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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Inbetween View Post
    Nope. >30. Give me / get me Gagliardini then.
    Oh god, I couldn't stomach that guy going from one of my teams to the other.


    Not sure if anyone saw this, but Alfredo Pedulla, a relatively reputable Italian journalist, took Criscito to the cleaners today after Criscito sent a hateful DM following a seemingly innocuous report about him joining TFC.

    https://football-italia.net/toronto-...alist-pedulla/

    It looks like this is the report in question.

    https://www.alfredopedulla.com/esclu...nche-la-firma/

    Not sure what Criscito's problem is, but it's another bad look. Maybe it's not a done deal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobo View Post
    Oh god, I couldn't stomach that guy going from one of my teams to the other.


    Not sure if anyone saw this, but Alfredo Pedulla, a relatively reputable Italian journalist, took Criscito to the cleaners today after Criscito sent a hateful DM following a seemingly innocuous report about him joining TFC.

    https://football-italia.net/toronto-...alist-pedulla/

    It looks like this is the report in question.

    https://www.alfredopedulla.com/esclu...nche-la-firma/

    Not sure what Criscito's problem is, but it's another bad look. Maybe it's not a done deal?
    It is a bit strange. Criscito has shown no desire so far to be here. He could be trying to negotiate some last second details or he just wants to look really loyal to Genoa supporters but this little spat makes no sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DinamoTFC View Post
    It is a bit strange. Criscito has shown no desire so far to be here. He could be trying to negotiate some last second details or he just wants to look really loyal to Genoa supporters but this little spat makes no sense.
    my take was he was calling the reporter out for claiming he has a story he doesn't have, because the contract length was too short, suggesting the guy was just making it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jloome View Post
    my take was he was calling the reporter out for claiming he has a story he doesn't have, because the contract length was too short, suggesting the guy was just making it up.
    IIUC it seems the story is unfolding.
    Some early reports are suggesting Pedulla may have been working on a story/background.
    Trying to imply or assign cause to Criscito's wife for a past situation.
    The real reason for his signing delay and non-departure as expected by TFC back in March.
    Therefore by implication... exposing untruths or lies... tarnishing an image.
    That perhaps Mimmo's reason to stay was not at all due to his loyalty to Genoa and it's relegation cause as the team's beloved leader.
    The spat may have developed from there; with that knowledge ready or threatened to be exposed.
    True or not, I suspect referencing his partner was likely a crossed personal no go line for Mimmo.
    Hence the oddness and uncharacteristic nature of directness in engagement from the player.

    https://www.pianetagenoa1893.net/pri...e-gambe-corte/
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    If that's the case, I either linked the wrong report or Pedulla went back and changed it because there's no mention of the wife.

    Not a great look regardless.
    Last edited by Bobo; 06-26-2022 at 08:05 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobo View Post
    If that's the case, I either linked the wrong report or Pedulla went back and changed it because there's no mention of the wife.

    Not a great look regardless.
    A great highlight Bobo.
    To be clear, I do not think you are, or got it at all, wrong; your link was to the right report.
    I am in complete agreement with your initial post and assessment of the story.
    The original position of those facts and statements provided and referenced.

    Allow me a try to explain; hopefully it makes some sense.
    IIUC, I basically believe Mimmo's premature and unnecessary retort 'involved' a backstory that got subsequently exposed.
    I suspect that Mimmo was somehow made aware of what 'story' Pedulla had also been inquiring about or had supposed knowledge of;
    That Mimmo's response really was to what Padulla was also or actually working on but was not going to or had not published yet.
    Mimmo's seemingly overreaction with an uncharacteristic retort to the innocuous transfer post just seemed at the time 'unconnected' to us.
    The public reply was 'inside football - btwn journo and player' and may have likely been instigated by that presumed 'wife' knowledge.
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    Boy oh boy, another go at it... more clarity, still could use confirmation help from others?

    Now...

    Seems there was indeed an article published somewhere with the Pedulla various allegations including the one about Criscito's wife.
    Seems Criscito may have then replied to Pedulla about them in a 'direct and private chat' social media manner.
    Seems Pedulla may have made those 'public' once Criscito said/stated in the heat of the argument exchange moment... (paraphrasing) 'go ahead, have at it!'.
    Seems Pedulla did and the spat obviously then caused a bit of a social media storm. It is of course Football, Journalism and Italy!
    Seems Pedulla then blocked Criscito.
    Seems Italian Rapper Shade also then got blocked.
    Seems Shade indicated as a follow up that... (paraphrasing) 'he did not think Criscito would have a problem restating all that was said in person, one on one, and in his face!'.
    Seems Shade is Piemontese.

    Fun Fact... although Mimmo may be particularly beloved and respected by many in Genoa/Piedmont, he was in fact born and bread in Napoli (Cercola).
    Hence another BFF connect with Lorenzo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobo View Post
    Oh god, I couldn't stomach that guy going from one of my teams to the other.
    Then, in whatever instance, you seem to be a supporter of historically SerieA/B underdogs and the have-nots.

    My sympathies!
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    https://twitter.com/Total_TFC

    🇮🇹 Domenico Criscito also told @ilsecoloxix that his move to Toronto FC is not for financial reasons, because his salary won't be higher than at Genoa.

    ➡️ His contract with TFC will reportedly be for 18 months, through 2023.

    #TFCLive

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    Quote Originally Posted by DinamoTFC View Post
    It is a bit strange. Criscito has shown no desire so far to be here. He could be trying to negotiate some last second details or he just wants to look really loyal to Genoa supporters but this little spat makes no sense.
    Or maybe he has historical beef with this reporter? His attack seems personal to me.

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    If I'm gonna be real, knowing that paparazzi are mosquitos and a blight on society, if some chud was attacking my wife?

    All I'm gonna say is being bad to a reporter that's bad to you isn't going to raise my alarm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil744 View Post
    https://twitter.com/Total_TFC

     Domenico Criscito also told @ilsecoloxix that his move to Toronto FC is not for financial reasons, because his salary won't be higher than at Genoa.

    ➡️ His contract with TFC will reportedly be for 18 months, through 2023.

    #TFCLive
    More to the point, they were going to release him, not keep him in Serie B:
    https://football-italia.net/criscito...o-fc-transfer/

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    Quote Originally Posted by jloome View Post
    More to the point, they were going to release him, not keep him in Serie B:
    https://football-italia.net/criscito...o-fc-transfer/
    i'd imagine he'd be too expensive for serie b

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    Quote Originally Posted by leedsandTFC View Post
    i'd imagine he'd be too expensive for serie b
    Didnít he have another year on his deal? The story said they mutually terminated his contract.

    So he couldíve forced the issue if he wanted. But they obviously want to rebuild younger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jloome View Post
    Didn’t he have another year on his deal? The story said they mutually terminated his contract.

    So he could’ve forced the issue if he wanted. But they obviously want to rebuild younger.
    I wonder if his contract had some sort of termination clause/option if they get relegated. Good to see him coming over and I think 18 months is the perfect contract length for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noxx98 View Post
    I wonder if his contract had some sort of termination clause/option if they get relegated. Good to see him coming over and I think 18 months is the perfect contract length for him.
    Most contracts in Europe have relegation clauses. It helps with the inevitable purge that comes with relegation. It also lets players who were there to help you stay up, continue to play up if they have the ability.

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    Hey guys,

    Wasn't there supposed to be a press conference this afternoon introducing Insigne?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick View Post
    Hey guys,

    Wasn't there supposed to be a press conference this afternoon introducing Insigne?

    I think it is at 4:15

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick View Post
    Hey guys,

    Wasn't there supposed to be a press conference this afternoon introducing Insigne?
    3pm this afternoon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick View Post
    Hey guys,

    Wasn't there supposed to be a press conference this afternoon introducing Insigne?


    Check out link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQKuLVjr628

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    My Bad - 3pm

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    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by ou8jonesy View Post
    My Bad - 3pm
    It's probably 4pm.

    3pm is the Waking The Red "pre-game special" they announced it earlier this morning.

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    There is a YouTube feed for this. On my phone so link might not work properly

    https://youtu.be/68XC0EuvVtU

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultra & Proud View Post
    It's probably 4pm.

    3pm is the Waking The Red "pre-game special" they announced it earlier this morning.

    Why is this not mentioned on TFC's website?

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    430 start

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    He's held up the jersey.

    It's real

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    he came across incredibly well.

    nice threads too

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    Expect this to be announced tomorrow or Wednesday.


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    I have always been a glass is half-full person. It's just the way I am wired. I love to believe that great things can happen.

    So, naturally I think this was a transformational day for us. But beyond my natural optimism, I have this sneaking suspicion that something great is about to happen.

    What if Insigne plays his heart out for us, as he always did with Napoli and the Azzurri, could he could be the best player MLS has ever seen? He turned 31 just a few weeks ago. He is in his prime.

    Could he score 15-20 goals per year and add 10-20 assists? He had 23 combined goals and assists in all comps this seasons and 30 combined last year. Is 40 combined goals and assists out of the question?

    Maybe we just signed the best player in MLS history.

    Toronto till I die.

 

 

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