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RedBullScouse

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#1368836 NYCFC is owned by slavers

Posted by RedBullScouse on 09 August 2020 - 09:41 AM

this is too correct.  If we ever get to go to a match again, singing "you're the wanderers, your'e the wanders...." would be amusing

 

Oh, well, you’re the team without a town
From the stench, we’ll know that you’re around
Harrison Orlando Hartford and The Bronx are all the same
You show up,  you lose and leave before they even know  your name

They call you the wanderers
Yeah, the wanderers
You roam around, around, around, around




#1368768 "MLS is Back" Tournament Begins 7/8

Posted by RedBullScouse on 07 August 2020 - 11:54 AM

 

So what? Goal from an inch away counts the same as a goal from 40 yards away. Might be a reach to interpret anything from one goal outside the box for LAFC.

Being a credible threat from distance forces the defense to open up and creates more opportunities in close.   It contributes to the success teams have had parking the bus on us.




#1368731 The Fire Chris Armas Thread

Posted by RedBullScouse on 06 August 2020 - 12:04 PM

I have no hope hell be fired before (if) the season starts back up. Ive accepted that. But, if we start 2021 with him at the helm, Im done with this team.

Gonna miss having you around




#1368699 Samuel Tetteh To New York Red Bulls

Posted by RedBullScouse on 05 August 2020 - 04:50 PM

The point made by MF on the other thread, not long ago these two signings, especially so close together, would have been cause for serious celebration.    And if our defense hadn't suddenly disintegrated from arguably the best back 4 in MLS to the shit it is now, I'd probably be pretty hopeful.




#1368691 Random Player Name Thread 2020

Posted by RedBullScouse on 05 August 2020 - 03:16 PM

But seriously let's make a move for a CF.... I like Juan Camilo Hernández... Watford player.....

I'm sure we can find someone in the RB system, maybe a kid out on loan from Salzburg or someone like that.




#1368690 Samuel Tetteh To New York Red Bulls

Posted by RedBullScouse on 05 August 2020 - 03:13 PM

 Thelwell really earning his paycheck, digging deep into his global connections to find this one




#1368666 Dru Yearwood inbound, 20 yr old

Posted by RedBullScouse on 05 August 2020 - 01:12 PM

The bar's been raised, a few years ago other teams (from smaller markets no less) weren't regularly plunking down 5x the number we paid for Yearwood

 

Can't speak for others but Jorgensen also completely burned me out on the ~$2M teenage signings. I probably shouldn't let bust from a guy no longer trusted to make signings get to me, but can't shake it.

~$2M teenage signings are great, but you need 5 or 6 of them and hope 2 or 3 turn out useful, and one becomes a star.   




#1368653 Dru Yearwood inbound, 20 yr old

Posted by RedBullScouse on 05 August 2020 - 10:15 AM

transfer is confirmed today now that Brentford's season ended.   He's a young DP but i dont think that is a big deal depending on other targets

 

https://www.newyorkr...er-dru-yearwood

They very deliberately worded everything to avoid implying he's expected to make an immediate impact.      I can understand being cautious after the hype they  gave Matty Ice, but  a 7-figure international DP HAS to be expected to make an immediate impact.




#1368550 MLS has tentative plan to continue 2020 season

Posted by RedBullScouse on 02 August 2020 - 08:32 AM

No stadium is better prepared to handle 25 - 50% capacity than us.  Business as usual.


#1368491 "MLS is Back" Tournament Begins 7/8

Posted by RedBullScouse on 31 July 2020 - 07:56 PM

Of course its B Dubs




#1368147 "MLS is Back" Tournament Begins 7/8

Posted by RedBullScouse on 24 July 2020 - 07:28 AM

Remember all the people here peddling that BWP is washed up because "father time is undefeated" bullshit before the season started?

They couldn't be more wrong.

Glad he's doing well, but its way too soon to say, and he's not  being asked to press.    That said, I don't think anyone wanted to see him go without getting a replacement.   I'm sure someone thought White and Barlow were a better option, but they would have been pretty alone in that thinking.




#1368080 The Fire Chris Armas Thread

Posted by RedBullScouse on 23 July 2020 - 01:04 PM

Sounds like a nice problem to have

We had a very similar problem, on a much smaller scale, with BWP and Veron.    No formation requiring BWP to have someone up top with him was ever going to work.




#1368058 The Fire Chris Armas Thread

Posted by RedBullScouse on 23 July 2020 - 11:19 AM

 

With all the turnover happening at the highest levels of RB, I wonder how much they are still pushing a global style of play. To be honest I'm ready to get away from the manic, non-stop high press. It's become popular across the world over the last few years and coaches have learned how to counter it. The few pieces we have on the roster worth keeping are more skilled than athletic, with a new coach and full pre-season I'd be all for seeing them mix things up a bit with a possession-oriented approach.

A system-based approach (any system) works well in MLS because its easier to hire one good manager than it is to build a roster full of high-quality players.    Also, its not a manic, non-stop high press.   Armas got away from that one day 1, and  Jesse was going that direction as well.    But that sort of Liverpool-style, knowing-when-to-press-and-when-not and knowing what to do when not pressing requires a much higher level of coaching sophistication and player talent than we have.




#1367970 The Fire Chris Armas Thread

Posted by RedBullScouse on 22 July 2020 - 09:11 PM

Anyone saying its not Armas, look at the roster of the team that just spanked us.


#1367958 Metro - Cincinnati Game Thread

Posted by RedBullScouse on 22 July 2020 - 09:05 PM

Send Armas on the next plane out of the bubble, hand the reigns to Woly.  Enough's enough.