Yedlin at Newcastle: Once Upon a Tyne

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  1. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
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  2. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    All good - and despite the quote I wasn't going at you particularly, as much as musing about what the all-touch showed of his game. I think it's pretty clear now where DY - on average - is as a defender. He has some better games than other - and the moments of his picking the City attack pockets a couple of time, even if it was only to give up a throw-in in a tad-too-frantic clearance attempt, shows a good tactical adjustment from a couple of the games where NUFC tried to push DY and seemed to give up way too much on the right side.

    NUFC played a very "defensively attentive" game - (might remind some of the odd old USMNT outing - with strong keeping and tight, defend-first marking...) managed to squash the attack and still get forward enough to do damage.

    If anything DY was more positionally disciplined/aware than usual and helped keep City from getting their rhythm even after the early goal.
     
  3. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Whether he's good or bad; we can all agree he's a starter for Newcastle. And that ain't too shabby when we have like zero other Yanks in the PL
     
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  4. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    And Newcastle is likely to end mid-table the way things are going.
     
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  5. FreekickSmurf

    FreekickSmurf Member

    Aug 11, 2013
    San Diego, CA
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wow how dare you disrespect bottom of the barrel Fulham player TIM REAM.

    Also just a hilarious side not, my auto correct wanted to change Fulham to shamefull HAHAHA
     
  6. autobus39

    autobus39 Member+

    Jun 28, 2006
    Scranton, PA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yedlin starts away to Spurs. Game underway on NBCSN.
     
  7. WheezingUSASupport

    Dortmund
    United States
    Aug 28, 2017
    Haven’t watched it but it’s been 0-0 to this point.

    Too bad Almiron didn’t go over sooner. Hoping he makes a huge impact to represent MLS well.
     
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  8. wrench

    wrench Member+

    May 12, 2007
    NYC
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Yedlin hanging in there. keeping it locked down on his side. Has put in some good crosses. 77' gone 0-0
     
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  9. wrench

    wrench Member+

    May 12, 2007
    NYC
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    1-0 Spurs. Son from outside the 18. Yedlin not involved.
     
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  10. btlove

    btlove Member

    Tottenham Hotspur
    United States
    Sep 29, 2017
    Yedlin did a really good job on sonny today before Llorente came on imo
     
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  11. bct81

    bct81 Member+

    Mar 17, 2007
    Colorado (formerly northern Virginia)
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Fair enough comment - to be fair - I watch every match of NUFC that is broadcast in the states. I still think Berhalter can work very well with him. Week in and week out he is under pressure in a very competitive league. Rafa trusts him.
     
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  12. Dynamo Kev

    Dynamo Kev Member

    Oct 24, 2000
    My only issue with Yedlin is he gives way too much space when defending 1v1.. Considering how much speed he has, he should be much tighter to his man- he would be able to catch most attackers if beaten off the dribble. All that space allows attackers to pick out passes and it causes problems for his team.
     
  13. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    And about a third of the time he's on the wrong side of the man he's supposed to mark.
     
  14. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    Raleigh
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Co-signed.

    The other thing is that he tucks in more to help out than I would like to see. But that’s almost certainly him following Rafa’s instructions. If Rafa didn’t like it, Yedlin would be on th bench.
     
  15. justinpaul10

    justinpaul10 Member+

    Sep 2, 2013
    Yeah sorry kicking a dead horse here. Preface this with I love Yedlin, but his hips are way to tight he can’t turn, or flip his hips in a phone booth. Staying off is a survival tactic.
     
  16. uniteo

    uniteo Member+

    Sep 2, 2000
    Rockville, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    2.5 seasons in with Rafa, another transfer window just closed with no right back brought in. Yeah, since he plays it the same way every time I think Rafa has told him what to do.
     
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  17. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    They'd have to sell Manquillo or Sterry to get another RB.

    Who's going to buy one of those two?
     
  18. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    He serves with distinction. I still wonder what might have been had he signed with Roma instead of Spurs.
     
  19. Midas Mulligan

    Midas Mulligan Member+

    Jul 24, 2013
    NYC
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He’d have already been transferred. Florenzi and Karsdorp are too much for him to overcome.
     
  20. USA-Zebuel

    USA-Zebuel Member+

    Mar 26, 2013
    Club:
    Colón de Santa Fe
    This!!! FFS this.

    Yedlin is the USMNT’s best outside back, at this point.

    Rafa might have the inside track on this and may be a bit more of an expert witness on this.
     
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  21. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    I think DY "lucked" into about the ideal situation - very good coach at a top league club who don't have the resources/will to spend enough to upgrade. At a less... uh... "frugal" club he'd have stronger competition. Under a less confident manager, he could find himself bouncing from bench to FB to RW and back. Sometimes players land in a good spot where they are the best a team can afford and better than what the team paid for them. DY seems to be in that spot for the moment.
     
  22. Dynamo Kev

    Dynamo Kev Member

    Oct 24, 2000
    Completely agree. I'm surprised Rafa doesn't bench him or try to fix his issues. He does offer quite a bit going forward and with recovery after an attack breaks down. I think the switch to 5 in the back has helped him immensely. Also, I've never seen a player look so fresh after playing 85 mins- he has an incredible engine.
     
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  23. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    The guy is a prototypical wingback who needs a RCB to help him cover the holes he leaves when doing one of his conquering expeditions.
     
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  24. Bruce S

    Bruce S Member+

    Sep 10, 1999
    I like DeAndre but I won't concede this point. He is good but limited by his limited skills set. I'd keep an open mind at this point.
     
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  25. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Bottom line is, if we're playing with the likes of Yedlin and Robinson as our fullbacks, we need a dedicated DM. It's soccer 101.
     

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