The Official Amahl Pellegrino thread

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  1. vamanoshasta

    vamanoshasta Member

    Aug 12, 2006
    I hope he's not with us next week!!!!!
     
  2. JazzyJ

    JazzyJ BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 25, 2003
    I wrote "about the skinniest soccer player in the history of the game", not the skinniest player in the history of the game.
     
  3. mjlee22

    mjlee22 Quake & Landon fan

    Nov 24, 2003
    near Palo Alto, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Gee Jazzy, you must be about the smartest soccer analyst in the history of the Quakes BigSoccer forum. :p
     
  4. JazzyJ

    JazzyJ BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 25, 2003
    Well, pretty darn close, pretty darn close :).
     
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  5. Eddie Stiel

    Eddie Stiel Member+

    Sep 27, 2011
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Last night, I started calling him Charmin after two Portland players easily took the ball from him near the center line to set up the winning goal. Squeezably soft.
     
  6. mjlee22

    mjlee22 Quake & Landon fan

    Nov 24, 2003
    near Palo Alto, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Current list of nicknames for Amahl Pellegrino
    • Charmin
    • Slenderman
    • That man needs a sandwich
    • Slim Pickings
    • Pelle (said in total jest)
    • No Fizz
    • Flat
    What did I miss?
     
  7. JazzyJ

    JazzyJ BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 25, 2003
    "Pelle" is what the team calls him, and it's not really as satire and not really to suggest that he's anything remotely resembling Pelé. It's just a shortening / easy to say portion of his name.
     
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  8. don gagliardi

    don gagliardi Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    Feb 28, 2004
    san jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Explains a lot. A team with esprit de corps has a nickname for him and not merely a shorthand.
     
  9. xbhaskarx

    xbhaskarx Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    United States
    Feb 13, 2010
    NorCal
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Pelle is a fitting nickname because he is as useful out there as Pele, who is dead
     
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  10. JazzyJ

    JazzyJ BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 25, 2003
    Of all the problems with this team, I don't think a lack of esprit do corps is one of them, and Pelle may be a nickname he carried over from Norway and just told the guys "you can call me Pelle". As an example of esprit de corps, when they asked Pellegrino about Hernán he said yeah he's a very good player but more importantly he has a big smile on his face and is a joy to be around.
     
  11. don gagliardi

    don gagliardi Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    Feb 28, 2004
    san jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    You’re right about Garlic Nan.
     
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  12. SoccerMan94043

    SoccerMan94043 Member+

    May 29, 2003
    San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Mr. Soda Water
     
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  13. Earthshaker

    Earthshaker BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 12, 2005
    The hills above town
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  14. don gagliardi

    don gagliardi Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    Feb 28, 2004
    san jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Kinda how I imagine Norway. :)
     

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