CONFIMRED - Joseph Mendes

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CONFIMRED - Joseph Mendes

by One8Seven1* » 07 Jul 2016 16:39

Sounds like a French second division superstar is on his way.

http://www.francefootball.fr/news/Josep ... ise/704086

Author of a consistent season with Le Havre ( nine goals and one assist in 37 appearances ) , forward Joseph Mendes will leave the HAC and France, but not the second division. Except this division one is English . Former Luzenac will join Reading, low training table Championship. At 25, this is his second experience abroad after a stint in Bulgaria (Lokomotiv Plovdiv).


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Re: Joseph Mendes

by TBM » 07 Jul 2016 16:47

Sounds like just the striker we need 8)

100 career appearances
12 goals

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Re: Joseph Mendes

by From Despair To Where? » 07 Jul 2016 16:57

Rather have Joseph Mengele

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Re: Joseph Mendes

by Lacoste » 07 Jul 2016 17:45

Rather have Joseph Fritzl.

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Re: Joseph Mendes

by RATM » 07 Jul 2016 19:03

Looks like a done deal


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Re: Joseph Mendes

by Lacoste » 07 Jul 2016 19:26

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Deal in place for #readingfc to sign striker Joseph Mendes from Le Havre - medical tomorrow.

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Re: Joseph Mendes

by Lacoste » 07 Jul 2016 19:43

Youtube clips could make Simon Church look world class.

Not even Youtube can make our Joseph look good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-ng8ZQkAJk

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Re: Joseph Mendes

by Royal1988 » 07 Jul 2016 20:03

Lacoste Youtube clips could make Simon Church look world class.

Not even Youtube can make our Joseph look good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-ng8ZQkAJk



Watching that video actually makes me want Vydra back! :shock:

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Re: Joseph Mendes

by howser » 07 Jul 2016 20:27

Good to see so many welcoming him to the club, he is damned before he has even kicked a ball lol !


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Re: Joseph Mendes

by CountryRoyal » 07 Jul 2016 20:53

I quite liked the last black striker we got from Le Havre

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Re: Joseph Mendes

by The Cap » 07 Jul 2016 20:56

That shot, at 8.11, is certainly a belter. Whoosh.

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Re: Joseph Mendes

by BonBoh » 07 Jul 2016 21:14

Gosh, there's some dross on that youtube clip.

Anyway, from a very limited view of his skills, here's my assessment.

Positives:
Good pace.
Quick turn and movement with back to player
Puts himself about a bit and seems eager (positive attitude)
Can hold the ball up and shield it when played up to him from defence.


Negatives:
Runs with the ball. And runs. And runs. Eventually goes nowhere. (Danny Williams No.2)
Mostly weak around goal (apart from one belter).
Poor crossing.
Doesn't pass enough.

Welcome to RFC. I hope you do well.

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Re: Joseph Mendes

by RoyalBlue » 07 Jul 2016 21:59

Did someone compile that video to show his best bits or his worst bits?! If it was intended to promote him it was an epic fail!


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Re: Joseph Mendes

by super darren caskey » 07 Jul 2016 22:06

Poor mans Ola John

but a ST

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Re: Joseph Mendes

by From Despair To Where? » 07 Jul 2016 22:16

Don't think we can expect a 15 goal a season player but he looks promising as a target man for someone like Rakels or Kermit to play off.

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Re: Joseph Mendes

by bobby m's syrup » 07 Jul 2016 23:45

From Despair To Where? Rather have Joseph Mengele

Rather have Joseph of Arimithea

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Re: Joseph Mendes

by Royal Ginger » 08 Jul 2016 00:00

What I learned form that video is that French second division defenders struggle against a stiff breeze.

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Re: Joseph Mendes

by royalp-we » 08 Jul 2016 07:32

Could be an unearthed gem, you just never know. Of course, he may not be any good too.

Some usual doom by nobbers, but I'll reserve my judgment till I see him play; I'm sure we said similar regarding our jimmy when he joined us from lens reserve side.

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Re: Joseph Mendes

by Royal_jimmy » 08 Jul 2016 07:43

FFS why are we signing such rubbish players! 12 goals in 100 games for a striker is a terrible record and we need someone who can regularly put the ball in the back of the net.

Another cheapo signing

We are doomed :cry:

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Re: Joseph Mendes

by Royal_jimmy » 08 Jul 2016 08:12

Can't we bring Le Fondre back? He at least knows where the net is!

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