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Jon Gallagher signs on loan

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Atlanta are only a new MLS side but still managed to win the cup this year. Saying that, this fellow has only played with their reserve side Atlanta 2 so this looks very much like a punt in the hope he comes good. Hard to say why he hasn’t broken into the first team, he’s not exactly a youngster either.

Reads like this is the result of some kind of agreement between the two clubs as part of our clubs strategy of trying to find investment in the States.

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I doubt this guy is costing us much, if anything!  Will be interesting to see if he actually plays.  Someone else mentioned it... but it does reek of a Myles Anderson-type situation!

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We don't sign enough players from lower leagues!!!!

 

 

*sign someone from a lower league*

 

Why are we signing this type of player!?!?!?!?!

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even if he is a myles anderson type then he'll still do well to be amongst our worst signings. Comparing another RB/RW he'd do well to be any worse than Ryan McLaughlin who was dogshit

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We don't sign enough players from lower leagues!!!!

 

 

*sign someone from a lower league*

 

Why are we signing this type of player!?!?!?!?!

I think when it's a loan it's always a bit strange.

 

If we outright bought him, it would be different.

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I think when it's a loan it's always a bit strange.

 

If we outright bought him, it would be different.

Loan with intent to buy if successful? Let's us see what he's like before a buy.

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I think when it's a loan it's always a bit strange.

 

If we outright bought him, it would be different.

So we've loaned someone from a shit league to see if he has the ability to make the step up first? We've taken a LESS risky option and that's a bad thing?

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I noticed you haven’t given me any credit for my exclusive piece of ITK yet, Parkie.

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I know he's 23 but the MLS seems common with 'youngsters' making the break through so i wouldn't read into too much around he hasn't broken in yet.

 

There was a guy who played at my age group at juveniles called Florian Valot, he played for Albion for a season at like u14's. 

 

His dad was over here for work and Aberdeen tried to sign him but he was always going to move back to france at somepoint. So he went back and played for PSG and Monaco youth teams before going to America to play college football for someone before NY Red Bulls signed him in 2016. He played a year in the 2nd team there before breaking into the first team start of 18/19 season. He would have been 25 at the time he made his debut for the first team before estabhlising himself in the 1st team.

 

Not sure what it is with MLS teams but seems to be a common thing over there with players breaking through.

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I think it's because most players who play college football don't graduate until like 21/22 so then to make your MLS debut at like 25 is more common after a couple of seasons in the B team. I took an interest in Atlanta B because Stephen Glass is manager and if were using that avenue then Brandon Vasquez would be a good one to get on loan. Big powerful and quick striker who is on the fringes of the first team. 

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I noticed you haven’t given me any credit for my exclusive piece of ITK yet, Parkie.

Haha you'll always be my #1 ITK.

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I can't decide what there's more of.

 

Posters "writing off" the signing before he's kicked a ball

 

Or posters pissing themselves that "everyone's writing him off before he's kicked a ball"

 

 

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https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/fp/aberdeen-fc/donsnews/new-don-jon-is-strong-can-score-a-goal-and-make-a-goal-says-glass/

 

Former Aberdeen star Stephen Glass explains why Atlanta’s Gallagher will be a hit at Pittodrie. Glass, who also played for Watford, Hibs, Dunfermline and Carolina Railhawks, believes Gallagher’s versatility will help the Dons.

 

The former Scotland cap added: “Jon is quick and direct with good quality on the ball and he has a great attitude.

“It’s going to be a good opportunity for Jon to go and play first-team football at a good level.

“He’s very versatile. In his college days he was really attacking.

 

“Here at Atlanta he’s played a bit more as a full-back.

“But in any of his positions, full-back, midfield or further forward, he will do well.

“He’s strong, good on the ball, can score a goal and make a goal.

“Jon is a dynamic player and Derek McInnes will have a number of options in terms of getting him into the team.

“But wherever he plays Jon will help the team and you wouldn’t want to pigeonhole him into a position too much.”

Atlanta think Gallagher’s time in the Granite City can help propel him into the first team, managed by Frank de Boer.

Glass said: “He’s a second-year professional over here and it’s the same as every club, there are different timescales for different players to break into the first team.

“When you’re at the best club in America it’s difficult to break in.

“Jon is behind some fantastic players here so sometimes the best option is to try a different avenue by going on loan.

“The club believes in Jon, they haven’t sold him, we’re hoping Aberdeen help to develop him and that’s what we believe is going to happen.

“Everyone here hopes Jon does well in his career and this loan is a developmental tool which will help him.”

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I quite like this signing actually, club is trying something a bit different and for that they should be applauded. 6-month loan only to begin with, so no real risk here either if it doesn't work out. 

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starting the day so look forward to hear what the write ups are

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Nil nil apparently

Fucking dick, I’m waiting to see the highlights later :laughing:

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Fucking dick, I’m waiting to see the highlights later :laughing:

Saved you 30 seconds of your life there

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Seems like a lovely guy in his redtv interview

High hopes for him having seen that

You just like his hair.......

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If this guy turns out to be a decent loanee & can play RB/RW/LW & even up front.

We could see some interesting attacking formations this season. (IF) He's good enough to stay in the team.

Logan has been needing a good passer to go forward in attack with for a while ;) get some more of Logans quality crosses into the box. Can only be a good thing.

 

We need to sign a quality right footed striker now ;)

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I would doubt whether he's good enough to play all 4 positions at the level required

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I would doubt whether he's good enough to play all 4 positions at the level required

Agreed but McInnes doesn't care about such trivial things when it comes to 'versatile' players

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You're using "decent" wrongly

 

 

You're using "wrongly" incorrectly Edited by Dandyesque
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