Alert: Saudi Professional League -2016-17

Discussion in 'Saudi Arabia' started by al ittihady, Jul 12, 2016.

  1. HiJazzey

    HiJazzey Member

    Jan 29, 2002
    London
    Club:
    Al Ittihad Jeddah
    a) As far as marketing and exposure, you don't need to sign a Saudi player. There's already plenty of Saudi sponsorship in La Liga, and the marketing and publicity that goes with it.

    b) Regarding the Chinese example, you're not comparing like for like. These are well established international players, not unknowns in Saudi. There's no upside in their valuation for the local market by going to Spain. Salem al-Dossary is a star player in the richest club in Saudi. There's nowhere up for him to go regionally.
     
  2. HiJazzey

    HiJazzey Member

    Jan 29, 2002
    London
    Club:
    Al Ittihad Jeddah
    BTW on the topic of Fahad al-Muwallad. There was a rumour raging that the new contract he signed hours before the loan deal had a break clause ( aka that he was leaving by the back door) , which the club had to deny in a formal statement today.
     
  3. al ittihady

    al ittihady Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    Club:
    Al Ittihad Jeddah
    Nat'l Team:
    Saudi Arabia
    They will fight for sure but will they get chance to fight is the question. I really don't the teams they signed for even if the clubs actually need them and make sure they are not surplus requirements.
     
  4. HiJazzey

    HiJazzey Member

    Jan 29, 2002
    London
    Club:
    Al Ittihad Jeddah
    For sure, they'll have to overcome a tremendous amount of hostility, on and off the pitch.
     
  5. bigsoccertst1

    bigsoccertst1 Member

    United States
    Sep 22, 2017
    a) You need to pay for rent of roster space. Each sponsorship deal is between a Spanish club and a Saudi firm, that's how you reimburse only the Spanish clubs involved. The money needs to go to individual clubs, in order to comply with UEFA's Financial Fair Play rules.

    Could you please name which Saudi sponsors are present in La Liga? Its main sponsor list does not show any Saudi companies for some reason:
    http://www.laliga.es/patrocinadores

    b) You are right, unfair comparison.
    Rayo Vallecano will host Abdulmajeed Al Sulayhim: a 23-year-old who did not play an official match with the Saudi Arabia national team, and lacks club experience outside the Saudi league.
    The 25-year-old Chinese player who went to Rayo Vallecano in 2015, had played Asian qualifiers with the Chinese national team (when he was 22 years old).

    If you look at it from the Spanish club perspective: they don't need to field those players, but will certainly welcome the money for training them.

    I hope GSA does not blame xenofobia for the lack of minutes in Spanish clubs. It is just a poorly improvised model for World Cup preparation.

    Bear in mind that it is not an attack on Saudi players or fans. It is just weird how the GSA expects to do well in Rusia 2018 by doing these types of deals.

    Could it be perhaps an opportunity to siphon money from the GSA?
     
  6. al ittihady

    al ittihady Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    Club:
    Al Ittihad Jeddah
    Nat'l Team:
    Saudi Arabia
    I don't see a players has to play in NT for being eligible to play for foreign league. I agree most of the points you spoke above but siphoning money is not the word here..It's pretty desperate measures from GSA to get the job done in WC and pretty much Asia cup too..
     
  7. Fa1con

    Fa1con Member

    Mar 29, 2016
    Saudi Arabia
    I think we might already see Fahad debut this coming Saturday..
     
  8. al ittihady

    al ittihady Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    Club:
    Al Ittihad Jeddah
    Nat'l Team:
    Saudi Arabia
    Long time this thread is silent.
    Ittifaq hands lifeline to Ahli after defeating Hilal 2-1. The points gap is cut down to 2. Hilal vs Ahli playing after resuming for FIFA break would be huge game and deciding one.

    Ittihad meanwhile are close to relegation after back to back heavy defeats. Third season for Sierra and he has not able to correct defensive errors.

    Lastly, Saad Sehri is becoming a top local coach and has huge capabilities. He took Ittefaq from relegation zone now to the top 6 . I hope he continues and does not distract himself from big clubs approaching him...
     
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  9. al ittihady

    al ittihady Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    Club:
    Al Ittihad Jeddah
    Nat'l Team:
    Saudi Arabia
    Bit other than NT news, hard work and consistency pays of for Faysaly as they qualify for Kings Cup finals after beating Ahli .
    They will meet winners of Baten vs Ittihad today ..
     
  10. HiJazzey

    HiJazzey Member

    Jan 29, 2002
    London
    Club:
    Al Ittihad Jeddah
    Ittihad join Faisaly in the final after beating Baten 6-2.
    No sooner Ittihad win they get deprived of more players: Turki al-Sheikh announces that Abdulrahman al-Ghamdi will be sent to Man U for training.
     
  11. al ittihady

    al ittihady Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    Club:
    Al Ittihad Jeddah
    Nat'l Team:
    Saudi Arabia
    But I read a tweet he's going to join post finals & will be training with the team ...
     
  12. al ittihady

    al ittihady Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    Club:
    Al Ittihad Jeddah
    Nat'l Team:
    Saudi Arabia
    Our defence is crap, why can't Seirra find a decent combination in this past 2 years..?
     
  13. HiJazzey

    HiJazzey Member

    Jan 29, 2002
    London
    Club:
    Al Ittihad Jeddah
    He'll miss the last 2 league games.
     
  14. PinoyMarauder

    PinoyMarauder Member

    Apr 10, 2008
    Philippines/Canada
    The dumbest shit ever.

    You dont improve just because you trained in a facility.

    Why is no one calling out this buffon? He is basically piggy backing on a success built by other people and now the League is suffering. The league has zero consistency because of him.

    The NT has to perform well despite him too.

    The princess were never this bad....its mind-boggling.
     
  15. al ittihady

    al ittihady Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    Club:
    Al Ittihad Jeddah
    Nat'l Team:
    Saudi Arabia
    A bit late but - Hilal drew with Ahli 0-0 making them 90% sure of winning the league if they beat Fateh at home in next match day ..
     
  16. PinoyMarauder

    PinoyMarauder Member

    Apr 10, 2008
    Philippines/Canada
    They look average after sacking Diaz..

    Wouldnt surprise me if they fail to win against fateh.
     
  17. hammad_friend

    hammad_friend Member

    Dec 26, 2005
    Dubai, Karachi
    Club:
    Al Hilal Riyadh
    Nat'l Team:
    Saudi Arabia
    Congratulations to Al Hilal on winning the SPL by winning 4-1 against Al Fateh.
    Omar Khirbin scored 3 goals and Sharkhi scoring 1 goal for Al Hilal. While Al Fateh's goal was scored by Joao.

    Hilal played with a lot of motivation and without fear which was lacking in previous many games.

    Also, SPL has failed to produce "Saudi" talent for forward / striker position, and all the clubs heavily relied on the services of "Non-Saudi" players for getting the job done. Though there is glimmer of hope in shape of "Abdul Wahab Jaffar", "Berhabri" from Shabab club, "Islam Siraj", and few other players in big such as "Fahad Al Jammia" from AlNasr, "Majid Al Muena" from Al Hilal (who I believe is better than his teammate "Mujahid Al Muena"... these are promising players and should be brought to Olympic / Youth / Under-25 Team for gaining more experience.

    Also, Saudi clubs should scout for "Saudi" talent for striker position and should search for players who are well-built, Taller in height (more than 6 feet tall), and should have dribbling skills as that of Salem Al Dosari, Fahad Al Geshyan, Yousef Al Thunian, etc.

    Remember, Saudi plays the opening game against Russia in the FIFA world cup in which, the Avg. height of Russian players (specially in the Striker position) is more than 6 Feet and 3 Inches. (I got the figure from Wikipedia after reviewing the profile of all Russian players who have been part of the team of late, and who were also recently called up for National Team Duty)... Believe me, Russian players are taller than your expectation so it would be better if Saudi Team can play the ball at ground level and avoid areal approach specially by shooting at low ground level on the goal keeper (the taller they are, the harder for them to collect the ball which is at ground level).

    So, what's the next tournament to play in for the club after King's Cup ?
     
  18. al ittihady

    al ittihady Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    Club:
    Al Ittihad Jeddah
    Nat'l Team:
    Saudi Arabia
    Congrats Al Hilal, you can win local titles with your money but cannot win international cups..
    Meanwhile, lots of changes in Hilal next season, Nawaf Bin Saad resigns and Sami Jaber gets chance to be the president of the club & another selfish opportunity to place him some where in Saudi football.
    Yasser Qahtani has retired & Shalhoub might follow his footsteps too. Osama Hawsawi has not agreed to renew contract with the club which means he will finish his career post WC with Wehda FC
     
  19. PinoyMarauder

    PinoyMarauder Member

    Apr 10, 2008
    Philippines/Canada
    Nawaf resigned because of turki. Turki makes decisions for the big clubs now.

    Sami Al Jaber is just trying to make his name bigger, he knows he aint making any decisiins.
     
  20. al ittihady

    al ittihady Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    Club:
    Al Ittihad Jeddah
    Nat'l Team:
    Saudi Arabia
    What did you say?

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  21. al ittihady

    al ittihady Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    Club:
    Al Ittihad Jeddah
    Nat'l Team:
    Saudi Arabia
    Is GSA in future start appointing & firing coaches ??

    Seems that Ramon Diaz will be coaching Ittefaq for next season
     

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