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TK_RBNY

Member Since 04 Sep 2010
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#1363236 Metro - Minnesota Game Thread

Posted by TK_RBNY on 07 March 2020 - 11:55 PM

Would like to see some more speed with the front two players.

Should run out Sims or Jørgensen up top.

If Long is ready to go Id consider throwing Tarek at LB until we can get Pendant in and up to speed.


#1362768 Metro - RSL Game Thread

Posted by TK_RBNY on 01 March 2020 - 08:16 PM

Interesting stretch of the schedule coming up, mostly weaker opponents but also mostly on the road. RSL is beatable, it'd be a nice cushion to start off with 3 points.

I'm starting to wonder if a striker partner for Royer will become a more glaring need. I don't think White is a good fit for the 4-4-2. His skill set is limited to decent hold up play and getting on the end of tap-ins. Now he's being asked to play more on the ball now and it's not his game


Kind of redundant having two guys not blessed with pace either. Better off seeing if Jørgensen can live up to his price tag and/or start scouting for another alternative.


#1362725 Metro - Cincy Game Thread

Posted by TK_RBNY on 01 March 2020 - 04:33 PM

Behind Barlow and White on the depth chart. Cant imagine the kid is too happy to be potentially toiling with the 2s again.


#1362488 Media Day 2020

Posted by TK_RBNY on 28 February 2020 - 12:17 PM

The only other time the Sporting Director was missing from Media Day?
 
2017: http://www.metrofana...ory.jsp?ID=7349


Ominous


#1362379 Davis named captain

Posted by TK_RBNY on 27 February 2020 - 01:47 PM

I just hope he is held to the same standard as everyone else

If someone isnt performing they shouldnt just keep their job because they are captain


#1362192 Hamlett is in so far over his head

Posted by TK_RBNY on 25 February 2020 - 12:58 PM

I thought the entire purpose of RB2 and the academy was to  develop starters for the first team.


Sure, but all XI?


#1362174 Hamlett is in so far over his head

Posted by TK_RBNY on 25 February 2020 - 11:53 AM

As the league continues to evolve the ceiling of success for this team will continue to drop if we are relying on guys like Lema, Stroud, and other RB2 promoted players to play large roles.

Squad depth, occasional starters in the event of injury, or multiple match weeks, sure. RB2 is an asset, but not the crutch that RBNY uses it as.

There are exceptions with highly touted academy graduates (Tyler, Tolkin, potentially Caden Clark), but expecting to strike gold like they did with Aaron Long on a regular basis is foolhardy.

You can sprinkle in a Seagrist, Duncan, Davis, and White but thats also the building blocks of a team whose ceiling is a mid Eastern conference finisher


#1362078 Hamlett is in so far over his head

Posted by TK_RBNY on 24 February 2020 - 07:43 AM

Is anyone really bothered by Robles' departure? 


No. They should have used the $$ coming off from BWP and Robles to improve the roster, however.

Hopefully a more active summer under Thelwell.


#1361462 Armas Press Conference 2/13

Posted by TK_RBNY on 14 February 2020 - 09:32 AM

I think a lot of people wouldnt care too much if things were followed through on during this offseason.

Promises to fix things, spend $$, if the roster was improved to a level that gave fans confidence that they could compete at the top, the comments wouldn't hit as hard.

Its harder to trust the process when a plan doesnt get followed through on or communicated to the fans.


#1361437 "There is no Offseason" 2020 Thread

Posted by TK_RBNY on 13 February 2020 - 10:30 PM

CCJ contract extension?

https://twitter.com/...7145717762?s=21


#1361417 Armas Press Conference 2/13

Posted by TK_RBNY on 13 February 2020 - 06:56 PM

Right piece= draft pick
Right person= white dude from a private college
Right time= mid winter, every offseason



#1361381 Bob Galerstein

Posted by TK_RBNY on 13 February 2020 - 07:35 AM

Tone deaf. What a mess this team is, from top to bottom


#1361313 "There is no Offseason" 2020 Thread

Posted by TK_RBNY on 11 February 2020 - 04:54 PM

I do not understand this. Repeating?


Yes, funny considering this is still out there.

https://twitter.com/...5663228928?s=21


#1361285 "There is no Offseason" 2020 Thread

Posted by TK_RBNY on 11 February 2020 - 01:37 PM

I think regardless if things somehow break right for this team  in 2020 its at least clear, if it wasnt already, that RBNY have the least capable sporting director in MLS.




#1360633 "There is no Offseason" 2020 Thread

Posted by TK_RBNY on 02 February 2020 - 11:06 PM

Its great to have affordable depth, when its used as depth.

RB2 and the academy have made it possible to have cheap backups/starters to fill in at multiple positions which isnt a luxury every team in MLS has.

Its when you supplement that depth with top end of the roster signings that you can build a team capable of winning multiple trophies. RBNY seems to always miss the last step of the process.

Big time cap savings from the non renewal of BWP and Robles, in addition to the AM from the Kemar and Murillo sales.

Tolkin, Lema, and Stroud are making pennies, Egbo and Jensen cant be on that much $$. Something has to give here in the next few weeks.