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JBigjake54

Member Since 21 Feb 2004
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#1334478 Kemar re-signed

Posted by JBigjake54 on Today, 12:40 PM

we've had too many blips (at Orlando, vs. Columbus, at Montreal) to be in the top defenses by goals against.


RB have least GA in MLS, with 33, in 32 matches.
MLS Home GA is 10, in 16 games.  35 GF.
20 total home games: 12 clean sheets, 11 GA.
http://www.metrofana...EAR=2018&HOME=1


#1334280 Results Watch 2018

Posted by JBigjake54 on 10 October 2018 - 10:29 AM

The Chicago-Atlanta game could be interesting.


RB won both of its shields against Chicago.
Could the Fire do us another solid,
and take points off of ATL? I hope so!


#1334273 Results Watch 2018

Posted by JBigjake54 on 10 October 2018 - 12:23 AM

wouldn't the shield be in Toronto cause ... Atlanta could win against Toronto and get it no matter what we did?


TFC are the holders, if ATL are 1st, it should be at BMO.


#1334249 What is Muyl good at?

Posted by JBigjake54 on 09 October 2018 - 10:22 AM

no one should have to "eat crow" for rightfully calling out an underperforming player who winds up improving later in the year.


Perhaps the tone of the callouts should be regretted.


#1334229 Results Watch 2018

Posted by JBigjake54 on 08 October 2018 - 04:34 PM

Why? We have a lot of catching up to do.


If we win, I will be celebrating for a year!


#1334211 What is Muyl good at?

Posted by JBigjake54 on 08 October 2018 - 12:35 PM

just dug the following quotes from ...the last 2 months.
... From 5 different people, not just one ...


Comments on the Internet seem to last forever.
Overstatement can come back to haunt the writer.
Lessons that should be learned, but are not.


#1334058 Metro - San Jose Game Thread

Posted by JBigjake54 on 05 October 2018 - 11:18 AM

need to make up 3 goals ... where we tie on points.


I hope it does not come down to the Kaku PK that was saved by Guzan.


#1334040 Metro - Atlanta Game Thread

Posted by JBigjake54 on 04 October 2018 - 07:29 PM

https://m.youtube.co...h?v=eCZwKmwKY7Q


#1334031 Metro - Atlanta Game Thread

Posted by JBigjake54 on 04 October 2018 - 09:15 AM

somehow?  This is how:


I know.  I was AT the game!
Still find it all hard to believe!
http://www.metrofana...ory.jsp?ID=4996


#1333995 Metro - San Jose Game Thread

Posted by JBigjake54 on 02 October 2018 - 02:09 PM

Fuck the national team.


Unnecessary.  


#1333985 Metro - Atlanta Game Thread

Posted by JBigjake54 on 02 October 2018 - 04:41 AM

NYRB twitter has that passing sequence ... beautiful.


Trying to cut & paste it:
https://mobile.twitt...8453760/video/1


#1333903 Cup vs Shield, for the 1000000th time

Posted by JBigjake54 on 01 October 2018 - 10:05 AM

if the Devils win the President's trophy but bomb out in the first round of the playoffs, I'll celebrate anyway and tell everyone that the Devils are the real winners of the league

You should.  But, you will not.

I don't care what anyone else thinks, it's what matter to me.

How is this different from your opinion on every other topic?

Stanley Cup is nothing, it's just whoever got lucky for a couple of weeks in spring.

No one says that the Stanley Cup is worthless.  It is overvalued, IMO, while the Presidents Trophy is undervalued.


#1333902 Cup vs Shield, for the 1000000th time

Posted by JBigjake54 on 01 October 2018 - 09:59 AM

I do not understand how any long time fan of this club could say they would rather win the shield this year than MLS Cup this year. 


People, including long-time fans, are entitled to their own opinions.  Most would like to win every trophy.  Some like to denigrate the Shield.  I do not.  The team with the best record is the best team.  How hard is it to understand that?  
MLS decided early to ignore the regular season as anything more than a lengthy seeding process for the playoffs.  Many other original ideas: no ties, shootouts for a single point, reverse clocks, no injury time, have been abandoned.  Fans of the sport did not like the innovations, so they did not stick.  Unfortunately, the concept of a worthless regular season has endured, with little recognition and no trophy.  Ironically, the season now doubled as a qualifier for the CONCACAF Champions League, again with no award for that achievement.


#1333872 Results Watch 2018

Posted by JBigjake54 on 01 October 2018 - 12:07 AM

That's just an illusion of balance.

There is never actual balance in a league played over several months, as squads & line-ups constantly change.  

Home/away slates and conference strength can and will seriously skew records.

Any format can produce skewed results.  You cannot play all 34 matches simultaneously with an unchanged line-up.  
There are articles comparing E v. W:
https://www.mlssocce...-supremacy-2017
And an ongoing BS thread:
http://www.bigsoccer....2081205/page-3
Currently E52W-25T-47L, almost even.

You can't cite Euro leagues as an example and then accept vague symmetry as balance.


MLS will have exact symmetry next year.  Not perfect, but exact.  Every team plays 11 H&A, and 12 singles, 6H & 6A.


#1333849 When Bockman Attacks...

Posted by JBigjake54 on 30 September 2018 - 07:40 PM

Can some please post a photo of the tifo? Thanks