Posted by iced1776
on 04 September 2019 - 02:50 PM
Henry was constantly frustrated with Cooper. He was quoted in the article wrt BWP should have 40+ goals or whatever. Did he say anything at all about Luke Rodgers (2011) or Cahill (2014) when they were featured up top?
Henry on Luke Rodgers, possibly the only player he was afraid of in his entire career:
“I tip him to finish top goal-scorer this year. I tip him, yeah,’’ Henry told the Post before tonight’s tilt vs. Columbus (7:30 p.m., MSG). “I knew he was going to score goals straightaway. When Luke has the ball, he wants to shoot. Good for him; he’s that type of striker. If you don’t give him the ball, he’s not happy, he will curse.
“I knew if we were going to play well, Luke was going to score plus-15. And I will tell you, I’m more than happy to score goals, but I would love if Luke finishes top goal-scorer. I think Luke right now is living a dream. He’s been unleashed. Go. He’s happy, he’s buzzing. You need to be like that to play good football. If Luke scores three (tonight), good for us; carry on like that. We want to win.’’
And a bonus article from Brian Lewis I found while looking for the above quote. Some top notch bleeping on this one Brian!
“In this league, he’s a respected person, but he’s telling Titi to (screw) off. The kid’s a (genitalia)head. I don’t care. I just think the kid’s a (friggin’ jerk). I don’t care what you put,’’ said Rodgers, clear that his views were his views, and he didn’t care if they were printed, blogged or tweeted.
More 4-3-1-2 please. The team looked electric in the first half against NE in that formation, and it seemed to put our most talented players in a position to play their best game. It helped that Davis has been doing a better impression of an actual #6 lately, it lets Rzatkowski and CCJ off the leash to push further up field. Royer was having fun with it too even if his finishing was millimeters off all game.
Just caught up to the game and this thread and am so thoroughly confused as to why the conversation is about Buckmaster and the Omir sub when we had a billion super high quality scoring chances from inside the 18 yard box and only posted one. The finishing was hot garbage, Royer alone had TEN (!!!) shots and scored zero even if he did come close several times.
If this game ends 5-1 like it should have, are we still honestly complaining?
And no, that won't prevent us from getting other young players and giving them a raise over their current situation.
For international players especially I'm not sure this is true. Nobody growing up in South America dreams of playing in MLS their entire career, and we don't tend to overpay those guys all that much. Kaku barely makes more here than the average salary in Argentina's first division.
We're a stepping stone to bigger and better things for these players. I don't think Red Bull is being unreasonable in Long's case, but if they develop a reputation for holding players hostage then young guys will 100% think twice about joining another team or league to further their career.
I am a huge Sean Davis fan, but I don't see him as first choice in this formation.
I also have assumed Murillo is on his way out, and while he would be a better offensive option than Muyl in the attacking 3rd, I don't see him pressing enough or doing enough to track back
I feel like Murillo's problem isn't laziness, the dude runs plenty and is a phenomenal natural athlete. He just switches off too often when he's in the box and ball watches. As a wingback I think I trust him to get up and down the field OK (famous last words...)
A little bit of credit where credit is due, both of the free kicks taken by Vela were absolutely perfect. The second both of those balls left his feet I knew there was at least some potential trouble there.
I don't buy this argument that he was held back by either coach for a heartbeat. Etienne got 900 minutes last season and was on pace for about the same this season. Those aren't scrub minutes, that's way more than enough time to prove that you can perform consistently (that's the key word here) and Etienne failed to do that. The last few games encapsulate his play perfectly. He gets three straight starts, has a great performance in the first one, then spends the next two flailing aimlessly around the field trying the occasional FIFA skill move before giving the ball away.
Yes its the coach's job to give young players minutes to prove themselves. But when the player isn't meeting expectations, it is absolutely NOT that coach's job to keep giving them minutes with the blind hope that they flip a switch.
If it's his goal to play in the EPL as he's been quoted, then why did he sign a new contract just 5 months ago? He can't have it both ways.
Probably had something to do with the ~$750k raise that came with that new contract. Can't blame the guy for wanting to make sure he stays employed somewhere, to our knowledge no offers were coming last year before becoming a regular with the national team.
Armas with another non-answer today when asked by Dylan Butler whether they intend to make a signing this transfer window. Said that they wouldn't be looking for depth, but regurgitate the same tired talking points about how they need to make sure that an impact player is a good fit for the culture of the club. I'm not even sure what that means anymore to be honest, if you're willing to spend even the most modest of transfer fees you can find a guy in his 20's who is willing to run and isn't a headcase.