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Offline Buffalo76

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Re: Stekelenburg Signs
« Reply #20 on: June 05, 2013, 05:36:04 PM »
World Class keeper. Really enjoying this transfer window so far. (And so early!)

3 International class players in already.

Will be interesting to see what we look to address next.

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Re: Stekelenburg Signs
« Reply #21 on: June 05, 2013, 05:40:26 PM »
A "stekel" in Dutch means a prickle. Burg, obviously refers to a city (like the word "burgher" which you knicked from Dutch). So literally his name means "city of prickles"

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Re: Stekelenburg Signs
« Reply #22 on: June 05, 2013, 05:42:58 PM »
Spare a thought for Schwarz though... He has been a great servant for us, best of luck to whatever he moves on to.

 I wanted to post something like this, but I still don't know how to phrase it. Wherever Schwarzer goes this summer, that club will still have one of the most consistent keepers in the League on their hands. Terrific professional; he didn't leave when the interest was there from bigger clubs, and he's been a crucial part of our success over the past five years.


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Re: Stekelenburg Signs
« Reply #23 on: June 05, 2013, 05:43:34 PM »
Spare a thought for Schwarz though... He has been a great servant for us, best of luck to whatever he moves on to.

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Re: Stekelenburg Signs
« Reply #24 on: June 05, 2013, 05:50:48 PM »
fantastic signing, let the pre season commence

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Re: Stekelenburg Signs
« Reply #25 on: June 05, 2013, 05:54:43 PM »
Stuff it, I'm gonna say it.

FULHAM FOR THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE!!!


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Re: Stekelenburg Signs
« Reply #26 on: June 05, 2013, 06:08:10 PM »
Great stuff, cant wait to see him in action.
Has anyone on here seen alot of him? As most of my football-watching is only really restricted to England and the odd champions league match, I'll admit to only being pleased of this signing based only on reputation of his name and not from actually watching his performances.

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Re: Stekelenburg Signs
« Reply #27 on: June 05, 2013, 06:16:28 PM »
Great stuff, cant wait to see him in action.
Has anyone on here seen alot of him? As most of my football-watching is only really restricted to England and the odd champions league match, I'll admit to only being pleased of this signing based only on reputation of his name and not from actually watching his performances.


Not too much action, I hope !

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Re: Stekelenburg Signs
« Reply #28 on: June 05, 2013, 06:38:58 PM »
Great signing! Very happy with this! I guess it means the end of Schwarzer though. He has been a great servant for the club over the years.


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Re: Stekelenburg Signs
« Reply #29 on: June 05, 2013, 06:44:24 PM »
So this deal was the last one Franco Baldini did as sporting director for AS Roma.

http://www.asroma.it/en/news/franco_baldini_june_5

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Re: Stekelenburg Signs
« Reply #30 on: June 05, 2013, 07:05:41 PM »
Spare a thought for Schwarz though... He has been a great servant for us, best of luck to whatever he moves on to.

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Well said, sir!

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Re: Stekelenburg Signs
« Reply #31 on: June 05, 2013, 07:24:24 PM »
Great stuff, cant wait to see him in action.
Has anyone on here seen alot of him? As most of my football-watching is only really restricted to England and the odd champions league match, I'll admit to only being pleased of this signing based only on reputation of his name and not from actually watching his performances.


I've seen a reasonable amount of Serie A this season and he's looked ok. But he's been in and out of the squad so much particularly early on that its hard to gauge. He never settled in Rome so a fresh start is exactly what he needs. I cant see why he wont get back to his very best in the next couple of years. 


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Re: Stekelenburg Signs
« Reply #32 on: June 05, 2013, 08:02:54 PM »

Amid the general euphoria I had forgotten that, in several threads this year, I had poured a certain amount of scorn on the idea that we would be signing Stekelenburg.

I am pleased, therefore, to publicly apologise and congratulate Fulham FC on making me look an idiot (by no means for the first time). I shall be happy to eat a large portion of Humble Pie, should go down OK with a liberal dosing of Levi Root's Reggae Reggae Sauce. In fact I am listening to 'The Sad Bag of Shaky Jake' as I type this while trying to watch England playing football and cricket (multi-tasking ain't just a woman thing when it comes to sports watching.)

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Re: Stekelenburg Signs
« Reply #33 on: June 05, 2013, 08:54:06 PM »
Great signing by us here great keeper,  glad to see it's a 4 year deal

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Re: Stekelenburg Signs
« Reply #34 on: June 05, 2013, 09:36:47 PM »
Yes..we got him! Stekelenburg is one of the best goalkeepers in Europe. Good work Jol!!


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Re: Stekelenburg Signs
« Reply #35 on: June 05, 2013, 09:44:54 PM »
NEW KEEPER KIT... well, only the back of it, but we can see the stripes!



great news

erm... reckon thats close to the rear template of the Stoke electriCity monstrosity


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Re: Stekelenburg Signs
« Reply #36 on: June 05, 2013, 09:58:51 PM »
NEW KEEPER KIT... well, only the back of it, but we can see the stripes!



great news

erm... reckon thats close to the rear template of the Stoke electriCity monstrosity



Give the new kit a chance

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Re: Stekelenburg Signs
« Reply #37 on: June 05, 2013, 10:31:51 PM »
Nice polo shirt too, that is a new design by addidas, the others have been one colour with stripes. Hopefully kit has our own tweaks to it as well


The polo is just a standard Adidas polo with our badge on it. Hopefully, its just our training gear that's the stock Adidas gear.


Cracking signing though...to get a keeper who a year or so ago was mooted as one of the best in the world is a steal. Class is permanent and hes had an injury hit year so hopefully with a good pre season and run in the team, he can recapture that form.

Schwarzer has been fantastic lets not forget. Probably kept us up last season and has been top quality ever since he signed. All the best for the future


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Re: Stekelenburg Signs
« Reply #38 on: June 05, 2013, 10:46:31 PM »
That's a new deign by Adidas this year tho so it bodes well, stokes new training gear is last yearsdesigns as is west hams. But they both don't have a long term deal just 3/4 year deals.

I reckon it's a keepers top he is holding not something similar to stocked god awful electricity thing

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Re: Stekelenburg Signs
« Reply #39 on: June 05, 2013, 10:52:48 PM »
That's a new deign by Adidas this year tho so it bodes well, stokes new training gear is last yearsdesigns as is west hams. But they both don't have a long term deal just 3/4 year deals.

I reckon it's a keepers top he is holding not something similar to stocked god awful electricity thing

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am liking a lot of the new adidas kits.... except that Stoke thing