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Scout Report: Krisztian Timar



If, as expected, Shaun Barker leaves Bloomfield Road in the coming weeks, then new Pool supremo Ian Holloway will be forced to dip his toe into the transfer market and sign a replacement.

In this, the first of a new feature, we profile a player who could be a potential replacement for Barker.

Krisztian Timar is a 29 year old Hungarian international centre half who plys his trade for Holloway's old club Plymouth.

Standing at 6'3', Timar was signed for Argyle by Holloway for 100,000 after a successful loan spell from Ferencvaros, along with fellow Hungarian Peter Halmosi, who is now of course playing in the Premiership for Hull.

In the 2007-08 season, his first full campaign at Home Park, Timar was named Player of the Season, gaining the nickname 'The Beast of Budapest' and earning his first cap for Hungary in the process as well as captaining Argyle for their last two games of the season.

However, in the second of those two games, and with just 25 minutes of the game remaining, a serious clash of heads with Wolves player George Elokobi left him needing a metal plate inserted into a head wound. Timar spent the close season in rehabilitation and there were fears that he may never head the ball again.

The injury summed up The Beast's 100% commitment to the Argyle cause: throwing his body on the line for the team. With such effort and a no-nonsense attitude, Timar has understandably become a hero at Home Park. Of course his superb overhead scissor kick goal v Scunthorpe also helped, as well as illustrating that there is a bit of beauty to go along with The Beast!

However, struggling for fitness last season following his horrific injury, Timar's opportunities at Plymouth have been limited, and he has slipped down to fourth choice centre back behind Craig Cathcart (who was on loan from Man Utd) Chris Barker and highly rated centre half Marcel Seip.

Timar did return to the team in the early stages of the season but it was clear that his form had dropped from the high standards set the previous season. To compound Timar's misery he was sent off in the home game against Norwich City. Last season Timar made 22 appearances, with just 14 of those being starts.

As a result, it is believed that Timar is available for transfer, despite signing a new three year deal (with the option of a 4th year) just last summer.

Indeed, our sister site, Vital Plymouth reported in May that although Timar had been challenged to prove his fitness, he had also been made available for transfer by Argyle manager Paul Sturrock.

Having worked with Timar in the past, and with Blackpool having a reputation as being a club to revive players' careers, could Ian Holloway be tempted to move again for Timar?

It is not known how much Plymouth would demand for the Hungarian's services, but it is not expected to be anywhere close to the Seasider's valuation of Shaun Barker.

Will Holloway once again demonstrate his love for Hungarian players this summer? Only time will tell.
The journalist

Writer: Eamonn Moore  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday July 6 2009

Time: 10:08AM

 

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