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Post #16
Wednesday May 21, 2014 12:30am

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If he's good he'll do well in (almost) any league. As we saw with Jozy in Sunderland, what matters most is the coach and the support. Neymar made a pretty big jump and is doing somewhat well for himself...

MSantoine
Post #17
Wednesday May 21, 2014 12:43am

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Original post from Fraser31

I like him in the French league. Better defending than the Austrian league but not too big of a step. Seems like a logical "next step" to me, if there were one.


Also the French league has been kind to us nationals recently. Bocanegra. Charlie Davies. Now bedoya. I wish more of our guys looked their over the epl for opportunities.

tjknowsall
Post #18
Wednesday May 21, 2014 1:04am

Joined May 2013
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I agree bedoya has been a beast this year

blaise213
Post #19
Wednesday May 21, 2014 6:05am

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Original post from tjknowsall

I agree bedoya has been a beast this year


Bedoya has been pretty amazing for a guy with no shoulders !

Fraser31
Charleston, South Carolina
Post #20
Wednesday May 21, 2014 6:27am

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The whole "if he's good he'll do well" is only true to a certain point. If were trying to really mold our players into the best talent they have, I wouldn't make huge jumps like that (Austrian league to bundesliga or EPL). The Italian league, maybe, but to me what is another year or two in a young career? If he's good, he'd only get better in the "better-but-not-too-challenging" league, so whatever adversity our players are faced with becomes less insurmountable.

I guess you could argue that the best players adjust to top talent leagues no matter what, and if they aren't good enough they don't cut it, but I guess that's just not my style. I think it's important to deal with tough times, like in Jozy's case, but I wouldn't just go searching for a league that could put me in that situation. You can challenge yourself without overwhelming yourself. But again, I guess that's just a difference in player philosophy.

recycledhumans
DFWTX
Post #21
Thursday June 12, 2014 4:46pm

Joined Nov 2012
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/art...

Looks like Wigan is interested, what's the group think of this move? Personally I don't think Wigan is the best place for him, but they're not as bad as Sunderland so I think it could be a positive move.

Fraser31
Charleston, South Carolina
Post #22
Thursday June 12, 2014 6:36pm

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I wouldn't mind it, but I'd rather him go to a team that could utilize him better. I don't think there is a team in England that's a "great" fit for him. He could do well wherever he goes, not doubting his talent, but in terms of his skill set and what teams could offer, I don't see any teams that are lacking a pure striker and have the service to give a pure striker. Huge teams, yes, but teams that Boyd should end up at, no. I still think the French or Italian league would suit him best.

Know Nothing
Post #23
Thursday June 12, 2014 7:03pm

Joined Jan 2013
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Wigan would not be a terrible move. Rossler was a good forward himself so he could stand to learn from him and Wigan play more possession than most other Championship teams. The Championship is a physically demanding league so it may help Boyd become a direct replacement for Jozy.

MSantoine
Post #24
Friday June 27, 2014 5:18pm

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Boyd has agreed to terms with RB Lepzig. They are an interesting team. Currently they just got promoted to the 2.bundsesliga. However I think they'll be one of the favorites to be promoted. I remember two years ago seeing a story on how German Federation doesn't let corporate sponsers but bundesliga teams (including 2.bundes and 3/bundes) they dont want some oil oligarch purchase a team and turn it into an arms race. Red Bull got around this by purchasing a regionalia team and pumping money into them early. They've been promoted two straight years.

Rapid still would have to agree to the transfer but usually when a player wants out he gets it. Looks like Boyd is going the Brooks route. Establish himself as a 2/bundes starter. When the team gets promoted to bundesliga make a push to the US team. 2015 is the lightest competitive year so if hes in bundesliga next fall (2015) then hes got time to establish himself in 2015-16 in time for WCQ and Copa.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #25
Friday June 27, 2014 5:34pm

Joined Jul 2012
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Nothing has been agreed upon yet. Sporting Lisbon, Wigan, and RB Leipzig are all throwing themselves into the ring for Boyd right now. According to his agent none of those teams are in front of eachother for his signature.

Another thought has occurred to me. There are plenty of rumors stating that Julian Green will be loaned to a 2 Bundesliga team; makes you wonder of RB Leipzig will be the destination. Green and Boyd playing together next season would be awesome.

MSantoine
Post #26
Monday June 30, 2014 5:53pm

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Rapid have confirmed they sold him to RB Leipzig. Rumors are ~1.5 million euros. Nice move for Boyd. Either RB ets promoted and hes a bundesliga striker in 2015-16 or hopefully he produces and gets a transfer back to a mid table bundesliga team

cleancutimage
Post #27
Monday June 30, 2014 8:44pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 1,343
How do you know RB Leipzig won't be a mid-table Bundesliga team? They are ambitious and Red Bull is a company that shows they are ready to spend to create a good product. They have ascended quickly through the German system. They could be in the Bundesliga by next season and with their lofty desires be very competitive in the German top flight for years to come.

navi8132
New York
Post #28
Monday June 30, 2014 8:46pm

Joined Jul 2012
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This is a great move (if it happens).

kjperuch
Post #29
Monday June 30, 2014 8:51pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 223
official according to rapid

http://www.skrapid.com/9609+M574c7f54448.html

MSantoine
Post #30
Tuesday July 1, 2014 11:20am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 3,723
Original post from cleancutimage

How do you know RB Leipzig won't be a mid-table Bundesliga team? They are ambitious and Red Bull is a company that shows they are ready to spend to create a good product. They have ascended quickly through the German system. They could be in the Bundesliga by next season and with their lofty desires be very competitive in the German top flight for years to come.


Ummm. I do think they will get promoted. In my two previous posts I mentioned how RB is set up to get promotion since they bought a regionalia team. I'm just saying if they don't get promoted and Boyd shows well I'm sure he'll have suitors knocking on his door. I'd be shocked if barring injury Boyd isn't a Bundesliga player in 2015-16 whether its with RB or some one else

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