Pre-match: Black Sunday ... Philly @ Revs

Discussion in 'New England Revolution' started by patfan1, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. LongDuckDong

    LongDuckDong Member+

    Jan 26, 2011
    Club:
    FC Schalke 04
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    fyp
     
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  2. revsfan444

    revsfan444 Member

    Mar 27, 2008
    ^shuttleworth may be on that list soon
     
  3. Kraft Out

    Kraft Out Member+

    Aug 2, 2010
    Boston
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    they all suck
     
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  4. LongDuckDong

    LongDuckDong Member+

    Jan 26, 2011
    Club:
    FC Schalke 04
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Repped
     
  5. firstshirt

    firstshirt Member+

    Mar 1, 2000
    Ellington, CT / NK, RI
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    so status quo?
     
  6. firstshirt

    firstshirt Member+

    Mar 1, 2000
    Ellington, CT / NK, RI
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Loewry and Cochrane might have a place on that team too
     
  7. RevsLiverpool

    RevsLiverpool Member+

    Nov 12, 2005
    Boston
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Gibbs is a mainstay, could pair with Cochrane on the All-Crap Team
     
  8. Kraft Out

    Kraft Out Member+

    Aug 2, 2010
    Boston
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Yup, as long as they aren't yelling obscenities in the Fort, "steady as she goes."
     
  9. ngower

    ngower foolish grin

    May 24, 2006
    Nashua, NH
    Last night's game reinforced my assertion that Coria is better than Cochrane. It was also the final straw for Lekic. If you can't hype up for Manchester United, I don't think you ever will.

    I'd like to see this for Philly:

    [LINEUP-4-4-2]Feilhaber, Schilawski, Mansally, McCarthy, Phelan, Nyassi, Tierney, Coria, Soares, Alston, Reis[/LINEUP-4-4-2]

    Give Dabo some time, but I don't risk starting him because you potentially lose a sub early on like in New York. I thought of putting Barnes at LB, but I feel like this gives the Revs more attacking options, and Philly are more possessive than speedy, so Tierney shouldn't have an issue with that.

    Feilhaber would be basically doing what Shalrie does when he plays forward, where it's not quite a striker, but not quite an AM.
     
  10. firstshirt

    firstshirt Member+

    Mar 1, 2000
    Ellington, CT / NK, RI
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    [LINEUP-4-4-2]Lekic, Schilawski, Benny, Dabo, Phelan, Nyassi, Tierney, Coria, Soares, Alston, Reis[/LINEUP-4-4-2]
    I'd like to see Phelan behind dabo with Nyassi and Benny outside. 4-4-2 is the way to go with this lot. Lekic is being paid a good chunk of change, he should never have been put in a position to be the lone striker, he was doomed to fail. his best time on the field has been when they switched and put a forward next to him.
     
  11. CottageRev

    CottageRev Member+

    Jun 13, 2010
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    I like the players you've got out there, but I'd switch them around a bit:

    [LINEUP-4-4-2]Schilawski, Mansally, Guy, Phelan, Feilhaber, Nyassi, Tierney, Coria, Soares, Alston, Reis [/LINEUP-4-4-2]

    Mansally up top instead of Benny only because he has more experience there and Benny needs to be settled and anchoring the midfield for this game. I want to see Guy finally get a start in the middle as opposed to Tierney because he seems to have more speed and creativity than Tierney and about equal possession skill.

    Bench: Barnes, Dabo, McCarthy, Lekic, Shuttleworth
     
  12. ngower

    ngower foolish grin

    May 24, 2006
    Nashua, NH
    If we put Mansally up top, I'd rather see Barnes at LB with Tierney pushing up. I'm not sold on Guy yet and I know what to expect from Barnes.
     
  13. firstshirt

    firstshirt Member+

    Mar 1, 2000
    Ellington, CT / NK, RI
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    this would not be bad, would surely be a speedy lineup...speedier that is
     
  14. The Magpie

    The Magpie Member

    Nov 19, 1998
    Cambridge, MA
    I like this line-up.
     
  15. Kraft Out

    Kraft Out Member+

    Aug 2, 2010
    Boston
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    I hope "like" is a relative term
     
  16. The Magpie

    The Magpie Member

    Nov 19, 1998
    Cambridge, MA
    Oh, it is.
     
  17. abecedarian

    abecedarian Member+

    Mar 25, 2009
    SSSomerville
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Lekic's problem, from what I see, is not the formation -- it's his lack of skill. His touch is so poor that he's rarely going to score unless the ball is served up to him on a silver platter. Every striker worth his salt has to be able to score on something other than sitters. Here's a thought exercise: would Lekic be able to score as a member of any other MLS team, as presently constituted? Maybe incrementally more, at best.
     
  18. patfan1

    patfan1 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 19, 1999
    Nashua, NH
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Alright, everyone act surprised now!
     
  19. Rangers Rob

    Rangers Rob Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    United States
    Club:
    Glasgow Rangers FC
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_S5cXbXe-4"]‪The OMG Cat‬‏ - YouTube[/ame]
     
  20. Mike Marshall

    Mike Marshall Member+

    Feb 16, 2000
    Woburn, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I admit it.

    I got fooled. I liked the Dabo and Domi signings. And I actually liked both of them when they played.

    You guys who tried to beat some sense into me (Monty, MM66, etc.) were right. I was wrong.

    Nicol and Burns OUT.
     
  21. patfan1

    patfan1 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 19, 1999
    Nashua, NH
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Actually I liked the Domi one, and I was willing to give Dabo a chance, but was worried about his playing condition since he hadn't played for a year.
     
  22. Weber King

    Weber King Member

    Sep 28, 2001
    North Andover, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    WTF is wrong with the Revs?

    Where is the damn tipping point?

    Signing guys with pedegrees like Domi's and Dabo's was good on paper. But the red flags were there for all to see: Lack of fitness, age, the effing fake turf on which they'd be playing half the time.

    We get lucky with Benny falling into our laps, but then Marko goes down for the year. Stoli gets demoted and released.

    Lekic had some promise. But he has no one to get him service. And even then, he has a horrible first touch and he cannot be engaged (metally and physically) in a physical league.

    Our team is a mess, on and off the pitch. Our stadium situation is a horrible liability in trying to lure players here. Our management absolutely sucks at identifying talent and/or being able to sign it.

    And let's not forget what's happened with the Fort.

    And after all that, still absolutely nothing from anyone in the organization as far as trying to shine a light at the end of the tunnel.
     
  23. NFLPatriot

    NFLPatriot Member+

    Jun 25, 2002
    Foxboro, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, I called that one:
     
  24. brazrazra

    brazrazra Member

    Apr 8, 2007
    Black Shirt protest? First reason to watch a game since Fiel debut. That makes it 2 regular season games this season that there was a reason for a casual soccer fan to watch.

    Thanks!
     
  25. Jon Martin

    Jon Martin Member+

    Apr 25, 2000
    SE Mass
    Any chance we could book a seat for Dabo on the same flight that his buddy is on?
     

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