NAC, NAC, NACkin' on City's Door: Palmer-Brown at Breda

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  1. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    If you have not watched many NAC games (and I have not) I would caution about taking too much gospel from the Dutch press. NAC is clear unmitigated crap this year. Brown comes with City "pedigree" and that gets a different curve that if he was plucked from obscurity from a local B team or something.

    I have no idea, aside from the one game I actually saw, how he is playing, but he looked neither way crappier or way less crappy than NAC overall to my eye. He may have attitude problems- or may simply not be good enough to keep the Titanic afloat. I'd like to see him on another team for a minute. Too bad about the U23 callus.
     
  2. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Did he have a choice? I can't remember he signed on a free or if City bought him. Can Dutch clubs compete with English clubs to get young Americans (on a freebie)? What can they say to convince our young guys?
     
  3. uniteo

    uniteo Member+

    Sep 2, 2000
    Rockville, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #3678 uniteo, Mar 20, 2019
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    To me it’s definitely a bad sign that he hasn’t forced his way in and established himself as top choice in really any of his gigs. But most players in his position don’t make it big, which is why it bothers me when anyone assumes it is a failure of character.

    To make it at this level you have to be so self obsessed that to also be a normal person is pretty difficult. Success is probably more a sign of character flaws than failure.

    But he did make TOTW a few weeks ago, which suggests there is something there to work with or work from.
     
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  4. dougtee

    dougtee Member+

    Feb 7, 2007
    he seems like a guy that missed too much game time during pivotal development years
     
  5. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    is it because he spent too much time with the youth teams as opposed to with whatever club team he was with?
     
  6. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    EPB needs to leave the Netherlands... and it has nothing to do with footie...
     
  7. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Do you think he's having issues with Mary Jane?
     
  8. Who's that?
     
  9. Winoman

    Winoman Drinkin' Wine Spo-De-O-De!

    Jul 26, 2000
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Nickname for marijuana.
     
  10. Scotty

    Scotty Member+

    Dec 15, 1999
    She's his main thang.
     
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  11. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    do pretail elaborate
     
  12. ChrisSSBB

    ChrisSSBB Member+

    Jun 22, 2005
    NV
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Pray tell?
     
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  13. matabala

    matabala Member+

    Sep 25, 2002
    The euphemism "relaxed" suddenly takes on a new meaning....the Temptations ain't just a singing group.
     
  14. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    I misspelled retail :eek:
     
  15. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    Read a paper. My family is freaking out, with good reason. It is a dark f-ing day for the Dutch.
     
  16. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    No idea what you mean. The only bad news we got here from the Netherlands was the shooting w/3 fatalities, but we've got one of those every week in the USA.
     
  17. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    Senate elections today. NvD party. Gert Wilders on steroids. Very distressing.
     
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  18. Ah, well.
    It's not like EPB will be vulnerable for MAGA like shit after these elections.
    Calm down, Freisland & family. Take a Beerenburger and relax.
     
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  19. :ROFLMAO:
    Let's not jump to conclusions, as I havenot heared anything pointing in that direction, the seduction of May Jane that is.
     
  20. lmorin

    lmorin Member+

    Mar 29, 2000
    New Hampshire
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    In my playing experience, and from watching games, when a team's defenders look so bad as appears to be the case for Breda, the midfielders deserve most of the blame. Defenders left to the mercy of attacks abetted by undisciplined midfielders can't really help much across the full 90 min. The attack must be at least controlled and stymied by the midfield in order for the defense to be truly useful.
     
  21. Yup, it's a big part of the problem. But considering that the NAC defense still sucks.
     
  22. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    I would not be so sanguine. Wilders was a clown. That guy is a sociopath. And a mildly charismatic sociopath. It is not good for the Netherlands.
     
  23. Even the front runner of both and who eclips both of them in playing the media, Pim Fortuyn, never got more than 26 seats=around 16% of the votes. So to make a dent he has to gain alot of turf.
     
  24. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    Again, I haven't watched that much, but to me it's all such a mess I'm not sure anyone can be totally sure who is being pulled down and who are the stones. What is clear is no one can swim well enough to save them.
     

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