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Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by BuffloSoldier, Oct 23, 2004.
Same old, same old. MH starts, BC on the pine.
1-0, Sidwell with the goal.
kitson with the 2-0 four minutes later
btw at wigan...[result]coventry city ties up 1-1[/result]
Owusu makes it three before the break.
Second half on, two minutes in and 4-0, ingy ingamarrson on a header off a corner.
Maybe Convey will get some substantial minutes the 2nd half, and get a mop up goal as the push forward.
No way I would change the chemistry of this team right now. Sorry Convey.
In addition to the four goals, Reading is shooting at will. The announcers are calling for a ruthless streak, but it's hard to imagine Reading getting more offensive than they are right now.
To be ruthless, however, they're calling for fresh legs. Maybe, but I'd think you add a defender, up by four.
Convey coming on, waiting on the sideline.
MH has been impressive this half. Reading is feeling pretty good, which means a couple chances out of nothing for Crewe.
Convey for Little.
To say Reading is more active is impossible, but there's been no let up at all. Convey is not the focal point, by a long way. The focal point of their attacks are the kids getting the ball back in play after their shots. But he fits in well, and there's no noticeable dropoff. He sounds as if he's playing smart, simple balls and playing at a good pace.
10 minutes left. still 4-0. Reading still pressuring, Crewe getting some space.
BTW: the field is flooded today.
On the notion of disrupting the chemistry here, that has to be a consideration. This team is playing very well.
That said, it's also a talented team, with it's share of internationals. Owuysu is a ghanian int, and just now seems to be finding his stride after six months in Reading.
Convey will find a spot, btw. he makes really smart runs, again and again, and his teammates are getting more used to that.
Also, as I type, sounds like Convey's longest run with the ball at his feet this season, but hoping to pass the whole time, he does little with it. covers 30-40 yards.
"Convey just high and wide, from distance. It was a lovely strike from Convey, and, to be honest, only a few feet above the bar."
MH did what was needed, and did have a couple nice moments. convey played. about as much as could be asked for, right now.
We're going up.
Haven't I heard that the last couple of years?
Yes, and always from me. But, then again, the Red Sox are in the series.
Convey has been dealing with a reality check. He was supposed to go to Reading and become a star and he is showing that he is a sub in the English Div 1. Maybe if he actually knew how to play football if would be a diffrent story. Reading is at fault for this because they could have easily signed a guy like Eddie Gaven who makes Bobby Convey look like overated player that he is. I hope for the US national teams sake that he does not make the 2006 WC team. Spector will be a much better alternative to him at LB and Beasley and countless others can play the left wing role better than Convey.
so do you jump in as an ass EVERY time the opportunity arises or just in relation to Convey...it's a popular breed, that.
1) No they could not have signed Eddie Gaven as he does not qualify for a work permit.
2) Do you really know more than Bruce Arena and Glenn Hoddle when it comes to selecting players?
Who deemed that he was to be a star for Reading? Based on his current talent level, he is right where he should be...limited role for a good D1 team. He has upside, and it will be interesting to see how he eventually pans out in another year or two.
The bottom line is Reading fans have labeled Convey an overpriced failure. The kid simply lacks talent. He has plenty of heart but he cannot dribble a ball or shoot on goal. The one thing that trips me out on yank soccer fans is you guys defend a player that sucks. What is the point in that? I know all of you have watched him and have seen how crappy he is but all of you defend him like you gave birth to the guy. Wake up ad smell the espresso because his talent will weed himself out of the US national team pool unless he can develops his skills to another level. He is not even Seria C level. Please do not get offended by this just accept the facts.
Oh yes, how correct you are Care to provide any evidence to back your claims?
Neither is talent.
Both are acquired skills.
Give Bobby some time. He'll be OK.
It just might be better for Convey in the end to continue his career in a new country and new league by slowly getting integrated as a sub, etc. than throwing him out there and expecting him to score a brace every match...I've gone back and forth about Convey but I'll give him a season or two with Reading before I say he's a failure...
Sounds like Crewe are itching to play in League 1 next season...
Coaches do make mistakes when evaluating players. Just because Arena or Hoddle show interest doesn't make Convey a good player. Anyway, Convey has only played in 2 of the US' 7 qualifyers. That's not a resounding sign of praise to me.
I'm not here to bash Convey, and I certainly wouldn't say he lacks talent but I would expect a lot of Reading fans to be disappointed if their record transfer fee signing was riding pine. I think the coaches have a long term plan for Bobby but I would expect that most fans want quicker results. They're fans afterall, most fans have wild expectations for players, read any thread on this board.