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Pom & myself have spoken a little about the likes of Joseph Kennedy. There are some other great Australian/Kiwi players that you guys might not be aware of who could do the job we need in 2009-10..
Especially when you consider the success we have had with the likes of Viduka, Kewell & Kilkenny over the years (and you disregard Danny Hay, Joel Griffiths & Jacob Burns please!!!!)
ie Chris Killen, used to be a goal machine for Hibs, signed for Celtic and never got a run.. went on loan to Norwich last year and didnt get a run...linked over here with a return to nz but u did u see his performance for nz against italy overnight????
australia has some great young players in our a-league coming thru.. some are doing brilliantly in turkey as it may be, with the likes of kewell, djite, troisi , hollands all doing really well
nicky carle doing good job in the championship...
prem clubs have some good young aussies who might be available for loan.. the gk bouzanis @ liverpool who recently had to choose between australian & greek national representative status.
young defender leijer @ fulham..
maybe a nice aussie contingent could do the job?
btw.. 4 mill for delph??? dreaming!!!!
Hey B4ts, what you do in private... J
Nah, my understanding is that you were sabotaged by posters from other boards. If we on this board keep awarding you five star ratings you'll soon be back where you belong.
Peter! I repeat myself often when I say that a players attitude has alot to do with how good or bad he plays, right? Well it is my opnion, only my opinion mind, that the laddies from the Southern Hemisphere have an attitude that so far has NOT been soured by MONEY! Meaning they first want to play then earn, not earn then play get me?
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I think that coming from a country with a far smaller population, the players realise that working hard gives them the opportunity to truly gain superstar status and regularly contribute for their country.. whereas in england you have such a larger number of players fighting for the same 11 spots
In one of my contributions some time ago, I had suggested that the Leeds United scouts come out of hibernation and scour Eastern Europe where the likelihood to find technically gifted players is great. Think of the Czechs. Nedved, Poborsky and Berger were young and desperate to play in Western Europe once. The same goes for Bulgaria, Rumania, Slovakia and even Russia.
All these (young) players would want is the opportunity. So what if they leave after 2 years for a bigger club. In the meantime, they would have hopefully helped us gain promotion to the Championship and left us with some cash on the hip for our troubles.
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I completely agree with everything you've said regarding the gifted players in the east and all players are looking to prove themselves in one of the greatest competitions in the world. They will leave but what better way to start off with Leads which ultimately benefits the club.
Vinny! As I mentioned just now to Peter, the thing is attitude, the young uns from the old Eastern Block countries have an attitude, this has been recognized by most of the Bundesliga Clubs 1 & 2 for a long time, at least 20 years,As you say they eventually look towards Italy, Spain and England for the big time, b ut until they do they are worth their wagesl