Friday, October 3, 2008

I'm the 'new Zidane'... No I am!

Ok... Bigus was reading the footy news this morning and he came across this little nugget:

Chelsea are trying to sign French midfielder Sofiane Feghouli, 18, who has been dubbed the new Zinedine Zidane. (Daily Mirror)
Hang about...I thought Chelsea already signed the 'new Zidane' when they nabbed 12 year old French schoolboy Jeremy Boga just two days ago. HE must be the 'new Zidane' surely. I mean, It says so here.

How many 'new Zidane's' are there exactly?

Well there's this one, Samir Nasri of Arsenal. He was dubbed the 'new Zidane' a year or so ago.

There is also this one. Bruno Cheyrou. Remember him Liverpool fans? Probably not. He was more Marco Boogers than Zinedine Zidane.

There is also this one, Yoann Gourcuff at Milan. This one, Adel Taarabt at Spurs and this one, Sebastian Giovinco at Juventus. Then there this one ALREADY at Chelsea. I'd say that Deco is more 'Deco' than Zidane but there you go.

There is also this one, Jeremy Menez and this one, nothing like giving a 7-year-old a modest target to aim for, eh?

I could be here all day. There are no less than 22 more I could link to. People are certainly not very careful when slinging around the name of soccer greatness. One who CAN claim to be the 'new Zidane' is this chap below, Mohammed Zidane...

The Egyptian Zidane - For more funny videos, click here

It's unlikely that this Zidane will become the old Zidane, inspiring claims of a 'new Zidane' leading to us all forgetting the oldest Zidane (Ronaldo anyone?) but at 22 he has probably got a shot!

I wonder how his headbutt is?

Right I'm off to see if I can find the 'new' Paul Gascoigne. Bigus likes any excuse to visit the pub.



The NY Kid said...

Dammit, you forgot ben Arfa and Benzema!

Phil said...

When you find the next Gazza, can you tell Juande? I'd like to see Spurs score at least one honest goal this season.

Keith said...

Don't forget the Togolese Zidane, Moustapha Salifou!

The Fan's Attic said...

so what's more common the "next Zidane" or the "next Maradona"?

One has had a lot longer to cultivate the "next", but maybe the next Maradona has to be Argentinian.

Lingering Bursitis said...

What about "the next Beckham?"

Eh, there wouldn't be many of those around.

The Fan's Attic said...


New Maradona

Bigus Dickus said...

Sorry Lingering....

TonyStarks said...

How could you get the first two new Zidanes??? Mourad Meghni and Camel Meriem!