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  1. spitfire

    Liam Millar

    He got a goal and two assists really(a saved shot headed In and an owm goal a good days work
    10 points
  2. El Hombre

    Derek Cornelius

    Isn't complaining about subs made in a game you shutout the opponent akin to Perruzza throwing his arms up in frustration for not getting a pass when Laryea scores?
    8 points
  3. A couple links about Expansion of BMO field for WC2026. https://t.co/ryW2ioflqf?amp=1
    7 points
  4. Bdog

    Liam Millar

    Just checked the twitter page for Charlton and he just scored! Looks like he may have forced an own goal and gotten an assist as well.
    6 points
  5. narduch

    Liam Millar

    In non ESL news, Millar starts for Charlton v Plymouth.
    6 points
  6. Both ZBG and Gutierrez make the first edition of this seasons MLS TOTW
    6 points
  7. DavemTFC

    Liam Millar

    I'm just imagining him scrolling up and down the page frantically looking for a single post about him and not the Super League
    5 points
  8. Stryker911

    Daniel Jebbison

    Found this posted on ANB Futbol Facebook. https://m.facebook.com/ANBFutbol/photos/a.1963176823949672/2406916146242402/?type=3 Basically everything we already know about him. Started with ANB at age 6 (born 2003) and played there every year until 2017, when his family relocated to England. Went on several trials before signing with Sheffield. Interesting that he plays at a similar level as Millar and Corbeanu when they got called to the senior team. Same as that he is on a Premier League u23 team. However, they are a category 2 team playing in the Professional Development League; while Wolves and Liverpool are category 1 and play in the Premier League 2. This article gives a brief mention on how the category 1 and 2 is determined. Seems to mostly just be about how much money/investment you put into it. For example, as a cost cutting measure Swansea dropped down to a category 2 this season. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/sport/football/leeds-united/latest-leeds-united-news/leeds-united-under-23s-explained-how-do-professional-development-league-and-premier-league-cup-work-89533%3famp So essentially similar to how Corbeanu has made a few bench appearances for Wolves with a couple injuries. If required, Sheffield could pull someone like him up as well. This article actually mentions him specifically about getting an opportunity with the first team I the future. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.examinerlive.co.uk/sport/football/news/hassan-ayari-daniel-jebbison-send-20412136.amp Sheffield is guaranteed to be relegated this season and with 6 games to go may give some of their young guys a chance. They have already called up 2 of his u23 teammates as stated in the above article. Also, they will be in the Championship next year, so he may get an opportunity there as well.
    5 points
  9. gator

    Liam Millar

    Charlton are away to Plymouth today in a very key match for Liam's team in a game of real football where it is important where you finish not how much money your American owners have!
    5 points
  10. Great story in the Athletic on his life story https://theathletic.com/2530082/2021/04/19/jahkeel-marshall-rutty-toronto-fc?source=user-shared-article
    5 points
  11. JamboAl

    Liam Millar

    5-0 up away and the ESL likely to disappear. It’s been a good day.
    4 points
  12. Telfer signing is official now. Are they even going to remain Athletico Ott due to the fallout from this SuperLeague bullshit from their Madrid overlords
    4 points
  13. This is the moment where the Gary Bettman attitude towards the international game might come into play. UEFA/FIFA "threatening" not to let players play internationally may be concerning to the players, but to the owners it's not a threat at all, it's a christmas gift. A bit like your neighbour "threatening" not to take your car for a joy ride or shag your wife. There are serious ramifications down the road for the international game if this super league happens. It could be the end of FIFA/UEFA's "control" over the game. They would be neutered like FIBA and the IIHF who have no way of governing or controlling the NBA or NHL. With no way of enforcing player release, what happens to the international game? In short, this is currently a story about the club game. But if it happens, the bigger story will become the war over the future of the international game.
    4 points
  14. Dominic94

    Class of 1997

    I think this is like the start of a rise in quality and quantity of players. In the past this would be an excellent year.
    4 points
  15. Definitely going to miss this guy! Enjoyed watching his hustle on the pitch. Saw him jogging around the city a few times too! Oh well, that's how it goes. Good luck to him and I hope Cavalry fans enjoy his work ethic as much as I did!
    3 points
  16. I don't think The Jahn will view it this way since unlike Ricardo Ferreira, all his injuries have been different. A concussion this time, previously it was was knee issue. Last year in Austria he had a groin thing. He just has to take it easy and recover from this one. You don't mess around with head injuries.
    3 points
  17. I don't trust what the guy has to say, even less than Herdman.
    3 points
  18. PopePouri

    Class of 1997

    I don't think this is a down year, but it looks like most of these guys are defenders and goalkeepers, and most of that potential is realized later on in their careers. I think St. Clair has the ability to go overseas. Kamal Miller looks like he could have a breakout year at CB (instead of LB). Cornelius and Guiterrez could go either way.
    3 points
  19. Cheeta

    Liam Millar

    All good. The subject is going to dominate everything footie for a long time going forward. Oh, and there's not a thing ridiculous about supporting the only model of local football you have. It's going nuclear. Certain organizations/owners want a closed league, a private club, they're allowed to spend their money any way they want. Even if that takes them, and their employees, outside of the FIFA family. And that's exactly what will happen. About time. This is going to get fun. The super rich taking advantage of the footballing leagues during the hardships of a pandemic. Play the bully. Lovely. At least there is still enough of an independent press in the footy world. This is going to get super nasty on levels we can't even imagine. We ain't seen nothing yet.
    3 points
  20. They won't lose 'a few diehards.' They'll lose almost their entire current match going base of supporters, and a large percentage of their domestic and international supporters, as well. This whole play is idiotic and will, if it comes to fruition, ruin club football in Europe.
    3 points
  21. nfitz

    CPL General

    Death rates are way down, because 80% of the deaths in Canada were in long-term care homes, and they've almost all had 2 doses many weeks ago. But if you take an average person in their 30s, 40s, 50s, etc., the death rates are up. The UK variant (B.1.1.7) is much more deadly than the B.1 strains that decimated Europe and the USA in the first wave - https://www.forbes.com/sites/victoriaforster/2021/03/15/uk-coronavirus-variant-significantly-more-deadly-says-new-study/ There's only been a handful of cases in Canada of the original November/December 2019 Wuhan virus (A.1) that started it all. As far as I know, all the Canadian cases for months have been of the variant that appeared in Europe in January/February 2020 - B.1 ... or the variants of that. Here's a fascinating article, looking at the strains. You'll see the original strain is long since gone in any measurable way. Note that the nomenclature has changed since this was written. I believe that "L" strain is now what they call "A.1" and the G strain is B.1. https://graphics.reuters.com/HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/EVOLUTION/yxmpjqkdzvr/ The Wikipedia article at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Variants_of_SARS-CoV-2#Nomenclature is also interesting - though seems to consider A.1 to be the S strain. Which expert? I'm not aware of any advocating that people have picnics with other than their family. If this variant spreads in outdoor patios, it will spread in a picnic. Sure - but can they afford it, in empty stadiums. Probably better to wait until August or so, when they can hopefully have some people in the stands. Perhaps they can find a way to play in much larger stadiums than usual, and have the usual size crowd, but more distancing.
    3 points
  22. SthMelbRed

    Lucas Cavallini

    Teibert was that gun prospect that could have been the superstar that we all hoped he'd be on the evidence of his play as a 17- and 18-year old. There was an actual reason that the Whitecaps fought the league to change the rules to allow academy players to sign GA contracts. Unfortunately, he suffered a stupid injury in that first MLS season, then had his development massively derailed by a poor manager in Martin Rennie when he got back to fitness. It's to his credit that he's been able to adapt his game to achieve a long career as a dependable squad player, rather than being a mercurial presence on the wings. He's not going to be the first name in any future CMNT squad list, but he's always worth having around, as he can play multiple positions and always puts in a shift.
    3 points
  23. dyslexic nam

    Ballou Tabla

    Not going to comment on ego because it is all really just a bunch of us speculating (and a few insta photos). I thought he was good in OQ. The one shot that everyone freaked out about was a shot that the keeper manager to get a trailing foot to - otherwise that would have been a big goal at the time. And he provided a spark in attack that most others did not. I know there are mixed opinions about the OQ campaign, but for me it was really only Tajon who was a cut above in attack. I am not yet ready to give up - but there is no doubt that he needs to really focus on being the best footballer he can if he wants to stay relevant.
    3 points
  24. MM3/MM2/MM

    Class of 1997

    1997 (Transfermarkt in euros) [GP-Min-G-A-US] Keeper [GP-Min-SO-Ave-US] 1. Derek Cornelius: (500t) Centre-Back, 2021 Vancouver Whitecaps, USA Tier 1, 2020 [14-1101-0-0-10] CMOQ 2021 [3-253-1-1-1] CMNT 2018 to 2020 [13-1061-0-0-3] Toulon 2018 [3-270-0-0-1] 2. Dayne St. Clair: (1m) Goalkeeper, 2021 Minnesota United FC, USA Tier 1, 2020 [16-1440-8-1.0-4] San Antonio USA Tier 2 [5-450-3-.6-0] CMNT 2021 [0-0-0-0-2] U20NT 2017 [0-0-0-0-3] 3. James Pantemis: (200t) Goalkeeper, 2021 FC Montréal, USA Tier 1, 2020 [3-270-0-2.3-9] Valour FC Canada Tier 1 [7-360-2-1.3-0] CMOQ 2021 [4-360-2-.75-0] CMNT 2018 t0 2020 [0-0-0-0-4] Toulon 2018 [3-270-1-1.0-1] 4. Kamal Miller: (800t) Left-Back, 2021 FC Montréal, USA Tier 1, 2020 Orlando USA Tier 1 [14-925-0-0-13] CMNT 2021 [1-90-0-0-1] CMNT 2019 to 2021 [6-452-0-0-8] 5. Cristian Gutiérrez: (800t) Left-Back, 2021 Vancouver Whitecaps, USA Tier 1, 2020 [13-753-0-1-7] CMNT 2021 [0-0-0-0-2] Played U20 with Chile 2016 to 2017 [7-630-0-0-2] U20NT 2017 [1-90-0-0] 6. Scott Kennedy (350t) Centre-Back, 2021 Jahn Regensburg Germany Tier 2 [20-1132-1-0-6] Jahn Regensburg Germany Tier 5 [1-90-0-0-0] 2020 Klagenfurt Austria Tier 2 [9-671-0-0-1] CMOQ 2021 on Provisional Roster 7. Shamit Shome: (400t) Central Mid, 2021 FC Edmonton, Canada Tier 1, 2020 CF Montréal USA Tier 1 [13-372-0-0-15] CMNT 2020 [2-78-0-0-0] Toulon [4-354-0-1-0] 8. Thomas Meilleur-Giguère: (200t) Centre-Back, 2021 Pacific FC, Canada Tier 1, 2020 [10-900-0-0-0] CMOQ DNP injured, U20NT 2017 [3-270-0-0] 9. Marcus Godinho: (175t) Right-Back, 2021 FSV Zwickau, Germany Tier 3 [5-290-0-0-5] 2020 [26-1936-0-4-4] CMOQ 2021 [4-360-0-0-0] CMNT 2018 to 2020 [5-405-0-0-3] 10. Frank Sturing: (200t) Centre Back, 2021 FC Den Bosch, Netherlands Tier 2 [14-1107-0-0-4] 2020 NEC Nijmegen Holland Tier 2 [15-783-0-0-8] CMNT 2021 [1-90-1-0-1] Holland U18-U20 2014 to 2016 [6-376-0-0-3] Americas: 1. Callum Montgomery: (200t) Centre-Back, 2021 Minnesota United FC, USA Tier 1. 2020 FC Dallas, USA Tier 1 [0-0-0-0-5] North Texas, USA Tier 3 [9-810-2-0-1] CMOQ 2021 [2-127-0-0-2] 2. David Choinière: (150t) Left Winger, 2021 Forge FC, Canada Tier 1, 2020 [15-899-2-1-0] CMOQ 2021 Provisional Roster, CMNT 20217 [0-0-0-0-1] 7 Youth NT camps 3. Diego Gutiérrez: (150t) Right Midfiled, 2021 AC Barnechea, Chile Tier 2 [1-24-00-2] 2020 Valour FC Canada Tier 1 [7-489-0-0-0] U20NT 2017 [2-180-0-0] 8 Youth NT camps. 4. Dayonn Harris: (100t) Right Winger, 2021 Tampa Bay Rowdies, USA Tier 2. 2020 Real Monarchs, USA Tier 2 [14-917-0-0-0] 7 Youth NT camps. 5. Mateo Restrepo: (100t) Right-Back, 2021 HFX Wanderers, Canada Tier 1, 2020 [10-626-0-0-1] 8 NT Youth camps 6. Jace Kotsopoulos: (75t) Centre- Forward, 2021 Guelph United, Canada Tier 3, 2020 York United, Canada Tier 1 [1-28-0-0-6] 7. Pierre Lamothe: (0) Midfield 2021 HFX Wanderers, Canada Tier 1, 2020 Blainville, Canada Tier 3 [1-90-0] 1 Youth NT camp Europe: 1. Kris Twardek: (100t) Right-Winger, 2021 Jagiellonia Bialystok, Poland Tier 1 [12-517-0-0-5] 2020 Bohemian FC Dublin [15-1331-1-3-0] CMOQ 2021 DNP injured CMNT 2017 to 2018 [1-7-0-0-1] Toulon 2018 [4-255-0-0-0] U20NT 2017 [2-173-1-0-1] Czech Republic U17/U18 2013 to 2015 [9-397-0-0-1] 2. Dario Zanatta: (200t) Left Winger, 2021 Ayr United FC, Scotland Tier 2 [17-645-1-2-9] 2020 Patrick Thistle Scotland Tier 2 [23-1298-3-3-0] CMOQ 2021 on Provisional roster U20NT 2018 [1-62-0-0] 3. Billy Bitihene: (75t) Right Midfield, 2021 Franciacorta FC, Italy Tier 4 [25-1599-4-3-0] 2020 [24-979-0-3-1] 4. Tomasz Skublak: (0) Forward, 2021 FC Bradenburg, Germany Tier 6. 2020 DNP 2019 HFX Wanderers [25-1661-4-2-3] Unattached: Nicolas Galvis: (75t) Attacking Mid, 2020 DNP, 2019 Valour FC, Canada Tier 1 [12-578-0-0-10] CMNT 2017 [0-0-0-0-1] Samuel Gardner: (23t) Centre-Back 2020 FC Edmonton, Canada Tier 1 [2-82-0-0-4]
    2 points
  25. With their draw today Cardiff City are now firmly in the grey zone. Cardiff have 3 matches left but nothing to play for. They cannot be promoted and they cannot be relegated. Despite not fitting into the new coach's system, hopefully Jr Hoilett gets some playing time now that there is nothing on the line. ---- I expect he will either sign a short contract at Middlesbrough in the summer ( and play under coach Warnock once again) or he will return to North America.
    2 points
  26. Scotland Will Baynham plays the final 50 as Queens Park draw Elgin City. Queens Park are promoted to League 1 as Champions. England Liam Millar goes 90, scores a goal, and was the reason for the 1st and third. 6-0 final. Into the final promotion spot with a couple games in hand.
    2 points
  27. johnyb

    CPL Stadiums 2021

    To add to the speculation, Winnipeg was the approved city for the CFL Bubble that never happened.
    2 points
  28. SpursFlu

    Liam Millar

    I think it also has a lot do with which clubs have successfully turned their club in to a "brand" those teams know who they are. Lets be real about this. Its not about making more money. Its about creating a system in which you are the only one who can make real money. Its about creating a system in which you're the only king maker as far as the perception of which players are the best and which players and teams have the the access to outlets that make them rich and famous. Its culture control. It happens to a degree already but they're trying to tighten it to a point in which the whole world mainly focuses on 15 teams or whatever the number is Its the same reason Nike and NBA doesn't like its player in the World Championship. It totally melts down the marketing and perception to see the USA shoe sellers loose to a bunch of Serbian guys
    2 points
  29. CanadaFan123

    Class of 1997

    The list is missing Scott Kennedy. Add him in and this is a pretty solid age group.
    2 points
  30. Marcelo Flores goes 82 minutes and scores a goal for Arsenal U18.
    2 points
  31. Shway

    General Discussion on CMNT

    Summary only...full text aren’t allowed to be posted here, especially when it comes to paid Canadian content.
    2 points
  32. Bison44

    Liam Millar

    Damn you, god damn you all to hell!!! You tricked me into clicking on a Kelly article. Seriously though, shouldnt this have its own thread?? I keep thinking there is something about Millar.
    2 points
  33. An Observer

    Liam Millar

    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/article-the-controversial-super-league-plan-takes-the-north-american-model-of/ I normally don't like a lot of what he says, but there is a lot in there that makes sense to me. As I said, I would prefer a model where relegation is permitted for the reasons you said. But in one way, what does it matter if Manchester City is on the outside looking in if this happened 20 years ago. Remember that the only reason they are on the inside is that they were bought a few years back by a mega rich emirati sheikh who got rich via oil and a family oligopoly. Ditto for Chelsea being bought by a Russian oligarch who participated in the rape of that country after the fall of communism. And PSG by Qatari natural gas money. I find it rather disingenuous that these clubs are rolled out to defend relegation and promotion to the upper echelons. These are the epitome of the rich billionaires with questionable backgrounds and ethics buying there way in. The only difference I see is rather than these guys buying in cheap, they will have to pay more in the future to buy one of the top 12 or so sides in the way that owners have to do in the NA professional structure. That seems fine to me. Other than I guess for those that are fans of a club outside the top echelon that hope one day their club too can be bought by someone with bags of money and questionable backgrounds and ethics to take them to the promise land.
    2 points
  34. Kent

    Liam Millar

    I think a decent analogy is calling the Champions League the playoffs, and the domestic leagues the regular season. It's not a perfect analogy because the Champions League is like a super (sorry for using the dirty dozen's term) playoffs, but stay with me here. What they are trying to do is like having the NBA have their regular season, but then when it's all done, even if Philadelphia and Milwaukee are the top teams in the East, and Utah and Denver are the top teams in the West, the teams that go to the playoffs are the Knicks, Celtics, Lakers, and Clippers because they are the most popular or have the most new money. If this Super League had come into being 20 years ago Manchester City would be on the outside looking in now. PSG apparently turned it down but they wouldn't have been invited 20 years ago. If you go back 30 years ago Chelsea wouldn't be involved either. Maybe Napoli or Roma would be involved (I don't know Serie A that well, maybe bad examples). The existence of the Champions League and the absense of the Super League has allowed clubs like Manchester City, Chelsea, and PSG to elbow their way into the elite (for better or worse) and earn their way with results on the field (even if the results on the field were enabled by a cash infusion off of it). I have a better idea than this Super League. Why don't we just have accountants tell us after every year which team has the most revenue and they become the champions. Results on the field obviously don't matter if we have 4 Super League teams that have never won the Champions League and 12 previous winners (not even including Bayern and Dortmund who apparently turned them down) that are on the outside looking in. Heck, 4 clubs have won it multiple times that weren't even considered for this Super League. Sorry everyone for derailing, I just have to blow off some steam. And it isn't lost on me how ridiculous my outrage is considering I've almost entirely stopped watching European games in favour of closed leagues like CPL and MLS.
    2 points
  35. Johnston had a very solid game for Nashville as well.
    2 points
  36. You could make the case for Laryea being there too, this sudden emergence of fullbacks is nice to see.
    2 points
  37. Obinna

    Lucas Cavallini

    Can't disagree with any of the bolded part of your comment. I wouldn't go as far as saying that I doubt any American team would use an international spot on him, but that's just me. I see your point and it's fair. Acknowledging his shortcomings is fine, but sometimes it feels we like we don't value him as much as we should. How many midfielders do we have at this level who are as consistent as he is, year after year? I know it's Vancouver, but still, he often starts and wears the armband, and regardless of his limitations, that in itself is an achievement for a Canadian player. The fact he's pretty much an afterthought just speaks to how strong our team has become, perhaps..
    2 points
  38. Bertuzzi44

    Lucas Cavallini

    The marking was beyond shocking on that Cavallini goal
    2 points
  39. Brethers8

    Liam Millar

    Winner gets in the super league?
    2 points
  40. Teibert get's so much unnecessary flack. His game is somewhat limited, but I thought he was his usual dependable self again last night. Our left side advanced the ball just as much as our right side yesterday. 230 games and counting for Vancouver.
    2 points
  41. Unnamed Trialist

    Lucas Cavallini

    There's a screen that worked. Cav was asked to explain it in the press conference and refused to. But said they'd practiced it. Regardless, putting your best header at the far post is not usual, nor is getting the long ball to him, nor giving him the space to strike.
    1 point
  42. LeoH037

    USA National Team Watch

    Naturally I would be okay with FIFA/UEFA having less control over the game, if what is being offered is an improvement... ESL is just making something that's already pretty shitty even worse. I'm curious as to how the players and coaches feel about this... specially those who are into it to genuinely compete.. being part of an exclusive club as a result of $$$ and not merit certainly takes away from the competitive aspect.. if you are the best of ESL, are you truly the best in the world? Will players in their prime who have their contracts coming up decide to move away from said clubs, for the similar reason that they'd refuse to go play in China in their primes regardless how much bank they could be set to make? I hope this completely blows in the faces of all those clubs, and ultimately leads to their undoing. And even if they all decide to pull out, I hope the respective federations make an example of them for trying to pull off this stunt to begin with (i.e., if they want to join the domestic league, then they must work their way back up the very bottom)
    1 point
  43. dyslexic nam

    Class of 1997

    Interesting group with a number of them potential contributors to the Nats. No obvious world-beaters, but I wouldn’t bet against St Clair, Miller or Cornelius becoming solid CMNT players. Gutierrez is strong but faces more quality competition just due to his position.
    1 point
  44. He’s only played half his life and here he is with the sky as his potential, talk about a natural. Great article
    1 point
  45. Colliedor

    Ballou Tabla

    Really? I didn't think he looked good at all. Missed some real sitters too. I really don't think he'll be reaching his true potential. His ego is in the way and he still has a lot of improving to do. Feels like a lost cause for me.
    1 point
  46. gator

    Derek Cornelius

    I think we will have to see what happens when he is healthy enough for selection, I will be surprised if he doesn't play a lot of minutes this season!
    1 point
  47. dyslexic nam

    Liam Millar

    Lol. Dick move.
    1 point
  48. N1ckbr0wn

    Joel Waterman

    While these are all fair takes, I think we need to pull the reigns back on predicting what level of CB Joel is and let him gain more experience. We must remember only a couple years ago he was a CM for Trinity Western University. The lad only has 20 something odd professional games at CB, most of those at a lower level. You can see it in his confidence on the ball and ability to distribute that he was a CM. You can also see it in his defensive positioning, the way his first instinct is to clamp down and close space on an incoming attacker instead of jockeying him and closing seams. Pacey players like Laryea and Shaff are 100% going to take advantage of positional blunders like this, and it’s up to Joel to learn from these mistakes and implement them into his game. These are all things he will improve on simply with game time and experience in the position. I think Joel has the makings of being a good modern day CB, and hopefully we all see that soon. knowing when to close space on a defender, and knowing when you have to jockey and close seams, is a delicate balancing act he will only learn from getting chances to play. This needs to become 2nd nature for him
    1 point
  49. LeoH037

    Liam Millar

    okay... so the solution to a shitty system is an exclusive shittier one then, made up of what will essentially be unsanctioned "glorified" friendlies?
    1 point
  50. Ansem

    CPL Stadiums 2021

    I'd say the authorities created a precedent with the NHL division. Question is more about fans or no fans and if there's fans - What's the % of capacity allowed Will Halifax & Nova Scotia agree to this like the NHL provinces already have
    1 point
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