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General Robles

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#1353642 Petke was fired by RSL

Posted by General Robles on 13 September 2019 - 12:46 PM

No, the way he is portrayed is a gross exaggeration of what he actually did. Doesn't matter though, he served his suspension, and this is over. Red Bulls now need to do a smart thing and hire him, as he is someone who proved to be a competent coach and actually delivered the goods for this Club, unlike every single other one not named Jesse Marsch (assuming they fire Armas, where by the way the story is not completely written yet).

Perhaps there's exaggeration by some, but your angle is also quite the downplay. This was not as mundane as a coach yelling at a ref on the pitch, as you make it seem. 




#1353638 Petke was fired by RSL

Posted by General Robles on 13 September 2019 - 10:30 AM

As far as acting like a child and a slur - yeah he cursed at a referee. I heard the word he used many times, he was just trying to put down/curse the referee for helping another team, that's all this was, no more and no less. 

 

I am not of the camp that's trying to bury Petke and say he should never work again, but that's an over simplification of what he did and removes the nuance from the conversation. What he did was surely a few degrees worse than the picture you are painting. 




#1353605 Metro - Colorado Game Thread

Posted by General Robles on 12 September 2019 - 06:41 AM

Colorado has also beaten Seattle and the Galaxy, since beating us.


#1353481 Offseason hasn't started yet, but some people want cuts

Posted by General Robles on 08 September 2019 - 10:56 AM

Dump:

Red Bull
Degrandpre
Hamlett
Armas
Murillo
Kaku
Long

Sign:

Starting CB
Starting RB
Starting CM (6 or 8)
Starting attacking mid

Resign BWP to a bench player salary or retire his number (oh wait) and move him into a coaching position.

Move Lade into a coaching position.

Promote Wolly to Head coach or at least assistant coach.

De-tarp and give those people their fucking seats back.

If we dump Armas, and I hope we do, Id rather we dont sell low on Kaku and Murillo. Give those guys the opportunity to find their form again under a new coach. That being said, Id still like reinforcements to be brought in to hedge our bets and give us coverage.


#1353301 5 games left

Posted by General Robles on 04 September 2019 - 09:16 AM

I would like to see if kaku can handle the defensive responsibilities of a two way mid in a 3-3-3-1. If he cant, then davis or rza will have to play that position

 

Didn't you also suggest playing him as a lone striker? Should we give him a crack at right back, as well? 




#1353296 2019-20 UEFA Champions League

Posted by General Robles on 04 September 2019 - 08:37 AM

No
no (injury)
no (Chelsea are bad)
maybe yes? (See above)

City and Barca are due a title (and also the betting favourites). May be Messi's last best chance this season.

 

I hadn't looked at the betting odds, but found it interesting that FiveThirtyEight has Barca listed 4th, rather than 2nd like the betting odds you mentioned. I don't take their stuff as gospel, but still find them to have some interesting models. 

 

https://projects.fiv...ampions-league/




#1353268 Flex Scheduling

Posted by General Robles on 03 September 2019 - 07:50 PM

I didnt realize it was moved to ESPN+, in addition to the time change. Thats bush league.

I am traveling to these 2 games out west and am relieved it at least doesnt affect my travel plans. Hopefully that is the case for everyone else making the trip. Id imagine most making the trip are also going to Portland, so it should be inconsequential to the traveling contingent.


#1353149 5 games left

Posted by General Robles on 01 September 2019 - 09:08 PM

We suck on the road and have to play in Seattle, Portland and Montreal. Seattle is trying to get the 2nd seed in the west and Portland needs wins to make the playoffs. Montreal might need a win to get in as well.

We have Philly and DC at home and Philly is trying to win the east and DC is trying to get home field in the first round.

You just watched this horrid Colorado game and think it's really that unrelastic to think we may lose all 5 of these games?


You can make a legitimate case that we lose all 5 of those games individually, but its highly, highly unlikely we actually lose all 5 and end this campaign on a 7 game losing streak. Who knows, maybe the team totally implodes after the Colorado debacle, but its not likely. Id probably bet on us going 1-3-1 or 1-2-2 in the final 5. FWIW, FiveThirtyEight still has us at 94% to make the playoffs.


#1353147 The Fire Chris Armas Thread

Posted by General Robles on 01 September 2019 - 08:59 PM

Shep probably jumped the shark a while ago, but its been even worse this season. The fact that anyone in this fanbase gives his opinions any credence is mind boggling.

Murillo is his whipping boy, Kemar was getting killed by him
yesterday. Long and Parker have been ass all season and havent had anything said about them, he gushes over Robles who is a great shot stopper but has been awful  as a distributor his entire time here and its not clear how good of a captain he is.


What indication has there been that Robles is anything but an excellent captain? Thats ridiculous. Hes one of a small group of guys, from the players to the coaching staff and front office, that deserve praise during this difficult season.


#1353132 Metro - Colorado Game Thread

Posted by General Robles on 01 September 2019 - 05:35 PM

We are 5-8-2 in our last 15 (including the Open Cup defeat), after that little 8 game string of results, where we went 6-1-1, that gave many of us some false optimism. That is basically a 1 PPG pace over almost half a season. That is... not good.


#1353122 The Fire Chris Armas Thread

Posted by General Robles on 01 September 2019 - 01:51 PM

Spent a lot of time thinking about this on the way home last night. I'm struggling to think of 1 regular starter from the 2018 roster that has shown improvement in 2019. I understand how much losing Adams has mattered, but this drop off from so many players at the same time is inexcusable. At best we've had players like Lawrence, Robles, and Kaku who seem to have held steady.....the rest are a shadow of whet they were last year.


I dont think there is a single player from last years 11 who has improved. Long, Parker, Murillo, and BWP have all regressed, to varying degrees. Not starting players or even guys from the 18,  but the only positive growth weve seen is from Casseres and White. And, naturally, White is now hurt and Casseres doesnt see as much playing time as wed all like.


#1353024 Metro - Colorado Game Thread

Posted by General Robles on 31 August 2019 - 07:56 PM

This is one of the worst, ugliest, most embarrassing losses I can remember in recent years. Lose by multiple goals to a horrid Colorado team at home.


#1352922 MLS playoff schedule released

Posted by General Robles on 29 August 2019 - 08:58 AM

If we get paired with City in the 2nd round, we should offer them Montclair as a relocation venue. 




#1352783 Why can't we just buy a team like LAFC & Atlanta?!

Posted by General Robles on 26 August 2019 - 10:39 PM

The Galaxy won 3 MLS cups and some shields during their big spending period, I really don't think they fit in that category. Toronto also won a shield and MLS Cup so while it didnt work every year for them it definitely did in 2017 and they only lost MLS Cup because of PKs in 2016 so they don't fit either for me. They also made the champions league final.


Yup. And further, Atlanta spent right out of the gate. Already have an MLS Cup and potentially (probably) Open Cup under their belts. LAFC spent right out of the gate, theyll have a Shield and possibly more to show for it. And there are plenty of examples of teams that have spent, where it hasnt paid off. The point being, theres not a direct correlation between spending big and being unsuccessful. Spending money in your team and infrastructure is generally a good thing, when done wisely, as it is in any business. We built a good infrastructure and have been in perfect position to successfully integrate a high price tag transfer and have, sadly, squandered the opportunity.


#1352764 Why can't we just buy a team like LAFC & Atlanta?!

Posted by General Robles on 26 August 2019 - 03:29 PM

Good points, but even without Adams we are a team that should be sitting in first in the Eastern Conference right now. If you look at all of the dropped points the past two months that can be attributed to poor tactical decisions on the part of Armas, and mental mistakes and negative attitude (Murillo supposedly), we should be in first; I think with Marsch we actually earn those points.  I'm amazed we're still sitting in fourth, but that just shows how the majority of teams in the East are dropping points too.

I think a similar narrative also took place with this club in 2017, with Marsch at the helm. This team is on pace to post a very similar point total, goal differential, and place in the table as the 2017 club, with the same general attitude surrounding it. I do not think the problem with this club is as simple as the coach.