Jhon Duran

Discussion in 'Colombians Abroad' started by villus, Jan 16, 2023.

  1. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
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    Bold statement here.
    I still think Santos Borre is probably starter if healthy. Jhon Cordoba did well in his very first start against Romania.
    Cassierra looked pretty good against Spain.

    Competition will be fierce and the two friendlies may give us an idea or may just be experiments formation wise.
     
  2. J-Mezzy

    J-Mezzy Member+

    Oct 14, 2013
    Orlando
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia

    Through the tournament

    borre will suck
    Duran will come in and score
    Duran will be the starter by the end of the tourney
     
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  3. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
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    Duran and Yaser coming off the bench/ getting playing time would be fun to watch in the Copa.

    'I just have my doubts Lorenzo will go that route even if Duran scores a golazo against Paraguay or Costa Rica.
     
  4. crzdcolombian

    crzdcolombian Member+

    Jul 17, 2006
    Avon,CT
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    I doubt Yaser will get many minutes if he calls Carasscal or Quintero. Not a fan of either player but unless we switch formation because James won't have a team for the next month. Not going to start a 20 year old who just became a starter in a low mid table team in 2nd division England

    no James would prefer we bring none of those guys but play 2 strikers. Yaser can come as a winger but the 10 role goes into the garbage if no James
     
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  5. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
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    I agree with most of this. But as I said before it can also depend on how the friendlies go and some experimentation in those games.

    You will be our eyes and ears in Connecticut so take good notes CrzD.
     
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  6. crzdcolombian

    crzdcolombian Member+

    Jul 17, 2006
    Avon,CT
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    we dont win 17-0 I am going to be pissed :)
     
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  7. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
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    :rolleyes::ROFLMAO:
     
  8. Froboy69

    Froboy69 Member+

    Inter Milan
    Colombia
    Mar 25, 2011
    San Diego
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    Happy he will get a chance in the champions league next season. Villa have been impressive all season long.
     
  9. villus

    villus Member+

    Jun 5, 2008
    Duran has higher upside but I think it will be difficult to start James and Duran and implement the high energy pressing style that Lorenzo is using. Duran is a big boy and he works hard, and he probably can give 60 minutes tops at this point with the pace of the game that we want to play. Borre has his weaknesses but he works his ass off and offers alot leading the press and dropping deeper if needed to help out defending.
     
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  10. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    Here comes my getting other people's takes from around the world post of the week.

    I was reading some of the Villa social medias and message boards.

    Just funny to read how many of them think he has the potential to be world class. But many keep on comparing him to Mario Balotelli.
    I mean, I know he has a chip on his shoulder but Balotelli? Minds you, if he plays like Super Mario in Euro 2012 and scores a Golazo like he did against Germany in a Semi I am all for it but obviously the overall career path and shenanigans are not what I want to see from him.
     
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  11. Froboy69

    Froboy69 Member+

    Inter Milan
    Colombia
    Mar 25, 2011
    San Diego
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    Also Balotelli had a lot of issues not simply because of the media all over him for the simplest of things but how he could be easily discriminated.

    As far as I know Duran hasn't had to deal with any of that.
     
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  12. ryu79

    ryu79 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 17, 2005
    NYC
    Club:
    America de Cali
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    The comparison with Balotelli is apt but as a cautionary tale, IMHO. Specifically, you are talking about very physically talented players with huge upside that are also prone to picking up cheap cards. Duran shares an element with Balotelli 's game where defenders are simply uncomfortable with his physicality. They are both sensational finishers with a canon for a shot too.

    Duran, if he can control his emotions on the field more as he matures, has a chance to be more Drogba-esque , and I think we can all hope he can develop more self control and avoid a Balotelli career of red cards and inconsistency.
     
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  13. villus

    villus Member+

    Jun 5, 2008
    Yeah the comparisons for a young guy with confidence and the same build and game with a rocket shot make sense, doesn't mean that Duran is a knucklehead like Balotelli was. Of course you never know what could happen, but I don't think there is any evidence to say that Duran is on Balotelli levels of mischief that we need to be worried but also Duran is already much more inclined to work off the ball and defend and press then Balotelli who was pretty lazy in that respect.
     
  14. HTOWNKING

    HTOWNKING Member

    Mar 22, 2009
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Game commentators just said that he's awkward and difficult to play with.... 2min later he gets pissed at life because his teammate didn't filter the ball back to him
     
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  15. ryu79

    ryu79 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 17, 2005
    NYC
    Club:
    America de Cali
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    Play with or against?
     
  16. HTOWNKING

    HTOWNKING Member

    Mar 22, 2009
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Play with
     

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