Saman Ghoddos - Signs to June 2023 (+1yr option)

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It’s also his first season with us and foreign players nearly always take a season to find their feet before kicking on in their second year.
He hardly kicked a ball for 12 months before that, too, with his suspension and injury.
 

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Has shown glimpses of what he can do, mostly when he's been played further forward. Frank seems to think he's a no.8 but I don't think that works at all. Was very impressive when he came on as one of the front two with Mbeumo, they'd clearly been working on that so maybe that's more of where we'll see him going forward?
 

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It is very difficult to predict who will be good enough for the Prem, a completely different style of football. I think we have been buying players to get out of the Championship first and foremost with an eye on being able to play in the top division. Some will clearly make the step up as they are accomplished internationals but some will struggle. I think the club probably have a good idea and we will see some movement.

I remember Toums being no more than a sub at best in League one but our first year in the Championship he was the stand out player and it took everyone by surprise.
 
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Suggest the level of opposition in the clip is not quite the level of the Championship.

Well, in today's football there is no easy opposition. Bahrain isn't the best at football but I can surely tell you they do anything in order to defeat their opposition. It all starts way before the match even starts. outside the pitch, on the pitch, anything. When things get on your nerves as a player it will either affect your ability or help to depend on your mental state... that's why football clubs have psychologists in their team to prepare them mentally for anything causing them not to perform.
 

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For context, Bahrain is ranked 98th in the world. Just below Luxembourg. So about bottom half L2 standard at best.
 

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I think a lot will also come down to PL squad rules as he will be one of our Non home grown so the question is can we replace with better? If the answer is no we keep him.
 

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For context, Bahrain is ranked 98th in the world. Just below Luxembourg. So about bottom half L2 standard at best.
Josh played for England U21s v Andorra and it finished 3-3, Andorra are ranked 158 in the world. You can choose what eyecatching moment proves a player has ability, but being able to do that often is what is important. For me Saman’s goal at home to Bristol City demonstrated what he can do. He hit a hard right footed shot, which Bentley tips onto the post. Off the post it rebounds to Saman who instinctively powers it home with his left. See video from 7.35
 
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For context, Bahrain is ranked 98th in the world. Just below Luxembourg. So about bottom half L2 standard at best.

Ukraine is also 24th in the current FIFA ranking, and a month ago Bahrain Tied Ukraine. I don't think Luxembourg would tie Ukraine. Although Bahrain is playing a more counter attacking style so it's mostly closing down the oppositions channels and counter on the break.
 
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One thing that I don’t think has been mentioned here is about Saman‘s impact on Bryan when playing together upfront. The point at which Bryan seemed to rediscover his explosive short-distance speed-off-the-mark was after playing with Saman. Or maybe I’m just being fanciful !
 

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One thing that I don’t think has been mentioned here is about Saman‘s impact on Bryan when playing together upfront. The point at which Bryan seemed to rediscover his explosive short-distance speed-off-the-mark was after playing with Saman. Or maybe I’m just being fanciful !

No a very valid point.
 

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Well, in today's football there is no easy opposition. Bahrain isn't the best at football but I can surely tell you they do anything in order to defeat their opposition. It all starts way before the match even starts. outside the pitch, on the pitch, anything. When things get on your nerves as a player it will either affect your ability or help to depend on your mental state... that's why football clubs have psychologists in their team to prepare them mentally for anything causing them not to perform.
So what happens when the team loses or even worse, relegated. Do they get sacked? That’s 1/3 of all the shrinks, gone, if you assume that one team wins, another therefore loses, and some are drawn.
 

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it’s a big ask for him to cut it in the prem. guess we will have to be patient with him and hope he succeeds.🐝
 
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it’s a big ask for him to cut it in the prem. guess we will have to be patient with him and hope he succeeds.🐝
Surely it’s a big ask of ALL our team members to cut it in the prem. Equally it must be very reassuring to see how well we saw off 4 PL teams last year, and were not totally outclassed by Leicester (the winners?) and by Spurs, who treated us with great respect.
 

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Ghoddos is likely to start today against Cambodia. KO at 1530 London time.
 

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That doesn't make any sense :LOL:
Clinical said he has played in Ligue 1 and the Champions League as if to say he has to be good if that is the case. I was trying to point out that is no guarantee that the said player is good, and good enough for the prem. You can be an International player for Gibraltar and have played in the CL for Lingfield does not mean a thing in my book. Not a great way to measure a players ability imo.
 

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Clinical said he has played in Ligue 1 and the Champions League as if to say he has to be good if that is the case. I was trying to point out that is no guarantee that the said player is good, and good enough for the prem. You can be an International player for Gibraltar and have played in the CL for Lingfield does not mean a thing in my book. Not a great way to measure a players ability imo.
Stephane Guiv’arche has a World Cup winners medal and was probably one of the worst strikers to have played in the PL when he went to Newcastle. And of course, dear old McCammon played in an FA Cup Final.

As Rasmus said, the difference between 9th in the PL and the top of L1 is not so great, so there will be some players who’ve played at the upper end of that scale who are not necessarily better than some at clubs lower down. Otherwise when we bought Andy Scott as a PL player from Sheff U he ought to have absolutely torn it up in L1 to save us from relegation (and tbf perhaps Micky Adams thought he would).
 

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Ghoddos is likely to start today against Cambodia. KO at 1530 London time.
He starts 🎇
Keo SokselaSaeed Ezatolahi6
19Cheng MengAhmad Nourollahi15
6Tes SambathAli Gholizadeh18
15Rotana SorSadegh Moharrami2
10Kouch SokumpheakMorteza Pouraliganji8
8Pisoth LimSaman Ghoddos14
12Sos SuhanaMehdi Taremi9
9Sieng ChantheaShojae Khalilzadeh4
2Ken ChansopheakMilad Mohammadi5
5Visal SoeuyAlireza Jahanbakhsh7
14Keo SokphengAmir Abedzadeh
 

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3-0 to Iran after 25 mins so far, Brighton’s Jahanbakhsh scored a penalty, Shojae Khalilzadeh scored from a corner, and Porto’s Taremi smashed it in from a long pass.

Watching the Cambodian language feed 😂
 
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Finished 10 (ten) - 0…….
 

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He got at least one assist. His corner was headed in for number 6!
 
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I wasn't at home on my desktop to provide a link to you guys as I had forgotten my password to my account.

I really really wanted Ghoddos to score, but unfortunately, that didn't happen. I completely agree with @HaylingBee74 Ghoddos should have taken the free-kick, and I think everyone on the team thinks he should have taken it, but since it's basically a warm-up match, and the player who took the free-kick wanting to prove he should be in the starting 11 he didn't take it. Ghoddos did get a nice curl in a shot from outside of the box at the end of the match which was so close to going in the right bottom of the goal. I also felt he was not being selfish at all and was trying to provide for opportunities in which he was successful on a couple of occasions which I really got happy for him. But still, I think Ghoddos should be starting for sure.. he's getting more and more comfortable with the team, and communication-wise it's getting better and better.

A lot of good things are going to happen for Ghoddos in the National team I am sure of it. Can't wait for the moment he gets a bit more selfish. His character is just so nice that I just want him to kick the opposition's ass be it for the National team or Brentford in the Premier League.
 

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Iran vs Iraq tomorrow at 1730 (London time).

Hopefully somebody will be kind enough to post a link to watch the game :)
 

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Couldn't help laughing at the Cambodia number 8
Pisoth Lim
 

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Iran vs Iraq tomorrow at 1730 (London time).

Hopefully somebody will be kind enough to post a link to watch the game :)
Probably quite a feisty affair. Wouldn’t be surprised if an Iraqi defender has an early Ba’ath and not everyone is of a Sunni disposition at full time.
 
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Hi everyone, just came back from work, (again didn't have my password for the account to log in and give you guys a link for the ones who wanted to watch)

As @UnsungZero said, 1-0 FT Iran win and top the group to advance to the next and final round of the Asian WCQ in which the teams will be divided into 2 groups of 6 teams if i am correct. I stressed my ass off the 2nd half since we should really have won them by at least 3 goals. Something I really miss during Carlos Queiroz's time. No mercy, 90 full pressure, and focus, something we didn't have today at all in my opinion. anyway.. 7 out of 7 for the new coach up until now and much more work to do.

Saman had a nice 15 minute in which he created chances and had one himself which the goalkeeper kept out. He's promoted to the Premier League with Brentford, joined Team Melli (National Team) on a high, and won 4 straight games to advance as the best team in our group, and he's gonna join Brentford with full of confidence I'm sure! Now a little breather and then on for preseason!

Lets go Team melli & Brentford!
 

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Hi everyone, just came back from work, (again didn't have my password for the account to log in and give you guys a link for the ones who wanted to watch)

As @UnsungZero said, 1-0 FT Iran win and top the group to advance to the next and final round of the Asian WCQ in which the teams will be divided into 2 groups of 6 teams if i am correct. I stressed my ass off the 2nd half since we should really have won them by at least 3 goals. Something I really miss during Carlos Queiroz's time. No mercy, 90 full pressure, and focus, something we didn't have today at all in my opinion. anyway.. 7 out of 7 for the new coach up until now and much more work to do.

Saman had a nice 15 minute in which he created chances and had one himself which the goalkeeper kept out. He's promoted to the Premier League with Brentford, joined Team Melli (National Team) on a high, and won 4 straight games to advance as the best team in our group, and he's gonna join Brentford with full of confidence I'm sure! Now a little breather and then on for preseason!

Lets go Team melli & Brentford!

Yes, that’s right - the eight group winners and the four best group runners-up advance to the next round.

I was just looking at all the tables - Cambodia conceded 44 games in 4 games!!

I imagine Australia, Japan, (hopefully) Iran and either Saudi Arabia or UAE will end up qualifying for Qatar.
 
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Yes, that’s right - the eight group winners and the four best group runners-up advance to the next round.

I was just looking at all the tables - Cambodia conceded 44 games in 4 games!!

I imagine Australia, Japan, (hopefully) Iran and either Saudi Arabia or UAE will end up qualifying for Qatar.

Yes, that is correct, Cambodia conceded a lot of goals, 14 in the first leg against Iran and 10 in the 2nd leg. I must say that I fully respect Cambodia for trying to play an open and attacking style of game.

This is how the pots will most likely look like:

1. Japan - Iran
2. South Korea - Australia
3. Saudi Arabia - Iraq
4. UAE - China
5. Syria - Oman
6. Vietnam - Lebanon

The seeding will be based on the FIFA World Rankings of May 2021.

Now I do think that Australia, Japan, South Korea, and Iran will qualify. What is sure is that Iran and Japan will not be placed in the same group, So we would get South Korea or Australia in our group. Either way, I can't wait for the draw and the start of the next qualification round.
 

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@PersianTactician - If Ronaldo scores one more goal, he‘ll equal Ali Daei’s record for scoring goals for his national team!
I think the standard of teams Ronaldo has scored against over his career is a smidge higher on average than the ones Daei has though!

Eg I’m not sure CR7 has played Guam but I’d fancy he’d not have found it hard to score more than Daei’s four goal haul in a 18-0 win!
 
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@PersianTactician - If Ronaldo scores one more goal, he‘ll equal Ali Daei’s record for scoring goals for his national team!
Yep, he is now on par with Ali Daei's record! I'm sure Ronaldo will break it, and with all respect to Ali Daei, I do think Ronaldo has done it against harder teams. But it's hard to compare, back then there was another standard and level of playing football, as is now. Just a shame Portugal didn't go through. I really wanted them to go to the next round of the Euro 2020s but I think the coach which I do really respect a lot, had the wrong tactics in the first half. Had they played like the 2nd half they would have won.

Today the draw for the final round of WCQ took place, in which the result of the draw is down below

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The games will start on September 2nd. Iran will play Syria first.

I can't wait for the pre-season training to start for Brentford and Saman, I'm sure ill be on top of all things in the forum, and be actively following Brentford! Not only because Saman plays in the team, but as i have said before, the community here has won me over to support Brentford! Only up from here boys!
 

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Yep, he is now on par with Ali Daei's record! I'm sure Ronaldo will break it, and with all respect to Ali Daei, I do think Ronaldo has done it against harder teams. But it's hard to compare, back then there was another standard and level of playing football, as is now. Just a shame Portugal didn't go through. I really wanted them to go to the next round of the Euro 2020s but I think the coach which I do really respect a lot, had the wrong tactics in the first half. Had they played like the 2nd half they would have won.

Today the draw for the final round of WCQ took place, in which the result of the draw is down below

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The games will start on September 2nd. Iran will play Syria first.

I can't wait for the pre-season training to start for Brentford and Saman, I'm sure ill be on top of all things in the forum, and be actively following Brentford! Not only because Saman plays in the team, but as i have said before, the community here has won me over to support Brentford! Only up from here boys!

Good luck with the qualifiers!
 
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