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#2868920 Pats claim RB Tyler Gaffney off waivers

Posted by Ken on Today, 10:26 AM

Man, topics like these really reveal a lot about people on this board. It's amazing.

#2868086 Pats claim RB Tyler Gaffney off waivers

Posted by Ken on Yesterday, 04:38 PM

Really don't think we can blame Gentleman here. Every GM does this. Just the Pats being the Pats.

#2860188 @riverboatronHC....R.R. gets on board

Posted by Ken on 21 July 2014 - 05:21 PM

I can see him twittin on game day "RT plz if u guys think i should go 4 it lol"


#2855993 2014 Summer Transfer Window: Rumors, Completed Deals, Pipedreams!

Posted by Ken on 17 July 2014 - 06:04 PM

Kroos already played as a double pivot for Bayern. Don't see why he can't do it in Real.


And I take anything any agent says with a grain of salt.

#2853642 2014 Summer Transfer Window: Rumors, Completed Deals, Pipedreams!

Posted by Ken on 16 July 2014 - 08:25 AM

Roma are expected to sign Iturbe today for 28.5M euros. 


Juve has hired Allegri(LMAOOOOOO) to replace Conte :lol:


Felipe Luis is a medical away fro a Chelsea player. Everything else is done.

#2851440 2014 Summer Transfer Window: Rumors, Completed Deals, Pipedreams!

Posted by Ken on 15 July 2014 - 11:46 AM

Guys, relax. Please don't let this forum turn into the crapfest that's the main page. The thing I like about talking Futbol has been that no matter if we disagree, we can still have a healthy, constructive discussion, and not a shouting match with name calling.



Not saying you two are at that point yet, but it seems from an outsiders view that it's not far short of it. Remember, we all love the game and are passionate about it. Heck, where else can Spurs fan and an Arsenal fan not only get along, but have grudging respect for each other? :D


I totally agree. Especially since it's only a few of us.(for now ;) )

#2851438 2014 Summer Transfer Window: Rumors, Completed Deals, Pipedreams!

Posted by Ken on 15 July 2014 - 11:44 AM

- I've watched enough since we were linked to him 2-3 years ago in the first place. I swear, if you try to feed me the same crap about James performing at such a high level at that time like C47 tried then you're full of poo as well. Coming into the World Cup, nobody was remotely talking about him. Now, he's better Isco because he had a great World Cup? Stop.


- Ligue isn't poo? Good lord. That's a steep hill buddy.


- Yes, six, count them. Every statistical site rates Isco over James at the club level. Why? Because Isco does more despite playing less. It's why his proficiency rating is through the roof. What? Did you forget the start of the season last year before Isco got hurt?


- Well, preseason is around the corner. If we're gonna move him, we gotta drop the price and I don't see Perez budging for a guy who outperformed everybody on the field at the final. His speed and motor cannot be replaced as easily.


- Funny, you keep neglecting Kroos. He has attitude issues. You think he's going to accept a bench role? We didn't bring him to Madrid for 30 million to be wasting away at the bench.


Nobody was talking about James? Seriously? Colombia was seen as dark horse even with Falcao injured and that's cuz they had James, Cuadrado, Guarin etc.


I stand by my statement. Ligue un isn't poo.


Please state the superior categories. And you do know playing less will skew stats right?


If they don't want Di Maria back, pretty sure he won't be back.


How am I neglecting Kroos? Kroos has attitude issues? Pretty much said he is starting unless you haven't read my post?

#2851306 2014 Summer Transfer Window: Rumors, Completed Deals, Pipedreams!

Posted by Ken on 15 July 2014 - 10:30 AM

Daily Mail probably has the least amount of credibility of any newspaper anywhere. Please don't take anything they say, unless confirmed elsewhere, well elsewhere except the Guardian.

#2851281 2014 Summer Transfer Window: Rumors, Completed Deals, Pipedreams!

Posted by Ken on 15 July 2014 - 10:18 AM

Vidal himself said he don't mind going to Manchester United and he jopes his future is sorted out soon.  Both Fox Sport and Sky News report it.  Vidal is the one that is talking.


You see, this is where BS rumors start and lead people astray. Here's the actual interview.



Arturo Vidal concedes Manchester United are ‘one of the biggest clubs in the world’, but says he is happy at Juventus.

The 27-year-old has been the subject of continued links to the Old Trafford outfit this summer, with talk of a possible €44m£35m deal in the works.

However, on from reports in England that a move at such a price level is unlikely, the player himself has indicated that where there may still be uncertainty on his future, he is happy where he currently is.

“On my future, I want to return to Italy and then we will see what happens,” Vidal has begun in conversation today with Fox Sports.

“I really do not know anything about what is going on. I’m not reading the papers, I am very calm, and I’m doing everything possible to recover from a knee injury.

“Things are going well and I am happy at Juventus.

“I’m concerned about doing things with the people that I love, everything else is being dealt with by my agent.

“It would be wrong to talk about another team, I just know that [United] are one of the biggest clubs in the world, but I still have a contract with Juventus.

“It would be disrespectful to talk about another team in front of Juventus and my teammates.”

Vidal raced back to the field this summer in time for Chile’s World Cup campaign, despite undergoing knee surgery on a meniscus injury in May.

“The knee is okay, I’m not doing anything. I am resting, taking advantage of the holiday break.

“I have tried to let it be because the last two months have been very intense.

Vidal and his Chile teammates were eliminated in the Round of 16 at this summer’s World Cup by hosts Brazil.

“I think we will be much better for the upcoming Copa America. We will play in our country, with our people, it will be a wonderful tournament.

“Hopefully we will do well, we have time to accomplish something important.”

#2851240 2014 Summer Transfer Window: Rumors, Completed Deals, Pipedreams!

Posted by Ken on 15 July 2014 - 09:51 AM

How exactly is James better? They're virtually the same prospect only one is more built to play winger and the other midfielder. James features superior pace while dribbling and distributes better but Isco is the superior passer and is more creative. Again, their stats mirror each other quite well. In fact, Isco edges him out despite playing less. Why the hell should we pay 50-60 million more for him when we've got virtually the same player and no room for him? It makes no sense at all, especially now if Di Maria isn't leaving. We're bloated at that position.


He's better because he is more complete even tho they are pretty much the same age.


Firstly it's not totally fair to compare stats when 1) Isco played much less than James 2) Isco is disgustingly surrounded by WC talent whic makes things easier for him sometimes.


Isco is definitely better than James in terms of short passing accuracy, but James is far superior crosser of the ball as well as long range passing(which is why he can play deep in MF and be effective). They are about even in terms of through balls.


I'm not sure where Isco "edges" James out. Maybe in 1 maybe two categories but overall? James is better.


And Madrid can easily fit in James, especially in a 4-2-3-1. 


-----Modric - Kroos---

Bale - James - CR7

----- Benzema ------


Isco and James can easily play together. in the same formation above.(or a 4-3-3)


Bale - Isco -James



If Madrid buy James, he'll be starting for sure(assuming Di Maria is gone)


In terms of money, is that really an issue for RM, especially if they sell Khedira and Di Maria? I really don't think so.

#2851181 2014 Summer Transfer Window: Rumors, Completed Deals, Pipedreams!

Posted by Ken on 15 July 2014 - 09:23 AM

James and Isco are not the same type of player. Wtf? Where did that come from? James is way more dynamic(pace, dribbling style) than Isco and can easily play as a winger or as a SS.

Simply put, Isco is a midfielder with the ability to play high up, whereas JR is a attacker withe the ability to play deeper in midfield. Big difference.

Even tho Isco is my favorite player on RM(I love the dude's game) I can acknowledge JR is better than him. He was arguably much better than Falco in Monaco and had a stellar WC. That said I don't think he's head and shoulders ahead of Isco.

Plus hot head(Verratti) is a deep lying playmaker who controls the tempo more than a DM. He's closer to a Xabi Alonso/Pirlo than Khedira. Not sure he and Kroos fits but meh I don't care too much. If he sucks maybe Milan can get him on the cheap. :(

#2827456 USA vs. Portugal

Posted by Ken on 22 June 2014 - 08:02 PM

Are you guys still complaining about the five minutes? It was just. :lol: US fans should be blaming Bradley for the turnover and your backline for not hustling.

Um I don't think anyone isn't. Doesn't change the fact that 5 mins was bullpoo. It was legit Fergie time.

#2827424 USA vs. Portugal

Posted by Ken on 22 June 2014 - 07:39 PM

Why do they add minutes? (newbie here)

Because the game clock doesn't stop, added time is to make up for subs, injuries, etc that occurred.

Generally its 30 secs per for each sub/injury(when the medic comes on for awhile)

#2824158 One thing that always bug me about soccer

Posted by Ken on 18 June 2014 - 11:57 PM

As someone who grow up playing/watching soccer and a bit at college level, I can say that its both flopping and actual hurt.

As Kendrick said when you are going at certain speeds the slightest touch and you will lose balance and fall. Plus there ain't a lot of padding so a kick to the ankle/leg etc is actually pretty painful (especially from a boot) Just imagine bouncing your toe on something and the shot of pain you get. Its similar. Does the pain last long? No but doesn't make it anyless painful in the moment. Adrenaline takes over and masks the pain and then players seem like they are fine.

Of course a lot of it is faking and trying to buy a foul, especially with how huge yellow/red cards are. It all changed about 10-15 yrs ago when the game started to get reffed differently, ie less and less contact allowed. Naturally players are taking advantage of that.

Will never say soccer players in general are not tough as I've seen numerous players play with broken nose/cheek bone, bloddy heads, broken arms etc.

#2814586 ESPN Insider PFF Roster Rankings Panthers 22 with NO Elite Players.

Posted by Ken on 09 June 2014 - 06:21 PM

Just realized ESPN is using free PFF data and using it as premium "Insider" content. :lol:

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