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    Congratulations to Julian Dunn for signing with @HamKamFotball in the Norwegian top division (@eliteserien). We are super excited for this new chapter in Julian’s career and we wish him the best of luck 🤩🥳

    https://twitter.com/ATGSportsmm/statuses/1468999907226710019

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    IT appears we have lost Julian Dun to HamKam of Norway, on a two year deal

    https://www.h-a.no/2021/sport/hamkam...kompromisslos/

    Oop! Beat me to it, Phil.

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    John Molinaro take is ridiculous.

    Is there any reporting on length of Insigne deal? That’s a win now signing and dangerous if any longer than 2 years imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by portu View Post
    John Molinaro take is ridiculous.

    Is there any reporting on length of Insigne deal? That’s a win now signing and dangerous if any longer than 2 years imo.
    I would guess we are looking at a three year deal. He probably wants 4 or 5.

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    Also, good for Dunn. Hopefully he does well in Norway.

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    The offer for Insigne is north of 9 million per year from what I heard

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    Worth it if there is no transfer fee...


    Quote Originally Posted by TheGoodson View Post
    The offer for Insigne is north of 9 million per year from what I heard

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    Had a gut feeling from the day the Insigne rumour was floated out that it would come to fruition. Everything lines up too well. New coach with pedigree, coming off a terrible season, Manning now has his job on the line. All of this points to a marquee signing to give the club some breathing room. And there really isn't a better option in terms of selling tickets/performance on field/demographic fit than Insigne. I mean seriously, if we're talking guy who gets people in Toronto talking about the team again and is actually realistic (not gonna be someone in their prime unfortunately) this is perfect.

    Now, if we could have Insigne, Pozuleo, and Kramaric on the field together all at once I think that would be a sight to behold and TFC would set the benchmark yet again for best DP trio in the league (they set it the 1st time when it was Bradley, Gio, and Altidore on the field together. Nobody had seen anything like that at that point.) I think that's a pipe dream though. Get Insigne in here, get a DP top 5 CB in the league and we've got the ball rolling again folks.

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    Let us dream...Insigne, Pozuelo, and Kramaric PLUS 2 top 5 MLS CBs, implying of course some more shedding!

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    If its a choice of getting him in the winter vs summer then you better damn pay for the transfer fee and get him now. It's not going to be much anyway considering his contract is expiring.

    Give Napoli a present to make them and the agents happy, it's going to help you a few years down the line when we need to go shopping again.

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    Good idea...a bone to chew on!

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    Dunn posts his goodbye with some... Interesting replies from Ayo and Noble.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeForbes View Post
    Dunn posts his goodbye with some... Interesting replies from Ayo and Noble.

    ayo akinola living off half of 2020 season where poz spoonfed him tons of chances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leedsandTFC View Post
    ayo akinola living off half of 2020 season where poz spoonfed him tons of chances.
    And Noble living off... Being tall?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeForbes View Post
    And Noble living off... Being tall?
    yeah okello didn't stand out playing in the 2nd bottom team in MLS, hard to see what european clubs are gonna take him.

    maybe norwegian league or something which is at best a sideways move

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    Quote Originally Posted by leedsandTFC View Post
    yeah okello didn't stand out playing in the 2nd bottom team in MLS, hard to see what european clubs are gonna take him.

    maybe norwegian league or something which is at best a sideways move
    No doubt Munich will be calling. Too bad it will be 1860 and not Bayern.

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    wow ayo.is becoming jozy 2 ...lots of talk.injuries every year and out of shape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reggie View Post
    wow ayo.is becoming jozy 2 ...lots of talk.injuries every year and out of shape.
    That was an incredibly stupid thing for him to post. How self-entitled.

    Still... looks like he's going.

    Okello did a season on loan over there, so he might have contacts. But to my memory he only started about half the possible games on loan.

    Anyone understand what his response was supposed to mean?
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    Also, not to lessen the achievement or anything, but Hamar is a town of 31,000 with a 7,600 capacity stadium. It's not like he's moving to Benfica.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeForbes View Post
    No doubt Munich will be calling. Too bad it will be 1860 and not Bayern.
    Good one

    If he wants to go, no big loss.


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    Okello was in Denmark not Norway

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    Quote Originally Posted by jloome View Post
    Also, not to lessen the achievement or anything, but Hamar is a town of 31,000 with a 7,600 capacity stadium. It's not like he's moving to Benfica.
    he's going because he can't get a game at TFC.

    it's a step down.

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    Every player at that level of excellence (and frankly Julian Dunn right now is better then 99% of the people in Canada his age who are playing, so ya, compared to most people, he's an excellent athlete) is an alpha male who thinks if they just (insert verb here) they would be at a big club in Europe.


    This is the nature of the players we discuss.

    I take anything they say about a lack of success with a grain of salt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jloome View Post
    Also, not to lessen the achievement or anything, but Hamar is a town of 31,000 with a 7,600 capacity stadium. It's not like he's moving to Benfica.
    But figure it must be a salary bump, but I have no concept of salaries once you get out of the big boys? When it comes to Denmark, Norway etc where do they stack up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jloome View Post
    That was an incredibly stupid thing for him to post. How self-entitled.

    Still... looks like he's going.

    Okello did a season on loan over there, so he might have contacts. But to my memory he only started about half the possible games on loan.

    Anyone understand what his response was supposed to mean?
    I am 30 now so maybe I am just behind in the lingo department but Okello saying "No kiaaaap" or whatever sounds a lot like "no cap" which roughly means "you aren't lying".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red CB Toronto View Post
    But figure it must be a salary bump, but I have no concept of salaries once you get out of the big boys? When it comes to Denmark, Norway etc where do they stack up?
    https://salarysport.com/football/eliteserien/highest-paid/

    probably not, considering he's joining a newly promoted team.

    he was on 85K USD in 2021,

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    Quote Originally Posted by leedsandTFC View Post
    https://salarysport.com/football/eliteserien/highest-paid/

    probably not, considering he's joining a newly promoted team.

    he was on 85K USD in 2021,
    Another reminder of how knowing English salaries skews perspectives. There are guys in the National League making more than most of the Norwegian First Division.

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    Re: Akinola

    Maybe we're just interpreting this too negatively? I mean, all these guys view moving to Europe (no matter where in Europe) as a step-up from MLS (rightly or wrongly), so maybe Ayo just meant 'hey, congrats, you're the first of us to move to Europe,' but not in a 'Toronto sucks' way.

    But I have no idea what Noble meant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gringo Starr View Post
    Insigne is willing to shoot from just about anywhere, I would love to see someone like that at BMO for a change. What is the Italian equivalent to a double decker?
    Maybe we can rent a couple of gondolas from Venice

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    I struggle to believe anyone can blame our kids for wanting to get out of here. We don’t develop them and we don’t play them. We consistently pass them over for MLS vets and injured or fading DPs. The best thing for all these guys - bar maybe Priso - is to leave this club. If I was their agent I don’t know under what pretenses I’d advise them to stay.

 

 

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