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    Default El Arbi Hillel Soudani

    Striker/winger we have reportedly put in a bid for.

    http://www.nottinghampost.com/sport/...dinamo-1093145



    Obligatory YouTube vid: https://youtu.be/jsLY_W2z1tY

    It only takes a second to score a goal.

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    Default Re: El Arbi Hillel Soudani

    Signings like this generally go one of two ways..... could be absolutely brilliant over here or a complete flop.

    I say GERRIMIN!


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    Default Re: El Arbi Hillel Soudani

    “The Algerian Punisher”?

    He sounds like someone who’d be at home in the WWE.

    „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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    Default Re: El Arbi Hillel Soudani

    I understand the "oh my God, the new Abdoun" fears, but Dinamo Zagreb is a very well run club with a steady European presence; its market value is actually much higher than yours. If Soudani has so spectacular numbers there, he must be doing something right.

    In any case, if the Algerian press is correct that your bid was turned down, I doubt you'll go much higher for a 30-year old.


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    Default Re: El Arbi Hillel Soudani

    I thought we needed new defenders?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Erik View Post
    I thought we needed new defenders?
    I think Karanka's targets are clear: a central defender, a left-back, a midfielder, and a striker playing on the flanks.


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    Default Re: El Arbi Hillel Soudani

    Small enough for Nottingham Forest.

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    Default Re: El Arbi Hillel Soudani

    European flair with a basis in Algeria?

    I am fucking HARD


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    Default Re: El Arbi Hillel Soudani

    Quote Originally Posted by GreeksBearingGifts View Post
    In any case, if the Algerian press is correct that your bid was turned down, I doubt you'll go much higher for a 30-year old.
    You're talking about a club who paid 2 million for a 32 year old not so long ago...

    *edit* looking at the youtube clips, he will be fantastic against the unorganised or completely missing defences that we get in the champ...

    Last edited by Jah; 20-01-18 at 10:48.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jah View Post
    You're talking about a club who paid 2 million for a 32 year old not so long ago...

    *edit* looking at the youtube clips, he will be fantastic against the unorganised or completely missing defences that we get in the champ...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jah View Post
    You're talking about a club who paid 2 million for a 32 year old not so long ago...

    *edit* looking at the youtube clips, he will be fantastic against the unorganised or completely missing defences that we get in the champ...
    Murphy is 35 in March. We paid £2m for a 34-year-old.

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    Default Re: El Arbi Hillel Soudani

    Fawaz signing


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    Default Re: El Arbi Hillel Soudani

    It begins


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    Default Re: El Arbi Hillel Soudani

    "Do you have any obscure, ageing players who aren't used to British style football or culture on your list Mr Warburton?"

    "Nah, that'd be daft"

    "Goodbye"

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    Default Re: El Arbi Hillel Soudani

    1) The music on the video was brilliant.
    2) Are we still using Fawaz's scouting reports from Football Manager?


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    Default Re: El Arbi Hillel Soudani

    I wonder how Leeds fans reacted when they signed Sáiz from the Spanish second division or Alioski from the Swiss league...


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    Default Re: El Arbi Hillel Soudani

    Quote Originally Posted by J'Psycho'C66 View Post
    I wonder how Leeds fans reacted when they signed Sáiz from the Spanish second division or Alioski from the Swiss league...
    If EAHS was as young as those pair were I'd be far more confident of him being able to adapt to a new culture & style of football.

    Time will tell, but again it all seems very mish-mash. I mean, wasn't sacking warbs meant to mean Vellios would get more games?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alf-ugginblowupyourbakery View Post
    If EAHS was as young as those pair were I'd be far more confident of him being able to adapt to a new culture & style of football.

    Time will tell, but again it all seems very mish-mash. I mean, wasn't sacking warbs meant to mean Vellios would get more games?
    I think the point is we need someone to come in & hit the ground running.

    This lad has done that wherever he's played, including international level.

    If he has problems adapting, they're not obvious in his back catalogue.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alf-ugginblowupyourbakery View Post
    If EAHS was as young as those pair were I'd be far more confident of him being able to adapt to a new culture & style of football.

    Time will tell, but again it all seems very mish-mash. I mean, wasn't sacking warbs meant to mean Vellios would get more games?
    well it didn't take long for the Leeds pair to adapt anyway. He might hit the ground running, or he might turn out to be crap or we might not even sign him and it's just purely paper talk who knows?

    I'll agree that our foreign imports of late haven't been amazing but that doesn't mean every foreigner we sign from now on and for the rest of time will be shit.

    As for Vellios who knows, some have gone way over the top with him, he's an alright striker who scored a couple of crackers last season and few goals in pre-season and suddenly he's our answer to Harry Kane in some peoples eyes. There's probably a reason MW, Brazil and now seemingly Karanka haven't used him.


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    Default Re: El Arbi Hillel Soudani

    Quote Originally Posted by MASE View Post
    I think the point is we need someone to come in & hit the ground running.

    This lad has done that wherever he's played, including international level.

    If he has problems adapting, they're not obvious in his back catalogue.
    That's my point mate. Moving to Britain and playing in the Championship is an entirely different ball game.

    May work, may not, but we've entered back into the realms of Fawaz-esq gambles.

    Quote Originally Posted by J'Psycho'C66 View Post
    well it didn't take long for the Leeds pair to adapt anyway. He might hit the ground running, or he might turn out to be crap or we might not even sign him and it's just purely paper talk who knows?

    I'll agree that our foreign imports of late haven't been amazing but that doesn't mean every foreigner we sign from now on and for the rest of time will be shit.

    As for Vellios who knows, some have gone way over the top with him, he's an alright striker who scored a couple of crackers last season and few goals in pre-season and suddenly he's our answer to Harry Kane in some peoples eyes. There's probably a reason MW, Brazil and now seemingly Karanka haven't used him.
    Because they're in their early/mid 20's. You're more set in your ways after 30.

    Sorry mate, but after the likes of Lica & Carayol it doesn't fill me with confidence.

    I just think there's other prioties to address, and Vellios could cover this chaps role.

    I won't judge beforehand too much tho, it just shows signs of operating the same which which nearly relegated us last year. Hopefully there'll be a lot more to it.

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    Default Re: El Arbi Hillel Soudani

    I’m sorry I know I’m giving my opinion without going into a 1000+ word explanation of why not, and I haven’t worked at a level that the scouts have that have targeted this guy. But it’s a no thanks from me.


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    Default Re: El Arbi Hillel Soudani

    We have a terrible record of bringing in players new to this league. Pinillos, Oliveria and possibly Vellios aside pretty much every import we have made has been a costly mistake.

    I liked the idea of consolidating our squad with some proven Championship experience with signings like Bridcutt for a few seasons.

    That said, every management team deserves a clean slate so if Karanka wants him, so be it. He certainly looks the part in the video and has a good record.


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    Default Re: El Arbi Hillel Soudani

    Purchasing from the domestic market during this window is disproportionately expensive, particularly in terms of goalscorers.

    Assuming there's any truth in this, maybe this lad is seen as a less-expensive, relatively short-term option, with, as Mase alludes to, a record of adapting quickly.

    Those who quite rightly point out our defensive deficiencies should also recognise that (the FA Cup aside) the goals have, quite alarmingly, dried-up.

    Last edited by Otis Redd'un; 20-01-18 at 13:57.

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    Default Re: El Arbi Hillel Soudani

    Quote Originally Posted by chriscl View Post
    “The Algerian Punisher”?

    He sounds like someone who’d be at home in the WWE.
    I was thinking more like something ordered out of a sex toys catalogue.


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    Default Re: El Arbi Hillel Soudani

    “Fawaz-esq gambles”.

    These guys have an extensive scouting network across Europe, Fawaz had a few phone numbers of people looking for a final pay day. Hardly comparable.


 

 

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