Umaru Bangura getting settled

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by hartvix, Sep 17, 2007.

  1. hartvix

    hartvix Reservist

    Just a quick update on our young Sierra Leonian (is that the correct spelling?) Umaru Bangura, who finally seems to have settled in the Norwegian first division team Honefoss. Well, at least he has started their last 6 matches and played the full 90 minutes in most of them. He's not yet 20 years old so maybe, just maybe, he can still develope into something.

    And how good is Norwegian football compared to English I hear you say? Well, we'll find out tomorrow won't we, when Rosenborg go to Stamford Bridge ;)
     
  2. Birdydoug

    Birdydoug The Flying Scotsman


    Graham Simpson told me he is the Dogs *******s
     
  3. lm_wfc

    lm_wfc Squad Player

    did he use those words? lol
    how long till he's elligible to play here? i just hope theres no legal trouble
     
  4. Birdydoug

    Birdydoug The Flying Scotsman


    YES
     
  5. A. Web

    A. Web Reservist

    hopefully he will turn into a decent player but after climitasing to nowegin football he then has to get used to english football, iam not sure that hes ever gonna make it but iam willing to give the lad a chance
     
  6. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    And draw 1-1!
     
  7. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Players from Norweyan football have an excellent track record of transfering to the English game. I can only assume that their league is similarly physical and combatative.
     
  8. krisvad

    krisvad Forum Viking

    The Norwegian league is completely devoid of technical football and a big place for HOOF (only joking). Norwegian players have a far better track record in England than Danish players. I think it must be because there is greater emphasis on the physical side in Norway.
     
  9. hartvix

    hartvix Reservist

    I guess it's not unfair to call the Rosenborg draw at Stamford Bridge "lucky" :]] The amazing thing is that Rosenborg are only 5th in the Norwegian league.

    I think the most important things players learn in Norway are the physical and mental aspect of the game. That's what managers in England always say - there's no BS with Norwegian players and they are physically strong. But, as Krisvad says there's a lot of hoofing going on here and little technical training. In fact, I think that's why Umaru Bangura has struggled to settle here, because the reports I've read says that he is extremely talented technically. He tries to dribble all the time and tries killer passes. :rolleyes:
     
  10. krisvad

    krisvad Forum Viking

    Letting Umaru grow up in Norwegian football is by no means a bad decision. What would you say the level of Addecco Ligaen is compared to English terms? League 1 or 2?
     
  11. hartvix

    hartvix Reservist

    Difficult to say because of the vast difference in style, pace and tactics. But I guess most of the teams in that league would survive in League One.
     
  12. WFC4Life

    WFC4Life First Year Pro

    So how long until we get him back because it looks like he is still on loan there if thats what "Innleid fra Watford" means. I presume if hes not back now he must be coming back next season. Oh and hes a right midfielder.

    http://www.honefossbk.no/Spillerfakta.asp?spiller_ID=187
     
  13. watfordausbwood123

    watfordausbwood123 Academy Graduate

    it means launch at watford i dont think he is coming back to us on one of th enorwegian websites i translated something it said and it says previous clubs: watford which i assume means hes left
     
  14. WatfordÉire

    WatfordÉire Squad Player

    Hired from Watford.
     
  15. WFC4Life

    WFC4Life First Year Pro

    It doesnt say that at the bottom of the players profiles on their o/s.
     
  16. hartvix

    hartvix Reservist

    He's not a Watford player anymore. He was linked with a £1.5m move from Honefoss earlier this year.
     
  17. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Huzzah! Does that mean my prophecy 3yrs ago that he'd never ever play a game for Watford can now be upheld as evidence of my all knowing abilities? :]]
     
  18. Hairyfrog

    Hairyfrog Squad Player

    If he is still ours and he shows any trace of talent you will see him on the transfer list the moment he is eligable to play over here.
     
  19. troppohorn

    troppohorn Reservist

    said the exact same thing to my dad a while ago, compared him to patrick viera
     
  20. coldbrain

    coldbrain Academy Graduate

    11 years on. From The Guardian:

    The fallout from Umaru Bangura’s missed penalty in injury-time of Sierra Leone’s World Cup qualifying defeat to Liberia spilled over into violence after the FC Zurich midfielder’s home was pelted with stones by angry fans. “It was one of the worst days of my life,” Bangura told the BBC while holed up in his bedroom. “I can’t even go outside because I didn’t expect this kind of hostility towards me.” There were also reports that four Red Cross staff were injured after coming under attack following the final whistle in Freetown as they attempted to protect Bangura after his penalty was saved by the 18-year-old Liberian goalkeeper Ashley Williams. “Hooliganism is becoming unprecedented,” said the sports minister, Ibrahim Nyelenkeh. “I think measures should be put in place to combat it.”​

    Incidentally, watching Jadon Sancho last night reminded me of Harry Forrester, the last major youth talent we had who was poached by another club, whose career didn't quite follow the same path. He now plays for Orange County, a Californian team in the USL Championship, a tier below MLS. He previously played for two clubs in Iran after leaving Rangers.
     
  21. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    WILL
    NEVER
    PLAY
    FOR
    US
     
  22. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Bang bang.
     
  23. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Wow. A longer loan than Hogg's !
     
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  24. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Hartvix who wrote the OP is a nice Norwegian Watford fan who has a death metal band.
     
  25. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Reservist

    Give him time m8
     
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  26. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    I know. Keep up. I told everyone this 11 years ago.
     
  27. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    While quickly looking up this story I just discovered that the Swiss top division has only 10 teams.
     
  28. a19tgg

    a19tgg Reservist

    Can he play in central defence?
     
  29. Hornpete

    Hornpete Reservist

    You'll need to ask our manager, Stephen Constantine.
     
  30. luke_golden

    luke_golden Space Cadet

    Truly our glory days. Bangura the wonder kid, Stephen Constantine as the next great manager, and I’m sure I remember us being repeatedly linked with an Icelandic defender who was supposed to be the next big thing and had the forum extremely excited.
     
  31. bedmond_hornet

    bedmond_hornet First Year Pro

    For those of you that are interested our actual Bangura is now a warehouse manger and recently got engaged, proposing whilst on the warehouse floor. Romantic! I found this out on LinkedIn of all places. I believe he is playing amateur non league football now.
     
  32. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Good for him but shame about his career. Breaking into a champ side at 17 he seemed to have a really good career ahead of him.
     
  33. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Many a slip...as Ancaeus would know.
     
  34. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Yes but playing for the Argonauts was always going to be a high risk strategy. Their youth policy was worse than ours !
     
  35. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Do you think they were fleeced?
     
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