Brian Quinn - Deserves Some Credit?

Discussion in 'San Jose Earthquakes' started by QuakeAttack, Aug 13, 2002.

  1. QuakeAttack

    QuakeAttack Member+

    Apr 10, 2002
    California - Bay Area
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Although I didn't like his defensive game strategy or keeping Doyle, I thought Brian was taking the team in the right direction. If I remember correctly, he drafted the following:

    Cannon (A League)

    I'm not taking anything away from Frank, but I believe Brian deserves some credit for our success in the last two years by bringing the above players to the Quakes. Your thoughts?

    Also, I thought Brian was better than Osiander and Calloway, but he was kind of at the wrong place and the wrong time. Any idea what he is doing know?
  2. Brad May

    Brad May New Member

    Feb 26, 1999
    San Jose, CA
    I think most people acknowledge Quinn was excellent at developing young players. Where he was weak was relating to veteran players (GOUGH!!!) and tactics.
  3. tedwar

    tedwar Member

    Jun 24, 1999
    Richmond, CA-EastBay
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Isn't he coaching the San Diego Sockers of the MISL at present?

    I think Brad, as usual, sums it up well about the veterans and the tactics.

    An ex-freelancer friend of mine was covering the Clash for the Examiner then. In one of Osiander's first matches in charge, he made some tactical change at halftime (moving Eddie Lewis up front but still wide or something) that lead to a good second half performance. My friend told me that after the match, a lot of the players commented how happy they were to have seen this change occur, intimating it didn't happen a lot under Quinn.

    Go Quakes

  4. Hawkeye17

    Hawkeye17 DynaChick v QuakeBabe v WildKate v Chewie23

    Aug 25, 1999
    Miami Vice 82
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He also does the TV game coverage for the San Diego Spirit women's club.
  5. DouginSJ

    DouginSJ New Member

    Mar 15, 2000
    San Jose, CA USA
    I miss Lothar Osiander...

  6. TheSlipperyOne

    TheSlipperyOne Member+

    Feb 29, 2000
    Arsenal FC
    Yallop rulezzzzz!!!!!!!!!
  7. TheSlipperyOne

    TheSlipperyOne Member+

    Feb 29, 2000
    Arsenal FC
    We need Guus Hiddink as coach.
  8. IBleedTeal

    IBleedTeal Member+

    Jun 2, 2001
    Yves Fiat
    Juventus FC
    All hail Brian Quinn!!
  9. Turcs

    Turcs Member

    Apr 20, 2000
    Wake Forest, NC
    I have to give Quinnie some props.

    I was in the old Clash offices on El Camino one afternoon and he bounded through the lobby, stopped, introduced himself, welcomed me, and thanked me for taking an interest in the team. (I couldn't believe the head coach of any pro team would do this).

    Later, when I took the reigns of Club Clash (now Club Quake), Brian would always take time to see if the front office and the players were taking care of the supporters.

    He did a lot off-the-field for us...

  10. IrishQuake

    IrishQuake New Member

    Nov 17, 2003
    Alameda, CA, USA
    Yip that's what he's doin' now.

    He's also one of the host's on the "Inside Soccer" radio show.
  11. Horndude

    Horndude New Member

    Apr 29, 2004
    A long drive from SJ
    I'll grudgingly give Quinn some props. But the psoitive change after Yallop became coach was huge and noticable after a few games. Maybe Quinn helped set the table and invited a few guests , but Frankie invited everyone else, cleaned the house, made the appetizers, made a five-star dinner and served us all some pretty fine dessert...twice!
  12. Goodsport

    Goodsport Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 18, 1999
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

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