January 2019 Signing #2 Miguel Almiron (Club record £21m!)

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Post by saves = survival » Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:19 pm

Hope he takes the famous No. 7 shirt in the summer.

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Post by Colly » Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:32 pm

Is our number 7 shirt particularly famous? It makes me think of Robert Lee immediately, but no one else springs to mind.

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Post by saves = survival » Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:47 pm

Colly wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:32 pm
Is our number 7 shirt particularly famous? It makes me think of Robert Lee immediately, but no one else springs to mind.
Jacob Murphy
Achraf Lazaar
Moussa Sissoko
Joey Barton
Albert Luque
Jermaine Jenas
Rob Lee
Kieron Dyer
John Hnedrie
Neil McDonald
John Cornwell
Darren Jackson
Paul Stephenson
Paul Gascoigne
Gary Megson
Kevin Keegan
Stewart Barrowclough
Micky Burns
Irving Nattrass
Jimmy Smith
John Cowan
Pop Robson
Trevor Hockey
Thomas Knox
Ron McGarry
Dave Hilley
Albert Bennett
Kit Napier

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Re: January 2019 Signing #2 Miguel Almiron (Club record £21m!)

Post by Colly » Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:14 pm

I bet he's dying to wear the shirt made famous by Lazaar.

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Post by Blue & Maroon » Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:53 pm

Attaching fame to numbers is pathetic like <laugh>

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Post by Toondes » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:12 pm

Kit Napier. Cracking name that
# stolen from nufc.com :)

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Post by Remember Colo » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:26 pm

Blue & Maroon wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:53 pm
Attaching fame to numbers is pathetic like <laugh>
Especially seeing as people also get up in arms when players don't use the number of the position they play. I'm sure every club can name some legend for each of the numbers/positions. Everyone makes such a big deal about the Newcastle 9, but it's not exactly special, I imagine most club's most famous players are strikers who wore that number.

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Post by originallad » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:21 pm

Apologies if this has already been mentioned...

Been watching some youtube clips of him. There's no doubt he's technically excellent. Two footed, can pick a pass, score from outside the box etc. But from what I've seen the MLS Is like playing FIFA on easy mode. There's just nobody really closing him down. Think it might be a baptism of fire for him when he starts his first match in the Prem. I really hope he has a cracking first game though and prove me wrong!

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Post by overseasTOON » Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:54 pm

originallad wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:21 pm
Apologies if this has already been mentioned...

Been watching some youtube clips of him. There's no doubt he's technically excellent. Two footed, can pick a pass, score from outside the box etc. But from what I've seen the MLS Is like playing FIFA on easy mode. There's just nobody really closing him down. Think it might be a baptism of fire for him when he starts his first match in the Prem. I really hope he has a cracking first game though and prove me wrong!
He's played numerous games in Paraguay and Argentina which should bode well for him. They kick the f*** out of you in those leagues.

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Post by Bodacious Benny » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:36 pm

Whatever happens hopefully our fans realise for once that moving to a new continent is a massive f***ing change and it will take time for him to settle and sort everything in your life out (football is only football). Any of us moving to the USA would take time to get used to new cultures and being away from everyone that we know.
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Re: January 2019 Signing #2 Miguel Almiron (Club record £21m!)

Post by Emiliano Sala's Invincible Hair » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:45 pm

overseasTOON wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:54 pm
originallad wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:21 pm
Apologies if this has already been mentioned...

Been watching some youtube clips of him. There's no doubt he's technically excellent. Two footed, can pick a pass, score from outside the box etc. But from what I've seen the MLS Is like playing FIFA on easy mode. There's just nobody really closing him down. Think it might be a baptism of fire for him when he starts his first match in the Prem. I really hope he has a cracking first game though and prove me wrong!
He's played numerous games in Paraguay and Argentina which should bode well for him. They kick the **** out of you in those leagues.
Because of his visa stuff meaning he hasn't been able to play yet, the club should've just sent him up to Glasgow on a weekend. That'd toughen him him.
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Re: January 2019 Signing #2 Miguel Almiron (Club record £21m!)

Post by Slim999 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:54 pm

Bodacious Benny wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:36 pm
Whatever happens hopefully our fans realise for once that moving to a new continent is a massive f***ing change and it will take time for him to settle and sort everything in your life out (football is only football). Any of us moving to the USA would take time to get used to new cultures and being away from everyone that we know.
Having anotger S American in Rondon playing alongside him will help settle quickly hopefully.
Be great if he could play at next home match - and get or assist in a goal.

Also the fact that there are a few other Spanish speakers in Fenandez , Perez , Manquillo will help him settle in

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Re: January 2019 Signing #2 Miguel Almiron (Club record £21m!)

Post by lassassinblanc » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:11 am

Slim999 wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:54 pm
Bodacious Benny wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:36 pm
Whatever happens hopefully our fans realise for once that moving to a new continent is a massive f***ing change and it will take time for him to settle and sort everything in your life out (football is only football). Any of us moving to the USA would take time to get used to new cultures and being away from everyone that we know.
Having anotger S American in Rondon playing alongside him will help settle quickly hopefully.
Be great if he could play at next home match - and get or assist in a goal.

Also the fact that there are a few other Spanish speakers in Fenandez , Perez , Manquillo will help him settle in
Newcastle also have a Spanish speaking Player Liaison Officer and of course the coaching team. Almiron does speak decent enough English so I'm told and can definitely understand it, so I don't see much issues on that side of things.
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Post by Bodacious Benny » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:20 am

That's all good, but settling into a completely new country and culture on the other side of the world takes a bit more than just having a few people who speak your language. He may very well settle straight away and that will be great, but equally he might need time (something our fans never give players).
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Re: January 2019 Signing #2 Miguel Almiron (Club record £21m!)

Post by Colly » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:24 am

I just hope Gavin Harris doesn't corrupt him with his boozy ways.

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Re: January 2019 Signing #2 Miguel Almiron (Club record £21m!)

Post by lassassinblanc » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:43 am

Bodacious Benny wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:20 am
That's all good, but settling into a completely new country and culture on the other side of the world takes a bit more than just having a few people who speak your language. He may very well settle straight away and that will be great, but equally he might need time (something our fans never give players).
Oh I 100% agree , we have a young Danish lad a my club despite speaking Norwegian fluently still struggles a little.
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Re: January 2019 Signing #2 Miguel Almiron (Club record £21m!)

Post by krully » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:58 pm

One bad game and he's gone imo

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Post by Don Sholeone » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:35 pm

Also worth noting how many English players struggle with just the thought of going north of the M62 <laugh>
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Post by overseasTOON » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:38 pm

Don Sholeone wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:35 pm
Also worth noting how many English players struggle with just the thought of going north of the M25 <laugh>
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Re: January 2019 Signing #2 Miguel Almiron (Club record £21m!)

Post by Don Sholeone » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:37 am

Though Almiron looked promising when he came on last night. Knew he was fast but didn't realise he was that fast! Always looking for the run forward which I think our other players are going to have to get used to, defensively he was great, really mucked in and even threw his head at the ball whilst on the ground, he's gonna be exciting to watch.
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