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i am so smart.

Drogba could do it all. Play on the wing, operate in tight spaces, be an aerial threat, hit long shots. Win free kicks (sneakily) He is the kind of intelligent, not to mention ruthless, player we

Left PSG for one last chance at CL glory and he finally won it, so happy for him.

Finally, the elusive beast has been spotted!

Could see Frank waiting one more week to throw him in. May feel tossing him in against that front 3 having only trained a couple of times just a bit too soon. 

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14 minutes ago, Pizy said:

Finally, the elusive beast has been spotted!

Could see Frank waiting one more week to throw him in. May feel tossing him in against that front 3 having only trained a couple of times just a bit too soon. 

Next week's League Cup is probably the ideal game for Silva to start.

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4 minutes ago, Superblue_1986 said:

I didn't realise but his wife and kids can all speak English fluently which should help him pick it up far quicker than what would usually be the case.

He probably knows basics and tbh on the pitch you do not need more. I am surprised when I see someone does not speak English with all the movies and music... I think it should come naturally for most people even without trying.

And Silva can already speak with half the squad in different languages.

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1 hour ago, Superblue_1986 said:

I didn't realise but his wife and kids can all speak English fluently which should help him pick it up far quicker than what would usually be the case.

Yeah as someone who is trying to learn Spanish it's so much easier out in the field so to speak than it is in the classroom.

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22 minutes ago, Tomo said:

Yeah as someone who is trying to learn Spanish it's so much easier out in the field so to speak than it is in the classroom.

Fair play mate. It's something I've never had interest in doing but I have lot of respect for people that learn a new language.

Being able to drop German after 2 years was a godsend for me and scraping a low C in French in my GCSE's felt like I'd just committed a robbery!

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1 hour ago, NikkiCFC said:

He probably knows basics and tbh on the pitch you do not need more. I am surprised when I see someone does not speak English with all the movies and music... I think it should come naturally for most people even without trying.

And Silva can already speak with half the squad in different languages.

I think the bottom part is key to helping him settle in quickly and help lead and mentor players. Mendy, Zouma, Azpilicueta and Kante all speak French. Rudiger, Kovacic and Jorginho Italian.

The only player I think nearby him that won't be able to converse with him fluently is James but as you said I'd be amazed if he doesn't know or pick up the basics very quickly.

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1 minute ago, Jason said:

When was the last time we made a big deal (not in a dramatic way) of a new player not speaking English? :lol: 

It doesn't happen very often. The main ones I can think of in the last few years would be Jorginho, Diego Costa and Hazard.

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20 minutes ago, Superblue_1986 said:

Fair play mate. It's something I've never had interest in doing but I have lot of respect for people that learn a new language.

Being able to drop German after 2 years was a godsend for me and scraping a low C in French in my GCSE's felt like I'd just committed a robbery!

I actually enjoyed German in school but I dropped it because when I took a trip to Germany around age 13 I wanted to improve my German in the field but the natives just default on you and speak clear English :lol:

So for that reason I decided to try French (as that can come in handy in not just France but a fair chunk of Africa) but I couldn't get to grips with it atall.

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4 minutes ago, Tomo said:

I actually enjoyed German in school but I dropped it because when I took a trip to Germany around age 13 I wanted to improve my German in the field but the natives just default on you and speak clear English :lol:

So for that reason I decided to try French (as that can come in handy in not just France but a fair chunk of Africa) but I couldn't get to grips with it atall.

Until he passed away earlier this year my granddad lived in Germany for 30 years. He coached Jonah Barrington, the squash world champion in the 60's/70's and Germany then poached him to coach their Olympic badminton squad and he decided to never come back.

As a kid we'd go to Germany regularly to see him and part of me wanted to do German as a result but I just couldn't get to grips with learning a new language. My sister can speak broken German and my brother is more useless than I am.

Having said that my granddad couldn't speak much German himself and I can't ever remember seeing him speak any. Typically English, expecting people to understand him despite being in their country!

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35 minutes ago, Superblue_1986 said:

It doesn't happen very often. The main ones I can think of in the last few years would be Jorginho, Diego Costa and Hazard.

Jorginho and Hazard eventually learned it and spoke decent enough.

Costa never bothered to, which reminds me of Tevez who I believed barely spoke English at all during his time in England. 

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2 minutes ago, Jason said:

Jorginho and Hazard eventually learned it and spoke decent enough.

Costa never bothered to, which reminds me of Tevez who I believed barely spoke English at all during his time in England. 

I don't think Aguero has made much effort either. 

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1 minute ago, Superblue_1986 said:

I don't think Aguero has made much effort either. 

Yeah. I remember he was interviewed during an F1 race and the whole thing was kinda awkward. 😅

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6 minutes ago, Jason said:

Yeah. I remember he was interviewed during an F1 race and the whole thing was kinda awkward. 😅

I do wonder how they would feel walking around England or going to a restaurant.

When i'm abroad i know i have the safety net of not being too far away from an English speaker and have most things (like menu's, directions, airport announcement's) translated, they don't have that luxury. I guess it doesn't matter for footballers as they could hire a full time translator if need be but for an average foreigner moving here must be quite intimidating.

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