Konrad de la Fuente setting the bar high at SD Eibar (olf Olympic Marseille)

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  1. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    An exciting Eibar comeback seems unlikely today, with Eibar ahead 2-0 this time, at halftime.

    I think the move is to give Konrad decent minutes in the second half today, then start him in the Copa Del Rey game on Tuesday.
     
  2. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    Circling back, Konrad DNP in a 5-1 Eibar victory.

    In my mind, his absence today promises a start on Tuesday. :thumbsup:
     
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  3. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
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  4. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    It was against a fifth-tier club, but it's something.
     
  5. Casper

    Casper Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    New York
    Konrad makes the bench against Espanyol - ESPN+ game if he plays.
     
  6. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    Konrad made it onto the field, but very late (83’), and of course I would have said too late, in a 2-1 defeat, but Eibar tied things up at 2-2 at 90+8’!

    That tying goal was an own goal, but even without seeing it I’m sure it was due to Konrad’s electrifying presence.

    Hope he gets additional minutes as the season advances.
     
  7. Casper

    Casper Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    New York
    Konrad wasn't involved in the goal, which was a free kick headed off of the post and then put in by a defender attempting a clearance, poorly.

    Konrad completed all his passes, drew a foul that was so lame he laughed in the defender's face, and nearly scored putting a ball on net from ten yards out of a line drive cross - he didn't get a lot on it, but it was toward the corner, and forced the best save from the Espanyol keeper in the part of the match I watched.

    Looked healthy, which is what I wanted as much as anything. Plus, they move into second place - if he's going to be in the Segunda, being in a promotion battle is as good as it gets.
     
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  8. Casper

    Casper Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    New York
    Konrad subbed on in the 76th minute yesterday against Oviedo. Unfortunately, lost on an 89th minute VAR-aided PK that made it 2-1.
     
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  9. HScoach13

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  10. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    Eibar 3-1 Levante, Eibar edging into 3rd place (likely temporarily, as several teams just below have a game in hand).

    Konrad came on for Stoichkov at 80’.
     
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  11. Winoman

    Winoman Drinkin' Wine Spo-De-O-De!

    Jul 26, 2000
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    @bungadiri
    @TheFalseNine
    @dark knight
    Can we change the title:

    Konrad de la Fuente at SD Eibar (olf Olympic Marseille)
     
  12. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Raising the Eibar: Konrad de la Fuente At SD Eibar (olf Olympic Marseille)
     
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  13. Roblar

    Roblar Member

    Sep 15, 2000
    The 73072
    But what about the eye-test? Konrad de la Fuente at SD Eibar (olf Olympic Marseille)
     
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  14. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    Konrad is on the bench today, Eibar hosting Villarreal B in the featured Monday match. An Eibar win will jump them from 6th to 2nd place in LaLiga 2.
     
  15. HScoach13

    HScoach13 Member+

    Nov 30, 2016
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    Atlanta
    Eibar has taken a Red card before half so it is unlikely Konrad gets in.
     
  16. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    DNP. Eibar was actually the away team today, losing 1-0 to Villarreal B on a late-game stoppage time goal.

    In case you’re wondering, the role of last-sub-so-scapegoat fell to Quique, who entered at 88’ for Stoichkov.
     
  17. Casper

    Casper Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    New York
    Konrad STARTS a Copa del Rey match - at Melilla, which is one of the parts of Spain on the African continent. Don't get a lot of YA action from Africa, but we do today.
     
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  18. Casper

    Casper Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    New York
    Konrad off after 69 minutes, 1-1. Guess it would have been surprising for him to play much more than that, given his limited minutes prior.
     
  19. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    Final score: Melilla 1-1 Eibar, Eibar advancing 1-4 on PKs - good news for Konrad.
     
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  20. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
    San Francisco
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    United States
    Why has this guy flopped so hard?
     
  21. tomásbernal

    tomásbernal Member+

    Sep 4, 2007
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    Portland Timbers
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    United States
    He just wanted to prove @adam tash wrong.
     
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  22. bshredder

    bshredder BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 23, 1999
    Club:
    Millwall FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not speaking specifically about KDLF, but with a lot of youth players who don't live up to expectations there are two questions

    1) Like you said: why has this guy flopped so hard?

    or

    2) Why did fans and experts flop so hard saying this guy was the real deal?
     
  23. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    or

    3) Why do so many posters here confuse wanting a player to succeed with expecting a player to succeed?

    The odds against success in Europe are enormous. Look at Gio Reyna, who (in our terms) is immensely talented, and who has tasted success but now is struggling to get any playing time at Dortmund.

    You have to stay healthy. You have to make good club choices. You have to have some luck on your side.

    In Konrad’s case, the original hope was that he came through the Barcelona program, known for producing highly skilled/technical players - something we are not known for. But that is only part of the package.

    On the minus side were the concerns - more than rumors - that he was immature and not fully professional when it came to training habits etc. He’s still just 22, so perhaps he’s still maturing and will get his act together.

    Konrad faces long odds, but that was always the case. He’s one of ours, so I wish him well.

    Won’t you join me?
     
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  24. LouisZ

    LouisZ Member+

    Oct 14, 2010
    Southern California-USA
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
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    United States
    Because he was killing it at Barca B team and didn't look out of place in his only cup game for Barca A team and his French club Marseille.

    I believe his issue is not physical, but work ethic. He is being known to party when he should be resting for the next game.

    The kid still young, hopefully, he will learn on how to be a professional soccer player.
     
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  25. ChambersWI

    ChambersWI Member+

    Nov 10, 2010
    Club:
    AC Milan
    He got called out at Marseille for not taking training seriously by Sampaoli. Dunno if he had the same issue elsewhere but I remember that being pretty public. I never felt good about the Olympiakos move because it came out of nowhere so something always felt off there.

    The other issue is while Konrad is good at beating his man and dribbling down the sideline thats... all he really does. Not a great crosser/passer and he doesn't really attack the goal. So once teams realize he's not gonna challenge the goal he's kind of easy to defend
     
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