Frank de Boer to ATL

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  1. cyptomcat

    cyptomcat PostBot Staff Member

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    Struggled at Crystal Palace and Inter, but won many titles managing Ajax.
     
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    gtphd Georgia Polytechnic and State University

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    Struggled is a bit of an understatement. He was a disaster at Palace and was fired just before the fans raided Selhurst with torches and pitchforks.

    3 year contract and sacked in week 10. And Palace isn’t one of those high paying / high expectations teams, either. It’s as if Duke hired a coach and fired him after game 4 of his first season. You have to be epically bad for that to happen.
     
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    I don't like this hire, because it potentially (A) moves us away from a style of play that is entertaining, and (B) severs some of our attachment to south american soccer.
     
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    Translation = Welcome to the suck
     
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    He wasn’t successful in two insanely dysfunctional organizations in buying leagues. He was very successful in a stable organization in a selling league. Which sounds more like Atlanta?

    I also don’t buy the fact that the “pipeline” is now dead. Tata was an amazing draw when the team was an concept; that’s no longer the case. Selling Miggy will also help establish Atlanta as a destination for South American talent.
     
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  6. gtphd

    gtphd Georgia Polytechnic and State University

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    CP was dysfunctional?
    First 10 games with de Boer: 4 points (1-1-8)
    First 10 games after de Boer: 15 points (3-6-1)

    Same team, same players, different coach. 20th in PL under de Boer, came back to finish 11th in PL under Hodgson
     
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    Everything I've ever heard from eales or bocanegra is that utd will always be an attacking team, it's our identity, can't imagine that will change.
     
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    Being successful in EPL and MLS are two very different things.
     
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    gtphd Georgia Polytechnic and State University

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    De Boer is a possession coach, not an attacking one. Your comment is like saying that GT will always be a triple option team despite hiring Geoff Collins.

    The one thing I’ll say is that by all accounts de Boer’s problem at Palace was that his players never bought into his system and didn’t trust him. I image MLS players have less of an ego than Premier League guys and are more likely to buy into a new system.
     
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    I have no problem with a bottle bet on what utd will look like next season (not sure what sort of metrics we could use). I trust eales when he says that they built this team with an attacking identity and that we will always have that. I don't understand the move but I'm sure we won't change.
     
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    Well.

    He is certainly high profile. We could do much worse than to become the Ajax of the MLS.
     
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    I think it’s a fantastic hire.

    He’s a great of the game as a player

    He’s got world class experience as a coach

    He’s fluent in Spanish

    He also has tons of experience in academies and youth development