The Reza Ghoochannejhad Thread


#1

Title pending until he’s been here for at least a week.

The SMH has this great piece on him and the way the Iranian community in Sydney are reacting to his signing:

This is particularly interesting:

There will be few who leave his side throughout his six-month stay in Sydney. Before kicking a ball at training, he had already begun selling memberships as hundreds of his fans, many who felt disengaged by the A-League, wanted to know how they could watch him.

“We have already engaged Sydney FC about supporter memberships, we are getting a lot of interest from Iranians to become Sydney FC supporters,” Ehsani said.


#2

Yeah whatever, they’ll be gone in 4 months when he is.


#3

They felt disengaged by the A-league because there wasn’t an Iranian playing?


#4

Because Iran weren’t playing?


#5

Transfermarkt has him as being loaned to us until December 31. I assume that’s a mistake.
https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/reza-ghoochannejhad/profil/spieler/39522


#6

Well the unbeaten run remains.


#7

Khoshamadi Reza jan! FTT va clunk motavajjeh mishin alun? Find the guy called Terry, he will explain. Kheyli, kheyli mohem.

As an Iranian Australian and someone who owns a Cecolli shirt this is pretty exciting. He has a reasonable record in Europe, is within cap and considering he can be our +1 it’s great business. Good dress rehearsal for a marquee spot next year.

Like every foreign signing there is the hope that there will be a crowd bump. Definitely will be a small short term bump as he is a star of Team Melli (national team) and Iranians tend to be quite football literate - as the only HAL fan in my family I’m getting enquiries. Best we can hope for is a few theatre goers stick (ala ADP). Remember when we were obsessed with crowds? The good old days.


#8

I would be slightly disappointed if thread title was anything other than GucciGang or something very similar.

I was also excited to hear of his signing and its clear he has a good touch from his debut tonight. He’s probably playing a second striker role here but honestly I always thought his best attributes were his goal poaching abilities. I guess I need to see more of him but I like what I see so far.


#9

No hat-trick on debut?

Sack him.


#10

It took a decent save to deny his first goal,by a keeper who was UP for the challenge.
Reza put in a tidy performance,I think it’ll be an exciting run into the semis.SC has the depth to take FC to the decider.Reza should play a big part.