Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Let's just do this.

Just now, second-hand from Germany coach Joachim Löw, via the team's press officer to me, now to all of you:

"He is not in Nuremberg and he has not spoken to (Timothy Chandler)."

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On to the next one.


- Greg Seltzer

18 comments:

Mike said...

Greg Seltzer, you are killing the game

Matt said...

Was there some rumor that Chandler was playing for Germany or something?

Greg Seltzer said...

I destroy more fun than Britta.

jon said...

Matt, rumor was that Löw was visiting N-berg today and Chandler had told Tony Sanneh (or at least Sanneh tweeted it) that it would be hard to turn down Germany.

Erik said...

Greg, not to be the fly in the ointment, but how do you know your source is accurate. Tony Sanneh still is pretty connected at FCN

Greg Seltzer said...

As noted, my source is Joachim Löw.

And let's be clear, this is not any commentary against Tony Sanneh. I'm responding to a Bild article.

Erik said...

The point was this sort of thing seems that would be consistently denied until there's some resolution -- like the USSF and Subotic saga.

Greg Seltzer said...

Okay... but it didn't happen that way with Jones, at all.

Christian said...

3...2...1...exhale

Erik said...

Fair enough. Just that Sanneh seems pretty well connected (didn't he tell the USSF about Chandler to begin with?) for there not to be pressure there. Maybe it's no more than wishful thinking on BILD's part. But we as USMNT fans have been conditioned to overreact about everything anyway.

dallen said...

Greg,
Some of your contemporaries in the US Soccer media world still acting a fool on twitter.

I wish you'd reconsider your twitter stance. When done right, it's an unparalleled tool for information proliferation and mass communication. Like anything else, you just have to do it right. I'd love to follow your stuff on there.

Greg Seltzer said...

1 - How so? Do share.

2 - Not interested. For starters, I do not consider it a proper way to report news.

Link to breaking news? Fine. Report? No.

What's popular and easy is not necessarily right. That's just how I feel.

jon said...

Greg, you wouldn't even have to engage people on there. Your twitter feed could just be like an RSS feed of your blogger page so that followers would know when you've posted a new tidbit here. Anyway, maybe it's not necessary since there are dedicated blog readers (like Jason Davis) that tweet your most interesting posts.

TrueCrew said...

Why would Low admit to trying to poach the player?

If he isn't trying to poach, then he would tell the truth and say so.

If he IS trying to poach, he'd lie and say he isn't.

How can we be sure it is situation A rather than situation B?

I mean, Sanneh spoke to Chandler.

Phil McCracken said...

Wow, I can't believe the doubters here on Greg's info.

No wonder he doesn't want to go on Twitter.

Jared said...

My favorite part of this whole saga is that most of the sites that were reporting on the Sanneh tweet made no reference to this blog and the response to the issue. They were just looking for page views by only reporting the alarming aspect. Keep up the good work.

Greg Seltzer said...

There are a great many outlets that like to pretend this blog and my reporting does not exist.

I find it adorable, to be honest.

Fantasysportsmatrix.com said...

I can comment on your last one, Greg. I mentioned your blog on another popular one which reported on the Sanneh rumors and promptly got banned from commenting on it. I just pointed out that if they are going to republish a rumor they should also mention what you reported on. No need to stoke the flames of fear and anxiety IMO, and I'm disappointed in the other blogger or at least his staff. Keep up the good work!