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  1. Jimy Hendrix

    Tottenham Hotspur 20/21: WE GOT ALEX MORGAN!

    He's prime Kyle Walker fast, but appears to be able to pick a hell of a lot more of a pass. I'd like a smaller percentage of his defense to be based on sliding though, hopefully that was just debut jitters.
  2. Jimy Hendrix

    Tottenham Hotspur 20/21: WE GOT ALEX MORGAN!

    Wow, I did not know that. That also seems insane to me, are the broadcast deals for the actual EFL leagues so bad that they are vastly dwarfed by this cup most people regard as not that meaningful? Is this a case of lower league football being unsalable internationally in a way that a cup that...
  3. Jimy Hendrix

    Tottenham Hotspur 20/21: WE GOT ALEX MORGAN!

    In a normal year, it's dumb but within the range of "shrug, fine". In this pandemic year, with the incredible fixture congestion and the lower league teams not able to afford responsible Covid testing apparently, it is irresponsible bordering on criminal to play it.
  4. Jimy Hendrix

    Tottenham Hotspur 20/21: WE GOT ALEX MORGAN!

    Creativity against a deep bunker as well, which has damned them in both Mou and Poche times.
  5. Jimy Hendrix

    Tottenham Hotspur 20/21: WE GOT ALEX MORGAN!

    The kicker is it was probably the best of their three league performances so far.
  6. Jimy Hendrix

    Matchweek 3

    I probably would’ve thrown the next match on after this one because why not, but that left such a sour taste in my mouth I will not do so. I’m too self aware to seriously make a “I’m not watching anymore because of this” declaration, but it’ll hurt football on the margins.
  7. Jimy Hendrix

    Matchweek 3

    It’s not VAR per se, it’s this horrible handball rule. VAR is a force multiplier for its shittiness, but it’s the rule that ignores how people physically safely jump with balance.
  8. Jimy Hendrix

    Matchweek 3

    Are there procedures for IFAB to change something mid season? It seems super clear that they fucked this up really badly.
  9. Jimy Hendrix

    Matchweek 3

    Meanwhile in Germany, I was desperately confused by the Dortmund/Augsburg color commentator’s accent until they mentioned that it’s Steve Cherundelo, who has gotten himself the US/German version of a transatlantic Friedel accent
  10. Jimy Hendrix

    Americans Abroad, 2020-21: The Kids Are Alright

    People always talked up Steffen’s distribution to a level higher than I was ever seeing with the national team, but damned if he didn’t look like a Man City keeper out there. I hope this translates to future USMNT matches.
  11. Jimy Hendrix

    Tottenham Hotspur 20/21: WE GOT ALEX MORGAN!

    It was a complete Ndombele performance in a way that was extremely encouraging. Complete with defending a critical cross at the far post in a way that I think would put a smile on Jose's face.
  12. Jimy Hendrix

    Curb Your Enthusiasm: US Youth National Teams, Prospect Hype, and Youth Development Thread [The DA is DEAD updates]

    Sounds good to me. I'm not even mad about the usual MLS end of season/midseason nonsense. I believe the Austrian Bundesliga takes one of those long January breaks as the German one does, Aaronson is getting good reps now, and RB Salzburg are constantly pillaged for talent so it's not like...
  13. Jimy Hendrix

    Global Football Odds & Ends

    Well I guess that’s one way to settle the argument of whether he’s a crap manager who had a good situation at Ajax or whether he is so profoundly Dutch that those fool South Americans (and North Americans, and Italians, and English) could not appreciate him. I think my description implies where...
  14. Jimy Hendrix

    Tottenham Hotspur 20/21: WE GOT ALEX MORGAN!

    He's at the age where his upside is no longer dreaming "WE FOUND THE HEMEL HEMPSTEAD MODRIC!" and more "He could hone in and be a notably better Harry Winks". I'd be open to selling him if someone wants to overpay, but he seems like a reasonable (and country/club trained) squad player to have as...
  15. Jimy Hendrix

    Americans Abroad, 2020-21: The Kids Are Alright

    Saw the whole Juventus game. Broad thoughts. View: https://twitter.com/watke_/status/1307781336300752902 comp for reference - Probably more of a 6 than an 8, but hybridized in classic McKennie fashion. Kinda hard to tell because a 6 for Juventus playing Sampdoria is going to spend a lot of...
  16. Jimy Hendrix

    Football Manager 2020

    at the risk of ruining your life, maybe take a peek at the Touch versions, which are somewhat simplified from the insanity that is the full game.
  17. Jimy Hendrix

    Americans Abroad, 2020-21: The Kids Are Alright

    Sargent having a rough game at left midfield, possibly on account of that not being his position
  18. Jimy Hendrix

    Game week 2 game thread

    Bremen still stink, if anyone was curious. Sargent playing left mid more than striker. Has their only attempt on goal so far though. Tahith Chong looks like a player for them. A winger who is not insanely selfish will be an exciting change from Rashica / Bittencourt.
  19. Jimy Hendrix

    Americans Abroad, 2020-21: The Kids Are Alright

    To react completely seriously and totally appropriately. Phonzie OUT, Richards IN! USA! USA! USA!
  20. Jimy Hendrix

    Tottenham Hotspur 20/21: WE GOT ALEX MORGAN!

    Lloris has been the same thing, but in a French accent so it maybe sounds cleverer. I doubt it's uniquely "Kane's talks are simple" and more "captains do not give pump up speeches of great literary sophistication"