Tea Light in the Dark Universe: Bobby Wood at Hannover 96 (on loan from Hamburger SV)

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by LoewenBoy, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. schrutebuck

    schrutebuck Member+

    Jul 26, 2007
    Matt Doyle has retweeted an article from a German source indicating that Hamburg may drop Wood to the U-21s if he doesn't unilaterally cancel his contract. I'm pro-player in these type of disputes where a club tries to coerce a player to cancel a favorable deal, so I would play out the contract.

    IMO, Hamburg's best option is a long-term MLS loan. I doubt there's an MLS club that will take the entire contract, so Hamburg will have to deal with some of it, but I feel like they could convince an MLS club to pay half of that $4 million annual salary.
     
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  2. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

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    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
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    Arsenal FC
    I'm obviously not in charge of their budget, but I'd take him as a $2 million DP for the Red Bulls in a heartbeat.
     
  3. adam tash

    adam tash Member+

    Jul 12, 2013
    MLS will try to use its leverage...as they always do....doubt they would just let a foreign club off the hook and still pay 2mil....though your proposal certainly is fair to all sides in the abstract.
     
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  4. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    If they can get some of his salary paid, they will loan him - it's not like they are that flush. This stuff is so stupid by clubs.
     
  5. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Must be some other 2 Bundesliga clubs maybe interested or Belgian/Dutch/Turkish. Somebody somewhere :confused:
     
  6. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    The question will be whether they get a decent money offer that requires Bobby to take a salary cut, but sends him someplace he's willing to go - then the threat of a freezout might work. But if they don't have a semi-decent offer, they'll be better off loaning him at the last minute and getting out from under some salary if they can.
     
  7. Dirt McGirt

    Dirt McGirt Member+

    Jun 20, 2005
    Phoenix, AZ
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    A bad MLS club with cash to spend and in need of marketing lift might take the plunge (on half the salary).
     
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  8. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    But is Wood all that PR-worthy?
     
  9. Dirt McGirt

    Dirt McGirt Member+

    Jun 20, 2005
    Phoenix, AZ
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Desperate times call for desperate measures.
     
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  10. The Irish Rover

    The Irish Rover Member+

    Aug 1, 2010
    Dublin
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    Manchester United FC
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    Ireland Republic
    Depends on how his knees are. If they're good, take a payoff and go to MLS. If they're not, stand on your rights. Doubly so if they were damaged coming back early from injury to save HSV from relegation.
     
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  11. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    If he comes back and hits Jozy-level numbers, sure. He's still well-known from his USMNT appearances. Impossible to know if he ever gets back to Union form, but if he's a decent scoring starter in MLS, he's worth a decent salary, esp if he stay in the USMNT mix.
     
  12. ebbro

    ebbro Member+

    Jun 10, 2005
    Who's desperate? MLS, or Bobby?
     
  13. Dirt McGirt

    Dirt McGirt Member+

    Jun 20, 2005
    Phoenix, AZ
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Some teams at that bottom of the MLS table and maybe Bobby.
     
  14. UnitedBorn

    UnitedBorn Member+

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    United States
    Oddly enough Bobby isn’t on the allocation list. I wonder which team has his rights.
     
  15. Dirt McGirt

    Dirt McGirt Member+

    Jun 20, 2005
    Phoenix, AZ
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    Seattle Sounders
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    United States
    For some reason I feel like San Jose does, but I'm not sure.
     
  16. The Irish Rover

    The Irish Rover Member+

    Aug 1, 2010
    Dublin
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    Manchester United FC
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    Ireland Republic
    MLS, desperate? Why? This isn't 2007 and Wood isn't exactly David Beckham .
     
  17. ebbro

    ebbro Member+

    Jun 10, 2005
    I don't know. I didn't suggest anyone was desperate.
     
  18. adam tash

    adam tash Member+

    Jul 12, 2013
    It would be a new precedent for MLS to not actively desire (and overpay for) a player with Bobby's USMNT profile and resume.
     
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  19. uniteo

    uniteo Member+

    Sep 2, 2000
    Rockville, MD
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    DC United
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    United States
    Ha! Unilateral. Good luck with that Hamburg.
     
  20. White/Blue_since1860

    Jan 4, 2007
    Bum zua City
    Club:
    TSV 1860 München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    He's known in the business for striking his way out of clubs. He just needs to insult the coach, get loaned to another club that will then eventually get relegated again
     
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  21. randomnoise

    randomnoise Member

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    Mar 26, 2017
    Are people still salty about the way he left 1860? They're in the 3.liga now, and were obviously having issues with ownership and management when he forced his way out. I mean, why in the world would he want to stay with a club that has such serious issues?

    AFAIK, he's never been known for causing trouble with any other club...
     
  22. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    "He's known in the business" for being a 26 year old with 72 B1 games, 10G, 4A, 90 B2 games, 23G, 8A, 45 USMNT Sr. caps, 13G... He has steadily climbed from a 3 league side to the B1. He's shown he can help a B2 team a lot, but struggles to impact on poor B1 sides.

    But at least he is no longer languishing at the bottom of the B3...
     
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  23. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    what exactly happened there? He spent years with them,that much I know.
     
  24. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    #9449 freisland, May 20, 2019
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    1860 management, and a few fans, determined he was not good enough for B3, so they forced him to go off and get B1 contracts.

    (It's probably documented in excruciating detail at the top of this thread someplace...)
     
  25. Dirt McGirt

    Dirt McGirt Member+

    Jun 20, 2005
    Phoenix, AZ
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
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    United States
    And White/Blue is still salty from that departure. The thread got rather spicy when all of that went down.
     
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