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Posts posted by Gian-Luca

  1. Glad that it's a TAM deal. I think its good business for the club to bring him back for his leadership but leave a DP slot open for an actual DP-calibre player which Bradley ceased to be at the end of 2017, arguably. Plus I think it may ease the burden of feeling that you have to play Bradley every bloody minute just because he's a DP - Vanney has proven he's capable of not playing TAM players in the past (Endoh playing over Gallardo for example in the playoffs) so hopefully this will lead to more playing time for Liam Fraser.

  2. 18 hours ago, deschamp86 said:

    They probably all got tired of a certain poster here

    Perhaps, but many of them didn't seem to come over to the new forum location once it was moved. Although that wasn't the case with Unnamed Trialist as he was posting in the new forum location for a while.


  3. 1 hour ago, Olympique_de_Marseille said:

    So, released by LAFC. 

    Does he get one more shot with the #CanMNT in March when Cornelius, Laryea, Zachary B-G, Godinho and Miller are all with the U-23s?

    Isn't Laryea already 24?

  4. https://www.torontofc.ca/post/2019/11/21/toronto-fc-announces-roster-decisions-conclude-2019-season

    From a Canadian perspective, the three players who's options were not picked up were Morgan, Telfer and Daniels. They mention  though that they are in discussions with Morgan about coming back so I expect that will likely happen (same with Bradley & Benezet). They did pick up the option on Julian Dunn, which I suppose is encouraging.

    I'm still mentally counting Telfer as a Canadian even though I know he's actually now only eligible for T&T.

    And I hope that Laryea gets a raise!

  5. On 11/20/2019 at 7:38 PM, Blackdude said:

    Starting this thread now. Probably should have started it earlier, but was waiting on actual news.

    In: Thierry Henry (manager), Romell Quioto

    Out: Victor Cabrera, Daniel Lovitz, Jason Beaulieu, Daniel Kinumbe, Thomas Meilleur-Giguère, Omar Browne, Ken Krolicki, Jeisson Vargas

    In negociations: Anthony Jackson-Hamel, most of Bacary Sagna, Rod Fanni, Zachary Brault-Guillard, Ballou Tabla and Orji Okwonkwo


    Which part of him are they not negotiating with?  ;)

  6. A bold choice by Herdman to go with a more offensive line-up and formation on the road than the one that worked so well at home (where both of our goals were scored on counters in that game) but it did not pay off. I guess the people  wanting to see Canada play attacking soccer will take some solace from that, but it was a gamble that didn't work and when we only needed a draw to win the group, that is a shame. In fairness to Herdman, a few players individually had woeful performance, with Cavallini being the most disappointing. And this was still a US team for the taking, because they weren't that impressive - we had to switch off to let them score and we looked the more talented but mistake prone team. But onwards and upwards. No use in dwelling upon it though, start scheduling some friendlies pronto.

    I liked what I saw from Eustaquio in his debut. Still good fight by the team and much to be encouraged about.

  7. 1 hour ago, Bison44 said:

    Just when I get to kind of liking Herdman.  That reeks of a blow hard, let me explain the mess I took over and how I set them straight chest puffing fabricated or exaggerated story.  And if its true, its a story you save for your book after you have actually won something and its long behind the players.  

    To be fair to Herdman, he mentions it only because the radio hosts specifically asked him about whether this had happened because they heard about the fight in the England team camp, rather than this being a situation where Herdman decided to volunteer the info to make himself look good.

  8. Laryea is usually more potent as a right back and he wasn't playing that spot last night as Auro was still on the field. When he plays further up the field, the opposition seems to be able to stick more guys against him (and he usually doesn't have another player making the overlapping runs for him that he makes for other players).

    In the end the team did better than I think anyone was expecting in what started out as a re-building year, but that lack of depth at striker position is ultimately why they weren't champions, even though I agree that they have now outplayed Seattle in 3 MLS Cups but only came away with one them. Need to use that open DP slot on another attacker methinks.

  9. 17 minutes ago, grasshopper1917 said:

    Interesting side note - TFC just played in the Championship game and not one person commented on it. Is Canadian MLS popularity fading after the start of the CPL?

    I figured if I did, most of the words would get censored anyway. ;)

    I suspect there would be more people posting if the team had won.

  10. 5 hours ago, CanadianSoccerFan said:

    Another TSN conflict of interest is their current business (non) relationship with OneSoccer/Mediapro.  Remember that Onesoccer negotiated with TSN for CONCACAF League rights to show Forge and that deal did not happen.  Then they negotiated for the rights to the USA game and that did not happen.  Now, we're 12 days away from the next USA game and looks like there won't be a deal for that either.  

    I have a feeling that part of this is negotiating leverage.  TSN is giving Onesoccer a giant "f*** you, we're not covering your league unless you offer better terms"

    That could be it. Even the MLS site itself is covering the CPL, making their broadcast partner's reluctance look even more incongruous:


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