Player Watch Player Watch: Cameron Carter-Vickers

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Can anyone tell me how tall he is, as from what I have seen he is physically built, but does not come across as tall for a CB, having said that from everything I've read and seen he has a good leap on him,
I'd put him around 5"11-6"1 as a guess
 

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Don't disagree but it does seem that the home of football has some allure. Sven Goran Erickson and



Don't disagree but it does seem that the home of football still has some allure. Sven Goran Erickson and Fabio Capello both saw England as the pinnacle job and everyone wants to beat England so there is something there. CCV's mother is English of course. All his early football has been in England.

We will see.
SVG and Capello were more interested in the salary which was the highest paid in the world for a national team manager until Capello went to Russia.
 

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SVG and Capello were more interested in the salary which was the highest paid in the world for a national team manager until Capello went to Russia.

Don't think so. They were quoted as saying that coaching England is the holy grail of football.
 

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No, he hasn't.

He's been better than senior players with international experience (Kaboul, Chiriches, Walker) all have been this season.

Talking about a youth player with no senior experience whatsoever as being someone who we should've turned to before him is frankly laughable.
How is it laughable?

Was it laughable when Bentaleb did exactly what I am suggesting?

18 months later he is our best central midfielder.

I think the same could/could have happened with Cameron.

But instead, we have blocked his path to the first team for a player with very little experience and nowhere near as much talent as him. I don't find that laughable in the slightest if I am honest.
 

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Don't think so. They were quoted as saying that coaching England is the holy grail of football.
They were hardly going to speak at their first press conference and tell the media that they are here for the money.

If Capello loved the challenge of managing England so much, why did he give up his £4 million a year salary to manage Russia for £7 million a year?
 

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They were hardly going to speak at their first press conference and tell the media that they are here for the money.

If Capello loved the challenge of managing England so much, why did he give up his £4 million a year salary to manage Russia for £7 million a year?
Because the English media are rotten to the core scum bags ? It would have taken a lot more than £4m for me to put up with those clowns too.
 

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They were hardly going to speak at their first press conference and tell the media that they are here for the money.

If Capello loved the challenge of managing England so much, why did he give up his £4 million a year salary to manage Russia for £7 million a year?

Oh I see your glass is half empty. Well mine is half full and I do not agree with your un-provable stance.
 

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@HotspurFC1950 how do you know so much about ccv yet the other day you were saying you don't get to see the games and asking what bentaleb's preferred foot is? not questioning you by the way, just curious.
 

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@HotspurFC1950 how do you know so much about ccv yet the other day you were saying you don't get to see the games and asking what bentaleb's preferred foot is? not questioning you by the way, just curious.

Not sure I've said I know a lot about him.

As I said earlier I've just watched him play 90 odd minutes live. From there I read up on him.
 

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Oh I see your glass is half empty. Well mine is half full and I do not agree with your un-provable stance.
No the facts speak for themselves. Capello goes where the money is.

The prestige of managing England is somewhat overated. Anyway I won't say anymore about them on this thread which is about CCV.
 

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No the facts speak for themselves. Capello goes where the money is.

The prestige of managing England is somewhat overated. Anyway I won't say anymore about them on this thread which is about CCV.

The fact is Capello stated managing England is the holy grail of football coaching. A fact my friend.
 

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He was born in England. His father was a basketball player who went to the USA.

Maybe he could still switch to England via the second chance option ?
I don't want him to switch to England - better for him to have Klinsmann in his ear, praising up Spurs! :)
 

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He still can as of now, but judging from his quotes it does seem as if he's pretty intent to play for the US. Getting to these kids early makes a big difference, and the US got to him at a young age to get him in with his age bracket and the coaches.

While there are many of these players who have American fathers but those fathers return to the US and the kid stays in Europe, CCV's case is also unusual in that he has maintained a very close relationship with his father. His father has actively been involved in his upbringing, actively been involved in his football pursuit, makes trips to England, and CCV makes annual trips to the US to visit him. Contrast that with Jeremy Toljan, a German RB whose American serviceman father left Germany at a young age and is even now deceased, when Klinsmann called him to ask if he was interested in playing for the US, he simply said "nope" and that was the end of the conversation.

With England, there are also quite a few talents near to his age, but with the US there's a very good chance he's at least in the squad for Russia 2018. So there is still a chance, but I doubt it. The most significant factors would seem to suggest him remaining with the US.
Having seen the way that the USA performed in the world cup, in comparison to England, it's no bad thing his playing for them. The USA are, imo, definitely a national side with a very big future. Which is good news if players like Yedlin and Vickers play.
 

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Having seen the way that the USA performed in the world cup, in comparison to England, it's no bad thing his playing for them. The USA are, imo, definitely a national side with a very big future. Which is good news if players like Yedlin and Vickers play.
I think USA will win the world cup before we do. More of their athletic kids are turning to 'soccer', big Mexican influx in the country and great coaching structure from an early age.