Senderos: A Weirdest Signings of Aston Villa

Aston Villa is known to have faced the signing question as to whether he was weird or just bad. There are many from the club who belonged to the latter category in the year 2016. Alex McLeish is one among the many who might not have been a weird addition but definitely a weird managerial appointment. Didier Agathe might have been a smart move for sticking to the player they love and know. However, it made Martin O’Neill pose the question as to how Agathe was available in the year 2006. He played less than half a dozen games. How did it really help Aston Villa to find Agathe?

Stuart Taylor was the non-playing goal-keeper to have arrived at Villa Park. He played the least number of games. Taylor was signed from Arsenal when he was 25 years old. In 4 years, he had made only 17 appearances for the Aston Villa. There was a time when signing Philippe Senderos might have made sense for the club. He would have been worth every penny. However, when he was loaned from Arsenal by Milan in the year 2008, he was just given 20 games. Aston Villa should have taken a cue. Everton loaned him and went on to offer fewer games. Yet, Aston Villa signed him in the year 2014.
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Granit Xhaka says Arsenal supporters need to show patience over Unai Emery’s approach

Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has said that the supporters should show more patience towards manager Unai Emery as he aims to transform the club into a potent force in the Premier League. The north London side have been far off from challenging for the title this season but they have a good chance of finishing in the top four with the current run of form.

In a report covered by ESPN FC, Xhaka said that both Emery and the players are going through an adaptation period with each other and the fans should keep more patience before the team can deliver trophy success, he said: “Of course we need patience. It’s not so easy for him as well. He needs time. He needs to learn better and better and better. But I think we work very well with him and all the players are happy.”
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Phillipe Senderos is one player many forget when asked about as his career has slipped into oblivion. However, the former Arsenal defender is currently on the books of MLS outfit Houston Dynamos in the latest chapter of his career.

Signed from Swiss club servettein 2003 after turning down a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid.  Senderos was viewed by the Gunners as the next Tony Adams due to his physique and style of play.
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Philippe Senderos Said ‘Arsenal Has Provided Him Enough Opportunity That He Fulfil His Dreams

The defender of the Houston Dynamo on Arsène Wenger, the Invincibles and the way initial days took shape in Texas by a hurricane.

It is being eight years when Philippe Senderos decided to leave Arsenal. Now, the talks show that, though Senderos has left Arsenal, Arsenal would never leave the player. The center back says “Now, I am a fan of this team and I would always want the team to perform its best.”
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William Gallas: Philippe Senderos Will Panic Before Facing Didier Drogba, The Chelsea Great

William Gallas, the former Arsenal defender has claimed that the prospect of facing the Chelsea player Didier Drogba has made Philippe Senderos, the former team-mate panic prior to the matches. Philippe Senderos, the Swiss international had a greatly difficult time while taming Drogba, the striker from Chelsea who had managed to score more goals against Arsenal than the other teams that he played against in his career.

The Ivorian is known to have scored about thirteen goals in fifteen games played against Gunners which includes the brace of inflicting a moral blow on the title of Arsenal from 2007-08 title challenge and also in the League Final Cup of 2007.
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Xherdan Shaqiri prepared to play in any forward position under Jurgen Klopp

Xherdan Shaqiri has said that Liverpool perfectly suit him and he is prepared to play for them in any of the frontline positions. The Switzerland international joined the Reds from Stoke City during the summer transfer window and he has since made a couple of cameo appearances for the club from the substitutes’ bench.

In a report covered by Liverpool’s website, Shaqiri acknowledged that signings were made during the summer to increase the competition for places and he is looking forward to making an impact with the Merseysiders, he said: “The manager has brought a few players in this summer with very good quality who are going to help a lot.
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Philippe Senderos Is Thankful To Arsene Wenger For Making His Dream Come True

Swiss ace Philippe Senderos Says: “I will be grateful for the chance Arsene Wenger gave me. I owe him a lot He is the one who made me fulfill my dream’. Philippe Senderos has said publicly that Arsene Wenger is the man who has “made me fulfill my dream”. Senderos spent seven years with Arsenals after Wenger signed him in 2003. Though the injuries disturbed his time in the north London, but Senderos who has switched to the Houston Dynamo in the MLS last year, felt really blessed by the guidance of Wenger.

In an interview, Senderos said “Wenger is a mentor with great abilities. He is also a great game teacher and I have learned a lot under his guidance. At the Premier League, He gave me my chance. This chance has helped me a lot in uplifting my career in the field of football.  For this I owe Arsene Wenger a lot. Not only now, but also I will always be thankful for that opportunity he gave me. And I would always say he has made me fulfill my dream.”
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Senderos On Switzerland

Swiss international and former Fulham player Phillipe Senderos believes that Switzerland can have a good tournament at the next World Cup in Russia. He said that there are some good players in the team who all play at the biggest clubs in Europe and that there is no doubt that they will have a good performance in Russia.

He said that it will all depend on their first game against Brazil. He said that of course the South American country will be favorite for the game but it is important that the players put in a great performance. He said that this will impact their confidence for the rest of the tournament.

Phillipe Senderos said that Switzerland has been struggling in recent major tournaments but he feels that this will be the opportunity to make things right. He said that the players have been working hard in training as well as the friendly games and that he is sure that they will have a great performance in Russia.

Phillipe Senderos who is currently playing in the MLS said that he is coming back from injury and that he wants to end his career with the MLS. He said that he would have loved to be at the World Cup but he has been constantly struggling with injuries for the past two years. Indeed Phillipe Senderos has not played for Switzerland in a major tournament since the 2010 World Cup.

Phillipe Senderos said that he is constantly in contact with his friends in the national team and he feels that there is a good team spirit and determination in the team. He said that it is important that they all remain focused on the objective and continue to work hard in training if they want to get a chance to have a great tournament.

Senderos happy for his first game

Former Fulham defender Phillipe Senderos said that he is happy to have made his debut for MLS side Houston Dynamo.

He played his first game in the match against Colorado Rapids, but unfortunately for him, his side was beaten 1-0 in that game.

However the former Switzerland international said that he is happy to have played for his new side and that he wants to do well for the team. He admitted that he lacks fitness at the moment as his last competitive game has been for Rangers in February.

Indeed he felt a small pain in his leg and had to be withdrawn from the pitch. But the Houston Dynamo coach said that he is happy with what he has seen during the game, and he is sure that Phillipe Senderos will be a welcome addition to the team.

He said that the former Fulham player has played for the biggest club in the world and has tremendous experience that can be beneficial for the young players as well as the team in general. Indeed Phillipe Senderos has played for teams such as Arsenal, AC Milan, and Everton. Read More »

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