Michael Bradley's Fugue in B Major

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  1. ChrisSSBB

    ChrisSSBB Member+

    Jun 22, 2005
    DE
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Mikey does have the Marine Corp buzz cut. No bling with Bradley which I'm sure sits fine with the General.
     
  2. Skevin

    Skevin Member+

    Aug 9, 2009
    Texas
    Club:
    Aston Villa FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Czechia
    My bad. Regardless, Coker has been below average this season and petrov has shown some age. He has made a few mistakes and hasn't looked that great.
     
  3. roundbal

    roundbal New Member

    May 17, 2009
    Corps ;)
     
  4. usry723

    usry723 Member+

    Aug 14, 2008
    Georgia, USA
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    A little video I made for the occasion:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rm4X6Hv5qk"]YouTube - Michael Bradley to Aston Villa[/ame]
     
  5. Lascho

    Lascho Member+

    Sep 1, 2008
    Hannover, Germany
    Club:
    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    He's on today's Bundesliga transfer list, Gladbach did their job.
     
  6. lmorin

    lmorin Member+

    Mar 29, 2000
    New Hampshire
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Transfer to Villa expected per Sky Sports.
    So, can this be completed in time for him to play against ManU tomorrow?
     
  7. comoesa

    comoesa Member+

    Aug 13, 2010
    Christen Press's armpit
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    seems Houllier wants to use him as a more attacking midfielder.
     
  8. nick1278

    nick1278 Member

    Sep 14, 2009
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Houllier used the dreaded term "hard-working" to describe Bradley, which when applied to Americans is European code for "doesn't know how to play football."
     
  9. Skevin

    Skevin Member+

    Aug 9, 2009
    Texas
    Club:
    Aston Villa FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Czechia
    No he still needs a work permit so that will take a few days. He should get one easy though. I expect him by Saturday playing against Dempsey and fulham
     
  10. HouseHead78

    HouseHead78 Member+

    Oct 17, 2006
    Austin, TX
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So THAT's why he signed him. For not knowing how to play. I get it now.
     
  11. nick1278

    nick1278 Member

    Sep 14, 2009
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    We won't know if it's a fad until Arsene Wenger hops of the bandwagon. Get me some "hard-working" wink wink Americans!
     
  12. sXeWesley

    sXeWesley Member+

    Jun 18, 2007
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Spot on and moreover, it certainly seems that Mike agreed with the rest of us who thought Turkey was a bad move.

    I am completely stoked for this move, we now have 5 midfielders in the most competitive (I did NOT say best), league in the world. Are you F'ing kidding me?

    We will not only be able to see every game easily and evaluate them against the same competition, we will be able to evaluate many of them heads up.

    For Mike individually I am thrilled. The fact that it is a loan seems like an extremely high risk/reward scenario for Mike and considering it is halfway through the season he will have his work cut out for him to prove himself.

    Having said that, if anyone has enough drive and fight it is Mike. The real question is does he have the talent, we have and could continue to go back and forth on that forever, but the exciting thing is that we will actually be able to see it on the pitch now. AWESOME!
     
  13. An Unpaved Road

    An Unpaved Road Member+

    Mar 22, 2006
    Club:
    --other--
    Why'd he want out of 'gladbach anyways? Just the relegation issue or has there been talk of a rift with the coach?
     
  14. sXeWesley

    sXeWesley Member+

    Jun 18, 2007
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Rift with the coach, there are links early on, but we are sweeping that under the rug and moving on.

    I will add that the manager certainly seemed crazy for benching Bradley in the first place and the fact that he has led them into a relegation fight does not speak highly of him.

    On the other hand an argument can be made for the fact that they are playing a little better since Bradley's benching, maybe.

    In any case, onward and upward for Bradley imo.
     
  15. kgilbert78

    kgilbert78 Member+

    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    United States
    Dec 28, 2006
    Cowlumbus, OH
    Club:
    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    We suspect the latter as BMG fans, especially as there supposedly was one at the beginning of the previous season. Plus coaches tend to get a bit irrational in a relegation battle. Sometime a coach will pick on one of his best players in order to make a point to the rest. There are indications this happened during the last match of the first half vs Hamburg in Dec.
     
  16. juniorLA

    juniorLA Member

    Mar 4, 2008
    El Lay
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Very encouraging, this is so much better than Galatasaray (so long as he gets significant minutes).:)
     
  17. Lascho

    Lascho Member+

    Sep 1, 2008
    Hannover, Germany
    Club:
    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    That was a piece of investigative journalism of the same paper which reported he was on his way to Feyenoord. Might be true, might be crap.
     
  18. schrutebuck

    schrutebuck Member+

    Jul 26, 2007
    From BBC Sport's David Ornstein: "Just spoke to Gerard Houllier: Stephen Ireland move to Newcastle still ON despite rumours of a failed medical, Aston Villa and Newcastle in talks as we speak. Michael Bradley is a "done deal" and Ashley Young is "100% staying".

    From the BBC tracker.
     
  19. Pinowski AP

    Pinowski AP Member

    Jun 25, 2009
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    A "done deal?" That's good enough for me:

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  20. McGarnagle

    McGarnagle Member+

    Apr 29, 2010
    Club:
    FC Ingolstadt 04
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    :D nice!



    An American Lion in Birmingham
     
  21. kool-aide

    kool-aide Member+

    Feb 1, 2002
    a van by the river
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Love it.
     
  22. kgilbert78

    kgilbert78 Member+

    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    United States
    Dec 28, 2006
    Cowlumbus, OH
    Club:
    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Somebody probably got him confused with Meeuwis, who *is* on his way to Feyenoord. That has been officially reported on BMG's home page--oddly the reason given was that he was playing the same position as Bradley and they did not need him for the second half of the season. It is a loan too--which makes three loans out during the winter break. One wonders if they figure these guys could be useful in the 2 BL if that happens.
     
  23. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
    NYC
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Usually a relegation-threatened club doesn't loan out players, they sell them, or get new ones. Right?
     
  24. Pinowski AP

    Pinowski AP Member

    Jun 25, 2009
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  25. schrutebuck

    schrutebuck Member+

    Jul 26, 2007
    I was hoping for this to drag deep into the (UK) night like Berbatov/Robinho in 2008. Too bad.

    Congrats to their new #13 Michael Bradley, and hopefully he is able to play tomorrow.
     

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