NAC, NAC, NACkin' on City's Door: Palmer-Brown at Breda

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  1. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Oh I just realized no one posted this:

    https://sbisoccer.com/2019/04/palmer-brown-misses-midweek-clash-with-knee-injury

    Erik Palmer-Brown did not get to celebrate his 22nd birthday on the pitch Wednesday for NAC Breda. The Manchester City loanee missed Breda’s 4-0 home loss to Feyenoord due to a knee injury. Palmer-Brown was substituted off at halftime on Sunday as Breda lost 2-1 at Fortuna Sittard. [...]

    There is no timetable for Palmer-Brown’s return to the starting XI. Breda will face Heerenveen and FC Zwolle in their final two league matches of the season.
     
  2. It's realistic to conclude NAC goes down to replace FC Twente, that returns next season into the Eredivisie. Compared to NAC that's a major upgrade in quality.
    One cannot expect NAC to win the last two matches at the same time that Excelsior has to lose their last two.
     
  3. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
     
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  4. Pegasus

    Pegasus Member+

    Apr 20, 1999
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Does he get a Gold Cup callup?
     
  5. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    There's a chance if Brooks is out, but my gut says no. He wasn't given a role by Dave or GGG, and GGG apparently prefers the MLS guys anyway.
     
  6. mattjo

    mattjo Member+

    Feb 3, 2001
    Washington DC
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Does his play this season merit a callup? Not being critical, honest question. How would the forum evaluate his performance on loan this season? When looking at CBs, how did he stack up in his performance compared to other CB Yanks Abroad (to keep it YA focused): Brooks, Miazga, CCV, Ream? It may be a question that needs to wait until the true end of the season, but always good fodder to evaluate seasons, especially when loans are involved. Without delving into it much more, I would probably list him 5th of those 5 CBs in Europe based on performance this year.
     
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  7. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    He should reasonably be brought into the camp. He has chemistry with the other Young Guns (if nothing else).
     
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  8. It really is questionable to evaluate this season he had. He was almost all matches rated as poor, but this season this club had a gross disfunctional selection and a large number of injuries on top of that.
    It's impossible to judge if his poor play is his fault or is it induced by the abysmal circumstances ManCity plunged him in.
     
  9. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    For the Gold Cup? No.
     
  10. Coming sunday May 12th 14:30 CEST:
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  11. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    They have to win, else EPB becomes our third officially relegated Yank in Europe.
     
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  12. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Played 90 today, and with Breda losing 2-1 and Excelsior winning away 4-5, EPB becomes officially our 4th Yank Abroad to go down this season.
     
  13. For those still believing the Dutch leagues arenot watched closely by the big leagues. According to Voetbal International foreign clubs are after a very young defender in our second division:
    https://www.vi.nl/nieuws/europese-topclubs-zitten-achter-mvv-talent-mbuyamba-aan

    "Xavier Mbuyamba is bezig aan zijn laatste weken in dienst van MVV Maastricht. De pas zeventienjarige verdediger brak dit seizoen door in het eerste elftal van de Limburgers en heeft de belangstelling van menig topclub gewekt.

    Zo is Mbuyamba momenteel op bezoek bij het zeer geïnteresseerde Chelsea. 'Hij traint daar de komende dagen mee met verschillende elftallen, om te kijken waar hij qua niveau zou moeten instromen. Dat kan de Onder-17, Onder-18, Onder-19 of Onder-23 zijn. Chelsea heeft al laten weten hem graag te willen inlijven', laat zaakwaarnemer Carlos Barros van Prestige Sports desgevraagd weten aan Voetbal International.


    Aanvankelijk richtte Mbuyamba, bij MVV niet in het bezit van een profcontract, zich op een langer verblijf in Maastricht. 'Maar MVV wachtte heel lang met het doen van een aanbieding. Toen het voorstel er wel was, werd Xavier plotseling op de bank gezet omdat hij niet meteen zijn handtekening zette. Die houding heeft ervoor gezorgd dat we om ons heen zijn gaan kijken. Jammer, want hij had best nog één of twee jaar met MVV in de Keuken Kampioen Divisie willen spelen.'

    Met zijn 1.95 meter is Mbuyamba een opvallende verschijning. In november 2018 maakte de centrale verdediger op zestienjarige leeftijd zijn debuut in het eerste elftal van MVV, waarna nog tien optredens volgden. Een opvallende prestatie voor een speler op die leeftijd, maar toch zijn het vooral buitenlandse clubs die hem in het vizier hebben. Zo zijn ook Celtic, FC Porto, Bayern München en Liverpool bovengemiddeld geïnteresseerd."

    Xavier Mbuyamba is busy with his final weeks in the service of MVV Maastricht. The only seventeen-year-old defender broke through this season in the first team of the Limburg club and has aroused the interest of many a top club.

    Mbuyamba, for example, is currently visiting the very interested Chelsea. 'He will be training with different teams in the coming days to see where he should enter in terms of level. That can be the Under-17, Under-18, Under-19 or Under-23. Chelsea has already indicated that they would like to sign him in, "said Carlos Barros of Prestige Sports when asked by Voetbal International.

    Initially, Mbuyamba, not holding a professional contract with MVV, focused on a longer stay in Maastricht. 'But MVV waited a long time to make an offer. When the proposal was there, Xavier was suddenly put on the bench because he did not immediately put his signature. That attitude has made us look around us. A pity, because he would have liked to play with MVV in the second division for another one or two years. '

    With its 1.95 meter, Mbuyamba is a striking appearance. In November 2018 the central defender made his debut in the first team of MVV at the age of sixteen, after which ten more gigs followed. A striking achievement for a player at that age, but it is mainly foreign clubs that have him in sight. Celtic, Porto FC, Bayern Munich and Liverpool are also above average interested
    ."

    Well, at least if EPB still is with NAC Breda next season he knows even there top clubs are watching.
    Top
    Clubs
    Watching
    DUTCH
    Defenders
    I
    n
    The
    Second
    League

    :eek:o_O
     
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  14. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
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    United States
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    Aug 15, 2009
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