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hamsamwich
Post #61
Sunday May 11, 2014 5:29pm

Joined Oct 2013
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AZ Alkmaar - it must happen.

stone88
Post #62
Sunday May 11, 2014 6:56pm

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 838
I hope he stays in Holland, but not at AZ. Don't want Juan and Johannsson fighting each other for time.

hamsamwich
Post #63
Sunday May 11, 2014 9:48pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 503
Aron will be gone this summer after a good performance at this World Cup.

skangles
DC
Post #64
Monday May 26, 2014 10:51pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 1,960
Stoke City CEO, Tony Scholes, hit out at the FA over the failed Agudelo work permit. A few of the noteworthy comments:

"Juan Agudelo is a 21-year-old U.S. international," Scholes said. "The U.S. are 13th in the FIFA World Rankings, England are 11th. Can you imagine an England player at 21 with 18 caps for his country who gets turned down for a work permit anywhere? It's completely wrong.

"We are disappointed by the saga, but you must multiply that frustration by 10 for the player, who will now probably play for a decent team in Europe somewhere," he said. "The irony is that he will probably be a success there, and in a few years a Premier League club will be prepared to pay a few million pounds for him.

"English top flight clubs are always being criticised about high transfer fees. We are told the Germans are better, and the Spanish and the Italians. Well, Juan Agudelo can go and play in any of those three countries now because he'd get a work permit there.


http://www.espnfc.com/news/story/_/id/1832308...

Jzaval01
Post #65
Monday May 26, 2014 11:48pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 1,527
Whatever. He will become a better player in Spain, Italy or Germany because they concentrate on youth development since they dont have the millions to spend like the BPL.

MSantoine
Post #66
Monday May 26, 2014 11:53pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 2,182
Original post from Jzaval01

Whatever. He will become a better player in Spain, Italy or Germany because they concentrate on youth development since they dont have the millions to spend like the BPL.


Agudelo isn't a youth anymore. In Europe the international players are already first team starters/key subs by age 21.

EKneezy
Post #67
Tuesday May 27, 2014 12:57am

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 1,833
Its tough. Even though it isnt as bad American players are still looked down on especially by the English. Juan is good enough but he doesnt fit their dumb criteria.

Plus now the FA say they want the EPL to be more English. And if they don't show well at the World Cup, those cries for a more English league will get louder.

recycledhumans
DFWTX
Post #68
Tuesday May 27, 2014 9:51pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,147
http://www.soccerbyives.net/2014/05/hannover-...

SBI reporting interest from Hannover, I think it could be a good move...probably better than Stoke anyway. And despite them playing on opposite sides of the ball, I think Juan could learn a lot about professionalism and leadership from Dolo.

camparkinson
Post #69
Wednesday May 28, 2014 2:46am

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 169
It's dumb for Stoke and his comments are great but I'd rather Agudelo not go to England anyway and not to Stoke. Could end up being a great thing for his career.

Scout92
Lone Star State(Gun State)
Post #70
Wednesday May 28, 2014 4:15am

Joined Dec 2012
Total Posts: 1,047
Hannover would be a great move for him, plus Jurgen is all about German.

platter
Jacksonville, FL
Post #71
Wednesday May 28, 2014 2:03pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 87
The English foreign player rule seems very unfair to teams like stoke, West Ham or any of the smaller premier league teams. Chelsea, Citeh, United, Arsenal, Tottenham, Liverpool can bring in foreign players like this because they have the money to buy the best of the best from other parts of the world. These players meet these insane FA work permit regulations. A team like Stoke wants to bring in a player they can afford and will improve their squad, and are turned down? It's an insane policy, giving yet another advantage to the big clubs.

MSantoine
Post #72
Wednesday May 28, 2014 4:52pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 2,182
Its actually funny how the EPL is shooting itself in the foot. THey think if they keep more english players in the EPL then England's national team will get better. However since there tv money keeps going up teams have more money to spend. Since they are being forced to spend it on English players even though there are better alternatives, they bring in lesser talents, then they lose in the euopean competitions. Teams like Man City, Man U, Chelsea, Arsenal will always be ok, but the rest are screwed

dunlopp9987
Post #73
Sunday July 20, 2014 4:39pm

Joined Mar 2013
Total Posts: 1,187
I haven't found anything about how Juan is faring with finding a new club. Anyone know how this is going?
COYB!!
skangles
DC
Post #74
Sunday July 20, 2014 5:54pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 1,960
It's gone silent.

There are a few out of contract yanks that I keep my eye on:

Agudelo
Beasley
Jones
Gooch

Is there anybody else without a contract besides Adu that we need to keep tabs on?

Beasley said on Twitter that will not be returning to Puebla, he said he'll play anywhere.

Jones made a comment that he would like to play in the MLS but its up to the MLS. Sounds like Jones and the league are still a ways away from each other in negotiations.

Gooch has been training with DC United but it sounds unlikely that he will join the team.

tjknowsall
Post #75
Sunday July 20, 2014 5:56pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 287
agudelo needs to find a team quickly... he has all the talent and i think he could be a leader up top in Russia

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