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    Hi all, the new owners have said they are sending over 7 Kuwait based players, some from Kuwait and others from Asia and Europe to have trials with Forest and it will be upto the new manager whether he keeps them or not. Here are two videos of one of these guys - Badar Mutawa on Youtube, both very different goals and he seems technically very good.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6chcVdYnFw and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Fwniocn81Q


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    I've been trying to think of players from the Middle East that have played in England and so far I've only come up with Sami Al-Jaber who played for Wolves.

    Is football in that region strong enough to consider any of their players? I'm not so sure. Fantastic goal though that first one!


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    Quote Originally Posted by bhastings316 View Post
    I've been trying to think of players from the Middle East that have played in England and so far I've only come up with Sami Al-Jaber who played for Wolves.

    Is football in that region strong enough to consider any of their players? I'm not so sure. Fantastic goal though that first one!
    Yeah, I agree that although he looks technically good we don't know enough about these players, but at least they are having trials first rather than the owners insisting they be part of the squad.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bhastings316 View Post
    I've been trying to think of players from the Middle East that have played in England and so far I've only come up with Sami Al-Jaber who played for Wolves.

    Is football in that region strong enough to consider any of their players? I'm not so sure. Fantastic goal though that first one!



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    Until I've seen them play on a cold wet night at Barnsley I'm holding judgement.

    I mean, even Derbyshire looks decent on YouTube.


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    They are only on trial so maybe they will feature in friendlies and we can get a better idea of how good they are.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bhastings316 View Post
    I've been trying to think of players from the Middle East that have played in England and so far I've only come up with Sami Al-Jaber who played for Wolves.

    Is football in that region strong enough to consider any of their players? I'm not so sure. Fantastic goal though that first one!
    Andranik Teymourian (ex Bolton) was from Iran. He wasnt bad


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    Ali Al-Habsi isn't that good. Decent shot stopper, very prone to a clanger.


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    1st one was a very nice goal. Though no doubt his game would change once he tried football over here. The English leagues are very different to the ones in the Middle East and Asia.


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    Perhaps it's just a case of know one wanting to give them a try. I think finding overseas talent could be key to Forest's future. I would prefer to give Strikers/attacking played a chance over defenders and goalkeepers. Strikers can afford to settle in and make a few mistakes


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    I can think of one in the last season?


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    Quote Originally Posted by djnffc94 View Post
    Perhaps it's just a case of know one wanting to give them a try. I think finding overseas talent could be key to Forest's future. I would prefer to give Strikers/attacking played a chance over defenders and goalkeepers. Strikers can afford to settle in and make a few mistakes
    Well so long as we don't attract all foreign talent from Kuwait alone


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    In all those youtube videos I've seen the defending had been horrendously basic.


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    I'm keeping an open mind with this. They're just people at the end of the day, and some will have talent, and other's won't.

    Hypothetically, defensively they might not be as tactically proficient, but that's probably disrespectful and patronising.

    I think the biggest difference for the ME players will be the climate. They must play in extreme temperatures, so either they're super fit, or they play at a much slower pace. I suppose this doesn't auger well, if it's the latter.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bhastings316 View Post
    I've been trying to think of players from the Middle East that have played in England and so far I've only come up with Sami Al-Jaber who played for Wolves.
    Ahmed El-Muhammady at Sunderland is decent. Benayoun, Ben Haim... where's fat Mido at these days?


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    Mido is Egyptian so not the Middle East; unless you were just asking out of curiosity lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by adam09 View Post
    Ahmed El-Muhammady at Sunderland is decent. Benayoun, Ben Haim... where's fat Mido at these days?
    Mido signed for Barnsley.

    „I believe in socialism because it seems more humanitarian, rather than every man for himself and 'I'm alright jack' and all those arsehole businessmen with all the loot. I made up my mind from viewing society from that angle. That's where I'm from and there's where I've made my decisions from. That's why I believe in socialism“

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamthered View Post
    Mido is Egyptian so not the Middle East;
    I thought the North Eastern part of Africa and countries near there (eg Sudan and Jordan and the like) was in the Middle East as well


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    I would class Egypt as Middle East; it shares a border with Israel, after all.


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    Only way to find out is to trial and test them.


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    no harm in looking at them for a month. and we might unearth a few gems. the clips i have seen i've been inpressed with the names mentioned. hope they do well for us


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    Let's be honest. If they had any talent they probably would have been picked up by another European team by now.

    I'm worried our new owners are just trying to turn us into a breeding ground for Arab players. Most are pretty shiiiiiiit


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    my opinion is if they where all as good as the owners think they are scouts would have already picked them up


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    Quote Originally Posted by RICH1977 View Post
    my opinion is if they where all as good as the owners think they are scouts would have already picked them up
    Obviously. When Fawaz states 'second best goalkeeper in the world' for some unknown Kuwaiti I start getting worried about his footballing knowledge.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RICH1977 View Post
    my opinion is if they where all as good as the owners think they are scouts would have already picked them up
    Depends unless you're at the top of the prem, most scouting is done by freelancers, and can you see many clubs paying out to send scouts to countries like Kuwait where work permits may be a problem, if you do find some gems?


 

 

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