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Everything posted by JamboAl

  1. I think it would save WSG Tirol from relegation. It’s a shame as the fan support in Klagenfurt would be much greater than in Wattens.
  2. I didn't think the Regionaligas finished in Austria (i.e. season voided) so no promotion from there and thus no relegation from the 2. Liga. Or am I mistaken?
  3. As long as there is no special dispensation from the federal government, I don't know how a bubble works in Canada without a prior 14 day quarantine.
  4. Well, they would have to pay a small portion of his salary but knowing what these guys are on, it probably wasn't a lot.
  5. I guess it's time to open up the pocketbook again. Just a couple of additional comments: 1) I have watched some of the CEBL coverage on CBC and their website. I thought I heard somewhere that there are no cameramen on site but that the cameras are being controlled remotely. Would be interesting to know if the same holds true for the CPL coverage. 2) I subscribed last season to support the league even though my team played in the USL. Now that I've got a horse in the race, I might be more critical of the value for money depending on content available (understanding that some of it may not be in One Soccer's control).
  6. If you want to know how crazy the Turkish league is, you need to watch the highlights of the Goztepe-Sivasspor match that allowed Besiktas to leapfrog Sivasspor. Fights after the match, managers being sent off and just overall craziness. What a crazy (and interesting) league and country that Turkey is.
  7. I think what some people fail to realize is that with loans, there is a progressive education in football that comes with it. The SPFL is not a league for the faint of heart. It is where you go from being a youth academy player where you play against peers to becoming an adult hardened professional where you get kicked lumps out of you and there's no hiding. The loans at Kilmarnock if nothing else should have made Liam tougher to go with the pace and the skill. The next move will be the next stage of his career progression and hopefully, should be a step up from the SPFL.
  8. Sure...put a bunch of kids into danger in a tournament that most MLS fans don't give a crap about because they shouldn't be playing it at all. Any player who boycotts this fiasco has my support.
  9. I thought the saying: "they'll be dancing in the streets of Raith" meant there was a place called Raith. There is not.
  10. I was able to watch the Austria Klagenfurt loss to Grazer AK on Tuesday via Austrian State Television (ORF) and Scott is a big lad! I think he can play in the Austrian Bundesliga and hopefully that will be with Klagenfurt next season.
  11. @spitfire found this video of Liam when he was at the TFC Academy and a ball boy at 12 years of age (he is the kid at the end of the video sticking his tongue out). As you can tell, he was an average size for his age. He shared it with me and was okay passing it along to fellow Voyageurs. Had to publish it on YouTube as it was the only way I could share it. https://youtu.be/0N1ExP17B0A
  12. These WC qualifiers all over the world may have problems with player availability if the pandemic continues well into the fall. Imagine a Japanese player in the Bundesliga (quite a few of them) playing a qualifier in a country that has a significant number of cases. 1) Will Germany allow a non-citizen to enter back into the country when they have visited a place that is banned for non-Germans to have been in. 2) If they are allowed back, what kind of quarantine would Germany have once the player returns? They could miss multiple league matches which the clubs and the player would be unhappy about. 3) How is travel within a FIFA window (which is difficult at the best of times) going to happen with all the protocols and restrictions in place when 2 or more countries are being visited by any player? 4) Will a player even want to do this? Now replace Japanese player In the Bundesliga with Davies and trips to Canada and unnamed CONCACAF country. I see problems regardless of format.
  13. I do. He was pretty ordinary but the Scottish game can be pretty "agricultural".
  14. That is a big club that has gone bust! I still remember the season they came up from 2. Bundesliga to win the Bundesliga the year after. Hopefully they will be back soon - they have a large fan base.
  15. ^ This is not surprising. My week in Istanbul at Christmas made that very clear to me how much he is loved by the Besiktas supporters. Hoping that statue gets put up at the stadium.
  16. Don't waste your breath. To Robert, a youth keeper at PSV (who is possibly Dutch) is better than a Champions League keeper at Red Star Belgrade.
  17. Is Lokomotive Leipzig still a going concern?
  18. Interesting article about Saarbrucken's DFB Pokal semi-final against Bayer 04 Leverkusen midweek: https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/52921378
  19. Seen him play once last season as a sub cause I think that’s all he’s played in a match for the Fury. Lots of attention cause he’s local and very young. But couldn’t tell you if he will be any good or even make the professional ranks in 20 mins or so of play.
  20. What is wrong with PEI? Makes a lot of sense both medically and economically as long as the provincial gov't concurs.
  21. Don't think the proposal will go through; don't think there's enough votes in the SPFL to carry it.
  22. Erling Haaland was bought from RB Salzburg. Thorgan Hazard (Eden’s brother) was a star at Borussia Mönchengladbach and bought from them. Julian Brandt was an excellent winger at Bayer Leverkusen and bought from them. And those are just the current ones. Dortmund buys very good players and are stars in their own right. Dortmund is a stepping stone for some players (and managers) to even bigger clubs.
  23. Agreed! I met up with him in Philly for a Gold Cup Quarter Final against Honduras back in 2009 - prematch Cheesesteak sandwiches and all. Haven’t heard from him in almost 10 years.
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