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sec201

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In Topic: Offseason FAIL

13 February 2019 - 07:53 AM

Does anyone remember the 2015-16 offseason? We were flying high, coming off the Shield, lost Miazga and signed Baah -- that was it, no other major moves, even though there was a gaping hole with the Perry Nelly injury. They chose to stand pat on a good team and it all came crashing down early in the season. Thankfully, Collin was acquired on the cheap and the ship was righted.

 

You'd think they learn from past mistakes...

To be fair, BWP was abysmal the first 6 or 8 games that year.  If he converted some of his chances, the start of the season would have been very different.  I think there was one game against KC where he had like 11 or 12 shots and none went in.  He ended up having a productive season, but some around here were calling for him to be benched.

 

But you are right:  our defense was in quite a state early that year.  


In Topic: Offseason FAIL

11 February 2019 - 06:39 PM

I will Devil's advocate a little now that the Debbie Downers are back. 
 
There is no question that we lost one of our best players in Adams. And that every year that passes we have to get incrementally more worried about BWP's speed and stamina.
 
But...here are some things that could happen:
 
What if we get a full year of "1st half" Kaku?
How would you feel about Muyl if he improves his scoring touch?
Or that crowded pack than can play RW creates enough competition that someone of Muyl, Valot Etienne, Ivan, Epps steps up enough to own that position in a positive way?
What if Ivan just needed an adjustment period (not claiming future superstar, just some real contribution).
What if Rza's bigger role results in more scoring from our CMs?
Duncan stays healthy and adds defensive bite in games where that is helpful either as a starter or as a sub to protect leads?
How about White improves enough to give greater rest to BWP during the season?
Jorgensen is signed and by 2nd half is contributing as nice weapon to throw at tiring defenses as a sub.
Casseres establishes himself as a solid CM, softening the departure of Adams.
 
Continuity should be a real positive as well.
 
Not all of this will happen, but none of these are huge reaches.


Muyl consistently gets in good positions and works hard on both sides of the ball. His finishing is terrible, however. If he starts converting chances, people are going to rave about him. Remember how much we shit on Luyindula for not converting his chances. He ended up being one of our best players in our 2013 shield run.

Muyl is still developing. He was great the last few months of the season, and I think hell be better this year.

(Having said that, I really wish we signed a DP level wide player.)

In Topic: Abang's loan terminated

09 February 2019 - 10:38 AM

I saw another quote from armas where he said that Abang was dealing with something but the team fully supports him. So its not clear that hes done as a Red Bull

In Topic: Traitor(?) Rossi training

08 February 2019 - 06:48 PM

A poor mans Grella


I wish the like function worked on my mobile device

In Topic: Trialists?

08 February 2019 - 11:35 AM

If he's in shape and affordable, I'd see his purpose as a short-term bridge between inexperienced young players and BWP?


Yeah, my opinion that we may want to take a flyer on him was premised on his accepting a SWP type deal. And if, like SWP hes not good enough at his age to get on the field, then he wont be hindering anyones development.