Rhapsody in Blue: Christian Pulisic at Chelsea

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

  1. frankburgers

    frankburgers Member

    May 31, 2016
    Lol. Stop it.

    Sancho is just at a higher level player than CP. he’s world class.
     
  2. smokarz

    smokarz Member+

    Aug 9, 2006
    Hartford, CT
    Yes, Sancho is pretty damn good right now.

    But if I am going to spend 100M+, I want to see if he can do the same thing one more season.

    I don't think he's leaving this summer.
     
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  3. EruditeHobo

    EruditeHobo Member+

    Mar 29, 2007
    San Francisco, CA
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He may not be... but if you’re United or City, you can “gamble” and spend ~100M now or risk it being ~150M in a year from now.

    But there’s no gamble here. He’s more of a sure thing than Raheem was, just an issue if he WANTS to move. If he does, might as well move this summer because the interest will be there.
     
  4. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    CP is a very good player,
    Sancho is exceptional at the moment. He is not perfect. He is not some factor better than CP, he plays different position, different style, but he is really freaking good, and perhaps as important to his footie future, he's exciting to watch.
    It takes nothing away from CP to point out how good Sancho is.

    That said, Larsen looked like a donkey v. Mainz. Really bad passes, poor decision making and, despite a great work-rate, he killed more attacks than he created. He was the Ritchie Williams of BVB this weekend. Him and the D are not Bund winning quality. If BVB can pull it off it is down to Burki, Witsel, Sancho, Goetz, Reus and a few others. Hopefully CP gets another chance to contribute before season's end.
     
  5. striker

    striker Member

    Aug 4, 1999
    and no brain.
     
  6. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    And, sadly, little courage...

    What a world, what a world...
     
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  7. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Larsen was so poor he made a few Schwatzgelb fans miss Pulisic.
     
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  8. adam tash

    adam tash Member+

    Jul 12, 2013
    musta been horrific :rolleyes:
     
  9. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    Larsen was well off even his usual stride. There were two (at least) wide open out-manned breaks that JBL ruined with passes that didn't lead enough in once case and was simply played at the wrong time in another. Those were the two most egregious but he really needed to recalibrate his passing boots.
     
  10. smokarz

    smokarz Member+

    Aug 9, 2006
    Hartford, CT
    Pulisic is back training with team and should be available for this weekend.

    Let's hope he get some minutes.
     
  11. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    I just wanna see him score or assist the goal that wins Dortmund the long awaited title.
     
  12. Dr.Phil

    Dr.Phil Member+

    Jan 18, 2004
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What title are they winning?
     
  13. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    The one to save any credibility for the Bundesliga
     
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  14. smokarz

    smokarz Member+

    Aug 9, 2006
    Hartford, CT
    That would have been nice, but I am afraid that boat had sailed.

    BM is running away with the title again.
     
  15. smokarz

    smokarz Member+

    Aug 9, 2006
    Hartford, CT
    This Chelsea team could look very different next season.

    They have lots of young talents out on loan and doing pretty well that they can recall.
     
  16. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    There's a guy in Germany, for instance...
     
  17. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm the biggest Pulisic fan around but Sancho is miles ahead of him now. They are similar athletically but Sancho has a much stronger IQ. He uses his skills intelligently, knowing when to slow down and when to accelerate, and how to exploit the slivers of space he creates with his dribbling.

    Puslic is more like a greyhound on the dogtrack. He can't help but chase the mechanical rabbit.
     
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  18. Dr.Phil

    Dr.Phil Member+

    Jan 18, 2004
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Dortmund winning the leave wouldn't bring credibilty. Players and coaches going off to England and doing well bring credibilty to the league. German teams actually competing late into the CL and Europa leage bring credibilty.

    Just like Dembele, he doesnt have to be better than them. He just has to do well.
     
  19. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sure, I agree. Let's hope to puts it all together next season. Hopefully with Hazard as teammate.
     
  20. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Dortmund beating Munich shows Germany isn't a 1 horse race. German teams doing masterfully well in the CL/EL also helps this image.
     
  21. Dr.Phil

    Dr.Phil Member+

    Jan 18, 2004
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Pep and Klopp under performed their first season in the EPL and they then showed their chops. I think Chelsea can do the same with Sari.

    The player Chelsea should hope to keep is CHO. It might be good to risk losing him on a free. Start him and Pulisic and try and convince CHO to stay. Bayern will sign wingers and may all of a sudden not have room for him in 2020. Things can change quickly
     
  22. An Unpaved Road

    An Unpaved Road Member+

    Mar 22, 2006
    Club:
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    I still can't believe his Dortmund days are almost over. Went by fast.
     
  23. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Agreed. Puli has the technique, the discipline, the desire, but on the field he's not the sharpest knife in the drawer.

    Unfortunately, I think intelligence is something you are born with. You either have it, or you don't. You can't learn to be smarter.
     
  24. Dr.Phil

    Dr.Phil Member+

    Jan 18, 2004
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It doesnt change outsiders opinion much. The league had more respect when Klopp and Pep were in it and Klopp was getting 2nd but still advancing in CL.

    This is an incredible week Bundesliga. Stars like Klopp, Pep, KDB, Sane Son, Gundogan Firmino, Keita, etc have all moved over in the last several seasons. Dortmund winning a week league while everyone is reloading talent and no one is competitng in Europe doesnt change much.
     
  25. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Anyone watching how Chelski is destroying the repeat Champions of the Czechs?

    Someone who thinks third-tier Euro leagues are equal-or-better than MLS should have a watch.

    4-1, and the Chelsea guys are not even sweating. And that's the first half.
     
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