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#1364062 MLS, Red Bulls and Coronavirus

Posted by Grelladinho on 21 March 2020 - 10:33 AM

If the postponement drags on for a while, should the league just scrap the results of the first two gameweeks and start totally fresh once things begin again?

It would be cool to do like a 3 month world cup format with group stages and knockout rounds to crown the MLS Cup winner this year. I'm not sure how they could set that up with 26 teams though.

#1364054 Some people want to debate politics and healthcare

Posted by Grelladinho on 21 March 2020 - 05:39 AM

Im positive for COVID-19. I found out my results on Tuesday.  Let me tell you:  it sucks.  

I have been sick for six days, but luckily have been spared the worst symptoms.  My pulmonologist started me on Kaletra and Plaquenil immediately (in fact, he starred me on the Kaletra before I even had my positive test results, because I am in an at-risk category).  I have no doubt that this timely intervention was key to minimizing my symptoms.  I had developed difficultly breathing and a fever, which the drugs seem to have sorted out.  Not everyone has access to such exceptional care, sadly.  So, others will not be so lucky.  

However, its been no walk in the park.  Ive had diarrhea since Sunday, am constantly achy and can barely keep my eyes open.  No amount of sleep does any good. So, please, do what you can to: a) avoid getting it yourself; and b) avoid passing it on to others who might be more at risk than you are.

Stay strong. You are brave and we are all cheering for your recovery. Please keep us updated when you can.

#1363914 Some people want to debate politics and healthcare

Posted by Grelladinho on 18 March 2020 - 02:04 PM

The volume of people blaming him for things will decrease when he stops creating reasons to be blamed. If you want your president to behave like a complete and utter buffoon every time he opens his mouth or picks up his phone, deal with the consequences. He called this a hoax 3 weeks ago. Enough with the attempts at drawing false equivalencies. Nobody behaves like this. You don't get a free pass for "nobody would handle this any better" when you come out of the gate with that type of bullshit. 

Ok, we get it. You're unhinged in your hatred of Trump and nothing is going to convince you otherwise that it's not all his fault.

#1363912 Some people want to debate politics and healthcare

Posted by Grelladinho on 18 March 2020 - 02:00 PM

The other countries were the first ones to be hit. We had the luxury of learning from China, Japan, South Korea, & Italy.  We chose not to.

Also, in 2018 the Trump administration DISBANDED a pandemic team within the NSC days after the group met to discuss the Spanish Flu of 1918 and what measures they should take to protect us from a similar pandemic in the future, which they thought was an inevitability.

So, thats why, even moderates like myself, wish we had someone that wasnt a TV personality, multiple bankrupt filing, egomaniac in charge. But sure, lets blame it on the left. Lets blame on the party whose President installed a Pandemic team and give a a pass to the guy that disbanded it.

Who is blaming it on the left?

#1363904 Some people want to debate politics and healthcare

Posted by Grelladinho on 18 March 2020 - 09:57 AM

Outreach should have been made by SOMEONE.

Cant dump the whole thing on Trump. Can certainly dump a LOT of things on him, but failed leadership over decades has led to this as well.

Yeah I don't get all the Trump hate, other than the usual bitter and insecure left-wing crybabies acting like they always do in trying to find something to blame him for.

No country has handled the outbreak successfully. If Obama or Bush were still president, or even if Hillary was president, they would have fucked up too like everyone else around the world. Bernie Sanders and Biden wouldn't have been able to fully contain it early either.

#1363729 MLS, Red Bulls and Coronavirus

Posted by Grelladinho on 15 March 2020 - 03:06 PM

The doctor I know who runs a hospital in Colorado and says they're going to be overrun in 10 days would probably take issue with your description of Group A as "hysterical."

People have been saying the hospitals will be overrun on a daily basis. Let's see how dire it actually gets in 10 days.

#1362848 NYRB2 3rd kit

Posted by Grelladinho on 02 March 2020 - 11:57 AM

Second year in a row their kit is better than the first team.

#1361863 Metro - Cincy Game Thread

Posted by Grelladinho on 20 February 2020 - 09:39 AM

Cincinnati's offseason acquisitions so far below...
They added one DP. Kubo, but the guy doesn't seem to have scored much in a few years. Can't claim to know much about him.
Medunjanin always played very well against us for Philly but also had a habit of getting eaten alive by our press, he's a very slow and methodical player on the ball.

They added Jurgen Locadia from Brighton as a DP

#1361290 "There is no Offseason" 2020 Thread

Posted by Grelladinho on 11 February 2020 - 02:48 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.

Hamlett should be grilled but none of the people that cover this team seem up to that task.

#1361146 BWP signs with LAFC

Posted by Grelladinho on 09 February 2020 - 09:52 AM

So to be clear, RBNY dropped Brad for "cap space", we didn't do anything with the cap space, and now he's signed with the best team in the history of the league, who are set to most likely run the league again next year.

But Tom Barlow! Mathias Jorgensen!

#1360790 Hamlett gets a new boss: Kevin Thelwell, Head of Sport

Posted by Grelladinho on 05 February 2020 - 08:28 AM

Agreed.  But it makes sense because NYRB were waiting for the new Sporting Director.

This is a development year.  Let's enjoy watching the kids.


Development year? Fuck that

#1360703 Kemar sold

Posted by Grelladinho on 03 February 2020 - 02:49 PM

Take off your tin foil hats. RBNN is a fan site that probably got a good scoop by asking around and decided to publish it.

To think the team 'planted' this story on their site to try to explain the Kemar sale is absurd. How many people do you think even look at RBNN?

#1360648 Hamlett gets a new boss: Kevin Thelwell, Head of Sport

Posted by Grelladinho on 03 February 2020 - 09:47 AM

Why not just fire Hamlett and replace him with this guy?

What has Hamlett done that they have to keep paying him a salary?

#1360552 Leo Lopes?

Posted by Grelladinho on 31 January 2020 - 06:54 PM

if you want to be reductionist about it and only view it is a only appreciating asset - see Murillo. 
Depends on who else they have and also that they have players who play his position that are on injury and also a player they loaned in from Liverpool.
Also, player has some say in it right.  Can he break into EPL or not a la Sims.  Very tough call but I would think he wants to stay considering he is playing under a manager who knows him.

My thinking is because Hull bought him so cheap, even if he stuck around and didn't pan out they could probably still cut even or make some kind of a profit. English teams will fork over money for young players like him, especially since he's from Portugal.

And if he does well, they can sell him a year or two later for a lot more, like maybe $7-10 million to a top championship or premier league club.

#1360435 Kemar sold

Posted by Grelladinho on 30 January 2020 - 10:07 PM

We just drafted a left back in Seagrist and we have Tolkin, that's probably what we will roll with at LB. 

It's absolutely insane if they go that route. Neither of those guys have any first team minutes.

Tarek at LB (if Long stays) is also stupid. Why pull him out of position the entire year? Just sign an LB.