Frank Fabra

Discussion in 'Colombians Abroad' started by Froboy69, Jan 19, 2016.

  1. Furnaccio

    Furnaccio Member+

    Feb 19, 2008
    New York, NY
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    Good points. To me, CQ’s priority is building a team of 23 starters not an ideal 11.

    I’m not worried at all about the recent string of friendly results.

    I guess the real test comes in March WCQ’s & June CA to see who gets called up and what tactics are used.

    I have my areas of concern but between now and March, it’s all conjecture.
     
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  2. villus

    villus Member+

    Jun 5, 2008
    If he's been giving a bunch of guys a nice long run to see how they do and get them past the nerves of playing for Colombia then it'll be a good thing when all the core guys are back. Fingers crossed he's not gonna start Medina over Arias.
     
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  3. crzdcolombian

    crzdcolombian Member+

    Jul 17, 2006
    Avon,CT
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    I know you guys think I am a broken record but your post is fine if he would call more guys!!

    it’s also nice he actually uses all the players he calls but still I don’t want a wc18 to happen like o shit we lost X player and have never tried anyone else there!!! Panic!!

    he called 4 fking goalies!!!! In 1 call up but then calls 2 LBs.... 1 of which is a CB!!

    also I don’t know what they tell Lerma when in the National team but the one who plays in England is a beast!! Play him correctly please
     
  4. Furnaccio

    Furnaccio Member+

    Feb 19, 2008
    New York, NY
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    The idea of calling up more players sounds good in theory, but in reality it probably doesn’t for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately the only time it would work is the camp prior to any major tournament.

    For a two game friendly where there is always travel involved and the total time spent is less than a week in total.

    I agree with you totally about the GK situation and honestly I don’t know what to tell you at this point. The scary thing is that Ospina averages almost the same number of NT and club appearances per calendar year (I’m slightly exaggerating, but you get my point I hope) its a 2x edge sword. Play Ospina - we prevent other GK’s from NT playing time. Don’t play Ospina - he is frozen out of two teams.

    Don’t know what to say about Lerma. I think he will come around and end up as solid cover for Barrios and will play a similar role as Alex Mejia - defensive sub to preserve a lead.

    WC18 was a black cloud with all the injuries and lone discipline issue. I think CQ has been good about gradually incorporating new faces without totally incorporating a revolving door of players. It’s a tough balance. I think we all need to appreciate that.
     
  5. villus

    villus Member+

    Jun 5, 2008
    You can't work with 30 players in a small two week camp, all the players can't play and you can't be playing them all in training and watching them all. Also when you call players you are taking them away from their club, you are taking them away from training with club and that can lead to them losing their place etc only to come and sit on the bench because they can't all play because if they did you wouldn't have enough time to evaluate them.

    Also if you watched Lerma and his team they play a 4-4-2 and he doesn't play as an anchor or the solo shield, which was the same for him in Levante, I've said this a thousand times but that's what he's shown he's suited for and we shouldn't switch a system to accommodate Lerma especially when Barrios is just way better in the role and fits the single anchor perfectly, Lerma is a solid player but he's not at Barrios level.
     

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