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Cory Gibbs

Noticed that the mystery man played eight games for Colorado Rapids after leaving us, and won their "Defender of the year" award.

What's the betting ZZ plays the very next game after he's transferred?

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    [cite]Posted By: Algarveaddick[/cite]Noticed that the mystery man played eight games for Colorado Rapids after leaving us, and won their "Defender of the year" award.

    What's the betting ZZ plays the very next game after he's transferred?

    Some of us were able to recognise his enormous talent. The rest of you couldn't ; - )
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    well have to say i couldnt recognise him.
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    where did you read this? and which club will zz end up signing for...my bet is newcastle
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    [cite]Posted By: cafc4life[/cite]where did you read this? and which club will zz end up signing for...my bet is newcastle

    It's his birthday today, spotted on wikipedia, and verified on the rapids website.
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    edited January 2009
    What you may be failing to remember is that Cory Gibbs was brought in as a replacement for Chris Powell to play in the Premier League.

    Cory was going to be the US national team's left back in the 2006 World Cup, but suffered a serious knee injury in their final friendly leading up to Germany '06. This was right after he signed for a manager-less Charlton on a Bosman free from Feyenoord.

    I saw Cory play for four years at Brown University in Providence, RI, and helped to organize a trial with Charlton. The club were interested then, but couldn't get him a work permit because he was just coming out of college and had yet to play for the US national team. He signed with St. Pauli, then in the Bundesliga.

    He remained on Charlton's radar screen, and it appeared they had a real bargain when they beat several other Premier League teams for his signature. Unfortunately, he was injured for the vast majority of his two seasons with the club.

    It is great for him that he is back playing, playing very well and is healthy again. Too bad it couldn't have happened at Charlton, because was a talented player that would have helped. No one was more frustrated that he wasn't able to play for Charlton than Cory, himself.
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    Do you live in from Rhode Island ?
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    edited January 2009
    AA it's a great shame and when we could really of done with him in the last Prem season.

    We have had our fair share of players who have been almost permanently injured. Sorondo for example, did he play more than a handful of games? Then there was Rowett.

    We also lost some of the best years of some of our best players through injury. Players like Mendonca, Hunt and Rufus careers were cut short.

    One wonders where we would be now if these players had been able to play on for longer?
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    [cite]Posted By: ct_addick[/cite]Do you live in from Rhode Island ?

    Massachusetts. But not far from the Rhode Island border.
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    [cite]Posted By: bingaddick[/cite]One wonders where we would be now if these players had been able to play on for longer?

    The difference here is that Cory came back to play, and play well. Just somewhere else.
    After two seasons on the disabled list with Charlton, I can understand why the club decided not to bring him back for a third year.
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    [cite]Posted By: Henry Irving[/cite]
    [cite]Posted By: Algarveaddick[/cite]Noticed that the mystery man played eight games for Colorado Rapids after leaving us, and won their "Defender of the year" award.

    What's the betting ZZ plays the very next game after he's transferred?

    Some of us weren't able to recognise him. ; - )
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    [cite]Posted By: American_Addick[/cite]
    [cite]Posted By: bingaddick[/cite]One wonders where we would be now if these players had been able to play on for longer?

    The difference here is that Cory came back to play, and play well. Just somewhere else.
    After two seasons on the disabled list with Charlton, I can understand why the club decided not to bring him back for a third year.

    You are quite right. The shame was, with our worsening financial position, there was no chance by the time he was fit again, for him to play for us.
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    Cory Gibbs now plays for my CHICAGO FIRE. so far he has had 2 great 90 mins game helping keep the Fire undeafeated in league play. I am watchin the fire vs dynamo on 4/23, so hopefully i can see him debut live for the fire.
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    Cory Gibbs now that is a proper Charlton Legend FACT
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    edited April 2011
    [cite]Posted By: addick16[/cite]Cory Gibbs now plays for my CHICAGO FIRE. so far he has had 2 great 90 mins game helping keep the Fire undeafeated in league play. I am watchin the fire vs dynamo on 4/23, so hopefully i can see him debut live for the fire.
    How many MLS teams has Gibbs now played for?

    By the way. how do you think the Fire will get on this season?
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    How many MLS teams has Gibbs now played for?

    ...........

    Four - Dallas Burn, Colorado Rapids, New England Revolution and now the Fire.
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    In the spirit of individual player threads....thought I resurrect one! Now retired - but I wonder how much we paid him to never warm the bench!
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    I know for a fact, not a lot.
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    He doesnt exist, figment of someones imagination, move on, nothing to see here.
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    I know for a fact, not a lot.

    Well that's a relief. I always thought it was a shame he never made it- as I always wanted C Gibbs on the back of my shirt (given that's my name).
    By the way - can you tell I'm a bit bored and still looking for work - given the amount of time I'm on here these days!
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    Couldn't even get on the bench = lazy.
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    cafctom said:

    Couldn't even get on the bench = lazy.

    The new CL height test?
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