It’s All A Lie In AdelaideBy: The Offside | July 25th, 2012
When a top tier professional club is seeking out trialists to make a contribution to the playing squad in the upcoming season, things aren’t going particularly well. Not every club has to be Citeh, but, well, it just isn’t the ideal.
Public humiliation by a ghostly trialist is something which lands in everyone’s spam box every single day. Most of us just have the good sense not to click on it.
It began with the trial of two players with pasts of note:
Portuguese striker Fabio Ferreira, formerly of Chelsea, and American Dexter Rosales were the players in question.
“Their pedigree is good and we’ve got to cast the net far and wide, so they’ll come here on trial and we’ll have a look at them,” Adelaide United coach John Kosmina said in a statement.
“We’re not the first club to be given a false lead with a supposed trialist, but other clubs probably just don’t promote it to the world like we did.”
With Adelaide seemingly one of several clubs to fall victim to the non-existent Dexter Rosales, credit must be given to the perpetrators of the elaborate hoax. ‘Rosales’ caught the eye of Adelaide’s scouts with an impressive resume, which listed Dutch champions Ajax and Spanish heavyweights Valencia as former clubs.
The 25-year-old supposedly enjoyed stints with Argentine giants River Plate and Colombian side Club Atletico Junior at youth level, while representing the United States at Under-17, Under-20 and Under-23 level.
However, Rosales’ high-profile credentials have no credible sources to verify their legitimacy.
What’s worrying is at no point in the four seconds after reading his CV were red flags shot out of cannons to a Wagner soundtrack.
West Nigeria is currently inundating their club inboxes with loan requests. Adelaide United will be paid back. Promise.