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Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by BuffloSoldier, Aug 29, 2002.
Can't believe it.
Talk about the phoenix rising from the ashes...Wasn't this deal killed off "officially" for the 15th time just yesterday?
http://www.pnefc.net/today/view/breaking_news_detail/0,,10362~263815,00.html (Brown admiration)
http://www.pnefc.net/today/view/breaking_news_detail/0,,10362~263785,00.html (news, chairman speaks)
http://www.pnefc.net/today/view/breaking_news_detail/0,,10362~263839,00.html (Lewis speaks)
He will wear #17, and Mr. Segroves' fave helped with things.
best thing i've seen all day
:keeps lips away from ass:
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.
The American Beckham? Yikes! I didn't know that he married Britney Spears.
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?
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?
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)
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.
Actually, he's a left-sided player.
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!
Is work permit going to be an issue for Eddie? I don't see any mention of it anywhere.
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.
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.
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)
usually one transfer is allowed by a player with a work permit without having to redo it.
I understood that you are allowed one move on a permit before it has to be renewed.
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.
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.
When do they play Fulham?
could happen in the worthington or f.a. cup
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.
Next year, when Fulham are relegated to the First Division (better chance of that than Preston going up).