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cwil177
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T Boyd w the late equalizer


Awesome for him, because apparently he had gotten benched.






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wm72
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Bradley scored today
He just keeps steadily improving.


Today was his first match back from the injury and he was making such fantastic runs into the box. Goal was a classy finish from a tricky angle.

Roma is such a mess defensively so far that I hope we don't completely screw up Bradley's positioning acumen.








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cwil177
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I heard he played more offensively in that match. I would be ok with this. He showed in Holland he was a real offensive threat. I mean seriously at 20 he was pushing the 20 goal mark for the season (18 total, 16 in league play) in Holland. It wasn't until he played in Germany that he because a "defensive midfielder." His passes in the attacking 3rd are absolutely necessary for the USMNT right now, especially if Donovan continues like he is.





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wm72
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I heard he played more offensively in that match. I would be ok with this.


Yeah, for Roma's shape at present, maybe too offensively as it could probably be well described as a 2-1-7 at times.

Zeman is using Bradley so far solely as the left intermedio with usually Tachtsidis (or De Rossi tho it seems Zeman prefers him also in the intermedio more than regista) in the regista / holding role.

For Roma, where Totti is kind of a false winger since he often comes centrally to pick out runners, Bradley's role has been one touch passing in the quick build up and then making runs into the box in the final third.

His runs were very smart yesterday as he often was pulling defenders out of position to open up space for the strikers. His goal was the result of a run that pulled a defender off Destro who got a good strike on goal where Bradley finished the rebound.


The problem for Roma's shape right now is that we often have Bradley and Florenzi both in the box with both fullbacks fully committed forward and hence disaster if there's a turnover.

When the tactics work, like for Pescara last year, it should result in Bradley or Florenzi being in better position to press the ball high up the pitch to win it back but also with pretty risky gambling from the regista and central defenders helping out pressing extremely high up the pitch.

Under Zeman, he'll certainly develop his attacking runs and passing much more. Defensively it won't be the same solid, more traditional Italian emphasis on shape he was getting at Chievo.









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DB10_AFC
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Under Zeman, he'll certainly develop his attacking runs and passing much more.
Bradley has improved these parts of his game so much over that last couple of years.






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BobLoblaw
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He wasn't really getting forward with regularity at Chievo or Borussia M'gladbach. As CWill mentioned, he really improved that area of his game under Verbeek at Herenveen where he was making late runs into the box with regularity and was getting fantastic service from Sujlemani and Pranjic in the traditional Dutch 433.

Since he left 'Veen I feel like his been determine to become a defensive midfielder. Now that he has really raised the level of his passing and defending perhaps he has started to embrace more of a box to box role again.






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DB10_AFC
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Now that he has really raised the level of his passing and defending perhaps he has started to embrace more of a box to box role again.
Yea this role suits him perfect. He has a solid range of passing, can put in a tackle, scores a few goals from midfield, and can run all day.






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cwil177
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Ream started for the first time in a month and a half...

And then fouled some guy for a PK.

But Bolton still won.






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cwil177
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LINK
Onyewu got a cameo in the CL game against Milan. Seems to have a good attitude. It would be nice to have him back in the national team picture.






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WarSlamEagle
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Gooch gets his first-ever Malaga start in a Copa Del Rey match, scores early.





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TN Bhoy
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Joe Gyau got the start in St. Pauli's German Cup loss today.





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MisterDoctorMister
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Altidore scored a brace in a cup match today. It was against an amateur side, but hey, 2 goals is 2 goals.





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rdw1690
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Is there some reason Jozy is being hated on today? Been seeing some stuff on twitter suggesting he did something to garner said hate this weekend.





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cwil177
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Link it?





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rdw1690
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Retweeted this from Wynalda: "@JozyAltidore keep it on frame - aim for the keeper and miss- it will still go in! Lol. Accuracy is over rated- dont worry about these guys"
This from another random follower: "

@ryanwilsonFTW: "@JozyAltidore haters are out today, huh? Just keep working."

Then tweeted this himself: "@JozyAltidore: Genius is knowing to stay silent as others demonstrate their ignorance."

Just seemed kind of strange to me.






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wm72
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Bradley started and played all 90' in Roma's match against Palermo yesterday.

He played extremely well after a kind of poor showing (along will the whole team) on an extremely flooded pitch mid week against Parma.

It's good to see him continue to get starts. It does seem he's behind both De Rossi and Florenzi as the 2 first choice Intermedi. However, between De Rossi also playing regista at times and squad rotation, it seems like he's certainly in Zeman's plans to continue to play a large role. He may not be in the starting 11 this sunday against Lazio however.



For anyone interested there's a download here (I haven't tried it):

SerieAForums - Roma matches






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glassman
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Bradley started and played all 90' in Roma's match against Palermo yesterday.

He played extremely well after a kind of poor showing (along will the whole team) on an extremely flooded pitch mid week against Parma.


Bradley is our best player at the moment. I don't see an argument at all.






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cwil177
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Agudelo is set to train with Celtic, per Ives.





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Jumbeauxlaya
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From one sectarian cult to another








Seriously though, awesome






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tsmi136
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Terrence Boyd scored in a 3-0 win over Mattersburg today. I'm not sure if anyone had said it yet. Can't find a video though.





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