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    Default Forest sign Chiraag Paul.

    Calcutta boy Chiraag Paul will turn out from next month for English club Nottingham Forest, which plays in the division just below the Premier League.

    The £1,500-a-week contract, though modest by European standards, has made the lad from Survey Park, Santoshpur, the first Indian to reach as far as the second tier of English professional football, The Championship. Bhaichung Bhutia, the biggest name in domestic football, played for Second Division outfit Bury FC a few years ago.

    An India call-up is next on Chiraag’s agenda because that would not only be an honour, but also make his goal of playing in the Premier League easier to achieve.

    “It’s a massive break for me, since I was out of football for almost a year and had to undergo two major operations to fix nagging knee and ankle injuries. I had feared I wouldn’t get a second chance, but now that this deal has happened, I’m praying I can stay healthy over the coming season,” Chiraag, who turned 20 this May, told Metro from Nottingham.

    There were offers from Premiership heavyweights Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspurs, too, but accepting either of these would have meant being in the reserves. Chiraag chose Nottingham Forest, which got promoted from League One to The Championship last season, because “it would give me more match exposure”.

    The fact that he is based in Nottingham influenced his decision. “I was already studying sports science and medicine at Nottingham University. I’m expected to play four to five matches for the reserves outfit at the beginning of the season and then switch to first-team action, according to indications from club manager Colin Calderwood,” Chiraag said.

    The Nottingham club has under its belt two consecutive European Cup victories, along with the domestic title and two FA Cup and four League Cup wins.

    Chiraag’s journey began three years ago when he become the first Asian to get “a full and unconditional scholarship” to study and train for a professional football career in England. But the midfielder’s mission was almost cut short when he seriously injured his right knee in February last year while training for his Premiership debut for Birmingham City Football Club. The Midlands club had organised a full scholarship for him to study the BTEC National Diploma in Sports Studies at South Birmingham College.

    “It was an unexpected call-up for first-team action by (then Birmingham) manager Steve Bruce, and Chiraag was simply shattered by the injury. He thought he’d never realise his ultimate dream of playing Premiership football alongside his idol Paul Scholes, since Birmingham didn’t renew his reserves contract after that,” said Chiraag’s mother Arunima.

    Calcutta-based orthopaedic surgeon Vikas Kapoor, who performed arthroscopic surgery on the troublesome ankle last year, and Chennai-based sports medicine specialist P. Kannan guided Chiraag back to match fitness.
    http://www.telegraphindia.com/108070...ry_9484652.jsp

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    Default Re: Forest sign Chiraag Paul.

    Can't say I've heard anything about this or him at all. The article doesn't even say what position he plays in.

    I suppose he can't be bad if he was on the verge of getting into Birmingham's first team last year.


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    Seems strange. Another untrue rumour i think . Still we will see what happens.


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    Default Re: Forest sign Chiraag Paul.

    No wikipedia page either.


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    Quote Originally Posted by t0mm
    No wikipedia page either.
    Lifes over


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    Hmm, dont know what to think to that one!


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    Default Re: Forest sign Chiraag Paul.

    Can't really find anything on Google either.


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    Default Re: Forest sign Chiraag Paul.

    Quote Originally Posted by uppertrentendred
    Lifes over*


    http://www.telegraphindia.com/105111...ry_5480609.asp

    found that about when he went to brum but still doesnt say what position.


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    Default Re: Forest sign Chiraag Paul.

    Chiraag’s journey began three years ago when he become the first Asian to get “a full and unconditional scholarship” to study and train for a professional football career in England. But the midfielder’s mission was almost cut short when he seriously injured his right knee in February last year while training for his Premiership debut for Birmingham City Football Club. The Midlands club had organised a full scholarship for him to study the BTEC National Diploma in Sports Studies at South Birmingham College.


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    I don't like the dudes name. Chiraag


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    Quote Originally Posted by Richo
    Chiraag’s journey began three years ago when he become the first Asian to get “a full and unconditional scholarship” to study and train for a professional football career in England. But the midfielder’s mission was almost cut short when he seriously injured his right knee in February last year while training for his Premiership debut for Birmingham City Football Club. The Midlands club had organised a full scholarship for him to study the BTEC National Diploma in Sports Studies at South Birmingham College.
    how did we all miss that .


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    The 17-year-old striker is headed for English Premier League?s Birmingham City Football Club
    Thats from this link.

    Quote Originally Posted by t0mm


    http://www.telegraphindia.com/105111...ry_5480609.asp

    found that about when he went to brum but still doesnt say what position.



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    Default Re: Forest sign Chiraag Paul.

    Perhaps he's just versatile.


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    Default Re: Forest sign Chiraag Paul.

    Quote Originally Posted by Baronvon
    Perhaps he's just versatile.
    NEP will say he's a rightback.


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    Quote Originally Posted by t0mm
    how did we all miss that .
    My excuse is that its 1 in the morning and am getting tired


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    The only thing I can think is perhaps its similar to when McLeary joined us.

    It wasnt on the OS at all, but someone got a hold of the story so we all knew about it (and plenty of people said "is that it, a player from Bromley" )

    Might explain why there stating it as fact but theres nothing on the OS.


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    Default Re: Forest sign Chiraag Paul.

    Quote Originally Posted by uppertrentendred
    My excuse is that its 1 in the morning and am getting tired*
    i'll agree.


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    Default Re: Forest sign Chiraag Paul.

    who? where? why? what?


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    Default Re: Forest sign Chiraag Paul.

    Quote Originally Posted by t0mm
    NEP will say he's a rightback.
    CC has finally found the backup keeper then


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    Quote Originally Posted by redforevermj
    CC has finally found the backup keeper then
    Thats Dale Roberts


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    Default Re: Forest sign Chiraag Paul.

    Sounds a bit like the Chinese lad we 'signed' who won FootballIdol or something over there.

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    Default Re: Forest sign Chiraag Paul.

    Is this a different lad to the one we got from the chinese football/ X factor kind of thing? From the stuff about Nottingham Uni i think they're different!

    Also 'Its Baggio' where do you manage to find all these articles! Most of them turn out to be true. I'd say you and capello are the most reliable, rumour wise, on this forum!


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    Default Re: Forest sign Chiraag Paul.

    Quote Originally Posted by uppertrentendred
    Thats Dale Roberts*
    That was a joke


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    Default Re: Forest sign Chiraag Paul.

    I know it's primarily about football, but you have to think that if he's any good, he could be worth a few quid to us.

    Lots of teams have chased after the Chinese and Far Eastern market, maybe we can make a move on India.


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    Default Re: Forest sign Chiraag Paul.

    Quote Originally Posted by redforevermj
    Also 'Its Baggio' where do you manage to find all these articles! Most of them turn out to be true. I'd say you and capello are the most reliable, rumour wise, on this forum!
    I can't claim credit for this one, a chap posted it on Talk Forest.


 

 

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