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do we really need him?  Borjan has a good 3-4 years left. Crepeau is on the best form of his career and the future seems to be in good hands with Busti, Breza and Pantemis.

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1 hour ago, badname22 said:

do we really need him?  Borjan has a good 3-4 years left. Crepeau is on the best form of his career and the future seems to be in good hands with Busti, Breza and Pantemis.

Am I the only one underwhelmed by that list? That "future" could easily not pan out and if Borjan gets injured our depth is pretty thin.

Definitely the more the merrier for me. Especially professional keepers who've made significant first team appearances.

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2 hours ago, badname22 said:

do we really need him?  Borjan has a good 3-4 years left. Crepeau is on the best form of his career and the future seems to be in good hands with Busti, Breza and Pantemis.

The answer is YES. We need as many players as possible. Players go in and out of form, get injured etc.

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7 hours ago, badname22 said:

do we really need him?  Borjan has a good 3-4 years left. Crepeau is on the best form of his career and the future seems to be in good hands with Busti, Breza and Pantemis.

YES! We only have Leutwiler as back-up and he hasn't played in a year. Thomas is now on the bench in Norway D2, so YES!

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Apparently playing for Estonia's U-21 team but that doesn't mean much because we can still cap him at senior level unless Estonia manages to. However, he would have more of a future playing for us rather than Estonia.

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Not sure if this has been covered yet, but did anyone else notice Vaikla's post on Instagram with the Bosnian GK? I just stumbled on this.

Posted a day after we got eliminated from WCQ 2018 :(

 

 

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3 hours ago, maplebanana said:

Not sure if this has been covered yet, but did anyone else notice Vaikla's post on Instagram with the Bosnian GK? I just stumbled on this.

Posted a day after we got eliminated from WCQ 2018 :(

 

 

Posted a day after both players help Canada qualify to the Hex if you subscribe to the multiverse theory

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7 hours ago, deschamp86 said:

Posted a day after both players help Canada qualify to the Hex if you subscribe to the multiverse theory

The most daring formation of all, when you need to beat El Salvador by a lot, is the 2 GK formation. A calculated risk that paid off!

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24 minutes ago, maplebanana said:

The most daring formation of all, when you need to beat El Salvador by a lot, is the 2 GK formation. A calculated risk that paid off!

really? cause in my universe Begovic played up top. that was the key to him getting his hattrick. I still remember his last goal too because boakai's great assist. Jeez Real Madrid got such a bargain for him! 

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On 6/7/2018 at 6:15 PM, honestseveran said:

A bigger pool is always better. They can all fight it out for starting spots.

Yeah and whoever the best goalkeeper is will be the one who we have starting forward. Our goalkeeping future is pretty much set for the next few years going into the next decade after at least.

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3 hours ago, badname22 said:

really? cause in my universe Begovic played up top. that was the key to him getting his hattrick. I still remember his last goal too because boakai's great assist. Jeez Real Madrid got such a bargain for him! 

That's fine. There's enough universes for everyone!

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On 7/12/2018 at 4:54 AM, maplebanana said:

Not sure if this has been covered yet, but did anyone else notice Vaikla's post on Instagram with the Bosnian GK? I just stumbled on this.

Posted a day after we got eliminated from WCQ 2018 :(

 

 

Of course he's a Patriots fan. That almost makes too much sense.

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On July 12, 2018 at 9:43 AM, deschamp86 said:

Posted a day after both players help Canada qualify to the Hex if you subscribe to the multiverse theory

Just as an aside (I am also a BBC Earth-watching cosmo-nerd) the multiverse theory is pretty nuts - yet strongly implied by one of the dominant theories about cosmological evolution.  Pretty mind blowing stuff. 

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This has to be the strangest defection of all unless Canada has literally never called him.  So you’re going to play turn your back on your country for Estonia who have no shot at qualifying for anything.. and on the flip side you could probably walk into the Canadian senior side and into an assured position for Gold cups and a World Cup or two.  Just dumb but I guess if he really loves Estonia that much to turn his back it’s real..

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14 minutes ago, Keegan said:

This has to be the strangest defection of all unless Canada has literally never called him.  So you’re going to play turn your back on your country for Estonia who have no shot at qualifying for anything.. and on the flip side you could probably walk into the Canadian senior side and into an assured position for Gold cups and a World Cup or two.  Just dumb but I guess if he really loves Estonia that much to turn his back it’s real..

Estonia called him first, before Canada ever did. In some ways it makes sense to stick with Estonia at youth level because in Europe they tend to play way more games and you can play all the way to U21 (U23). A much better system to develop players.

He has one game in Iceland in September.

Estonia play two more games in October but are already eliminated. That will be the end of the road for Vaikla when it comes to youth football. It will be interesting to see if Biello can get him to switch to play for the U23s. Going into Olympic Qualifying he'd likely start ahead of Busti if he files his one-time-switch.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_UEFA_European_Under-21_Championship_qualification_Group_2

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21 minutes ago, Keegan said:

This has to be the strangest defection of all unless Canada has literally never called him.  So you’re going to play turn your back on your country for Estonia who have no shot at qualifying for anything.. and on the flip side you could probably walk into the Canadian senior side and into an assured position for Gold cups and a World Cup or two.  Just dumb but I guess if he really loves Estonia that much to turn his back it’s real..

Maybe he was visited by the Estonian mafia and threatened like, well, ya know....

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25 minutes ago, Keegan said:

This has to be the strangest defection of all unless Canada has literally never called him.  So you’re going to play turn your back on your country for Estonia who have no shot at qualifying for anything.. and on the flip side you could probably walk into the Canadian senior side and into an assured position for Gold cups and a World Cup or two.  Just dumb but I guess if he really loves Estonia that much to turn his back it’s real..

For the record, Estonia did advance to the Euro 2012 playoffs (they lost to Ireland 5-1).

I would argue that with the Euro having 24 teams since 2016 and the WC moving to 48 teams, Estonia do have now  a better shot at qualifying for the Euro or the WC. I'm not saying they will qualify but the high numbers of teams will make space for some smaller/weaker Euro nations.

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14 hours ago, aloyol said:

For the record, Estonia did advance to the Euro 2012 playoffs (they lost to Ireland 5-1).

I would argue that with the Euro having 24 teams since 2016 and the WC moving to 48 teams, Estonia do have now  a better shot at qualifying for the Euro or the WC. I'm not saying they will qualify but the high numbers of teams will make space for some smaller/weaker Euro nations.

I’d like to hope Canada still has a better chance, although slight.

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2 hours ago, Ngravs said:

I’d like to hope Canada still has a better chance, although slight.

Not slight. Huge. Estonia will always be a low seed in Europe and struggle to move up the pots. They'll need 4-6 top players to emerge at the same time - ala Iceland or even Northern Ireland - to qualify.

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