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Or maybe he was just frustrated to lose. Not everything has to be a body language reading exercise. 

I am not talking about his body language.  I am talking about his post match comments about the team being unable to deal with giving up the first goal.  


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I am not talking about his body language.  I am talking about his post match comments about the team being unable to deal with giving up the first goal.  

This still means nothing. If Long planned on signing a five-year contract tomorrow do you think his comments about giving up a 1-0 lead in the dying seconds of the first half and then completely falling apart would have been rosy?



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thinking more about Schnieders comment about bringing in veteran leadership and cited Pavel Pardo - isn't that like........

 

Aaron Long? 

 

even if they drop a huge $$$ I don't think Long is staying.


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thinking more about Schnieders comment about bringing in veteran leadership and cited Pavel Pardo - isn't that like........

 

Aaron Long? 

 

even if they drop a huge $$$ I don't think Long is staying.

If they wanted him, they should have already extended him I think. At this point, there's no way Long signs back on - he's going to have comparable money elsewhere and will not have the Dax, Robles, BWP, Davis, "deadman walking" RBNY vibe. 

 

Tangentially, I would not be surprised if one of Schneider's immediate issues with the order of RBNY's house is that Hamlet and co are going to let a USMNT captain, who was fully developed at RBNY, walk without getting any transfer fee. I love long, but the time to sell him was the summer. Could have gotten a few million and reinvested. The only reason not to sell would be if the team was putting together players to make run in 2022 - clearly that wasnt the plan.     



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There isnt any succession planning at RBNY, there was no option to sell Long with Monzon and Edwards departing this summer, and Reyes still working back from injury.

As it is, there are only 3 natural CBs on the roster. Without Long you are starting the Nealis brothers in a back 4 with Reyes mixing in from time to time as they manage his minutes. Thats a nightmare scenario.

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https://www.mlssocce...-or-free-agency


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Sounds like he's going to listen to what is out there and he'd be an idiot not to. No doubt he'll get interest from Europe, but it's one thing to get it from some schmuck Championship versus a team that offers a truly appealing agenda. I can still see him deciding to stay.

 

If this ends with him at Everton, a Championship team pushing for promotion, or like a Europa League team in Belgium/Netherlands you can't fault anyone involved. We'll have gotten 150 appearances out of him until he turned 30. That's a hell of a stint. I'll have my pitchfork out for management if this ends with him at like Atlanta United. 



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If he goes to Europe that is one hell of a player development success story for the club to crow about. 


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If he goes to Europe that is one hell of a player development success story for the club to crow about. 

Yeah - and rightfully so. Just odd they didn't get a club that Long was happy with to extract a transfer fee. Developing players is awesome, but there usually will need to be an economic windfall at the end. 



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Edwards already gone.  Long gone in the summer.  Duncan returns after loan.  The team is going to be left with only 4 defenders. Reyes, D. Nealis, S. Nealis and Tolkin.  Going to need a lot of acquisitions to hit just to stay stagnant with the defense this off season.  If Tolkin leaves based on the interest that has been reported, it is going to be a real battle.


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Edwards already gone.  Long gone in the summer.  Duncan returns after loan.  The team is going to be left with only 4 defenders. Reyes, D. Nealis, S. Nealis and Tolkin.  Going to need a lot of acquisitions to hit just to stay stagnant with the defense this off season.  If Tolkin leaves based on the interest that has been reported, it is going to be a real battle.

Reyes, Good Nealis, and Tolkin are a strong foundation, tbh. 



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Reyes, Good Nealis, and Tolkin are a strong foundation, tbh. 

Reports suggest we cant count on Tolkin to be here long enough to be part of a foundation.

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Reports suggest we cant count on Tolkin to be here long enough to be part of a foundation.

Regretfully so. Tolkin is too young and too good to stay here for much longer. Enjoy seeing him for the rest of the season, this may be all we get of him in Metro.



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Reports suggest we cant count on Tolkin to be here long enough to be part of a foundation.

 

He's re-upping with the team? 


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Reports suggest we cant count on Tolkin to be here long enough to be part of a foundation.

Tolkin for captain?!?
I think he moves next summer

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