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Discussion in 'LA Galaxy' started by jtmunchie, Jun 30, 2005.
You guys are talking about fireing Steve Sampson. who would you rather have him or Zigi as a coach
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Who is Zigi?
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Yes, I'd rather have Sigi back, but it would be choosing the lesser of two evils.
I'd rather have a coach who knows how to push forward like Bob Bradley or Bruce Arena.
In defense of Sampson, it's not his fault that our marquee player, LAndon, does his disappearing act.
If we had LDo, Vagenas, and Albright back on the field at the same time, it would be an upgrade, too.
no, I would rather have Zambrano back.
With or without his player-agent conflicts of interest?
In a league of retread coaches, there is a reason no one has given Zambrano a look-see in 5 or 6 years.
But he sure dressed nice!
To answer the topic: No.
Why go back down that road? Somewhere, somehow, there is a coach for this team. Other MLS teams have managed to survive and thrive without Sigi all these years, and the Galaxy can too. Just gotta find our man.
Who besides DC and San Jose would you say has thrived and what does survived mean?
I guess except for the Florida teams, they have all survived without Sigi. But all thrived? I think there are a lot of teams out there who have done a heck of a lot worse without Sigi than we did with him. Things were pretty bad at the end, but don't discount the fact that LAG actually won several cups during his tenure. A lot more hardware than NY (with Brilliant Bob) has, for example, or Colorado, or New England, or Dallas.
If the only choice was Sampson or Sigi, I would opt for Sigi in a New York minute. But, as I have said before, the team should open its eyes to the big wide world of soccer and see who else is out there and available.
There are some fairly big name and successful coaches who are out of a job right now. Ruud Gullit (probably butchered that spelling) comes to mind.
I say no more coaches with SS for initials.
They say, offence wins games but defence wins championships...Sigi did win some silverware here. Given the choice between the 2, Sigi win's hands down. However, it's time for a serious coaching search...of course, Sampson needs to be shown the door first and hopefully it's not Hamilton or Leiweiki doing the search.
I think the thing we forget is that at times Sigi had teams that could counterattack, but played good aggressive defense. He also delivered the cup. Would I take him back, in a heartbeat, I regret we let him go in the first place.
You just know that Sigi has to be reading this thread and smiling.
I wanna wipe that smile off his face then. He is back to his old ways, blaming the players for everything in U20 WC, as if his tactics were flawless or something.
Pick the lesser of two poisons...both suck donkey tits, and I'm sure I'd be cursing at Sigi this far into the season as well
But maybe if Sigi was here, we wouldnt have all this sh!t going on...
How soon so many of us forget 2003. Game after game of the same players, same ineffective team. And in 2004, Sigi's team was on an 8 game lackluster slide prior to his dismissal, our early successes were no longer being duplicated, and that oft vaunted "We were in first place!" deal amounts to nothing more than revisionists' pipe dreams. We weren't kicking anybody's ass by that time, looked like the 2003 team, and were heading down in the table while teams like KC were coming on strong.
The Sigi era is over and rightfully so. Now we just have to put a boot in Sampson's ass and find someone who can turn this team around.