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5 hours ago, Big_M said:

played some games with cavallini at puebla..a career backup in mexico but played recently in the first tier so looks like a strong signing for this level

It's interesting, looking at his games played makes me wonder if he's had injury issues? I mean, he started 18 of 34 games, played 28 total, in 10-11, but then didn't play much overall until 16-17 (started 15, played 25, between two teams in two leagues) and 17-18 (started 22 of 36 top flight Mexican games, played 30), at least according to soccerway.

I mean, playing just 24 games over four seasons (from 11-12 to 14-15) does point to being a career backup, but starting 22 of 36 top flight games when you're 30 years old would usually suggest someone better than a career backup, you know?

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career backup doesnt necessarily mean being a backup every season of your career..could have a couple seasons as a starter like he did for different reasons such as getting to your peak or others in the same position being injured..but even in his time in the second tier he was mostly a backup

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50 minutes ago, Big_M said:

career backup doesnt necessarily mean being a backup every season of your career..could have a couple seasons as a starter like he did for different reasons such as getting to your peak or others in the same position being injured..but even in his time in the second tier he was mostly a backup

Ya, I get that, I'm not fully disagreeing with you, I just find it interesting. If someone only looked at his 17-18 season, when he was 30 years old, they would assume that he played fairly regularly during the ~10 years leading up to that point - I mean, it's pretty rare for soccer players to peak at 30 after all. But obviously his games played from most of those 10 years is rather low, justifying your calling him a career backup. So I dunno, I just find it interesting.

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5 minutes ago, johnyb said:

Man, the balls on this team! The keep signing players even though there is a good chance there won't be a season. I wonder if these deals have a Corona Clause!

If any team can survive the economic downfall brought on by coronavirus, it's one owned Atletico Madrid

 

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5 minutes ago, johnyb said:

Man, the balls on this team! The keep signing players even though there is a good chance there won't be a season. I wonder if these deals have a Corona Clause!

Probably signed previously, just spacing out the announcements.

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^^^^^^^^^^

This.

Plus its not like they are going to move anywhere else and get minutes. Free agents and players will be happy to get any salary. 

Really liking how the Ottawa squad is shaping up and interested to see how Atletico matches up to the Fury squad last year. Already looks like there is a little more class in this new squad.

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1 hour ago, johnyb said:

Man, the balls on this team! The keep signing players even though there is a good chance there won't be a season. I wonder if these deals have a Corona Clause!

They said a month ago that over half of the roster was already signed, this is only the 12th announcement. They probably had around 20 players signed before the season was postponed two weeks ago, given that they were about to start training camp in Madrid.

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d3 backup in Belgium last year but could be a strong signing as diouck did well..a nothing to lose situation for him as he dropped from 2nd to 3rd tier Belgium and became a sub there so wasnt going back up

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2 hours ago, Zem said:

They said a month ago that over half of the roster was already signed, this is only the 12th announcement. They probably had around 20 players signed before the season was postponed two weeks ago, given that they were about to start training camp in Madrid.

The number floated in the media was that they had 14 signed, and I gather they only managed 2 or 3 days of training camp in Madrid, so any players there on trial probably have not been signed yet. I'd expect the next name to either be Victor "Viti" Martinez or Ignacio/Nacho Zabal, to round out the 14, though I very easily could be wrong. I'm far more confident about Viti than Zabal, if nothing else.

Worth noting that those are the only real strong rumours left. There's a couple other names floated previously but all they seem very unlikely at this point (for instance, Langwa and Tissot), so it wouldn't surprise me if they get to 14 and don't announce any more for quite a while after.

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1 hour ago, yothat2 said:

anymore ex fury expected to be signed

Right now the only expected signing is Viti (Victor Martinez, from Gimnastic).

That doesn't mean ex-Fury won't be signed, but there also aren't many of them left available. By my count, only 5 (Oliveira, Obasi, De Freitas, Tissot, and Mutambala) played 2+ games last season and are currently available. Tissot's been discussed and it seems rather unlikely he'll be back in Ottawa at this point, I haven't seen Mutambala's name mentioned. Maybe he would, since he's young? No idea.

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