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    Quote Originally Posted by Fort York Redcoat View Post
    And yet they are not exclusive.
    I want to see local players develop. It's one thing to exclude them from the first team while giving contracts to Americans who played NCAA, it's another to start using developmental spots on foreigner players. Where does it stop? Because it's backslid pretty far already.

    They need more of a locked in dedication to local players. My $0.02, but we have Americans running the club and they sometimes have rose coloured glasses on when it comes to their players. A lot of these guys (ex: Rivas, and some others they've brought in for TFC II) have no business being out there. Not on merit and especially not when those spots should go to locals first.

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    FWIW



    Can someone explain to me how waiving Moore (and keeping cap hit) and then looking for a backup #9 makes sense for the club?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ag futbol View Post
    I want to see local players develop. It's one thing to exclude them from the first team while giving contracts to Americans who played NCAA, it's another to start using developmental spots on foreigner players. Where does it stop? Because it's backslid pretty far already.

    They need more of a locked in dedication to local players. My $0.02, but we have Americans running the club and they sometimes have rose coloured glasses on when it comes to their players. A lot of these guys (ex: Rivas, and some others they've brought in for TFC II) have no business being out there. Not on merit and especially not when those spots should go to locals first.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bobo View Post
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    Can someone explain to me how waiving Moore (and keeping cap hit) and then looking for a backup #9 makes sense for the club?
    Might be looking a #9 that doesn't have a cap hit? ie Generation Adidas or supplemental roster player

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobo View Post
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    Can someone explain to me how waiving Moore (and keeping cap hit) and then looking for a backup #9 makes sense for the club?
    Well Moore did approach the staff last season about playing time so perhaps they thought it would be best to move him rather than keep him unhappy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stress View Post
    Well Moore did approach the staff last season about playing time so perhaps they thought it would be best to move him rather than keep him unhappy.
    And they probably figured he'd have been picked up by someone by now.

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    Headline " TFC releases number 9"
    Headline " TFC releases number 9"
    Headline " TFC seeks number 9"

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyDM View Post
    Headline " TFC releases number 9"
    Headline " TFC releases number 9"
    Headline " TFC seeks number 9"

    Re-vised headline: TFC seeks "bargain" No. 9

    I asked Vanney about it last night in our brief one-on-one

    http://www.torontosun.com/2016/03/11...of-nycfc-clash

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    Maybe someone like Eric Hurtado. Low salary hit, can play through the middle and out wide in a 4-3-3.

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    Is it possible to reclaim a player that's been waived? Moore may have his limitations but let's face it, he's better than anything they'll find while dumpster diving. He's been long acclimatized to the surroundings and he has useful qualities for a 433.

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    I assume its nothing but its the first time I've ever even seen Focus.de mention MLS

    Linking Lucas Podolski to TFC...No clue how they would be able to pay the salary unless they get rid of say Altidore...Talking about a 8mil salary below.

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    Erst im Sommer war Podolski aus der Premier League in die Türkei gewechselt. Sein Vertrag bei Galatasaray läuft noch bis 2018. Derzeit spielt der frühere Köln- und Bayernspieler eine gute Saison und hat in 21 Spielen bereits zehn Tore erzielt.
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    Seems like this is being reported by legit media in Germany.

    http://www.berliner-zeitung.de/sport...-mls--23713658

    Hate to sound like a downer, but could this be in case Giovinco leaves?

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    Or the often injured Altidore?
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    CNN in Turkey (3.5 million followers on twitter) is reporting it. https://twitter.com/cnnturk/status/708634353602011136

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    I read 36mil. How do we offer him that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fort York Redcoat View Post
    I read 36mil. How do we offer him that?
    German sites are reporting a 4 year deal so the total would make sense at 8mil a year. TBH having Poldi and Giovinco would be fun to watch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fort York Redcoat View Post
    I read 36mil. How do we offer him that?
    on 36 million he'd be the highest paid player in the world. That seems highly unlikely.

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    WHAT IS HAPPENING!??

    but really, so much to be moved around to make this happen. I am suspicious.
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    Can't see it - this team is not interested in 31 year old strikers anymore.

    Especially one who comes off the left like Seba does. Agent talk.

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    Maybe jozy goes, maybe this is being lined up if seba leaves (Conte is going to Chelsea) or maybe it's nothing.

    Podolski and seba would be very fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    Can't see it - this team is not interested in 31 year old strikers anymore.

    Especially one who comes off the left like Seba does. Agent talk.
    Could be just agent talk, sure, but to be fair Podolski is still only 30, and he could easily wreck this league for another 3-4 years. Would take him over Altidore, but not Giovinco.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Super View Post
    Could be just agent talk, sure, but to be fair Podolski is still only 30, and he could easily wreck this league for another 3-4 years. Would take him over Altidore, but not Giovinco.
    three to four years is definitely a stretch. He's a player who relies a ton on his directness and his athleticism, something that's already starting to fade

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    Normally I'd say this is bullshit, but if it's being reported by legit media then i don't know wtf is going on, unless we pull an LA and get the league to accommodate us

    Edit: isn't podolski also injury prone

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    Quote Originally Posted by portu View Post
    Edit: isn't podolski also injury prone
    very.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fort York Redcoat View Post
    I read 36mil. How do we offer him that?
    36 over 4 years is just a little more than Giovinco makes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by portu View Post
    Normally I'd say this is bullshit, but if it's being reported by legit media then i don't know wtf is going on, unless we pull an LA and get the league to accommodate us

    Edit: isn't podolski also injury prone
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    very.
    Well then he'll fit that part of Altidores role then....
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    Quote Originally Posted by portu View Post
    Normally I'd say this is bullshit, but if it's being reported by legit media then i don't know wtf is going on, unless we pull an LA and get the league to accommodate us

    Edit: isn't podolski also injury prone
    CNN of all outlets does not touch rumour mill material so there must be something to it, I would have to believe.

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    We've heard stuff out of Turkey before.

    BTW, I said 31 because that's what he is in June and if he did show up it would be in July after the Euro's, I would think. As others have said, injury prone. We already got that in Altidore, who's 4 1/2 years younger.

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    From what I've gathered, major newspapers in Berlin and Hamburg are reporting it and like 10 outlets in Turkey are reporting it, including CNN.

    My guess is the story came from his agent as the articles describes Podolski responding positively to the the offer.

    Lots of smoke, but maybe some fire... We shall see.

    Also, may I be the first to say: He will destroy MLS defenders

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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    We've heard stuff out of Turkey before.

    BTW, I said 31 because that's what he is in June and if he did show up it would be in July after the Euro's, I would think. As others have said, injury prone. We already got that in Altidore, who's 4 1/2 years younger.
    While Altidore might be younger he isnt even close to the player Poldi is. The guy would walk over the pathetic defenders in MLS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vortexdr View Post
    While Altidore might be younger he isnt even close to the player Poldi is. The guy would walk over the pathetic defenders in MLS.
    Depends on whether he is slowing down.

    I just think there is a potential with Alitdore to have an asset for the next 7 years, whereas with Podolski, we are talking about 2.5.

 

 

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