June 10th, 2009, 09:31 AM #591
So apparently now that Madrid broke the bank on Kaka they won't be able to afford Ribery and David Villa like they wanted. So I wonder if they can sell enough Kaka jerseys in these next 2 weeks to be able to sign CR7 for 80 Million pounds.
Last edited by Mr. Irreverent; June 10th, 2009 at 09:35 AM.
June 10th, 2009, 12:26 PM #592
Originally Posted by ucsdguy1
As far as the passing, you can tell we used to mainly be a long ball team. Now that we're kind of transitioning into an attacking wing kind of team, it seems like we tried that about 30/ 70.
Casey and Altidore have trouble with first touch off of long balls, but when they did manage to corral a few of them, they've both got decent pace and Altidore seems to be fairly adept at holding up. I like that Bradley is playing him if the assumption is you play the hell out of the kid in the "small" games to make him better is true. He's obviously got a ton of potential.
We forced the ball up the left to Donovan too much in the early first half. Honduras started to figure that out and really began cheating, then we started to work the right more. Once we started making them guess then Howard/ Boca would throw in the odd long ball, we really started to dominate possession. Feilhaber was a HUGE part of that possession game in the second half. Good passer too.
Our play without the ball really started to wear Honduras out in the second half- Dempsey and Donovan are both a lot better defensively that I though and Spector and Bornstein were doing a great job getting back. Demerit looked good too when he came in. Clark was a rock saving at least two balls in the penalty area that I can remember.
Tim Howard was constantly on like Robotron. I don't know when I've ever seen such a passionate and involved goalie.
After the Costa Rica game, we had a great comeback. It's still less than what I think this squad is really capable of, but it was great to see the put CR behind them and get their legs back.
June 10th, 2009, 12:29 PM #593
Feilhaber did a helluva job, man.
Originally Posted by kba4life2
As far as the defensive nightmare, if we play long ball up the middle, it'd get bad- but if we worked the wings, I think Dempsey/ Donovan are good enough defensively they could prevent a lot of counterattacks. Obviously, it'd be super risky against good teams, but to try and get back in the game after getting behind or something, your lineup would definitely be worth a shot.
June 10th, 2009, 03:20 PM #594
June 10th, 2009, 08:58 PM #595
June 11th, 2009, 03:26 AM #596
United better put this money to good use. He has won them so many games the last few years.
Sky Sports | Football | Premier League | News | United accept Ronaldo offer
June 11th, 2009, 07:12 AM #597
That's good news.
United won't be able to find anyone except for Messi to replace Ronaldo.
June 11th, 2009, 08:00 AM #598
June 11th, 2009, 11:07 AM #599
Inevitable but disappointing.
Originally Posted by VEGASKING
June 11th, 2009, 12:01 PM #600