Ali Benarbia

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  1. borassic

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    He hadn't even trained with the team either before that Birmingham game
     
  2. goatersnipple

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    Great to see ali on the pitch yesterday.
    I wonder if they could get gio out there.
    I thino a bit of wee would come out if they did
     
  3. Vienna_70

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    I saw his début against Brum, too.

    And although he wasn't match-fit - he only played for around an hour, IIRC - it was obvious to all present on that night, what a wonderful talent we had signed.

    Fantastic fortune for City that Sunderland rejected Ali.
     
  4. ayrshire_blue

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    Watching him and Berkovic together was class.
     
  5. Andy Morrisons jock strap

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    Not sure how we got him as he was French footballer of the year 2 years before he signed for us, but fair play to Keegan it was a master stroke high jacking him from a trial at Sunderland
     
  6. 117 M34

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    Yes he had
     
  7. 117 M34

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    They didn't. He never made it to Sunderland. He stopped off at city on the way to visit an ex team mate, (the French guy who got DVT on the way to pompey away) trained with us and signed there and then.
     
  8. Lovebitesandeveryfing

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    I listen to him fairly regularly as a commentator on French radio (RMC). Always calm, pertinent and intelligent, and often puts in a good word for City. Also obviously feels a degree of nostalgia for Maine Rd, where he says the atmosphere was often fanstastic.
     
  9. Big Swifty

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    The French guy who got DVT was Alioune Toure, who played 2 games as sub for us.
     
  10. CrownPointBlue

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    A wonderful little player.

    Iirc he was captain of Monarco under Wenger & French POTY twice. Wenger wrote a two page appreciation of Ali in the Arsenal programme when we played them at Highbury.......Ali got sent off for swearing!!

    I wish we'd have had him at 23.
     

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