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  1. Unnamed Trialist

    Jonathan David

    Cover of L'Equipe: David, King of Suspense
    12 points
  2. frmr

    Jonathan David

    You know if he moves to the prem, wherever he goes there is going to be a lot of Canadians cheering for a team they hate.
    10 points
  3. grigorio

    Jonathan David

    Kane and Son just declared for Jamaica though.
    8 points
  4. frmr

    Jonathan David

    Honestly I think David is starting to produce despite the team around him, which is not a hot take around here. I know Lille are in first right now and David has to be held responsible for the criticisms levied against him, but I really just don't think Lille are getting the best out of him. I like Lille and I'm enjoying watching them (for the most part), but I really do agree with those saying that he would flourish more in a more fluid, passing, attacking team. Credit to David for turning his season around with very little help from his teammates. If a bigger club comes in I think he has to
    7 points
  5. dyslexic nam

    Jonathan David

    If you are used to Bamba and Ikone’s style of shooting whenever you get within 30 yards of goal, it is easy to understand why they might think that. David tends to only take higher quality shots rather than the spray and pray method preferred by some. He had a slow start but anyone who isn’t seeing his contributions at this point is just holding a grudge.
    6 points
  6. dyslexic nam

    Jonathan David

    Staying at Lille wouldn’t be a bad outcome given the way his year is progressing. But a move to a team that plays a more fluid brand of footy would probably be the best outcome. And I say that as someone who doesn’t advocate for frequent moves (e.g. Larin) just for the sake of signing for a bigger club.
    6 points
  7. In my heart, a Jonathan David brace the only acceptable way for Marseille to concede two goals like that so late in a match.
    6 points
  8. PopePouri

    Jonathan David

    I don't know. It's not nice?
    5 points
  9. I am just tired of hearing how timid Canada is when it comes to hosting events of this scale. We have hosted multiple Olympics. They are the biggest, most complex sporting mega tournament on the planet. Anyone proclaiming Canada’s lasting cowardice when it comes to event hosting needs to account for the fact that we seem to frequently throw our hat into the five rings. To me, that suggests that it is less about some sort of national courage and more about the fact that, just maybe, the people that are held accountable for these sorts of decisions just don’t see the justification at this t
    5 points
  10. Ansem

    Jonathan David

    Good luck CONCACAF A front three of Davies, Larin and David with Arfield, Eustaquio and Hutch behind them.... I feel for the back lines who will get tired very fast and the midfield who will be terrified of the fast counter!!!!
    5 points
  11. Gian-Luca

    Jonathan David

    I think that's about 7 of 9 goals now which are poacher goals rather than ones that come out of teamwork and creative play. Even the 2nd there, I agree with the Douglas Wilmer-sounding British commentator that it probably wasn't even pass by Ikone but an attempted shot hit awry, much like David's 2nd. I think when this move was announced I was expecting more of the type of goals he scored for Gent where he finished off plays or Canada where he is often sprung for breakaways, so the "poaching" aspect is in some ways a nice dimension to add to his game. And with Lille, it's less likely that
    5 points
  12. 4 points
  13. Apparently FIFA & CONMEBOL are holding talks to postpone March World Cup Qualifiers for South America as European clubs are refusing to release players. I cannot confirm how accurate this is but if its true I wonder what that means to Qualifiers for CONCACAF. Are they going to be postponed as well or are they going to continue with Americas based players only. We should find out more today and tomorrow but I've read that Brazil has already postponed announcing their March roster for the qualifiers. Brazil and Argentina are usually the first nations to relase their rosters befor
    4 points
  14. LeoH037

    Jonathan David

    Exactly, playing career is short, and as such, it's better to spend most of it actually playing. At only 21 years old David doesn't need to rush, he'll end up in a top 3 league soon, he's cut out for it, but right now he needs to be playing as much as possible. In a PL powerhouse he would not get the opportunities he did with Lille (where they were EXTREMELY patient with him) failing to produce in 3-4 games would cost him.
    4 points
  15. SthMelbRed

    Jonathan David

    Country first, club second, mon ami! 😄 PS - If JD signs for a club in the Premier League, and it's not Liverpool, it sure as fuck better not be Man Utd! I couldn't survive that.
    4 points
  16. Mikmacdo

    Jonathan David

    david is on the radar at liverpool, he would be the perfect competition to firmino and understudy. liverpool tend to go for players in the 30-40 million dollar range and he was on the list to be bought last summer along with Sarr and Jota.
    4 points
  17. I think in the end you will see this all work out and Canada keep it’s allotment of games . It’s the World Cup and no I’m not going to be content with getting some meaningless friendly games instead lol.
    4 points
  18. I think you're coming at this discussion from the flawed viewpoint that only a portion of the population wants life to return to normal. Anyway, I actually think hosting the World Cup could be a good example of an event that allows Canada to move on post-COVID (as you say). What I won't discount is the increased scrutiny COVID has placed on our overall healthcare system, which won't simply go away once the pandemic is over.
    3 points
  19. Easy solution, put grass in at Tim Hortons Field!🙂
    3 points
  20. My two cents: has nothing to do with bravado or what the 100 or so on here want. Putting up huge money for Olympics/World Cups is less popular than they have ever been. And with all the debt that governments are piling up due to Covid, this is not a vote getter and that’s what counts for governments.
    3 points
  21. I was just watching a premier's news conference where on behalf of their constituents they are asking the feds to contribute another 15% or so to health transfer funds to the provinces, healthcare is a huge topic and that is not going to go away when and if this pandemic is behind us! People see the state of the Long Term Care Homes and the hospitals we are treated in and realize there is a huge problem that needs to be fixed, my answer to your question is in a large part healthcare!
    3 points
  22. grigorio

    Cyle Larin

    That article talks a lot about him being ok playing second fiddle to Antonio. A guy who's roughly scoring 1 in 4 games with his time at West Ham... Why the hell would he be content in that second fiddle role. Granted I don't watch West Ham but imo Larin gives this guy a legit run for his money.
    3 points
  23. baulderdash77

    Cyle Larin

    I love the part of “and he’s cheap too at only £13 million”. Just running the conversion - that’s $18 million USD. Davies was transferred for $22 million USD. So this would be the 3rd largest for a Canadian. Heady days indeed for Canadian football.
    3 points
  24. Gian-Luca

    Jonathan David

    Yeah, I remember that post but don't see a lot wrong with it - I would disagree that it was ever a "disaster" (but can see why others might), but the amount of praise for David in that post certainly doesn't seem like the incentive to start a dick-swinging contest to me.
    3 points
  25. We will have Canada play World Cup games here in Canada and hopefully maybe even go on a bit of a run , just for this fact alone to see Canada play in a World Cup on home soil will be worth every penny!
    3 points
  26. High level friendlies instead of actual World Cup games ? Sorry I’ll pass I’ve seen enough “ high level “ friendlies “yawn” here in Canada since 1970’s no thanks . Would rather watch a regular season CPL game than a “high level friendly “ that means nothing. Ya 10 games is worth it , it’s the World Cup 10 games played in our country of course it’s worth it. Look I’ve been paying taxes since I started working at 15 I’m 56 now so a few more of my tax dollars going to support these games is worth every penny to me !
    3 points
  27. Norrin Radd

    Cyle Larin

    https://tbrfootball.com/report-west-ham-battling-sam-allardyce-for-13m-rated-striker/ Another report linking Larin with a move to the EPL, specifically to West Ham.
    3 points
  28. Tax dollars on what? Social assistance for people who lost their jobs because the government decided to shut them down? The same people who created these negative economic consequences to begin with are suddenly going to have the know-how to reverse it all....with the people's tax dollars? And because of this we shouldn't host the World Cup and should have friendlies instead? You got to be kidding me.... And by the way, the spending on infrastructure not only creates jobs, but it puts money in the pockets of the little guys who needs it most. The host of the tournament may
    3 points
  29. I think it's too late in the game now for CONCACAF. These matches need to be played, period. If the matches go ahead without European based players it benefits us as at this stage. Suriname would be in trouble certainly and it would leave them in a tough spot having their top players come together for the first time in June.
    3 points
  30. I think Conembol is in a much different space than Concacaf. Our schedule is a lot more tighter to work with, and a lot more teams to manage. They can postpone their games and still be able to finish the remaining 14 WCQ games for each team with the remaining windows in 2021 and 2022 - we don’t have that luxury even with 3 match windows.
    3 points
  31. RS

    Jonathan David

    So what?
    3 points
  32. New update saying that Toney will not accept the call up from Jamaica in hopes representing England - regardless of him being behind Kane, Calvert-Lewin, Ings, Abraham and Watkins. Same report lists more championship guys: Amar’i’Bell - LB (Blackburn Rovers) Ethan Pinnock - CB (Brentford) Jamal Lowe - FW (Swansea City) Rolando Aarons (Jamaican born) Kasey Palmer - CAM (Bristol City) How much of these guys turn up, is a wait and see, but if they could get even half of these guys they could challenge Mexico and USA. However I did watch a video where the captain
    3 points
  33. See I don’t understand why Canadians have this huge fear of being bold. Hosting major events Like a World Cup , Olympics and other major tournaments puts a spotlight on Canada. It creates new infrastructure for sport and other things, it does bring Tourist in ( and with their experience might bring them back to Canada multiple times) regardless of the number and if they are done right they will bring lasting memories. It promotes Canada. So what if it goes into the red alittle. let’s look at the big O for example. That stadium has been used improperly it’s been neglected and it’s a huge w
    3 points
  34. Ansem

    Jonathan David

    I was worry there for a sec...you went missing when David started to prove you wrong. That's what I love about US fans like you...deflection, shaming and the need to be right. You were wrong, take the L.
    3 points
  35. BrennanFan

    Jonathan David

    This guy has 2 goals for Napoli this year. JD is now tied for Lille's leading scorer with 9 goals. Hell Yes!
    3 points
  36. frmr

    Jonathan David

    Rumours of Liverpool going in for David coming out prior to this game. This should add a little more fuel to that fire. I would kill for David to end up at Liverpool. https://readliverpoolfc.com/2021/03/03/james-pearce-hints-at-liverpool-making-move-for-jonathan-david/
    3 points
  37. I wasn't calling you out. Sorry if it came across that way. I just meant the situation was obvious for everyone to see. CSA wants to play the V Cup at the same time as WCQ and OQ, yet still wants three Canadians to start for TFC. If TFC gets through to the CCL, it'll need its Canadians. This is a tough spot from all sides, but could've partially been avoided if the V Cup final would've been played by now.
    2 points
  38. If TFC torpedo our Olympic hopes, I will be having a fire sale of TFC gear as I will no longer need it.
    2 points
  39. Your right but for context I've voted Liberal all but once in my life provincial and federal so I'm not just being a hack. So yah I get this is escapism and people are here to talk footie but when discussing the World Cup in Canada you need to separate it in to 2 thoughts.. how you feel generally in normal context and in the current context. A similar conversation is being had in another forum.. is there money for a stadium right now? No, why? Because we've been throwing money around like Money Mayweather at a strip club. Not because renovating 45 yr old crumbling stadium in what is considere
    2 points
  40. Sometimes you do things entirely out of pride. And you shouldn't feel like you need to apologize for that no matter how stupid that thing was. It's a measure of how you feel about you and yours and the doing let's the whole damned planet know it. So do it. Or don't. Either way you're wearing the decision. For a long, long, time.
    2 points
  41. There is a push to play these games in Europe now. I noticed that Africa skipped this window altogether too.
    2 points
  42. gigi riva

    Jonathan David

    who gives a shit what the Americans are saying about DAVID. Second i think he will stay at Lille for another season
    2 points
  43. If anyone should be singled out its the Premiers in the Coivd-6 provinces. On the actual topic, I think it would be pretty shitty if we host the World Cup and don't end up with meaningful soccer infrastructure improvements.
    2 points
  44. Aird25

    Jonathan David

    I think we need to recognize his commitment to pressing and defensive responsibilities this season. It’s a big part of his game this year and an area where I think he’s really improved
    2 points
  45. Gian-Luca

    Jonathan David

    Went on to that Lille supporters forum to take a gander at what they are saying. While there are the usual couple of guys who are always defending him, the complaints of the equivalent number of guys who keep bashing him are unusual. Apparently they think he is afraid to shoot, which is not something that I have heard before or can understand as I don't see any evidence of this. Some are not giving him much credit for the goal poaching, although at least one chap has pointed out that he has too many teammates who like to dribble instead of pass. But then it seems like most Lille fans on the fo
    2 points
  46. SoccMan

    Jonathan David

    If a team like Liverpool wants you you go you don’t think twice, a playing career is short . A chance to play for a top team like Liverpool you go no questions asked .
    2 points
  47. CDNFootballer

    CPL General

    3rd division across the border is not paying better wages and many teams in USA's D2 is similar or lower than CPL if you are familiar with USL C. MLS did not pay high wages at the start either, takes time to build and stabilize a league but they were still D1 as CPL is. CPL is building something sustainable with a 750k cap in its early years to ensure survival. Quickest way to torpedo the league is to inflate wages and losses where interest in having a club in the league is hampered. The league has picked the setup they feel they need to start at for the early years of the league to
    2 points
  48. Just to add- we don’t need any USL / NASL toxic BS confusion in Canada. We already have the MLS and CanPL parallel situation. We just got rid of the toxic Ottawa situation and upgraded to a better deal with Atletico Ottawa. For some reason this thing just brings out a CSL vibe- I imagine that crowd is going to show up in the “East” division some way because we already know they don’t like to play by the standard rules.
    2 points
  49. Early in the season when he was off to a slow start I suggested the over/under for league goals be 10. Looks like the over will win
    2 points
  50. Ansem

    Jonathan David

    Since he's of Haitian descent - It's the French way
    2 points
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