For anyone who's interested in numbers, statistics and tactics, I recomend the following sites:
-Uses mathematical algorythms to evaluate the impact a player has on his team's goal differential
http://www.soccerpilot.com : especially for Cristiano Shaon
-Fundamentals on tactics; offensive- and defensive movement; overlapping, man- and zonal marking etc.
http://spielverlagerung.de/ : makes Zonal Marking look like childsplay
-Tactical rehashs of matches played and an absolute must for anyone interested in tactics.
Hi Peter, I've seen a lot of your comment, particularly on Bundesliga articles and it seems like you're one of the few logical people on this site. As an active follower of German football do you know anything about the Americans in Germany?
Timmy Chandler - Will he be able to win a starting place at Eintracht Frankfurt? (Assume it will be difficult with Jung/Oczpika)
Brooks- Can he be world class, if not how good?
Joseph Gyau/Junior Flores - Play on the second teams in BVB i believe, do you know anything about how they're devolping?
Any other Youth or First Team Americans
I know some of the players I listed are a bit obscure, so I understand if you don't know much. Thanks.
3-0 are the guys more motivated or something? Hertha is just killing it this year.
Hertha Berlin!!! jejej really wow €60M. That's a lot of money. Where did they sell the shares in the Franfurt stock exchange or was it private?
I am telling you the money pool in Berlin has to be large, you just have to funnel it into the team. Germany is still the biggest economy in europe it doesn't take a finacial expert to know you can get a lot of money for an investment in germany. That's what the investros saw because you know that you can at least break even. Hertha is like the Anti-Malaga because they have a big market, fair Tv distribution in the league and a growing economy.
I have seen this, Millonarios F.C sold the government held shares to a corporate group and then 20% of the total shares were sold to the fans in 2011. Millonarios won the 2011 Copa Colombia, we won the league in 2012, we played copa libertadores.
Now Hertha has to make it to the CL and the money could secure avery bright future.
Peter, sorry for the late reply.
Regarding Perez, he is NEVER in the British papers. We simply don't pay attention to him.
FC Hollywood to FC Hospital :P Everyone is injured, Robben is fit lol .
Yeah Hertha is doing good,as long as we collect six points and Dortmund collect none we are best friends.
What makes me sick about the Thiago injury is so many Bayern fans calling it a "blessing in disguise" How can any true fan say this. One more injury to Basti,Ribery or Robben and suddenly its no longer a blessing,its Bayern in major trouble.
Very upset about Thiago's injury :-(
Obviously Adrian can't get his hopes up, there is a lot of quality in the colombian attack and we no longer play with 3 foward-wingers. However Teo is an almost "Balloteli" type character and Cruz Azul just placed an apeal to FIFA to not let him play for River plate. Now Teo is our best "R.Baggio" type player, he is great that's why we need only 4 midfielders to dominate and hold the ball, he has vison, he combines with the midfileders, he can score, but depending on him is a bit of a gamble especially when he could get suspended for 6 months and not play.
We also have some issues with our main playmaker Macnelly, so we really need to keep things stable, to not improvise we need another less "insane" deep lying foward as back up at least. For me the main options are Freddy Montero who will probably have the starting position at S. Lisbon and Adrian Ramos due to his experience againts european players and the league, a bit lower maybe Dorlan, who doesn't really pass and combine and Dayro Moreno who seems to be regaining his form with Millonarios. So things might change these next few months .
So I think Colombia really needs another technical foward with a bit of vision at least as back up. Changing tactics in the world cup wouldn't be a good thing.
Did i not tell you Hamburg is a fraud? lol 1-5 to Hoffenheim ha ha. Schalke got destroyed too by Wolfsburg! Mueller sucked big time today,we should have scored 3-4 goals at least terrible finishing from him,Schweini and Ribery and Robben had a legit goal disallowed. If you see the replays Mandzukic was offside not Robben but ball was not played anywhere near him and he was not interfering with play =/ I think by end of August we will be better.
Hey peter well the second striker position or at least the back up seems up for grabs, almost all of the fowards yesterday in the roster were pure strikers (with the classic colombian technique) Bacca seems the best fit but I would try a couple of other options to back up Teo.
Especially if he continues to have issues in his clubs.