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In Topic: 2018-2019 Offseason Thread

04 December 2018 - 12:47 PM

It worked historically well, until we stopped pressing in literally one half of one game.
Not saying we shouldn't innovate, but saying it doesn't work is just absurd.

It has led to every recent playoff choke.

In Topic: 2018-2019 Offseason Thread

04 December 2018 - 12:13 PM

No more 4-2-3-1. It doesn't work.

Need a second striker to play alongside BWP, or two wingers in a 3-man forward line.

In Topic: Metro - Atlanta Playoff Thread

30 November 2018 - 04:58 PM

Anyone ever been sanctioned by anything other than few bucks for diving/simulation anywhere in the world of soccer? I doubt it, they really need to start issuing yellow cards after the fact since refs rarely do it in game, if this ugly phenomenon is ever to be eradicated or at least minimized from soccer.

The immediate action for fans to draw attention to the issue is to continue to throw trash on the field after controversial calls, which seems to be happening increasingly around the league.

Orlando was the most notable incident early on this year, although Will Johnson flopped. LAFC fans threw stuff against RSL in the playoffs in an incident unrelated to diving. There was trash throwing at both games last night as well, but I'm not sure of the circumstances in the KC incident.

MLS and PRO as a whole seem too scared to start actually addressing the issue, so until they do I'm sure this stuff is going to continue to happen at an accelerated clip.

The core of the problem is that North American sports fans in general don't appreciate faking injuries and flopping in any sport. South American players on the other hand are indoctrinated since youth on gamesmanship, so they dive, cheat and roll around any chance they can get. There is nothing wrong with their countries or people, it's just a bigger element of the game in their culture. Not everyone views the sport the way they do. The same divides are in Europe.

If someone showed Almiron or Martinez clips of them flopping, I'm sure they would say they are doing nothing wrong and they are playing the game how they were taught to play.

In Topic: 2018-2019 Offseason Thread

30 November 2018 - 04:41 PM

Where did you get that idea?

Not an idea, it's reality.

He talks up the club to the media in regards to their transfer targets, is friendly with Tata and Almiron, wandered over to talk to them during the first game. He's a fan.

In Topic: 2018-2019 Offseason Thread

30 November 2018 - 02:34 PM

Would there be anyone that Atlanta may be considering to trade for Kaku?

They will definitely be undergoing some changes there this off-season and Kaku seems like a massive fanboy of Atlanta.