Matthew Hoppe at Schalke

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  1. kruck

    kruck Member+

    Jan 12, 2008
    Houston, TX
    Club:
    SV Werder Bremen
    TBD. Hopefully a club with a competent offense buys him and gives him some opportunities. I mean, from what I observed. He generally looked quite raw but that’s to be expected. His finishes were nice though.
     
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  2. comoesa

    comoesa Member+

    Aug 13, 2010
    Christen Press's armpit
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm guessing he's leaving the club soon if they aren't starting him.
     
  3. Eleven Bravo

    Eleven Bravo Member+

    Atlanta United
    United States
    Jul 3, 2004
    SC
    Club:
    Atlanta Silverbacks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think so too... We could be wrong. But I don’t see how he’s going to want to flounder in the 2. Bundesliga. I’d like to see him go to a better club where he’d get service, or a loan to Holland or Belgium where he can do so and still play.
     
  4. ttrevett

    ttrevett Member+

    Apr 2, 2002
    Atlanta, GA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I would say, although I'm loathe to suggest that a good striker can't change a game himself, at this point Schalke 04 are so badly managed that we can't make any conclusion about his game and quality.
     
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  5. frankburgers

    frankburgers Member+

    May 31, 2016
    Also, huntelaar is probably just better than him.
     
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  6. Excellency

    Excellency Member+

    Nov 4, 2011
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    basically it is xi players wondering what happens with their entire life in 2months when Schalke gets relegated. So they look around to see how they can help themselves because helping the sinking ship is unrealistic.

    Edit: Yes, Hoppe is good.
     
  7. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    Not again ... :(

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  8. Bruce S

    Bruce S Member+

    Sep 10, 1999
    Every single year10-15% of the BL gets relegated. If you are a weaker team in the BL this happens. The players know it’s not the end of their careers
     
  9. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    True, but history shows that relegation is never good for a player's thread development.
     
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  10. Bruce S

    Bruce S Member+

    Sep 10, 1999
    Counter example: Bobby Wood at Union Berlin. His thread took off!
     
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  11. oscar_in_fw

    oscar_in_fw Member+

    Jul 24, 2007
    Fort Worth
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I am curious why you would play a 37 year old striker close to 90 minutes in a meaningless game over a young striker (Hoppe) you should be trying to develop or showcase ?
     
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  12. frankburgers

    frankburgers Member+

    May 31, 2016
    There’s no reason. It’s stupid. Hoppe was definitely cooling off recently but they are already done for this season. Play the kid. This club is in shambles all around. Terrible board and front office.
     
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  13. madvillain

    madvillain Member+

    Aug 28, 2011
    Club:
    Brooklyn Knights
    because he's worse than the 37 year old and I'd imagine it shows in practice. the coach has to keep the locker room or he's at risk of ruining his career beyond just relegation.

    I know this is YA but the solipsism, especially with borderline talents like Hoppe is myopic.

    he'll always have the hat trick and maybe he can carve out a nice career in the 2nd tier of European football but frankly I think it's a stretch to consider him ever playing a meaningful game for the USMNT or a top 5 league side that isn't, well, as bad as Schalke.
     
  14. Bruce S

    Bruce S Member+

    Sep 10, 1999
    Isn’t he like 19-20? Are you Sad Nostradamus?
     
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  15. madvillain

    madvillain Member+

    Aug 28, 2011
    Club:
    Brooklyn Knights
    If we can't predict things about young players just close the forum I guess. I don't see it with him he's not athletic, has mediocre ball skills and shot. I hope I eat my words but I'm not gonna blow smoke up his ass because he's American.
     
  16. Gacm32

    Gacm32 Member+

    Chelsea FC
    Switzerland
    Nov 28, 2010
    Geneva
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
    He's definitely athletic, and he has good movement off the ball. He's also not bad in possession, looks like a kid still getting used to his body. He's not the second coming of Lewandowski, but predicting his career at 20 seems ill-advised.
     
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  17. dspence2311

    dspence2311 Member+

    Oct 14, 2007
    Since you have been at their practices, can you give us a more detailed report?
     
  18. adam tash

    adam tash Member+

    Jul 12, 2013
    Barcelona, Spain
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    will be interesting to see what happens....signing that extension with Schalke could have been a mistake.
     
  19. TxEx

    TxEx Member+

    Tottenham Hotspur, Crystal Palace, FC Dallas
    Aug 19, 2016
    DFW
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Okay, let's say I agree Huntelaar is better. You want to tell me why also-ran Mark Uth was first off the bench today? He's played 1330 minutes this season with 2 goals. That's a goal every 665 minutes. Hoppe on the other hand has 5 goals in 1081 minutes. He leads the team in goals.

    Huntelaar can be a better striker right now, even though he's retiring at the end of the season so giving him more minutes is rather dubious. But Uth isn't an answer to anything so the coach is still a moron and Schalke aren't doing themselves any favors.
     
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  20. RossD

    RossD Member

    Aug 17, 2013
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Can’t imagine what your critiques are of those 19 year old pros who can’t get any playing time and are stuck on the bench or are playing in lower divisions. ‍♂️
     
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  21. adam tash

    adam tash Member+

    Jul 12, 2013
    Barcelona, Spain
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Will Hoppe ever score another for Schalke?

    My guess is no.
     
  22. TxEx

    TxEx Member+

    Tottenham Hotspur, Crystal Palace, FC Dallas
    Aug 19, 2016
    DFW
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    His agent got him to Schalke. Let's hope his agent can get him out of Schalke and that they need to sell to raise funds.
     
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  23. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    Didn't the family weigh in that he's deffo going to move? (Not that that means anything, but I wondering if I'm remembering that correctly.)
     
  24. oscar_in_fw

    oscar_in_fw Member+

    Jul 24, 2007
    Fort Worth
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Agreed. I saw some potential in him after seeing how well he took his shots when he scored the hat trick. Maybe he was getting space in that game that he has not seen since.
     
  25. ebbro

    ebbro Member+

    Jun 10, 2005
    His mom just suggested there were several suitors. Says nothing about a definite move.
     
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