When Donkeys Fly: Michael Bradley at Chievo, pt 1 [R]

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  1. bungadiri

    bungadiri Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 25, 2002
    Acnestia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Welcome to our new Michael Bradley thread. Here are the ground rules.

    1. This thread is for tracking Michael Bradley's performances at Chievo, and discussion thereof. Substantive discussion of his play for the USMNT should be conducted in the USA Men or USA Men: News and Analysis forums.

    2. The next Michael Bradley at Chievo thread will be named "In Fair Verona: Michael Bradley at Chievo, pt 2".

    3. As with all YA threads, this will be moderated with a slight bias in favor of the player. Thoughtful criticism is always welcome, but simple antagonism-- whether directed at the player or your fellow posters--is not.

    Here are some informative posts about the move, from the previous thread:


    Thanks.
     
  2. bungadiri

    bungadiri Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 25, 2002
    Acnestia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    And now for my private, non-mod opinion: Go get 'em, Mike.
     
  3. SecludedMonkey

    SecludedMonkey New Member

    Mar 1, 2011
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What's this? A 24 year old American playing in Italy?! Cap him!!1001!! lol
     
  4. drgonzo

    drgonzo Member+

    Jun 1, 2011
    Club:
    San Diego Flash
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Anyone know when he will be introduced? Also what is the Italian league like overall in comparison to the German League? What's the style of play overall? Is it a more up tempo league like the EPL, slower but more technical like La Liga or a combo?
     
  5. ebado

    ebado Member

    May 2, 2008
    It's slow. Sloooooooow.
     
  6. prowazekii

    prowazekii Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  7. cleansheetbsc

    cleansheetbsc Member+

    Mar 17, 2004
    Club:
    --other--
    first page. Promise me that the third thread will be my title.
     
  8. Jawz10

    Jawz10 Moderator

    Feb 27, 1999
    Indianapolis
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Italian football is unique. Slower tempo more like South American leagues. More technical than the lower teams in England, more physical than Spanish football, more tactical than any other league. In Italy you will see managers who play 4-3-3, 3-4-3, 4-4-2, 4-2-4, 5-3-2, 4-3-1-2, 4-1-2-3... Its interesting, in my opinion, but boring to many.
     
  9. leppercut

    leppercut Member+

    Oct 10, 2006
    SLC and Anchorage
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    How soon can he play?
     
  10. FirstStar

    FirstStar Hustlin' for the USA

    Feb 1, 2005
    Time's Arrow
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm just going to kick back and enjoy seeing my first-ever pun title here in the YA forum. It's a good feeling. :cool:
     
  11. prowazekii

    prowazekii Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    September 11th if the strike ends.
     
  12. orcrist

    orcrist Member+

    Jun 11, 2005
    Bay Area, California, USA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm really interested to see how Mikey fits in in Italy. I have hope that this will be great for his development. I think a lot of his weaknesses in the mental part of his game are exactly the sorts of things the Italians are good at practicing - Key word here is: Spacing
     
  13. cleansheetbsc

    cleansheetbsc Member+

    Mar 17, 2004
    Club:
    --other--
    I'm looking for the preferred 'secchio vuoto' formation.
     
  14. StarvingGator

    StarvingGator Member

    Jun 22, 2007
    The Hospital Bar

    Extremely high level of technical and tactical ability.

    Slow. Very, very slow. In comparison to the Bundesliga or the EPL, it's practically plodding.

    I don't know much about Chievo, but Bradley might fit in well in Serie A.
     
  15. JohhnyCaps

    JohhnyCaps Member

    Jul 20, 2007
    NY
    Club:
    Sunderland AFC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ...and lots of flopping, of course...
     
  16. cleansheetbsc

    cleansheetbsc Member+

    Mar 17, 2004
    Club:
    --other--
    ...and complaining to the ref.
     
  17. Jawz10

    Jawz10 Moderator

    Feb 27, 1999
    Indianapolis
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Lol, yeah... but then again diving and complaining are as much a part of football as using ones head or chest to control the ball. Just ask the "Greatest Team in History" FC Barcelona.
     
  18. Mr Martin

    Mr Martin Member+

    Jun 12, 2002
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Best of luck to the "Yankee Cambiasso"*


    * I think Scotty once translated a Gazzetta dello Sport story from the Confed Cup or World Cup with that comparison.
     
  19. Balerion

    Balerion Member+

    Aug 5, 2006
    Roslindale, MA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Bradley will have two friends from the World Cup on his team at Chievo: Boštjan Cesar and Bojan Jokić, who formed the left side of Slovenia's defense in that game.
     
  20. sXeWesley

    sXeWesley Member+

    Jun 18, 2007
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don't think any drive by player comparison has ever gotten as much mileage as that one.

    In any event, congrats to Mike, he made it to the league, that by all reports, he wanted to end up in. This could be a great situation.
     
  21. Otergod

    Otergod Member+

    Sep 20, 2007
    indianapolis
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    lol, true enough. But then again, we are starting to see this happen in the EPL as well. Still Serie A is known for their embellishing.
     
  22. chinaglia

    chinaglia Member

    Jan 25, 1999
    Florence, SC USA
    Club:
    Motherwell FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Good move for son of Art. I would think living in Verona, Italy has to trump most anywhere in Germany for pure sunshine beauty year 'round. I think he has a lot to offer Chievo and they have a lot to teach him so it sounds like a good partnership.

    Will we get to see Chievo on FSC this season?
     
  23. kool-aide

    kool-aide Member+

    Feb 1, 2002
    a van by the river
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Time for me to brush up on my semester & a half of Italian taken, well, far too long ago...

    For the time being ....

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  24. mcritelli

    mcritelli Member

    Nov 7, 2009
    Club:
    AC Milan
  25. TrueCrew

    TrueCrew Member+

    Dec 22, 2003
    Columbus, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Good move for Bradley, and another reason to root for the Flying Donkey's. Plus a Yank in Serie A again. Hopefully, this one plays.
     

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