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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:46 am 
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For all of those criticizing his move to Stoke, what were his options at the time? IIRC, he joined before the world cup. IS any one privvy to the firm offers that he turned down for the move to Stoke? He is 23, heading back to La Liga, the championship gave him a good amount of exposure. Some people are talking as if his career is over.



why not wait til after the world cup ?

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Etebo, Aribo,Onazi(if he regains form) will battle for the other MF position alongside Ndidi fir years to come. However, Ejaria might just beat them all to if he contues his trajectory and picks Nigeria. We're blessed.

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with Azeez (Laliga), Aribo (Rangers), and Agu (Europa) bringing hot competition, he knew he couldnt stay in Stoke any longer. I expected this type of move this window.


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Hindsight is 20/20 as they say. One can only wonder how much more refined Etebo's game would be if he had the opportunity to play under more established coaches. The likes of Ndidi, Mikel, and Ekong improved quite a bit after moving to bigger clubs.


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chief nfachairman wrote:
with Azeez (Laliga), Aribo (Rangers), and Agu (Europa) bringing hot competition, he knew he couldnt stay in Stoke any longer. I expected this type of move this window.


You think his move was SE related? I doubt it, he would still start for SE as long as he's better than those guys regardless where he plays. But his team is in relegation and need to get rid of high earners, so I understand the move with an option for Getafe to buy.

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maceo4 wrote:
chief nfachairman wrote:
with Azeez (Laliga), Aribo (Rangers), and Agu (Europa) bringing hot competition, he knew he couldnt stay in Stoke any longer. I expected this type of move this window.


You think his move was SE related? I doubt it, he would still start for SE as long as he's better than those guys regardless where he plays. But his team is in relegation and need to get rid of high earners, so I understand the move with an option for Getafe to buy.

It’s a career defining move but it’ll improve his chances of being a regular for Nigeria!

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Eaglezbeak wrote:
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chief nfachairman wrote:
with Azeez (Laliga), Aribo (Rangers), and Agu (Europa) bringing hot competition, he knew he couldnt stay in Stoke any longer. I expected this type of move this window.


You think his move was SE related? I doubt it, he would still start for SE as long as he's better than those guys regardless where he plays. But his team is in relegation and need to get rid of high earners, so I understand the move with an option for Getafe to buy.

It’s a career defining move but it’ll improve his chances of being a regular for Nigeria!


I agree but nfachair is off base making it about SE it’s stoke that’s trying to reduce their wage bill:

https://app.football-espana.net/?referr ... pana-82533

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However, Etebo started just eight league games this campaign and Stoke - struggling in England’s second tier - needed to reduce their wage bill.

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niyi wrote:
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Going to Stoke was the dumbest career move he could have made.

I said same thing then and his agent was cursing me out. I wonder how he feels now?


Who is his agent?


You wan start world war III for CEs??? :rotf: :rotf: :rotf: :rotf: :rotf:

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Does the SE have Gray, Mahrez or Albrighton on our team or players of their caliber?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:07 am 
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chief nfachairman wrote:
with Azeez (Laliga), Aribo (Rangers), and Agu (Europa) bringing hot competition, he knew he couldnt stay in Stoke any longer. I expected this type of move this window.


Good morin, Sir! :D

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Does the SE have Gray, Mahrez or Albrighton on our team or players of their caliber?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:29 pm 
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Interesting press conference.

He said he was supposed to move to watford after Las Palmas got relegated but then stoke approached him with what looked like a good project and they wanted him badly, so he chose stoke city.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:41 pm 
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Etebo is a good player. I really hope he breaks into the starting 11 at Getafe. This is the kind of move many felt he should have made 2 or 3 years ago


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Exciting.
We haven’t seen the best of this kid. And I’m not sure he’s even found his best position yet.
His engine, his drive and his ability to play so many positions on the field make him a huge asset.
The Stoke experiment didn’t work out. But it looks like he’s pulled the plug after 1.5 seasons so no big loss.
Good luck to the lad.

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He came on today in the 69th minute in a Copa Del Rey game against Badalona, a 2nd division team. Getafe surprisingly lost 2-0.


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waka-man wrote:
Exciting.
We haven’t seen the best of this kid. And I’m not sure he’s even found his best position yet.
His engine, his drive and his ability to play so many positions on the field make him a huge asset.
The Stoke experiment didn’t work out. But it looks like he’s pulled the plug after 1.5 seasons so no big loss.
Good luck to the lad.



his best position is behind the striker in a Okazaki type role. Helping the defense and attack as needed.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:32 pm 
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What's happening to Etebo in Spain? He's been left out of the squad for the last 2 league matches and is not registered for the Europa league.

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Not sure what's happening either. I saw him play a match and he was not his usual self - although it should be said that he was playing as a wingback.

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vancity eagle wrote:
metalalloy wrote:
For all of those criticizing his move to Stoke, what were his options at the time? IIRC, he joined before the world cup. IS any one privvy to the firm offers that he turned down for the move to Stoke? He is 23, heading back to La Liga, the championship gave him a good amount of exposure. Some people are talking as if his career is over.



why not wait til after the world cup ?

stupid.

Oh yeah...offers come abegging from everywhere for Nigerian footballers so he can tell them to chill while he takes his pick.... :sneaky:

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He's made two substitute appearances as a right wing back in la liga. In both games he replaced Cameroonian international Allan Nyom. I watched one of the games. He kept it simple and did a good job protecting the defense and joined the attack on one or two occasions.

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Not sure what's happening either. I saw him play a match and he was not his usual self - although it should be said that he was playing as a wingback.


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I questioned why he went to Stoke in the first place besides money!

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:11 pm 
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Etebo is in the Getafe squad to play Barcelona on Saturday.

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waka-man wrote:
Exciting.
We haven’t seen the best of this kid. And I’m not sure he’s even found his best position yet.
His engine, his drive and his ability to play so many positions on the field make him a huge asset.
The Stoke experiment didn’t work out. But it looks like he’s pulled the plug after 1.5 seasons so no big loss.
Good luck tio the lad.

I agree with you, we saw the best of Etebo under Siasia in both the U23 and SE. The lad needs to go to a club where he would play to his strengths and fulfil his potentials. Unfortunately, his handlers are more interested in money. If this boy can find the right club and coach, he will explode.

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