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Discussion in 'Coventry City General Chat' started by Evo1883, May 5, 2019.

  1. fernandopartridge

    fernandopartridge Well-Known Member

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    Yes but can he hack Boston on a Tuesday night in December
     
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    Was watching a documentary recently about a young lad who used to play for West Ham, was massively rated by the Hammers, but due to a lot of difficulties after being released from the then Premier League club he ended up playing Football in America - his name escapes me!

    The life the lad now lives in America is brilliant, he's much better off because of the studies he does in the background, but also still holds a chance of playing in the MLS in the future.

    Will try to remember his name.
     
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    Season is March to October ;)
     
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    robbiekeane Well-Known Member

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    Definitely. The standard isn't that good, MLS top league is probably similar to League one on a good day, maybe even League two. So if you're a young player who is only going to make it at League two/League one level, why not go to the the highest league in North America and with average attendances of 25k+ with other benefits like scholarships etc.
     
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    Not sure if MLS is a little better than league 1 as Newcastle have taken a punt on Atlanta United Miguel Almiron 20 million
     
  6. robbiekeane

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    Wow! That is huge, didn't see that.

    Games I've seen have been pretty poor standard though. I still think League one is right
     
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    MLS is getting better and better, with Man City owners owning new york and money being thrown at it, it can only get better, the difference is that the league own the player's contracts (not sure that is a bad thing)

    got a friend who is bang average at football but went on a scholarship while studying forensics in the USA and loved it, got to play in front of thousands, came back and cant only play semi pro
     
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    I do watch a lot of MLS after spending a bit of time there, there are a few quality players there and Newcastle taking a punt on Almiron was a big surprise (I don't think he's that good). Whilst there are some good young players and those superstars that have moved there at the twilight of their careers I think the standard of football is League one/league two. I watched a lot of Portland Timbers last season who got to the final of the MLS play-offs who had a great season, their captain and best player that season was Liam Ridgwell which says all you need to know about where it is currently at.

    I think it's getting better though, the infrastructure of the game and level of interest in soccer is rising rapidly and I can see it being one of the top leagues in 20 years time.
     
  9. covcity4life

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    MLS is only going 1 way and thats up
     
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    Watched a game for the first time in a few years a couple of weeks back - it’s really fast paced and entertaining.

    Defending though was shocking
     
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    Edited for you
     
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    shmmeee Well-Known Member

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    You OK mate?
     
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    That got angry quick!
     
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    Blimey - that’s over the top! And Sky Blue Harry H is one of my favorite posters!
     
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    You mean before football turned into chess?
     
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    sorry all, misread the comment.
     
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    PLAYERS OUT OF CONTRACT AND RELEASED:

    Lee Burge

    Jack Grimmer

    Tom Davies

    Liam O’Brien

    Tony Andreu

    Chris Camwell

    Reece Ford

    Billy Stedman

    Stuart Beavon



    CONTRACT OPTION EXERCISED:

    Corey Addai

    RE-ENGAGEMENT – ENTERED INTO NEGOTIATIONS/CONTRACT OFFERED:

    Jordan Wills

    Lewis Green
     
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    Hasn't Lewis Green said he is off to America and said his goodbyes?
     
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    I am very interested to see where Burge will end up having not even been offered a contract here
     
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    After all the "Championship Clubs after him" we didn't even try to keep him like we have with Willis.
     
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    He'll get a club at this level I suspect, could be a Championship squad player
     
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    They bought him in the Dec/Jan window and he's hardly featured.
     
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    NO MORE BURGE!

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    In line with this new footballing philosophy Robins is trying to breed in the squad, we're playing rush keeper next season
     
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    I am shocked on Addai it seems like a total waste of effort and money signing a bloke you don’t trust to play
     
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    Yeah, unless he is literally just to make up the numbers in the U23.

    Will need 2 new keepers signing.
     
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    Thought maybe Davies was worth an extension, but he didn't seem happy with his game time, and if this McFadzean deal is on the table, then we have that covered.

    Obviously Burge is done. Don't think many will be upset about that. The writing was on the wall for him I think as soon as Robins said what he did about Stockdale while he was with us. Still keeping Addai, so does that mean we're only looking at getting in one goalkeeper and Addai will still be understudy?
     
  28. GaryMabbuttsLeftKnee

    GaryMabbuttsLeftKnee Well-Known Member

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    He's played I think every game until he was ruled out for the rest of the season with an injury?
     
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    No worries mate. Glad you re-read it !!
     
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    I would think it’s more likely that we’ll get two centre halves than two keepers.
     
  31. Nick

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    I really hope we aren't planning on keeping Addai as the number 2.
     
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    Thank you burge for checkatrade and league 2 promotion

    but this is a good day. 2 new keepers incoming!

    @steve82 your boy tom davies released,my boy jwillis offered new contract, is this yet another case of me being right when judging players compared to you? :)
     
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    I assume Junior Brown is transfer listed or welcome to find a new club if he can?
     
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    Seems risky to me if Addai is the back up. Putting a lot of faith in whoever we do get in not to get injured, certainly doesn't sound like Addai is up to standard.
     

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