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Author Topic: Mbwana Samatta. Signed. Puns still banned.  (Read 44421 times)

Offline andyh

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Re: Mbwana Samatta. Signed. Puns still banned.
« Reply #465 on: January 25, 2020, 04:41:40 PM »
When a whole nation loves a player.

https://twitter.com/villareport/status/1221056515336962053?s=21

I was just going to post the same thing TV.
I think they like him back home.

Looks like Traore might be a fan too, with him cheerleading !

Offline villa `cross the mersey

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Re: Mbwana Samatta. Signed. Puns still banned.
« Reply #466 on: January 25, 2020, 06:01:42 PM »
The character Coriander in Coe's Brexit novel is a spoilt little bitch so I don't blame Terry nor O'Kelly for disliking her.

I've just finished that. Is Samatta anti-coriander? It can overpower other ingredients. He has a point.
I just hope he is a seasoned pro

Offline Andy_Lochhead_in_the_air

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« Reply #467 on: January 25, 2020, 09:59:13 PM »
All this stuff about work permits, coriander, Douglas Luiz is really getting off topic.
Can we get to Renee and Renata ?

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« Reply #468 on: January 25, 2020, 10:17:45 PM »
He seems very popular amongst his people. I hope we have signed a messiah and not just a very naughty boy.

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Re: Mbwana Samatta. Signed. Puns still banned.
« Reply #469 on: January 26, 2020, 08:44:24 AM »
When a whole nation loves a player.

https://twitter.com/villareport/status/1221056515336962053?s=21

I was just going to post the same thing TV.
I think they like him back home.

Looks like Traore might be a fan too, with him cheerleading !
The club should really try to make the most of this. Have a wee pre-season tour of East Africa, force our way in to the collective subconscious of half a continent, come back with photos of Villa playing friendlies in front of 60,000 Villa-mad Tanzanians, at their national stadium. It'd look crazy-good - "the claret & blue continent" :)

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Re: Mbwana Samatta. Signed. Puns still banned.
« Reply #470 on: January 26, 2020, 08:55:09 AM »
When a whole nation loves a player.

https://twitter.com/villareport/status/1221056515336962053?s=21

I was just going to post the same thing TV.
I think they like him back home.

Looks like Traore might be a fan too, with him cheerleading !
The club should really try to make the most of this. Have a wee pre-season tour of East Africa, force our way in to the collective subconscious of half a continent, come back with photos of Villa playing friendlies in front of 60,000 Villa-mad Tanzanians, at their national stadium. It'd look crazy-good - "the claret & blue continent" :)
... before going on to Zimbabwe for Nak's Horne crowd.

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Re: Mbwana Samatta. Signed. Puns still banned.
« Reply #471 on: January 26, 2020, 09:22:08 AM »
Looking forward to seeing him play.
His enthusiasm is only going to be a positive force on the side.

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« Reply #472 on: January 26, 2020, 10:17:33 AM »
Also, apparently Richard O'Kelly and John Terry don't like coriander.

My mates lad has started working for the club. I asked him for some inside information and he said he’d ask and let me know. I had a text a few days later ‘The really famous one who helps the manager, he doesn’t like spicy food’

He’s not w big football fan.

Offline villa `cross the mersey

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« Reply #473 on: January 26, 2020, 10:46:47 AM »
Also, apparently Richard O'Kelly and John Terry don't like coriander.

My mates lad has started working for the club. I asked him for some inside information and he said he’d ask and let me know. I had a text a few days later ‘The really famous one who helps the manager, he doesn’t like spicy food’

He’s not w big football fan.
No fear of a "Terry Delhi Belly" then

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Re: Mbwana Samatta. Signed. Puns still banned.
« Reply #474 on: January 26, 2020, 11:03:45 AM »
The club should really try to make the most of this. Have a wee pre-season tour of East Africa, force our way in to the collective subconscious of half a continent, come back with photos of Villa playing friendlies in front of 60,000 Villa-mad Tanzanians, at their national stadium. It'd look crazy-good - "the claret & blue continent" :)
If a load of Villa fans went along we could call it the 'Grumble in the Jungle'.

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Re: Mbwana Samatta. Signed. Puns still banned.
« Reply #475 on: January 26, 2020, 11:08:10 AM »
Stands. Applauds. Sits back down.

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Re: Mbwana Samatta. Signed. Puns still banned.
« Reply #476 on: January 26, 2020, 01:05:21 PM »
The club should really try to make the most of this. Have a wee pre-season tour of East Africa, force our way in to the collective subconscious of half a continent, come back with photos of Villa playing friendlies in front of 60,000 Villa-mad Tanzanians, at their national stadium. It'd look crazy-good - "the claret & blue continent" :)
If a load of Villa fans went along we could call it the 'Grumble in the Jungle'.

We need to develop the links with SC Villa in Uganda next door too.
I did suggest some project work a few years back but then the Villa in the community stuff was limited to UK only.
I’m meeting their general manager at a match next month if I have my way on our trip itinerary - anyone got any Villa in the community links? (I know supporter Liasoon Lee Preece will pass on but just in case any more ITK)

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Re: Mbwana Samatta. Signed. Puns still banned.
« Reply #477 on: January 26, 2020, 02:43:44 PM »
Over 10 years ago we sent over 100 H&V donated old Villa shirts out to Tanzania.  There’s the seed right there.

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Re: Mbwana Samatta. Signed. Puns still banned.
« Reply #478 on: January 26, 2020, 03:07:25 PM »
My younger son regularly takes suitcases full of donated Villa shirts to Havana.  Nothing come though the Cuban connection yet.  Perhaps we should start a Villa Boxing Club.  Or baseball.

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Re: Mbwana Samatta. Signed. Puns still banned.
« Reply #479 on: January 26, 2020, 04:45:10 PM »
Over 10 years ago we sent over 100 H&V donated old Villa shirts out to Tanzania.  There’s the seed right there.

Aha! Thanks to the generosity of the parishioners here I took out about 30 odd to Uganda in 2008 . There was a televised - well we paid to get it onto the news - game at the National Mental Health Hospital resplendent in a wondrous mix of Villa all ages Home Vs Villa all ages away, with a heck of a lot of Taylors on the pitch.
My trip next month is a big family one but another work one and I'd be tempted to do it again. Also fantasising of a SCV/AVFC link up, The Emperor has struck me as someone you could imagine supporting positive mental health promotion through footy stuff.