Geovanni Quaking…

Well done San Jose Earthquakes.

Geovanni: A sight for sore eyes at the Buck...except for Cornell Glen

San Jose Earthquake mark the 3rd week of August by bringing in their first Designated Player ever.

Former Benfica and Hull forward-striker Geovanni.

Jeff Carlisle of ESPN suggests, via Twitter, that Geovanni will probably play second striker. For our part, I’d love to at least glimpse a run out of a 4-3-3 once because I am a fan of the wide game of both Geovanni and Arturo Alvarez.

Soccer by Ives suggests Geo in a 4-2-3-1 hubbing the middle of the three. He’s not an excellent passer–decent but not excellent–and would be horrendous defensively there. I don’t see that one at all.

Either way, this should cut into the pitch time of one Cornell “I’ve never met a dive I didn’t consider” Glen. And that, for Earthquakes fans, is a very good thing.

Hull City Fan Opinion:

We spoke to a few Hull City fans today to give a sense of how they felt about Geovanni and what toexpect who have watched Geovanni over the past to years, here’s what they had to say:

• During the first half the season was an absolute joy to watch, he was probably our only match winner in the squad during that time who could influence a game on a moment of magic.

Good pro, who when speaking out did it in a way that was positive, always lifted the crowd and gave them hope even though it never really happened for us during last season.

But went missing all to often, but did add a certain combatativeness and work rate to his game whilst he was here, should do well with you and wish him the best of luck whilst he is with you!

Great player when he’s in form. Not so exciting to watch when he’s just wandering around clueless.

• City’s no 10……..

Always a pleasure to watch.

One response to this post.

  1. Interesting stuff, after following Hull City last season I can see this either being very successful or a horrible failure. Geo is the kind of player who’s excellent when happy but terrible when not so hopefully he stays positive over the course of the season.

    As per position I’d think his best spot would be as the CAM in a 4-4-2 diamond or as you suggested in a 4-2-3-1. I will say I think he’s a better passer than you give him credit for, he’s got great field vision and I think could thrive in an attacking/playmaking role given the right conditions.


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