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    What formation did Armas typically deploy with NYRB?

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    I miss Tim Liewicki. Harry Potter too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeForbes View Post
    What formation did Armas typically deploy with NYRB?
    4-2-3-1

    They play a high-press, quick recovery system like RB Salzburg.

    The idea is to use speed to keep the ball in the offensive end as much as possible, then swarm coverage of the ball quickly when its lost to try and force quick turnovers.

    It's most effective against teams like us, who build from the back. It doesn't really fit our current roster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jloome View Post
    It doesn't really fit our current roster.
    That's for sure and I hope he doesn't try to make the current roster play that press and I also hope Curtis & Manning don't force Armas to play Vanney's system either. I don't think either will work out.

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    Disappointed, underwhelmed & nervous about the future direction.

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    Leach makes a good point


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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    Another thought

    This is now Bill Manning's team fully. Curtis is his VP/GM & Armas is his coach. Both will have a LOT of loyalty to Manning because both were on the scrap heap.
    yes.. For bad, but hopefully for good. At least they will both be motivated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by levyashin View Post
    This hire is totally on Manning and Curtis so i intend to chill for 6 months and see what direction they intend to go.
    If after this time TFC are in the lower reaches of the Eastern Conference then it will be time to go after management.
    Just idol speculation will Bradley Delgado pick a name be in LA this season after the events of the past 2 months .
    Out with the old in with the (Manning,Curtis,Armas)prodigy’s.
    Thankfully we will not be in the stadium for 6 months.
    They might well lose Marky. He is the most valuable asset on the club in many ways

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    Quote Originally Posted by jloome View Post
    While I agree we're not where we need to be to be contending the league annually, we were three points ahead in the Supporters Shield race with three games left... With the entire season played on the road.

    We should be winning from day one. This should not become a losing team. That's not a high standard to demand given our roster.

    Thats where I am at. I wish him well, and I very much look forward to the development of Ralph Priso - but we don't have a front office that gives confidence they can find or recruit a Seba, and I expect MLSE has told them not to go that direction anyway. My prediction is that we will loose a couple of key players and bring in a striker/winger with experience and pace. I am rooting for Jozy to arrive fit and enthusiastic, but if not he will be gone. Ali's comments the other day implied this.

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    This is a perfect meat shield appointment for Manning. If things donít work out he gets to fire Ali and Armas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    I really canít stand the hyperbole from Curtis. What does he mean that there has never been a moment like this in sports before? Just say you are excited, if you are excited, itís just so corporate sounding that it makes me distrust everything he says.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kamp Berg View Post
    I really canít stand the hyperbole from Curtis. What does he mean that there has never been a moment like this in sports before? Just say you are excited, if you are excited, itís just so corporate sounding that it makes me distrust everything he says.
    He means the pandemic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokecell View Post
    This is a perfect meat shield appointment for Manning. If things donít work out he gets to fire Ali and Armas.
    Iíd argue the biggest mistake we made was not giving Bez Manningís job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James17930 View Post
    He means the pandemic.
    If thatís the case, heís wrong there too, there were organized sports in 1918. Either way, I find his communication style does not help his image.

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    I am no fan of this hire but I will withhold judgement. I started and kept the sack Vanney thread going for 18 months only to be proven wrong big time so I will give Armas a solid half season before I start the sack Armas thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultra & Proud View Post
    I am no fan of this hire but I will withhold judgement. I started and kept the sack Vanney thread going for 18 months only to be proven wrong big time so I will give Armas a solid half season before I start the sack Armas thread.

    hahahahaha. Generous! The season might even be started by then.

    Obviously we know nothing. He does have an excellent playing pedigree and the American players are likely to respect him. tough to come into a situation like this - Vanney has it much easier coming into a team on a downturn - but if can get Jozy going it will hide a multitude of sins.

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    https://twitter.com/tsnsoccer/status...976483333?s=21

    Kinda sounds like KJ is greasing the excuse machine for the FO already 😂

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    https://twitter.com/tsnsoccer/status...321466371?s=21

    Interview with Jesse Marsch about Armas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kamp Berg View Post
    https://twitter.com/tsnsoccer/status...321466371?s=21

    Interview with Jesse Marsch about Armas.
    Interesting things were that the rumor of TFC contacting Marsch were true (but about Armas) and that Armas will want to play RB aggressive press football. Also interesting that he singled out Jozy as one that will have difficulty with that.

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    Two other bits of interest from the KJ discussions

    a) They interviewed Vincenzo Montello
    b) small throw away line about Altidore "if he stays here" then moved onto other things - not going to put too much into that but fairly certain that means there have been feelers if nothing else


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    One thing that has been discussed is the team needs to play quicker & Armas might do that. I'm not sold on Curtis getting the players to do that.
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    Manning, Ali, and Armas are all chrome domes. Coincidence?

    Seriously, itís underwhelming but i canít blame them. The way this season is trending, what well respected name would sign on to this? Might as well stick to a known entity who has something to prove and wonít break the bank. Was the length of the contract mentioned?

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    So, how long until #armasout trends? 10 games? Five games? Three games?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldtimer View Post
    So, how long until #armasout trends? 10 games? Five games? Three games?
    So let me gather some information we decide garbage from other clubs is a better way, what happened to Tim Leiweke, Tim Bezbatchenko, and Greg Vanney, to deciding to replace our spots with people who have been fired for not performing their goals adequately, its going to be another 10 yrs before we get our next playoffs, and at this rate might as well go back to the Mo Johnston way, because their is no pride in the signings but rather be buddy buddy or be content with picking up scraps, I wasnt happy with the rushed signing of Ali Curtis and certainly not content for rushing to sign a NYRB reject in Armas

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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post

    One thing that has been discussed is the team needs to play quicker & Armas might do that. I'm not sold on Curtis getting the players to do that.
    My worry is that they just load the team with guys like Schaff, Gallardo, Mullins, etc. The young guys who can and will do the dirty hard press work no questions asked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kamp Berg View Post
    https://twitter.com/tsnsoccer/status...321466371?s=21

    Interview with Jesse Marsch about Armas.
    Aka why my former assistant (friend?) is great.

    Back scratching, this is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldtimer View Post
    So, how long until #armasout trends? 10 games? Five games? Three games?
    I actually think Armas will not be the issue ... I think he is more than competent. Everything now lies on Ali, if he reinforces the team we will do well.

    It he doesn’t, it will be #aliout trending.
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    I don't know why virtually everyone is assuming we're going to press now considering his legacy in NY is moving away from the press the team was specifically built for

    I don't really have anything else to add. I hope this works out but I'll be surprised if he lasts a year
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    Quote Originally Posted by ensco View Post
    Vanney was very gracious about the fact that Seba and Jozy blew him off a lot.
    Wait when/where did he say this? Not surprised, I just haven't heard about it said explicitly before

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavemTFC View Post
    Wait when/where did he say this? Not surprised, I just haven't heard about it said explicitly before
    Itís never been said but they definitely got the star treatment. Seba throwing a bitch fit when being subbed with 2 goals and Jozy getting carded for ridiculous reasons (like talking shit to the ref while on the bench) are examples that come to mind. Canít imagine any other players getting away with those things or having the balls to do them in the first place.

 

 

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