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Author Topic: Ahmed Elmohamady - released  (Read 62507 times)

Offline Clark W Griswold

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Re: Ahmed Elmohamady
« Reply #105 on: July 18, 2017, 12:29:38 PM »
To be fair watching the pre season against Shrewsbury drained me of any expectation for this season, but I have no problem with this signing. It means we have 6 right sided players, but ordinarily you'd want at least 4. Bree is young and unproven, De Laet is coming back from a long term injury, Adomah is limited, Bacuna is a ****** and Hutton is surely on the home straight of his Villa career. Maybe we'll discover the 4 we want to keep by Jan and ship a couple out then.

Offline CJ

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Re: Ahmed Elmohamady
« Reply #106 on: July 18, 2017, 12:31:55 PM »
Sorry if this has been mentioned before - is he the guy who did that stupid dance when they got promoted a few seasons back?

'fraid so


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Re: Ahmed Elmohamady
« Reply #107 on: July 18, 2017, 12:40:00 PM »
FFS  his entire YT montage shows him doing just about the basics and a couple of interceptions and short passes - WTF have we bought him

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Re: Ahmed Elmohamady
« Reply #108 on: July 18, 2017, 12:45:18 PM »
FFS  his entire YT montage shows him doing just about the basics and a couple of interceptions and short passes - WTF have we bought him

I was prepared to give him a chance. But if he hasn't even got a Tonev style YouTube montage I reckon we should hang him from the rotunda if he dares step inside Birmingham

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Re: Ahmed Elmohamady
« Reply #109 on: July 18, 2017, 01:04:56 PM »
FFS  his entire YT montage shows him doing just about the basics and a couple of interceptions and short passes - WTF have we bought him

Or a Traore one where it looked like we could expect Maradona second goal v England 1986 type runs and goals on a weekly basis. What an utter steaming pile of fly infested horse shite he turned out to be.

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Re: Ahmed Elmohamady
« Reply #110 on: July 18, 2017, 01:33:29 PM »
1m for a proven player that the manager knows, that can cross a ball, play in numerous positions and can't be on big wages either = no brainer really

The same people moaning probably did exactly the same when we signed Taylor and that worked out absolutely fine from memory

It's not a glamorous signing, but we're a mid table championship side currently that are constricted by FFP rules so i'm not sure what people expect?



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Offline teamvillage

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Re: Ahmed Elmohamady
« Reply #111 on: July 18, 2017, 02:15:57 PM »
I wonder whether Hutton will end up being the right sided CB in a back 3.

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Re: Ahmed Elmohamady
« Reply #112 on: July 18, 2017, 02:38:51 PM »
FFS  his entire YT montage shows him doing just about the basics and a couple of interceptions and short passes - WTF have we bought him

Sounds perfect for us then.

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Re: Ahmed Elmohamady
« Reply #113 on: July 18, 2017, 02:38:52 PM »
1m for a proven player that the manager knows, that can cross a ball, play in numerous positions and can't be on big wages either = no brainer really

The same people moaning probably did exactly the same when we signed Taylor and that worked out absolutely fine from memory

It's not a glamorous signing, but we're a mid table championship side currently that are constricted by FFP rules so i'm not sure what people expect?

People expect a mid table championship side with FFP troubles not to be spending money we apparently don't have on a 5th right back (or 3rd right winger if you prefer).  It's really that simple, he's no better than the players we have in his positions and we already have more than enough cover there.

If he was (or ever had been) a top player who'd improve us then it'd be a different matter but the difference in quality between him and Adomah or him and Hutton is fuck all so what's the point?  We've got enough mid-table championship players.  If the only options are to get more of the same then I'd rather we didn't bother and keep the money in case we need it in January.

Offline mr underhill

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Re: Ahmed Elmohamady
« Reply #114 on: July 18, 2017, 02:42:44 PM »
for the next Manager to spend?

Offline eamonn

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Re: Ahmed Elmohamady
« Reply #115 on: July 18, 2017, 02:50:57 PM »
Remember when Martin O'Neill used to collect Left Backs?

Shorey and moving Luke Young there while poor Wild Willy Bouma was out injured?

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Re: Ahmed Elmohamady
« Reply #116 on: July 18, 2017, 02:53:29 PM »
FFS  his entire YT montage shows him doing just about the basics and a couple of interceptions and short passes - WTF have we bought him

a Villa player doing the basics. Blimey what kind of witchcraft and sorcery is that?

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Re: Ahmed Elmohamady
« Reply #117 on: July 18, 2017, 03:38:43 PM »
FFS  his entire YT montage shows him doing just about the basics and a couple of interceptions and short passes - WTF have we bought him

a Villa player doing the basics. Blimey what kind of witchcraft and sorcery is that?

Can he throw a ball to a player in the same shirt as him? 

Offline chrisw1

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Re: Ahmed Elmohamady
« Reply #118 on: July 18, 2017, 03:44:48 PM »
1m for a proven player that the manager knows, that can cross a ball, play in numerous positions and can't be on big wages either = no brainer really

The same people moaning probably did exactly the same when we signed Taylor and that worked out absolutely fine from memory

It's not a glamorous signing, but we're a mid table championship side currently that are constricted by FFP rules so i'm not sure what people expect?

People expect a mid table championship side with FFP troubles not to be spending money we apparently don't have on a 5th right back (or 3rd right winger if you prefer).  It's really that simple, he's no better than the players we have in his positions and we already have more than enough cover there.

If he was (or ever had been) a top player who'd improve us then it'd be a different matter but the difference in quality between him and Adomah or him and Hutton is fuck all so what's the point?  We've got enough mid-table championship players.  If the only options are to get more of the same then I'd rather we didn't bother and keep the money in case we need it in January.
Yep, this sums it up for me. 

Of course Bruce has worked with him so maybe we're wrong, but I'm not holding my breath.

Offline MoetVillan

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Re: Ahmed Elmohamady
« Reply #119 on: July 18, 2017, 03:47:20 PM »
FFS  his entire YT montage shows him doing just about the basics and a couple of interceptions and short passes - WTF have we bought him

a Villa player doing the basics. Blimey what kind of witchcraft and sorcery is that?

Can he throw a ball to a player in the same shirt as him? 

we will soon be able to train that out of him

 


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