Silence Is Golden

Discussion in 'D.C. United' started by John L, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. John L

    John L Member+

    Sep 20, 2003
    Alexandria, VA
    Silence is golden - And a sign of a professional team

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/29/AR2009082902746.html


    Silence is golden

    Silence is golden

    It may be frustrating to see blow ups on the field, but thoese happen - I play in front of an often hot-headed goallee who yells at me every now and then - But he does so to others - Mainly because being in his postion he can physically see more than any single defender - And, yeah, sometimes I screw up or I'm slow getting to a mark - So he yells, but then the next play he'll yell encouragement after a great play - But thats what happens in front of the net when your midfield is a defensive sieve that lets all sorts of pressure through all the time and when your offense is foolishly turning the ball over without getting a decent shot off on goal

    Is it frustrating to see this on the field - Sorta - What would be worse if it spilled obviously over onto the sideline and into the lockerroom and to the press in public or on twitter or anything else on the net - But it doesn't and thats why I'm glad DC United staff and players are handling this professionally behind closed doors and not in the public

    Ditto for the Szetela situation - On so many other professional teams this type of situation would be open and ugly - Entertaning maybe if your a fan of an opposing team, but ugly nonetheless - Pro football, basketball and baseball and even soccer in Euro leagues have many examples of this type of situation [Player benched; not playing; coach pissed; player pissed] thats open and ugly, but not here at DC United - Yeah, I'm as frustrated at Soehn for many, many reasons as any other fan, but the handling of this situation behind closed doors is NOT one of them

    Silence is golden - And the sign of a professional team

    Side Note: This sorta reminds me of the time several years ago, when Rooney was imploding badly on ManU and the national team, getting petulant Red Cards in UEFA CL games (the year when ManU came in FOURTH in the group) and Ferguson said nothing - Only the most bland of statements about how Wayne is calming down and how he'll settle down and things will work out OK - But nothing from behind the scenes about what he told Rooney specifically or about any arguements between them - Silence is golden - And the sign of a professional team
     
  2. AlecW81

    AlecW81 Member

    Oct 20, 2005
    Durham, NC
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The difference is, Rooney was still getting time on the pitch.
     
  3. The Cold Sea

    The Cold Sea Señor Mejor

    Feb 17, 2005
    The District
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    I see the silence is golden point, but remember the Oakland A's who won the MLB playoffs three years in a row in the 70s and then the Yankees with Reggie, Billy Martin, et. al., and it was just the opposite of silence, but full on successful. I'd rather have the silence and the extreme professionalism than the side show, but the made for teevee drama isn't all bad when it wins.
     
  4. Vasco

    Vasco New Member

    Jun 8, 2003
    RIO
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    I think it was the heat of the moment thing.

    Great that they are keeping quiet and moving on. happens occaisonally


    Danny is a separate issue.
     
  5. Irelando

    Irelando New Member

    Aug 10, 2007
    Here
    Club:
    Leeds United AFC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I do admire Soehn for keeping internal matters private
     
  6. Sundevil9

    Sundevil9 New Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    Reston, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    There may be an informal rule put forth by the players in the lockerroom.

    Let's just call it the "Freddy Rule"
     
  7. Sachin

    Sachin New Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    La Norte
    Club:
    DC United
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHZJlDSCN6g"]YouTube - Cartman - Heat of the moment[/ame]
     
  8. JoseP

    JoseP Member

    Apr 11, 2002
    My family was talking about it tonight and we all thought the Wicks no comment was a negative thing. Why not just say they made up and it is behind them? The no comment makes it seem like he is still angry.

    Having watched Wicks for a while now, I think I'd have exploded a lot earlier then Burch did. James gave him crap earlier in the game for not calling for the ball. I think the players have tired of Wicks yelling and finger pointing. I've seen similar stuff from Tim Howard, but I think Wicks is much worse in that aspect.

    I know some goalies are just like that. As a player, I've learned to tune it out. But, man, Wicks was in his face and, maybe, Burch just had too much of it.
     
  9. geordienation

    geordienation Moderator

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    Wicks/Burch? OK, they lost their shit during a game and it worked out fine. Don't want to talk about it? Cool.

    Szetela? Bullshit. This ain't a kidnapped reporter in Pakistan. This is a sports team who asks people to plunk down dollars and time to support them.

    It's crap when Bellicek does this stuff in the NFL. It's crap when it gets done for a lot less dollars in MLS.
     
  10. Sachin

    Sachin New Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    La Norte
    Club:
    DC United
    Let's start a rumor:

    Danny S. has been sent to a clinic in Kentucky to de-Jersey Guy him.
     
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  11. Riz

    Riz Member+

    Nov 18, 2004
    R-ville, Murrlin
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    The last time someone went missing for a bit, it turned out they were in recovery.

    Just sayin'.
     
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  12. Lowecifer

    Lowecifer Member+

    Jan 11, 2000
    Baltimore, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Belgium
    Shit, I have wanted to "do a Wicks" on Burch in nearly every match I've seen him play! Somebody needed to get into his lackadaisical grill.
     
  13. Sachin

    Sachin New Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    La Norte
    Club:
    DC United
    Hopefully Wicks was saying "I hope you can use your right foot for more than a crutch."
     
  14. monster

    monster Member

    Oct 19, 1999
    Hanover, PA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don't know if you meant it this way, but that's the funniest post I have read in a while.
     
  15. DC06

    DC06 Member+

    Oct 9, 2006
    Within amile of home
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hot browns and bourbon every day ;)
     
  16. John L

    John L Member+

    Sep 20, 2003
    Alexandria, VA
    or hiking along the Appalachian Trail - all the way down to Argentina

    "No way!"

    PS: Both of which along with "What the?" have been plundered by 24 hrs news channels in a inglorious attempt to capture the Hannah Montana tween crowd to their viewing audience
     
  17. bct81

    bct81 Member+

    Mar 17, 2007
    Mass (formerly northern Virginia/Colorado)
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    or maybe he went off the deep end and is scrimmaging with the Red Cows.:D
     
  18. fatbastard

    fatbastard Member+

    Aug 1, 2003
    Lincoln (ish), Va
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Silence is for pu$$ies.

    You know what's golden? ..... The showers of beer we'll be experiencing tonight after each of the many goals we score!
     
  19. Vasco

    Vasco New Member

    Jun 8, 2003
    RIO
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    wtf was josh thinking?

    silence, he needs to get punched out after that
     
  20. Sir Nigel Sorebottom

    Sep 14, 2005
    Takoma Park MD
    wow, you know about hot browns?

    /mom's from louisville
     

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