2019- Ko Itakura | Ryotaro Meshino @ Manchester City FC (ENG)

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  1. SamuraiBlue2002

    SamuraiBlue2002 Member+

    Dec 20, 2008
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  2. Dax

    Dax Moderator
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    Feb 29, 2012
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    Let's make a bet on the number of minutes he'll play at City
     
  3. YakYak

    YakYak Member

    Feb 9, 2009
    Hey, you never know unless you try! Having said that, maybe shoot for the stars and end up on the moon?
     
  4. naopon

    naopon Member+

    Jan 2, 2007
    California
    Club:
    Kawasaki Frontale
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  5. SamuraiBlue2002

    SamuraiBlue2002 Member+

    Dec 20, 2008
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    Anyone else find it weird that there is no official confirmation from Manchester City on this transfer? I can't find a tweet or article from the club itself announcing his transfer.

    Seems sketchy.
     
  6. naopon

    naopon Member+

    Jan 2, 2007
    California
    Club:
    Kawasaki Frontale
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Man City often doesn't do a full release on its website for players who aren't slated to join the MCFC first team in the immediate future. You can interpret that how you will - basically it's a CFG portfolio acquisition - but the transaction itself is totally above board. You could say that Itakura isn't a Manchester City Football Club player in a meaningful sporting sense yet, but that his contract is with City Football Group.
     
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  7. SamuraiBlue2002

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    Dec 20, 2008
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    Bench
     
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  8. Samurai Warrior

    Samurai Warrior Member+

    Dec 2, 2008
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    Ko Itakura started today as a CB for Groningen against Hannover and played 77 minutes.

    The team won 0-1 at Hannover.

    Doan also started for Groningen and played 67 minutes, while Genki Haraguchi subbed in for Hannover during half-time.

    You can watch the full match here:

     
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  9. teioh

    teioh Member+

    Apr 17, 2012
    Wait a moment. He will miss ManCity preseason?
     
  10. Dax

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    Feb 29, 2012
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  11. Samurai Warrior

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    Dec 2, 2008
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    Both Itakura and Doan starts for Groningen in the first game of the season against FC Emmen:



    Debut for Itakura.

    @Dax I think it is better to merge both threads of Itakura and Doan.
     
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  12. Samurai Warrior

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    Dec 2, 2008
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    54526899-D56D-4398-B1EE-AFEA1765D40E.png As it was the case in the pre-season, Itakura will play as left centre back:
     
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  13. SamuraiBlue2002

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    Very good game by Itakura. His tackle set-up the goal. He made some good challenges and displayed good passing from the back.
     
  14. Keren

    Keren Member+

    Feb 15, 2013
    France
    Club:
    Olympique de Marseille
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
  15. teioh

    teioh Member+

    Apr 17, 2012
    What's the point of use him in his weak spot? He's a good DMF, didn't they choose him for this? Anyway good for him he played good as a CB but that's not exactly what we need from him.
     
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  16. AKITOD

    AKITOD Member+

    Apr 5, 2007
    Hobart, Aust
    Club:
    JEF United Ichihara
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    That's great news we have him starting Eredivisie as a CB.
     
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  17. Dax

    Dax Moderator
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    Feb 29, 2012
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    Added Meshino.
    Whatever.
     
  18. Drew1404

    Drew1404 Member

    Aug 25, 2014
    I looked up some highlights of Meshino, and man he has potential! But unfortunately it's man city we are talking about. Will he play in the reserves?
     
  19. Samurai Warrior

    Samurai Warrior Member+

    Dec 2, 2008
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    He can’t play in England at all. He has no work permit, and can’t get it.

    He will be loaned out to a club in Netherlands or Belgium.
     
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  20. Drew1404

    Drew1404 Member

    Aug 25, 2014
    Hopefully we will hear something soon, definitely want to keep an eye on this player.
     
  21. SamuraiBlue2002

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  22. Whispered11

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    Oct 4, 2011
    Rome, Italy
    Club:
    UC Sampdoria
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
  23. Dax

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    Feb 29, 2012
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    Well, I guess at least he could tear it apart if he adapts. Not sure how much Moriyasu will care though...
     
  24. Dax

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    Feb 29, 2012
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    Meshino's loan to Hearts was confirmed today by the club manager. Let's use this thread to track him.
     
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  25. Samurai Warrior

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