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If he can score against Benfica shouldn't he be pushing Anichebe & Beckford for a place in our starting line-up?
Mike Keating, Posted 15/05/2011 at 12:41:45
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1 Posted 15/05/2011 at 15:11:17
Maybe a good partnership with Hallum Hope in 4 or 5 years? Little and large.
2 Posted 15/05/2011 at 15:17:39
3 Posted 15/05/2011 at 16:38:35
4 Posted 15/05/2011 at 16:40:41
He's, like, the Portugese Jermaine Beckford.
5 Posted 15/05/2011 at 17:01:23
Promising though, and a good experience, hopefully will be given a chance next season.
6 Posted 15/05/2011 at 17:39:09
Have you tried anger management?
7 Posted 15/05/2011 at 19:05:27
8 Posted 15/05/2011 at 19:46:23
Personally I wasn't thinking too much about the relevance of the Portuguese League but how we could have done with a player like this against lower league opposition like... er... Brentford and... er... Reading. Who knows ? we might have lifted the FA Cup!
9 Posted 15/05/2011 at 19:48:41
This is what I love about Toffeeweb. You can post what you want (as long as you don't call someone a kopite) but if you say something disagreeable, you'll have people call you out on it.
10 Posted 15/05/2011 at 20:16:57
Anyway here's to next season. It may have depressed the hell out me at times this year but I'll be back for 2011-12 hoping for good things.
11 Posted 15/05/2011 at 20:39:14
Think the loan move can often do a lot of good in certain situations (see Coleman this season).
12 Posted 15/05/2011 at 21:06:53
13 Posted 15/05/2011 at 22:05:53
Worst case scenario he hasn't settled in England (a la Bily) and we sell him back to a Portuguese club, where he is building a good reputation. We will more than get our money back.
Best case scenario he goes on to play first team football for us and we solve our striker crisis with him and Velios at a combined cost of less than £1million.
14 Posted 16/05/2011 at 01:31:10
15 Posted 16/05/2011 at 10:53:57
That's not to say the lad can't come good, though.
16 Posted 16/05/2011 at 22:00:55
Although Benfica finished 2nd in the league, from the games I watched I think their performances weren't fantastic. When it was realised way early on that no-one was going to catch Porto, it's a fair assessment that perhaps they concentrated their efforts on the Europa League.
Yes it's Benfica and scoring against them is not to be sniffed at but this late in the season it's arguable that Vic or Becks could have scored against them as well. But it never happened so we will never know.
Silva did score and I hope it improves his confidence and it gives a kick up the backside to the others.
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