Tea Light in the Dark Universe: Bobby Wood at Hannover 96

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  1. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    If you can't promote out of the B3 you might as well close up shop and become a field hockey club.
     
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  2. Dirt McGirt

    Dirt McGirt Member+

    Jun 20, 2005
    Phoenix, AZ
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    World class level shade.
     
  3. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    Can anyone imagine being a fan of a once semi-storied club who has shat itself into laughable oblivion, and you wake up in the morning and the most interesting thing you can conceive of doing is trolling a Bobby Wood thread?

    There's flies in the kitchen I can hear 'em there buzzing
    And I ain't done nothing since I woke up today.
    How the hell can a person go to work in the morning
    And come home in the evening and have nothing to say.
     
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  4. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    John Prine & footy is an interesting combo.
     
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  5. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
  6. comoesa

    comoesa Member+

    Aug 13, 2010
    Christen Press's armpit
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Man, why does Wood seem to have consistent animosity with his clubs?
     
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  7. naopon

    naopon Member+

    Jan 2, 2007
    California
    Club:
    Kawasaki Frontale
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This isn’t exactly animosity. He is on a terrible contract and has produced nothing on the field for 2 seasons, and a scaled-back HSV needs to figure out what to do with him.

    In the article linked above the new sporting director Jonas Boldt extends an olive branch of sorts, saying that Bobby would be a good addition if he can return to his previous form, “but he has to be ready to put in the work.” Boldt also shares that Bayer Leverkusen tossed around ideas of signing Wood during his tenure there. Of course, this probably serves as positive spin in the plausible event where the club can’t find a destination for Bobby this summer, but ultimately it comes down to whether Hecking has a use for him.
     
  8. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    He may not be consistent at the Bundesliga level, but he's got 13 goals/5 assists in 45 caps (1287 mins) for the NT. Quite a few he didn't start. He's got goals against Mexico (2), Netherlands, Germany (both scored abroad), 3 goals in the last Hex.
     
  9. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    You crossed up your numbers a little bit.

    He has 13 goals and 5 assists in all of his US appearances, yes. But that 1,287 minute number is only friendlies. He has 2,650 minutes on-field for the national team.
     
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  10. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    @mschofield would know better, but I think his relationship with Union was pretty good all the way around.

    It might be when he produces well, clubs like him and he likes them, and when he's underperforming, the relationship deteriorates and he doesn't handle it as well as some... but I'm just guessing.
     
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  11. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Thanks for the correction.
     
  12. Dr.Phil

    Dr.Phil Member+

    Jan 18, 2004
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  13. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    An actual sighting! Moby Wood...

     
  14. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    And another. He walks!

     
  15. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    HSV twitter on FIRE today... Heckling talking with Wood a lot apparently...

    (So Bobby, we freeze you out yet? You ready to cave yet? Can a borrow some euro...?)

     
  16. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
  17. TheHoustonHoyaFan

    Oct 14, 2011
    Houston
    Club:
    FC Schalke 04
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Woody and Buzz Lightyear are two of the highest paid players on the squad. they both had disappointing loan spell.

    I don't see how Hamburg can afford either so I expect that one or both are gone before the season starts.
     
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  18. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    I don't know if this means anything but I just got a "Leihbasis Bobby Wood: Billig!" ad on my LeihBaum app...
     
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  19. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Let's be honest: no one is going to pay HSV enough, nor offer Bobby a comparable salary. Not even MLS. So they're stuck with him.

    The best that can do is play him as much as they can, so far they don't risk going to 3.Liga, and use him to sell watches.
     
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  20. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    That would be my expectation, although every euro of his salary someone else pays is a euro they don't have to, but he's worth the expense if he helps them go back up - and if you lend Bobby, you still need to pay a striker.

    My bet is he stays, and, if his knees aren't shot, has a decent season.
     
  21. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
    NYC
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Why does HSV have a Spanish twitter account?
     
  22. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    In furtherance of the alliance with General Franco.
     
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  23. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
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  24. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    He was reported as "ill" on FlashScore for weeks. Not injured, but "ill" --it could mean anything, the flu or clinical depression.
     
  25. Football Master

    May 13, 2010
    Club:
    Hamburger SV
    They don’t. It’s a fan account.
     
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