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Discussion in 'Houston Dynamo' started by RedAce, Apr 10, 2012.
Recio for depth. I like it.
It doesnt bother me for next year but i hope we fill RM and forward this summer so we can look at options at every position in the draft and not have to draft need.
I'm more worried about an RM. Forwards don't really worry me at the moment. We have Kandji, Bruin, Weaver, Ching, Rolfe, Ownby, and Carr as forwards, so I think that we may end up trading if our RM situation isn't fixed during the transfer window in the summer.
I agree RM is a bigger concern. We shall see up top. I am waiting for one of those guys to step up and it hasnt happened with the exception of maybe Bruin showing life. Ching and Weaver are likely gone next year and aside from Bruin and Carr the others get no time so it doesnt install peace of mind to think of a Bruin Carr lineup.
That is true. I was hoping to catch a practice today but I ended up not going cause work and Champions caught up to me. I really want to see Carr, Weaver, and Kandji in practice. Let's see what happens soon. lol
I thought the team received 2/3 and the league 1/3 of transfer fees (3/4 & 1/4 for homegrown players). However, I think only 500k could be used as allocation. So, you could get a dp replacement with the allocation, if your owners would foot the rest of the bill. I could be wrong, but I really think that is close.
The owners do get a percentage but it depends on the status of the player (DP HG Regular) not a fixed amount. But beyond conjecture i dont know about using that as allocation and even if true it may be owners option .
I'm sure it is the owners choice what to spend. Everything I read said a maximum allocation of 500k (a vipers nest article claims a raise to 625k). So, maybe the owner can spend what they want 500k or less as an allocation?
On the RM front, I have a strong feeling in my gut that Dom finally gets his man this summer in the form of Oscar Boneik Garcia. Now I have no real basis for this except it seems to be what happened with Camargo. I remembered him as the "Mystery Brazilian" we tried to sign before the 2011 season started but it fell through but we landed him in the summer. From what I understand (and correct me if I'm wrong) OBG has accepted our terms twice but Olimpia wouldn't let him go. I think the third time's the charm and we'll see him in Orange this summer.
On all this Geoff Cameron speculation. Would not Geoff need to play in 1/2 of the USMNT games over the summer to be eligible for a British work permit?
You wouldn't have missed anything - they were off on Wednesday.
What is the rule on this? I'm noit sure what percentage of national team games it is but I'm pretty sure he does not have a european passport so the work permit will be a problem me thinks.
Anyway here is the transfermarkt page with Geoff's estimated transfer value.
For those who do not enjoy clicking links....1million euros/875k pounds.
I think it's more than half, and I think it only applies to premiership teams and not the lower divisions. There is an appeals process for players that don't meet the requirements but I'm not sure if he would pass or not.
Thanks for the clarification of that rule but in regards to whether Geoff would pass or not, Tim Ream should not have passed either but he made it through. I think it maybe easier now for americans because of the precedent set with Ream not having the EU passport and having played in less than the required amount of national team games, but who knows.
It is 75% of games over the last two years for which the player was available. He is not even remotely close.
However, if he does get called up this summer, an appeal would likely be successful as he would be an "exceptional talent" that is on path to become a regular starter - plus he would be close to the criteria for the previous one year if he was called up all summer.
Of course, if he goes NEXT year, all the games in 2010 drop off and he will likely qualify, again assuming he plays this summer.
There's also a lot of teams in Europe that aren't in the Premiership and don't require any work permit, and he would likely get a nice raise wherever he went.
My gut says he is more concerned about competitiveness and making the National team. Of course, he will make his money elsewhere.
He is in an odd spot due to his age. He will be 28 at the NEXT World Cup. If he cannot make this team, he may not get a look when he is 32 in 2018.
Yeah, my advice would be to choose a league where he will not only get a raise (obvious) but also playing time. He's not a lock for 2014 so he needs to continue to showcase and improve himself. You can make good money in the Juniper, Viking leagues or the Championship. I think it's pretty f'n cool that Rico and Stu have come from our club. If you really love them you have to let them go.
But we HAVE to let them go. We missed 2 grand opportunities to sell Rico to Livorno and Stu to anyone. We can't let them leave on a free.
"Sell high not low" or in this case sell when you actaully will get something instead of when out of contract.
You have two point in there:
1) I agree we should get something for him. But we have until after 2013 to do that and get full value.
2) Quite frankly it is a business and the team will "choose" a league that pays the most for his rights. That may or may not be in his best interest but that is the risk of expressing you want to be transferred.
Boswell & Hainault as CBs? Yikes, I think the polar ice caps move faster. I think Ashe, Taylor, Hainault, Sarkodie would be more appealing. Boswell, Weaver, and Clark are guys I would consider moving to fill other needs or clear cap space. That may be too much Football Manager thinking, but Boswell isn't going to get any faster.
Yeah but if you are at risk of losing Andre and Cameron over the next 18 months you cannot trade Boswell. Despite Cameron's athleticism, Boswell is the leader on that back-line. No, you just pair him with Taylor in the middle if need be.
I have to agree. There has to be leadership and someone very experienced to talk to on the back line. It helps with vision and composure. Boswell fits this.
18 months ought to be plenty of time to find a replacement. I just see Cameron as covering up for lack of speed at the back. And how much does Boswell make again? I could be wrong. It could have been that the midfield was so bad early last season that the back line suffered. I was curious, so I did some quick number crunching.
Stats before Adam Moffat entered the starting lineup.
Goals scored: 24
Goals scored average: 1.14
Goals conceded: 26
Goals conceded average: 1.24
Stats from when Adam Moffat entered the starting lineup including the playoffs.
Goals scored: 26
Goals scored average: 1.53
Goals conceded: 17
Goals conceded average: 1.00
The thing that really stands out is that goals scored went way up.