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navi8132
Post #16
Sunday May 5, 2013 6:43pm

Joined Jul 2012
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Good form continues. He should def get the call for freindlies/WCQs. And he should play a starting role in the GC. Let us not forget that he played VERY well in the GC under Bob B.

platter
Jacksonville, FL
Post #17
Thursday July 4, 2013 4:34pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 87
Looks like Bedoya is headed for Twente, according to reports out of sweden as reported by Ives. Great move for him IMO. Top 5 dutch team, will have to battle for PT, yet I believe he's ready for the challenge.

http://www.soccerbyives.net/2013/07/report-be...

Jzaval01
Post #18
Thursday July 4, 2013 5:06pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 1,576
Bedoya seems like a hard working player no doubt he will get even better and I project him making it to the WC if he plays solid minutes and starts matches. I love the our player going to Netherlands as they get taught how to attack just like altidore and when Bradley went to holland.

navi8132
Post #19
Thursday July 4, 2013 5:13pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 1,955
Thats why a player like Joe Gyau needs to go to a lower mid ranking dutch team to learn the nuances of team attack and how to integrate.

camparkinson
Post #20
Friday July 5, 2013 2:23am

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 169
I would love to see guys like Gyau and Gatt latch onto mid level dutch teams to get integrated into playing a real 4-3-3 winger position at a high level and really show them how to use their speed to make runs and dribble at defenders to get goals and crosses off.

Jod
Copenhagen
Post #21
Wednesday August 7, 2013 10:43am

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 32
http://www.soccerbyives.net/2013/08/report-be...

MSantoine
Post #22
Wednesday August 7, 2013 11:47am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 2,190
Thought he would do better than that. Newly promoted teams usually mean most likely to be relegated teams. Especially with Monaco now in Ligue 1 too

Jod
Copenhagen
Post #23
Wednesday August 7, 2013 12:26pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 32
Original post from MSantoine

Thought he would do better than that. Newly promoted teams usually mean most likely to be relegated teams. Especially with Monaco now in Ligue 1 too


I would say going from Sweden to the bottom of Ligue 1 is as good as could be hoped. Charlie Davies, also a BC alum, did the same. Take a look at the UEFA association rankings to realize what a big jump that actually is. 23 -> 6

I can't remember any Yank abroad actually coming right out of Sweden to a top 5 league. (though my memory is short please correct me if I am missing someone). Sweden truly is down on the ladder.

I think its a great chance for Ale to test himself against better competition. He's 26- so "development leagues" like NL are not really for him. Lets see if he can hold down a spot in the XI

rainORshine
Post #24
Wednesday August 7, 2013 1:52pm

Joined Dec 2012
Total Posts: 1,773
bedoya needed out of sweden badly. nantes may struggle, but this will be a great challenge.

likely he would have been passed by if he had stayed in sweden. at 26 and still on fringes, make or break year for ale (for USMNT)

i think this is a great move

time for mix to follow suit and get out of norway

MSantoine
Post #25
Wednesday August 7, 2013 3:01pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 2,190
Yes Nantes is better than playing in Sweden but if Nantes get relegated he's back to the same thing after the Celtic failure. Scramble to go back to Sweden and wait another 1-2 years and try again but he'll be too old then. I liked the FC Twente rumors much better

CBoyd3142
Probably far from where you are...
Post #26
Wednesday August 7, 2013 3:17pm

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 320
Surprised - thought Chadli's move to Tottenham would make the Twente rumors/speculation resurface. However, this isn't a bad move. Anyone with a knowledge of French football know his competition/other players on the team?
Toffee Fan....for the moment
Hunt Daddy
VA
Post #27
Wednesday August 7, 2013 4:20pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 48
Original post from MSantoine

Yes Nantes is better than playing in Sweden but if Nantes get relegated he's back to the same thing after the Celtic failure. Scramble to go back to Sweden and wait another 1-2 years and try again but he'll be too old then. I liked the FC Twente rumors much better


Bedoya was at Rangers, not Celtic, and he was hurt a good portion of his time there.

Nantes has been a pretty solid club in France, historically speaking. They enjoyed periods of success throughout the 70s, 80s & late 90s/early 00s. They've had some mild success in Europe. I remember seeing them play in the UCL group stages a few years back.

rainORshine
Post #28
Wednesday August 7, 2013 4:30pm

Joined Dec 2012
Total Posts: 1,773
bedoya not really talented enough to be terribly picky. after 4 seasons in league 2 nantes will be looking to resurrect past glory. if bedoya can be part of making that happen he will be do extremely well for himself

Hunt Daddy
VA
Post #29
Wednesday August 7, 2013 5:22pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 48
Sorry CBoyd I read your question wrong- I can't add much on that topic. Based on the squad info on transfermarkt there's no reason why he shouldn't compete for mins right away. His direct competition looks either young and without top flight/first team experience or older (32+). Bedoya is in midseason form right now and the rest of these guys are just getting through preseason, so it's really up to him to perform.

Scout92
Lone Star State(Gun State)
Post #30
Wednesday August 7, 2013 5:37pm

Joined Dec 2012
Total Posts: 1,057
The French league is a good league to develop in(better than Sweden), on of the main sources of EPL incoming players in from the French league. Just hope they don't get relegated and he gets PT.

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