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  1. 6 minutes ago, gigi riva said:

    We live in a Hockey crazed Country ,  On Wednesday I took the Go Train to BMO and to be honest on the train at around 5:00pm it seemed to be a 2 to 1 ratio of Leaf  fans compared to  CMNT fans . 

    It’s funny you say that because I took the go train to BMO and I was just after 5 and the carriage was 90% Canada soccer fans. I felt surrounded by Canadian soccer fans and it made me very happy. 

  2. 4 hours ago, canuckgbp said:

    Here is the quote from Nagelsmann

    "We hope that he is lucky. He felt a slight pain in his thigh. We have to see by Wednesday if it is enough."

     

    Watching it didn't appear anything was wrong. Don't remember a specific challenge or tackle or anything. 

    I thought I saw Davies pull up when he came across to clear the ball and concede a corner about 10-15 minutes before coming off. He appeared to ‘skip’ a step or two and then grab his leg quickly after the danger was cleared. Maybe I’m wrong, but I thought I saw that before I knew he had any issue. 

  3. Brugge must be so pleased with the timing of their purchase of Tajon. He looks like he keeps going from strength to strength, and he would already command a significant increase on his price.
    From the stands, it looked like he really provided a great balance to our attack on our right wing. He also found space well and that was a great leap and back post header for his goal. so excited to see where his development takes him. 

  4. 3 minutes ago, SthMelbRed said:

    I watched the game on a stream on my laptop sitting behind my desktop monitor while I was trying to get some actual work done. I didn't see who it was who egregiously gave the ball away while we were looking to break on them. That giveaway directly lead to the shot that Max had to save, and, thus, to the last-second corner that we had to defend. Who was that player?

    Pretty sure it was Shaffelburgh that you are referring to. I am sure he was nervous but that was terrible. As you’ve said, that giveaway led to two chances against us when it should have been us putting Jamaica under pressure. 

  5. 20 minutes ago, EJsens1 said:

    I sure hope that isn’t the case.  This isn’t North Korea.  If it’s related to the team and game, all questions within professionalism are fair.  Asking if he was hurt is not something even close to crossing a line like asking questions about their personal lives.  In fact it was poorly done by the Canadian media not to ask.  

    To be fair, it sounds more sinister than I mean it, but I have heard of press officers ‘preparing’ journalists of what to expect regarding questions/answers from a player or manager.
    Maybe the journalists are just scared of losing access or no longer getting quiet off-camera chats with staff and players, but I struggle to understand how every question is always so fluffy and easy for Herdman. I guess it may also just be the journalists don’t care enough to push for anything substantial. 

  6. 11 minutes ago, Stryker911 said:

    There has been a couple of times his defenders cleared away balls for corners when they didnt need to. I wonder if he is not being vocal enough on crosses into the box.

    I recall hearing him shout “away” once that was rightly then cleared by a defender, but I wonder if he is hesitant on the “leave it” calls. 

  7. 1 hour ago, Free kick said:

    Really?  Ok,  i just skimmed through 21 pages of the discussion thread on the whitecaps within the MLS section of this forum.  Lots of stuff on potential incomming transfers from overseas, the MDS firing, roster discussions, some in-games discussions, some references to Donald Trump etc etc.  

    nothing talking about the academy, teh performnance of the academy.etc. No criticism of the the academy or that canadians are not getting enough minutes.   Contrast that with the TFC thread and its loaded with:  why is this canadian not getting more minutes,  TFC is anti canadian, why is this american playing and this canadian is not,  TFC needs to play more canadians, TFC is doing a lousy job developing canadian,  the front office is too american, why did they hire this american, and so on and so on.   And it was pretty much the same from year to year. 
     

    my eyes are open thank you very much!   
     

    PS: i am not criticizing at all the whitecaps thread or the contributions to it.  Quite the contrary. I kind of wish that the TFC thread looked a little more like the whitecaps discussions.

    I am assuming he is referring to the past and not just this season or maybe last. Vancouver used to get ripped to shreds on this site for their lack of playing time for their young players (justifiably in my opinion), just as TFC is IMO justifiably being criticized for their development of their young players now. 

  8. 1 hour ago, Sal333 said:

    What about in Canadian culture?

    It’s whatever he and his family consider their connection to be.
    I’m sure most of us have family members (or close friends) we refer to in different ways - some familial (e.g. auntie/uncle), some less so (e.g. dickhead). I’m also pretty sure many of us even have someone we refer to as both of those visiting this weekend! 😁

     

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