(n/a) Nordin Amrabat

Discussion in 'The Team Bus' started by reids, Jan 16, 2017.

  1. Meister

    Meister Meister

    Never understood why we let him go in the first place to be honest. Maybe not a first team regular but he was a good squad player and played with the right attitude.
     
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  2. Clive_ofthe_Kremlin

    Clive_ofthe_Kremlin Squad Player

    We let him go because all he ever did was A) dribble pointlessly into packs of opposition defenders until losing the ball or B) obviously and blatantly pull the oppositions shirts and push and shove until a foul was given against him.

    He didn't score and he didn't assist.

    What I can't understand is why anyone would have wanted him to stay or would want him to come back.
     
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  3. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    Remember that 10 minutes in that 1 match when amrabat and janmaat linked up together and looked dead good? Some people cant forget it.

    Not me like, I think he's absolute horseshite.
     
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  4. Meister

    Meister Meister

    10/10 for effort though. Got to be better than putting a half arsed effort in then getting yourself sent off sow we're down to 10 men.
     
  5. reids

    reids Squad Player

    I was supposed to go watch the one and only Amrabat as his mighty Leganes took on Barcelona at the Camp Nou over the weekend. The GF got us tickets to celebrate my 30th birthday, game was supposed to be played on Sunday...they changed the date a couple of weeks ago to the Saturday and didn't send us any email etc saying the date had been changed. I was checking the scores through all the leagues on Saturday and somehow didn't clock the Barcelona game in the list, I put Barcelona in my Sunday accumulator and didn't clock the date. The match was being played and we were out at a restaurant having dinner, we didn't realise till we got back to the hotel and I was checking twitter and see "Messi's hat-trick against Leganes puts him level with Mo Salah for the season" - then it clicked. Amrabat got subbed off at HT though so don't think I missed much.

    FML.
     
  6. PowerJugs

    PowerJugs Doyley Fanatic

    If ever there was a game to summarise Amrabat, today was it.

    Direct, dangerous, quick and able to draw fouls. And no end product to show for it.
     
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  7. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Reservist

    His end product hit the bar tonight.
     
  8. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs



    Harsh words for our stadium. Not often you hear it called VR though.

    Guess he doesn't like the half time pies either.
     
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  9. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    TBF VAR was rightly used in the Spain game for their late equaliser!

    Nordin wants the system used for everything - well us fans have to get home at some point.
     
  10. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Reservist

    Stay at home & watch the game on your own tv, & give Nordin what he wants.
     
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  11. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Yes. We should be able to vote players on and off, pick which way the keeper dives for penalties, and choose which colour shorts the team plays in.
     
  12. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Reservist

    Remember St Albans Horn who pre enacted all WFC matches on Football Manager?

    It never forecast the right result but I'm sure we were delighted to be just a little itk.
     
  13. Cassetti's Beard

    Cassetti's Beard Squad Player

    #BringNordinHome
     
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  14. PowerJugs

    PowerJugs Doyley Fanatic

  15. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    #NordinWooter
     
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  16. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

  17. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    If we're scouting based on the World Cup rather than on performances in a Watford shirt, then getting Carillo, Amrabat and Behrami back should be a number one priority.

    However, otherwise, maybe we should stick to developing players who have actually been successful for us and improving on the areas where we don't have strength.
     
  18. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    That's not to say Behrami isn't a mini-legend. Just that he's old now.
     
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  19. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Reservist

    [​IMG]
     
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  20. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Reservist

    This splenetic, anti Vic outburst makes the ear cupping seem ingratiating.
     
  21. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    He's 31 now, he's certainly not going to be getting any quicker or suddenly find an end product.

    He needs to be moved on ASAP.
     
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  22. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Hopefully his high profile in the World Cup will earn us a few more £££ on a sale rather than shipping him out on loan again.
     
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  24. oxhey67

    oxhey67 Reservist

    A few reports, mostly in Turkey, saying Trabzonspor want to have Amrabat on loan next season.

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    http://www.star.com.tr/spor/nordin-amrabat-icin-trabzonspor-iddiasi-haber-1362418/

    Trabzonspor claims for Nordin Amrabat
    Moroccan player wearing a period in Galatasaray Nordin Amrabat bomb was raised about a claim.

    Moroccan player wearing a period in Galatasaray Nordin Amrabat bomb was raised about a claim. 31-year-old football player is claimed to be on the transfer list Trabzonspor'ın. The Bordeaux Blues testimony The Premier League team took action to hire Amrabat in Watford. Trabzonspor, the last season of the La Liga team Leganes'a rented as an option to purchase Moroccan players to rent for 1 year, the British team passed the theme.

    In Leganes, Amrabat, who played in 39 games, displayed 3 goals and 4 assists and 3 million euros worth of 31 year old soccer player. Amrabat was last at the 2018 World Cup with the Moroccan National Team.

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    http://lionsdelatlas.ma/27030-nordin-amrabat-tout-proche-d-un-retour-en-super-lig

    Nordin Amrabat close to a return to Süper Lig

    Known and very popular in Turkey, the Moroccan international, Nordin Amrabat, could return to Super Lig this summer. Indeed, the Lion of the Atlas would be courted by the Turkish club Trabzonspor.

    According to rumors of transfer concerning him, Nordin Amrabat would be the subject of marathon negotiations in which participates the Turkish club of Trabzonspor eager to attach the services of the international Moroccan of 31 years. Watford, his own club, is reported to have received an offer for a season loan he is studying right now before finalizing the loan.
    As a reminder, Nordin Amrabat has already worn the colors of Galatasaray before joining Malaga and Watford. Trabzonspor could be the future destination of the Moroccan international who evolved last season with the Spanish club Leganes with which he has played 39 games, scored 3 goals and issued 4 assists.

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  25. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    Bye!
     
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  26. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

  27. Funny. Amrabat/Sterling seems to be a similar argument at the moment.

    Probably best if Batti moves on now. Personally thought he was damned good and very effective for most of his time here, but at 31 he is getting on.

    Good luck Nordin...
     
  28. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    "Very effective" at what exactly? Trying hard? As an attacking player aren't you supposed to actually, you know, create and score goals in order to be considered "very effective" as a player?
     
  29. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Reservist

    V reminiscent of the Sterling debate.
     
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  30. WatfordTalk

    WatfordTalk Squad Player

    Have I woken up in 2017?
     
  31. Yes, I agree with you completely.

    Perhaps you could describe objectivity next.
     
  32. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    Except Sterling is at least proven in terms of his performances and his goals and assists return for his club side, even if he's been poor for England (playing in a position that clearly suits him less).

    Amrabat, on the other hand, has played 120 games since 2015 across two different leagues and his national side, and scored a grand total of 4 goals. That is appalling and inexcusable for an attacking player no matter how anyone tries to spin it. The man is awful, genuinely no idea why some insist on giving him a free pass.
     
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2018
  33. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Trabzonspor have now laughed this off:

    http://sportwitness.co.uk/hayrettin-hacisalihoglu-says-watford-attacker-not-option/
     
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