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    Post  Kray JR on Fri 01 Jul 2016, 8:27 pm

    Rumours of Crystal Palace coming in for him.

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    Post  Tony P on Fri 01 Jul 2016, 10:34 pm

    Kray JR wrote:Rumours of Crystal Palace coming in for him.


    £12.5m. I can see him going
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    Post  Blakey on Sat 02 Jul 2016, 5:36 am

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    What Dave said. 

    Personally, I'd keep him as a right back, played well there.
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    Post  Arran H on Sat 02 Jul 2016, 7:27 am

    Can`t see him going Tbh as we only have Byram at the club so Tomkins would ideal cover to have plus he can play CB as well and I cant see him wanting to go as well as he said last year that he is happy to sit on the bench if the team are doing well etc and that he is well prepared to wait for his chance etc so cant see him going unless Bilic pushes him like he did with Amalfitano etc
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    Post  Kray JR on Sat 02 Jul 2016, 12:25 pm

    Arran H wrote:Can`t see him going Tbh as we only have Byram at the club so Tomkins would ideal cover to have plus he can play CB as well and I cant see him wanting to go as well as he said last year that he is happy to sit on the bench if the team are doing well etc  and that he is well prepared to wait for his chance etc so cant see him going unless Bilic pushes him like he did with Amalfitano etc

    Rumours that Bilic wants Antonio to be his right back.

    I'd take the money.
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    Post  JulianDicksLeftKnee on Sat 02 Jul 2016, 11:32 pm

    If he goes it's cos he wants to I hope. Strange move if not given we are in Europa to meet home/club grown player quotas. Only him and Noble count as club produced for registration purposes (the Reece's don't have be registered as under 21)

    The money, if true, is decent and could help towards strengthening but the downside is the home grown and of course the affection we have for our Academy boys. 

    I could see it doing him good too, not just having reegular game time but als o as a chanve of scene. Sometimes players just need that. If he goes, it'll be a great shame but maybe it will see Oxford given more of a chance (but at CB???) Or Burke.

    No Sugar Hut in Crystal Palace though Jim!
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    Post  Kray JR on Tue 05 Jul 2016, 10:03 pm

    I know most fans will be sad he has gone as he has come through our academy but I can't say that I ever felt comfortable with him in our defence. It was too much money to turn down for a back up defender IMO.
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    Post  Tony P on Thu 07 Jul 2016, 7:10 am

    Kray JR wrote:I know most fans will be sad he has gone as he has come through our academy but I can't say that I ever felt comfortable with him in our defence. It was too much money to turn down for a back up defender IMO.

    Agreed. Especially when we have back-up to Reid & Ogbonna with Ginge, Burke & Oxford; not forgetting that Kouyate and the Norwegian can also play there
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    Post  Charlie Ham on Thu 07 Jul 2016, 10:06 am

    Sorry to see him go but I think it is the right decision.
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    Post  Jiggs on Thu 07 Jul 2016, 10:25 am

    I feel like a mother, watching their child leave the nest  Sad

    But, if it has to be, thank you James for your years of commitment to the club, with all best wishes for your future career and happiness.

    I sincerely hope the rumours that Bilic wants Antonio to be his right back are just rumours.  Unacceptable in my eyes and also I believe Antonio's.  Square peg syndrome and unsettling a player is not something the club should have to do anymore.  


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    Post  mottinghammer on Thu 07 Jul 2016, 9:37 pm

    Tomkins had fallen way down the pecking order at West Ham, a move was good for him and at £10m very good for the club. 
    I agree with The Jiggly one, Antonio is not a RB and it would be a waste to use him that way.
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    Post  mottinghammer on Thu 07 Jul 2016, 9:37 pm

    Tomkins had fallen way down the pecking order at West Ham, a move was good for him and at £10m very good for the club. 
    I agree with The Jiggly one, Antonio is not a RB and it would be a waste to use him that way.
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    Post  Arran H on Fri 08 Jul 2016, 6:06 pm

    Such a shame to see Tomkins leave us , I really think we should of kept him as he was good cover for Centre back and also Right back. It`s fair to say that This is Palace`s gain and our Lose Imo !

    So we now only have 3 senior Centre backs in Collins , Reid and Ogbonna with two admittedly very good youngsters in Oxford and Burke

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