The Lieblingspanzer that Could: Weston McKennie at FC Schalke 04

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  1. TheHoustonHoyaFan

    Oct 14, 2011
    Houston
    Club:
    FC Schalke 04
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I am done with Tedesco
     
  2. Ger90

    Ger90 Member+

    May 13, 2016
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    took you long enough.

    always said he's a German-Italian coach who plays like an Italian team. If the defense doesn't work the whole team collapses. This season Schalke's defense has been trash. Only did well last season because of their solid defense.
     
  3. kruck

    kruck Member+

    Jan 12, 2008
    Houston, TX
    Club:
    SV Werder Bremen
    This is a squad battling relegation in the Bundesliga. I'm not sure what some of you expect. They are overmatched at every position by a considerable margin.

    I think McKennie playing 90 minutes in the last 16 of the CL is cool. McKennie is also 20 years old. If he is playing all over and in different positions at the highest level I think that is fine skill set to have.
     
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  4. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Not only that, right now City may be the best team in the planet.

    The only thing they lack at times is focus. Even right now, I don't think they're playing close to 100%.
     
  5. AutoPenalti

    AutoPenalti Am I famous yet?

    Sep 26, 2011
    Coconut Creek
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Is Tedesco purposely trying to sabotage McKennie playing him at RB?

    What the ********.
     
  6. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Mendyl in, Weston out, with 15' to go. Una noche para el olvido (a night best forgotten) for Wes & Schalke.
     
  7. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    I think he's trying to get himself a nice severance package.
     
  8. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    #5058 Suyuntuy, Mar 12, 2019
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    City taking the piss now. Scoring luxury goals and celebrating without sweating. Shalke is lucky the BuLi has four teams worse than them this season.

    PS: 7-0 already and City could be 10-0 but missed some clear chances. Soccer needs a Mercy Rule.
     
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  9. Sam Hamwich

    Sam Hamwich BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 11, 2006
    BM stole his only player with talent then never played him.

    Tedesco has no talent to work with. None. zero. Not even his best player can start for any team in the top 4 of the bundesliga.

    He has created his own problem: he's completely out-performed his team.

    He is the best coach on the continent right now.
     
  10. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Tedesco is a rather well-known industrial engineer, and even though he's only 33, he has a good record of publications in his field.

    So he's not a moron. But he's an engineer. He sees a cog that works well in a situation, he's going to move it to a place where he thinks it's going to do even better.

    The problem is soccer players are not machines. So he moves the guy who's crossing the best from CM to wing, the guy who wins aerial duels from DM to forward, the CB who is fast to AM, etc. and it doesn't work.

    Because, unlike machines, people get uncomfortable when put in novel situations without proper psych time to transition. And poor Dodo wishes he could open their heads and check what is wrong in there.
     
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  11. glennaldo_sf

    glennaldo_sf Member+

    Deportivo Wanka, Semen Padang, Dinamo Bender, Fotballaget Fart
    United States
    Nov 25, 2004
    Doha, Qatar
    Club:
    FL Fart Vang Hedmark
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Schalke can still come back... only need 9 to win it on away goals...
     
  12. uniteo

    uniteo Member+

    Sep 2, 2000
    Rockville, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Goretzka? He was a part time player for Schalke after he signed with Bayern, losing him should not have such a great impact. Tedesco is not helping his players at all, no continuity in style or lineups and from my vantage point no philosophy of play.

    When Schalke has the ball what type of goal are they trying to produce? If you can’t answer that 6 months into the season that’s a coaching problem.
     
  13. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    I missed the match due to work. How did our boy perform?
     
  14. Sam Hamwich

    Sam Hamwich BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 11, 2006
    wtf are you talking about? anyone who watches S04 play or watches the players should come away with the same overall perspective: this team has no talent. none.

    McSpud was played as a very false 9 to ball win up the field because they have no ACM. He was played as ACM, because they have no ACM. He was played as a 6 because they have 10 DM's on the pitch at any given time. Finally he was moved to wingback RBC because he can't do anything else and Tedesco bless his heart has no one else to defend, possess, pass, attack, shoot or score.

    He is magic. Tedesco is the best coach on the continent right now. He is so good he now looks bad. He got this team with ONE good player, Goretzka. Now that he lost his only good player his team has to play these ridiculous formations .
     
  15. Casper

    Casper Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    New York
    I understand that you rate Tedesco highly ... but this year isn’t evidence that he’s good. I don’t think he’s getting the best out of people. Playing your recent top performers way out of position isn’t clever. Last year, maybe he outmanaged most managers on the continent. This year, he hasn’t solved any of Schalke’s problems. Yes, perhaps he HAD to promote Wright and throw him to the wolves before he was ready, and maybe he had to improvise more than usual. Using McKennie as the plug for every hole isn’t that clever, and isn’t building a coherent team that is used to playing together. But if the formations make no sense and are incoherent, and the team looks lost, it’s not only the players; the manager isn’t finding solutions. If no players appear to be improving during the season or growing into their roles, perhaps the manager should be doing something else.

    If this year’s Tedesco is the best on the continent, all the managers should go home. I think you’re rating Tedesco more highly than he would rate himself.
     
  16. Sam Hamwich

    Sam Hamwich BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 11, 2006
    fine. I hope they fire him and keep the same squad and instead of reaching this level of Champions League, they are relegated. Then people will say, oh the squad is terrible...Tedesco is a stud. If people can't see how well his coaching masked their deficiencies at every position, so be it.

    They don't have ONE player on the squad who can start in the top 4 bundesliga much less anywhere else in europe. They are dogshit.
     
  17. frankburgers

    frankburgers Member

    May 31, 2016
    Taking up for tedesco is a weird take.
     
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  18. Dirt McGirt

    Dirt McGirt Member+

    Jun 20, 2005
    Phoenix, AZ
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If he had Wes in goal next game I wouldn't even be surprised.
     
  19. y-lee-coyote

    y-lee-coyote Member+

    Dec 4, 2012
    Club:
    --other--
    Not if you have been watching the Buli for the last five years or so and watched the steady parade of talent walking away for free. Add to that the replacements have been over priced and under-performed and you get a storied team looking every bit the team that will have to fight to stay middle of the bottom half.
     
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  20. Sufjan Guzan

    Sufjan Guzan Member

    Feb 13, 2016
    yeah in general I think the Bundesliga is pretty weak right now. McKennie probably gets bought at some point within the next three windows, whereas before he'd probably be in Germany until he was 23-25.
     
  21. Ger90

    Ger90 Member+

    May 13, 2016
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    was coming,


    that a club of Schalke standards is close to relegation is disgraceful. Same for Heidel spending on a fortune on flops.
     
  22. kba4life1

    kba4life1 Member

    Jul 14, 2010
    Irvine, CA
    Had to happen
     
  23. TheHoustonHoyaFan

    Oct 14, 2011
    Houston
    Club:
    FC Schalke 04
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well Tedesco is out and we have have Huub from the BOD suite for his 3rd run managing Schalke.

    Huub will stabilize the squad and get back to playing standard schemes with the right players in standard roles. Huub loved JJ's mentality so he will love Weston!
     
  24. Casper

    Casper Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    New York
    Alert every other squad in the world - the best manager on the continent is available.
     
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  25. frankburgers

    frankburgers Member

    May 31, 2016
    but @Sam Hamwich said he was the best manager in europe! what is schalke doing!?
     

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