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I actually think
you’re understating what Acosta did.
I agree that there are others who could be brought in who would offer more offensively but I think you take for granted that they could / would offer the same bite. Particularly surprising was how much bite he was able to offer without being booked, I think maybe the ref forgot his cards back at the hotel.
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So last MOTM article was our first foray
into dumping the highest and lowest scores. Even then we included the original score and the adjusted score was only included in parenthesis after the original score.
Personally I like it this way (guess that’s obvious since I did it) because a) it allows you to see both the scores b) the adjusted score becomes another conversation point – is there a bias being shown, is it justified, etc.
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Yea, it should be available for live stream on Paramount+
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In the Gold Cup
We scored 12 goals over six matches (two per match) and our xg for the tournament was 1.1 per match. So we pretty dramatically outperformed xg. Also, our xg was sixth for the teams playing in the tournament, just ahead of mighty Suriname.
For some reason I’m not finding the advanced stats for the Nations League matches
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I'll work on looking it up
but I’m pretty sure we outperformed our Xg in the Gold Cup and Nations League which would indicate that the issue isn’t flubbing too many chances, it’s that we aren’t creating enough.
Given the definitions of close contact
I’m quite certain that Weston came into close contact with more people than Gregg did on his jog. Even one person would have been more than Gregg.
It doesn’t literally mean anyone you walked by in the store, on a jog, etc. who might have been sick. There has to be some level of interaction.
I’m not a Gregg apologist by any means but there are enough restrictions in place that we don’t need to go start adding new ones, his jog was fine, particularly given that it was outside.
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What we learned:
Invoke the name of JK if you’d like to see the comments section take a hard left.
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Isn't building that cohesion and teamwork
one of the main jobs of the coach?
I’m not interested in letting the players off the hook but when you jump to "failure falls entirely on the players" you’ve lost me
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If those are the arguements you want to make that's fine
I’m just saying it’s disingenuous to say that Horvath should be moved below someone else because he’s not playing when that someone else isn’t playing either.
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I wasn't meaning to argue for a specific hard and fast policy
more pointing out what feels like an inconsistency in saying that Horvath should be demoted due to lack of playing time when the guy right behind him (or ahead of him depending on how you rate them) is getting even less.
I don’t think there’s a one size fits all for this stuff. I’m very uncomfortable having a goalkeeper start for us who isn’t seeing live competition regularly but I also wouldn’t knock Horvath or Steffen down in favor of Brad Guzan.
In the case of Richards, I think he has the potential to be our best CB and is currently already in the top three or four. I would have brought him in for this window unless there was something brewing with his club situation that needed to be prioritized for the long term good. I think he showed well at Hoffenheim last season and, yea, personally I would be less uncomfortable with a field player being brought in to camp despite seeing few minutes for his club that I am with a keeper. Also it’s far more likely that the field player can get at least some competitive minutes off the bench than a keeper would.