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Old 30-06-17, 04:55 AM   #41
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Well he does look better than Tony Adams...
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Old 30-06-17, 09:09 AM   #43
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Old 08-07-17, 12:43 AM   #44
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Old 08-07-17, 05:41 AM   #45
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Good luck with the trial.

Whatever happens, tell him not to utter the word "Steady" during the trial !!!
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Old 19-07-17, 08:54 AM   #46
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Agent picking up Thomas on Sunday to drive him up to Glasgow.

4 day trial starting Monday.
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Old 19-07-17, 10:52 AM   #47
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Hope it's warm enough for him up in Glasgow.
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I was in Glasgow last night, it was positively balmy. Loads of taps aff.
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Old 19-07-17, 11:29 AM   #49
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I was in Glasgow last night, it was positively balmy. Loads of taps aff.
That was our summer.

Going to bucket down tonight.
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Old 19-07-17, 11:36 AM   #50
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That was our summer.

Going to bucket down tonight.
I've never seen so many gangs of youths roaming round Central Station, so many taps aff and sunburn.

I'm getting married on Saturday and the weather looks gash.
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Old 19-07-17, 12:19 PM   #51
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I've never seen so many gangs of youths roaming round Central Station, so many taps aff and sunburn.



I'm getting married on Saturday and the weather looks gash.


Congratulations for Saturday. I hope it clears up for you. You never know here. 4 seasons in an hour.
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Old 19-07-17, 05:49 PM   #52
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I've never seen so many gangs of youths roaming round Central Station, so many taps aff and sunburn.

I'm getting married on Saturday and the weather looks gash.
Congrats dude - haggis for dinner, flower of Scotland for the first dance followed by a best man speech moaning about the lack of Scots on the Lions no doubt
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Old 19-07-17, 05:53 PM   #53
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Congratulations for Saturday. I hope it clears up for you. You never know here. 4 seasons in an hour.
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Congrats dude - haggis for dinner, flower of Scotland for the first dance followed by a best man speech moaning about the lack of Scots on the Lions no doubt
Cheers guys.



There may well be a Scots slant to procedings.

Minutes silence for Hoggys injured face etc.
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Old 19-07-17, 09:21 PM   #54
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Congratulations Buzzo!

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The trial at Celtic went better than I could have expected but maybe not for the reasons I expected.

Celtic asked for him to go back after Christmas. They say the only reason they aren't offering a contract now is because he isn't physically developed enough for the Scottish U17 league yet and worry it could hinder his development and expose him to risk of injury.

More importantly the agent called me after the first day of the trial and told me Thomas was better than he ever imagined and that he didn't think Celtic was the right place for him. Told me to relax and let Thomas enjoy the Celtic trial experience but he's not going there.

When he returned Thomas at the end of the trial he told me Thomas is good enough to play for England or Mexico but if he chooses Mexico he could become the best number 10 they've had in over 20 years! (The agent is Mexican but lives in the UK).

Agent wants to sign a long term agreement and place him in a top Mexican club for a year to develop him and let him grow physically and bring him back to Europe next summer.

I won't name the clubs he has mentioned taking him to yet because it's too soon and anything can happen in football but let's just say the names mentioned blow your mind away!

I'm not talking Barcelona/Madrid. I'm talking the kind of incredible clubs with a reputation for developing young players and then sell them to clubs like that.

Should be able to tell you which club Thomas will play for in Mexico next week. The agent has told me but I want to see it signed and sealed before talking in a public space.

Agent can't believe Thomas hasn't been picked up by a professional academy already. I think he thinks he's won the lottery lol. Expects Thomas to be representing Mexico at U17 level within 18 months.
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Nice one! I look forward to seeing him play for Southampton then us
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Lol. Good guess but I won't be commenting on anymore guesses because I'm sure the clubs will be named in here!
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Lol. Good guess but I won't be commenting on anymore guesses because I'm sure the clubs will be named in here!


Good luck to him
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Old 01-08-17, 02:49 PM   #59
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Thanks. I'm so excited for him.

It's going to be hard letting him go but this is his moment and he needs to take it.
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Lol. Good guess but I won't be commenting on anymore guesses because I'm sure the clubs will be named in here!
Amazing news

You'll struggle to find somewhere to live in Monaco though.
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Old 01-08-17, 03:47 PM   #62
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Not exactly a traditional route to take coming from Europe, to South America and back but hopefully it works out for the best and it's definitely a better option than lower league football!

Make sure you rubber brainwash him with all things Liverpool
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not to put a downer on it, but sounds too good to be true?

this agent fella legit and have anyone whos made it on his books?
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not to put a downer on it, but sounds too good to be true?



this agent fella legit and have anyone whos made it on his books?


He's no super agent like Mendes but he has professional players on his books and he believes in Thomas. That means a lot.

I think he will work harder than anyone I've met before now to give Thomas every opportunity to become a successful professional player.

If Thomas does his part then I believe he has every chance to achieve everything the agent says he can achieve,

When we first found out about the Celtic trial a few weeks ago I told Thomas not to worry about impressing Celtic, just make sure you impress the agent.

Celtic is just one opportunity but if the agent likes you it opens many opportunities.

That's exactly what's happened.
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The agent did everything he promised he would do so I've no reason not to believe in him.
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im just very cynical/skeptical and have watched too many episodes of hustle

agent/agency scams are pretty common here though extracting money from parents wanting their kid to be a star
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I understand your concern but I think you are wrong in this case.

The agent doesn't earn anything until Thomas signs his first contract and when that happens I'm sure he will have earned it.
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Not exactly a traditional route to take coming from Europe, to South America and back but hopefully it works out for the best and it's definitely a better option than lower league football!

Make sure you rubber brainwash him with all things Liverpool


Well we've never lived in Europe since Thomas was born, he's learned all his football in Mexico which is North America, not South America.

For me it makes complete sense for him to stay in Mexico one year longer and get his first taste of professional football there.

Also, although I'm English and would be extremely proud if my son played for England, I think he has a much greater chance of representing Mexico simply because they play more international football, it's taken more seriously and he learned his football there.

From a marketing point of view his story will appeal to the Mexican public and his profile will be much higher when presented to European clubs if he's coming from a top club in Mexico rather than amateur football in Mexico.

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I understand your concern but I think you are wrong in this case.

The agent doesn't earn anything until Thomas signs his first contract and when that happens I'm sure he will have earned it.
not trying to be a dick, just cautious for you and your lad, hope it pans out well obviously
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Well we've never lived in Europe since Thomas was born, he's learned all his football in Mexico which is North America, not South America.

For me it makes complete sense for him to stay in Mexico one year longer and get his first taste of professional football there.

Also, although I'm English and would be extremely proud of my son played for England, I think he has a much greater chance of representing Mexico simply because they play more international football, it's taken more seriously and he learned his football there.

From a marketing point of view his story will appeal to the Mexican public and his profile will be much higher when presented to European clubs if he's coming from a top club in Mexico rather than amateur football in Mexico.
Ah okay for some reason with the Celtic link I assumed you were in the UK and the Mexican routes were the reason for a venture back that way.

I always call Mexico, 'South America' pisses my Mexican friends off no end but it's a genuine mistake I guess my time in the southern states as well the cultural likeness with South American countries draws me to associate it with the term South.
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not trying to be a dick, just cautious for you and your lad, hope it pans out well obviously


Not at all, I don't take your comments that way. I understand your points and I'll be reading the contract very carefully before signing anything.

But I've spent time speaking with the agent and he's done everything he said he would do and said all the right things.

I have a lot of confidence in him and I like him but it doesn't mean I won't read the small print and watch out for the kind of concerns you raise.
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Ah okay for some reason with the Celtic link I assumed you were in the UK and the Mexican routes were the reason for a venture back that way.



I always call Mexico, 'South America' pisses my Mexican friends off no end but it's a genuine mistake I guess my time in the southern states as well the cultural likeness with South American countries draws me to associate it with the term South.


Lol, I'm not even Mexican and it gets up my goat. Hopefully I'll apply for and get citizenship this year. Need to learn the national anthem first though!

Several clubs in Europe are specifically looking for Mexicans with European passports to add to their academies.

That's why the agent was asking around for players in Mexico with European passports and how he found Thomas.

We happened to be coming over to England already for my brothers wedding so it was a no brainer for the agent to get him a trial while we are here.

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Not at all, I don't take your comments that way. I understand your points and I'll be reading the contract very carefully before signing anything.

But I've spent time speaking with the agent and he's done everything he said he would do and said all the right things.

I have a lot of confidence in him and I like him but it doesn't mean I won't read the small print and watch out for the kind of concerns you raise.
Get an independent lawyer to read any contract presented by the agent.
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Surely it would be better for him to learn his trade in Mexico, get a pro contract, play games and earn a reputation as a player. If he's good, clubs will want to sign him. The danger of getting into an academy over here, is they are packed with promising players, the clubs don't give a shit about them. It's a sausage factory. Too many drop by the wayside. The money is so big, few youngsters get an opportunity in the first team.

Hope it all goes well for the lad.
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Surely it would be better for him to learn his trade in Mexico, get a pro contract, play games and earn a reputation as a player. If he's good, clubs will want to sign him. The danger of getting into an academy over here, is they are packed with promising players, the clubs don't give a shit about them. It's a sausage factory. Too many drop by the wayside. The money is so big, few youngsters get an opportunity in the first team.

Hope it all goes well for the lad.
There is great news..I will leave it to Topscorer the proud dad to announce ;-)
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I'm not saying anything publicly until the ink is on the paper but everything is looking really exciting so far.

Hopefully everything will be official in about a week.
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What happened? How's the lad doing?
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