2012/13 Takayuki Morimoto @ Al Nasr (UAE) Thread [R]

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  1. Dax

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    It seems that it's official. It is not yet clear if it's a loan with or without buyout option though, I'll find it soon.
    Mori will play under his old Catania coach Walter Zenga and with his fellow mate Giuseppe Mascara.
    Al Nasr sits currently in 5th position on the UAE Table, top 3 gets to ACL.

    Well, good luck.


  2. teioh

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    T(akayuki).M(orimoto).Lawrance of Arabia
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    Yes, it states it's a loan.


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    yep. He'll be a free agent in june. Good for him, in a sense. Easier to try and find some teams, though playing in UAE doesn't exactly give you exposure.
  6. Saku²

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    He doesn't need exposure, he needs to score goals, whether it is against Al Nasr or the U15 team of my neighborhood.
  7. Dax

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    trust me, that's not how it works at all. I mean, surely goals are good, but he's also an non-UE player. Well, maybe if he scored as many goals as matches played then it would help, otherwise, no, nobody would take him scoring 15 goals in UAE seriously in any case.

    It's sad, but then you realize that Ibusuki is still at Eupen after 20 goals in goddamn Spain, you know? Otherwise, every Maeda or Toyoda would be already playing in Europe.

    The second factor, is that, in general, the majority of the transfers tend to happen in the same league. So you really have to impress and have a good agent to get a good deal. Remember last year? He was going to Chievo in january, if it wasn't for lolnotpassingthemedicalcheck. And guess what, he had scored a whopping 2 goals with Novara before that move. It's just because when you are inside a specific league, you're still going to have way higher chances to find a club there anyway.
    Sometimes, even if you're ridiculously bad. I don't know how many teams I've seen that, players that keep switching shirt in Serie A while failing or being benched all the year. That's why even a loan to a fighting-against-relegation Serie B club would still have been 100x times better (you can do that only if you are an extraUE already in Italy though, note).

    also, look at what his friend is doing
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    What I'm saying is that we shouldn't think of this in terms of career advancement but instead as an opportunity to do his job again. Whatever he does there will always be a club home that will welcome him, he has some security there. Right now what matters the most is performance. I don't believe he will come back and find success in Europe so I'd rather look forward the slightest improvement he might make. That's the stance of someone who gave up on him but is ready to be surprised.
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    Oh, I'm totally with you then, I'm glad he's going there, better than not playing. It's just that in june he will be without a club it seems, and if he went, I don't know, in Matsui's Bulgaria, it would have been maybe a little better for his future.
    That said, he will play under his good coach, so I'm sure he'll have fun and a good time. He's still young, he's gotta dream a bit
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    99 players out of 100 would go to Dubai rather than Sofia. I'm not sure the level is lower, the opposite actually ... Better coaches and foreign players.
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    I guess that is as far as he can go. Expecting him back in Japan not before long
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    no. 9 eh? haha nice :D
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    موريموتو
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    He scored, HE IS BACK
  17. Dax

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    ahahah, I thought you were kidding... now I want to see it so bad :p
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    He should go to Europe, preferably Italy where is profile would be liked
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  19. Dax

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    I heard Catania said the loan is over, time to come back
  20. Samurai Warrior

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    By the way, "Al-Nasr" means "Victory" in English, Good Omen!
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    The real sad story is that he's only 24.
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    The saddest story is he's playing for Al Nasr...Robbert Cullen > Morimoto
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    the saddest story is fans whining no matter what, even when someone (his former coach) is trying to get him back on track. This is an excellent transfer.
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    hahahahahaha they showed a guy hitting tambourines during a goal chance
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    Love that he just proves in the first match that he/the club made the right decision.
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