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Angelo Ogbonna signs new 5-year deal


  • ;wahoo good news at last
  • Brilliant
  • and the new shirt (narrowly avoided Freudian typo) even looks good on him!
  • "We are Moore than [a] club; we are [a] family." Wow the guys on script!
  • 3 little ducks and 1 giant egg went swimming one day.... ;quaver
  • edited June 2017
    Nice to see our players get long contracts, securing them for the team. Really not sure about that new shirt number however...
  • edited June 2017
    lot of people on social media saying Ogbonna's our best defender, best CB... Seems a nice lad and has had some good moments for us, but Reid is far more consistent and our best CB and defender by a long way, IMO.

    would like to see Ogbonna and Reid starting together, though, and for Oggie to get more consistent and forge a great long-term partnership with Reidy. Fonte still got work to do to prove his worth and if we play 3 at the back a lot, we may be in for a tricky season - can Collins keep up his great form? Look forward to seeing Oxford come back in a year's time and take his place alongside Reid and Ogbonna...
  • Personally don't rate him highly, he is very average imo. Reid seems to bail him out alot.
  • I think 5 years is a great deal for him but not necessarily the club. He will be 34 at the end of this contract and I am not sure why a three year deal would not have been better for us. He is likely on his biggest wage that he is going to command in his career and I wonder if we would likely be getting a return for that wage in the last two years of this contract. He could surprise and still be a first choice in four years time but perhaps more likely not be and yet commanding a first team wage.

    I would have secured him for the next three with an extension and offer a further extension in two years time depending on his form and of course his recovery from this injury. Happy with the player but not necessarily the deal.
  • Maybe, the deal is as long as it is to add some value to him if he has a good couple of seasons.. seems there was some interest in him from Italy already this summer...
  • maybe he had a release clause too low in his existing contract and we wanted to up it
  • I'd rather we would have kept Tomkins
  • Think he's a superior player to Tomkins tbf

    Tomkins has the bit of Collins about him in he makes cracking blocks that make him look class but it's often because he has been beaten that he's had to make these blocks

    Ogbonna has a lot of qualities and think he is more comfortable in a back 3 as he likes to pull out wide

    Something looked wrong with him this year so the injury wasn't a huge surprise when it came out

    I agree think this is a plot to add value if they want to sell him in a year or 2
  • I'd have rather kept Tomkins than signed Fonte, but Oggy is a very good CB and could be a top class partnership either Reid for the next 3-4 years while Burke/Oxford/Rice develop
  • edited July 2017
    Problem with Tonks was that he wanted to go. So not so much a case of a choice over the three.

    Fonte is a very good CB, and a leader. Tomkins was always an inconsistent performer and always looked out of his depth to me when he partnered Reid in the PL (almost like he couldn't keep up to Reid's standard), looked better with Ginge. I liked Tomkins but he's hardly shone at Palace.

    When we finished 7th, Reid and Oggy were decided upon as our best pairing, and we finished two wins off the Champions League places. So can see why they've rewarded him.
  • Luke


    Not saying we should have kept him if he wanted out, just that my preference in a fantasy world of him over Fonte
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