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That's presumably been the plan for every transfer window since 2015.

I think all skepticism has been more than earned. That's totally fair. If I was a season ticket holder who had to either renew or decline by today, I'd most definitely give up my tickets. 

 

But I'm also not going to pretend to "not understand" why the team would rather have 29-year-old Meara plus 400K in spending money. And I'm not going to lose my shit because that money hasn't been spent literally 20 minutes after announcing Robles' departure. 



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I think all skepticism has been more than earned. That's totally fair. If I was a season ticket holder who had to either renew or decline by today, I'd most definitely give up my tickets. 

 

But I'm also not going to pretend to "not understand" why the team would rather have 29-year-old Meara plus 400K in spending money. And I'm not going to lose my shit because that money hasn't been spent literally 20 minutes after announcing Robles' departure. 

And I'll also add this, just in case I wasn't clear: If you're going to give up two team legends for free then, yeah, you fucking better be ready to spend some money and give the team a total facelift. Otherwise it'll be worse than Petke's ousting. 



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These moves probably make sense but they don't feel very good... The next several months are critical to the future of this team. This needs to be one of the most active offseasons they've ever had. 



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Out:
Robles, BWP, DE7, Beze, Koffi, Louro and Epps.

This team makes it easy to not show up to the stadium.


There is logic to these moves...if you trust management...which it appears very few people do...I certainly dont trust them.

Was Koffi really a lost cause? It was my understanding he took a while to get going but turned it on over time. Not saying I thought hed get a first team contract for a bench role, but I thought he was one of the better RB2 players.

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Koffi didnt seem like a lost cause to me and brought something different to RB2. Im not sure if he dribbling / passing range at MLS level but he did well enough at RB2.



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Does it make the team better?

Answer: no

Does it make the team worse?

 

Answer in my opinion: No. 

 

On that basis I am okay with making the moves as it frees up lots of cap space. Do I have faith the team will use that cap space wisely, no but freeing at up the cap space comes at little or no cost based on BWP's decline and the gap between Robles and Meara.


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Everyone's displeasure with this news is down to lack of faith in the replacements we will get.   Prove us wrong, Hamlett.


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Everyone's displeasure with this news is down to lack of faith in the replacements we will get.   Prove us wrong, Hamlett.

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Everyone's displeasure with this news is down to lack of faith in the replacements we will get.   Prove us wrong, Hamlett.

"We are searching for the right players for this system. We have a few in mind and are working hard to make it happen".

That is what he will probably say.

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BWP I get but Meara isn't better than Robles, and that's just the truth. We're not going to do anything with the 200k savings.



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Buckmaster is in starting 11  :)+



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BWP I get but Meara isn't better than Robles, and that's just the truth. We're not going to do anything with the 200k savings.

360K savings based on 2019; no idea what bump Meara might get.  But if we lose Long, that backline will depend entirely on Parkers leadership... 

 

What's the over/under on the number of players we bring in from the RB (not RB2) international universe?   I'm going with 3.


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BWP I get but Meara isn't better than Robles, and that's just the truth. We're not going to do anything with the 200k savings.


400k.

In a vacuum, all of these moves make sense.

Given the current FO ability or lack thereof in identifying incoming talent, I think this will be a net negative.

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Koffi was on a first team contract and probably wasnt going to contribute to the 1st team this season, Im fine with it.

Hope that means they add another CM with only Davis, CCJ and RZA remaining. More likely move is signing Lema to a contract, but hes another 8 so he doesnt really solve the issue there.

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360K savings based on 2019; no idea what bump Meara might get.  But if we lose Long, that backline will depend entirely on Parkers leadership... 

 

What's the over/under on the number of players we bring in from the RB (not RB2) international universe?   I'm going with 3.

 

 

I watched all the rb2 matches and most who do also agree the only guys who should move up are Tolkin, Sowe, and maybe Stroud.

 

 

And mostly the only reason to sign the first two is to keep them with the team since their highly rated. Think Ben Mines 2 years ago. Stroud I think should get promoted as he was our best player but others think he fell off. No matter what happens these three should not be expected to make an impact.






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