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    Cheeta got a reaction from Lofty in Winnipeg CanPL Supporters Group   
    ZING!!!
    Oh come on now.  Seen you tip a glass or eight at Nicolino's now and then.
    20th is a Friday by the way.
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    Cheeta got a reaction from matthew in All time best Canadian player (with poll!)   
    Kinda fun no?
    Radz over Hutch by a whisker.  As mentioned, the strikers get all the glory but still he had a half dozen years there where he was an asset to clubs playing some pretty damned high level football and in the 1st team rotation on clubs with player budgets that where even back then light years bigger than all Canadian MLS clubs combined are today.  Designated players included, and no other Canadian can lay claim to that.  (Well, Hutch if you want to argue details).  Man was handicapped by a sting of niggly injuries in his prime to-boot but that's the life of a grey hound.
    Quite a few players on that list who had some stupid good seasons but didn't get to that next level for a number of reasons.  Diesel and Forrest to be sure, I'd say Brennan teased for a while to.
    Just want to say I remember Randy Samuel being an absolute beast for Canada.  The least graceful player to ever dance upon the green grace of a footie pitch (and that's saying a lot for Canada) but always doing the job.  Never seen him play any club football though so ....
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    Cheeta got a reaction from Lofty in All time best Canadian player (with poll!)   
    Kinda fun no?
    Radz over Hutch by a whisker.  As mentioned, the strikers get all the glory but still he had a half dozen years there where he was an asset to clubs playing some pretty damned high level football and in the 1st team rotation on clubs with player budgets that where even back then light years bigger than all Canadian MLS clubs combined are today.  Designated players included, and no other Canadian can lay claim to that.  (Well, Hutch if you want to argue details).  Man was handicapped by a sting of niggly injuries in his prime to-boot but that's the life of a grey hound.
    Quite a few players on that list who had some stupid good seasons but didn't get to that next level for a number of reasons.  Diesel and Forrest to be sure, I'd say Brennan teased for a while to.
    Just want to say I remember Randy Samuel being an absolute beast for Canada.  The least graceful player to ever dance upon the green grace of a footie pitch (and that's saying a lot for Canada) but always doing the job.  Never seen him play any club football though so ....
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    Cheeta reacted to RJB in Atiba Hutchinson   
    Atiba is approaching - unless he's already there - best Canadian player of all time.
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    Cheeta reacted to Trillium in Garber hints at change to 'Canadians as internationals' rule.   
    Well said jpg75, it is not real until on the field.
    The MLS announcement on domestic status re players is a first volley by MLS to stop a north of the border league that competes with the single entity.
    MLS involvement in sanctioning Canadian youth clubs allowed to produce MLS passport players is a second volley.
    That an outgoing CSA president is doing this wearing a CONCACAF hat is worrying as It is clear MLS/SUM control USSF, and CONCACAF needs USSF to have CONCACAF tournaments in USA that fund CONCACAF operations.
    SUM has Mexican national team to sell in USA, sells MLS and US national team, do we have a place at the table or has it been shopped cheap?
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    Cheeta reacted to shamrock in Marcus Haber   
    He allows you to change play, if necessary. Not great by any stretch of the imagination, but he has a role on this team. Also, a class act who'll always show up and leaves it all on the pitch. 
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    Cheeta reacted to One American in Is it time for the CSA to impose playing time requirements on the MLS clubs?   
    I'll fully say it's not an ideal solution. It could cause complacency. It could cause fan backlash. It could also cause players to get their chance and run with it. And nobody is saying that any single player has to be the one to get the playing time.
     
    Most of all, whatever problems might arise, they're  a better set of problems than the current set. 
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    Cheeta got a reaction from gator in Canada vs. Mauritania - Oct. 6, 3PM EST - In Game Thread   
    LOL, nice of the lads to move the empties off of the coffee table and onto the end table.  Very classy.
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    Cheeta reacted to shermanator in Canada vs. Mauritania - Oct. 6, 3PM EST - In Game Thread   
    Marcel's camera has the quality of a potato, but still....
     
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    Cheeta reacted to Dub Narcotic in Will Johnson (update)   
    Floro and his allies go out blaming MLS, the players, etc... and etc....
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    Cheeta reacted to Olympique_de_Marseille in Fall Friendlies - (El Salvador again in the USA?)   
    With which players? and when? You try getting players outside FIFA dates. Only time it works is late December to early February aka Camp Poutine time - they did that.
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    Cheeta got a reaction from Free kick in Benito Floro's contract will not be renewed   
    Re; Free Kick's post.
    A LOT has changed in 30 years.  And I have to admit I was disappointed by some of those WCQ runs in the later '90s but I'm more cynical now.  Not because I'm wearing all these scars but because objectively I think we're still paying the price for that lost Pipe generation.  And it will continue to show on the playing field for a few more years yet I fear.  
    Don't mean to single out Kevin Pipe, just think he and his tenure exemplifies the rot that had firmly set in at every level of footie governance in this country.
    That we're still debating, and rather heatedly at that, whether MLS has benefited or inhibited the advancement of the game in this country says everything.  That, 10 years on, the question is even reasonably debated is a condemnation of MLS in Canada. 
    Now way back when maybe for Pipe & Co. MLS looked like a means to an end.  You know, sort of a lesser of two evils.  Maintaining the status quo or adopting something, ANYTHING else.  Or maybe MLS was just a desperate scheme to secure funding for a Toronto stadium without any realistic long term thinking.  Don't know. 
    But here we are.    
     
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    Cheeta reacted to El Hombre in Benito Floro's contract will not be renewed   
    Dale Mitchell.  No question.
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    Cheeta reacted to Olympique_de_Marseille in Do you know who I feel the most sorry for?   
    Good luck until 2020/2021 @Lordsnooty
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    Cheeta got a reaction from Obinna in The next cycle: A look at the CanMNT moving forward   
    You know, if you could tell me who we could reasonably use as a destroyer in front of the back 4 I'd be interested in seeing what Arfield (who I quite like) and Osario (who I'm optimistic for) could make of a partnership in the center middle. 
    Which of course raises the further question of who do you use as a target striker because Lord knows that'll not likely to ever be Larin.  Although you never know I guess, and he may grow into the role if he could expect and receive some aggressive midfield support. (Assuming we can expect a pretty static 4-1-4-1).
    Just thinking aloud.
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    Cheeta got a reaction from Free kick in Venues For Nov & March WCQ   
    I honestly don't think we can have anywhere near the climate advantage the Central Americans can have.  I think pretty much everybody around here plays/has played the game and I also think most would agree its waaaay  easier to adjust to the cooler temps than the heat.  I guess every bit helps but .....
    Vancouver worked this time because of the lead away match in Honduras, otherwise for travel reasons, time zone adjustment and that plastic pitch I'd much rather see the matches played out east.  Hell, if you want to use geography as a weapon than make it as far east as possible.  Halifax, St. John's, Moncton.  Where ever you can find a decent (if small) venue that's a pain in the ass to get to and is 5 time zones ahead of Honduran time.
    Shit, we should build an island half way to Iceland.  About the size of a stadium and hotel.  Barely.  No airport.  No runway.  Surrounded by sharks.  Or killer whales.  Or both.
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    Cheeta got a reaction from dyslexic nam in Venues For Nov & March WCQ   
    I honestly don't think we can have anywhere near the climate advantage the Central Americans can have.  I think pretty much everybody around here plays/has played the game and I also think most would agree its waaaay  easier to adjust to the cooler temps than the heat.  I guess every bit helps but .....
    Vancouver worked this time because of the lead away match in Honduras, otherwise for travel reasons, time zone adjustment and that plastic pitch I'd much rather see the matches played out east.  Hell, if you want to use geography as a weapon than make it as far east as possible.  Halifax, St. John's, Moncton.  Where ever you can find a decent (if small) venue that's a pain in the ass to get to and is 5 time zones ahead of Honduran time.
    Shit, we should build an island half way to Iceland.  About the size of a stadium and hotel.  Barely.  No airport.  No runway.  Surrounded by sharks.  Or killer whales.  Or both.
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    Cheeta got a reaction from king1010 in Floro Must Go   
    Has to go.  The man was given a good long period to find his feet, bring in whoever he wanted to bring in and implement whatever it is he wanted to implement.  How many matches did we go without a goal?  A year, year and a half?  And the Gold Cup and now this round of qualifying.
    Not going to say he hasn't added to the program, great, wonderful thank you very much for doing that part of your job but it's clear the task of getting Canada to the Hex is beyond him.  Hopefully, this time, we can find someone out there that can.
    That someone will either move forward with what his predecessor has left him, throw the lot out and start from scratch, or a hybrid of both.  But the black & white of it is the results show its time to look at other options.  
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    Cheeta got a reaction from JamboAl in Julian and Atiba - THANK YOU!   
    Hutch has, I believe, more than earned the right to finish out his playing career without NT responsibilities upon him if that is his wish.  
    I also can't but believe that he knows that his days are limited and every international experience might be better invested elsewhere, for the long term good of the program.  Just that kind of a soldier.
    They'll always be to me the best the best.
    Sorry, just a wee bit of hero worship there.
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    Cheeta got a reaction from Free kick in Floro Must Go   
    Has to go.  The man was given a good long period to find his feet, bring in whoever he wanted to bring in and implement whatever it is he wanted to implement.  How many matches did we go without a goal?  A year, year and a half?  And the Gold Cup and now this round of qualifying.
    Not going to say he hasn't added to the program, great, wonderful thank you very much for doing that part of your job but it's clear the task of getting Canada to the Hex is beyond him.  Hopefully, this time, we can find someone out there that can.
    That someone will either move forward with what his predecessor has left him, throw the lot out and start from scratch, or a hybrid of both.  But the black & white of it is the results show its time to look at other options.  
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    Cheeta got a reaction from Bertuzzi44 in Floro Must Go   
    Has to go.  The man was given a good long period to find his feet, bring in whoever he wanted to bring in and implement whatever it is he wanted to implement.  How many matches did we go without a goal?  A year, year and a half?  And the Gold Cup and now this round of qualifying.
    Not going to say he hasn't added to the program, great, wonderful thank you very much for doing that part of your job but it's clear the task of getting Canada to the Hex is beyond him.  Hopefully, this time, we can find someone out there that can.
    That someone will either move forward with what his predecessor has left him, throw the lot out and start from scratch, or a hybrid of both.  But the black & white of it is the results show its time to look at other options.  
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    Cheeta got a reaction from El Hombre in Floro Must Go   
    Has to go.  The man was given a good long period to find his feet, bring in whoever he wanted to bring in and implement whatever it is he wanted to implement.  How many matches did we go without a goal?  A year, year and a half?  And the Gold Cup and now this round of qualifying.
    Not going to say he hasn't added to the program, great, wonderful thank you very much for doing that part of your job but it's clear the task of getting Canada to the Hex is beyond him.  Hopefully, this time, we can find someone out there that can.
    That someone will either move forward with what his predecessor has left him, throw the lot out and start from scratch, or a hybrid of both.  But the black & white of it is the results show its time to look at other options.  
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    Cheeta reacted to Northvansteve in Marcel De Jong   
    Want to give de Jong credit for best game he has ever played. Was terrific against El Salvador and you could argue he was player of the game - at least in the first half. Great energy, multiple dangerous crosses, and a rocket shot onto goal.
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    Cheeta got a reaction from Shway in Julian and Atiba - THANK YOU!   
    Hutch has, I believe, more than earned the right to finish out his playing career without NT responsibilities upon him if that is his wish.  
    I also can't but believe that he knows that his days are limited and every international experience might be better invested elsewhere, for the long term good of the program.  Just that kind of a soldier.
    They'll always be to me the best the best.
    Sorry, just a wee bit of hero worship there.
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    Cheeta reacted to Floortom in Canada vs El Salvador Sept 6th in Vancouver WCQ   
    Only if we make up 4 on goals scored vs Honduras.
    so Canada 4-0 and Mexico 1-0 would get us through but Canada 3-0 and Mexico 2-0 would not.
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