Mercury News 1/26/10

Discussion in 'San Jose Earthquakes' started by Earthshaker, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. Earthshaker

    Earthshaker BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 12, 2005
    The hills above town
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  2. krudmonk

    krudmonk Member+

    Mar 7, 2007
    S.J. Sonora
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Good news about the exhibition. It's not a powerhouse team that will shame our side but high in profile to bring in the bucks.
     
  3. FUAEG

    FUAEG Member+

    Oct 18, 2005
    San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  4. futbol monkey

    futbol monkey Member

    Dec 12, 2007
    Santa Clara
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    Only the high-profile clubs will get the powerhouse European clubs for an exhibition. But the Spurs have a loyal following and like krudmonk said, they'll bring in the bucks. Who knows, maybe they can play some of their young players as a pseudo trial and we can sign them on loan during the summer transfer window if they impress. One can dream. ;)
     
  5. JazzyJ

    JazzyJ BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 25, 2003
    Well-written article, with relevant quotes, no major errors. By Matt Schwab of mschwab@bayareanewsgroup.com? Has the MN published his articles before?
     
  6. KMJvet

    KMJvet Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 26, 2001
    Quake Country
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hmmm...they're up challenging for a top 4 finish. They have their off games, but this is a pretty good season for them in both form and results.
    And they are a big club.
     
  7. leocal

    leocal Member

    Aug 23, 2004
    Fog City
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    this was on my x-mas wish list and has been for a while. that would be awesome!

    c.o.y.s
     
  8. Earthshaker

    Earthshaker BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 12, 2005
    The hills above town
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Exactly. They may not be one of the "Big Four", but, along with Man City there are starting to chip away at their supremacy. They have a pretty talented squad, I would be happy with gettting one or two of their perennial bench warmers, like Pavyl-russian guy or David Bentley.
     
  9. Earthshaker

    Earthshaker BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 12, 2005
    The hills above town
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah, they should invest more in this Schwab guy.
     
  10. Smurfquake

    Smurfquake Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 8, 2000
    San Carlos, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Is it too soon to speculate that if Spurs are brought in for a friendly, it will be against a Mexican team instead of the Quakes?
     
  11. Earthshaker

    Earthshaker BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 12, 2005
    The hills above town
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sure Bill, spoil all the fun.
     
  12. Beerking

    Beerking Member+

    Nov 14, 2000
    Humboldt County
    That would be an ultimate turd-dump on the heads of the Quakes fans so expect our front office to follow through with that idea. :mad:
     
  13. darkstar10990

    darkstar10990 Member

    Jun 26, 2007
    Bay Area
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Great article. If the Mercury News keeps up this kind of quality when it comes to Quakes coverage, I'll have no problem finding a way to want to start reading it again.

    SPURS!?!?!?! :eek: :D Please please please please please please please!!! I'll be there without a doubt no matter how broke I am at the time!
     
  14. RobsterCraw

    RobsterCraw Member

    Mar 28, 2008
    I'd love to have Spurs come to the Bay, they play attractive football. What I would really like is to know that the coaching knowledge transfer, which is supposed to be happening, actually, is. Part of the problem with being in a backwater league is that you have to really import a lot of soccer know how. I used to to really want them to loan us players, but after having read Soccernomics, what I really want is for the quakes to know how they train.
     
  15. FUAEG

    FUAEG Member+

    Oct 18, 2005
    San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's never too soon to speculate!

    All they have to do is play Dos Santos and the El Tri fans will show.
    [​IMG]
     
  16. Old Man!

    Old Man! BigSoccer Supporter

    RIP Chicago Fire
    Mar 11, 2000
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yes, that and not including it in the season ticket package as GAME A.

    While not taking anything away from Seattle specifically, I sometimes wonder about season ticket numbers from LA the past few years and Seattle last season since they were able to include MLS Cup and friendlies with the likes of AC Milan and Chelsea into the season ticket package. Maybe it makes no difference whatsoever, but then again maybe it does.
     
  17. QuakeAttack

    QuakeAttack Member+

    Apr 10, 2002
    California - Bay Area
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If the Quakes aren't playing the Spurs, I'm not going...
     
  18. Earthshaker

    Earthshaker BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 12, 2005
    The hills above town
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The big question mark will be the timing of the game. Plenty of Spurs players, including Dos Santos, will be on World Cup duty. I am assuming and hoping the game would be a post-WC match.
     
  19. Earthshaker

    Earthshaker BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 12, 2005
    The hills above town
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What if it's a double-header?
     
  20. KMJvet

    KMJvet Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 26, 2001
    Quake Country
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think Dos Santos is getting loaned to Galatasaray.
     
  21. FUAEG

    FUAEG Member+

    Oct 18, 2005
    San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Oh, yea. Kind of looks like that doesn't it.
    [​IMG]

    Nevermind.
     
  22. markmcf8

    markmcf8 Member+

    Oct 18, 1999
    Vancouver, WA, USA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Elliott is on Olympics duty for a while. (And yeah, the Olympics are still a ways off.) So I think the Murk is trying to pick up the slack with this guy. Maybe we can follow his articles in a different paper, after the Murk goes under.

    Yeah. AC Milan trains a lot longer than we do, and they are fit.

    Partly improving our training would be good, and there are US fitness gurus who help AC Milan. We could get those guys. Hell, we could get much less expensive guys who would do the same thing. I bet Spurs spend a fair bit of time on tactics and strategies. Why did we play so damn much long ball last season?! Did Frank ask for that? Or did he just fail to tell our guys to keep the ball on the carpet?

    It would be very cool for the Quakes to play an exhibition against Spurs. I hope it would be on TV, or at a time when I just had to visit the Bay Area anyway. :)

    GO QUAKES!! :D

    - Mark
     
  23. ThreeApples

    ThreeApples Member+

    Jul 28, 1999
    Smurf Village
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Matt Schwab is a longtime Oakland Tribune reporter. He was the Clash beat writer way back when. Now that the Merc, Trib, and Contra Costa Times are all owned by the same bankrupt company, they share much of their sports page content. The beat articles about the 49ers, Sharks, Warriors, Giants, or whatever are all done by one reporter from one of those papers and then printed in all of them.
     
  24. don gagliardi

    don gagliardi Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    Feb 28, 2004
    san jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Amen to that.
     
  25. due time

    due time Member+

    Mar 1, 1999
    Santa Clara
    Yeah, but if he's loaned out for the rest of he season, you'd think he'd be back with them for their training camp tour. Unless the loan is longer...I didn't try to look it up.
     

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