News: Jose Moreno watch

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  1. NFLPatriot

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    For those who don't want to sift through 640 posts in the other thread, here is a recap:

    Feb 1st: Bilello tweets "We signed a #9 earlier today."
    Feb 1st: McCarthy tweet breaks news about Moreno coming

    Feb 2nd: Official announcement on Revs website, complete with #9 jersey

    Feb 3rd: Report found in Colombian paper saying he suffered leg injury Jan 16, would be out 20 days (which would be around Feb 5th)
    Bilello responds via twitter "We're aware. It's nothing serious"

    Feb 7th: Reports from Colombia surface that Moreno wants to stay with Once Caldas

    Feb 9th: Jose Moreno update posted on website by Bilello
    Paperwork done, trying to contact Jose

    Feb 12th: Plays for Once Caldas, leaves game with injury
    http://soccernet.espn.go.com/gamecast/_/id/337076?cc=5901

    Feb 13th: Rumors about Revs and MLS suing for breach of contract

    Feb 24th:
    According to the Revs, Moreno's loan takes effect starting March 1st.

    Feb 29th:
    Ives: "Heaps does not expect Moreno, who is nursing a muscle injury, to be match fit upon joining the team."

    March 1st:
    McCarthy tweet: "Jose Moreno has told New England he will join the club, according to #revs general manager Michael Burns."

    "Moreno told Burns this morning that he is currently in transit to Bogota to set up a visa appointment at the U.S. consulate. #revs"

    March 1st: Media conf call
    http://www.revolutionsoccer.net/news/2012/03/conference-call-michael-burns-and-jay-heaps

    No ITC
    No visa
    Made first appt at US Consulate
    "We do anticipate him to be in the US within the next - I'd say, maximum, - 10-14 days" -- Burns

    March 5:
    FDA: Has appt for visa on Thursday (3/8). "He will join us shortly thereafter." -- Burns
    www.boston.com/sports/soccer/blog/2012/03/pepe_moreno_cou.html

    March 9:
    Jeff Lemieux - "Arrival not likely until next week"

    March 12:
    Received his P1 work visa
    FDA: "We are still working on a couple of details, but we are hoping (Moreno) will be here by Wednesday or Thursday," Burns said Monday.
    http://www.boston.com/sports/soccer/blog/2012/03/pepe_moreno_vis.html

    March 14:
    McCarthy Tweet: "From what I was told today, his tickets have been booked."

    March 15 (Thursday)
    McCarthy tweet: "Moreno watch: the Colombian striker is now expected to land in Massachusetts on Monday. #revs"

    March 19 (Monday):
    McCarthy tweet: "Several people have asked about Moreno. I have no update. I assume the residents of Foxboro will shout from their rooftops when he arrives."

    March 20: No sign of him.


  2. RevsGuy06

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    I've never wanted to boo a newcomer until now.

    Burns - cut ties with this a-hole now and focus on buying a DP-worthy #9 this summer. No more "we came really close" shit. Spend the money, or get the F out.
  3. CottageRev

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    I believe given the cap calculations posted here, Lekic and Caraglio would have both fit under the cap with this current roster if Caraglio was given the proper DP tag. So the Revs, by trying to save themselves maybe $400-500k (and their seeming need to be able to cut a player who was going to make $200k max), have only themselves to blame for this mess.
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    Moderators, please merge this into the old thread. I already despise Moreno so much that I don't even want to see a second thread wasted on him.

    :)


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    Oh boy...
  6. Kraft Out

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    lol they are totally messing with us. this is getting funny.
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    you are joking.
  8. NE till i die

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    Which can has been kicked further, Moreno's arrival or a SSS?
  9. patfan1

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    I wish.
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    Doc's hopes and dreams for this franchise
  11. patfan1

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    I kinda feel bad, because for all we know, this could indeed be a legit personal issue. But at this point in the storyline ...
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    NFLPatriot this is an excellent summary of the Moreno saga.

    However, seeing everything in one place just called my attention to how horribly embarrassing this situation is.
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFvujknrBuE&embedded=true]Moreno: It's Not My Fault[/ame]
  14. Autogolazo

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    Moreno gets the same leeway on this that the Revs do on the repeated DP excuses and that the Boy Who Cried Wolf got on the....wolf.

    NONE

    All of you who threatened not to renew and renewed anyway--what was that based on exactly?
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    Thanks.

    Mission accomplished. ;)
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    Am I the only one starting to believe this is some elaborate hoax?
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    He is debating on whether to come or not, thats the personal issue.
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    And once again the FO's minimal information policy doesn't help. They couldn't have mentioned this a few days ago? Maybe even be more specific about the personal issue?
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    They didn't even tell us 'the loan starts march 1' until it was way too late!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Revs are just setting the stage for the best April Fools joke ever.
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    This is true.
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    Fangoso was too transparent.
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    pepe moreno spotted
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    That's because that wasn't the original plan. The original plan was probably to take immediate effect and get him here mid-February. They most likely just re-negotiated it to March 1 after the pursuit of legal action for breach of contract. To wit: when the Revs threatened legal action how could Moreno breach a contract that didn't start for another month?

    I know its all conjecture, but it makes alot of sense to me. March 1 was a fake date they set to try and save face. They failed. Again.
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    "April Fool's! we made up Jose Moreno, he's not even real! meet your new #9, New England... RONALDINHO!!!!!!!"

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