Rhapsody in Blue: Christian Pulisic at Chelsea

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by Balerion, Jun 30, 2014.

  1. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    Good point. My first reaction was not his hair but to remind myself that (not being young and stylish like Chilwell) if I ever decide to wear a Nike sports bra, to wear it underneath my clothing, not on top of it.
     
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  2. autogolazzo

    autogolazzo Member

    Mar 4, 2007
    This is one of those times that I appreciate the American pro sports model in which the leagues are monopolies. We did have the merger of American and National Leagues in baseball and football but, aside from that, it is all pretty standard stuff, year after year. You don't have all of these offshoot competitions.

    World football, on the other hand, is the wild west.
     
  3. autogolazzo

    autogolazzo Member

    Mar 4, 2007
    Those things look terrible, inside or out. Can they not find a better way to track player metrics on the field? Can't they just put a chip in someone's clothing?

    They're emasculating.
     
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  4. lmorin

    lmorin Member+

    Mar 29, 2000
    New Hampshire
    Club:
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    United States
    I agree, but I think the announcement was forced and rushed by the timing of UEFA's announcement of Champions League expansion plans which the big Euro teams hate. They wanted to get out in front of UEFA on the entire issue.
     
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  5. appoo

    appoo Member+

    Jul 30, 2001
    USA
    I completely forgot that Chelsea was playing today - would imagine Pulisic features
     
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  6. schrutebuck

    schrutebuck Member+

    Jul 26, 2007
    Chelsea will withdraw from the ESL. Yes!!!!!!!!

    And Pulisic starts!!!!!!!
     
  7. Method

    Method Member

    United States
    Aug 20, 2018
    puli starts. interesting lineup, definitely more attack oriented than usual for tuchel
     
  8. DCU1984

    DCU1984 Member

    Jan 15, 2009
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The super league was most likely a negotiating ploy from the beginning and it's looking like it will backfire big time. Oh and go Pulisic!
     
  9. appwrangler

    appwrangler Member

    Barcelona
    United States
    Dec 18, 2018
    Based on the outcomes I wonder whether it was a negotiating ploy by the big teams or by UEFA. :)
     
  10. dspence2311

    dspence2311 Member+

    Oct 14, 2007
    Chelsea out.

    What a Keystone Cops operation.
     
  11. orcrist

    orcrist Member+

    Jun 11, 2005
    Bay Area, California, USA
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    United States
    Can we move the super league discussion to the dedicated thread now?
     
  12. gogorath

    gogorath Member+

    None
    United States
    May 12, 2019
    Nope. I thought it was, but it turns out it was a collossal misreading of the domestic consumer base. This was never targeted at them, of course, but it's the equivalent of the movie companies not realizing that they needed to listen to comic book fans for credibility instead of ignoring them and skipping to the masses.
     
  13. irvine

    irvine Member

    Nov 24, 1998
    S. Portland, ME
    Which movie companies needed to listen to comic book fans for credibility? I mean, if Disney had vetted all of their ideas with fans, there would never have been a Guardians of the Galaxy movie, let alone Thor: Ragnarok or WandaVision.

    And if you meant the whole Zack Snyder mishegoss, that didn't happen because Warner Brothers didn't listen to comic book fans. There aren't enough comic book fans on Earth to make a difference to a movie's bottom line.

     
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  14. Noriega7

    Noriega7 Member

    Newcastle United
    Dec 27, 2017
    now I can understand why Chelsea left backs don't like to pass it to CP close to the left sideline, specially with his back against a closing rushing defender...I noticed he has a high amount of lost possession when receiving the ball in that area with his back turn....

    He will need to learn how to either turn quickly or shield it better..I notice defender always tend to muscle him out of the ball and not let him have any time to turn around to face them with the ball.
     
  15. gogorath

    gogorath Member+

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    May 12, 2019
    In the early days of comic book/nerd movies, long before the MCU and Zack Snyder, the production companies did not bother with things like Comic Con or courting the nerd vote. The perspective was that they would come no matter what, and the movie should be altered for what was perceived as general appeal.

    They later realized that comic book fans and the hard core fans were often gatekeepers of credibility -- that really negative online outlook of hardcore fans could kill something out of the gate. You don't have to make every decision for them, but you can't ignore them and piss them off, because other people take cues from them.

    This isn't always true across the board, but in this case, while I'm sure the massive American and Asian markets largely shrugged their shoulders and would have watched, the backlash domestically has been pretty heavy.

    I'm surprised they are crumbling this quickly, still, and it's not a perfect metaphor, but the similarities are there.
     
  16. Noriega7

    Noriega7 Member

    Newcastle United
    Dec 27, 2017
    Seemed like they rushed their announcement and did not foresee this heavy type of blowback which is surprising...They should had stayed back until all loose lace were tied up and all laws that could be use against them were carefully analyze..

    and than only make the announcement when their league was ready to go up right away...

    I personally can understand them as business men for the need to increase the value of their assets, specially in this plandemic which cost them hundreds of millions of lost revenue that can not be returned....they were a bid naive here..
     
  17. gogorath

    gogorath Member+

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    May 12, 2019
    I'm actually very shocked how poorly this was done. This seems like the perfect thing to use as leverage in shaping Champions League or other options, etc. Instead, it's coming across as an incredibly fragile and poorly planned all or nothing that never had conviction.

    I doubt there's long term negative effects, though I'd love to see some reigning in of the biggest teams. European soccer can be incredibly boring because of the super teams.
     
  18. RecLeague Super Sub

    Fulham
    United States
    Jun 5, 2019
    I celebrated the beautiful game and the collapse of the Superleague, ironically, by just now watching one of the ugliest games I have ever seen. No lie. Chelsea - BHA was an abomination to the football gods.
     
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  19. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Puli one of the best in a boring match. Did his defensive duty, helped create in attack, but the whole affair looked as if the players were thinking of other things.
     
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  20. Jadentheman

    Jadentheman Member

    Jul 1, 2013
    Texas
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Did you seriously use the word "plandemic"? :rolleyes:
     
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  21. irvine

    irvine Member

    Nov 24, 1998
    S. Portland, ME
    I think "hardcore fans" want to believe this is true, but I've been working on Marvel comics and games since 2005, and I'm here to tell you that nobody in Burbank is making decisions based on reddit threads or CBR forums. What movie has been killed out of the gate by fan animosity? I mean, they tried with Captain Marvel, but...?

     
  22. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    They managed to reduce Captain Marvel participation in Endgame to 3.5 minutes. She was supposed to have more, but her movie was so badly received that much was left on the editing room floor (for Endgame, that is).
     
  23. irvine

    irvine Member

    Nov 24, 1998
    S. Portland, ME
    You really think fans did that? Ooookay. The real reasons are 1) Endgame was already being written while Captain Marvel was being written, so Endgame's writers didn't have anything solid to work with, and 2) Endgame was supposed to be an Avengers movie, wrapping up the Avengers' 10-year arc. That's why there's not a lot of Black Panther, Captain Marvel, et al. I mean, fans *adore* Loki, but he has like 2 minutes of screen time in Endgame.
     
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  24. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    I believe this is solid content for Captain America's thread.
     
  25. frankburgers

    frankburgers Member+

    May 31, 2016
    Foh with the conspiracy shit. Take it somewhere else
     
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