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Re: Soccer 2022 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #200: July 11, 2022, 08:54:07 AM »
If he didn’t continue to play here because his wife didn’t like living outside the UK, how can being the coach here end any differently?
The ESPN article makes this sound like a you scratch my back, I scratch yours holding pattern for both Rooney and DCU.  Sounds like he did a good job with Derby, but the situation there with the Football Association was just intolerable (docked 21 points, in Administration - I think the British equivalent of Chapter 11) so he pulled out.  He's probably targeting a position in the Premier League, but the right one did not open up.  This lets him bide some time.  DCU is a bad situation right now, too, but there's no relegation, and any sort of improvement will be to his credit.  The local fan base is pleased, which might help.  He can do this through the end of the year or maybe next and be available to the Premier League as a mid-season replacement.  I imagine his wife and kids don't even move over here for the next 3-4 months of the season.

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Re: Soccer 2022 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #201: July 11, 2022, 01:06:10 PM »
Just in time for Shark Week

"Among the targets, that person said, is Uruguayan forward Luis Suárez, the 35-year-old former Liverpool, Barcelona and Atlético Madrid star who is a free agent. "

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2022/07/10/wayne-rooney-dc-united-coach/


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Re: Soccer 2022 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #202: July 11, 2022, 05:40:56 PM »
So Rooney has been 'consulted' about player recruitment since 2019 - a team which is now second bottom, in its Conference, and was just thrashed 7 -0. Hmm... :hysterical:

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Re: Soccer 2022 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #203: July 14, 2022, 01:27:03 PM »
Goff on Rooney and family:

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Rooney had cut short his stay as a player for family reasons. His wife, Coleen, wasn’t happy living abroad full-time after a lifetime in the Manchester-Liverpool area. On Tuesday, though, Rooney said the family dynamic this time is “no issue whatsoever.” He said if his wife had told him to not take the D.C. job, he wouldn’t have accepted it.

“It’s more work as a manager [than a player], so probably best for the time being for my wife and children to stay and allow me to really put my teeth into the job,” he said. He then joked, “I think the kids are ready to get rid of me for a while!”


Coleen Rooney and their four children will remain in England the remainder of this MLS season, which, unless United (5-10-2) rallies for a playoff berth, will end in less than three months. They’ll visit periodically, and he’ll spend much of the offseason in England.

“That was the most important question I had for him when we started talking: ‘How’s it going to work with your family?’ ” Kasper said.

Rooney reassured the organization he is committed to the mission, Kasper said, and won’t abruptly head home for good. Still, United officials acknowledged Rooney isn’t likely to stay for more than a few years.

“I’m hoping he stays quite a long time,” Levien said, “but the realities of people’s personal lives are always a challenge.”

Rooney also said that, though he is focused on turning United’s fortunes, he’s also looking to set himself up for bigger coaching roles in Europe.

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Re: Soccer 2022 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #204: July 14, 2022, 01:47:24 PM »
She wants him out of the house.  :hysterical:
Who is going to watch him on the flight over?

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Re: Soccer 2022 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #205: July 14, 2022, 03:31:35 PM »
I went last night as the guest of an old work colleague.  He's been a season ticket holder since the start of MLS.  He pointed out how so many of the fans broke out their old Rooney shirts.  He spotted one of the injured players, and they talked for a while, and it seemed that there was genuine enthusiasm, especially among the players who overlapped with Rooney at DCU.  They have health issues, but maybe this sparks them.

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Re: Soccer 2022 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #206: July 14, 2022, 03:50:52 PM »
https://www.mlssoccer.com/standings/2022/conference#season=2022&live=true

Doesn’t seem they have a chance this year. Maybe next. Been a while since the team was relevant.

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Re: Soccer 2022 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #207: July 15, 2022, 02:17:20 AM »
She wants him out of the house.  :hysterical:
Who is going to watch him on the flight over?

The Air Marshal.

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Re: Soccer 2022 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #208: July 15, 2022, 07:23:14 AM »
The Air Marshal.
Didn’t work last time.

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Re: Soccer 2022 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #209: July 15, 2022, 07:40:31 AM »
Didn’t work last time.

Maybe just stick to the familiar and hire an escort service

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Re: Soccer 2022 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #210: July 15, 2022, 11:18:16 AM »
Maybe just stick to the familiar and hire an escort service
:hysterical:

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Re: Soccer 2022 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #211: July 15, 2022, 05:28:03 PM »
At least he's had the decency to admit that the DC job is only a holding-pattern, until he can get another European post. He seems to be adopting a subtle approach to building a management reputation - go into a club in real difficulties (Derby / DC), where there are zero expectations. Any improvement, therefore, is perceived as a positive which, in turn, translates into comments like 'Rooney was well regarded at Derby/DC', thereby creating a positive 'vibe' about him. The reality is that we won't know whether or not he has a future in higher level management until he takes on a half-decent club, with higher expectations.

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Re: Soccer 2022 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #212: July 15, 2022, 05:36:20 PM »
I still think DCU should have hired Gazza.  Too flamboyant for even Ray Hudson?!

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Re: Soccer 2022 (A/K/A Futbol)
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Re: Soccer 2022 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #214: July 31, 2022, 04:52:03 PM »
Sunderland began their Championship campaign, today, with a 1 - 1 draw at home to Coventry City - gave up an 84th minute equalizer... :roll:

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Re: Soccer 2022 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #215: July 31, 2022, 05:50:05 PM »
It's coming home!...England's Lionesses win the Women's European Championship, defeating Germany 2 - 1 AET.  :woop: :woop: :clap: :clap:  The first major tournament win, by an England team, since '66...


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Re: Soccer 2022 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #217: July 31, 2022, 07:41:06 PM »
I see Sunderland is back in the Championship level. A draw today.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/62281491


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Re: Soccer 2022 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #218: August 02, 2022, 01:20:10 PM »
Lionesses to play USA at Wembley, in October (subject to England securing World Cup qualification, in September).... ;)

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Re: Soccer 2022 (A/K/A Futbol)
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Re: Soccer 2022 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #220: August 06, 2022, 06:15:46 PM »
In their first game, of the new Ligue 1 season, Clermont were stuffed 0 - 5 at home to PSG.

Meanwhile, Sunderland won 2 -3 away, at Bristol City.    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/62356964

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Re: Soccer 2022 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #221: August 06, 2022, 06:52:29 PM »
Liverpool behind already after dropping two points @ Fulham (2-2). 

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Re: Soccer 2022 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #222: August 06, 2022, 09:59:55 PM »
In their first game, of the new Ligue 1 season, Clermont were stuffed 0 - 5 at home to PSG.

Meanwhile, Sunderland won 2 -3 away, at Bristol City.    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/62356964
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Re: Soccer 2022 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #223: August 10, 2022, 06:49:18 PM »
An informative, and entertaining read for followers of the EPL...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/61922723

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Re: Soccer 2022 (A/K/A Futbol)
« Reply #224: August 13, 2022, 01:14:24 PM »
Manchester United getting thumped in the first half by Brentford.  4-0.  :shock: