The Poor Get Richards: Chris Richards at Hoffenheim (olf fr Bayern Munich)

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  1. ChrisSSBB

    ChrisSSBB Member+

    Jun 22, 2005
    DE
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Seems to me this restriction occurs less in Bundesliga, but I might be wrong.
     
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  2. schrutebuck

    schrutebuck Member+

    Jul 26, 2007
    This is a concern. We can't use last season to figure out whether Richards can play, because Bayern played Hoffenheim in January 2021 right before they loaned him.
     
  3. glutton4Bolts

    glutton4Bolts Member+

    Chelsea
    United States
    Mar 18, 2019
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I am not sure if it is more/less common in the BL either. I would kind of be surprised if they put that stipulation on Richards' loan but you never know. I have looked for the info but can't find it.
     
  4. ChrisSSBB

    ChrisSSBB Member+

    Jun 22, 2005
    DE
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Maybe I'm thinking where a transfer has been agreed to before the season ends and the two clubs involved wind up playing each other. I have definitely seen players in that situation and thought it a little strange.
     
  5. mace

    mace Member+

    Indy 11
    United States
    Jun 5, 2004
    USA
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Richards did play yesterday in a trouncing of FC Köln. He went in as an early sub to replace an injured guy...around the 36th minute or so. He looked pretty solid in the right back/winger position. Second half he went to one of the center back positions. I watched the game in the background so didn't see everything. But, Hoffenheim and Richards kept the clean sheet.
     
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  6. ShayG

    ShayG Member

    Celtic
    United States
    Aug 9, 2021
    Solid performance. He does a good job of just making trouble go away when it gets to his area.

    Thought it was amusing that the announcers were surprised he hadn’t featured in the first two US games over the break. Guess they don’t read BS.
     
  7. Hobo

    Hobo Member+

    Apr 29, 2007
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    As others have pointed out, German teams don't tend to keep their loaned players from playing against them, and it sounds like Chris is planning on playing this weekend.

    I am in a WhatsApp group with Jamal Musiala, Alphonso Davis and Omar Richards. We write back and forth a lot with other. But how do you say it so eloquently: as soon as the game starts, the friendship gets put on hold.


     
  8. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Another "Derek Rae quotes from Kicker" thread:

     
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  9. Hobo

    Hobo Member+

    Apr 29, 2007
    Nat'l Team:
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  10. WheezingUSASupport

    Dortmund
    United States
    Aug 28, 2017
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  11. mace

    mace Member+

    Indy 11
    United States
    Jun 5, 2004
    USA
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Richards didn’t look stellar on Bayern’s first goal, unfortunately. A little too lackadaisical to close down the shot.
     
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  12. frankburgers

    frankburgers Member+

    May 31, 2016
    Does he know he’s playing for hoffenheim??
     
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  13. Pegasus

    Pegasus Member+

    Apr 20, 1999
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Second also. He seems tentative to do what he needs to do against his former teammates. He needs to develop a mean streak while playing. It's the final piece.
     
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  14. mace

    mace Member+

    Indy 11
    United States
    Jun 5, 2004
    USA
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not sure. He did well to slow down Mueller just now but couldn’t make the tackle. Mueller to the big Lebowski and goal number 2.
     
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  15. ShayG

    ShayG Member

    Celtic
    United States
    Aug 9, 2021
    Got completely bossed on that second goal. Good learning experience to be marking Lewandowski all day while keeping an eye on Muller but he’s not putting this game in his highlight reel.
     
  16. dougtee

    dougtee Member+

    Feb 7, 2007
    muller really smartly kept hold of richards arm and kept him off balance. definitely another smart move in a career overflowing with them.
     
  17. glutton4Bolts

    glutton4Bolts Member+

    Chelsea
    United States
    Mar 18, 2019
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Announcers were way harsh on him. I would hardly say he was "bossed" on the 2nd goal. He held off Mueller on a break away and only a tiny toe poke got it to Lewen who scored a 6% chancer from 25 yards out. I think he could have done better on the 1st goal... perhaps slide in to block... but that would have left the cutback wide open. Besides that... where was the help from the wingback? He got juked out of his shorts to leave Gnab wide open. At any rate... not his best game but nowhere near a terrible performance.... especially considering the opponent.
     
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  18. DMTerp02

    DMTerp02 Member+

    Jun 2, 2007
    Annapolis, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah I already know he's good so these don't bother me as much. Every defender has days like this, esp against Bayern.

    Thought he did a pretty good job on the second goal IMO, he was probably the last man so he couldn't foul, and he slowed him up pretty well and probably thought the cavalry would come by the time Mueller was able to squirt the ball away, but alas.
     
  19. frankburgers

    frankburgers Member+

    May 31, 2016
    Some Glossing over poor performance here…


    He was bad. It happens. But to say he wasn’t isnt telling the whole story.
     
  20. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    Hoffenheim up 2-0 @ HT. Curiously, my ticker shows two own-goals, but both assisted (by Hoffenheim players).
     
  21. ChicagoVT

    ChicagoVT Member

    United States
    Jun 26, 2019
    I mean it was a foul as it gave Mueller an unfair advantage. Ref probably never saw it and would probably never call it anyways against Mueller. Chris had a fine game.
     
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  22. Casper

    Casper Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    New York
    Richards went the full 90 in a 5-1 win over Holstein Kiel. Yes, Own Goal was the leading scorer for Hoffenheim, with 2.
     
  23. dougtee

    dougtee Member+

    Feb 7, 2007
    definitely! but the sort of stuff muller knows how to do and get away with. not all dark arts are after the whistle
     
  24. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
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