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General Robles

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#1367038 Random Player Name Thread 2020

Posted by General Robles on Yesterday, 11:15 AM

"too old and expensive for RBNY"

 

That should honestly be included in the title of this thread. 




#1366992 Dru Yearwood inbound, 20 yr old

Posted by General Robles on 14 July 2020 - 03:21 PM

Anyone applauding this move at THIS time is satisfied with mediocrity.

 

That is simply not true. Those two are not mutually exclusive. You're allowed to be frustrated and pessimistic about the move. That doesn't mean you need to speak in absolutes. 

 

I am not satisfied with the club being mediocre. I desperately want them to sign a high-priced, DP forward. I also am happy and cautiously optimistic that they signed a 20 year old at a position of need, with the pedigree to be acquired by an analytic-driven club on the cusp of Premier League promotion. I am happy and cautiously optimistic that it appears to be the first Thelwell driven transfer. 




#1366785 Metro - Columbus Game Thread

Posted by General Robles on 12 July 2020 - 11:13 AM

Parker is certainly not ready to contribute yet. Perhaps he missed a lot in training camp or whatever the reason may be, but with the way he played yesterday I would prefer Nealis. Hopefully he will get in better game shape as tournament goes along. 
 
On White though, I honestly do not want to see this guy play. At least Barlow runs and gives energy and can win occasional header. Heck even yesterday he was smart enough to pass to Kaku prior to his brilliant assist. Playing with White is almost like playing a man down. Not contributing to possessions or winning the ball, or assisting. Just standing hoping ball bounces his way or running for a cross. Not surprised he did not make the roster, though I do want a better option than Barlow. Maybe Scandinavian fellow improved? If not perhaps Omir should get a chance or Muyl. Yesterday Alex actually was somewhat dangerous with a good pass to Valot and a SOG.


That is pretty harsh for a guy who bagged ~10 goals for us last season. I understand he had an unsustainable conversion rate and I have no illusions that he is anything more than a solid bench option on a team with serious title aspirations (we absolutely need an impact forward), but I dont think its fair to say he equates to playing a man down and should never see the pitch.


#1366746 Metro - Atlanta Game Thread

Posted by General Robles on 11 July 2020 - 10:44 PM

Guilty as charged.

My beers, burger, and nachos tonight (and for the next 2 group stage games) are courtesy of draftkings. Thanks DK!!


Wish I would have pounced when you said it. Odds were not quite as good when I bet it this evening (+200), but still made a good chunk of coin and tripled my money.


#1366726 Metro - Atlanta Game Thread

Posted by General Robles on 11 July 2020 - 10:01 PM

Huge to get the 3 points out of our toughest game of the group stage and the added cherry on top being that it counts towards our regular season record, providing there is actually a season after this.


#1366682 Metro - Atlanta Game Thread

Posted by General Robles on 11 July 2020 - 09:07 PM

Pretty sure theyve played this exact clip 2 or 3 times

https://m.youtube.co...h?v=uhFAJJqNg5U


#1366572 Hamlett gets a new boss: Kevin Thelwell, Head of Sport

Posted by General Robles on 10 July 2020 - 09:53 PM

Article from Michael Lewis on the Thelwell press conference

https://www.frontrow...not-rebuilding/


This paragraph made me scratch my head:

"When Thelwell was named head of sport Feb. 3, there was great concern by fans, media and observers that Denis Hamlett's position as sporting director was going to be diminished greatly. That wasn't the case, Thelwell said."

I would really like to meet one of these alleged Metro fans that was "greatly concerned" at the prospect of Hamlett's role being diminished.




#1366563 "MLS is Back" Tournament Begins 7/8

Posted by General Robles on 10 July 2020 - 06:03 PM

The pitch isnt feasible, but the club could set up a huge projection screen and host a viewing party in the parking lots at RBA.


#1366544 Metro - Atlanta Game Thread

Posted by General Robles on 10 July 2020 - 11:44 AM

The tweet says both players cleared so we are all good to go for tomorrow night.

 

Duh, I read the initial tweet and disregarded the updated tweet. My bad. 




#1366485 Was the return of MLS a good experience?

Posted by General Robles on 09 July 2020 - 04:31 PM

To each their own. Having watched plenty with fake noise and plenty without now, I think I prefer the fake noise. Moments when I'm highly focused on the actual game and not so much on the stands, the noise makes it feel like a normal game in normal times. 




#1366435 Was the return of MLS a good experience?

Posted by General Robles on 09 July 2020 - 08:10 AM

I don't see any reason that small groups from team supporters like our Viking Army or  the Timber Army  could not been allowed at game. 

 

Having groups of supporters from 24 different clubs fly into Florida, of all places, then fly back to their respective home cities is probably not the best idea right now. 




#1366409 "MLS is Back" Tournament Begins 7/8

Posted by General Robles on 08 July 2020 - 07:40 PM

Agudelo lol


#1366161 What's going on with Sims?

Posted by General Robles on 01 July 2020 - 11:38 AM

Im not basing on his NY sampling, Im basing that on his entire pro career. Look it up if you havent already.

He does not score goals. Good riddance.

Bring on the next underwhelming international.

 

Saying "he couldn't even beat out Valot" is not only very specific to his brief NY career, it's specific to the 2 games this season. I'm not shedding any tears over his departure, but that's not a reasonable statement. We have no idea what his role would have been if the season took place as normal. 

 

I'm well aware of his career numbers. I'm not trying to say we've suffered some backbreaking loss. 




#1366138 What's going on with Sims?

Posted by General Robles on 30 June 2020 - 09:49 PM

Does anyone really care?  Lets be honest, Sims couldnt score goals anywhere he played.  Here he could not beat out Valot.  

The only sad thing about this is that it reinforces that we cant sign any legit talent.


Saying he could not beat out Valot is an overstatement. We are talking about a 2 game sample size. That is not enough to make a concrete statement.


#1366111 Can we bring some real talent here?

Posted by General Robles on 30 June 2020 - 11:01 AM

Just Cancel the fucking season

 

Fairly good odds that happens, I'd say.