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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    Not sure we need another centre forward in Destro.
    I don’t think we do. I mean, they may be hedging their bets in case of injury but Ayo and Jesus make a pretty dope front line by this league’s standards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    Not sure we need another centre forward in Destro.
    Latest speculation... Destro to Empoli; SkySport.

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    Bernardeschi makes the most sense team wise. Obviously the cap makes that more tricky. Manning will know who he is since he searched for Italian players out of contract on Transfrmarket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jloome View Post
    I’m not going to belabour the topic but I feel my point is being missed.

    They didn’t claim he was going to be loaned out, so you’re being more positive than they are.

    They claimed he will “Likely” be loaned out. News outlets make these small distinctions for very specific reasons, and it’s usually because they don’t really know for certain.
    Agreed. It means that's the preferred plan and it will probably happen, but they don't have yet a club who is willing to bite at the offer and pay his wages. That's why the small amount of hedging.


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    Either Belotti or Bernardeschi would be outstanding for us.

    Either way, the Ali Curtis era of underwhelming DPs is officially over!

    Let's go win some cups!

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    The spot in the Athletic article for the Richie news was also interesting. It was in one of the last paragraphs after all the firm transfer news was discussed.

    I do think Richie ends up getting loaned out - I don't really think he's PL ready. But I also don't see him wanting to come back to MLS.

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    The 15:00 arrival AC flight from Rome today is delayed until 16:17

    The 18:00 AT from Rome is ontime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luanda View Post
    The 15:00 arrival AC flight from Rome today is delayed until 16:17

    The 18:00 AT from Rome is ontime.
    Would Insigne fly Air Canada or would we send the MLSE jet to pick him up?

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    Think it was reported that MLSE sprung for a private jet to accommodate everyone that Insigne was bringing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeForbes View Post
    Think it was reported that MLSE sprung for a private jet to accommodate everyone that Insigne was bringing.
    Rollerblades??????????

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    All we know is that he is coming via private jet from Rome Ciampino airport. Presumably landing at YYZ?

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    https://footballnews24.it/bernardesc...calciomercato/


    Bernardeschi to TFC being reported...

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    Yeh, lets just revive the whole "looks good on the wing but never scores" TFC meme from 2010-2016.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    Yeh, lets just revive the whole "looks good on the wing but never scores" TFC meme from 2010-2016.....
    He played wingback last year for the first time in his career.
    I haven't watched (or maybe noticed) him, but if he is,
    as sec223 pointed out, good enough to keep making the nats without scoring regularly in Serie A, he has something about him.

    still, that seems it would be a very expensive way to get a converted defender, nO matter how good their technique is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TFC/Everton View Post
    Either Belotti or Bernardeschi would be outstanding for us.

    Either way, the Ali Curtis era of underwhelming DPs is officially over!

    Let's go win some cups!
    I mean this was the only way to go for MLSE , after all the crummy Bill Manning coach and manager appointments, this club was on the fast track to becoming C List entertainment in this town, were fans going to show up at BMO to witness Coach Bradley’s “culture change” club full of promising youths? Absolutely not Millions had to be spent on Insigne or this team would be playing in front of 8 or 9 thousand regularly

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    I mean, I get that Bernardeschi is a well known Series A player and above-and-beyond what we have on our roster. But for the money he would get (and the use of a DP slot) are there not better options? It feels a bit like VDW part 2, blowing good money on a luxury part rather than a position that is a greater need and more influential.

    Management just sounds downright lazy if we are going this route.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ag futbol View Post
    I mean, I get that Bernardeschi is a well known Series A player and above-and-beyond what we have on our roster. But for the money he would get (and the use of a DP slot) are there not better options? It feels a bit like VDW part 2, blowing good money on a luxury part rather than a position that is a greater need and more influential.

    Management just sounds downright lazy if we are going this route.
    Let's wait to see if it is real nd for how much, i am still thinking it is a TAM. We will scare the shit out of the opposisition

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    The fact that we even get to have these debates has to make fans of some MLS teams incredibly jealous. Imagine being an Earthquakes fan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeForbes View Post
    Salcedo or Pozuelo would have to be moved, which I don't think is out of the question at all.

    I still think there's a lot of value in trading Pozuelo right now. Could be a serious return.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldtimer View Post
    Agreed. It means that's the preferred plan and it will probably happen, but they don't have yet a club who is willing to bite at the offer and pay his wages. That's why the small amount of hedging.
    Or they may be hedging against not getting the right loan or signing in the summer window. They start up again so early now.

    I do know that right after they were promoted,
    Forest told someone at the CSA that he would
    get a chance to compete for the job and that despite his desire
    for a consistent lineup, Notts Forest manager Steve Cooper does rate him. But that mightve just been them trying to placate a players national setup.

    the outside story line is that they copied Orlando: they brought him in as a makeweight to get his buddy Cyle Larin to sign (they are among the teams vying for him), which is a long-standing tactic by English clubs hiring foreign players.
    If Richie thought that was the case he'd probably request the loan.

    I think they may have told him he'll only be a backup and they're shopping, and both parties know he needs to play regularly before Qatar.

    Its a shame. He's so good on the ball, I think he could stick and
    contribute in almost any league. But not a strong enough defender for the Prem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by portu View Post
    Salcedo or Pozuelo would have to be moved, which I don't think is out of the question at all.

    I still think there's a lot of value in trading Pozuelo right now. Could be a serious return.
    Have to asterisk this though as other teams knowing we have 4 DPs will significantly diminish any potential returns.

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    "Its not from a known reliable source" says that report


    Our known reliable source on this site says its a no go so......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokecell View Post
    Have to asterisk this though as other teams knowing we have 4 DPs will significantly diminish any potential returns.
    I think Pozuelo would have multiple suitors which would offset that. Plus, no one really knows if we're getting another DP. Different from Laba/Gilberto situation where guys were already signed.

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    Now that we're near the July window, we don't need a DP slot to sign Bernardeschi. They can do a
    six-month TAM deal knowing Poz has already said he'd be willing to discuss a non DP deal to stay. They then flip the two players' status next season.

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    Bernadeeschi on a DP slot is a waste of a DP slot

    Prove me wrong with something other then...he played for Juve & the Azzuri

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    Quote Originally Posted by jloome View Post
    Now that we're near the July window, we don't need a DP slot to sign Bernardeschi. They can do a
    six-month TAM deal knowing Poz has already said he'd be willing to discuss a non DP deal to stay. They then flip the two players' status next season.
    Everyone always forgets this MLS wrinkle in the rules.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Section 223 View Post
    I mean this was the only way to go for MLSE , after all the crummy Bill Manning coach and manager appointments, this club was on the fast track to becoming C List entertainment in this town, were fans going to show up at BMO to witness Coach Bradley’s “culture change” club full of promising youths? Absolutely not Millions had to be spent on Insigne or this team would be playing in front of 8 or 9 thousand regularly
    I was down there every week with another 20K people watching Mariner trot out Reggie Lambe, Logan Emory, and Ty Harden in 2012 after 5 years of pure debacle so I don't think we'd be seeing 8 or 9K ever no matter what was out there. Couldn't be worse than those years if they tried.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    Bernadeeschi on a DP slot is a waste of a DP slot

    Prove me wrong with something other then...he played for Juve & the Azzuri
    he only played cause everyone else was hurt…

    that’s all I got

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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    Bernadeeschi on a DP slot is a waste of a DP slot

    Prove me wrong with something other then...he played for Juve & the Azzuri
    There is nothing to him to show he is worth a DP slot. I don't care who he played for either.

 

 

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