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The Bison comes to Madrid - Welcome Michael Essien

Discussion in 'Real Madrid' started by natenate101, Sep 1, 2012.

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What will Essien bring to the club this season?

  1. Tons of energy, flexibility and a scoring threat from midfield.

    7.3%
  2. Some decent minutes off the bench, a trustworthy option to rest the starters.

    63.4%
  3. Spot duty but won't have much of an impact. Past his sell buy date at this high level.

    19.5%
  4. Give the medical team a chance to hone their skills. He'll barely play.

    9.8%
  1. natenate101

    natenate101 Moderator Staff Member

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  2. anticule

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    Better than Lass and his emotions that ran wild.
     
  3. Eddie

    Eddie Member+

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    WHAT? When did this happen? I read a rumour last night but i didn't think it was serious.

    Good signing, i hope he can stay healthy.
     
  4. MadridOzil

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    Hasn't been the same player everyone thinks he is/was due to injuries and lack of form and at times didn't make it to the chelsea bench.

    Anyway he is here now, let's see if Mou can get him to perform again.. welcome Essien :)
     


  5. ratheesh7k

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    Its a gamble.. Hope it pays off..!!!

    Btw, Did he pass the "Set piece defending Test"?
     
  6. raven3k

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    Welcome Essien, best of luck and hope you have a great season here.
     
  7. mymy33

    mymy33 BigSoccer Supporter

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    Alright Mr. Essien you're here so I cannot whine about your crocked ass anymore. So welcome to Madrid, may this move reinvigorate and motivate you to return to a high level of play because on your day you are certainly a beast. The question is are there any of those days left? We shall see my son so good luck and much success in your time here with us. I am rooting for you because your success ultimately is our success as well.
     
  8. Jonny108

    Jonny108 Member

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    I think he has better feet than Khedira but I'm wondering about his positioning, speed and his decision making when under pressure, besides his health issues.

    Let's see how this pans out. Rooting for him.
     
  9. YOUNGSTARS87

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    More likable than Lass. Hasn't shown he can play on a regular (talk much high) level for years, hence the disappointment from many of us.

    At worst he will bring joy to the locker room being the second clown with Marcelo and quickly befriending Pepe and Cristiano. At best he'll go injury free and be able to bring us quality warrior type Mourinho loves to much, who unlike Lass (The thing he can currently do better) can make dynamic forward runs.
     
  10. Shay Z

    Shay Z Moderator Staff Member

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    The only thing i am happy about regarding this transfer is that douchebag Diarra leaving. Damn headcase.
     
  11. 4x4s

    4x4s Moderator Staff Member

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    If he can stay relatively fit, he'll do very ok.
     
  12. halamadrid00

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    I like him. Shame we couldnt get him 4 years ago but whatever. Like i said yesterday, he is a much smart DM player than Lass and can contribute to attack too.

    This may actually turn out to be a smart move. Possibly with his experience in the 'big' games in the CL and even better if he can stay fit.

    Time for our top class fitness coaches to earn their money.

    Welcome:

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  13. Crimson

    Crimson Tatt'd Madrid Fanatic

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    My awesome photoshop skills in action to welcome the Bison to Madrid
     
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  14. Zidane05

    Zidane05 Moderator Staff Member

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    I like him. He'll do very well here if he stays healthy.
     
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  15. razingtonbear

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    'The Artist Formerly Known As Essien'.
     
  16. -Reivax-

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    Let's hope this works out as well as Carvalho did for us in his first year here.
     
  17. Alma Merengue

    Alma Merengue Member+

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    So Modric arrives and is driven around by Javi in an Audi but Essien arrives and it looks like he was asked to take the Holiday Inn Express airport shuttle. o_O

    At least Mourinho went to say hello before he set off to the Man City - QPR match.
     
  18. YOUNGSTARS87

    YOUNGSTARS87 Yellow C@rd Bandit

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    Lol they brought my man in one of those Airport shuttle saver buses.
     
  19. razingtonbear

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    [​IMG]
     
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  20. nicafornica

    nicafornica Member+

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    daddy, the only one
     
  21. -Fifth CharM-

    -Fifth CharM- BigSoccer Supporter

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    lol! That is what the Chelsea players call him.
     
  22. Saeta Rubia

    Saeta Rubia Member

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    He did start 41 games for Chelsea in 2010/11 so hopefully, there's one more season like that left in him.
     
  23. azriel

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    Bahahhaahaha.

    Glad Fox News is not covering this, otherwise they would spin some racism controversy n shit.

    Anyways, I hope many midgets bounce off him. Welcome
     
  24. El-CapitanoR7

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    The dude is 29. I'm sure he'll do just fine.
     
  25. A.H.M

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    Hopefully he can score some crackers like this one

     

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