Tea Light in the Dark Universe: Bobby Wood at Hamburg

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  1. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    I was looking at H96 for some reason. Need to update the info in my database.
     
  2. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
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  3. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Right time for a goal.
     
  4. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    Don't think he's starting, sadly... hope I'm wrong.
     
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  5. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

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

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Bobby is still terrible.
     
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  7. MtnGardener

    MtnGardener Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
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    Jul 21, 2017
    What? He was good in his cameo. He greatly aided the 4th goal to ice it. Watch his diagonal run in front of the shooter, rather than staying put where another teammate has run into his place, and the distraction he provided was key in buying the extra step.

    He also made a couple nice turns into the box. Yeah, he skyed that one shot, but that was not one that gets scored most of the time by anyone
     
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  8. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    He's good if we buy into the old Altidore trope: "he draws away the defenders so others can assist and score."

    Not falling for that one again.
     
  9. MtnGardener

    MtnGardener Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    United States
    Jul 21, 2017
    ... I watched the game. I rated him versus the other players on the field. He was better than average at helping his team score in his short-ish appearance. No tropes were harmed in the filming of this review.
     
  10. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    I watched the game too. I understood why they're not playing him.
     
  11. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Did he end up taking a big paycut?
     
  12. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    kinda fun thread with some video of a training bit and breakdowns of who is with whom in a couple of the exercises, fwiw. Also notes Hunt is close to being back.

     
  13. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    I think this is about Wood rejecting transfer offers, but could still move? Someone with more time and better word skills can confirm/correct.

     
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  14. ChrisSSBB

    ChrisSSBB Member+

    Jun 22, 2005
    NV
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    United States
    I didn't get any further than grossverdiener which translates to "big earner". Not hard to predict the rest of the article from there. Probably that there are transfer offers but no one is going to match his salary so he is turning them down.
     
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  15. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Gotta admire that he still has some considerable interest.
     
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  16. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    He's making big bucks without even having to play. It's money for nothing and the chicks for free.
     
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  17. tomásbernal

    tomásbernal Member+

    Sep 4, 2007
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    Portland Timbers
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    United States
    I can only attest to the Spanish in the tweet, which says: "The player with the highest salary in the squad, Bobby Wood rejects several offers for transfers. In the coming days he could face new competition."
     
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  18. Ger90

    Ger90 Member+

    May 13, 2016
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    based on reports pretty much any interest is MLS but yeah Wood wants to stay mostly due to making more money than any MLS offer.
     
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  19. tomásbernal

    tomásbernal Member+

    Sep 4, 2007
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    #9744 tomásbernal, Aug 29, 2019
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2019
    Can you post links to any of these reports? Also, I imagine you'd be correct--can't see any MLS team offering more than, say, $500k salary to Bobby right now. He's on like $2M currently, right?

    EDIT: I looked it up. Google says $3M.
     
  20. The Irish Rover

    The Irish Rover Member+

    Aug 1, 2010
    Dublin
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    It depends on the difference between what he's on now and what the best new offer is, but normally a top-earning player who has a contract at a club that doesn't want him but has lower-paying offers elsewhere negotiates a deal where his current club covers (most of) the difference over the remainder of his current contract. It's finance 101: the club wants him out of the dressing-room and off the wage bill. It they can get rid of 70% of the bill that they're currently paying him and spend it on new players, it's progress.

    Call it, ahem, "getting rid of the dead Wood." :D
     
  21. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I doubt they will get rid of 70%. 50% would be a dream. More likely is 30%, at which point you wonder if its better to just keep Wood. I'm betting that's what the holdup is.
     
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  22. BostonRed

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    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, the transfer window for the US is closed until January.
     
  23. The Irish Rover

    The Irish Rover Member+

    Aug 1, 2010
    Dublin
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    Well, an MLS club could still buy him for next season, but then he'd be getting paid for not playing.

    So nothing would change :(
     
  24. The Irish Rover

    The Irish Rover Member+

    Aug 1, 2010
    Dublin
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    Joking aside, an MLS side could buy him for the start of the MLS season and then loan him out until XMas. It'd be a pretty unusual move for a guy who is now a journeyman and it would depend on who's interested, but IMO any enquiries are coming from European clubs
     
  25. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The closed transfer window means you can't register the player with USSF. Can you loan out a player you can't register? I know clubs loan out players that can't get work permits, but those happen within the transfer window and are registered with the proper FA.
     
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