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Could A Departure De-Briefing Lead To A Fruitful Future? Plus An Interview With Mark Watson

Posted by tonybiscaia on October 31, 2009

A VIEW FROM THE FORT

By Jim Dow

This past Sunday the world of world football was chock full of classicos and derbies (River-Boca, America-Guadalajara, Liverpool-ManU and Arsenal-West Ham, just to name what was on TV locally), the self-proclaimed globally meaningful NFL Patriots and Bucs were wallowing at Wembley and the New England Revolution faced off in a do-or-die match to determine their playoff fate that culminated in a gutsy, grafting, hard won 1-0 victory that propelled them forward, albeit limping as has generally been the case in 2009. All this after a Saturday series of events that defied every bit of received wisdom as to both quality and odds.

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MAS QUE “GRANDE” GOLO

Posted by tonybiscaia on October 26, 2009

By Walter Silva

Era um jogo do tudo ou nada para a equipa comandada por Steve Nicol, ou pontuavam ou a época terminava para o Revolution, e foi com um “golaço” de Jeff Larentowicz que o Revolution garantio um lugar nesta edição dos playoffs 2009.

Ainda á poucos dias tinha dito que esta equipa quanto menos se espereva faziam alguma supresa, e foi o que aconteçeu, vençer em casa da melhor equipa do MLS não é para qualquer equipa.

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Mariner Appears Set to Join Plymouth

Posted by Mike Marshall on October 13, 2009

According to numerous media reports, Revolution assistant Paul Mariner is set to return to England as Plymouth Argyle’s new Technical Director.

More details to follow.

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E JÁ LÁ VÃO TREZ

Posted by tonybiscaia on October 12, 2009

By Walter Silva

E já são trez jogos sem ganhar, desta feita frente ao mais sério candidato a vençer este campeonato do MLS. Ficaria acause com um lugar garantido se tive-se vençido esta partida, mas a jogar como o fizeram sábado á noite vai ser mesmo muito difiçil garantirem um lugar nesta edição dos playoffs 2009.

E não vai ser nada façil, ora vejamos, no próximo sábado o Revolution vai reçeber a vizita do Chicago Fire, uma equipa que o Revolution já leva 7 partidas sem vençer, e no último jogo da temporada vai até Columbus para defrontar a equipa local.

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Of Compensation, Or Lack Thereof: Plus An Interview with Edgaras Jankauskas

Posted by tonybiscaia on October 9, 2009

A VIEW FROM THE FORT By Jim Dow

The last few days have offered up a fascinating comparison in the world of world football when TV38 showed last Saturday’s stirring contest between the New England Revolution and Colorado Rapids followed by Monday’s ESPN broadcast of Manchester City’s millionaires paying a visit to Birmingham’s Aston Villa. Certainly there was much to play for in either case, whether as an early season tussle for a place in Europe or a close to the wire clash between two clubs fighting for an MLS playoff spot.

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Report: Mariner Headed Back to England

Posted by Mike Marshall on October 8, 2009

A bit of a shocker for a slow Thursday evening:

Former England striker Paul Mariner is being lined up for a return to first club Plymouth as assistant manager.

Mariner, 56, has been in talks with the new Home Park board and his appointment is set to be rubber-stamped next week.

It will be his first management post in England after 20 years in the USA, where he is assistant to ex-Liverpool and Scotland defender Steve Nicol at MLS club New England Revolution.

No word as to whether Mariner would be leaving immediately, or if he’d see this season out in Foxboro.

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Define “Surprise” for Me

Posted by Mike Marshall on October 6, 2009

You keep using that word.  I do not think it means what you think it means.

"You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."

Goal.com: Revolution Will Surprise Most by Missing Playoffs

Seriously, who would be surprised if the Revs missed the playoffs?  Not even Goal.com’s readers would be surprised.

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From the “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up” Department

Posted by Mike Marshall on October 6, 2009

Taylor Twellman, Cosmo Model.

I can’t even add anything to this.

Emergency Update: It just keeps getting better.

Twellman, who split last year from wife Lindsay, reveals in his Cosmo Q&A that he hates talking to women about his job (“I’m looking for a girl who’s about being with me, not about being with a soccer player,” he says), and that he’s into ladies who wear white tops with jeans and high heels. Good to know.

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Revolution em Colorado

Posted by tonybiscaia on October 5, 2009

By Walter Silva
Podia ter sido muito pior, porque a jogar desta maneira um ponto é bastante bom, mesmo a jogar contra dez o Revolution não teve arte nem engenho para poder ter chegado á vitória. É que foi meia hora a jogar com mais um elemento, e foi o pior momemto do jogo, porque até então o Revolution tinha feito uma boa partida.

Começou bem a equipa de Foxboro, e criou duas boas ocasiões de golo que o guarda redes da equipa da casa consegui evitar o pior, mas á terçeira foi de vez, livre apontado do lado esquerdo como atacava o Revolution por Kenny Manssaly e Kheli Dube a elevar-se mais alto do que toda a defesa do Colorado e a fazer o primeiro golo do jogo.

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Revs Play for Draw, Get It

Posted by Mike Marshall on October 4, 2009

“Nothing ventured, nothing gained.” – Geoffrey Chaucer, 1374 AD

In retrospect, I should probably be happy with a point on the road in Colorado.  After all, the game was played three days after losing to the Artists Formerly Known as the Dallas Burn.  And it was played in Colorado, where the Revolution haven’t won since they employed the likes of Ian Fuller and Alex Pineda Chacon.

But the timid, overly careful manner in which Steve Nicol’s team emerged with a 1-1 draw leaves me shaking my head.

Yes, they deserve credit for taking the lead in the first half on a beautiful free kick from Kenny Mansally that Kheli Dube dutifully nodded home after Colorado’s Omar Cummings deemed the New England sophomore unworthy of marking.

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