Jozy scored 13 goals in 25 games, rate of 1 goal every 2 games.
Jozy scored 13 goals in 25 games, rate of 1 goal every 2 games.
"Hell is always loose here. It can't break loose again."
-Fort York Redcoat, on the state of TFC
It's imperative that we improve the depth on the roster this off-season. We have one month that's pretty well lined up to sink our season.
Altidore - misses too many games to USMNT, injury prone, and too expensive. We can do better for nearly 5 million.
Bendik - too expensive for a backup at 150k.
Bradley - makes nearly as much as Giovinco and hasn't been half the player he is. Like Altidore, he misses too many games to USMNT. Let's try to stay away from national team players eh?
Findley - improved a bit towards the end but not starter quality and too expensive to warm the bench.
Gomez - not in Vanney's plans, going to be 34 next year.
Kantari - not good enough. Probly on 150K+.
Moore - too expensive for a bench player. Hardly featured all year.
Perquis - not the stud CB we were all hoping for. Too expensive for a #2 guy.
Delgado - promising youngster, lot of minutes this year, great value for money at 80k.
Giovinco - duh.
Jackson - a fave of mine. Keep for some continuity? He's on a lot of $ though at 192k.
Osorio - entering his best years, great value at 150k for a key starter.
Simonin - looked promising in limited minutes. Would be great value at 50k if he becomes the #3 CB.
Warner - entering his prime, team looked better with him on the field than without him.
On the fence:
Bloom - remember this guy? Who knows how he will perform after being out so long. Would resign at 60k.
Cheyrou - dude's getting old and he's been getting exposed for pace all year. We can expect him to miss more games to injury next season and performance levels to drop. Let's avoid another Caldwell.
Morgan - frustrating that we have Morrow in his position. He's good value at 100k and could start for some teams. Trade bait?
If we're going to use that as a metric to judge quality then ^
10 games (8 starts)
And he played on a much shittier team
I saw shades of Sunderland Jozy against Montreal - The one who takes too many touches then loses the opportunity in front of him.
I still have faith he can at least keep up the 1 in 2 form, but it's all very worrying.
My big issue with Jozy is that some games he is invisible. He needs to shoot a whole lot more. For the wage he is on I think we can find an overall better target man.
Regardless tho if Jozy can pot 12-15 goals a year without shooting much in 25 games... remains to be seen if he can keep it up.
We've had 5 forwards in our history that had to be marked by opponents - Dichio, DeRo, Koevs, Seba & Altidore. The rest were allowed to get the ball because teams knew nothing would happen.
And that last part isn't a dig at you Richard. Just for people who get down on Jozy for pretty much everything without realizing that he is being set up to fail.
Last edited by Ultra & Proud; 10-31-2015 at 08:20 PM.
Jozy doesn't play like a typical target man. He isn't all that good at controlling with his head. Great foot control for a guy his size and is really good at using his strength against defenders.
You don't have to be the best team to win.
Jozy did absolutely nothing. All of his goals were sitters, gifts or PK's. Gilberto would have scored the same amount of goals, playing up front with the magician, at a fraction of the cost. Sunderland says it all.
Will Johnson and/or Robbie Rogers would be nice, assuming they hit the free agency market.
Gilberto never had a golden boot and MVP player delivering balls on a silver platter. Big difference.
Jozy was also sent home from the last Int. game when he was fully fit. Not sure how much more evidence you need.
I would prefer that he is traded next season, although if not, thats fine. My biggest beef is with Vanney. I want that fucker gone.
Last edited by ronzilla; 10-31-2015 at 10:26 PM.
Not sure how I would blame a player for getting sent home due to injury from the U.S squad when he was hurt before he got the call and never should have been there in the first place. That's Klinsman though; idiot.
Bottom line and I feel pretty confident in saying that if we traded Jozy to someone good, it'd be him fighting Seba, Kamara, & Keane for the boot next year and be added to our long list of good players we dumped because our manager had no idea how to use them properly.
At Club level 13 goals on your second striker is gold - only 1 other team has 2 players with more then 10 goals - Cbus with Kamara and Finlay.
We are not going to get better production then Jozy out of the #2 striker position.
In such a tightly capped league I've never understood having Jozy and Gio up front from a dollars perspective. I keep asking myself, would our total offence drop that much having a younger, hungrier, cheaper striker up front with Gio and more importantly, would our dollars be better spent improving our back line? In the past many here have said the key to a dangerous team is to build a balanced, solid team first, then add your DP(s) to take you over the top. We are still building by getting our DP's and trying to add pieces to make them work. Unfortunately, we're too far down this road now unless we can find someone to take Jozy for a stud defender.
Hello, 911? It's Quagmire. Yeah, it's caught in the window this time.
Jozy was sent home in the Gold Cup.
Since then he played for the Yanks against Peru and Mexico
Then Jozy played against Mexico in the Confed Playoff then captained the US for the first 45 against Costa Rica.
Not sure how much more evidence you need.
Duane Rollins was speculating on twitter yesterday, rather than clutter up the page with embedded tweets I'll just copy & paste:
1) I think it's 90% likely Vanney is back. I would have said 100% two wks ago.
2) There will be less cleaning of house than most think/want. For instance I see only one defender released--Kantari likely,
3) Perquis, Findley and Herc will all be back. Findley on a re-structured deal.
4) The TAM money will be spent on a keeper. They will look to address RB through trade. Babouli will be signed to a HG deal and given chance
5) If there is a "stunning" move in off-season it will be trading Jozy. I don't expect it, but that's the logical place to make huge move.
6) If finding an all-star quality CB within the MLS salary structure were easy 3/4 of teams wouldn't be looking for one.
7) That's why I see Perquis getting another year. He's great with the ball. If he had a consistent partner with complimenting skills....