Conrad - What has happened?

Discussion in 'San Jose Earthquakes' started by QuakeAttack, Jul 25, 2002.

  1. QuakeAttack

    QuakeAttack Member+

    Apr 10, 2002
    California - Bay Area
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Is it me or is Jimmy really struggling out on the pitch?

    At the beginning of the season, I thought that he was the most improved player on the field. However, by the middle of the season, he seems to be slow, takes the wrong angles, and appears lost. Has he lost confidence?

    With Agoos return and Eddie playing so well, I think Conrad should sit (I.e drop Ramario back).
     
  2. living_ded_boy

    living_ded_boy New Member

    May 24, 2001
    Pleasanton, Ca



    It's you. :)
     
  3. Waldo41

    Waldo41 New Member

    Oct 22, 2001
    San Jose
    Jimmy is playing well. His passing has improved to a point where we should all be able to see the confidance oozing out of his boots. In my opinion he is playing very consistently, we will see him score more goals, get more assists and block more shots.

    Jimmy does exactly what we ask of him. I am looking forward to seeing him play alongside of Goose again.

    Please make a note of the fact that not many teams attack his side, additionally when they do they are shut out very quickly.

    Perhaps it is you.
     
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  4. Ringo

    Ringo Member

    Jun 10, 2002
    Rough and Ready
    Club:
    Yeovil Town FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I thought Conrad did fantastic last night against the Quakes.
    Chicago has fantastic, fast, skillful players and they were shutdown completely. Conrad deserves credit for that. I think he's doing just fine.
     
  5. Richter Boy

    Richter Boy New Member

    Mar 1, 2000
    Soulard, STL
    Conrad is so slow.
     
  6. Waldo41

    Waldo41 New Member

    Oct 22, 2001
    San Jose
    just ask Beasley about that! He certainly didn't think so.
     
  7. bsman

    bsman Member+

    May 30, 2001
    Santa Clara
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Jimmy was struggling a bit last night, but he stepped up when it counted. All in all, I would not call it a great outing for him, but he didn't allow DeMarcus to score, so I'm satisfied.
     
  8. living_ded_boy

    living_ded_boy New Member

    May 24, 2001
    Pleasanton, Ca

    He has scored one goal against them this season but he was held scoreless last night. :D
     
  9. QuakeAttack

    QuakeAttack Member+

    Apr 10, 2002
    California - Bay Area
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hmm. Who was wide open on Conrads side in the first half and struck the ball off the post? Razov. Who took out Beasley for a yellow card? Who allowed Stoichkov to get behind him at the end of the game? Who played ten yards off of Beasley?

    Last game: Didn't play because of an accumlation of yellow cards.

    Two games ago: Own goal.

    Yes, it's just me...
     
  10. Bajoro

    Bajoro Member+

    Sep 10, 2000
    The Inland Empire
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think you make really good points. I thought the yellow last night was totally unnecessary. You could see it coming from across the stadium.

    He's made a lot of progress over the last 12 months. Maybe he's been a little over-extended without Agoos in the back lately. At any rate, I'm hoping his recent screw-ups are just a bump on the road to a great career.
     
  11. QuakeAttack

    QuakeAttack Member+

    Apr 10, 2002
    California - Bay Area
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I agree with you. For a young player to move around a lot, it can be difficult. Hopefully, as you said, it's just a bump in the road to a fine carrer...
     
  12. living_ded_boy

    living_ded_boy New Member

    May 24, 2001
    Pleasanton, Ca

    The yellow for the foul on beasley was warranted.....beasley goes to goal without that foul. Conrad was trying to avoid a foul on hristo that agoos or robinson almost gave up. Your other options are Ibsen, Robinson and Corrales. Ibby can cross but can't defend, Robinson can't play outside D and he can't cross, Corrales would be the best bet but I still like keeping him available for the mids. Conrad is our best bet and he's not as bad as you make him sound.
     
  13. Albany58

    Albany58 Member+

    Sep 14, 1999
    Concord, CA USA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Jimmy may quote you in his next column, ldb. :)
     
  14. living_ded_boy

    living_ded_boy New Member

    May 24, 2001
    Pleasanton, Ca

    It wouldn't suprise me....he takes this stuff in stride.....Agoos should take a page from jimmy's book in that regard, he seems to not want to talk about his boo-boo. :D
     
  15. bpc

    bpc Member+

    Jul 21, 1999
    Silicon Valley
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    I concur. I posted something similar, might have been before the Great Wipe. I thought he actually improved a little in the last game. And I hate to say it, but I first noticed his performance drop... after he got married. Perhaps he's a bit distracted? Maybe it's temporary.

    P.S. I happened to meet his mom down at the Rosebowl before the LA game. Nice lady. I should have asked her for the "scoop."
     
  16. BlueMeanie

    BlueMeanie New Member

    Apr 1, 2002
    EastSIIIIDE
    Re: Re: Conrad - What has happened?

    Are you implying Jimmy should try the Brazilian World Cup team method, as advocated by Big Phil?
     
  17. Defender

    Defender Member

    Joe's Plumbing 86ers
    Feb 16, 2001
    San Francisco CA
    Club:
    Atlanta Silverbacks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I agree with Bajoro. He's improved a lot, but has struggled recently. I think he can become his own leading presence, but he isn't there yet. Agoos and Dayak are the real leaders in the back, and not having them in the back has hurt.

    I think Mulrooney had a lot more to do with Beasley being shut down than by Conrad
     
  18. Albany58

    Albany58 Member+

    Sep 14, 1999
    Concord, CA USA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    And, maybe not. Remember last year with Mulrooney's own goal. I couldn't ask him anything about that, but I did tell him about the guys out in the parking lot ragging me because I wear his shirt. An own goal has to be about the most embarrassing error a soccer player can make. Even more than your pants falling off in the middle of a game.
     
  19. Defender

    Defender Member

    Joe's Plumbing 86ers
    Feb 16, 2001
    San Francisco CA
    Club:
    Atlanta Silverbacks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'd rather go buck naked through a corn field crouch first than have an own goal. It's really not that fun, especially for a defender. Even if you make 10 good tackles each game in a dozen games, the own goal still sticks out.
     
  20. IBleedTeal

    IBleedTeal Member+

    Jun 2, 2001
    Yves Fiat
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Who's Ramario?!?!
    Is he related to Edwin?!?!

    When did Conrad have his great game against the 'Quakes??!
     
  21. 1Bri Fanatic333

    1Bri Fanatic333 New Member

    Jul 12, 2000
    Re: Re: Conrad - What has happened?

    Ok, so the mental picture that came along with that post just wasn't a good thing...PLEASE, NEVER AGAIN!!
     
  22. Albany58

    Albany58 Member+

    Sep 14, 1999
    Concord, CA USA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah, but you have to admit Linds, it was a good vivid image.
     
  23. Defender

    Defender Member

    Joe's Plumbing 86ers
    Feb 16, 2001
    San Francisco CA
    Club:
    Atlanta Silverbacks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Whoops, just realized I had 'crouch' instead of crotch, problem being fixed . . .

    Hehe. That's a great mental image huh? No matter what you do, just don't think of me buck naked. Don't visualize me buck naked. Naked. Don't think naked. Hehe. Anybody ever go to that memory expo at the Exploratorium?
     
  24. 1Bri Fanatic333

    1Bri Fanatic333 New Member

    Jul 12, 2000
    Thank god he was doing it just before the crop was cut (in the way I pictured it...)! Otherwise, I would have definately had a problem!

    Now, the picture of him maybe...stark naked, taking a shower...well.............

    HAHAHAH Nate....memories dear?;) (inside joke)
     

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