Rumours: Timo Pukki and Fernando Karanga

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Rumours: Timo Pukki and Fernando Karanga

by maffff » 25 Jun 2018 21:34

According to the mail we're linked with both.

Pukki is on a free from Brondby, close to a move to Greece and wanted by Chinese clubs too.

Karanga would come for a fee, he's been linked to Corinthians for €5m from CSKA (Bulgaria)

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Re: Rumours: Timo Pukki and Fernando Karanga

by genome » 25 Jun 2018 22:01

Pukki’s got 48 goals in 95 apps at the top Danish level and he’s free? Worth a shot.

Know next to nothing about the other guy.

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Re: Rumours: Timo Pukki and Fernando Karanga

by Hound » 25 Jun 2018 22:16

Bit random those two names. Karanga looks handy on the standard YouTube vid - no idea of how good the Bulgarian League is. Has scored a few in Serie B as well

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Re: Rumours: Timo Pukki and Fernando Karanga

by Snowflake Royal » 25 Jun 2018 23:11

From just a quick look at Youtube:

Pukki looked to have some decent pace and some cute finishes requiring composure and skill - lobs, backheel etc. But a lot of the breakaways suggested terrible defending. He's Finnish and I've never met a Finn who wasn't batshit crazy, but they're pretty hardcore.

Karanga seemed to be more headers and tap ins from crosses from terrible defending. Brazilian in the prime of his playing age knocking around the lesser European leagues doesn't inspire confidence.

A cheap punt on Pukki doesn't seem a bad idea, although is the Danish first tier a lot better than the Dutch second? (Obligatory Novakovich reference). I think I'd want someone a bit of a more surefire hit as well though....

Both of them seems too many on what look like they ought to be cheap punts... and Karanga doens't sound like he'd be that cheap.

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Re: Rumours: Timo Pukki and Fernando Karanga

by JimmytheJim » 25 Jun 2018 23:36

Pukki will go somewhere better.

No idea who the other bloke is.


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Re: Rumours: Timo Pukki and Fernando Karanga

by maffff » 26 Jun 2018 01:09

Hound wrote:Bit random those two names. Karanga looks handy on the standard YouTube vid - no idea of how good the Bulgarian League is. Has scored a few in Serie B as well

Brazilian Série B... not a great standard at all. He bounced around between Band regional league until 2016.

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Re: Rumours: Timo Pukki and Fernando Karanga

by linkenholtroyal » 26 Jun 2018 07:55

genome wrote:Pukki’s got 48 goals in 95 apps at the top Danish level and he’s free? Worth a shot.

Know next to nothing about the other guy.

Timo Pukki I agree definitely is worth a punt. Has played in some good leagues over the years aswell.

Random Brazilian guy er no. Misses isn’t to shabby though.

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Re: Rumours: Timo Pukki and Fernando Karanga

by Hound » 26 Jun 2018 08:52

maffff wrote:
Hound wrote:Bit random those two names. Karanga looks handy on the standard YouTube vid - no idea of how good the Bulgarian League is. Has scored a few in Serie B as well

Brazilian Série B... not a great standard at all. He bounced around between Band regional league until 2016.


yep fair point, important detail that :)

Not convinced by either tbh. PUkki on a free maybe worth a look, but didn't do too well at Celtic from all accounts

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Re: Rumours: Timo Pukki and Fernando Karanga

by John Smith » 26 Jun 2018 09:16

Snowflake Royal wrote:(Obligatory Novakovich reference).

How can I be forthright about this to you...Novakovich will never ever be seen in a Reading shirt again. It's quite apparent. Please accept this and never mention him again


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Re: Rumours: Timo Pukki and Fernando Karanga

by Snowflake Royal » 26 Jun 2018 09:17

John Smith wrote:
Snowflake Royal wrote:(Obligatory Novakovich reference).

How can I be forthright about this to you...Novakovich will never ever be seen in a Reading shirt again. It's quite apparent. Please accept this and never mention him again

Novakovich.

Novakovich!

NOVAKOVICH!!!

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Re: Rumours: Timo Pukki and Fernando Karanga

by Sutekh » 26 Jun 2018 09:21

maffff wrote:Karanga would come for a fee, he's been linked to Corinthians for €5m from CSKA (Bulgaria)


Isn't Karanga a Bond villain?

Perhaps he'll turn out to be the Man with the Golden Boot.

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Re: Rumours: Timo Pukki and Fernando Karanga

by Norfolk Royal » 26 Jun 2018 09:24

Sound like the sort of players we have signed in the past that are destined to be bench at best.

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Re: Rumours: Timo Pukki and Fernando Karanga

by maffff » 26 Jun 2018 09:38

Hound wrote:
maffff wrote:
Hound wrote:Bit random those two names. Karanga looks handy on the standard YouTube vid - no idea of how good the Bulgarian League is. Has scored a few in Serie B as well

Brazilian Série B... not a great standard at all. He bounced around between Band regional league until 2016.


yep fair point, important detail that :)

Not convinced by either tbh. PUkki on a free maybe worth a look, but didn't do too well at Celtic from all accounts

In Pukki's quotes from the Celtic days he openly said he couldn't handle the physicality of the league.

Both come with massive health warnings. Karanga sounds a little like Mendes and Pukki like Rakels. Both unproven over here, could work, could not.


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Re: Rumours: Timo Pukki and Fernando Karanga

by Hound » 26 Jun 2018 10:44

Apparently the Bulgarian league is slightly better than Scotland's :)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UEFA_coef ... nt_ranking

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Re: Rumours: Timo Pukki and Fernando Karanga

by Royalwaster » 26 Jun 2018 13:34

Pukki Pies - don't compromise!

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Re: Rumours: Timo Pukki and Fernando Karanga

by CountryRoyal » 26 Jun 2018 14:08

I’d be surprised if Pukki came here, would gladly take him though.

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Re: Rumours: Timo Pukki and Fernando Karanga

by TiagoIlori » 30 Jun 2018 12:12

Pukki has signed for Norwich.

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Re: Rumours: Timo Pukki and Fernando Karanga

by surrounded by saints » 30 Jun 2018 17:05

This is all going well :( , everone we are tentatively linked with seems to be signing with our rivals. Groundhog day !!

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