Official Charlie Davies News/Updates Thread 3.0

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by Illusionbox, Aug 23, 2007.

  1. Illusionbox

    Illusionbox New Member

    Dec 18, 2006
    London
    Here comes the third and hopefully the last with CD as none league scorer who caught all kind of illness.
     
  2. Hed7181

    Hed7181 Member

    Jul 1, 2003
    VA Beach, VA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    When is Hammarby's next match?

    Any reports from Sweden about Charlie's appearance, albeit short, in the USA v Sweden match.

    And on that note, how do you guys in Sweden feel the game went? Are Sweden fans happy with the result and performance?

    Forza Bajen ;)
     
  3. Friedel'sAccent

    Friedel'sAccent Member+

    Jul 7, 2006
    Providence, RI
    Club:
    Reading FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Version 3.0? So is this like the Windows Vista of Charlie Davies threads?

    Next match is on the 25th, away to Brommapojkarna.
     
  4. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    http://www.ussoccer.com/articles/viewArticle.jsp_2097166.html

    ....

    U.S. Forward CHARLIE DAVIES

    On playing against Sweden:

    "It’s an honor for me. For me to play the match in Sweden where I play professionally is the best of both worlds. It’s kind of a disappointment that we lost because I think we deserved a goal, but now I just have to back to my club and keep working hard so I can get back here."
     
  5. aveslacker

    aveslacker Member+

    Ajax
    United States
    Apr 2, 2006
    The land of Rob & Cecil
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I have no doubt Charlie will score before we get another 500 posts in this thread.

    But let's not hurry with the posting, just in case. :cool:
     
  6. FCmagic01

    FCmagic01 Member

    Nov 10, 2006
    Davies scores 5 goals by the end of this thread.
     
  7. Obese

    Obese New Member

    May 9, 2007
    Solna, Sweden
    Club:
    Hammarby IF
    Nat'l Team:
    Sweden
    Starting with two on Saturday!

    Obese just wanted a bite out of this thread as well. Next game BP - Hammarby, Saturday at 4 pm. GMT+1

    Check it out!
     
  8. zeusbrowne

    zeusbrowne New Member

    Dec 12, 2006
    West Orange, NJ
    I put the over/under on the 1st goal at 75 posts.

    Any other predictions?
     
  9. FirstStar

    FirstStar Hustlin' for the USA

    Feb 1, 2005
    Time's Arrow
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    First page!!

    Put me down with $5 on 150 posts.
     
  10. Lorelaei

    Lorelaei New Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    Stockholm
    Charlie is not in the squad for tomorrow's game. Have no idea why, 'cause according to reports he's in full training, so I think we're all a bit surprised... There's no explanation at hammarbyfotboll.se either, I guess everyone else in the squad have just been better than him.
     
  11. aveslacker

    aveslacker Member+

    Ajax
    United States
    Apr 2, 2006
    The land of Rob & Cecil
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'll take the under.
     
  12. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    Perhaps he's still a bit bleary-eyed from all the recent travel.
     
  13. Obese

    Obese New Member

    May 9, 2007
    Solna, Sweden
    Club:
    Hammarby IF
    Nat'l Team:
    Sweden
    You guys are living on the edge, that is just a 136 posts away, especially since he isn't playing for at least another six days :(. I'm happy he'll score before we start the "Official Charlie Davies News/Updates Thread 4.0 (or is it 3.1?)"

    Weekend is closing in, have a good one!
     
  14. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    Why don't we all agree to a moratorium on silly posts that advance the postcount without advancing the thread?

    ....

    D'oh! :eek:
     
  15. Obese

    Obese New Member

    May 9, 2007
    Solna, Sweden
    Club:
    Hammarby IF
    Nat'l Team:
    Sweden
    TimB4Last:

    :)

    Where am I supposed to hang out during work hours when I can't post silly threads in here? Especially since CD is mysteriously missing in tomorrows squad :confused:

    But I agree with last poster and will go get some coffee instead.

    //O.


     
  16. golazo68

    golazo68 Member+

    Dortmund
    United States
    May 21, 2004
    Brazil
    Oh great. Another US National teammer who is a reserve player :eek:
     
  17. Illusionbox

    Illusionbox New Member

    Dec 18, 2006
    London
    Bad news for CD. Hammarby plays well and has score 2 goals after 60 minutes today. One of the goals done by a forward and the other one by a midfielder.
     
  18. Corn

    Corn Member

    Aug 17, 2006
    Charlie Davies was outside the squad without explanation, in yesterdays 2-0 victory over Brommapojkarna. Hammarby was great in first half and the 2-0 lead should have been at least 3-0.
    The second half was mighty boring but mighty efficient, as usuall, when coach Tony wants to close the deal.

    I wonder if Charlie is felling well, mentaly, in a different country half around the world (well...) from home.
    He really needs to score, but if he does not make it to the pitch it will never hapen.

    I am loosing my faith and am afraid that he will be our worst sign up since the famous yugoslavians in the late 90:th. Not because he does not have the talent, but because he does not have the currage needed so far away from his own world at home.
    Maybe he should have stayed in the MLS league after all...?
     
  19. IndividualEleven

    Mar 16, 2006
    You could be right. However, I would hate to see him give up so soon if being Europe were his dream.
     
  20. Illusionbox

    Illusionbox New Member

    Dec 18, 2006
    London
    Coach about CD from Expressen http://www.expressen.se/sport/fotboll/1.813283/sagar-sin-stjarna

    Quick translation

    Criticizes his star


    In the national team last Wednesday - not even on the bench yesterday

    And now does the forced up new player Charlie Davies get tough criticism from the coach Tony Gustavsson - who says the American does not "give 100 percent" in the training sessions:

    - Now Charlie must put on a bigger focus around hard practice! He played from start against Halmstad in the league. And as late as last Wednesday did he came in as a substitute in the friendly between USA and Sweden at Ullevi.

    But when Bajen finally tog their first away victory for the season against Brommapojkarna at Stadion yesterday was Davies not even on the Bench.

    _ He was ousted said Tony Gustavsson afterwards

    ”It has become a hype”

    Gustavsson continues:
    – It has become a hype regarding Charlie, that he should be a success transfer but I've not contributed to that hype.
    - Unfortunately did it become to big expectations last winter, and Charlie has suffered from that.

    How do you handle it?
    – Individual talks are the most important. To make him aware what is needed and. Explain to him that he has the time do develop. Don't put to much pressure on him to perform.

    But Gustavsson does also say that he expects more from his young American.
    - Vi put high demands that he, like everyone else, shall give 100% every training sessions to develop.


    Has he done that?
    – No he hasn't. And that is something we have been talking about. You have to be modest for the task and deserve the respect from you team mates and coach by working hard.
    – All it is about is to change his attitude towards training sessions.

    We have a very good dialogue
    Gustavsson continues:
    – Now we have had a very good dialogue and I know he has also have had a good discussion with his national team coach (Bob Bradley).
    – Charlie know what is demanded. It is about maturing in all different ways and it is our duty to support him in that process.
     
  21. Corn

    Corn Member

    Aug 17, 2006
    No good news.
    Coach Tony dont think that Charlie has the right mindset on the training sessions and therefor he was not in the squad yesterday.

    A player that dont feel he has to perform on the training session should not be in the squad, and niether in Hammarby fotball club. Hope Charlie gets his act together.

    http://www.expressen.se/sport/fotboll/1.813283/sagar-sin-stjarna

    *edit* Was a bit late...
     
  22. Bruce S

    Bruce S Member+

    Sep 10, 1999
    Charlie is a good guy amd has a good attitude. I am surprised to hear this but I am sure he will be OK.
     
  23. Illusionbox

    Illusionbox New Member

    Dec 18, 2006
    London
    I think he is just young and not used to the professional world and suddenly face the reality of not being the star without hard work, I think the situation is under control

    "– Now we have had a very good dialogue and I know he has also have had a good discussion with his national team coach (Bob Bradley).
    – Charlie know what is demanded. It is about maturing in all different ways and it is our duty to support him in that process."
     
  24. Bruce S

    Bruce S Member+

    Sep 10, 1999
    I did wonder right from the start about whether Sweden was ideal for him. He is definitely a little bit latin in his soccer style. He is small, clever and likes to dribble. You think his style can fit in?
     

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