Monday, August 24, 2015

Yed-Line News

I will have an MLSS report on this before long (and it may even contain additional info if we are lucky), but let us delve into the matter of DeAndre Yedlin's foreseeable Spurs future.

It really does not seem as though they have minds made up on it yet, but I have been told that they want to make a solid decision on where he will play (at least until January) by the September 1st transfer deadline - which, of course, EPL teams do not entirely have to follow with regards to Football League loans.

But let's not move into options for September and beyond just yet. I can confirm that Yedlin currently has what I would consider to be clamoring-style loan interest from at least three Championship clubs, at least one in Spain and then from a few other assorted Euro-locales. As for specific names, I only have hunches of varying quality for now, none confirmed.



- Greg Seltzer

21 comments:

Andy Palmer said...

I'm glad you're on it. I've been concerned about the silence...

UnitedDemon said...

Oooooo, Spain, please! He needs to learn how to play against more skilled opposition, and Spain is great place to develop as that. In England, at least in my observation, the onus is on defense first. Either way he'd grow, but we could really use a true WB to get forward and put in great crosses, and I think that development would be better in Spain.

Nikolas said...

FEED US GREG, WE'RE HUNGRY!!

Dylan Thaemert said...

Been curious about this Greg, thanks for the note. On another front, please give us some reason to think Zelalem to Rangers is not a horrible, terrible, no good, very bad.. idea? Thanks.

dikranovich said...

Dylan, I'd say that you would be hard pressed to find an American who did not have success at rangers. The toughness is what zelalem needs to develop.

Rusty said...

Bedoya didn't find the pitch much while there

Dany Tzvi said...

nor did beasley

football league loan deadline is 25 november

dikranovich said...

Rusty, your point is well taken, but he did score 1 goal in 12 appearances. This was also a season when Rangers were headed for an ugly ending, and all in all it was probably not a bad learning experience for bedoya. A lot can also be said for the fact that he would be on a team that will be gaining promotion, and that is always a good thing. To be on that kind of team.

dikranovich said...

Dany, I'm not so sure about that. DMB had about the same goal scoring rate at rangers that he had with PSV.

justinwkoehn said...

Good article about the benefits of the Zelalem move: http://www.theguardian.com/football/2015/aug/19/gedion-zelalem-usa-soccer-star-arsenal-rangers

Dylan Thaemert said...

Well, that is actually comforting to know the style of the side has transformed, thanks Justin.

Dany Tzvi said...

beasley played 30 games in 3 seasons for rangers

dikranovich said...

Dany, I'm sorry, but DMB played 46 games for rangers, over two and a half seasons. He had 7 goals during those 46 games, and two of those 7 came during champions league. I know you were only like 13 back then, but come on. You can still retract.

Dany Tzvi said...

damarcus beasley joined rangers in the summer of 2007 and departed in the summer of 2010: three full seasons. he played 30 league games in those 3 full seasons, that is 10 league games a season out of 38 games. one of the champions league goals you refer to was scored against zeta golubovac, the champions of montenegro.

i didn't say beasley played poorly for rangers. rusty said bedoya didnt see the pitch much and i said nor did beasley. beasley didnt see the pitch much at rangers. this is an objective fact that you cant really argue against. in fact, beasley and bedoya saw the pitch at an almost identical rate, so if you want to argue against my statement please present your case that alejandro bedoya saw a lot of pitch time with rangers. i know you were like 30 back then, but come on. Im sorry if your memory overrules my objective facts.

Steve Schultz said...

Zelalem started their cup game today and already has an assist, 15 minutes in.

dikranovich said...

Dany, reading through the earlier post, it sounds like you are arguing against the fact that DMB did have success at Rangers. You insist on pointing out the number of games he played, well, you amended that , after you got called out, to indicate only league games. Now as if to back up your side, you point out that he score against the champions of Montenegro, as if that is not enough to warrant success, meanwhile, you neglect to add that his other champions league goal was against the French champions.

It's ok, you did a quick google search, you did not read the whole bio, and you came up with the 30 number, without really doing the full research. I mean, do we know if DMB was injured during his time at rangers? That could account for a lack of playing time.

American players have found success at Rangers, that's the main point. To argue against this, would show naïveté.

Dany Tzvi said...

"called out" lol.

i didnt amend my statement, i explained it more clear just for you. "appearances" generally refers to league appearances (ala wikipedia). this is because euro and cup games are sometimes against very weak teams.

he got hurt in 07-08. his playing time was the same in 8-9 and 9-10 when he was healthy. he specifically requested a transfer away from rangers at one point because he wanted more playing time.

bedoya was not successful at rangers. beasley, while playing well when he played, was not successful at rangers imo. theres a difference between playing good and having success. you can disagree with me, but you can't disagree with the facts i present. the facts you are presenting are also correct, but I don't think they are germane.

dikranovich said...

It is a little ironic that you are arguing against Americans playing at rangers, and meanwhile, the current American is making the most of his first appearance. Then again, since it's a cup game and not a real appearance, maybe it didn't actually happen.

Dany Tzvi said...

all im doing is pointing out that damarcus beasley did not get a lot of playing time at rangers. drop the straw man.

airdrie are a semi-professional club from a town of 37,000 people. youre just making my argument for me.

dikranovich said...

Dany, I'm sorry again, but that is not what you are doing. What you did, was respond to rusty, who responded to my comment about players finding success at rangers.

Dany Tzvi said...

but i didnt respond to your comment. i made an innocuous observation, and you responded with an ad hominem attack. not sure what ur beef is here.