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  • A Yahoo! User Aug 23, 2010 01:17 Flag

    Chicken run Hernandez, a poor mans Owen

     

    He runs around aimlessly with NO end product.

    He's discovering the EPL to be a harder nut to crack unlike his average Mexican league.

    Still no goal to his name, LOL.

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    • That stat was accurate as of mid March. Not sure if it is still the same now. Still a fantastic return no matter. I doubt Fergie expected this much from him so soon.

    • 'He's probably learnt enough English to pull a slapper'........and to order a tower burger meal at KFC.

    • As to your second point, when Pique was at United he couldn't understand Fergie's Govan accent, even though he could speak English. Pique commented that "it sounded like Chinese to me"!

      But seriously, I do think it is very slack of Anderson to not learn English. We are not talking about ordinary people; we are talking about highly-paid professionals who should make an effort to learn the language of the dressing-room. It shows commitment, and Ian Rush was rightly ridiculed for refusing to learn Italian (even the Geordie neanderthal Gazza at least tried!). I'll bet Anderson has learnt enough English to pull a slapper, and that's it. Although he obviously hasn't learnt "Don't shoot! You couldn't hit a cow's arse with a banjo".

    • I agree with john, in regard to Hernandez. Just two points : Real think that anyone who speaks Spanish automatically wants to join them. On the other hand , if Real offer £80 million. Second point "Did you see that hilarious post-match interview with Hernandez and Anderson? The interviewer asked Hernandez in English to put a question to Anderson, which Hernandez then asked in Spanish, Anderson replied in Portuguese, with Hernandez then translating back into English for the interviewer! You would think after four years at OT Anderson would have at least made some attempt to learn English " There are many English people who cannot speak English, lol.

    • Absolutely, Chris. You did predict that Hernandez would have a big impact. As you watch a lot of Mexican football have you any idea why Vela has been a flop at Arsenal, and also the Mexican at Spurs? This is a serious question, and given your knowledge of Mexican football I thought you might have an explanation. Is it just the same as the Portuguese situation where Viana was a flop at Newcastle, yet Ronaldo suceeded at United? Is it Fergie's luck/skill at man management, etc?

      Hernandez speaking English probably helps. Did you see that hilarious post-match interview with Hernandez and Anderson? The interviewer asked Hernandez in English to put a question to Anderson, which Hernandez then asked in Spanish, Anderson replied in Portuguese, with Hernandez then translating back into English for the interviewer! You would think after four years at OT Anderson would have at least made some attempt to learn English.

      The other thing about Hernandez is that he has his head screwed-on and exhibits none of the Prima Donna-ish qualities of some of the other signings.

      The only worry now is that Real are taking an interest in the lad, but hopefully he will prove to have the loyalty of an Ole, as he certainly doesn't seem big-headed or mercenary.

    • Hernandez is quite simply the most exciting footballer to reach these shores for years!

      On par with the signing of Eric and he already has the best stats in front of goal in minutes played since the EPL began by any player who has scored atleast 10 premiership during time spent in England!!

      1 goal every 96 minutes (provided by OPTA)

    • Actually John, if you go back through my posts you will see that I DID actually predict Hernandez to make an instant impact this season - on account of the fact I've always been a fan of Mexican football, plus I saw enough of his movement during the World cup against the best to convince me he was made for this league, and our style of play.

      Look, you had your Torres prediction come true, let me have my moment!

      I agree with your last couple sentences entirely. I suppose it s a bit like betting on a few horses within the same race, right?

    • What's wrong with saying that? I suppose you knew that he was going to have a brilliant season, along with your other great hope, the useless Bebe! Hernandez has exceeded all expectations, as Fergie has admitted. I waited and now I have seen regarding Hernandez. He has been brilliant, no doubt about that.

      All I was ever questioning was Fergie's scattergun approach to buying bargain players, yet I quite clearly conceded that you would get the odd gem this way. Hernandez has proved to be that gem, and he has proved to be the bargain of the season, but if you factor in the money spent on rubbish, then you have to acknowledge the expenditure overall, and conclude that plenty of money has been wasted also.

    • john, most people i know, myself included, are excited by his potential, nothing more, i dont expect him to get 15 goals like lou macari said on mutv yesterday, and he is an ex-pro, the lad is still learning, still raw, and has a lot more to improve on, but from what i have seen thus far, especially in the moves he makes and the way he looks for space, i believe we could have a gem, but only could, but i certainly dont expect to see him playing week in week out or see him as an instant hit, but in time.......................................

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