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So this whole argument comes from Yankov vs Pozuelo? We have absolutely no chance of having Pozuelo play for Canada and there is no real reason for him to feel like he should versus Yankov, who is a young prospect who could end up at a much higher level. Good thing Bayern Munich didn't dismiss Davies because he was playing in a 3rd rate North American league.

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1 hour ago, Ruffian said:

Good thing Bayern Munich didn't dismiss Davies because he was playing in a 3rd rate North American league.

When we hear stories (from legitamate or credible independant sources) that clubs like Bayern Munich are showing an interest in this kid, then let us know.    Then i will be interested.  But i suspect that, if that time ever comes,  he will be on the radar of the the bulagrian FA.  And he will choose them. 


There are hundreds of kids, playing in the the MLS academies,  does that mean i should paying attention to all of them thinking they will be the next Phonzie?  There are tens of thousands maybe hundreds of thousands playing overseas at varying levels.   Some will invariably have some Cnd connection.  What value is ther to pay attention to all of them?   

is this forum for MNT discussions and chat for fans?  Or this is Linkedin site for aspireing soccer players (or their agents) looking to create or boost a profile with the objective of selling their services?  

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5 minutes ago, Free kick said:

is this forum for MNT discussions and chat for fans?  Or this is Linkedin site for aspireing soccer players (or their agents) looking to create or boost a profile with the objective of selling their services?  

This chat right here is a chat by CMNT fans about Dominik Yankov a potential CMNT player.

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21 hours ago, Buchta said:

His goal

 

What a basic finish from a man wearing #64, has no name on his back in an empty stadium. 

Edited by Shway
this was intended sarcasm.....

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10 hours ago, Ruffian said:

a potential CMNT player.

Thats the key words right there.  “Potential”.   We all want to know about those with potential.  But To define potential you have to draw the line in the sand somewhere.   And thats going to be based a lot on club situation.   Some secondary consideration have to be given to age and status at a club.  I get that you, me and the next guy will draw the line at differnt places.   But surely to gawd people who follow the game at even cursory level cant be that far appart.   In two to three pages of players posts in the MNT forum,  i would say the 60-90% would be player profiles who are NOT above the line.  Like the third string keeper in serie B Lecce for example.   So why should these be of interest or concern to anyone with interests ito canadians in the national teams and intl soccer discussion?  Are we that bad as a national team?  

They are advertisements rather than informative content.  So
why is it that outside this forum,  i have no issues when talking to people who have some basic or advanced understanding of the games club structures so we reach a narrow consensus as to where to draw that line.   

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5 minutes ago, Free kick said:

Thats the key words right there.  “Potential”.   We all want to know about those with potential.  But To define potential you have to draw the line in the sand somewhere.   And thats going to be based a lot on club situation.   I get that you, me and the next guy will draw the line at differnt places.   But surely to gawd people who follow the game at even cursory level cant be that far appart.   In two to three pages of players posts in the MNT forum,  i would say the 60-90% would not player profiles who are above the line.  Like the third string keeper in serie B Lecce for example.   So why should these be of interest or concern to anyone with interests ito canadians in the national teams and intl soccer discussion?  Are we that bad as a national team?  

why is it that outside this forum,  i have no issues when talking to people who have some basic or advanced understanding of the games club structures so we reach a narrow consensus as to where to draw that line.   

I think CMNT fans digging through every world league to find Canadians has become a tradition because of the historic shallow pool of Canadians for our national team. The term "potential" may have changed with recent depth, but old habits die hard.

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12 minutes ago, Ruffian said:

I think CMNT fans digging through every world league to find Canadians has become a tradition because of the historic shallow pool of Canadians for our national team. The term "potential" may have changed with recent depth, but old habits die hard.

That i agree with. 

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Look at the team, not the league.

Ludogorets has won the Bulgarian league ever since it was promoted. 9 years now. It has played in the Champion's League twice, and only once didn't make it out of the group stage in Europa League. Bigger European teams notice their players.

Yankov started and scored for Ludogorets last game. He's 20 years old and can play for Canada. I'd be excited.

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Regardless of the MLS/Bulgaria playing standard argument, I think there is also something to be said with the experience and background of playing in a different country, culture, playing style and league.

What does that player bring into the national team set up that can be utilized that is different. That can obviously be a plus or a negative depending on what you are looking for and who Canada are playing. Shouldn't be discredited though. I think it also brings a wider culture and experience to the set up tbh.

 

 

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2 hours ago, Trois Reds said:

Look at the team, not the league.

Ludogorets has won the Bulgarian league ever since it was promoted. 9 years now. It has played in the Champion's League twice, and only once didn't make it out of the group stage in Europa League. Bigger European teams notice their players.

Yankov started and scored for Ludogorets last game. He's 20 years old and can play for Canada. I'd be excited.

I spent a few days in Sofia 4 years ago. It's a beautiful city, and well worth a visit. According to a couple of chats I had with a local driver we used, as far back as 2016, Ludogorets had pretty much ruined Bulgarian football. They were bought by a super rich guy when in the second division and he sank so much money in immediately that they promoted that first year and have run away with the league ever since (9 in a row and counting). The guy I spoke to supported Levski, one of the two traditional Bulgarian giants from the capitol. Overnight, they became no-hope also-rans, as did CSKA, and within a couple of years, their attendances had plummeted. There is no competition anymore.

Just a bit extra on the topic of the Bulgarian league...

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4 hours ago, Trois Reds said:

Look at the team, not the league.

Ludogorets has won the Bulgarian league ever since it was promoted. 9 years now. It has played in the Champion's League twice, and only once didn't make it out of the group stage in Europa League. Bigger European teams notice their players.

Yankov started and scored for Ludogorets last game. He's 20 years old and can play for Canada. I'd be excited.

Everybody who wins a national championship in europe gets play play in champions league.  Including those from UEFA minnow countries.    UEFA Champions league normally starts in mid to late August.   The real interest in the competition starts at around the 32 team group stage phase.   That doesnt mean that there arent some good clubs interspersed in the early stages.   Of course there are.  

But think about this:   If we were talking about a true prospect, why does the entourage need to come here to promote his services?  

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On 9/13/2020 at 6:59 PM, Free kick said:

edit.:  again,  i am in no way intending to pick on this player.   More than fify percent of the player threads in the MNT, should not be of any significaance the the Canadian national teams or national team followers.    Obviously, there might migh be one or two where that could change.  But i want to hear about it when it does. Not before.
 

Sorry I'm jumping in late to this thread, but one of the things we do on this site - and this section in particular - is talk about future national team prospects.

As we have seen over and over, they can come from anywhere (a 15-year-old from Edmonton? a veteran of the Scottish League? a Canadian university player?). That's one of the reasons I and many others come here. How do we know what significance these players have until we identify them and discuss them?

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50 minutes ago, Free kick said:



But think about this:   If we were talking about a true prospect, why does the entourage need to come here to promote his services?  

Who is promoting? I just see people talking about a Canadian soccer player. If you really think that, I assume you feel the same about the threads on Canadian prospects players playing in the CPL or MLS? 

Edited by Buchta

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13 hours ago, Free kick said:

Thats the key words right there.  “Potential”.   We all want to know about those with potential.  But To define potential you have to draw the line in the sand somewhere.   And thats going to be based a lot on club situation.

Mark-Anthony Kaye was playing USL at 23 years old.
Richie Laryea didn't play a professional match until he was 21.
Derek Cornelius was playing in Serbia at 20 years old.
Samuel Piette was playing third division Spain at 20 years old.
Jonathan Osorio turned 21 during his first professional season.
Tosaint Ricketts made his professional debut at 21 years old in the Finnish league.  He has since played in Romania, Norway, Turkey, Israel, and Lithuania.  He is also the active leading scorer for the national team.
Atiba Hutchinson was playing with the Toronto Lynx at 20 years old.

Dom Yankov turned 20 a month and a half ago.  He has been playing in the Bulgarian league since the age of 17.

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@Free kick, Ludogorets is not your average Bulgarian team. They are miles ahead of everyone else in their league. Yes the league is terrible, and if he was on any other team in Bulgaria I would agree with you. But Ludogorets is a very good team and he is starting for them at 20 which is impressive. On top of that, he has played for Bulgaria at multiple age levels so they obviously rate him as well. We have not had any matches in ages and have no matches in the near future. What else are we supposed to talk about if we aren’t allowed to discuss prospects like this?

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