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Re: Welcome Antonio

Post by DDHammer » Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:06 pm

"I’ve worked my way from non-league and finally got to the Premier League to show what I can do, and if the fans don’t know me from the Championship, what I bring to the table is pace, power and goals, so hopefully I can do that this season."

Confident lad, I'm excited :thup:

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Re: Welcome Antonio

Post by Sweeney Bod » Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:07 pm

Sky confirms the deal now. Welcome to East London.

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Re: Welcome Antonio

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Re: Welcome Antonio

Post by djclipz » Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:11 pm

Looks a bit of an animal, got some pace and strength hitting those wings now with him and Moses. :scarfer:

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Re: Welcome Antonio

Post by Jackanakanory » Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:12 pm

We now have a "beast mode" player

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Re: Welcome Antonio

Post by Philosophical Dan » Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:14 pm

He's a f*cking monster. Welcome to the big leagues, chief.

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Re: Welcome Antonio

Post by AlfieG » Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:15 pm

Good luck to him. Lets hope he has a fantastic career and improves himself.

He seems to have a good attitude and another option in Slaven's tool box... :thup:

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Re: Welcome Antonio

Post by Aztec Hammer » Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:15 pm

He runs like an NFL running back :lol:

Defenders bouncing off him

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Re: Welcome Antonio

Post by fjthegrey » Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:18 pm

Jackanakanory wrote:We now have a "beast mode" player
And we shall refer to him thus henceforth.

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Re: Welcome Antonio

Post by Sweeney Bod » Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:22 pm

Philosophical Dan wrote:He's a f*cking monster. Welcome to the big leagues, chief.
He looks a bit small to me compared to the other player's shirts in the background

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Re: Welcome Antonio

Post by AlfieG » Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:23 pm

Sweeney Bod wrote: He looks a bit small to me compared to the other player's shirts in the background
Dont panic. Those two were specially made for Razor Ruddock.....

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Re: Welcome Antonio

Post by RedStar » Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:36 pm

I am Lawro wrote:One question. How do you pronounce his first name?
Miha'il [mʲɪxɐˈil], just like Mikhail Gorbatchov. It's russian name of archangel Michael, so I guess Antonio will get along with Dimitri and with Moses. 8-)

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Re: Welcome Antonio

Post by Clacton-ammer » Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:37 pm

Sweeney Bod wrote:
He looks a bit small to me compared to the other player's shirts in the background
I love stupid jokes like that :lol:

I know nothing of him, but of course he is very welcome. My boy rates him, and was more excited of getting him than Adebayor, he is usually a very good judge so good enough for me.

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Re: Welcome Antonio

Post by West Ham Matt » Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:41 pm

The new Marlon. Lots of people said his touch was **** etc , which it was half the time, but when he was on it he was unplayable and a true beast.

Hoping for the same here

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Re: Welcome Antonio

Post by LeonRivers » Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:44 pm

the celestial insect wrote:So Morgan or Jarvis to go, I wonder?
I think we'd welcome bids for both. We now have Antonio, Moses, Lanzini and Payet as options out wide. Valencia and Zarate have also been used there. I think we'd accept token bids for both.

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Re: Welcome Antonio

Post by Philosophical Dan » Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:48 pm

West Ham Matt wrote:The new Marlon. Lots of people said his touch was **** etc , which it was half the time, but when he was on it he was unplayable and a true beast.

Hoping for the same here
Viva Marlon. When the tactics were set up to suit him, he was a proper livewire.

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Re: Welcome Antonio

Post by NFFC_Wanderer » Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:52 pm

It will be interesting to see how he fares in the Premier League. I remember thinking during his run of form last year that he has very little footballing ability - quite often, the ball will simply bounce off him and to the opposition. But, he's a very impressive athlete. He's ridiculously strong and fast, when he gets moving he doesn't stop. He has improved during his time here, although he can still be frustrating. He can also earn wins and draws out of nothing. Hard to tell whether he's really good or not, to be honest. Sometimes, he's both. I guess 7m's not a lot of money nowadays, anyway.

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Re: Welcome Antonio

Post by hamagram » Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:56 pm

In a similar spirit to "Bubbles"

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Re: Welcome Antonio

Post by Hammericanio » Tue Sep 01, 2015 5:04 pm

I've watched his highlight videos multiple times and each time I watch them I picture him storming down the field in claret and blue unleashing his fury upon goaltenders. For a player bandied about as a winger or a wide forward, he sure has a great habit of finding himself inside the box or cutting in with the ball quite a bit, which is something we have needed for ages.

What I love about this and the Moses signing is the fact that we have players who aren't afraid to take on others and try to get the defense out of its shape. Last year was too predictable with our players taking it outside, hugging the touchline and then putting crosses into the box to 1 forward (particularly after Christmas). Defenses keyed into that and didn't really have to do much to defend against it.

Now imagine a back four facing the wizard Payet coming through the middle with the ball with Moses and Antonio storming down the flanks, Sakho/Carroll up front, with occasional runs forward by Kouyate, Song, or Noble. Damn that sounds sexy.

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