Never said NYCFC/MCFC/CFG was the best option.I can promise you that NYCFC put on a full court press.
Has it once crossed your mind that maybe we were not the best option for him?
What are you basing that on?I imagine CFG made the rather logical conclusion that having Claudio act as Sporting Director while either being conflicted or recusing himself regarding Gio was preferable to having Claudio resign 2-3 years ago.
Just a guess.
So expecting Reyna to be let go that long ago when CFG likely expected him all along to fulfill his duties of his role? Pulling the trigger that early and prematurely would be like firing your contractor building your house after excavating the basement and pouring the foundation but before he starts erecting the walls.The simple observation that he wasn't let go 2-3 years ago.
Claudio missed on a lot of guys. Messi. Ronaldo. Ibra. He should have resigned for not getting those deals across the line too then.Never said NYCFC/MCFC/CFG was the best option.
What I said, and everybody else has said, is that this was a complete conflict of interests and Reyna was not able to ethically function as both the head of NYCFC’s Academy/SD and as Gio’s Dad.
I’m personally glad Gio isn’t connected to CFG as his development would have stunted at the mothership, but that’s outside of the fact that Reyna failed as SD to sign the crown jewel of the academy. Should Reyna have resigned earlier since he wouldn’t/couldn’t provide his fiduciary responsibility to the club - perhaps yes if there wasn’t a system in place to remove him from the situation as the responsible party in the org, but that’s another conversation.
No, you don’t have it right. You’re putting words in my mouth that I never posited.
Not sure what your first paragraph has to do with the conversation, unless you’re positing that Claudio is the father of Messi, Ronaldo, and Ibra.Claudio missed on a lot of guys. Messi. Ronaldo. Ibra. He should have resigned for not getting those deals across the line too then.
I understand what you are trying to do but this one wasn’t even close. Nycfc asked. Claudio asked. The kid wanted a better opportunity. The conflict here doesn’t exist. It doesn’t exist because the kid wasn’t signing here.
I’m denying the rumor. I’m telling you it’s false.No, you don’t have it right. You’re putting words in my mouth that I never posited.
Re the rumor, how would anybody know since CFG is militant with its information dissemination. There is a rumor out there that was picked up by media. Until CFG denies it, and in light of the circumstances......
Not sure what your first paragraph has to do with the conversation, unless you’re positing that Claudio is the father of Messi, Ronaldo, and Ibra.
The second paragraph is the crux of the discussion because you’re still not admitting that it was a conflict of interest for Claudio to represent both the club and his son in this situation. Gio decision has zero to do with the fact that Claudio cannot/could not represent both parties at a 100% commitment level. Hence, a conflict of interest.
Your scenario is not remotely the same as what happened.I’m denying the rumor. I’m telling you it’s false.
If Gio wanted, he could have signed here and joined up with EDL in Manchester in a couple of years. He had multiple first team training offers and took one.
Let’s say you work for your hometown newspaper, The Daily News. Your son graduates and they offer him an unpaid position as a floater chasing down stories all over Staten Island. He also gets a job offer at the New York Times with pay, benefits and job security as an Op-Ed writer.
Which job should he take?
You still don’t understand, or acknowledge, the concept of a conflict of interest. It’s got to be willful ignorance because the conflict is plainly obvious and yet you throw out all sorts of arguments to try and distort it and change focus.How can it be a conflict if the kid was better than our offer here? It’s only a conflict if it’s a legitimately good opportunity. For a kid with a Portuguese passport who can go ply for one of the best programs in the world, how is this even an argument here?
You reject the premise of what a conflict of interest is?I reject your premise. Once it became obvious he had better options, he was never signing here.
Unless you want to try and make the argument being in the practice squad for nycfc (like Haak) is better than playing first team football for Dortmund.