Who don't you want in the first round?

Discussion in 'Chicago Fire' started by lufty, Sep 29, 2003.

  1. lufty

    lufty Member

    Aug 21, 2000
    WHo would you not want to face in the first round and why?
     
  2. Detlef

    Detlef Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    Chicago
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    New England.

    I have this awful nightmare of Joey Franchino nailing a free kick to eliminate the Fire.

    Or worse, the Fire, about to advance to the next round, losing DmB on a Jay Heaps tackle from behind.
     
  3. lufty

    lufty Member

    Aug 21, 2000
    is that the best you can do? how bout the 8-1 scoring advantage the revs hold against the fire in foxboro this year. not to mention the 2-1-1 record they hold over the fire.
     
  4. Bonji

    Bonji Moderator

    Feb 4, 2003
    Denver, Colorado
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    New York can come from nowhere and dominate or they can putter around and do nothing. I'd watch out for them.
     
  5. lufty

    lufty Member

    Aug 21, 2000
    Why does everyone fear New England?
     
  6. Fanaddict

    Fanaddict Member+

    Mar 9, 2000
    streamwood IL USA
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    we haven't played well in NE this year losing 3-0 and 5-1.
     
  7. HalaMadrid

    HalaMadrid Member

    Apr 9, 1999
    I want to play Columbus desperately.
     
  8. lufty

    lufty Member

    Aug 21, 2000
    Then I guess you don't deserve the CUP
     
  9. NotAbbott

    NotAbbott Member

    Oct 11, 1999
    My Own Little World
    To be honest, I don't think those results have much, if any bearing, on how this team will perform in the playoffs. The 5-1 match was clearly an abberation, and this team has clearly shown that they don't get motivated for games against weak opponents, particularly on the road, and the Revs have been toward the bottom whenever we've faced them. That'll (presumably, hopefully) change come playoff time, when every game is important.

    That said, I'd like to face the Metrostars, as we've owned them this season. Columbus I'm not as sure about, although history is on our side. DC was hot, but without Rimando and now Olsen, that might change. So I'd rather not face New England just by process of elimination.

    Later,
    COZ
     
  10. Chicago1871

    Chicago1871 Member

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This is why.

    And I am just freaked out by Franchino in general.
     
  11. lufty

    lufty Member

    Aug 21, 2000
    I understand... I am sorry... hes not built to be a soccer player then.


    The thing is... this team in NEW ENG-ER-LAND is better then the team that made it to the finals last season. I think you guys and everyone else are overlooking them.

    -H
     
  12. jjayg

    jjayg New Member

    May 9, 2002
    Rolling Ghettos, IL
    Sorry, it strains our necks to look that far down the table. Please excuse us.
    (I know, shame for feeding the troll).
     
  13. dlm_Fire

    dlm_Fire Member

    Aug 16, 2002
    Chicago
    Yah, what were those guys thinking, standing in front of Heaps and Franchino dressed the way they were...they were just asking for it!
     
  14. Chicago1871

    Chicago1871 Member

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    At the risk of using an over-used cliche: The Portugese midfield and defense might disagree with you regarding DMBs place in the soccer ranks.

    It's pretty easy to overlook them...kind of like it is easy to overlook the ranch house while standing on the top floor of a skyscrapper. (more food)
     
  15. pmurf

    pmurf Member

    Oct 16, 2001
    lacon illinois
    Dallas.......oops, got my wish.
     
  16. 352gialloblu

    352gialloblu New Member

    Jun 16, 2003
    England
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Hmm, so the way New England is coming on these days, it looks like they are putting together another late run. They are a better side than their record. Columbus has to get through us to make the playoffs, so it's our fault if we don't play NE in the first round.

    Strangely, both the bottom teams seem more balenced on-paper than DC or the Metros (as in, I think they have had a more consistent side for most of the season, IMHO, with the Metros doing a lot of rebuilding/adjusting and DC about the same). I don't know how they are doing so badly with the teams they have. I hope we treat whoever we play with proper respect. Parity is a scary thing.
     
  17. lufty

    lufty Member

    Aug 21, 2000
    parity is a scary thing... but I would have to say that the Fire is the weekest of the bunch. I am scared to think that the united might be able to trounce the fire in round one and the Revs beat the metrosexuals in round one. With NEw england yet again representing the East... how sad
     

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