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MSantoine
Post #106
Monday June 15, 2015 3:54pm

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Original post from hamsamwich

Stuttgart can always loan him out to the 2 bund.


He doesnt fit the typical buy and loan player. Hes already 22. What more does he have to show in 2.bundes? If he was 18, 19 years old then I could see that but guys his age are usually only loaned out if the team is looking to move on and needs him to get minutes to be sold.

MSantoine
Post #107
Monday June 15, 2015 4:17pm

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Original post from hamsamwich

Stuttgart can always loan him out to the 2 bund.


Wood doesnt fit the profile of the buy and loan out. He's already 22. Its usually 18, 19 year olds that get that treatment. Guys like him get loaned out when they are no longer in their club's future. Since they are just bringing him in Id hope thats not the case.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #108
Monday June 15, 2015 6:31pm

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Seriously guys? Wood will have every chance to get plenty of minutes. Stuttgart barely survived and was starved for goals all last season. I could easily see him starting in a 4-4-42 or even as an outside FWD in a 4-3-3.

He will see plenty of minutes next season.

USnLFCfan
Savannah GA
Post #109
Monday June 15, 2015 7:10pm

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Not going to get any minutes...something tells me you don't watch Bundesliga. Huub plays a variation of the 4-3-3 for the most part. Who are the 3 solid strikers you are referring to? I'd assume Ginczek, Ibisevic, and Werner. Werner will most likely be gone this summer if not January, a lot of clubs are eyeing him. Ibisevic can play wide and Ginczek who's gotten the majority of starts at CF is a solid player but no world beater. There's no reason why Wood can get solid minutes be it wide or down the center.

kjperuch
Post #110
Monday June 15, 2015 7:30pm

Joined Oct 2013
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Yeah and the estimated price is 1.2 million euros when he was originally projected to go for no more than 500 thousand. Plus his original coach is the scout for Stuttgart who wants him there. They will use him..

cudevil
Post #111
Monday June 15, 2015 7:35pm

Joined Oct 2012
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Original post from 2tone

Seriously guys? Wood will have every chance to get plenty of minutes. Stuttgart barely survived and was starved for goals all last season. I could easily see him starting in a 4-4-42 or even as an outside FWD in a 4-3-3.

He will see plenty of minutes next season.


I'd certainly hope that he's one of the top 42 strikes on the roster...

skangles
DC
Post #112
Tuesday June 16, 2015 3:32am

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I am a Stuttgart fan and I like having a second yank on board but there are a couple of things to consider:

1) Most importantly Huub Stevens just stepped down as VfB's manager and is being replaced by Alexander Zorniger until recently was the manager of fellow yank (albeit injured) Terrence Boyd at RB Leipzig. Thus, everything else I'm about to say is useless because Zorniger is certainly going to establish his own system and make some changes.

2) VfB was a mess last season. They tried out several systems throughout the season bouncing from a 4-1-4-1 earlier in the season to a 4-2-3-1 later in the season when they finally emerged from the abyss. Under that system Ginczek was always the center forward with Harnik, Didavi and Kostic below him.

Before they moved to that lineup they played systems that included Werner usually on the wing but sometimes up top earlier in the season. They also went with Harnik as the lone striker for a stint earlier in the season.

3) Ibisevic had been a beast the past few seasons but he suffered an injury last fall and never really made his way back into the lineup. The biggest question mark to me is whether he can regain his form this off season.

4) Zorniger rolled out all kinds of lineups for RB Leipzig: a 4-1-3-2, 4-2-3-1, 4-4-2 (diamond), so who knows what he's thinking with VfB. It wouldn't surprise me if he initially rolled out a 4-2-3-1 lineup as he used it quite a bit with Leipzig and its the system that provided Stuttgart with the most success. If so, that system doesn't cater to Wood but it could bode well for Kiesewetter.

5) I expect Zorniger to make several signings this off season to shake things up. Those moves will give us an indication of what we can expect from VfB next season.

USnLFCfan
Savannah GA
Post #113
Tuesday June 16, 2015 6:18pm

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I was wondering how in the world I didn't know Huub left but then realized that it broke when I was at the hospital 24/7 around that time in the special care nursery. Zorniger.....interesting hire, I figured he would have stuck out with RBL and got them promoted to the Bundesliga, that would have been impressive. A bit of a unknown but I do know that he prefers the 4-3-1-2 for the most part, which definitely gives Wood more chances in his preferred position. I like it even more now because that means a new manager ok-ed this transfer....it gives Wood equal playing ground as far as making an impression.

kjperuch
Post #114
Friday June 26, 2015 3:40pm

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This a few days old but apparently Klinsman told Stuttgart to pretty much stay away from Wood because he is not ready to play in the Bundesliga.

USAGunner
West Palm Beach
Post #115
Friday June 26, 2015 3:47pm

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Original post from kjperuch

This a few days old but apparently Klinsman told Stuttgart to pretty much stay away from Wood because he is not ready to play in the Bundesliga.


Good. We need people who are more honest about where our guys can play. Going somewhere where he is just going to be loaned out or sit the bench is not helpful for his growth.
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2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #116
Friday June 26, 2015 5:53pm

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False. Klinsmann already stated that was a false article and that he made no such remark, and the article was subsequently altered minutes later.

TheTruth
Post #117
Friday June 26, 2015 6:07pm

Joined Dec 2013
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But why let facts get in the way of your narrative. . .

kjperuch
Post #118
Friday June 26, 2015 11:27pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 223
Narrative ? HaHa, you guys are funny. You take yourselves way to seriously...
I saw the quote in four articles so apparently I wasn't the only one duped lol.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #119
Monday July 6, 2015 5:56pm

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Bobby Wood has officially signed with Bundesliga 2 team, Union Berlin. They finished in 7th last year and are one of the contenders for promotion this season. Hopefully Bobby can continue to show well. He has never had a consistent season yet.

MSantoine
Post #120
Monday July 6, 2015 7:09pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 3,723
Original post from 2tone

Bobby Wood has officially signed with Bundesliga 2 team, Union Berlin. They finished in 7th last year and are one of the contenders for promotion this season. Hopefully Bobby can continue to show well. He has never had a consistent season yet.


So much for the multiple bundesliga teams going after him. They dont seem to have a very skilled forward group so maybe he'll be given a chance to be there main guy. They are a perennial mid table team finishing between 7th & 12th the last 6 seasons

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