Colombian National Team General Thread

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  1. J-Mezzy

    J-Mezzy Member+

    Oct 14, 2013
    Orlando
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia

    We have to start including Yaser as we don’t know how long we can count on James due to age, injuries, and his endless drama at the club level

    but he should still be called and play while he proves that he is the best for that role and until he does not produce anymore

    to stop calling up the dude who has been our best player due to club issues is nonsensical; especially when he has proven time and time again that club form doesn’t make a difference to him at the NT
     
  2. RafaLarios

    RafaLarios Member+

    Oct 2, 2009
    Medellín
    Club:
    Atletico Nacional
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    I do think that he lacks rythm.
     
  3. crzdcolombian

    crzdcolombian Member+

    Jul 17, 2006
    Avon,CT
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    Borre we have better options

    James we don’t have a proven better option….

    Yaser/Quintero/annoying kid in Russia with a neck tattoo/Sinnisteria at full super Saiyan god mode with 100% stamina and a bag full of Sensu beans is not 1/5th the player James in a wheel chair is
     
  4. J-Mezzy

    J-Mezzy Member+

    Oct 14, 2013
    Orlando
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia

    You always have to ruin it
     
  5. crzdcolombian

    crzdcolombian Member+

    Jul 17, 2006
    Avon,CT
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    I would love if Yaser was 1/2 the player James was when he was 17. Right now and got minutes and instantly made an impact….. no one would be happier than me

    Sinisteria who is closer to getting James minutes is injured and is a lot
    Like Muriel.

    Quintero is a worse Gio Hernandez or Macnelly Torres that half of you hype up and forget he is at end of career and only decided to try for 6-12 months in 12 year career

    Carrascal is another Millos over rated bogota propaganda player who isn’t very good. Not complete shit like that Ruiz kid but still not one I bench a James in a wheel chair for.

    if we don’t play James play a different formation. It only works with him.

    go to a 2 striker system
     
  6. Doogs

    Doogs Member+

    Dec 11, 2010
    Miami
    Club:
    Millonarios Bogota
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    im still waiting for James to retire so we can move on already, probably going to have to deal with him until the next WC at the very least
     
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  7. crzdcolombian

    crzdcolombian Member+

    Jul 17, 2006
    Avon,CT
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    aren't you one of those people who wants Quintero?....
     
  8. Doogs

    Doogs Member+

    Dec 11, 2010
    Miami
    Club:
    Millonarios Bogota
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    no, thats you
     
  9. J-Mezzy

    J-Mezzy Member+

    Oct 14, 2013
    Orlando
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    And just like that

    James is back in rythm
     
  10. Azucarero

    Azucarero Member+

    May 9, 2008
    Weren't you the one saying James should never be called again less than 6 months ago?

    Look at my sig. That was one of many instances.
     
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  11. Kamtedrejt

    Kamtedrejt Member+

    Internazionale Milano
    Albania
    Mar 14, 2017
    Hamburg
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Albania
    I watched some of Colombia's games in WCQ the other day. Here my thoughts:

    I think Colombia have recovered and bounced back from the disappointing 2022 cycle. I see now a better coached team. Everybody knows exactly what he's got to do on the pitch.

    For my money Colombia's main strength under Lorenzo is their excllent midfield press. It's very well corrdinated and well executed. The opposition isn't given any space and time to build up comfortably. Colombia win many balls back in midfield. They are very dangerous in transition. Once they regain possession they are very direct and look for Luis Dias and Jon Arias on the wings to penetrate. In general wing play is major element in Colombia's play. Especially Munoz contributes a lot to Colombia's attack with his runs and crosses / lay offs.

    James may be not in his prime anymore but he's still a very instrumental player as he can keep the ball, slow down the tempo or set up plays with his vision. Borre up top hasn't been the best solution but at least he roams a lot and is also involved in the press. Everybody looks committed and you can feel that Colombia have been on a redemption arc. The defenders throw themselves into every shot etc...

    Once the opposition manages to get over the press Colombian players are quick to track back and prevent the opposition from earning very dangerous looks on Colombia's goal.

    Colombia's high defensive prowess gets highlighted in stats as well. 3 goals conceded after 6 games is impressive. Colombia's defence was preached only courtesy s header off a corner, a penalty that was caused because Colombian players had switched off for a moment and a brilliant Brazilian interplay in a tight space. The single major weakness I spotted is that Colombian defenders are error prone when they get pressed. Also there's not a whole lot creativity coming from the center of the park.

    Overall Colombia are on the right path. They could have picked up more points. They could have played better away at Chile. Uruguay at home and Ecuador away they could have beaten these teams. Especially Uruguay.

    In my next top 150 ranking which I'll publish later this month I'll have Colombia ranked 4th in CONMEBOL and 12th in the world. Furthermore Colombia are for me a dark horse for Copa America. Colombia have the capacity to reach the final if they play at their best level.
     
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  12. ryu79

    ryu79 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 17, 2005
    NYC
    Club:
    America de Cali
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    Solid analysis. The emergence of Castaño and introduction of Arias and increasingly Sinisterra have really helped in the final matches.

    We have to hope for health.
     
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  13. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    Speaking of Castaño and the DFM, I have to say since Uribe has not played a club match since December I am hoping that forces Lorenzo to just focus on Lerma, Castaño, Rios and either bring in Solis from Girona or Portilla from Talleres to test them out.
     
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  14. crzdcolombian

    crzdcolombian Member+

    Jul 17, 2006
    Avon,CT
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    Both Mosquera the two young CBs in Spain started for Valencia vs real and Villarreal v Granada

    hope we can cup tie the Spanish one.
     
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  15. Doogs

    Doogs Member+

    Dec 11, 2010
    Miami
    Club:
    Millonarios Bogota
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    I'm mainly interested in Mosquera too. Needs to be called up asap
     
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  16. ryu79

    ryu79 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 17, 2005
    NYC
    Club:
    America de Cali
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    #9216 ryu79, Mar 3, 2024
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2024
    I don't know how I missed this complete nonsense earlier. Quintero is like Hernández or Macnelly if they had... a) scored big goals at multiple World Cups and played impressive at highest level b) won a Super classico Copa Libertadores final with a wonder goal c) had a successful career in Argentina d) got a major pay day early in their career with low engagement required so they could pursue their hobbies in their spare time and still be set up for life....

    So yeah, they have a lot in common.
     
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  17. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    Yup.
    A 19 year old as an undisputed starter for Valencia playing in one of the best leagues in the world weekly for the season. Seems like an obvious call... ...assuming his paperwork is done. That was the obvious obstacle for him not playing for us in the Sub 20 friendlies. We do not want a Bolivia or Ecuador situation where we get deducted points.
     
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  18. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    I just ignore him when he rants on JuanFer lately.
     
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  19. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    #9219 HomietheClown, Mar 6, 2024
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2024
    Rumor has it Portilla may be called up from Talleres for the friendlies.
    (At least being reported as a bloqueado by his club team.)

    That said, we have seen many instances of bloqueados that did not get called up to the real roster so we shall see how it plays out.

    In Brasil they are saying Rios and James will be called.
     
  20. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    As for rumors of players not being called, Machado has been injured for a while and will probably not be called. Uribe is also rumored to not be on the roster, which would make a lot of sense due to no minutes since December and knowing about the Portilla rumor.

    LB has me a bit concerned again. Maybe this gives an opportunity to Cabal who has been starting a lot in Italy the last month or so.
     
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  21. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    Going back to Cristhian Mosquera...

    ....it is being reported that Spain will call him up for the U21 matches at the end of this month. (One a friendly the other a Euro U21 qualifier.)

    Let's see if he decides to play for them or if Lorenzo convinces him to play for us. We don't know what is running in the head of Mosquera at the moment and we do not even know how Lorenzo rates him so this situation is going to be very interesting the next few weeks.
     
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  22. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    There's now reports that Fabra may be called up.
    I hope not but I would not be surprised.
     
  23. Tio Nicci

    Tio Nicci Member+

    Nov 13, 2008
    Houston, Texas
    Club:
    Deportivo Cali
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    Siniterra hasn't been getting minutes lately, my gut feeling he is going to be snubbed with the national team for now.
     
  24. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    He started and played FA cup the other day but yes, he has not been getting as many minutes as he should in the PL.

    Not sure who Lorenzo would call instead of him though. Maybe Poveda?
     
  25. Doogs

    Doogs Member+

    Dec 11, 2010
    Miami
    Club:
    Millonarios Bogota
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    Callup should be out tomorrow or day after
     
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