Debut of WVHooligan Daily Shibby

Debut of WVHooligan Daily Shibby

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On February 13, 2007
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Okay, this may not be quite a daily thing but when there is a bunch of news going around I feel it is nice to get it all in one easy to read post instead of 20 mindless posts that may or may not be read. I do a lot of reading and sometimes I just won’t have enough time to post about everything that I read…so quick comments to what I read will be done in here…something similar to what du Nord does on his site.
Here it goes then….

Mike Biglin of the Boston Herald with a feature piece on NE striker Taylor Twellman and his new contract, and also mentions the teams attempt to sign a new contract with midfield star Shalrie Joseph. MLS recently rejected a bid from a couple European teams to get Joseph, I believe one bid was in the two million dollar range though I could be wrong.

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Houston striker Brian Ching gets a raise in pay. From the Chronicle. — Good to see a guy like Chingy get a raise, well deserved.

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Houston also has released dates and information on their summer camps. I love seeing clubs reaching out to the communities with camps in the summer.

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Jeff Bradley wrote a MLS tribute to the Westminster Dog Show via his column First XI: Best In Show …laughable at some points…definitely worth a read as always.

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MLSnet reports how Richard Mulrooney is doing in camp right now. Its good to see Rich in full gear going into camp this season. That definitely bods well for the Hoops this year having him from the start and not mid way through. I would still like to see the Hoops go after another midfielder, in particular a winger. They had their run at Edgar Davis from Holland but that as we all know feel through. Sadly enough however, the Hoops would have to make a deal for something like that to go down.

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US Soccer now has a story on the full TV ratings from the USA v Mexico match and overall they are quite good, not just with hispanics.

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An Arsenal fan site called Gunnerblog has an interesting story today about a young American who was at a time a star on the rise. Danny Karbassiyoon, 22, has been plagued by injury and now is staring at an unknown future.� Sad story really,� the kid played for Arsenal at one point , then got loaned out from here to there and then got hurt. I wish him the best and hopefully one day we will see Karbassiyoon� back in full gear, and maybe in the MLS.

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Rob Hughes of the International Herald Tribune looks at the scouting of players all over the world, including here in America. This is something I have been saying for a long time, as a former player, I know the scouts here in America aren’t what they should be. The grassroots system in place here is somewhat pathetic. Something that I will probably go into more detail in another post…

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Frank Giase at the Newark Star-Ledger says the New York Red Bulls are going to do whatever it takes to get homegrown striker Alecko Eskandarian from Toronto. Not a surprising move really. Toronto has a billion strikers and NY is very thin up top right now. The move makes sense for both.

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Pre-season results so far.

RSL defeated the University of Central Florida by a score of 4-3. …no Freddy Adu in this one
Columbus and Chicago went to a scoreless draw. …this finishes up the Fire’s stay at the IMG Academy in Florida.

Red Bulls top KC 3-1…goals from Dave van den Bergh, Dane Richards, and Peter Philipakos for RBNY.

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Well, that is all I have for now. But I would like to congratulate Mia Hamm, who I recently read she is pregnant with twins! Great news for Mia and Nomar.

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