Alert: Joseph takes indefinite leave of absence

Discussion in 'New England Revolution' started by johnh00, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. MLSinHD

    MLSinHD Member

    Apr 1, 2004
    Boston
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Right now the Revs are without their best two players in Joseph and Twellman. When the transfer window open they need to do something. I would try and go after the following: Ronaldinho, Raul, Del Piero, Henry, Robbie Keane, Michael Ballack, Riquelme.
     
  2. RevsLiverpool

    RevsLiverpool Member+

    Nov 12, 2005
    Boston
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You forgot Messi, Torres, Rooney, Gerrard, Lampard, Xavi, Silva and Casillas
    ;)
     
  3. TheLostUniversity

    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Feb 4, 2007
    Greater Boston
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Bah, Cristiano and Kaka or Bust! :D
     
  4. MLSinHD

    MLSinHD Member

    Apr 1, 2004
    Boston
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    All joking aside, the Revs IMO haven't made the move to put them over the top. All other clubs are looking to improve and it feels like we are always the ones standing pat. I'm not saying go after a Messi, C. Ronaldo or Rooney which isn't going to happen. There are guys over in Europe or even South America that could come here and help this team. We have two DP spots and are not using any of them. Heck if not for anything else it'll help fill the stands with a marquee player while the club searches for their own stadium.
     
  5. TheLostUniversity

    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Feb 4, 2007
    Greater Boston
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, I suspect almost all of us agree with you. It's just that, after a half decade of waiting for these moves, we're down to tears and laughter...mostly tears :D
     
  6. Soccer Doc

    Soccer Doc Member+

    Nov 30, 2001
    Keene, NH
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Glad you say "almost all" :)
    Right now I think we have two DP level players---Twellman and Joseph
    I also think when/if the roster is healthy it will be able to handle any team in MLS and win hardware. Our problem is not who we have signed. Our problem is that some of the key players we've signed are not available to play
     
  7. SeñorFutbol

    SeñorFutbol Member

    Feb 15, 2006
    Unfortunately for the Revs DP = Doesn't Play.
     
  8. patfan1

    patfan1 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 19, 1999
    Nashua, NH
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This really needs to be made into a t-shirt.
     
  9. rkupp

    rkupp Member+

    Jan 3, 2001
    I am too, but that's the reality. And, it's not "when", but "if".

    It's been a tough situation for Twellman, the team and the fans. If it were an ACL or something, he'd have long since been back. This is just really, really bad fortune. But, I think he will come around this spring/summer - just my blind optimism I guess.
    The Revs did make improvements.

    But, it's misleading to say that all other clubs are looking to improve, but we aren't. Rosters are pretty much set now and there aren't going to be major transactions by anyone until the midsummer. For all anyone knows, the Revs are looking at that window in the same way everyone else is.
    I don't know whether or not we'll sign a DP, but I don't think anything is going to happen before midsummer - after the other leagues finish up, we're past WC10 and, in some cases, when the MLS transfer window re-opens.
     
  10. REV IT UP

    REV IT UP Member

    New England Revolution
    United States
    Jul 12, 2004
    San Francisco
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Watching some of the LA highlights, I realize now that if LA were in same injury situation as us, they would also be down and out.

    TnT = Buddle
    Joseph = Donovan
    Reis = Ricketts

    of course they also have Becks out, but then again, when did he actually help the on field performance. I don't think he ever played a full season healthy, and when he was on the field, he would just wait for a free kick.

    If our three star players were to magically come back to life (wait what...they aren't dead?) then I believe we do have a championship team.

    The end of this season could be very interesting...
     
  11. rkane1226

    rkane1226 Member+

    Apr 9, 2000
    Club:
    Stade Brestois 29
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I was very tempted to create a new screen name so you might take this post seriously instead of the automatic reflex that is about to happen (already happening on my part)?

    Overall, I just don't see how you can say we improved.

    Perovic is exciting but hard to judge him as better than Ralston. There is an age advantage.

    Shilawski + Dube: how is this better than Dube and Mansally? Shilawski is a poacher but Mansally could run balls down and (sometimes) dribble and pass afterward. Is Jankauskus an improvement over Jakauskus? He hasn't hardly played.

    Is Phelan better than Jeff L? Is Nyassi better than Nyassi (I'll grant a little better on D)? Sinovic over Heaps or even Tierney? Nope, I don't see it and I wasn't/am not a fan of Heaps/Tierney.

    I guess we're down to Gibbs and Burpo. Not too exciting to me but I'd grant an improvement at backup keeper if we had a starting keeper.

    Summing all the downgrades, washes and few improvements, I think "stand pat," is a fair assessment.
     
  12. BrianLBI

    BrianLBI BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 7, 2002
    New Hampshire
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'd say "treading water", as there has been energy expended - but to little benefit so far.
     
  13. Soccer Doc

    Soccer Doc Member+

    Nov 30, 2001
    Keene, NH
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think there are a lot of observers that would say Perovic, Sinovic and Shilawski are improvements. The CRapids trade was a wash.
     
  14. firstshirt

    firstshirt Member+

    Mar 1, 2000
    Vernon,CT /NK, RI
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ralston played defense, so far Perovic has not
    After the last two games I am having my doubts about Sinovic. He can not handle speed
    Schilawaski has four goals, and looked composed on all 4. After two wins I was starting to jump on the koolaide train and believe but then Shalrie is gone and the team is exposed for what it is, a group of Mediocre MLS talent held together by perhaps the best player in the league
     
  15. Jon Martin

    Jon Martin Member+

    Apr 25, 2000
    SE Mass
    Thee is nothing wrong with role players - every team has them. A team without stars, however, is a USL team. As of now, Gibbs and Alston are the closest thing we have to stars.
     
  16. RevsLiverpool

    RevsLiverpool Member+

    Nov 12, 2005
    Boston
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Quoted for truth
     
  17. RevsFanDan

    RevsFanDan Member

    May 24, 2005
    North Shore
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Seconded
     
  18. Alan

    Alan Titanium Member

    Feb 25, 1999
    Massachusetts
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    WHHHHHAAAAT

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  19. KaptPowers

    KaptPowers Member

    Dec 29, 2003
    Astoria, NY
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    One of those stars we knew was not going to be available for a good chunk of time, or at least should have figured that out. Inside of signing a forward we went with the tried-and-true low-cost college route. Now while Killer had a good game against a terrible team, I'm not ready to anoint him the next Joe-Max or Taylor, you know?

    I'm getting really tired of "once the team is healthy." I think if I typed "Revs" and "healthy" into the search function I'd melt down my laptop.

    Oh, and honestly- KHANO was the best player we could find at that position? Really?
     
  20. NHFootyFan

    NHFootyFan Member

    May 28, 2007
    Outside Concord NH
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Yes. But what position are you thinking of? He's playing Distract the Angry Mob Lightning Rod Stopper -- we haven't had a good one since Wells left -- and doing damn fine job of it, IMHO.
     
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  21. rkupp

    rkupp Member+

    Jan 3, 2001
    Pull out 3 of any teams best players and see if they aren't mediocre. Pull out (rather unexpectedly) a league MVP candidate from some other team and see how they do.

    Yes, without Shalrie, we are mediocre at best. Get him back in here and then we'll see how good we are. Get Reis back in the next month or so and we'll see how much of a difference he can make. Hopefully, get that "other guy" back too.

    Yeah, we are all sick of hearing about injuries - but, the fact is that we have been rebuilding the team, replacing a lot of the older, more injury-prone players with younger guys.
    We are younger, faster and more durable. We've replaced some players who were at or past peak with players who haven't reached their potential yet. So, if we aren't better now, we are at least positioned to get better.
     

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