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Eric Abidal

Discussion in 'Transfer Archives' started by AberYid, 30 May 2013.

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  1. AberYid

    AberYid Steven Caulker

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    Free agent.

    Pros:
    Experience
    Versatility
    Influence

    Cons:
    Age
    Illness
    Wages

    Would you take him?
     
  2. Superhudd

    Superhudd Simon Davies

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    Turns 34 in September... and has gone through hell with a liver tumour which in the end resulted in a liver transplant.

    I think he will retire.
     
  3. Amor

    Amor Nicola Berti

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    If AVB sells ABE and goes with Rose as the starter he could be decent cover for LB. Guess it depends on if Fryers is ready to step up.
     
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    Amor Nicola Berti

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    "Football for me is a passion since I was a child," Abidal said. "I don't see myself quitting now. I have made all this effort to come back to play football. My health is better now. When my body tells me to stop I will hang up the boots.

    "I would have liked to keep on playing here, but the club sees it differently and I have to respect that."
     
  5. Roy1983

    Roy1983 Edward Sheringham

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    Yes. Better than BAE AND Rose so its a no brainer IMO.
     
  6. Superhudd

    Superhudd Simon Davies

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    Still a No.. He will no doubt get a move to a French team. Besides.. you don't sign a 34 year old to warm the bench, only to stifle the young players coming through. IMO he is done at the top table of football
     
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    clevelandspur Pascal Chimbonda

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    Don't see the point really considering his age and no clue what his fitness/playing level will be at. It's not like we are desperate at the position
     
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    AdamB Cecil Poynton

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    africanspurs Justin Edinburgh

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    AberYid Steven Caulker

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    You don't think he could be the next in the Naybet, Davids, Gallas group for us?
     
  11. Mumorn

    Mumorn Vic Buckingham

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    The guy has gone through absolute hell. He has nothing more to prove at club level. I'd retire if I was him.
     
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    raboner Banned

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    Too fudging old. No more geezers.
     
  13. metalgear

    metalgear Johnny Morrison

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    old and health risk?
    unless he comes on a free and a on a pay-per-match scheme
     
  14. parklane1

    parklane1 Andy Thompson

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    Not for me.
     
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    NaijaSpurs Frederic Kanoute

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    chicken_badge Gudni Bergsson

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    On the right terms, yes. If we move Gallas on and use Friedel as just cover then there is room for an old timer to be involved with the back four. Indeed, it's youngsters like Naughton and Walker that could do with the grooming an experienced full back could offer.

    The profile he would offer us would be massive and make us a much more attractive club for big stars to follow.

    The right terms would be: a lower rate of pay than Barca, an understanding that he will be used on a rotation basis, and a two-year contract with insurance taken out against ill health (I don't know exactly how these things work but I for one do not like the principle of telling someone we will pay you just so long as you don't get cancer again). He can also choose between the number 3 shirt or even number 2 (Dempsey looks just lost at right back).
     
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    AberYid Steven Caulker

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    I give it 2 months of the season before everyone who voted "No" says "Why didn't we sign an experienced defender in the summer?"
     
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    Superhudd Simon Davies

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    I don't particularly care what his form will be 2 months into next season. I don't want a 34 year old, 12 months removed from having a liver transplant. Simples. Let him see out his playing career back in France... or in MLS
     
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    Spursalot Jimmy McCormick

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    That experienced defender doesn't have to be Abidal though.
     
  20. Superhudd

    Superhudd Simon Davies

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    Signed for Monaco...
     
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