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C.J. Lippo, A life in football

The story of a young Aussies football career
Started on 10 April 2015 by C.J.Lippo
Latest Reply on 9 September 2015 by C.J.Lippo
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Lippo is a real player?! Wow, subscribing because I'm so ignorant lol. Interesting concept tho!
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Nice to see you finallly moving abroad :)
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2015-04-29 22:01#212189 Icarus : Lippo is a real player?! Wow, subscribing because I'm so ignorant lol. Interesting concept tho!

Thanks mate, it has been quite an addictive process so far. Glad others are finding it interesting as well. :D

2015-04-30 04:37#212214 the champi0n fm : Nice to see you finallly moving abroad :)

Yeah, I was beginning to think it would never come. Lets hope I can perform well & make the jump to the Eredivisie one day! :D
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5 yearsEdited

FC Oss Wonderkid?






It seems FC Oss have produced their very own wonderkid.

Nice to know the "big boys" are casting an eye down here. Hopefully, one day, I will be signing a contract with one of these clubs!




Good luck to the kid. One day, when he's rich & famous, I will be able to say "I used to play with that guy, run rings around him I did!"

Looks like the new bergkamp ;)
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2015-04-30 08:12#212227 the champi0n fm : Looks like the new bergkamp ;)

Yeah he is pretty impressive for a 16 year old, sure he is destined for big things!



Settling In...




I am pleased to report that I have settled in Oss very nicely.

The city itself has a feel not too unlike Tamworth, though with more culture & less country music.
Thank Christ!



It’s a far cry from the hustle & bustle of Sydney in any case. More relaxed, less crowded & definitely friendlier.

I could be quite happy here, I think.

For the most part the people have a fantastic grasp of the English language (which comes a relief seeing as the only Dutch word I know is “Heineken”) & have been extremely welcoming.

Apart from being the birth place of Dutch legend Ruud van Nistelrooy (of which the locals are understandably proud), Oss is also home to some fantastic restaurants, a vibrant shopping centre & an annual fair rated amongst the best events in the country.



Although I have been here less than 12 months, it feels like home to me & that’s not a feeling I ever got in Sydney. If my football career was to go no further I would still be forever thankful for opening my eyes to this fantastic part of the world.


Shame the club sold him before they could get any use out of him, how much did he go for though?
Nice little update,I'm on the edge of my seat witing to see how you do at oss
2015-04-30 21:01#212250 walkinshaw : Shame the club sold him before they could get any use out of him, how much did he go for though?

A measely 37.5K, chump change! Guessing because he was still on a youth contract? He played 6 games for us at an average rating of 6.36!

2015-05-01 07:00#212302 the champi0n fm : Nice little update,I'm on the edge of my seat witing to see how you do at oss

Thanks mate, hope to get my first year at Oss up today at some stage.


Season 8


The Adjustment Period




It took some time for me to adjust to my new surroundings. Packing my bags & moving to the other side of the world was never going to be easy & I'm afraid it showed in my on field performances a bit too.





A solid, if unspectacular start to life in Europe. 22 appearances across the league & cup for an average rating on 7.04. Not too bad I suppose, though my performances in our short lived cup run were a personal highlight.



Again injuries played a big part in my season.



In all I managed to spend over 3 months on the sidelines.

Thankfully the medical staff here at Oss are good at what they do & had me back in action ASAP.



On the pitch, it was an average year for FC Oss as well.



We finished the year in 14th spot, one place above our media prediction of 15th. I cant help but think it would have been a better year if not for the massive turn over of players.



14 out, 15 in. Not ideal as far as squad cohesion goes!



On a personal level I feel as though I have once again made modest improvements in my game.



No doubt injuries have played their part again but I'm used to that by now & just try to give it my all at every opportunity. What else can I do?



As already mentioned, I eventually settled into life in Oss & found I enjoyed it immensely. Hence when a new deal was offered I had no hesitation in accepting.



Much like at the Wanderers its only a one year extension but this time I was only too happy to accept. Here's hoping the next 12 months can be better then the last!
Congratulations on your new deal!

You must spend too much time in the weights room with all those injuries. Maybe too committed?
2015-05-01 08:40#212313 Maximus94 : Congratulations on your new deal!

You must spend too much time in the weights room with all those injuries. Maybe too committed?

Yeah, lets go with that! I am so dedicated to being the best I can be that I sometimes don't know my own limits. Yes that's much better then injury prone. :P




A poor season to my mind yet the fans are still flocking in to see us play. Wonder if a certain star Aussie import has anything to do with it?
a decent first season in Europe mate
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