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Liam_Palace
28-08-2017, 08:34 AM
Crystal Palace are looking into an 8m deal for West Ham's Jose Fonte.

@DeanJonesBR

Simon D
28-08-2017, 08:35 AM
Absolutely!! [emoji2]

st albans
28-08-2017, 08:36 AM
Has been dog shit for West Ham

sydnsteve
28-08-2017, 08:39 AM
No no no. FFS what is it with ex palace players

16eagles
28-08-2017, 08:39 AM
Could defiantly play Franks way. Very good footballer.

Martin H
28-08-2017, 08:39 AM
Not sure you can have seen him lately. Been a great player but seems to have passed that mark now and has been on the down prior to his move to Hammers. At that price it would be a very foolish buy. WTF is it about Palace an ex players.

If this one turns out to be true I fear the worst. Is this a Doog thought?

Mad Raschic Ken
28-08-2017, 08:43 AM
Should put in a cheeky bid for Peter Ramage from Phoenix while we're at it!

Kidofwonder
28-08-2017, 08:45 AM
has been appalling for West Ham

Malarkey
28-08-2017, 08:46 AM
meh

Stinger1
28-08-2017, 08:47 AM
Yeah right. As if we're going to spend 8m on a 33 year old.

Sceagle
28-08-2017, 08:47 AM
He's been awful for West Ham. Pathetic.

Daniel_Nash
28-08-2017, 08:47 AM
Don't help West Ham out by taking their overpriced junk.

cpfcben
28-08-2017, 08:50 AM
Awful at west ham. This is a joke. They would be dancing down the streets. But ex palace player so all ok. You couldn't make this shit up.

cp eagles
28-08-2017, 08:50 AM
Is that a barrel I can hear being scraped !

Palestinian
28-08-2017, 08:56 AM
Was good at Southampton with good managers who know how to organise a defence, Bilic doesn't seem to and if FDB stays would be the same here. He's not the answer to our problems.

Eagle's Nest
28-08-2017, 09:03 AM
Is that a barrel I can hear being scraped !

I think we've got some way to go before the barrel gets scraped

St.AlbansEagle
28-08-2017, 09:04 AM
"What's that, stoke closing in on Wimmer? Quick, find someone else we can pretend we're after to Liverpool"

eaglejez
28-08-2017, 09:05 AM
really old and since joining West Ham they are even worse than us. He's old so will be more injury prone. A perfect fit for us - get him in for 10m and 100Kpw

BringbackShipps
28-08-2017, 09:07 AM
Maybe they've got a deal lined up for Sakho and need to offload one.

Thefunkymonk
28-08-2017, 09:10 AM
He's past it

jobiinthelastmi
28-08-2017, 09:10 AM
Oh **** off

bourne man
28-08-2017, 09:17 AM
So some idiot puts it up on twitter and the bbs collapses into synchronised indignant knicker wetting
Who says Penstone is the only laugh on here
Comedy gold

BillyTKid
28-08-2017, 09:24 AM
He is going to be 34 soon and on a big contract. Panic buy.

Martin H
28-08-2017, 09:24 AM
Just so there is no doubt, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

henryhallandhisbasque
28-08-2017, 09:27 AM
I'd rather have Comic Sans Font(e).

Stigma
28-08-2017, 09:35 AM
Soon 34.. 8 mill..seems a bit much?

Danny boy
28-08-2017, 09:43 AM
But I thought buying late in the window means you get great deals. This would be the worst panic buy of the transfer window if true

redeagle
28-08-2017, 09:45 AM
"What's that, stoke closing in on Wimmer? Quick, find someone else we can pretend we're after to Liverpool"

This

Worksop Palace
28-08-2017, 09:45 AM
West Ham supporting brother's comment when I told him about this.....

' Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha '

Lego Knight
28-08-2017, 09:50 AM
No, he's terrible now. If we're going after 32 year-old ex-Palace players lets get Routledge and Watson.

AddoWolz
28-08-2017, 09:52 AM
Please no, we do not need another centre back, the money should be spent on a striker and an attacking midfielder.

Jim Cannon
28-08-2017, 09:54 AM
Has been dog shit for West Ham

He has

**** me though, spending 8M on a 33??? Year old. Jesus

Is this what Frank meant by signing young players

Abjekt
28-08-2017, 09:57 AM
**** it, might as well try and get Nick Carle back to play as a 10.

Malarkey
28-08-2017, 09:57 AM
Ok, can we try and get Moses back too then :D

henryhallandhisbasque
28-08-2017, 10:00 AM
The trouble is 8m this season is last season's 2m.

jaspercpfc
28-08-2017, 10:02 AM
expect Leif Anderson to rock up

TWELLSEagle
28-08-2017, 10:05 AM
Would be a ridiculous cheap skate signing

Zohar's Penalty
28-08-2017, 10:07 AM
The one team with a defence worse than our? Yep, quick raid them.

AddoWolz
28-08-2017, 10:08 AM
Herman Heridasson anyone ?

lewisuk
28-08-2017, 10:12 AM
To slow to play in a back 3 and if that's the route we are sticking with it's a waste of 8 million

west eagle
28-08-2017, 10:27 AM
If true, is this really the sum of our ambition.

spt1978
28-08-2017, 10:32 AM
But I thought buying late in the window means you get great deals. This would be the worst panic buy of the transfer window if true

Not sure if it means great deals but gives individuals the thrill of the chase.

Would be an awful signing btw.

Danny boy
28-08-2017, 10:49 AM
Not sure if it means great deals but gives individuals the thrill of the chase.

Would be an awful signing btw.

And it looks like it might be true...

http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/under-pressure-crystal-palace-boss-11070233

elgin eagle
28-08-2017, 10:53 AM
Could defiantly play Franks way.

Freudian or deliberate? :)

lombardo7
28-08-2017, 11:01 AM
If this is true, highlights another desperate last minute penny pinching window from SP, not willing to buy Sakho but thinks he can appease by buying another old boy.

Has he not seen him play for West Ham!

eagle101
28-08-2017, 11:02 AM
Terrible idea.

TheCharmer1
28-08-2017, 11:03 AM
lets get the band back together!

Lewarse
28-08-2017, 11:12 AM
Long past his best. Hoping this is a joke.

Pete79
28-08-2017, 11:21 AM
Tompkins got injured and Kelly subsequently lost us the game. Fonte as a back up would make some sense so long as it is in response to Kelly being sold/loaned and cost us half the reported 8 million.

If this allowed for more funds to be put into GK and another forward I would understand the strategy, but as an alternative to Sakho (or some other quality CB)? I like to believe the club has more sense than that.

Riley
28-08-2017, 11:22 AM
I'd rather have Comic Sans Font(e).


Splendid.

Mr Palace
28-08-2017, 11:25 AM
This would be a regressive move.

RisZero
28-08-2017, 11:26 AM
I might stay in bed until christmas

Fatboy
28-08-2017, 11:30 AM
NO NO and trice NO !

redemptionday
28-08-2017, 11:31 AM
He's finished. Legs have gone.

spt1978
28-08-2017, 11:32 AM
SP will be lucky to escape with both arms, West Ham will tear them off.

Fatboy
28-08-2017, 11:32 AM
Delaney is meant to be the backup.

If we sign Fonte - what was the point of signing Delaney ?

PHIL BARBER
28-08-2017, 11:35 AM
FFS NO

The Vicar
28-08-2017, 11:50 AM
Crazy

richdeniro
28-08-2017, 11:53 AM
This confirms to me that Freedman is in charge of transfers this week.

kark
28-08-2017, 11:55 AM
So these are the "quality" targets we're looking at.... pathetic!

alf
28-08-2017, 12:11 PM
Spends most of his time pushing and pulling nowadays, so it's a no from me.

I was sorry to see him leave Palace at the time but his career is now on the decline and sadly not what we need.

Martin H
28-08-2017, 12:14 PM
I might stay in bed until christmas

I am with you - errrrrrrrr

not in the same bed - cough splutter :)

This one is just as scary as the manager news. I swear I must be having the worst nightmare ever.

S.P.R.
28-08-2017, 12:17 PM
Blimey, didn't realize West Ham paid 8m for a 33yr old defender, nuts.

Unless he is ridiculously cheap, no way.

orp pisshead1
28-08-2017, 12:20 PM
And it looks like it might be true...

http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/under-pressure-crystal-palace-boss-11070233

Luckily it's the mirror :D.

The club have totally lost it if remotely true

Martin H
28-08-2017, 12:21 PM
Blimey, didn't realize West Ham paid 8m for a 33yr old defender, nuts.

Unless he is ridiculously cheap, no way.

One who has by all accounts been awful. Sounds like a monster spot by Doogie this one. Is the idea to work through Doogies phone contact list first. Should be interesting when we sign his hairdresser and his gardener.

TheCharmer1
28-08-2017, 12:25 PM
Blimey, didn't realize West Ham paid 8m for a 33yr old defender, nuts.

Unless he is ridiculously cheap, no way.

the report says they want 8m back and their fans say hes on 60k a week!

Penstone Eagle
28-08-2017, 12:26 PM
lets get the band back together!

Yep, Geoff Thomas peddling as fast as he can to get here

Fatboy
28-08-2017, 12:30 PM
Lets sign a defender from the team that is below us on goal difference.

S.P.R.
28-08-2017, 12:34 PM
the report says they want 8m back and their fans say hes on 60k a week!

This has got to be a wind up, the Mirror trying to stir the pot even more.

We would be helping one of our rivals out by solving one of their mistakes!

Kai
28-08-2017, 12:51 PM
Too old

bourne man
28-08-2017, 01:00 PM
And it looks like it might be true...

http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/under-pressure-crystal-palace-boss-11070233

Yep, because they've been right about wimmer, burke etc etc

Thefunkymonk
28-08-2017, 01:29 PM
West Ham fans will drive him to selhurst.. he's done.

If this happens it shows be ex palace obsession continues at the clubs demise

jimmy the gent
28-08-2017, 01:35 PM
Is Paddy McCarthy back to fitness yet?

ForestGateEagle
28-08-2017, 01:37 PM
Lets sign a defender who can't get into the team that is below us on goal difference.

EFA

9Freedman9
28-08-2017, 01:57 PM
De Boer will more than likely put him upfront. He's played there before for us anyway, won us a penalty iirc?

Andrews69
28-08-2017, 02:06 PM
playing devils advocate...this season 8 mill is relatively cheap, people said the same when we signed Delaney from Ipswich, it might be the club he's at contributing to his poor form rather than the player himself. Wasn't that long ago Southampton were gutted he was leaving. Also, he was a strong leader at Saints, something we are lacking at the moment.

If this is instead of Sakho I'll be mortified though.

Eagle's Nest
28-08-2017, 02:14 PM
8m for a 33 year old lacks a bit of sense. It'll be a good indicator of our desperation. Not happy to be solving West Ham's financial troubles either

Martin H
28-08-2017, 02:17 PM
playing devils advocate...this season 8 mill is relatively cheap, people said the same when we signed Delaney from Ipswich, it might be the club he's at contributing to his poor form rather than the player himself. Wasn't that long ago Southampton were gutted he was leaving. Also, he was a strong leader at Saints, something we are lacking at the moment.

If this is instead of Sakho I'll be mortified though.

Crikey I am amazed that you think that is cheap. Definitely think you should seek out some recent footage. Has has been a wonderful player for Southampton but dipped dramatically which is why they let him go and TBH they ripped West Ham off. If we let them do the same to us it would be criminal and suspicious.

elgin eagle
28-08-2017, 02:19 PM
Crikey I am amazed that you think that is cheap. Definitely think you should seek out some recent footage. Has has been a wonderful player for Southampton but dipped dramatically which is why they let him go and TBH they ripped West Ham off. If we let them do the same to us it would be criminal and suspicious.

Agree. Luckily I don't believe a word of it, certainly not the fee anyway.

Jim Cannon
28-08-2017, 02:27 PM
8m for a 33 year old lacks a bit of sense. It'll be a good indicator of our desperation. Not happy to be solving West Ham's financial troubles either

Can't see how 8M and 1 player off the payroll would transform their finances

Eddie McGoldrick's tash
28-08-2017, 02:27 PM
We already have six centre backs! The only way we should be even considering signing another one is if they really improve the quality over those we have. Fonte does not.

Get a goalkeeper or striker if we want to spend 8m now.

mushroom
28-08-2017, 02:37 PM
Arghhhhh I'm angry.

Down with this sort of thing.

Grrrrrr

spuddy
28-08-2017, 02:42 PM
He was flying out of gatwick this morning.

AJ
28-08-2017, 02:55 PM
I would think it would be a deal that could equal 8m, with clauses like 20 games a season and us not getting relegated.

Crystal Glitter
28-08-2017, 02:56 PM
His better days are well behind him.

Stellavista
28-08-2017, 03:01 PM
Don't see this one, but if true, Palace transfer bids always seem to be about 4 or 5 years too late.

jimmy the gent
28-08-2017, 03:24 PM
Hopefully just a dummy for the Sahko deal to go through. Clutching at straws, i know.

jimmy the gent
28-08-2017, 03:28 PM
Fonte would not be an upgrade on Dann, Tomkins or TFM. This says to me that FDB has no intention of changing from a back 3, and just wants more depth for the folly that his tactical vision is.

AJ
28-08-2017, 03:50 PM
Fonte would not be an upgrade on Dann, Tomkins or TFM. This says to me that FDB has no intention of changing from a back 3, and just wants more depth for the folly that his tactical vision is.
I am not so sure about that. He was very good at Soton, but never really fitted in at WHU. Maybe if he was in the team at WHU then they wouldnt have conceded more goals than us.

Sir.S.C Remembered
28-08-2017, 04:00 PM
How old? ;)

Also, whilst he was largely great for Soton, he has been awful for 6 months. But, when he was at Palace he was very overhyped. He passed the ball no better than Scott Dann, but as he was Portuguese he was made out to be Luiz like!

SteveyHawking
28-08-2017, 04:22 PM
I am not so sure about that. He was very good at Soton, but never really fitted in at WHU. Maybe if he was in the team at WHU then they wouldnt have conceded more goals than us.
Any central defender would love playing for Southampton when they play two holding midfielders in front of them. Even Dejan Lovren did well with Schneiderlin and Wanyama in front of him.

cdm61
28-08-2017, 05:21 PM
Over the hill and far away - is where he needs to be

Stellavista
28-08-2017, 05:30 PM
If Fonte is the answer, what's the question? Is it Parish saying to Fat Phil, "do you think Frank will notice it's not Wimmer?".

Eagle's Nest
28-08-2017, 05:40 PM
Can't see how 8M and 1 player off the payroll would transform their finances

I'm not saying that. But paying out 8m for a 33 yr old who's disappointed is very helpful to them.

TWELLSEagle
28-08-2017, 05:41 PM
If Fonte is the answer, what's the question? Is it Parish saying to Fat Phil, "do you think Frank will notice it's not Wimmer?".

Think it might be: "we have ****ed up and I'm too tight to spend what's needed, who's the ex palace player we can bring in on the cheap in a desperate, transparent attempt to appease fans?"

BuktaBoy
28-08-2017, 05:44 PM
Wham fans will happily pay the price of Fonte's central line ticket to west Croydon.

He's had a mare since he joined them. Stay well clear.

orp pisshead1
28-08-2017, 05:57 PM
Think it might be: "we have ****ed up and I'm too tight to spend what's needed, who's the ex palace player we can bring in on the cheap in a desperate, transparent attempt to appease fans?"

Why would it appease the fans signing an ageing centre half who saints fans wanted gone and now hammers fans do too?.

Gyro1780
28-08-2017, 07:38 PM
Surely that 8m would get us Zoet or one of the other keepers were rumoured to be interested in?

New LP
28-08-2017, 07:40 PM
Why would it appease the fans signing an ageing centre half who saints fans wanted gone and now hammers fans do too?.


Ex Palace player so would delight many on here I assume?

PeterH
28-08-2017, 07:42 PM
Is this the same as Tom Jones coming back to Blighty once he was washed up in Vegas?


Let's get you started nicely in England, then you have your prime years elsewhere, and come back for one last fat pay day.

johnp
28-08-2017, 07:56 PM
We already have six centre backs! The only way we should be even considering signing another one is if they really improve the quality over those we have. Fonte does not.

Get a goalkeeper or striker if we want to spend 8m now.

How many of them do you consider to be premier league quality, and be likely to stay fit for the majority of the season??

I'm struggling to name more than one!!

David Bailey
28-08-2017, 08:07 PM
Surely this can't be true. Great player when here, but at 33 is in decline.

TWELLSEagle
28-08-2017, 08:27 PM
Why would it appease the fans signing an ageing centre half who saints fans wanted gone and now hammers fans do too?.

I didn't say it would appease the fans

cpfcben
28-08-2017, 09:05 PM
If he signs I think I might as well give up.

cpfcben
28-08-2017, 09:06 PM
This is going to be a painful few days.

eagle69
28-08-2017, 09:59 PM
No way , playing badly or can't stay in the 1st XI of the only team worse than us

Lee sinnots ear
28-08-2017, 11:32 PM
Please God NO this is shaping up to be like that nightmare back in 2014 when we let Murray go and got AJ back the great Zeki Fryers and some other non entity who's name I forget

Eddie McGoldrick's tash
28-08-2017, 11:43 PM
Please God NO this is shaping up to be like that nightmare back in 2014 when we let Murray go and got AJ back the great Zeki Fryers and some other non entity who's name I forget

Kevin Doyle

Eddie McGoldrick's tash
28-08-2017, 11:46 PM
How many of them do you consider to be premier league quality, and be likely to stay fit for the majority of the season??

I'm struggling to name more than one!!

Predicting injuries is very tough, but I understand the doubts over Tomkins in that regard.

But we should expect Tomkins, Dann, Fosu-Mensah and Ridewald to be able to perform at this level. As I said in my intial post, if we sign one that significantly improves the quality, then it makes sense, but I don't think Fonte would at this stage in his career.

Worksop Palace
29-08-2017, 07:29 AM
Frank De Boer is ready to bid for Jose Fonte to save his job. Daily Star.

Really, where do the get this shit from.

elgin eagle
29-08-2017, 07:38 AM
Surely

a) 8 million is a joke
b) He will be cover and two of Kelly, Tomkins and Delaney are off.

9Freedman9
29-08-2017, 09:11 AM
8 million is peanuts when you think WBA have just turned down 21 million for Evans who is 29/30?

whereEaglesFly
29-08-2017, 09:12 AM
8 million is peanuts when you think WBA have just turned down 21 million for Evans who is 29/30?

How many seasons will we get out of Fonte though? 1 maybe 2?

Evans could have a good 5 years in him yet

aj4england
29-08-2017, 11:09 AM
If we end the transfer window with our 4 centre back options being Dann, Tomkins, Sakho and Fonte, plus Fosu-Mensah, then our defensive options will have improved drastically.

Just the small matter of getting a winger and two forwards after that.

Joe.L
29-08-2017, 11:11 AM
If we end the transfer window with our 4 centre back options being Dann, Tomkins, Sakho and Fonte, plus Fosu-Mensah, then our defensive options will have improved drastically.

Just the small matter of getting a winger and two forwards after that.

Keeper?

SilentAssassin
29-08-2017, 11:13 AM
Swap for Martin Kelly?

aj4england
29-08-2017, 11:13 AM
Keeper?

Given up on us buying a good keeper. We haven't for a few years now and don't expect that to change with 3 days to go. As much as I don't rate Hennessey, is the money better spent on a forward to rival, support and protect Benteke or an unknown keeper.

9Freedman9
29-08-2017, 01:37 PM
How many seasons will we get out of Fonte though? 1 maybe 2?

Evans could have a good 5 years in him yet

He will not be an out and out starter, I would rather him on the bench as back up Over Delaney, Kelly possibly even Riedewald.

SEEPEEEFFSEE
29-08-2017, 01:40 PM
The dildo brothers will be laughing all the way to the bank..

9Freedman9
29-08-2017, 01:41 PM
I actually don't think 8,000.000 is the worse bit of business we can do to be honest. In this current market it's actually beginning to look like a bit of a bargain when you see WBA turning down 21,000.000 for Evans.

orp pisshead1
29-08-2017, 01:44 PM
I actually don't think 8,000.000 is the worse bit of business we can do to be honest. In this current market it's actually beginning to look like a bit of a bargain when you see WBA turning down 21,000.000 for Evans.

Behave ffs:wallbash:. Defender on the wane big time and you wanna pay them ***** 8 mill:rolleyes:

9Freedman9
29-08-2017, 01:50 PM
Behave ffs:wallbash:. Defender on the wane big time and you wanna pay them ***** 8 mill:rolleyes:

I am not saying we should go all out to get him, I am merely pointing out that it's not the biggest sum of money for a Euro 2016 winning CB.

I do admit his age is massively against him, 34 in December. I think I have a little soft spot for him from his spell here mind....

Dave
29-08-2017, 02:09 PM
Awful awful awful

Bubble Wrap
29-08-2017, 02:14 PM
The dildo brothers will be laughing all the way to the bank..

They are still Buzzing from the Tompkins deal.

READING EAGLE
29-08-2017, 02:18 PM
5 years ago yes not now though

AJ
29-08-2017, 02:24 PM
If he keeps us up this year and then leaves on a free, it will be well worth the money.

macstar
29-08-2017, 02:29 PM
lets just keep going backwards :-(

GB2506
29-08-2017, 02:32 PM
lets just keep going backwards :-(

This! I'm hoping the Janssen rumours are actually Matt Jansen!!!

4 cryingOutloud
29-08-2017, 03:18 PM
Mel Blyth's only 73. He was really good, is on a free and we all know SP likes free!:eek::rolleyes:

JDawg
29-08-2017, 03:21 PM
Suppose this was never going to happen with. AP in charge.

JDawg
29-08-2017, 03:24 PM
If we want to hire an old favourite, wait for Chelsea to buy the Ox and then bid for Victor Moses

GreatGonzo
29-08-2017, 03:25 PM
If reports from yesterday and the meeting were accurate surely whether we are going to stay at 3 at the back or move to 4 is a critical question.

Dann, Tomkins, Fosu-Mensah and Reidewald might be enough cover for 2 CBs but certainly not for 3. If Sakho comes in and we sign an additional CB it would surely point to retaining 3 at the back.

exiledeagle1
29-08-2017, 03:27 PM
If we want to hire an old favourite, wait for Chelsea to buy the Ox and then bid for Victor Moses

Now you're talking....:)

tedwood
29-08-2017, 04:20 PM
popovic to sign 10 mill

danpalace07
30-08-2017, 02:24 AM
Absolutely must not happen. Finished.

Kai
30-08-2017, 04:55 AM
Parish loves all ex Palace, so he will sign right at the death just because SP thinks it will appease the fans.

We will then have no strikers, no wingers and no goalie but 8 central defenders...

TheCharmer1
30-08-2017, 05:34 AM
Absolutely must not happen. Finished.


And on big money.