Tea Light in the Dark Universe: Bobby Wood at Hamburg

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  1. The Irish Rover

    The Irish Rover Member+

    Aug 1, 2010
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    Ireland Republic
    His depression, or HSV's?:(
     
  2. Real Corona

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    Jan 19, 2008
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    Manic depression.
     
  3. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
     
  4. ArsenalMetro

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    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
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    He's on the reverse Terrence Boyd track.
     
  5. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Could score tons of goals in Austria. And he wouldn't have to lose that German fluency :D

    I do wonder what might be if he just remains at Hamburg.
     
  6. truefan420

    truefan420 Member+

    May 30, 2010
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    United States
    I think he needs a new location. A place that fits his skillset better and will look to do more than long ball. I actually think he’s look good for Red Bull. Might want to look at the Austrian side tho as the German one isn’t going to be interested.
     
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  7. Ger90

    Ger90 Member+

    May 13, 2016
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    wonder if Wood has a clause that forces H96 to buy him if he plays enough games. Their 2 players on loan from England Wimmer and Asano both have such clauses and because of that H96 doesn't want to play them anymore.
     
  8. ttrevett

    ttrevett Member+

    Apr 2, 2002
    Atlanta, GA
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    RB Salzburg to get his foot in the door with RB with an eye to playing for NYRB in the last few years of his career.
     
  9. Gacm32

    Gacm32 Member+

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    Nov 28, 2010
    Geneva
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    Salzburg doesn't need him, tbh.
     
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  10. nobody

    nobody Member+

    Jun 20, 2000
    Tough spot to be that overpaid and need a new team. Personally, I wouldn't blame him for just sitting around and getting paid until the contract runs out if no one else can at least come really close. He's never going to get that kind of money again.
     
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  11. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    No reason they won't find a loan for him if they are willing to carry a reasonable portion of his pay. Unless the knee is really chronic. If they're writing the check anyway, might as well offload some part of it if you really don't want the guy around.
     
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  12. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    it's a frustrating mess.
     
  13. The Irish Rover

    The Irish Rover Member+

    Aug 1, 2010
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    Austrian BL?? Ouch.

    RB Salzburg, Rapid and Austria Vienna apart, that league is pretty low quality.

    Negotiate a settlement on the contract and make a fresh start as a free agent, even if it's in Holland or Belgium mid-table. After agent's fees and taxes, it'll still be a million euros in cash. Added to what he (should have) saved over the last few seasons and what he can still get as a free agent, he'll have made bank anyway.
     
  14. glennaldo_sf

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    He could try Melbourne Victory or Syndey FC

    :thumbsup:
     
  15. frankburgers

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    May 31, 2016
    he should just pull a jack rodwell and collect those checks
     
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  16. ChrisSSBB

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    Jun 22, 2005
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  17. ChrisSSBB

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    Jun 22, 2005
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    Why wouldn’t he? He seems to have ongoing knee issues that might well say he should make his money while he can.
     
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  18. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    Hannover does not have a good reputation for Hannover at the moment either...
     
  19. The Irish Rover

    The Irish Rover Member+

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    LOL

    Where is triple rep when we need it? ;)
     
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  20. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
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    He's always been a bit of a headcase but he puts in better performances for the national team. I'm still hoping for a return to Union Berlin.
     
  21. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    I don't know the reference.
     
  22. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Didn't he move to Germany when he was like 14/15 or something and have to be twice as good as the locals to get a chance. I gotta imagine the psychological effect in a do-or-die environment as a young foreign kid.
     
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  23. The Irish Rover

    The Irish Rover Member+

    Aug 1, 2010
    Dublin
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    Jack Rodwell is just gone 28. Five years ago he was a standout at CB, DM & AM for Everton and was England's Next Big Thing. So much so, that Citeh paid 12 million Sterling for his services. After two seasons, and 16 appearances and moved to the Great Black Hole of footballer's careers, aka Sunderland for 10 million, signing a 5-year deal and 70k a week. That was seen as a coup for Di Crazio and Ellis Short

    He tore up his contract last summer, after 3 months of training alone, with 76 appearances in all competitions over four seasons, only 45 of which were starts. It was so bad that, asked about Rodwell's whereabouts at his final pre-game press conference, the coach remarked that he didn't know where Rodwell was mentally. That was widely seen as a tacit admission that he didn't know where he was physically, either.

    He's now riding the pine at Blackburn on a one-year deal that's unlikely to be renewed, but the 12-13 million he's earned must be some compensation for the derision of being - pound-for-pound - British football's worst-ever signing.
     
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  24. ebbro

    ebbro Member+

    Jun 10, 2005
    Rodwell asked to leave Sunderland, but couldn't find someone to meet his wage demands. Sunderland offered to terminate his contract, but Rodwell chose to train with the youth team instead and collect paychecks for doing nothing. This was a big drain on Sunderland's financial situation. Eventually Sunderland and Rodwell agreed to terminate his contract.
     
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  25. uniteo

    uniteo Member+

    Sep 2, 2000
    Rockville, MD
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    See also, Chris Davis, Baltimore Orioles
     
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