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mmee
Culver City, CA
Post #136
Thursday May 25, 2017 10:42pm

Joined Mar 2014
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Adding a piece of evidence to my speculation that Jones might be one of the problem players that no one would call out by name in the last 4 years:
https://www.si.com/more-sports/2010/12/01/sch...
I'm not quoting any one sentence here, but the picture as a whole.

Original post from TheTruth
Sports is a meritocracy. If mofo can play, then mofo gets paid. Who gives a dick if JJ is a dick.


Part of merit is being good for team chemistry on and off the field, and not bad for it.

dfw_fan
DfW
Post #137
Friday May 26, 2017 1:00am

Joined Apr 2013
Total Posts: 855
Original post from TheTruth

Yeah, I'm not saying he should be shot. Just can be tough about the how/when to phase out. Anyone who has played a competitive sport after 35 understands what I'm talking about. Very possible JJ could still be playing in MLS 2 years from now. MCL ain't nothing. Had one of those at 31. Non-issue. I'd actually be shocked if he went from starter on USMNT to retired in less than a year.

And you guys know I don't give a shit about that he said, she said crap. That's for 13 year old girls. Sports is a meritocracy. If mofo can play, then mofo gets paid. Who gives a dick if JJ is a dick.

+++ 1000 spot on.
Sensitive fans/writers should set aside their petty feeling.

mmee
Culver City, CA
Post #138
Friday May 26, 2017 4:26am

Joined Mar 2014
Total Posts: 1,850
Oh, there's always going to be some friction.

But teams absolutely play better or worse depending on what kind of friction they're having, and how much.

This is non-controversial.

May I remind you we looked not-so-good for WCQs #1 and #2, this cycle.
In #2 we played like a bunch of whipped dogs.
That shit doesn't come from nowhere.

dolcem
Post #139
Friday May 26, 2017 10:45am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,692
Original post from mmee

Adding a piece of evidence to my speculation that Jones might be one of the problem players that no one would call out by name in the last 4 years:
https://www.si.com/more-sports/2010/12/01/sch...
I'm not quoting any one sentence here, but the picture as a whole.

Part of merit is being good for team chemistry on and off the field, and not bad for it.


Because seven years ago he wasn't getting along with an unpopular coach and made a stupid comment to the media? No one here knows who those problem players were, or even if that was a reliable source or not. It's silly for us to think we can even do anything more than make completely random guesses about such matters.

What we do know is that Jones has been a really important leader on and off the field over his career with the nats, and in being a dual-national, that's especially important. If he can't accept coming off the bench, than of course he can't get callups, but I doubt that's the case. Moving to the Galaxy was a bad idea, and I doubt he'll be there in Russia, but his intensity and leadership will be sorely missed.
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Post #140
Sunday May 28, 2017 6:20pm

Joined Mar 2014
Total Posts: 304
After watching the Galaxy last night plus the games since his injury, I feel safe to say JJ is done. While still in great shape for his age,father time is beginning to win that battle. The style he plays he clogs the field and no longer has the speed to clean up his mistakes.

To be fair I felt the same way about Dempsey yesterday. He was in the way more than he was a positive yesterday. No question regarding a call up for Clint, but should he start if everybody is healthy? I start him against T&T and then bring him off the bench for Mexico.

bjelks
Post #141
Sunday May 28, 2017 10:04pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 363
After watching Bradley for the past 2 yrs, I can honestly say he's a liability on the field and Acosta and Williams offer much more
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