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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old November 5th, 2006, 22:06 Thread Starter
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ok so...i have been playing for a long tiem now and im 19 right now. i am going to europe for several months in april for trials. i already had one for fortuna dusseldorf and i got the invite back. BUT last week i got a random e-mail from a random "soccer agent" named, Mr. Bode.

He sent me an e-mail that said the following:
Hello Player,

How are you doing today? Hope you are fine. I just
want to use this opportunity to inform you of the new
offer which i have for you
in P.S.V Eindhoven Football club in Holland, and I can
also take you to a soccer club in
New-Zealand,Australia and United State of America.

If you are interested, i will advice you to send me
your CV(RESUME) so that i can access and forward to
the club.

As i told you earlier on that Trends will serve you
and link you to the best team suited your taste but
you need to train hard.

I also want to advice you to take the Full advantage
which Trends International have for you. I want you to
include your telephone Number in your next reply so
that i can call you for better explanation.

Thank you and Hope to hear from you.

YOURS IN SPORTS

MR BODE
TRENDS INTERNATIONALS SPORTS
---------------------------------------------------

so after that i send him my resume and he said he took a look at it and showed PSV Einhoven it and they accepted me for the trial.
He than said this:

Hello ,

How are you Today, I am writing Top Inform you That You have been
selected for the Trial that will be taken place On the 30Th of November
2006,at P.S.V Eindhoven Football club in Holland,

Also I would Like to Inform you That The Agency Will be taken care of
all Your expences(Accomodation, Feeding, Traveling etc.)
All you Have To do is to Make Sure You are Fit for the trial, that is
you have to train very hard.

I would like to Know if you are Interested So that i can send you the
agency Agreements Form.

Thanks
Mr Bode

-----------------------------------

i than told him that he has never seen me play or anything and he said thast no problem, that it dosent matter. than he sent me another e-mail with contracts to fill out. he sent me agreement forms and stuff. but i didnt sign anything yet and i dontt know if i should. i dont know if hes a real agent or if this is a real agency. i ccant find any information on him or his agency. so if i sign this, i could be signing something completely different and i might be screwed.

so this morning he calls me and asks me i wanan sign because triasl are soon and that everything paid for and stuff.


what should i do ?

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old November 5th, 2006, 22:16
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reply him and ask him to prove u somehow that he is a real agent!
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Seems a 100% scam to me.

FACTS :

1. He claims he works for TRENDS INTERNATIONALS SPORTS. Obviously a fake name. My theory is that this name is chosen this way because when you do a Google search on that you'll get nothing(random stuff), because the words TRENDS, INTERNATIONALS, SPORT are too arbitrary. Smart move.

2. This message :
Quote:
Hello ,

How are you Today, I am writing Top Inform you That You have been
selected for the Trial that will be taken place On the 30Th of November
2006,at P.S.V Eindhoven Football club in Holland,

Also I would Like to Inform you That The Agency Will be taken care of
all Your expences(Accomodation, Feeding, Traveling etc.)
All you Have To do is to Make Sure You are Fit for the trial, that is
you have to train very hard.

I would like to Know if you are Interested So that i can send you the
agency Agreements Form.

Thanks
Mr Bode
Is an automated one. He sends this kind of message to any of his 'clients'. I mean he doesn't mentioned your name even once!

3. This fact :
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i than told him that he has never seen me play or anything and he said thast no problem, that it dosent matter.
speaks of itself. LOL. No problem ? That's not how agents work, man...

My guess is that in the next letter or two, he'll ask you some money to make some 'administrative fee', but that all your other expenses are payed.

Tell me the domain name(that is, his e-mail from where he is sending you emails). That should confirm my theory.

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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old November 5th, 2006, 22:39 Thread Starter
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aha yeah thast what i thought.
i send him an e-mai learlier asking him why you cant find any information about his agency on the internet or anything. he hasnt answeard yet and h usually answears within an hour.

im pissed now

ahah

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aha yeah thast what i thought.
i send him an e-mai learlier asking him why you cant find any information about his agency on the internet or anything. he hasnt answeard yet and h usually answears within an hour.

im pissed now

ahah

You got the answear, now take a deep breath
Life isnt that easy mate :rollani:

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post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old November 6th, 2006, 02:41 Thread Starter
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ya no shit. howd he get my e-mail and shit?

lol but ya it kinda is that easy...lol
i got my trial pretty easyy

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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old November 6th, 2006, 06:12
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I agree with ICE,, this seem to be a bit wired.... Tragedy dont pay or sign anything until you have more infromation...
post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old November 6th, 2006, 10:29
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@tragedy

what is also strange is this "Also I would Like to Inform you That The Agency Will be taken care of
all Your expences(Accomodation, Feeding, Traveling etc.)" sentence.

i mean, accomodation, fedding and traveling in such a case is sure more than 500 euros, maybe more than 1000 euros.

which agency would be so stupid to pay money for a player the don't know(or rather they never seen play)?

can you post the contract?
is there anything dubious in this contract(things like you have to pay for something)?

p.s.
psv eindhoven is a big club. i don't want to offend you, but you are already 19 years old. where do you play? i can't believe that a team like psv would invite unknown players for a trial unless they are kids who can play for the youth.
maybe you are in a good club, i don't know.
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ya no shit. howd he get my e-mail and shit?
This is Internet time, my man. Anyone can get anyone's e-mail address, at least that.

Don't worry, if you're good, agents will run to see you.

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Ice, if you dont mind me asking, how long have you been learning English?
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Agents dont use email..they use phone.....hhaaah
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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old November 6th, 2006, 17:52
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Yeah that doesn't sound professional, may I can help you with your carrear I have very good connection over here in Germany >> Baden Würrtemberg/Stuttgart region. I could manage for playing a test match in second or third Bundesliga like in Karslruhe SC, SSV Reutlingen, Stuttgarter Kickers, or VFB Stuttgart second team.


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Yeah that doesn't sound professional, may I can help you with your carrear I have very good connection over here in Germany >> Baden Würrtemberg/Stuttgart region. I could manage for playing a test match in second or third Bundesliga like in Karslruhe SC, SSV Reutlingen, Stuttgarter Kickers, or VFB Stuttgart second team.


Do you have some informations from you like a Video or Photos or your Playerdescripsion or something?
ya...well i used to live in a achen. i moved to canada when i was 11. my granparents live in Karlsruhe. I just went to germany for a trial with fortuna dusseldorf. i was way out of shape and i didnt expect all that hard training. but i pulled through and got a invite back. if i train hard for it, i think i could play regionalliga for sure.

ill post some of my accomplishments right here:

-I finished my last season with Windsor F.C. Nationals (U-18) and we played in the top league in Canada (South Region Soccer League), finished 2nd in season
- we finished top 10 in the whole country of canada
-Also receiver Most Dedicated Player/midfield MVP for that season as well (Windsor FC Nationals 05-06)
--Started all 16 games, 7 goals and 17 assists on the left midfield
-Finished in the quarter finals in the Ontario Cup this year.
-We are ranked 11th in all Canada right now
-Scored 4 goals and assisted 6 goals in 12 games this season on the left midfield position
-Received several MVP's and several top scorer awards
-Played high school soccer for a top team, St. Anne’s High School and we also play in the highest league. 4 year starter. .JMSS showcase finalists, Southern Ontario Finalists
-Had several America Division 1 colleges interested
-Received Coaches award senior year of high school
-Could play CPSL (professional Canadian League) soccer in Canada
- Played with some U21 Canadian National team players at a soccer convention last year in Michigan. I am not canadian though.
- I averaged more than 1 goal per game during the Indoor League last year (12 goals in 10 games)
-Indoor soccer league champs 3 years in a row
-Ontario Cup semi-finalists in 2002-2003 with Tecumseh Warriors
-Received most of my training in Germany from very competitive teams
-Trained with a Michigan Vardar team that was 1-2 years older than me. The team played in the Super Y-League. Best youth league in the USA. They are currently ranked among the best youth soccer clubs in all of North America (I couldn’t play for them since I lived 1-2 hours away and I couldn’t make it there 4-5 times a week.
-I am about 5 foot and 9 inches tall and weigh about 148-150 pounds
-Attended top tournaments around the United States. Canton Cup, Mid-American tournament
-MVP of tournament 2 years ago
- I was supposed to go and try out for the Columbus Krew(pro. MLS team)
- I am also a freshman at a Canadian College. I also play on the varsity soccer team. Our team plays in the OCAA. I am the only freshman that’s a regular for the team. I started every single league game and every tournament game. I scored 3 goals in total on the left midfield position. I averaged about 80 minutes a game. I was 1 of 6 players to play every single game out of a 25 man roster. i was the only freshman out of those 6.
Also will most likely win freshman of the year

***My biggest accomplishment was during the last Christmas break while I was down in Germany. I was invited for a trial/tryout for a professional team named Fortuna Düsseldorf 95. I played with their youth u19 team and they are one of the best in Germany. I played very good and they invited me back in the Summer time so that I can play with the 1st team. ***

might be missing something, but theres most of the accomplishmnets and hightlights

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***My biggest accomplishment was during the last Christmas break while I was down in Germany. I was invited for a trial/tryout for a professional team named Fortuna Düsseldorf 95. I played with their youth u19 team and they are one of the best in Germany. I played very good and they invited me back in the Summer time so that I can play with the 1st team. ***

might be missing something, but theres most of the accomplishmnets and hightlights

fortuna düsseldorf is not a professional team, they are playing in the 3rd league. the last time they was professionell was about 5-6 years ago when they played in the second league.
at the moment they are on the 3rd place and maybe next year they will play in the second league.
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supposed to say professional youth team

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