Great signing Yogi. At 6 ft 1 he's bound to be very PHYSIC(s)al. I gather that he makes many HAIR RAISING, POSITIVE CHARGES from box to box. Just hope that yogi doesn't ruin his potential by EXPERIMENTING too much.
Edwin de Graaf verruilt NAC voor het Schotse hibernian. De aanbieding die NAC had weggelegd was onvoldoende voor de hagenaar, waarna hij besloot om een tweejarig contract te tekenen voor de ploeg uit edinburgh.
Eerder stond de Graaf al in de belangstelling van msv duisburg en het amerikaanse dc united. Edwin speelde 86 wedstrijden voor de Parel, waarin hij 18 keer het net wist te vinden.
Bedankt Edwin, en veel plezier op Easter Road!
Using google translate
Edwin de Graaf traded in NAC Hibernian in the Scottish. The offer that NAC had to play was enough for the Hague, and he decided to sign a two year contract for the team from Edinburgh.
Before the count was already in the interest of MSV Duisburg and the American DC United. Edwin played 86 games for the Pearl, which he did 18 times the net to find.
Sounds like an excellent edition certainly has an impressive CV:
1 Has played in the dutch eredivisie for almost 10 years
2 Was signed by feyenoord and was brought up in their academy
3 Was captain at Breda for the last 4 years
4 Has a decent strike rate for a midfielder 1 in 6ish
5 And has featured for the Holland B team
Also at 30 you would hope that he still has plenty left in the tank
"I am delighted to be joining a club with such a great set-up and fantastic history.
"I had a lot of options available to me this summer, but having seen the training centre, the stadium and having spoken to the manager, I was really excited about the prospect of coming to play in Edinburgh with Hibernian"
This is a great quote - to Yogi and the rest of the staff who must have done a great job of selling the club to "the Count" in the face of stern competition.
Also shows that the training centre (yes that old £4M chestnut) can and does play a part in attracting quality players to the club.
Good to see the info proved correct (see Hemdani thread 03/06/10) Better news is still to come my Hibee chums and chumettes, trust me.......another quality signing is en route to Hibernian in the next week I am led to believe You have to gloat when it all comes together (it so often doesn't after all)
Looks a good quality player.
Surprised nobody has picked up on the "86 games in 4 years" part, has he had injury problems because if he was captain you would think he'd be an automatic pick which would equate to double that amount of games??