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Unlike Pucci this guy and been actively playing (in a better league too) before signing for us. 

First time playing abroad in his career though so I can see him having a slow start. 

Hope he packed his sun screen! 

 

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17 hours ago, belaguttman said:

Hopefully he bears a striking resemblance to de Bruyne in his impact on the team. he was a free transfer

He missed 14 matches last season because of injury and subsequent knee surgery. https://www.transfermarkt.com/richard-van-der-venne/verletzungen/spieler/376675

Overall though, underwhelming response to the signing news - perhaps we're all wary because of the Pucci fiasco.

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3 hours ago, jw1739 said:

He missed 14 matches last season because of injury and subsequent knee surgery. https://www.transfermarkt.com/richard-van-der-venne/verletzungen/spieler/376675

Overall though, underwhelming response to the signing news - perhaps we're all wary because of the Pucci fiasco.

Hmm didn't know about the knee injury, hopefully he is going to be able to play the majority of the season... 

Pretty hard to get to hyped about visa players when we have had a hit and miss success rate so far. 

He does look pretty decent though so should do alright. Hopefully similar contribution as De Laet! 

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4 hours ago, jw1739 said:

He missed 14 matches last season because of injury and subsequent knee surgery. https://www.transfermarkt.com/richard-van-der-venne/verletzungen/spieler/376675

Overall though, underwhelming response to the signing news - perhaps we're all wary because of the Pucci fiasco.

He's come to use the Germano Treatment Centre, world renown.

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I've looked at a few video clips and get the feeling that he's a hard working player who's going to stand up for himself, won't take a heap of shit from PK, and who won't stick around if he doesn't get enough match time.

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I'm quietly confident that VDV will smash it for us. 

He's come from playing regularly in a good European league and nabbed a few goals and assists. 

Also, he looks like he has a bit of mongrel in him and those type of players hit the ground running in the A-League. 

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42 minutes ago, Torn Asunder said:

To remind myself not to get overhyped, I just read through the Pucciarelli thread (so much optimism at the start), but a true life tragedy! 

It all depends on how PK rates him, otherwise may just end up as another witches hat at training

apparently Pucciarelli was not out of favour with PK, Pucciarelli apparently just could not get to the necessary fitness levels needed 

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42 minutes ago, Zanty said:

apparently Pucciarelli was not out of favour with PK, Pucciarelli apparently just could not get to the necessary fitness levels needed 

Source? I call bullshit. 

We’ve had several players who weren’t fit and got given game time to improve their fitness.

Pucci is 3rd or 4rd highest paid player in the team. What a shitshow and he’s still on our books. 

1 hour ago, Torn Asunder said:

To remind myself not to get overhyped, I just read through the Pucciarelli thread (so much optimism at the start), but a true life tragedy! 

It all depends on how PK rates him, otherwise may just end up as another witches hat at training

Agreed.

You remember Petrillo raving about Pucci, how they’ve done their homework and how well suited he was for our team.

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This fitness thing shits me. You match the style of your play to the cattle that you have in the herd at your disposal. Matt Le Tissier is a perfect example - not noted for work-rate, stamina or pace but good enough to be a Southampton stalwart for 16 years and an England international. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matt_Le_Tissier

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