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Discussion in 'FC Dallas' started by Kevin Lindstrom, Sep 5, 2007.
Bobby Moore was a hell of a player, but he's a bit long in the tooth now.
Can you imagine him in two years.
Maybe he meant Justin Moore.
I love how you've upgraded the whole team and yet our defense is exactly the same.
my bad - I meant Drew Moor
Actually, that's pretty typical.
I figured, just teasing.
I was never gifted at spelling.
I'm a member of that club, hell I may be the president.
Yea, but you have an excuse. You're around NASCAR fans every weekend.
3rd, didn't see the game tonight, what's your "Just add water" analysis on how Deni looked tonight? More comfortable???
I was working tonight, but I am planning to watch the game tomorrow or Monday and will give you my opinion after I do.
Look forward to it....please note the abject lack of width....REAL WIDTH....exibited by both teams.....fcuking pitifull.
you and I have talked about that before. Gbandi gives you some, but Wags won't. Moor has tried it but just isn't consistently providing it either.
Kind of odd how Moor did a spectacular job in most of the games he played w/ the USNT in Copa America. I was kind of expecting to see a little carry over in that department.
If we were in the early part of the year, I'd like to see Ricky in that position for a spell. He has shown the ability and willingness to track back and do the dirty work when necessary. No doubt those yellow cleats could fly up and down the flanks with the ball.
But, part of our lack of width, at least in the final 3rd is Morrow's facination w/ putting righties on the left, and lefties on the right. I asked, but did not receive any hypotheticals on the advantage of such play. If Alvarez penetrates down the right side, he has to cut back inside to take advantage of his left footed cannon. Fine, but it leads to very congested play in the middle. The endline cross is one of the most effective ways to open up an organized defense. You are asking those wide forwards to dribble with their non-dominant foot in order to shield the ball, and then cross a ball w/ that same weak foot.
Our best crossing situations come from Toja dribbling through the middle out to the flank. This is not the ideal, but you have a left footed player able to dribble the ball with a dominant foot, and then cross with the same.
The endline cross is an effective method of attack. The problem is FCD's wide players can't cross at all.
Toja seems particularly effective with the pullback cross from the endline, but he's already being asked to cover two-thirds of the field by himself, so it's difficult for him to consistently bomb down to the endline to provide service into the penalty area.
some thoughts here...
It was wierd how similar in body type he is to Ramon, I kept having #10 flashbacks. I am reminded about how much potential Ramon had, and where I hoped his game would go. *sigh*
Unlike Ramon however, Denilson plays with much greater vision. You can see him looking for the seems, waiting for the gaps to open. His composure and patience are impressive. The ability to hold the ball for that split second longer for the gap to open and then get the ball into it... when (if?) FCD forwards figure that out it could be special.
On the downside you can also tell he is used to being quicker. Once or twice he tried something that didn't work as his burst wasn't quick enough. This is a quick league, but I am hopefully as he plays into shape and drops a little weight that will get better.
And I for sure want to see him as the high MF in that 4-2-3-1. Putting him on the wing is a bit of a waste. Put him in the middle.
So is he worth the money? hum... not sure. H e's certainly worth the $400k cap hit. a $1mil? hum... not yet.
I generally try not to comment on players, but he sure seems to have what have been called "Mike Singletary eyes."
Always good to see a Baylor reference!
At least Baylor didn't rebrand themselves the "Baylor Mike Singletarys" like another Texas team I have heard of.