Adu: Benfica - Vitoria 8/25 (R)

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad Gameday' started by JG, Aug 24, 2007.

  1. monop_poly

    monop_poly Member

    May 17, 2002
    Chicago
    I should have known that 125 posts meant no PT.
     
  2. Wahoo

    Wahoo New Member

    Aug 15, 2001
    Seattle, USA
    Rules of thumb...

    < 40 posts before game starts => He's not a confirmed starter
    < 100 posts in game thread means Freddy didn't make the bench
    < 200 posts in game thread means Freddy didn't play
    > 300 posts in game thread means Freddy played but nothing notable
    > 500 posts in game thread means Freddy started
    > 20000 posts in a game thread means Freddy scored.

    oh and for those who have forgotten their high school math classes

    < means "less than"
    > means "greater than"
    (yes I had someone ask)
     
  3. YNWAYNWA

    YNWAYNWA New Member

    Feb 26, 2005
    New York
    good to see that the after-effects of the Team Adu Hypeathon haven't worn off yet
     
  4. TheLostUniversity

    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Feb 4, 2007
    Greater Boston
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Machado joga bem em frente de criancas. Em frente de homems e uma historia diferente. Agora, quando Benfica vai derrotar Toronto FC?? :D
     
  5. saosebastiao

    saosebastiao New Member

    May 22, 2005
    Babelfish?
     
  6. Beau Dure

    Beau Dure Member+

    May 31, 2000
    Vienna, VA
    Benfica win easily the Glass of the Liberators if South America bueno Portugal. But Adu endhaiufjdhrke spittoon, BGanador.com league dominatrix.
     
  7. saosebastiao

    saosebastiao New Member

    May 22, 2005
    what?
     
  8. TheLostUniversity

    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Feb 4, 2007
    Greater Boston
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Without recourse to Babelfish the Comedian, it roughly says: "Machado plays well against children. Before men it's a different story. Now, when will Benfica be able to defeat Toronto FC?


    Originally Posted by TheLostUniversity [​IMG]
    Machado joga bem em frente de criancas. Em frente de homems e uma historia diferente. Agora, quando Benfica vai derrotar Toronto FC?? :D


     
  9. TheLostUniversity

    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Feb 4, 2007
    Greater Boston
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Beau Dure is joshing you ;)
     
  10. saosebastiao

    saosebastiao New Member

    May 22, 2005
    Yeah, I was asking you if you had used Babelfish to translate it. It sounded like a direct translation.
     
  11. izha

    izha Member

    May 24, 2002
    I can't believe that they suggested that Freddy should spend time with dominatrix.
     
  12. Friedel'sAccent

    Friedel'sAccent Member+

    Jul 7, 2006
    Providence, RI
    Club:
    Reading FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What better way to toughen him up for the surprisingly rough play of the Portuguese league?
    After a little while, he'll be absolutely begging for hard tackles...
     
  13. dilmo22

    dilmo22 New Member

    Jul 25, 2007
    well, we made three or four clear chances of scoring.
    we just need to do just that next time... score.

    I wonder if adu will get playing time in the next following games.
    this coach does bet on youth, he just put two 18 year old juniors in this game alone. plus 19 year old fabio coentrão.
    though we need positive results above anything else right now.... and we may have too many youngsters in the squad...
    adu should be patient, his time will come when it fits the team and what the coach is looking for.
     
  14. Falc

    Falc Member+

    Jul 29, 2006
    Maryland
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Is there really any point in creating separate game threads for not only Adu but any of these Yanks Abroad? Why not have individual threads created for each player and then have the ability to follow the player along the season.
     
  15. green94

    green94 Member

    Jan 1, 2007
    Minneapolis
    Club:
    Hamburger SV
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, with Adu the 500 post limit would only take 2 (if even) matches to be breached.
     
  16. Beau Dure

    Beau Dure Member+

    May 31, 2000
    Vienna, VA
    Beasley and Convey threads also have a habit of filling up fast. Sometimes Dempsey. Not so much interest in the goalkeepers anymore -- we're used to Friedel playing well.

    You could do it for players who aren't in the Premier League or Bundesliga. Or Portugal.
     
  17. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 15, 1999
    Club:
    New York City FC
    Or even better, maybe we could have just one long thread for every thing? We could turn the forum into a guestbook. :p

    So for someone who was out of town last week - did Adu play in his last game?
     
  18. mschofield

    mschofield Member+

    May 16, 2000
    Berlin
    Club:
    Union Berlin
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    No, no. don't you speak the language? It's saying that in the bgandor.com league, he is a dominatriz. I mean, they paid a bit for him, and have a right to expect a nice return. If he's not playing, he can certainly slip on the FM pumps and stomp on people.
     
  19. Dr Jay

    Dr Jay BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 7, 1999
    Newton, MA USA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Dark Knight, come on.

    Check the post count on this thread. Wahoo posted the guidelines above:

    Rules of thumb...

    < 40 posts before game starts => He's not a confirmed starter
    < 100 posts in game thread means Freddy didn't make the bench
    < 200 posts in game thread means Freddy didn't play
    > 300 posts in game thread means Freddy played but nothing notable
    > 500 posts in game thread means Freddy started
    > 20000 posts in a game thread means Freddy scored.


    You are a mod, don't they give you guys a cheat sheet or something so you know this stuff automatically ?
     
  20. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 15, 1999
    Club:
    New York City FC
    Sorry - I got too lazy to scroll back a page to see the previous thread. I'll go check out the post count! :)
     
  21. Friedel'sAccent

    Friedel'sAccent Member+

    Jul 7, 2006
    Providence, RI
    Club:
    Reading FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The accuracy of Wahoo's schema impresses me. We're right at the "made the bench but didn't play" mark. Seems pretty good, considering that Freddy was warming up but didn't make it on! It's nice when BigSoccer perfectly mirrors real life...doesn't happen often! ;)
     
  22. shinzui

    shinzui New Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Gulf Shores
    Until you've paid $75 for a single NFL game, as we would here, nothing is high.
     
  23. england66

    england66 Member+

    Jan 6, 2004
    dallas, texas

    By european standards they paid next to nothing.....by EPL standards they got him on a free transfer.
     
  24. saosebastiao

    saosebastiao New Member

    May 22, 2005
    Actually, his transfer is on par with other youngsters with no european experience and miserable results in sub-standard leagues.

    Compare the transfer of Coentrao, who actually had experience and results in the league. He was reported to have transfered for 700,000 euro.

    I think too many of you see the transfers of Chelsea and Manchester United and think that the same rules apply for all of Europe. Fact is, there are probably no more than 30 teams in Europe that can afford transfer fees above 5m Euros.
     
  25. england66

    england66 Member+

    Jan 6, 2004
    dallas, texas

    Wasn't the great Adu supposed to go to one of these teams....and I seem to recall some club paying $40 million for an 18 year old Wayne Rooney.....which would make him about 50 times the player Freddy Adu is.
     

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