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the flying pig
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Re: Ex White watch

Postby the flying pig » Sat Jul 24, 2021 10:43 pm

and with all due respect, if you're Al-Ahli, is Alioski really the marquee signing you'd want to push the boat out financially for?

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Re: Ex White watch

Postby jackos » Sun Jul 25, 2021 5:55 am

the flying pig wrote:strikes me as odd, that. I suppose if I were him looking at clubs I'd be thinking about the best combination of contract length and, er, girth, standard of football, guarantee of first team spot, culture and language, etc, would a move like that really tick all that many boxes, seems a bit random to me?


Pretty clear that his agents main/only interest is girth, priced himself out of EPL football with us, and European football with a Turkish club, and ends up reriring to a Saudi oasis. Pleased he didn’t sign for GalaScum though.

(Everyone I know who's worked/works in Saudi hated it, one of the most bigoted racist societies you'll find, horrible for women. Abu Dhabi, Dubai etc are supposed to be okay. I guess he might end up in Turkey next season)
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Re: Ex White watch

Postby jackos » Sun Jul 25, 2021 7:17 am

the flying pig wrote:and with all due respect, if you're Al-Ahli, is Alioski really the marquee signing you'd want to push the boat out financially for?


45k a week tax free according to a reply to this TSB tweet. Doubt we'd have gone above ~20-25k a week, before tax, for him, but still works out relatively cheap for the Saudi club.

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Re: Ex White watch

Postby eric olthwaite » Sun Jul 25, 2021 7:59 am

Sunshine whites loves the place.

Hold that thought.

(To be fair I think the vanished and missed Tycipa spent years in Dubai, Qatar or somewhere too.)
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Re: Ex White watch

Postby Mustafaster » Sun Jul 25, 2021 8:29 am

Many, many moons ago I was head of languages at a Spanish military college, got contacted by a recruitment company to go work for the Saudi Air Force.
The number of high-end English teachers with international military experience is pretty small.
They offered an eye-watering sum in exchange for3 years of hell.
It was very hard to say no and at times I wonder what my life would have been like ...
Did enable me to squeeze a few more pesetas out of the colonel, though.

Can't blame Alioski for taking that. Sets him up for life.
Also I think he's from a Muslim background (could be wrong) so might not be such a culture shock for him.
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Re: Ex White watch

Postby the flying pig » Sun Jul 25, 2021 8:57 pm

yeah, re mustah's post, in fairness to the guy, I suppose, we signed him when we weren't really much of a prospect, he won't yet be nearly made for life in the way that FAPL lifers are.

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Re: Ex White watch

Postby Arnieb » Sun Jul 25, 2021 11:47 pm

Mustafaster wrote:Many, many moons ago I was head of languages at a Spanish military college, got contacted by a recruitment company to go work for the Saudi Air Force.
The number of high-end English teachers with international military experience is pretty small.
They offered an eye-watering sum in exchange for3 years of hell.
It was very hard to say no and at times I wonder what my life would have been like ...
Did enable me to squeeze a few more pesetas out of the colonel, though.

Can't blame Alioski for taking that. Sets him up for life.
Also I think he's from a Muslim background (could be wrong) so might not be such a culture shock for him.


So Alioski is definitely a muslim. But I think he moved to Switzerland at quite a young age (say about 10). Other than not missing bacon, sausages and beer I would expect he'll find Saudi as much as culture shock as the rest of us.

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Re: Ex White watch

Postby Eddies Boots » Mon Jul 26, 2021 6:24 am

Olympics football - for youngsters?

Defending champions Brazil were held to a goalless draw by Ivory Coast in Group D, after Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz was sent off for a trip on former Leeds winger Max Gradel on just 13 minutes.


striker Chris Wood was on target in New Zealand's 3-2 loss to Honduras

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Re: Ex White watch

Postby the flying pig » Mon Jul 26, 2021 6:55 am

Eddies Boots wrote:Olympics football - for youngsters?

Defending champions Brazil were held to a goalless draw by Ivory Coast in Group D, after Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz was sent off for a trip on former Leeds winger Max Gradel on just 13 minutes.


striker Chris Wood was on target in New Zealand's 3-2 loss to Honduras


that is strange. Max barely scrapes into an under-33 category, never mind under 23.

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Re: Ex White watch

Postby MightyWhite » Mon Jul 26, 2021 7:11 am

Think the Olympics have always allowed 2-3 over age ringers in the starting lineup
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Ex White watch

Postby Still Hates Gordon Watson » Mon Jul 26, 2021 8:47 am

Yep, same as the blazin’ squads here - three overage players allowed in the squad.

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Re: Ex White watch

Postby the flying pig » Mon Jul 26, 2021 8:56 am

you've got to be irked if you're everton/burnley & they've picked your player for brazil/NZ for a tourney that potentially finishes on the same date as the not-charity shield.

i can understand chris wood wanting to play, this could be his last chance at a 'global' tournament, but richarlison, you'd hope brazil had bigger fish to fry, really.

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Re: Ex White watch

Postby Tommy » Mon Jul 26, 2021 9:45 am

Regarding Alioski, could well be that they were waiting to see what Galatasaray would do and this was the best fall-back option for him. Once the former signed Patrick van Aanholt, I assume their interest in Alioski ended.

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Re: Ex White watch

Postby dirty leeds » Tue Jul 27, 2021 2:08 pm

"Football is not so important that we can't have tolerance of incorrect evaluations."

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Re: Ex White watch

Postby Tommy » Tue Jul 27, 2021 2:11 pm

Christ they're in trouble. Can't see a quick return for them.

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Re: Ex White watch

Postby dirty leeds » Tue Jul 27, 2021 2:17 pm

Tommy wrote:Christ they're in trouble. Can't see a quick return for them.


Derby and Wednesday both down there at the end of the season.
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Re: Ex White watch

Postby jackos » Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:15 am

Hrm? Hasn't he been announced already?

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Re: Ex White watch

Postby Tommy » Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:25 am

If you're there for a big pay-day, might as well rinse them I suppose.

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Re: Ex White watch

Postby welshwhite » Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:01 pm


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Re: Ex White watch

Postby Oheddieeddie » Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:15 pm

welshwhite wrote:https://twitter.com/i/status/1420459589972135937


So why leave? Money, nah! We presumably weren’t just offering a fiver a week and a couple of luncheon vouchers redeemable in United Fisheries?
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