Jump to content

An Observer

CSN
  • Content Count

    1,861
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    4

Reputation Activity

  1. Thanks
    An Observer got a reaction from RS in WCQ: Haiti vs Canada - Saturday, June 12th, 5pm Eastern / 2pm Pacific - Stade Sylvio Cator, Port-au-Prince   
    Unfortunately, those highlights are not available in my country. ūüôā
  2. Like
    An Observer reacted to AvroArrow in Herdman new head coach   
    My biggest concern was how he would transition from the women's game (where the players are often dependant on the national team for their income) to the men's game, where they largely are not.  This could create a much different environment where it would be much easier for a mens coach to "lose the room".  So far it doesn't seem that this has been an issue.
     
    Still curious about Zambrano's dismissal.  He did have us playing some decent soccer.
  3. Like
    An Observer reacted to The Real Marc in Herdman new head coach   
    Way better managers? Lack of experience at this level? I don‚Äôt have huge love¬†for Herdman but thars really flailing given our last managers are¬†Zambrano,¬†Miller, Mitchell¬†and Stephen ‚ÄúHalifax King of Donair‚ÄĚ Hart.
     
    And remember how happy people were when we hired Floro? That experience and pedigree sure panned out well
  4. Like
    An Observer reacted to red card in Herdman new head coach   
    He has along with a bunch others have not been fans of Herdman since page 1 of this thread.
    Every manager should get criticisms and I do agree the jury is still out on Herdman but net net, he has been moving the men's national team on the right path. And unless it is complete disaster in the Ocho - finish last, players become disillusioned with Herdman and he crosses swords with the CSA - he won't be fired.
    But two points often cited in these 71 pages have proven to be wrong.
    1. His women only experience wouldn't translate to the men on and off the pitch.
    2. His motivational/psychological skills are basically useless for creating men's national team success. The players say otherwise. The team is on the verge of creating an identity for the first time since Waiters's days.
     
  5. Like
    An Observer reacted to Kent in Herdman new head coach   
    2018 qualifying - we were eliminated by finishing behind Mexico and Honduras, who ended up 1st and 4th in the Hex. They were also ranked 2nd and 4th in CONCACAF at the time of the draw.
    2014 qualifying - we were eliminated by finishing behind Honduras and Panama, who ended up 3rd and 5th in the Hex. They were ranked 3rd and 7th in CONCACAF at the time of the draw.
    2010 qualifying - we were eliminated by finishing behind Honduras, Mexico, and Jamaica. Mexico finished 2nd in the Hex, Honduras 3rd, and Jamaica were eliminated at the same stage as Canada. Those teams were ranked 1st, 4th, and 7th at the time of the draw.
    2022 qualifying - we need to get past Suriname and Haiti. Suriname were ranked 15th and Haiti 10th at the time of the draw (although 15th is a bit deceptive for Suriname).
    Yes, our path to the final round is easier this time around and it's valid to say we haven't over-achieved, but it's still very annoying how since the moment Herdman was hired the default was that he was on thin ice. When we hired Floro or Hart or whoever I don't think it was standard to say right from the start that if he doesn't win this next game he should be fired, for every game we play.
    With the Herdman haters it seems that anything good that happens is due to the players, and anything bad that happens is due to Herdman. When Godinho gives up a penalty against Haiti, people say Herdman shouldn't have picked him. When Osorio gets an assist to Larin against Haiti, he isn't given any credit for starting them even though many on this board didn't want either to start. If players come out flat like against Suriname he must have had a bad pre-game talk. When the team comes out and breaks records for how many goals they score (or when they respond to the poor start and go on to win 4-0) he isn't given any credit for getting the best out of his players. It's just exhausting.
  6. Haha
    An Observer got a reaction from rkomar in WCQ: Haiti vs Canada - Saturday, June 12th, 5pm Eastern / 2pm Pacific - Stade Sylvio Cator, Port-au-Prince   
    Unfortunately, those highlights are not available in my country. ūüôā
  7. Like
    An Observer reacted to Kadenge in WCQ: Haiti vs Canada - In-Match Thread   
    Several of our starters got a first taste of what it is to  play a decent team away under "Concacaf"  WCQ conditons and that includes the ref.  Johnston, Vitoria, Kennedy, Eustaquio, Kaye, Davies & David. Plus subs Adekugbe & Tajon...significant nd  invaluable baptism by fire
  8. Like
    An Observer reacted to Ian Kennedy in Scott Kennedy   
    I'm the real Scott's Dad (not "slim shady") and yes I'm incredibly proud of him and happy for him.  Thank you.  He's a wonderful human being.  He makes it easy to be proud.  His ability on the pitch is an extension of who he is.  I've previously shared a story about how, as a young player (12 or 13), when Scott led the Calgary West team to win the Provincial Championship, his coach stated some prophetic words, he said: "Scott, it is said that one's true nature (good/bad) surfaces under intense competition.  Some crumble, some shrink back, others will compromise their integrity and values to win.  I've had the pleasure of watching you, and teaching you, and have asked you many time to compete.  To compete at a higher level, a championship level, to lead us on the field.  You never flinched, you stepped up and you delivered.  Your performance on the field was matched only by the integrity you displayed, even when things got ugly.  You are a premier athlete, not just because of your abilities, but also because of your character.  Any coach would love to have you on his/her team."   I am grateful to this coach for sharing these words and giving his time generously to Coaching Scott's team.  He made a lasting impact.  This kind of support and direction has helped Scott navigate the last 6 years climbing from the German 6th league to where he is today.  
  9. Like
    An Observer reacted to Fullback in WCQ: Haiti vs Canada - In-Match Thread   
    Totally agree on Tajon. I feel like he has such a swagger and confidence that we don’t often see out of our players. Has me super excited for his future. Sky is the limit imo
  10. Like
    An Observer reacted to jonovision in WCQ: Haiti vs Canada - In-Match Thread   
    Is it ok to be encouraged by the result but disappointed in nearly everything else about those 90 minutes?
  11. Like
    An Observer reacted to dyslexic nam in WCQ: Haiti vs Canada - In-Match Thread   
    A few quick things before I shut it down for a while. 
    - Despite limited minutes today, Tajon is really looking like a guy who has moved from prospect to the real deal. To be honest, I didn’t think he would make the jump this quickly but I think he will be pushing his way into our match day squad more and more.  Getting starts will always be hard with our attacking lineup but he has years and years ahead of him and his ceiling is looking higher all the time. 
    - Kennedy is really making me feel better about our CB situation.  He is really composed on the ball and is looking like a solid starter for us.  Like Tajon, he has a long time ahead of him.  
    - Not the best game from our double D’s but Davies was likely getting frustrated from the treatment he was getting all night.  I am willing to cut them some slack.  
    - Eustaquio is a huge addition.  He is a top class baller   Big get for our program.
    - After getting an away win in Haiti and when we just need to get one more result, why in the name of god is One Soccer choosing to show a piece on the ducking 8-1 debacle right now. Timing folks...
  12. Like
    An Observer reacted to One American in WCQ: Haiti vs Canada - In-Match Thread   
    Take the ugly road win and go home pleased.
  13. Like
    An Observer reacted to king1010 in WCQ: Haiti vs Canada - In-Match Thread   
    Happy with the result but missing two break aways really hurts. 
  14. Like
    An Observer reacted to Acid-Tone in WCQ: Haiti vs Canada - In-Match Thread   
    Word. 
     Some people around here forget that any away win in this region, is a great win!
  15. Like
    An Observer reacted to SpursFlu in WCQ: Haiti vs Canada - In-Match Thread   
    I'll take the win and forget about that game forever 
    It says something we can play poorly and still win on the road
  16. Like
    An Observer reacted to Big_M in WCQ: Haiti vs Canada - In-Match Thread   
    unnecessary foul by davies
  17. Like
    An Observer reacted to dyslexic nam in WCQ: Haiti vs Canada - In-Match Thread   
    Yeah, I was looking for a 2-0 win and with the chances we had I think we should have had it.  
  18. Haha
    An Observer reacted to BearcatSA in WCQ: Haiti vs Canada - In-Match Thread   
    All five subs used:  are you watching, MDS?
  19. Haha
    An Observer reacted to dyslexic nam in WCQ: Haiti vs Canada - In-Match Thread   
    Even the refs CONCACAF in CONCACAF.  
  20. Like
    An Observer reacted to apbsmith in WCQ: Haiti vs Canada - In-Match Thread   
    Borjan taking that "break" was very intelligent. 
    Momentum has shifted back a bit. 
    Now a double sub. Good subs.
  21. Like
    An Observer got a reaction from lowlander in Scott Kennedy   
    I really thought he was great: quick, good passer and kept his head.  All that being said, I will reserve judgment on him until the octagon as I need to see him (and Johnstone) under sustained pressure and facing better attackers. But what I have seen so far, I liked
  22. Like
    An Observer reacted to gigi riva in Alistair Johnston   
    Alistair Johnston has quietly become one decent player
  23. Like
    An Observer reacted to Christian B. in WCQ: Haiti vs Canada - Saturday, June 12th, 5pm Eastern / 2pm Pacific - Stade Sylvio Cator, Port-au-Prince   
    I'm pretty confident. I expect our team to win both games. I'd say 5-2 aggregate scores. It's funny because I follow the MNT since 1981 and this is the first time that I find our offense to be so good but also at the same time it's the first time that our defense makes me so nervous. lol
  24. Like
    An Observer reacted to PiedPilko in General Discussion on CMNT   
    I'd take Pasher over Nelson or Tabla
  25. Like
    An Observer got a reaction from Free kick in Scott Kennedy   
    I really thought he was great: quick, good passer and kept his head.  All that being said, I will reserve judgment on him until the octagon as I need to see him (and Johnstone) under sustained pressure and facing better attackers. But what I have seen so far, I liked
×
×
  • Create New...