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  1. dyslexic nam

    Daniel Jebbison

    Bottom line is that we have no idea. People thought Tomori would not be able to get time with England and that he could be a vital part of the youth movement here leading to the 2026 World Cup. Instead he traded that for 3 minutes of time (so far) in an England kit. Eustaquio could have held out for a shot at Portugal’s midfield but instead chose us. We can’t know what drives their individual decisions, how patriotic they may feel, what kind my pressures they may feel, who is whispering in their ear, how they prioritize short term ba long term international prospects, etc.
    9 points
  2. El Hombre

    Daniel Jebbison

    I think the hype is getting a little out of hand. Yes, good on the kid for scoring and yes, I'm sure the press around him has the England FA raising their eyebrows. However, to say he did something that no one else has ever done is a little disingenuous. He scored on his first start and he was the youngest to do so. That is great for him. Remember though that it was in a nothing game at the end of the season. To compare him to Rooney, who scored his first PL goal at 16 years old, isn't really correct. What I think will play more of a part is what happens next year. Sheffield have gone down. If he remains with them, he'll have to tear up the championship to keep eyes on him. If he gets sold to a higher profile club, he could get lost in the shuffle. The next 12 months are crucial in figuring out what exactly his trajectory is.
    8 points
  3. frmr

    Daniel Jebbison

    Well he was born here and grew up here and there's absolutely no guarantee he makes England senior squad. They are rose coloured for sure but you would have to think Canada has a good shot of getting him to commit. Look at what happened with Tomori, surely Herdman can sell him on the idea of being a key player in the best Canadian side of all time.
    8 points
  4. My starting 11 for the 2030 World Cup: Jebbison David Davies Diaz Corbeanu Hutchinson Buchanan Dunn Cornelius ZBG Hasal
    7 points
  5. Acid-Tone

    NCAA+ Canadians 2020

    They just won the NCAA final 1-0 in extra time!
    7 points
  6. archer21

    Daniel Jebbison

    I don’t think we need to worry about England trying to cap him any time soon. They’ll definitely try to keep him in their youth setup, but I don’t see them bringing a Championship player (if he even starts there) into their team that easily. He’s probably years away from an England cap, if one ever comes. So it may come down to whether he’d rather play in our national team, or play in their youth teams, with the hopes of one day potentially playing for their national team.
    6 points
  7. Ruffian

    Matthew Baldisimo

    Even if he is playing for the Philippines he is still representing Canada in a way. Canadian born and developed player representing a large nation like the Philippines because the talent level of the Canadian national team is too high. We are exporting talent now!
    6 points
  8. El Hombre

    Stephen Eustaquio

    If they don't consider themselves Canadian, why should we? I've never understood this.
    6 points
  9. Obinna

    Cyle Larin

    Full Time. Besiktas win the Turkish Cup, 2-0!
    5 points
  10. Footyeh

    Theo Corbeanu

    Nothing serious, cramped up and held back to be cautious. Will be back for final match on weekend against United, could get extended minutes. Played as a wingback yesterday.
    5 points
  11. PiedPilko

    Stephen Eustaquio

    https://www.record.pt/futebol/futebol-nacional/liga-nos/p--ferreira/detalhe/empresarios-de-stephen-eustaquio-em-conversacoes-com-o-napoles Napoli joins the party, cause why not? I'm gonna hold off on posting updates before something gets acknowledgement / confirmation. I think this is gonna be a David-esque transfer window where like a dozen different clubs get linked to Steph. I'm gonna start taking these outlets with a grain of salt, especially considering Record previously reported a Porto deal was already closed. Something should happen, and it could be as big as Napoli or as small as Vitoria de Guimaraes... it's anyone's guess!
    5 points
  12. toontownman

    Theo Corbeanu

    Yeah absolute gutter if it's not just a simple knock. Just made his debut then a performance like that for u23's. Surely would be getting more minutes for the first team in the next two games.
    5 points
  13. Kent

    Daniel Jebbison

    Good examples. Reading the crazy (or at least, premature) hype people are throwing around reminded me that David Edgar scored as a teenager in his 2nd Premier League appearance, against Manchester United (when they were still a dominant team), and Edgar's goal was prettier. Edgar was good for Canada for sure, but he was an English Championship level player through the bulk of his career, not a world beating Premier League phenom. I'm very happy for Jebbison, and excited at the thought he could end up being a really good player and could play for Canada, but he's got one back post tap in goal in his career. That's a great start for a 17 year old, but the work is just beginning for him now.
    4 points
  14. Obinna

    Matthew Baldisimo

    In less than 2 months from now Michael Baldisimo will be playing for Canada in the Gold Cup and cap tied to Canada. While I generally want Canadians playing for Canada, I make an exception here for Matthew. This gives him a chance to play international football outside of our confederation. He's not going to a rival team like Telfer and T&T. It has been 4 years since he's been involved with the youth teams and we keep getting stronger players. I will cheer for him as he goes on this journey because he is still a Canadian player in my eyes.
    4 points
  15. Imo Napoli would be better than Porto, just for the fact that he'll be playing tougher competition. Both of them are guaranteed European football with Napoli battling with Juve for the final Champions League spot in Italy.
    4 points
  16. JamboAl

    Atiba Hutchinson

    I would love to go back to Vodafone Park to watch a game; probably the loudest of any stadium I’ve been to. And super friendly to Canadians for obvious reasons.
    4 points
  17. Obinna

    General Discussion on CMNT

    One of the things I indicated on the survey is that I would like to see increased promotion of our men's national team players. If we want to become a soccer country, we first have to promote the hell out of these guys in our communities. We need to start treating them like the champions they are (see the Canadian Euro-based Champions 2020-21 thread). In soccer facilities throughout this country there should be framed posters of Davies lifting the UEFA Champions League with Bayern, or Scott Arfield sliding on his knees after scoring an important goal for Rangers at Celtic Park. I am sure not many soccer fans in Canada know who Scott Arfield is, but I am willing to bet the majority of them can identify a Rangers kit, so I believe we have to promote our players in their club colors to make the connection that Canada has important players at important clubs. Just showing them in Canada tops doesn't really say anything to the average soccer fan. Davies is the only one who's face is recognizable. We need to show them having important moments in certain club strips that everyone knows, with the Canadian Soccer Logo in the background, or something. We need to celebrate these guys locally and it should be very inexpensive thing for the CSA to pull off. It would just be a matter of contacting indoor facilities and sending them the materials and requesting they put them up, just as one small example. Hell, we have at least 1 graphic designer around here (@Shway) who does great work. If resources are a problem, why not leverage those of us who love this team the most? I know I would personally volunteer my time to promote the men's national team in any way I could, and I would do it for free. That's the other thing I mentioned in the survey, enlisting members of the Voyageurs community to promote the team. I really want to see the perception of the team continue to grow, and like many things in life it starts at the grassroots.
    4 points
  18. Floortom

    Theo Corbeanu

    another one ! his PL debut probably doing wonders for his confidence
    4 points
  19. jordan

    Theo Corbeanu

    4 points
  20. Kadenge

    Daniel Jebbison

    If Arsenal were "blown away" with Herdman's plan for Flores wait till Sheffield Utd see John's plan for Jebb. They won't know what hit them.
    4 points
  21. Congrats to Atiba and Larin for winning the Turkish Super Lig! Hutchinson now becomes a 3-time winner and Larin earns his first trophy at the professional level. This is the first league title for Besiktas since 2016-17 and their 16th league title overall. This "Sampiyon" celebration video has highlights from the year featuring Hutchinson and Larin. I don't know if it's the music or what, but watching that and seeing both of our guys play such a key role in the title win, seeing the images of their fans and what this club means to them, really gives me goosebumps....
    4 points
  22. Kent

    Atiba Hutchinson

    I didn't watch any of the game, but apparently Besiktas won 2-0. Congrats to Atiba and Cyle! P.S. Neither of them were goal scorers, that is all I know.
    3 points
  23. Lol, have you read some of the discussions on here? Discussing Elva in an Elva thread is not way off topic.
    3 points
  24. toontownman

    Saskatoon CanPL

    Latest rendering. Obviously there are some things here that don't add up (the existing barn building where the bar will be) and the water feature looks weird. Still exciting. Will add this too, as it is where the rendering popped out from: https://prairielandpark.com/setting-the-record-straight/
    3 points
  25. Corazon

    Daniel Jebbison

    Tomori had a lot happen to even get called into the senior squad. Reality is that Chelsea were desperate for center backs summer 2019 but were unable to buy anyone due to their transfer ban. Tomori who was coming off a great loan spell with Derby in the championship was forced to stay with Chelsea for the season. Had Chelsea bought a center back or two that summer, good chance that Tomori would have been loaned out again for the 2019-20 season. Then, several injuries to center backs at Chelsea to start the year meant that Chelsea was forced to start Tomori at CB and he performed excellently as the starting CB for several months and earned his call up. Reality is that if these 2 key events never happened, he likely is never called to England senior squad. Also, to note that Tomori left Canada as an infant so he is English/Nigerian through and through. The only regrets he will have is if he misses out on the Euros and World Cup which is a strong possibility. Tomori has been very good for AC Milan so perhaps they will recall him into the squad again soon but historically England would rather call a domestic player over a player playing out of country with similar quality. So that doesn't help his case. Tomori was Tomori'd when a lot had to happen actually came true and happened. Tomori has about 150 professional football games under his belt and only a couple minutes of representing the England senior program. I am not yet worried about a young Canadian with a couple professional games under his belt.
    3 points
  26. Corazon

    Daniel Jebbison

    I am extremely excited for Jebbison and the prospect of him playing for Canada. I would love to see him commit to us this year but would not fault him at all if he's interested in playing in the English youth system since they play quite regularly. However, the hype train does have to halt a little bit. The timing worked perfectly for him to get some late season minutes and he made a great run with a great finish to score. It may be his only premier league goal for a few seasons, or he may score again this weekend. England has so much depth and quality that they are not going to be hung up a player scoring one goal. There are 13 other players besides Jebbison that are 20 years or younger that have scored at least one goal this Premier League season. Most will never reach the senior England squad. Being relegated to the championship is probably the best thing to happen to him. Although, I don't think he will be an automatic starter in the championship, I can imagine him getting somewhat regular minutes next season there. Mason Greenwood has 1 England senior cap. He has 29 goals in all competitions for Manchester United (17 premier league goals). Safe to predict that Jebbison is probably not on the same trajectory as Greenwood was two seasons ago. Callum Hudson-Odoi who also scored many premier league goals as a teenager has nearly 100 games for Chelsea and only 3 England caps. Young English players score as teenagers in the premier league all the time and then truly don't amount to anything more than an average championship player. To England, that means very little but for Canada an average championship player would be a great add for our program.
    3 points
  27. dyslexic nam

    Theo Corbeanu

    I would reiterate that I don’t see this “overshadowing”. Many of us have been waiting and commenting for weeks whenever Theo gets called to the bench. Every game people have watched and waited. Then there was a collective cheer when it finally happened. And then there was continued cheering about his immediate killer follow-up performance for the U23s. Nothing there seems underwhelming to me. Most of the comments on Jebbison’s thread aren’t people lavishing him with praise - it is just the usual gnashing of teeth that happens over uncommitted dual nationals. Take out all the speculation and mental gymnastics (which we don’t need to do with Theo - yay!) and it isn’t a disproportionate response.
    3 points
  28. VinceA

    Matthew Baldisimo

    I generally make exceptions for guys who are probably not going to ever get a serious look from Canada but can help grow a program elsewhere. I can't really get mad at a player wanting to further their career through their heritage if Canada won't call them up. I always cheer on the likes of Telfer, Geffrard, and now the likes of Pena and Baldisimo. And I love the angle of it's Canadians that are good enough to play international footy who have developed through our pathways. Realistically if Canada is letting guys go then the expectation is our program is good enough to beat the teams they join. Granted we got a nice wake-up call when Geffrard's Haiti bounced us in 2019.
    3 points
  29. VinceA

    Stephen Eustaquio

    I'm good with either place honestly.
    3 points
  30. Corbeanu may end up being our most important influencer! Seems to be the ring-leader of our up and coming slew of young European stars. Friends with Flores, Dias, Jebbison and Mitrovic. Although I would imagine, growing up in Toronto and all within a year in age, they all played with and against each other at some point.
    3 points
  31. Wgen Tomori played for England Davies had 3 starts at Bayern. David was in his second season at Gent and not very well known. Now we have 2 legitimate superstars. I have no idea what, if any, effect this has, but it certainly can't hurt.
    3 points
  32. frmr

    Daniel Jebbison

    What are people thinking are the chances he commits to Canada? Surely greater than 50%?
    3 points
  33. maplebanana

    Matthew Baldisimo

    Read this article, and what also stands out to me is the implied Canadian inferiority complex. Describes the Phillipines WCQ campaign as if they have a chance, yet calls Canada's campaign a 'long-shot'. The Phillipines are ranked #125 in the world, and at the time of the draw were 1 spot behind powerhouse Taiwan and #24 in the AFC.
    3 points
  34. dyslexic nam

    Theo Corbeanu

    Geez. That is awesome. This is one of those out of left field stories that makes me so excited about our future. Didn’t know he existed a year ago. Now he is looking like a future starter for the Nats. Amazing.
    3 points
  35. Kadenge

    Atiba Hutchinson

    Canada vs Turkey at Besiktas' home stadium!
    3 points
  36. Big_M

    Saskatoon CanPL

    and they write see you in 2023 at the end..they are in the optimistic bunch
    2 points
  37. Corazon

    Matthew Baldisimo

    I fully support Matthew's decision to represent the Philippines. He is aware of where he is in our system and realistically it's not likely he is ever going to be called. Michael on the other hand may play a part of our depth in our program. We are so deep in the middle that I rarely see him getting called for meaningful games but he still has some developing to do so I am happy he is holding off switching allegiances. I know @Obinnayou have always been a big fan of Telfer but I do not see this as a concern. Realistically he already has way more caps for T&T then he would ever get with Canada. And hopefully T&T doesn't cause us any pain in the future. There should be no reason why T&T should be competing with us.
    2 points
  38. Corazon

    Cyle Larin

    Up 1-0 after 3 minutes so a positive start for the Turkish Champions (has a nice ring to it).
    2 points
  39. dyslexic nam

    Cyle Larin

    Larin and Hutch both starting in the Cup final today. Will be interesting to see how the team plays with the inevitable championship hangover (and I mean that both literally and figuratively). The attraction of winning the double may be enough but after winning the season on Saturday it might that some mental discipline to refocus and get fully motivated for this one.
    2 points
  40. Obinna

    Daniel Jebbison

    I'm with the man on this. To suggest his trajectory is equal to those great english players is premature at best. Yeah he scored a goal, but how developed is the rest of his game? Don't get me wrong, I am excited about this kid and I bet England are too after this, but they won't be calling him to their senior team, like Canada will be. Losing Musiala and to a lesser extent Musah will have them seriously keeping tabs, because they won't want to lose another player, but Jebbison could move down to the Championship next season and struggle, or go out on loan to League two. Neither of those scenarios would be a surprise. Should that happen I think Canada is calling him regardless and if you're England are you really trying hard to keep him around at that point? I don't see them pulling out all the stops to convince a teenager playing on loan in league two to stay in the English program, just because he set a record once. Not saying it will play out that way, just highlighting that we don't know. Obviously I hope he shows up for Canada and then goes on to have a strong Championship season or gets bought by someone like Dortmund who will give him first team minutes. File this under "wait and see".
    2 points
  41. VinceA

    Daniel Jebbison

    I don't think the Olympics are a factor as Great Britain generally doesn't form a team for the OLY. They only did the one off for 2012 because it was in London.
    2 points
  42. kacbru

    Matthew Baldisimo

    Nailed it.
    2 points
  43. apbsmith

    Daniel Jebbison

    All these convos aside, let's step back for a moment and remember... Canadian Daniel Jebbison is now the youngest born player to ever score in a debut start in the BPL. BOOM! - WOW!
    2 points
  44. costarg

    Daniel Jebbison

    Blown away because CANMNT doesn't play friendlies. They'll never actually miss him. No risk of injury either.
    2 points
  45. costarg

    Daniel Jebbison

    At least it'll be a little tougher for Southgate to pull another Tomori with the new rules now. Still bitter the way he brought on Tomori for 3 minutes and never called him up again, after clearly stating to the media he wouldn't be doing that to Tomori, Abraham, etc.....
    2 points
  46. So I have somewhat coasted along reading the many posts about our upcoming games, but never really stood back and taken the big picture view of things. Now, I am wondering about the idea that we would consider fielding a B team for the Gold Cup. By my count, we have the following games (and potential games) lined up: June 5 - WCQ vs vs Aruba June 8 - WCQ vs Suriname **June 12 - WCQ playoff, possibly against Haiti **June 15 - WCQ playoff, possibly against Haiti July 11 - GC vs Martinique July 15 - GC vs prelim winner July 18 - GC vs USA **July 24/25 - GC QF **July 29 - GC SF **Aug 1 - GC Finals (All ** games are dependent on other results ) After that, the next potential games would be the start of the Octo itself, with games in Sept, Oct and Nov. If we get there, we would want to be as prepared as possible for those Octo games. Would we really waste the chance to have 3-6 more competitive matches for our first team to work on tactics and cohesion? I know folks have talked about lingering injuries and the need for a proper summer break, but a lot of our guys are fairly young and would have pretty good powers of recovery. Plus there is still a one-month layoff between the potential Haiti/whoever games and the start of the Gold Cup. If I am a coach looking to maximize preparation for possible Octo games (which start in September) that will decide if we get to Qatar, I don't think I would waste those games between June and September. I may be missing some very important info. This issue may have already been definitively settled by the CSA. Or I could have my wikipedia-driven scheduling wrong. But I wonder if the powers that be may take a full strength (or near full strength) squad to the Gold Cup.
    2 points
  47. Kadenge

    Atiba Hutchinson

    We should play our "home" games in Istanbul
    2 points
  48. ag futbol

    Daniel Jebbison

    ^ Well, leaving that aside, we inadvertently got a great advertisement from a certain CB, who will now be having his international career from the couch after being sold a bill of goods. We can sell a team on the rise and guaranteed birth to a WC just when this guy is hitting his prime years. Honestly, Canada is the smart move here. Think we can win this one, especially if he transfers out of England this summer.
    2 points
  49. Also in Croatia, six Canadians are training with NK Otok in Croatian 3rd tier. They are all from the Toronto area, and were previously training with a 2nd division club in Bulgaria. https://slobodnadalmacija.hr/sport/domaci-nogomet/sestoricu-kanadana-nogometni-put-doveo-u-otok-kod-sinja-ovdje-nam-je-sto-puta-bolje-nego-u-bugarskoj-bas-uzivamo-u-nasem-novom-domu-1091471
    2 points
  50. Dominic94

    Daniel Jebbison

    I insta stalked his comments on his goal debut and our boys Pepple and Corbeanu are way way ahead of us.
    2 points
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