Andy Welsh!

Discussion in 'Toronto FC' started by alexintoronto, Aug 29, 2007.

  1. alexintoronto

    alexintoronto New Member

    Mar 7, 2007
  2. Blizzard

    Blizzard Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 25, 2002
    Toronto FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ya, that is the word starting to get around.

    I always had an empathy for Andy so I'm sad that this is how things worked out. In those early days, he looked like was having a great time riding on Dichio's back for goal #1 and then scoring his only goal of the season or celebrating as in this shot!


    Thanks Andy! All the best!!!

  3. Camcamy

    Camcamy New Member

    Apr 14, 2007
    Source? If this is true and it doesn't involve something stupid like giving up wynne or edu, Mo is a genius.
  4. ChrisLav

    ChrisLav New Member

    Mar 5, 2007
    Source is a guy off the RPB site, he basically was the first guy to report that the team got Dunivant, Amado Guevara wasn't going to report. To date he's been 100% on.

    "Andy Welsh has left Toronto Fc. Today after practice he said goodbye to everyone at the club and told everyone he is going to blackpool in England."
  5. Blizzard

    Blizzard Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 25, 2002
    Toronto FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Apparently, the words has been circulating all day. The story is that he is going to Blackpool and apparently the source is impeccable.

    The story is that Welsh shook hands with the guys after practice and said goodbye.

    The Red Patch Boys forum seems to have the most inside info. Read their thread here:

  6. alexintoronto

    alexintoronto New Member

    Mar 7, 2007
  7. JB08

    JB08 New Member

    May 13, 2007
    Too much money for too little performance. Hopefully things work for him and more importantly the free cap works out for us.:)
  8. TFC07

    TFC07 Member

    May 19, 2007
    Brampton, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    I hope it is true. :)
  9. Taoism

    Taoism Member

    Apr 13, 2007
    Winnipeg, MB, Canada
  10. Razcle

    Razcle New Member

    May 18, 2007
    Welsh changed his current club status on Facebook hours ago....You guys didn't add Welsh to your facebook lists?? No wonder he wanted out of one wanted to be his friend.
  11. .:Rabid

    .:Rabid New Member

    Apr 26, 2007
    Mo is making room for a DP!!!!!

    0h Noo00eezzzz!!!1one!!!!!11eleven!!!
  12. alexintoronto

    alexintoronto New Member

    Mar 7, 2007
    Welsh cut loose

    From Thursday's Globe and Mail
    August 29, 2007 at 10:49 PM EDT

    TORONTO — Toronto FC has sent midfielder Andy Welsh to Blackpool of England's League Championship in a transfer deal that frees up salary cap space for the Major League Soccer club.
    Before the move can be completed officially, there is a 48-hour period during which Welsh must clear MLS waivers.
    Welsh is working on a $215,000 (all figures U.S.) salary this year and that would go up to about $228,000 next year when he would be classified as a senior international. So the move gives TFC some flexibility, particularly for next year.
    Welsh, 24, was acquired before the season from England, where he had been playing most recently with Leicester on loan from Sunderland. He was available because he did not figure in the plans of Sunderland, which this year has moved from the League Championship to England's Premier League.
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    Welsh was a disappointment with Toronto and never seemed to get settled. Later in his tenure he was being used more and more as a high-priced substitute.
    The production has not been as good as Toronto FC had hoped from him, with one goal and three assists. He played mostly left midfield in his 20 MLS games, but moved to the right side recently with the season-ending knee injury to right midfielder Ronnie O'Brien.
    Welsh missed Toronto's 1-0 loss to D.C. United last Saturday because of a groin strain.
    It was a difficult time to make a move because of the injuries to TFC, but there also was a limited time when the deal could be made with an English team.
    TFC could be on the verge of bringing in a player or two to help them through the rest of the season. Toronto, which has not scored in seven games, has eight games left in the regular season. The next contest is away against FC Dallas on Sept. 8.
  13. Whoa! Danny Dichio!

    Whoa! Danny Dichio! New Member

    Aug 5, 2007
    It was also confirmed when I heard it on Fan590 while working the night shift at my job. Said that Andy Welsh is being sent to Blackpool, England and an official announcement should be mentioned today. (Its 3:30am right now)
  14. T.Reis

    T.Reis New Member

    May 23, 2005
    Oakville, Canada
    I think we all saw this coming (including Andy) cuz there was no way Mo was going to use a Senior international spot on him next year.

    Good Luck Andy!
  15. Scotland the brave

    Scotland the brave New Member

    Apr 18, 2007
    Toronto (WOOHOO)
    Now that andy has gone who the hell are we gona play on teh wings, even though some people on the forum didnt like him he was a regular so surely a replacement has to come from somewhere.

    Also if Mo is making room for a DP then it wont be a winger so it wont really solve that part of the jigsaw although i do agree we desperately need a DP but surelly a striker is only as gopod as the service he gets from the wings???
  16. #1TFC

    #1TFC Member

    Apr 28, 2007
    Section 123
    I wish him well. I never like to see a player not succeed so it is disappointing for me but now MO has additional options for next year and that is always positive.
  17. mikey99

    mikey99 Member

    May 15, 2007
    Bye Andy!!
    Have fun with the other donkeys on Blackpool beach.
  18. PureTFC

    PureTFC New Member

    Jun 4, 2007
    All I can say is good luck to Welsh. He ran his ass off more than anyone on our team, save maybe Brennan. Plus he did score more goals than Ronnie.

    All the best Welshy!
  19. Camcamy

    Camcamy New Member

    Apr 14, 2007
    I'm still shocked that Mo Managed to pull this off. I did not think that any club in the world would want him at that price. Good Luck Andy, hope you do better at Blackpool.
  20. TheChoker

    TheChoker Member

    May 6, 2007

    What was the transfer fee or was it a free transfer?
  21. lerxst

    lerxst Member

    May 23, 2007
    Toronto FC
    Nat'l Team:
    So long Andy. We'll miss you, but good luck with Blackpool down the road.

    Cheers mate!
  22. Razcle

    Razcle New Member

    May 18, 2007
    Did we get anything in return for Welsh? Maybe the rumor of TFC linking with a English side is starting to unfold with Blackpool. Welshie is being sent over to learn how to make proper passes.

    Although it would make more sence that his ticket is one way....
  23. TFCviaUK

    TFCviaUK Member

    Jul 10, 2007
    Andy will be missed if we do not add to the current roster. He was a regular, and regularly managed to win us throw-ins and corners with his runs down the wing (even if he didn't beat his man as often as I would've liked to see). The honest truth is, other than Ronnie, he is the only other true winger on the team and was better than anyone else that Mo had used out on the wings.

    Mo's managed to pull off a good deal, but he's got to follow that up with a couple of decent acquisitions (attacking midfielder and a replacement winger) at least to make this count.

    Also, Jo Melo and the other youngsters should be used more during this time as well... they're not going to develop and get better if they are not thrown into the mix of things... its great to have a good starting 11, but you also need decent backups when they're needed (man, have they been needed!).

    Good luck Andy, and I for one will definately miss seeing you in TFC colours.

    Come On You Reds!!!
  24. narduch

    narduch New Member

    Apr 14, 2005
    This move is useless unless we actually grab a couple of players for the rest of the season.

    If this means we get to see more of guys like Joey Melo, than I don't mind.
  25. Bispham Seasider

    Bispham Seasider New Member

    Aug 11, 2007
    Blackpool FC
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