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CPFC85
01-07-2017, 10:54 AM
http://sportwitness.co.uk/crystal-palace-begun-formal-negotiations-sign-adil-rami/

jamescav0
01-07-2017, 10:55 AM
In advanced talks
http://sportwitness.co.uk/crystal-palace-begun-formal-negotiations-sign-adil-rami/

Terrace Bickle
01-07-2017, 11:01 AM
Exciting.

kabbott
01-07-2017, 11:10 AM
Marseille must hate us! :D
First there's the Mandanda story, then us interested in Zouma when they thought they had him and now this!
I wonder if he'll turn up with his new girlfriend ...

ANDI29
01-07-2017, 11:12 AM
Is he any good

El Aguila
01-07-2017, 11:13 AM
Good player but quite old!
Still, how old was Eric Young when we signed him?

kabbott
01-07-2017, 11:18 AM
Good player but quite old!
Still, how old was Eric Young when we signed him?

31, so plenty of experience. Certainly not the best French CB by a long chalk. I'd much prefer the Zouma option.

Nigelbrag
01-07-2017, 11:22 AM
If there is any truth in this rumour then he would make a very good signing, big strong and commanding player. But i don't believe he is a left footed CB which is what we need, unless we intend to sell One of Tomkins, Dann or Kelly.

Nigelbrag
01-07-2017, 11:27 AM
Marseille must hate us! :D
First there's the Mandanda story, then us interested in Zouma when they thought they had him and now this!
I wonder if he'll turn up with his new girlfriend ...

Just remind me who his new girlfriend is, i remember reading about her recently and being a celeb, but just think of her name.

Malarkey
01-07-2017, 11:28 AM
Yes please

henryhallandhisbasque
01-07-2017, 11:36 AM
With Pamela Anderson at inside-right.

kabbott
01-07-2017, 11:38 AM
With Pamela Anderson at inside-right.

No, twin pairing up front.

Terrace Bickle
01-07-2017, 11:53 AM
No, twin pairing up front.
Careful, or Kidofwonder will be along to slap your wrist.

SteveyHawking
01-07-2017, 12:08 PM
An ageing average player with no sell on value. No thanks.

DARZET EAGLE
01-07-2017, 12:19 PM
An ageing average player with no sell on value. No thanks.

Tend to agree, but what do I know other than he has 33 caps for France.:hmph:

pardew's shorts
01-07-2017, 12:21 PM
I thought he was excellent in The Artist.

Eddie McGoldrick's tash
01-07-2017, 12:23 PM
An ageing average player with no sell on value. No thanks.
If he is reasonably priced he still may have plenty to offer.

Nostrils
01-07-2017, 12:29 PM
Don't know anything about him but like the fact he still fancies his chances of getting to the World Cup and wants to earn his place there. 31 for a CB isn't so bad imo.

CharlieCPFC
01-07-2017, 12:36 PM
Always remembered him as a real solid center half.

Thefunkymonk
01-07-2017, 12:47 PM
Good player.

TAK
01-07-2017, 12:50 PM
AATOT

exiledeagle
01-07-2017, 12:54 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4653534/Pamela-Anderson-dinner-date-French-beau-Adil-Rami.html

Latvian Eagle
01-07-2017, 01:14 PM
He would be our best Centre Back. He probably isn't as good as Sakho but definitely better than Dann, Tomkins, etc.

kark
01-07-2017, 01:28 PM
"Advanced talks" story leaked in a ploy to make Liverpool drop price for Sakho.... I hope! [emoji23] [emoji31]

AJ
01-07-2017, 01:29 PM
31, so plenty of experience. Certainly not the best French CB by a long chalk. I'd much prefer the Zouma option.

31 isn't old by football standards these days, with Delenay approaching 36, Defoe 34, John Terry 36, Yaya Toure 34, Phil Jagielka nearly 35 and countless others in their mid-30s, early 30s especially for a central defender is not the twilight of their careers as it was 20 or more years ago.

kark
01-07-2017, 01:36 PM
31 isn't old by football standards these days, with Delenay approaching 36, Defoe 34, John Terry 36, Yaya Toure 34, Phil Jagielka nearly 35 and countless others in their mid-30s, early 30s especially for a central defender is not the twilight of their careers as it was 20 or more years ago.
It is a bit when we are lacking pace in all of our current CB options... Still, very good player and would be pleased if it happened. It's incredible Palace can now realistically get this calibre of player.

meee
01-07-2017, 02:19 PM
He would be our best Centre Back. He probably isn't as good as Sakho but definitely better than Dann, Tomkins, etc.

This.Would be very happy.

Kirby
01-07-2017, 02:20 PM
What the hell? Another France international. Yes please.

Flat Noodle
01-07-2017, 02:25 PM
Would rather the news come out after we can confirmed the deal than to say we are close. No doubt others will try to hijack him :(

TWELLSEagle
01-07-2017, 03:13 PM
31 is nothing, should have another 4 years left at the top. Know nothing of him really but if he's got 30 caps for France it's a big yes from me

4 cryingOutloud
01-07-2017, 03:28 PM
And there was me thinking we were going to reduce the average age of the squad. We already have a 35 year old, a 30 year old and a 27 year old central defender who's just okay. Are we going for a set of antiques?

PALACEWU
01-07-2017, 04:15 PM
And there was me thinking we were going to reduce the average age of the squad. We already have a 35 year old, a 30 year old and a 27 year old central defender who's just okay. Are we going for a set of antiques?

Mah, we got Scott dann. A mixture of experience is just as important as young bucks.

Jim Cannon
01-07-2017, 04:47 PM
Good player but quite old!
Still, how old was Eric Young when we signed him?

Young was 30. Does FDB think lower means higher though? Though we were loweringnthe average age of the squad:D

PALACEWU
01-07-2017, 04:53 PM
Young was 30. Does FDB think lower means higher though? Though we were loweringnthe average age of the squad:D

Do you think he doesn't know his left and right too? Maybe Andros could double bluff him.

averity
01-07-2017, 05:03 PM
he is a replacement for delaney so is deffo taking the average age down, this will be delaney final year you would have thought. france international so must be good, will get on with cabaye, and other french speaking players, might even help get sakho in

the drexciyan
01-07-2017, 05:05 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4653534/Pamela-Anderson-dinner-date-French-beau-Adil-Rami.html

Wonder what Pammy will make of Thornton Heath high street?

rossi71987
01-07-2017, 05:09 PM
Wants to go back to france. No goer

Stellavista
01-07-2017, 05:12 PM
he is a replacement for delaney so is deffo taking the average age down, this will be delaney final year you would have thought.

How's that then, if he's another right-footer?

Thefunkymonk
01-07-2017, 05:26 PM
Wants to go back to france. No goer

What else did he tell you?

kit82
01-07-2017, 05:27 PM
Wants to go back to france. No goer

Where's that come from..?

averity
01-07-2017, 05:33 PM
Lol

Jimmy Eagle
01-07-2017, 05:36 PM
What else did he tell you?


:supergrin:

thefox
01-07-2017, 05:45 PM
Wonder what Pammy will make of Thornton Heath high street?

When Baldy walks past her muttering breasts.

Martin H
01-07-2017, 05:52 PM
Wonder what Pammy will make of Thornton Heath high street?

Where do you think she gets her gear? Pretty sure she must be shopping there already.

the drexciyan
01-07-2017, 05:56 PM
Where do you think she gets her gear? Pretty sure she must be shopping there already.

I'd imagine she currently has a well connected and discrete dealer, but when she comes over she may well go up and down the high street to see if she gets offered any good shit.

Martin H
01-07-2017, 06:08 PM
I'd imagine she currently has a well connected and discrete dealer, but when she comes over she may well go up and down the high street to see if she gets offered any good shit.

ahhh....... maybe clothes might have been a better choice on my part - or maybe not :)

Kirby
01-07-2017, 06:30 PM
Seen some 'fans' on facebook saying he's "not good enough" and "too old".

He's a 31-year-old current France international who played 30 games for Sevilla last season FFS.

Spiderman
01-07-2017, 07:11 PM
Seen some 'fans' on facebook saying he's "not good enough" and "too old".

He's a 31-year-old current France international who played 30 games for Sevilla last season FFS.

This Some of us really are getting above ourselves, let's learn to walk before we can run. I don't agree with all this, no onward sale value, if he signs for 4years and does the biz so what if we can't sell him on.

bigdazza08
01-07-2017, 07:32 PM
This Some of us really are getting above ourselves, let's learn to walk before we can run. I don't agree with all this, no onward sale value, if he signs for 4years and does the biz so what if we can't sell him on.

Exactly stay up for a further 3/4 years we wouldn't need to sell on millions would come in.

Latvian Eagle
01-07-2017, 08:46 PM
Seen some 'fans' on facebook saying he's "not good enough" and "too old".

He's a 31-year-old current France international who played 30 games for Sevilla last season FFS.

I genuinely don't get some people sometimes.

The one that really gets me is people who still peddle the we need young players with resale value. Think we moved on from that line about 5 yesrs ago but they still like to use that one. :D

But like the other week people were saying Willy Caballero wasn't good enough for us and no better than Hennessey. :rolleyes:

Kirby
01-07-2017, 09:11 PM
I genuinely don't get some people sometimes.

The one that really gets me is people who still peddle the we need young players with resale value. Think we moved on from that line about 5 yesrs ago but they still like to use that one. :D

But like the other week people were saying Willy Caballero wasn't good enough for us and no better than Hennessey. :rolleyes:

:supergrin:

31 isn't even that old for a centre-half. I bet the majority have never even seen him play.

dave_who_ru
01-07-2017, 09:24 PM
Seen some 'fans' on facebook saying he's "not good enough" and "too old".

He's a 31-year-old current France international who played 30 games for Sevilla last season FFS.

32 in December. Called up for a friendly against Spain in March along with several other 'non-squad' players but withdrew due to injury. I suggest his international career is over.

Due to a number of injuries he only played 19 league games last season.

A decent player in his prime but I don't see much mileage in signing players who are in decline.

meee
01-07-2017, 09:29 PM
Seen some 'fans' on facebook saying he's "not good enough" and "too old".

He's a 31-year-old current France international who played 30 games for Sevilla last season FFS.

To be fair,there are some 'fans' on here who would have sold a fellow French international midfielder in January despite the fact he is the best midfielder in the squad by a country mile.

exiledeagle
01-07-2017, 09:30 PM
32 in December. Called up for a friendly against Spain in March along with several other 'non-squad' players but withdrew due to injury. I suggest his international career is over.

Due to a number of injuries he only played 19 league games last season.

A decent player in his prime but I don't see much mileage in signing players who are in decline.

Well that's a no from me - we have too many players that miss games due to injuries

DARZET EAGLE
01-07-2017, 09:43 PM
Well that's a no from me - we have too many players that miss games due to injuries

I agree, but we only have opinions.

elgin eagle
01-07-2017, 10:14 PM
I agree, but we only have opinions.

The Irish lad?

He's not a tall player. Quite Lidl really.

Great Lombardi
01-07-2017, 10:54 PM
French papers are convinced he will sign for Marseille

girvinator
01-07-2017, 11:54 PM
Would rather Zouma on loan but Rami is a very cultured CB, experienced at the highest level for club and country but wouldn't want a contract longer than 2 years, I expect big wages.

britabroad
02-07-2017, 01:01 AM
pretty sure that FDB said he wanted to bring the average age of the squad down. This wouldn't fit. Probably a smokescreen.

East-End Eagle
02-07-2017, 03:53 AM
pretty sure that FDB said he wanted to bring the average age of the squad down. This wouldn't fit. Probably a smokescreen.

It would if he replaced Delaney...

jimos_uk
02-07-2017, 06:50 AM
It would if he replaced Delaney...

Quite.

FDB will reduce the average age of the squad, but it doesn't mean that every player he will sign will be sub 25. Not least because you need to have some leaders on the pitch, but also because that's a little bit mental.

Rami would be a great signing.

AJ8
02-07-2017, 07:06 AM
Would be a quality addition.

maxcpfc
02-07-2017, 07:21 AM
Would be a great signing plus we would get Pamela Anderson to perv at😂

gold76
02-07-2017, 08:39 AM
Don't get the Logan's run way of thinking, when has 31 been too old?

Could easily get 3 years of decent service from him

mushroom
02-07-2017, 08:41 AM
Don't get the Logan's run way of thinking, when has 31 been too old?

Could easily get 3 years of decent service from him

He is at his peak.

Johnny Byrne
02-07-2017, 08:50 AM
Paper talk. Hope this is a poor rumour. Not that great against pace from games he has played for France. No thanks.

Mr Palace
02-07-2017, 09:25 AM
Not fussed about this one. I think we should be looking for someone a bit younger and with more pace.

regal_eagle
02-07-2017, 01:30 PM
He got me quite a few fantasy football points in the past, so got my vote.

dave_who_ru
02-07-2017, 01:39 PM
He is at his peak.

Not fitness wise!

Last season:

15 Aug to 22 Aug Muscular problems
18 Sept to 20 Oct Achilles Tendon Problem
6 Feb to 16 Feb same again
26 Mar to 26 Apr Calf Injury
7 May onwards until end of season and maybe beyond Muscular Problems

Thefunkymonk
02-07-2017, 01:42 PM
Can't believe people turning their noses up. He is better than any of our centre backs. He's a French international who has played for Valencia as Milan and Sevilla, a europa cup winner... and we still have damo as our 3rd choice centre back..

hedge end eagle
02-07-2017, 01:44 PM
Can't believe people turning their noses up. He is better than any of our centre backs. He's a French international who has played for Valencia as Milan and Sevilla, a europa cup winner... and we still have damo as our 3rd choice centre back..

Exactly how I see it, if he is an option at a decent price, then get him in and tete as well :)

Thefunkymonk
02-07-2017, 01:46 PM
Exactly how I see it, if he is an option at a decent price, then get him in and tete as well :)

Yep.

I actually think we will sell Dann.. bring in 2 x cb's... and if rumours are true veltman and rami would be a huge upgrade at the back. Throw tete in aswel and we are well off at the back with probably not a lot of outlay

Gyro1780
02-07-2017, 05:01 PM
I'm hoping this rumour is for LiverPOO to see so they ring up SP & say we can have Sakho for 20m :p

TheCharmer1
02-07-2017, 05:10 PM
Can't wait till fdb sees Damo train tomorrow and he finds out he's just had a contract renewal

Martin H
02-07-2017, 05:14 PM
Can't wait till fdb sees Damo train tomorrow and he finds out he's just had a contract renewal

Think he wil be OK, as long as Damo just shouts out 'here comes a Frankie' every time he whacks it long and diagonal :)

exiledeagle
02-07-2017, 06:05 PM
Can't believe people turning their noses up. He is better than any of our centre backs. He's a French international who has played for Valencia as Milan and Sevilla, a europa cup winner... and we still have damo as our 3rd choice centre back..

Well someone who missed a total of about 13 weeks on 5 different occasions is a concern ?

Thefunkymonk
02-07-2017, 06:37 PM
Well someone who missed a total of about 13 weeks on 5 different occasions is a concern ?

Of course.. that's why we have medicals.

Plus our current first choice centre backs aren't exactly immune to injuries!

AJ
02-07-2017, 06:44 PM
Can't wait till fdb sees Damo train tomorrow and he finds out he's just had a contract renewal
BS. Damo is still capable as s backup. Just make him pass the ball instead of punting it long.

eagle mart
02-07-2017, 06:48 PM
Paris only three hours from London.

McpfcS
02-07-2017, 06:55 PM
BS. Damo is still capable as s backup. Just make him pass the ball instead of punting it long.


He's definitely not a capable back up in a team that has aspirations to avoid another relegation battle.

exiledeagle
02-07-2017, 06:57 PM
Of course.. that's why we have medicals.

Plus our current first choice centre backs aren't exactly immune to injuries!

That is my point why risk someone who we know misses quite a few matches

Thefunkymonk
02-07-2017, 06:58 PM
That is my point why risk someone who we know misses quite a few matches

But could also be perfectly fine now?

exiledeagle
02-07-2017, 07:05 PM
But could also be perfectly fine now?

Well yes he could but I certainly would have doubts if a 31 year old was injured on 5 separate occasions missing 13 weeks

Thefunkymonk
02-07-2017, 07:17 PM
Well yes he could but I certainly would have doubts if a 31 year old was injured on 5 separate occasions missing 13 weeks

Or we could let our medical team decide?

I agree if he was a crock then it's a huge risk.. but he seemed to be fairly injury free bar last season

TheCharmer1
02-07-2017, 07:47 PM
BS. Damo is still capable as s backup. Just make him pass the ball instead of punting it long.

he really isn't. Zero pace, sentimental nonsense to give him a deal

GB2506
02-07-2017, 08:04 PM
BS. Damo is still capable as s backup. Just make him pass the ball instead of punting it long.

He's nowhere near good enough, even as a back up.

NorthPalace23
02-07-2017, 10:49 PM
Can't believe people turning their noses up. He is better than any of our centre backs. He's a French international who has played for Valencia as Milan and Sevilla, a europa cup winner... and we still have damo as our 3rd choice centre back..

Good point!

I really want Sakho but wouldn't be unhappy with Rami.

In ideal world it would be great to have them both!

Sakho, Rami, Tomkins, Kelly, and Delaney would be great cover at centre back.

skindog981
03-07-2017, 07:38 AM
At 31 doesn't seem to fit with trying to reduce the average age of the squad. I think we'll be looking for a younger centre back who can form part of a spine for the next few seasons at least

AJ8
03-07-2017, 09:15 AM
At 31 doesn't seem to fit with trying to reduce the average age of the squad. I think we'll be looking for a younger centre back who can form part of a spine for the next few seasons at least

I don't think football is that black and white, if a player of this calibre becomes available at a decent price you've got to be interested.

Maidstoned Eagle
03-07-2017, 10:01 AM
Or we could let our medical team decide?


The medical team that passed Remy as fit?

DHeagle
03-07-2017, 10:07 AM
The medical team that passed Remy as fit?

Well to be fair, he was fit until he got injured.

Son of Ron
03-07-2017, 10:29 AM
At 31 doesn't seem to fit with trying to reduce the average age of the squad. I think we'll be looking for a younger centre back who can form part of a spine for the next few seasons at least

err, he's 31 - not that old is it, esp. for a centre back where experience, reading of the game and strength are important attributes.

Jim Cannon
03-07-2017, 10:58 AM
Good point!

I really want Sakho but wouldn't be unhappy with Rami.

In ideal world it would be great to have them both!

Sakho, Rami, Tomkins, Kelly, and Delaney would be great cover at centre back.

After we seemed cursed with injuries for CBs last season, I reckon at least 3 more are needed;)

TheCharmer1
03-07-2017, 11:15 AM
Good point!

I really want Sakho but wouldn't be unhappy with Rami.

In ideal world it would be great to have them both!

Sakho, Rami, Tomkins, Kelly, and Delaney would be great cover at centre back.

interesting you'd have kelly and dd over dann

kabbott
03-07-2017, 04:14 PM
It is being said over here today that Rami is very close to signing for Marseille.
Let's go for Zouma!

NorwEagles
04-07-2017, 10:06 AM
Yeah, spanish media are reporting that Rami turned down us and Besiktas to sign for Marseille.

4 cryingOutloud
04-07-2017, 04:02 PM
Well to be fair, he was fit until he got injured.

Amazing how that works. :D