Jump to content


Member Since 04 Aug 2015
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 07:02 PM

#1391517 Metro - Blue Poseurs Game Thread

Posted by Grelladinho on Yesterday, 06:45 AM

Have to win this weekend and then start a 4-5 game winning streak to get back into playoff contention.

#1391442 Metro - Blue Poseurs Game Thread

Posted by Grelladinho on 22 September 2021 - 09:15 PM

I dont watch City, are Chanot & Keaton bedrocks of their team?

Both are the regular starters down the spine. Not sure if they are bedrocks but they are out there a lot.

#1391424 Metro - Blue Poseurs Game Thread

Posted by Grelladinho on 22 September 2021 - 09:05 PM

Chanot knows its a handball based on the reaction

#1391418 Metro - Blue Poseurs Game Thread

Posted by Grelladinho on 22 September 2021 - 09:00 PM

Does anyone else find it unbelievable how this far into the season the team still looks as bad as it does in attack?

If Struber has a basic understanding of the game of soccer -- which you would think is the bare minimum for being a coach at any level -- shouldn't the team not look like a bunch of guys playing pickup at this point?

It's so sad how the club has gone from the derbies of yesteryear, and guys like Dax, BWP, Kljestan, Grella and others showing up, to this garbage.

#1389998 Red Bull is garbage

Posted by Grelladinho on 31 August 2021 - 07:42 PM

Red Bull is unlikely to sell on a whim.

However, the South Ward this year seems really apathetic when it comes to voicing their displeasure with the way the club has been run of late. Going there every game and 'singing for the Metro' isn't getting it done here -- and in fact it looks silly for the South Ward to act like nothing is wrong.

There is only so much we as fans can do but the passionate supporters should be more critical of the team at the stadium. If they don't care, why would anybody.

#1388292 Metro - Chicago Game Thread

Posted by Grelladinho on 08 August 2021 - 06:26 PM

This Chicago attendance is pitiful. How can MLS feel good when major markets like these don't draw?

#1387808 We never do enough

Posted by Grelladinho on 04 August 2021 - 09:03 PM

Thelwell and Struber suck.

And moneyball doesn't work.

#1380004 Cameron Harper signed from Celtic

Posted by Grelladinho on 02 March 2021 - 04:56 PM

Yeah, I never mind getting guys like Harper, we just needed a no doubter on top of it all.  At least one no-doubter.

Exactly. Interested in seeing what Harper offers, but he is still a young project. And there are quite a few of those here already.

#1379829 Random Player Name Thread 2021

Posted by Grelladinho on 27 February 2021 - 12:22 PM

Kaku was signed in the winter 2018 window. If this one ends without a big splash DP signing it will be the sixth window in a row in which this team hasn't signed anyone big to bolster the attack.

Summer 2018
Winter 2019
Summer 2019
Winter 2020
Summer 2020
Winter 2021

I don't expect them to break the bank every year, but enough is enough with the bullshit about having 'targets in mind' and 'finding the right fit'.

#1379144 Will (when) we sign new players?

Posted by Grelladinho on 09 February 2021 - 07:00 PM

Dude, Mike Grella was a nobody... at lease give these guys a chance. Over the last decade redbull has been killer. We have never had this level of management /coaching expertise. I see this as an attempt to return to Marsch days.  If we are going to get a cup, I think the next 2-3 years is a good window. I also don't think we are done with signings yet this year. 
Add to that - if any one of Carmona, Estrella, Harper, Fabio, joins Clark in going eastward after 2021 season the floodgates are open for Young DPs to pick RBNY over other options....      

I'm not writing any of these kids off. I'm writing off the strategy of trying to win an MLS Cup on the backs of young players.

I view these players as supplemental signings, which is what Grella was. Someone who can come in and possibly help the first team, but not the centerpiece of an attack.

This team needs to sign a player on the level of Vela, Bou, Zelarayan, Lodiero, etc. to build around. The Grella era was built around BWP and Kljestan. Neither of those guys were world beaters but they had the pedigree to make the team go places. A bunch of kids doesn't have that.

#1378388 Will (when) we sign new players?

Posted by Grelladinho on 28 January 2021 - 10:32 PM

We couldn't consistently sell out games with Henry and JPA. His directive isn't to sell out the arena, it's to field a competitive squad while grooming young players to be sold at a profit.

You are right about his overall directive, but I do think signing marketable players is a part of Thelwell's job.

I don't know of any teams that do well with wheeling and dealing players yet draw no fans. Part of being a successful and profitable sports franchise is drawing crowds and getting fans to buy concessions, merchandise and other stuff. Thelwell has to give the marketing team something to work with and he does that by signing stars, much like every other competent sports GM.

Even historical selling clubs like Dortmund and Atletico Madrid have notable players on their roster. They aren't just trying to play young prospects only hoping to sell them in 1-2 years. They have a mix of stars and prospects, RBNY have only the latter.

And I wouldn't give up yet on the attendance at Red Bull Arena. Henry and JPA were here when soccer wasn't as big in the U.S. There is no way someone like Ibra (if Red Bull signed him instead of Galaxy) wouldn't be a huge draw.

#1378356 Will (when) we sign new players?

Posted by Grelladinho on 28 January 2021 - 01:50 PM

Maybe Thelwell came here to collect a paycheck and put his kids in American private school? If that is the status with his family.

Every single one of the names that RBNY has been linked to this off-season has been thoroughly underwhelming.

How can they possibly expect any fans to buy tickets for games when the stadium reopens if its just USL prospects and kids that they want to send to Salzburg and Leipzig? No pizazz, no excitement, no winning.

Maybe I'm the only one but I don't give a shit about Salzburg and Leipzig. But it seems like the club doesn't care and is going full farm team. RBNY look like an embarrassment right now.

#1376886 Will (when) we sign new players?

Posted by Grelladinho on 31 December 2020 - 12:42 PM

Could be quite a sleep!
Will you still post on MF??

I probably would but I don't post much anymore as is.

I just miss the teams that had exciting skill players, even on the level of Grella and Sam. Something fun to watch.

Hopefully Struber does better than Armas and gives the fans a more exciting product on the field.

#1376710 BWP signs with LAFC, then Columbus

Posted by Grelladinho on 23 December 2020 - 04:12 PM

BWP getting signed by Columbus pretty much debunks the "father time is undefeated" and "he's washed up" arguments that people were trying to make on this website prior to the start of last season.

BWP goes from one championship-caliber team to another.

There's no reason he couldn't have been a backup at Red Bull or retired here. He's still better than Barlow and White.

#1376194 Scraping the barrel looking for players who will play for cheap

Posted by Grelladinho on 13 December 2020 - 07:38 AM

its not grelladinho literally said he doesnt want yearwood signings who are looking to launch to Europe so he wants older established players with no resale values. Yet Columbus biggest names are nagbe and zardes. Zeke rayan is not a big name in any way shape or form. When you say you want a big name that has implication and its not guys like Zelaryan

Big names was the wrong term for me to use here. I meant prominent players within MLS.

Anyone who is an avid watcher of the league knows that Zardes, Zelarayan, Santos (if he played), Ruidiaz, Lodiero etc. are some of the better talents league wide. Same with guys like Valeri, Rossi, Pozuelo, Pryzybylko, Gil, Bou, Quintero....these guys aren't huge in a name sense like Higuain or Chicharito but they are huge within MLS.

Red Bull has nobody like that. I wouldn't put Kaku and Royer near that group anymore.