2019 Revolution Prediction Thread

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How many points will the Revs finish with in 2019?

Poll closed Mar 2, 2019.
  1. Less than 35

    11.1%
  2. 36-40

    16.7%
  3. 41-45

    52.8%
  4. 46-50

    13.9%
  5. 51-55

    5.6%
  6. 56-60

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. More than 60

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Argyle

    Argyle Member

    Jan 31, 2002
    Plymouth, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Same. I think of it as the bare minimum of optimism. A little better than last year, maybe enough to get into the playoffs.
     
  2. ToMhIlL

    ToMhIlL Member+

    Feb 18, 1999
    Boxborough, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    C'mon, who's gonna clean up the mess when rkupp's head explodes when forced to make a prediction?

    This is a tough choice: Either aim low-ish and have a reasonable chance of being right, based on current information and be mocked for lack of faith, or be Pollyanna, and enjoy the very slim chance that you might be right, but more likely be mocked for it later. Either way, there will be serious chop-busting involved.

    Me? I would love, more than anything, to be proven wrong on my 41-point prediction, and if the Revs surpass my low expectations by leaps and bounds, we're all happy. I'll gladly take all the "I tole ya so" barbs.
     
  3. rkupp

    rkupp Member+

    Jan 3, 2001
    I just meant "too early in the week". My long awaited prediction will be in soon.
     
  4. ToMhIlL

    ToMhIlL Member+

    Feb 18, 1999
    Boxborough, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Whaddaya waitin' for? Y'think they're going to sign Leonel Messi?
     
  5. A Casual Fan

    A Casual Fan Member+

    Mar 22, 2000
    I might be ready to throw a prediction out there by late July.

    By which point, technically, a lot of my prediction would be better classified as "post-diction".
     
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  6. rkupp

    rkupp Member+

    Jan 3, 2001
    I'm procrastinating about figuring out how many points are up for grabs during the regular season.
     
  7. Jon Martin

    Jon Martin Member+

    Apr 25, 2000
    SE Mass
    I'm aiming low. I don't want to harsh anyone's buzz, but Friedel has yet to establish a style or system (pressing isn't a system), we have new players who aren't integrated, and old players whom I'm worried want out (Diego, Cropper, to name two.) We never acquired a game-changing player. I'm just worried about the whole vibe around the club, and I am not convinced that we are a better club than we were last year. Meanwhile, a number of other clubs, most notably Philly, are looking much better. I promise I would be delighted to be wrong.
     
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  8. goussoccer

    goussoccer Member+

    May 23, 2001
    Avon, CT
    I couldn't find the 'whatever it takes to finish one spot out of the playoffs' option.
     
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  9. Minutemanii

    Minutemanii Member+

    Dec 29, 2005
    Abington MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I agree with so much of this except maybe the "pressing tendencies" of Friedel. He claims he'll not be a pressing coach if he has other options in terms of quality personnel on the field.

    As for him yet to establish a style or system. I totally agree. And, I believe the players know this and I think they privately resent him for it. They also resent how B.F. calls them out publicly for their errors, but never owns up to his own errors - which we saw in plain view last year. Some of his subs and tactics had me scratching my head. The L.A. Galaxy implosion at home is the first one to come to mind.
     
  10. rkupp

    rkupp Member+

    Jan 3, 2001
    I know it's just your belief, but can you point to anything as evidence of that? I know Rowe seems happy to have moved on, but that probably has as much to do with reduced playing time as anything.

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    I'm going with 51, which includes a large amount of faith that the roster hasn't had enough time to really get in sync this preseason (though they should have been able to).

    I think they brought in some solid additions last year, I think Mancienne hasn't come close to showing his best yet, Bye will start to mature, Castillo will be a major improvement at LB (which should help Penilla significantly), Gil will find a role as the director of this orchestra and that our improved artillery of attacking options will provide some good options.

    We still have a number of troubling issues as well and hopefully they will get solved over time (finding a quality #6, developing some cohesion/consistency in the back 5).
     
  11. ToMhIlL

    ToMhIlL Member+

    Feb 18, 1999
    Boxborough, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The procrastination club will be meeting next week. Time and place have yet to be determined.

    Regarding your prediction, all I can say is that I hope you know something I don't and you're a lot smarter than I am!
     
  12. Minutemanii

    Minutemanii Member+

    Dec 29, 2005
    Abington MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Let me start by saying I sincerely, hope I'm wrong and that Brad has his team and knows what he's doing. That said, no, I can't point to evidence. The operative word I used is believe and I thank you for acknowledging that. :)
     
  13. NFLPatriot

    NFLPatriot Member+

    Jun 25, 2002
    Foxboro, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I hope you are right, but I think the odds of all of that happening are pretty small.

    The "experts" putting the Revs behind every team from last year doesn't fill me with confidence, even if I do think they may have put too much weight into the Orlando debacle.

    I believe it is possible the Revs make the playoffs, but I don't believe it will happen until I see more evidence.

    43 pts.
     
  14. Padre del Astro

    Padre del Astro New Member

    Feb 14, 2019
    33 points. This team is not good at winning the ball or possessing the ball, which makes it really difficult to score. I don’t see this team being able to pull off a bunch of 1-0 wins.
     
  15. NateP

    NateP Member

    Mar 28, 2001
    Plainfield, NH, USA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Initially came out with 45 points, which feels high but I don't think we drop below last year's 41. Thankfully that all works out to the same range.
     
  16. goussoccer

    goussoccer Member+

    May 23, 2001
    Avon, CT
  17. BrianLBI

    BrianLBI BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 7, 2002
    New Hampshire
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So apparently all we can do is exceed expectations?
     
  18. rkane1226

    rkane1226 Member+

    Apr 9, 2000
    Club:
    Stade Brestois 29
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Please sir, could we vote again?

    I bet most of you would like to take a re-vote.

    0.25 PPG after 4 games. They are on a path to 8.5 points for the season. How's that going to shape up even next to the every sinking MLS playoff bar?
     
  19. patfan1

    patfan1 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 19, 1999
    Nashua, NH
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The last time we had that bad a season, Burns and Bilello got a promotion!

    So you know ... we've got that going for us!
     
  20. tsb11

    tsb11 Member

    United States
    May 31, 2018
    Less than 35 is still very accurate, but I dont think anyone expected 0.25 ppg
     
  21. pwykes

    pwykes Member

    Apr 18, 1999
    Auburn, MA
    Time yet for a 2020 prediction?
     
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  22. Crooked

    Crooked Member+

    May 1, 2005
    London
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yes, please.
     
  23. patfan1

    patfan1 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 19, 1999
    Nashua, NH
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    2020 thread is up.
     
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