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Honduras - CANADA 16th Oct. 2012 Game Tread (R) KICK-OFF 4pm ET....1pm PT


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Agree 100%

What gave people cause for optimism for this game?

We got ripped apart in Panama, we've only been able to score one goal - which wasn't from the run of play, outside of games with Cuba. One goal! Our one decent striker was unavailable, we were terrible without him last time.

Can people accept that we're not very good now. The hex wouldn't be much better for us.

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At least maybe this will serve as a catalyst for some new blood.

To me the undoing of the program was playing the same 16 guys for 4 years leading up to this and then playing the same lineup for every opponent. One striker loses form or you lose a player and the replacement looks so rusty and poor that either destroys the team. Also your opponents have literally no homework to do on your team.

Especially when the national team is the highest level of play and the biggest opportunity for a lot of our guys. I understand what they were trying to do, but it failed.

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The funny thing is that this is true. A 1 goalless would have been something that gnawed at me for a long time. This sad capitulation just leaves me shaking my head. The score line would be comical if it wasn't so goddamned sad.

Of course, the downside is that this single match could set our program back 10 years ...

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And as for the poor-meism here, guys: it's not about you. Support, or don't, but the "Goodbye, Cruel World" posts are laughable. We're all feeling like we've been blackjacked, but get over yourself.

Go phuck yourself. A lot of guys feel like they just got their heart ripped out, and your going to chastise them for venting their frustration. Piss off.

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Think everyone needs to understand...

Canada's Mens National Team just isn't very good.. and they never have been very good. On paper, yes. As a team, hell no.

This team looks good on paper?

How many players are playing for a decent Euro team? Hutchinson is by far the best player in Canada colours and he's just a Average Joe for PSV.

It has to be said...how terrible this first half has been. Canada have come close to qualifying for the hex this time around. 1 goal at home to Honduras has been the difference between qualifying and being out.

Instead of blaming the manager the focus has to be on developing a national strategy on how you want to play football and teach that to the youngsters. The small time mentality within Canadian football should disappear and there has to be a huge focus on technique training and keeping the ball. You don't deserve to win football games if you continously play like cowards in away games like this. Panama and Honduras aren't exactly world beaters but Canada have already given up before kick-off and start sitting back from the get go.

It's a huge project to develop a national way of playing that is supported by all the youth coaches but it's the only way forward.

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This team looks good on paper?

How many players are playing for a decent Euro team? Hutchinson is by far the best player in Canada colours and he's just a Average Joe for PSV.

It has to be said...how terrible this first half has been. Canada have come close to qualifying for the hex this time around. 1 goal at home to Honduras has been the difference between qualifying and being out.

Instead of blaming the manager the focus has to be on developing a national strategy on how you want to play football and teach that to the youngsters. The small time mentality within Canadian football should disappear and there has to be a huge focus on technique training and keeping the ball. You don't deserve to win football games if you continously play like cowards in away games like this. Panama and Honduras aren't exactly world beaters but Canada have already given up before kick-off and start sitting back from the get go.

It's a huge project to develop a national way of playing that is supported by all the youth coaches but it's the only way forward.

Thank you. This team is NOT GOOD and does NOT look good on paper. When you have literally 1 midfielder who can keep the ball and show any slither of technique you know your team has a huge problem. Like I already stated nowhere was this clearer than against the Cubans when they had to press the advantage. The issue is with the Canadian football program and philosophy period, not a manager.

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