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

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What should we name the thread?

Poll closed Jul 6, 2019.
  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. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Such a shame, but it showed how terrible Chupo was for the club. I can't imagine he's beating out Weah for much PT next Fall.
     
  2. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    No idea about any of this, but let the silliness begin.



    based on this, it seems, (if you want to be all Cosmo and read it in another language.)

     
  3. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    "Crystal Palace, Rennes and a third unnamed club have positioned themselves ..."

    I think it's time to play ... Name That Club!
     
  4. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Getafe, as they look to strengthen their attack before their maiden Champions League campaign next season.
     
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  5. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    Chelsea, of course.
     
  6. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    So far he doesn't become the Nth Yank parked in the Championship (a league similar in strength and style to MLS, they could as well get parked there), I'm ok.
     
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  7. kba4life1

    kba4life1 Member+

    Jul 14, 2010
    Irvine, CA
    I actually think Dortmund would make sense. Despite Isak’s goal scoring exploits in the Netherlands, I don’t think he’s a long term option for BVB.

    Weah can backup Paco, and provide cover on the wings. I think he’d do well and get solid playing time there
     
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  8. TxEx

    TxEx Member

    Tottenham Hotspur, Crystal Palace, FC Dallas
    Aug 19, 2016
    DFW
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Crystal Palace desperately need a striker. Doubly so, someone who can break on the counter with Zaha and Townsend. He's not a holdup guy and they've failed with that for two seasons now with Benteke, Wickham, and Sorloth. So a different type who could be reasonably purchased with a massive sell on potential makes sense for a team trying to establish themselves as legit mid-table, Europa League level club.
     
  9. Centennial

    Centennial Member+

    Apr 4, 2003
    Centennial
    I wouldn’t mind any of those 3. I can watch them currently so I’m good. He may shine more with Rennes however
     
  10. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    I'm gonna be ballsy and name Olympiacos.
     
  11. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Congrats to the little team that could.
     
  12. DMTerp02

    DMTerp02 Member+

    Jun 2, 2007
    Annapolis, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Seems pretty silly to sell him at this point, unless he has a really good U20 WC and they don't think he's good enough to fit the Choupo role. Which would be a strange congruence of circumstances.
     
  13. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm not sure he's ready for the EPL. I think a decent French team would be a great place for him to land.
     
  14. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If they get a good offer now, they might want to take it. Although I'm not expecting it, he could bomb at the U20 and lose some value.
     
  15. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    This was my thinking - maybe Weah showed enough at Celtic to get a good money offer, but if I had his contract, based on watching his play, I'd think a loan to an upper-mid Ered team or a lower-Bund even, with a good developing coach/management would be a reasonable gamble on the possibility Weah could show as a special player and attract some real dough.

    But obviously they know his game way better than me so if these rumors are true, it either means the offers are decent money or they don't think he's going to show much more with a different loan.
     
  16. Midas Mulligan

    Midas Mulligan Member+

    Jul 24, 2013
    NYC
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Why would you even suggest that? At what point in his career has he ever bombed? The guy has produced at every level, every time he’s given a chance. It’s odd that you would even say that, and I find it wildly unlikely that your hyperbolic negative hypothetical has even a minuscule chance.
     
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  17. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
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  18. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    That'd mean four, maybe five watchable games per year-long season, plus the two games in Europe before getting bumped out of the Champs/Europa.
     
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  19. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm simply looking at the transaction from a business perspective. There's a risk that he may bomb at the U20. There's also a big upside if he succeeds. Personally I have an addictive gambling personality, so I'd bank on 5+ goals at U20 WC for TW.
     
  20. The Irish Rover

    The Irish Rover Member+

    Aug 1, 2010
    Dublin
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    I agree that he's being unduly pessimistic, but maybe you're being unduly over-reactive to that. Players - even the greatest - have underwhelming or even duff tournaments from time to time. I expect Tim to do just fine at the U20, but it's not the end of his career, or even a career setback, if he doesn't.

    Assume Palace are seriously interested and Tim bombs at the U20: that cools their interest and clears the way for Rennes. No adjustment to the hurly-burly of the Prem is needed and so he gets more PT there than he'd have got at Palace. He shines in Ligue 1 and an offer from, say Everton, comes through.

    There's no telling what can happen with young players, but even him bombing in the summer won't have much impact long-term. If it does, it'll be because of how he reacts and, like you, I don't think he'll react in that kind of way.
     
  21. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Doing well in the U20 World Cup guarantees nothing. Look at EPB. Heck, doing well at the World Cup and at your club pre-season friendlies doesn't mean much, look at Julian Green.

    Sometimes it's all in the simpatico factor. If the coach doesn't like you because you remind him of the guy who stole his first girlfriend, well, that's that.
     
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  22. pauljf

    pauljf Member

    Mar 15, 2009
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    How about you don't watch then, you absolute drama queen? Rangers lost two out of 16 games in Europe this season. You really are an expert!
     
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  23. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    It was a fluke, you'll be back to the usual two-and-out next season.
     
  24. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    But the point was not that U20s is predictive, it's that a bad U20 hurts his transfer chances/PSG's transfer fees. I'm not sure how accurate that is.

    I'd also suggest that a few game series like the U20's is rarely "great" or "awful." I suppose Weah could miss a series of sitters or a key sitter that become emblematic or something, but having seen his performances to date, there's not a lot to suggest he's likely to be "pants" nor "a man among boys."

    And even an anonymous WC20 is not likely to dissuade a team whose scouts have likely been watching him for the whole season if not longer. I'd suggest he would have to be shockingly poor/display terrible attitude to kill a move, whereas for PSG the upside of him bagging a few highlight-reel goals is probably worth the risk. I've seen 15 mill a valuation, I think, but it looked like it was pretty much grabbing #s out of the air. Anyone seen any other numbers thrown around?
     
  25. USA-Zebuel

    USA-Zebuel Member+

    Mar 26, 2013
    Club:
    Colón de Santa Fe
    So the logical conclusion is that we forgo playing games and just build a statistical model and crown champions and losers?

    We could get quite a few seasons in a day with this model
     
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