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  1. papa stillz

    Roberto Stillo

    I can only speak from our experience for the keeper position. We have been in Europe, (Italy) for 8 years now and seen and been part of a lot of scenarios. A player may jump from a fourth division to a third or maybe even a second if he tuffs it out and is patient. We have found that being the best or better than the person playing isn't a guarantee you will see the field, yet if you are called on, expected to be at the level or better than the starter. Very much the case this year in Perugia where we signed only because of playing time and then we're back doored by club purchasing the starter who was on loan as the season started. Why would they play Roberto when they have money now invested in that guy? Precisley, and no matter how bad that kid played, he never came off or never failed to start next game. That sent a clear message to us and this is the sort of things readers aren't privy to as they ask, why he isn't playing. It goes on behind doors for many players especially in Europe. I will guarantee you this that starting in lower divisions as a keeper will absolutely end your carreer in lower divisions until you decide to pack it in. Thanks for the interest.
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  2. El Hombre

    Roberto Stillo

    Papa stillz does provide an interesting viewpoint though. There are a lot of people here that see our players on the bench and immediately suggest that they move somewhere else for playing time. It gets a little frustrating to read that over and over and his thinking seems to indicate that doing that can be counter-productive for someone's career, which is interesting. The only thing I don't know is whether he is talking about keepers in particular or all players in general. Papa stillz?
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  3. I know And usually I've been trying to keep this list technically correct that way, but then I tend to forget, and the list gets very unfortunately behind. If I know a player is leaving a club, what's the harm? If it turns out information is incorrect, I try to correct it graciously and efficiently.
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