Discussion in 'Chicago Fire' started by juicecrewallstar, Jan 3, 2023.
I believe that thread says 36
36? Have they seen how we've played since the end of the Garber cash grab?
36 seems optimistic! [emoji32][emoji32]
For some reason, post No. 1 popped up this morning.
@juicecrewallstar, great lead off post to this thread, but this has not aged well.
Ezra-gone after a terrible start
Duran-gone to EPL (which sucks) for one the biggest transfers in MLS history
Torres-sucked at full health worse than when he was injured (at least he had an excuse)
Gaston-well, he is still around
Kacper-likely the most hated player on the Fire are these days (not most polarizing, of course)
Guti, Brady, Teran, M Navarro-all improving
Torres and F Navarro-not really
After the season and the sale of Torres, Brady and (possibly) Gutierrez (although I doubt it), we spend all of the accumulated cash from those sales (plus Duran and SLONINA) and buy ourselves a DP9, a couple of wingers and a defender or two.
Oh, and a permanent coach (NOT Bruce Arena).
It's all the Optimism I can muster at the moment, unfortunately.
If we sell Brady, then we need a goalie. Keep him. Joe has the necessary money, if he trusts the people in charge.
Apparently he does trust them as Joe has kept the people in charge for this long.
He's come a long way this season, but still has a long way to go.
Optimism? The seasons’s almost over and I won’t have to even kinda care about the Fire for four months!
Even if the season ended tonight and there were no more games, this season STILL wouldn't be as bad as 2015 wooden spoon winners.
W - L - D. Total Points. Place Finished
8 - 20 - 6 30 Dead Last
Head Coach Frank Yallop
The 3 teams ahead of the Fire are not great (MON, DCU, CLT). Charlotte is probably the team to watch since they have Miami twice to end the season and a game in hand. They can prevent Miami from leap frogging everyone to get in the playoffs. If Charlotte wins both of those games, they are probably going to be in. If Miami wins both, they probably would get in.
The Fire blew their chances against the teams ahead of them. This is going to be painful since they are still close. They absolutely need to beat all of the teams below them in the standings to even have a shot to make the last playoff spot.
All hope is not lost, but it looks like the team thought Leagues Cup was the MLS playoffs.
That is all the optimism that I have. Maybe I should look forward to the NBA and NHL season. Those are depressing teams as well.
True, but we failed to beat Montreal and were crushed by DCU. And we play Charlotte, so they can help prevent us from making the playoffs.
Optimism is that we beat NE, they are the only team above us. The rest of the teams we play RBNY, MIA, CLT, NYCNC are below us...for now!
With only a limited number of “regular” field players available (Navarro, Aceves, Omsberg, Teran, Dean,Gimenez, Doumbia, Gutierrez, Torres, MHS, Koutsias, Kamara, Kacper) for next match, the lineup selection process will be easier.
Maybe a 4-3-3 to change it up a bit. It would be interesting to see the 3 Ks (Kei, Kacper, and Koutsias on at the same time. Maybe Doumbia between Guti and Torres.
I don’t think the defense would hold up, but maybe they could get more than 3 shots on goal for a game.
Or maybe a 4-1-3-2 with Koutsias and Torres on outside, Gutierrez in middle and 2 Ks up front. Or Play the Kids
Good you used "the 3Ks" as opposed to the "other" way of writing that.
My initials are KBK so I’m very aware and careful about that.
I have a friend with the actual 3k initials.
I’m from Kankakee. Some cretins still abbreviate it with those initials.
I had a friend whose initials were NFG. Sadly, he's been RIP for a number of years.
no matter how bad the fire season is I think the orange line is having it worse in the halftime el train race so take heart dear fans
Pretty sure this belongs here: The odds for the Chicago Fire winning against the New York Red Bulls on September 30, 2023, are given as a 23.3% chance, according to a predictive analytics model by Dimers.
I will continue to be extremely skeptical which, judging by my record, might allow the Fire to qualify for a playoff spot. Based upon recent play, I can think of no other way they make it.
I think all of us here believe if each Fire player played as the best version of themselves at the same time then they could beat any team and that’s why we keep watching
Take that shit to the… oh, right. This thread.
Thats the thing. Somehow, the sum is lesser than the parts for this team, but we still tune in believing that it can be at least equal to, if not greater than, despite a whole season of evidence to the contrary.