Hello from Udine!

Discussion in 'Pozzo's Place' started by monicav, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    That does happen here. Usually it is a gentlemans agreement. However some will argue if a club has released a player on loan then they are really no longer their own player and the releasing club should not be allowed to decide if said player can play or not.

    Otherwise a club could flood a league with it's loanees and offer to them clubs that are not their main rivals and use them as pawns against their closest rivals but not allow them to play against themselves (the parent club).
  2. reids

    reids Squad Player

    First couple of pages of this thread are great. High hopes for Fanchone and Beleck, disillusionment over Zola being appointed. Good times.
  3. CarlosKickaballs

    CarlosKickaballs Forum Picarso

    I have also heard this.
  4. Vienna_M

    Vienna_M Academy Graduate

    Hi, I always pass Udine on the way to Adriatic resorts, like for example Grado....

    Saw the stadium from the motorway, but never watched Udinese Calcio yet.
  5. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    See if you can pinch Jose Mauri from Parma.
  6. sherlock

    sherlock Tippytappy footy expert

  7. ForzaWatford

    ForzaWatford Squad Player

    Sherlock, how have people in Udine viewed our promotion?
    Are they happy for the extra income/prem team to support? Or annoyed because it could mean Udinese become second priority?
  8. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    I heard, that as a thank you, our old East Stand is to be reconstructed in Udine as they only have one side at the moment.
  9. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    Hammered 4-1 today.

    On a Udinese fb page I like (not sure if its the official one), the result was posted and the top rated comment (still only 4 likes) was translated by bing as:

    That nice to be humiliated..... Thank you pozzo also for the stadium and the promotion of the watford..... I love you

    Looks like their fans are annoyed that we have been prioritised although hard to tell if its sarcasm as I'd assume they are genuinely happy with the stadium
  10. Godfather

    Godfather bricklayer extraordinaire

    1-1 v Roma (away) after 60 minutes, I can't believe I got 9:1 for this.

    Come on Udinese!!

    Oops ... spoke too soon, Widmar just gifted them a goal
  11. Godfather

    Godfather bricklayer extraordinaire

    Oh well ... lost but played pretty well all the same. For all Roma's possession it was a little bit of good fortune that decided it.
  12. simms

    simms vBookie

    How is the new stadium coming on for Udinese? When is it expected to be complete?
  13. sherlock

    sherlock Tippytappy footy expert

    Currently only main stand (west) open.
    North and East stand going on well and should be finished this Summer.
    South stand should be ready by the end of 2015.

    North stand (and part of East) as they were last days:
  14. Godfather

    Godfather bricklayer extraordinaire

    It looks the nuts ... I wonder If we'll get something like that to replace our temporary EJ stand.
  15. simms

    simms vBookie

    Looks good. And as soon as it's all finished it'll create a lot of new revenue from the sustainable aspects of it. Was it true it has a gym in it and will be used for concerts and things?
  16. Dennis_Booth

    Dennis_Booth Reservist

    I very much doubt it. The Udinese stand is one stand wrapping around 3 sides and there is very little to stop them having what they want. We have height and space restrictions and only permission for 5000 seats (although we could probably get permission for a few hundred more). The current plan is to take the stand down, put new steels further back towards Occupation Road, lower the gradient of the terracing and bring the seats all the way to pitch level. Then behind the stand the lower concourse will be for club use and the upper for spectators.
  17. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Would be interested to see those plans Dennis. Do you have a link?
  18. fuzzy73

    fuzzy73 Reservist

    So that's what happened to the other big screen!
  19. Dennis_Booth

    Dennis_Booth Reservist

    No plans UEA. Just what's in public domain plus info I was given by a club official.
  20. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason The One and Only

    Baz nicked it :naughty:
  21. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    Stadio Friuli redevelopment now named temporarily after the chief sponsors the Dacia Arena. Seating capacity of 35000 and at last another modern spectator friendly Italian venue. Unfortunately christened with a 4-0 defeat by Juventus for whom Paulo Dybala 'La Joya' was outstanding. Think I recommended him when he was playing for Instituto Cordoba that the Pozzo's should have grabbed him then. Never mind.




  22. sherlock

    sherlock Tippytappy footy expert

    Thank you for the photos Smudger.
    Some other of the external taken from ground: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=129966900&postcount=18653

    On Dybala, you're certainly right, but Palermo bought him for a record fee of 12M€ (!) from Instituto de Cordoba (to later sell him for 32M€ to Juventus).
    That fee was certainly well above the usual transfer budget of Udinese for some young South-American player. Tipically our "cap" is 4-5M€, we don't risk more than that.
    Things might change in future, thanks to the fact that WFC staying in Premier may mean much more money to invest in the gems found by the scouting network, so we (I mean we all, the triad) will not be limited to buy only the ones not excessively expensive.
  23. El distraído

    El distraído Johnny Foreigner

    What a great-looking stadium!
  24. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    "Good news! The new Dacia Arena is now available in Italy."

  25. TheDon

    TheDon First Team

    Genuine question, will Udinese fill 35k every week? Or even get close to it?

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  26. sherlock

    sherlock Tippytappy footy expert

    Really, IIRC max capacity should be about 25K.
    Answer to your question is "surely not". Only in the matches against the "big teams" which count a lot of fans in Friuli or in nearby Slovenia and Austria.
    As it was for the "sold out" last week againt juventus.

    Otherwise avg. attendance is around 15K so far in season. Probably limited by running works and lowered by a not brilliant season.

    Full data for serie A so far: http://www.stadiapostcards.com/A15-16.htm
  27. Whippendell Woods

    Whippendell Woods Squad Player

    Watching Mr Angella trying to hold onto a 2-1 Udinese lead over Joe Hart's Torino featuring Iturbe. 15 mins to play on BT Sport.
  28. Whippendell Woods

    Whippendell Woods Squad Player

    Ah futtocks. A Fail. 2-2 draw in the end after backs to the wall last 20 minutes. But a point away cannot be bad.
  29. miked2006

    miked2006 Premiership Prediction League Proprietor

    How's Kums doing?

    Kumming along nicely?
  30. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Fitness issues from what I've heard.

    Blows up early on and never recovers. People watching feel they've been ripped off.
  31. sherlock

    sherlock Tippytappy footy expert

    Could have done much better. Doesn't seem to have adjusted adequately to serie A. Seems still very promising at times, as he is very quick watching situation around in midfield and pass the ball around very quickly and precisely. Also he's decent in defending.
    Yet, he could and should do much more. Seems always slightly too slow in movement, too little physical in tackle, and never tries for a reallly GOOD filtering pass which could become an assist.
    I still think he has the quality to become a sort of "half-Pirlo" very good for a team like ours, but this season, so far, seems a half wasted opportunity for him.

    It is also a fact that he's been outshined by the quick ascension of Fofana, Jankto, Samir and De Paul.
    Maybe without these in team we'd be more than happy that he's definitely better than many midfielders we had in last three seasons.
  32. Jellyman

    Jellyman Squad Player

    I'd take a quarter Pirlo right now.
  33. tonycotonstache

    tonycotonstache Reservist

    Crikey when you look back at the first couple of pages of this thread it feels like a lifetime ago
    PowerJugs likes this.
  34. AshdonWFC

    AshdonWFC Prediction League Champion 2011/12

    I just did that... Jean Alain Fanchone. What. A. Player.
  35. Jellyman

    Jellyman Squad Player

    I like the bit where everyone s**ts themselves about this.

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