Discussion in 'Pozzo's Place' started by sherlock, Dec 30, 2012.
Joka to Udinese? ha. Who are the serious contenders for the job?
From rumours it seems highly likey the next will be Colantuono.
Not many fans really enthusiastic. Colantuono was at Atalanta for the first half of this season and was sacked. Atalanta finished 17th in table. To hire the sacked manager of the only non-relegated team which did worse than us ... well.
Also, Colantuono is known for being "defensive" and favoring boring 4-4-2 or 4-4-1-1 as modules.
Yet, it must be said that he earned more points for Atalanta than his successor and they had a really poor team.
Moreover he's known as a coach capable of infusing strength of will into the team, something that sadly lacked at Udinese this season.
Maybe with (hopefully) better players than those he usually coaches, he'll show some good football too and not only defensive matches. I think he has said in a recent interview he'll switch to 3-5-2 or 4-3-3.
We will see.
sounds like an uninspiring coach
why not re-employ Guidolin if he's had enough of his directing role?
Amazing that they've got the scouting and discovery of new players so honed yet finding head coaches seems like random guesswork.
From a fan on Udinese forum usually well informed:
"There was a meeting in London between the Pozzo's and Quique Pina. Beyond Prodl, almost sure that Ali Adnan too will go to Watford while Naldo (this season on loan to Getafe) should go to Granada. It is possible that Isaac Success goes to Udine but right now the main objectives (for the extra-EU players slots) for Udinese are Samir and Lucas Romero"
Ali Adnan: http://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/ali-adnan/profil/spieler/261611
Lucas Romero: http://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/lucas-romero/profil/spieler/242201
I watched some of the Asian games and Adnan was quality
I know of Lucas Romero originally from Football Manager, and then following his real life progress due to that - he seems like he could be a good talent
Wouldn't make any sense if Success goes to Udine, at least to me.
That would seem strange to me too. IIRC he has debuted and played a lot this year. Usually players already in starting 11 are not moved from their team.
Yet, I remember he was out of team and sent to play with Granada B for a period this season for some disciplinary issues? Maybe if he has problems with the environment, that could be a reason for a transfer?
Anyway, I was just quoting rumours so, who knows?
Are the Pozzos likely to have scouts at events such as the Toulon tournament?
Adnan temporarily 'paused' his career to join the Iraqi Army to fight IS, so we can safely dispense with the 'can he hack it on a wet Wednesday in the North East' with a simple 'Yes'.
I think 75% of the crowds at toulon are scouts. Would certainly imagine the Pozzos have some there.
I didn't realise the IS had got quite as far as Huddersfield ... this is bad news!
He may be able to hack it I a dry Fifty degrees Celsius Kalashnikov gun battle, but that doesn't mean he can do the biz in a drizzly midweek King Power stadium.
If Adnan comes to Watford, I'm certain he'll appreciate funny comments about war and IS, just like Joka appreciated the chants about "he comes from Serbia, he'll fu****g murder you". :dismay:
I know, with what I'm writing I'm going to be boring and pompous and full of "political correctness" and heavy to listen.
I really do appreciate English humour and making fun of everything.
But decent and honest people in Iraq have not much to laugh about, I think.
A 21 YO lad has seen in his life mostly a brutal dictatorship (which in retrospective maybe was, absurdly, the lesser evil for common people), wars, terrorism, bombs and now an army of fanatics coming straight from Middle Age occupying half of the country.
If he comes to play in Premier league or Serie A under the Pozzo's and becomes a sort of symbol of some chance for a better future for his people, I'm really happy for that and I wish him all the best and, even if I love humour about everything, I'll try to refrain from joking about "sensible" arguments.
OK ... serious mode OFF now. Ready again to make jokes about everything, after my moment of sanctimoniousness.
His is an amazing story and I don't think any of us wish to belittle it. The freedom to express yourself freely is, I would imagine, something he would value given his sworn hatred of IS and their fundamentalism.
I've not seen him play, and I've heard he's pretty highly rated, but excuse my cynicism when I ask if he's genuinely a good enough player, or could this be an attempt to tap into investment and other money from the Middle East, much like when Arsenal signed Park Chu-young (East Asian, but similar situation), who clearly wasn't good enough?
I'm sure the Pozzos wouldn't buy a player solely because of their marketability, but I also hope they wouldn't choose a good player who is marketable over a better player from one of the more typical nations they scout in.
As I said, I've not seen anything of him and only first heard of him a couple of weeks ago, so please excuse my ignorance!
Isaac Success doing well at the U20 world cup, believe he's bagged 2 so far. Another Granada player (Clifford Aboagye) has also scored and got an assist for Ghana.
I think Sherlock or somebody said hes poised for Udinese this summer
Forgot to say Udinese player Zapata has scored for Colombia U20s as well. Doing well!
Everything is quite calm here... No news.
Ali Adnan apparently done now. Transfermarkt has it down that he's going to Granada though.
Sounds a decent player.
Official, two new '97 for Granada.
The translations are a bit lacking: "Adalberto Peñarada, a native of San Cristobal (Venezuela), comes from Deportivo La Guaira and plays in the position of external wheel."
I've heard he's wheely good.
Volante is steering wheel in Spanish but in Football Volante basically means Midfielder and then the other word is where he plays so Externo is external (on the outside, so wing).
So to cut through the sh!te he is either a left or right midfielder.
Surely he would be thinking of wheeling himself to Chorlton?
I hope we find a way to get him to come to Watford. Necessity is the mother of invention.
Now official, Pereyra to Juventus.
€14m. Is that a good deal Sherlock?
Not bad at all. Add the 1.5M€ for bonuses (probably easy ones, like playing 10 games, just a safeguard in case of injuries usually) and the reported 2.5M€ for the loan this season and the total is 18M, for a good player but (so far) not really a "top player".
Excellent, with that money can we interest you in a player called Lloyd Dyer?
Ali Adnan officially at Udinese, he'll be presented in press conference next Friday.
I was hoping he would come here, and I thought Vydra's new deal opened the door to a loan. But not gonna happen now.