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Mido Signs

The 29-year-old Egyptian Mido has signed a one-year deal with Barnsley, subject to international clearance.

He said he was happy to get everything sorted and once he had spoken to the manager the decision to come to Oakwell was easy.

He had kept his house in England and his family stayed in England so I always knew I would come back.

Mido, who has also played for Tottenham, Middlesbrough, Wigan and West Ham, was released by Zamalek in May after falling out of favour with boss Hassan Shehata.

The former Ajax striker left after a dispute between the board and Shehata.

Shehata initially quit his post citing the board's refusal to meet his demands for changing the squad, but was reinstated after Mido was released.

He has so far made 114 appearances in English football, scoring 28 goals, between 2005 and 2010.

However he failed to score in nine games for his last team in England, West Ham, during an unsuccessful loan spell at the end of the 2009-10 season.

Only time will tell if this is a good signing for the reds but it is one that is well worth the gamble and with the signings so far this season I am starting to feel a lot more optimistic.



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Writer: chiefred Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday June 21 2012

Time: 6:03PM

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Agree with chiefred on this one, brining in Mido is something of a marquee signing. I know alot of people will be concerned about his attitude, weight problems etc but we all know by now that Hill doesnt put up with that and he has the ability to break players down and rebuild them, hopefully he can do the same here. With all signings there is an element of risk but its short term for us as if he turns out to be garbage then he's only here for a year, if he's awesome we can hopefully keep him on or sell him for a profit in Jan (ala Vaz Te). I'm really optimistic for the season ahead and if we can get a quality centre back in and a decent keeper as a back up for Steele i think a top half finish is more than achieveble
SheffRed
Well put SheffRed. After hearing his interview this morning on radio Sheffield I believe he has matured greatly and will have the right attitude and commitment at Barnsley. I see Hill getting the best out of him and I don't see him being a problem as he has been for managers in the past.
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