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  1. 23 points
    spitfire

    Liam Millar

    So last response sorry long post and no disrespect meant. Been a long day of painting...😊
  2. 22 points
    Alex

    Liam Millar

    Considering that’s his goddamn father, I’d say it’s not “a very big if” about there being a plan. You’re speculating on something you know nothing about.
  3. 15 points
    Bison44

    Liam Millar

    Hey Spitfire, you dont have to justify or explain yourself or Liams actions. But thanks for taking the time to fill us in on all the ins and outs going on behind the scenes. Most of us are smart enough to realize those kinds of things were going on without being a dick to you. It must be hard to have a bunch of goobers making comments about your kid, sometimes it must be impossible to let the worst of them go without a response. Good luck with the painting, I always have trouble around the door frames, and dont give the local spammer of the week bother you on here.
  4. 15 points
    El Hombre

    Jonathan David

    I think it would be safe to say that both Salzburg and Stuttgart are kicking themselves at this point. This is a pretty good example of the fact that talent assessment is not that easy, especially for professionals. He was brought in specifically to be looked at and both passed on him. Might be worth remembering this the next time someone goes on a tirade about the CSA's incompetence letting some kid slip through the cracks. If its difficult for professionals in an isolated and directed environment, think about what it must be like for semi-professionals covering 10 million square miles and thousands of kids in each age group.
  5. 12 points
    Bikerack

    Canadians Abroad May 22nd to May 28th

    Doneil Henry goes 90 and a clean sheet in a 1-0 win for Suwon dominate game from Doneil
  6. 10 points
    Dominic94

    Liam Millar

    Was finally able to get in and reply.... ill be the first to say that I rate Liam highly and have always liked him. i honestly feel that he could be as good as Davies and David at a point. Watch him over the next 2-3 years. truth be told at 20 he would not be with Liverpool if they did not rate him. They clearly see a path for him if they won’t let him leave on loan without resigning and if they’ve turned down multiple bids. It also means other teams think he can play.
  7. 10 points
    cronaldo7

    Liam Millar

    Since I follow Liam on insta, looks like him and his fiancée are expecting a baby! Congrats to them and @spitfire !!!
  8. 9 points
    Bertuzzi44

    Liam Millar

    For me @spitfire is one of the best contributors to this forum. Obviously he has a very close relationship to Liam so I assume it can be hard to see all us armchair managers say this and that and speculate. But I don't think anyone here posts maliciously (in this thread), and this being a fan forum you're going to hear lots of different opinions! Back to Millar, from my armchair I also think it might be a bridge too far to be a regular starter at Liverpool. Even breaking into the 18 would be huge. But I think he has a lot of potential, and seems to have a fantastic work ethic. That goes a long way. I would be ecstatic if he became a Premiership player! And I think that's an attainable goal.
  9. 9 points
    spitfire

    Liam Millar

    I should have known better back to painting the house ... stay safe my friends
  10. 9 points
    Alex

    The Importance of Alphonso Davies

    Yes Canada has not qualified to a World Cup since 1986. Just to be clear.
  11. 8 points
    Ian Kennedy

    Scott Kennedy

    The Austrian Liga has made the decision to finish the season. Scott is healthy and ready to play. I'm pasting an article from the Club's Website - google translation of Austrian German to English isn't perfect ... but close enough. Scott's injury was Osteitis pubis. A a non-infectious inflammation of the pubic symphysis causing varying degrees of lower abdominal and pelvic pain. Break brings Kennedy back into play From a sporting point of view, the Corona crisis has at least produced a beautiful story for Austria Klagenfurt. Because Scott Kennedy, for whom the season seemed to have ended at the beginning of the year, is back on the pitch and is therefore available to head coach Robert Micheu for the remaining eleven rounds of the 2nd division. After completely missing the fall series due to a pubic infection, Kennedy struggled back in the winter. The defender did much of the preparation and was used in friendly matches. But during the training camp in Belek, Turkey, the German-Canadian suffered a serious muscle injury. "We didn't expect it anymore, but the forced break did have something good," says Micheu, for whom Kennedy is "a strong alternative" at the Violet Defense Center: "Scott used the time and is in good physical shape . For him, as for everyone else, it is now a matter of finding the rhythm. " Last Monday, the professionals were allowed back on the pitch after almost ten weeks of abstinence. Kennedy got involved and was there when Austria entered team training on Thursday. “It felt great to finally be together with the other guys, to have the ball on my feet. We look forward to the championship starting again. ” Incidentally, the race for promotion has by no means been decided for the 23-year-old, who came to Klagenfurt from SV Grödig in summer 2018 and has played 29 games (three goals) in the second division since then. With an eight point lead, Ried has the best cards, says Kennedy, "but we will be a persistent hunter and will do everything we can to catch up with them." On the first weekend in June, the home game in the Wörthersee Stadium against Kapfenberger SV will continue. The 1.90-meter defense giant is hoping for its first season. Kennedy: "I'm ready! Of course I know that we have a strong squad and that we have a few alternatives for all positions. Competition is always good, the decision is up to the trainer. ” This gets tricky because the violets are in good shape despite the Corona break. On Saturday they fought a hot fight in an internal training game over two 25-minute sessions - and Kennedy was fully involved.
  12. 8 points
    El Hombre

    Frank Sturing

    I'm starting to believe that we have an AI bot that is slowly learning how to post on forums.
  13. 8 points
    Obinna

    Liam Millar

    Jadon Sancho (Dortmund), Reiss Nelson (Hoffenheim), Ademola Lookman (RB Leipzig), Jonjoe Kenny (Schalke) and Recce Oxford (Augsburg) are all recent examples of English-based players moved to the Bundesliga after being on the fringes of an EPL first team. Would be interesting if Liam became the latest example of that. It cannot be overstated how strong Liverpool are. We are not talking about West Ham, Everton, or even Arsenal. This is Liverpool we are talking about. Millar has done fantastic to be involved in this set up the way he has. The plan for him as communicated by Spitfire seems very logical to me. 5 subs per match would only increase Liam's chances of with the first team. Liverpool has the title pretty much wrapped up anyways. More first team games would be huge for his development. Then in fall he goes out on loan in the Championship or Bundesliga. Sounds pretty awesome if you ask me.
  14. 7 points
    kacbru

    Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty

    Even more friendly writing advice re: redundancies above.
  15. 7 points
    gator

    Liam Millar

    You seem to think you know better than his father on what his plans are or what they should be, shakes head!
  16. 7 points
    An Observer

    The Importance of Alphonso Davies

    I think he turns to his hometown club, buys it, gets a new downtown stadium built and ushers in a new era as owner, manager and player of FC Edmonton.
  17. 7 points
    SpursFlu

    FC Edmonton Season Thread 2020

    FC Edmonton has a pretty good team it seems. Lost in all of the commotion its seems the caliber of player in CPL has taken a nice bump up
  18. 7 points
    Obinna

    The Importance of Alphonso Davies

    Personal preference, but I would not want Alphonso to go to Real Madrid. Very happy with where he is at. He is just 19 and starting regularly for one of the biggest clubs in the world. It is absolutely unnecessary for him to move on. Maybe down the road when he enters his prime, he could be tempted to try something new and move to England or Spain. Any move to a big club in England is probably lateral at best, perhaps with the exception of Liverpool, but who is to say where they'll be in 4-5 years time. Look where Liverpool were 4-5 years ago. As for Spain, the only two clubs that are arguably bigger are Barca and Real Madrid, every other club would be a step down. And if it came down to those two clubs, I would prefer Barcelona. At least there is an associated style of football at that club. Real Madrid just seem to buy the biggest player regardless of what kind of player they are. Just a personal qualm I have with them. All that said, I kind of want him to see out his whole career at Bayern and become a club legend. I don't think he needs to go anywhere else.
  19. 6 points
    baulderdash77

    Liam Millar

    It’s part of the business. Liam is a top prospect and if they’ve already been offered over a million £ for him then they’re not going to let him burn his last year on loan and then walk away on a free transfer. That would make no sense for them. Liam Miller is a great looking young player and if he wasn’t playing for literally the best team in the world right now he would probably be a regular sub. Think about that. I think @spitfire and the rest of Liam’s team know what they’re doing and it’s high stakes. If Liam can break through to the 18 for Liverpool this contract then it jumps him forward in his contract. If he can’t and can secure a top end loan and extend then that sounds like another great option. The next 12 months are important for him. We’re all engaged as fans but it sounds like he’s getting good advise. We’re honestly lucky that spitfire is giving us this information.
  20. 6 points
    Kadenge

    Jonathan David

    After watching Gent and David vs Roma in the 2 Europa games, he is ready for the next level. Only 20 but now at a higher level than his teamates. The Jupiler league and Gent have both been a perfect stage for his 2 year development. Gent deserve every Euro they receive on his transfer fee.
  21. 6 points
    Strait Red

    Best active uncapped CanMNT player

    I’m curious to see how good Aviv Solomon is, not sure if he’ll ever play but he’s a mystery at this point. The best long term uncapped player right now might be Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty, I recently heard from a reliable source that a prominent European side is very interested in him. In terms of likely to make an impact soon, I’ll go with Raposo as well.
  22. 6 points
    SthMelbRed

    Jonathan David

    Having both of our young Daves playing together at club level could certainly benefit the national team, as well.
  23. 6 points
    N1ckbr0wn

    Liam Millar

    Eh, pay em no mind there spitfire. Now that neukers gone TGAA is the only village idiot left... I know that the rest of us consider Liam apart of our top 3 prospects, you have a lot to be proud of, thanks for keeping us up to date and know that the Vs will be cheering your family along the whole way!
  24. 6 points
    SpursFlu

    The Importance of Alphonso Davies

    See how easy he scored essential playing as a forward. He physically overwhelms in a counter and final 3rd. Take note Herdman
  25. 6 points
    nolando

    The Importance of Alphonso Davies

    Only in a Canadian soccer forum would you have a thread about the most promising Canadian player in the entire history of the sport, a young man now linked with Real Madrid, and all people want to banter about is Gillingham. 😂
  26. 6 points
    SpursFlu

    Stephen Eustaquio

    https://portugoal.net/club-news/1618-rescheduled-portuguese-liga-fixture-list Lost in an injury and Davies David hype. Here is a player to get excited about. Gets back playing 2 weeks from Sunday. Sportsnet, DAZN, TSN whoever.. step it up and show some of these games
  27. 5 points
    SpursFlu

    CPL General

    The name says it all. Onesoccer Just because TSN plays politics doesn't mean Onesoccer needs to. I think its great. Landon Donovan was great. It also lends credibility to the platform and CPL to the general soccer public. Very important. I'm a soccer fan I like it all
  28. 5 points
    https://streamable.com/2d6seh Davies fast
  29. 5 points
    Bison44

    Atlético Ottawa 2020 Season

    But there are some mid age ranged players along with the young and veteran players. So predominantly young with some veteran, but also some midrange although young and veteran players would be key. But you dont want to ignore older players while focusing only on young players as well as veterans.
  30. 5 points
    Strait Red

    Jonathan David

    According to this article Dortmund are interested. https://www.4-4-2.com/bundesliga/borussia-dortmund/positive-signale-bvb-jonathan-david/
  31. 5 points
    SthMelbRed

    Liam Millar

    Congratulations, Gramps! Looking forward to seeing Liam on the bench for the Reds once the league returns, and the Bundesliga loan for next season sounds brilliant. Hope it gets over the line.
  32. 5 points
    red card

    The Importance of Alphonso Davies

    Article in the Province with some new tidbits: Manchester United was the first major club linked to him, with their head North American scout Jorge Alvial, raving about the 15-year-old midfielder, sending upwards of 40 glowing reports back to his bosses, rating him higher than Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic. In December of 2017, Whitecaps coach Carl Robinson wanted to take Davies to England for a trial with two Premier League clubs, but Huoseh, was hesitant about that arrangement. That following January, Huoseh had arranged with United for Davies to train with the team for two weeks, but this time, Robinson shot it down, saying Davies wasn’t ready to train at that level. Once news of Bayern’s interest broke, several other suitors joined the fray. Stuttgart and United were active bidders, with Barcelona also coveting Davies for their second team. Paris Saint-Germain, in a connection brokered by then-assistant coach Pa-Modou Kah, was a late and ultimately futile entry into the field. The Whitecaps and Bayern hammered out the details on a transfer agreement, finally settling on a fee reported to be €11.3M. Ten per cent of that fee is supposed to go to the player. It’s not uncommon for MLS clubs to request that clause be waived, but Huoseh’s initial shock turned to disappointment when the Whitecaps asked Davies to give up that money. Huoseh got Bayern to up their salary offer to cover the 10 per cent he’d had expected from Vancouver. The Bayern guys, you’re dealing with people who know the ins (and outs). Dealing with them was completely … day and night between them and the Whitecaps. Huoseh and Davies then hopped on a red-eye flight to Edmonton, where they signed the five-year deal in a quiet corner of the airport with Davies’ parents. https://theprovince.com/sports/soccer/mls/vancouver-whitecaps/done-deal-how-alphonso-davies-record-setting-transfer-to-bayern-munich-came-to-fruition
  33. 5 points
    jordan

    The Importance of Alphonso Davies

    Remember someone once said less is more, when so many posts on multiple threads make so little sense, add absolutely no value, you need to look in the mirror and ask yourself “ is it really worth hitting Submit Reply”
  34. 5 points
    canta15

    Canadians Abroad May 22nd to May 28th

    Phonsie has a man of the match performance with a goal and assist. Albeit, according to some Bayern fans, his defending could use some work
  35. 5 points
    Acid-Tone

    The Importance of Alphonso Davies

    Goal! You can't stop Phonzie, in fact you can barely hope to contain him!!!
  36. 5 points
    SoccMan

    Liam Millar

    As much as I think Liam has potential to be a decent pro and maybe even a very very good pro, it’s not like he was a stand out on any of the teams he was loaned to. Therefore, I just don’t see him sticking with Liverpool. He was loaned to levels way below the EPL standards and didn’t really stand out. Maybe a move to Belgians top league would be a great fit to just see at what level he is really at at the moment . Saying all that look the guy is still young and has shown potential and in the end I think will be a starter and a main part of the national team for many years to come.
  37. 5 points
    Snowcrash

    Jonathan David

    Video highlight package.
  38. 5 points
    SthMelbRed

    Liam Millar

    As much as I hate to say it, I can't see Liam making it as a Liverpool regular. Never mind all of the current senior squad that are firmly in front of him, he's also competing against Rhian Brewster, Harry Wilson, Ben Woodburn, Curtis Jones, and Harvey Elliot for positions, all of whom are his age or younger, and higher-rated prospects. That doesn't even include a couple of other academy prospects that are likely higher on the chart than Liam. Liam needs to be absorbing everything he can from training under world-class coaches and with world-class players and be ready for an opportunity to jump to an ambitious Championship team where he'll have a more realistic shot at first-team games. For the record, I think that, other than Elliot and Jones, who are both going to be absolute belters, all of the other prospects on the above list are also going to have to leave Liverpool to further their careers within the next 12-18 months, even with players like Shaqiri and Lallana moving on.
  39. 4 points
    sebdeserio

    Ferdi Kadioglu

    Did you really need that many words to say he is eligible for 3 countries and Canadas probably his 3rd option????
  40. 4 points
    Bison44

    The Importance of Alphonso Davies

    It did seem like last game (against weak opposition) the manager let him loose, and this time he was told to focus on defensive duties, dont get caught too far upfield etc. Which is all they needed him to do, play smart and get the result. That kind of calm professionalism is something the rest of our national team needs to learn from him.
  41. 4 points
    Is Haaland just the latest example of a much-touted, young attacking player to come down with the Phonzie Flu?
  42. 4 points
    At the time, he couldn't switch sides under the current rules then. They changed them subsequently which then allowed him to switch. That being said, I remember thinking at the time why didn't he get the start as we were eliminated and he should have been looking to get young players experience for the future.
  43. 4 points
    This issue is becoming highly politicized, which is unfortunate. Herd immunity built up where H1N1 flu is concerned after up to 50 million died from it globally in 1918-19. It tends to come back every 30 years or so in a big pandemic (2009 was the last one and by some estimates led to up to 500,000 deaths globally even if it didn't live up to the media hype) once there are enough young people around again with no immunity to it for the R0 value to be significantly above 1. Whether that is the trajectory that happens with COVID19 remains to be seen as does whether Sweden's or Canada's approach will ultimately turn out to have been the better one to follow. There are no easy answers on this, because modern medicine doesn't always have a magic bullet solution and beyond the issue of virus vaccines could soon have fewer than we have grown used to post-penicillin if the crisis on antibiotic resistance doesn't get fixed. My guess would be that normality on soccer will happen a lot more quickly than many people think because national lockdowns simply won't be sustainable and it won't take long rightly or wrongly for most people to start to tune out x number of COVID19 deaths the same way they tune out x number of deaths from seasonal flu, if it isn't somebody they are close to that is involved.
  44. 4 points
    Unnamed Trialist

    Jonathan David

    After reading various opinions, have to say: Bayern just might be a good move. First, his position would be similar to Müller's, with mobility behind the target. Second, Müller is amazing but getting on, they need a longer term replacement and don't really have any clear one (Goretzka perhaps, but he's a bit different). They also need someone with goal scoring instinct, in case Lewandowski gets injured. Not a bad fit I don't think.
  45. 4 points
    Obinna

    Jonathan David

    I don't think there is anything "so wrong" with going back to Gent. It's better than making a bad move. However, at some point he will have to leave Belgium if he wants to improve. I think we all can agree that Davies is a better player now than he would have been had he stayed in MLS with Vancouver. The same applies to David.
  46. 4 points
    spitfire

    Liam Millar

    ...
  47. 4 points
    nolando

    Liam Millar

    The backbone of our MNT used to made up with guys playing mid table in Scotland and the English Second Tier. No need for him to leave Britain, necessarily. If he's good enough he'll prove it, though, and is unlikely to be gifted minutes no matter where he goes at this point.
  48. 4 points
    Macksam

    CPL new teams speculation

    It's a nice design but I don't think it would be utilized for anything sub 15,000 seats over here. It would be a great strategy for York 9 though when the club gets more established, especially if they are considering building a little further up the region. The condo aspect gives the club a base of potential supporters as well.
  49. 4 points
    bwilly11

    The Importance of Alphonso Davies

    I'm not a big fan of Real Madrid, they are like the NY Yankees to me. Its almost like they assemble their team on a unlimited budget cheat mode haha. Obviously Bayern are rich as can be too, but they seem more working class to me, which I like. I think Bayern can give any team in world football a beating on any given day. Davies is thriving and Bayern deserves a ton of credit for his development. Why leave? Real Madrid is like the rich old sugar daddy for hot models, seems like a great fit until the next young thing comes along.. I wont complain though haha, we are Canada after all. This is a great ride we are on.
  50. 4 points
    Blackjack15

    Liam Millar

    Full interview https://youtu.be/6n2gr52vKQw
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