Amr Zaki: What To Expect

Last updated : 19 January 2010 By Paul Farrington

"Zaki was a very good player to start with in his Wigan career. He started like a man on fire and couldn't stop scoring. However it seemed that teams got used to him and with all the extra defensive atttention he faded away. He looked a shade of the player that joined the club by the time he left.

"The fall out all stems from his failure to return from international duty on a number of occasions. All a storm in a tea cup really and nothing would have come out had he not lost form!

"He's a big powerful striker with a brain in his head. He'll certainly win a number of free kicks for his antics! It will be interesting to see if he can replicate the form he showed with us early on, or whether he will be a flop!" - Paul Farrington,

Click here for There's Something About Amr, documenting the series of incidents that took Amr Zaki from being the most wanted striker in Europe to being let go by Wigan, cast out by El Zamalek, and picked up by Hull City in a make-or-break deal.