What happened to Videira?

Discussion in 'New England Revolution' started by WintonRufer, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. WintonRufer

    WintonRufer New Member

    Jul 27, 2006
    I apologize if this has already been discussed, but what happened to Videira? He seemed to bring an attacking mentality (something not in oversupply) in the games he started, but he seems to have virtually disappeared. I would hope that we would see more, rather than less, of a player who at least showed the potential to play the ball into advanced positions.
     
  2. RevsLiverpool

    RevsLiverpool Member+

    Nov 12, 2005
    Boston
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That would be too close to scoring a goal :rolleyes:

    We've got Stevie N and we've got to Defend, Defend, Defend
     
  3. eric_appleby

    eric_appleby Member+

    Jun 11, 1999
    Down East
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Videira has been underwhelming in his brief minutes this season. Then again, he's been played out of position most of the time.
     
  4. Minutemanii

    Minutemanii Member+

    Dec 29, 2005
    Abington MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They did use him breifly recently. Quite simply, he sucked. :(
     
  5. miked9

    miked9 Member+

    May 4, 2000
    Philadelphia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Simple answer: He's not that good.

    We've seen rookies who are raw or unaccustomed to the speed of play, but still have the look that they'll turn into very good players. Videira doesn't have the look.
     
  6. RevsLiverpool

    RevsLiverpool Member+

    Nov 12, 2005
    Boston
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What ever do you mean? ;) If you read this board, there's a certain contingent that thinks Michael Videira has bags of potential and is the next big star in this league. I am one of those skeptics that was shot down in another thread because I have yet to see evidence as such to-date. The uber-sunshine clique seems to ignore the fact Videira has contributed very little to this season's New England Revolution. But hey, as Monty eloquently put it, don't let the facts get in the way of a good argument! :rolleyes:
     
  7. johnh00

    johnh00 Member

    Apr 25, 2001
    CT, USA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don't know...I think he's shown more promise then a lot of other young players on the team. We'll know more next year, but I expect he'll see a lot more minutes if (when) JL and Ralston are gone.
     
  8. firstshirt

    firstshirt Member+

    Mar 1, 2000
    Ellington, CT / NK, RI
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hopefully in the midfield where he is use to playing
     
  9. RevsLiverpool

    RevsLiverpool Member+

    Nov 12, 2005
    Boston
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Serious question - will you consider it a good sign/acceptable to you if Videira is starting for the Revs at AM all season in 2010?
     
  10. Minutemanii

    Minutemanii Member+

    Dec 29, 2005
    Abington MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I agree, with Miked9. He looked really lethargic. But was that when they tried to use him up top? Maybe he was out of position. But he was getting his lunch eaten on every ball.
     
  11. firstshirt

    firstshirt Member+

    Mar 1, 2000
    Ellington, CT / NK, RI
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If he plays well enough that it gives Ralston time to heal and not rush back then at the rate they pay him, its acceptable. On the other hand if he can put up 5 goals and 12 assists on the year, then I would say "Ralston who?"
    Honestly though, a player does not have to be a starter to be an acceptable signing. He just needs to be able to contribute and play well and be a spot starter when needed and not have play drop considerably, much like Dorman before Demspey left. He came in, played well and helped out. I don't really think we have had that off the bench since. The Revs have subs but not the same caliber
     
  12. RevsLiverpool

    RevsLiverpool Member+

    Nov 12, 2005
    Boston
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Fair enough. However, as you said 5g/12a means Videira (or whomever plays there) is producing. That's good enough for me.
     
  13. firstshirt

    firstshirt Member+

    Mar 1, 2000
    Ellington, CT / NK, RI
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    wishful thinking on our part ;)
     
  14. Revs in 2010

    Revs in 2010 Member+

    Feb 29, 2000
    Roanoke, VA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Statistics are often misleading in the world of soccer. I care a lot more about the whole product numbers: how many goals did we score how many did we allow, what's our record, than I do about individual statistics. I'd rather evaluate a player's performance with my eyes than with the numbers. What I've seen of Videira tells me that he has OK field vision, but that he hasn't been on the same page with his teammates (which should come with time). Ralston, on the other hand, has good field vision and good chemistry with his teammates, so I can't see Videira replacing him directly.

    Really strongly agree with your second point. Improving your 12th or 13th player is almost as important as improving on your starters.
     
  15. BrianLBI

    BrianLBI BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 7, 2002
    New Hampshire
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Videria didn't even make the bench last Saturday. Colaluca seems to have nudged past him a bit.
     
  16. FoxBoro 143

    FoxBoro 143 Member+

    Jan 18, 2004
    MA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Even if you play out of position, you should at least look like you belong on the field and be able to show some skill and promise while your out there. He simply did not show any of that.
     

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