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Rovers seal Striker deal - Shabani Nonda?

Sparky obviously isn't too happy with at least one of his three signings as this is the fourth striker he has brought in this summer. Nonda comes on loan. Couple of thoughts...

1. Who are likely to be our starting two?

2. At least something good came out of all those discussions with Mido

3. What a scoring record the lad has!

and

4. Wonder how much he'll cost if we make the move permanent?

From Wikipedia

Professional clubs*

Years Club Apps Goals

1995-1998 - FC Zurich 75 games 36 goals

1998-2000 - Rennes - 62 games 31 goals

2000-2005 - Monaco - 116 games 57 goals

2005- AS Roma - 16 games 4 goals

Welcome to Ewood Shabani!!!!

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EDIT - Whoops! Link works now...

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that is a very good scoring record actually. hopefully he'll be able to find that form with us. my guess is he'll play as the outright striker, and benni as the deeper 2nd striker, with roberts on the bench playing the kuqi role (assuming kuqi's being sold as we speak). now, where is the midfielder we crave??

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I was just coming on to ask if anyone knew much about him. From what I have been reading above all looks good. Lets get rid of Neil and start playing with three up front.

Guess this def means the end for the Kuqi Monster then

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another little update from eufas website with some interesting reading on the new chap.

reading between the lines we got him because of his injuries and to see if he can recover, if he does play well i hope any future transfer has already been agreed just in case he does come good and we get priced out of any potential deal...

from uefa website -

Date of birth: 06.03.1977

Country: Congo

Position: Forward

Profile

Pace, strength and the ability to finish with his head and both feet helped Shabani Nonda establish himself as one of the most prolific goalscorers in France and win a move to Italy.

Nonda began in humble surroundings, playing in a refugee camp in Tanzania where his eye for goal was spotted by the country's top club, Young Africans. Nonda had little difficulty settling into European football after joining FC Zürich in 1995, getting 24 goals in 1996/97. He continued to impress at Stade Rennais FC with 31 strikes in 62 games over two years, before AS Monaco FC broke the French transfer record to sign Nonda for €20m in July 2000. Scoring 26 goals in 35 games in 2002/03, he won the French Golden Boot and took Monaco to within a point of the title. He also made his mark at international level representing the country of his father, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and scoring twice on his debut against Djibouti.

Two injury-ravaged campaigns followed, although he did return to play and score in Moaco's UEFA Champions League semi-final win against Chelsea FC in 2003/04. In 2005 he joined AS Roma on a free transfer but after a promising start to his first season in Italy he suffered a knee injury that ruled him out for five months and meant that he also missed the 2006 African Cup of Nations. Despite this, he still managed to find the net eight times in 22 league appearances during 2005/06.

edited to add a quick thought, as hes a congo international and axe and benni are south africa, african nations time could be interesting....actually im willing to pay axes ticket, but the other two may be missed.

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reading between the lines we got him because of his injuries and to see if he can recover, if he does play well i hope any future transfer has already been agreed just in case he does come good and we get priced out of any potential deal...

Website says we have option to buy, which is good.

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Rovers new signing Shabani Nonda Video Compilation.

Little Info on the guy...........

The lanky striker’s story began in Burundi, but he was soon forced to flee the country of his birth due to the civil unrest which has plagued the country for decades. Nonda’s love of the sport developed whilst playing in a refugee camp in Tanzania and it was here that his football journey would take flight. FC Zurich had spotted him playing for Young Africans and his move to the Swiss outfit proved to be highly successful, as he broke the country’s scoring record with 24 goals in a season.

His talents went unnoticed throughout the major European Leagues, until Rennes came calling. He took Ligue 1 by storm, prompting Monaco to pay a French record £13.2m for his services. By this point he was also a full international after opting to represent his father’s homeland, DR Congo. His form for the Principality outfit was nothing short of sublime, prompting comparisons with some of the world’s best players. “He’s big, powerful and strong – very similar to Thierry Henry. He’s a great athlete who will scare the pants off any defender when he runs at them,” said former Monaco and Milan striker Mark Hateley.

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SHABANI NONDA COMPILATION !!ENJOY.

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Rovers new signing Shabani Nonda Video Compilation.

Little Info on the guy...........

The lanky striker’s story began in Burundi, but he was soon forced to flee the country of his birth due to the civil unrest which has plagued the country for decades. Nonda’s love of the sport developed whilst playing in a refugee camp in Tanzania and it was here that his football journey would take flight. FC Zurich had spotted him playing for Young Africans and his move to the Swiss outfit proved to be highly successful, as he broke the country’s scoring record with 24 goals in a season.

His talents went unnoticed throughout the major European Leagues, until Rennes came calling. He took Ligue 1 by storm, prompting Monaco to pay a French record £13.2m for his services. By this point he was also a full international after opting to represent his father’s homeland, DR Congo. His form for the Principality outfit was nothing short of sublime, prompting comparisons with some of the world’s best players. “He’s big, powerful and strong – very similar to Thierry Henry. He’s a great athlete who will scare the pants off any defender when he runs at them,” said former Monaco and Milan striker Mark Hateley.

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SHABANI NONDA COMPILATION !!ENJOY.

doesnt work :(

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Another "has been" striker who we hope will find some of his old form. It's kind a sad seeing so many clubs who was well below us last season really strengthen their squad. We on the other hand are stuck hoping for miracles from the likes of Jeffers and Nonda.. :(

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Great video, Unleaded, looks like a quality player!

The video should be in black and white, because those goals where a long time ago.

Did you see the injury btw, damn! :( I'm amazed that he's still walking today, never mind playing football.

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The video should be in black and white, because those goals where a long time ago.

:D

Did you see the injury btw, damn! :( I'm amazed that he's still walking today, never mind playing football.

Yeah, I thougt the same....

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I remember watching him for Monaco before he had that serius injury, haven't seen much of him after that. Lets hope he can bag some goals and keep injury-free.

Well aboard Shaba :D

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