Rumour - Alexandre Mattos

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Re: Rumour - Alexandre Mattos

by elrey » 10 Jan 2020 06:34

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Sutekh Apparently he’s famed for bringing lots of players

https://www.getreading.co.uk/sport/foot ... y-17526712

By the way shouldn’t this thread now be updated as Confimred and moved to the team forum


Sounds like exactly the type of person we should be trying to stay away from. At least this time we have Howe overseeing things.

We do t seem to learn.


This is typical Chinese management. Expect this to be the norm.

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Re: Rumour - Alexandre Mattos

by Nameless » 10 Jan 2020 08:11

Barb
Sutekh Apparently he’s famed for bringing lots of players

https://www.getreading.co.uk/sport/foot ... y-17526712

By the way shouldn’t this thread now be updated as Confimred and moved to the team forum


Sounds like exactly the type of person we should be trying to stay away from. At least this time we have Howe overseeing things.

We do t seem to learn.


Agreed. We need a DFO who never signs anyone and refuses to spend any money !
Not sure about this stuff about signing players being ‘bad’, every club signs plenty of players every year. Brentford were quoted as an example to follow but over the last 3 seasons they have signed over 40 players !
The key is signing the right players and on the face of it this guy’s transfer dealings have led to decent success at his clubs.
My concern would be whether what he is done in the fairly special world of Brazilian football will transfer across to the Dhampionship, which is an utterly different place in every way.
The point about Joorabchian is a good one, would be amazed if this guy hasn’t been brought in as a tie in to his empire. You wonder whether we will develop into a conduit for S American players moving to Europe. Could mean we get some really special players short term as they come to us as a shop window for bigger moves.

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Re: Rumour - Alexandre Mattos

by WestYorksRoyal » 10 Jan 2020 08:42

Brentford are not a good comparison. They're well known for not having an academy, instead relying upon scouting and recruitment for young talent. We invest a lot in our academy, and should be limiting those "one for the future signings" (obviously with the odd exception like Long).

Looking at the squad right now, and how we became successful under Coppell and McDermott, we should never be making more 3 or 4 signings in a window, and they should all have the quality to improve the squad.

Edit: Interestingly, Sigurdsson had only just turned 16 when we brought him to our academy. So youth scouting is also a big part of the job.

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Re: Rumour - Alexandre Mattos

by From Despair To Where? » 10 Jan 2020 09:38

Nameless
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Sutekh Apparently he’s famed for bringing lots of players

https://www.getreading.co.uk/sport/foot ... y-17526712

By the way shouldn’t this thread now be updated as Confimred and moved to the team forum


Sounds like exactly the type of person we should be trying to stay away from. At least this time we have Howe overseeing things.

We do t seem to learn.


Agreed. We need a DFO who never signs anyone and refuses to spend any money !
Not sure about this stuff about signing players being ‘bad’, every club signs plenty of players every year. Brentford were quoted as an example to follow but over the last 3 seasons they have signed over 40 players !
The key is signing the right players and on the face of it this guy’s transfer dealings have led to decent success at his clubs.
My concern would be whether what he is done in the fairly special world of Brazilian football will transfer across to the Dhampionship, which is an utterly different place in every way.
The point about Joorabchian is a good one, would be amazed if this guy hasn’t been brought in as a tie in to his empire. You wonder whether we will develop into a conduit for S American players moving to Europe. Could mean we get some really special players short term as they come to us as a shop window for bigger moves.


I dont think Joorabchian is necessarily a bad person to deal with as long as he's kept at arm's length and we go in with our eyes open.

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Re: Rumour - Alexandre Mattos

by NewCorkSeth » 10 Jan 2020 10:51

Nameless
Barb
Sutekh Apparently he’s famed for bringing lots of players

https://www.getreading.co.uk/sport/foot ... y-17526712

By the way shouldn’t this thread now be updated as Confimred and moved to the team forum


Sounds like exactly the type of person we should be trying to stay away from. At least this time we have Howe overseeing things.

We do t seem to learn.


Agreed. We need a DFO who never signs anyone and refuses to spend any money !
Not sure about this stuff about signing players being ‘bad’, every club signs plenty of players every year. Brentford were quoted as an example to follow but over the last 3 seasons they have signed over 40 players !
The key is signing the right players and on the face of it this guy’s transfer dealings have led to decent success at his clubs.
My concern would be whether what he is done in the fairly special world of Brazilian football will transfer across to the Dhampionship, which is an utterly different place in every way.
The point about Joorabchian is a good one, would be amazed if this guy hasn’t been brought in as a tie in to his empire. You wonder whether we will develop into a conduit for S American players moving to Europe. Could mean we get some really special players short term as they come to us as a shop window for bigger moves.

My Brentford model suggestion was a bit short sighted I admit. I wasnt thinking about the numbers they signed more the fact they seem to find great deals for undervalued players.

Other than Rafael, Meite and maybe Beerens our permanent signings from abroad have been horrendous for the last 5 years or so. It makes me wonder about or scouting. In fact, without checking because who has time for that, I reckon the majority of our signings from championship or lower clubs have been poor. Whether that comes from management change or poor scouting I dont know.


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Re: Rumour - Alexandre Mattos

by PistolPete » 26 Feb 2020 21:44

Has he started yet?

Needs to look Mark Bowen in the eyes and say 'is that the kind of football you aspire your team to play?'

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