Karby to Burnley

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by JimmieLivealot, Jun 30, 2005.

  1. BuffloSoldier

    BuffloSoldier BigSoccer Supporter

    Jan 31, 2000
    Northern NJ
    Nice pickup, Jimmie.

    Good move for Danny, hope he can get some playing time.
     
  2. Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    "With the size of our squad, it will stand him in good stead to be in our squad and hopefully he will learn from it and take his career on.

    "He will be training and playing with the first team and our players and that will hopefully help him and give him more experience."

    It sounds like he's going to be given every opportunity to play with the first tem. Good move for Karby.

    What were the other offers he spurned?
     
  3. BuffloSoldier

    BuffloSoldier BigSoccer Supporter

    Jan 31, 2000
    Northern NJ
    Gets the #3 shirt.
     
  4. Metrogo

    Metrogo Member

    Apr 6, 1999
    Washington Hghts NY
    Good move for him. Wonder what the other clubs were.
     
  5. Nutmeg

    Nutmeg Member+

    Aug 24, 1999
    I hear Reading is looking for a left back.
     
  6. jri

    jri Red Card

    Sep 28, 2000
    boca
    Great stuff! Would be lovely to see Whitbread and Simek also get deals in the Championship (has Simek signed anywhere yet?), and that would give us 4 young defenders in the Championship fighting to get onto the National Team...

    If Spector too can get regular Premiership starting time, the US Nat team would be in its best development position in a long time. Lots of talented young US defenders playing at high levels.
     
  7. FirstStar

    FirstStar Hustlin' for the USA

    Feb 1, 2005
    Time's Arrow
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Good news for Karby. I hope it's a sign that they've given him the #3 jersey.

    Does anyone have any insight on Burnley's other defenders and what Karby's chances are of cracking the starting XI?

    Thx.
     
  8. odg78

    odg78 Member

    Feb 14, 2001
    North Carolina
    --That shirt's 8 feet across. Is that the only way they could fit his name on the back?
     
  9. gunner_21

    gunner_21 New Member

    Apr 15, 2002
    Cumberland, Maryland
    Unless you wanted it to read: KARBY :p
     
  10. m vann

    m vann Moderator
    Staff Member

    Colorado Rapids, Celtic FC, & Louisville City
    Sep 10, 2002
    Denver, CO
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    No kidding I had a laugh myself. He'll have to pull a Brazilan and go with "Karby". This is however, a great move for him and a real chance to showcase his skills. The manager sounds excied as well and that's always a plus. I look forwward to seeing his game take off. Now we need to see Simek land somewhere and for Whitbread and Spector to get EPL loans.
     
  11. BuffloSoldier

    BuffloSoldier BigSoccer Supporter

    Jan 31, 2000
    Northern NJ
    Their starting left back, Camara, signed with Celtic earlier this month.
     
  12. Shaydee

    Shaydee Member

    Apr 8, 2002
    New Jersey
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    to paraphrase a quote on a Burnley board "hopefully he can solve our long-term left back problems"

    so it sounds like this is a good move
     
  13. jri

    jri Red Card

    Sep 28, 2000
    boca
    From a brief glance- looks like a good news/bad news situation:

    On their website- they list 4 defenders: however 3 are at age 32+. The other is 27.

    I guess the good news is...those guys are older, maybe more prone to injure and/or loss of form, fading career.

    Bad news is they all have a lot of experience, etc.

    However, longer-term- it certainly looks like a good situation for him.

    Finally, and a good thing for Danny, the coach recognized Danny's versatility in his opening comments...that he can play either back, either side in midfield or even striker. So its good that he's seen this way, and this may get him on the pitch quicker.

    Given the website only listed 4 defenders, I gotta think that some of the new 5 signings are also defenders (and will compete with Danny) or there are more to come. Hard to imagine a Coca-Cola going into season with only 5 defenders on the books.
     
  14. Alex_1

    Alex_1 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Mar 29, 2002
    Zürich
    Club:
    Grasshopper Club Zürich
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
    Hopefully they would be able to work their way up to solid and starting roles on Premiership teams, of course. But I agree that it would be better for thm to just get regular playing time in a competitive division like the Championship.

    This seems to be a good move and he should get some good time in during the season.
     
  15. tubby_butter

    tubby_butter Member

    Mar 22, 2002
    Providence
    Maybe if he's better than them, he'll play.
     
  16. tubby_butter

    tubby_butter Member

    Mar 22, 2002
    Providence
    I wouldn't think very many. If there were a bunch of suitors last year, I doubt Arsenal would've let him go for free. He had a year left on his contract, right?
     
  17. JohnW

    JohnW Member

    Apr 27, 2001
    St. Paul
    Probably true.

    Still, no real place for him to go at Arsenal. He was behind Ashley Cole and Gael Clichy at left back. And at striker (his position as a youth player)... well, it wasn't going to happen there either.
     
  18. JohnW

    JohnW Member

    Apr 27, 2001
    St. Paul
    Someone posted this link over on the Arsenal board. It's Karby's web site.

    Nothing there about the other teams, though.

    http://dannyk.us/
     
  19. M

    M Member+

    Feb 18, 2000
    Via Ventisette
    He'll play. Burnley sold a number of players in the transfer window and are really down to a bare-bones squad. Even if they sign some more players, they'll still be operating on very limited resources.
     
  20. jri

    jri Red Card

    Sep 28, 2000
    boca
    Thanks for that positive YA contribution! Here's a rep for you! :)
     
  21. Slim Pickins

    Slim Pickins Member

    Jun 24, 2000
    Portland, Oregon
    At this moment, it's the top headline under "The Championship" on the BBC Football page.
     
  22. dcufan1984

    dcufan1984 Member

    Feb 17, 2002
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    wow. shocking but etremely welcomed... keep up the good work m.

    ;)
     
  23. m vann

    m vann Moderator
    Staff Member

    Colorado Rapids, Celtic FC, & Louisville City
    Sep 10, 2002
    Denver, CO
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Yeah, kinda funny, one Yank made the top EPL headline negatively (Glazer) and Karby made the top headline on the Champ. Not often you see to Yanks topping the stories. :)
     
  24. USvsIRELAND

    USvsIRELAND Member+

    Jul 19, 2004
    ATL

    Mo Camara(their left back) went to Celtic so he should get some PT.
     

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