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Pattison at Downs for medical

Posted: 31 July 2009 Time: 13:12

Mamelodi Sundowns have beaten Orlando Pirates to the services of England-based midfielder Matthew Pattison.

Pattison arrived in the country this morning and was quickly whisked off to Chloorkop, here he is currently undergoing a medical test.   According to a reliable source at the club, the 22-year-old Johannesburg-born midfielder has already agreed to personal terms with the Brazilians.   “The guy is here and currently under going his medical test which is a formality, otherwise he has already agreed on personal terms with Sundowns,” the source tells   Siyavuma Sports Agency representative, Jerome McCarthy, also confirms the arrival of Pattison in the country.   “Yes, it’s true the player is in the country and will be concluding his deal with Sundowns this evening.”   Sundowns president Patrice Motsepe announced during the club end-of-season function in Pretoria recently that the club was gunning for the services of a top player from Europe.   Sundowns have already signed Papi Zothwane, Lebohang Mokoena and Mabhuti Khenyeza, while a deal has been agreed or Eduardo Ferreira to join during the January transfer window.

Article by: Ernest Fakude

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 01:25 pm
eish im jelousy .mara y kaizer y
posted: 01:34 pm
But mara this guy look older than Booth and John Terry, is he really 22?? Eish, haikhona maan!!
posted: 01:37 pm
I still beleive that Acuma was the man for the middle of the park!!! What to that happened Downs striker, something Alves??
posted: 01:52 pm
I know jelous will always struck as others have already started to say he is too old but we don't care about the ages of their Zimbabweans who were just picked at Limpopo farms for mahala.
posted: 02:01 pm
I would say is a good catch if he is a left footed midfield who can play on the wing..I have never seen him play before...Ernest Faduke which position on the field does he play (i.e 6,8,7 or 11)? I personally think Sundowns (as an Organizer)is cover in all departments except for no. 11/a left wing player because I wlii hate to see last season' scenario wgere players are being used out of position
posted: 02:05 pm
Or can be good if he a holding midfielder since is only Nyandoro in that central midfield we are blessed with Jams...Tso, Papi,Gareth, Kurt?,Twala and Moriri
posted: 02:12 pm
A medical test been "just a formality, what is this telling us about Sundowns now are they not really taking medical tests seriously or are players signed before medical tests are concluded and thereby signing injured players, this stupidity does not happen with Sundows only, Chiefs: with that defender from Ajax Domminic A, Plattinum Stars: OJ Mabizela, Pirates: Gert,if medical tests are not taken seriously then we will continue with these overrated under achievers celebrated players injured proned players who flock to our league.
posted: 02:29 pm
This is one signing i would welcome with sceptism, reason being that i've never seen this guy play before. hope he is the real deal, i'm tired of seeing my team ripped off.

Is he real worth it..??

Only time will tell.

Sundowns organiser 4 ever...!!!
posted: 02:45 pm
Tshi-whatever your name-have u eaten bananas without peeling them-there is nothing to be jelouse about your PON-SHOP-CIRCUS OF SUNFLOPPERS-YOUR TEAM WHICH WAS BEATEN BY VODACOM TEAM SIES-GAA-USELESS PUNKS-K4L
posted: 02:48 pm
There is nothing special about this guy, if there was any speciality by now, big teams in e Europe should have been gunning for him. So this is just an expensive reject to sundowns as usual
posted: 03:01 pm
official sundowns organiser say in pattisson we got a gem.he is such a class act.we gonna inflict some pain to the pretenders this season.only supersport will give downs some competition.the rest are just palookas....
posted: 03:05 pm
Mzwandile my man.u dont know wot ur talking about.the boy is still young.his time will come.ur argument bordes on hatred of this super team.
posted: 05:50 pm
Hola downs
posted: 06:54 pm
Matthew "Matty" Pattison (born October 27, 1986 in Johannesburg) is a South African professional footballer, who currently plays for the English club Norwich City.

Pattison began to play football at an early age. He and his family then moved to England in 1997, when he was eleven years old. He joined Newcastle Youth Academy at the age of fourteen.

He got his first taste of senior football in a pre-season friendly match against Celtic in August 2004. Unfortunately, Pattison was put on the sideline for the whole 2004-2005 season with two knee ligament injuries that threatened to end his career before it had really begun.

However, he showed his resilience and made his competitive first team debut on February 25, 2006 in a Premiership match against Everton, coming on as a substitute. Pattison made his first start for the club later in the same season against West Bromwich Albion, before being substituted after 80 minutes. Pattison was later named man of the match for the impressive contribution he made during the 3-0 win.

Pattison joined Norwich for a short loan period in November 2007, following ex-manager Glenn Roeder. After making 10 appearances and impressing, the deal was made permanent once the transfer window opened on January 4, 2008 for an undisclosed fee, on a three and a half year contract.[1] In a bizarre incident, it was reported on March 19, that Pattison had been arrested by police after being caught not only drink-driving, but doing so whilst only wearing underwear.[2] However it was revealed during his resulting court case that he was fully clothed at the time of his arrest.

Pattison did not score during his first year with Norwich, despite striking the goal frame on a number of occasions. His first goal finally came in the 2–1 win at Nottingham Forest on November 22, 2008, and was quickly followed up with another against Crystal Palace three days later. He then scored the second goal against local rivals Ipswich Town on December 7 to take his tally to three in four games
posted: 07:03 pm
whoever that wants to know more about Mathew or "Matty" Pattison should check out at This guy was midfielder at Norwich City in England.
posted: 08:56 am
My beloved kickoff can you please tell me what position this pattison plays?
posted: 09:01 am
Yés downs must sign him we want win the league this season
posted: 10:30 am
Wat position in midfield does he play in?
posted: 12:16 am
Keep them comin...motsepe
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