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Offline old man villa fan

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Re: Ahmed Elmohamady
« Reply #45 on: July 17, 2017, 08:31:54 PM »
Unless he is coming primarily as a wide midfield player or wing-back, it seems a strange purchase when funds are rumoured to be so tight.  Obviously wish him the best though and will he be the first Egyptian to play for us?

The rest just walk like them.

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Re: Ahmed Elmohamady
« Reply #46 on: July 17, 2017, 08:34:36 PM »
I strongly suspect he is coming as a RWB and back up winger. Per my post above, he seems to have struggled at right back and as you say we've already got about fifty right backs

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Re: Ahmed Elmohamady
« Reply #47 on: July 17, 2017, 09:06:02 PM »
I make that six right backs. Meanwhile we only have one player that ever scores, and he's injured.

Bruce is an imbecile.

Agreed 100%. Opens us Wynness and Round to ridicule for tolerating this signing.

Surely James Bree, signed in Jan by Bruce and De Last signed last summer are suited to both right back and rwb if required. That is more than sufficient not to mind Hutton, Richards,.Bacuna of which we may want to move them all on but that isn't likely to happen.

At right wing, (442, 433) we have Green and Adamoah who are probably as strong as any other duo in the division. Again, no need to strengthen here.

Yet at left back, we appear to only have one option, Neil Taylor. Nathan Baker does not resemble a professional footballer at either left centre back (as part of a 3), left back or left wing back. If we need a squad filler signing like Elmo, it should have been on the other flank to cover Taylor.

All things considered this signing is consistent with Steve Bruce's efforts thus far, clueless.

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Re: Ahmed Elmohamady
« Reply #48 on: July 17, 2017, 09:14:20 PM »
Bruce seems to be attempting to assemble the definitive mid table Championship team.  Move over Leeds.  This is our turf.

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Re: Ahmed Elmohamady
« Reply #49 on: July 17, 2017, 09:16:26 PM »
Fuck it. May as well be good at something.

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Re: Ahmed Elmohamady
« Reply #50 on: July 17, 2017, 09:30:18 PM »
Really can't get excited over this signing.

I think him coming in certainly spells out 3-5-2 is happening as we already have a million right backs.

What was the point of signing Bree though if SB is just going to sign his old mates six months later?

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Re: Ahmed Elmohamady
« Reply #51 on: July 17, 2017, 09:31:25 PM »
He might be being considered as a winger.

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Re: Ahmed Elmohamady
« Reply #52 on: July 17, 2017, 09:32:39 PM »
Bree has obviously gone off.

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Re: Ahmed Elmohamady
« Reply #53 on: July 17, 2017, 09:34:49 PM »
Hard cheese.

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Re: Ahmed Elmohamady
« Reply #54 on: July 17, 2017, 09:48:42 PM »
He just breesed in and is obviously now stinking the place out.

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Re: Ahmed Elmohamady
« Reply #55 on: July 17, 2017, 09:55:39 PM »
oh no here we go !!!!

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Re: Ahmed Elmohamady
« Reply #56 on: July 17, 2017, 10:08:20 PM »
He is only 29 and has played in a team that's been promoted from this league two or three times I think? Not one to get excited about but not one to moan about either

Scores a goal a year and assists in two other goals being scored on average, according to these statistics.

https://www.whoscored.com/Players/34876/History/Ahmed-Elmohamady

He has, if he joins, just become the best right back/right wing back at the Club and i look forward to him and Adomah tearing down that wing.

Now the left side needs attention. It's a shame Seville pulled out of the Amavi deal. That money would have been useful to replace him.

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Re: Ahmed Elmohamady
« Reply #57 on: July 17, 2017, 10:35:46 PM »
Not needed, now stop it Bruce.

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Re: Ahmed Elmohamady
« Reply #59 on: July 17, 2017, 10:49:41 PM »
If Newcastle fans had read a thread on  here about Clark they'd have had the same impression. Sometimes a move does a player good and Bruce may get the best out of him in the Championship. Or maybe not,  I know nothing about him.