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Voice of Reason II

Member Since 25 May 2005
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In Topic: Some people need visas

Yesterday, 05:56 PM

Not to turn this too political ... but this is a good place to start... (does it affect kakus relatives who he says cannot pay him a visit , who knows for certain )
https://qz.com/13253...a-virtual-wall/

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In Topic: Club America wants Kaku

Yesterday, 12:02 PM

People don't credit the fact that he did get better defensively as the season went on, so he wasn't totally worthless. If Royer isn't playing though a injury and is more dangerous it opens up Kaku.

Nobody says he was totally worthless and none of us were looking to lose him.


In Topic: Club America wants Kaku

Yesterday, 10:47 AM

 

There's a few things to consider, this is a big one. Another is that Armas intentionally moved Kaku get further from goal and the middle of the field where he was more likely to get on the scoresheet. Franco Panizo did a write-up on it for SBI back in September. Kaku himself also said that opponents started to focus him more individually as the year went on, something that will happen to every #10 we sign until we get more dangerous guys around him.

 

And most importantly, something I don't see anyone talking about - even though Kaku's personal numbers went down under Armas the team's attack as a whole got better. I think its unfair to say that Kaku suddenly had nothing to do with that. Playing from deeper and wider spots, he wasn't often the one playing the final pass but I think his distribution was still a huge part of the successful Supporter's Shield run.

Fair points. The problem is he seems to want to move on. 


In Topic: Club America wants Kaku

19 January 2019 - 06:26 PM

Kaku wasn't bad.. He had plenty of Assist and some goals... If he goes he goes but the richest club in Mexico comes calling NYRB better be smart and make a profit...

MLS is a single entity... Atlanta has no room for Pity Martínez cuz Almiron being sold off never happened... Kaku wants to go maybe and there's a buyer... Sell Kaku for profit and get Pity Martínez for NYRB and NYRB have a new upgraded #10 and a rematch of last year's Eastern Conference Finals

Almost all of his assists were in the first half of the season. His production definitely fell off.


In Topic: Club America wants Kaku

19 January 2019 - 04:31 PM

Yeah, based on the comments he is making and gestures on social media, he doesn't want to be here. Truthfully, he appeared to check out half way through last year. Find his replacement and sell him to break even, if it's in the summer window, so be it.

It's funny, but I got my head handed to me a couple of months ago when I suggested that Kaku had faded in the 2nd half. People didn't want to believe. I am not here to dump on him, but perhaps his value has been overstated.

 

I can only hope they saw this coming because if he goes we have two critical holes to fill, not one, and three if we hope for a RW upgrade. The latter will have to wait for now.

 

If we didn't see it coming then the 1st half could be a bit bumpier than I expected.