Frankowski trial?

Discussion in 'Chicago Fire' started by krolpolski, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. krolpolski

    krolpolski Member+

    Tomek Frankowski was interviewed live on 1030 AM today and is apparently flying in Feb. 4 to Chicago. The forward is 32 and he is currently playing in Spain.
     
  2. Stogey23

    Stogey23 Member+

    Dec 12, 1998
    San Diego, CA
    It's Tomasz Frankowski, just in case anyone wanted to Wiki him.
     
  3. milicz

    milicz Member+

    Dec 2, 2001
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    Poland
    HOLY CRAP! This is awesome! Tomasz Frankowski would be fricking AWESOME for us. I believe I stated somewhere on the Zurawski thread months ago that I would much rather take Frankowski over Zurawski. This guy has a knack for scoring goals, he has that instinct. Color me excited!!!
     
  4. Stogey23

    Stogey23 Member+

    Dec 12, 1998
    San Diego, CA
  5. milicz

    milicz Member+

    Dec 2, 2001
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    Poland
    Well the trial will show whether he can still play or not. I don't have the faintest idea of how serious the injury was, but I know he wouldn't be ready to go for a trial if it was a devastating one with torn ligaments after only six months.
     
  6. Chicago1871

    Chicago1871 Member

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Give the guy a shot and see if he still has game. If he does, offer him a reasonable salary for an older player coming off an injury an add some incentives into the contract.

    Who knows, he might turn out to be a steal.
     
  7. RiverBurner1969

    RiverBurner1969 New Member

    Aug 20, 2007
    Cleveland, OH
    is he actually getting a trial? or is he just visiting chicago? wiki says he might be going back to his former club.
     
  8. HerthaBerwyn

    HerthaBerwyn Member+

    May 24, 2003
    Chicago
    --Nagoya Grampus Eight--

    We need names like this here.
     
  9. SixKick

    SixKick Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 13, 2000
    Chicago
    Club:
    Club América
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    Both Blanco and Frankowski on my team? I could die a happy man.
     
  10. fireman451

    fireman451 Member+

    Jun 26, 2002
    The Midwest
    Club:
    --other--

    I recall your posts and agree.

    If true and Frankowski is here for a tryout, and proves he still has good abilities, then I'd love to have him. I was hoping to get him last year before we signed Blanco, which clearly was a great move for our club.

    Rolfe, Frankowski, Blanco would be deadly.
     
  11. alf

    alf Member+

    Jun 29, 1999
    Illinois
    Club:
    Chicago Red Stars
    And then what?

    Wait for him to not return our calls?
     
  12. milicz

    milicz Member+

    Dec 2, 2001
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    Poland
    Frankowski would be a great teacher for guys like Rolfe, Barret and Carr, he is actually pretty similar to Rolfe in many respects. If the guy is flying to Chicago it's because he is either trialing with us or with Columbus, he wouldn't be here on vacation.
     
  13. SixKick

    SixKick Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 13, 2000
    Chicago
    Club:
    Club América
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    Who wouldn't want to winter in Chicago? :p
     
  14. The Devil's Architect

    Feb 10, 2000
    The American Steppe
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What was that one run on name: Blanchopolfe, was it ;)
     
  15. milicz

    milicz Member+

    Dec 2, 2001
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    Poland
    I've had a few hours to think about this, I don't think Frankowski would be coming here for a trial, my bet is that he is coming because:

    1) He has signed with us; or
    2) He will sign when he arrives

    My guess is he may be the forward who Luis said was supposed to be announced last week. Frankowski has at least two suitors, he was almost a big signing for Lech two weeks ago, he wouldn't ditch Jagielonia or a Spanish 2nd division team for a "trial" with an MLS team, we either offered him good money and he is coming or, the more unlikely scenario, he is headed to Columbus.
     
  16. NotAbbott

    NotAbbott Member

    Oct 11, 1999
    My Own Little World
    As someone who has had reconstructive surgery on both knees, I can tell you unequivocally that six months is enough time to have fully recovered from at least a fully torn ACL. If he tore both an ACL and MCL, maybe not (and that's only a guess), but I recall my doctor telling me he had a player for the Blackhawks back on the ice in a competitive game five months post-op. That stuck in my memory.

    Later,
    COZ
     
  17. Mattinho

    Mattinho Member

    Jan 27, 2000
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    We soo need this guy.
     
  18. Tahu

    Tahu Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    Chicago-North Suburb
    Had a drought with the Wolves before he was let go. Injury? Maybe. MLS is a slower league than the Premier, and it might be the safe place for him to go.

    Just becuase Wanchope was 3 steps slow, maybe this guy is only one step slow, and a good fit for our league.
     
  19. PoznaniakPS

    PoznaniakPS New Member

    Aug 27, 2007
    My home team (Lech) was going to sign him but they decided not too...the guy is a bum now. Hasn't been playing regularly for couple of years...I don't know why you guys are so excited about him.
     
  20. milicz

    milicz Member+

    Dec 2, 2001
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    Poland
    Fixed your post, and seeing that your team wanted to have this bum starting, that's interesting. Sucks having a BOD, doesn't it?
     
  21. bing1985

    bing1985 Member

    Jun 14, 2004
    Near West ChiSuburbs
    I don't think we're ALL excited about this. What you see is a mix of desperation and hopefulness.

    Our attack last year was miserable and we hope a seasoned pro will boost it.

    But the major reason that many of these folks are excited is because the player is Polish. Period.

    To me, this has the feel of the Lubos Reiter, Bedrossian and Wanchope experiments. I'm very happy we have brought him on trial. But I hope they REALLY run him through his paces before signing him. He's old and he's damaged. We can't keep betting our seasons on players based on what they USED to be.

    If a guy can't stick at Wolverhampton, maybe his career is done. - sorry. :(
     
  22. The Devil's Architect

    Feb 10, 2000
    The American Steppe
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Kind of like all of the things Dr. Heimlich tried squeezing before settling on the abdomen
     
  23. DDT5583

    DDT5583 Member

    Jul 30, 2007
    Brooklyn, NY
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Just in case, I submit for your approval:

    Blancolfski
     
  24. PoznaniakPS

    PoznaniakPS New Member

    Aug 27, 2007
    LOL, too cheap? Lech has biggest budget in Poland. Simply, he wasn't worth it. You don't even know who agreed and who did not.

    All I'm trying to say that he is not worth it. He hasn't scored a single goal at Wolverhampton. He hasn't shown anything in 3 years.
     
  25. milicz

    milicz Member+

    Dec 2, 2001
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    Poland
    I know that you guys agreed to a contract but it was denied by the BOD, that's enough for me. 2 years ago he scored a goal against England in qualifying, just sayin'.
     

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