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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   
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    maccaliam got a reaction from Ruffian in Tristan Borges   
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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   
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    maccaliam got a reaction from toontownman in Tristan Borges   
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    maccaliam got a reaction from gator in Tristan Borges   
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    maccaliam reacted to Blackjack15 in Stefan Mitrovic   
    Surprised this guy didnt have a thread before. 
    17 year old forward from Hamilton playing in Radniki Nis of the Serbian Superliga - Signed a 4 year contract with a 400K release clause. Made his professional debut against none other than Red Star Belgrade.
    Here’s an interview of him: 
    Talks about his grassroots youth career, living five  minutes away from Milan borjan, a tryout in Italy, what being in the CanPL Got Game Open Trials commercial was like and how nobody approached him, Pre season in Turkey, Possible playing Europa League Qualifying and more. As well as being recruited by former Impact / Fury player Sinisa Ubiparipovic at Cleveland State. He said he would accept a call up from either Canada or Serbia at U20’s.
    The player was in the same generation of fellow Hamilton player who’s with Wolves academy Theo Corbeanu, and recent senior call-up Jordan Nelson.
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    maccaliam reacted to Rintaran in CPL General   
    I think it's more like offsetting costs than allowing new spending, at least, in regards to player wages.
    As for the other elements in Mahith's list, well, those are all free game, and building an academy provides direct access to players that could potentially fill in when there's an injury on that short roster CPL has...
    That said, I'd be surprised if Forge didn't have something worked out with Hamilton United Elite, the L1O club that's adding a men's team this year.
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    maccaliam reacted to Blackdude in 2019-2020 Transfer Market   
    Welshman just left Hapoel Haifa. I could see him back in CPL. 
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    maccaliam reacted to Kadenge in 2019-2020 Transfer Market   
    Beautiful..... this is exactly why we needed the CPL. Giving young Canadians a chance they would otherwise never have received. Hoping this is the first of many.
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    maccaliam reacted to Obinna in Jonathan David   
    I am not a Lyon fan but all of that sounds very excited and if he goes there Lyon will become my French team, no question!
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    maccaliam reacted to spitfire in Liam Millar   
    Happy for Liam to be back amongst the goals. The football Kilmanock were playing was pretty dire at times.  Be good for his confidence. Come back and get a reset. ....
    😁
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    maccaliam reacted to dyslexic nam in Forge FC Season Thread 2020   
    Swoop just started direct summer flights between Chtown and Hamilton.  If I am heading to Toronto at som point, I will prob go via Hamilton so may be able to catch a Forge home game this summer.  
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    maccaliam reacted to Bison44 in Montreal Impact offseason 2019-20   
    Hopefully TSN will drop some TFC games and show more Impact/Whitecap games this year.  Watching team america is losing its appeal.  
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    maccaliam reacted to gator in Forge FC Season Thread 2020   
    Yes, he was a solid defender for Forge but it was telling that he never started the 2nd leg of the final even when available after suspension, he's got MLS experience, I had a good chat with him at a Forge event, a very nice humble person, sad to see him leave but there should be enough defensive options without him!
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