Berhalter to....

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  1. BuffloSoldier

    BuffloSoldier BigSoccer Supporter

    Jan 31, 2000
    Northern NJ

    From a BBC interview.

    Time to play where in the world can Gregg go!
  2. BuffloSoldier

    BuffloSoldier BigSoccer Supporter

    Jan 31, 2000
    Northern NJ
    And this little bit:
    TF being Francis, Deano being Dean Austin, another listed defender at Palace.
  3. fidlerre

    fidlerre Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 10, 2000
    Central Ohio
    interesting. lots of team are interested yet there has not been a bleep on the radar screen from any clubs since his travels to greece that never materialized.

    perhaps there is one team seriously interested but they (CP) want a little more than that team may have offered and hence, they wanna up the ante a bit by saying many clubs are after him...
  4. BrianCappellieri

    BrianCappellieri Red Card

    Feb 11, 2002
    Palace is also looking to sign Brentford defender Darren Powell for £750,000. The clubs have agreed on the fee and they look to finalize the deal within 24 hrs.
  5. pething101

    pething101 Member

    Jul 31, 2001
    Smyrna, Ga
    West Ham United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Scotland is a lovely place this time of year.
  6. Nogra Rover

    Nogra Rover New Member

    Mar 30, 2000
    Bethesda, MD
    Re: Re: Berhalter to....

    Except for Old Firm (and it's not great there, either),no one in the SPL has any money to speak of. The league has no TV deal (last I heard) and is financial straits.

    Germany? Back to Holland?
  7. MarioKempes

    MarioKempes Member+

    Real Madrid, DC United, anywhere Pulisic plays
    Aug 3, 2000
    Proxima Centauri
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    GB is being held for ransom like a piece of meat.
    The football gods have to come up with a better system.
  8. BuffloSoldier

    BuffloSoldier BigSoccer Supporter

    Jan 31, 2000
    Northern NJ
    Re: Re: Re: Berhalter to....

    My guess is the former.
  9. JayTBhoy

    JayTBhoy New Member

    Feb 11, 2002
    South Jersey
    Re: Re: Re: Berhalter to....

    No, they signed a television deal with the BBC last Wednesday.
  10. uniteo

    uniteo Member+

    Sep 2, 2000
    Rockville, MD
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Maybe he's holding out for Suriname...They speak Dutch there, no?
  11. sydtheeagle

    sydtheeagle New Member

    May 21, 2002
    Berhalter Update

    Trevor Francis speaking on Gregg Berhalter at yesterday's per-season forum for supporters at Selhurst Park:

    "Gregg Berhalter is slightly different. He played in the last two World Cup games for the USA, and played very well, and since then there's been quite a few enquiries.

    He's actually been across to Greece, talked to a Greek team, but nothing materialised there. There was an offer to go to Turkey, and now I believe there's another foreign club that are showing keen interest in him.

    So there is the possibility that Gregg may be leaving, but for any player it's always their decision. And because of the uncertainty, with two players on the transfer list, any moment they could be gone. That's the reason why I feel that it's important that I move to try and bring in
    another defender. "

    (For those, obviously, who care. Anyone who wants a fuller text of what Francis said about life at San Selhust can send me a private message with their e-mail address).
  12. BuffloSoldier

    BuffloSoldier BigSoccer Supporter

    Jan 31, 2000
    Northern NJ
    Threads merged.
  13. thacharger

    thacharger New Member

    May 19, 2002
    Southaven, MS
    Any speculation as to which club(s) it could be that are looking at Berhalter?

    I think Germany would be the most logical choice. I see him moving to a low end Bundesliga team or a 2nd bundesliga team.

    I dont see him going back to Holland. I have no reason to support this theory.
  14. BuffloSoldier

    BuffloSoldier BigSoccer Supporter

    Jan 31, 2000
    Northern NJ
    The only reason I don't think it's Holland is that the clubs there are relatively worse off money wise than other European leagues.
  15. Greywacke

    Greywacke New Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Huntington Beach
    Selhurst field recon...

    Just got back from Selhurst Park after watching the Palace-Charlton first team friendly and there was no sign of Berhalter whatsoever. By my reckoning, he wasn't on the pitch, nor on the subs bench, nor behind the bench with the rest of the reserve/non-matchday squad. So perhaps this helps confirm (not that it was in doubt from TF's comments) that he's talking to some club. Obviously, either he and/or TF thought he didn't need to make an appearance with the team tonight.
  16. JackTown55

    JackTown55 New Member

    Turkey would be a good fit for a defender of Berhalters attributes, its a direct style league so a defender that can win high balls is useful.

    Scotland would also be a perfect fit.

    Holland would be bad as the Dutch league is a speed over size league.

    Germany if he can get an offer in BL.1.

    I think Scotland would be best as the language barrier is not there.

    Also on an interesting note I played as Crystal Palace on the CMdemo and one of the first moves I made was adding Darren Powell of Brentford. That makes me feel really dumb that I would share a common idea with TF.
  17. sydtheeagle

    sydtheeagle New Member

    May 21, 2002
    Point one: Seeing as Gregg plays like a Turkey, you probably have a point.

    Point two: Bollocks. Clevor Trevor will sign Powell and play him as a creative midfielder, making room for him by dropping Doogie. I bet you didn't come up with that.
  18. mik_smith

    mik_smith New Member

    Feb 5, 2001
    LOL. If Ake's hurt, Palace will need another strong defensive forward...
  19. sydtheeagle

    sydtheeagle New Member

    May 21, 2002
    Bollocks again. If he's hurt they'll have a stronger defensive forward than they would have if he was fit. Clever Trevor's great contribution to the tactical evolution of the game will be the 4-4-1 formation: "Well, what we set out to do was confuse the opposition, and as they were expecting eleven men on the pitch..."
  20. Triggerfish

    Triggerfish New Member

    Apr 2, 2001
    Syd, I have to commend you on your ability to retain your sense of humour in a situation that must be incredibly frustrating for Palace fans...
  21. sydtheeagle

    sydtheeagle New Member

    May 21, 2002
    When you've been going to San Selhurst since 1967, you learn to look at life through fairly warped spectacles.

    The best coach we ever had was a toe rag (Venables), the most successful and an absolute God to us (Coppell) got us where he did by playing football that would have bored the pants off a saint, we've lived through Alan Mullery (scum beyond comment), Dave "Passing Game" Bassett, and even a manager who couldn't speak a word of English (Lombardo), which was probably to his advantage as most of our players can't understand much English, anyway.

    We've spent millions on a teletubby to play in midfield (was it Dipsy, LaLa, Tinky Winky, or Po? No, it was Thomas Brolin, stupid), we used the Ian Wright money to buy someone who was not only fat, slow, and useless but also injured before we bought him (Gabbiadini), and we've had a chairman who who was so full of s h i t his best use would have been as fertiliser for the pitch. Yet for all that, we've done something even Manchester United have never achieved. We won the Zenith Cup, so up yours Old Trafford.

    We are clearly the greatest team the world has ever seen which is why, a few years ago, we thought it would be quite funny to wear yellow shirts and light blue shorts as an away strip. How many other clubs have that sort of sense of humour? We also take a lot of mob with us when we're away.

    So all you lot can have the Arse, Man Ure, or otherwise as your teams in England but none of you can hold a candle to the warped and wacky world of Palace. We're s h i t, and furthermore, we know we are. You may not like Clevor Trevor, but he sure as hell belongs!
  22. mattgabe

    mattgabe Member

    Sep 20, 2000
    Blacksburg, VA
    Syd, that was one of the greatest posts ever.
  23. BuffloSoldier

    BuffloSoldier BigSoccer Supporter

    Jan 31, 2000
    Northern NJ
    MLS is an option down the road...January.
  24. Testudo

    Testudo Member+

    Jan 29, 1999
    Arlington, VA
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It occurs to me that the BBC refers to an unnamed foreign club that is currently interested in Gregg. The NE Revolution are a foreign club as far as the BBC is concerned. Just a thought.
  25. ursula

    ursula Member

    Feb 21, 1999
    Republic of Cascadia
    I'd doubt that Gregg wants to take that sort of pay cut.

    Oh, and Syd- after your last post, I'm convinced- I'm yours!

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