think this could be a major signing. he will have a lot of good creative players supplying him.his strength and claytons speed could be a lethal combo.really hope he can do the bussiness
Mate of mine who works in Aberdeen most of the time says they are distraught up there. FEA was Aberdeen's main target apparently!!
They are saying it speaks volumes about both Aberdeen and Scottish football in general that he chose to come to us!
F E A could be the new John Dick - they both come from Scotland after all!
After supporting the bees for 14 years finally Falkirk have repaid you. you see I was there in the terraces when Richie cadette was lashing them in...did not even know where Brentford was but I knew that's where he came from. Then tony parks graced brockville...they were the days so when I moved down I knew I was not going to some shite team called rotten ham, Chelsea or arsenal ...no lads it was Brentford for me....and I have spent some shit nights in darkest November in the cold and rain on a wednesday when most of you probably had something better to do when some old guy behind me said the immortal words....and I quote " it's only the real Brentford fans out tonight" that warmed me right up and made me know I'm Brentford till I die. To all you boys that don't know my boys up the road put me in the picture...Farid is the ****IN MAN...an absolute LEDGE.....I cannot wait to get to see him play for the bees....
Hi guys, another Falkirk fan here
Just to repeat what other fans have said, your club have made a real coup by signing Farid.
If you get quality balls in to him, he knows exactly where the goal is. Big, strong, and creates a great bond with the supporters. He played a lone striking role for us pretty much all season, but I don't see why he couldn't play up top with someone else, preferably with pace.
I see a few of you are concerned at the standard of league Farid has been playing in. It's hard to compare leagues in Scotland and England directly. What I can tell you is that his striking partner, Kallum Higginbotham, was sold to Huddersfield in January and has fitted in well down there from what I have seen of him.
Farid has also played against Celtic, Rangers (scoring 2 goals) and Dundee United (scoring once) so it's safe to say he's been tested against against better defenses. I see Clayton Donaldson is your other striker, if it's any consolation to you he was pretty awful when he played in Scotland
Best of luck to you and Farid for the new season, hope the coin is kissed plenty of times!
Was coming on here to give you a summary of what to expect, but clearly others have had the same idea!
Nothing else I can add, to what's been said already. Farid is a legend, and will be sorely missed. Not just for his goals...
Oh, while I remember... I see there was a wee debate on how to pronounce his name. It's not farid el "al a gooey" as suggested. It's actually "al-a-gwee". Like the French oui "wee" for yes. That's from the man himself. Drove me nuts when the commentators got it wrong. Lol.
Gutted you have our hero from last season, but good luck to him at Brentford. Hang the ball up to the back post and he'll be there. As mentioned before he is brave and can mix it up with the defenders. He won't pull out of a challenge. Best player to wear a Falkirk shirt for years. Finally, he comes with this guarantee - if you don't like him send him back up here please.
ummm not only a proven stiker, but comes highly recommened on here. cant wait to see this one in action.
The praise for Farid sounds too good to be true. I hope this isn't all a big sting for a Grampian TV revival of Beadles About but using Noel Edmonds in place of the late great Jeremy
Beesotted with Brentford...
Hypnotise the lot of 'em !
Let's keep him rested until the staet of the season.
We all know what happens to our signings in pre season matches.
How many times last season did we swing a cross into the box only to have nobody there to get on the end of it?
I think this signing will remedy that!
we have needed a bloke to hang around the box for years, to many of our previous strikers have spent far to long chasing lost causes etc and not enough time goal hanging
Bidwell was our best crosser last season... oh, and Donaldson.
When the wind of change blows some build walls, others build windmills...
Not withstanding who else might come in, I can see the spark to ignite a potential CD/FA-A partnership relying on a postitive start by CD either scoring or contributing heavily in someone else scoring. Otherwise his confidence might, once again, suffer.
One thing I am really looking forward to though is the obvious rapport he builds with fans and FA-A being being a real character. I would argue we have lacked some leadership in recent times (less so last year) but we have certainly lacked some characters. Looking forward to plenty of coin kissing!