Veni, Vidi, Vici: Gedion Zelalem at VVV

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  1. ttrevett

    ttrevett Member+

    Apr 2, 2002
    Atlanta, GA
    Country:
    United States
    Iffin the guy was able to turn heads, one might thing that this division might have been a place that he should have been able to. If he isn't a lockdown starter in this division, I'm not sure where he will be? 3BL maybe? Join Gyau at Sonnenmilch?
     
  2. Eighteen Alpha

    Eighteen Alpha Member+

    Aug 17, 2016
    Club:
    Stoke City FC
    I actually believe he has turned heads in this division - as a highly technical, possession minded midfielder - and maybe he will get more minutes now that VVV seems assured of the championship and promotion. At the very least, he seems to have turned Warburton's head.
    My response is more directed to a concern that he will make a rash decision based on poor advice or a mistaken belief that England presents the best environment for him. IMHO, nothing could be further from the truth.
     
  3. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
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    United States
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  4. wixson7

    wixson7 Member+

    May 12, 2009
    boulder
    1-1 in the 58th, 1 sub not GZ.
     
  5. bsky22

    bsky22 Member+

    Dec 8, 2003
    Is there a stream?
     
  6. wixson7

    wixson7 Member+

    May 12, 2009
    boulder
    GZ on in the 68th after brutal concussion by VVV player.

    rojadirecta
     
  7. wixson7

    wixson7 Member+

    May 12, 2009
    boulder
    70' gets ball in space on right side, ball gets stuck under feet, and gets ball poked away. was too slow on that one.
     
  8. wixson7

    wixson7 Member+

    May 12, 2009
    boulder
    playing on the right side, on his 2nd possession played basic ball forward.

    gotta say, without that injury i don't know if he comes on. but that's sheer speculation by me.
     
  9. wixson7

    wixson7 Member+

    May 12, 2009
    boulder
    81' cleans up a loose ball in center of field, in traffic calmy possesses and plays it back safely.

    82' gets ball in space 30 yards out on top of the box, plays floating chip into the box, goes for a corner. could have very easily pushed it forward and ripped it from 20 or aggressively dribbled himself.
     
  10. wixson7

    wixson7 Member+

    May 12, 2009
    boulder
    86' switched to left side, gets ball again space and for some reason just doesn't attack. holds the ball up to play it square. possession = yes, making impact = no
     
  11. wixson7

    wixson7 Member+

    May 12, 2009
    boulder
    VVV goal in the 90' on a free kick.. 2-1, game locked up now.
     
  12. bsky22

    bsky22 Member+

    Dec 8, 2003
    2-1... not sure if GZ could look more disinterested on that free kick.
     
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  13. bsky22

    bsky22 Member+

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  14. wixson7

    wixson7 Member+

    May 12, 2009
    boulder
    7 minutes of extra. 91' great play by GZ, gets ball on touch line around midfield on pseudo-break, cuts it back in tight space and drives to center of field where we puts in nice cross field pass.
     
  15. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    It was a nice FK, at least: powerful shot to one of the guys in the barrier, who moved his face out of the way, and it went in clean as a result.

    Zelalem has had a couple of good passes "in transition" as we say, helping his team come out of the back.
     
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  16. wixson7

    wixson7 Member+

    May 12, 2009
    boulder
    saw that too, walked away with his head down. and then jogs toward celebration while everyone else and the bench is sprinting like a Landon Algeria party.
     
  17. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Gedion did his thing on the left, dancing around two guys and crossing before the third arrived. No one understood him.
     
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  18. wixson7

    wixson7 Member+

    May 12, 2009
    boulder
    ok... holy shit....
     
  19. wixson7

    wixson7 Member+

    May 12, 2009
    boulder
    and then......double horrible holy shit... give me a moment.
     
  20. bsky22

    bsky22 Member+

    Dec 8, 2003
    That was fun.... could have had an assist and two goals in the 97th minute!
     
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  21. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Today you could see GZ can be of use in a team where players expect his crosses/passes.

    Here, he's of very limited use.
     
  22. Winoman

    Winoman Drinkin' Wine Spo-De-O-De!

    Jul 26, 2000
    Club:
    DC United
    Country:
    United States
    ?????
     
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  23. bsky22

    bsky22 Member+

    Dec 8, 2003
    Could/should have had an assist.
     
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  24. wixson7

    wixson7 Member+

    May 12, 2009
    boulder
    Ok. i can breathe now.

    1) 96' gets ball on left side and looking to maybe take it to corner to waste time. He puts on a couple jukes (typical misdirection stuff by him), then gets triple teamed and beautifully megs the guy to go in alone in the box, tight angle but puts a great ball into the far post but no one was there. it was awesome!!!!
     
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  25. bsky22

    bsky22 Member+

    Dec 8, 2003
    Then missed 1 v 1 w/keeper twice from around 18 out.
     

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