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. The Irish Rover

    The Irish Rover Member+

    Aug 1, 2010
    Dublin
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    Maybe they're counting the SPL as a European 1st division :eek:
     
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  2. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    How unenlightened they are :confused:
     
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  3. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    Sarge Sr. needs to get a better job, perhaps... (I have no idea about the list to be fair, I'm just a chronic re-poster.)
     
  4. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    whadaya mean "maybe?"
     
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  5. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
  6. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
    NYC
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Just a Lille bit more should do it....
     
  7. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    Lille slow on the uptake?
     
  8. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    If the rumor is bogus then it's "but I couldn't find a Weah... so I settle for one day... to believe in you... tell me lies, tell me sweet Lille lies..."
     
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  9. nikeboots

    nikeboots Member

    Jul 21, 2012
    Ohio/Oklahoma
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  10. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Frankly, I'd be surprised if anyone stronger than Nantes is seriously interested in him.
     
  11. PalmettoSpur

    PalmettoSpur Member

    Oct 21, 2015
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Personally, I'd be happy for him to go somewhere like Nantes. I think Weah's game is good, but it needs some fine-tuning, and it'd be difficult to break into a starting 11 of a big-budget team as a 19/20 year old who struggles with consistency.

    (To be clear, I think Weah has a very bright future, and I think he'll be a key contributor for the USMNT. I just also think he needs more top-level minutes to sharpen his game before reaching for the stars. I think he's flirting with an EPB/Miazga situation.)
     
  12. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    That's what I mean by seriously interested: a team that intends to play him and develop him, not just freeze him with the reserves, give him one shot when he's not match ready, then discard him.
     
  13. DMTerp02

    DMTerp02 Member

    Jun 2, 2007
    Annapolis, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He needs first team minutes somewhere in a top 5 league. Some mid-level team in Germany or France would be great.

    Or if PSG wants to use him in the Chopping-Mutton role I'd be fine with that. But he needs like 1000-1500 pro minutes one way or another.
     
  14. Sufjan Guzan

    Sufjan Guzan Member

    Feb 13, 2016
    Yeah honestly the perfect profile for him is really like a Schalke/Napoli/Valencia/Sevilla/Everton type club. Someone that isn't going to be in any danger of relegation, but competes often for Champions League places or at the very least Europe. Those clubs take chances on youngsters because if they pan out they have super successful seasons and then they sell them for big money and do it all over again.

    And yes I think he's good enough for a club of that caliber to take a chance on him as a rotational player getting at least two to three starts a month.
     
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  15. Sufjan Guzan

    Sufjan Guzan Member

    Feb 13, 2016
    I mean to be honest he's kind of a very similar prospect to Altidore when he was at that age. Not that they were the same player, but I think a 17-18 year old Weah could have scored 12 goals in 3 appearances in the 2007-2008 era of the MLS.

    Athletic, Tall, with a knack for some willed goals. Neither of them are poachers. Both are/were decently raw.

    The hope is that Weah makes that leap, but honestly a floor of an Altidore club career is not the worst thing in the world. Jozy has been very nice for the national team. People are just very critical of him because of what he could have been.
     
  16. FirstStar

    FirstStar Hustlin' for the USA

    Feb 1, 2005
    Time's Arrow
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Damn - that would make an impression anywhere . . .
     
  17. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    That's like a US gold cup scoring rate!
     
  18. Sufjan Guzan

    Sufjan Guzan Member

    Feb 13, 2016
    I meant 30!
     
  19. butters59

    butters59 Member+

    Feb 22, 2013
    30 goals?
     
  20. Sufjan Guzan

    Sufjan Guzan Member

    Feb 13, 2016
    Exactly
     
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  21. #1 Feilhaber and Adu

    Aug 1, 2007
    it could also just be that he took the easy road because of his connections and settled in MLS.

    2019 Altidore could do BIG things in my opinion on a Mid-table Bundesliga team, and help future American players get jobs on that specific team.

    Its why My favorite players will always be Jones and Dempsey because they always took the harder road and the bigger challenge, time after time. True Leaders.
     
  22. The Irish Rover

    The Irish Rover Member+

    Aug 1, 2010
    Dublin
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    Not so sure about the big things for mid-table BL1 sides (though BL2 sides should be possible :whistling:) but otherwise fair comment.

    However, let's see how we'd react after 3 seasons playing for Sunderland with a fourth looming, especially when Sunderland will expedite any decent transfer offer but stonewall loan bids. He was too expensive for any mid-table continentals, and his record in England - plus his playing style - would deter anything other than a loan-with-an-option, probably with with Sunderland picking up 2/3rds of the wages.

    MLS would look pretty good to anyone in those circumstances.
     
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  23. uniteo

    uniteo Member+

    Sep 2, 2000
    Rockville, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    How did Everton sneak in there?
     
  24. The Irish Rover

    The Irish Rover Member+

    Aug 1, 2010
    Dublin
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    #3174 The Irish Rover, Jun 25, 2019
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2019
    Everton?? Competing for the CL?? For the EL??

    [​IMG]
     
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  25. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    Uh, nothing against Dempsey, but how are his choices the "harder road and bigger challenges" relative to Jozy?
     

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