Mukwelle Akale at Villarreal

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad Academy' started by Mario Balotelli, Apr 25, 2014.

  1. frankburgers

    frankburgers Member

    May 31, 2016
    he also wont see first team minutes for years to come, if he doesnt move clubs.
     
  2. Balerion

    Balerion Member+

    Aug 5, 2006
    Roslindale, MA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Last year you said that he was ineligible to play for the B team because of foreigner restrictions. What changed?
     
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  3. Giggsy1986

    Giggsy1986 Member+

    Jan 27, 2014
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    How would you compare first team minutes for a prospect playing for Villarreal B or playing In MLS?
     
  4. bballshawn

    bballshawn Member+

    Feb 5, 2014
    Delaware
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    B team isn't first team and MLS is better than the 3rd or 4th division of Spain.
     
  5. frankburgers

    frankburgers Member

    May 31, 2016
    he hasnt shown the ability to play at mls level... until that happens, we wont know.

    and you have the tendency to say "first team minutes" ... lets try to be factual here, he was last playing in the C team.
     
  6. gunnerfan7

    gunnerfan7 Member+

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    He is getting a little old to still be considered a prospect.
     
  7. TheFalseNine

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    Jul 15, 2014
    Norman, Okla.
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    FC Dallas
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    Looks like he scored for the B team. Guessing it's a friendly:

     
  8. Eighteen Alpha

    Eighteen Alpha Member+

    Aug 17, 2016
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    Yep. Amistoso=freindly
     
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  9. Giggsy1986

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    Jan 27, 2014
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  10. Giggsy1986

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  11. Thundering165

    Thundering165 Member

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  12. Giggsy1986

    Giggsy1986 Member+

    Jan 27, 2014
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    Played the entire second half created a few chances
     
  13. Giggsy1986

    Giggsy1986 Member+

    Jan 27, 2014
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    BTW it's absolutely amazing the amount of $$ Villarreal brings in every year by loaning or selling off their B team players. They just continually reload every year.

    Minnesota Thunder Academy just signed a partnership agreement with them in July and their professionalism has been absolutely top notch.
     
  14. wrench

    wrench Member+

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    the big fish have to feed on the little fish. you just have to survive the process.
     
  15. Giggsy1986

    Giggsy1986 Member+

    Jan 27, 2014
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    Which is exactly why we want our youth players at clubs like Villarreal. They have a vested interest in how they develop because the club stays afloat by selling them off or loaning them off until they are ready for first team la liga football.

    There is huge risk for pushing a player like Mukwelle, Pedrito or Dario because if they fail early they lose their value.
     
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  16. gunnerfan7

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    Jul 22, 2012
    Pleasanton, California
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    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Do you have, like, insider knowledge of youth clubs in Minnesota? And wasn't that the same DA club that Mukwelle was from?
     
  17. TheFalseNine

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    United States
    Jul 15, 2014
    Norman, Okla.
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    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It is indeed. And his dad Ralph is a technical advisor at the club.
     
  18. Giggsy1986

    Giggsy1986 Member+

    Jan 27, 2014
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    Yes, I have insider knowledge but the announcement was public
     
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  19. gunnerfan7

    gunnerfan7 Member+

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    Jul 22, 2012
    Pleasanton, California
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    Arsenal FC
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    United States
    The announcement is not the part I was interested in. It was the praise of professionalism, something I assumed indicated that you were somehow more informed/connected with the agreement. I was just checking, thanks.

    It's one thing for someone on the outside to say that an organization is professional. It's another for someone who knows more than the average joe.
     
  20. Giggsy1986

    Giggsy1986 Member+

    Jan 27, 2014
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    You could say I have first hand knowledge
     
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  21. superdave

    superdave BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 14, 1999
    Raleigh
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    DC United
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    United States
    Do you have insider knowledge of why your user name is Giggsy but your avatar is Cantona?
     
  22. gunnerfan7

    gunnerfan7 Member+

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    Arsenal FC
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    United States
    More handsome.
     
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  23. Giggsy1986

    Giggsy1986 Member+

    Jan 27, 2014
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    You must pay your respects to the two most influential players in Premiership history.
     
  24. uniteo

    uniteo Member+

    Sep 2, 2000
    Rockville, MD
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    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Which one goes with Henry?
     
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  25. Giggsy1986

    Giggsy1986 Member+

    Jan 27, 2014
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    Manchester United FC
    Mukwelle scores two goals ina 3-2 victory. That concludes preseason
     

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