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67% Class

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#1378045 Chris Gloster?

Posted by 67% Class on Yesterday, 05:08 PM

I think its very much the same

Ah. not trying to be argumentative, but that's not the same. The rules for US->UK in general are less stringent after Brexit. You said that they are more stringent. Just wanted to clarify that - I think it matters for US and MLS guys in general making the jump to the UK. 


In regards to Gloster, not saying he meets the qualifications, but he is closer post-Brexit than he was pre-Brexit.  

#1378011 Chris Gloster?

Posted by 67% Class on Yesterday, 03:20 PM

nope he has to get 15 points he doesnt qualify you get those with national team caps and playing in a band 2 or 1 league. The YNT caps help only if he was close he is not close

I don't mean incorrect in terms Gloster specifically, just that it is in fact easier for US players to play in UK now than before Brexit. 

#1377866 Haksabanovic linked to Red Bull, apparently to us

Posted by 67% Class on 22 January 2021 - 02:28 PM

So he wants wingers that shoot, not cross. With it.

With I'd guess crosses coming from the backs (Edwards?) and the forwards stretching the backline wide frequently with angled runs towards sidelines to draw defenders with them.


The formation can allow our team to play narrow, while forcing an opponent to stretch wide. 



This is why I think Haks will be a midfielder. There will be space in the middle when forwards stretch the defense.

#1377754 Stoke right back Tom Edwards?

Posted by 67% Class on 21 January 2021 - 09:09 AM



Tactical analysis of stoke with edwards as RB in a 442 skinny diamond - some of the images don't load. Maybe this is a Struber target?

#1377603 Kaku out?

Posted by 67% Class on 19 January 2021 - 12:06 PM

Big clubs do this all the time. I dont see players saying no to a chance to play for real madrid or man u.

Sure, but RBNY is not a big team with millions of fans and a century long history. RBNY is lower down on the global soccer hierarchical pyramid and has to compete with more clubs to sign talent - I don't think keeping a player out of spite helps anyone.   

#1377588 Kaku out?

Posted by 67% Class on 19 January 2021 - 10:51 AM

Yeah, I can't blame him for maximizing his earnings.


I think this is just a fake excuse for not wanting to move forward with contract option and forcing a trade after Tijuana didnt pan out. His agent puts it out verbally that there is a disagreement in adherence to contract and see if RB blinks - I see very little chance that a lawyer didn't look at the actual contract when activating the clause. Didn't Messi just try something similar?

Edit: Wish he played like an allstar DP and wasn't distracted. He'd be moving to Europe making 10x what he's making now. 

#1377515 Parker could be, and is, traded

Posted by 67% Class on 18 January 2021 - 04:46 PM

 The only explanation that's making sense to me right now is if Red Bull doesn't think any of these guys are worth spending their own dime on.

Or (cynic-warning) they don't see Parker as RBS/RBL worthy - better to give the new Columbian dude from Miami some time to see if he can make the jump. Better to sell Parker and use that cash to offset transfer of a young CB prospect to see if they have what it takes for RBS/RBL.  

#1377511 Parker could be, and is, traded

Posted by 67% Class on 18 January 2021 - 04:23 PM


They're both in that range, but even so I would think we have enough general and targeted allocation to cover both of those guys and still make other signings.


We never made obvious use of the general allocation money from outbound transfers we've made over the last few years, and we never maxed out the targeted allocation money made available to us by the league. Unloading Rzatkowski and Jorgensen should have provided some cap relief as well.


It'd be impressive to maintain one of the lowest pay rolls in the league for half a decade and still somehow find yourself in cap trouble!

I guess I'm not so much thinking cap. More like, if a player is on a 4 year contract, you have to decide by conclusion of year 3 if you want to resign or sell and do it then... its probably better from a business perspective to avoid having guys leave on free transfer if it can be avoided. 


Now TAM disappears each year? But GAM you can just bank, right?

#1377327 New GK coach

Posted by 67% Class on 14 January 2021 - 06:26 PM

is that legal?

I mean, I don't think its explicitly not legal, so...

#1377094 Kaku out?

Posted by 67% Class on 07 January 2021 - 02:05 PM

Wow - Bragantino, didn't expect that. This real? 

#1377079 Haksabanovic linked to Red Bull, apparently to us

Posted by 67% Class on 07 January 2021 - 10:13 AM

Trying to figure out who this is but we have our first Swedish account saying that Sead offer was from us.




best part is a Swedish person in the comments per google translation said "NY are not directly known for putting large transfer sums, are they? Why would Norrköping want to sell?"  Everyone knows we've been cheap lol.

Just to overly analyze this random tweet - Why would Norrkoping want to sell is a great question as Nottkoping just acquired ... perhaps question is best answered if Sead is pushing for it.  His thought could be, start and kill it for 3 years in MLS and I have a legitimate shot for Champions League soccer....    Just playfully speculating in an effort to temporarily forget the shit from yesterday. 

#1377018 DC sucks donkey balls

Posted by 67% Class on 06 January 2021 - 09:05 AM

Ozil rejects DC. Ha. 



#1376882 MLS 25 Greatest

Posted by 67% Class on 31 December 2020 - 11:42 AM

miss those dave van den burgh crosses to Angel 

#1376793 Lineup for next season

Posted by 67% Class on 28 December 2020 - 03:28 PM


Ya dun got me!

#1376768 Synergy signings?

Posted by 67% Class on 28 December 2020 - 10:58 AM

Getting players from RBS is not a bad thing. It's more of a bandaid. You get guys who already know the system and philosophy of the team. In theory, the only adjustment period is fitness if we get them during the summer. Yet, these guys are not going to be stars. They are decent role players with expensive contracts. It should only be used if we need to fill a gap.

As for scouting, rbny just invested in a lot of money on their scouting system. Let's see how this play out. Ideally, rbny should be holding massive camps in the Caribbean and central America looking for the next big star.

Yeah. I do not have a problem with RBS guys coming over. I see it as a piece of the puzzle. Pieces include:


1) Homegrown Academy Youth (Cheap in regards to salary cap - hopeful future sale will self-fund Academy)

2) USL graduates   

3) Youth DPs - 18-21yo (Expensive but cost offset by average of future sales across say 3 players)

4) True DPs - 23-26yo (Expensive)

5) RBS/RB Global Young Promising Loans -18-21 yo

6) RBS/RB Global (and/or other e.g. Grella) Last chance guys - 25-28yo - Showed promise but didn't latch on elsewhere   


We need somewhere like 4-6 new starters next year? I think you need to find players in any spot you can - including some sexy synergy. But that's only a piece of the puzzle. I trust Thelwell is in charge of puzzle pieces 1-4 above.