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Erico Sousa

Post by Darlo_CR » Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:51 pm

Currently on trial from Tascaster, certainly impressed the other night.

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Post by real_darlo_85 » Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:55 pm

Looked very lively the other night and not surprised AA has enquired.
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Re: Erico Sousa

Post by lo36789 » Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:09 pm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89rico_Sousa

Has a decent pedigree. Man City Youth and has actually been around the FL until this summer.

Tadcaster looks like an old haunt and potentially just a foot in the door to keep him in the shop window during the current times.

There are some funny old transfers happening at the moment Chris Dagnall has ended up at Step 3 and Matlock have just taken on a LB straight out of the FL.

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Re: Erico Sousa

Post by Darlofan97 » Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:06 pm

Leeds based too, so could possibly travel with Hatfield, Hunt & Hudson.

He certainly looked very sharp on Tuesday night and caused us a few problems. Believe he can play on either wing so he would also give us some versatility.

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Re: Erico Sousa

Post by Old Git » Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:22 am

Have not seen anything on official website confirming anything regarding Sousa. Is it definite that he is on trial or merely speculation?

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Re: Erico Sousa

Post by JE93 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:29 am

Old Git wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:22 am
Have not seen anything on official website confirming anything regarding Sousa. Is it definite that he is on trial or merely speculation?
I doubt you'd see anything official about a player in on trial.

Gary Smith tweeted a picture of the squad training at Hummersknott yesterday, the player crossing the ball looked very much like Sousa.

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Re: Erico Sousa

Post by Vodka_Vic » Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:33 am

Good if true. The reality is that this year with the season being shoehorned in that you need a bigger squad, especially initially. If we wait until the busy period is over then we could be out of contention. Good to see AA addressing this. It seems to get tougher every year with more and more project clubs and it's getting harder to keep up.

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Re: Erico Sousa

Post by Old Git » Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:04 am

JE93 wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:29 am
Old Git wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:22 am
Have not seen anything on official website confirming anything regarding Sousa. Is it definite that he is on trial or merely speculation?
I doubt you'd see anything official about a player in on trial.

Gary Smith tweeted a picture of the squad training at Hummersknott yesterday, the player crossing the ball looked very much like Sousa.
So speculation it is then. However from checking their website there is nothing to suggest that Tadcaster played yesterday so he could have been free to train with us.

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Re: Erico Sousa

Post by onewayup » Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:35 am

Very much improved performance last night, took our chances well, tadcaster never stopped working, Sousa took the eye cleverly skipped passed 3 darlington players with quick feet shifting the ball well, looked a better player than where he's playing but can't really judge on one game, all in all done the job ,into next round. Well done lads, com,on Darlo. :thumbup:
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I really liked what Sousa offered on the night ,hopefully he can reproduce that on a regular basis if he can ,would be a good move bringing him into the squad.

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Re: Erico Sousa

Post by Spyman » Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:06 am

With Holmes out for some time he'd be a direct replacement I suppose. Holmes was probably viewed as filling the gap left by Thompson so probably always in the plan to get someone in to cover that role.

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Re: Erico Sousa

Post by lo36789 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:05 pm

Darlofan97 wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:06 pm
Leeds based too, so could possibly travel with Hatfield, Hunt & Hudson.
He could except FA says joint travel is not allowed haha

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Re: Erico Sousa

Post by Darlo_CR » Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:26 am

Old Git wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:04 am
JE93 wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:29 am
Old Git wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:22 am
Have not seen anything on official website confirming anything regarding Sousa. Is it definite that he is on trial or merely speculation?
I doubt you'd see anything official about a player in on trial.

Gary Smith tweeted a picture of the squad training at Hummersknott yesterday, the player crossing the ball looked very much like Sousa.
So speculation it is then. However from checking their website there is nothing to suggest that Tadcaster played yesterday so he could have been free to train with us.
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Re: Erico Sousa

Post by Lawman3 » Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:57 am

I assume he is contracted to Tadcaster. If we offered him a contract would a fee be payable? It's probably not wise in the current climate to be buying players.
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Re: Erico Sousa

Post by Darlofan97 » Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:38 pm

Lawman3 wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:57 am
I assume he is contracted to Tadcaster. If we offered him a contract would a fee be payable? It's probably not wise in the current climate to be buying players.
You could be right, but then again it wouldn’t surprise me if he isn’t contracted to Tadcaster. The fact that he is training with us with a view to sign may just indicate he isn’t contracted and just 7-days notice is required. We will see.

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Re: Erico Sousa

Post by Footifanreturns » Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:56 pm

Having seen the little we have of Sousa, hopefully it was not a one off performance. He looks as though he could add a little guile to our midfield that we definitely need.
Fingers crossed he lives up to Alun's expectations & we can do a deal with him.

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Re: Erico Sousa

Post by lo36789 » Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:59 pm

Darlofan97 wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:38 pm
You could be right, but then again it wouldn’t surprise me if he isn’t contracted to Tadcaster. The fact that he is training with us with a view to sign may just indicate he isn’t contracted and just 7-days notice is required. We will see.
I agree looking at his history I would actually be slightly surprised if he tied himself down with a contract with Tadcaster.

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Erico Sousa

Post by MCFCDarlo3 » Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:02 pm

Sign him on the name alone. :)

He has obviously played at a high level but the fact a couple of moves have been after short periods might indicate hes inconsistent maybe?

That said from what I saw we need that ability to break defences down which he could bring.

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Re: Erico Sousa

Post by Darlopartisan » Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:43 pm

Have we had any other Portuguese players on the books? Anyone

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Re: Erico Sousa

Post by LoidLucan » Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:56 pm

Pedro Paulo, Rui Neves.

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Re: Erico Sousa

Post by Vodka_Vic » Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:58 pm

Was Quitongo Portuguese?

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Re: Erico Sousa

Post by Vokuhila » Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:54 pm

LoidLucan wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:56 pm
Pedro Paulo, Rui Neves.
If I was picking my all-time Darlo XI, Pedro would be in it. I think he only played something like six games for us, but I loved that guy. He died on my 19th birthday :cry:

José Quitongo's Angolan, but another Portuguese we've supposedly had was that Paulo Mendes lad we were said to have signed about three years ago. I'm not convinced he actually existed though.

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Re: Erico Sousa

Post by Darlo_CR » Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:10 pm

Just scored from 20 yards for Tadcaster tonight. As he’s cup tied for the weekend he’s likely to feature for Tadcaster for the next couple of games until Alan makes a decision.

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Re: Erico Sousa

Post by H1987 » Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:15 pm

Vokuhila wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:54 pm
LoidLucan wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:56 pm
Pedro Paulo, Rui Neves.
If I was picking my all-time Darlo XI, Pedro would be in it. I think he only played something like six games for us, but I loved that guy. He died on my 19th birthday :cry:

José Quitongo's Angolan, but another Portuguese we've supposedly had was that Paulo Mendes lad we were said to have signed about three years ago. I'm not convinced he actually existed though.
He definitely existed as a person... as a footballer, I'm not sure. I'm not sure I ever even saw him warming up.

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Re: Erico Sousa

Post by Craig09 » Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:42 am

Scored a worldy last night a mate of mine is a runcorn linnets fan said souza had a great first half but marked out the game second half

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Re: Erico Sousa

Post by onewayup » Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:22 am

Darlington have to be cautious here, he will show in training whether he can hack it week in week out, and his attitude and work ethic has to be right for the dressing room, and his alun is best left to judge this, alun hasn't got a wrong'un yet. Com,on darlo

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Re: Erico Sousa

Post by Vodka_Vic » Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:28 am

Craig09 wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:42 am
Scored a worldy last night a mate of mine is a runcorn linnets fan said souza had a great first half but marked out the game second half
Which for us would mean leaving space spare for a rampant Wheatley/Holness/Hatfield to exploit.

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Re: Erico Sousa

Post by loan_star » Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:31 am

We had a player by the name of Ricardo Costa for a while too, scored at the tin shed end one game.

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Re: Erico Sousa

Post by PierremontQuaker03 » Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:03 pm

I used to love Hodgie unearthing all these players- most of them weren't better than what we had - but there was the odd gem.
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Re: Erico Sousa

Post by eddie-rowles » Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:27 pm

onewayup wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:22 am
Darlington have to be cautious here, he will show in training whether he can hack it week in week out, and his attitude and work ethic has to be right for the dressing room, and his alun is best left to judge this, alun hasn't got a wrong'un yet. Com,on darlo
Love what Alun is doing and the first manager since reforming who has a grasp of our financial situation and if he can develop a player and sell on great, but he may sign a wrong'un as you put it but there is no manager in any league that doesn't.

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Re: Erico Sousa

Post by Ghost_Of_1883 » Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:09 pm

eddie-rowles wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:27 pm
Love what Alun is doing and the first manager since reforming who has a grasp of our financial situation and if he can develop a player and sell on great, but he may sign a wrong'un as you put it but there is no manager in any league that doesn't.
When did we reform? :shock:

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