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Women's Football => Players => Topic started by: sbahnhof on July 07, 2017, 10:00:25 AM

Title: Duggan at Barça
Post by: sbahnhof on July 07, 2017, 10:00:25 AM
Once of Everton (http://www.womensfootball.eu/forum/index.php/topic,2430.0.html), then Manchester City (http://www.womensfootball.eu/forum/index.php/topic,7741.0.html), but now at Barcelona – Toni Duggan left Manchester in her transfer announced yesterday.

Do you think it's a good move for her?

- http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40514401

- independent.co.uk/sport/football/transfers/toni-duggan-barcelona-manchester-city (http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/transfers/toni-duggan-barcelona-manchester-city-women-transfer-a7826651.html)

The Liverpool-born striker will become the only member of the current England Women squad to be based abroad.

In total, she scored 31 goals in 74 appearances for Manchester City.

(BBC Sport) (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40514401)

Her going overseas is surprising to me. But her leaving Manchester isn't – she wasn't given enough chances recently. She was unlikely to get a game while Carli Lloyd (http://www.womensfootball.eu/forum/index.php/topic,8297.0.html) was around, and even when she did, Duggan scored a hat-trick against Bristol City and was benched for the FA Cup Final (http://www.womensfootball.eu/forum/index.php/topic,8342.0.html) days later.

Duggan with England in 2014
(pic: James Boyes, (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Toni_Duggan_England_Ladies_v_Montenegro_5_4_2014_475.jpg) cc-by) (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en)
Edit: Already a Duggan thread in 2013
Title: Re: Toni Duggan
Post by: coey on July 08, 2017, 05:38:26 PM
very good move for football and a life experience , presume she was a too fick scouser to go to uni in the states.
Title: Re: Toni Duggan
Post by: sbahnhof on July 09, 2017, 09:57:57 AM
wtf? Of course she could play in the States if she wanted :) All this lot play pro (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_foreign_NWSL_players)...

Maybe she picked Spain wanting somewhere closer to home?

The Spanish league is an interesting one - not to the level of Germany/France (http://www.womensfootball.eu/forum/index.php/topic,8286.msg84250.html#msg84250) yet, but it might get there in a few years.

- http://www.womensfootball.eu/forum/index.php/topic,8291.0.html
Title: Re: Toni Duggan
Post by: buzzbee on July 11, 2017, 10:51:32 AM
@sbahnhof - I may be reading it wrong, but I thought coey was joking that the Americans might struggle with Toni's very thick scouse accent
Title: Re: Toni Duggan
Post by: sbahnhof on July 11, 2017, 07:14:23 PM
Yes that's understood. It's the 'go to uni' part that doesn't make much sense.

Speaking of languages, do Barca's players all learn Catalan? Or just get an interpreter the whole time?