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post #41 of 7749 (permalink) Old October 3rd, 2004, 19:16
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What a performance, got to see it late last night. Gera totally had Bolton on their heels all game long. He and Kanu seem to read each other really well.
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post #42 of 7749 (permalink) Old October 3rd, 2004, 19:30
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I made a new thread.

he deserves it :thmbup:
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Hopefully he'll be on song for the Sweden game as well
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Ya beauty!!!!
I wonder whether Leicester could sign him!!
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Thanks for the clips, Bentex & Kojak!
Did you see, one of the cams were focusing only on him, right from the corner kick
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From WBA website

"THERE'S no doubting what the hot question on everyone's lips was after Saturday's euphoric first win of the season over Bolton.
What did match-winner Zoltan Gera scream into the Sky camera after firing Albion 2-0 up?"

http://www.wba.premiumtv.co.uk/page/...572795,00.html

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here is another pic


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ZOLTAN WANDERER FEELING RIGHT AT HOME

WBA 2-1 Bolton

By Martin Rogers


ZOLTAN GERA did not understand a word of the congratulations he received from his West Brom team-mates but he was left in no doubt as to what The Hawthorns crowd thought of him.

Albion's Hungarian midfielder left the field to a standing ovation after helping Gary Megson's side to their first win of the season.

Gera's lack of English means he has so far been unable to communicate with his dressing-room colleagues.

But after the magnificent Magyar kick-started the club's Premiership campaign, striker Geoff Horsfield revealed how the West Brom players have tried to instruct Gera on the finer points of the language.

Horsfield said: "Zoltan comes into training loaded up with all sorts of dictionaries and English text books.

"He doesn't understand anything I say to him, but not many people do with my northern accent.

"A few of the lads have been doing their best to help him out though - by teaching a few old-fashioned English swear words. If he keeps playing like that though, it doesn't matter how well he speaks the language, he has been brilliant so far."

Gera set up West Brom's opener and scored the second himself as Megson's team became the first promoted side to claim a Premiership win this term.

The manager's job has been under heavy pressure and this result, combined with a "clear-the-air" meeting with chairman Jeremy Peace on Friday, should have alleviated the strain.

However, Megson claimed he still feels under the cosh and insisted he is far from secure despite "reassurances" from Peace over his future. He said: "Someone saying reassurances doesn't make a great deal of difference. All the other things will still be around and you have to get on with it.

"There is nothing else you can do. You just hope that winning football matches changes conditions.

"But whatever else goes on, apart from winning, there is nothing I or the players can do about it."

Megson took the brave decision to axe midfield play-maker Jason Koumas and replace him with Gera and was richly rewarded.

Megson said: "I had a choice between playing Zoltan or Jason.

"Zoltan is a good player and it was purely my choice. He has got great talent but he is not particularly strong and you worry a little bit about his physique.

"It is not the ideal place to be learning your trade but he has got great feet and an eye for goal.

"Zoltan has made one goal and scored the other so he can be very pleased for himself and we are very pleased for him."

After a scoreless first-half, the influential Gera played a major role in breaking the deadlock after 57 minutes.

He received the ball on the right, cut inside and sent over a perfect low cross which Kanu turned past Jussi Jaaskelainen from close range.

And eight minutes later, Gera rose highest in the area to head home Jonathan Greening's corner. A few nerves set in for West Brom when Stelios Giannakopoulos pulled one back with a curling free-kick with 17 minutes to go, but they held on for victory.

Bolton boss Sam Allardyce locked his players in the dressing room for nearly an hour after the game and left them in no doubt of his anger.

Allardyce was delighted by his team's excellent start to the season but has felt let down by performances in recent weeks.

He said: "Over the last four games we have drawn three and lost one and I told the players, that is relegation form.

"I just let them know after the game how disappointed I feel. It was unbelievable to watch them play like that after we had been going so well.

"When you are up against a side lacking in confidence the last thing you want to do is gift them two goals - and we did that.

"Against teams who are near the bottom we have got to get stuck in.

"But we are not getting to our best in these kind of games and it's disappointing for us."
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I thought Gera was excellent and definetly man of the match, except Sky gave it to Kanu ???? Koumas has been wishy washy recently, dont know if he gets on with Megson.

this is on todays daily mirror in the UK


Today's Mirror says....

'West Brom chairman Jeremy Peace is flying to Hungary today to tie up a deal for left back Szabolcs Huszti

Peace will meet the international star - a friend of Albion's Zolton Gera - and Ferencvaros officials in Budapest to agree a fee for a January arrival. Huszti is out of contract at the end of the season and is likely to go for around Ł700,000'

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Ł700,000.- thats very impressive
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there is a chat list on yahoo groups http://groups.yahoo.com

for west brom fans its jsut called

baggies

(its the nickname of the club)

You can either read all the posts on the web or have them mailed in batches of 25 messages or individual messages. It can get busy on some days with over 50-100 messages a day, but on the whole about 30-40. Its THE Baggies chat group, over 700 members and we have had the chairman and several media people on it too. Adrian Chiles who presents Match Of The Day 2 on BBC is on it.

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Thanks! Well, its also a good chance to practice English
Baggies website also cool, but newsletters arrive so late
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post #54 of 7749 (permalink) Old October 15th, 2004, 18:00
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cousin got anther call from WBA.

they asked her if its okay to pass her number onto Gera as he wants to meet some Hungarians over here

she said "sure no problem"

This time I will get them to hold Zoli anywhere untill I get there
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The GERA interview???

Bentex,

If you meet Gera I'll expect you to get an exclusive interview for Xtratime.org with photographs.

In fact you should start compiling a list of questions now and get the camera and voice-recorder ready. You may land a scoop.

Why not ask the board what questions they would like you to put to Zoli.

Shall I start?

Main differences between English football and Hungarian Football?

Who are his Hungarian football heroes?

Most memorable match played in?
Most memorable match seen?
Fav Music?
Fav food?
Fav Film?
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More questions:

Are you concerned that your role as lead striker is threatened by Gyepes?
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My questions:

1) What knickname should we call the Hungarian National team on Xtratime?
a) San Hungarino
b) Hungariaestein
c) Hungaro Sziget

2) How dangerous is North Korea as a geopolitical threat?

3) Is it best to shave with the grain or against it?

4) If you were a vegetable, which kind would you be?

5) Why isn't there an East Bromwich? And what's an Albion?
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More questions:

Are you concerned that your role as lead striker is threatened by Gyepes?

thats your problem bacause Gera plays in midfield
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