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    Default Farid Boulaya

    Also linked in the same piece is 26 year old, Algerian winger Farid Boulaya, currently of FC Metz.

    Helped them to get promotion to Ligue 1 last season with 6 goals and 6 assists in Ligue 2

    https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/fari.../0?saison=2018

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    Looks very skillful:




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    Default Re: Farid Boulaya

    Looks decent.

    But can I just say I hate most footballers highlight reels with a passion.

    I just want to see a simple bit of footage from a normal angle of them doing some tricks or scoring a goal to whet my appetite.

    I don’t need to see stupid angles, special effects added to shots (what the hell is that on 35seconds?!), the image turned to fancy artwork with monochrome and splashes of colour or some heavy trance added to a soundtrack.

    Editors of these videos drive me nuts.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Fantana View Post
    Looks decent.

    But can I just say I hate most footballers highlight reels with a passion.

    I just want to see a simple bit of footage from a normal angle of them doing some tricks or scoring a goal to whet my appetite.

    I don’t need to see stupid angles, special effects added to shots (what the hell is that on 35seconds?!), the image turned to fancy artwork with monochrome and splashes of colour or some heavy trance added to a soundtrack.

    Editors of these videos drive me nuts.


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    Theres another one here from his Clermont Foot days but it's not much better unfortunately...

    https://youtu.be/mkJ3n3RZL4k


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    Default Re: Farid Boulaya

    He does look very good again

    Looks strong physique wise and quick with brilliant feet. Also can score with a powerful shot or placed finish.

    Last edited by BryanRoy; 23-01-20 at 07:31.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Fantana View Post
    Looks decent.

    But can I just say I hate most footballers highlight reels with a passion.

    I just want to see a simple bit of footage from a normal angle of them doing some tricks or scoring a goal to whet my appetite.

    I don’t need to see stupid angles, special effects added to shots (what the hell is that on 35seconds?!), the image turned to fancy artwork with monochrome and splashes of colour or some heavy trance added to a soundtrack.

    Editors of these videos drive me nuts.


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    That's fucking AMAZING

    I'll take any player who leaves a trial of fire behind his strikes!

    Won't be long before the player are all donned up in KISS makeup

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    Default Re: Farid Boulaya

    Did well in league 2 buy he struggled in league 1 apparently. Also I know it’s not spelt like that.


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    I know the Da Costa kind of choices don't exactly excite many of you, but it's for the backup striker role, so I wasn't expecting anything grand.

    Choices of the Diakhaby or Boulaya calibre, on the other hand, are a bit more worrying. The winger position was the one where it was most clear last night that you need a major upgrade. For 10 places in the starting eleven you have good, or very good, players. While they may not all seem promotion material, they have been moulded into a team that sneaks its way towards promotion. In most of these 10 places you also have adequate or OKish backup.

    Ameobi and Adomah, however, are simply not good enough for starting opposite Lolley. Adomah shouldn't even be in the 18-squad. And Mighten is too young.

    In the beginning of the window it was clear that you needed four players (which is exactly the number Lamouchi mentioned): a backup for Watson, two wingers (one of them a starter), a backup striker. So far you've got a gamble for the second winger position, and you're linked with several strikers. That's fine, but I also expected someone like Chirivella (on a perm, or on a 18-month loan, i.e. someone who could replace Watson next year), and someone like Freeman, or even better.

    The role of the major upgrade in the winger position cannot be assumed by someone who's proven himself in Ligue 2, but cannot seem to have an impact in Ligue 1.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GreeksBearingGifts View Post
    I know the Da Costa kind of choices don't exactly excite many of you, but it's for the backup striker role, so I wasn't expecting anything grand.

    Choices of the Diakhaby or Boulaya calibre, on the other hand, are a bit more worrying. The winger position was the one where it was most clear last night that you need a major upgrade. For 10 places in the starting eleven you have good, or very good, players. While they may not all seem promotion material, they have been moulded into a team that sneaks its way towards promotion. In most of these 10 places you also have adequate or OKish backup.

    Ameobi and Adomah, however, are simply not good enough for starting opposite Lolley. Adomah shouldn't even be in the 18-squad. And Mighten is too young.

    In the beginning of the window it was clear that you needed four players (which is exactly the number Lamouchi mentioned): a backup for Watson, two wingers (one of them a starter), a backup striker. So far you've got a gamble for the second winger position, and you're linked with several strikers. That's fine, but I also expected someone like Chirivella (on a perm, or on a 18-month loan, i.e. someone who could replace Watson next year), and someone like Freeman, or even better.

    The role of the major upgrade in the winger position cannot be assumed by someone who's proven himself in Ligue 2, but cannot seem to have an impact in Ligue 1.
    When Leicester signed Mahrez in Jan 2014 he'd only played in Ligue 2 and wasn't really pulling up any trees the season they signed him but then I think he played 3 or 4 games off the bench after joining Leicester and then ended up being their starting winger for the rest of the season as they won the Championship. Similar tale with Anthony Knockaert who'd only played at that level before moving to the Champ.

    Not saying this lad is destined to be the next Mahrez but he can still be an upgrade coming from that league.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Heffing Psycho! View Post
    When Leicester signed Mahrez in Jan 2014 he'd only played in Ligue 2 and wasn't really pulling up any trees the season they signed him but then I think he played 3 or 4 games off the bench after joining Leicester and then ended up being their starting winger for the rest of the season as they won the Championship. Similar tale with Anthony Knockaert who'd only played at that level before moving to the Champ.

    Not saying this lad is destined to be the next Mahrez but he can still be an upgrade coming from that league.
    There’s some decent quality players in France‘s second tier, no mistake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    There’s some decent quality players in France‘s second tier, no mistake.
    Yep, incidentally the lad Kadewere I was talking about a couple of weeks ago, who is top scorer in Ligue 2 just transferred to Lyon yesterday.


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    Default Re: Farid Boulaya

    How many of us had heard of Silva, brice, sow or ribeiro before they came and they worked out well, personally I trust our current recruitment team and looking forward to see the new arrivals.


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    Default Re: Farid Boulaya

    More chance of Fort Boyard......




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    Default Re: Farid Boulaya

    Quote Originally Posted by Alf-aSemedoBlueJeans&Chinos View Post
    More chance of Fort Boyard......

    Certainly some good looking chaps about.


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    Quote Originally Posted by redtreeant View Post
    How many of us had heard of Silva, brice, sow or ribeiro before they came and they worked out well, personally I trust our current recruitment team and looking forward to see the new arrivals.
    I agree, I think you can look at as many highlight reels & soccerway stats as you like, bottom line is we have to trust the club to recruit players who can survive in this league & hold our position in the play offs. Their record so far should give faith.

    Pace, with an ability to beat the man in front of you, get in behind & deliver a decent ball. Few goals would go along way too.


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    Default Re: Farid Boulaya

    I don't think the players that we are linked to from the French leagues are random punts like some of our fans are making out. These are leagues that Anigo and Modesto know very well and have a great track record of producing players that go on to do well in English football.

    If Da Costa and Boulaya come here and make even half the impact that Brice Samba has, they'll be great signings.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashley View Post
    I don't think the players that we are linked to from the French leagues are random punts like some of our fans are making out. These are leagues that Anigo and Modesto know very well and have a great track record of producing players that go on to do well in English football.

    If Da Costa and Boulaya come here and make even half the impact that Brice Samba has, they'll be great signings.
    Yep. It's not always miss, there are some hits. French football has a lot of flair, great emphasis on midfield. But goals wise, unless you're the dominant team, scores of 1-0, 1-1 is common.
    The 1 good thing is that they play pressing football, not let opponents rest which is exactly what's needed now.
    tbf these 2 have a rather poor scoring record, but it's a different league style out there. In a way it's like the Championship, emphasis on graft work.
    But everything being equal, both look an upgrade on Uncle and Ameobi atm.


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    Default Re: Farid Boulaya

    I tried to figure out what the French, and especially Metz fans, say about Boulaya on twitter. Apparently he is rated highly: many express their disappointment that he hasn't played more, and respect him for being very hard working and a team player.


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    Safe to say that this chap will be an upgrade on Adomah in his current form. He looks bloody great from the clips and could be a revelation or a dud but between him and Diakhaby we will have both pace and trickery to bring on, upset the oppo and add an extra dimension to our attack.

    I'm optimistic about this one.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GreeksBearingGifts View Post
    I tried to figure out what the French, and especially Metz fans, say about Boulaya on twitter. Apparently he is rated highly: mainly express their disappointment that he hasn't played more, and respect him for being very hard working and a team player.
    Sounds like the kind of attitude Sabri likes in a player. Got a good feeling about this one, should it happen.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GreeksBearingGifts View Post
    I tried to figure out what the French, and especially Metz fans, say about Boulaya on twitter. Apparently he is rated highly: mainly express their disappointment that he hasn't played more, and respect him for being very hard working and a team player.
    He seems to have skill in abundance, so if he's a hardworking team player as well (I'm looking at you Abdoun) we could be onto a winner.


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    Default Re: Farid Boulaya

    I'd replace Adomah with him in a heartbeat.

    Ameobi has been better than Adomah by a mile, but that's only because Albert is so pap.

    Ameobi looks like a clumsy long legged bambi on ice 80% of the time.

    But he keeps providing assists so it's hard to knock him too much.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Fossil View Post
    Safe to say that this chap will be an upgrade on Adomah in his current form. .
    I'm an upgrade on Adomah in his current form.


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    More chance of a Da Costa espresso at Bouillon Pigalle.

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    Default Re: Farid Boulaya

    So if we get these two and an experienced striker, that will be 4 signings.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravi View Post
    So if we get these two and an experienced striker, that will be 4 signings.
    I'd prefer Da Costa, Boulaya and a quality player for that number 10 role (Freeman perhaps?) rather than another striker.


 

 

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