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too finesse of a player, last i recall. if he's toughened up 1000x since playing in England and is willing to lower his salary demand from near $2m to 650k, go for it. that's the biggest hold up in my eyes, considering that RB HQ ain't gonna foot the bill for any salary that's more than BWP or Royer's. 


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too finesse of a player, last i recall. if he's toughened up 1000x since playing in England and is willing to lower his salary demand from near $2m to 650k, go for it. that's the biggest hold up in my eyes, considering that RB HQ ain't gonna foot the bill for any salary that's more than BWP or Royer's. 

Actually completely agree.  I think the most successful CB's in this league are the more physical guys.  Passers out of the back just don't matter as much, yet.  

 

Also haven't watched him regularly enough to know whether or not he's added the necessary physicality to be a top CB in MLS, but it's extremely important.

 

Plus, philosophically I'd always use my DP spots farther up the field. Just think you can get solid CB play for less than you can get solid play up front.



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Actually completely agree.  I think the most successful CB's in this league are the more physical guys.  Passers out of the back just don't matter as much, yet.  

 

Also haven't watched him regularly enough to know whether or not he's added the necessary physicality to be a top CB in MLS, but it's extremely important.

 

Plus, philosophically I'd always use my DP spots farther up the field. Just think you can get solid CB play for less than you can get solid play up front.

we all can appreciate passers out of the back, in this league, too few and far between, or you have to overpay for it.

 

for me, philosophically. prefer DPs/TAM to be CBs rather than CDMs. but prefer CAMs/wingers/strikers to be 1st choice for TAM/DP slots over CBs. hence my non-issue for dealing dax and his 500k salary away, but willingness to accept collin's return, even if it meant paying him north of 500k (which we didn't it seems).

 

example:

 

--------------DP---------TAM-----------

-------------TAM---------DP------------

-------------200k--------350k-----------

-150k------TAM---------DP------100k

--------------------250k------------------


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too finesse of a player, last i recall. if he's toughened up 1000x since playing in England and is willing to lower his salary demand from near $2m to 650k, go for it. that's the biggest hold up in my eyes, considering that RB HQ ain't gonna foot the bill for any salary that's more than BWP or Royer's. 

He's been a starter in The Championship, a more physical league than the EPL, for awhile now so I expect he'd be ok here.  Unlikely to get paid by RB though.



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Plus, philosophically I'd always use my DP spots farther up the field. Just think you can get solid CB play for less than you can get solid play up front.

That's what Arena has always done. If you over spend on your CB's you get afford the skill players you want.



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That's what Arena has always done. If you over spend on your CB's you get afford the skill players you want.

That implies Arena has some sort of constraint on how much he can spend.    Teams rarely do it, but I would enthusiastically spend for a stud CB.    I think its ridiculous to need two holding mids in front of a back four.    Get me a guy like Olave in his prime,  or better, and he's worth whatever you pay him.


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That implies Arena has some sort of constraint on how much he can spend.    Teams rarely do it, but I would enthusiastically spend for a stud CB.    I think its ridiculous to need two holding mids in front of a back four.    Get me a guy like Olave in his prime,  or better, and he's worth whatever you pay him.

Look at soccer all over the world and tell me which team plays with one one deep midfielder nowadays. The days of the 4-4-2 being the predominant formation are gone. They may not all have 2 holding mids but they may have 2 deeper lying players and most teams play with 3 in the middle. There's not many dudes like Kante out there. 



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Look at soccer all over the world and tell me which team plays with one one deep midfielder nowadays. The days of the 4-4-2 being the predominant formation are gone. They may not all have 2 holding mids but they may have 2 deeper lying players and most teams play with 3 in the middle. There's not many dudes like Kante out there. 

Think the bigger cause for playing with two holding mids, is the shortage of really good defenders now, so teams then try to provide additional protection for them.  Every time I watch Liverpool defend it looks like a Sunday league game.  






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