Joao Pedro

Discussion in 'Former Players Archive' started by nornironhorn, Dec 19, 2019.

  1. Chumlax

    Chumlax Squad Player

    No, he didn't, as far as we are aware, but I don't really see that that necessarily has much of a bearing - the situation last summer was potentially very different to that of the upcoming one (barring a miracle).

    It's quite probable that the key part of convincing him not to do that was pitching either an immediate return to the Prem once again or the opportunity to move in a year's time, and that's now replaced by the very real/likely prospect of a second year in the Championship and another shot at having three head coaches in a season, none of whom seem to coach him particularly or provide any kind of tactical setup that allows him to thrive and develop properly (in conjunction with an incomplete squad of chancers helping to limit his output and drag him down the pitch).

    At his age, and with the hype (both fair and hyperbolic) surrounding him, I think it's moonman to contemplate the idea that a decent contract length means he's likely to, or indeed prepared to countenance being happy, staying after this summer, and that's outside our clear financial need to cash in (obv appreciate you've said yoursef you don't expect that, but it's the only other possibility in this scenario).

    That's complicated by the fact that, for various reasons, he hasn't ever actually set any division that he's playing in alight, to date. According to Leventhal's reporting, that means a player who will on the balance of all probabilities be desperate to leave coming up against a delusional Gino massively restricting his options for a transfer by 'demanding' a pretty unreasonable price for him. Hence the gathering storm clouds I could readily imagine forming over his head.

    As Tut has said, the likely result of that is bluster and bullshyt from what's left of The Stability, and an undisclosed fee that's far lower than one of their feted matters of pride.
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  2. leighton buzzard horn

    leighton buzzard horn Squad Player

    Expected him to leave in the summer but it seems he’s checked out already.
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  3. Leetanner

    Leetanner Academy Graduate

    Absolutely awful again today and still totally baffled that he thought it was a good idea to roll asprilla off the pitch and for us to carry on with 10 men
  4. leighton buzzard horn

    leighton buzzard horn Squad Player

    He was crap. They’ve given him the armband to try and get him motoring but if anything he seemed even worse yesterday.
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  5. wfcSinatra

    wfcSinatra Predictor Choker 14/15

    One of many in the squad who thinks it’s someone else’s fault.

    We’ve totally failed him but he’s also not the type of profile that we can afford to carry. I think someone like Dennis is a maverick who’s individuality could win games, Joao is a massive talent but needs a good system and environment with talent around him to finish off his artistry. Good luck to him in his future endeavours I will be wishing him the best.
  6. davisp2

    davisp2 Reservist

    I think Pedro will go to Udinese, no other club is going to pay what we want. I like Pedro but the fact he has yet to get in double figures is poor, and the fact that he shows some nice touches on the halfway line is all very interesting, but is not what you want from a forward.
  7. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth First Team Captain

    A skilful nothing player. No end product.
    Not a penny less than £30m though eh Gino ?
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  8. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    Has offered f*** all to the team in the last two months. He can do one.
  9. Bubble

    Bubble Wise Oracle

    Brazilian Nonce.

    Was happy when he was linked away in the summer with Newcastle and I was slated for saying we should sell him.

    We will be lucky to get in excess of £20m for him.
  10. WatfordDH

    WatfordDH Academy Graduate

    If we sold him in the summer we would be in the relegation fight this year. He's kept us mid table alone.
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  11. Bubble

    Bubble Wise Oracle


    However, I won't shed any tears when he f**ks off this summer.
  12. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    Have we seen the last of him?
  13. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

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  14. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    Fingers crossed. The captaincy should be removed from him immediately.
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  15. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    Have to say... it suits him.

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  16. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Pedro winning and scoring 2 penalties.
  17. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    Who cares about a Brighton second string player?

    Martins is better.
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  18. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    We taught Pedro well .

    Seems to take a good penalty. !
  19. Caskey

    Caskey Brighton Bloke

    Only 22. Plenty more to come from him. Superb signing. Thanks Watford.
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  20. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    Have we got a sell on clause? I certainly hope so, because he will go for big money if Brighton choose to sell him even now!!!
  21. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    Calm down dear, he's only scored a few penalties.
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  22. reids

    reids First Team

    Kinda mad how many pens we let Sarr miss when JP was there all along!
  23. Cassetti's Beard.

    Cassetti's Beard. Academy Graduate

    I imagine so, hopefully the goals keep coming over the next season or two and he gets a big money move to a big team.
  24. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    Odds on they will be in for Asprilla one day!
  25. Caskey

    Caskey Brighton Bloke

    Very much doubt it. We paid 30 million for him
  26. Caskey

    Caskey Brighton Bloke

    19 matches 9 goals and one assist. Only a few pens.:rolleyes: Next ?
  27. Cassetti's Beard.

    Cassetti's Beard. Academy Graduate

    Yep, here's hoping for some 50/60 mill bids from a top tier European side in a few seasons!
  28. magyarorszag

    magyarorszag Squad Player

    Joao Pedro is now the first Brighton player to reach 15 goals since Glenn Murray

    For more information google “Joao Pedro 15”
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  29. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team Captain

    I know he takes their penalties and Brighton tend to get a lot of those, but he’s really improving his finishing. He’s gone to the next level this season and won’t be at Brighton beyond this season. One of the big boys will be in for him in the summer I would suspect.
  30. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Arsenal’s season imploding ?
  31. Caskey

    Caskey Brighton Bloke

    Trust me he will be here for another season. I'm more worried about De Zerbi. At the end of the day players and mangers move on. Thankfully we have one of the best chairman in football who is shrewd, dedicated and very clever. He is here for the long haul Everyone is trying to copy his model on how to run a club.

    I don't worry about relegation anymore as we are well and truly established now. Of course we are only one bad appointment from relegation like most Premier league clubs. Bloom has never tasted relegation and has only appointment one duff manager in Hyypia.

    Watford in the 4th round would please me. Failing that Southampton.
  32. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Sorry obviously posted in the wrong thread above!

    Mind you at this rate Arsenal will be trying to make an offer.

    Sure he will stay for a bit though particularly if you get European football again.
  33. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team Captain

    I was only going by a quote by De Zerbi the other day, that keeping Pedro for another year would be difficult, or words to that effect.

    I agree about Tony Bloom though. Very impressed with his track record and him being a Brighton fan, he’s in it for all the right reasons too.
  34. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    Ah, you've reached the complacency stage I see. We used to say the same thing. I'm sure Leceister did too.

    Sadly you'll be back in our position within 5 years. I hope you manage to win a cup in that time, otherwise it's all just a complete waste of time.
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  35. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth First Team Captain

    The £400m+ that he has put into the club has no doubt helped with his "track record" and the fact that for now Brighton appear to be "established".
    Not jealous at all. Not one bit. No siree.
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