Matt Miazga at Reading (on loan from Chelsea)

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  1. glutton4Bolts

    glutton4Bolts Member+

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    Mar 18, 2019
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    Yup... and it continues... Wow.... just wow.
     
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  2. OWN(yewu)ED

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    May 26, 2006
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    the championship is a harsh mistress......
     
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  3. ArsenalMetro

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    The 46-match season is truly insane. England should add a 4th division to the Football League and cut the existing leagues to 18 or 20. A team in League One has 46 matches in a normal season, plus FA Cup, League Cup, and EFL Trophy. That's crazy.
     
  4. autobus39

    autobus39 Member+

    Jun 28, 2006
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    On The Bluebirds goal yesterday goalscorer drifted behind Miazga's centerback partner and in front of Matt.

    That goal opens the highlight video. There is also a chance at 1:28 where the man he is marking almost taps in a cross. Miazga may have either thought the keeper had it or was worried about an own goal.
     
  5. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Matt not getting much love from the fans. Check replies to this poll:

     
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  6. mschofield

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  7. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    what's he done to be included among that?
     
  8. Suyuntuy

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    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    It's just all the guys who arrived to Reading in the summer of 2019. Matt usually ranks only above Boyé for the fans in that poll.
     
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  9. An Unpaved Road

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    He beat out Pele on one list to avoid last place. :p
     
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  10. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    5 years since he made the move abroad. What's the overall assessment of his time in Europe so far?
     
  11. ArsenalMetro

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    It was a mistake to go as early as he did, and he hasn't managed to establish himself at any level consistently.

    He got paid though, so good for him on that front.
     
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  12. DHC1

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    he was an MLS best XI candidate and all-star....
     
  13. ArsenalMetro

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    #6764 ArsenalMetro, Jan 29, 2020
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    I watched probably 90% of his games with New York. There were fundamental issues with his game (mainly positioning and decision-making) that MLS attackers weren't adept enough to exploit and that he hasn't improved upon significantly enough in Europe.

    This is what I said in July 2015:

    I stand by that. The first time he went to a top Euro league to play regularly, he got yellow cards in 5 consecutive matches and never played for Nantes again, so I think I nailed that critique. :p
     
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  14. smokarz

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    Aug 9, 2006
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    They don't all work out. Adams and McKennie seems to be doing quite well.

    Perhaps the argument is maybe he should have went earlier and spend a year or two in a decent Euro youth academy and then graduate up o
    into the senior team.
     
  15. ChicagoVT

    ChicagoVT Member

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    Jun 26, 2019
    The loan army thing very rarely works out. Yes, he got a big pay day from Chelsea, but never having consistency and being tossed around from to team makes it alomst impossible for anyone to excel. In a different circumstance, Miazga's potential is a very good Championship player that can maybe find himself on a low level premier league side (similar to Ream). The constant loan crap is going to prevent him from acheiving that. Now this injury.... man that sucks.
     
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  16. smokarz

    smokarz Member+

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    Hartford, CT

    Fully agreed. I think the decision to go to Euro was right, however the choice of team was wrong.

    Clubs like Chelsea are not destinations for young and promising talents. They are destinations for established talents. Our young yanks should get their butts over to the BL. That league has been very kind to our yanks.
     
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  17. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    I still wonder about he not being missed by the fans though.

    They were happy when he arrived for a second season, and IMO he played well when he did. Yet the coach benched him and the fans are ranking him low.

    That makes me wonder what happened.
     
  18. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    But he does have the Polish passport which will keep him as an option for many clubs and leagues.
     
  19. The Irish Rover

    The Irish Rover Member+

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    Different coach.

    They changed coach last season and the new guy tightened up the backline on their charge out of the dropzone, with Matt a key part of that.

    The same coach reunited the backline in in August, but Reading's season never caught fire. He got fired and the new guy just doesn't rate Matt as highly. Happens all the time
     
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  20. BostonRed

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  21. ArsenalMetro

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  22. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    agreed
     
  23. Suyuntuy

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    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    I wonder what happened to their captain, Liam Moore, who usually pairs with Morrison for the CB positions. Today he's not in the 18, so he must be injured.

    Well, Matt is like Wes, he's back ahead of schedule. And winning.
     
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  24. ArsenalMetro

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    The replies to that tweet really rip into Moore.
     
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