Yedlin at Newcastle: Once Upon a Tyne

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  1. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    BTW, sounds like a good tie v. Everton today.

     
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  2. Dirt McGirt

    Dirt McGirt Member+

    Jun 20, 2005
    Phoenix, AZ
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    Seattle Sounders
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    United States
    I'm still a fan of the Toon. I just can't justify the time and money to watch them, while Ashley remains in charge of the club.
     
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  3. wrench

    wrench Member+

    May 12, 2007
    NYC
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    Arsenal FC
    He is steady for NU. They get him to do what they require. I agree that it was the coaching on the USMNT. They didn't know what to do. with a RB/wingback. They want stay at home. and when he did make a run nobody covered for him. Thus looking like. he was lost. He is good, let's see if the new coach know what to do with him.
     
  4. uniteo

    uniteo Member+

    Sep 2, 2000
    Rockville, MD
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    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I disagree, quite a bit, Rafa and Big Sam have been so good for him by strengthening the weak parts of his game but DY would be better on a team that liked to bomb forward and use his speed to pressure. I think it’s a sign that this is a strength of his that Rafa gives him much more freedom to attack now than early last year. To me DY is about the best right-sided crosser we have had; he can deliver a flat and accurate ball.
     
  5. Sam Hamwich

    Sam Hamwich BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 11, 2006
    I will take umbrage with this posts. Some points, in no order of importance:

    1. Under Dave Sacked-and-ran, he was clearly not motivated.
    2. I think yedlin feels as do I, that he should be captain ahead-of, I've-done-absolutely-nothing-but-be-white-and-play-like-the-hero-that-never-was-Michael-Bradley.
    3. Under JK, Yedlin was a game changer. For better or worse, the most important attacker for USMNT at that time was the right back. Yedlin has something most US players don't: The courage to try and manufacture an important play.

    He didn't just run forward and attack, he ran forward and attacked when we needed it. To me that is a very important characteristic.

    4. He is at that point in his career where maybe a tiny bit of 'ennui' has crept into his game. He's ball watching a bit. Not attacking the game the way he should. He needs something to get him motivated again.
     
  6. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    Let me put it this way, then: Rafa deploys Yedlin in a way that highlights his recovery speed (as he is pushed up quite often, esp this season - and gets hung out now and again) and this makes him look like a more "exciting" player than how he tends to be used with the USMNT. It may also be a feature of who he has around him on NUFC but Yedlin, while he has his detractors for sure, is mentioned as a top NUFC player by fans a surprising amount, given the level of indifference he seems to get from USMNT fans.

    Part of that comes from expectations as well: When NUFC doesn't get hammered, it is seen as a success (see Everton tie) whereas the expectations for the USMNT are (were?) seemingly higher for a minute there.

    Yedlin is a decent crosser, but not great. His main skill is stretching the opposing D, esp when they try to play compact in the center, while still being able to disrupt a counter. That's his "sexy" move that gets him the most NUFC fan love, fwiw.
     
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  7. randomnoise

    randomnoise Member

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    United States
    Mar 26, 2017
    Agree with everything you said, but I'd like to add that his crosses seem to have improved a LOT this season. He is able to get the ball into the danger area and find teammates much better than i recall him doing int he past...
     
  8. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    Yeah, to be fair, he's not a bad crosser, he's just not exceptional for the EPL, but his recovery speed is exceptional for anywhere. When most EPL/NUFC fans think Yedlin they think - "streaking back from the attacking 1/3 to slide to the endline and get a foot to a pass" first, and "overlapping to send in cross" next.
     
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  9. uniteo

    uniteo Member+

    Sep 2, 2000
    Rockville, MD
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    DC United
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    United States
    True, but for the USMNT he is far above average - not as good as Old Jesus (Donovan) and Baby Jesus (Pulisic) bit aside from the I don’t remember a much better crosser on the right side.
     
  10. lmorin

    lmorin Member+

    Mar 29, 2000
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    Not even Frankie Hejduk?? (choose your own smiley)
     
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  11. uniteo

    uniteo Member+

    Sep 2, 2000
    Rockville, MD
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    United States
    Frankie was a great crosser if you were a stadium seat that dreamed of finally getting into the game.
     
  12. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    what kinda wages is he on now at the club?
     
  13. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    Can you write that in American please? (This post is a sure sing you have EOS - EPL Overwatch Syndrome. See your medical professional for help!)
     
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  14. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    How many benjamins is that young blood on the hook for? :cool:
     
  15. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    Now you're watching too much VH1/Big Brother circa 2001! Where's Puck?!

    The first few websites I pulled up (fwiw) suggest a range of 1.3 to 1.5 mill Lbs annual, 20k to 30k Lbs weekly.
     
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  16. russ

    russ Member+

    Feb 26, 1999
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    United States
    How many simoleons does that come to?
     
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  17. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Not too shabby.
     
  18. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    caveat emptor and all - I just pulled those off the most reliable looking websites that popped up first.
     
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  19. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
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    New England Revolution
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  20. ChrisSSBB

    ChrisSSBB Member+

    Jun 22, 2005
    NV
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    United States
    Hmmm... not sure what Yedlin was doing on that Wolves goal.
     
  21. wrench

    wrench Member+

    May 12, 2007
    NYC
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    I'm not up on NUFC news. What is up with Shelvey?

    btw, Yedlin very lively going forward. A little miscommunication on the goal. But the unenviable task of bombing up and down all game.
     
  22. ChrisSSBB

    ChrisSSBB Member+

    Jun 22, 2005
    NV
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    United States
    Playing wingback is the worst, imo. Tons of running with little of the fun of playing soccer.
     
  23. uniteo

    uniteo Member+

    Sep 2, 2000
    Rockville, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    DY has played for Big Sam and Rafa for what, 3 seasons now? Soccer hasn’t been fun in a long time for him. I’d love to see him on a team that plays more openly.
     
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  24. ChrisSSBB

    ChrisSSBB Member+

    Jun 22, 2005
    NV
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    United States
    Yes, but at same time, I think wingback suits Yedlin's strengths and weaknesses.
     
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  25. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
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    United States
    Red card for Yedlin:

     

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