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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. 16 points
    Yoginess

    Best active uncapped CanMNT player

    Thank you for your contribution.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 13 points
    BuzzAndSting

    CPL General

    From a poster on Reddit r/CanadianPL who has demonstrated accurate insight in the past. CPL exploring a tournament style restart to season in single location The league is looking at putting all 8 teams in one place, to mitigate travel cost and exposure to COVID19. Each club is making a strong pitch to host this event, with Winnipeg the logical front runner because of it’s geographic advantage, and only 33 active cases in the province. Vancouver Island is another strong candidate because of relatively small case numbers. This would be a closed door, made for TV event. Format and structure are being explored, with Canada Day the target for kick-off. Afterwards, the league hopes to play a compressed balanced schedule in empty stadiums with some concerns over our case numbers in Ontario.
  7. 12 points
    BrennanFan

    Mark-Anthony Kaye

    https://www.lafc.com/post/2020/06/05/message-america-mark-anthony-kaye A message to America. My name is Mark-Anthony Kaye and I am a proud black man. I am deeply angered and saddened by the tragic events of the last few months, events that are infuriatingly all too familiar. My condolences go out to the family and loved ones of the victims who were killed at the hands of murderers who carry a badge as a symbol of protection. I will not stand for injustice. Too many black people are dying by the hands of those who are supposed to serve our society. I want to live in a world where I do not have to fear for my life when I go outside, a world where I don’t have to pray that I can simply return home safe and sound. To live in that world, we first must ask some tough questions, because too many black people are dying by the hands of those who are supposed to serve our society. How are people supposed to feel safe in this country, when the ones who take an oath to protect and serve our community abuse their power and do not face consequences? What kind of message do we send when we allow those in positions of authority to patrol in an indiscriminately racist manner? Why should I feel more scared about my life than my white teammates? I entered the world the same way as they did. Why is this still an ongoing issue in this country and the world? Why can’t we just coexist with each other? This is supposed to be the land of the free and home of the brave. But there are many who are not free, and way too many who are not brave when it comes to taking a stand on social injustice. Too many people don’t care. Too many people simply stand by and watch. Too many act like they want change, but they won’t actually speak up for change. Too many think this all will pass -- but it will not. It shows the lack of unity and the lack of progress in this country -- and enough is enough. We need real change. We need to accept that the country is not where we believe it is, acknowledge that in this moment some of us are moving backwards and not forwards, and only then will we be able to truly move forward. I am utterly disgusted with the lack of leadership and accountability from these so-called peace officers. There is a target on our backs as black people and although you may not understand it, we feel it every day. A wrong look from a cop, an unlawful arrest, a random stop or seizure. We experience this on a consistent basis. We don’t have that privilege to live our lives in peace. How is this okay? This fundamental issue is NOT just a problem for the black community. This is an “US” problem – a human problem. We are not asking for a lot. We are asking for equality. Equality which serves all. Stand with us, speak up and use your voice. Be part of the change or stay part of the problem. It is that simple.
  8. 12 points
    dyslexic nam

    The Road to Qatar.

    Honestly, if we can’t get second in a group like that, we have no goddamned business near Qatar anyway. The reality is that we have a number of countries that are in the mix for WC spots and we have to start consistently proving we are better than most of them. We have the players to do it but it is time to a tart walking the talk.
  9. 12 points
    Bison44

    The Importance of Alphonso Davies

    Bayern definately play to his strengths. Most of the time he is free to run wild, knowing his speed will let him recover, and his CB are at home watching the henhouse. If we expect our Vitoria/Jackovic/Edgar/James/Henry et al to cover for him against decent opposition it will get ugly like against the USA. A smart coach would realize duplicating these exploits for Canada with our personel just isnt going work. Play him at LB, but restrain his offensive game, or play at wing with a def LB behind him and sit another winger that Herdman wants to get into the game. I dont think you can have both...until the CB position improves, and maybe not even then.
  10. 12 points
    Strait Red

    The Road to Qatar.

    For those of you not old enough to watch it live in 1986, I noticed today that TSN will be showing Canada’s 3 games from World Cup 1986. TSN 5 June 8 11 am Eastern - vs. France 1 pm Eastern - vs. Hungary 3 pm Eastern - vs. USSR
  11. 12 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????
  12. 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
  13. 12 points
    El Hombre

    Jonathan David

    How about Boca Juniors, CSKA Moscow or LA Galaxy?
  14. 11 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.
  15. 11 points
    Stryker911

    York9 - Season Thread 2020

    I dont care what the reason they signed him is. It is good for York, good for the league, and good for Canada having players move on.
  16. 10 points
    Bertuzzi44

    The Importance of Alphonso Davies

    Why do soccer fans tend to not like hockey? I love both sports! I love me some Davies just like I love me some Crosby! Hockey is one of the fastest, skillful and physically demanding sports around, and a lot of Canadians are world class hockey players. We should be proud of that! If anything, having only 4 hockey players winning the Canadian athlete of the year over the last 30 years shows a deliberate intent to "spread it around". And yes, Davies could very well win the Lou Marsh award this year and that would be awesome! McDavid would probably be the most likely hockey player to win it and he would be deserving as well. Some people think he's the best in the world. Canada has some amazing athletes, let's embrace that.
  17. 10 points
    spitfire

    Liam Millar

    Liam doing some press in the UK about Fronzie and the Canmnt... Liam and him really are good friends...
  18. 10 points
    This is what worries me with Herdman. His recent claim that he was the one who really started the whole "Davies as left back" phenomenon suggests to me that the Sizzle is going to drink his own Kook Aid and think Davies should always play left back. Our biggest worry with Herdman is that he does not have the tactical experience/talent to effectively lead a men's national team, especially ours. (He is a brilliant promoter, but I worry about his ability to see the game.)
  19. 10 points
    And in 6 years it will be 2026 and the World Cup is in 2026 and in our backyard. We might qualify for 2022. But we might not. Who knows? But I am confident that Antoine Coupland will be 6 years older when the World Cup is on in 2026 in our backyard.
  20. 10 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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 !!!
  23. 10 points
    Obinna

    The Road to Qatar.

    Canada can beat any team with Nike as their jersey sponsor, even Netherlands who have had Nike as their sponsor for a while so the power of the Nike jersey is wearing off but has recently got the Nike jersey so I think they would win in the end, but what about Ghana their sponsor is Puma so it would be interesting if they played a friendly tournament before Qatar, but I think it would be 1. Canada 2. Netherlands 3. Ghana.
  24. 10 points
    My backline would consist of Robert Neukr TGAA_Star That's right, I'm going with 3 at the back in 2026
  25. 9 points
    It’s funny you got me thinking about a former national team player way back in the day Brian Budd when you mentioned best athlete in Canada. Brian played in the old NASL in the late 1970’s. A decent player mainly a forward . The NASL in the late 1970’s was almost comparable to the present day MLS more or less , well maybe not quite but pretty close. Anyways the American national network ABC had a very popular show that they ran for a few weeks each summer. Where they invited some of the best players from all the major American leagues to participate in different types of made up sports that each player participated in. I think each player had to compete in like 6 different competitions and would score a certain amount of points on each competition based on where they placed. Well Brian Budd going against some of the top players from most of the major league sports in the US won the whole competition 4 years in a row . ABC basically stopped inviting him back after he won the 4th. time in a row , mainly because he was a soccer player a sport that back then was not as popular in the US as it is today lol and really hardly any American sports fan even knew who Brian Budd was lol. But ya lol talking about the best athlete in Canada got me thinking about Brian who back in the day was probably one of Canada’s best athletes and North America as well . Good old Brian Budd past away a few years ago but was a decent Canadian soccer player but a great athlete at that!
  26. 9 points
    Even when the pandemic is done with, Sportsnet and TSN need to broadcast his games still on the main channell, not just on sportsnet world. The best athlete in the country is a soccer player and need to broadcast him!
  27. 9 points
    Markoaleks

    Milan Borjan

    Milan playing for Zvezda today -Serbian League has resumed 5-0 for Zvezda today
  28. 9 points
    Wait does this mean you’re leaving?! Happy Friday everyone!!!
  29. 9 points
    Fullback

    The Road to Qatar.

    You guys? Why are you here?
  30. 9 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.
  31. 9 points
    spitfire

    Liam Millar

    I should have known better back to painting the house ... stay safe my friends
  32. 9 points
    Alex

    The Importance of Alphonso Davies

    Yes Canada has not qualified to a World Cup since 1986. Just to be clear.
  33. 9 points
    BuzzAndSting

    The Road to Qatar.

    No way, considering the Netherlands current team, Canada would destroy them easily. Canada has way more talent across the board. When Canada gets to Qatar they'll definitely be able to beat the big teams, especially the teams that have quality but at worst Canada would get a draw, no doubt about it.
  34. 9 points
    Ansem

    CPL General

  35. 8 points
    Alex

    The Road to Qatar.

    I just want to prepare everyone for the fact that we will probably be in a group with Honduras. Those *****.
  36. 8 points
    One thing that seems evident to me in watching Davies over the last several games is that his real ability as a defensive back is when he tracks back. We know what he can do offensively but I am not convinced he is a true defender. It ain't in his DNA. As others have pointed out, for Canada we need him up the field when playing strong opponents, in part to keep their defenders on the back foot, but also to strengthen our defending. With a true left back behind him, Davies can get up the field safely AND provide additional support tracking back. I remain unconvinced that left back is his best position. It works for Bayern because of the quality in the squad and how they line up.
  37. 8 points
    Davies plays a high risk, high reward game. That’s what makes him so exciting. But he has David Alaba backing him up and that takes away a lot of the risk. So for Bayern he is a near perfect left back for what they need. For Canada our margins are thinner and we need a lower risk, lower reward back 4 and a dedicated DM destroyer to shield the back 4. For our talent level vs our peers Davies is an amazing fit up front as a winger or 2nd striker. I realize the temptation (and I’ve been a victim of it myself) to look at Davies and day- there’s our Left Back. But we have to play him to maximize his talents and as far as I can see that’s in an advanced role. edit- Alaba autocorrected
  38. 8 points
    Alex

    The Road to Qatar.

    No you may not Robert
  39. 8 points
    Watchmen

    Kianz Froese

    https://theprovince.com/sports/soccer/international-soccer/j-j-adams-ex-whitecap-froese-adds-another-chapter-to-storybook-soccer-season Froese up to the German 3rd division.
  40. 8 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
  41. 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.
  42. 8 points
    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
  43. 8 points
    Obinna

    The Road to Qatar.

    Canada is going up because they have confident but Netherlands is going down even with players at big clubs but what do you think the score would be? I think for Canada they will score more goals with Davies at AM which is his best position, but David will score too from LS because if he moved to Lyon for playing time he will get more minutes and Depay would move to the bench, which is Netherlands biggest threat because of his consistence at Lyon and Manchester United, but let`s say they play I still think Canada wins because players like Jonathan David are become more total football and Netherlands is not really total football anymore.
  44. 8 points
    SpursFlu

    The Importance of Alphonso Davies

    Well done Sportsnet. Showing every single game
  45. 8 points
    Confirmed troll. This is why no one takes you seriously.
  46. 8 points
    Obinna

    Jonathan David

    What's your opinion on David rejoining Ottawa Internationals?
  47. 8 points
    MM3/MM2/MM

    Class of 1998

    1998 (Transfermarkt value in thousands) 1. Zachary Brault-Guillard: (495t) Right Back, Montreal Impact, USA Tier 1. 2019 with Montreal [13-871-0-1] with Lyon B [14-1141-1-0]. CANMT 2018-19 [4-394-0-0]. U20NT 2017 [3-245-0-0] On the provisional U23 roster. 2. Terran Campbell: (138t) Forward, Pacific FC, Canada Tier 1. 2019 with Pacific FC 2019 [28-2334-11-2]. U17NT 2015 [5-51-0-0]. On the provisional U23 roster. 3. Tristan Borges: (275t) Winger, OH Leuven, Belgium Tier 2. 2019 with Forge FC [25-1815-12-5]. 2015 U17NT [6-514-1-0] 2017 U20NT [3-241-0-1] On the provisional U23 roster. 4. Liam Fraser: (275t) Midfield, Toronto FC, USA Tier 1 . 2019 TFC [9-810-0-0], TFC2 [2-180-0-1]. 2018-20 CANMNT [4-336-0 -1] 2017 U20NT [3-270-0-0]. On the provisional U23 roster. 5. Diyaeddine Abzi: (165t) Left Back, York 9, Canada Tier 1. On the provisional U23 roster. 6. David Norman Jr.: (220t) Midfield, Inter Miami USA Tier 1, . On the provisional U23 roster. 7. Harry Paton: (220t) Midfield, Ross County, Scotland Tier 1. On the provisional U23 roster. 8. Easton Ongaro: (83t) Forward, FC Edmonton, Canada Tier 1 . On the provisional U23 roster. 9. Zach Verhoven: (83t) Right-Back, Pacific FC, Canada Tier 1. 10. Malik Johnson: (220t) Winger, Tampa Bay, USA Tier 2. On the provisional U23 roster. 11. Sebastian Breza: (83t) Keeper, Bologna FC, Italy Tier 1. On the provisional U23 roster. 12. Aramis Kouzine : (83t) Forward, Aalborg, Denmark Tier 1. On the provisional U23 roster. 13. Richie Ennin: (138t)Winger, Zalgiris, Lithuania, Tier 1. 14. Matthew Baldisimo : (165t) Midfield Pacific FC, Canada Tier 1. 15. Matthew Nogueira: (0) Keeper, Maritimo U23, Portugal. On the provisional U23 roster. 16. Charles Brym: (0)Forward, Belenenses U23, Portugal. On the provisional U23 roster. 17. Gabriel Boakye: (83t) Winger, Koln 2, Germany Tier 4. On the provisional U23 roster. 18. Aidan Daniels: (138t) Winger, Colorado Springs FC, USA Tier 2. On the provisional U23 roster. 19. Patrick Metcalfe: (55t) Midfield, Homegrown, Vancouver Whitecaps, USA Tier 1. On the provisional U23 roster. 20. Kadin Chung (193t) Right Back, Pacific FC, Canada Tier 1. On the provisional U23 roster. 21. Elliot Simmons: (138t) Midfield, Cavalry FC, Canada Tier 1. 22. Marcel Zajac: (83t) Forward, Forge FC, Canada Tier 1. 23. Kosovar Sadiki: (55t) Centre-Back, Finn Harps, Ireland Tier 1 24. Ndzem Langwa: (110t) Left Back, Unattached, last with HFX, Canada Tier 1. 25. Robert Boskovic (165t) Centre-Back, Cavalry FC. On loan from TFC2 26. Gabriel Bitar: (55t) Winger, Carleton University, drafted by Cavalry FC. 27. Steve Furlano: (83t) Midfield, Unattached, last with York 9, Canada Tier 1. 28 Cyrus Rollocks: (83t) Forward, Unattached, last with York 9, Canada Tier 1. 29. Luca Ricci: (55t) Midfield, Unattached, last with Ottawa Fury, USA Tier 2. 30. Thomas Gardner: (165t), Midfield, UBC, drafted by Pacific FC. 31. Matthew Srbley: (193t) Midfield, TFC2, USA Tier 3.
  48. 8 points
    SkuseisLoose

    General Discussion on CMNT

    Just wondering, did you use to post on the old voyageurs board under the name TG11?
  49. 7 points
    Obinna

    The Road to Qatar.

    https://www.starsandstripesfc.com/2020/5/29/21274244/report-new-concacaf-world-cup-qualifying-format-12-teams-3-groups The top 12 teams according to the FIFA World Rankings would be split into 3 groups of 4 for a double round robin, home-and-away round of qualifying matches. The winner of each group would earn direct qualification to the 2022 World Cup. The 2nd place team from each group would join the winner of the lower tier qualification tournament (which consists of teams 13-35 in the region) in a mini tournament. The winner of that 4-team bracket would advance to represent Concacaf in the inter-confederation playoff, where they could earn a spot in the World Cup with a win.
  50. 7 points
    kacbru

    Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty

    Even more friendly writing advice re: redundancies above.
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