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Voice of Reason II

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#1343152 What is Muyl good at?

Posted by Voice of Reason II on 19 March 2019 - 12:01 PM

i don't get a vote as to whether i will be optimistic this season that a previously trash player has turned the corner?

The coaches decide who plays. You as a fan can be happy or sad with their choices, but alas yes, you and I do not get a vote. 

 

He was never a trash player.

 

Optimism or pessimism is entirely your choice.




#1343105 What is Muyl good at?

Posted by Voice of Reason II on 18 March 2019 - 07:05 PM

Royer got robbed! Thought he was the driver for just about all our decent attacks, Muyl just got the final touch.

Being in the right place to score even if at close range is not always just luck. If we are going to go all the way we need so many players to deliver. Let's be happy they both did their job.




#1341970 Metro - Columbus Game Thread

Posted by Voice of Reason II on 04 March 2019 - 03:53 PM

Most of us rarely got to see him play firsthand.  He looked the part physically, we made the effort to bring him in from overseas, and he was getting really good press (https://www.newyorkr...iew-hassan-ndam), which is enough for most people to be "really high on him."

We (the royal we) keep seeming to have to relearn to trust our coaching staff. Yes, they make a blunder on occasion, but really not very often. 




#1341938 2019 CONCACAF Champions League Thread

Posted by Voice of Reason II on 04 March 2019 - 09:31 AM

It's not just about right now. It's early in the season so the players can handle the extra wear and tear, but the cumulative effect can be meaningful down the road. We have done the right thing.




#1341894 Metro - Columbus Game Thread

Posted by Voice of Reason II on 03 March 2019 - 04:54 PM

to be fair we did last year, Fidel was really good imo for a 3rd CB and could start for plenty of teams (but you're right no other MLS team has a good starter level CB on the bench).  

 

I missed the Epps injury and in a way hope that was the case.  Would explain why he looked so much worse than he did in the preseason.  Also in general our "injury report" that the team publishes before games seems very incomplete.  Personally I am not even sure that Kemar is healthy for Tuesday

I wish people remembered that when you just committed such big bucks to your starting pair of CB's, there are practical limits to what you can have in reserve. We obviously did spend draft capital on the D line along with picking up Tarek, so the notion that we are blind to our depth there is ludicrous (not talking about you). Tarek was fine (not perfect, but what did one expect?) defensively, but lacked distribution skills, blasting it away too many times. Hardly a lost cause yet.

 

Fidel would have been fine to have kept, but we might have wanted that Intl slot for other uses. Building a roster in a cap and intl slot restricted league doesn't allow you to just keep anyone you want. 

 

If Mr. "I have been a fan since the inception" remembers Petke's 1st game he made a mistake that led to a goal. Long had a shaky period when we first moved him up. Most on here had written off Ivan. Tarek was a long way from being pathetic.




#1341629 Stadium updates

Posted by Voice of Reason II on 28 February 2019 - 04:16 PM

If you notice many fields the areas outside the field get worn down with the sideline refs running back and forth over the same area. Might have something to do with that.




#1341619 Stadium updates

Posted by Voice of Reason II on 28 February 2019 - 03:17 PM

of all the things to complain about....

 

Despite being underwhelmed by the modest increase in size, the video quality was very noticeably  improved

One day in the life of a NY sports fan: If it changes, bitch. If it doesn't change, bitch.  :P




#1341618 2019 CONCACAF Champions League Thread

Posted by Voice of Reason II on 28 February 2019 - 03:15 PM

I hope Armas learned something from this.

I hope Murillo learned something from this. Best thing to happen to him. If Duncan performs well Michael may have to work harder to win his job back. He needed some friendly competition. It will make him a better player.




#1341616 Stadium updates

Posted by Voice of Reason II on 28 February 2019 - 03:09 PM

 

 

Any theories on this UGLY turf?

Yes, their Whine Meter showed a distinct drop in complaining and they wanted to reverse that. 




#1341482 Traitor(?) Rossi training

Posted by Voice of Reason II on 27 February 2019 - 02:07 PM

OK, off to other teams. let's move this to NMR LOL




#1341331 2019 CONCACAF Champions League Thread

Posted by Voice of Reason II on 25 February 2019 - 11:28 AM

No Way In Hell Does Etienne Start Over BWP on Wednesday (over Muyl maybe)...He will more than likely play on Saturday.  Nothing but the First Choice for the CCL (Like Last Year) and a Reserve heavy line-up for the MLS Game (again...Same as Last Year)

I could see Murillo sitting because of his yellow




#1341282 Offseason FAIL

Posted by Voice of Reason II on 23 February 2019 - 04:16 PM

Milo's expectations are through the roof, possibly through the stratosphere, but some of y'all are still talking like we don't have a third DP spot sitting there collecting dust. He ain't crazy for thinking there was room for at least one more serious attacker.

I sure as hell wouldn't have minded another Kaku level signing instead of the clown car of decent players we have now. We may not need it, but it couldn't possibly have hurt, right?

LOL, don't rewrite history. We all want the 3rd DP slot and it has been said till we are all blue in the face. But we don't have 6 Dp slots like LA : )

 

You have to play the hand you're are dealt. 

 

We wouldn't have had Adams or Long without our development approach. BWP blossomed here. We will have others. We are step by step building a better squad. We had a deficiency in retaining young players. We changed that. We had a deficiency in defense for too many years. We fixed that. We lacked depth. We now have good depth. Now we need to elevate an already good attack. I think that will be done as well. But none of that was accomplished in one season.

 

I like this team because it is the type of team I like. Cohesive, hard working, no oversized egos, just teamwork. Not perfect, but I am proud of them. I believe they will get better and that we will lift that Cup.




#1341160 Offseason FAIL

Posted by Voice of Reason II on 21 February 2019 - 06:11 PM

Guys, I still think Ivan might have a breakout year. Do I win a prize if he does?

He's too old for acne




#1340939 Offseason FAIL

Posted by Voice of Reason II on 20 February 2019 - 06:19 PM

I don't think it's a crisis, but at the end of the day we're leaving a valuable roster resource sitting in the shelf and I'm surprised at how many people are totally OK with it.

Even if you're confident in the RW-by-committee approach, wouldn't it be nice if one of the guys on that committee was a serious baller instead of Epps or Ivan? Because there's nothing stopping us from doing that, and we had more than enough time to prepare a move for the winter.

I don't see confidence in the current group and a disappointment in the unused DP spot as mutually exclusive.

Nobody is totally ok with it. The reaction started against the term "FAIL". No one is saying they don't care if more talent is added.

 

I think management at the NY level is doing a damb good job with the financial resources they are given. Austria is the block. There are just so many times you can hit your head against the wall over the lack of a RW signing. At some point you have to move on. This thread has become so dead horse.




#1340875 Offseason FAIL

Posted by Voice of Reason II on 20 February 2019 - 09:27 AM

That is really insulting! What does it even mean?

Haha, cut him some slack. The proper saying is "casting pearls before swine".