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

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  2. Say hello to my Lille friend! Tim Weah at LOSC

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  1. The Irish Rover

    The Irish Rover Member+

    Aug 1, 2010
    Dublin
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    #1876 The Irish Rover, Dec 30, 2018
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2018
    True enough. At the end of the day, you're playing against full-time professionals, however limited they are. Their livelihoods are on the line and they will make you work for yours.

    On top of that, these minor clubs have one advantage against Celtic: if they lose 2-0 nobody is surprised and if they get a draw they're heroes, but Celtic win 3-0 and it's why wasn't it 5-0. You learn to deal with pressure of expectations and living in a goldfish bowl that comes with playing for the Old Firm.

    As for hitting double digits this season, if he joins on Jan 2nd and is made an if-he's-fit-he-goes-90' starter immediately, he'll get 15 league and 5 Cup games, tops. Double digits means a goal every other game, for a teenager in his debut season. If that happens, he won't be at Celtic for very long.
     
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  2. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    I respectfully submit Mr. Johnsen.
     
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  3. gunnerfan7

    gunnerfan7 Member+

    SJ Earthquakes/Arsenal
    United States
    Jul 22, 2012
    Pleasanton, California
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So he should get 5 goals then, since he's joining halfway through the year if he's fairly good?
     
  4. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Sorry but in Europe Georges was an idol, so basically all the fan comments and all the write-ups about Timothy Weah mention his dad. Not my fault, I'm just the guy posting the links and translations when required.

    Anyone who's lived a time in Europe knows how important is pedigree to them.

    https://www.heraldscotland.com/spor...to-overshadow-his-dad-like-ryan-christie-did/

    Brendan Rodgers: Timothy Weah loved Lennoxtown guided tour .. I want him to overshadow his dad like Ryan Christie did!

    “We have good relations with PSG, so he came over and he had a great day here,” said Rodgers. “He sent me a lovely message afterwards thanking everyone and saying that he enjoyed it, so we shall see. They clearly want him to go on loan to get experience, and he is a good kid, a great boy with sensible head. There are lots of selling factors for him to come here. The club, the supporters, the intensity, the pressure, the style of football and people that he knows. He’s an international player who can play in a couple of positions at the top of the field, so if it comes off, it can be a great signing for us. We’ll just see how that develops.”

    Rodgers even joked that he can follow Ryan Christie in overshadowing his father Charlie. “I said to him: our job with you is to make him [George] Timothy Weah’s dad!”
     
  5. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Depends on minutes. Griffiths is averaging 1 goal per 171 minutes, Edouard 1 every 154. I think Weah should be around that level. Divide the number of minutes you think he'll get by 170, 180, and that's a good place to set expectations.
     
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  6. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    I didn't follow football back then, but was George Weah a huge star or was he just a big star or was he shocking to some circles because there wasn't an African star prior to him?
     
  7. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    He was a pretty big star, and there were a few African standouts in Europe before him/around the same time (Milla, fofana and Yeboah comes to mind as well-regarded African players of the same general time-frame - though Milla is for sure the oldest of the crew,I'm not sure which of Weah or Yeboah was more known earlier.) Most of the top African players in Europe were in France or Portugal in the 80-90s iirc. Yeboah is the first in the Bund I can think of off hand - and I was living in German and France on and off in the 80s. But my memory is crap, truth be told. (There must also have been African-born Europe players with Euro citizenship, but I can't think of any from back in the 80's off hand - I could name a few Surinamian Dutch players! Lol)
     
  8. striker

    striker Member

    Aug 4, 1999
    and there was Eusebio before all that. What a player!
     
  9. gunnerfan7

    gunnerfan7 Member+

    SJ Earthquakes/Arsenal
    United States
    Jul 22, 2012
    Pleasanton, California
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So, 7-8 looks like.

    I'm trying to get the realistic expectations set here.
     
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  10. y-lee-coyote

    y-lee-coyote Member+

    Dec 4, 2012
    Club:
    --other--
    You mean other than winning the Ballin d'or or FIFA POTY... other than that ...
     
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  11. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    that's why i asked, older timer ;)
     
  12. Bruce S

    Bruce S Member+

    Sep 10, 1999
    best player in the world, played for best team in world-AC Milan. He was a really big deal!
     
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  13. lmorin

    lmorin Member+

    Mar 29, 2000
    New Hampshire
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    From Wikipedia
    My favorite player of that era. I once saw him "dribble" 30-40 yds in the offensive half while running full speed between players and keeping the ball up around his chest, playing the ball with chest and thighs. Awesome!
     
  14. butters59

    butters59 Member+

    Feb 22, 2013
    Ya, tough lack for Celtic fans who say "if he is just half as good as his dad". Sorry, he isn't, we don't have anyone "half as good", neither does Celtic though.
     
  15. striker

    striker Member

    Aug 4, 1999
    I once saw Pele (of Santos then) live, "dribbling" 10 yards in the penalty area, playing the ball with his chest, thigh and head, beating 3-4 defenders and eventually scoring on Newcastle United in a friendly.
     
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  16. Jumbalaya

    Jumbalaya Member+

    Apr 27, 2010
    Chicago
    Club:
    Sunderland AFC
    He was doing just fine until they changed managers thank you very much.
     
  17. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    Um... so "scoring goals in Scotland shouldn't be tense, unless you're at Hearts under Cathro?!" Ok...

    (Although, BMJ was not setting Edinburgh on fire pre-Cathro either. 6 in 37 or whatever he had has to be among his lowest pro numbers.)
     
  18. The Irish Rover

    The Irish Rover Member+

    Aug 1, 2010
    Dublin
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    Manchester United FC
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    Ireland Republic
    And neither does anyone else.
     
  19. largegarlic

    largegarlic Member+

    Jul 2, 2007
    My advisor in grad school had probably published a half-dozen books at the time, and he would joke that whenever he got his annual royalty check, he would use it to treat his wife to a fancy dinner at Red Lobster. He was probably being overly modest, but not by much.

    Anyhow, to make this on topic, I felt like Rodgers' comments made it seem like he was really trying to sell Weah on Celtic. To me that implies that Weah has other reasonably enticing options, and Celtic isn't a done deal.
     
  20. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    If he's on loan at Celtic, I imagine he's proabbly the highest earner. Wasn't he on like 750-1 million euros at PSG?
     
  21. m vann

    m vann Moderator
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    Colorado Rapids & Celtic FC
    Sep 10, 2002
    Denver, CO
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #1896 m vann, Jan 3, 2019
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2019
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.th...celtics-double-weekly-wage-rangers-study/amp/

    I’ve seen various write-ups over the last few years taking an educated stab at Celtic’s wage bill. They have all been pretty consistent in saying that approximately £735K ($923K) is the average annual salary per player. It’s far greater than anyone else in the SPL even Rangers. So If Weah’s wages are indeed in the range you mentioned, he’d fall into that average. So very affordable.
     
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  22. The Irish Rover

    The Irish Rover Member+

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    Dublin
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    Manchester United FC
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    Ireland Republic
    And if he's on loan, Celtic will - probably - be paying the standard 50% of his wages. So, even more affordable. The "probably" comes from whether or not a loan fee is paid; those cases tend to be organized on a case-by-case basis.
     
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  23. TheFalseNine

    TheFalseNine Moderator
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    Jul 15, 2014
    Norman, Okla.
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    FC Dallas
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    United States
    I deleted all the off topic posts on academic publishing. I know we’re all eager to hear news about Tim’s destination.
     
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  24. Ger90

    Ger90 Member+

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  25. TheFalseNine

    TheFalseNine Moderator
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    United States
    Jul 15, 2014
    Norman, Okla.
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