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Post #16
Sunday July 14, 2013 4:45am

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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


If you're a 23 year old striker and you get bought for about 5 million euros you're not a top striker in the world.

Jozy got a lot of goals because of his great service at AZ (Maher in particular). He is a good striker, maybe even the best we've ever had, but he is definitely not a great one.
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Jzaval01
Post #17
Tuesday July 16, 2013 6:01pm

Joined May 2013
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http://www.goal.com/en-us/news/69/transfer-zo...

Interesting moves by Sunderland. They are definitely aiming for mid table finish

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Post #18
Tuesday July 16, 2013 6:15pm

Joined Aug 2012
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Good to see Giaccherini - he could be like Maher for Jozy.

Americans are undervalued, period. Actually 5 mil sounds about right given today's standards regarding yanks across the pond. Dempsey was worth more than Tottenham paid. Honestly, I could care less about it - if they perform well, then eventually the money will have to change. Jozy is being given a second chance in the BPL as a much better and improved player at only 23. Unless he falls apart, he'll be fine.
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Jzaval01
Post #19
Tuesday July 16, 2013 6:26pm

Joined May 2013
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Its a bit messed up but we know how European feel about American playing soccer and it doesnt come as a shock. I for one could care less because that way good team may buy that player because he is cheaper.

Mojofc
Post #20
Friday July 19, 2013 4:38pm

Joined Jan 2013
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Danny Graham was just loaned to Hull City on a year long loan.

Competition for Jozy just dropped.
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CBoyd3142
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Post #21
Friday July 19, 2013 4:45pm

Joined Aug 2012
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Original post from Mojofc

Danny Graham was just loaned to Hull City on a year long loan.

Competition for Jozy just dropped.


Good for him and for Jozy. Per my previous comments, I'm actually hearing Jozy's transfer fee was closer to $13M. Better than expected.
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oldkeeper
NY, NY
Post #22
Monday September 16, 2013 4:33pm

Joined Jun 2013
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Hate to say it but I think this transfer is turning out to be a disaster. I've watched 2 of Sunderland's matches and Jozy isn't getting any decent service at all. All they're doing is booting long balls to him in the hopes he'll outrun someone. No good crosses, he isn't being asked to use his hold up skills, etc. He's on an island by himself. The disallowed goal he got this weekend was a tremendous effort and a fantastic show of strength. Should have been allowed. Problem is, it was again, JA all on his own. He's not going to be many chances like that on this league. His frustration is starting to show. Deja vu to the Hull experience. Not good for his game, confidence, or market value. Very, very bad...

kicksNgiggles10
Birmingham
Post #23
Monday September 16, 2013 5:06pm

Joined Oct 2012
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Original post from oldkeeper

Hate to say it but I think this transfer is turning out to be a disaster. I've watched 2 of Sunderland's matches and Jozy isn't getting any decent service at all. All they're doing is booting long balls to him in the hopes he'll outrun someone. No good crosses, he isn't being asked to use his hold up skills, etc. He's on an island by himself. The disallowed goal he got this weekend was a tremendous effort and a fantastic show of strength. Should have been allowed. Problem is, it was again, JA all on his own. He's not going to be many chances like that on this league. His frustration is starting to show. Deja vu to the Hull experience. Not good for his game, confidence, or market value. Very, very bad...

You mean Jozy moving from scoring goals on a weekly basis to a relegation caliber EPL team with no one to create for him in a world cup year was a bad idea?! Hmmm...
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richieJkulesaNY
Post #24
Monday September 16, 2013 5:30pm

Joined Jun 2012
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Original post from oldkeeper

Hate to say it but I think this transfer is turning out to be a disaster. I've watched 2 of Sunderland's matches and Jozy isn't getting any decent service at all. All they're doing is booting long balls to him in the hopes he'll outrun someone. No good crosses, he isn't being asked to use his hold up skills, etc. He's on an island by himself. The disallowed goal he got this weekend was a tremendous effort and a fantastic show of strength. Should have been allowed. Problem is, it was again, JA all on his own. He's not going to be many chances like that on this league. His frustration is starting to show. Deja vu to the Hull experience. Not good for his game, confidence, or market value. Very, very bad...


Relax, he's still the same player. We saw this last year with the National Team. Once di Canio figures out his squad, like Klinsmann did, albeit painfully, Jozy will get his service. I watched the game Saturday and i didnt see much frustration outside of the disallowed goal.

USnLFCfan
Savannah GA
Post #25
Monday September 16, 2013 5:45pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,011
He will be fine. PDC just needs to find the right combo. He has been too defensive in the CM. He just needs to go with Gardner and Ki with Giaccherini (once fit) and Johnson on the wings. Fletcher in the hole, and Altidore up top. That squad can definitely win some games albeit against the bottom half but that's how to avoid relegation. If needed to gain some goals back then sub out Gardner/Johnson for Larsson and move Fletcher up the pitch. Not to mention Borini off the bench.

rainORshine
Post #26
Monday September 16, 2013 6:03pm

Joined Dec 2012
Total Posts: 1,713
he'll be fine as soon as PDC is fired

owner is a bit of loose cannon - PDC could be gone by october

sunderland has some decent talent. management / ownership is the bigger issue

recycledhumans
DFWTX
Post #27
Monday September 16, 2013 7:16pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 939
Gardner was kinda rubbish from his recent form...if he'd been on his game and ol' Marky hadn't prematurely blew his whistle on that would-be Jozy goal, it would have been a very interesting last 20 minutes.

Still, whole lot of praise coming from the commentators for Jozy, he seems to be settling in well.

oldkeeper
NY, NY
Post #28
Tuesday September 17, 2013 6:38pm

Joined Jun 2013
Total Posts: 163
Not the only one who thinks this is a problem.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1776596-8-...

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