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Grelladinho

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#1326277 Leipzig poaching Adams

Posted by Grelladinho on 22 May 2018 - 03:49 PM

Hope we really enjoy having him these last few months, we might never see a CM like him again.

People were saying that about Henry but then BWP came in and is far in front right now as the greatest player ever for the club.

I think they will be fine.


#1326190 Random Player Name Thread 2018

Posted by Grelladinho on 21 May 2018 - 08:11 PM

Piatti...Montreal needs to blow it up and rebuild, get him in.


#1325418 Metro - Colorado Game Thread

Posted by Grelladinho on 12 May 2018 - 08:14 PM

Is there any chance Colorado gets moved like Columbus? Poor atmosphere, MLS 1.5 stadium, team has sucked for years and never have any notable names.


#1324979 Metro - Blue Poseurs Game Thread

Posted by Grelladinho on 05 May 2018 - 03:20 PM

Boy City's attack was toothless. Parker and Long dominated Villa the entire time he played. NYCFC was just not at the same level size-wise and it showed.

Gamarra also has slowly emerged as one of the best players in the league. His stats back it up. BWP is the runaway MVP favorite so far.

Did not see any blue powder and half of their traveling support left by the 70th minute after throwing the red shirts into the corner seats below.


#1324945 Metro - Blue Poseurs Game Thread

Posted by Grelladinho on 04 May 2018 - 06:36 PM

Adams is overdue for a big game...think he's been a bit underwhelming this season.


#1323506 Metro - Montreal Game Thread

Posted by Grelladinho on 12 April 2018 - 12:17 PM

Muyl is back this weekend so its very likely Kaku gets benched in favor of him.


#1323430 Will Marsch go?

Posted by Grelladinho on 11 April 2018 - 02:22 PM

Marsch made some comments about wanting to give BWP more space. But honestly, it doesn't make sense to me. BWP will get a chance or two each game. I'd rather have him leading the line than the enthusiastic but less clever Etienne. Especially against a pretty mediocre Chivas team. 

I dont understand why in a game where everything is on the line, he sticks BWP in a position that he never plays?

Its just delusional from Jesse. Especially considering Etienne has only scored (if Im correct) one goal with the first team, while BWP in the same spot was scoring for fun weeks ago with highlight-reel finishes?

Talk about an asinine game plan. I wonder if Jurgen Klopp in a few weeks will take a page from cheeky Jesse and play Salah as a CB to get past their next champions league juggernaut opponent.


#1323428 Will Marsch go?

Posted by Grelladinho on 11 April 2018 - 02:10 PM

Lets keep moving the goal....   the guy is getting us into meaningful pressure games.   That's step one.  Any other coach we've had would have seen the Tijuana win as a huge success.  Steady, real progress.   I remember ripping on Jesse as a one trick pony with the high press and formation spoon fed from Austria.   That's not the case any more.  He has given this team multiple formations and multiple looks, adjusts the intensity of the press, and rotates players positively.   He put the team in a position to win, and they didn't put the ball in the net.


None of this matters though if he cant bring home trophies. At a certain point one must drop the moral victories and define positive results as taking home hardware.


#1323353 Will Marsch go?

Posted by Grelladinho on 11 April 2018 - 04:31 AM

Knockout matches in the Marsch era:
 
2015
USOC 4th round: Metro 3 - 0 Atlanta Silverbacks (NASL)
USOC 5th round: Metro 4 - 1 New York Cosmos (NASL)
USOC Quarter: Metro 1 (3) - 1 (4) Philadelphia
EC Semi Leg 1: D.C. 0 - 1 Metro
EC Semi Leg 2: Metro 1 - 0 D.C.
EC Final Leg 1: Columbus 2 - 0 Metro
EC Final Leg 2: Metro 1 - 0 Columbus
 
2016
USOC 4th round: Rochester (USL) 0 - 1 Metro
USOC 5th round: Philadelphia 2 - 1 Metro
EC Semi Leg 1: Montreal 1 - 0 Metro
EC Semi Leg 2: Metro 1 - 2 Montreal
 
2017
CCL Quarter Leg 1: Metro 1 - 1 Vancouver
CCL Quarter Leg 2: Vancouver 2 - 0 Metro
USOC 4th round: Metro 1 - 0 NYC
USOC 5th round: Metro 1 (5) - 1 (3) Philadelphia
USOC Quarter: New England 0 - 1 Metro
USOC Semi: Cincinnati (USL) 2 - 3 Metro (aet)
USOC Final: Kansas City 2 - 1 Metro
EC Knockout: Chicago 0 - 4 Metro
EC Semi Leg 1: Metro 1 - 2 Toronto
EC Semi Leg 2: Toronto 0 - 1 Metro
 
2018
CCL 1st round Leg 1: Olimpia 1 - 1 Metro
CCL 1st round Leg 2: Metro 2 - 0 Olimpia
CCL Quarter Leg 1: Tijuana 0 - 2 Metro
CCL Quarter Leg 2: Metro 3 - 1 Tijuana
CCL Semi Leg 1: Chivas 1 - 0 Metro
CCL Semi Leg 2: Metro 0 - 0 Chivas
 
Overall: 14 wins, 5 draws, 8 losses
Advancement: 11 wins, 8 losses
Advancement against first division teams: 7 wins, 8 losses
Advancement in two-leg series: 3 wins, 5 losses
 
For a team that has finished 1st, 3rd, and 9th in MLS over the past three seasons, that last stat is abysmal.

Those five two-legged series losses have all come from scenarios where the team had to make up goals going into the deciding game. And in those five deciding games, they have only scored three goals overall. In two of them (both CCL eliminations) they were shut out.

So the trend is clear at this point. Big second-leg game, down a goal or two, and Marsch at the helm means they will get eliminated every time with a near-shutout performance.


#1321262 BWP -- greatest player to have ever worn the shirt

Posted by Grelladinho on 13 March 2018 - 09:03 PM

I don't think people can say any more with a straight face that Henry or any other player has been better for the club than BWP.


#1319536 2018 CONCACAF Champions League

Posted by Grelladinho on 26 February 2018 - 02:18 PM

And inconvenience the tens of fans that have tickets?  I would be down for an earlier, dryer kickoff.

Does it really matter? We all know the crowd will be sparse.

I'd rather have Kaku and the squad play Olimpia in an empty stadium in decent weather than in front of a smattering of fans in rain and heavy wind. On talent RB has the clear advantage, if weather becomes a factor this could turn into a sloppy loss.


#1317969 Random Player Name Thread 2018

Posted by Grelladinho on 01 February 2018 - 01:35 PM

Just last year, there was interest from Premier League clubs.  I can't imagine that Wood is coming to MLS now.  Not unless he receives a massive deal.  


Really? From premier league clubs? Hard to believe considering how much of an anti-American bias they have in England.


#1316219 RB FO disses GSU

Posted by Grelladinho on 04 January 2018 - 03:09 PM

They didn't just ban them for the hell of it. GSU did everything they could to be a giant headache to the organization (and very often the other supporters groups) and when your group is like only 30 people showing up to the matches you are far from bulletproof. The thing in DC was basically the straw that broke the camel's back. The reason ESC and VA are in no danger of being kicked out is because A) Their members don't do stupid shit and cause problems constantly and B) They both fill their section.

I'm not sure if butts in seats played a big factor in the front office restricting GSU, but you are right in that they are a headache to nearly everyone except themselves.

The fights and drama they got involved in with NYCFC goons didn't just come out of nowhere. Whether their members want to admit it or not, they were unable to distance themselves from the image of being sandwich-board throwers looking for trouble. And their members at times would dress up with bandanas over their faces like they were looking to "throw down" with opposing fans.

Their shtick brought a completely unneeded element to the Red Bull fan atmosphere. I don't care really what songs you sing or how big your group is. If you are willing to fight over a sports team you shouldn't be allowed to attend games.


#1316173 RB FO disses GSU

Posted by Grelladinho on 04 January 2018 - 07:53 AM

i've had my complaints about GSU but i do think the rest of the south ward has to show some solidarity here.  it's pretty fucked to just ban a group and it could easily be the ESC or VA next time.  

GSU has been obnoxious.

The big problem amongst all the SGs though is that most of their members snicker and criticize the other groups, and take up a holier than thou attitude.


#1316089 Rumors of BWP's demise exaggerated?

Posted by Grelladinho on 03 January 2018 - 10:52 AM

With Kljestan officially gone, there has been a lot of chatter on here that BWP is the next member of the recent core (BWP, Sacha, Dax, Robles) that has to go, as he will be washed up very soon.

Is there any evidence to support this though?

With Kljestan we all saw how he lost a step last year, but forwards don't have to run as much and MLS has had a history of aging forwards winning the golden boot or being in the top 5 in the scoring charts.

De Rosario, Henry (2011)
Henry, Keane (2012)
Di Vaio, Keane (2013)
Keane (2014)
Keane, Villa (2015)
Villa (2016)
Villa (2017)

BWP has scored around 20 goals a season for the last four years. I don't see why he couldn't stay here for another 3-4 years and play until he's 36 or 37, or even older. You don't need to be young to excel (or score, as the stats show) in MLS.