Lewis to Preston (NO, REALLY)

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by BuffloSoldier, Aug 29, 2002.

  1. Sachin

    Sachin New Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    La Norte
    Club:
    DC United
    A-frickin-mazing.

    Can't believe it.

    Sachin
     
  2. Treetaliano

    Treetaliano Member

    Jun 29, 2002
    San Diego
    Talk about the phoenix rising from the ashes...Wasn't this deal killed off "officially" for the 15th time just yesterday?
     
  3. irishFS1921

    irishFS1921 New Member

    Aug 2, 2002
    WB05 Compound
    best thing i've seen all day :D

    :keeps lips away from ass:
     
  4. Greywacke

    Greywacke New Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Huntington Beach
    No transfer fee mentioned. Methinks Fulham would have wanted something. Plus no mention if Eddie's wages will stay the same as they were at Fulham.

    I wonder how whatever fee was paid will compares with the numbers being tossed around for DaMarcus, given their similarities and differences.
     
  5. prk166

    prk166 BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 8, 2000
    Med City
    The American Beckham? Yikes! I didn't know that he married Britney Spears.
     
  6. dheck

    dheck Member

    Sep 20, 1999
    Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Ugh, I was hoping all that "American Beckham" stuff would have gone away by now and with a new team. It puts unrealistic expectations on Eddie and, frankly, makes the US look silly--and we didn't even come up with the comparison.

    Anyhow, best of luck to Eddie. Hopefully he establishes himself as a starter. He certainly seems to have put himself in position to have a shot at it.

    Kirovski, Hejduk, Regis, Berhalter, and now Lewis?

    Can Joe-Max Moore find a better situation now?
    Who would we obsess about then?
     
  7. Mason16

    Mason16 Member

    Apr 11, 2001
    South Florida
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Run Eddie Run! He took BS advice. Good for him. Nice to see these situations get resolved. Now all he needs is to earn/keep his spot. Any PNE fans want to comment on his chances? Who's holdin down the right mid spot now?
     
  8. WrmBrnr

    WrmBrnr Member+

    Apr 12, 2001
    San Carlos
    Hmmm

    Something is fishy...

    Eddie Lewis - free from Fugham
    Surfer Dude is freed from Leverkusen
    Berhalter - freed from CP

    Is it "Amnesty International U.S. Benchwarmer Awareness Week" or what??

    I would like to thank whoever it was that had the signature (damn premier membership perk) "Free Eddie Lewis!" for drawing Amnesty International's attention to the travails of our bench-bound players.

    (Cue music from "Born Free" with video montage of Hejduk, Lewis, & Berhalter running on the pitch)
     
  9. snorklefish

    snorklefish New Member

    Mar 26, 2001
    Miami, FL

    Pure speculation on my part: Fulham wanted to dump Lewis but he wouldn't take a paycut. So I expect that Fulham agreed to kick back a significant portion of the transfer fee to Lewis and Lewis in turn agreed to lower his wage demands with PNE.
     
  10. StEtienne

    StEtienne Member

    Mar 10, 2000
    USA
    Actually, he's a left-sided player.
     
  11. Deimos

    Deimos Member

    Apr 23, 1999
    Louisville, KY, USA
    Let's see, Fulham agrees to 750,000 fee, Lewis wants 400,000/ year for 3 years, PNE offers 250,000/year. Fulham lowers fee to 300,000, kicks back the rest to Lewis.

    Voila, everybody is happy!
     
  12. raindawg

    raindawg Member

    Sep 22, 2000
    SF Bay Area
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Is work permit going to be an issue for Eddie? I don't see any mention of it anywhere.
     
  13. mattjo

    mattjo Member+

    Feb 3, 2001
    Washington DC
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If this is true, it makes me laugh at all of the pseudo attorneys and agents on here. I can guess that I would delay my career as well for an 450,000.
     
  14. McGinty

    McGinty Member

    Aug 29, 2001
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    I actually talked to a PNE supporter at a Wizards game, and he said that McBride played very well but was unlucky on several occasions.
     
  15. Northside Rovers

    Jan 28, 2000
    Austin TX
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He's already there - it shouldn't be an issues. OR he is going from EPL to a 1st division side and the work permit is not applicable in the 1st Div.

    One of those answers is the right one. I think (in typical BS fashion)
     
  16. robbief

    robbief Member

    Aug 7, 1999
    Boca Raton, FL
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    usually one transfer is allowed by a player with a work permit without having to redo it.
     
  17. Deimos

    Deimos Member

    Apr 23, 1999
    Louisville, KY, USA
    I understood that you are allowed one move on a permit before it has to be renewed.
     
  18. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    WPs are part of British law, not the English FA regulations. They apply throughout the divisions.

    You'd know this stuff if you played Championship Manager. :)
     
  19. seahawkdad

    seahawkdad Spoon!!!

    Jun 2, 2000
    Lincoln, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Of course it was perhaps self-serving for all the PNEers quoted on their site to talk about Lewis' World Cup experiences as a plus, but I couldn't help thinking that there is a new respect for US soccer lurking within those words...

    And if so, thanks again guys.
     
  20. L127

    L127 New Member

    Oct 9, 1999
    NYC
    When do they play Fulham?
     
  21. robbief

    robbief Member

    Aug 7, 1999
    Boca Raton, FL
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    could happen in the worthington or f.a. cup
     
  22. Lanky134

    Lanky134 New Member

    Oct 25, 1999
    134, 3, 6
    Re: Hmmm

    Probably has more to do with the transfer deadline coming up on Sept. 1. Clubs are in a scramble to either improve or reduce their squads.

    Dave
     
  23. Lanky134

    Lanky134 New Member

    Oct 25, 1999
    134, 3, 6
    Next year, when Fulham are relegated to the First Division (better chance of that than Preston going up).

    Dave
     

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