The Texan Gets His Spurs: Dempsey at Tottenham [R]

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  1. Spurned by Fools; Spurred to Greatness: Dempsey at Tottenham!

    12.1%
  2. I can go off my Xanax now that the Deadline has passed: Dempsey at Spurs [R]

    5.1%
  3. The Texan Gets His Spurs: Dempsey at Tottenham

    38.9%
  4. Spurring Tottenham to the Champions League: Clint Dempsey

    3.5%
  5. Put on your Spurs and Ride! Clint Dempsey at Tottenham

    3.1%
  6. Clint dusts off his Spurs. Dempsey at Tottenham

    5.8%
  7. Earning his Spurs: Clint Dempsey in a Shootout at the N17

    1.6%
  8. Tottenham drops a Deuce in the Liverpool?

    18.3%
  9. Clint goes (north-)eastward to earn his Spurs

    1.2%
  10. Spur of the Moment: Dempsey at Tottenham

    29.6%
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  1. GiallorossiYank

    GiallorossiYank Member+

    Jan 20, 2011
    NJ/Roma/Napoli
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Definitely the end of an era.

    Weird, but hey, #### happens.
     
  2. stonejh127

    stonejh127 Member+

    Sep 9, 2011
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Personally I can't wait for the LA(LD) v Seattle(Clint) game in Sept!
     
  3. Chance

    Chance Member+

    Minnesota United FC
    United States
    Apr 5, 2012
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I've actually warmed up to the idea of Clint moving back to MLS. He's unlikely to get much better than he already is and he should be able to maintain his current level in MLS. Plus now I'll be able to watch him when I want without having to wake up super early. :thumbsup: I also wouldn't be surprised if he went on loan during MLS offseason this next winter back to the BPL.
     
  4. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    It's funny, I've never seen Demps as our "flag bearer." To me, the Reynas, Bradley's, Boca's all feel like "Captain America's" sailing the euro seas in a regulation vessel.

    I've always seen Clint as a buccaneer, a privateer, a guy who does it Clint's way, and while he loves repping his country, he does it his way. While this move is a complete surprise to me, that it is Demps making a shock move is not as surprising.
     
  5. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    Gonna have to suck it up for good seats for that one.
     
  6. Friedel'sAccent

    Friedel'sAccent Member+

    Jul 7, 2006
    Providence, RI
    Club:
    Reading FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    How do we give a Texan his due? Rope some steers?
     
  7. felloveranddidanadu

    Plymouth Argyle
    Dec 12, 2009
    San Francisco
    Club:
    San Jose Frogs
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    wrassle some big-mouthed bass, i think.
     
  8. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    Ok, I didn't want to do it, but there it was, that set up line, just hanging there waiting for a little Stanley K and R. Lee...

     
  9. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    Thanks Clint - I couldn't be happier for you! :(
     
  10. Dirt McGirt

    Dirt McGirt Member+

    Jun 20, 2005
    Phoenix, AZ
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You know what he means. You should start a blog. The world should not be deprived of your genius.
     
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  11. CenterLine

    CenterLine Member

    Jan 17, 2009
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    From the start of Fulhamerica, that Liverpool goal, the great escape, the Chelsea brace, Juventus wonder goal, The bomb you unleashed against Stoke, multiple almost Golazos. The incredible season you had at Fulham, your lone year at Tottenham and everything in between. Thanks for all the YA Memories Deuce!
     
  12. neems

    neems Member+

    Liverpool FC
    United States
    Apr 14, 2009
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It could fill spoon full of water
    Save you from the desert sand
    But one spoon of little forty-five
    Save you from another man
    Men lies about them
    Some of them cries about them
    Some of them dies about them
    Everybody fightin' about the spoonful
    That spoon, that spoon, that spoonful :cool:
     
  13. neems

    neems Member+

    Liverpool FC
    United States
    Apr 14, 2009
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Remind me about Dempsey to Liverpool. Please. It's shocking Tottenham gets so much attention for being a one man show.
     
  14. neems

    neems Member+

    Liverpool FC
    United States
    Apr 14, 2009
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Incredibly, I had dinner with a bunch of soccer players from USA who don't even consider Donovan or Dempsey in their mind. Not trying to dig, but we don't have much quality.
     
  15. chalaron

    chalaron Member+

    Aug 15, 2006
    Baton Rouge, Louisia
    Seattle is over 2000 miles away from me...I'm not going to be seeing him in person anymore now than I did when he was in England.
     
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  16. EruditeHobo

    EruditeHobo Member+

    Mar 29, 2007
    San Francisco, CA
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Deuce was a great Yank abroad. Wonderful European career. Cut a little short? Yes, I think so... but I respect his decision, it makes perfect sense all things considered.

    I can't wait to see him play for a club in person.
     
  17. Mattbro

    Mattbro Member+

    Sep 21, 2001

    It's pretty obvious I meant "live" and in person. So true.
     
  18. Mattbro

    Mattbro Member+

    Sep 21, 2001

    Was it really that difficult to comprehend that I was talking about seeing him play live? Apparently it was.




    You're aware that he will be playing many games a season in cities closer to you than Seattle, yes?
     
  19. Ironkick14

    Ironkick14 Member+

    Sep 29, 2011
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    All that means is these soccer players you had dinner with have preconceived notions about American players. Donovan and Dempsey are quality players that all but a select few countries would love to add to their pools.
     
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  20. Mattbro

    Mattbro Member+

    Sep 21, 2001
    Yeah, who were these soccer players he had dinner with? I'm sure they were all better than Donovan and Dempsey, right? I mean, they would have to be in order for their opinion to be worth something.
     
  21. uniteo

    uniteo Member+

    Sep 2, 2000
    Rockville, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  22. chad

    chad Member+

    Jun 24, 1999
    chicago
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yes, well, most 3 year olds don't know too much about much in general.

    Do you have any other reports from idiots you've spoken with?
     
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  23. trevor_daniles

    Aug 19, 2007
    Yea but he plays Dallas or Houston. That would be somewhat close to you
     
  24. uniteo

    uniteo Member+

    Sep 2, 2000
    Rockville, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm guessing teenagers? And in my experience you're right, they'll be thinking about Neymar, Bale, and CR and Messi because they want to shoot for the top and hear 'welcome to the heights' (holla).

    But did you ask them specifically about Donovan and Dempsey (or Bradley or Altidore)? Because I bet they know what they're up to, and it would be a mistake to think they don't notice when Donovan gets on the field in the World Cup and is he best player on the field, or that Dempsey score these big (and sometimes outrageous) goals in the BPL. And they're sure as hell gonna notice that Dempsey is gettin' paid.

    They aspire to be more than these 'old' guys, and they should, and we already have a few players in the next generation (by next generation, I mean Bradley and Altidore's age) who look on track to surpass their club accomplishments at least. When you're trying to clear that bar, you look where it is, but you don't always pay attention to how it got that high.

    As to 'much quality', it all depends on your reference point, doesn't it. Did you watch our national team in the late 80's/early 90's? We could put together 10 squads now that would beat those guys.
     
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  25. Sam Hamwich

    Sam Hamwich BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 11, 2006
    it doesnt even matter if he gets him, he has destabilized the situation, which is its own kind of victory.

    As to Higuain, who knows.
     

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