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Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by Balerion, Jun 30, 2014.
Let's set a goal of 8 and 8.
Pretty shortsided by a league looking to increase its footprint. You'd think the better route would be to fire the guy who looks for these videos and hire the guy who makes them.
The argument goes more of less like this:
"Puli has better numbers than you think, so no need for you guys to get all worked up."
"Willian had better numbers in Shakhtar and we bought Pulisic to be an upgrade on Willian, so it's a bad buy."
"Can't compare the Ukrainian league to the Bundesliga."
"Even if the Bundesliga is somewhat better, doesn't compensate for Willian's numbers."
Pulisic on loan to RM?
this is called "the statistics of small numbers"
at least in your head.
Nothing like it. I think Deuce's goal was off his shin.
And 2 of CP's goals were a weird fluke deflection and against a BL2 side, right? But we're still holding up g/a per 90 for a 1000 minute season, and not looking at other numbers, as if that's a complete view of an attacker.
That said, to be fair to the dude his overall numbers ARE better than last season! The question of the minutes does remain though, for me.
Maybe. He definitely scuffed it (announcers even said so) but the picture quality is terrible- still looks to me like he got it on the side of his foot. Regardless, probably the best (or at least most meaningful) debutant goal in FFC history.
Really great touch in the box from Pulisic on that assist. It's too bad he doesn't have a better shot because he's excellent in tight spaces in front of goal.
The best thing about his goal and assist are the OT stuff has stopped, and his detractors have gone back to lurking.
It really doesn't make any sense. You'd think they'd be aware of and follow the NBA model of just letting people do their thing. It was a huge success for them however many years back it was they loosened up.
Clearly everything is going well with the Bundesliga and they don't need to do a single thing differently. Now just let me go check the Champions League results...
(SCREAMS IN HORROR)
... never mind, you may have a point.
Nope still here. 17 min of play does not obfuscate the past two years or the train wreck move to chlsea.
Well, you have certainly obfuscated my recollections of the past 2 yrs for CP; I thought things went pretty well for a American teenager. As for the train wreck, I think that opinion says more about Chelsea than about the value of the transfer to CP. It's totally a wait-and-see issue for me.
We cover our tracks to obscure our numbers.
one solid game is great! lets also not forget the games where he looks like he hasn't progressed in the final third and taken the next step.
now if this one good game turns into 7, then lets get excited.
Im still amazed that Chelsea purchased him for that much
I wasn't excited about his good game, I was excited about the off topic BS and all the endless "how terrible he is this season" has died for a minute.
I think he has had a pretty good season for a twenty year old soccer player. His last outing was enough to give some more minutes on the pitch even if just for thirty min sub apps. I am okay with professional appearances where he does a job. He came as a talented football loving kid out of Hershey, and he is leaving Dortmund to go to one of the top clubs in the world where he will surely get at least a chance or two. Dortmund got some quality minutes and a huge amount of Euros/GB pounds. He is leaving with honor and not like Dembo or Auba did.
He is not looking like a future ballon d'or winner or anything like that, but that is an expectation problem and not a Pulisic problem. He is a class player, we have some time, and I doubt we have seen his last champions league appearance. His apparent lack of progress could boil down to not getting coached up since he is a loan player, and plenty good enough to do what they are asking of him.
I don't think his best soccer is behind him. His flaws can be frustrating at times, but I think they are fixable. I really want to see somebody decide to use him in the middle, but an attacking wide forward is okay if he is with a team that plays mostly on the front foot.
English clubs always grossly overpay.
If you have a billion in dirty money, losing 10% of it (100 million) to make the rest clean is standard procedure.
Just wait until you see how much an EPL team will be paying for Sancho.
Is Sancho 2x or 3x better than Pulisic? He's likely going to go for that much more $$$.
It's only a matter of time
*spends a bunch of time saying that Pulisic isn't that good and a club will never spend a high transfer fee on him
*a super club buys him for an incredibly high fee. 2 different clubs meet the pirce
*Spends a bunch of a time saying that the club that spent the money is dumb for doing
God I'm sick of BS USA forums.