Luca Before You Leap: de la Torre at Celta Vigo

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by Dave Marino-Nachison, Jul 25, 2013.

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What should we rename the Luca de la Torre thread?

  1. Luca’s Labour’s Lost? de la Torre at Celta Vigo

    10 vote(s)
    10.9%
  2. My name is Luca, I live in the Second Team: De La Torre at Celta Vigo

    17 vote(s)
    18.5%
  3. Luca's Labour (not) Lost: Luca de la Torre at Celta Vigo

    14 vote(s)
    15.2%
  4. Luca Before you Leap: Luca de la Torre at Celta Vigo

    51 vote(s)
    55.4%
  1. Pl@ymaker

    Pl@ymaker Member+

    Feb 8, 2010
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Probably Celta's best player, in the 1st half. Luca's only problem is that he's not a finisher but he's a good player besides that.
     
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  2. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The assist:

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  3. Pl@ymaker

    Pl@ymaker Member+

    Feb 8, 2010
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He's had about 3 key passes today.
     
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  4. Pl@ymaker

    Pl@ymaker Member+

    Feb 8, 2010
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Barca ended up winning the game but it was still fun to watch. Very good game for Luca.
     
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  5. twoolley

    twoolley Member+

    Jan 3, 2008


    Thread by celta fan comparando Fran y Luca.
     
  6. Pl@ymaker

    Pl@ymaker Member+

    Feb 8, 2010
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  7. Excellency

    Excellency Member+

    LA Galaxy
    United States
    Nov 4, 2011
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    No question, if we had a "most improved" award (I'm old school)*, it would go to LDLT.

    Benitez is one of the more well travelled coaches around, at the higher level. He should get most of the credit, after Luca himself, of course.

    *Edit: I think they're called "comeback" awards these days.
     
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  8. Casper

    Casper Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    New York
    He's done. Second yellow = red. Didn't play that well either. But they lead 1-0 due to an epic own goal.
     
  9. Pl@ymaker

    Pl@ymaker Member+

    Feb 8, 2010
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He played well. He wasn't as good as he was against Barca but he wasn't bad.

    5 fouls by Alaves, 0 Yellows. 7 fouls by Celta, 2 Yellows 1 Red. That ref blows.
     
  10. Gacm32

    Gacm32 Member+

    Chelsea
    Switzerland
    Nov 28, 2010
    Geneva
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
    I thought he was decent tbf.
     
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  11. iad_22201

    iad_22201 Member+

    Jan 2, 2009
    Washington, DC
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No, he really didn't. And so far this season (much like last) he's largely been a mediocre performer on a poor La Liga side.
     
  12. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
    San Francisco
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This is his level
     
  13. m vann

    m vann Moderator
    Staff Member

    Colorado Rapids, Celtic FC, & Louisville City
    Sep 10, 2002
    Denver, CO
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    We’re “complaining” about a “mediocre” guy playing and starting in La Liga - arguably - the second best league in the world. Man oh man have times changed in the YA threats. Who would have thunk that at 10 years ago this would be the case? Very few, I bet. Nice “problem” to have if you ask me…
     
  14. Casper

    Casper Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    New York
    High quality typo.
     
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  15. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    I wonder if we're making 12/13 YsA relegated per season our new standard.
     
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  16. kruck

    kruck Member+

    Jan 12, 2008
    Houston, TX
    Club:
    SV Werder Bremen
    "I used to pray for times like this" - Kruck, longtime YA user.
     
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  17. Pl@ymaker

    Pl@ymaker Member+

    Feb 8, 2010
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    From whoscored:

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    He played about as well as everyone else.
     
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  18. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    This was a releg six-pointer, probably. Alaves is a yo-yo club.

    Also, Celta was at home. And also, no, he didn't play as well as everyone else in his club. Or on the field. See that red color?

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    That means he was not good.
     
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  19. twoolley

    twoolley Member+

    Jan 3, 2008
    Does he get docked due to red?
     
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  20. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    I don't think so. He wasn't good before the red, either.
     
  21. felloveranddidanadu

    Plymouth Argyle FC
    Dec 12, 2009
    Club:
    San Jose Frogs
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    In almost all ratings they dock you because of cards, particularly reds, because in almost all games, cards (particularly reds) are detrimental to your team's success
     
  22. twoolley

    twoolley Member+

    Jan 3, 2008
    Thats what I figured. The original posts were apart from the cards he played well which at the end of the day doesn’t matter because he cost his team points
     
  23. Pl@ymaker

    Pl@ymaker Member+

    Feb 8, 2010
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #1899 Pl@ymaker, Sep 28, 2023
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2023
    He only got a bad rating because of the red card.

    Also, Luca played so well that even though he was on a yellow, Rafa Benitez subbed out 3 other players, instead of him.o_O
     
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  24. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    No, he wasn't playing well. He played well in previous games, not today. He lost the ball when trying to move it forward and most of his good passes were back passes. He lost possession about eight times, and only managed three good passes forward. It was not a good outing.
     

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