[SIGNED perm] Joao Pedro

Discussion in 'The Transfer List' started by hornetboy1, Sep 19, 2018.

  1. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    Spanish Fludinese
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  2. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

  3. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Any idea why he wasn't even on the bench on Saturday, despite injuries and suspensions to at least 4 first teamers?

    Methinks we have bought a dud.
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  4. oxhey67

    oxhey67 Squad Player

  5. Ágætis Byrjun

    Ágætis Byrjun First Year Pro

    I think it shows the importance of being nice to your former players. Without Richarlison, we probably wouldn't be getting Joao Pedro.

    As much as we want to boo some former players, they do talk and recommend us to national compatriots.

    Especially useful for Brazilians as I've heard they produce some alright players...
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  6. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    Let’s hope we aren’t relying on Brice Dja-Djedje to help entice the next Ivorian wonderkid then.
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  7. Surely a bit far-fetched?

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  8. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    I would say it's probably about right. Similar fee to Richarlison and the same sell-on as well.
  9. Ray Knight

    Ray Knight First Year Pro

    I believe Richarlison was about 13 million euros, but was a bit older/ more experienced. Hope the insurance on this boy is good. Quite a lot of risk involved but one must speculate to accumulate.
  10. Ágætis Byrjun

    Ágætis Byrjun First Year Pro

    Yep. You never know how things will pan out from youth football to senior.

    Case in point would be Yaya Sanogo. Outstanding at youth level, but didn't look like a footballer at the next level.
  11. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    The same in every sport I would expect,it certainly is in tennis.
    Martin Lee was the top junior and never made a dent in the world rankings. A warning to Jack Draper.
    It's such a hard transition,so much can happen.
    Good luck to JP.
  12. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Reservist

    We had the 'new Pele' in Rod Thomas. I was so excited...
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  13. Cassetti's Beard

    Cassetti's Beard First Team

    Looking forward to never seeing him in a Watford shirt!
  14. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Is he a fascist?
  15. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Mods, delete the Gomie thread toot sweet!
  16. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Wouldn’t be more than a cadet in the Youth movement.

    If we restricted our recruitment to Lib Dem voters, would the squad be as strong?
  17. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    From whom we'll sign who we want.
  18. Sort of OK

    Sort of OK First Year Pro

    Probably a better disciplinary record but a lot of empty seats.
  19. oxhey67

    oxhey67 Squad Player

    Joao Pedro played for Fluminense in the Brazil Under-17s Cup today. They ran out 2-0 winners against Cruzeiro.
    Just the two mentions on the clubs official twitter feed. 1st half, 28mins - https://twitter.com/FluminenseFC/status/1055527733051174912 - Joao Pedro gets the ball in the middle, passes through five opponents, kicks strong, but the ball rises a lot. And then when he was substituted after 56mins with the score at 1-0.
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  20. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Mazey dribble then ‘kicks strong’.

    A combination of Barnes & Mahon.
  21. oxhey67

    oxhey67 Squad Player

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  22. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Had a bit of Campeonata Karaoke myself this week.

    Know how he feels.
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  23. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    Hopefully he'll do better in the role than Denzel Washington.
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  24. Moosegasm

    Moosegasm Academy Graduate

    The campeonato carioca is a big deal. Its the Rio state championship which takes place at the end of the league season. In terms of status its half way between the FA cup and the league cup. The 4 big teams in it are the Brazilian equivalents of Man Utd, Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea. Admittedly, the other teams in it r ****. My understanding is that JP cost 10 million reais (BRL), less than £3m. Rod Thomas was unaturally physically advanced for his age as a 15 year old. When the others in his age group caught up he was little more than a plucky dwarf. Joao Pedro is insanely good for his age. His penalties dont just send the keeper the wrong way, they send me the wrong way when im watching. Obviously its impossible to know how he'll develop and many of those he plays against at youth level will never become pros. But his current level is pretty mental. I could well be wrong but to me he looks better than Barnes was at that age.
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  25. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Reservist

    That’s some claim in your last sentence.
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  26. Moosegasm

    Moosegasm Academy Graduate

    As i said, i could well be wrong! Also he could be better than Barnes now and worse than Trevor Senior at 19. No guarantees. But if he fulfils his potential, I hope he stays longer than Ricky did.
  27. Carpster

    Carpster Reservist

    It still annoys me watching him fly down the wing for Oldham
  28. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Barnes Mk 2 would be extraordinary.

    Plucky dwarf entertaining.
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  29. reids

    reids Squad Player

  30. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    If he celebrates like that when he scores an irrelevant consolation goal, I can't wait to see what he does when he scores a goal that actually means something.
  31. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Interesting he's now made his first team debut. There was an article relayed by Sports Witness about him last month, saying Fluminese's president was in London intending to see if we would bring forward the instalments due to them under the transfer agreement. The article said we would no doubt expect him to be playing first team football rather than youth/reserve level stuff if there was to be any agreement. It seemed like speculation at the time but makes me wonder now.
  32. luke_golden

    luke_golden Space Cadet

    Bit harsh, considering it was a goal on his senior debut. I’d be shocked if he didn’t celebrate with some gusto. Good on him.
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  33. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Irrelevant consolation goal ? It brought his team back to 3-2 down with 20 mins to go !
  34. Moosegasm

    Moosegasm Academy Graduate

    And it was against Flamengo in the Maracana. The stuff dreams are made of.
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2019
  35. Moosegasm

    Moosegasm Academy Graduate

    Thanks for sharing this. If JP lives up to his potential we r gonna b very very happy people!

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