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. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Which got them all the way to getting knocked out in the Europa League group stage. Truly remarkable.
     
  2. pauljf

    pauljf Member

    Mar 15, 2009
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    How many times has that happened? Once? Rangers have appeared in the Champions League group stage numerous times, ditto UEFA Cup/Europa League. You literally haven't a clue what you're talking about.
     
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  3. pauljf

    pauljf Member

    Mar 15, 2009
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    Who said it was remarkable, Einstein? It's the facts. The fact is a lot more impressive than the made up nonsense he is spouting. Beating Rapid Vienna, Maribor, drawing home and away with Villarreal, one point off qualification to the last 32,under a new manager, is good. You clearly don't know very much, about anything.
     
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  4. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  5. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    PSG will listen to offers but not actively shopping, say espy.

     
  6. kruck

    kruck Member+

    Jan 12, 2008
    Houston, TX
    Club:
    SV Werder Bremen
    And the rumor mill starts churning

     
  7. Eleven Bravo

    Eleven Bravo Member+

    Atlanta United
    United States
    Jul 3, 2004
    SC
    Club:
    Atlanta Silverbacks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I wonder if Rennes would be better than Crystal Palace?
     
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  8. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
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  9. gunnerfan7

    gunnerfan7 Member+

    SJ Earthquakes/Arsenal
    United States
    Jul 22, 2012
    Pleasanton, California
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Crystal Palace seems like a good move. They're a solid, mid-table side.
     
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  10. butters59

    butters59 Member+

    Feb 22, 2013
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  11. SilentAssassin

    Apr 16, 2007
    St. Louis
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  12. Placid Casual

    Placid Casual Member+

    Apr 2, 2004
    Bentley's Roof
    I can see Rodgers at Leicester making a bid in the summer.

    Certainly fits the profile of players that Leicester are signing recently.
     
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  13. adam tash

    adam tash Member+

    Jul 12, 2013
    out of the current rumors: dusseldorf, rennes and crystal palace - i like dusseldorf the most for weah....keep the german pipeline flowing....(and I'm not as confident that france and england would treat tim as well, given recent yank history in those 2 nations)
     
  14. Bruce S

    Bruce S Member+

    Sep 10, 1999
    these rumors are based on one low accuracy source.
     
  15. lmorin

    lmorin Member+

    Mar 29, 2000
    New Hampshire
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think the anti-US sentiment pales in the face of his family lineage.
     
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  16. adam tash

    adam tash Member+

    Jul 12, 2013
    agreed. however, england is still a meat-grinder that chews and spits up players on the reg - championship is not really ideal for learning the nuances of the game compared to germany or france - i think he could do well in france but it could be hit or miss and there havent been many yank successes there lately - look at weah at psg and miazga at nantes...idk...i think in germany the possibility isn't there for him to inexplicably left out like it is in other countries....plus I actually think there isn't much attacking firepower for weah to compete with on dusseldorf - i'm pretty sure he would get a big chance there...and they are still pretty good...so its not like they are no-hopers....kinda the other side of the werder bremen coin - a good team but with a zillion attackers - fortuna would be a good team for him.
     
  17. DeCoverley

    DeCoverley Member

    Aug 9, 2007
    San Francisco
    Club:
    AC Milan
    So Weah might have a tough time in France because Weah didn’t have success there? :)
     
  18. Centennial

    Centennial Member+

    Apr 4, 2003
    Centennial
    I believe he said because Americans haven’t had a lot of success there.

    The French league has always embraced technical and creative players. American players are more direct and physical.

    Weah on the other hand is both technical and creative and would fit very well in Ligue 1
     
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  19. adam tash

    adam tash Member+

    Jul 12, 2013
    yes. basically.

    it all comes down to fit....if there's a french team that really wants him then it would be great.

    Brendan Rogers wanted him at Celtic but then he left...so there's no way to remove the "luck" factor from the equation....

    on the other hand - maybe he could try to be a "trailblazer" for more americans - no doubt pulisic, adams, mckennie - have lead to/will lead to a gaggle more americans to germany....

    would be cool if Weah could ":break a new market" for yanks - cuz italy, spain, portugal, even france are pretty closed off to americans....

    I suspect if weah kills it at u20 - he will have choices.....
     
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  20. DeCoverley

    DeCoverley Member

    Aug 9, 2007
    San Francisco
    Club:
    AC Milan
    I agree.

    I wasn't trying to bash the tash, just having some fun with the circular logic (and small sample size and recency bias). All good.
     
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  21. Bruce S

    Bruce S Member+

    Sep 10, 1999
    [QUOTE="adam tash, post: 37781109, member:]- .[/QUOTE]
    i think he could do well in france but it could be hit or miss and there havent been many yank successes there lately - look at weah at psg and miazga at nantes...idk...[/QUOTE]
    Slow down and read your posts. They make no sense unless youve been hitting the bong.
     
  22. adam tash

    adam tash Member+

    Jul 12, 2013
    i think he could do well in france but it could be hit or miss and there havent been many yank successes there lately - look at weah at psg and miazga at nantes...idk...[/QUOTE]
    Slow down and read your posts. They make no sense unless youve been hitting the bong.[/QUOTE]
    well then pack it up and leter rip
     
  23. The Irish Rover

    The Irish Rover Member+

    Aug 1, 2010
    Dublin
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    #2998 The Irish Rover, May 15, 2019
    Last edited: May 15, 2019
    How? Seriously. His non-American father was a Ballon d'Or winner and he's been in France at the PSG youth system since he was 13/14. As a footballer, he's got "Produit de France" stamped on him. Pulisic is very similar, and McKennie is "manufactured in the USA, detailing in Germany."

    Adams is/could be the real trailblazer. He moved to Leipzig as a finished product (does anyone doubt there'd have been a serious transfer fee if he'd moved to, say, Bremen instead of Leipzig?) and got starts within three weeks of signing.
     
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  24. DHC1

    DHC1 Member+

    Jun 3, 2002
    NYC
    Well put. Adams is the first elite player that MLS deserves full credit for developing. Hopefully, he is the first of many.
     
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  25. bshredder

    bshredder BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 23, 1999
    Club:
    Millwall FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I am not sure how McKennie got brushed over in the posts above. 8 years at the FC Dallas academy throughout all of his most formative years was absolutely critical.

    We will see about Alphonso Davies. He's not there yet but could get there. He was with the Caps academy since he was 13. Still, he was playing for Bayern within weeks of arriving in Germany. That is nothing to sneeze at .
     

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