Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Team Preview Colombia - Paul Pablo

Best win? Worst loss? For your team in history of the tournament.
Best Win -Last year against Sudan. After watching them play Laos so well but losing, and the shear size (height) of their team I knew it would be a difficult team to play against. Especially when our average height is probably 5'8. But we played great defense, man marking, and tried as much as possible to not let them shoot from anywhere. Even though the game was a shooting frenzy at the end on us we still came out on top 2-1.

Worst loss - Austria last year. We just didn't come out strong or play as a team right off the bat. If we had won this game, it would have given us an even better possibility of actually making it out of our group. We just had to either tie or beat ES, because they lost to Sudan. Which I thought we had a chance of doing for sure but we couldn't get the ball in the net that day. I remember Spencer saved at least 3 goals if not 4 on the goal line using his massive from our shot and free kicks.

Tranfers. Who's in? Who's out?
In- Nothing to note on either.
Out-

Who is your most important player? 
Obviously my brother Paco is our most important player. He can do it all. Play attacking mid or defense, he's a playmaker, his dribbling, moves, control with the ball is so fast you think he's for sure going the one way, but he goes the other way and is gone. Has the most insane shots I've seen and rarely gives up the ball. And I'll give my other brother Carlos some credit, he can be pretty good, just needs to put on some weight and move a little faster.

What are you team's strengths?
Well this year our main line of guys should be in decent shape, because we have been doing boot camp sessions since about January. We are definitely starting to play more as a team, every year we get a little stronger. In recent years we have grown more comfortable with each other so there is a good team vibe. I should also mention our fan base, it may be small, but they are there every game in bright yellow jerseys cheering us on.

If you could have one player from any other team who would it be? Why?
I'm going to say the Patterson twins. As we all know, they come as a package. Every year I ask them to come out for my team, when they feel they've had enough of Germany and want to switch things up. Any team would be lucky to have them and they are good friends of mine.

Realistically where do you expect to finish?
Hard question, I'd like to say this is our year, and every year we win one more game than last year. So to get out of our pool but no further. Realistically probably 3rd place in our pool, but I've been gone for the past couple months, so maybe we will get out and make some sweet upsets on the way.

Who would you like to see win besides your team?
I'd like to see an underdog team win it, just for pure entertainment. Realistically though, Poland is my pick.

My take: Colombia is in a tough place this year. That is not an easy pool there in. Colombia are one of those teams where the more they stick around in a game the more their confidence grows and the harder they are to put away. Paco is a player who is going to make something out of nothing at least once a game and that's the danger in playing. Just like last year I see the playing spoilers and beat one of Afghanistan, Canada, Jamaica or Laos. I still think 2nd or 3rd will be a tall order for them in this tough group but wish them the best.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Learn how to spell Colombia first collins

Mike Collins said...

Oh wow that was poor. Too much coffee this morning.

Anonymous said...

Worse team in the group by far, Paco another overrated player

Anonymous said...

Paco is top 10 in Regina

Anonymous said...

Name your top 10 from Regina

Anonymous said...

Really? Not a chance top 10, top 50 forsure

Anonymous said...

Jonah in net, jarvis mark w dustin and stefan husdal on d (i think stefan still lives here), boun and paco on the wing, mike collins and rolfe in center mid, tavis attacking mid, shane on striker. 4-5-1

Anonymous said...

Not a chance Stefan, are u planning to use that line up against huskies? Have fun losin 5-1

Anonymous said...

Stefan captained the huskies for a year.. and no one said Regina would beat saskatoon

Anonymous said...

Ya and he was stripped the same yr and benched the rest of the season, and didn't make the team the following yr, is this Braden?

Anonymous said...

Who cares, thats not a bad line up but I would remove Paco and Stefan for sure and have Scott strass and Troy l

Anonymous said...

Paco is shit id pick scott strass over him too

Anonymous said...

Afghanistan is an elite team full of very skilled players. No team will stand in our way this year. We are what we are because we have all mastered our positions with years of training. No one will get by us this year. No one!!!!!! These teams people talk about like ROI and Poland will lose and not by 1 or 2 goals, but by atleast 3 or 4. I garantee it. Afghanistan is the best. Bring it.

On a side note, Paco is not that good. I've played with him, and he's useless. Want to see quality come watch Afghanistan. Top 10 for Paco, not a chance. The guy show boats too much. He may be top 100, maybe!!!!!!!

-Rameen Yousefi

Anonymous said...

I believe Afghanistan and Nigeria will win the world cup. There no doubt about it. ES has a good team this year, but we are not as quality as other years because of the players we lost like Chico. Till next time.

Julio

Anonymous said...

Or we could put in caesar, the patterso twins, scottie myrah, robbie g. Troy, etc. Lots of good regina players to choose from.

Want a tough midfielder, try playing lee mooney.

Anonymous said...

1.Adam Rolfe (ES) (solid player who can make breathtaking plays out of nothing)

2.Mike Collins (ROI) (hate to say it but he is a quality player who is a force in the middle)

3.Chico (AFG) (solid all-round player who can be a game changer at any moment)

4.Tavis Workman (?)(quick striker who scores goals and is always dangerous)

5.Shane Ogilve (JAM) (Physical presence and one of jamaicas only quality players)

6.Jarvis (?)(Regina's best defender)

7.Scotty Myrah(LAO) (Always able to come up with something big in the wcp)

8.Shaan Kapila (ROI) (young, talented midfielder who plays simple and is always improving)

9.Boun Phoummabout (LAO) (quick winger who is able to beat players effortlessly one v one)

10.Mark Wernikowski (ROI) (consistent defender who can physically compete with the strongest)

Anonymous said...

A lineup with Caesar and the Patterson twins sounds more like a best to recently have played in Regina than a current best in Regina. If it were to be like that, leigh sembaluk Roman Dutkevitch and jd blakely could also join the mix. Jd in net, Stephen Paterson jarvis chico and leigh on defense, Caesar and David pat in center mid, tavis and either Adam rolfe or boun on the wing, Roman attacking mid and shane on striker

Anonymous said...

A lineup with Caesar and the Patterson twins sounds more like a best to recently have played in Regina than a current best in Regina. If it were to be like that, leigh sembaluk Roman Dutkevitch and jd blakely could also join the mix. Jd in net, Stephen Paterson jarvis chico and leigh on defense, Caesar and David pat in center mid, tavis and either Adam rolfe or boun on the wing, Roman attacking mid and shane on striker

Anonymous said...

Shaan Kapila overrated

Anonymous said...

Paco is the most overrated dude. He got no skill. All talk and no show. Mauricio is the guy on Columbia to watch out for. Not some guy who walks around like he all that. No thanks. Let's try talking about someone who matters. The useless people we name on this blog are annoying.

Anonymous said...

Who is the ONE player you would like? The ONE player I would like is the TWO Patterson twins! Haha twins are still two people, but I guess you wouldn't get one or the other.

Obviously the Pattersons are both great player, which one is better??? Tough to say, I've never been able to come to a conclusion.

Riggs

Anonymous said...

shut up riggs, you soccer gippsy

Anonymous said...

I wish to remain anonymous for this post, because I like and respect both Pattersons, but Steve is the better player. It may not be noticeable at WCP, but at higher levels and on a full-sized pitch, he is more effective at what he does.