Mikkel Diskerud can choose US or Norway NT [R] includes NT results

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  1. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    And, not discounting Midas' opinion know he's usually (always?) hella drunk (not that I'm judging, just saying.)

    Perhaps you are his Jari!
     
  2. y-lee-coyote

    y-lee-coyote Member+

    Dec 4, 2012
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    Well mate,
    You will probably think me a sycophant for thinking one can't blame the guy for making the people who gave him a contract, honor the contract.

    You also said earlier it was not good getting money for nothing. Well the fact that it is for nothing has to do with decisions made by the people who gave him the contract in the first place. From a NYCFC perspective it isn't good, but from a Diskerud perspective it sure beats having to file for unemployment.

    I get your contrarian schtick, but it really is tired and worn. Your recent comments on this particular matter attempting to place blame on Mix for expecting NYCFC to honor their contract with him and not willing to move from where he wants to be are way OTT.

    If the guy wants to take 1.5 million and build himself a life in a city he enjoys living in I can't really see anything "not good" with that at all. If this whole NYCFC and MLS ordeal wreck his career, I have a hard time calling making it cost them the 1.5 million they promised "not good."
     
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  3. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    I'm not being contrarian, I'm being honest. What happens is when you take a neutral stand in the middle of a war (and these forums are a war, between the pro-MLS group and the Eurosnobs --if you "defend" MLS once, you become the sworn enemy of the latter; if you criticize MLS, you become the sworn enemy of the former) everybody hates you.

    IMO, it's simply ridiculous trying to blame MLS for Mix's situation. It makes perfect sense to me, and those trying to blame the league for it are very, very biased. But that's my perception of the world. You may have a very diferent one, and that's fine, so far you don't go around insulting people online. That's petty.


    PS: If I were smart and posted for the reps, I'd be like a very loved guy here who was always praising Klinsmann when most were, but turned on him the moment most turned on him as well. That'd get me lots of thumbs up, but that's not me.
     
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  4. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    You are an inspiration. Stalwart in face of the great temptation of whoring for rep. How do you find the courage!

    (If you like my snark, rep it up friends, rep it up! I'm close to a free ticket!)
     
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  5. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    I'm like Iron Man on steroids, dude.

    When you sign a contract, you read it, right? So you know what the conditions, fair or unfair, are.
     
  6. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    Exactly. And Mix is, it seems, adhering to the contract, it is NYFC/MLS that wants to break it. That's the whole point.

    Management loves contracts when they work for them. Not so fond when they don't. then you need to be a "team player." which means "get screwed."
     
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  7. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
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  8. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
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    New England Revolution
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    United States
  9. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
    San Francisco
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    Los Angeles Galaxy
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    Generally, rep is given for insightful, interesting, or funny posts, regardless of which "side" a poster takes. You don't get rep'd much because your posts rarely meet this criteria.
     
  10. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
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  11. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    Raleigh
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    Dude, this is just the Internet.
    Mix requests this thread stay here.
     
  12. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    Yeah, see, I was trying to mess around with that fact 'cause while he was in MLS we kept his thread in YA, so that now that he is really a YA again, well, it's kind of, I mean, if then we, you know, moved it where it really should have been but then, you know, it really shouldn't so it would be, kind of, you know... see, if the expectations are... Well, so, you see a player and then you think: "I know, his thread..." um. Never mind. Let's just keep it here. We're good.

    Go Mix.
     
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  13. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
  14. Midas Mulligan

    Midas Mulligan Member+

    Jul 24, 2013
    NYC
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    Liverpool FC
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    United States
    Zero. That Philly guy is picking up the tab. Why else was he so mad?
     
  15. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    his 750 K salary would probably have him among the highest paid in Sweden (if NYCFC didn't pay him at all)
     
  16. miklagard

    miklagard Member

    Mar 15, 2009
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    ...but ages and ages hence... wasn't that particular referenced journey spelled with two L's, and not your one?
    (I don't know - but would you check it for ... certainty)
     
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  17. Rahbiefowlah

    Rahbiefowlah Member+

    Oct 22, 2001
    Las Vegas
    This is it in full. One L.

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  18. Rahbiefowlah

    Rahbiefowlah Member+

    Oct 22, 2001
    Las Vegas
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    I like this of his. My grandfather always read it to me.
     
  19. miklagard

    miklagard Member

    Mar 15, 2009
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    I thought he wrote it while in England. Probably not, then?
    Did the smooth philosophical rugger watch soccer or football,
    or otherwise did he himself make plays?
    Now, in addition to confirm his ways
    be daring - tell us about your days
    with your grandfather before clouds and haze
    suffocate your mind and memories in hastily BS pace.
    Come on, give it some space?
    Please, Ace.
     
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  20. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    I remember that one from a Bronson movie.
     
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  21. Rahbiefowlah

    Rahbiefowlah Member+

    Oct 22, 2001
    Las Vegas
    Oh Mix I don't have bars,
    But my G-Dad I call him
    Would talk about the stars
    Like Stan Musial and DiMaggio
    Listening to Babe Ruth play on the radio
    And attending Lou Gehrig's last game

    Now that his tea is nearly ready
    And the sun has left the sky
    I've got Barca on his tv
    Messi Iniesta Xavi
    What a time
    G-Dad! He's snoring. Ok fine.

    ...........

    As to Frost...


    In early 1915 with England at War, he returned to America and published Mountain Interval, "drawing on poems he had written in England and before," of which The Road Not Taken is a part, in 1916. I didn't know any of this...

    http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/poets/a_f/frost/life.htm
     
  22. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    It was in England... just the new, improved England... (btw, you cahn't get thar from har.)
     
  23. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    As completely insane as this discussion is, if you like poetry and baseball (and evocations of a warm summer night in a suburban garage listening to a ballgame on AM while rebuilding a carburetor on a homemade work bench...) try Fairchild's "Art of the Lathe" esp. Body and Soul although I'm partial to Machinists teaching Daughter to play Piano...

    Ok, back to your regularly scheduled soccer poems.
     
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