The Colombian Prodigal Son Returns - The James Rodríguez Thread

Discussion in 'Real Madrid' started by MiamiNative0722, Sep 9, 2019.

  1. MiamiNative0722

    MiamiNative0722 Member+

    May 25, 2013
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    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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    Now that it is clear he is staying with the club this season, I believe James deserves his own thread. I noticed we closed his old thread 2 years ago and figured we could use a new one.



    James speaking today: "Hopefully this will be MY season at Real Madrid"

     
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  2. J-Mezzy

    J-Mezzy Member+

    Oct 14, 2013
    Orlando
    Club:
    Real Madrid
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    Colombia
    He will have a good season for us. Im willing to bet my namesake on it
     
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  3. RMNYC

    RMNYC Member

    Real Madrid
    United States
    Jan 19, 2019
    Anytime hes been healthy, motivated and wanted by the coach, hes been world class.

    He looks motivated. We will see about the others, but I'm excited
     
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  4. Eddie

    Eddie Member+

    Oct 19, 2005
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    Real Madrid
    Do you think he will be given a fair chance to compete?
     
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  5. HZinho

    HZinho Member+

    Apr 2, 2013
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    Real Madrid
    If he gets a fair chance, he'll be a starter in no time. Man, I'm glad he's back. I like the guy a lot, but more so because I'm glad one of your favourites is back. You deserve praise for your persistence over the years and this is the ultimate 'gift'! :D
     
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  6. Stiliyan

    Stiliyan Member

    Feb 11, 2017
    Pernik
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    I think we all hope he plays. Our games are such a borefest and I feel that he us our only midfielder that can brake it. James is our slower version of KDB with better passing.:p
     
  7. Hsain85

    Hsain85 Member+

    Mar 28, 2006
    Bahrain
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    What I disliked, the most about James’ game was his lack of pace.That is a fundamental reason why he shouldn’t play on the flanks/leading counters. Give him a deeper role where he utilizes his best attributes: vision-through passes and shooting.
    Plus, he should handle our spot kicks when on the field. He is clearly better than Kroos in that aspect.
     
  8. J-Mezzy

    J-Mezzy Member+

    Oct 14, 2013
    Orlando
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    I think the biggest key will be staying healthy. I'm still not sold on Zidane changing his ways, but with our thin squad and constant injuries... i think he will get enough opportunities to prove his worth and make an impact.

    Buuuttt he has to stay fit...
     
  9. J-Mezzy

    J-Mezzy Member+

    Oct 14, 2013
    Orlando
    Club:
    Real Madrid
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    Colombia
    Hahahaha yeah man. My favorite player in my favorite club. Dream come true.
     
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  10. Stiliyan

    Stiliyan Member

    Feb 11, 2017
    Pernik
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Forgot to mention that after Bale he is our most clinical finisher? So if Zidane wants to have a goal threat from the midfield he should find a way to start him more regularly.
     
  11. meringues

    meringues Member+

    Real Madrid
    United States
    Aug 8, 2008
    Wisconsin
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    Real Madrid
  12. Drouchk

    Drouchk Member+

    Real Madrid
    Spain
    Aug 9, 2018
    Carvajal Ramos Militao Mendy
    ..................Casimero
    .....Modric .....................James
    Bale..........Benzema........Hazard


    As for whether Zidane would give James a fair shake, he said he will, Zidane has never been known to be a liar besides he’s started Bale in every game, a player he clearly wanted out as well so why would James be any different?
     
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  13. robnycus

    robnycus Member+

    Jun 28, 2010
    Club:
    New York Cosmos
    Bale did not have an established player like Kroos to send to the bench.
    His competition was injured(Asensio) or too green (Vini, Brahim) or a squad player (Lucas) .
    Not to mention Hazard was injured as well..
     
  14. Drouchk

    Drouchk Member+

    Real Madrid
    Spain
    Aug 9, 2018
    You were proven wrong once when you claimed James wouldn't play youll be proven wrong once again, wouldnt surprise me one bit if James started against Levante.
     
  15. robnycus

    robnycus Member+

    Jun 28, 2010
    Club:
    New York Cosmos
    There is nothing factually wrong with what I posted above.
    If you understood me saying james would get zero minutes then you dont read me well. My point was he will be treated the same way he was treated before he went to Bayern.. only getting scrap minutes here and there.
    If a lot of players are injured/carded it is obvious he will see minutes.
    What you posted above in your lineup is he will bench Kroos which I don’t see happening..
     
  16. Drouchk

    Drouchk Member+

    Real Madrid
    Spain
    Aug 9, 2018
    Zidane's prior issue with James was his nightlife, apparently he'd show up to training hung over at times but by all account he's been super focused since he got back, trains harder than almost anyone else, reports say that not only are his teammates impress with his commitment but so is Zidane and his staff.

    Somehting else thats noteworthy is the fact that prior to the decision to keep James, Zidane never said he counted on him but now he has and as i said he isn't a liar, he will use James as long as the player keeps his down and works hard, might not bench Kroos but he'll get lots of minutes. he is currently our most creative mid, if we can see that so can Zizou.
     
  17. robnycus

    robnycus Member+

    Jun 28, 2010
    Club:
    New York Cosmos
    Any credible source for your nightlife Zidane story?
    IMO he simply does not like/rate James as a player . Its happened before with other managers/players..

    Yes he will use him now because we are really thin in midfield after we failed to get Pogba or a Pogba like player ..+ our history with injuries and there you have it.

    Things outside of Zidane’s control has kept both Bale and James this year in the squad.
     
  18. AriGold

    AriGold Member+

    Jul 13, 2007
    Göteborg, Sweden
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    Real Madrid
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    Sweden
    Dude you think el chiringuito is a good source so him saying it should be good enough for you.
     
  19. robnycus

    robnycus Member+

    Jun 28, 2010
    Club:
    New York Cosmos
    Its BS if he cannot back it up with a source . He could have made that up..
    El chiringuito is in essence the spanish press ..they just have a show and add their personal opinions about what is already being reported.

    The article from Marca today about Flo and his meeting with the board members was already out last night in el Chiringuito
     
  20. Galatico

    Galatico Member

    Real Madrid
    United States
    Aug 15, 2019
    Can't wait to see James prove the haters in the Colombian media wrong.
     
  21. S1na

    S1na Member+

    Real Madrid
    Jun 1, 2014
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Iran
    Hazard and James
    Benz amd Jovic

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  22. Drouchk

    Drouchk Member+

    Real Madrid
    Spain
    Aug 9, 2018
    I saw the story about James coming to training hung over on Xav Salazar’s twitter but his night life stories have been on Marca and As many times while he was here, even German papers had story about his lack of discipline so you can’t just chalk this up to fake news bud.

    Your opinion about Zidane not rating James is jus that, an opinion, there is no evidence of this, he doesn’t like him sure but we don’t know if he doesn’t rate him.

    I know he didn’t want him here but if he says he will use him then he will that’s all I’m saying.
     
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  23. robnycus

    robnycus Member+

    Jun 28, 2010
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    New York Cosmos
    #23 robnycus, Sep 11, 2019 at 7:16 AM
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2019 at 7:25 AM
    I’ve never read a Marca/As story about James coming hung over to training. To me that is defamation and James could sue them for that.

    They did make a big deal out of him being followed by the police on his way to training.

    This guy Xav Salazar must have added his flavor to the story and you took it as gospel.
    People talk a lot of BS..

    A quick google indicates this rumor about James and clubs originated from an article is sport.es a catalan source.. still nothing there about him arriving hungover to training.
     
  24. Drouchk

    Drouchk Member+

    Real Madrid
    Spain
    Aug 9, 2018
    I didn’t see the hung over story on Marca and As but I’ve seen story about how much he he partied, and his general lack of discipline, it’s strange to me that you haven’t heard about this.

    I’m not taking it as gospel but given that it’s pretty much a consensus that James used to party a lot then I don’t see it why this is far fetched.
     
  25. robnycus

    robnycus Member+

    Jun 28, 2010
    Club:
    New York Cosmos
    And again that story originated from sport.es and everyone else reported it and people are taking it as fact.
    The spanish press is vile and poisonous when they want to harm a relationship and this was the time James was competing for a spot with the two Spanish and Real Madrid golden boys .. Asensio and Isco.
    So I don’t believe any of it..
    If that was the case about his partying being the reason why Zidane did not like James it does not add up because both Asensio and Isco have had stories published about Noche Madrileña as well.
    You may think it’s a consensus but I don't see it that way..
    These players go out on their days off and reporters running with a story to make things bigger than they truly are and then concluding that he went to training hung over is something totally different.

    You are also probably adding weight here to what that ex colombian NT doctor said recently about James..

    We read a lot of things and cant go around believing everything out there is true specially from unconfirmed sources or sources with a bad rep and then start repeating it over and over believing it must be true to pass judgement on a player.

    I am not the only one here whose said this.. the spanish press can be very harmful when they want to be.
     

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