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oldkeeper
NY, NY
Post #1
Monday July 8, 2013 4:34pm

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I think it's going to be tough for him to get the same kind of service her got at AZ. Premiership is a much more defensive league and Sunderland isn't the most offensive team. Not sure this is a good move. Fingers crossed though. What do you guys think?

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2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #2
Monday July 8, 2013 4:45pm

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He'll be fine. If Steven Fletcer can score 11 goals last season for the Black Cats then Altidore should be able to match that and more.

Besides Maher last season with AZ Altidore actually lacked service.

Damarcus_Deuce_Altid
Detroit, MI
Post #3
Monday July 8, 2013 4:50pm

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I think it all depends on how he starts. If he can get off to a fast start, he will maintain his confidence and his current "form." And it will also give his teammates confidence in him to give him the service he needs. If doubts start to creep in, it could be a bad move all around...

SoccerGod
Clouds, Heaven
Post #4
Monday July 8, 2013 7:03pm

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Original post from Damarcus_Deuce_Altid

I think it all depends on how he starts. If he can get off to a fast start, he will maintain his confidence and his current "form." And it will also give his teammates confidence in him to give him the service he needs. If doubts start to creep in, it could be a bad move all around...


I completely agree with you. And who knows, maybe Di Canio can get something out of him we didn't even know about.
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Fraser31
Charleston, South Carolina
Post #5
Monday July 8, 2013 7:59pm

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Idk. As long as he works as hard as he has been I think we'll see him having an average first season with Sunderland. Who knows, he may surprise us. Still think he would have done better with Swansea but that's not in the cards. Let's hope for the best.

Nick4235
Boston, Mass
Post #6
Tuesday July 9, 2013 3:07am

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As soon as I saw AZ sold Maher I wanted Altidore to move. Maher was just so important to that teams attack. Watch Jozys highlight and Maher is in sooo many of them. We can complain all we want but it's done and now it's time to move on an cheer for him to do well. PDC may be a bit crazy but I think he's a decent coach and it looks like he's really trying to put his stamp on the team. Plus PDC is a tough coach. He demands the best and like Jozys coach at Alkmaar I think it will be good for Jozy. If say Sunderland can't turn it around and struggle again. If Jozy does ok and has a good World Cup teams will be lining up to take him. Sunderland seems to believe in him and they have an opening. I hope he plays and plays well.

admsghs27
Post #7
Wednesday July 10, 2013 3:49am

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15 to 20 goals would be reasanable...

Fraser31
Charleston, South Carolina
Post #8
Wednesday July 10, 2013 6:54am

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Id say 10 to 15 is reasonable. 20 would be great in my easy

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #9
Wednesday July 10, 2013 7:07am

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I think he scores around 15 for Sunderland this upcoming season as long as he stays healthy.

MSantoine
Post #10
Wednesday July 10, 2013 5:02pm

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Jozy is in position to become the greatest American in Europe ever. If he is successful the next 2-3 years he may find himself in a premier club. Even if he sticks in the mid table teams he potentially has 10 years as a starter. If he stays in EPL and doesnt go to La Liga or Bundes he could concievably have 100 goals when all is said and done

Mojofc
Post #11
Wednesday July 10, 2013 5:57pm

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Jozy already scoring for Sunderland!!!

okay okay, it was a goal that put them up 10-0 against a local side.
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Mojofc
Post #12
Saturday July 13, 2013 2:46pm

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Di Canio told the club's official website: "Altidore is one of the top strikers in Europe. He only joined us on Tuesday but I'm very happy, curious and excited because I have a very good attacking side at the moment.

"I'm really pleased because a new arrival can benefit the squad and also individuals because there is competition up front."
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EKneezy
Post #13
Saturday July 13, 2013 3:17pm

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I think 12-15 goals is very reasonable. The thing with Sunderland is players being creative enough so Altidore can score goals. Di Canio has loaded up the squad with new players including Jozy. If they can gel, this will be a nice team to watch compared to previous teams.

admsghs27
Post #14
Saturday July 13, 2013 3:18pm

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I dont think his a.top striker in Europe. I think his a top striker in the world

MSantoine
Post #15
Saturday July 13, 2013 3:42pm

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Original post from admsghs27

I dont think his a.top striker in Europe. I think his a top striker in the world


The two are synonyms.

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