Lynden Gooch at Sunderland AFC

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by Who is this guy?, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. felloveranddidanadu

    Plymouth Argyle
    Dec 12, 2009
    San Francisco
    Club:
    San Jose Frogs
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Gooch is like a very poor man's Hazard. Like, budget League One sub level version. Used his stocky frame and big behind well to help kill off the last 20 minutes. Spent most of him time bodying defenders and shielding the ball in the corner and played that role well. Whatever, doesn't matter when you win. On to Wembley!
     
  2. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Excellent description. :thumbsup:
     
  3. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  4. shnaggletooth

    shnaggletooth Member

    Jun 23, 2002
    #1454 shnaggletooth, May 26, 2019
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    League 1 again next season for Sunderland. Charlton scored the winner with seconds left in injury time. Gooch never got off the bench.
     
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  5. adam tash

    adam tash Member+

    Jul 12, 2013
    weird that he wouldn't play in this match....he was playing so well for most of the season....
     
  6. felloveranddidanadu

    Plymouth Argyle
    Dec 12, 2009
    San Francisco
    Club:
    San Jose Frogs
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Watched a few games toward the end of the season and both playoff games leading up to this. He hadn't offered much tbh, and wasn't much better/worse than the other guys. Gutted he couldn't have contributed in the final, but from recent form, he wouldn't have had much of an impact either. Think he's found his level sadly, League One lets him use his energy and physicality while also not requiring him to beat guys on the dribble or deliver consistently dangerous balls from the wing
     
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  7. m vann

    m vann Moderator
    Staff Member

    Colorado Rapids & Celtic FC
    Sep 10, 2002
    Denver, CO
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This could or could not be a reason for the drop in form but Gooch and his GF had a baby in Feb. He’s young and if it took the same kind of toll on him as it did me (and I was 30) it’s natural for your professional life to take a little hit as you adjust to your first child. Like I said, this could or couldn’t be a reason for his subpar 2nd half but it’s certainly plausible.
     

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