….and I say this knowing- and not actually kidding here- that maybe neither would have made the Peg starting 11 that won Nationals.
"Alexandre is miles ahead"? Yeah, I'm not seeing it. There was one match- Alexandre's his last in the 2-1 loss- where I finally saw what he brings, but to say "Miles" is a wild exaggeration. Likewise, I've seen @Regs express the exact same thing in the past about Baldi, that he's not seeing what others are, and fair enough....but "Miles"? Get real. They are very different players that bring different attributes, so there is that, too. Alexandre's game is subtle, he covers a lot of ground, and pulls the strings. Baldi's is flashier, love seeing him spray it around- which is a nice weapon- and far better on set pieces. With the benefit of more time to groom as a pro, really excited to see what Baldi can develop into, whereas Alexandre....what we see is wat we will get, and from here the pieces around him need to improve (not having to play with Russle Tiebert in the middle or on the wing w/ him would be a great start for either- it's like starting a chess match without a bishop). What I like about both is neither are soft in defending. That being said, if we agree that these two are the Cap's "Best" two Centre Midfielders, then that is far more damning on this club than our debate, and you being wildly off the mark.Alexandre is miles ahead of Baldy, that's an apples to radishes comparison.
College stats are cute and all, but I want the player who will be the better pro. They whiffed. As usual.
The CMF thing really throws me off... I can't tell if it's a reference to guys that play in the middle of the park or Coquitlam Metro Ford players...
This is a way stronger point. My first thought seeing they drafted him wasn't his lack of stats but his size, another small player. Fcuk me.The issue for me is when I look at a Darryl Dyke vs Raposo its just pure athleticism and physicality. Dyke is a beast of a man and we are talking about a physical league, one in which we play maybe not the most technical of a game. We’ve tried our hand at the 5”6 player. How many have worked out? They make sense in a team that plays intricate possession football. Hindsight and all that but I’d be a lot more concerned about a miniature man transferring his game from college to pro.
I swear this is a North American thing and I want to tune out ANY post, commentator, etc that starts down this road.Also in Bizarro world, soccer nerdery would be spoken in real English, not stupid numerical descriptions designed to try and bamboozle.
Guilty, and I've tried to bring it back now because I get sick of it. The worst is when the Sniffers look at an attacking CMFer and then say, "Well, he's not really a 10, more like a false 9, but then sometimes he drops deep to play beside the 6 so he can...." blahblahblah...enough.I swear this is a North American thing and I want to tune out ANY post, commentator, etc that starts down this road.
False 9? Fcuk off, either a striker or a midfielder who can either play or can't.
#6? Fcuk off, either an attacking mid, defensive mid or box-to-box who can either play or can't. All players have strengths and weaknesses. Question is can they adopt as the play requires?
Ironically, @Dude has started to speak like a jock sniffer in these terms at times
Crazy, eh? Only 7 players on this planet worth more than him. It's actually unbelievable. So cool, such a great success story he is. Even Caps couldn't fcuk him up.at least they got value for Davies:
Bayern Munich and Canada left-back Alphonso Davies named the eighth most valuable player in Europe - TSN.caCanada and Bayern Munich left-back Alphonso Davies is the eighth most valuable player currently in Europe's top-five leagues, according to a recent study from CIES Football Observatory. The 20-year-old Davies was valued at £113 million with age, economic value of a player's club and performance...www.tsn.ca