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    villus got a reaction from CANMNT_SUPERFAN in Herdman new head coach   
    David is perfectly designed to play as a false 9 because he's shown he can drop in and play as a 10 really well, and one of his biggest strengths is late runs into the box.  Davies is a perfect compliment to play with a false 9 because of his ability to run behind so well and attract a ton of attention for a roaming 9 like David to exploit.  I think we should be building towards using those two in that role, I think for now the best match would be Hoilett/David/Davies with David pulling CB's out of place and having a couple wide forwards with pace to exploit that space.  
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    villus got a reaction from whyalla63 in Herdman new head coach   
    David is perfectly designed to play as a false 9 because he's shown he can drop in and play as a 10 really well, and one of his biggest strengths is late runs into the box.  Davies is a perfect compliment to play with a false 9 because of his ability to run behind so well and attract a ton of attention for a roaming 9 like David to exploit.  I think we should be building towards using those two in that role, I think for now the best match would be Hoilett/David/Davies with David pulling CB's out of place and having a couple wide forwards with pace to exploit that space.  
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    villus got a reaction from whyalla63 in Herdman new head coach   
    I'm sorry but Herdman is untested, unfortunately the Women's game is really neglected for world soccer.  His teams played a ton of long ball and the Canadian women phyisically battered teams, but the tactics weren't exactly next level, the Canadian team had more talent then most teams and relied on that and its physicality.  The US coach who won two world cups is terrible tactically and setting up her team, but they have so much talent so they can cover it up.  Herdman talks a good game and sounds good but how do you see how Davies tore up the USA and in the next game were they are going to attack more you don't play a single attacking player who can stretch on the counter attack other then maybe David, but that's not really his strongest point.  The USA was going to try and play a high line against which is perfect for a guy like Davies but he had to change what worked and he had no plan B, the same thing that happened against Haiti and the same thing that happened against Mexico, he has elaborate plans to look like a genius but when things aren't going well he has no ability to adjust or change the team.  He's a fraud.  
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    villus got a reaction from johnyb in Herdman new head coach   
    David is perfectly designed to play as a false 9 because he's shown he can drop in and play as a 10 really well, and one of his biggest strengths is late runs into the box.  Davies is a perfect compliment to play with a false 9 because of his ability to run behind so well and attract a ton of attention for a roaming 9 like David to exploit.  I think we should be building towards using those two in that role, I think for now the best match would be Hoilett/David/Davies with David pulling CB's out of place and having a couple wide forwards with pace to exploit that space.  
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    villus got a reaction from Obinna in Herdman new head coach   
    David is perfectly designed to play as a false 9 because he's shown he can drop in and play as a 10 really well, and one of his biggest strengths is late runs into the box.  Davies is a perfect compliment to play with a false 9 because of his ability to run behind so well and attract a ton of attention for a roaming 9 like David to exploit.  I think we should be building towards using those two in that role, I think for now the best match would be Hoilett/David/Davies with David pulling CB's out of place and having a couple wide forwards with pace to exploit that space.  
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    villus got a reaction from Junkie in Herdman new head coach   
    I'm sorry but Herdman is untested, unfortunately the Women's game is really neglected for world soccer.  His teams played a ton of long ball and the Canadian women phyisically battered teams, but the tactics weren't exactly next level, the Canadian team had more talent then most teams and relied on that and its physicality.  The US coach who won two world cups is terrible tactically and setting up her team, but they have so much talent so they can cover it up.  Herdman talks a good game and sounds good but how do you see how Davies tore up the USA and in the next game were they are going to attack more you don't play a single attacking player who can stretch on the counter attack other then maybe David, but that's not really his strongest point.  The USA was going to try and play a high line against which is perfect for a guy like Davies but he had to change what worked and he had no plan B, the same thing that happened against Haiti and the same thing that happened against Mexico, he has elaborate plans to look like a genius but when things aren't going well he has no ability to adjust or change the team.  He's a fraud.  
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    villus reacted to The Ref in Herdman new head coach   
    Herdman got undressed by the U.S.  Are we now beginning to see the limitations of Herdman as a coach for our men's team.
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    villus reacted to Obinna in USA vs Canada - Friday Nov 15th, Orlando FL   
    Yeah, if I am ranking all the things that went wrong, that's pretty far down the list. I am more worried about how we played and what our gameplan was.
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    villus got a reaction from Obinna in USA vs Canada - Friday Nov 15th, Orlando FL   
    I've played in games against people who did that and had no idea you couldn't.  I've never seen it come up but apparently the ref got it right, I don't think its a big issue, clearly neither Davies or Borjan had any idea and I can't really blame them either, its pretty damn obscure law.  
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    villus got a reaction from Obinna in The Road to Qatar.   
    Unfortunately FIFA is a shady and corrupt system, so you almost have to do this to avoid getting gamed by all parties involved.  We absolutely should be looking to find a good team that would be willing to play an experimental side.  
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    villus got a reaction from gator in The Road to Qatar.   
    The group is Naive because we are still fairly young no doubt, but the organization and ability to teach and get methods right is always on the coach.  We very well may have failed if we approached the game correctly but its hard to judge when the manager doesn't do the minimum to organize us correctly.  The players for sure are not immune to criticism here but the manager took a very talented and extremely young player in Davies and gave him a complex role that doesn't play to his biggest strengths, a smart manager would have realized not to put Davies in that position and given him freedom to attack rather then put him in a position to make complex decisions of when to push forward and attack and when to stay home and defend, which is exasperated by a rather weak CB pairing.  
     
    We have the most talented team we've ever had but they are young and still learning, which makes it that much more important that we hired someone who very clearly knows what he's doing and can get the message across to the players and knows when to gamble and when to stick to very common strategy.  There were a bunch of reasons screaming out for Herdman to make different decisions and he bypassed them all, which is really bad.  He chose a strategy to try and take away the ball from the Americans at home? The Americans have struggled mightily and made mistakes in possession and build up while transitioning to Berhlaters style, why on earth would you decide that allowing them possession and pressing them is a bad idea and set up trying to go toe to toe and gain possession?  We're not a great team in possession either, we're better being solid and countering.  Ugh its so frustrating to keep thinking about.  
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    villus got a reaction from Obinna in The Road to Qatar.   
    The group is Naive because we are still fairly young no doubt, but the organization and ability to teach and get methods right is always on the coach.  We very well may have failed if we approached the game correctly but its hard to judge when the manager doesn't do the minimum to organize us correctly.  The players for sure are not immune to criticism here but the manager took a very talented and extremely young player in Davies and gave him a complex role that doesn't play to his biggest strengths, a smart manager would have realized not to put Davies in that position and given him freedom to attack rather then put him in a position to make complex decisions of when to push forward and attack and when to stay home and defend, which is exasperated by a rather weak CB pairing.  
     
    We have the most talented team we've ever had but they are young and still learning, which makes it that much more important that we hired someone who very clearly knows what he's doing and can get the message across to the players and knows when to gamble and when to stick to very common strategy.  There were a bunch of reasons screaming out for Herdman to make different decisions and he bypassed them all, which is really bad.  He chose a strategy to try and take away the ball from the Americans at home? The Americans have struggled mightily and made mistakes in possession and build up while transitioning to Berhlaters style, why on earth would you decide that allowing them possession and pressing them is a bad idea and set up trying to go toe to toe and gain possession?  We're not a great team in possession either, we're better being solid and countering.  Ugh its so frustrating to keep thinking about.  
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    villus got a reaction from apbsmith in USA vs Canada - Friday Nov 15th, Orlando FL   
    There were a few options 1) attack mode 2) park the bus 3) in between where we come out and close down and press pick our spots to press and hunt in packs
     
    2 and 3 have very solid arguments, 1 doesn't, we don't need to win and we are on the road against a team that is fired up and a tie is a huge boost for us and allows us to keep getting points if I'm not mistaken, but on top of that 2 and 3 for me still give us a great chance at getting a win because the USA have showed they try to play out and make a lot of mistakes and struggle to pass out and break down teams.  Even if we went with attack mode I don't think we have the team to dominate possession and get two attacking fullbacks forward and pin the US back in their half, they played a very attacking lineup and still have talent.  
    I think clearly 3 is the way to go, you also set yourself up to adjust in game no matter what happens, starting the same way we did in Canada made a lot of sense and we back off when we don't have a chance to win the ball and when we do we come out and press as a unit and work our socks off with David and Davies pressing at the back and the 4 mids being solid with one attacking fullback and one fullback that is going to stay home and cover for the side Davies is mainly patrolling giving him freedom to attack and roam.  
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    villus got a reaction from whyalla63 in USA vs Canada - Friday Nov 15th, Orlando FL   
    There were a few options 1) attack mode 2) park the bus 3) in between where we come out and close down and press pick our spots to press and hunt in packs
     
    2 and 3 have very solid arguments, 1 doesn't, we don't need to win and we are on the road against a team that is fired up and a tie is a huge boost for us and allows us to keep getting points if I'm not mistaken, but on top of that 2 and 3 for me still give us a great chance at getting a win because the USA have showed they try to play out and make a lot of mistakes and struggle to pass out and break down teams.  Even if we went with attack mode I don't think we have the team to dominate possession and get two attacking fullbacks forward and pin the US back in their half, they played a very attacking lineup and still have talent.  
    I think clearly 3 is the way to go, you also set yourself up to adjust in game no matter what happens, starting the same way we did in Canada made a lot of sense and we back off when we don't have a chance to win the ball and when we do we come out and press as a unit and work our socks off with David and Davies pressing at the back and the 4 mids being solid with one attacking fullback and one fullback that is going to stay home and cover for the side Davies is mainly patrolling giving him freedom to attack and roam.  
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    villus got a reaction from whyalla63 in USA vs Canada - Friday Nov 15th, Orlando FL   
    We needed a point, the onus was on the US to break us down and based on the players we have and the team the USA has and how they played it was actually the best case scenario for us.  We have lots of good defensive midfielders and we have Davies and Hoilett who are very good on the counter.  The USA has been plagued with mistakes trying to build play and break teams down and that is another check mark for setting up solid with an eye to counter attacking when the chance arrives.  This is simple tactics 101 and lots of us see it, yet Herdman complicated things because he's trying to prove he belongs at the level I'd imagine.  
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    villus reacted to Kent in The Road to Qatar.   
    Mathematically speaking it’s actually 4 to 16 games. We are far from guaranteed 14 games. Especially since I feel like the group of teams outside the top 6 may be the strongest it has ever been. Panama, Curaçao, Haiti, Guatemala, and to a lesser extent T&T are all quality teams. It would be a huge shock for us to not win our group (since presumably it will be seeded), but the QF could be against one of those teams and then it’s certainly possible we stumble at that step. Haiti and Curaçao have tied Costa Rica 3 times in 4 games in the Nations League, not to mention Haiti finishing ahead of Costa Rica in the Gold Cup group stage and then beating us in the QF. And Curaçao finished ahead of 2 would-be hex teams (Honduras and El Salvador) in the Gold Cup group stage as well.
    The hex would guarantee 10 games all more high profile than any we would have in the lower route save for the inter continental playoff or game with the 4th hex team, if we are to make it that far.
    It wouldn’t be easy by any stretch, but give me the hex any day.
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    villus reacted to Corazon in Herdman new head coach   
    Herdman has been fortunate enough to take over two of the most talented programs our two national teams have ever had.  The Canadian women of the past decade and our current men's program.  Not taking away any of his achievements but he was given a lot more talent to work with than any other national team coach in history for both Men and Women.
    Coaching men & coaching women are completely different as well.
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    villus reacted to bwilly11 in Fikayo Tomori   
    Rare occasion where on a human level I can say I'm happy for him, even if its not Canada. He really is English through and through and earned it...unlike some actual traitors of the past. Pretty big accomplishment for him! Maybe one day we can face him in a real competition and then get fired up!
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    villus reacted to Olympique_de_Marseille in Fikayo Tomori   
    Southgate: Brings Tomori on in the 84th minute of a game, using their last sub when they are winning by 3 goals, when the next competitive game for England will be in 7 months.
    Also Southgate:  "I don't think it's ethically right just to give a player a cap to make sure they can't play for somebody else,"
    http://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/chelsea-duo-picked-on-merit-not-to-lock-down-their-international-futures-insists-gareth-southgate-a4253501.html
    So full of ****!
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    villus reacted to Corazon in Fikayo Tomori   
    Well at least the saga is officially over.  Wish him nothing but the best in his future.
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    villus got a reaction from Kent in The Road to Qatar.   
    This.  Its not even close, the Hex is much easier, the other route is a mindfield with no real room for error and any route that has to go through South America is a death sentence.  A home and away against someone like Chile or Peru would have Canada as big, big underdogs.  Chile, Peru, Colombia, Uruguay are all most likely favorites against Mexico the best team in the region except maybe Peru who is possibly a slight underdog.  
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    villus reacted to trc2014 in USA vs Canada - Friday Nov 15th, Orlando FL   
    Someone noted this on quote from Cornelius on reddit.  I thought it was interested:
    We tried playing a style today which was different from what we did in Toronto, but it felt a bit forced,” said Derek Cornelius, who came on for the injured Doneil Henry in the second half. “I think that’s what played into their hands in the first half. A lot of what we wanted to do, we tried to force it when it wasn’t on and just gave them opportunities from nothing.”
     
    https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2019/11/15/canada-admit-early-usmnt-goal-loss-was-worst-thing-could-have-happened
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    villus got a reaction from Obinna in Kamal Miller   
    Eh Stalteri is no Davies.  Stalteri never had the type of game or ability to beat players like Davies has.  I'd actually argue for the best of Davies career that if he's going to be locked into LB at Bayern he should strongly think about leaving.  He's got way too bright a future playing as an attacker, sure he could be a very good LB but I think his ceiling is so high that it'd be a waste to not target his career there, the way he takes on players and his ability to finish and create is wasted with defensive responsibilities.  
     
    Davies is head and shoulders above any attacker we've ever had in terms of dynamism and ceiling, Hoilett is good but maximizing Davies should be the priority for Canada and for his career I'd argue as well.  Its by far what's best for Canada.  
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    villus got a reaction from InBorjanWeTrust in Kamal Miller   
    Eh Stalteri is no Davies.  Stalteri never had the type of game or ability to beat players like Davies has.  I'd actually argue for the best of Davies career that if he's going to be locked into LB at Bayern he should strongly think about leaving.  He's got way too bright a future playing as an attacker, sure he could be a very good LB but I think his ceiling is so high that it'd be a waste to not target his career there, the way he takes on players and his ability to finish and create is wasted with defensive responsibilities.  
     
    Davies is head and shoulders above any attacker we've ever had in terms of dynamism and ceiling, Hoilett is good but maximizing Davies should be the priority for Canada and for his career I'd argue as well.  Its by far what's best for Canada.  
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    villus got a reaction from Club Linesman in USA vs Canada - Friday Nov 15th, Orlando FL   
    There were a few options 1) attack mode 2) park the bus 3) in between where we come out and close down and press pick our spots to press and hunt in packs
     
    2 and 3 have very solid arguments, 1 doesn't, we don't need to win and we are on the road against a team that is fired up and a tie is a huge boost for us and allows us to keep getting points if I'm not mistaken, but on top of that 2 and 3 for me still give us a great chance at getting a win because the USA have showed they try to play out and make a lot of mistakes and struggle to pass out and break down teams.  Even if we went with attack mode I don't think we have the team to dominate possession and get two attacking fullbacks forward and pin the US back in their half, they played a very attacking lineup and still have talent.  
    I think clearly 3 is the way to go, you also set yourself up to adjust in game no matter what happens, starting the same way we did in Canada made a lot of sense and we back off when we don't have a chance to win the ball and when we do we come out and press as a unit and work our socks off with David and Davies pressing at the back and the 4 mids being solid with one attacking fullback and one fullback that is going to stay home and cover for the side Davies is mainly patrolling giving him freedom to attack and roam.  
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