Fabian 'The General' Balbuena

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Re: Fabian 'The General' Balbuena

Post by norse » Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:43 pm

Welcome, General.

Second Paraguayan in claret and blue after the football prodigy that is Brian Montenegro?

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Re: Fabian 'The General' Balbuena

Post by davids cross » Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:44 pm

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Re: Fabian 'The General' Balbuena

Post by YorksHammer » Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:44 pm

Know next to nothing about him in terms of playing ability, but in terms of just general things like him being captain for Corinthians, presumably coming in for as the Brazilian season is currently being played, looks like he's made of granite and has seen some struggles to get here. Current Paraguay international and started their last two friendly games.

Looks good on paper, hope he comes through for us. Husillos and Pellegrini sound like they like him from that article.

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Re: Fabian 'The General' Balbuena

Post by Vienna » Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:45 pm

Welcome to West Ham Fabian and good luck. :crest:

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Re: Fabian 'The General' Balbuena

Post by WestHamIFC » Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:46 pm

KUMB should have an entire Forum devoted to him called 'General Discussion'...

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Post by MorthwylMawr » Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:50 pm

Welcome and enjoy the campaign

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Re: Fabian 'The General' Balbuena

Post by Algarve Hammer » Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:51 pm

Anyone called Fab has to be good surely?
Welcome to West Ham General, please be good.

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Re: Fabian 'The General' Balbuena

Post by Faithless » Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:57 pm

Welcome to :crest: Fabian, lead us to victory General!

To steal a march on those in the transfer thread....

Legend has it that Balbuena as a child single handedly killed a lone Grey wolf with his bare hands...

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Re: Fabian 'The General' Balbuena

Post by CockneyRebel » Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:05 pm

No video for Balbuena? I feel cheated/relieved.

Bienvenido Fabian!

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Re: Fabian 'The General' Balbuena

Post by POP POP POP Robson » Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:06 pm

I'm especially impressed with his chiselled chin. :crest:

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Re: Fabian 'The General' Balbuena

Post by hammer1975 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:06 pm

Welcome :crest:

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Re: Fabian 'The General' Balbuena

Post by Shy Ted » Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:06 pm

Welcome The General.

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Re: Fabian 'The General' Balbuena

Post by DasNutNock » Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:10 pm

Quality handle. Looks quite the mean hombre :thup:

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Re: Fabian 'The General' Balbuena

Post by OohAahButler » Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:15 pm

davids cross wrote:Image
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Re: Fabian 'The General' Balbuena

Post by The_Dead_Ball » Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:09 pm

Could well be problems with him understanding instructions. Am sure the photographer asked him cross his arms for the pic!!

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Re: Fabian 'The General' Balbuena

Post by westlondonhammer » Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:29 pm

All the makings of being a cult hero

Welcome Rocky

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Re: Fabian 'The General' Balbuena

Post by mumbles87 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:32 pm

For me a bit of class been shown by the club announcing him first and not in a double

Allows him to have the limelight for signing rather than being completely overshadowed by Anderson who will smash our transfer record

Exciting times

Welcome Balbuena

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Re: Fabian 'The General' Balbuena

Post by S-H » Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:33 pm

mumbles87 wrote:For me a bit of class been shown by the club announcing him first and not in a double

Allows him to have the limelight for signing rather than being completely overshadowed by Anderson who will smash our transfer record

Exciting times

Welcome Balbuena
I agree, said this last night.


Welcome to the family, and good luck

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Re: Fabian 'The General' Balbuena

Post by Het-Field » Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:46 pm

More money spent on the the defence. He certainly has elements on paper which will speak to this as a good signing. An international, who played an exalted role at a major club in Brazil. If he beds in well this could be a very shrewd signing. That’s two centre backs, a wing back and a keeper singed this summer, with a grand total of about £30 Million spent, and that doesn’t include the signing on fees etc for Fredricks, who was wanted by Fulham. When I think back to all the loans and freebies we have signed in these positions, this is truly outstanding work.

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