posted by Automatik
The pundits are saying it's a very "winnable" game. I fucking hope so.
Definitely not the Netherland team of old. I don't know a lot of these players.
Agreed on our midfield. McKennie has been our best player by far IMO.
I'm on the fence with Ream. He has stretches where he's great, then some real dumbass mistakes. Zimmerman can be on the bench forever. I thoght Carter-Vickers did well last game, I hope he gets the start again.
I hope to god you mean Adams not McKennie? Weston has been great, but Adams has had the type of tournament (and last year plus, really) that will have Leeds selling him high to a major, major team.
I'd love CCV and Ream again. They both are great at playing out of the back, and distributing. Zimmerman is a kickball type defender. He's fine, but he is not to the technical level the rest of this group can get to.
Netherlands have Frenkie De Jong, Barcelona midfielder, can play anywhere really. Depay, Barcelona striker, who is deadly but needs distribution. Gakpo, 3 goals in 3 games -- head, left, right. Kinda says it all, but other than that, I had only heard rumors of his talent, never had watched him. Virgil Van Dyke, the best defender and arguably player in the world 2 years ago. Form has dipped, but obviously still great. They have talent...but it aint the teams of Sneijder, Robben, Seedorf, Van Persie, Van Bronkhorst, Kuyt, De Yong, Van Bommel, Van Der Vaart, Huntelaar, Van Der Wiel. That decade for them was loaded. This is like half that.