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Pablo the FA Cup Hero
Pablo the FA Cup Hero
Sunday, 12th May 2013 10:57

Former Blue Pablo Couñago was the FA Cup final hero in Hong Kong yesterday, lashing in a 25-yard strike just after half-time as his side Kitchee defeated Sun Pegasus 1-0. The 33-year-old joined Kitchee in October and has now netted 10 times.

Couñago, who also picked up the Most Valuable Player award and a HK$10,000 [£839] bonus, in addition to HK$150,000 [£12,583] for winning the trophy, was delighted: "It's a great feeling. It's not only for me, but for the fans and the club."

Kitchee are also battling on other fronts and face an Asian Football Confederation Cup round of 16 match away against Malaysian club Kelantan this week before a domestic Super Cup play-off.

Couñago, who was previously playing in Vietnam with Đồng Tâm Long An, is out of contract at the end of the month and is unsure whether he will be staying with Kitchee.

The Spaniard's second spell with the Blues came to an end in the summer of 2011 when he was released having spent the previous season on loan at Crystal Palace.

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shoopdelang added 11:11 - May 12
Ole ole ole ole pablooo pablooooo

Bandbox_Blue added 11:27 - May 12
Great to see Pablo has finally found his level.

Tractorog added 11:28 - May 12
He has added about 10% to his career goals total since moving to Asia.

Garv added 11:47 - May 12
Ah Pablo.

yorksblue added 13:12 - May 12
Pablo @ Ying Tong Utd and Priskin at Russia Div 2 sums them up nicely

Ravenblue52 added 14:08 - May 12
Its sad to see that supposed fans cant even wish former players well.

Tractor_Boy_in_HK added 14:27 - May 12
I was at this game, as well as a Kitchee match last week (he came on as a sub and was invisible). Pablo actually played pretty poorly yesterday and disappeared for long stretches. His goal though, was an absolute cracker. The goal was against the run of play.

One of my favourites, but amazing to see him run out of gas and quickly fall so low when he should have still been in his prime.

yorksblue added 15:34 - May 12
Maybe former players that did something for the club

coyb99 added 16:24 - May 12

Fatcatevans added 16:45 - May 12
What did he do?

Daleyitfc added 16:50 - May 12
Always thought we should have played Fat-Bottomed Girls on the tannoy whenever he came on. Utterly awful player. Surprised he's good enough for Honk-Honk.

Mach_foreignBlue added 16:52 - May 12
Lazy hysterical primadonna who would spent more time on his arse shouting at refs whilst at Portman Road.

TractorCam added 17:00 - May 12
Yorksblue, Tamas Priskin's team are in the russian premier league....

theobald1985 added 17:08 - May 12
when the ball hits the goal its not shearer or cole its....counago

Dozzells_Bobblehat added 17:08 - May 12
Daley - the fact that you thought he was an awful player fills me with happiness. Great player, who was vastly under-rated and under used in his time here. Should have been played just behind a front one or two where he would have flourished.

clintviola added 18:00 - May 12
He was a very talented player, good to still see regardless of level he's scoring.

alexsmith111 added 18:04 - May 12
Would be better than sodding chopra!!

Rjitfc added 18:06 - May 12
Extremely talented when it came to falling over, moaning at the ref or wasting chances! Ridiculously over-rated by so many on here

hossblue added 18:49 - May 12
Like Chopra given to long a contract.

ITFC4daprem added 19:16 - May 12
and the winner is
ole ole ole ole pablo pablo

francisb123 added 19:50 - May 12
Anyone could score in the Honk Kong FA cup

h32 added 20:12 - May 12
Bobblehat - have to agree with you - totally.

Hoppersblue10 added 20:33 - May 12
Ole Ole Pablo, well done..

One of the most gifted players in Town's modern era, all you negative posters know nothing about football.!

(Maybe they are Alan Lee fans)

theresonlyonekeano added 21:31 - May 12
Some utterly clueless people on here. Pablo was a great find by us, ok he didnt always have a great game but he was very good at holding up the ball and getting players into the game. Nice to see him with a club now

CraigForrestGateau added 21:53 - May 12
Such a shame that someone who played in over 200 games for town and scored over 50 goals aswell, and for the most part for a club going through big transitions at the time, that some mornoic fans still find it funny to belittle players like this. Well done Pablo and as always, all the best wherever your future lies.

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