Raul Jimenez @ Wolves

Discussion in 'Mexicans Abroad' started by nfocus, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. megadeath

    megadeath Member+

    Oct 10, 2009
    Heard he's back home now from hospital, wish him well. As a risk manager I can't help but think about who we can call up in case the worst happens, who should we think about potential contingencies to replace him in NT? Start grooming a young player? go with proven players (hernandez?), my preference would be for somebody young. Risk manager's motto, plan for the worst, hope for the best.
     
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  2. El Pipiripau

    El Pipiripau Member+

    Jul 10, 2006
    Escondido!!!
    Club:
    Club Santos Laguna
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    I’m assuming he’s not returning.

    There’s no replacing him at this point so unless someone really steps up it’ll probably be a collection of guys getting chances. I like Henry Martin.
     
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  3. Philip J. Fry

    Philip J. Fry Member+

    Mexico
    Jun 12, 2013
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    If Mexico played today, Martin would be starting, both based on form and that he's been the main backup for Raúl in the last few games. Behind him, the options woulc be Pulido, Macías (if he recovers his form, he leapfrogs everyone), Vega, Giménez and if you, like, really wanna reach, I guess you also have Chicharito's mortal remains, Ormeño or young guys like de la Rosa and Eduardo Aguirre.

    And we also have to femember that next year you'll also be able to call-up Funes Mori and Furch (though the latter's stock is fading fast).
     
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  4. Sleepy Spaceman

    Sleepy Spaceman Member+

    Nov 6, 2011
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    All those options sound awful.

    We're fvcked.

    I'm not watching.

    Only if Carlos Vela comes back.
     
  5. JJV1994

    JJV1994 Member+

    Jun 16, 2013
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    CD Chivas de Guadalajara
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    You don't think he's coming back at all?
     
  6. Philip J. Fry

    Philip J. Fry Member+

    Mexico
    Jun 12, 2013
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Being fair, Henry Martín has been playing well for Mexico lately, a better supporting cast than Chivas' could potentialize Macías (which could happen with Tecatito and Chucky) and Funes Mori would fit well with Tata's system.
     
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  7. Blue_Demon

    Blue_Demon Member+

    Aug 20, 2006
    TX
    Club:
    Club León
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    Just spit balling here, but how far down the pecking order would Tata have to go before he plays Tecatito Corona in Jiménez's position? He's played all over the place for Porto (not always with great results and he certainly doesn't have Raúl's aerial game). See here: https://www.footballcritic.com/jesus-manuel-corona/player-positions/24794. Osorio got crucified for playing guys out of position, so nail me to a cross for even saying this. But if Martín, Macías, Vega, etc., are so bad that we are going to lose anyway, then what do we have to lose?
     
  8. Sanchito

    Sanchito Member+

    Jul 15, 2005
    an island in my mind
    We can score from the wings and outside the box. Martin should be good enough to put away goals. No, we won't have the poste distributor unfortunately and our attack will be one or twwo tricks, but we should be able to win with an average scoring forward.
     
  9. Athazagoraphobia

    Jul 28, 2012
    Vancouver
    Club:
    CF Atlas Guadalajara
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    Considering even Tecatito has publicly stated that finishing is one of his worst attributes, we'd be playing one of our best players in a position of weakness. I'd say we would have to be really far down the pecking order in order to utilize him there.
     
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  10. LGRod

    LGRod Member+

    Mexico
    Aug 14, 2010
    Listenin to Los Bookies
    Club:
    Club Tijuana
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    #2211 LGRod, Dec 7, 2020
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    Agreed. People hate on him for that one friendly. Alexis, Ormeño and Macias are also great options off the bench. And eventually Chaco's kid.
     
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  11. superm

    superm Member+

    Jun 8, 2013
    If Jimenez doesn’t play again, we cannot rely on Macias or Gimenez or none of these younger guys for now.

    I think that if Funes Mori becomes an option, we need to call him up and have him be the starter. We need to have a proven and “veteran” striker and Funes Mori isn’t a bad player. I’m not a huge fan of Martin, but he’s not bad as a backup. I definitely don’t want Pulido, since he’s not an aerial threat.
     
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  12. LGRod

    LGRod Member+

    Mexico
    Aug 14, 2010
    Listenin to Los Bookies
    Club:
    Club Tijuana
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    He will
     
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  13. LGRod

    LGRod Member+

    Mexico
    Aug 14, 2010
    Listenin to Los Bookies
    Club:
    Club Tijuana
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
  14. ar2ro

    ar2ro Member

    Aug 21, 2006
    Shanghai, China
    Club:
    Club América
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    There's only one man who can save the team: Neri Castillo!
     
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  15. Pajaro Negro

    Pajaro Negro Member+

    Jun 27, 2007
    ColoRADo
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    @pern you're up
     
  16. Philip J. Fry

    Philip J. Fry Member+

    Mexico
    Jun 12, 2013
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
     
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  17. wolfpupz

    wolfpupz Member+

    Jan 24, 2011
    SJCA
    Club:
    Pumas UNAM
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
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  18. rich loc

    rich loc Member+

    Jun 17, 2007
    Club:
    Club América
    Nat'l Team:
    Russia
  19. El Pipiripau

    El Pipiripau Member+

    Jul 10, 2006
    Escondido!!!
    Club:
    Club Santos Laguna
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    Tbf, Martin’s assist a few weeks back was stupid good. The vision and touch was half the goal. I didn’t know he had that in him.
     
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  20. El Pipiripau

    El Pipiripau Member+

    Jul 10, 2006
    Escondido!!!
    Club:
    Club Santos Laguna
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    I know, right!:cry::cry::cry::cry::cry:
     
  21. JJV1994

    JJV1994 Member+

    Jun 16, 2013
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    CD Chivas de Guadalajara
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    I'm just tired of having short strikers who can't win a dam single ball in the air and who are forced to fall over to get a foul when pressed by the opposing defenders disrupting the flow of play.
     
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  22. Philip J. Fry

    Philip J. Fry Member+

    Mexico
    Jun 12, 2013
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Funes Mori is 1.86 m.
     
  23. Saldgotti1991

    Saldgotti1991 Member+

    Jun 7, 2011
    San Diego
    Club:
    CD Chivas de Guadalajara
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    isn't martin 1.82?
     
  24. superm

    superm Member+

    Jun 8, 2013
    Nope. He’s like 5’10”. Funes Mori is like 6’2”.
     
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