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  1. Just want to clear some items on this thread. Lucas was born in Toronto, grew up in Woodbridge and made a name for himself at Sporting's Toronto Academy who at the time was being headed by another (unrelated) Dias who played several seasons in Liga NOS. He's always been on Canada's radar, and TFCs for that matter during Dichio's amateur scouting days. He denied their academy at 10 in lieu of knowing full well he was going to be Sporting's Toronto academy's first import to their main academy in Lisbon and sure enough by 11 he was requested to join the main academy. He's been/being groomed to be a 10 the same way Bruno at ManU was. He's the real deal. He has played u-16 for Portugal at various unsanctioned friendlies. He's played in multiple international tournaments against u-14/u-16/u-17 and now u-23 with Sporting against other academies like Barcelona, Tottenham, etc. Even winning a u-16 tournament with Sporting and being named top player at the age of 14. He isn't at the 1st team with Sporting and it's quite simple. If anyone knows anything about Portuguese soccer, the top three clubs play players based on their transfer values. They sign players for cheap, and make these massive buyout clauses. Then they just spam minutes for these players and evidently these players begin to produce and showcase talent. Some are the real deal like Bruno Fernandes and Joao Felix and deserve the price tag others don't (like Renato Sanches at the time). Anyways Sporting has 2-3 guys they need to sell before they can give him an opportunity as a perhaps a 19 year old in the 10 role. They are quite deep at that position. I would not be surprised if we see Dias loaned to a smaller 1st Division team in Portugal to get 1st team minutes in the near future. I should note that he was asked to join the Canadian team that went to world cup in Brazil but was injured/recovering at the time. Here's a documentary that was made about him during his early days at Sporting. Lucas' dad in this documentary is my cousin/godfather, who was also born in Canada. I am elated to see him put on the red jersey. I will say I was being a tad selfish hoping he would choose Canada over Portugal. Rest assured ill try to persuade him to keep those colours if he does continue to rise up the ranks, but that Portugal squad does look enticing haha. Also for any podcast folks trying to pronounce his name. Just simply say Lucas like you would phonetically in English. You also pronounce our last name as "Dee-as" not "Die-as" unless you speak Portuguese then it's "Dee-uh-s" Happy to share additional info, but I'll let him do most of the talking on the pitch. He will be going to Mexico on Wed and he's excited. He does have instagram if people also want to follow him - it's lucasdias.89 - Jason
    54 points
  2. I'm the real Scott's Dad (not "slim shady") and yes I'm incredibly proud of him and happy for him. Thank you. He's a wonderful human being. He makes it easy to be proud. His ability on the pitch is an extension of who he is. I've previously shared a story about how, as a young player (12 or 13), when Scott led the Calgary West team to win the Provincial Championship, his coach stated some prophetic words, he said: "Scott, it is said that one's true nature (good/bad) surfaces under intense competition. Some crumble, some shrink back, others will compromise their integrity and values to win. I've had the pleasure of watching you, and teaching you, and have asked you many time to compete. To compete at a higher level, a championship level, to lead us on the field. You never flinched, you stepped up and you delivered. Your performance on the field was matched only by the integrity you displayed, even when things got ugly. You are a premier athlete, not just because of your abilities, but also because of your character. Any coach would love to have you on his/her team." I am grateful to this coach for sharing these words and giving his time generously to Coaching Scott's team. He made a lasting impact. This kind of support and direction has helped Scott navigate the last 6 years climbing from the German 6th league to where he is today.
    43 points
  3. spitfire

    Liam Millar

    Very happy for him. He needs to play first team football in a tight competitive environment with a good coach that will make him a better player. He had a good chat with Bowyer before signing and the goal is to get promoted. End of. A good driven team really good for his development... another step on his pathway...
    39 points
  4. spitfire

    Liam Millar

    So Obs disappointed at LM not being called up but in the end it’s one of the best Canadian squads In a long time and there is a very talented group of players going to WCQ… But!!!! Liam is through to the group stage of of the Europa Conference league!! Liam came on in extra time when FCB were losing and made in instant impact and again helped changed the game!! Basel tied the game soon after he came on and ended up winning on Penalties!! What an amazing game and experience to be a part of!! Bring on the group stage!! Draw tomorrow!!!! I’m just bursting!!! So happy for him and FC Basel!!!
    35 points
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  6. Jahn hasn't yet posted the game highlights or the game, so I don't have much to add. Scott did send me a note. He was disappointed to leave the game but he said he'll be fine ... nothing serious. Nice to see him in the starting line up!
    34 points
  7. Okay everyone, let’s settle this. like this post with a little blue heart if the Gold Cup (specifically this edition of it) is important to you. sad react this post with a crying emoji if you think it is unimportant. Since I can’t react to my own post, consider me down for a little blue heart.
    33 points
  8. spitfire

    Liam Millar

    Sat on this for almost a week… great opportunity at a big club!! Go smash it now Liam!!
    33 points
  9. spitfire

    Liam Millar

    Liam came off the bench at 1-1 and was flying down the left wing and played a big part in the 3-1 win for FC Basel!! (Didnt get a goal or assist but was a really big threat) Really happy for him. He came on in a really tight game. The manager putting faith in him and did Canada proud in an amazing atmosphere!! Best appearance for FC Basel so far didn’t put a foot wrong… sorry excited….
    32 points
  10. I haven’t posted here in a long time, so apologies if this turns into an essay. To those who are suggesting we go for it against Mexico, here’s a couple thoughts: Last window was one of the easiest we could have gotten: 2 home games, short flight, easiest/thinnest opponent in our third game... and we still had only 3 players who made it through all 270 mins (4 if you include Eustaquio). We will not be able to play our strongest 11 in all 3 games. 2 away games, altitude, Caribbean heat, compressed timetable. It’s not happening. Sacrifices to quality will need to be made in at least one game. If not Mexico, then where do we rest some of our key players? There is no El Salvador game in this window. Jamaica has not won a home game WCQ at The Office since October, 2012 against Antigua & Barbuda. Since then... 2014 Hex: Panama (1-1), Mexico (0-1), USA (1-2), Costa Rica (1-1), Honduras (2-2). 2018: Nicaragua! (2-3), Panama (0-2), Costa Rica (1-1), Haiti (0-2). 2022: Panama (0-3). 0 wins, 4 draws, 6 losses. Past results are not an indicator of future performance, but there’s no way this doesn’t play into the psychology of the Jamaican team/public right now. They are extremely vulnerable, and will likely still be playing without fans in October. This game may even be more winnable than our home game against Jamaica, because we get to face them early in the cycle, before their English players build familiarity with the rest of the team. This game screams 3 points. Panama at home is a must win, not only because it is a home game, but because they are surprisingly hard to beat in Panama. In 8 matches in the 2018 qualifiers, they lost only 1 home match. They got draws against the USA, Mexico and Honduras in the Hex. They split a series with Costa Rica between the Hex and the previous round. We do not want to go into Panama on match day 14 needing a win if they are still in the mix for a spot. Anything less than a win in the home leg puts us in significant danger if Panama maintains form. With all that in mind, I cannot fathom going all out against Mexico in the first game. As others have said, the best bet is to put out a gritty 11 in the first half, and sub in the big guns in the second half if we have a chance at a result. You can do the inverse by start ing the A-squad and subbing in the backups if we’re losing, but that opens up the pathway to the worst case scenario. The worst possible way for this window to go is to put out our first string in Mexico city, stay competitive late into the game, resist subbing out core guys... and lose anyways. Now we have a tired core heading into what would otherwise be two very winnable games, and 0 points in the bag to show for it. Given the odds of a result in Mexico City, it just isn’t worth it. Could we get a draw? Maybe. A win? Extremely unlikely. Take the points where they’re available, and against the opponents we need to beat to ensure a spot.
    31 points
  11. Jordyn told him about the abuse he'd receive on Canadian Soccer News Dot Com for posting the day before a game
    31 points
  12. spitfire

    Liam Millar

    It’s an interesting question…this is my take not Liams for the record (from our chats) Let’s hope no one quotes me on Twitter… Firstly Charlton and L1 was a great experience for him The club was so good to him as were the amazing fans and the drive to promotion will stick with him for a long time… But nights like last night in European competitions with that atmosphere and fans and energy… Liam said it was electric… happy to have been a part of …it was a night he won’t forget and let’s hope it’s just the beginning…and a good precursor for wcq should be be selected… FC Basel is like a LFC, Chelsea or a Man U in Switzerland they are expected to win the league every year (they haven’t won it in 2 seasons) and this is added pressure to every game and session. The fans are amazing and passionate and demand success and that breeds an extremely competitive training environment which has been amazing for Liam and his development. From the first minute FC Basel is been top class and n everything they have done including helping him get settled and feel part of the family very quickly. To be honest he has loved every minute of it… Not sure if that’s what I were looking for…
    31 points
  13. jordan

    Aramis Kouzine

    On the come back trail
    31 points
  14. It's too early to start individual match threads (even for me!) but here is some key info for our next window. Our matches: "Away" at Aruba, Saturday, June 5th "Home" vs Suriname Tuesday, June 8th Possible playoff vs Haiti/Nicaragua/Belize "away" , Saturday, June 12th Possible playoff vs Haiti/Nicaragua/Belize "home" , Tuesday, June 15th Locations: I believe, the border will likely still be closed by June and we will need to host in the USA. Florida isn't as pleasant in June but both Exploria stadium in Orlando https://www.orlandocitysc.com/post/2021/03/24/orlando-city-sc-announces-2021-regular-season-schedule-presented-orlando-health and Inter Miami CF stadium in Ft. Lauderdale https://www.intermiamicf.com/en/schedule will be free for the whole FIFA window. IMG in Bradenton remains a likely option. When can we get our players into camp? The FIFA date starts on Monday, May 31st . https://resources.fifa.com/image/upload/men-s-international-match-calendar-2020-2024.pdf?cloudid=cd3qpcttmbbjowbso2tz However, we should be able to have a proper camp this time. Here is when their seasons end: Jr Hoilett / Liam Millar / Jayson Leutwiler EFL Championship/League 1 - Saturday, May 8th or Sunday May 9th (no playoff run) playoff finals maybe Saturday, May 22nd? maybe later (best outcome at club level) Frank Sturing Eerste Divisie - Wednesday, May 12th (no playoff run) Aviv Solomon - Israeli Premier League - May 15 Manjrekar James Greek Super League - Saturday, May 15th or Sunday May 16th Possibly a later date if in relegation playoff Cycle Larin/Atiba Hutchinson Süper Lig - Saturday, May 15th or Sunday May 16th Turkish Cup Final - May 18th Scott Arfield/David Wotherspoon/Harry Patton/Charlie Trafford Scottish Premiership - Saturday, May 15th or Sunday May 16th Scottish Cup - Saturday, May 22nd or Sunday May 23rd (best outcome at club level) Possibly a later date for Paton or Trafford if in relegation playoff Steven Vitória/Stephen Eustáquio/Lucas Dias Primeira Liga - Wednesday, May 19th Theo Corbeanu Premier League - Saturday, May 22nd or Sunday May 23rd (if brought to the first team - best outcome at club level) Jonathan David Ligue 1 - Saturday, May 22nd or Sunday May 23rd Scott Kennedy 2. Bundesliga - Saturday, May 22nd or Sunday May 23rd Alphonso Davies 1. Bundesliga - Saturday, May 22nd or Sunday May 23rd Milan Borjan Sebian SuperLiga - Wednesday, May 19th Serbian Cup - Tuesday May 25th Still playing their season: Sam Adekugbe Eliteserien Doneil Henry K League 1 MLS guys Most teams play Saturday, May 29th or Sunday May 30th but Vancouver doesn't (so the Whitecaps guys could get into camp earlier - last match before the break is May 22). So Herdman could get over a week of camp with over half the squad.
    31 points
  15. KRM

    Axel Desjardins

    Hello. I am excited to announce that Axel has been transferred to serie C side Novara, one of the oldest clubs in Italy! It's been a complicated couple of weeks with the new coaching staff and the new director, but Axel finally signed the paperwork this morning. A lot of people to thank for the deal, but mostly his agent and his keeper coach from last season, who by the way, won keeper coach for the 19-20 serie B season. Novara told Axel the starting spot was up for grabs, so it's up to him to earn it. I may be a little biased, but I trust Axel to do what it takes. He has the character to succeed. Thank you to Spezia Calcio for the wonderful years and for keeping him under their wing for so long. Hope they get to stay in Serie A, and hope Axel gets to play against them in the future. New challenge up ahead! Exciting times! Here is a picture of Axel from this weekend, all smiles with his big beard:
    31 points
  16. spitfire

    Liam Millar

    He won’t be at the u23s... it’s been a tough window Covid has effected the market teams don’t have as much money and most clubs need to shift players before bringing in players. loans are the last to get done... hope to have news soon...
    31 points
  17. That was a ridiculous amount of fun. signed, Expos hat guy
    30 points
  18. I was on a B.C. Ferry coming back to Victoria from a soccer tournament today in the Lower Mainland. The game was being shown on the TV in the main upper deck lounge. What a site to see a bunch of kids and parents and friends who had been at a tournament able to watch Team Canada play live. All of them into it and talking about the players. I honestly never thought this day would come. Pretty awesome.
    30 points
  19. spitfire

    Liam Millar

    Not a single one... I’ve done my best to not comment on this thread today... But He’s been a Tad unfortunate to not get more opportunities as the front 6/7 have all been so healthy. A lot of the opportunities for the younger players have come through injuries... (Thiago Van dyke Gomes etc...) He has done so well and will keep his head down and keep pushing he’s not a mile away.. obviously he’s disappointed not to be involved but extremely happy and proudly to play for such a great and talented club... it will only make him better... And before anyone asks he will be looking to go out on Loan in Jan that is the current plan... On a side note wanted to pass along how happy Liam is for his u23 teammates like Leighton and Billy to get a run out but dam would have loved to see his pace down that left side tonight!!!!
    30 points
  20. Alright, so I couldn’t help it but try out this simulation concept. Warning: if you hate analytics and simulations, please skip. I developed a MATLAB script that would simulate the Ocho 1,000,000 times, then analyzed how many points it would take to get 3rd or 4th. There are a few inputs that affect the simulation: 1) strength of home field advantage, 2) how often a draw takes place between two teams, and 3) the relative strengths of each of the teams. If, for example, you made all 8 teams equal in strength then draws would occur quite often, and teams would combine for 2 pts (1+1) as opposed to 3 pts (3+0) for any given game. And so the spread from top to bottom would be much more clustered together. Anyway, I tweaked the 3 input parameters to best match KJ’s historical analysis. This means that the simulation is not going to tell you anything different from the ‘average’ pts needed, but rather will give you an indication of the variance. Results: 3rd place - 22.6 +/- 3.8 pts (2 sigma / 95% of simulations) 4th place - 20.3 +/- 3.6 pts (2 sigma / 95% of simulations) What this means is that if we get 26.4 pts, we will get at least 3rd 95% of the time. 23.9 pts gets you at least 4th 95% of the time. On the low end, 16.7 pts is the bare minimum to get 4th place, and 18.8 pts the bare min for 3rd (again, 95% of the time). Bar plots with 2-sigma confidence intervals: Histogram for 3rd and 4th Takeaways: Win 5 non-MEX/USA home games, and 3 away games and we’re at 24 pts and basically guaranteed we’re still in it. And quite likely direct qualification. If we play for draws, especially at home, we’re playing with fire. If anyone wants to see the source code to play around with it yourself, PM me. But beware, I’m a hardware engineer by training and my code is not well written/efficient. My software engineer wife was shaking her head at my code the whole time.
    29 points
  21. spitfire

    Liam Millar

    So game finished 7-0 liam got an assist and hit the bar twice(saved to the bar) and took a shot that came back off the post that went in for an own goal(so his right !?!) lol Anyways a weird game but not his best good to get a start and 90 mins. Had 7 shots on target really u lucky not to score….
    29 points
  22. He's going to start the season on the B team
    28 points
  23. Ian Kennedy

    Scott Kennedy

    We watched the replay, it was an ugly injury. Scott’s knee was hyper-extended. Fortunately, he walked off the pitch and he drove home from the stadium (manual) with some pain. We spoke with him this morning. He’s in a good space, walking fairly normally and without the aid of crutches. The knee is wrapped, he’s resting, icing, elevating. He gets an MRI tomorrow. Fingers crossed ... the injury is not too serious and with the right therapy he’ll be back in 2 – 4 weeks.
    28 points
  24. I should know better than reply. Tajon is a very good player he has 3 goals in 33 games with NE REV in the MLS one season https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tajon_Buchanan I see no hype on Liam btw. I see a player that has worked very hard moved up the ranks he has his own pathway... He moved to the UK at 13 rose though the ranks at Fulham scoring 65 goals to be the top scorer in the UK at u16 winning two national championships. While at Fulham he played for the u16 Canadian national team at 14 in the Montague tournament under Sean Fleming. Moves to Liverpool fc U16s after turning down 5 epl clubs. He then played for Canada again at U20 ( Concacaf qualifying with Rob Gale) continuing to play for LFC u18s scoring a Hat trick on his debut he scored 15 goals and 18 assists that year He then makes his debut for the senior men’s team at 18 in a man of the match performance vs New Zealand. https://www.canadasoccer.com/profile/?id=6079&teamId=2078 He played in the UEFA youth league where he scored 5 goals and 4 assists in 10 games At 18 he then goes on loan to the SPFL to Kilmarnock where he struggles in a very poor side (with lots of turmoil behind the scenes) to get consistent numbers but does well enough to be near to top the league in dribbles and take on and running with the ball amassing 3 goals and 4 assists in 33 games for Kilmarnock (the third goal was in the Scottish league cup I was there) He is recalled to Liverpool FC and makes his Liverpool FC senior debut in the FA Cup vs Shrewsbury. He finishes that season before lockdown with 5 goals and 4 assists in 10 games for the u23s. He has interest from several clubs domestic and abroad but decides to stay at LFC to Captain of the. Liverpool FC reserves. He had 5 goals and 4 assists this season in 14games. He decided to take a loan to league in after signing another 2 and a half year pro contract with Liverpool FC. His third pro contract with Liverpool FC Everyone is on their own pathway but let’s throw it all away because a player has a good season in the MLS... I should know better then to respond but I’m sick to death of it all to be really honest. The same shit happens with JD and Cyle the amount of shit thrown at them too is staggering... Let the players grow and develop and be happy we have options and spend a little less time bashing....
    28 points
  25. kacbru

    Doneil Henry

    This thread deserves more attention...I know he has many detractors on here but Doneil provided a hard as nails CB masterclass today.
    27 points
  26. Ian Kennedy

    Gold Cup 2021

    Happy Father's Day to all the Canadian Soccer Dads. Today we celebrate our "Dadness" and we can reflect again on the pride we feel when we get to watch our children playing soccer, having fun, learning and growing.
    27 points
  27. Glad the released it finally I sat on that info for a few weeks... Liam flew out Sunday....
    27 points
  28. There is a huge sale at SVP currently for a bunch of the old Umbro Canada gear if anyone is looking for some at blowout prices. They have Jerseys, tops, polos, shorts etc. Great deals to be had. https://www.svpsports.ca/collections/svp-sports-soccer-training?fbclid=IwAR2Us4TxOAUQeVh0aMWxq_UwaI7c_3vufUj0INmIsziWOZO-RmEnOyAcQqU
    26 points
  29. dyslexic nam

    Steven Vitória

    You’re welcome.
    26 points
  30. Dinozotti

    Belal Halbouni

    https://mobile.twitter.com/werderbremen_en/status/1435163935271964675 Looks like Halbouni got called up to train with the first team today. Promising talent
    26 points
  31. bfque8

    Liam Millar

    26 points
  32. Kent

    Jonathan David

    Guys, it is fun to spell this out. There was a very big game today. Mbappe, Neymar, di Maria, and David all entered the field. Only one of those players left with a goal, and got the 3 points for the win to boot. That's Canada's 2nd best player against Brazil and France's best players, and an important player for Argentina. That's what happened today.
    26 points
  33. frmr

    Jonathan David

    Here's the translated article: Jonathan David (Lille): “I wasn't ready” Jonathan David, the Canadian center forward from Lille, scorer of three goals in his last four matches, talks about his difficult integration into LOSC. Thursday, 2 p.m., in the Luchin amphitheater. Jonathan David arrives relaxed. Pose in all positions without flinching in front of the lens. Before fifty-three minutes of story on his life course then introspection on his first part of the complicated season. The day before, the LOSC center forward scored in Bordeaux (3-0) his fifth goal with the Mastiffs. The young Canadian international (21) has regained his composure. He also had a lot of other things to tell us. "How were you born in Brooklyn? We had family in the United States. My parents had spent three months in New York before returning to Haiti, where they are from. I stayed in Port-au-Prince for my first six years, in a French-speaking environment and a particular culture. When I was six, we moved to Canada. In Ottawa, it was the complete change, the cold, the snow and the learning of English. It was harder for my parents in terms of the language. I played soccer with my father, who was also a striker. I copied his goalscoring stuff. Where and when did you start in a club? At ten, in a recreational club, during the summer. But I took pleasure in several sports, hockey, American football, basketball, the gym. I was a serious student. My mother was pushing for studies. As a joke, I replied: "I want to become a footballer." When I was 11, I went to the Gloucester Hornets (Ottawa). I met my trainer, Hanny El-Maghraby there. It was he who developed my skills and helped me become a man until I left for Belgium. The trigger occurs around 14-15 years old, with young people in Canada. I told myself that I could make this sport my job. Why choose Europe from the age of 16? European clubs made me dream. I watched Barça a lot, Arsenal de Wenger, with Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira. I might not have been ready in my head. But that was the only option, the goal from the start. I knew we would have to make sacrifices. That's when I met Nick Mavromaras, my agent, who had the contacts. How did your first tests go? The first, at Red Bull in Salzburg, lasted three weeks. I did not understand German. I tried to find my bearings with the signs, the attitudes of the players. We had a few friendlies. It went well. But they didn't keep me. They had to wait until I was 18. The second, in Stuttgart, lasted a week. We waited long enough for their response. After their refusal, I asked myself questions. And I came back to Europe a third time, to Ghent, for a week (November 2016). Then a second time (March 2017). There, I was told: "It's good." I was still able to complete my high school education in Canada. And I came back to Belgium for the Belgian pre-season with the under-21s (July 2017 to October). I was patient. I trained every day.But I didn't start playing until I was 18 (2018-2019). Then everything went very quickly. Because you equalize against Zulte-Waregem (1-1, 4 August 2018) from your first entry (77th) with the first team? I had already done a half-season in reserve (with Yves Vanderhaeghe). I did not play or very little in the 4-3-3. Jess Thorup (appointed October 9, 2018) gave me the number ten position behind forwards Depoitre and Yaremtchouk. I had a lot of freedom, my benchmarks, confidence. Why did you choose Lille rather than Mönchengladbach? The meeting with Luis Campos (then advisor to former president Gerard Lopez). I liked his project. That of a very young team, with a lot of ambition, the European Cup. I was going to play, continue to progress in a French-speaking environment supposed to promote my integration. The L1 was the walk to grow up in a very good club from the top of the table. The right time to test myself. Ghent wanted to keep me. It was tense between the two clubs. But my decision was already made. I saw how the president fought to recruit me. How did you react to his departure in December? It hit me. I was a bit in the dark. Especially since I learned it overnight. Subsequently, Olivier Létang (new CEO) came to see me. In the past, he wanted to recruit me in Rennes. He had taken information from Arnaud Souquet (the Montpellier player played at the Gantoise in 2018-2019). Why is your first season at LOSC more difficult than expected? When I arrived, I had not played since March (Belgian championship stoppage). I had lost my rhythm. I weighed 84 kg (1.80 m). I had to quickly melt, know my teammates, the tactics after a single friendly match against Brest (1-2). I was not ready. I have not underestimated this Championship. I knew the L1 was very defensive. Not easy to mark there. In Belgium, these are mainly transition teams. There are fewer spaces in France, less reaction time available. Fortunately, everyone helped me in the locker room. Jeremy (Foot) talked to me a lot. Tim (Weah) too. Did you also carry the weight of the biggest transfer in the history of the club (27 M € excluding bonus and commission)? A little. There were expectations. But the greatest pressure was on me. I wanted to perform, to show what I was capable of. It did not work. People doubted. I was not marking. I expected the reviews. Hence your immense relief after your first goal against Lorient (4-0, 22 November)? I have been waiting for it for a long time. It calmed me down. My teammates came around me. They understood. No one sees me getting angry. But I can have moments of frustration. At one point, I stopped focusing on scoring. I worked defensively, made calls. I always wondered what I could do to help. Your goal, Wednesday, in Bordeaux, is without hesitation.Is this period of doubt over? The opportunity presented itself. I took my chance. Before, I was waiting for the perfect opportunity. I removed the downtime between checking and typing. An attacker must continue to score in every game. When I arrived, I didn't have that killer mentality. The coach (Christophe Galtier) talks to me about it a lot. He helped me by making me play, by telling me that he trusted me, that I was doing good things and that they were going to pay off. Mike (Maignan) too. Isn't the hardest part that your mom doesn't see what you've become (*)? Of course, she hasn't seen me play much. In this difficult period with Lille, she would have helped me a lot. It gave me a much more robust mind. This is what makes my strength. " (*) Rose Grethelle David passed away on December 2, 2019 following a long illness.
    26 points
  34. Aird25

    Liam Millar

    26 points
  35. On at half in their Conference League game. Update: Run that helped make the first goal and hockey assist on the second. 1-2 after trailing 1-0 at half. That is the full time score. Helped change the game. The opposition had no answer for the pace and interplay on the left. Picked up a cheap, late yellow which is a shame but generally impressive.
    25 points
  36. Corazon

    Theo Corbeanu

    Here we go! First premier league action. Congratulations to Theo!
    25 points
  37. This news is drawn from the club's website; it's always best to go straight to the source. Beşiktaş website: https://bjk.com.tr/tr/haber/80692/futbolcularimiza-milli-davet.html and logically, Larin's name is there as well. Both players will be travelling to Florida.
    25 points
  38. Ian Kennedy

    Scott Kennedy

    A great start to the season and Regensburg played a solid game. Nice to see the trades/additions to the team make a difference. Scott and the new back Breitkreuz are a powerful combination. The Fotmob, WhoScored and Sofascore evaluation of Scott's performance: 7.2, 7.3 and 6.9. Singh (new) was highly ranked.
    24 points
  39. narduch

    Gold Cup 2021

    Finally
    24 points
  40. Don't show his dad the 60 man Gold Cup list
    24 points
  41. Dominic94

    Scott Kennedy

    The Kennedy family should be proud
    24 points
  42. Floortom

    Jonathan David

    some positive news here. Galtier saying David is healing much faster than anticipated and he’s walking around well. He definitely won’t play the next two matches but it sounds like he should return before end of season.
    24 points
  43. Besiktas fans are blowing up the CSA's twitter with some beauties
    24 points
  44. There has recently been contact. Stay tuned.
    24 points
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