Beat 2011/2012 Hot Stove League

Discussion in 'Atlanta Beat' started by StevieBeat, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. Katreus

    Katreus Member

    Jul 3, 2011
    Country:
    United States
    He should be looking at players who already play on the pro level in terms of skill. Atlanta Beat only have 3 picks: 1, 4, 23 atm (depending on how WPS looks at mj's traded picks, it could be 1, 6, 23). In other words, there are two fairly high first round picks. He should not be picking underrated players who still need to be transformed and need a couple years growth to be able to contribute at a high level for those spots.
     
  2. StarCityFan

    StarCityFan BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 2, 2001
    Greenbelt, MD
    Club:
    Washington Freedom
    Country:
    United States
    On the Breakers' field it's pretty clearly marked, as I recall. :p
     
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  3. socfandan

    socfandan Member

    Jul 30, 2000
    Eastern Mass
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Country:
    United States
    LOL well said, must spread rep before giving SCF more.

    I tend to forget about that since it is not as obvious and annoying from my seats as it is on TV....
     
  4. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Country:
    Spain
    Got ya covered =-)
     
  5. pasoccerdad

    pasoccerdad Member

    Mar 17, 2008
    KOP
    Club:
    --other--
    Country:
    United States
    Yes, but it is obscured on the Atlanta field
     
  6. newsouth

    newsouth Member

    Nov 20, 2010
    Club:
    Santos FC
    Country:
    Brazil
    sorry i played equipment football in the states, so that's how i view the field, lines or no lines.

    anyway...sbfc has signed a couple of players. i'm wondering if they are bring casey back. i'd like to see her and press up top like someone said. i know she's an enigma but a young stable player like press as a running mate might bring out those 10 goals in her.

    that would give atlanta a playoff caliber attack if she stepped up along with one of those rookies they will probably pick up.

    GET IT DONE FITZ!
     
  7. kool-aide

    kool-aide Member+

    Feb 1, 2002
    a van by the river
    Country:
    United States
    Like Katreus points out, if they use their top pick they should be looking at top talent for that pick. If they go by their past draft history they'll trade picks for players and need to carefully consider which players. Also, with like 2-3 players signed, they can't (or shouldn't) fill the roster w/ just rookies or in need of "transformation" There are a ton of pros w/ good experience out there looking for a job.

    She is, potentially, a *very* nice pick up for ATL.
     
  8. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Country:
    Spain
  9. StevieBeat

    StevieBeat Member

    Apr 9, 2011
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Re: Moros

    *sigh* I get nervous when this guy starts talking about versatility and moving players around.

    Funny how we're slowly turning into North MagicJack (or magicJack Lite).
     
  10. newsouth

    newsouth Member

    Nov 20, 2010
    Club:
    Santos FC
    Country:
    Brazil
    maybe there is some hope for atlanta.
     
  11. DazzRef

    DazzRef Member

    Jul 13, 2009
    Buffalo NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Country:
    United States
    I get where you're coming from, but he actually does have a point. Moros could be a really good holding midfielder, and was making a good amount of overlapping runs up the field when she was a member of the Flash last year. I'd still rather have her on the backline, though....I was seriously hoping that she would be moved to solidify the right side of the defense (where Candace Chapman used to play) this season....unfortunately, the Flash's loss is Atlanta's gain. :D

    Aaron
     
  12. StarCityFan

    StarCityFan BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 2, 2001
    Greenbelt, MD
    Club:
    Washington Freedom
    Country:
    United States
    I've followed Moros since she joined the W-League Freedom in 2007, and her natural role is attacking midfielder from the right flank. Gabarra converted her to right flank defender at the start of the 2010 season where, not surprisingly, she was great at supporting the attack but not so good at defending close to goal. I'm not sure why she's listed as a forward because I've never seen her in that role.

    Regardless, she's a very smart player who gives you everything she's got. She's a good pickup no matter where she ends up playing.
     
  13. luvdagame

    luvdagame Member+

    Jul 6, 2000
  14. StevieBeat

    StevieBeat Member

    Apr 9, 2011
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    A few tweets flying around that the Beat may be close to signing Val Henderson from Philly!
     
  15. luvdagame

    luvdagame Member+

    Jul 6, 2000
    if that happens, and taking into account that the beat have been quoted as saying "we'll address the up top situation in the draft", it suggests leroux (or another forward) going #1.
     
  16. StevieBeat

    StevieBeat Member

    Apr 9, 2011
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    AWK reports The Buehldozer has signed a 1-year deal with Atlanta.
     
  17. luvdagame

    luvdagame Member+

    Jul 6, 2000
    http://www.allwhitekit.com/

    the 2012 beat may turn out to be a pretty good team after all.
     
  18. StevieBeat

    StevieBeat Member

    Apr 9, 2011
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    The Beat announced today that they have officially signed Lauren Fowlkes as well as re-signing Katherine Reynolds (yay!).

    and Jeff Kassouf reports "multiple sources" have confirmed the Beat's signing of Yael Averbuch. Can't wait to see how the PA announcer handles her name....

    Slowly, but surely, we're getting there.
     
  19. AngusPodgorny

    AngusPodgorny New Member

    Sep 28, 2002
  20. newsouth

    newsouth Member

    Nov 20, 2010
    Club:
    Santos FC
    Country:
    Brazil
    not my pick as a 3rd forward, i would have preferred casey and see if press and sydney could shape her. anyway, i'm assuming kelley can also go as a winger.
     
  21. GaDawg

    GaDawg New Member

    Apr 15, 2011
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Country:
    United States
    It's funny cause it's true...and sadly, it's true!!
     
  22. pokey55

    pokey55 Member

    Aug 17, 2008
    Club:
    Washington Freedom
    Amy LePeilbet apparently signed with the Beat.
     
  23. StevieBeat

    StevieBeat Member

    Apr 9, 2011
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Thanks to mingyung for pointing this article out.

    Steph Cox is apparently onboard now as well, so we have the Boston back 4 minus Scott. Bretherton also goes on to say that Cox is unlikely to make the Oly roster, so she shouldn't be missing any time there, which was my initial concern when I saw we signed her.

    Looks like we just about have a starting 11 now, but I'm wondering if Galanis will use O'Hara up top or up the wings from MF with our #1 pick next to Press. Also not sure if KO will make the Oly team or not (Bretherton doesn't include her in his list of WNT signings, ugh!)
     
  24. newsouth

    newsouth Member

    Nov 20, 2010
    Club:
    Santos FC
    Country:
    Brazil
    i still don't trust fitz but he has enough mustard to win some games here if he brings in sydney. will he use the #1 or make another clown trade like he did with his #4? and no way to you draft lindsey with the #1, no way. don't care about a stanford connection. wps defenses would eat up press, lindsey and o'hara in a 4-3-3.

    had good attendance without any star power. now, he has some marketing brand. 4000+ per game?
     
  25. StevieBeat

    StevieBeat Member

    Apr 9, 2011
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    According to Beau Dure on Twitter, the Beat have signed defender Danielle Johnson from SBFC.
     

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