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Juve sign Palestinian wonderkid Rashed Al Hajjawi

October 8, 2016 - 9:28 am

This news and story brings me great joy to come upon and share. For it is that rarest of things, a true gem in the mega-rough.  A story which warms the heart as well as excites the mind, though to be fair, we will assuredly have to wait a decade before this particular seed truly blossoms…

Rashed Al Hajjawi, a palestinian lad of 10 years of age born in Norway, first came to light a few years back when youtube videos of his startling talents began doing the rounds.

Young Rashed has just signed for our U10 side after visiting the J Stadium…




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    Mikkel Andersen October 8, 2016 at 10:36 am

    Is the author of this article Muslim or just extremely left winged? Would the same be mentioned if it was an Israeli boy? The people are bombed by Hamas on an weekly basis. And they deliberately target civilians while some of the Palestine population are dancing in the streets with joy. Stop mixing sports and politics and remember it takes two for a tango.

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      thegutterpoet October 8, 2016 at 11:40 am

      I refrained from offering deeper mention of the horrific and constant atrocities perpetrated by the Zionists upon the Palestinians, and rather than take the bait, I will ask you instead to explain this map. Which only highlights the horror up until 16 years ago, since when matters have become far worse. When your land is stolen, your children are tortured, your land stolen, your people massacred, and the strongest nation power on the planet gives you complete political defence as well as gifts of $4bn of weapons and the Iron Shield defence system every year, it would be a little odd to see zero attempts, however pitiful, of retaliation

      Unfortunately the muslim world have other matters to attend to, and appears generally turning a blind eye to the carnage…Anyone who speaks out against the Zionist regime is instantly brutalised as a wannabe hitler, their career is ended, only the odd pip-squeak emerges from the cowing and total dominance of the anglo-zionist death machine. And by now, it doesn’t startle me at all to find people calling it tit for tat when on one side is a mountain of dead peaking towards Everest, and the vast majority of their land now in the hands of their illegal by all international law occupiers, and on the other side, a handful of casualties…That is exactly the aim of social engineering; to make mass murder acceptable and supported.

      Your arrogance in terms of demanding the report is changed, is far more weighted politically than the brief mentions of the provable horrors wrought upon the Palestinians. Disgusting. And shameful.

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        Mikkel Andersen October 8, 2016 at 2:39 pm

        After reading the first five sentences I realize you don’t get it. Most sensible people realize this is a complex conflict where nobody can claim they have the right to the country. Atrocities have been committed on both sides. The fact is that wherever Islam rules human rights are often violated. It is so easy to blame Israel for building a fence. What would you do if Hamas were your neighbors? No matter who is right I, in contrast to your ideas, I say both parts commit mistakes, so who’s arrogant?
        The most important thing is, you use a Juve news article to promote your hatred and prejudices against Israel. This is wrong. I don’t have the need to listen to your political views. So please, write about them in another forum.

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          Dar Black October 8, 2016 at 4:16 pm

          Whatever the politics Mikkel this is a good news story for a little lad with links to Palestine, and they don’t get many good news stories.
          We can all agree on that, and be happy about it, and for him.

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            Mikkel Andersen October 8, 2016 at 6:17 pm

            Sure =)

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          thegutterpoet October 9, 2016 at 1:21 am

          I was indeed firing on all cylinders…yet give or take a little too lively emotion rather than reason, my stance remains the same. My apologies, however, for stepping into less than useful pickling of your words. I was feeling a little more than thinking.

          Talk of the complexities of the horror can be of course reasonably asserted as a reason to avoid trying to delve, yet I tend to see a state disappearing not just year upon year but day upon day as a one-sided slow genocide. Which is tricky to argue with, however creative you can be.

          I see massacres such as Opertation Protective Edge, which appears to be have been instigated (as is more often the case) by the IDF who were preparing for the carnage long before and just creating any flimsy excuse to move forward with furthering their aims of eradicating the remnants of Palestine. And in such ‘battles’ when you see one side losing 5 civilians and the other side losing 1500-2000 civilians, it smacks of a massacre, not a war.

          The destruction of Palestine ties in perfectly with the longstanding Zionist expansion plan (Euphrates to Nile) as does much of the blood drenched mess of the Middle East. I am also no fan of countries assisting ISIS/ Al Nusra (or whatever other brand name you wish to use for the foreign scum leading the invasion of Syria), with Israel clearly complicit, directly supporting, openly assisting those head chopping, heart eating human vermin masquerading as ‘rebels’.

          One side has lost the vast majority of their land, thousands of lives, live under illegal occupation where they are treated by their occupiers as sub-human. These are facts, not hearsay. Which yes, I can apologize for expressing my pain born of knowing and seeing such horror from afar in a less than respectful manner, but to explain why Rashed joining Juve is such a beautiful story requires context, which I outlined, briefly in the article.

          So, I disagree fully. The very magic and heart warming nature of the story comes from the reality of a steady destruction of a people, yet one of their own born in safer lands, now appears to be a dwarf genius of the game we love. It is not simply talk of a baby Messi…

          You do not have the need to read anything I write. Nor do I have any need to respond with any bother to your passive aggressive baiting.

          I shall thank you for your contribution, yet can not in the slightest offer any assurance that my views and passions will be removed from my future posts, for without them my writing is as meaningless as the common hack jobs found in the majority of football reportage niches. It is character and passion which adds life to words, sometimes for good, often for ill, yet my own position is always to be keenly affected by anything I read, or write.

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            Craig Eisenberg October 18, 2016 at 8:05 pm

            You’re insanity is on display in the last post above where you made claims that originated from Muslim and white supremacist websites. You said, “with Israel clearly complicit, directly supporting, openly assisting those head chopping, heart eating human vermin masquerading as ‘rebels’.”

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            Mikkel Andersen October 18, 2016 at 8:44 pm


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        Craig Eisenberg October 18, 2016 at 7:58 pm

        You’re a racist and a coward. Sign your real name if you are going to spew anti-Semitic lies and hatred towards Jewish people. Why not discuss the “Islamic plague” that has ravaged the Middle East? Or does truth escape you?

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          Mikkel Andersen October 18, 2016 at 8:45 pm

          9/10 countries with less human rights are Muslims – only North Korea is same level. Why not write about this?

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        Craig Eisenberg October 18, 2016 at 8:03 pm

        Even the 1930’s Peel Report proved that Arab “Palestinians” were lying about land being stolen. Your lies are old, tired and covered with the filth of nazis and their collaborators.

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      Dar Black October 8, 2016 at 12:11 pm

      There is good and evil on both sides Mikkel. I believe there are many truths in the statement there are no innocent parties in the middle east anymore. Such is the complexity of factions, religions and political manoeuvres. I have sympathies both sides. I believe that if you can’t live together, you must live apart.

      For the record upto the end of last year I worked for a corporation that sold armoured bulldozers to Israel, consciously knowing that they would be used to flatten Palestinian homes – and tragically some humans too. When asked to cease doing so by shareholders they refuse, claiming that it’s only a trade deal and what the bulldozers (should that be killdozers?) are used for is not their concern. That’s a ideology skating on thin ice, but those sales contributed to my and 100,000 other employee wages and bonuses. It’s funny how you don’t think of the human misery, the blood on your wages when you are spending them at the time.

      Perhaps most shamefully of all the chairman would not even agree to meet the family of one of those killed by a bulldozer.

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      Ard Rí Rob October 8, 2016 at 10:41 pm

      “The people are bombed by Hamas on an weekly basis.” This is a gross overstatement, if it were true Israel would attack Gaza every week. It is very easy to do a Google search to see how often rockets are fired from Gaza, which are usually in retaliation to Israeli aggression.

      “And they deliberately target civilians” Also another exaggeration, the homemade rockets have no guidance systems to pinpoint targets and are fired in the general direction of Israel, mostly landing in open spaces, unlike Israel’s high tech guided bombs which have flattened civilian homes, in some cases killing entire family’s in Gaza.

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      Craig Eisenberg October 18, 2016 at 7:56 pm

      The author was too much of a coward to add his name, but clearly anyone using the term “Zionist plague” in an article is severely troubled and bigoted.

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    Dar Black October 8, 2016 at 11:19 am

    I really worry that there are Youtube videos of such young kids. It is like a marketplace has been created for hawks like The Devil ™ to pick them off by picking them up as their agents (even if not officially), and then lead them down the path of money too young and too soon.

    A production line of Pogba’s. Can’t be healthy for football.

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      thegutterpoet October 8, 2016 at 11:51 am

      Ah DB, I was hoping to avoid anything but intrigue focused on the little man, who seemed wicked!

      I am unsure if Mino is the devil. He does his job damn well. Has perhaps fouled the relationship with Juve via the Pogba routine, but perhaps he has also fouled his relationship with Pogba for United are not in the champions league this term, and they may not be there next term. However. the money has been made hugely. And his job is about making money.

      Raiola seems a symptom of one of many capitalist tendrils. I am simply pleased to see us sign a Palestinian, for it is welcome to see a seed thrown hither and thither by the winds of existence, blossoming into anything alive, let alone potentially beautiful. Those fuckers can’t kill them all!

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        Craig Eisenberg October 18, 2016 at 8:00 pm

        He was born in Norway. Not a Palestinian.

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    Gerald Quinn October 9, 2016 at 2:52 am

    he’s wearing a Madrid shirt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! KILL IT!!! DONT LET IT BREED!!! ha ha

    I fail to see what the big deal over a 10yr old (as talent and gifts aren’t as clean cut and dry at that age) but hey good for him and good for the people of Palestine, as this is the closest thing to good news they can get…well the non brainwashed, humans with souls and a brain who aren’t worshiping imaginary sky daddy and loving despicable men such as Mohammad and Jesus Christ, that is.

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      Dar Black October 9, 2016 at 12:22 pm

      I saw the Madrid shirt too. Funny, they did not spot that when taking the photos.

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      JD October 10, 2016 at 8:35 am

      If only we could just stick to football and specifically to Juve that
      would be great. Just because you may not believe in a higher power doesn’t mean
      you need to insult those that do. Being intolerant or unable to understand why
      people may believe puts you in the same category (not with the worst of them,
      of course) of those who use religion for gain. You sound just as bad as those
      radical Christians that say you’re going to hell if you are Catholic. As long
      as people aren’t imposing their religion on you, we should be tolerant. I
      wonder what you think about Italy and the Italians that believe.

      I don’t know Islam, but I do know that Jesus (from a historical
      perspective – because he did exist.) was a pacifist and he didn’t use religion
      for greed, power and murder. I therefore reject your categorization of Jesus as

      More generally, I love this blog and especially that it’s not censured. People have
      great passion here and really know their football. But why turn it into a
      political or religious debate? There are other blogs for that. I come here
      partly cause this is one place where I don’t have to listen to people spout off
      on these topics.

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      DutchJuventus October 11, 2016 at 6:08 pm

      Whats with the negativity man? He’s wearing a Madrid shirt, he’s a kid. He probably sleeps with a Ronaldo poster hanging over his bed dreaming about him.

      Not even gonna respond to the other part of your post, that doesn’t belong on a football site.

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        Craig Eisenberg October 18, 2016 at 7:54 pm

        Does anti-Semitic racism posing as anti-Zionism belong on a football site? I don’t think so. That’s probably why the author was too cowardly to sign his name on an article that spews intolerance by using a phrase like “Zionist plague”.

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    Moderator October 9, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    Folks, i’m going to be doing a Q&A with a great Lyon blogger – She will answer all your questions…….Please feel free to post any questions you have about Lyon in reply to this message and i’ll forward them on.

    Thanks !

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      Dar Black October 9, 2016 at 7:00 pm

      Rav having travelled to Turin to see Juve on a coach from London (don’t do it folks.. it was 29 hours of pure hell) you realise how close Lyon is to Turin. Soon past Lyon you start to get into the alps. Do they see this as a bit of a derby even if they are in different countries?

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        DutchJuventus October 11, 2016 at 6:04 pm

        I think we played a French side before which is closer than our games against Milan and Inter for example. While Turin and Milan aren’t far from eachother.

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      BelgianJuventino October 10, 2016 at 10:41 am

      – what do you expect from Lyon in this group, is CL a realistic goal?
      – How will Lyon fare against a Juve side that is eager to show its quality in Europe?
      – Much has been said about Lyon having lost a lot of prestige in the last few years, particularly due to the rise of PSG as a domestic protagonist. Is Lyon really that much weaker than say 5 seasons ago?
      – are you excited about seeing Pjanic back in Lyon, even as opponent?
      – Which Juve player would you steal from Juve for the coming games, if any and why him?
      – which Lyon player should Juve fear most?

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      Craig Eisenberg October 18, 2016 at 7:52 pm

      Anti-Zionists and anti-Semites are cowards.

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    BosnianHeart October 11, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    I will only say this much – Juve, Storia Di Un Grande Amore 🙂

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    Craig Eisenberg October 18, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    Why didn’t the author of this racist rant have the courage to put his/her name on this garbage article?