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  1. Hasn't Herdman's perspective typically been - would you rather have Davies and Hoilett on the field? Or Davies and Adekugbe. He's seemed to optimize for putting your best 11 players out there period.
  2. With this second chance at it, I don't see how if he doesn't reach the Oct his job is safe. I mean, all it takes is beating teams ranked well below you in the region...
  3. Y'know this is all exciting news, but it's also likely not going to play out remotely as we may expect it to. The obvious factors that are gonna make this a mess: Wildly different country quarantine and border rules (aka the Jays) Wildly different player thresholds for safety and risk (aka the Whitecaps). Or if we had a game scheduled for a hotbed like Mexico. On top of that, not only quarantine to get into a country but to get back to the player's original country The time commitments involved in pre-camp quarantine, and post-match re-entry quarantines Uncontrolled air travel environments for travelling players. We're not chartering jets to fly guys around safely. Sure seems that most federal governments (rightfully) don't give a rat's ass about accommodating sports scenarios right now. Do we anticipate that Bayern Munich is going to be fond of Phonzie going to let's say the Dominican Republic? Likely sketchy "bubbles" if any, so there's the very real risk of contracting something plus surely Germany has some re-entry quarantines. It would be a multi-week or month long commitment once you factor in camp, pre-match quarantine, post-match quarantine upon re-entry... And presumably this will be the case for all of WCQ. So, who's playing?
  4. Given Honduras declares national ******* holidays for important matches methinks we play in a packed San Pedro Sula and Azteca away and home to an empty BMO.
  5. I hear that, but I also enjoy seeing other souls at a soccer game aside from a massive wall of empty seats. If those temp bleachers weren't so stranded and were wider, actually linking up with the other permanent seats maybe it would work. Also if the nearest section of seats wasn't all tarped off maybe you could have made it a lot more cohesive, visually appealing, and less isolated. It would also serve to make it look much more intimate. As it stands now, if attendance is good, it's hard to get more supporters than what's in section W. If you had a big area behind the net that was GA people could more easily move into that area and it could organically grow over time.
  6. Which makes it even crazier to have targeted April as a realistic kick off date. For the president (or something?) to be talking about securing office space and registering business numbers (vs a massive season ticket/marketing campaign and intense PR tour) a little over a month away from kick off feels cray. I'm sure it'll all be pulled off and we'll hopefully marvel at it all, but they should make a goddamn movie about this.
  7. I gather much of this must be Jeff's personality (which surely has served him well!), but the aw shucks folksy vibe of how all of this is unfolding and communicated is a little unexpected given I think most of us assumed much of this would have been figured out long before a public announcement in person with Atletico Madrid. It sounds more like they're setting up a local soccer club than a fully professional team about to be playing in front of thousands (tens of thousands?) of people in a couple of months.
  8. Can anyone in Ottawa give a quick rundown on what the deal is with these two SG's? I'm considering joining one, but based on the kind of behaviour and personalities I've seen online, no one's jumping to the front of the line...
  9. did he say he isn't Canadian in this one too or could he keep it together?
  10. guy looks like a pretty typical Ottawa type schlub. Don't think it has anything to do with the kits!
  11. But Scott isn't an idiot and even if he felt such a thing clearly would have the understanding that stating such a thing as a leader on the team would be an idiotic thing to do.
  12. How do you think that jives with what Herdman's been trying to instill in the group? Pride in the flag, the shirt, brothers, etc... Then you've got your main striker coming out and saying he's 0% Canadian. Regardless of the context, he's gotta be smarter than that.
  13. Yeah historically he's been pretty consistent on the whole I'm not Canadian angle.
  14. How would y'all feel about JDG being back involved given his attitude (whether he was a puppet or not) towards CPL x Ottawa?
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