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    BearcatSA got a reaction from jonovision in Vancouver Whitecaps 2021 Season   
    I think he would be more infuriated by not having a run of real home games with Gauld.
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    BearcatSA got a reaction from Free kick in Jonathan Osorio Appreciation Thread   
    I remember when Osorio wasn't getting selected by Floro and when he was asked about it, he  curtly responded with, "You'll have to ask the manager."  It said a little, but revealed a whole lot.
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    BearcatSA got a reaction from narduch in Jonathan Osorio Appreciation Thread   
    I remember when Osorio wasn't getting selected by Floro and when he was asked about it, he  curtly responded with, "You'll have to ask the manager."  It said a little, but revealed a whole lot.
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    BearcatSA reacted to Cblake in Raheem Edwards   
    I agree at this point he is nothing more than a fringe prospect who might be worth a look in something like January camp setting. He should at least be on that radar. When you consider that 12 of the 27 players who were on the roster for the recent WCQs are Euro based and would not be available, there would be an opportunity for a number of these types of players to get a call in. There are certainly players ahead of him at this point as some have mentioned included Pasher but he certainly worth a look se in my eyes. You just never know. 
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    BearcatSA reacted to narduch in Tesho Akindele   
    Fraser Aird is a good example of this too.
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    BearcatSA reacted to Watchmen in Lucas Cavallini   
    He started dropping back too much when the Whitecaps didn't have Gauld and now...he's still dropping back too much. So he ends up out of position for where they need him (and where he's most effective) and looks like he might have rushed back from the knee injury which is compounding the issues.
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    BearcatSA got a reaction from GasPed in James Pantemis   
    He made an excellent reflex hand save off that header and came off his line well to make himself big and stop those shots.  Unfortuntely, he just misread the dip because he was there in time.  Disappointing for him and his team.
    Westberg must have been doing a Halloween tribute because, like Dracula, he hates crosses.
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    BearcatSA got a reaction from An Observer in Jonathan Osorio Appreciation Thread   
    I think he has some really good traits and they are shining through with the team right now but I have always seen him as a key supporting cast guy and not the focal point of your midfield.  He has thrived because he knows his niche and plays to those strengths as a linkman who can pop some timely goals and assists but put in the defensive work. 
    Not sure if that opinion puts me in the circle of trust(worthy), but that's my two bits.
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    BearcatSA got a reaction from Free kick in Jonathan Osorio Appreciation Thread   
    I think he has some really good traits and they are shining through with the team right now but I have always seen him as a key supporting cast guy and not the focal point of your midfield.  He has thrived because he knows his niche and plays to those strengths as a linkman who can pop some timely goals and assists but put in the defensive work. 
    Not sure if that opinion puts me in the circle of trust(worthy), but that's my two bits.
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    BearcatSA got a reaction from Unnamed Trialist in Jaime Peters   
    But the young Ramos had a tough match up against Radzinski, who was in excellent form on the wing that evening.  However, it didn't stop him from going on to much bigger and better things!
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    BearcatSA reacted to red card in MLS Match Updates and Talk 2021   
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    BearcatSA got a reaction from Bison44 in James Pantemis   
    He made an excellent reflex hand save off that header and came off his line well to make himself big and stop those shots.  Unfortuntely, he just misread the dip because he was there in time.  Disappointing for him and his team.
    Westberg must have been doing a Halloween tribute because, like Dracula, he hates crosses.
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    BearcatSA got a reaction from SthMelbRed in Russell Teibert   
    If he gets called up, that would be terrific, not just for him but for others doing what they need to do at club level to get into the picture.  And if he doesn't, it doesn't warrant any handwringing.
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    BearcatSA got a reaction from Sal333 in Russell Teibert   
    If he gets called up, that would be terrific, not just for him but for others doing what they need to do at club level to get into the picture.  And if he doesn't, it doesn't warrant any handwringing.
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    BearcatSA got a reaction from king1010 in Russell Teibert   
    If he gets called up, that would be terrific, not just for him but for others doing what they need to do at club level to get into the picture.  And if he doesn't, it doesn't warrant any handwringing.
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    BearcatSA reacted to The Beaver 2.0 in General Discussion on CMNT   
    Maybe if Onstad gets the GM gig in Houston he'll look to bring in some good young Canadian talent:
    https://www.mlssoccer.com/news/sources-dennis-te-kloese-pat-onstad-frontrunners-in-houston-dynamo-gm-search
     
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    BearcatSA got a reaction from frattinator in Russell Teibert   
    I have watched him quite a bit and his defensive play reading the game and sealing off passing plays has improved significantly.
    The biggest compliment that I can give him is one that would make him the perfect pìtch person for the BC Lotteries Corporation:  know your limit, play within it.  He plays to his strengths and tries to mitigate his weaknesses, not unlike Osorio.
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    BearcatSA got a reaction from youllneverwalkalone in Russell Teibert   
    I have watched him quite a bit and his defensive play reading the game and sealing off passing plays has improved significantly.
    The biggest compliment that I can give him is one that would make him the perfect pìtch person for the BC Lotteries Corporation:  know your limit, play within it.  He plays to his strengths and tries to mitigate his weaknesses, not unlike Osorio.
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    BearcatSA reacted to nolando in Russell Teibert   
    I use him as an example to many of my U12 players. Depending on who you ask he may not be in the top-half of his side soccer skill-wise but he takes attributes like strength, conditioning, endurance, and leadership so seriously that he makes coaches want to keep him in the mix. Look how many managers he has outlasted at this point.
    I've  been to a few training sessions over the years, and I was impressed he was always the first guy there and the last guy off the pitch. While I reserve the right to question his salary within the cap structure, I don't argue the fact that he has worked hard for this team like a true captain should.
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    BearcatSA got a reaction from dyslexic nam in Russell Teibert   
    Guttierez has impressed but needs to show durabilty.  Not sure if Godinho is even going to be in Vancouver next season and even if he is in the squad rotation, there are two many guys ahead of him on the NT depth chart.  Heck, one of my favs, Brault-Guillard, can't even get into the squad.
    The one thing I would say about Godinho is that at the Olympic qualies he did a good job on his off side of LB, while Brown had a clanger there last night.  Surprised they didn't switch sides.
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    BearcatSA got a reaction from knibby in Russell Teibert   
    And with that, they eventually go on to miss the postseason...again.
    He scored a from a top notch strike for the winner last night, but prior to that he also had some poor plays that should have been punished.  His engine room, fitness, and commitment have never been an issue but I am of the same opinion as @jonovision.   
     
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    BearcatSA reacted to jonovision in Russell Teibert   
    I agree with some: if we were put in a position where Teibert had to be a 90 minute starter, we're probably already screwed. But I'd say the same about Liam Fraser or Tesho Akindele or Brym.
    Bench players are often called upon to do a very specific role. If Herdman wants a guy that can come on for 20 minutes and hound the crap out of an opponent in order to see off a one goal win, all of a sudden Teibert starts jumping up the list.
    Still, I don't see it. He's carved out quite the career for himself despite obvious limitations, but I think the quality of the national team has passed him by. No shame in that.
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    BearcatSA got a reaction from Approve My Account Pls in General Discussion on CMNT   
    That's the reality of professional football.
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    BearcatSA got a reaction from GasPed in The Importance of Alphonso Davies   
    TBH, he showed much more composure and leadership on the field in his last season with the Caps then his more much experienced teammates who were too often losing their sh*t as the final days of the Robbo era played out 
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    BearcatSA got a reaction from Jedi Ram in General Discussion on CMNT   
    That's just reality for both club and country.  There is little sentimentality in play.  It's just business.
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