Naw at their age? Play two of them on rotation / form.
Originally Posted by pappinchris
Alot of twatting today about it being a done deal, some from pretty reliable journos.
RDS and the twitter world are saying DONE DEAL !!!
Can Nesta put butts in the seats?
Will he be just another constantly injured Impact CB?
Will he be a star?
Time will tell
While I think Nesta still has something to offer, I am a little surprised by the Impact's knee-jerk reaction recruiting techniques. Are we only going to hire Italian players in their mid to late thirties from now on? Are there no other leagues we can recruit from? I am perplexed at the Impact's total lack of creativity in selecting players. I understand that the Impact's brain thrust are are of Italian origin, but come on. Philippe Germain in Soccerplus.ca put it best when he wrote that there is no recruiting team in place with the Impact.
The attitude of Impact management is : We are not getting the attendances and results we want so , let's panic and go with a big splashy name. The problem is that Montrealers won't be fooled by this. The marketing of this team has been all over the place trying to sell us a product that is basically an upgraded second division team but making it seem like its is a contender. With the addition of Di Vaio and Nesta, we are improving the team for sure but where is the long term thinking? Are they looking at any other Canadian or American players? What about other CONCACAF players? Surely we can find some talented defenders and forwards somewhere in CONCACAF (Mexico?) Next year, Di Vaio, Nesta and Corradi will all be 37. They are certainly not the answer in the long run.
Another thing: There is slim to no chance we are making the playoffs. Can we start playing some of the young guns a bit? Evan James, Karl Ouimette and company need playing time to develop. I would rather see some young guys playing their hearts out and losing than a bunch of overage imports.
End of rant.
Last edited by Alberto7; 07-05-2012 at 10:52 AM.
I asked a question along these lines at one of the town halls few years ago. The response from the club (in this case it was TFC) was that overseas recruitment in MLS is indeed mostly about contacts and networks. And that was indeed one of the very important criterias to consider when hiring a coach or someone to run the team. If you look closely, you will will see that this holds true to form throughout the league.
Originally Posted by Alberto7
There is only so much scouting and recruiting that you can do in MLS. So teams go to where and what they know.
Any word when he could get some playing time ? (Nesta)
First game will be against NY July 28 I think.
Originally Posted by mtlfan
Sounds about right. They said 2-3 weeks at his press conference. Knowing Nesta the competitor, I wouldn't be surprised that he plays before that.