Lennard Maloney at Borussia Dortmund

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  1. The Irish Rover

    The Irish Rover Member+

    Aug 1, 2010
    Dublin
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    Manchester United FC
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    Ireland Republic
    Terrible defending, but that is an exceptional header.

    Maybe, just maybe, he has a future in the first team.
     
  2. Pl@ymaker

    Pl@ymaker Member+

    Feb 8, 2010
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    United States
    The goal was so good, that I thought it was Haaland that scored it.
     
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  3. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    Roman Abramovich: "I've changed my mind. Forget Haaland and sign Maloney. Spend whatever it takes!"
     
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  4. EXALIFTIN

    EXALIFTIN Member+

    Nov 23, 2010
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    Fulham FC
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    United States
    Really hope this kid doesn't spend another year in the reserves, hopefully he can get a loan to a 2.Bundesliga side
     
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  5. bshredder

    bshredder BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 23, 1999
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    Millwall FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I remember asking around after his two U-20 call-ups. He didn't perform well, according to several accounts. When I asked why, they said his footspeed is just very, very slow. I've never really seen him play but that is just what I've been told.

    The slow speed is not something that can improve but there are ways you can read the game and compensate for it. I think it'll prevent him from getting to a very high level, but maybe he can get pretty far.

    On the other hand, everyone I spoke to said Maloney is like the nicest guy in the world. When I interviewed him, that was the truth. He's a great guy. You can't help but pull for him.
     
  6. BostonRed

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    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
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    New England Revolution
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    United States
     
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  7. The Irish Rover

    The Irish Rover Member+

    Aug 1, 2010
    Dublin
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    Manchester United FC
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    Ireland Republic
    Haaland?!?!

    Who's he? ;)
     
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  8. Pl@ymaker

    Pl@ymaker Member+

    Feb 8, 2010
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    Is he really not good enough to play in the Bundesliga?
     
  9. Eighteen Alpha

    Eighteen Alpha Member+

    Aug 17, 2016
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    Jon Lewis has great foot speed
     
  10. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Staying with the first team for now:

     
  11. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    I don't like the vagueness of 'for the time being,' but I'll accept this promotion as rewarding positive performance. :thumbsup:
     
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  12. The Irish Rover

    The Irish Rover Member+

    Aug 1, 2010
    Dublin
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    Manchester United FC
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    Ireland Republic
    You should. We all should. Football is an unsentimental business and if he's being kept around with the first team it's because the new coach sees something in him.

    The odds are still very much against him making it to the BVB first team for any length of time, but he clearly has at least some qualities that a run-of-the-mill 3 Liga defender whose only purpose is to provide a platform for the Fatis of this world to rise on doesn't have.

    If they see him as an asset to be developed and sold to the likes of Augsburg, that's great for the lad
     
  13. Eldinter

    Eldinter Member

    Jul 28, 2009
    Fort Wayne, IN
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, there's no better place than Dortmund to be mentored on makibg up for speed deficiencies as a CB. Hummels is the GOAT of maximizing a career while being a very slow CB.
     
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  14. BostonRed

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  15. BostonRed

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  16. BostonRed

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  17. BostonRed

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  18. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
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  19. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
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    New England Revolution
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  20. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
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    United States
    Started & went 65' in a 2-0 win:



    That puts them at the top of 3.Liga (at least for the day).
     
  21. Hobo

    Hobo Member+

    Apr 29, 2007
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Starts

    Um 14 Uhr trifft unsere #BVBU23 auf @EintrachtBSNews. @WDR und @ndr übertragen das Spiel live.

    Die Startelf: Unbehaun – Maloney, Dams, Papadopoulos, Pohlmann, Pfanne, Viet, Pherai, Raschl, Taz, Tachie
     
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  22. Hobo

    Hobo Member+

    Apr 29, 2007
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    And I think you can watch the game here at 8:00am ET

    https://www1.wdr.de/fernsehen/livestream/index.html

    Or here

    https://www.ndr.de/fernsehen/livestream/livestreaminternational100.html
     
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  23. Casper

    Casper Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    New York


    He's on the bench for a Bundesliga match! Anyone know if this is the first time?
     
  24. Casper

    Casper Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    New York
    No one was watching this? Maloney subbed on the 88th for Mats Hummels - Bundesliga debut!
     
  25. Casper

    Casper Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    New York
    Played as the left back on a three man backline. Did a fine job of the time-wasting passing as Bielefeld looked too gassed to really chase Dortmund down by then. Not much to praise or critique, but interesting that Dortmund wanted to give him a debut.
     

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