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2018 General MLS Transfer Rumors

Discussion in 'Major League Soccer' started by NYCFC_Dan, Dec 4, 2017.

  1. NYCFC_Dan

    NYCFC_Dan Senior Member Staff Member Seasoned Supporter

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    First 2018 transfer news that I’ve seen calls for a 2018 thread.



    Anyone familiar with him? Big transfer fee and causing lots of Twitter buzz.
     
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    adam Senior Member Elite Donor Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    That can’t be bought down to TAM. So they are losing one of their DPs.
     
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    mgarbowski Senior Member Elite Donor Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    Villalba makes less than $1mm.
     
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    adam Senior Member Elite Donor Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    Then they really are stacked. We’re not too bad either now that we know we’re keeping Yangel. If we can get a quality RB and DP striker or wing we can still compete with ATL for shield, might even like our starting XI more. Even if I believe ATL is going about their team building in a much better way. (Though I may change my mind if our academy starts pumping out studs and the last few years was just treading water).
     
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  5. NYCFC_Dan

    NYCFC_Dan Senior Member Staff Member Seasoned Supporter

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    I get a kick out of everyone that thinks because we have CFG backing we’re going to spend all this crazy money. The only cash we’ve shelled out is in terms of DP salary and only one of them has done a damn thing.
     
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    sbrylski Senior Member

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    We actually have been one of the biggest spenders tho. It's just that we waste it on players living off their past achievements, not current or future ones (sans Villa).
     
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    Fantazma Senior Member Seasoned Supporter

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    that Tata effect plus arthur blank willing to shell out the cash

    it also doesnt help when the rumors of our DP targets are 32-35 yr olds on a free transfer fee.....like wtf....but we are not man city so they wont spend for us ( not sure how melbourne gets treated)....though to be "fair" i guess we can potentially get the Yangel's etc that CFG buys and those tend to be good prospects but outside of that we wont get a very good south american prospect strictly for us.
     
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    And yet, still the best player on ATL. That dude can play. He sort of reminds me of a young Suarez if parked on the wing.
     
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    Kjbert Senior Member Seasoned Supporter

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    They're going about this the right way, especially now that you can write off the DP/Transfer Cost in year one of the contract
     
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    Shawn S Newbie

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    ATL also has the benefit of a lot more TAM and GAM entering the league than when we did. Need to take that into consideration when evaluating the deals they can do out of the gate vs what we had to do.
     
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  11. sbrylski

    sbrylski Senior Member

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    https://www.transfermarkt.com/a-league/startseite/wettbewerb/AUS1

    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/f...y/news-story/f5d2ceb9e2fa721bfa377c4f02ab783e

    Looks like they treat Melbourne the same. As in, biggest spender, but not very efficiently as they are good not great (4th last year, lost in first round of playoffs; sitting 3rd this season).
     
  12. Falastur

    Falastur Senior Member Staff Member Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    In fairness, Melbourne City have had the squad to dominate the league for the last 2-3 seasons. Every year they get made odds-on favourites to walk the league, and every year they simply can't be any more than half of the sum of their parts. That said, they have always been hamstrung by a woefully bad manager, who has thankfully now left.
     
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    Fake Jew Regular Member

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    So you're telling me we're the sole after thought. Fuck this.
     
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    Falastur Senior Member Staff Member Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    No, I'm saying that in the A-League, the kind of recruits that NYCFC has also been recruiting are easily some of the best players in the league. Outside of Melbourne City, no A-League club has the resources to scout outside of Aussie players at home, Aussie players abroad, the occasional stand-out player in the Asian Champions League and a few handfuls of European throwaway players looking for a new start. Simply by the act of recruiting from South America, Melbourne City automatically got upgraded to "best squad in the league". It's only really poor management which has made them consistently place 3rd/4th (out of 10) rather than first.

    Bruno Fornaroli is a good player, for instance, but he likely wouldn't be beyond a 10-goal-a-season striker in MLS, maybe would be your very definition of a hit-and-miss recruit. As soon as he went to Melbourne City, he broke league records for goals scored in his first season. It's simply a case of scope - the bigger a team gets, the more special their recruits have to be to stand out. Melbourne City and NYCFC have the same access to recruitment resources, it's just that much easier to get it right in the A-League.
     
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    Because the A-League sucks.

    We need a Premier League top 8 club caliber player on our team in MLS to get it right.
     
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    We're going to be outspent by the Red Bulls on a DP?

    Come on CFG, splash for cash...

    943995030703869954 is not a valid tweet id
     
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    JayH Senior Member Elite Donor Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    Get some sleep buddy.
     
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    LionNYC Senior Member Staff Member Elite Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    The silly season never sleeps.
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