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  • iowatreat, you don't like little bradley? how come? I like him...but maybe because I always score with him in fifa...
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    • Originally posted by scottyboy View Post
      iowatreat, you don't like little bradley? how come? I like him...but maybe because I always score with him in fifa...
      Because he's from by me and I played with him a couple times and he was a giant douche. Also, he plays really stupid with all the terrible fouls he gives up at awful times and throws ***** fits all the time. Plus, I really don't think he's that good and the only reason he started playing on the national team at a young age was because of his dad. He didn't see any time, and then his dad becomes coach and BAM! he's a starter.

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      • Who do you guys have winning the World Cup? I keep bouncing back and forth between Argentina and Spain.

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        • Originally posted by iowatreat54 View Post
          Because he's from by me and I played with him a couple times and he was a giant douche. Also, he plays really stupid with all the terrible fouls he gives up at awful times and throws ***** fits all the time. Plus, I really don't think he's that good and the only reason he started playing on the national team at a young age was because of his dad. He didn't see any time, and then his dad becomes coach and BAM! he's a starter.
          huh, from what I remember there was a lot of support for him to make the 06 roster at such a young age. Yeah his dad as HC doesn't hurt, but it's not like he's a scrub. He scored 18 goals in the Eredivisie and has 7 goals in the Bundesliga. Yeah he plays with a hot head at times, but he's far from a weak link. If anything, having Edu healthy helps ten fold as we can use Bradley more on the attack.

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          • Originally posted by Marino13 View Post
            huh, from what I remember there was a lot of support for him to make the 06 roster at such a young age. Yeah his dad as HC doesn't hurt, but it's not like he's a scrub. He scored 18 goals in the Eredivisie and has 7 goals in the Bundesliga. Yeah he plays with a hot head at times, but he's far from a weak link. If anything, having Edu healthy helps ten fold as we can use Bradley more on the attack.
            Yea, make the squad. But he was starting from day 1, even though when he was first starting those games he was pretty out of place and played pretty poorly. While I know it helps him grow, it wasn't like he had to start because there was no one else. With any other coach, he would be a reserve and get limited time until he was ready. He only started and played so much because of his father.

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            • Originally posted by MikeTheDudeV2 View Post
              Who do you guys have winning the World Cup? I keep bouncing back and forth between Argentina and Spain.
              No way Argentina wins it with Maradona as coach. It would help their cause if Messi started playing as well for the national team as he does for Barcelona, but I still can't see them actually winning. Spain has some health issues and despite their EC victory I'm skeptical about them living up to expectations. I think Brazil are favorites. They're always monsterous when they have a coach who keeps them defensively sound so that they win the ball back enough. They'll score goals, they always do, but I'm really scared about their fluidity and how well they'll get the ball back.

              BK

              Originally posted by AcheTen
              JPP is a better and more productive player than Brandon Graham
              Originally posted by abaddon41_80
              Is Shaun Hill a top 10 QB? Definitely not. Is he a top 20 one? Almost certainly.
              Originally posted by JBCX
              Most misleading 10+ sack season EVER.

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              • to each their own I guess. I think the Confed Cup Finals against Brazil we really missed him. IMO He's probably our 4th most important player.

                1.Tim Howard
                2.Landon Donovan
                3.Clint Dempsey
                4.Michael Bradley

                Just my opinion though. I think he's our best all around midfielder.

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                • No way is he more important than Gooch or Bocanegra. If worst comes to worst, we can put Donovan or Dempsey in the middle and be fine, or even Edu and Feilhaber. There is essentially no replacement for Gooch or Boc. I'd also argue right now Jozy is more important as he is really our only scoring threat up top.

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                  • Originally posted by Rosebud View Post
                    God I hope we don't start Friedrich. Just let Boateng and Mertesacker start working together since they'll be playing together on the national team for years. Otherwise that's the lineup I expect, although I think Gomez or Keissling will be starting just because of how poor Poldi and Klose were this year. I hope Loew gets creative though and uses someone like Westerman as a true holding midfielder that lets the backs and schweini play more aggressively. And up front I would prefer if we went 1 striker with one guy playing off of him which is why my choice would be

                    Mertesacker-Boateng
                    Lahm-Westerman-Aogo/Jansen
                    Schweini
                    Ozil-Mueller-Marin
                    Keissling
                    Thats a very interesting, yet unconventional, formation you have set up there. Theres no way we dont have podolski starting though, I dont care how bad he has done with Koln, he has proved his place on the Mannschaft. Also, I really do see Kheidra in the starting lineup and Loew himself has nominated him to fill in the role that Ballack had. Also as far as Friedrich is concerned, I think he will end up being the captain. He is very well liked within the team and is one of the most experienced players.

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                    Originally posted by Lions WMD
                    None of you will be alive to see who gets picked at #3 if the Lions don't pick Suh at #2. I'll blow up the whole world.

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                    • Originally posted by billsfootball15 View Post
                      Thats a very interesting, yet unconventional, formation you have set up there. Theres no way we dont have podolski starting though, I dont care how bad he has done with Koln, he has proved his place on the Mannschaft. Also, I really do see Kheidra in the starting lineup and Loew himself has nominated him to fill in the role that Ballack had. Also as far as Friedrich is concerned, I think he will end up being the captain. He is very well liked within the team and is one of the most experienced players.
                      Yeah it'd involve the team shifting shape a lot depending on possession, essentially switching from a 4-2-3-1 on defense to a 3-3-3-1 with Westerman dropping to the back line as the wing backs charge up the field. I wouldn't mind having Khedira just take Ballack's spot, but I like having a true holding mid to free up the rest of the team, especially with Schweini who's not just a good distributer of the ball but also can create a lot of danger charging up the pitch.

                      As for Friedrich I'd rather give the armband to Schweini or Merte, Freidrich just isn't very good anymore. He's too slow on the outside and we have too many better and younger options on the inside like Boateng, Westerman, Hummels, Howedes, Badstuber and Tasci.

                      Poldi would realistically start in the spot I gave to Mueller, although I wouldn't mind either way, Keissling's a machine and Ozil will be the second leading scorer letting Mueller and Marin focus more on creating so Poldi's advantage as a finisher is somewhat negated.

                      What I expect is something like
                      Lahm-Merte-Boateng-Aogo/Schaefer
                      Khedira-Schweini
                      Ozil-Poldi-Marin
                      Gomez

                      i just don't like the gap it creates between the Schweini/Khedira duo and the back line. Guys like Kaka will kill us from that spot.
                      Last edited by Rosebud; 05-27-2010, 12:37 AM.

                      BK

                      Originally posted by AcheTen
                      JPP is a better and more productive player than Brandon Graham
                      Originally posted by abaddon41_80
                      Is Shaun Hill a top 10 QB? Definitely not. Is he a top 20 one? Almost certainly.
                      Originally posted by JBCX
                      Most misleading 10+ sack season EVER.

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                      • A little late on this since I just got home. Some very quick thoughts.

                        1) I hate Bornstetin. I think he sucks and might us give us a lot of trouble against England.

                        2) Very glad Holden and Torres made it and I'm hoping they also start. Bradley is ok but he should be on the bench but yet Dad keeps him in and thinks he's one of our better players.

                        3) The one player that should have made it was Rodgers. He did well in camp from what I read and then he was very good against the Czech.
                        #Chop


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                        • Big blow for Ghana. Essien out of the World Cup.
                          #Chop


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                          • Originally posted by Giantsfan1080 View Post
                            Big blow for Ghana. Essien out of the World Cup.
                            karma......

                            sig by BoneKrusher

                            Originally posted by Lions WMD
                            None of you will be alive to see who gets picked at #3 if the Lions don't pick Suh at #2. I'll blow up the whole world.

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                            • I didn't think they'd advance from our group anyway, but no Essien just locks up Germany and Serbia as the teams to advance.

                              BK

                              Originally posted by AcheTen
                              JPP is a better and more productive player than Brandon Graham
                              Originally posted by abaddon41_80
                              Is Shaun Hill a top 10 QB? Definitely not. Is he a top 20 one? Almost certainly.
                              Originally posted by JBCX
                              Most misleading 10+ sack season EVER.

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                              • Originally posted by garrard9 View Post
                                Is Diego Maradona so bad of a coach that he can destroy his teams chances of winning the World Cup? I mean c'mon, the guy didn't include Cambiasso on his roster. He's insane.
                                Or the captain of the best club in soccer. And yes he is that bad (Maradona). Argentina shouldn't be terrible because they have the firepower up front but they won't go far.

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