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Offline Pilko

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Re: Nobby Solano
« Reply #275 on: Tuesday 23 April 2019, 08:23:18 pm »
Was during his twilight season when he played RB but remember him putting in one of the best crosses I've ever seen for a Sibierski diving header against Reading at home. Loved Nobby, proper player.
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Offline Toon No9

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Re: Nobby Solano
« Reply #276 on: Tuesday 23 April 2019, 08:30:13 pm »
Absolutly brilliant player. Seems to be a nice bloke with a big heart.
Also used to play his trumpet in the dressing room!

Offline morla84

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Re: Nobby Solano
« Reply #277 on: Tuesday 23 April 2019, 08:32:25 pm »
Seem to remember reading in the ronny when he signed that his party trick was heading the ball while running the length of the pitch and then scoring. Yet to see any evidence?

Offline toontownman

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Re: Nobby Solano
« Reply #278 on: Wednesday 24 April 2019, 12:35:06 am »
In my all time favourite XI no doubt. Complete legend and still a little underrated in comparison to some of the other excellent singers we have had. 
Chris Hughton, simply the best manager we had from 2009-2010.

Offline ToonArmy1892

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Re: Nobby Solano
« Reply #279 on: Wednesday 24 April 2019, 12:39:08 am »
In my all time favourite XI no doubt. Complete legend and still a little underrated in comparison to some of the other excellent singers we have had.

Knew he played the trumpet, didn't realise he sang aswell.

Offline Jesse Pinkman

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Re: Nobby Solano
« Reply #280 on: Saturday 8 June 2019, 05:39:04 pm »
Which modern day player is closest to in terms of type of player to Solano? I’m struggle quite a bit with this.


Offline Optimistic Nut

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Re: Nobby Solano
« Reply #281 on: Saturday 8 June 2019, 05:42:32 pm »
Antonio Valencia always reminded me a bit of him.
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Offline David Edgar

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Re: Nobby Solano
« Reply #282 on: Saturday 8 June 2019, 05:47:11 pm »
Nothing like him.

Offline Optimistic Nut

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Re: Nobby Solano
« Reply #283 on: Saturday 8 June 2019, 05:49:10 pm »
Might just be that he seems likeable, Latin American, RW turned RB and good crosser of the ball.
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Offline Disco

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Re: Nobby Solano
« Reply #284 on: Saturday 8 June 2019, 05:53:39 pm »
Don’t really get many widemen in his mould these days. No one springs to mind anyway.

In terms of one touch to settle, immediate whipped cross then Ritchie isn’t a million miles off. Totally different aside from that though.

Offline David Edgar

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Re: Nobby Solano
« Reply #285 on: Saturday 8 June 2019, 05:55:58 pm »
The only player I can think of is JWP.  Wide player who isn't pacy and has decent technique striking a ball.  Not a great comparison.

Offline xLiaaamx

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« Reply #286 on: Saturday 8 June 2019, 06:00:46 pm »
Solano was much more agile and able to play one-twos and pass and move than either of them. I actually feel he'd be even more suited to the game now.

Offline Infinitely Content

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Re: Nobby Solano
« Reply #287 on: Saturday 8 June 2019, 06:04:47 pm »
Was going to say James Ward-Prowse given his versatility, set piece ability and that he was successfully used as a RB/RWB this season. However, Nobby was more technical than him and better in forward positions. Therefore I'll go with somewhere between Ward-Prowse and Arda Turan.

Offline Gallowgate End

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« Reply #288 on: Saturday 8 June 2019, 06:22:41 pm »
What a footballer Nobby was :smitten:

That midfield 4 and front 2 Sir Bobby built was breathtaking to watch at times.

The signings of Robert and Bellamy gave our attacking play a devastating mix with the delivery of Solano and Shearer up front.

Offline dtd

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Re: Nobby Solano
« Reply #289 on: Saturday 8 June 2019, 06:34:07 pm »
Used to love getting his trumpet out, too.

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There is, however, more to Solano's life than football.

Once training is finished for the day, there's no heading for a round of golf or back home to pass the hours on a PlayStation.

So Solano throws himself into his music. There's not many trumpet playing footballers around and Solano is more likely to list Roberto Roena or Arturo Sandoval than Lionel Ritchie and Phil Collins as his greatest musical influences.

"Everybody likes music, you get up and put the radio on. You get in the car and put it on, I am similar,'' he said.

"It was my passion outside football, I love my music and I love making music as well. In my profession we have a few hours training on a morning and the rest of the day is quite long - most people work longer hours.

"So I try to do something to stay away from football to help me relax and get away from football all day every day.

"My passion was playing the trumpet, so I get friends outside football, musicians and the like to help me not think about football all the time.

"It has also opened my circle of life as well, I enjoy playing with the band.''

"Golf isn't for me like it is for most footballers. The weather has been nice lately, but it's not like that all the time is it?

"You have wind and rain and you need to like it a lot to play in those weathers - it's not for me.

"Walking, walking and more walking. A lot of footballers play after training, but we are all different.''

And, after working under Sir Bobby Robson for so long, it would be amiss of Solano not to have at least one anecdote from their time on Tyneside.

"I used to have fun at Newcastle with my trumpet,'' he recalled. "At the time we were doing well and the players and Bobby were confident.

"We had good team spirit and we always laughing and joking, so I brought my trumpet into the dressing room to keep everybody happy.

"I remember I was injured at the time and normally as an injured player you have to stay in for treatment.

"Before the players started training Bobby was on the pitch talking to them and I was hidden away blowing my trumpet.

"He was looking around wondering where the noise was coming from and all the players were laughing and laughing while he was looking all over.

"It was good fun, great times as a unit and a team. It all came together.

"Bobby was one of the best managers ever and I was so proud to work under him. The energy he had - and he was an old man - and his values were good for everyone.

"As a professional do you need to be told what to do, but if you did then Bobby told you.

"He was making sure everyone works well, works hard and he was perfect at the right time with the right players and we had success.''

Offline Collage

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Re: Nobby Solano
« Reply #290 on: Saturday 8 June 2019, 06:34:39 pm »
OK, so what do you choose:

Robert-Speed-Dyer-Solano and Bellamy-Shearer

OR

Ginola-Batty-Lee-Beardsley/Gillespie and Ferdinand-Shearer

?

Offline dtd

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Re: Nobby Solano
« Reply #291 on: Saturday 8 June 2019, 06:36:00 pm »
OK, so what do you choose:

Robert-Speed-Dyer-Solano and Bellamy-Shearer

OR

Ginola-Batty-Lee-Beardsley/Gillespie and Ferdinand-Shearer

?

Nice problems to have!  :lol:

Offline joeyt

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Re: Nobby Solano
« Reply #292 on: Saturday 8 June 2019, 06:43:46 pm »
Don’t really get many widemen in his mould these days. No one springs to mind anyway.

In terms of one touch to settle, immediate whipped cross then Ritchie isn’t a million miles off. Totally different aside from that though.

Marc Albrighton

Offline Gallowgate End

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Re: Nobby Solano
« Reply #293 on: Saturday 8 June 2019, 06:44:55 pm »
OK, so what do you choose:

Robert-Speed-Dyer-Solano and Bellamy-Shearer

OR

Ginola-Batty-Lee-Beardsley/Gillespie and Ferdinand-Shearer

?

If I could pick a mix :drool:

              Shearer
             Beardsley
Robert                     Solano
            Speed  Lee

Offline Disco

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Re: Nobby Solano
« Reply #294 on: Saturday 8 June 2019, 07:34:57 pm »
Don’t really get many widemen in his mould these days. No one springs to mind anyway.

In terms of one touch to settle, immediate whipped cross then Ritchie isn’t a million miles off. Totally different aside from that though.

Marc Albrighton

Good shout.

Offline Toon No9

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Re: Nobby Solano
« Reply #295 on: Saturday 8 June 2019, 07:38:25 pm »
OK, so what do you choose:

Robert-Speed-Dyer-Solano and Bellamy-Shearer

OR

Ginola-Batty-Lee-Beardsley/Gillespie and Ferdinand-Shearer

?

If I could pick a mix :drool:

              Shearer
             Beardsley
Robert                     Solano
            Speed  Lee
I would go:

       Shearer     Ferdinand

Ginola   Batty   Lee   Solano

Offline Collage

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Re: Nobby Solano
« Reply #296 on: Saturday 8 June 2019, 08:50:07 pm »
OK, so what do you choose:

Robert-Speed-Dyer-Solano and Bellamy-Shearer

OR

Ginola-Batty-Lee-Beardsley/Gillespie and Ferdinand-Shearer

?

If I could pick a mix :drool:

              Shearer
             Beardsley
Robert                     Solano
            Speed  Lee
I would go:

       Shearer     Ferdinand

Ginola   Batty   Lee   Solano

That's what I'd go with too, except I'd swap Batty for Speed.

Offline The College Dropout

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Re: Nobby Solano
« Reply #297 on: Saturday 8 June 2019, 08:50:32 pm »
In today’s game I reckon he would play more centrally. 

Offline The Little Waster

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Re: Nobby Solano
« Reply #298 on: Saturday 8 June 2019, 08:56:15 pm »
                         Shearer Supermac


                              Beardsley

Hibbit         Lee      Gazza      Solano

Offline Rich

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Re: Nobby Solano
« Reply #299 on: Saturday 8 June 2019, 09:22:24 pm »
Shearer and Beardsley together in their prime. My word.
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