Andres D'Alessandro - News & Comments (R)

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  1. OrlandoSPUR

    OrlandoSPUR **** the Nomads

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    Tottenham have been linked consistently with a move for the former River Plate man and I wanted to get a feel for what you all feel about him. IMO I think he would be an exceptional buy for Spurs. I saw him back in his River days and was always impressed with his passing and free kicks. For a little lad he gets stuck in which will be needed in the prem, I understand the Clasaura(sp) and Apentura(sp again I apologise) is also not for the weak willed.

    Tottenham have of course had some excellent Argentinian players in Ossie Ardiles, Ricky Villa and Mauricio Tarrico (some may argue with me about that) Do you think Andres will follow in those lines or be a bust? Cheers


  2. Moishe

    Moishe Moderator Staff Member

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    Re: Andres D'Alessandro - How do you rate him?

    As a Boca fan I've always been impressed with what Andres can do. He's still young and has a lot to learn as well as mature. Potential wise he's top shelf his quickness and skill will frustrate some. He's also a tuff little f))ker. Doesnt shy away from contact but really is a small person. Maybe 5'4 130 pounds. When he's on he's special but sometimes he fades away. I'd love to see him do well.
  3. Mariella

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    Re: Andres D'Alessandro - How do you rate him?

    He is an adorable little thing.
  4. *futbolfan*

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    Re: Andres D'Alessandro - How do you rate him?

    UPDATE - He signed with wolfsburg today for 3 more yrs for approx 10mil euros


  5. Moishe

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    Re: Andres D'Alessandro - How do you rate him?

    Bad decision IMHO. Until he's with a coach that will utilize him right I feel he'll suffer. I'm pretty sure VFL Wolfsburg changed coaches at seasons end. I know the Boss put system over player and that had an affect on a few of their players. Wolfsburg were very boring to watch last season. Let's hope a new coach will empower El Cabezon. He may have been a gallina but he still has great skill.

    p.s. Viejo if you read this don't think I've become soft. Dale Boca!!!!!!
  6. OrlandoSPUR

    OrlandoSPUR **** the Nomads

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    Re: Andres D'Alessandro - How do you rate him?


    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/4106552.stm

    from today, interesting. Looks like the agent is all about making trouble. Where is a link about signing for more years? I have been keeping a close eye on this and also have been on the official Wolfsburg website, there was no news on it.
  7. OrlandoSPUR

    OrlandoSPUR **** the Nomads

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    Re: Andres D'Alessandro - How do you rate him?

    What does gallina mean?
  8. The Double

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    Re: Andres D'Alessandro - How do you rate him?

    Chicken. Nickname given to River Plate after they lost a final to Penarol (was it them?) a while back.
  9. OrlandoSPUR

    OrlandoSPUR **** the Nomads

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    Re: Andres D'Alessandro - How do you rate him?

    Cheers 'The Double'
  10. Amercali

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    Re: Andres D'Alessandro - How do you rate him?

    i never knew why they called them that. i remember when penarol was tough, now they have trouble in international competitions
  11. mime26

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    Re: Andres D'Alessandro - How do you rate him?

    Cabezon is really skillful and a fighter, but may be too small for a league like the EPL. I wish he'd go to Spain or France.
  12. OrlandoSPUR

    OrlandoSPUR **** the Nomads

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    Re: Andres D'Alessandro - How do you rate him?

    Small players can make it in the Prem, just look at Zola he stood knee high to a grasshopper :D
  13. BigSoccer Bot

    BigSoccer Bot I am not real.

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    [BigSoccer News] River apuesta a D´Alessandro

    22:16 | El equipo de Núñez inscribió al jugador de Wolfsburgo para la próxima temporada

    Link To Original Article
  14. franklee8

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    Daleassandro 's goals (including wolfsburg portsmouth)

    Bighead he is my best favorite player. He will be sucessful in sapin! i believe it!

    He's the best player for Zaragoza in the starting of the season. Take a look to this rank from a Zaragoza fansite

    some his goals (including wolfsburg portsmouth and river plate)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnM0KlBZVFk
  15. Illrod3

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    Re: Andres D'Alessandro - How do you rate him?

    Yes, the nickname came because the loss to Penarol, we were up 2-0 and ended losing 4-2. But the whole thing was started by fans of Banfield who we played next in the local league. During the game, they throw a couple of chickes with a "red band" across their chest. One of our players (forget who) got so mad that he killed the chicken with a tremendous kick. :D
    From then on the nickname stuck and now it is even embraced by the fans and team and the monumental is sometimes called "El Gallinero". Just a little of the folklore of futbol argentino. :)
  16. kent paul

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    Re: Andres D'Alessandro - How do you rate him?

    I first saw him play against England U21 in 2000 when he was 18 and he looked very good, but physically he looked a bit fragile.Then last season i saw him play for Portsmouth and he still looked good but he did not seem to have come on that much as a player.
  17. SLBCarlos

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    Re: Andres D'Alessandro - How do you rate him?

    this is the player i want to see play at BENFICA.
  18. JuveFE

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    Re: Andres D'Alessandro - How do you rate him?

    is he linked with you guys? or is he just someone you want to see on benfica
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    Re: Andres D'Alessandro - How do you rate him?

    he as been in the past 2 years. last year everything as going well to sign him, but in the last minute wolfsburg back off the deal and asked for more money. then he ended up going on loan to zaragoza. but zaragoza had an option to buy him, but they let it expire last month, so once again is gonna be up for grabs, because he's not going to stay at wolfsburg.
  20. el payasо

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    Re: Andres D'Alessandro - How do you rate him?

    he was a brilliand and he has a great future... but wolfsburg broken his career... now he is average player...
  21. fuser00

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    Re: Andres D'Alessandro - How do you rate him?

    He is one of my favourite players..

    Thanks, fuser
  22. DiVo0oNeH

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    Re: Andres D'Alessandro - How do you rate him?

    I still think on a scale to 10 id give him an 8, hes a great playmaker and one of the best i have seen! he reminds me of Pirlo! but he never got his chance to play for NT and when he did get his chance he was one of the best players on the pitch :>
  23. Moishe

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    Re: Andres D'Alessandro - How do you rate him?

    8 of 10 might be a little to nice. The guy has mad skills indeed but he has yet to show he can carry a team as an enganche. Sure he a had a few nice games in England, none in Germany and how many in Spain? I probably say 6 of 10 at best. I'd love to see him play like he did at river but nothing he's done indicates he'll ever be that player.
  24. El Mandrake

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    Re: Andres D'Alessandro - How do you rate him?

    Like Pirlo?!!! LIKE PIRLO?!!!! Are you blind? No way. No italian has that relationship with the ball. They never did or will. Try watching his boba in slow motion...It will still be a blur...No guy has that pisada in the game. Truely, es el mandraque.
  25. Moishe

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    Re: Andres D'Alessandro - How do you rate him?

    Cabezon may be flashier than Pirlo but he's not the class of Pirlo. Pirlo is more of a leader, has better vision on the pitch and can dictate a game better than Andres. El Cabezon is one of the few river players I like but he really hasn't done anything to warrant a call up.

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