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Itay Shechter and Gil Vermouth move to Kaiserslautern


After nearly half a year of speculation Itay Shechter has signed with German Bundesliga club FC Kaiserslautern, and quite surprisingly his teammate Gil Vermouth has come along for company as well. Shechter who had an outstanding season ending last year and promising start to the one that just ended this year, before being injured for most of the season, was a prime candidate to leave Hapoel Tel-Aviv. Shechter is a pacy forward with good technical ability, and can hold the ball up well for his  size although his often more effective on the wing running at players and getting behind the back line to cause havoc. Vermouth is  a poor man’s Andres Iniesta, who has a great first touch, has a great eye for an assist and is very intelligent on and off the ball. He also possesses a good turn of pace but nothing that is going to blow away the opposition. Vermouth hardly ever gives away possession, and is a great dribbler of the ball. He also has an eye for goal which makes him hard to defend. Both players get back and defend well. I expect both of them, especially Vermouth will meet or exceed expectations for their new club. I think the style of the Bundeslia fits both, although I think if Shechter is able to stay healthy and become a better player he has a higher ceiling for success. In addition the experience of playing in a better league like the Bundesliga can only help both players make the national team more succesful. The total sum of the transfer amounted to about 3.3 million Euros for both players. Best of luck to both of them.

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  1. Adam
    June 5, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    So good to see Israelis playing in the top leagues. Hopefully, it will knock onto the national side in the years to come, too late probably for the Euros…. 😦

  2. Adam
    June 5, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Put Facebook share/like option on your posts so I my mates can read this and follow it.

    • snowbozo21
      June 5, 2011 at 2:45 pm

      do you know how I would do that?

  3. Adam
    June 6, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    There are loads of plugins for WordPress that you can get that could do that.

  4. Adam
    June 8, 2011 at 2:48 am

    Just looked at the pic again, they all look so miserable!

  5. Adam
    June 8, 2011 at 3:21 am

    You really need a like or share button, this app will put a lot of people off as they have to allow it to integrate with their account…

  6. snowbozo21
    June 8, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    I’ll have to look at adding plug-ins over the weekend, Im too busy during the week.

  7. July 2, 2011 at 9:48 am

    Shechter is not a red devil yet … still red tape to be cleared

    • snowbozo21
      July 2, 2011 at 12:04 pm

      Yes, Hopefully that will get taken care of soon.

      • July 2, 2011 at 1:10 pm

        Wanted to thank you for this post. Hopefully FCK can sign Schechter too so I’ll definetly be reading your posts more often. I just finished a short post on Vermouth for my blog (therealfutbol.com) and mentioned some of your commentary- here’s the link as well http://therealfutbol.com/2011/07/02/ma/
        Best, Jobst @TheRealFutboler

      • snowbozo21
        July 2, 2011 at 3:34 pm

        Thanks I appreciate it, makes me feel good about what I do.

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