Soccer teams?

Discuss everything game-related including consoles and console games and hardware, pen and paper roleplaying (e.g. D&D), modern sports, and more.

What soccer team do you support (if any)

Arsenal
16
14%
Manchester Utd
20
17%
Chelsea
8
7%
Liverpool
10
8%
AC Milllan
8
7%
Juventus
2
2%
Inter Millan
6
5%
Bayern Munich
4
3%
Other
44
37%
 
Total votes : 118

Re: Soccer teams?

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Thu May 17, 2018 8:54 am

Thoughts on the England squad?

Seems like too many fullbacks, might have taken one more central midfielder instead. Bit of a lack of creativity particularly in midfield, inexperienced keepers and not enamoured by our leftback options but not too bad a squad.
“You, are a rebellious son who abandoned his father. You are a cruel brigand who murdered his lord. How can Heaven and Earth put up with you for long? And unless you die soon, how can you face the sight of men?”
User avatar
Dong Zhou
A-Dou
A-Dou
 
Posts: 15553
Joined: Sun Apr 10, 2005 12:32 pm
Location: "Now we must die. May Your Majesty maintain yourself"

Re: Soccer teams?

Unread postby Sun Fin » Thu May 17, 2018 9:48 am

I'm pleased with out goalkeepers. Hart has just been woeful this season.

I agree on the fullback front, I guess the plan is for Walker to play at CB and Delph provides CM cover? But as you say I'd rather we'd taken an extra CM - either Wilshere or Shelvey. Neither of whom are perfect but they bring a bit of spark that the rest of our CMs lack.

Who would you have taken at LB? Young and Delph have both had good seasons in that position for the two best clubs in England (according to the premier league table anyway) whilst Rose is probably our best player in that position despite not playing much recently. Shaw at United hasn't had the opportunities so and Southampton have had a woeful season which I suspect counted against Bertrand. Creswell might have been a good pick though, especially as he can also slot in as an extra CB in a 3 man defense!

All in all I'm reasonably happy about our squad. I'm finding it difficult to get excited about our team in the world cup. Far more excited for the event in general then to see England play.
Interested in the history behind the novel? Find a list of english language Three Kingdom sources here.
User avatar
Sun Fin
Librarian of Shen Zhou
 
Posts: 7095
Joined: Sat Nov 10, 2007 9:20 pm
Location: The birthplace of radio

Re: Soccer teams?

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Sat May 19, 2018 7:27 am

My issue isn't who we took at leftback (though Rose doesn't seem to have played enough to go), more I don't think we have any real quality there, not ones that have actually been playing though
“You, are a rebellious son who abandoned his father. You are a cruel brigand who murdered his lord. How can Heaven and Earth put up with you for long? And unless you die soon, how can you face the sight of men?”
User avatar
Dong Zhou
A-Dou
A-Dou
 
Posts: 15553
Joined: Sun Apr 10, 2005 12:32 pm
Location: "Now we must die. May Your Majesty maintain yourself"

Re: Soccer teams?

Unread postby Sun Fin » Sat May 19, 2018 7:52 am

Yeah, fair enough! I think Rose is our best LB and is pretty good. It's just, as we've both noted already, he hasn't been playing enough this season.

What do you think to the persistent rumour that Arteta will be our new manager?
Interested in the history behind the novel? Find a list of english language Three Kingdom sources here.
User avatar
Sun Fin
Librarian of Shen Zhou
 
Posts: 7095
Joined: Sat Nov 10, 2007 9:20 pm
Location: The birthplace of radio

Re: Soccer teams?

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Sun May 20, 2018 11:16 am

It does seem like Arsenal have run a good process from what I have heard and are overhauling the staff. In terms of Arteta? One worries there is an element of the cheap or bold for sake of boldness options here, the man has never managed a club. I assume given how he is regarded with the game, he has a lot of potential but it is going to be a very steep learning curve for him and I'm wary about it.

You?
“You, are a rebellious son who abandoned his father. You are a cruel brigand who murdered his lord. How can Heaven and Earth put up with you for long? And unless you die soon, how can you face the sight of men?”
User avatar
Dong Zhou
A-Dou
A-Dou
 
Posts: 15553
Joined: Sun Apr 10, 2005 12:32 pm
Location: "Now we must die. May Your Majesty maintain yourself"

Previous

Return to Gamers’ Haven

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

Copyright © 2002–2008 Kongming’s Archives. All Rights Reserved

 
cron