Granada CF 2013/2014

Discussion in 'Pozzo's Place' started by rojiblancohorizontal, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    I love the fact that a Udinese fan and a Granada fan are having a discussion on our forum, this is what it feels like to be the middleman.:party1:
  2. rojiblancohorizontal

    rojiblancohorizontal First Year Pro

    Still waiting... Today the new Granada B coach has been announced to the press and our vice-president said: "There is nothing official or in the media, we know, but we are working. There are a lot of advanced conversations with agents, players and clubs but we are waiting Pina or Pozzo to "let everything start"

    So... We keep waiting.

    (There were rumors about Granada CF waiting Elche to release to get their coach -Escriba-, a really good coach, I don't know if that would be true)

    We are invading you! :sign13:

    If anyone wants, in they have a Udinese and Watford thread in: But it is a little bit lonely, if anyone wants to register and speak with Granada CF fans... Feel free to do it!
  3. rojiblancohorizontal

    rojiblancohorizontal First Year Pro

    Today Pina went to the press to say some words (Due to the inactivity, as you know, some news appeared telling lies):

    He didn't say too much, only that the has been talking with Pozzo. Pozzo is asking for better results in the league so Pina asked back for being able to sign better players. He said that, at the moment, there are 9 open negotiations and he is glad no one of them came to public news.

    Also, Sandoval already has the contract and he has to decide if he will sign it.

    And the sad news: El Arabi wants to leave (we already knew that) but so do Nyom.

    EDIT: Aaaaaaand its official: Sandoval is the mister.
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2015
  4. sherlock

    sherlock Tippytappy footy expert

    Excellent news about Sandoval.
    Bad news about El Arabi and Nyom but it is to be expected, as usual, that some of the best players will receive offers with twice or more their current wages.
    Better to find a good replacement rather than keep a discontented player as he probably will not perform greatly.
  5. Jellyman

    Jellyman Squad Player

    I'd have Nyom in a heartbeat if he wants a shot in the PL.

    I don't think El Arabi will be a huge loss. I've never rated him that highly when I've seen you play. Lack of goals is your downfall and he simply doesn't get enough.
  6. AshdonWFC

    AshdonWFC Prediction League Champion 2011/12

    After the miracle final few weeks of the season, they had to give Sandoval a go. Good news he's in place now.
  7. sherlock

    sherlock Tippytappy footy expert

    Hopefully next season Granada will finally make a step up.
    Five consecutive seasons in top tier (longest in Granada CF history after the run in '68/76) is a very very good thing! Probably unexpected after the double promotion from third tier.
    But something better than a heart-attack-risk safety at last match would be welcome.
    No need of aiming at Europa League yet, of course, but a more confortable safety and a mid-table position ... well, let's hope for that!
  8. rojiblancohorizontal

    rojiblancohorizontal First Year Pro

    Of course, the aim is to be another year in La Liga, nothing else, just being ahead of heart attacks maybe 2 weeks before the season ending :happy1::happy1:

    Sandoval right after signing in twitter:
    which means
    [I must confess i'm not quite sure about the hashtag tranlastion I made :p"

    Talking about Arabi and Nyom... If El Arabi doesn't leave he is going to be upset, so better sell him (he wanted to leave in last winter market because he has always been criticized by fans [most of the time without any reason in my perception] and he was tired playing alone in the opposite team 3 seasons in a row trying to take a long ball by himself and then trying to create a goal by himself, no helps. So I understand he is quite tired and want to try another things).

    Nyom topic is a little bit different. He has been since 2ºB (3rd spanish division) until now, improving year by year and is an idol for us, so, as happened with Siqueira, we do understand that he want to take a big step into a big club. (Last days it has been rumored a sign to Besiktas, I don't think that is a big step... I prefer him in one of the 5 big leagues).

    Anyway, according to Pina, they both has asked to Granada CF to receive and listen to other clubs offer, but still no offering received.
  9. Timbers

    Timbers Apeman

    If Nyom was to go, would that be the world record for a loan spell ended?
  10. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    Over recent weeks there has been a level of uncertainty amongst the supporters of Granada, with little news released over new signings, or planning for the 2015-16 season in La Liga.

    During that time, Granada club president Enrique Pina has been locked in negotiations with owner and backer, Gino Pozzo, regarding which directions to take planning.

    At a press conference on Friday, Pina appeared before the media to explain his own circumstances, whilst he's been negotiating with Pozzo, who also backs newly promoted Premier League side Watford, dismissing speculation there has been friction between the pair.

    Pina explained: "I must clarify that when the season finished in La Liga, I needed a pause for reflection over my future and the future of the club, indicating to people around me that activity at the club shouldn't stop."

    "Those were moments of reflection with the only person who I should reflect with at that time. Between Gino Pozzo and myself, there's been no differences of opinion."

    "I spoke with Pozzo because I felt it was the right time to put myself before him, and explain my ideas, but there's never been any friction between he and I, when it's come to putting a team together, or starting a project." He confirmed.

    Further detailing the working relationship between himself and Pozzo, the Granada president underlined that the backing and support of the Italian, has always been firm and present.

    "Our relationship is good." Pina underlined. "He's a person who has trusted me since I came to Granada, and over these last six years he's always told me: 'If you're going to demand that the club grows, we have to make these investments' - because there are opportunities in the market that when they're in you're hands, you can't let them escape you."

    These words aimed at assuring that with the backing of Pozzo, the club will continue to receive investment support, and to sign players, whilst Pina himself is at the forefront of pushing for the best interests of Granada.

    Pina faced a certain level of criticism last summer, having promised the club would make several important signings, which in the end didn't materialise. Recalling events, he explained: "Last year I did an interview and made some declarations that weren't lies, because we had four deals with players tied up, but in the end they didn't happen."

    "Perhaps I was hasty in saying we were going to make those four important investments, but because of various footballing circumstances, they didn't come to pass." Pina admitted, recounting that at the very last minute and with verbal agreements reached with players, they ultimately pulled out of proposed deals, in order to move elsewhere.

    As a result of the lengthy negotiations with Pozzo, there was certainty from Pina that Granada can enjoy a stronger season, with the aim of finishing this next campaign higher in La Liga.

    He assured: "Now we're looking at the market for opportunities, because Granada has to reach safety sooner this coming season, and not on the final day."

    Amongst the speculation over recent weeks, which was perhaps misinterpreted as a possible reason for delays in squad planning and any announcements, were reports that an investment group from Qatar wanted to buy the club.

    Pina clarified: "I had a meeting whereby a person told me something that could potentially be very important for the club. This person had been calling me over a period of three months and in the end, I sat down with them, listened and nothing more."

    He also pointed out in no uncertain terms: "The club isn't for sale, or sold, and I'm neither the owner of the club or the leading shareholder, and it will be him (Gino Pozzo) who takes the steps deemed appropriate."

    Offering further assurances that none of the negotiations have held the club back in their planning, contrary to suggestions it has, Pina emphasised: "The most important of all this is that whilst Pozzo and I were talking, the sporting management of the club wasn't stopped. We have eight or nine negotiations with players which are underway, but not just since yesterday."

    "The club has been functioning normally throughout recent months and the work we've been doing should bear fruit. Work that we've been doing since the match against Atletico Madrid finished, and during the previous season." He stressed.

    Although the team have perhaps struggled on the pitch over the last four seasons in La Liga, off the pitch, Granada continue to grow with great strength. One of the major investments made, has been the construction of a €10 million training complex, which is almost ready for use.

    Regarding this project, Pina concluded: "The aim is to inaugurate the new training complex to coincide with the start of pre-season for Granada CF."

    As if any further evidence that work behind the scenes hasn't been held back, just a few short hours after Pina's press conference, Granada officially announced the appointment of Jose Ramon Sandoval as manager for the 2015-16 season.

    This came after his efforts in miraculously helping the club avoid relegation, with three wins and a draw from the last four games of the 2014-15 campaign, at a point where the team seemed almost destined for the drop.

    As with us the Pozzo's are investing in the infrastructure behind the scenes to ensure the long term success of one of their clubs. No friction at all between Pina or Gino. Just media talk.
  11. rojiblancohorizontal

    rojiblancohorizontal First Year Pro

    New kits revealed in 2:30 hours! I'll post some pics
  12. rojiblancohorizontal

    rojiblancohorizontal First Year Pro

    New kit: Im in love with it


  13. ForzaWatford

    ForzaWatford Squad Player

    That is very nice. Much nicer than ours!
  14. El distraído

    El distraído Johnny Foreigner

    Nice home kit! That white shirt is a bit Basque!!
  15. rojiblancohorizontal

    rojiblancohorizontal First Year Pro

    Its our flag!

    Granada flag:
  16. El distraído

    El distraído Johnny Foreigner

    Oh I see!
  17. Godfather

    Godfather bricklayer extraordinaire

    Granada is in Portugal?!?!?

  18. El distraído

    El distraído Johnny Foreigner

    Roji - What is Granada's sponsor going to be?
  19. rojiblancohorizontal

    rojiblancohorizontal First Year Pro

    Still unknown... Last season we got 4 sponsors, no news at the moment (Will buy my kit before the sponsors come in)
  20. rojiblancohorizontal

    rojiblancohorizontal First Year Pro

    So many names in the last days. Seems like Granada is trying to sign:

    Raul Jimenez (Atletico) on loan. Manquillo (Liverpool). Michu (Swansea). Robert Ibañez back to the team with Salva Ruiz (Valencia) on loan. Thomas (Almeria) and Khrin (Inter)...
  21. hornetgags

    hornetgags McMuff's lovechild

    Has the new TV deal in Spain come into force yet?
  22. reids

    reids Squad Player

    Carlos will not be impressed if Granada sign Michu.
  23. rojiblancohorizontal

    rojiblancohorizontal First Year Pro

    It has been closed, but I don't think any club will "use" that money this season, you know, they will wait to have it and skip any chance of economic problems about using money before having it.

    By the way. Elche relegation has been confirmed by one of the biggest organizations in sport laws in Spain. They will try to fix it in regular judges but... Don't think so.

    @reids Who's Carlos?
  24. reids

    reids Squad Player

    Carloskicksaball on here, been wanting us to sign Michu for weeks haha
  25. El distraído

    El distraído Johnny Foreigner

    Granada have just beaten Albacete 2-0 in a pre season friendly. Not sure of the scorers.
  26. rojiblancohorizontal

    rojiblancohorizontal First Year Pro

    Javi Marquez and El Arabi
  27. rojiblancohorizontal

    rojiblancohorizontal First Year Pro

    Right now, half time of Betis - Granada in the "Carranza trophy", a Cadiz (2ºB) team trophy.

    1-0, Arabi goal, Granada is dominating so far.

    You can see it... "online".

    (The winner plays tomorrow against the winner of the Cadiz - Atletico de Madrid game)

    EDIT: We lost 1-2, Oier ate both goals, woah...
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2015

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