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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2015 1:25 am    Post subject: Players playing at American colleges Reply with quote

So we all know we're not going to go out and spend money to bring players in. The standard of football at the college level has grown massively over the past few years with a lot of players going on to play professional. A lot of the players who choose to go and play in the USA are from the UK and there could be a lot of FREE untapped talent who could join us.

Any thoughts on this?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2015 1:27 am    Post subject: Re: Players playing at American colleges Reply with quote

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So we all know we're not going to go out and spend money to bring players in. The standard of football at the college level has grown massively over the past few years with a lot of players going on to play professional. A lot of the players who choose to go and play in the USA are from the UK and there could be a lot of FREE untapped talent who could join us.

Any thoughts on this?
doubt we can afford scouting further afield
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2015 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not convinced about the standard. The brief clips I have seen look about Conf South/Rymans level.

Emmet O'Connor came from a college football background didn't he?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2015 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure this has been looked at by others.

What would be nice is if we properly looked at the untapped source of talent in Sussex.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2015 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm sure this has been looked at by others.

What would be nice is if we properly looked at the untapped source of talent in Sussex.

There are a lot of players playing in the US, who are from Sussex.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2015 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

qwerty1 wrote:
Born in Crawley Hospital wrote:
I'm sure this has been looked at by others.

What would be nice is if we properly looked at the untapped source of talent in Sussex.

There are a lot of players playing in the US, who are from Sussex.


Such as?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2015 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dom Dwyer of Sporting KC is from Sussex I believe.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2015 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Dom Dwyer of Sporting KC is from Sussex I believe.


25 years old, ex-Staines, ex Kings Lynn.

Any good?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 3:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Born in Crawley Hospital wrote:
allanp wrote:
Dom Dwyer of Sporting KC is from Sussex I believe.


25 years old, ex-Staines, ex Kings Lynn.

Any good?

One of the leading scorers in the MLS in the last few years. One season scored more than Robbie Keane, Clint Dempsey and Thierry Henry.

Good enough for you?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

qwerty1 wrote:
Born in Crawley Hospital wrote:
allanp wrote:
Dom Dwyer of Sporting KC is from Sussex I believe.


25 years old, ex-Staines, ex Kings Lynn.

Any good?

One of the leading scorers in the MLS in the last few years. One season scored more than Robbie Keane, Clint Dempsey and Thierry Henry.

Good enough for you?


No.

(And thank you for the 'enlightenment', I was aware.)

My point being that he's a proven failure in English football and here would struggle in the rigours of the lower leagues here as he he would not have the same time and space as their basketball league.

Furthermore, he's not exactly in college anymore!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

qwerty1 wrote:
Born in Crawley Hospital wrote:
allanp wrote:
Dom Dwyer of Sporting KC is from Sussex I believe.


25 years old, ex-Staines, ex Kings Lynn.

Any good?

One of the leading scorers in the MLS in the last few years. One season scored more than Robbie Keane, Clint Dempsey and Thierry Henry.

Good enough for you?


Not exactly a college player then.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I watched a bit of MLS on my travels... at best it was top-end of the Conference level....

...now that is not to say that there isn't a decent find to be had at the top-end of the Conference... but probably more quality to be spotted in the European lower leagues and youth teams...(?)
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Born in Crawley Hospital wrote:
qwerty1 wrote:
Born in Crawley Hospital wrote:
allanp wrote:
Dom Dwyer of Sporting KC is from Sussex I believe.


25 years old, ex-Staines, ex Kings Lynn.

Any good?

One of the leading scorers in the MLS in the last few years. One season scored more than Robbie Keane, Clint Dempsey and Thierry Henry.

Good enough for you?


No.

(And thank you for the 'enlightenment', I was aware.)

My point being that he's a proven failure in English football and here would struggle in the rigours of the lower leagues here as he he would not have the same time and space as their basketball league.

Furthermore, he's not exactly in college anymore!


He moved to the States at 18 or 19, bit harsh to say he was a failure in the English game! But even so, we wouldn't be able to afford him anyway nor would he want to ever move back to Sussex Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From my scouting of Hungarian/Bulgarian football on Football Manager there is plenty of decent league 2 standard players available on the cheap.

Now is it real or is it fake? In example. Memphis Depay is a star on there but in real life is a failure at Man Utd. Wink

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