Rhapsody in Blue: Christian Pulisic at Chelsea

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by Balerion, Jun 30, 2014.

  1. kgbman

    kgbman Member

    Jul 31, 2006
    Ya, I’m just bitter, biased, etc. and wish one of our better players were bold enough to give those leagues a go (even if for my own selfish reasons)
     
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  2. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    $$$$ and the right place to grow your Brand
     
  3. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    I'd have loved to see him go to Atletico Madrid but they don't have the kinda cash that Chelsea can drop.
     
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  4. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    The legacy of previous Yanks.
     
  5. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    He should do so if things don't improve by the start of November. Pulisic will get his chances but he will have to be patient and give his ALL when the opportunity arrives.
     
  6. Placid Casual

    Placid Casual Member+

    Apr 2, 2004
    Bentley's Roof
    The Atletico Madrid who spent $250 million plus in the summer ?
     
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  7. USA-Zebuel

    USA-Zebuel Member+

    Mar 26, 2013
    Club:
    Colón de Santa Fe
    Drew a penalty...

    Still seemed pretty invisible besides running around like a chicken with its head cut off.
     
  8. USA-Zebuel

    USA-Zebuel Member+

    Mar 26, 2013
    Club:
    Colón de Santa Fe
    Snitches get....
     
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  9. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Not normally. It's easier for Chelsea to drop $60 million. It's less likely for AM to wanna risk that on a young player that hasn't built up the exact resume Simeone might aim for.
     
  10. HockeytownHeel

    Dortmund
    United States
    Jul 23, 2018
    Anything short of pulisic becoming a star and he made a major mistake coming to this place...

    He would have been better served at so many teams than Chelsea.. Sadly the price was right for them because they are idiots with their money and Dortmund gouged the heck out of them..

    Chelsea and Pulisic will both regret him being there. Just a terribel fit for what they need.

    At this rate I would have rather seen him at Bayern than Chelsea.. They play a more wide open style.
     
  11. jond

    jond Member+

    Sep 28, 2010
    On My Squatty Potty
    Club:
    Levski Sofia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think there's truth to all sides of the arguments.

    -Puli hasn't impressed enough when getting mins and needs to be far more aggressive in going at defenders
    -Barkley and Mount are overrated by Lumpy
    -Familiarity with players weighs heavily into selection
    -If there were to be a pro-England bias in selection, it is most likely to come from a Prem club legend and former England NTer than most others
    -Puli hasn't done well enough to demand starts but has done well enough to play more than he has. The domestics do appear to have a longer string with Lumpy.
    -Hopefully this hardens Puli mentally and brings out a stronger player
     
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  12. smokarz

    smokarz Member+

    Aug 9, 2006
    Hartford, CT

    Or Chelsea can splash the cash on Simeone and bring him to London.
     
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  13. HockeytownHeel

    Dortmund
    United States
    Jul 23, 2018
    I think a lot of people forget that Chelsea overpaid due to their transfer ban.

    They wanted Pulisic and were willing to pay more with the pending ban than most people would have for Pulisic. I love the kid but hes not worth they money Chelsea paid.
     
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  14. smokarz

    smokarz Member+

    Aug 9, 2006
    Hartford, CT

    This what I hope to see as a result of him being benched, and minutes taken away by arguably inferior players.

    I hope this give him the motivation and the push to work harder, play with much more tenacity and aggressiveness, improve the areas where he is weak.

    We WILL see a much better Pulisic emerged from this.

    Mount, Pedro, Willian, and Odoi are going to continue to average or less. Lamp will be forced to play Pulisic at some point. I believed Odoi is way overrated. Haven't yet seen anything like Sancho.
     
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  15. TOAzer

    TOAzer Member+

    The Man With No Club
    May 29, 2016
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I See that you Agree to Disagree.....
    I Agree to See before I Disagree! ;)
     
  16. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
  17. Sylvius

    Sylvius Member

    Jul 18, 2013
    Philadelphia
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Over or under 3 premier league games before CP sees the field again?
     
  18. bct81

    bct81 Member+

    Mar 17, 2007
    Colorado (formerly northern Virginia)
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Pulisic isn’t going to play and needs to train hard and get the most out of Chelsea training to stay fit. But he is not going to play much regardless.

    Why?

    Because Lumpy is a friend of Terry (an unethical idiot) and a general wanker and will be an average manager at best. Just the way it is.

    But at least CP is pulling down a good paycheck.
     
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  19. Sufjan Guzan

    Sufjan Guzan Member

    Feb 13, 2016
    I don't care how you feel about Pulisic, but this IMO is a big problem for him as well.

    He can rarely go the full 90. Even his biggest supporters have to admit that.
     
  20. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    I'd hate to have seen your reaction to Donovan never playing for Leverkusen back in the day.

    Pulisic will have his chance. It just might be a while. It's only been a few games. Let's not have a forum-wide meltdown.
     
  21. bct81

    bct81 Member+

    Mar 17, 2007
    Colorado (formerly northern Virginia)
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I am not melting down.

    Just being realistic.

    Donovan is a different story altogether.

    I think as many others have said it was a good financial decision to go to Chelsea but a poor decision in terms of career development.

    I just don’t plan to watch Chelsea till CP plays and then I can watch it on DVR - because if Marina and Roman thought it would bring in an American audience I don’t plan to help them out.

    Like always American players need to carefully scrutinize the coaching situation where they plan to go.

    Going as a sub for Pool with Klopp would have been far far better or with Pochettino. Just a mistake to go where Sarri was - and now Lumpy.
     
  22. AJ123

    AJ123 Member

    Man Utd
    England
    Feb 17, 2018
    Hudson Odoi is better than him in pretty much every aspect of the game except for close control dribbling.

    He also lived in England as a child for a year which was when and where he fell in love with the game.
     
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  23. jimmy2823

    jimmy2823 Member

    Nov 10, 2011
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No way he starts at Atletico Madrid
     
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  24. Editor In Chimp

    Editor In Chimp Member+

    Sep 7, 2008
    What does John Terry have to do with anything?
     
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  25. Noriega7

    Noriega7 Member

    Newcastle United
    Dec 27, 2017
    Well, Pulisic was brought in under Sarri who plays a more possession-heavy style of football which would had fitted CP better.

    Lampard seemed to prefer more direct-ness from his attackers, so that's partly the issue....Basically, CP will have to make himself a goal-scoring threat...The nice-combination-play and hockey assist may not be enough.
     
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