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    Default TFC to sign Philippe Christanval? - Rumour

    i know its mlsrumors....
    and ya they are reallyyyy late on the Maman deal...
    but is this a possible signing?
    sorry if its been posted

    http://www.mls-rumors.net/2009/03/in...-philippe.html

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    That'd be the CB we so desperately need I hope it happens but I really think we're done for the offseason

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    I can't believe this wasn't talked about earlier. MLS rumors has reported this periodically from anonymous sources over the last few months. It would make sense. Everytime someone is long rumored to be joining the team there is some actual interest (Gomes, Pinto, Serioux, DeRo...)

    I think the concern is his history of injuries, but he has taken almost a complete season off. Winsper might have him on a program as an act of good faith between player and club. If this does happen, I'd look to see Velez sent packing as Nana will replace him as the first person off the bench at RB.

    ----------------Vitti--Barretta----
    Ricketts-----Guevara---Robbo-----DeRo
    Brennan--Christanval---Serioux---Wynne

    The biggest change that goes unnoticed is that guys with talent are on the bench that in past years would have been starters. For instance, Johann Smith would be a starter where clearly he has talent but isn't ready quite yet.

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    He has played his entire career at the highest level, a lot of injury concerns over the last couple of years but if healthy he would be an amazing addition.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippe_Christanval

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    Hmmm, looks good, almost too good to be true.

    Injury history is a concern, but he's world class. Seems like the kind of guy that would excel in MLS...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DigzTFC! View Post
    If this does happen, I'd look to see Velez sent packing as Nana will replace him as the first person off the bench at RB.
    Another Velez attack, give the guy a break, the reason why we dont hassle ricketts because he is a community man.

    Wait till the season starts, his second season, if he does the same crap, THEN IM WITH YOU!!

    but for now..............BE CHAMPIONS!

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    MLS Rumors..........................................

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    Is this NEWS or still a rumour?? Shouldn't it be in the other section?

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    I can almost certainly confirm that Christanval will not be coming to Toronto FC. I have no idea about Mamam though.

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    ^^^how can you confirm this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jahinho_Guerro View Post
    Another Velez attack, give the guy a break, the reason why we dont hassle ricketts because he is a community man.
    no, the reason we dont hassle ricketts is because hes one of our better players and hes our only real winger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jahinho_Guerro View Post
    Another Velez attack, give the guy a break, the reason why we dont hassle ricketts because he is a community man.

    Wait till the season starts, his second season, if he does the same crap, THEN IM WITH YOU!!

    but for now..............BE CHAMPIONS!
    Velez is crap.
    RR isnt
    There is a difference

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    Crap or not, it's almost a guarantee he'll be getting minutes this year so....we will have to deal with it.

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    Velez is the most disposable player we have at the back. Peoples criticisms may be exagerated to the point where he was made a scapegoat, but people do this because he's the weakest player.


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    He's there, playing to the best of his ability. However, he's over his head. Still, I hope he does well this season

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jahinho_Guerro View Post
    Another Velez attack, give the guy a break,
    That wasn't an attack. That was my interpretation of the roster restrictions. Nana is a 20 year old back with promise and Canadian. He is a 28 year old Puerto Rican...why carry three RB on the roster, especially when more roster changes will likely occur to increase depth at other positions. Velez could still be useful, but most likely it will be at another team. Football doesn't always come down to who's good or whose bad.

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    ^^^fair enough....i never really looked at it that way....
    but yea velez is getting paid 60k and nana 36k so yea i agree with you now,
    if that is what it comes down to in referring to the roster situation.

    But what happens when Wynne in gone?

    and Rickkets is good, dont get me wrong, but worth the 200k+ that hes getting......i dont know, i rather have Corey Ashe, for half the price....

    DOnt get me wrong i liek rohan rickky!!

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    When Wynne is gone, Nana could play back there, so can Serioux, and it seems that they are having Cronin a go at RB. But, If Serioux plays there, then we have a problem again at CB.....hahaha!!! Damn the roster restrictions and salary cap.

    Ricko took a pay cut to come back, making $165K. What Ricko will do is attract 2 defenders on the ball, which will open up more space for Guevara and the forward. Remember, he even admitted he hasn't been at full fitness last year. Let's see how things go the first half of this year, before we can say he is worth the money or not.

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    I forsee A lot of starting minutes for Nana this year. He's ready.

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    The RPB's in Charleston believe they might have seen Phillipe with the team at the airport last night......They will get confirmation today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluenose13 View Post
    The RPB's in Charleston believe they might have seen Phillipe with the team at the airport last night......They will get confirmation today.
    First DD meeting someone at the airport, now the RPBs......hahahaha!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluenose13 View Post
    The RPB's in Charleston believe they might have seen Phillipe with the team at the airport last night......They will get confirmation today.

    It's sooooooo much better when we have some of our guys with the team who can just tell us what's up eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluenose13 View Post
    The RPB's in Charleston believe they might have seen Phillipe with the team at the airport last night......They will get confirmation today.

    SICK!! I hope they pick up Phillipe!!

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    At the end of season 2007/2008 Christanval was released by Fulham and was offered a trial with Premier League club Blackburn Rovers as Christanval was a free agent he would be allowed to join any other club outside the FIFA regulated transfer window


    Makes sense...

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    From 99 to 09 he's only had 170 Games..thats 17 a season....with 80 odd being earlier on in the career. Severely injury ridden.

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    How is he gonna like the turf on his legs??

    Does anyone know what kind of injuries he has had?? specifics??

    Knees? Ankles? Foot?

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    Blackburn passed on him in September....I guess he didn't impress..

    http://www.skysports.com/story/0,195...143233,00.html

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    Man... if he could keep it together for one year.... this season could be legendary.

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    This would be a fantastic signing with Harmse as a solid backup if he picks up a knock along the way.

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    I hope it happens but how do they know it wasn't Souleymane? Considering he had braids, I'd say it was him.


 

 

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