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    maccaliam got a reaction from gator in Forge FC Season Thread 2020   
    JOIN US TONIGHT AND RELIVE FORGE FC'S ROAD TO THE FINALS IN 2019   Date:  Sunday, March 29 Time: 8 p.m. ET Details: Join us, the CPL and Canadian soccer fans for the premiere of Forever First: Rise To The Finals and relive the battle between Forge FC and Cavalry FC during the 2019 season!  Where to watch: youtube.com/c/CPLSoccer  
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    maccaliam got a reaction from Kent in U23 Tournament - Guadalajara Mexico - March 20 to April 1st   
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    maccaliam got a reaction from Greatest Cockney Rip Off in Jamie Dunning (16 year old Canadian/American) signs with Feyenoord   
    I agree with you here. I played for four years at a university in the NCAA, and I can guarantee you no one got any favours with grades because we played soccer. Football was actually pretty bad for it ( baseball, and basketball I only ever heard about it with one professor) but even then it wasn’t all professors helping them out. There was one particular professor who the football team were kept away from at all costs though because he was deemed to be so difficult. Anyone I knew playing soccer at other schools were never handed out favours with marks either. 
     
    I would say the mid to top end of graduates are quite comparable to graduates up here. For me, the biggest difference is that the yanks have far more lower end graduating ..... which is that necessarily a bad thing? I can see why some say it could slightly undermine their degree, but I’ve experienced that for most cases, no one really cares what your degree is in or where it’s from, but rather if you have one.
     
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    maccaliam got a reaction from WestHamCanadianinOxford in Jamie Dunning (16 year old Canadian/American) signs with Feyenoord   
    I agree with you here. I played for four years at a university in the NCAA, and I can guarantee you no one got any favours with grades because we played soccer. Football was actually pretty bad for it ( baseball, and basketball I only ever heard about it with one professor) but even then it wasn’t all professors helping them out. There was one particular professor who the football team were kept away from at all costs though because he was deemed to be so difficult. Anyone I knew playing soccer at other schools were never handed out favours with marks either. 
     
    I would say the mid to top end of graduates are quite comparable to graduates up here. For me, the biggest difference is that the yanks have far more lower end graduating ..... which is that necessarily a bad thing? I can see why some say it could slightly undermine their degree, but I’ve experienced that for most cases, no one really cares what your degree is in or where it’s from, but rather if you have one.
     
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    maccaliam reacted to Snowcrash in Jonathan David   
    Player with most goals in Jupiler Pro League has golden bull image on the back of his jersey 
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    maccaliam reacted to RS in The Importance of Alphonso Davies   
    Yep.
     
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    maccaliam reacted to Unnamed Trialist in The Importance of Alphonso Davies   
    This is what I think is going to eventually happen at Bayern, although they have very good players up front, and fairly young too. And if not, then we can do it at Canada. After all, if it was really Robinson who put him at LB first, and the rest copied. So we can also alter what Bayern is doing for our needs.
    For me, he is a liability at LB in our system, as shown in the last US game. While if he were a false mid on the right with room to attack and turn in, he'd be more effective for us and not have to be always worrying about rigorous defensive coverage.
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    maccaliam reacted to El Hombre in The Importance of Alphonso Davies   
    Bayern LB is not the same as Canada LB.  Two completely different positions.
    Its interesting though that what Bayern looks for in a LB is similar to what Canada needs in a LW: someone that can make incredible runs, can cross and has a little bit of defensive awareness.
    Canada isn't good enough to have that in a LB, but definitely needs it as a LW.
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    maccaliam reacted to spitfire in Canadians Abroad Feb 21st - 27th 2020   
    Liam got a goal and 3 assists in a 6-0 win o er Sunderland that’s 4 goals and 5 assists since returning from his loan at Kilmarnock 
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    maccaliam reacted to Kent in The Importance of Alphonso Davies   
    An article from a couple days ago giving an extensive breakdown of his play against Leipzig.
    https://www.sportsnet.ca/soccer/canadians-abroad-bayerns-alphonso-davies-showing-promise-left-back/
    Apparently this is going to be an ongoing series, new article every 2 weeks. It also makes mention of a few other canucks abroad at the bottom.
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    maccaliam reacted to Obinna in The Importance of Alphonso Davies   
    I was referencing the win against the USA when David and Davies played up top together. Would you say that was a waste of his skills? I would argue his skills were on full display in that game.
    I think it worked out very well. Davies got on the ball, had space to run at people, caused all sorts of havoc and his threat caused anxiety for the USA backline.
    David was a great complement and was/is very good at sniffing out mistakes (that Davies' threat created). Not to mention David has fantastic movement and provided an outlet. He is not your traditional target man, but he helped the team in that regard.
    Surely there is room to play in different ways under different circumstances, but so far the USA win was the best game we have seen from Canada so you'll excuse me for believing in the David-Davies partnership up top. 
    ------------------Borjan-------------
    Laryea---Vitoria---Cornelius---Miller
    ----Hutch/Piette/Eusaquio---Kaye-------
    ----------Arfield---------Osorio-----------
    -------------David------Davies-------------
    To flip your argument around, Cavallini and Hoilett are two "tier 1" players (as Herdman would call them) off the bench and very few concacaf teams have such a luxury. Our starting 11 is arguably weaker on paper, but if the team is playing a system that works better then it's worth it.
    Thus far we haven't been able to fit all of our best players on the field in a system that works anyways, unless we are drubbing Cuba 6 or 7 nil.
    Davies at LB was a loss against Haiti and the USA. Do we really need more evidence this doesn't work against the better teams?
     
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    maccaliam reacted to Obinna in The Importance of Alphonso Davies   
    Nobody suggested he plays as a target man, did they?
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    maccaliam reacted to spitfire in Liam Millar   
    Liam is made up ( Young British for really happy) James Milner(was at the game) came up to Liam after the game and said he thought he did really welll!!!!said he put a proper shift in for the team ....
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    maccaliam reacted to spitfire in Liam Millar   
    Unbelievable performance from back to front from the whole team. To come out and beat a league one team with basically a u20 team. Brilliant 
    so incredibly proud of Liam asked to do a job to press and push and run. He put a proper shift in and did all that an more. That dummy near the end and if Curtis would hve put him in he would have scored for sure. 
     
    so so proud. . No one can ever take that away from him having played for Liverpool FC in the FA Cup team  a winning team. 
    lost for words time for a beer 
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    maccaliam reacted to Strait Red in Liam Millar   
    Liam’s in the starting lineup!
     
     

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    maccaliam got a reaction from Kyle_The_Hill in Tristan Borges   
    Welcome to the club! We’re all idiots from time to time. 😄  It’s all good. 
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    maccaliam got a reaction from CANMNT_SUPERFAN in Tristan Borges   
    Welcome to the club! We’re all idiots from time to time. 😄  It’s all good. 
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    maccaliam got a reaction from Ruffian in Tristan Borges   
    Welcome to the club! We’re all idiots from time to time. 😄  It’s all good. 
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    maccaliam reacted to SoccMan in CPL new teams speculation   
    The more soccer the better, I’m a TFC season ticket holder since season one. I’ve supported every pro soccer team Toronto has ever had since the early 1970’s going to watch pro soccer with my dad as a kid. What I’ve loved about TFC and the two other MLS Canadian teams is the fact that they have been able to get big crowds to their stadiums since day one and have made all the soccer hating bastards stand up and take notice that pro soccer can draw good crowds on a consistent basis. With the arrival of the CPL no I haven’t dropped my TFC season tickets, I watch just as much MLS as before. I have added going to  York9 games and also watching  other CPL games via the App. A CPL team in Toronto at Lamport yes bring it on I’ll be there, but I won’t drop my TFC seasons or stop following the MLS why would I , I’m  a soccer fan I love this game . Toronto is a big city done right it can support a few soccer teams . Just look at how many soccer teams are in London in the UK, I’m sure Toronto can support a CPL team right downtown along with TFC if done right.
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    maccaliam reacted to spitfire in Liam Millar   
    The truth be told Klopp didn’t want a replay they have enough fixtures to play ( Newcastle drew with oxford yesterday and now have a replay)  so he has picked a strong team with Salah and Firmino  on the bench
    Liam  has been back 2 weeks has 2 goals in 2.25 games for the 23s including a 60 yard worldie vs United.(if only I could share the video!)  and has been training in and around the first team. 
    it takes time to break into one of the best teams in the world especially after playing in the SPFL. The level even in training is a million miles apart. 
    his job is to be patient work hard and take it all in. Atm LFC are assessing options for staying or going back out on loan. I trust the people at LFC to know what’s best for Liam. 
    if LFC can win the league early there is talk internally of possibly more of the young players getting opportunities later in the Premier league season. We forget that he has been at Liverpool FC now for 4 years... every pathway is different.. We will see what happens but I hold out hope for a debut but who knows... 
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    maccaliam got a reaction from Addona in Tristan Borges   
    Welcome to the club! We’re all idiots from time to time. 😄  It’s all good. 
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    maccaliam got a reaction from SkuseisLoose in Tristan Borges   
    Welcome to the club! We’re all idiots from time to time. 😄  It’s all good. 
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    maccaliam got a reaction from toontownman in Tristan Borges   
    Welcome to the club! We’re all idiots from time to time. 😄  It’s all good. 
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