Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Jozy, Jozy, Jozy! All I ever hear about is Jozy! What about Jan?!?!?

My birdies are a-singin'. I'm told by a very solid second-hand that Paulo Di Canio is crazy intent on landing Mister Altidore. Apparently, over at Sunderland, they are quite confident of getting a deal done.

Meanwhile, it also seems Lazio may have now dropped away for some reason - still checking around on that one, so don't consider it 100% yet.

UPDATE: Ah, yes. I forgot. Magically, the UK reports have suddenly upped their guess at his transfer value from £5 million to £7 million (which is just past €8 million). Gosh... I wonder how they came to make that exact change.





- Greg Seltzer

30 comments:

Tony M said...

The only thing good about this - and I'm reaching here - is that Di Canio was a pretty dynamic player and won't pigeonhole Jozy into a hold up role. Jozy's biggest problem has been coaches looking at him and assume he's a guy to stand between two center backs and bang headers.

Mike D said...

Are you hinting that Jozy's former strike partner at Hull, Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink will be reunited with him at Sunderland? (j/k lol)

dikranovich said...

im watching altidore from the 2011 gold cup v Canada. he has a goal and an assist, looks sharp and actually has not even played in Holland yet. junior too looks very sharp, without having himself yet stepped onto the Italian pitches.

its good to see lyle yorks was given specific instructions not to d$#k around with his clients and get their situations resolved early, so as to not have them missing the start of the season.

Greg Seltzer said...

You sure like to painstakingly massage your own reality into existence, eh?

Greg Seltzer said...

Oh, and you do realize you just accidentally nuked your own theory that Klinsi's benching turned Altidore around... right?

strago said...

Greg,

why do you even waste your breathe on him?

dikranovich said...

greg, you are the one that said ramos had the under 20s playing just as you had suggested.

after being outscored 9-3 in three games, we can now see how the team should not play. clearly, style over substance is not the way forward. that's your premise on most issues anyway really.

the jozy situation in pretty simple. zero goals in 2012, from 7 games, and it was not just the lack of production, but more the lack of conviction in his game that kept jozy off the field.

Greg Seltzer said...

@ strago: Ya know what? That's a great question.

dikranovich said...

I think if someone is going to write about how astute they are with their observations, they can also respond to any criticisms or questions about said observations.

its a pretty simple part of what makes us a fair and just society

Greg Seltzer said...

Small problem: my observations are ignored when it suits your purpose or changed into something that isn't quite what I actually said. Or both while you drag it into an entirely unrelated discussion from left field.

dikranovich said...

so i guess what you are saying is that if i disagree with your observations, then im ignoring you?

aint that precious???

Greg Seltzer said...

Yeah, exactly like that. Thanks for providing a fresh example of what I just said.

dikranovich said...

was it right for verbeek to walk his little provincial club off the pitch, when his goalkeeper was attacked by a rabid fan, last season in the ajax v AZ cup match?

such a relevant question, which you could very well choose not to answer, though we have discussed this before and you already gave your observations on this subject.

Jay said...

Somebody needs a nap.

mark said...

Or a snickers

Neal Hollis said...

@dikranovich - let us know when you start your own blog with accurate insider info and detailed posts. Clearly, in your own estimation, you should be running this blog with your infinite knowledge...

dikranovich said...

neal, I think, clearly, in my own estimation, I am running this blog. or at least the blog behind the blog. kind of like the guy behind the guy.

Jay said...

Oh, dik, your long-fabled blog has come back to haunt you. Again.

heythisisrobbie said...

This is the Seinfeld of blogs. In other words, it is the best ever.

Dik is the Newman of No Short Corners. This blog wouldn't be the same without him.

Zach said...

No, it wouldn't be the same. But that doesn't mean it would be worse.

downintexas said...

I come for the articles., I stay for the dikranovich. Although sometimes dik you are a bit much.

timo said...

Visit NSC for 1st time in 24+ hrs. Interest peaked seeing this thread up to 21 comments. Indicative of perhaps a Jozy transfer today?


Nope, just more diking around. Letdown.

Matt said...

First of all, I will forever think of Dik as Newman now. That's just awesome.

And, B, when tempers start to flare on teh interwebs, I think a perfect solution would be to go watch Greg popping away on that link on MLSSoccer.com. It's very Zen, and 80% of the time it works every time to calm one down.

Matt said...

Also, not to in any way make light of the situation in Egypt, but if Bob Bradley gets Egypt into the World Cup in light of everything going on, does he just ascend into heaven right then and there?

Tony M said...

Matt, he should at least ascend onto the cover of Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year issue...

Matt said...

Also, Greg, what's your take on Jared Jeffrey joining DC United? Do you expect he'll be able to contribute...

Greg Seltzer said...

Yes.

BTM said...

It is DC United, after all.

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heythisisrobbie said...

I know it is slipping under the radar a bit, but Utrecht really shelled out for Rubio Rubin didn't they?

Greg, since that is in your back yard, do you know if they had any competition? They must really really love him. Any idea when he'll be expected to contribute?

Greg Seltzer said...

He can't sign until next April when he turns 18 and I would assume he'd start with Young FCU.