Where there’s a Lille, there’s a Weah! Tim at LOSC

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  1. Where there’s a Lille, there’s a Weah! Tim at LOSC

    71 vote(s)
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  2. Say hello to my Lille friend! Tim Weah at LOSC

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  1. FirstStar

    FirstStar Hustlin' for the USA

    Feb 1, 2005
    Time's Arrow
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Finally! That’s great news.
     
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  2. #1 Feilhaber and Adu

    #1 Feilhaber and Adu BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Aug 1, 2007
    Whats the big deal? According to certain doggies, we don't have any talent.

    [​IMG]
     
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  3. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He still looks fitter than Freddy Adu.
     
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  4. Freddie Adu

    Freddie Adu Member

    Mar 6, 2003
    NYC
    Watch it.
     
  5. matabala

    matabala Member+

    Sep 25, 2002
    He did nothing to take the energy out of the ball. A better technician would have rounded his chest in a concave manner thus allowing the ball to fall directly at his feet rather than the ten steps it took for Weah to make re-contact. Anyone who thinks that play is a display of talent, doesn't understand the game.

    I like young Weah but someone should teach him the fundamentals of trapping a ball with his chest.
     
  6. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    You serious? He beat a defender because of that touch. Controlling it to his feet means he turns the ball over. The defender was waiting for that traditional control, and because it didn't happen, Weah got past him immediately.
     
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  7. matabala

    matabala Member+

    Sep 25, 2002
    Not even close...the defender had already badly overrun the play.
     
  8. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Thanks for your helpful contributions.

    Enjoy your weekend. Hope you're not this much of an asshole in person. :thumbsup:
     
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  9. gnk

    gnk Member

    Nov 1, 2000
    Rockville, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Seems to me Tim intentionally pushes the ball with his chest into the space that the defender is about to vacate. It seems Tim anticipates the defender is going to try and tackle the ball if Tim chests it straight down so instead he ‘chest pushes’ it into the space. The fact that Tim immediately takes a step in the direction of where he is pushing the ball with his chest seems to me at least to show he knew exactly what he was doing.
     
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  10. #1 Feilhaber and Adu

    #1 Feilhaber and Adu BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Aug 1, 2007
    What?

    Please tell me your Jay Berhalter. You probably are.
     
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  11. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    So it seems both Weah and Adams will be back after the international break.

    Yay.
     
  12. Gacm32

    Gacm32 Member+

    Chelsea FC
    Switzerland
    Nov 28, 2010
    Geneva
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
    Look at the video, you can clearly see he intentionally pushes the ball forward with his chest to beat the defender. That’s why he reacts so quickly. If he was intending to touch into his feet, his body shape would be completely different. Your analysis of this play iterates that in fact you are the one who hasn’t played the game at a high level.
     
  13. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think we should have several pages of discussion on whether this 1 second clip means Weah is good or bad.
     
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  14. zlatan_but_a_car

    Botswana Meat Commission FC
    United States
    Oct 16, 2017
    If you look at frames 13-25, you can clearly see Weah's chest move back and to the left.

    Back... and to the left.

    baaaack... and to the left.
     
  15. felloveranddidanadu

    Plymouth Argyle
    Dec 12, 2009
    San Francisco
    Club:
    San Jose Frogs
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Weah: occasional brilliant first touch, occasional donkey first touch.

    One of my greatest soccer memories is seeing a fully in-form Ronaldinho eviscerate Villiareal in 06. Every. Single. Touch. Sparkled. He was undeniably, eye-popping talented and the best player on the field by miles. Weah can conjure up a moment like that once maybe every 4-8 first touches, which is better than most and certainly top tier in our pool. He's still so young and inexperienced though and if he can stay healthy, he can hopefully knock that rate down some. He knows he's good and he knows he doesn't know how good he can be, which gives as all, himself included, hope.
     
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  16. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    His vision is meh. That's why I want him as a striker, not as a winger/side AM.
     
  17. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Back on your SSRIs I see from this positivity.
     
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  18. The Irish Rover

    The Irish Rover Member+

    Aug 1, 2010
    Dublin
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    So do you. So do I. So does everyone at this stage. :(
     
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  19. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think I was at that game. Camp Nou fall 2006?
     
  20. mace

    mace Member

    Indy 11
    United States
    Jun 5, 2004
    USA
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I hope you're kidding there, chap. That defender, whom he beat, was within a half step at the end of the play. If Timo stops and keeps ball at feet with perfectly synchronized ball to concave chest movement then Timo would not have been able to burst forward and get past said defender.

    I love BS. Where else can you discuss about 30 video frames to judge the entirety of a player? :)
     
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  21. Centennial

    Centennial Member+

    Apr 4, 2003
    Centennial
    You know what they say about first impressions!
     
  22. matabala

    matabala Member+

    Sep 25, 2002
    It only looks that way because the defender BADLY overran the play. Did he know, before he pushed the chest ball ten steps ahead of himself, that the defender's positioning would be so poor? Regardless, I would still argue that his control was not very clinical IN EITHER CASE.
     
  23. matabala

    matabala Member+

    Sep 25, 2002
    I don't see it that way. If he was intentionally trying to push the ball well forward of both himself AND the defender he would have given it the "chest push" which he clearly did not. I see it as a poorly controlled chest ball and a poorly positioned defender that bailed him out..
     
  24. matabala

    matabala Member+

    Sep 25, 2002
    You must be looking at a different clip. There is NO back and to the left movement in Weah's upper body. Whaaaat Eveeer
     
  25. y-lee-coyote

    y-lee-coyote Member+

    Dec 4, 2012
    Club:
    --other--
    But how tall is he?
     
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