James Rodriguez - news & comments

Discussion in 'Colombians Abroad' started by Uzuriaga, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. villus

    villus Member+

    Jun 5, 2008
    I mean that's a Lorenzo problem not a James or Yaser. There is room and I'd argue a need for both, if anything Yaser should be taking Carrascal's minutes, and they could both play. Either way Yaser is too good and too well rounded to not get a roll and some minutes, because as good as James has been we need to plan for the likely scenario where he's injured.
     
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  2. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Red Card

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
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    I will respect you and CrzD's opinion of wanting to see Carrascal be the one cut/ less playing time.
    Lorenzo though seems to trust him a lot this cycle and has either started him or brought him in as our key attacker off the bench in almost every match.

    Based on that it may come down to JuanFer or Yaser.
    Or maybe even Sini or Yaser if he plays him out wide.

    And James unless he is injured will be on the roster for sure.
     
  3. J-Mezzy

    J-Mezzy Member+

    Real Madrid
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    Oct 14, 2013
    Orlando
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    Real Madrid
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    Colombia
    I don’t see what carrascal has offered except for the first 2 friendlies
     
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  4. HomietheClown

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    He played well in the Asian friendlies Korea/ Japan.
    He had a decent pass out wide to Arias who crossed the ball to Santos Borre for the game winner against Venezuela.

    He had his moments against Brazil making their keeper Alison have to work a bit with shots on target.

    He has his moments but he is inconsistent, similar to the way he was at River Plate.
     
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  5. Doogs

    Doogs Member+

    Dec 11, 2010
    Miami
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    Millonarios Bogota
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    Colombia
    I think he did good against Mexico too but that's not saying much
     
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  6. villus

    villus Member+

    Jun 5, 2008
    The way that Lorenzo wants to play and the way we look so good with James I don't think Carrascal is just that type of player, its unfair to compare him to a classic 10 really which James/Juanfer/Yaser all seem to naturally be. I haven't seen as much of Yaser but he definitely seemed to be the type to always want the ball, and always coming to get it and create something from even deep and having the ability to completely dictate the play and tempo for the team.

    Carrascal just won't be able to give us that and make the team tick, which isn't really his fault that he's a bit different, but if we are using a style that need the midfielders who are constantly on the ball and offering short and long passes we got 2 masters and a good under study.
     
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  7. villus

    villus Member+

    Jun 5, 2008
    I'd also argue that the Arias is the second best in that roll and the best defensively, but we are already penciling him in and wide, and Yaser is probably the best like for like to play on the right and do what Arias does, who basically played as a CM/10 for us at times and combined really well with James.
     
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  8. ryu79

    ryu79 Moderator
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    Oct 17, 2005
    NYC
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    America de Cali
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    Colombia
    Well said. Arias work rate and Castaño landing are critical to James being effective given his fitness.

    I want Yaser to start getting minutes though.
     
  9. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Red Card

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    Hopefully on Tuesday.
    If not, we probably wont see him play for a long time.
    Maybe October if we are fortunate.
     
  10. Froboy69

    Froboy69 Member+

    Inter Milan
    Colombia
    Mar 25, 2011
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
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    James Rodriguez vs Romania:

    • 72 minutes.
    • 91% pass accuracy (68/75).
    • 3 key passes.
    • 8 out of 10 long passes hit.
     
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  11. J-Mezzy

    J-Mezzy Member+

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    Oct 14, 2013
    Orlando
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    He’s balling
     
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  12. ryu79

    ryu79 Moderator
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    Oct 17, 2005
    NYC
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    America de Cali
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    He just physically looks in much better shape. Irrespective of playing time the training with Sao Paulo seems to have been most consistent he has had in years.

    Physically looks like the guy we used to know.
     
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  13. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Red Card

    Dusselheim FC 1971
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    The manager at Sao Paulo has expressed concerned that every time he comes back from FIFA matches his health is usually not optimal and he has to recuperate.
    Let's see if the same applies this time around or if he will be ready to play their next match.
     
  14. Doogs

    Doogs Member+

    Dec 11, 2010
    Miami
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    Millonarios Bogota
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    Colombia
    Starts against Talleres.
     
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  15. sidspaceman

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    Feb 20, 2002
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  16. sidspaceman

    sidspaceman Moderator
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    Feb 20, 2002
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  17. Doogs

    Doogs Member+

    Dec 11, 2010
    Miami
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    he already plays like a retired player so may as well save everyone the trouble
     
  18. HomietheClown

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  19. Doogs

    Doogs Member+

    Dec 11, 2010
    Miami
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    Millonarios Bogota
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    Colombia
    In other words James is too lazy to work hard and wants to quit again
     
  20. Froboy69

    Froboy69 Member+

    Inter Milan
    Colombia
    Mar 25, 2011
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    Give me 5 minutes I can convince the guy to focus on his physical fitness.
     
  21. crzdcolombian

    crzdcolombian Member+

    Jul 17, 2006
    Avon,CT
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    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    he has all the Instagram hoes willing to blow him…. And like 30 million in the bank….. not sure how your going to motivate him more than that

    dude seems like he just wants to be a dad and chill with his baby. He just holding out because he wants to go to the WC. Think he could take all 2025 off and the 2nd season in Brazil this year off and still make the roster come 2026…..

    just don’t see enough guys popping up that will be better than him and not shit their pants when they put on our uniform
     
  22. Froboy69

    Froboy69 Member+

    Inter Milan
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    Mar 25, 2011
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia

    Well the thing is that he needs a good moviational speech. It would affect his ego in a good way but remind him as to why he would need to keep at it for his last run.
     
  23. ryu79

    ryu79 Moderator
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    Oct 17, 2005
    NYC
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    America de Cali
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    You guys really think it's motivation? His leg is shot. A guy with an ego like that doesn't just stop running, he just can't play sustainably. (IMHO)

    We really need Yaser to take the next step now and be ready.
     
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  24. Doogs

    Doogs Member+

    Dec 11, 2010
    Miami
    Club:
    Millonarios Bogota
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
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    He's still complaining about the cold, what a loser.
    Trying to contaminate Puerta too.
     
  25. villus

    villus Member+

    Jun 5, 2008
    Yeah I think it's pretty clear he has an ongoing injury that doesn't allow him to go a full season and train normally. It probably wouldn't be such an issue if he wasn't an idiot about handling these things and opening his mouth constantly off field. Just another example of his Jekyll and Hyde personality disorder of on field/off field.
     
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