Discussion in 'Soccer' started by bluesfan94, Jul 6, 2017.
It finally started annoying me.
Goetze might not be beginning full training the first day of the season, if I read into his instagram post correctly.
But still, he should be ready for game 1. They've been saying he would be. Occasionally some players don't participate full the first few days.
I started following FC St. Pauli in Bundesliga 2. Really cool seeing their links within the punk rock scene and the philosophy of the club.
Guerreiro out 3-4 months now too after his ankle surgery. So glad Portugal dragged him along to a Mickey Mouse tournament - where he exacerbated his injury - and then had him wait another couple of weeks to get an operation.
I had pencilled him in as a starter next to Dahoud until Weigl returns. Now we probably gotta start Castro or both of Goetze and Kagawa. Can't mess around starting Sahin, Rode, Bender in CM. Maybe Burnic gets a run in CM now.
Burnic has been loaned to Stuttgart.
Dahoud could play as the deeper DM with Castro and GÃ¶tze above him. Kagawa and Merino could rotate in as well. That could work against inferior opponents even if it's not ideal. Fortunately they don't have any super difficult fixtures before Weigl is on track to return, unless you count the Supercup.
How will Schalke fare next season?
Honestly I could see them finishing much higher. Their new manager seems pretty good from the little I've heard and read, and they'll get a boost from not having European competition to tire them out. The team on paper is still way better than 10th.
Bochum just fired Verbeek and will most likely hire Lotte's Atalan as replacement. Weird timing.
BVB should play 3-5-2 with Guerrio injured.
Bartra - Sokratis - Toprak
GÃ¶tze - Dahoud - Weigl - Passlack - DembÃ©lÃ©
Reus - Aubameyang
1. Reus and Weigl will both be out for the start of the season; Reus won't be back until well after Guerreiro is.
2. Gotze and Dembele as wing-backs? Prepare to get shredded out wide.
3. Has Passlack ever played CM before? Genuine question, I've only known him as a right back.
Nastasic isn't going anywhere, then?
I hope Goretzka has a monster year (and then joins that small team south east in Bavaria that could really use him). I've always liked Schalke, will pay closer attention this year.
Zagadou is already impressing me tremendously. Dude is going to be an incredible player.
Passlack played his whole youth career as CM. He had 17 goals and 18 assists in 24 games in the Youth Bundesliga
He played primarily as a winger at the u19s and was always a winger with the u17 youth team *shrug* Passlack should play on the wing, and I suspect that's what was meant...Weigl, Dahoud, & Gotze in the middle, Passlack & Dembele on the wings.
Yeah, thats not gonna be the lineup, especially considering two of those players are injured.
That was a terrible performance today. WTF is Subotic doing on this team? Sell immediately. Zagadou should not be playing LB, so crazy. Durm as a CM. WTF again.
A lot of players looked really bad today. Liked Toprak, Bartra and Schmelzer. Besides that, no.
Its preseason and all, but anytime you lose to a fourth division team, it deserves a lot of criticism.
Yeah and how their ultras helped set their own city on fire. Real cool.
If Freiburg bring Kaputska in on a permanent I'm going to love a lot of their young talent. Soyuncu, Kaputska, Kempf, Lienhart, Meffert, Stenzel, Sierro, Haberer, Bulut
Subotic has to go right away. Dude's awful. Don't waste any more preseason minutes on him.
Schurrle and Rode shouldn't be far behind him out the door. For me, Mor comes before Schurrle this season. Mor had a good game today.
Was nice to see Goetze back on the field. Looked a little rusty, but you can tell the quality. He was playing some passes that most players don't think to play.
I'd take Subotic. Hannover 96 needs a CB and he'd be a good fit here.
SchÃ¼rrle needs to go. That is correct. I dislike the player (not the human being) with a passion. I never understood why Dortmund signed Rode tbh.
Part of the point of preseason is to show off your unwanted players so you can sell them off.
Agree on Schurrle and Rode, I even saw yesterday that Hamburg had interest in Rode, but playing Subotic is working the opposite way. Any team who might've been interested who watched him probably will now have thought twice about it.
Paging Evilo, do you read this thread?
Zagadou is really good, what a terrific signing that was. Not a starter this year, but I can definitely see him developing into a starter in a season or two, and eventually a top class CB. The guy is young, only 18, but he's done well. He wasn't even so bad out of position at LB the other day.
I'm pretty excited about him. A physical beast already and a pretty skilled footballer as well. He's CB #4 at the moment but if Bosz goes for a 3 or 5 man back line as today he could see a lot of minutes. He's the only left-footed CB on the roster, so he has an advantage in that respect. I doubt Bosz would have any qualms about starting an 18 year old, either.
Nice performance today.
Thought Pulisic was excellent, Auba, Bartra and Castro did well, also.
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