The Official Matías Almeyda thread

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  1. Goodsport

    Goodsport Moderator
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    May 18, 1999
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    San Jose Earthquakes
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    GO SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES!!! :cool:


    -G
     
  2. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
    San Jose & Florence
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    San Jose Earthquakes
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    Italy
    Eres grande Matias! He is a great guy! :thumbsup:
     
  3. Earthshaker

    Earthshaker BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 12, 2005
    The hills above town
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    San Jose Earthquakes
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    United States
    Yes, definitely. I am still in awe that we were able to sign him, but, have my doubts we will be able to keep him here very long. I just think our ownerships passion and ambition is going to fall far short of his.
    It's like we were gifted Rembrandt, and have given him a small box of crayons to create his next masterpiece.:(
     
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  4. NedZ

    NedZ Member+

    May 19, 2001
    Los Gatos
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    When Almeyda signed with the Quakes he was the second-highest paid coach in MLS. Now, with the new influx of big-name coaches, he probably ranks somewhere around 6th or 7th in the league.
     
  5. hc897

    hc897 Member+

    May 3, 2009
    San Jose, CA
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    San Jose Earthquakes
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    United States
    Yes, I'm going to be that guy. If you're suggesting you can't create an artistic masterpiece with crayons, I'll have to disagree. Not the best comparison. Art isn't results driven the way sports are (although it's not as if there's no overlap between sports and artistic endeavors).

    Also, Almeyda isn't perfect. I like the guy well enough as a coach, but I think it's a good idea to always be skeptical, and never elevate people to statuses that are unwarranted. Human beings make mistakes, even under the best circumstances. Could the team have better players? Sure. But Almeyda probably could have done better than he did with those same player. I don't think the gap in talent player to player is so drastically different in most circumstances that there weren't still gains to be made.

    A second year with largely the same roster will give us some more info on this.
     
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  6. Earthshaker

    Earthshaker BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 12, 2005
    The hills above town
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah, you seem to always be that guy. ;)
    No, I am sure some people could make nice works of art with crayons, yet, think what they could do with better materials. I am just saying we are not taking the best advantage of Almeyda, and at some point we will likely rue the lost opportunity.
     
  7. jeff_adams

    jeff_adams Member+

    Dec 16, 1999
    Monterey, Ca
    Let’s enjoy it while it’s here, that’s what he seems to be doing. He claims to be happy with the plan, so I’m going to give him the benefit of the doubt that he can make this work. Keep attacking and play exciting soccer and I’m pretty happy to watch. Winning is kind of fun too.....
     
  8. Earthshaker

    Earthshaker BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 12, 2005
    The hills above town
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I am optimistic that he can get this squad to punch above its weight, I just think at some point he will get frustrated with our ownership and he will leave for "greener" pastures.
     
  9. jeff_adams

    jeff_adams Member+

    Dec 16, 1999
    Monterey, Ca
    Please noooooo.......I’m hoping he’ll wait for the kids to develop. He recently said he’d sign a 10 year contract if offered. I hope he meant that.
     
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  10. hc897

    hc897 Member+

    May 3, 2009
    San Jose, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If he thinks the major limiting factor with regard to their competitiveness stems from the lack of roster budget, then perhaps. I'm not sure he thinks that at all, and if he likes the environment he's coaching in, that could outweigh his desire to only win. Despite Fisher's limited budgets, I have never gotten the sense that his staff haven't enjoyed working for his teams. There is a reason he's had very limited turnover on the ops side of his teams. Sure, there was a spell where the Quakes changed coaches a number of times, but that was atypical. And at the executive level, it's been pretty stable. I don't consider Kaval going to Oakland as turnover considering we're talking about the same owner here.

    In other words, would I be surprised if Almeyda wants to challenge himself by coaching for another team, and he leaves after another year or two? No, not really. Would I be surprised if he ended up coaching the Quakes for the better part of a decade? No, that wouldn't surprise me in the least.
     
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  11. staudio

    staudio Member+

    Mar 7, 2008
    Marin
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    San Jose Earthquakes
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    United States
    From what I have read, he seemed a bit testy during his post game press conference.

    Do you think he's confronted Jesse and Fisher and said something along the lines of "looked I got the most out of these guys I can, let me go out and get some players that will make an impact."....

    We as fans really never know what goes on behind the closed doors....just once would like to be the proverbial "fly on the wall" to hear what actually goes on in the front office meetings.
     
  12. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
    San Jose & Florence
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    San Jose Earthquakes
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    Italy
    #2162 falvo, Mar 9, 2020
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2020
    I'm sure the subject has come up at least once. With the Euro transfer windows closed until June, they can't go after anyone from Europe that is under contract. Maybe a free agent but most of the good players are signed to their clubs.

    Our only hope until June is to go after some player in Mexico or South America. Don't know who but that is the only option. There are 14 games left from now until then. Looks like its going to be a long are 3 months!
     
  13. don gagliardi

    don gagliardi Member+

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    Feb 28, 2004
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    It would only depress you. :)
     
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  14. SoccerMan94043

    SoccerMan94043 Member+

    May 29, 2003
    San Jose
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    San Jose Earthquakes
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    But he hasn't yet. He's not even starting the best players yet. He did the same thing last year, so lets see how he adjusts. He seems to like digging out of holes more than I do though.
     
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  15. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
    San Jose & Florence
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Who are the best players? The only one who is really only good is Florian. Fierro hasn’t really impressed as of yet so who else is left?

    He or management seems to be pulling a 2019 and wanting to phase out Wondo. I’m pretty sure if you give Chris time, he will score until he is 40 but if he doesn’t play , he won’t score. Other than Wondo who we all know what he can bring, I don’t see anyone else that can come in and lift us. Maybe Lopez & Judson?
     
  16. Quakes05

    Quakes05 Member+

    Oct 1, 2005
    birthplace of MLS
    yup. Shea as a left wing sub and Wondo of course but otherwise its Flo.
     
  17. SoccerMan94043

    SoccerMan94043 Member+

    May 29, 2003
    San Jose
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    San Jose Earthquakes
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    United States
    #2167 SoccerMan94043, Mar 10, 2020
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2020
    I would put Flo in for Kashia or move to a three back system.

    I would put Judson in for Magnus.

    I would move Vako back to left mid or put Shea there.

    I would start Wondo or Hoesen up front for Rios and perhaps move Rios as the width drawn forward (or play more midfielders which opens back up to Magnus or someone else).
     
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  18. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
    San Jose & Florence
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Not sure but I believe Judson is hurt. Wondo , until he gets his opportunity to start and score goals again, is being phased out. Same as last season and pattern is evident.

    Magnus so far is reverting back to his 2018 Stahre ways....
     
  19. don gagliardi

    don gagliardi Member+

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    Feb 28, 2004
    san jose
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    Judson was in the 18 for the Minnesota game. He is probably recovered but not yet full-game fit. He warmed up in front of my seats and appeared fine. Indeed, we exchanged smiles and thumbs ups. I could tell you more if I spoke Portuguese. :)
     
  20. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
    San Jose & Florence
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    eu falo portugues muito bem..

    Viva Santa Clara Street.....:)
     
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  21. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
    San Jose & Florence
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    A year ago today......

    Poor, Pobre, Povero, Matías Almeyda!

    [​IMG]
     
  22. don gagliardi

    don gagliardi Member+

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    Feb 28, 2004
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    San Jose Earthquakes
    The good old days. :)
     
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