Confirmed - Gervane Kastaneer

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  1. Pete in Portugal

    Pete in Portugal Well-Known Member

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    This guy looks like he could be quite a handful for opponents in League 1. Any sign of laziness and Robins will be on his case, so I'm not too worried about that.
     
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    They're what make football beautiful.
     
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    And drop him all season like brown? Not what we want that
     
  4. Mucca Mad Boys

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    Malaga played 3 times in their top league. This new guy has been playing in the Eredivisie since he was 17, with short stints in their 2nd division and 2. Bundesliga.

    I maintain scepticism with these signing too. As I outlined earlier. In terms of attributes, I like these signings on paper!
     
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    Hmmmmm...who's selling them then? thought you could only get them with the club...scam alert :)
     
  6. Pete in Portugal

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    I think Robins dropped Brown because of other issues, such as not being fit enough to last 90 minutes, or making reckless tackles for example.

    Hiwula would be a better comparison. He was very lazy off the ball for the first few games and you could sometimes hear Robins giving him grief for not tracking back. Hiwula responded and quickly upped his work rate, although he's still pretty useless at tackling.
     
  7. Sky Blue Harry H

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    Beautiful in a teenage angst sort of way. I'm feeling slightly off colour today which probably didn't help!
     
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    I imagine Jones will be out for most of this season.
     
  9. shmmeee

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    Reddit is nothing but kids TBF. It really shows on the politics forums.
     
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    After reading this thread, I’ve changed my mind. He’s an awful signing, we should never sign from abroad. Especially as every signing we’ve made from the English league system has worked out perfectly.

    I’d also disregard the fact we have a different scouting and management team in place now too.

    I appreciate a level of skepticism, but it’s the same with any signing we make. We’re a L1 team, it comes with the territory. If players were consistent performers, had an injury free past or were a higher calibre of player, they’d be playing in higher leagues than ours.
     
  11. SkyBlueCRJ

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    Signing players from abroad comes with that extra element of risk in my opinion but I agree with your POV. Any signing by a L1 team is a risk unless they possess the budget to invest in a higher calibre of player - and even then they come with no guarantees.
     
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    Any one remember last year when we were all getting hard ons over the arrival of,
    Bouwe Bosma
    Reise Allassani
    Ogogo
    Brown
    Bakayoko
    And the imminent arrival of Chaplin,
    And the return to fitness of Andreu and Jones.
    I guess it's best to actually watch the new signing play before staining one's pants!
     
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    Still reckon Allassani should be given a chance.
     
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    Prior to that fans were gushing over the arrival of Vincenti and Jordan MD!
     
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    I'd like to see what he is capable of after a full pre season
    Its make or break time for the likes of him and Ponticelli imho.
     
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    I think the difference is now we have a recruitment team who are clearly doing in depth research. Doesn't mean every signing will work out but they should have more chance.
     
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    Isn't this guy a possible Bright replacement?
     
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    "he just walks around the sidelines when things don't go his way, looking uninterested" sounds like Hiwula
     
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    Were the likes of Malaga/Slager/Manset scouted personally though? Considering all were brought in after a trial I'd hedge my bets they were recommended and whoever brought them in took a punt on them.
     
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    Tbf Brown and Ogogo seemed liked they’d be guaranteed successes. Think they were both recovering from long term injuries though?


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    In Hiwulas defence I think he genuinely doesn’t have a clue how to operate on the wing.


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    I’m sure we’ve done our homework on this signing
     
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    Whoops it’s been a long week! Feels like a week ago!!!
     
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    It's a bit of a gamble but if Kastaneer and Jobello both settle in it could be a very exciting season.

    I've a feeling this guy may have come in instead of Bright, but if Bright came too then we could be tearing teams apart. I'd be happy to sell both Bakayoko and Chaplin if we could bring in one good striker.

    That's probably our summer signings done apart from if a few go out. Pretty big squad, especially taking into account the U23's.
     
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    Pmsl, Bouwe Bosma style!!!
     
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    This thread will be a funny read come September
     
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    Now that was a strange one lol
     
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    We’ve gone full football manager mode this preseason with the signings
     
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    Malaga, slayer, mansett, all shit but we have turned up the occasional gunnarson, or boatang.
     
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    I take your point but very few were celebrating the arrival of Bakayoko.
     
  31. Nick

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    He got abused because he wasn't Chaplin
     
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    Given his miss at 3:40 on the video reel, I think he'll fit right in with our forwards next season!
     
  33. Mucca Mad Boys

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    With the exception of Gunnarsson, these came from the lower divisions abroad.

    It’s also worth noting that those latter two players were signed when we were absolutely skint and had no scouting network. It appears real thought has gone into these signings!
     
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    Didn't mean to put a downer on the guy. Like all the others I'll judge when I see him play in a city shirt.
     
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    Looks like he can pick a pass as well in fairness.
     

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