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    An Observer got a reaction from LeoH037 in Camp Poutine 2021 @ IMG in Florida Jan 9 -24   
    i can direct you to google where you would find that in 5 seconds
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    An Observer reacted to dyslexic nam in Jonathan David   
    I think i am in the minority but I still like VAR.  the reality is that a good goal should be a good goal that stands.  And a goal that shouldn’t be counted due to some infraction should not count.  Atiba’s phantom offside call?  Henry’s “hand of god” against Ireland? If VAR rectifies those situations it isn’t just an amendment to the score line - it is a correction that changes the course of whole teams or tournaments.  The delays are annoying - and something that could be worked on - but the principle of it matters, at least to me.  
     
    Having said all that, David looked to be perfectly level on that play.  
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    An Observer reacted to BrennanFan in Liam Millar   
    Excellent technique on the shot.  Quick release, but tons of power and accuracy.  Nice weapon to have at our disposal.
    I can see Liam being mainly a sub for the #CanMNT this cycle, but as happens to us every single cycle without fail, we will sooner or later be decimated by injuries and suspensions, most likely for our most crucial games.  Liam will get his time to shine.  Hope he can seize the moment.
    I remember coaching my daughter and watching her score goals - it was such a special joy, way better than how I felt when I scored the few goals I managed for my own clubs or pub teams.  I cannot imagine how amazing it must feel to see your kid score goals on the professional level.  Cheers @spitfire!        
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    An Observer got a reaction from CanadianSoccerFan in The Road to Qatar.   
    Living in HK, I also think its highly unlikely that Asia plays in March.  They have been much much tighter around border crossings than elsewhere in the world.  Even if Concacaf plays at neutral sites, I don't see Asia playing which means either FIFA needs to clear calendar space as you suggest or Asia needs to rejig their qualifying which is more difficult as they have already started.  Or they move Qatar to 2023?  I suspect FIFA will do everything possible to not move it so freeing up calendar space makes sense
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    An Observer got a reaction from jordan in Where are they now? - 2001 Canadian U17 team   
    I remember reading a report when Canada fielded an U15 side in a tournament in Florida and all the scouts were drooling over our players and in particular Hume and Matondo.  I was so excited about those two.  Hume at least had a decent professional career.  Matondo went no where (like Belotte).
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    An Observer got a reaction from JamboAl in The Road to Qatar.   
    Living in HK, I also think its highly unlikely that Asia plays in March.  They have been much much tighter around border crossings than elsewhere in the world.  Even if Concacaf plays at neutral sites, I don't see Asia playing which means either FIFA needs to clear calendar space as you suggest or Asia needs to rejig their qualifying which is more difficult as they have already started.  Or they move Qatar to 2023?  I suspect FIFA will do everything possible to not move it so freeing up calendar space makes sense
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    An Observer got a reaction from narduch in The Road to Qatar.   
    Living in HK, I also think its highly unlikely that Asia plays in March.  They have been much much tighter around border crossings than elsewhere in the world.  Even if Concacaf plays at neutral sites, I don't see Asia playing which means either FIFA needs to clear calendar space as you suggest or Asia needs to rejig their qualifying which is more difficult as they have already started.  Or they move Qatar to 2023?  I suspect FIFA will do everything possible to not move it so freeing up calendar space makes sense
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    An Observer reacted to El Diego in Where are they now? - 2001 Canadian U17 team   
    Gosh, I remember when Wyn Belotte was considered a huge prospect
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    An Observer got a reaction from Bison44 in Camp Poutine 2021 @ IMG in Florida Jan 9 -24   
    Based on the highlights, the young guys dominated the older guys and got the better of them in the previous match as well. Good for the future but not so good for the present if our older guys can’t get the better of the younger ones 
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    An Observer reacted to Ansem in Steven Vitória   
    He's the CB with the most experience and playing at the highest level right now.
    You're not building around him, you're using him to survive the WCQ while the next batch of CB are ready to take his place.
    Defending vs. Braga, Benfica, Porto & Sporting >>>>>>>defending against LAFC, Columbus or Seattle
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    An Observer reacted to Kadenge in Ayo Akinola   
    Larin has been playing out wide for Besiktas this season and David is best playing behind a big striker. There's no reason all 3 could not start for us. 
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    An Observer reacted to SoccMan in Manjrekar James   
    Sure but probably I’m assuming the money in the Greek league he will be making will be better than what a CPL team will pay him right now.
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    An Observer got a reaction from The Real Marc in Iain Hume   
    I always thought Hume was a special youth player who didn’t reach the heights he could have due to his personality.  Obviously, this is very common.  I still personally believe he suffered from being at Tranmere and in England at a time when English football was light years behind where the continent was but was still full of arrogant dickheads who thought they were gods gift.  I lived there doing that period and saw so many players who were stars at 18 or 20 but faded away to has beens by 25 for that very reason. 
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    An Observer reacted to The Beaver 2.0 in Camp Poutine 2021 @ IMG in Florida Jan 9 -24   
    Ballou Tabla
    Status: Its complicated
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    An Observer reacted to Shortdutchcanuck in Camp Poutine 2021 @ IMG in Florida Jan 9 -24   
    Who knows.  Two 70 minute scrimmages in one day, with the # of players available, is a decent amount of playing time though.
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    An Observer reacted to Corazon in Ayo Akinola   
    Yankov was called up and hass played in 3 of the 6 games since his first callup.  I believe he missed two of the senior games to play for the U21's as well.  So playing in 3 of 4 available games for the senior team to date since commiting.  Yes, he was likely called up in part to the threat of Canada but it also looks clear that they intend to use Yankov at least in the short term.  It wasn't a 5 minute cameo and then nothing for 16 months like Tomori with England.
    Speaking of Tomori.  Not sure if anyone has noticed but Cristante has become a center back for Roma.  I'm not sure how serious the Cristante to Canada rumours were and even still he still might be favoured to play as a central midfielder for Canada.  But given our depth in midfield, imagine a tandem of Cristante and Tomori at center backs for Canada right now.
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    An Observer reacted to Watchmen in Pacific FC - 2021 Season Thread   
    We should stop equating "this guy is worth X" with also having the available cash/liquidity to sustain losses.  I'm not saying any team is in trouble.  At the same time, there's a difference between being prepared to sustain the expected losses of a new league/team and the losses they're enduring with no fans or income in the middle of a pandemic.  So, who knows.
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    An Observer got a reaction from johnyb in Marco Bustos   
    He is too slow to play the wing; he needs to play the 10 if he is going to play anywhere
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    An Observer got a reaction from Shway in Marco Bustos   
    He is too slow to play the wing; he needs to play the 10 if he is going to play anywhere
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    An Observer got a reaction from WyattTaylor in Noble Okello   
    Definitely seems to have filled out.  Maybe a switch to CB is a better fit for him now as he really has been more of a 6 than an 8 anyway from what I understand.  I think TFC only has two veteran CBs on their roster so perhaps him and Dunn competing for playing time as back ups makes sense especially as the TFCs midfield looks pretty crowded including with Bradley and Fraser at the 6 and Osorio, Delgado and Priso at the 8.
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    An Observer reacted to deschamp86 in Tristan Borges   
    I believe that the coach was replaced after gaining promotion.
    The coach that brought him in, gave him a bit of playing time here and there as they were in a promotion race, however once the new coach came in he was never heard from again
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    An Observer reacted to Bison44 in General Discussion on CMNT   
    Remember, it was touch and go whether we would even have a camp..so this is positive.  At least Herdman sees everyone with his own eyes and they all get to know each other and develop come chemistr
     
    TFC's midfield is so crowded, if one of them broke through it would most certainly be at the expense of the other CDNs.  It would be nice to see one CDN breakthrough for TFC next year and I would bet on a defender doing it where there is less competition.  
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    An Observer got a reaction from Club Linesman in Pacific FC - 2021 Season Thread   
    tbh, with the wash out 2020 was in year 2 of this league and the fact that 2021 may not be much better, I will be very satisfied if by the end of the year none of the 8 sides have folded.  Expansion would not really be the top of my priority list at present. Keeping the current 8 alive would be.
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    An Observer reacted to SoccMan in TFC 2021 Season   
    I think they hire Armas for a few reasons, Covid played a factor no money coming in, Ali has worked with Armas at Red Bulls , Armas has coached in MLS and did fairly well, TFC probably finally are seeing some good young players with a lot of potential coming through so they want to give these players a chance and Armas has shown when at New York RB he can work with young players from the academy. Armas is not the sexy choice for an organization that TFC projects to be but I guess under the circumstances was probably a choice that makes some sort of sense I guess.
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    An Observer reacted to Big_M in Pacific FC - 2021 Season Thread   
    valour is community owned..concerning pacific its mistakenly thought that they are big money..shillington manages money for companies..very different then owning..also has coffee shops..then theres friend and simpson..they dont have the money to lose that much year after year..and again impact of corona cannot be underestimated..a lot of pro teams in trouble because revenues not there or owners businesses not doing well
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