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On 1/6/2020 at 1:31 PM, Zem said:

Carlos Stein were just promoted to Peru's top division this past year, actually. They won the Copa Peru, which promoted them directly to the Liga 1.

He's right though, Carlos Stein didn't win the Copa Peru originally. Llacuabamba had fielded an ineligible player though in one of their promotion matches and were stripped of the title. Llacuabamba gained promotion in the end as well anyways through another playoff. 

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Emery Welshman scores and goes 86 minutes on Tuesday for Bnei Sakhnin in a 3-0 win.  His 2nd of the season for them.

Adam Mitter plays his first game in Indonesia with PERSIRAJA BANDA ACEH in a 0-0 tie, over 20,000 announced as attendance.  Some of these guys are real nomads, play soccer and see the world.

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On 2/24/2020 at 9:18 AM, Unnamed Trialist said:

I don't want to second guess Issey too much, and I don't know his personal circumstances.

At a certain point when you are no longer making money as a footballer you should probably make some mature decisions about what you want to be when you grow up, and it seems that moment has come for him.

As I once met his partner and his parents, who live in or near Barcelona (his mother has a business in the Gràcia district) and knowing he has a kid here, I just hope he is not in some perpetual Peter Pan phase. To play that level he could be on a lower tier semi-pro team in Spain.

I am trying not to judge. Iain Hume has had years away from home and family in India, Spain, spending little time with them, but now, apparently retired, has gone and studied for his coaching license (which former pros can fast-track, as you may know). But close to where family is. Even if it does mean Issey nabs a CPL contract, making 40 or 50k in Canada is a low income for someone of his age.

Issey is posting on IG that he has come out of "retirement" to play in the Primera Catalan League.

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47 minutes ago, nolando said:

Issey is posting on IG that he has come out of "retirement" to play in the Primera Catalan League.

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Thanks Nolan. 

I am pleased to see this, that he is back here where he has supportive and resourceful family, the mother of his kid, his parents. They are all small business types and should be able to make a great life for him when he focuses in a bit on what he wants. 

Tàrrega, in Primera Catalana, that is Spanish fifth tier and fully amateur, and they have not even been competiting this year until very recently. I am not sure he has the level or even the ambition to play 2B here, two tiers up, where the minimum salary is pushing 3000 euros a month. But I am sure he'll get the support as he transitions into post-football.

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Funny, with Issey, a few months ago I saw a poster in a Japanese restaurant I go to, a contest to win a t-shirt from a Japanese artist in Barcelona. I looked at that poster, I thought I read it. But I did not notice Issey was one of the artists. Just discovered this on his Instagram. 

He is on a team that literally has not played this year, although others in his division have only played 6 matches anyways, they were allowed to start in early Feb. So he found a team where the roster was not closed and went for it. Tàrrega is a bit out of town, maybe a 75 minute drive.

The Catalan federation web is down right now, for his division specifically, so I can't check his official registry with the club, nor the game report.

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On 3/15/2021 at 4:06 PM, Unnamed Trialist said:

Funny, with Issey, a few months ago I saw a poster in a Japanese restaurant I go to, a contest to win a t-shirt from a Japanese artist in Barcelona. I looked at that poster, I thought I read it. But I did not notice Issey was one of the artists. Just discovered this on his Instagram. 

He is on a team that literally has not played this year, although others in his division have only played 6 matches anyways, they were allowed to start in early Feb. So he found a team where the roster was not closed and went for it. Tàrrega is a bit out of town, maybe a 75 minute drive.

The Catalan federation web is down right now, for his division specifically, so I can't check his official registry with the club, nor the game report.

https://www.fcf.cat/acta/2021/futbol-11/primera-catalana-primera-fase/subgrup-2b/1cat/borges-blanques-cf/1cat/tarrega-ue

This is his game report from the first day back at it, last weekend. 

We are now allowed to attend sporting events here, as of this weekend. Though he's a bit far for me I may try some weekend.

BTW, Tàrrega plays in the Estadi Municipal Joan Capdevila, named after the former Atlético, Villareal and Spain back, WC winner in 2010, who is from the town. He played for the team when he was 17-18, before signing for Espanyol.

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Followed up on some obscurities:

Oumar Diouck ended up spending last season with Knattspyrnufélag Fjallabyggðar in the Icelandic 3rd Division. Scored 12 times in 19 appearances.

It's been mentioned on Canucks Abroad, but Tomasz Skublak signed with FC Brandenburg 03 in the German 6th Division. This seems like a drastic drop in level, but he's still young. Has scored 3 times in 5 matches thus far.

Not looking to restart the Carlos Stein argument here but... Juan Gutierrez ended up reuniting with his former HFX teammate Perea at Carlos Stein. It looks like neither of them re-signed for the 2021 season.

Justin Springer was announced as an assistant coach of the new Guelph United L1O team... you have to wonder if this is a player-coach role, or if he is done pursuing the game as a player.

After an extremely successful 2020 season where he scored 25 goals in 27 games in Sweden's 3rd Division, Simon Adjei signed with Varberg in Sweden's 1st Tier.

Vincent Lamy played a few matches in the PLSQ this summer with Celtix Du Haut-Richelieu.

 

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On 3/25/2021 at 11:19 AM, Bison44 said:

Cripes, there are only 350,000 people in iceland and they have 3 divisions?  

The team was only promoted from the 4th division a few years back too.
 

Hamilton has a larger population than Iceland.

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