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Discussion in 'Sporting Kansas City' started by jdouble, Sep 22, 2003.

  1. jdouble

    jdouble New Member

    Jan 22, 2002
    Kansas City, MO
    If gansler had any balls...



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    Friedland Talley Graham Armstrong

    Guti

    Jewsbury Arnaud

    Preki


    Wolf Harris


    Arnaud up top would work - im not sure this would be a very good lineup. i havent seen Friedland or Graham play - but we need something dramatic to change. Other teams have draft picks starting on D or up top that werent first rounders and who are having good seasons. I think we need something to change. Maybe benching everyone we can and then making them beat out the person who replaced them. I think for most of the players that would be easy to do, but we may not be able to tell much with our back line. its entirely possible that if i got to watch practice i would realize what a stupid idea this is, but as thing are, nothing is going to change over the next few games leaving us backing into the play-offs - which by the way we are not necessarily going to make. we do still have to win a couple of games to be safe. 10 points isnt that hard to make up, of course that means dallas has to win 3 more, but if we dont win at all its at least possible. then we lose in the first round of the playoffs and gansler gets to do it all again next year. lame.
     
  2. BenC1357

    BenC1357 Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    KC
    While the Wizards do suck right now, its idiotic posts like this that make me not enjoy BigSoccer sometimes. Usually I'd just push this aside as sarcasm, but it seems as though you're serious.

    Basically you're saying bench the starters, but leave Harris and Preki on the field. I'm pretty sure this team would be a lot worse this season if it were not for Garcia, Zavagnin, Klein and Meola. Just a hunch, but an educated hunch unlike your joke of a post.
     
  3. rudeboy

    rudeboy Member

    Jul 5, 2001
    Kansas City
    starters need to fear for their jobs...

    Ben, I wonder if jdouble is trying to say that our starters need to fear for their jobs.

    To me it doesn't look like Gansler is really putting any fear into the starters regarding their play. It should be understood that as a starter you are working extra hard to keep your spot because the bench players are gunning for your spot, but I don't see this on our current team. I wonder if Bob has any faith in our bench players since he tends (at least what I gather) to sub late in the game and his subs are questionable. I mean we saw it with Brown, once a starter always a starter give or take a game here and there.
     
  4. BenC1357

    BenC1357 Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    KC
    Re: starters need to fear for their jobs...

    And this coaching style has been proven to work time and time again. KC '00, SJ '01, LA '02, SJ '03 and Colorado '03 have all done best then their lineup was staying the same. Only the Fire seem to be able to put anyone they want on the field and keep winning.

    Our problem is that "here and there" has turned into 9 games.
     
  5. rudeboy

    rudeboy Member

    Jul 5, 2001
    Kansas City
    Re: Re: starters need to fear for their jobs...

    Granted, but keeping the same linup(discounting injuries) that isn't performing isn't going to put you anywhere near that stat that you just mentioned.
     
  6. McGinty

    McGinty Member

    Aug 29, 2001
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Re: Re: Re: starters need to fear for their jobs...

    Neither will starting a lineup filled with 4th to 6th round draft picks.

    Changes are necessary, but this would be the equivalent to taking the Barney guarding job on the Simpsons.
     
  7. jdouble

    jdouble New Member

    Jan 22, 2002
    Kansas City, MO
    yes yes yes.

    this was supposed to be sarcastic to a point. like i said - i have no idea how friedland and Graham play. if they play like total crap i wouldnt do that. my real point was *where reasonable* make changes to:

    1. prove a point to starters that their jobs are not 100% certain... and

    2. see if someone who isn't starting should be.

    Since I havent seen a practice since pre-season, i dont know if this is possible, but what I wanted to stress was the idead that a guy like Klein not be started just out of routine. if it isnt working fix it. Other teams have guys who have proven themselves, but only did so with game time. so...

    I was being sarcastic in that certain people I took off I never would really do, but I also don't know who isn't playing that could. Klein is one of my favorite players, and early on I really liked Quill. Neither of them are having good seasons, so maybe we can see if other players who aren't getting playing time are ready to step in.

    and i will cry myself to sleep because the all-knowing ben called my post idiotic. though he did realize the sarcasm... to a degree.
     
  8. Wizardscharter

    Wizardscharter New Member

    Jul 25, 2001
    Blue Springs, MO
    I agree with benching Meola and Quill.
     
  9. BenC1357

    BenC1357 Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    KC
    I love (yes, thats sarcasm as well)this tag I've gotten from a lot of the newer posters. I'm pretty sure this is the opposite of me, I'm not all knowing and I dont claim to be either. Yeah, I saw the sarcasm, and would have completely agreed with your post had you not included the likes of Friedland, Grahm and Jewsbury.
     
  10. KCSoccerSpot

    KCSoccerSpot New Member

    Mar 30, 2002
    Harrisonville, MO
    <sarcasm> I'd like to include the ball boys and equipment manager in the lineup as well. They got skill ya know. <end sarcasm>
     
  11. BenC1357

    BenC1357 Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    KC
    Hell, if you're gonna include them let a few of the guys in the Cauldron have a run. Judging from the parking lot kick arounds some of us, when fit :) , could play.
     
  12. Merlin172

    Merlin172 Member

    Mar 16, 2000
    Kansas City, Kansas
    It's a little known fact around Arrowhead, that I am the Wizards 4th string keeper. If Tony goes down with the flu, Bo breaks a leg, and Taley gets tangled up in the net trying to pull a ball back out... The job is mine. ;)

    Hey, Jon Busch is 5'10" and in MLS, why can't I be?!
     
  13. PezJunkie

    PezJunkie Member

    Apr 30, 2001
    Independence, MO
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Free Matt Benben!!
     
  14. Beech

    Beech Member

    Jul 26, 2001
    Kansas City
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    More like...

    Free Chris Klein!!!

    The real one held captive. Not the one we've seen this season.
     
  15. jdouble

    jdouble New Member

    Jan 22, 2002
    Kansas City, MO
    jdouble for Natz

    to play on most outdoor leagues, you have to become a member of the USSF. they give you that high-tech player card and all...

    i figure if every professional player, college player, varsity highschool player, retired player, and all the other players in my league and every similar league in the US all were to get killed or seriously injured at the same time, I could get a call up.

    and just in case Bruce Arena wants to make a point to his regular starters, im always available...
     
  16. Wizardscharter

    Wizardscharter New Member

    Jul 25, 2001
    Blue Springs, MO
    Like some whales, he's beached himself. Maybe if he drops 25 lbs. or so...
     

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