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Lennon did a great job when he came in. Winning eight games on the trot is nothing to sneeze at. We'll forget Ross County. Huge improvement from Mogga (which was an absolute disaster). Although there are some concernes amongst the support due to his lack of experience when it's comes to tactics and playing the transfer market.

Hire Lennon full time but perhaps bring in an experienced assistant. Someone like Davie Hay.

Larsson is quite happy learning the coaching trade with his Second Division Swedish club. I can't see him as a realistic choice. Unleast not now. I think in a few years time.

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I've always appreciated the skill, and stamina required to play the game of soccer - however the faking injury (as seen above - also the Zidane headbutt parody is funny as hell), and the gloating by the goal scorer (running to the corner of the pitch with your kit over your head, and leaving your teammates behind as you celebrate alone) leaves a sour taste in this Yank's mouth.

EDIT - I like the game nonetheless...Teams that I'll pay attention to in no particular order; Celtic, Rangers (yes I said Rangers), Birmingham City, Tottenham, Man U, Man City, Everton, Liverpool, and maybe a few others in the EPL...When I lived in England my roommate was a fan of the Queens Park Rangers; hopefully they'll make it up to the EPL for next season.

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Anyone else pumped about Klinsmann being our new USA head coach? I know I am. Should have got him awhile ago tbh. :thumbup:

Hell yes! Should've happened a long time ago but we need to do something. There needs to be an emphasis put on developing young talent immediately. Hey, at least Freddy Adu resurfaced during the Gold Cup haha. It also doesn't hurt that Juergen is a former Hotspur.

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Hahaha right on man! Klinsmann played for Tottenham? I didn't know that. I think Klinsmann is going to be given complete control of the USA under-17, 18 and 21 youth programs. Like everything. This should have happened awhile ago but I'm excited to see what he brings. Mexico friendly coming up should be good :D

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tl;dr yes I'm pumped.

At least he's here now rather than later. He's going to have his work cut out for him though, although he has the right mentality according to his quotes.

He said all the things I wanted to hear, such as kids need to grow up kicking the ball around similar to how kids are easily accessible to basketball pick-up games. It's something you grow up with and is a part of our culture, and that's why we sport the best players on our olympic basketball team and the NBA of course. The same goes for other countries with their soccer; there's a reason why countries like Brazil, England, Germany, etc. are way better than us, it's because it's in their culture and they grew up playing it.

Also, teens need to be trained better. Hopefully he has control over that in the U-17 and up.

We need an identity, which he admits will be tough because of the melting pot of our culture, but has expressed we need more latin influence, which I'm more than happy with. He also admits that even though we performed well in the World Cup, we're still not that good, saying something like "they need 10 Landon Donovans before they're considered contenders." I agree with this as well. We just seemed to overachieve and be inconsistent most of the time.

I think he was hired at the right time. Our miracle run in the World Cup kicked things off, MLS is started to get more popular and is getting tons of TV coverage and even expanded with a couple more teams, the USWNT had even higher ratings if I recall, and so the movement begins.

If he can really make things happen with our youth development and install a system similar to Germany's (since I do believe he had control over their youth to make them what they became last year, could be wrong though), then I don't care how crappy they play in the short-term, as long as it makes us better in the future. And with our culture accepting soccer more and more, hopefully it makes his job somewhat easier. We'll have a long ways to go though, but I believe he's a step in the right direction.

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Crazy... Arsenal 3-0 on AC right now, 3-4 aggregate. Halftime.

Van Persie is an absolute machine. 33 goals and 9 assists in 38 matches. Are you kidding me? I wish we had a sniper like that.

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