Official Jean-Baptiste Pierazzi to the Quakes

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  1. wfisher

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  2. Earthshaker

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    Yeah, we have been talking about it in another thread for about a week now. Probably best to have a dedicated thread now.
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    If he comes, and we also get a more creative midfielder that's great but I will be pretty pissed if this is the big move in the middle. Watson and Doyle both said they are looking for and AM type player and a speedy forward.

    If they do not get these type of players, they either lied or failed. I'm all for giving things a chance but after 5 years under Yallop ball we really need a change and more defense is not our greatest need.

    I'm giving it till the end of the month, but at that point I will be emailing Kaval, it is important to inform the powers that be of the high standards we hold for the team.
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    Give it until the end of the month, you're 2 years to late already.
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  5. soccerbone

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    There's only so many times one can complain before you look ungrateful and people block you out.

    I've wanted a coaching change for a long time and we finally got one. While I would've preferred new blood (maybe international or more flair) I'm going to be cautiously optimistic until all the pieces are in place.
  6. Kalliste from France

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    Hello, I'm French and I don't speak english very well, but I can say you JB PIERAZZI is a very good player.

    look at this link (video JB PIERAZZI 2012/ 2013)

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    Je connais très bien JB PIERAZZI car je suis supporter de l'AC Ajaccio depuis 1997 et j'ai rencontré JB en 2007. Je l'ai vu jouer à de nombreuses reprises, et je peux vous dire que c'est un très bon milieu défensif et qui a aussi un état d'esprit exceptionnel : A Ajaccio, les gens disent que c'est un Guerrier, et il a une devise qui est "ne jamais rien lâcher" !
    JB fait partie de l'équipe-type de l'AC Ajaccio des 20 dernières années (élection faîte par des journalistes sportifs corses). Il fait aussi partie de la SELECTION CORSE et a joué tous les matchs de sa sélection depuis qu'il est professionnel (la SELECTION CORSE regroupe tous les meilleurs joueurs corses en activité). Cette saison 2013/ 2014, JB a été élu par les supporters ainsi que par des journalistes et membres du club meilleur joueur de champ de l'équipe ajaccienne au mois d'août.
    JB a été l'un des joueurs principaux de la montée de l'ACA en Ligue 1 en 2011, avec 33 matchs joués / 38. De même, il a énormément contribué au maintien en L1 l'année suivante, avec 34 matchs joués / 38. Lors de ces 2 saisons, ont a pu constater que les résultats de l'équipe étaient bien meilleurs lorsque JB était titulaire (les statistiques de la LFP l'approuvent). La saison dernière, JB a moins joué, et le club a failli descendre en L2, alors que les joueurs recrutés laissaient penser que l'ACA allait jouer au moins le milieu de tableau.
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    Thanks for your input. Most of us agree that he is a good player, its just what our club lacked last season was a Central ATTACKING Midfielder. But im not going to complain about bringing in a league1 captain to our club. Cheers!
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    Central attacking midfielder??

    Taken from MLS article, "In 67 appearances (53 starts) over the past two-and-a-half seasons, Pierazzi hasn’t recorded an assist or goal ".

    Sounds like Baca 2.0 :laugh:
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    This is the Bing translation from the post in french . Sounds great, I'm just still hoping we bring someone to create in the middle. I heard there was a Brazilian we were looking at but that was supposedly a forward.


    I am very familiar with JB PIERAZZI because I am supporter of AC Ajaccio since 1997 and I met JB in 2007. I saw him play many times, and I can tell you that it is a very good defensive midfielder and that also has a unique mindset: A Ajaccio, people say that this is a warrior, and it has a motto that is "don't never let go"!

    JB is part of the team-type of AC Ajaccio of the past 20 years (election made by Corsican sports journalists). He is also part of the SELECTION CORSE and played all matches of its selection since it is professional (SELECTION Corsica combines all the best players Corsicans in activity). This season 2013 / 2014, JB was elected by the fans as well as journalists and members of the best club player field of the ajaccian team in the month of August.

    JB has been one of the main players of the rise of the ACA in Ligue 1 in 2011, with 33 games played / 38. Similarly, he has contributed enormously to the L1 continued the following year, with 34 games played / 38. During these two seasons, have found that the findings of the team were much better when JB was the holder (the LFP statistics approve). Last season, JB played less, and the club nearly down L2, while the recruited players think that the ACA would play at least the mid-table.
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    Something about that last sentence doesn't make sense to me. . .
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    YAH WHAT IM SAYING IS THAT PEOPLE ARE UPSET THAT THIS GUY ISNT A CAM.
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    I don't think he was intended to be. My guess is that if they plan on playing a CAM in a 4-4-2 they feel they need a better defensive stopper than what Cronin provides. Our CAM signing just hasn't happened yet.
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    Cronin does have alot of trade value, but i cant see Doyle benching or getting rid of him.. But we'll just have to see come March what formation they want to use. Should be interesting :thumbsup:
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    Don't know about Wat, but Doyle likes slow white guys. I don't see them trading Cronin.
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    Fair enough :)
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    :ROFLMAO: That's quite a find you got there Doyle. What, there weren't any 36 year old often injured players you could sign?:rolleyes:
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    If ever, and I have no confidence in our front office signing a true game changing CAM.
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    :laugh:
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    JB PIERAZZI n'est pas un milieu offensif, c'est un très bon milieu défensif avec un état d'esprit formidable; vous ne serez pas déçus ! Cela fait 16 ans que je supporte l'ACA, et JB est le meilleur milieu défensif que j'ai vu dans cette équipe.
    JB est quelqu'un qui se donne toujours à fond pour le club pour lequel il joue. Il a joué 8 ans à l'ACA, tous les ans il avait des propositions d'autres clubs, et dès sa 2nde saison des clubs de 1ere LEAGUE anglaise l'ont demandé, mais il a toujours voulu rester à Ajaccio, pour aider sa ville d'origine à monter en LIGUE 1 (objectif réussi) puis pour l'aider à se maintenir. Maintenant il répond "oui" à l'offre des San Jose Earthkaques parce que les USA ont toujours été un rêve pour lui, il adore votre pays, et d'ailleurs il venait souvent en vacances aux USA l'été. Vous pouvez être sûr qu'il va tout donner pour votre club; d'ailleurs il disait depuis longtemps à ses coéquipiers de l'ACA qu'il rêvait de venir jouer en MLS.

    Voici une photo de JB cette saison, lors du match AC Ajaccio - Saint Etienne

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    Heureux de l'entendre! Merci pour commenter!
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    I'll paste this one, Soccerbone:

    Kalliste says
    "JB Pierazzi is not an attacking midfielder , he is a very good defensive midfielder with a great state of mind, you will not be disappointed! That makes 16 years that I support the ACA , and JB is the best midfielder I've seen in this team.
    JB is someone who always gives back to the club for which he plays. He played eight years in the ACA , each year he had offers from other clubs, and from his 2nd season first English LEAGUE clubs have requested, but he always wanted to stay in Ajaccio, to help her hometown to mount LEAGUE 1 (Objective successful) and to help to maintain . Now he answers "yes" to the offer of San Jose Earthkaques because the U.S. has always been a dream for him , he loves your country, and besides, he often came to the USA on holiday this summer. You can be sure he will give everything for your club , and indeed it has long told his teammates he dreamed ACA to come and play in MLS .

    Here is a picture of JB this season, during the match AC Ajaccio - Saint Etienne"
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    I think that the DCM position is one in which we are more than adequately served by the incumbent. I tend to doubt that anybody we could bring in to replace Cronin would do much, if anything, to markedly improve the team. Cronin is an iron-man and has been one of our most reliable players over the past several years, so I take this with a huge grain of salt...
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    I beg to differ. Cronin needed another player (Baca) to back him up on defense in the midfield and even then we sucked the first half of last season. Cronin is okay, but he is nothing special, and if we are going to play something other than a flat 4-4-2 we more than likely need an upgrade. And even if we keep playing a 4-4-2, we need a replacement for Baca.
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