CONFIMRED - Adrian Popa

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Re: Adrian Popa

by Pepe the Horseman » 28 Jan 2017 08:33

CountryRoyal wrote:
muirinho wrote:
Pepe the Horseman wrote:My Steaua Bucharest supporting friend has described him as the Romanian Hal Robson-Kanu.


:shock: :evil: :evil: :evil:


I would be very surprised if

A) Pepe actually has a Steaua supporting mate
B) if said mate exists, he actually knows who Hal Robson-Kanu is
C) that Popa is anything like Hal Robson-Kanu at all

M8 :!:

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Re: Adrian Popa

by Platypuss » 28 Jan 2017 09:39

Good enough confimration to move this to TT.

http://www.steauafc.com/ro/articol/transfer-popa/

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Re: Adrian Popa

by royallad » 28 Jan 2017 09:47

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adrian_ ... _born_1988)


Seems he is now signing for Brighton

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Re: Adrian Popa

by Ian Royal » 28 Jan 2017 10:18

Quality of defending likely to be a big step up. Looks to have great acceleration and be keen to try to beat people.

But for some reason has a touch of the Royston's about him for me.

Still, most of our best transfers have been players more intended for the next season rather than making an instant hit.

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Re: Adrian Popa

by harry » 28 Jan 2017 11:26

Ian Royal wrote:Quality of defending likely to be a big step up. Looks to have great acceleration and be keen to try to beat people.

But for some reason has a touch of the Royston's about him for me.

Still, most of our best transfers have been players more intended for the next season rather than making an instant hit.


Wingers can be a bit hit & miss by nature.
At least he's been playing regularly at both club & international level which is a positive.
Always the risk it may take a while to settle in but that's no different to any other signing.
We'll see


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Re: Adrian Popa

by tmesis » 28 Jan 2017 11:30

Sutekh wrote:Actually looks useful but as we know it's just the highlights and he's a winger....

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=E6d7X8MG-oM


from those clips he looks very useful, like he's the answer to the old question of what Glen Little would have been like if he had pace.

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Re: Adrian Popa

by From Despair To Where? » 28 Jan 2017 11:31

Excellent turn of pace and quick feet which, on paper, should make him a very good Championship winger.

Not sure where the Drenthe comparisons come from.

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Re: Adrian Popa

by Sutekh » 28 Jan 2017 11:56

The Informant wrote:Good greif.

Has Brian not learnt anything this season?

File under

Dennis
Mendes
Gravenberch
Wiser
VDB
And that keeper

Awful signing. Wasting money like this is rediculous.


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Re: Adrian Popa

by Nameless » 28 Jan 2017 13:50

tmesis wrote:
Sutekh wrote:Actually looks useful but as we know it's just the highlights and he's a winger....

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=E6d7X8MG-oM


from those clips he looks very useful, like he's the answer to the old question of what Glen Little would have been like if he had pace.


Compare those clips with some of the moves Beerens was doing on Tuesday and you could think we have a mirror image !
Is this one of those 'opportunistic' signings, or is it giving us the option to cash in on McCleary in the summer if we don't make promotion ?


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Re: Adrian Popa

by PistolPete » 28 Jan 2017 14:12

With all this workrate we're hearing about, could he be a wing back?

Stam came as a die hard 4-3-3 man, but Conte seems to have convinced everyone that 3-5-2 is the way. Surely Illori and Blackett are signed to play in back 3s too.
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Re: Adrian Popa

by RustyRoyal » 28 Jan 2017 14:21

PistolPete wrote:With all this workfare we're hearing about, could he be a wing back? What side is he?


Right, so this could be the end of Gunter. Saying that I don't think he's much taller than Kelly so not sure how well he'd deal with long balls towards the box.

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Re: Adrian Popa

by NewCorkSeth » 28 Jan 2017 20:11

PistolPete wrote:With all this workrate we're hearing about, could he be a wing back?

Stam came as a die hard 4-3-3 man, but Conte seems to have convinced everyone that 3-5-2 is the way. Surely Illori and Blackett are signed to play in back 3s too.

Conte plays a 3-5-3. I dont know how people get the two confused.

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Re: Adrian Popa

by Ian Royal » 28 Jan 2017 20:15

NewCorkSeth wrote:
PistolPete wrote:With all this workrate we're hearing about, could he be a wing back?

Stam came as a die hard 4-3-3 man, but Conte seems to have convinced everyone that 3-5-2 is the way. Surely Illori and Blackett are signed to play in back 3s too.

Conte plays a 3-5-3. I dont know how people get the two confused.


Am I missing a joke here?


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Re: Adrian Popa

by tidus_mi2 » 28 Jan 2017 20:21

NewCorkSeth wrote:
PistolPete wrote:With all this workrate we're hearing about, could he be a wing back?

Stam came as a die hard 4-3-3 man, but Conte seems to have convinced everyone that 3-5-2 is the way. Surely Illori and Blackett are signed to play in back 3s too.

Conte plays a 3-5-3. I dont know how people get the two confused.

Playing 12 men would explain why they are running away with the title atm.

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Re: Adrian Popa

by NewCorkSeth » 28 Jan 2017 20:22

Ian Royal wrote:
NewCorkSeth wrote:
PistolPete wrote:With all this workrate we're hearing about, could he be a wing back?

Stam came as a die hard 4-3-3 man, but Conte seems to have convinced everyone that 3-5-2 is the way. Surely Illori and Blackett are signed to play in back 3s too.

Conte plays a 3-5-3. I dont know how people get the two confused.


Am I missing a joke here?

Damn it. I ruined my high horsedness with a typo.
He plays a 3-4-3.
3-4-3.

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Re: Adrian Popa

by CountryRoyal » 29 Jan 2017 12:35

Why has this not been confrimed by us yet?

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Re: Adrian Popa

by Silver Fox » 29 Jan 2017 13:45

I love it when we sign Adie Popa
Throw your hands in the air, if you're a true player

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Re: Adrian Popa

by Royalwaster » 29 Jan 2017 13:56

Reminds me of Shaqiri (Stoke) - small, chunky and skillful ....

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Re: Adrian Popa

by CountryRoyal » 29 Jan 2017 15:33

Royalwaster wrote:Reminds me of Shaqiri (Stoke) - small, chunky and skillful ....


Good thing you put what club he plays for in parentheses, otherwise no one would have known who you were talking about.

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Re: Adrian Popa

by urz13 » 29 Jan 2017 17:24

Hopefully he's a Kebe/McCleary/Beerens rather than a Hurtado/Drenthe

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