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    • make the game more competitive , create more chances he would of been great
    • Not putting on Kennedy and Cornelius for 20 m vs Qatar, and Waterman for 5-10 today, poor management of the group. The rest was okay, if you think Koleosho isn't committed maybe better not to showcase him yet to the States. Or even Spain.
    • Yesterday was the first time I felt we could repeat our result from 1986. Losing one game close, losing the others more clearly. I thought otherwise before but I think I was in denial. The goal of a first goal still seems reasonable, not so sure about the rest.
    • Yesterday was the first time I felt we could repeat our result from 1986. Losing one game close, losing the others more clearly. I thought otherwise before but I think I was in denial. The goal of a first goal still seems reasonable, not so sure about the rest.
    • It's not a qualifying bonus, it's FIFA paying for our participation from its general budget. They should already have negotiated a qualifying bonus for the Octo. Usually if you don't go, you don't get a bonus. Speaking of other nations. The question of the women is different. In their case they could do various things. One would be to treat it as their bonus for next year's World Cup. Then, take every player called into the qualifying tournament or the WC squad and split it, say between those 35 (guessing the numbers). I was just trying to give a ballpark number for the men, which comes out comparable to other country's bonuses for the WC.
    • Tajon looked good out there. He's a magic dust creator! When hes got the ball; things happen.
    • I'm pleased with the game. I think Borjan and Davies need a talk from Herdman about their egos and about keeping it simple. Others have said it, Im gonna say it too: the team has played better without Davies.
    • Big clubs do take from MLS but its mostly just to stockpile and loan.  Turner might be an exception(early days but has been on Arsenal's bench and played in their only Europa League game).  Auston Trusty, Zach Steffen recently; going back, Jack Harrison worked his way out of loan pergatory, Matt Miazga is back in MLS after the same.  Would Newcastle go for Almiron now, interesting question.  Without red and white specs on, I would take Kone at West Ham but it would be very much as a prospect, before or after the World Cup.  A good World Cup can enhance your value but should not be the reason you sign anyone. Too many clubs burned in past by that kind of transfer policy.   I hope Kone goes somewhere he will play, if that is down a league or a less glamourous one, so be it.  Even then Laryea's is cautionary tale.  
    • I think he'd be the type of player that clubs like Brighton, Southampton, or Brentford would be looking at. Everton haven't ever accepted their actual place in the pecking order and would probably turn up their noses at a kid from MLS. Leicester are a mess now that their Thai owners' money had been tied up. And Wolves tend to stick with young Portuguese, no? Brighton sold their last guy to Spurs in the summer and are already looking like losing his replacement sooner rather than later. Maybe Kone could be their next guy.
    • I am not sure what you saying about "after" a one time switch in regards to him. My understanding of the Kone situation - tldr: he is permenantly tied - he can't file for a one time switch.    Kone was "tied" to us after playing the first World Cup qualifying game  (Costa Rica).  He had played in a match that was part of "an official competition, regardless of age category or type of football." After that: "A player may, only once, request to change the association for which he is eligible to play to the association of another country of which he holds the nationality."  - ie one time switch. To do so, -   he can have been "fielded in a match in an official competition at any level (with the exception of “A” international level)"  - Does not apply to Kone because his first match was an official A-level international match ie. with the senior team in Qualifying. or  - he can have played in an official senior team match but can't have (I am skipping some points that are not applicable but you need to fulfill them all) : played in "more than three matches at “A” international level in any kind of football for his current association, whether in an official competition or non-official competition.  He has played in more than 3 senior team games, between official and non-official ones.   So Kone can't file a one time switch ever under current rules (unless Canada takes away his nationality or he has the nationality of a new future nation that joins FIFA - just to cover all the technicalities.)  
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