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Just about to post the same. Again I see people getting carried away with a signing, I'm reading Kuqi and reminded of Windass.

 

As expected, Kuqi has slowed down considerably and his return isn't as good as it once was. Let's stay attached to reality. I'm hoping Adeyemi will surprise without the same fans' "new signing fever" taking hold and expecting too much from him. Anything else is a bonus, as they say.

I've said a couple of times on here already; I think on the face of it it's a shrewd signing from the POV of he will surely be a great influence on the dressing room with his vast experience (500+ games; nice!!).

We're a young side; too young IMO, and his age, experience and seasoned know-how will only be a benefit.

 

From a playing POV, I'll have to reserve judgement until he's a played a few games for us and I get a real chance to assess his fitness, as that's the issue for me. I was worried he was coming in cold; that's been eased with the info he's done pre-season with Palace, but at his age; playing only 6 games last season will have set him back in terms of match fitness and sharpness. My overriding feeling is a kind of happy 'Meh' if there's such a thing?

I think it has the potential to go either way; with no much grey area between. He'll either be an absolute revelation and roll back the years, or he'll be an unfit past it flop. I hope for the former but (glass half empty moment) expect the latter.

 

 

anyhoo; welcome on board Shefki, hope you do the business for us.

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I'm happy with this signing, even if from a purley expirence point of view. No doubt someone with his career he can help Smith and Reid, both have a similar build to Kuqi so he will be more of a help to them then Dickov. If he is half as good as he was at his peak he will be a good signing for us and I have a feeling that he will be huge for us, it does remind abit of Windass signing. I remember being buzzing aboout Windass after he played his first game and was a touch above what we had, the problem was he is a dick. If he had kept his mouth shut we might remember him differently, it is nothing like the Rickettts signing who I was dissappointed with from the start.

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I'm happy with this signing, even if from a purley expirence point of view. No doubt someone with his career he can help Smith and Reid, both have a similar build to Kuqi so he will be more of a help to them then Dickov. If he is half as good as he was at his peak he will be a good signing for us and I have a feeling that he will be huge for us, it does remind abit of Windass signing. I remember being buzzing aboout Windass after he played his first game and was a touch above what we had, the problem was he is a dick. If he had kept his mouth shut we might remember him differently, it is nothing like the Rickettts signing who I was dissappointed with from the start.

Windass was indeed a dick. Kuqi, on the other hand, is very highly spoken of. His attitude is apparently impeccable.

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PD's Thursday interview is up on Latics Player

 

He says he's been his number one target since coming to the club, tried for him in January but he went to Newcastle but Kuqi promised him if he had to drop down to League One he'd only come to us and he's been true to his word despite better offers moneywise & location wise.

 

Sounds like he'll be straight in for Saturday from the comments about him being fit as a fiddle.

 

:grin: :grin: :grin:

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for those of you somehow contriving to make this signing something negative...........

 

 

.....were we in a better position this time yesterday without Shefki Kuqi or are we in a better position today with him?

 

 

 

That can only be answered when he plays, what do you think answer would have been if the same question was asked when Windass signed?

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