Archive for the ‘Da Silva’ Category

You’ve got to love Arsene. When names like Torres, Anelka, Martins, Tevez, Owen, Eto have been bandied about in the press; Out of the blue, we have an announcement from Arsenal that an undisclosed fee has been agreed upon to bring
Eduardo Da Silva
from Dinamo Zagreb to Arsenal . Who? You might ask. Arsene knows.

Da Man
Official announcement pic makes him look funny 🙂
That's whatt I want. Cashley and Terry looking dejected after we score against Chelsea
A sign?? Chelsea in the dumps.

Some interesting stats on our new boy:

..24 years old
..Brazillian with a Croation passport
..Scored the first competitive goal in the Emirates Stadium in a loss to Arsenal (2-1)
..Scored his first goal for his country’s senior squad against England (way to go!)
..Like all Brazillians; he has a nickname; “Dudu”

Team Appearances(goals)

Dinamo Zagreb 104(73)
Inter Zapresik 15(10)
Croatia 12 (7)
Croatia U-21 15(10)

That’s as good a statistic as you can find. >60% strikerate. Damn. I think we’ve gotten the real deal here. So what if rumours abound that the undisclosed fee was the 16 million we got from Henry’s move to Barca. If he can do the business, he’s worth it. I leave you with a recent article on Dudu.
I’ve got nothing but good vibes about Dudu. What about you?


Henry applauds the fans

At about 5 pm, Thierry Henry arrived at the club offices to sign his contract. The fans had been arriving at the Camp Nou, where the new kit was also being unveiled, for at least an hour beforehand. They were able to follow the unfolding story as told by Barça TV via the giant video screens at each end of the stadium.

Around 30,000 fans and 200 journalists! That’s quite a crowd for the unveiling of a player.