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Re: Welcome Antonio

Post by rare as rockinghorse shat » Tue Sep 01, 2015 5:04 pm

Bloke's a f*cking unit.

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Re: Welcome Antonio

Post by stu1 » Tue Sep 01, 2015 5:13 pm

NFFC_Wanderer wrote: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.
Would you say he's similar to Bolasie for Palace?

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Re: Welcome Antonio

Post by Morocco Mole » Tue Sep 01, 2015 5:38 pm

He played for Tooting and Mitcham like me and my old man which makes him instantly my second favorite player. Bredren :clap:

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Re: Welcome Antonio

Post by mushy » Tue Sep 01, 2015 5:38 pm

So what's his position?
Looks from the little I have seen to play down the middle.
Thought we signed him as a wide player?

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Re: Welcome Antonio

Post by stu1 » Tue Sep 01, 2015 5:40 pm

mushy wrote:So what's his position?
Looks from the little I have seen to play down the middle.
Thought we signed him as a wide player?

Looks like he plays wide left to me.

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Re: Welcome Antonio

Post by Puff Daddy » Tue Sep 01, 2015 5:46 pm

mushy wrote:So what's his position?
Looks from the little I have seen to play down the middle.
Thought we signed him as a wide player?
Judging from his photo mate, he is a wide player

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Re: Welcome Antonio

Post by Woans Left Peg » Tue Sep 01, 2015 5:58 pm

mushy wrote:So what's his position?
Looks from the little I have seen to play down the middle.
Thought we signed him as a wide player?
Nominally a winger but more of an inside forward. He won't play much down the touchline, he's very direct.

I'm not sure how well "knock it past the defender and beat him for pace and strength" is going to work in the Premier League because most top flight defenders are smart enough to read the game, but we'll see.

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Re: Welcome Antonio

Post by mushy » Tue Sep 01, 2015 6:00 pm

I reckon this is the Sullivan pick.
Loads of pace and power.
Skilll? Am dubious.

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Re: Welcome Antonio

Post by w4hammer » Tue Sep 01, 2015 6:02 pm

I'm not sure how well "knock it past the defender and beat him for pace and strength" is going to work in the Premier League because most top flight defenders are smart enough to read the game, but we'll see.[
a bit like Jarvis then - however he's got strength and is cheaper!

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Re: Welcome Antonio

Post by stu1 » Tue Sep 01, 2015 6:04 pm

Woans Left Peg wrote:
Nominally a winger but more of an inside forward. He won't play much down the touchline, he's very direct.

I'm not sure how well "knock it past the defender and beat him for pace and strength" is going to work in the Premier League because most top flight defenders are smart enough to read the game, but we'll see.
He sounds very much like Bolasie for Crystal Palace..........would you say he is similar?

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Re: Welcome Antonio

Post by Hawaiian hammer » Tue Sep 01, 2015 6:31 pm

Got the image in my head of a fast counter attack and Antonio, Moses, Lanzini, Jenkinson and Sakho all shouting "Charge!"

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Re: Welcome Antonio

Post by Andy Carroll » Tue Sep 01, 2015 6:32 pm

I'm excited to see him play because I genuinely don't know much beyond this guy beyond Fifa. Pace and power seem to be his forte but the important thing is seeing some end product.

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Re: Welcome Antonio

Post by Woans Left Peg » Tue Sep 01, 2015 6:33 pm

stu1 wrote:He sounds very much like Bolasie for Crystal Palace..........would you say he is similar?
Not a scooby. I don't live in the UK so the only football I really watch is Forest games.

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Re: Welcome Antonio

Post by norse » Tue Sep 01, 2015 6:44 pm

Saw the interview on OS, we've literally signed Iron Mike Tyson

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Re: Welcome Antonio

Post by IG8Hammer » Tue Sep 01, 2015 6:57 pm

Never seen him play, so am looking forward to seeing how he gets on.

I have a gut feeling he will be frustrating to watch at times but do a decent job, like Marlon Harewood.

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Re: Welcome Antonio

Post by Mega Ron » Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:01 pm

Welcome.

In my mind you are the new Marlon.

I pray you are as good as he could be.

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Re: Welcome Antonio

Post by Whufc06 » Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:05 pm

I reckon he'll rip the league up and be capped by the end of the season.

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Re: Welcome Antonio

Post by ageing hammer » Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:08 pm

If he plays like the youtube clips they will just give him the ball and he will blow anything in his path to one side and score.

He is a monster and it will be like a 15 year old playing against 6 year olds in the park :D

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Re: Welcome Antonio

Post by ageing hammer » Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:10 pm

norse wrote:Saw the interview on OS, we've literally signed Iron Mike Tyson

The Iron's Mike Tyson 8-)

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Re: Welcome Antonio

Post by Countryboy » Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:12 pm

NFFC_Wanderer wrote: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.
Sounds like this season's Marlon Harewood ... another serious unit, bought from Forest, who could look like a total donkey one moment and then smash in a great goal the next ... I still treasure the one Marlon got against l'Arse at UP in 2005-6. Koncheski to Ethers, to Sheringham, back to Ethers, who banged it across and in steamed Marlon to smash it in. The ball was moved with real purpose from one end of the pitch to the other at high speed and to maximum effect: Pardew football at its best.
... And if Antonio ever scores a goal like that - or makes it for Sakho or Carroll - I'll be very well pleased.

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