Tea Light in the Dark Universe: Bobby Wood at Hamburg

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by LoewenBoy, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    That's his 3rd or 4th for the season? I wanna say he scored in a cup match
     
  2. Dirt McGirt

    Dirt McGirt Member+

    Jun 20, 2005
    Phoenix, AZ
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    I keep trying to figure it out, but then I'm overcome by the need to take a "Serie A" power nap.
     
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  3. matabala

    matabala Member+

    Sep 25, 2002
    It sounds counter-intuitive, but scoring is overrated. I'm all for the young guns to move into the picture but you can't coach savvy, (mental) toughness and durability. The younger generation of Yank forwards still have a ways to go to upstage Bobby.
     
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  4. Dirt McGirt

    Dirt McGirt Member+

    Jun 20, 2005
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    #9029 Dirt McGirt, Nov 25, 2018
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    In a 4-4-2 maybe, but as a sole striker I'll take a hard pass on an infrequently scoring striker with average hold up play and passing skills.
     
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  5. truefan420

    truefan420 Member+

    May 30, 2010
    oakland
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    Good for Bobby. He’s a good striker to have in our 23
     
  6. The Irish Rover

    The Irish Rover Member+

    Aug 1, 2010
    Dublin
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    The thiird. In all competitions. He also has two assists; one in the Pokal and one in BL1
     
  7. schrutebuck

    schrutebuck Member+

    Jul 26, 2007
    Wood did what he does best - find a gap between a fullback and a center back.
     
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  8. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    4-1 final for BMG
     
  9. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
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    United States
    I'm a Bobby fan here but I must disagree. His athleticism and instincts put him in good positions but he misses too many half-chances and even clear chances to be a "good" Bundesliga striker. He deserves a roster spot on a relegation threatened team but no Bundesliga team should be satisfied with Bobby as their main striker the way he's played since leaving Union Berlin.
     
  10. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Define "good". I think Bobby has potential for "good" but at the moment he's decent. But he plays for a relegation fodder club, so I mean let's put his goalscoring (or lack of) into context
     
  11. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Not too shabby. I still hold he'll reach ton by season's end. I hope he really increases the assists though.
     
  12. adam tash

    adam tash Member+

    Jul 12, 2013
    Bobby was demonstrative in this game. Motioning at his teammates multiple times. Applauding a teammate who lost the ball, frustrated at teammates who werent pressing with the frontline, frustrated at not getting passed to on good runs. I think it reveals how confident he is and that he is trying to be a leader - but there's a fine line as well - don't wanna seem too frustrated at teammates' deficiencies. Overall, I think he is "back" from a confidence perspective.

    I also can't help but wonder how he would do on a better team with more service - I think he'd be a nightmare on a team like Dortmund when he's in this vein of form/confidence - it's not like he really misses chances or sitters - he barely ever gets sniffs at the goal - and in this game in particular he had a lot of good runs that were either ignored or missed by teammates.
     
  13. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    And with this goal he ties Ihlas Bebou (who was injured for this game) as the top scorer for Hannover, with 3 goals each.

    Bebou, however, has 3 assists to Wood's 1.
     
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  14. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    I now wonder how things might have been had he been bought by Dortmund. Being a super-sub, could he have succeeded there?
     
  15. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
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    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    "Good" bundesliga striker who can be depended on to lead the line as a primary attacking threat. One reason why Hannover is relegation threatened is because Bobby hasn't scored consistently.
     
  16. Sam Hamwich

    Sam Hamwich BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 11, 2006
    best 6 minutes of my life.
     
  17. Sam Hamwich

    Sam Hamwich BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 11, 2006
    might also be because they are a dog $hit team.
     
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  18. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    He ain't the entire attacking line ;)
     
  19. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
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    "one reason"
     
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  20. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    I'm "joshing" with you. I concur. He has to do better at converting. He puts in a lot of work and needed to do way more to justify his large wages (at Hamburg).

    10 goals in 62 BL appearances. Nothing to brag about, though he probably has scored more than the likes of Clint Mathis, Eric Wynalda, Connor Casey and other strikers we had in Germany.
     
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  21. adam tash

    adam tash Member+

    Jul 12, 2013
    personally, i feel like he would rise (or sink) to the level of whatever team he is on....

    he can score on Bundesliga defenses when his teammates set him up ....he would have more "setups" on a better team. I think he'd score more on a better squad. It's harder to score on a hamburg or hannover than on a dortmund or bayern, imo....even though it is harder to get onto one of those teams.
     
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  22. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    Wood is not a good choice for single striker unless you are committed to your wide mids running like heck when he gets the ball. He's not a terrible hold-up guy. But he's not great either...
     
  23. KALM

    KALM Member+

    Oct 6, 2006
    Boston/Providence
    I think he might be tied for the most Bundesliga goals right now among American developed YAs, but I'm not sure if I'm missing anyone.

    Bradley - 10
    Pulisic - 10
    Wood - 10
    Wynalda - 9
    Cherundolo - 6
    Reyna - 6
    Mathis - 5
    Sanneh - 5
    Casey - 4
     
  24. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Wow. Kagawa alone has scored more Bundesliga goals than our Top 4 combined
     
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  25. matabala

    matabala Member+

    Sep 25, 2002
    CC "only" scored 4 BL goals? Seems like he scored a whole lot more in BL2?

    If memory serves, there was a period of time when Casey was flying practically alone as YA in Germany?

    Hard not to like the true iconoclasts. What's he doing these days?
     

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