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Grelladinho

Member Since 04 Aug 2015
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#1380004 Cameron Harper 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.


#1376161 Scraping the barrel looking for players who will play for cheap

Posted by Grelladinho on 12 December 2020 - 10:42 PM

I kind of got used to not going to games and tbh if this team doesn't get a mls best xi caliber attacker I might axe my season ticket.

There's just no reason to make the effort to go to games if the club continues to be cheap and act as a farm team for European leagues. Tom Barlow and Dru Yearwood are not going to put butts in seats.

Watching the game tonight it's almost like watching another league...two teams with big name, big money signings going at it. Just a different level than the crap that Red Bull is trying to sell to this fan base.


#1375911 Jorgensen loaned out to some Danish club

Posted by Grelladinho on 08 December 2020 - 07:46 AM

Jorgensen now loaned out to some Danish club: https://www.agf.dk/k...ber/joergensen/


#1371929 Metro - Miami Game Thread

Posted by Grelladinho on 23 September 2020 - 07:24 PM

https://mls-live.str...-live-free.html


Thanks ivo and ig


#1370894 ARMAS GONE!

Posted by Grelladinho on 04 September 2020 - 08:31 AM

damn apparently they kicked out CJ Sapong as well. Cleaning house. I wonder who the interim coach will be? Seeing as we have a game in 2 days....maybe Wolyniec?

We had CJ Sapong in the organization?!?! Why did they not play him as striker then

😉


#1370161 MLS games postponed today

Posted by Grelladinho on 27 August 2020 - 06:34 AM

Mark Anthony Kaye of LAFC now accusing Orlando City players of caring more about getting 3 points from their win against Nashville last night than the BLM movement.

https://mobile.twitt...837509753929730

However, it looks like (per Nashville player/coach statements) that they shut their phones off before kickoff to focus on playing, and therefore were not aware of the other games being postponed. So they took the field.

Also Steven Goff says not everyone was on board with not playing last night:

https://mobile.twitt...794972687335424

Total disarray in MLS...




#1369119 Some fans are back

Posted by Grelladinho on 13 August 2020 - 04:16 PM

One players thoughts on how some fans chose to exercise their 1st Amendment rights:

https://www.mlssocce...-dallas-players

The anthem takes on a different meaning for everyone.

If Reggie wants to kneel, that's fine.

If fans want to boo because they don't like it and have another view of the anthem and what it represents, that's fine as well.

For him to say it's "disgusting" though -- he's completely missing the mark. Reggie Cannon doesn't get to decide what the anthem means for anyone but himself.


#1368013 Hamlett gets a new boss: Kevin Thelwell, Head of Sport

Posted by Grelladinho on 23 July 2020 - 04:29 AM

So it's been months now and what has this guy done?