|Aw, S#!t not again...|
We've needed offensive help for a while (years?) and we finally got some however Lekic is struggling. This lone striker formation is not getting him the ball and therefore he is not scoring. Lekic's confidence must be in the trash can at this point, we need to put someone up top to help him out. When the Revs took on LA a few weeks ago the attack looked much better once Schilawski was brought into the game. The current "4-3-3" formation, really a 4-5-1 is not working and it's time to try something new, the defense is surely improved and possession has gotten a little better but we are not scoring and we are not winning.
What happened to Dube? Dube went on a tear during the USOC play-in game vs. DC United, doesn't he deserve a chance? Why has a former starter (although purely because we didn't have anyone else) now been benched? Further on the attack front is what happened to Stolica, loaned to FC New York he's disappeared. He's still on our books, although per league rules we don't know if his salary still affects the cap space or not, and it might be worth bringing him back and pairing him with Lekic. Stoli seems to have gotten a bad rap this season and we're not quite sure why.
Benny Feilhaber was a gift from the soccer gods and yet it appears that he can't help right this ship and now he looks extremely frustrated in his new home. Marko Perovic is now gone for the entire season with the outlook on our attack improving now looking grim. This brings us to another issue, injuries.
|You guys haven't learned from me...|
This team needs an strong influx of talent to improve, sorry guys but that's just the way it is and if it's not obvious you aren't looking hard enough. This team had quite a bit of work done to it in the off season, an unprecedented amount of cap space, and we brought in defensive players and seemed to think our problems were solved. This team is clearly not what we expected it to be and the disappointment is now coming to the surface. What happened to our 1-2 DPs?
"This team hasn't performed the way we wanted it this year, and in talking to ownership, their priority is not only getting better but they want to get better quickly. In talking about it, it was very clear they understand that there might be things that might take some time to do, and they wanted to think of ways that we could get better very quickly. So frankly, what we decided on is we are going to be looking bring in a Designated Player this off season.'' -Brian Bilello
For 2 consecutive seasons we've needed a player that could finish in the attacking third and we have not seen that player come in, Lekic might be that guy but only if we can get the ball at his feet. The team made major upgrades at 5 our of 11 positions and yet the performance has not improved all that much.
So where does this lead the 2011 New England Revolution? Will we not make the playoffs for 2 years in a row? It sad to think that we have to ask the question already at this point in the season, however by the end of this month we will have reached the halfway point. The time is soon upon this team where peoples jobs will and must be seriously questioned. Has Nicol lost the locker room? Does Burns have any idea what he's doing? Do both of them truly know how to go out and find difference makers? Nicol came to this team inheriting a great core of players but now all we have left is Shalrie and Reis, and Nicol/Burns have yet to prove that they can rebuild a core.
What is the team going to do to fix this current situation? Are the equipped to do so properly and if so do they know how to do it? The past few years seem to point to no, they don't know how to or are not equipped to do so properly. The team has to show it's fans that they realize that there is a problem and that they know changes are need, but at the same time actions speak louder than words. We have heard a lot of words but not seen them supported by actions. This team needs to figure out where it is going and how it is going to be able to compete in this league, the level of play is progressing rapidly but the team does not seem able to keep up.
|Uhhh, it's supposed to be league "parity" not "parody"|
This team needs changes to be made and if they are not and do not happen soon I fear what will happen to this team and it's fans. Many of the most hopeful of this teams fans are seeing their optimism wane. The team and current staff should be given until the end of the transfer window to make things happen. If not the fans and supporters will have to stand up and demand changes from this team, although they may not even give them that long. I for one propose that the leaders of the supporters groups and prominent fans demand a meeting with Jonathan and Robert Kraft, I do not think it is likely that they will be given an audience with Bob but it is worth a shot. I mean let's face it the NFL still might not play and that is where KSG's priorities are, not with the kickball team. This team is in danger and it's time that we get them back to the level and the position that the fans truly deserve, because without the fans the team is nothing, the fans are what makes the team possible and the fans need to hold the leadership of this organization responsible if the team stagnates or falls.
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