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    • Yeah, but that's what I mean about being miles ahead of other options. Arfield was an EPL midfielder in the prime of his career at that point and we didn't have much else that could compare. In circumstances like that (or Cristante if that had worked out or any other top 4 league "gift" that a player's Canadian lineage might get for us some day) for sure you would bring them in right away (and not play 6 CB's all over the field like Floro did in those games against Mexico) but I don't think we can say right now that Buchanan is at mid-table EPL team starter level. If he does match Dempsey's trajectory and goes to the EPL for sure, but I'd like to think he would have been brought in for some camps long before that happens (assuming it does, which would be great).
    • I mean just want to throw this out there... Arfield did debut for Canada in a WCQ game against Mexico after only spending a few days training with the team... 
    • There also something to be said about the fact of playing in a senior team and not a youth one. It's not the same. Even if the quality were the same, it will always be more demanding to be playing for a team that's actively competing in a first division league, there's more at stake.
    • I just hope it’s more Pacific, HFX type teams and less York9. Figure it out before , rather than after. Due to our weather and having to play through the summer. I actually prefer 12 or 14 teams max. 
    • Hope it is good news. Honestly if it is Wilkinson after all this time faffing around...
    • Clubs don’t have the choice to release a player for international duty. It’s typically the CSA and the player agreeing to have the player stay with their club/not call them up. I personally like the idea of the teams being a mixture of “a” and “b” players. It will allow a full assessment of the actual player pool in preparation for the potential Ocho where depth will be crucial and put to the test.   
    • Nothing but positive he went straight back into the starting lineup after his suspension from his red card the other week. Good indicator of how much they rate him. 
    • Not eligible for Canada is he? As far as I can tell he spent 6 months in Canada, describes himself as Dutch, lived in England since he was 6 (from Holland) but parents are from Ghana. Just spent 6 months training and playing at Thompson Rivers. Just went out on loan to the 6th or 7th tier of English football but was featuring for the Ipswich u23's before that. https://www.edp24.co.uk/sport/levi-andoh-ipswich-lowestoft-loan-signing-1-6877235
    • Also **** the club! I hate how clubs feel like they can Push us around. You don’t see them push other countries around.    look at Dos Santos for Mexico. He went over to play in Europe with Mexico and missed the Vancouver game because we was had to quarantine. LA Galaxy said nothing about it. So this whole MLS ******** about players can’t play for the their national teams is just BS! Canada should be playing ! 
    • WCQ is way more important than Gold Cup. Yes we should beat Bermuda but that team should not over looked. They play Mexico really hard and well. Also Nikki Wells is very talented and if they get some help, they could make our lives difficult. That’s why for in my view we should have some big friendlies against really good teams, to lead up to WCQ and Gold cup should be a wash. Also the Gold Cup tourney is about 3 weeks long vs a week in  during a fifa window. 
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