Ljungberg's AWOL

Discussion in 'Seattle Sounders FC' started by GOALSeattle, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. GOALSeattle

    GOALSeattle Member

    Oct 13, 2007
    Seattle
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  2. Yoshou

    Yoshou Moderator
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    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
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    Looks like it was a communication issue with Freddie under the impression that he and Hanauer agreeing he didn't need to show up until Feb 1. Anyway you look at it. Freddie's playing in Seattle this year.

    http://freddie.speaksup.com/2010/01/26/from-feb-1st-i-will-be-with-my-team-in-seattle/
     
  3. GOALSeattle

    GOALSeattle Member

    Oct 13, 2007
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    Good. Sorry if I don't believe a word of his reasons, but what matters is that he'll be here a lot earlier than he was last season. Hopefully that will make a difference on the pitch.

    He's got something to prove.
     
  4. Yoshou

    Yoshou Moderator
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    May 12, 2009
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    I don't get the animosity. It's not uncommon for the best players on a team not to show up the first day/week of camp. Walter Jones missed every pre-season for awhile there due to "contract issues" and no one questioned his dedication to the team. I don't see why Ljungberg is any different here. It's apparent the coaches and FO were aware that he wasn't going to be in camp immediately, they really shouldn't have made it seem like he wasn't interested in coming back to Seattle when they apparently knew that he was.

    Anywho, I'm sure there is more than enough blame to go around here with what happened. Just glad he's back in the fold.
     
  5. FuzzyForeigner

    Oct 29, 2003
    WA
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    Seattle
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    great. and we all got a few newstories out of it. I bet it was all staged by hanauer who reads SSFC fans boards and noticed that the offseason was truly taking its toll.
     
  6. GOALSeattle

    GOALSeattle Member

    Oct 13, 2007
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    He texted the whole thing from a grassy knoll near PPM.
     
  7. FuzzyForeigner

    Oct 29, 2003
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    rofl.
     
  8. Yoshou

    Yoshou Moderator
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    May 12, 2009
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    I just wish they had spread it out over a few more months instead of cramming all the excitement into the first day of training camp. Sounders need to fire up a rumor mongering department.
     
  9. GOALSeattle

    GOALSeattle Member

    Oct 13, 2007
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    United States
    Apparently Ljungberg's agent was trying to communicate "in the same way all Americans do, via the Balloon Boy."

    [​IMG]
     
  10. FuzzyForeigner

    Oct 29, 2003
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    Seattle
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    United States
    Matt Gashck?
     
  11. Yoshou

    Yoshou Moderator
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    May 12, 2009
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    Well, if he's their rumor department, he sucks. The other teams were leaking like sieves about every player they were even remotely interested in, the Sounders leaked nothing. It was horrifying! From a fan perspective, of course. From a team perspective I see that as being a good thing.
     
  12. GOALSeattle

    GOALSeattle Member

    Oct 13, 2007
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    Perhaps my creative writing skills have been underutilized thus far...(evil laugh) :D
     
  13. GOALSeattle

    GOALSeattle Member

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  14. SoundersFCStar2

    SoundersFCStar2 New Member

    Jan 27, 2010
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    Great news to hear that Ljunberg is coming back!
     
  15. DonPogi

    DonPogi Member

    Jun 1, 2009
    I don't know
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    I think Seattle fans are just a little worried considering what Beckham did last year. They are worried that Ljungberg might do the same thing.
     
  16. BROSUF

    BROSUF Member

    Feb 21, 2008
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    To me this "crisis" last week was internally generated at SSFC to press the talkers on both sides of the CBA.

    One of the more popular clubs in the league - about to lose their "absentee" DP to an Italian suitor of an unknown quantity? Makes a case for the Sounders that a lockout may not be in the best interest of the league.

    [​IMG]
     
  17. jd6885

    jd6885 Member

    Jun 30, 2001
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    Oooh I like a good conspiracy theory!
     
  18. GOALSeattle

    GOALSeattle Member

    Oct 13, 2007
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  19. Main Man

    Main Man Member

    Jul 22, 2009
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    Still, pretty douchey to skip a week of training camp just because you're Freddie-********ing-Ljungberg
     
  20. SeattleSupporter

    Aug 17, 2004
    North Sound Ultra
    I think there was more to it than that.
     
  21. Main Man

    Main Man Member

    Jul 22, 2009
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    If you buy his story of a "miscommunication" then I have to ask if you're in the market for bridges. I have a nice one for sale. Perhaps you would like it.
     
  22. PassionOfTheFoot

    Feb 12, 2002
    Incheon, South Korea
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    Seattle Sounders
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    United States
    Rumor has it that there is no cell phone service or internet in all of Sweden. Don't blame ol' Fred for not knowing when practice started. Snail mail failed him.
     
  23. DonPogi

    DonPogi Member

    Jun 1, 2009
    I don't know
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    Fedex or UPS can't seem to be able to handle Swedish snow. Maybe they should have used DHL.
     
  24. BROSUF

    BROSUF Member

    Feb 21, 2008
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    The dude knows that the Pow Pow is non existent in these parts

    [​IMG]
     
  25. bright

    bright Member

    Dec 28, 2000
    Central District
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    The Vancouver Winter Olympics are going to be great fun. All of Canada is making it a joint effort.

    [​IMG]
     

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