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31 minutes ago, yothat2 said:

at this rate not gonna hit the U-21 minimum threshold. Darlington should prob make his debut soon.

 

Give connor a rest

Agreed, worst team in the league why not try the kids.

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What's the excuse? Been around 10 years. 

Have an former academy players in your backyard. Edm Scottish, Btb u19 team, former professionals that live here (amoebi, Sarkaria, Edem, farmer, sadi, Hanson, Amanda bros, chance .. ) easily a full 11.

Should be the sharpest team in the league. 

Try the kids 

 

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They have a lot of new faces, a big turn over. I think the priority of the bubble will be getting those new faces together forming their identity and relying on the older pro's. There are plenty of games for the youngsters to get minutes in later in the season, the core of this team needs developing first.  

There is something there in this Edmonton team. They are night and day better imo. I was skeptical of some of the signings but pretty much all the signings look good, Aird is on fire. I don't think that "something" will get them in the top 4/5 but they won't finish last imo. 

37 minutes ago, yothat2 said:

(amoebi, Sarkaria, Edem, farmer, sadi, Hanson, Amanda bros, chance .. ) easily a full 11.

Ameobi is well past his prime, Sarkaria didn't impress in year one, Edem went into coaching, maybe he is back to playing again. Farmer is awful, sadi was always facing an uphill battle due to his personal problems, Hanson is obviously too far gone or they would have picked him up again and the best Amanda brother got a great move abroad and won't be touching the CPL anytime soon. Chance retired

I don't think any of the above add anything to this new Edmonton team (Amanda's aside).

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I like a lot of what I see with this group. Best player pool of the three seasons, imo.

Gardner is learning to not get so knocked about - player with vision and upside.

Shome has to step into it - he can do more/better.

Aird definitely best man on pitch - vision, too.

I look forward to watching them gel and come together.

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15 hours ago, wallflower said:

I like a lot of what I see with this group. Best player pool of the three seasons, imo.

Gardner is learning to not get so knocked about - player with vision and upside.

Shome has to step into it - he can do more/better.

Aird definitely best man on pitch - vision, too.

I look forward to watching them gel and come together.

This has been the most consistent stretch of play out of Aird in several years. 

Shome is in possibly the most difficult position for a player to adapt to a new team environment and during a year where there is a lot of rust. Bekker struggled in his first few matches with Forge year one, I wouldn't be surprised it Shome has a similar turnaround.

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