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In Topic: Thelwell wanted by Newcastle?

Yesterday, 07:20 AM

doesn't sound like that. standard response.

Did you read the whole quote? He talks about specific connections and prior places of employment - a touch more than a standard response. 


In Topic: Thelwell wanted by Newcastle?

26 October 2021 - 03:03 PM

Sam Stejskal on Twitter: "New York Red Bulls head of sport Kevin Thelwell was linked earlier this week to the Newcastle United sporting director gig. I interviewed Thelwell yesterday. "I can perhaps understand why I might be linked," he said, but "I'm focused at the job at hand" with Red Bull. https://t.co/cmPB9FZwhV" / Twitter

 

Thats really the only response he could give, I think. But it does sound like he's quickly getting his CV out there. 


In Topic: Long injury

26 October 2021 - 11:24 AM

where can I find the video

On the red bulls website - titled "Stuber mic'ed up" or something like that. 


In Topic: Metro - Columbus Game Thread

25 October 2021 - 01:12 PM

Its not, but thats because Klimala has already played 1851 minutes this season. In the year Veron had 7 goals, he only played 897 across the reg season & playoffs. So Veron almost matched Klimalas production in less than half the minutes.

Playing wing too, right? 


In Topic: Long injury

25 October 2021 - 10:58 AM

 

 

I'm not sure what held the team back from selling any time in 2019 or before the 2020 season. Maybe elf is right that the team had no confidence in their ability to replace him like they have been with other high profile departures over the years.

I tend to think Thelwell doesn't have those sorts of nerves. If a player meets the criteria for sale (last year of contract and near to their highest projected market value), then I think Thelwell will sell and figure out how to repair the roster after. Right now, I'm surprised, but its looking like there won't be an insurmountable hole if Long is sold and he could just backfill with youth. Long injury aside, it seems like Thelwell's dream scenario - sell a player that you got for free and buy a couple kids to replace. 

 

Loan with option to purchase makes sense in light of the injury. While I don't suspect we'll be able to cheer Long on in an RB jersey again, hopefully we get to in a Nats jersey.