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hamsamwich
Post #76
Wednesday August 12, 2020 3:35pm

Joined Oct 2013
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@scout92- many of the u19s in Germany are where the super talented players go. Llanez for example went from the u19s to the first team. Many of the u23 players (like Edwards) are considered non prospects for the first team at that point. I do think it says something that Kayo was put straight into the reserves (I think he's physically ready), but the fact that Kobe is a u19 player does not show a poor development path. Having a midfielder type at LB is the goal- something Kobe was born to play. Many of our best players (technically and IQ wise) are still learning the professional game but give it 2-3 more years we will have all the options we have ever wanted, all across the field. Leagues like Germany u19 are the tool and platform to get there.

Dave
Post #77
Thursday August 13, 2020 12:33am

Joined Jul 2014
Total Posts: 1,090
@hamsamwich & @scout92 -
Hears to hoping your right and we'll have quality options at LB. There are some good prospects on the horizon....just hope that they all continue to develop.
1) A. Robinson (23) - Headed to Sheffield United
2) Gloster (20) - Training w/ PSV's first team
3) Bello (18) - Atlanta United
4) Hernandez-Foster (18) - Wolfsburg
5) Gasper (24) & Vines (21) - Are in the conversation, but as older players in a lesser league they're likely not long term options.
Right Back was once a strong point of the USMNT while we struggled to fill the LB spot. The tables may have turned now that we have higher profile prospects at LB than RB....
1) Dest (19) - Ajax
2) Cannon (22) - FC Dallas
3) Yedlin (27) - Newcastle (dropped below Cannon due to lack of Playing Time)
4) Moore (23) - Tenerife (Spanish 2nd Division)
5) Olosunde (22) - Rotherham (Championship)
4) Araujo (19) - LA Galaxy

Scout92
Lone Star State(Gun State)
Post #78
Thursday August 13, 2020 9:23pm

Joined Dec 2012
Total Posts: 1,475
Original post from hamsamwich

@scout92- many of the u19s in Germany are where the super talented players go. Llanez for example went from the u19s to the first team. Many of the u23 players (like Edwards) are considered non prospects for the first team at that point. I do think it says something that Kayo was put straight into the reserves (I think he's physically ready), but the fact that Kobe is a u19 player does not show a poor development path. Having a midfielder type at LB is the goal- something Kobe was born to play. Many of our best players (technically and IQ wise) are still learning the professional game but give it 2-3 more years we will have all the options we have ever wanted, all across the field. Leagues like Germany u19 are the tool and platform to get there.


And your one of the one's 2tone and I were talking about, "was born to play". your passionate about him I get it, I have my favorites too. I just haven't seen this magical talent that people have said he has. He's very good and can be real talent one day, as I said time will tell. Another factor to consider is Wolfsburg...they don't appear as the "give our young talent a chance type" based off recent and passed behaviors.

hamsamwich
Post #79
Thursday August 13, 2020 10:08pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 3,388
If it was my team I wouldn't set it up that way. But to ask Robinson to basically play as an attacking midfielder is a lot to ask. I still wouldn't be surprised to see a midfielder played there as I've said all cycle will be the likely outcome.

Samtom23
Post #80
Friday August 14, 2020 1:30am

Joined Jun 2018
Total Posts: 426
Original post from Scout92

And your one of the one's 2tone and I were talking about, "was born to play". your passionate about him I get it, I have my favorites too. I just haven't seen this magical talent that people have said he has. He's very good and can be real talent one day, as I said time will tell. Another factor to consider is Wolfsburg...they don't appear as the "give our young talent a chance type" based off recent and passed behaviors.


Personally, I have yet to see Kobe play at all. I do believe that born to play comment was something Brian Kleiban said. I take it with a grain of salt because I believe it is his brother's, Gary's client. You can check possibly, I am wrong. I am firmly in the category of what and see on him (Kobe).

hamsamwich
Post #81
Friday August 14, 2020 4:34am

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 3,388
I know he came up as a winger and then was the starting CB in the last World Cup, even though he's a left back. We should all wait and see on all the players that's a given.

Know Nothing
Post #82
Friday August 14, 2020 4:55am

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 1,796
More PL suitors have potentially surfaced for Robinson in Everton and Fulham.

Since he left Everton to join Wigan I don't really see that happening as he would be a clear cut second choice to Digne.

hamsamwich
Post #83
Friday August 14, 2020 4:34pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 3,388
Also I started this thread I'm a big Robinson guy but facts are facts and opinions are opinions. Let's see how he plays in the premier league, and how well young Kobe can do. It's Robinson's job to lose, then Gloster after that.

EKneezy
Atlanta
Post #84
Thursday August 20, 2020 8:42am

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 3,328
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/ar...

45K euros a week? He deserves it. Good for him

blaise213
Post #85
Thursday August 20, 2020 11:27am

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 3,126
Berhalter still prefers Sam "smeagol" Vines

- My precious

hamsamwich
Post #86
Thursday August 20, 2020 6:31pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 3,388
That's a good running gag Vines does look very odd to be nice.

It would be dope if Fulham really went for McKennie as is rumored it would make sure Gregg never missed a game with Ream and Robinson already there.

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