8/22/16: What To Watch For Against Philadelphia Union

Could Columbus make up for the home opener, Ethan Finlay, utilizing bench bodies.

8/22/16: Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk's

Best goals from around league, Jurgen Klopp, and Robbie Rogers

8/21/16: Crewture Thoughts vs. New England

Looked like a different team all around the field. Good performance.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

8/24/16: Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk's



Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk's: Are posts on twitter that are either interesting, fascinating, amusing, and transfer or Crew team related. Mainly of the soccer world. But, once in a while comedic or political. (Fun video example of what is a Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk).










#5
Could the Crew be less boring on twitter?


No? Okay

#4
No Cincinnati oohh, must be a mistype? Lol

Honestly rather see Detroit City or Indy Eleven get a MLS team.

Actually would like to see BOTH eventually and shortly. Better than this NYCFC or LAFC shit.

Those are solid fans with solid supporting culture, that get things done and it hasn't been all handed to them.

I'm more impressed by them than another Seattle. Close enough drive.

#3



He is awesome, he is witty? He is the boss of Glasgow city?

Did they see the NBCSN Liverpool documentary Being Liverpool? Wouldn't go that far Thai kids.

#2
Oh you forgot "who gives a shit?" Should always be an option.

#1
Lol, well that's just amusing.

Crewture Random Spurious Soccer Clip of the Day:

Monday, August 22, 2016

8/22/16: What To Watch For Against Philly Union


1. Last Time The Crew Played The Union at Home, Wasn't Good

I hope the Columbus Crew can use that as this week's motivation.

Last weeks' was obvious, want to come out ahead of Kei and of course finally tally a win.

Well, I think the motivation for Wednesday is obvious too.

When the Crew lost their home opener to Philly, they still felt as if they were a big team. 

Can look back on that and say that's where our season started to go wrong. We can make the season right this time around.

There were also a few, like me, that were surprised that now the Philadelphia Union are making bigger moves than us and mentioned.

Can put that to bed too.

Should look at these all as six pointers against the Eastern Conference. With a win, even the Union is catchable.

2. Ethan Finlay

I don't know how the magic of the brain works. But, Ethan Finlay looks wired now.

I think he's a bit more cerebral than some players. I didn't think he was god wonderful against NYCFC. But, had a feeling two goals would get him in a good spot and he looked great against the Revolution.

Team looked unrecognizable at times against New England.

Sure they were still possessing. But, not just possessing to possess, instead doing some quite wonderful soccer around the field.

Finlay and Meram keyed in makes this team so much better.

Naess and Parkhurst were a breath of fresh air on Saturday as well.

3. Success This Week, Comes Down A Lot On Berhalter's Player Management

Played New England last Saturday, play Philadelphia Wednesday, and San Jose next Saturday.

That's a lot of minutes in a short spell.

I think most of our guys are exceptionally fit, not an issue. But, some might need the minutes to be 60, instead of 90 at some point.

Just would still start Saeid, if everything worked well for once last game, keep it.

Over the next two games, 60-70 minute subs that could be required.

Dilly Duka for Federico (60 minute for one game, maybe two with coming off injury)
Christian Martinez for Finlay (70 minute for one)
Jahn for Ola (60 minute for one game)

Ola could be a bit sore after the last game, deserves a small break.

Let him get a goal or assist on one. Then let Jahn get a longer run out to see what he can do.

But, leave it at that. Don't try to overcoach or overthink the situation. Especially when your team is in a good spot mentally for once this entire season.

4. New Signing That Looks Better on Wednesday?


8/22/16: Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk's


Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk's: Are posts on twitter that are either interesting, fascinating, amusing, and transfer or Crew team related. Mainly of the soccer world. But, once in a while comedic or political. (Fun video example of what is a Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk).

#5
Miss you Myspace.

Especially the Soundtrack on my page. That way people could know who I really am.

#4
Got to give it to Adrien Silva. If Parkhurst did that could play CB for next two decades for us, lol.

Kovacevic or Iago Dias gets a close second for their goals.


#3
Well, I had fun Saturday.

#2
Yeah would make sense at Emirates. Only way I could get into this is if Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition did a online video issue of this.

Honestly, since it's sports why can't they take the pics at sporting events?

#1
That's f'ed. Just got to do you, there's several idiots in this world no matter. But, don't worry OC Blues player will be playing at Walmart, Taco Bell soon.

Rogers is a player that I wish the Crew still had.

Think he's still very capable of being a hell of a winger, doesn't have to be a left back. Has been sort of overshadowed by the Gerrard, Dos Santos show in LA. Columbus or a similar locale might be better.

If Berhalter is in this phase of bringing players back with Duka. Make Rogers next. Can possess, can play left back, which Berhalter hasn't been as happy with this year.

Random Spurious Clip of the Day:
Don't think it's just an EPL thing.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

8/21/16: Crewture Thoughts vs. New England



-Did the team take something? If they did keep taking it.

Geez. Looked focus. At times were dribbling around New England like it was a joke.

Sure there were times when we got some luck. But, the team that won deserved to win.

-Everyone looked good.

Higuaín.
Finlay.
Meram.
Clark.
Even Parkhurst next to Naess.

Like good enough to keep that as is and see how it progresses.

I said before the game the biggest thing I wanted was a shutout, more than a win. They got it and got both. Not upset.

-It was nice to enjoy a game again, thank you. And whatever you did differently to prepare keep doing it.

My abridged highlights:

8/20/16: Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk's


Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk's: Are posts on twitter that are either interesting, fascinating, amusing, and transfer or Crew team related. Mainly of the soccer world. But, once in a while comedic or political. (Fun video example of what is a Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk).



#5 Got involved in some mascot talk apparently on twitter a few days back.

It's been a umm boring season.
La Galaxy's mascot Cozmo liked it. Crew Cat is now called S.C., his twitter.

I just was generally confused, missed the name change a few years ago.

Wish the Crew could relax on the SC stuff. Especially on Crew broadcasts. Burgess is never allowed to just say Crew, it's "Crew SC this or that." No fan is saying I'm a Crew SC fan. Just relax on it.


#4
Beating Arsenal, never means you can beat Burnley.

#3
Well, that's comforting.

#2
Lol.

#1
When you think your fans are really stupid.

Friday, August 19, 2016

8/20/16: What to Watch For Against New England


1. Will Berhalter "Must Win" Talk Mean Results? 

Berhalter stated “we talked this morning about what this game means, exactly what this game means, and there being a lot of implications behind this game. If you win it, you’re back in it. If you tie, it doesn’t help much, and if you lose, it’s tough.”

One week Berhalter was being tough on the guys in practice. Another he bemoaned that guys need to show him they want to be here in games.

No matter tie or loss.

I would like Berhalter to accentuate how vitally important a game is once and have it lead to an ass kicking response. Hopefully team talks are a little more inspiring than Berhalter's above explanation.

Players have said the intensity of the week has been “ramped up" and their "backs are against the wall."

Well, feel free to ramp up the intensity weeks in advance next season. If ramped up every week perhaps you don't find yourself 3-8-11.

2. Care If You Must

Instead of maybe no one... Maybe no one should care. Kei Kamara included. It is what it is. Didn't happen how I wanted it to (as well as for I think anyone). But, happened.

Ola has 6 more goals, 10 to Kei's 4, since deal occurred.

But, if Crew win on who has more goals, they obviously don't win on what's important, winning.

And who knows. Could've had 30 goals in total if they played two Kamara's? Lol joking. Sort of.

The two strikers goes against our vaunted system that's worked so well, so transgress. Let it go.

But, solid article here by Tom Reed.

3. What I'll Applaud Is Some Defense

Nicolai Naess looked good in his introduction with the team last week.

I would like to see him get increasingly more comfortable. If that translates into a few clean sheets would be alright. But, that's on all four in the back four.

If whoever is on that backline can put in a full 90. Not fall asleep for 5 of it that would be nice.

Currently would take clean sheets over a 4-3 win at the moment.

4. Who's Feeling Better at 10 PM Tomorrow?

8/19/16: Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk's


Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk's: Are posts on twitter that are either interesting, fascinating, amusing, and transfer or Crew team related. Mainly of the soccer world. But, once in a while comedic or political. (Fun video example of what is a Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk).


#5

#4
Good luck to Minnesota today.

#3

Interesting and different. Any chance of playing time or just for experience?

#2

#1


Random Spurious Clip of the Day:
Who came up with that? Think I now have nightmares.