Where there’s a Lille, there’s a Weah! Tim at LOSC

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  1. Where there’s a Lille, there’s a Weah! Tim at LOSC

    71 vote(s)
    56.8%
  2. Say hello to my Lille friend! Tim Weah at LOSC

    54 vote(s)
    43.2%
  1. laxcoach

    laxcoach Member+

    Borussia Dortmund
    United States
    Jul 29, 2017
    The single best response I've ever heard from an athlete. Still makes me laugh.
     
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  2. eliwood

    eliwood Member

    Jul 25, 2016


    This is really the guy that sent Weah to the reserves
     
  3. Nastrabrahmus

    Nastrabrahmus Member

    Mar 29, 2012
    San Diego, CA
    And a collective wave of schadenfreude could be felt through the ranks of YA.
     
  4. sacpasse87

    sacpasse87 Member

    Nov 8, 2007
    Beijing
    Club:
    Paris Saint Germain FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The hack did this last week as well.

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Choupo moting did this last week too <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PSG?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc^tfw">#PSG</a> <a href="https://t.co/ycDBWaEE3s">https://t.co/ycDBWaEE3s</a></p>&mdash; Pádraig Furey (@pattfurey) <a href="
    ">April 7, 2019</a></blockquote>
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  5. Dirt McGirt

    Dirt McGirt Member+

    Jun 20, 2005
    Phoenix, AZ
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Close quote missing.
     
  6. Higher Learning

    Jul 1, 2009
    San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  7. truefan420

    truefan420 Member+

    May 30, 2010
    oakland
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Howe is a very good coach. Would have zero issue if he ends up there. But the EPL is a different beast and doesn’t lend its self well to youth. He’s better off going on loan somewhere where he will play a lot.
     
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  8. adam tash

    adam tash Member+

    Jul 12, 2013
    He must be one HELLUVA practice player. LOL

    Seriously though...i think with this moting move to pip Weah ...and the way Tuechel put the kibosh on the Lucho Acosta move....I think there is a good chance there is some "euro-only" bias at play or something fishy going on with him........
     
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  9. adam tash

    adam tash Member+

    Jul 12, 2013
    For how much $$$, though??

    If it is a small fee Weah should not do it!!

    Will only be put on the bench like Hyndman was....

    the only Weah he should consdier it is if it is for big $$$ (relatively).....otherwise, they will be quick to banish him without a second thought the moment the wind turns or the manager leaves or he doesnt go 100% at a practice etc etc.....
     
  10. Midas Mulligan

    Midas Mulligan Member+

    Jul 24, 2013
    NYC
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Bournemouth paid £19 rising to 25 for Solanke. Weah is probably worth more than that right now based on output, but he’s not English. I’d bet some PL team would take him for around that 25 mark
     
  11. truefan420

    truefan420 Member+

    May 30, 2010
    oakland
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not a chance a EPL side pays 25 for Weah at the end of this season with the little he’s shown so far. Yes he’s shown to score but in the SPL. Yes he’s got talent and pedigree going for him and the market is crazy but no chance. Solanke only went that high cause he’s English. Maybe loan to buy but even then I find that a stretch. EPL generally looks to buy finished products or products with potential that have shown they can play in the top leagues already.
     
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  12. Midas Mulligan

    Midas Mulligan Member+

    Jul 24, 2013
    NYC
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Tim has goals for PSG. Solanke scored 1 goal in ton of minutes last season and didn’t touch the field this season until he was sold.

    I literally said Tim wasn’t English in my post. You are also incorrect about what English teams will buy. I’m not going to list all of the examples, but teams are definitely buying younger because it’s the only viable acquisition strategy if you’re not ManU.
     
  13. Scotty

    Scotty Member+

    Dec 15, 1999
    Campania
    Yeah, true. But up until his transfer to Toronto, nearly every coach Jozy had - even going back to youth level - commented on his slack approach to training.
     
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  14. truefan420

    truefan420 Member+

    May 30, 2010
    oakland
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He scored a goal for PSG. And a few for Celtic. He hasn’t played much. Teams in the EPL wont shell out 25 for him in the summer with a handful of starts/goals in the SPL. I know you said he isn’t English, I reiterated it. Yes their buying younger but not from the SPL. Their buying younger players with promise but have shown it in top leagues. Not the SPL.
     
  15. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not quite right. They will buy a player from the SPL but only a top performer. And Weah hasn’t shown it yet.
     
  16. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Premier League teams spent $25 million-plus on players from the Ukrainian league, the Championship, and MLS this season alone, so I'm not sure you're right.

    Weah isn't a $25 million player, but it isn't because he's playing at Celtic, who sold a French dual-national striker for $25 million last summer.
     
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  17. DMTerp02

    DMTerp02 Member+

    Jun 2, 2007
    Annapolis, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    GTFO 25M for Weah at this point. Come on.
     
  18. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    The market is so bizarre that a 5 million player could easily be sold for 15 or 25 at the right moment of desperation. Complete bonkers.

    I think Weah should ask for a loan next Fall to a PSV or Ajax or some other huge club in a mid-tier league so he gets plenty of cup games and CL matches to take part in. Being at Bournemouth won't do much for him being a super-sub with very few scoring opportunities.
     
  19. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yea he’s five million max until he becomes a reliable starter somewhere.
     
  20. truefan420

    truefan420 Member+

    May 30, 2010
    oakland
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Those guys from the Ukrainian league are usually Brazilians who went there for legal reasons so they could move to larger European leagues. Almiron did it at a high level in the MLS for 2 seasons and that’s still an outlier. Same with Delembe at Celtic who was highly sought after before he went there.
     
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  21. justinpaul10

    justinpaul10 Member+

    Sep 2, 2013
    Maybe I am in the minority but I would love this move if there is anything to it. Eddie Howe plays attractive football and is a great teacher. Out of his strikers he use them to run into the channels, wants pacy and fast attacks. Does that sound like the skill set of any young American striker?
     
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  22. Bruce S

    Bruce S Member+

    Sep 10, 1999
    This is a string of English soccer cliches.
     
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  23. truefan420

    truefan420 Member+

    May 30, 2010
    oakland
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You have watched Bournemouth play or know much about Howe if you think he’s an English cliche.
     
  24. taylor

    taylor Member+

    Jun 9, 2000
    Fav team: FC CARL ZEISS JENA
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Lets put it like the 5 million€ tops for continental europe and 15 million€ for epl?

    CP=63 MILLION€ FOR AT LEAST TWO EPL TEAMS YOU KNOW
     
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  25. adam tash

    adam tash Member+

    Jul 12, 2013
    yeah dude LOL i think a lot of americans think of $$$ in soccer on that MLS pay-scale....and don't realize how much MLS underpays 95% of its players compared to Europe.....

    people think the money a player makes is some kind of absolute stamp of his level/value when different leagues have much different spectrums for how they would pay the same player.....
     

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