Gazza not coming

Discussion in 'MLS: News & Analysis' started by moorland, Aug 1, 2002.

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  1. YanksFC

    YanksFC Member

    Feb 3, 2000
    Liverpool FC
    I feel bad for D.C., as they need all the help they can get, but this is the right move IMO.
  2. RBourd52

    RBourd52 Member

    Jul 23, 1999
    Woodbridge, CT
    Who spurned who?
  3. YanksFC

    YanksFC Member

    Feb 3, 2000
    Liverpool FC
  4. RBourd52

    RBourd52 Member

    Jul 23, 1999
    Woodbridge, CT
    Thank you.
  5. BrianCappellieri

    BrianCappellieri Red Card

    Feb 11, 2002
    Adams Turned Down Deal In America

    Former England captain Tony Adams turned down the chance to extend his playing career in America and has instead decided to take some time out of football.

    The ex-Arsenal defender was offered a 12-month deal with the New York/New Jersey Metrostars in the Major Soccer League...

    The Guardian
  6. mitrita

    mitrita Member

    Aug 6, 2002
    Adams en Gazza in MLS.

    No tx, would look like NASL, part 2

    MLS doesn't need players like Gazza en Adams.
    To old and not good enough their own league.
    These players are history.
  7. Stuart

    Stuart New Member

    Oct 13, 2001
    Why is it that everyone is so opposed to experienced players coming here to help the young players learn? We can't only have "young American" players, as they'll have no-one to learn from. Most club teams around the world contain players in the "senior" category, just for that reason.
  8. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Gazza's not coming?
  9. Wolf Man

    Wolf Man New Member

    Jun 23, 2001
    Looks like Gazza is on his way to either a Scottish team ( can't remember who?? ) or English Division 3 team, Exeter City.

    IMO, Gazza should hang-up his boots. The guy was a great player in his prime, but he's just making himself a laughing stock by carrying on.

    That said, I agree with Stuart about the old players. If a player has looked after himself and avoided serious injury, players have been known to play well into their 30's and still be fine players. Take Gary McAllister, he was 36-37 and a regular first teamer in the Liverpool team that won the FA Cup, League Cup and UEFA Cup in the 00/01 season.

    Of course, I have a vested interest since my team just signed 36 year old Denis Irwin from Man.U and 34 year od Paul Ince from Middlesbrough! :-D
  10. monop_poly

    monop_poly Member

    May 17, 2002
    Please! who really cares??

    The last thing MLS should do is to confirm in the world's collective soccer mind that the league is a joke. Better not to have even pursued Gazza, much less sign him...

    ... can we rid ourselves of Valderrama now?

    Hypocrite that I am, I would like to keep Stoichkov, however.
  11. kebzach

    kebzach Member

    Dec 30, 2000
    Greenfield, WI
    yeah, get rid of the guy still producing and keep the retread who's managed 3 shots and 150 minutes played this season!

    good one!
  12. 79United

    79United Member

    Apr 10, 2000
    SW DC
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The Gazza story is not yet over. is reporting that Gazza is still interested in coming back to DCU for the 2003 season.

  13. jdm2662

    jdm2662 New Member

    Aug 6, 2002
    Hillside, IL
    Hypocrite that I am, I would like to keep Stoichkov, however. [/B][/QUOTE]

    He's hurt way too much. I think this will be his last season.
  14. voros

    voros Member

    Jun 7, 2002
    Parts Unknown
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well we have them (or at least the Fire does: Nowak, Stoichkov), but the reality is that this sort of thing fails more often than it works and often you wind up having to play a player of lesser quality over a kid that could use the playing time. I don't think either Adams or Gascoigne wanted to come over here and be player coaches (though Adams probably does have coaching ambitions, probably not here though).

    I liked the idea of Adams (for the reasons you mentioned) but not so much Gazza. Considering Adams turned us down and we turned Gazza down, it seems like we were in the right both times.
  15. dlm_Fire

    dlm_Fire Member

    Aug 16, 2002
  16. The Devil's Architect

    Feb 10, 2000
    The American Steppe
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Weah to Metrostars!
  17. davideyak

    davideyak New Member

    Dec 13, 2006
    It is really sad to see Gazza reduced to this level - kind of reminds you of George Best. Let's hope it has a better ending :(
  18. Shaydee

    Shaydee Member

    Apr 8, 2002
    New Jersey
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Baggio too!!
  19. Clutz

    Clutz Member

    Jul 13, 2005
    Olympique de Marseille
    Nat'l Team:
    Damn, it sucks to hear about Gascoigne in this kind of shape. Hang in there man.

    The best English player ever.
  20. TxDynamo

    TxDynamo Member

    Feb 13, 2007
    why dig up a 6 year old thread. start a new one.

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