Hello from Udine!

Discussion in 'Pozzo's Place' started by monicav, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. Dusbero

    Dusbero First Year Pro

    Hi Monica,

    Wondered if I could get your opinion on Balic and Jankto. Are they showing good potential? And Ali Adnan, he was dubbed the Iraqi Gareth Bale but doesn't seem to have played much.


    Do udinese fans hate us now?
  2. reids

    reids Squad Player

    My name's not Monica but I can help. I haven't seen much of Balic so can't comment (although for Udinese to spend €4m he must have something they like!), but Jankto shows great potential, he's just had a superb season that's already got scouts from big clubs eyeing him up - the kids got class.

    Yes, most Udinese fans do hate us (who can't see the bigger picture), I believe there's regular banners stating such things like this : https://twitter.com/archiert1/status/820666388205408256?lang=en
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  3. The PozzMan

    The PozzMan Squad Player

    According to one of the replies, Watford is a nickname for Gino.... although I'm not so sure.
  4. sherlock

    sherlock Tippytappy footy expert

    Coach Delneri sacked.
    After the horrible beginning (2w/7l) he saved his bench momentarily with the two consecutive wins against Sassuolo and Atalanta.
    But the lost game at home against Cagliari was apparently the last drop for the Pozzo's.
    No play, no ideas, players put out of their optimal position.
    Thanks to Delneri for the easy safety last season, but I guess the Pozzo's and the fans want to see something better with the players we have.

    New coach is Massimo Oddo, 41yo.
    A "bet", as he has very little experience: a brilliant promotion from serie B with Pescara two years ago, then a sacking the following season (his first in serie A).
    Pescara finished last anyway ,with the misery of 18 points, so I guess he had no great material/players to work on.
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  5. Surprised you didn't go for Alan Pardew
  6. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Oddo was a good player Sherlock wasn't he?
    Good luck for the team.
  7. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    Oddo is an absolute dreamboat. Can't wait until we take him off their hands.
  8. Godfather

    Godfather bricklayer extraordinaire

    nice little result tonight in the copa italia including a four-pack from Maxi Lopez

    Udinese 8 : 3 Perugia
  9. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    Just beat Crotone 3-0, Jankto got two.
  10. zztop

    zztop Eurovision Winner 2015

    Yep, great result against rivals to avoid the drop. :D
  11. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Hope they go down.
  12. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    Beat Benevento 2-0 today
  13. miked2006

    miked2006 Premiership Prediction League Proprietor

    Let's steal him in January muahaha.
  14. sherlock

    sherlock Tippytappy footy expert

    Bologna-Udinese 1-2.
    Just amazing how Oddo (the new coach) has changed the team.
    He arrived when we were just two points above relegation zone.
    Now, after a 0-1 home defeat against Napoli, FIVE consecutive wins and table climbed to 7th, very near to Europe places.
    Lasagna scored 1 goal in each of the wins and is just the second player in Udinese's history to score in 5 consecutive games. The other one was Di Natale.
  15. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    I love Lasagna......;) Felice nuovo anno amico. Perhaps you can send some of that fortune this way......And perhaps Jankto although I doubt he'd want to come to a stinking sinking ship. Forze Udinese......
  16. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Will Oddo be heading to Vicarage Road in about the third week of January?

    Excellent, as ever, to hear from you, Sherlock.
  17. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    Lost today.

  18. Cassetti's Beard

    Cassetti's Beard Squad Player

    I see Lasgna got a call up for Italy.

    When are we stealing him?
  19. Burnsy

    Burnsy Reservist

    Have you seen how bad Italy are recently?
  20. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    They are doing quite well. Rebuilding the team with a number of very promising youngsters from goalkeeper to upfront. Pellegrini and Barella in midfield and Cutrone upfront although he has yet to feature for the national team. Pummelled Poland recently although the final scoreline was only 1-0.

    If we are looking to pilfer players then De Paul, Pussetto as wings (De Paul is far more than a winger though) and Barak in midfield. De Paul rightly earned his first Argentina cap and Pussetto who I recommended we sign is showing signs of settling well into the team from the bench.
  21. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    Humiliated 3 nil at home yesterday.

    Fukin LOL.
  22. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member


    A 2-2 draw. I watched to see how de Paul and young Cristian Romero of Genoa were getting on. The latter needs to learn a lot positionally and was eventually red carded after having scored a towering header. de Paul salvaged a draw for a sluggish Udinese with another wonder goal which no doubt pushes his transfer value further up. He would be very welcome at Vicarage Road.
  23. miked2006

    miked2006 Premiership Prediction League Proprietor

    Another season of struggle ahead for Udinese. If they lose de Paul, they'll be relegated.

    I'd definitely love him here though. Even if the Udinese fans riot.
  24. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Udinese proves that our success is a fluke. If the Pozzos were so clever, how come their first club are such perennial strugglers in a piss weak league?
  25. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    Exactly right. Why doesn't the "greatest scouting network in the world" extend to udinese? I noticed this weekend they are still wheeling out behrami, to my considerable amusement.
  26. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Bless him!
    He must look like 'The Black Knight' now!
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  27. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    There is a tremendous amount of interest in him including Internazionale who are looking to resurrect their Argentine legion. However he has signed a contract extension. As usual with the Pozzo policy.

  28. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    AC Milan nick a win in Udine in injury time.

    Not much luck for the Pozzos this weekend then.
  29. oxhey67

    oxhey67 Squad Player

  30. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    I cant stop laughing at this result. LOL
  31. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina Squad Player

  32. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    I don't like to see Udinese struggling, as you know somewhere down the line it could well hurt us.

    Having said that, I think most players would prefer to play for an unfashionable Premier League team, as opposed to an unfashionable Italian team, given the choice.
  33. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    Into the relegation places after yet another thrashing!

    ha! ha! ha! ha!
  34. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Red faces at Udinese’s feeder team, WFC.
  35. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Big win for them today against a Roma side maybe with one eye on the Champions league.
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