Friday, February 08, 2008

Samba comes to the Riverside again

Alfonso Alves has brought the Samba beat to the Boro again. The last time we heard the samba beat was for the signing of little Juninho, for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd time.

But with Alves we have an exciting goalscorer at last. His record in Holland speaks for itself.

45 goals in 38 appearances for Heerenveen is an exciting prospect but can a striker from the Dutch Ere divisie step up and do the same in the Premiership.

Alves set the all time club record with 34 goals in the 2006-07 campaign with Heerenveen, butyou have to look at how easy it is to score goals in the Dutch Eredivisie.

I don't think Alves will find it so easy in the Premier league and whether his £12.5M price tag is justified we will have to wait and see.

One thing for sure he must be glad to be playing in the Premiership and avoiding all those glamorous clubs like De Graafschap, Excelsior, FC Groningen, Heracles, Almelo, NAC Breda, NEC, RodaJC, Sparta R'dam, FC Twente, FC Utrecht, Vitesse, VVV-Venlo & Willem II.


BDB3003 said...

you're right, you definitely know you're going places when you play clubs such as Wigan, Bolton, Sunderland, Derby, Portsmouth, Birmingham and Reading

Polarbear said...

fair enough, but he will be playing at Wembley in the not too distant future.

That is if Southgate lets him on for more than 15 mins.

And as long as we get past Sheffield and the mighty Welsh , who we have a very bad record against in the cup. :-(