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    BearcatSA got a reaction from johnyb in I can't shake that Honduras feeling...   
    Nope.
     
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    BearcatSA reacted to El Diego in I can't shake that Honduras feeling...   
    Lol that's good. I honestly can't stop singing that song in my head every time I see this thread title
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    BearcatSA got a reaction from El Diego in I can't shake that Honduras feeling...   
    Love it!
    I can imagine the background singers singing, "Blow it, don't blow it, don't blow it, don't blow it, blow it!"
    Well done 🤣
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    BearcatSA reacted to El Diego in I can't shake that Honduras feeling...   
    After we beat Haiti to progress to the final round...
     
    You never get the flu anymore and lose 8-1 to Honduras
    And you don't take the lead then let Quioto score in San Pedro Sula
    You're trying hard not to show it,
    But baby, baby I know it
     
    You lost that Honduras feeling!
    Whoa, that Honduras feeling
    You lost that Honduras feeling
    Now it's gone, gone, gone, whoa-oh
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    BearcatSA got a reaction from Ivan in WCQ: Haiti vs Canada - In-Match Thread   
    They aren't that good, either. 
    We won away with a clean sheet.  There should be no on field excuses for blowing this. 
    I expect us to be heading to the Ocho.  I won't predict how we end up doing it on Tuesday night but good teams find the way to do the job needed.
     
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    BearcatSA reacted to The Beaver 2.0 in Herdman new head coach   
    We honestly do not yet know if Herdman has the chops to take this team to their full potential. I suspect we can all--almost all--agree on that.  He has indeed done some good stuff, particularly in terms of organization, planning, professionalism and motivation, and we've seen some decent signs in terms of on field performance to suggest he has some tactical ability, at least.  But success with this young, fairly talented squad is about the longer term--the mid-term, really--and how far he can take these guys.  The team is indeed getting better and better, but we can only assess how good they can get by playing good teams. Failing to advance to the Ocho will be a massive failing. Plain and simple. I suspect most of us will be calling for his head if that happens, depending on the circumstances of that loss. But the Ocho will be the real test. I am not yet convinced Herdman is the guy to realize the full potential of this team, but we will find out soon enough. Give him credit for what he's achieved so far in WCQ, but the real test is still a head of him.
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    BearcatSA reacted to Unnamed Trialist in WCQ: Canada vs Haiti - Tuesday, June 15th, 9pm Eastern / 6pm Pacific - SeatGeek Stadium, Chicago area   
    Regarding away goals, UEFA recently announced they'd drop the rule for all European club competitions.
    https://theathletic.com/news/uefa-champions-league-away-goals-rule/2L1AvqBDCJqS
    I find it odd they feel it is no longer necessary. Scoring two away seems like a decent reason to get a prize. The alternative is away teams being ultra-defensive, the rule encourages them to open up a bit.
    Now I would most definitely agree it should be scrapped for extra periods, since it gives the away team 2nd leg more time to take advantage of the rule and exposes the home team for a longer period to its risk.
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    BearcatSA reacted to nolando in I can't shake that Honduras feeling...   
    In Vancouver at halftime in the 2015 WCQ that finished 1-0, I was shouting (friendly greetings, of course) in Spanish at the Honduras as they headed down the tunnel. One of them looked up at me, and smiled as he crossed his arms in front of him, holding up five fingers in one hands and three in the other. "Ocho-uno" he mouthed back at me.
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    BearcatSA reacted to Bison44 in Herdman new head coach   
    Lets say its a wash...one big f#ck up at gold cup, one nice unexpected win vs USA, lots of wins against a bunch of teams we usually beat and we are currently almost in top 8, which we have been in the last couple cycles.  With all the thorny games against top opponents hopefully upcoming in the ocho.  So..YAY Herdman....but not really loudly i guess because he has had a golden generation dropped in his lap.
    We have gotten more and better duals lately, but is that because of 2 CDN wonder kids making noise all across the soccer world? Maybe they see CDN MLS clubs/academies getting bigger and better, and finally our own domestic league up and running? Maybe because kids know we are going to the WC in 2026?? And of course some of it will be a modern approach young cheerleader coach like Herdman.  
    To me the flimsy argument for Herdman is what players say about him.  How much faith do u put in those comments when he has a contract till 2026,runs the whole show and controls whether you get calls to camp and play.  What kind of an idiot is going to say negative things now, when its all on track, and they just need to keep rolling and maybe even get lucky and qualify.  Everyone is your friend when things are good.  So for me, I am still waiting on seeing the team do something special, go farther than expected.  We have enough talent we shouldnt crash out of the ochco, maybe even qualify with a little luck and some good coaching.  Lets get er done!!!    
     
     
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    BearcatSA reacted to Ivan in Herdman new head coach   
    Ask me my opinion of Herdman after tomorrow night.
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    BearcatSA got a reaction from Corazon in Jonathan Osorio Appreciation Thread   
    I liked how he found another gear after the 60 min mark because I got the feeling that his defensive legs were going (and that's why I thought a fresh 8 like Wotherspoon might help).  His possession maintaining linking play is important.  His experiences in CCL really show through.  He has matured as a player: he knows what he can and can't do, and plays within those capabilities.  
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    BearcatSA got a reaction from TGAA_Star in Euro 2020 - General Chatter   
    On the media front:  not much chemistry or charisma in TSN's pre/halftime/post match coverage.  Having JDG as the lone guy in the studio with Wileman (while Kevin Kilbane is zoomed in) creates no energy or vibe.  
    Needs a third member in the studio with some zest to jazz things up.  
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    BearcatSA got a reaction from canadasoccer20 in Steven Vitória   
    Did a solid job as the "qb" of the back three today.  Complemented well by the pacy youngsters on either side of him.  
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    BearcatSA got a reaction from costarg in Herdman new head coach   
    We looked mentally tough in today in Haiti.  Had some rough patches but ground out the road win.  
    Others may think differently, but I will give a kudo to the coach.
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    BearcatSA got a reaction from ag futbol in Steven Vitória   
    Did a solid job as the "qb" of the back three today.  Complemented well by the pacy youngsters on either side of him.  
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    BearcatSA reacted to SpursFlu in Herdman new head coach   
    I'm a little confused on why people think Canada beating Suriname and Haiti is some unprecedented accomplishment. Im equally confused at people holding Herdman accountable for things he hasn't accomplished or not accomplished yet. Lets just wait and see
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    BearcatSA reacted to jonovision in Herdman new head coach   
    I've got nothing against Herdman, but what has he accomplished as manager that any other manager we could have hired (take your pick) wouldn't have done? I'll give him one win against the US, but this isn't the first Canada team to beat minnows in WCQ and flame out at the Gold Cup. It is one of the most talented to do so. I think it's fair to have some minimum expectations of Canada's placing in the Ocho (top 5?) for him to keep his gig.
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    BearcatSA reacted to The Real Marc in WCQ: Haiti vs Canada - In-Match Thread   
    And those venues will have fans
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    BearcatSA got a reaction from Ivan in Jonathan Osorio Appreciation Thread   
    I liked how he found another gear after the 60 min mark because I got the feeling that his defensive legs were going (and that's why I thought a fresh 8 like Wotherspoon might help).  His possession maintaining linking play is important.  His experiences in CCL really show through.  He has matured as a player: he knows what he can and can't do, and plays within those capabilities.  
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    BearcatSA got a reaction from MtlMario in Steven Vitória   
    Did a solid job as the "qb" of the back three today.  Complemented well by the pacy youngsters on either side of him.  
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    BearcatSA got a reaction from apbsmith in Herdman new head coach   
    I think we are going to be quite competitve in the Ocho so as long as the team stays "we" guys and not become "me" guys if some results don't go the way the team hopes.
    The odds of a Haitian revival in Chicago are pretty low.  Our eyes will be on the prize and we will be able to do the job.  
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    BearcatSA got a reaction from TOCanada115 in Jonathan Osorio Appreciation Thread   
    I liked how he found another gear after the 60 min mark because I got the feeling that his defensive legs were going (and that's why I thought a fresh 8 like Wotherspoon might help).  His possession maintaining linking play is important.  His experiences in CCL really show through.  He has matured as a player: he knows what he can and can't do, and plays within those capabilities.  
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    BearcatSA got a reaction from narduch in Euro 2020 - General Chatter   
    On the media front:  not much chemistry or charisma in TSN's pre/halftime/post match coverage.  Having JDG as the lone guy in the studio with Wileman (while Kevin Kilbane is zoomed in) creates no energy or vibe.  
    Needs a third member in the studio with some zest to jazz things up.  
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    BearcatSA got a reaction from Northvansteve in WCQ: Haiti vs Canada - In-Match Thread   
    One huge thing he has always had, even from his Caps days, is recovery hustle/desire and the jets to overtake guys on the counter.  He has always been his defender's best friend.  
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    BearcatSA got a reaction from Unnamed Trialist in Scott Arfield   
    ^This.
    His decision making on that crap pitch was a blown ACL waiting to happen.
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