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More on Everton's mysterious new Yank

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So you say you've never heard of Anton Peterlin?

Well, the new American that David Moyes is signing was just as big a mystery to those of us who take pride in knowing a little something about US players. I don't know anyone who has ever heard Peterlin's name, and he was playing right here in California.

According to this article in a Southern California paper, Peterlin's a holding midfielder who has been playing in the fourth tier of US soccer and had two previous trials with MLS teams. He's apparently an extremely intelligent player who dazzled Moyes during a 10-day trial at Finch Farm in March, and that earned him a contract offer. He's a dual US-Denmark citizen with an EU passport.

A clip from the article:

?Anton really impressed myself and the coaching staff with his attitude and undoubted ability,? said Moyes in a statement released by the Fusion. ?We are therefore delighted to give him the chance to establish a professional career here at Everton.?

There's also some entertaining stuff about how impressed Peterlin was by the Goodison crowd at the Boro game, the Bentleys in the parking lot and the local football lore imparted by a talkative Liverpool taxi driver. Here's the article:

http://www.venturacountystar.com/news/2009/apr/30/a-life-changing-trip/
Mike  Gaynes, Moss Beach, California USA     Posted 04/05/2009 at 17:50:29

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Jason Broome
1   Posted 05/05/2009 at 00:00:02

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Much appreciated. Good to finally see what he looks like!

I trust Moyes’ judgement and I still think this has some connection (however small) with the FM2010 database.
Robert Jones
2   Posted 05/05/2009 at 00:06:32

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Well it’s certainly not related to FM 09s database because he’s not in it!
Graham McCann
3   Posted 05/05/2009 at 01:11:27

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Anton Peterlin, 1908-1993. A Slovene physicist. Maybe that's why he doesn't appear in FM2009!!
Mike Gaynes
4   Posted 05/05/2009 at 01:55:52

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More on Peterlin today on a US soccer blog:
http://www.soccerbyives.net/soccer_by_ives/2009/05/mmcb-the-improbable-case-of-anton-peterlin.html

Jimmy Crack
5   Posted 05/05/2009 at 03:39:51

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When do tickets for the MLS All-Star Game go on sale to the general public?
Mike Gaynes
6   Posted 05/05/2009 at 06:41:39

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No worries, Jimmy. It’s not exactly a tough ticket. There’s no large contingent of Everton fans in Salt Lake City. In fact, unless you’re into Mormon historical churches, there’s not much of anything in Salt Lake City.
Craig Taylor
7   Posted 05/05/2009 at 13:13:27

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What about this young German lad?
Graham Holliday
8   Posted 05/05/2009 at 15:27:04

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2 of these 3 signings (Ofurenga, Peterlin and Mustafi) are still TBC aren?t they? But the widespread nature of the reports suggest they may well be accurate.

Personally, I see this as a positive development.

We ram the ressies with 8-10 young acquisitions... of these lads say 1 or 2 of might eventually make the grade, being good enough to play in the Royal Blue. 1 or 2 might get sold on for a fee, and the rest released.

That, for me, represents excellent value for a money for a club that has to work on such a tight budget as Everton.

More shrewd business, in my eyes...
Gerry Quinn
9   Posted 05/05/2009 at 17:27:45

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Jimmy Crack, 9th May tickets go on sale in US. Last time out in Salt Lake we had a great time. Being a Mormonish area, "alcoholic beverage hostelries" do ask for a cover-charge! However, we got into one or two places for nowt, depends on how they feel at the time I suppose.

As for the team, they stayed in Park City about 30 miles away, altitude training up there, beautiful area, ski resort, etc. There was also the deepest copper mine in the world close by to SLC ? a phenomenal sight ? over 2 miles wide and almost 1 mile deep.

Then again, the bars were better, not so damn hot and dusty! It will be interesting to see where Everton go before Salt Lake as I have Rod Stewart concert tickets here in Houston on the 24th that I will have to forego. (Rod Stewart v Everton - no competition - but I?ll still have to let the wife know she?s going to have to miss him?!?!!)

Danny Relph
10   Posted 05/05/2009 at 20:14:43

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Graham Smith used to coach at Everton in the 80s and early 90s so I don?t think he?d recommend a kid to us if he didn?t think he was good enough.
Jason Broome
11   Posted 05/05/2009 at 23:41:06

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Guys, the database that Moyes has has not been released yet. It comes out in September 2009. His database is one year ahead.

Come September, Peterlin will be in it.
Brendan Woods
12   Posted 06/05/2009 at 09:50:16

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Jason, do you realise how the database for FM is put together? It is not possible that Moyes has all the data a year before everyone else. The data for FM2010 is still being worked out by the individual researchers and has not been submitted to SI Games yet.
Jason Broome
13   Posted 06/05/2009 at 13:23:25

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LOL... well that told me!

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