Pulisic 2020-2021 all games PBP thread

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad Gameday' started by bungadiri, Dec 5, 2020.

  1. orcrist

    orcrist Member+

    Jun 11, 2005
    Bay Area, California, USA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I only just noticed now, that the ball before Kante nicked it from the 50/50 was after CP won a *header*.
    The irony.
     
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  2. smokarz

    smokarz Member+

    Aug 9, 2006
    Hartford, CT
    Defense is more than just the CBs.
     
  3. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 15, 1999
    Club:
    Leeds United FC
    Did you watch the game yesterday? Dias is ridiculous.
     
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  4. Three and Three

    Sep 13, 2015
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    The old Croatian connection.
     
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  5. Editor In Chimp

    Editor In Chimp Member+

    Sep 7, 2008
    Are you thinking of like NYCFC? The only old part of their defense is Fernandinho and he inexplicably gets 10 fouls to use before he gets a card so he’ll be fine.
     
  6. Dirt McGirt

    Dirt McGirt Member+

    Jun 20, 2005
    Phoenix, AZ
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Dias and a healthy Virgil.
     
  7. Tmagic77

    Tmagic77 Member+

    Feb 10, 2003
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    If you look at every player along the back line, their backups, and their DM and DM backups, out of 13 players, Fernandinho is the only one that's over 30. They have the least goals conceded in the EPL this season by a mile.
     
  8. appoo

    appoo Member+

    Jul 30, 2001
    USA
    theres a lot that goes into that particular statistic.

    with that said Pulisic will be up against a tremendous challenge in Dias, less so with Stones who’s still really good
     
  9. smokarz

    smokarz Member+

    Aug 9, 2006
    Hartford, CT
    That didn't stop Pulisic from running past their defense/midfield and score.
     
  10. felloveranddidanadu

    Plymouth Argyle FC
    Dec 12, 2009
    Club:
    San Jose Frogs
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    When Kante can contribute in attack as well, he's truly unstoppable. He is and always has been a king-maker.
     
  11. Casper

    Casper Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    New York
    Did not receive a medal. Didn't play in the tournament that year.
     
  12. Excellency

    Excellency Member+

    Nov 4, 2011
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Not really. Kante sure seems to have a lot of fans on BS. Here are WS ratings

    jorghino MOTM 8.0
    werner 7.9
    Havertz 7.8
    Kante/Mendy 7.7
    Mount 7.6
    Rudiger 7.2
    Christensen 7.0
    Apzpi/Silva/Chillwell 6.8

    b.t.w., after side eye from the BS cognoscenti when I said Puli > Hazard, what do you think of me now? Hazard WS 6.3 and was subbed out. Hazard is a princess who complains about a pea in his bed; Pulisic is unplayable, to use and English expression.
     
  13. ebbro

    ebbro Member+

    Jun 10, 2005
    Unplayable from a defense perspective, or Tuchel perspective?
     
  14. russ

    russ Member+

    Feb 26, 1999
    Canton,NY
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Its like racing Richard Petty.You can't beat him,you can only hope he has a blowout
     
  15. Naughtius Maximus

    Jul 10, 2001
    Shropshire
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    WHERE are those ratings from?

    They're pretty... er... 'strange', shall we say.

    I'm guessing they're based on some sort of mathematical nonsense where somebody has had to 'interpret' the difficulty and importance of a specific action. That's fine but ti depends on whether they make the right choice. if they don't know anything about the game, it's a matter of, 'garbage in/garbage out'.

    I mean Werner was almost the best player on the pitch, eh?! Er... OooKaaay!!!
    Well, it depends when we're talking about, doesn't it.

    Hazards was always a player who, like a lot of attacking players, (including Pulisic of course), rely on speed and acceleration and he's now over 30, so...
     
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  16. nbarbour

    nbarbour Member+

    Jun 19, 2006
    Washington DC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Just because the outcome worked in your favor doesn’t mean it was the right decision. Not starting possibly your best player (and clearly your best attacking player) in a game like this is a bad move. Fortunately for Chelsea, they still won. I mean, you could go have a dozen beers at the pub and decide to drive home. You might not kill anyone, but it was still a stupid decision.
     
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  17. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Does anyone have a pic of this?
     
  18. dams

    dams Member

    United States
    Dec 22, 2018
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  19. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    A mighty thanks fine sir!:)
     
  20. ebbro

    ebbro Member+

    Jun 10, 2005
    Aww, man - I was hoping to see the tear welling up in gnk's eye.
     
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  21. Excellency

    Excellency Member+

    Nov 4, 2011
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    As with most objective systems, WS are fallacious and usually skewed to prop up the "star system" used by most front offices.
     
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  22. gnk

    gnk Member

    Nov 1, 2000
    Rockville, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Too late. But when I see Zach or CP holding the trophy in Istanbul in 3 weeks, I’ll send you a video of me in full on bawl mode.
     
  23. ebbro

    ebbro Member+

    Jun 10, 2005
    Cool. Were you in Pretoria in 2010?

     
  24. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Or in Cardiff if the rumo(u)r mill is to be believed.
     
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  25. FirstStar

    FirstStar Hustlin' for the USA

    Feb 1, 2005
    Time's Arrow
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Starts with Werner and Z in the warm-up match vs City.
     
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