Thursday, June 7, 2007

Beckham reconsiders



It looks like David Beckham may have taken notice of Billy Donovan and thought that that’s how we do things in America.
“But while Beckham insists that his US move will not harm his chances of continuing his international comeback, his return and the reception he received from the 90,000-strong crowd at the new Wembley Stadium on Friday night have made him reconsider his desire to continue playing club football at a high level.”
Apparently he believes that playing in the inferior MLS will hurt his chances of being called up to the English national team. Or maybe he came across this youtube clip.
Now, who knows how much credibility this story actually has but if Beckham is actually considering this then it is a complete joke. Why do people think that they can sign a contract and then just change their mind and expect to get out of it? It’s ridiculous and completely unprofessional. No one forced Beckham to sign anything. He did it out of free will. That sucks for him that he doesn’t think it’s a good fit anymore but he’s just going to have to suck it up. There is no chance in hell an average American can sign a contract and then just back out of it because it might not benefit them in the way that they want. I don’t exactly feel bad for him either. If someone would like to pay me 125 million dollars to live in LA and play soccer I think I would accept.
I don’t see this actually happening, however. There is no logical reason for the MLS to let him out of the contract. Just the other day I saw an ad for Columbus Crew tickets that said that anyone buying a ticket to the Galaxy game had to also buy tickets to four other Crew games. So not only will Beckham’s appearance sell out one game, it will most likely sell out five games and there is no chance in hell the Crew would have sold out those other four. This doesn’t even count the money the league will be getting from advertisers and TV due to his signing. The league is planning on building up its fan base by trying to grab the average American who is tuning in to watch Beckham play. Beckham’s signing was a long term investment for the league and I believe they want to see how it will turn out. It may not work out but they at least want to give it a shot.

11 Comments:

Logan said...

B-lots,

You are right, there is no way this is going to happen, nor should it be allowed to happen. I really don't think that Beckham actually speculated about it. I'm sure he is hoping his MLS status doesn't hurt his chances of playing with England but nowhere in the article is there any direct quote from him that indicates he is considering backing out. I think the real question in the situation is, given the way the MLS and EPL seasons match up, would LA consider loaning him to a Premier League team (specifically ManU)?

Buzzsaw said...

I really don't think playing in the MLS will hurt his bid to play for England. They won't pick him up for any reason other than his PK's, assuming most other people are healthy. So, it wouldn't mattered that he plays for a Premier League team, they already know what they're getting. So, if he really wants out of the contract I would think it's for a different reason, like avoiding Tom Cruise

Logan said...

Ok, when you say they would only would pick him for his PKs, I think you mean free kick taking ability, because he's not very good at penalties (numerous big stage misses). Even then, I think you are wrong. While not the same player he was for United or England in his prime, he is still a great player. His recent campaign with Real Madrid has proven this. He is still a very good player, otherwise he wouldn't have been selected to represent England.

Buzzsaw said...

I admit I don't know much about soccer, but in the World Cup last year all I heard was how he was too slow and only good on free kicks (yea thats what I meant) and the only reason he was playing against Estonia is because everyone was hurt

Bish said...

Actually, Beckham was called into camp before everyone was hurt. So while his minutes may be greater than he or anyone else had expected them to be, he would have gotten at least some minutes for the national team in Euro qualifying regardless of the injury situation.

Beckham is still one of the best players England can put out on the field. The only reason that McClaren did not choose him for a few games was because he wanted to start rebuilding with younger players - particularly Aaron Lennon. However, Lennon has underperformed so much and has be nagged by so many injuries that England was not a lock to qualify for Euro 2008.

In my opinion Beckham made a huge mistake in coming to the United States so early in his career. I think he should have played a year or two more in a competitive Euro league instead of wasting away in the MLS. There is no way he will ever back out of the contract he made with the MLS because the financial losses are way to great with sponsors ect.

Logan enjoy that post because no one else is going to understand what the hell I was talking about with England.

Buzzsaw said...

Nice post Bish, thank you for shedding light on the situation ... if he does back out he'll go from potentially one of America's biggest celebrities to a huge enemy. He cares too much about his image to do something like this.

weber said...

that youtube clip is absolutely hilarious and pathetic at the same time.

weber said...

that youtube clip is hilarious and absolutely pathetic.

Anonymous said...

Your Picture is fake you just put davids head on someone elses body

announcer keeper said...

ALL YOU FUCKING ASSES ARE TALKING ABOUT BECKHAM CAUSE YOU'R FUCKING JELOUSE JUST FUCK OFF AND LEAVE THE GUY ALONE I LOOOVE BECKHAM AND HE'S MY MODEL IN LIFE... NUMBER ONE FAN (ANOUNCER KEEPER) FROM ENGLAND.

About Medicine Blog said...

Now, who knows how much credibility this story actually has but if Beckham is actually considering this then it is a complete joke.