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Afonso Alves? the star which would make it easy for middlesbrough, what an joke, by me.

He came from Heerenveen some while ago for a big sum of around 13£ and what of ive seen he hasnt done anything. In Heerenveen he pumped in goals and some of us may remember the time he did 7 goals in a game? but it was against some weak teams he did those goals, and if you ask me Premier League is a waaay to big gap.

He struggled with his manager, missed trainings, games and was by the press " extremely hard " to manage.

Will he do better, or is he just a flop?

And if some have an other opinion from some other game you guys have seen with him a may be a little wrong.


I didnt know if i should post this topic in " the pub " or " transfer talk ", i choosed this cause it wasnt so long ago he change club.
 

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to early to judge. give him some time. i know the gap in leagues is a big change but any player that can score 7 in a professional game must have an eye for goal?

i like middlesborough. theyv got a wiked chairman over there that will always give his managers suitable funds and time, how it should be

they need to settle for safe point for a couple of seasons and then try and push

gareth can be a good manager if he is given the time and i think he will have the time there
 

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Middlesboring seem to have a knack for finding great striking talent for them to lose their eye for goal as soon as they arrive, i'm sure theyve spent over 60 mil on strikers in 10 years that have failed to live up to the hype, Yakubu appart
 

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like every1 else (apart from our boy Anderson!!) it takes at least a year for most Brazilian/S American/Exotic players to adapt to english: football (pace) (physical aspect), weather, culture, etc.................

Edu took two years until he showed form at arsenal, he turned out to be a top player! Cristiano, Drogba, Henry etc.. all took time to adapt! some longer than others!

If they have the talent which this guy does posess (he aint a brazilian international for nothing!!) he will show some potential next season!!
 

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This should be in Football Banter. Its not Man Utd related to not United Chat, not matchday related, or transfer related and its not news but it IS football, so in there.

Lets be honest, even I could probably score 7 goals in one game in the Dutch League.
 

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Alves was pathetic against Cardiff in the FA Cup but in his defence he didn't look fully fit and I'm sure he was surprised by the physicality of the English game.

Too early to judge.
 

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ive been saying ever since people started suggesting him as a signing that he is just a big flop, if any one saw the copa america last year will have to agree that he was awfull he has no skill, it just shows how weak the dutch league is even though the dutch national team is quality.
 
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