Official Charlie Davies News/Updates Thread 3.0

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by Illusionbox, Aug 23, 2007.

  1. Hed7181

    Hed7181 Member

    Jul 1, 2003
    VA Beach, VA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  2. Hed7181

    Hed7181 Member

    Jul 1, 2003
    VA Beach, VA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hammarby are at home today against Helsingborgs. A win would put Hammarby very close to European football again next year.

    Charlie is in the squad; however both Paulinho Guara and Andersson are healthy so I imagine Davies will start on the bench, unless the coach goes with the 4-3-3 again.
     
  3. Lorelaei

    Lorelaei New Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    Stockholm
    Charlie gets to start! He's playing next to Petter Andersson in an announced 4-4-2.

    Gotta run to the stadium now, but let's hope he scores one, or two, or even more goals, that would be lovely.
     
  4. Obese

    Obese New Member

    May 9, 2007
    Solna, Sweden
    Club:
    Hammarby IF
    Nat'l Team:
    Sweden
    Quick and accurate poster as always :) It will be great to see what CD can achieve with 90' of playing time.

    Your weekly Swedish lesson will be available in about an hour at:

    http://www.sr.se/cgi-bin/radiosporten/nyhetssidor/index.asp?programid=2835&nyheter=1

    Top right corner, Hammarby - Helsingborg

    Good luck!
     
  5. Darius.Hammarby

    Darius.Hammarby New Member

    Dec 30, 2006
    Stockholm
    CD free aginst Helsingborg goali 10 min and CD scoo.... NO no no he missed
    :mad:

    13 min he misses agian o no o no
     
  6. Obese

    Obese New Member

    May 9, 2007
    Solna, Sweden
    Club:
    Hammarby IF
    Nat'l Team:
    Sweden
    Yeah sounds like Mr. Davies is hot tonight, and the whole team as well. Two nice shots so far...
     
  7. Hed7181

    Hed7181 Member

    Jul 1, 2003
    VA Beach, VA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, unfortunately the match ended 0-2 to Helsinborgs.

    Charlie did go the full 90 however. It looks like he had a few shots on target as well as a few misses.

    With only a couple of games left, any UEFA Cup hopes are quickly dying.
     
  8. frenil

    frenil Member

    Mar 11, 2004
    Lund
    The game was abandoned with 8 minutes left. This isn't the first time this has happened at a Hammarby home game, so I wouldn't be suprised if they'd be dealt a harsh penalty.
     
  9. sidefootsitter

    sidefootsitter Member+

    Oct 14, 2004
    Now I am waiting for personal observations by Lorelaei.

    BTW, Hammarby is safely in mid-table, isn't it?
     
  10. Lorelaei

    Lorelaei New Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    Stockholm
    Well, okay, I'm pretty pissed off right now, but I won't go into that, I'll try to put down some words about Davies instead.

    I think Charlie made a really good perfomance tonight. He had some good chances, some nice passes and an overall really well-played game, it's just the goals that are missing. So missing though. (but anyone that doubted that he's got talent, must have realized how wrong they were tonight)

    One thing I noticed was that he can take the ball down a lot better now. Before he often had a very lousy first touch, especially with long passes. I think he's improved in that part of the game, but he still has his moments where you don't really know how he manages to lose possession.

    But he fought, he ran, he dribbled and he worked hard the whole game through. With that, he earned himself a nice little chant at the end of the game, so I believe that would also confirm that he actually did well and that it was not just my fever picking these things up.

    And yes, we are stuck in nowhere when it comes to the table...

    Gotta try to sleep this fever out of my body now. But I might realize tomorrow, when I'm a bit more alert, that I've forgotten things that he did or maybe some more opinions and I'll come back. :)
     
  11. CommonSense

    CommonSense Member

    Jul 12, 2006
    Portland
    thanks for the report. Seems he has the same problem with all US Intl strikers though, gotta put the ball away damnit!
     
  12. golazo68

    golazo68 Member+

    Dortmund
    United States
    May 21, 2004
    Brazil
    The American nation sincerely thanks their Swedish breathern for their patience with our young starlet.

    You do us a great service by not jumping down Charlie's throat for the lack of goals.

    I doubt we would be as patient with our own....in fact we would have already skewered and bbq by now over here....so here's to you, Sweden!
     
  13. sidefootsitter

    sidefootsitter Member+

    Oct 14, 2004
    It's a long way to the top if you wanna rock-n-roll.

    2007 is Chapter 1 in Charlie's long - and hopefully illustrious - career.
     
  14. Corn

    Corn Member

    Aug 17, 2006
    Yesterday, Charlie did the best performance so far in the green and white shirt.

    It surprised me that he worked so well as a target player. He got loads of balls delivered from the defense and he took care of them in a very fine way in some pretty pressured situations.

    He was also very active in the finishing moments and got some ball against the goal where other strikers would have lost the ball in an earlier moment instead.

    I really hope that the reason Charlie played from start was because he deserved it (since he had some issue with motivation this summer). It really looked like Charlie was on the tip of his toes yesterday
     
  15. Lorelaei

    Lorelaei New Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    Stockholm
  16. Lorelaei

    Lorelaei New Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    Stockholm
    And also for you, a translation of the part about Davies in the usual after-the-game-interview with the coach at hammarbyfotboll.se.


    If we speak about the football again, Charlie looked more alert than in a long time. But we're still waiting for his first goal in Allsvenskan.

    - Sometimes you can criticize him for not taking care of the chances he gets. But in this game, you can't blame him. However, it's almost hopeless for him. He doesn't have that flow in the finishes that you need to have. You have to get a goal through the post sometimes. I think that even though he doesn't score, he is the player of the pitch. He has worked very hard to develop and he showed that yesterday. What's important for him now is that he gives himself credit for yesterday, and at the same time patiently continues to work and take those small steps.


    Or at least something like that, they were a lot of swedish expressions in there, did my best with them.
     
  17. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    {New emphasis.}

    He doesn't have that flow ...

    Now is not the time to get discouraged, but we were having a similar discussion nearly four months ago.

    https://www.bigsoccer.com/forum/showthread.php?t=537233&page=7

    Here's the key post (=120), with my emphasis ...

    Life has gone on - four months of (admittedly variable) playing time - and the goals still aren't coming.

    Nevertheless, for some strange reason, I remain optimistic. Going overseas is a huge adjustment, and CD had some health issues layered on top of everything else. If he can find a way to remain positive (and get some more playing time), next year could be a breakout year.

    I'd love to see him get a goal or two this year, though, just to break the ice.
     
  18. aveslacker

    aveslacker Member+

    Ajax
    United States
    Apr 2, 2006
    The land of Rob & Cecil
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Of course he doesn't have "that flow." He's gone straight from college to a professional team that's competing (or had been, anyway) in the UEFA cup.

    What is he, 20 years old or something like that?

    Why should it be a surprise that he hasn't been bagging goals by the bushel?

    It sounds like he's gotten a lot better, both from a technical and tactical perspective. As long as he progresses, the goals will come, even if it doesn't happen until next season.
     
  19. sidefootsitter

    sidefootsitter Member+

    Oct 14, 2004
    Taylor Twellman is 27 and he doesn't have that flow.

    But, at least, Hammarby coach understands this and will keep Charlie working on his "flow" (which probably means a quick spin around the ball and an accurate shot without much of a wind-up ... this "flow" is why Gerd Müller scored many of his goals ... the old line about Müller was that he could "turn inside four men in a phone booth" ... it's all about the footwork).

    This needs further translation ... from either Swedish or coach-speak.

    Were there a lot of IKEA references?
     
  20. aveslacker

    aveslacker Member+

    Ajax
    United States
    Apr 2, 2006
    The land of Rob & Cecil
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  21. Lorelaei

    Lorelaei New Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    Stockholm
    Okay, well, basically, Charlie needs some luck, but according to the coach he was the best player last night.
     
  22. 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
  23. aveslacker

    aveslacker Member+

    Ajax
    United States
    Apr 2, 2006
    The land of Rob & Cecil
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  24. 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
    Not the first time some woman was stabbed in the back!
     
  25. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    This was a much stronger argument at the beginning of the season than it is now at season's end.

    21 and counting - he would have been a senior in college this year.

    By the bushel?!? We are asking for one, single, solitary league goal. Ok, two.

    Let's hope the goals come soon, ...

    'Cause wishin' and hopin' and thinkin' and prayin'
    Plannin' and dreamin' some goals he will get
    That won't put the ball in the net.

    Maybe we should keep the focus on IKEA commercials instead.
     

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