| Tiger Rant|| Les Miles - one top 5 finish in last 7 seasons. 2 Top 10 seasons in the last 7 - Tigerstark on 11/16/14 at 12:14 pm|
Not nearly good enough.
Fact is, we're not a top 10 program with him at the helm.
| Tiger Rant|| We have finished in the top 5 one time in the last 7 years - Tigerstark on 11/16/14 at 6:59 am|
is this the mediocrity anyone wants?
Are you willing to settle for 10-3 being an "up" year and a few down years sprinkled in? Meanwhile some of our rivals are one win away from the playoff during their "down" year?
Someone needs to light a fire under Les or fire him. Personally, I don't thin...
| Soccer Board|| Does anyone else have to remind themselves to appreciate our World Cup result? - Tigerstark on 11/11/14 at 11:03 am|
We got out of the group of death (or one of the two GODs) and we did it without:
Our best player of all time on the field
Jozy out pretty much the entire tournament
Dempsey asked to work in a role that doesn't suit him.
Bradley way out of form and playing in a position that wasn't the b...
| Soccer Board|| Why isn't Newcastle better??? - Tigerstark on 9/29/14 at 8:19 pm|
One of the larger stadiums in the EPL.
Plenty of cash (did they ever spend the Andy Carrol overflow?)
Plenty of history, though not one of the top teams.
What am I missing?...
| Tiger Rant|| Can we pump the breaks on Harris? - Tigerstark on 9/22/14 at 8:06 am|
Sure, he looked outstanding. Clearly has a much better arm than Jennings. Just as mobile if not more so.
Higher upside. Should probably be starting just for that considering how close they are currentl in capability.
But his play against Miss State came in part, against back-ups. It also...
| Soccer Board|| Matchday 9/20 - or the "Am I the only one who woke up for Stoke vs QPR?" thread - Tigerstark on 9/20/14 at 6:51 am|
Yes, I guess I am :snoozer: :snoozer:
Really not too many good games on the plate today, unless the AC Milan name means anything to you (they play Juve)
EPL pretty much just on hold with a bunch of games until tomorrows big match-up.
Germany and Spain decided they didn't need any big match...
| Soccer Board|| MLS - Magical Late Scoring - Tigerstark on 9/13/14 at 6:28 am|
Is is just me?
It seems like every single MLS game I watch, there is a goal in 90+ minutes that either ties or wins the game. Its crazy how often this happens, especially compared to other leagues I watch.
So that begs the question, is there a lack of defensive skill in the MLS to kill off g...
| Soccer Board|| Match Day 8/30 - Tigerstark on 8/30/14 at 6:49 am|
Full day of games - too many to list.
United with an interesting formation to get DiMaria on the field.
More of a 3-3-2-2 in its look. Don't know if thats just NBC trying to get guess at how it will run though. ...
| Soccer Board|| Players you think are underrated that no one ever talks about... - Tigerstark on 7/25/14 at 3:40 pm|
don't know why, but I like this guy:
Branislav Ivanovic. Serbian professional footballer at Chelsea.
He's good and dependable and you know what you'll get from him. Effective on offense. Where you want him ...
| Soccer Board|| Lahm retires from international play - Tigerstark on 7/18/14 at 7:53 am|
Have to say I'm really disappointed with this news for a few reasons. But dude goes out a winner.
I love watching him.
Clearly Germany has no replacement at outside back.
Does this change how much of a favorite Germany is for the Euro? I have to think they are not longer the clear favo...
| Soccer Board|| Who the f&&k are you kicking it to? (long) - Tigerstark on 7/5/14 at 7:20 am|
So, with a few days to sit back and think about our World Cup performance, I think my biggest gripe/disappointment and what I feel to be our biggest weakness at the WC is the number of times I had to say the above.
I think there are a number of reason for it, but I also have some questions about ...
| Soccer Board|| Cameron vs. Gonzo - who starts vs. Belgium - Tigerstark on 6/28/14 at 8:53 am|
Cameron made two big mistakes against Portugal, but has otherwise been very solid.
Gonzo had one gaffe against Germany that we were lucky traveled through the 6 yard box without incident, but was otherwise solid.
Cameron will bring a decent amount of experience in playing against Lukaku,...
| Soccer Board|| A Shame that England is flaming out, as they played much more entertaining than - Tigerstark on 6/22/14 at 6:50 am|
usual this WC.
I thought they outplayed Italy completely and deserved the win. They had a good amount of balls near the goal that just couldn't be put in.
If Rooney still had hair, they would have at least tied Uruguay
| Soccer Board|| Can the US be a top 8 seed for the next WC - Tigerstark on 6/19/14 at 9:17 am|
The US Came close for the 2006 (or was it another year) World Cup to being seeded.
Helping us for that World Cup was both our 2002 results and also strong work in qualifying and Gold Cups.
I believe, if I remember correctly, FIFA seeding rankings take a strong look at the previous four year ...
| Soccer Board|| One aspect of the Ghana game I haven't seen mentioned, despite being on the defe - Tigerstark on 6/18/14 at 1:08 pm|
defensive for so much of the game, we had ZERO yellow cards. That is huge, when you consider some of the positions that we have little depth with.
To not have Jones, Beckerman, Bradley, or any of the back four already with a card, despite the constant defending, tackling, and most clearances in ...
| Tiger Rant|| Heading to Omaha - what are some things to do - Tigerstark on 6/9/14 at 6:10 am|
Heading to Omaha with some buddies. Would have loved for the Tigers to be there, but I can't plan a trip in a weeks notice, so....
In any event, what are the non-game highlights - I know there's an LSU bar (of four) - anyone got names? Anything else going on with the CWS (fan fest, etc?)
| Soccer Board|| Ronaldos injury and playing in the jungle - Tigerstark on 6/7/14 at 8:35 am|
Not that I'm happy that Ronaldo is injured :rolleyes: (Lets not start up that pointless debate)...but...
Since our game with them is in the steamy jungles - anyone else think that his fitness level could be affected to a large degree due to his injury and inability to fully train heading into...
| Soccer Board|| Apparently Fabian played RB in todays scrimmage - Tigerstark on 5/21/14 at 9:14 pm|
so....I had no idea with all of the other potential RBs brought into camp we were looking at him there. Who the heck would play LB if he played RB?...
| Soccer Board|| UEFA considering making a player who causes an injury sit.... - Tigerstark on 5/15/14 at 1:32 pm|
Can you imagine this?
'Pool is up 1-0 over City and Yaya Toure challenges Lucas Leiva. Lucas better flail around and be taken off injured for the rest of the match if he knows whats good for him. Makes Ya...
| Soccer Board|| 4-4-2 diamond use and Beckerdreads as an offensive sub - Tigerstark on 4/3/14 at 8:49 am|
Seen a few blogs/articles this morning about the diamond formation.
Bradley looks so good there and really dominated for long stretches.
Frankly, getting Bradly further forward for more games would be great. He can't do it with Jones as we know they just don't work that way (or Jones doesn't...