Spaghetti Weston: McKennie at Juventus

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  1. H-TownTiger

    H-TownTiger Member

    Liverpool FC
    Jun 3, 2009
    Houston
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    Yep, I'm switching to BT Sports now.
     
  2. LouisZ

    LouisZ Member+

    Oct 14, 2010
    Southern California-USA
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    Me too, but it was momentarily
     
  3. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
    San Francisco
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    Los Angeles Galaxy
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    Wes off after 70. Looks gassed. He was pretty good considering first game after injury. Juve however have been poor and the 2-0 lead is not deserved.
     
  4. bct81

    bct81 Member+

    multiple (DC United, Dortmund, Chelsea, Arsenal, Juve ....)
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    Mar 17, 2007
    moving around the US every few years ....
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    DC United
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    United States

    same here ... no problem at all. Wes looked excellent for 70 minutes. First half I thought Artur wanted to single handedly give the game away. Final five minutes looks like pea soup fog.
     
  5. glutton4Bolts

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    Not sure I would rate him as excellent but considering this was his 1st game back I thought he did quite well. Certainly the best midfielder roaming the center of the pitch. He had a lot of nice plays on D in this one... I think his positional awareness has improved a lot since joining Juve. I really like Wes as a quality two-way player. Even when he is not making significant waves on O I feel like he still brings merit to the squad.
     
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  6. golazo68

    golazo68 Member+

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    May 21, 2004
    Brazil
    Juve doing it ugly, but creeping up now within a couple games of a Champions League spot for next year. 1/2 the season left (basically).

    I have a hard time believing that Pirlo could not have performed as well as Allegri so far...shame they didn't give him more time with a Ronaldo-less squad...oh well
     
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  7. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
    San Francisco
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    The team just isn’t good defensively and they don’t keep the ball well enough to make up for it. Wes is the only dude who looks athletic out there for them. Everyone else seems pedestrian.
     
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  8. golazo68

    golazo68 Member+

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    May 21, 2004
    Brazil
    Yes, but it still might be good enough for them to snag a spot.

    I think, though, one still needs to give Allegri *some* benefit of the doubt. He's been here before, and although maybe his magic is less- his experience should be worth something.

    If you take out the bad first 3 games of season (late Ronaldo departure), they have played good enough to qualify for Champions League.

    I wouldn't bet against their chances.
     
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  9. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

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    Yeah maybe. They will need some reinforcement come January. Although they won today they were thoroughly outplayed.
     
  10. wixson7

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  11. ShayG

    ShayG Member

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    Nice editing: “second goal here would finish the match…”
     
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  12. russ

    russ Member+

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    Nah,it was good timing.
     
  13. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    The way he's trapping long balls... McKennie is evolving, guys.
     
  14. eliwood

    eliwood Member+

    Jul 25, 2016
    That roulette turn in the box was nice
     
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  15. DirectK

    DirectK Member

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  16. DirectK

    DirectK Member

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  17. ChicagoVT

    ChicagoVT Member

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  18. chad

    chad Member+

    Jun 24, 1999
    Manhattan Beach
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    If Wes goes from Juve to Leeds, I will be sad.
     
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  19. adam tash

    adam tash Member+

    Jul 12, 2013
    Barcelona, Spain
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    he looks great....deflecting balls directly to teammates...playing very quickly and accurately
     
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  20. KenC

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  21. Higher Learning

    Jul 1, 2009
    San Jose
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    San Jose Earthquakes
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    United States
    this is why these rumors to Leeds make no sense. Juve is trying to lower their wage bill so that means guys like Ramsey, Arthur and Rabiot would be the most likely to leave. Wes is one of the lowest earners on the team and if he continues to perform, his value will only go up considering his age and nationality
     
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  22. bct81

    bct81 Member+

    multiple (DC United, Dortmund, Chelsea, Arsenal, Juve ....)
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    Mar 17, 2007
    moving around the US every few years ....
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    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    had to love that mini salsa dance after the goal by Cuadrado ... Wes certainly is a character on that squad as shown by the celebration with Wes, Cuadrado and Kean. Slight point but Wes drew a defender away enabling Cuadrado to have a good lane to let it rip.
     
  23. oscar_in_fw

    oscar_in_fw Member+

    Jul 24, 2007
    Fort Worth
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    FC Dallas
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    United States
    It's not clear to me how Juventus will improve the team using the proceeds of a McKennie sale. McKennie seems to be amongst their better midfielders and on low wages. How can they do better selling him to a PL club ?
     
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  24. DMTerp02

    DMTerp02 Member+

    Jun 2, 2007
    Annapolis, MD
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    DC United
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    United States
    They're not selling Wes unless they get a ridiculous offer from England. (which is possible!)
     
  25. schrutebuck

    schrutebuck Member+

    Jul 26, 2007
    I've been on the train that Juventus could clearly sell McKennie for a decent chunk of change - 35 million euros - for awhile now.

    But I think that's starting to change in the last 2 months. His performances are starting to inch upwards past "better than expected" and "good value", and he legitimately might be the best right now in the central midfield group. I'd be shocked if Juventus sells somebody like that in January, unless they think that the new scandal will wreck them.
     
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