Discussion in 'San Jose Earthquakes' started by Goodsport, Nov 5, 2003.
"New rules sting Quakes"
Geez, now Arturo might be unavailable this weekend as well? In addition to Ching and Robinson, we may have lost DeRo and Corrales with hamstring injuries. Now possibly Alvarez, too.
What's the deal with Ekelund? I don't think he was even listed as an available sub on the broadcast of the first playoff match. Hadn't heard that he's injured, but perhaps I missed it.
The article is terrible news. It gives the distinct impression that Yallop doesn't care about the playoffs at all.
Face it, Yallop. You are going to lose the playoffs the same way you lost the regular season title - to a Los Angeles team you badly underestimated.
Yallop has lost his focus....maybe it has been redirected towards the Canadian National Team....at least then he will still have DeRo....
'Gazidis conceded that the current playoff system isn't perfect because it is geared to accommodate future expansion. ``Eight out of 10 teams isn't ideal,'' he said. ``But we want to expand to more than 10 teams. We're trying to have consistency over a period of time. If we change the playoffs to include six or four teams, knowing it's going to expand, the number is going to have to change again.'''
FUTURE EXPANSION!!!!!!! This league is barely hanging on. Wasn't it just last year that two teams folded because MLS financially couldn't keep them! We've already seen the women's league go down, and yet the men's league is talking about EXPANSION!!!!! Not even the NBA, NHL, and MLB can handle the number of teams each one has!
Expand the playoffs as you expand the league...match the proportion as you go. MLB has, NFL has...it just makes sense (which is why MLS will never do it).
Just a friendly reminder, if it wasn't for the "playoffs", San Jose wouldn't have ever won anything. When you guys won in 2001, you were the 5th best team in the league, last year you won nothing, this year you would have won nothing, so basically, he's just complaining because he's a poor coach who doesn't understand the system he plays under, and bitching about it is about as pointless as bitching about the referees.
Not to mention you guys were actually a better team on the road then at home....
Man, are you full of sh!t! Only a Scum Troll would say something like that.
well, most of what you say is absolutely right.
but to say yallop isn't a good coach? either you're dumb or just very, very bad at talking smack.
Sure he's a good coach, he's just a bad coach in the sense that he hasn't prepared his teams for the playoffs this year, sorry if I didn't make that clear in my post.
He doesn't understand the system, or he would have realized before allowing his players to get complacent and "not care" about the last two games of the regular season against the Galaxy. If he understood he would realize (along with Eric "I'm an ex pro I know everything about soccer" Wynalda), that doing poorly (and horrid in a 3-0 defeat) two games in a row against a team you have to play 2 more times in a do or die playoff series was going to have a negative affect against his team.
I'm not meaning to troll (well a little, but more to get a good discussion then make you guys angry), so put me on the ignore list, or just ask me not to post any more and I'll be gone from here. Sorry.
I think Frank and rest of the Earthquakes understand how BIG this game is on SUNDAY. So I believe that they will be ready for a BATTLE. I have faith in my team and NOT THE MEDIA. I've come to realize that whatever the Mercury News says it probably has been overexaggerated.
ALL THE EARTHQUAKES CARE!!!
See everyone on SUNDAY!!!
> I have faith in my team and NOT THE MEDIA.
Maybe you should read the article. It wasn't the "media" making the comments, it was Yallop and Donovan making the comments. The article simply quoted them.
dude, we can hear you. stop shouting.
No one said cancel the playoffs. The question is whether the regular season should count for something.
2001 Earthquakes: 18-8-6 (13-7-6 regular season)
2003 Galaxy: 10-12-9 (9-12-9 regular season)
Be sure to come back and post when your team finishes ahead of someone other than Dallas.
2001 Quakes won 3 playoff games on the road, like the 2003 Galaxy should have to.
So if the quakes come back and win, then win the cup, they'll at most have 2 road wins in the playoffs, so does that some how make their crown not worthy of you're lofty expectations?
First of all it's "your" not "you're."
Second of all, piss off troll.
Profiled went to the "topper school of trolling" and doesn't know any better. All the same, I agree with you Erin, piss off troll, begone!