent projects. But I think this is already known. The unarticulated point is: there are contributors, such as myself, who have made many edits to footballer articles over the years without once ever participating in the project talks. While projects may be an efficacious way to coordinate pages of a similar nature, and by extension reflect a certain level of consensus, I think for this particular issue at least there are quite a few unresolved doubts.

Second, as far as I can tell, the main reasons to reject assists as a column is to maintain high uniformity amongst the footballer pages and to get round the problem that assists data is either missing for older footballers, or inconsistent across sources. Neither reason is compelling. By default, uniformity is of course desirable, so that there is a consistent look and format. But it seems uniformity here has been equated with the lowest common denominators, ie, since many pages do not/cannot have assists data, all pages shall not have assists data. This dovetails with my argument against the second reason: unavailability of data. In principle, uniformity should be achieved across all footballer pages. But some footballer pages would have less issues obtaining assists data. Various professional leagues do have official data on assists, albeit not necessarily going back all the way in time. This in turn alleviates the problem of inconsistent data by third party sources, as there is nothing wrong with using official data. Moreover, discrepancies vis-a-vis thrid party sources are not confined to assists, but even things like birthplace, weight, height, etc. By parity of reasoning, if indeed as long as there is inconsistency in data all such data shall be removed to avoid confusion, then things like birthplace, weight, height, etc. should also be deleted. Even in articles on history, culture, religion, etc., there are disparate accounts on what actually happened. This is a fact of recording life! As long as the reader is made aware that different sources say different things, that should be good enough, assuming that one does not want or cannot use official sources to corroborate the data.

Third, assists are an integral statistic for footballers, or at least, it has become so in recent times, particularly for midfielders and strikers. Why then would certain professional leagues begin to track such data? Why then would so many editors religiously update such data here? Chensiyuan (talk) 01:54, 5 November 2012 (UTC)

The reason is that the assists are not usually verifiable. The only link for reference with the stats table on Mr Wilshere's page is to the Arsenal website which doesn't have any indication of assists. When I create new tables or update existing ones I use Soccerbase which doesn't give info on assists either. If whoever updates the table with assists can verify it then they should stay in the table, if not then they should be taken out.Tam1hibs (talk) 09:23, 24 May 2013 (UTC)
For BPL players post 2000/01, not an issue: http://www.premierleague.com/en-gb/players/index.html?paramSearchType=BY_STAT&paramSeason=2012-2013 Chensiyuan (talk) 13:19, 24 May 2013 (UTC)
And there's no reason not to include assists from UEFA competitions: http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/season=2013/statistics/round=2000343/players/type=assists/index.html Mosmof (talk) 13:45, 24 May 2013 (UTC)
There have been renewed attempts to remove assist statistics from footballer articles, including this one. To recap for the benefit of everyone, the most commonly cited reasons are:
  1. Assists are not a notable statistic in the game
  2. There are no RS, and even if there are RS, sometimes the RS contradict because definitions differ
  3. The tracking of assists is a recent development
  4. There is "consensus" on WP Footy
In response, as has been repeated in various places no less than those who oppose inclusion:
  1. Then why are the number of assists commonly invoked in the prose as highlights of a player's biography? Why are awards given for players with most assists? It may not be as "important" as a goal, but to say it is not notable enough is odd. The logical conclusion of "no RS", "no settled definition" must mean that any mention of assist in the prose is wrong - are people prepared to do that?
  2. This has to be done on a case-by-case basis, rather than as a sweeping policy for all articles. Here, the official BPL website and soccernet (to use an example) come up with same numbers. In any informational and statistical matter, there will always be disputes. WP is about reliable sourcing, not truth. In any case, and perhaps the better way forward, is that a policy can always be set that official statistics should prevail
  3. This is nothing new in sports and does not operate as a bar in any way. The real question is issue 1
  4. There may be a quite a number of people opposing inclusion, but there have also been quite a number proposing inclusion. Just a quick look at the project archives would reveal this. In any case, a project does not have jurisdiction over all articles. WP policy is clear on this. Chensiyuan (talk) 12:08, 5 January 2014 (UTC)
While we're at this, let's delist Thierry Henry as a Featured Art, since it includes assists! Manderiko (talk) 12:12, 5 January 2014 (UTC)
Our MOS for footballer articles does not allow assists, and neither does strong community consensus. Deal with it. GiantSnowman 12:13, 5 January 2014 (UTC)
Yes please just delist Thierry Henry, Gilberto Silva et al as FAs then. When that happens, you can expect the usual exodus of people who actually go out of the way to try to build something, which is what the content of WP is built on, not the out of the way and mindless meddling by those who feel a need to tear down everything because they cannot build anything. Chensiyuan (talk) 12:19, 5 January 2014 (UTC)
I've actually started nearly 4000 articles - but please, tell me more about how I am not helping to build the encyclopedia. GiantSnowman 12:22, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

Wilshere on eligibility to play for England[edit]

I just wondered why there was no mention of Jack Wilshere's recent comments on eligibility for playing for England. If wiser heads than me have decided its not of encyclopedic value thats fine. I was just interested as it seems to me Wilshere never said being born in England was the only criteria in the quotes I've seen (only that there should be an English element and living in England for 5 years didn't seem enough) and even tweeted to confirm this. Nevertheless its commonlym asnd as far as I can see inaccurately - reported that he did give birthplace as the criteria. I'm not sure why this is an issue with Januzaj when it wasn't an issue with say Cristiano Ronaldo (who hadn't played for Portugal when he joined Man u in 2003 - or maybe he'd played for the U21's - does that tie him ?). I was just interested to see how wikipedia covered this but its fair enough that its not covered. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.234.82.114 (talk) 20:36, 21 October 2013 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 26 October 2014[edit]

There is some incorrect statistics on the bottom in career statistics, he has played 7 games in the league this season, not 5. Daryoushz (talk) 18:45, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: as you have not cited reliable sources to back up your request, without which no information should be added to, or changed in, any article. - Arjayay (talk) 18:57, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 14 June 2015[edit]

International Career

On 14 June 2015, Wilshere scored his first International goal for England against Slovenia in a UEFA Euro 2016 qualifier at the Stozice Stadium. He went on to score another goal in the same game and ended up with a brace.England went on to win the game 3-2.


VInsondsouza (talk) 18:44, 14 June 2015 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. --I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 19:20, 14 June 2015 (UTC)

External links modified[edit]

Hello fellow Wikipedians,

I have just modified 3 external links on Jack Wilshere. Please take a moment to review my edit. If you have any questions, or need the bot to ignore the links, or the page altogether, please visit this simple FaQ for additional information. I made the following changes:

When you have finished reviewing my changes, you may follow the instructions on the template below to fix any issues with the URLs.

You may set the |checked=, on this template, to true or failed to let other editors know you reviewed the change. If you find any errors, please use the tools below to fix them or call an editor by setting |needhelp= to your help request.

  • If you have discovered URLs which were erroneously considered dead by the bot, you can report them with this tool.
  • If you found an error with any archives or the URLs themselves, you can fix them with this tool.

If you are unable to use these tools, you may set |needhelp=<your help request> on this template to request help from an experienced user. Please include details about your problem, to help other editors.

Cheers.—InternetArchiveBot (Report bug) 01:02, 17 April 2017 (UTC)

External links modified[edit]

Hello fellow Wikipedians,

I have just modified 3 external links on Jack Wilshere. Please take a moment to review my edit. If you have any questions, or need the bot to ignore the links, or the page altogether, please visit this simple FaQ for additional information. I made the following changes:

When you have finished reviewing my changes, you may follow the instructions on the template below to fix any issues with the URLs.

You may set the |checked=, on this template, to true or failed to let other editors know you reviewed the change. If you find any errors, please use the tools below to fix them or call an editor by setting |needhelp= to your help request.

  • If you have discovered URLs which were erroneously considered dead by the bot, you can report them with this tool.
  • If you found an error with any archives or the URLs themselves, you can fix them with this tool.

If you are unable to use these tools, you may set |needhelp=<your help request> on this template to request help from an experienced user. Please include details about your problem, to help other editors.

Cheers.—InternetArchiveBot (Report bug) 10:23, 19 November 2017 (UTC)