| Soccer Board|| re: Gus Johnson steps down as Fox's No. 1 soccer announcer - crazy4lsu on 9/14/14 at 10:25 pm|
[quote]he wasn't that bad and could have been better if paired with a halfway decent color guy.
I agree. I sort of liked it when he tried to yell out a name before a goal. ...
| Soccer Board|| re: Arsenal 2014/15 Season Long Thread - crazy4lsu on 9/14/14 at 7:16 am|
We should have won that game but we played like pussies once we went up. But my gid did Jack Wilshere play like a god yesterday. He was absolutley fantastic. And that was a great game for the neutral. But the team is always so god damn naive when we are up. Mother frickers need to defend. ...
| Soccer Board|| re: Arsenal 2014/15 Season Long Thread - crazy4lsu on 9/12/14 at 10:52 am|
I was thinking that this summer we got two England internationals, players who are usually extremely overpriced, for 30 mil. I'm hoping Welbeck works out, but Chambers already looks like our future at CB. Solid work by Wenger on that front. We won't have to worry about meeting the HGP quota for quit...
| Soccer Board|| re: Arsenal 2014/15 Season Long Thread - crazy4lsu on 9/10/14 at 10:42 pm|
[quote]Andre Arshavin says, "hello."
I sigh audibly when I hear his name. I hope Ozil isn't Arhshavin 2.0. But at least Arshavin was productive for 18 months at LW before Wenger made the silly decision to play him upfront, at which point Arshavin saw the abyss, turned his back to it, an...
| Soccer Board|| re: Arsenal 2014/15 Season Long Thread - crazy4lsu on 9/10/14 at 10:25 pm|
Yeah I don't know what is going on with the formation. My thinking is that he saw Ozil perform out left for Germany, and thought he could do the same for us here. He gets these ideas after every major tournament. After the 2010 WC we immediately switched to the double pivot even though the 4-3-3 we ...
| Soccer Board|| re: Arsenal 2014/15 Season Long Thread - crazy4lsu on 9/10/14 at 9:47 pm|
I really like Chambers, I'm actually amazed at how well he's adapted, but who knows if he's the CDM we need when it turns out he's also the RB and the CB we need. ...
| Soccer Board|| re: Arsenal 2014/15 Season Long Thread - crazy4lsu on 9/10/14 at 8:55 pm|
[quote]he's started there the last two games and played there as a sub vs. Everton. i don't have any reason (yet) to suspect AW will switch things up.
Looking at our lineups it appears you are right, but god damn it I think it's a bad idea against City. ...
| Movie/TV Board|| What makes a good actor? - crazy4lsu on 9/10/14 at 10:17 am|
Interesting perspective here. ...
| Soccer Board|| re: Arsenal 2014/15 Season Long Thread - crazy4lsu on 9/10/14 at 10:15 am|
No way we start Cazorla at CM. It would be madness. It would mean our midfield would have to be relatively static, which negates the point of having three CMs on the field together. If we do, then I'll be extremely worried about the game. I'd love for us to go to a 4231 for this game, but I'd be sur...
| Political Talk|| re: Why does the media lean left? - crazy4lsu on 9/7/14 at 10:30 pm|
[quote]And they go into fields that are conservative[/quote]
A field can't be conservative.
[quote]the classes required for them are taught by conservatives as well.[/quote]
Conjecture. I've known economics professors who lean in all sorts of different directions. There certainly isn't any...
| More Sports Board|| re: Why has futbol Americano never taken off overseas? - crazy4lsu on 9/7/14 at 10:24 pm|
[quote]what keeps the sport in the US primarily?[/quote]
The real reason? In my view, seapower.
The Cambridge rules were codified in 1848, but there were still places that preferred the "carrying" game to the "kicking" game, and when the Football Association of England was established in 1863,...
| Soccer Board|| re: Arsenal in the #RainbowLaces commercial - crazy4lsu on 9/6/14 at 12:11 am|
[quote]"Ghetto fist, yesssss give him the ghetto fist."
This part is amazing. Holy shite. ...
| Soccer Board|| re: EPL Transfer Window Winners & Losers - crazy4lsu on 9/2/14 at 11:52 pm|
Why was the reported price on Welbeck so cheap? Was the English premium already factored in, or was there desperation on both ends? It's amazing to me that an England international of his age would ever go for less than 20. Add to the fact that he adds to the homegrown quota, and I'm as pleased all ...
| Soccer Board|| re: EPL Transfer Window Winners & Losers - crazy4lsu on 9/2/14 at 3:07 pm|
Also Balo loves the ball to feet. We have enough of those players. We need a player who will run, which is why I Welbeck is a good signing for us. We have plenty of passers who can create chances, but one half of making a chance is having a willing runner at the end of it stretching the defense. Bal...
| Soccer Board|| re: Arsenal 2014/15 Season Long Thread - crazy4lsu on 9/2/14 at 1:49 pm|
Let's be completely honest. The CDM we actually need is so rare that only a handful exist, and they already play for the best teams in the world. Carvalho looks like a good prospect, but so did Alex Song at 21. While I would have liked Carvalho, I don't know if he was worth the asking price. At the ...
| Soccer Board|| re: Arsenal 2014/15 Season Long Thread - crazy4lsu on 8/29/14 at 9:29 am|
What's more important than getting a mobile DM is to understand when to go forward and when to stay back. Offensively there are times when both wingbacks are pushed against the opposition wide midfielders, and the DM, whoever it is, is not splitting the difference between the CB's like Busquets does...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die." - crazy4lsu on 8/28/14 at 10:44 pm|
I don't think I've ever met a person in real life that didn't like this movie. ...
| Soccer Board|| re: Champions League pots are set. - crazy4lsu on 8/28/14 at 12:29 pm|
It's impressive how he's kept it up all these years. ...
| Soccer Board|| re: Champions League pots are set. - crazy4lsu on 8/28/14 at 12:20 pm|
[quote]You have no strikers, your manager wants to shoehorn Wilshere into a side he doesn't fit with, you just barely scraped by against the shittier version of Galatasaray (if Ba could finish, it would have been about 5-1 agg), your stadium is a morgue, and Dortmund has strengthened.
| Soccer Board|| re: Arsenal 2014/15 Season Long Thread - crazy4lsu on 8/28/14 at 11:48 am|
Fairly pleased with our draw. We've played well against Dortmund in our last four meetings. ...