Friday, June 1, 2012

Urgh, Part Deuce

Did you wonder why I recently put Spain among the nations with Champions League-qualified clubs interested in Clint Dempsey when no one else has? Well, now you know thanks to a dastardly Marca scribe doing a bit of MLS Espanol work. And there went that vest card...

Okay, so let's discuss it. Yes, it's true that Málaga are considering an offer for our man Deuce, I've been watching them watching him for a couple months. However, I can also tell you that 1) this offer has not yet been slipped across the table to Fulham on folded paper & 2) Málaga may actually be the suitor bringing up the rear of the pack, for various reasons.



- Greg Seltzer

12 comments:

Mike said...

I can see this being a good fit for Duece and Malaga. At least the weather would be better.

Presenting... said...

Arsenal in the picture at all?

US2014 said...

Arsenal are the favorites to get Dempsey they were close to getting him last summer.

Greg Seltzer said...

No, they were not close. They never made an official offer, went another direction.

US2014 said...

Yes they were but Arsenal backed off in the last minute.

Timmy said...

Greg - were you really up at 6 in the AM dispelling rumours? Good for you! From a really selfish standpoint, I'd hope for Arsenal. I'm not sure that I'm going to get Al Jazeera by the time La Liga starts up, and I'd love to watch Deuce as much as possible.

Sort of random, but wondering if any of you have read about Howler, a proposed new soccer magazine. Full disclosure: I'm uninvolved but have pledged money. Hope that linking this isn't against the rules. I'd personally love to see you (Greg) get involved as a contributor of longer form articles.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/quraishi/howler-a-magazine-about-soccer-0

Greg Seltzer said...

Two US matches to watch with a 2AM start time gets my sleep a little screwy.

I have seen that and it looks cool. Nobody's asked me to be involved, but I do like the long form.

US2014 said...

Yes Arsenal were close to signing Dempsey last summer.

http://www.potomacsoccerwire.com/news/460/17878

Greg Seltzer said...

Hmmm. Okay, if that's what you believe.

brian said...

liverool

Jay Eychaner said...

Liver... drool?

Jay Eychaner said...

But no, really: Liverpool isn't in the CL, and it's questionable whether they'll be there any time soon. Put a fork in that one.