Donovan & Howard, Jozy: Everton vs. Hull City, 3/7 11am ET

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad Gameday' started by ctoa23, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. BirdsonFire

    BirdsonFire Member

    May 9, 2008
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    the percentage is a lot higher in MLS

    and yes, the chances are shanked all over the world


    they shouldn't be shanked that much


    it's a composure issue
     
  2. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 15, 1999
    Club:
    New York City FC
    Man - I made that sitter comment as a joke about all the annoying "what is a sitter" debate we have had recently - but Tony Dellbird is trying to make this about playing ability, and I disagree. To me, a sitter is basically a tap in where it's harder to miss than score. This was far, far from a sitter to me but I'm not as talented as Mr. Dellbird. ;)
     
  3. Bruce S

    Bruce S Member+

    Sep 10, 1999
    technique issue.
     
  4. BirdsonFire

    BirdsonFire Member

    May 9, 2008
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    lol

    it's not like i singled you out... and i'm not entirely agreeing with mr. dellbird
     
  5. Hed7181

    Hed7181 Member

    Jul 1, 2003
    VA Beach, VA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I can't argue with that.
     
  6. arkjayback

    arkjayback Member

    Mar 29, 2008
    Le Mars, IA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Exactly. It doesn't have to turn into an EPL vs. MLS discussion. Where's that video of Bendtner's misses again?
     
  7. BirdsonFire

    BirdsonFire Member

    May 9, 2008
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    yes... better word, but i still like using composure because you have to keep that to rely on your technique
     
  8. arkjayback

    arkjayback Member

    Mar 29, 2008
    Le Mars, IA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Gotta agree with you here.
     
  9. RSLKamasBranch

    Nov 2, 2005
    I agree with the wear and tear part, but I disagree about the central and figurative central role. I think Donovan is at his best when he doesn't have to the focal point of the team. He's had a great stint at Everton and showed that he can be a very good player at the highest levels, but that was with a very different role. This was similar to his play in the Cofed Cup at LM, where he really shined again. I think if we can get to the point where we can afford to have players like Donovan playing that sort of role, we'll be a much better team.

    Great to see him get the send off like that today.
     
  10. Scotty

    Scotty Member+

    Dec 15, 1999
    Campania
    [​IMG]
     
  11. arsynic

    arsynic Red Card

    Jan 2, 2007
    Santa Barbara
    for what its worth, skysports described donovan as "smashing home a superb fourth goal"
     
  12. Cool Hand Luke

    Cool Hand Luke Member+

    Aug 13, 2008
    Austin Texas
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'll second that
     
  13. mappy

    mappy New Member

    Jul 29, 2007
    denton
    Just checked the FSC schedule. Replay is at 11:00PM ET.
     
  14. HattrickStriker

    Feb 19, 2006
    Area 51 & 52
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    A sitter is a sitter is a sitter...anywhere--in the US or over in Europe. I've played and watched a few matches in various parts of the globe and in every place sitters are just that--goals that should never, ever be a miss (though we know that they are missedat times). LD missed a sitter last match--verifiable, but today LD's shot was not a given for even the best of finishers which includes Donovan. My how he struck it with purity.
     
  15. arkjayback

    arkjayback Member

    Mar 29, 2008
    Le Mars, IA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Except for the national team, he has to be the focal point of the team, and he's been doing pretty good in that role for a while now.
     
  16. KALM

    KALM Member+

    Oct 6, 2006
    Boston/Providence
    Seems like a semantics issue really. Tony's definition of a sitter is apparently a chance where you have a clear sight of goal and time to pick out a corner. Others seem to be limiting the definition of sitters to close range tap-ins. It's not really that interesting of a discussion either way.
     
  17. Hed7181

    Hed7181 Member

    Jul 1, 2003
    VA Beach, VA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Of course you're right, but what else are we supposed to talk about all week on BS while we tried to avoid work?
     
  18. Tony Dellbird

    Tony Dellbird English and Proud

    Mar 26, 2004
    Jolly Ol' England
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    I'm a centre half and I'd have scored that Mr. DK. Donovan could have put that anywhere in the goal. If you put Myhill as favourite in that position there's something wrong. From there any player 90% sure to score that. Yet with Donovan's finish you could have had two keepers in goal and that'd have still gone in.

    This belongs to he...

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gx5iZitbjOU"]YouTube- Unbelieveable Tekkers[/ame]
     
  19. Tony Dellbird

    Tony Dellbird English and Proud

    Mar 26, 2004
    Jolly Ol' England
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    A sitter is when you have the time and the whole goal to aim at to pick your spot and you're expected to score. Yakubu's is the best example in the first half when he hit the post. It's really not that difficult. If you don't get out your seat when Yakubu goes through there cos you don't expect him to score. All your dogs ain't barking.
     
  20. miked9

    miked9 Member+

    May 4, 2000
    Philadelphia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Enough with the sitter discussion already. It's boring and whether any of us could have scored from there is meaningless.

    As far as the goal goes, it's not just that he scored. That was nice of course, but the exciting part was that he hit the ball with power, accuracy, and conviction. He could've looped it in or hit it and have it deflect off the keeper's hands, but instead he hit a screamer. Reminded me of the the goal Dempsey scored vs Ghana--not in the setup but in the authority with which the ball was struck.
     
  21. dethfire

    dethfire Member

    Jun 24, 2005
    who has highlights!? :)
     
  22. Riotom9

    Riotom9 Member

    Oct 10, 2000
    Texas

    Abso - f'ing - lutely they are.


    I guess the crowd went nuts not because it was a cannon of a shot, on a spinning ball, into a tight angle in the far post - but because they just LOOVE Donovan so much they got that excited he knocked in a 'sitter' when they were already up by 2 goals and the result clearly in hand.

    :rolleyes:


    Congrats to LD.

    Congrats to Arteta - aside from his goals, his movement was SO good today. Obviously feeling better each week.
     
  23. Oonique

    Oonique Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    Puyallup, WA
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Agreed....wait....wait....wait....drool...
     
  24. Tony Dellbird

    Tony Dellbird English and Proud

    Mar 26, 2004
    Jolly Ol' England
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    It was more to do with it being his last home game. It's a great way to sign off. For now anyway.
     
  25. StarvingGator

    StarvingGator Member

    Jun 22, 2007
    The Hospital Bar
    There are times when I hate the iPhone. Like, for instance, today. Just because I left the stupid headphones in all night doesn't mean I want the alarm I set to go off in the headphones and not through the speakers!!!
     

Share This Page