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MSantoine
Post #46
Tuesday July 16, 2013 3:05am

Joined Nov 2012
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I think this puts to bed any chance he becomes an impact player for USMNT. This was a critical year for him to step and transfer to a bigtime club for 2014. Now he needs 2014 just to work back into shape and probably will be staying in Norway through 2016 and by then he's past his prime for a speed guy

chillguy1992
Post #47
Tuesday July 16, 2013 5:10am

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 416
Unbelievably unlucky the problem with speed guys on the wing is their higher risk of injury I remember when Beasley faced injury problems that were plaguing him also. I hope gatt can develop more on his non speed attributes because once his speed is diminshed he has to rely a lot more on other attributes of his game. I really wanted to see him for the bosnia game and see what he could do and then possibly make it to the 2014 world cup but that chance is pretty much shot at this point.

richieJkulesaNY
Post #48
Tuesday July 16, 2013 3:35pm

Joined Jun 2012
Total Posts: 933
I feel bad for the kid, but honeslty, he's not that good of a player. He gets by on athleticism and thats about it. I think he went professional too soon in Norway. Lost valuable years to develop the necessary skills to become a better player.

camparkinson
Post #49
Tuesday July 16, 2013 4:58pm

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 168
He's 21... not many players are polished technically at 21. Granted he's behind but his speed and athleticism is what makes him such an intriguing player given the fact that the US pool has so little speed or legit wing options. It's too bad but he was a long shot to make an impact for Brazil, after that I think he's gotta be on the list of winger options that need to be considered and given some chances.

richieJkulesaNY
Post #50
Tuesday July 16, 2013 7:15pm

Joined Jun 2012
Total Posts: 933
Original post from camparkinson

He's 21... not many players are polished technically at 21. Granted he's behind but his speed and athleticism is what makes him such an intriguing player given the fact that the US pool has so little speed or legit wing options. It's too bad but he was a long shot to make an impact for Brazil, after that I think he's gotta be on the list of winger options that need to be considered and given some chances.


I understand they arent "polished" technically, but good, professional 21 years olds have technical skills developed, or they have a foundation, if you will. When you are playing professional, you dont have time to develop techincal skills, thats where they become polished. If you dont have the foundation set, you will struggle to improve as a professional.

Of course speed and athleticism is intriguing, we're American. I was intrigued at first by some of the highlights a couple years ago, like most. But then you look for progression as a player, and it hasnt come. Injuries have played a major part, but nonetheless, the techincal skills have not come through. It will be very hard for him to succeed at the higher levels.

stone88
Post #51
Thursday December 19, 2013 4:41am

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 818
(Twitter): Joshua Gatt ‏@JoshuaGatt16m

"The results on my knee are in, and not only are they a clean bill of heal, but I'm also ahead of recovery schedule! Watch out world I'm coming back with vengeance!"

chillguy1992
Post #52
Thursday December 19, 2013 9:08am

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 416
Sweet just have to hope he can stay healthy. He plays right wing but can also play left wing even striker too I like his versatility. If he can stay healthy and play like previous form I would be interested to see where he might fight on the us depth chart. At right wing Donovan, Bedoya, Zusi are likely in front of him. Although that could change if Fabian moves back to left back always a possiblity. At left wing Fabian, Shea, Ej, even castillo are possibly in front of him. Although shea has gotten very little playing time for stoke. Will have to see if he can get some time on loan.
For gatt a lot of options on wing have opened up in klinsmann minds. However nearly half of the players I just mentoined aren't wingers for their club. Castillo left back for club/moves up to left wing for club from time to time, Fabian plays left back for club. Zusi plays as more of a CAM. EJ is a striker. Donovan can play right wing but his best postion for club and country is dempseys role playmaker behind striker. Gatt is a natural winger can only hope he can stay healthy and get his career going again.

Scout92
Lone Star State(Gun State)
Post #53
Thursday December 19, 2013 5:27pm

Joined Dec 2012
Total Posts: 1,031
Original post from stone88

(Twitter): Joshua Gatt ‏@JoshuaGatt16m

"The results on my knee are in, and not only are they a clean bill of heal, but I'm also ahead of recovery schedule! Watch out world I'm coming back with vengeance!"


Yeah saw this earlier, goods news to hear. Always been a big fan of Gatt. Still not giving up on my Gatt-RW, Shea-LW combo. In the future at some point.

navi8132
Post #54
Thursday December 19, 2013 5:29pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 1,903
Josh Gatt is a player I would trust ahead of Brek Shea. That being said I wouldn't trust either in the World Cup.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #55
Thursday December 19, 2013 5:36pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 4,924
Good to hear that he is healthy and ahead of schedule.

Don't think he has a realistic shot at this WC team, but you never know.

navi8132
Post #56
Thursday December 19, 2013 7:12pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 1,903
Josh Gatt has a grade A professionalism and attitude. Brek Shea could learn a thing or two.

hamsamwich
Post #57
Thursday December 19, 2013 7:39pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 461
Original post from navi8132

Josh Gatt has a grade A professionalism and attitude. Brek Shea could learn a thing or two.
+3

ktbffhTXac
Post #58
Thursday December 19, 2013 9:24pm

Joined Dec 2012
Total Posts: 124
Any chance he makes it into the January camp now that he's healthy? I'd like to see him spend the Spring with Molde and, provided he finds his form again, possibly seek a move to the Eredivisie or Ligue 1 (maybe even the Championship). Same with Mix, although I think he should seek a move in the upcoming transfer window. Thoughts?

Jzaval01
Post #59
Thursday December 19, 2013 9:58pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 1,437
Original post from ktbffhTXac

Any chance he makes it into the January camp now that he's healthy? I'd like to see him spend the Spring with Molde and, provided he finds his form again, possibly seek a move to the Eredivisie or Ligue 1 (maybe even the Championship). Same with Mix, although I think he should seek a move in the upcoming transfer window. Thoughts?

If he is healthy without a doubt he should be in January camp. Mix is fighting for a spot in Brazil and risking a move right now isnt as well ideal for his chances if he is benched.

ktbffhTXac
Post #60
Thursday December 19, 2013 10:22pm

Joined Dec 2012
Total Posts: 124
Original post from Jzaval01

If he is healthy without a doubt he should be in January camp. Mix is fighting for a spot in Brazil and risking a move right now isnt as well ideal for his chances if he is benched.


Depends on where the move is. If Mix able to secure a move to a club in the Championship or any of the top 4 leagues where he'd be able start immediately then that would give him an extra three months of games in a more competitive league.

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