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David Villa Departs New York City Football Club

Discussion in 'Team News and Rumors' started by LionNYC, Nov 28, 2018.

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    I just laughed so hard my eyes are tearing up. Thank you, sir.
     
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    Kjbert Senior Member Seasoned Supporter

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    I don’t think David Villa turned around the NYCFC franchise last year, no.
     
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    adam Senior Member Elite Donor Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    We actually played some better soccer last season without Villa. It was heresy to discuss it then, but we mentioned it from time to time. I’m excited to see what Dome can cook up with a full off season and not having to run his attack through one player. It may fail completely, but it will be a spectacle.
     
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    Gotham Gator Senior Member Donor

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    To be fair to Rooney, he was here for half a season, and Villa was around for a whole season (and hurt for about half).

    It was the injuries that frightened some from wanting him to return.

    I also think that Villa provided all the intangibles that Rooney did in turning around DC - work rate on the field, leadership off it, etc.
     
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    SoupInNYC Senior Member Elite Donor

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    What is this versatility he has?

    I keep hearing on multiple podcasts about how Tommy provides versatility off the bench in the ability to play multiple positions and I just don't get it. I'd rather have someone on the bench who can play one position well and others not well, than someone who can play multiple positions not well.

    Positional flexibility doesn't mean crap when you aren't good at any of the positions you can play.
     
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    Kjbert Senior Member Seasoned Supporter

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    He can cover for 4 positions on the pitch and he’s a US citizen.
     
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    BxLio91 Senior Member Seasoned Supporter

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    He can sit anywhere on the bench is what they mean.
     
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    Like Danny Bedoya? Would much rather see him get minutes.
     
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    From the few DC games I watched, it did seem like Rooney elevated everybody's play around him and made them better. I can't say the same for Villa this year. Don't get me wrong, he did make that impact previously but that edge/spark was lost this year IMO.
     
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