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Everything posted by yomurphy1

  1. I piped up earlier because another commenter called DeLeon a prick and I now understand why. I suspect none of us on this forum are well versed in the intricacies of mRNA vaccines. Your support of "science" is trust (or faith if you want call it) based, likely not a product of deep understanding. Whatever hesitancy he has there's likely a lack of trust. That lack of trust may be well founded or not, I don't know the man and neither do any of you. If the goal is bring him to your side using the descriptors I saw (prick, stupid, dangerous) that is not a great way to do that. That said I su
  2. What did he do to you? He's a serviceable player who can play a number of positions relatively well. There's always room for that on a team.
  3. Someone with the Athletic can grab the quote? https://theathletic.com/1052823/2019/06/28/what-has-happened-to-me-is-really-unbelievable-jonathan-davids-rise-from-amateur-soccer-to-canadas-national-team/
  4. Whether or not these are real links I'm so pleased with the Jonathan David story. Think about this 5 years ago. 21 year old Canadian scores 10+ goals in his first season for Ligue 1 leaders after 30M euro transfer. This after player turns down youth international football offer from higher ranked team in the country he was born in. Pinch me.
  5. I'd love to see the statistics by type of penalty. I'm curious if its statistically the correct thing to do but again looks terrible when you fail. I remember being behind the goal for Cavallini's paneka PK versus Dominica and as the ball floated above the bar I may have cursed a couple times before it fell nicely under the bar.
  6. Wild take. I think Alphonso Davies is going be okay. The man has taken every opportunity he's been given and exceeded expectations.
  7. I see the biggest risk here where a stereotype takes the place of actually looking and scouting a player. Because that takes time and effort a lot of people would be better served by adjusting their answers (eg. this player MAY be like that player). That said the narrative of racial stereotypes for athletes in some ways has gotten larger than actually occurrence of said stereotyping. The motivation (anti-racist) isn't bad but some of those descriptors are accurate of players who fall into those respective categories and not true for others. You can't or don't accurately describe players
  8. Yeah. Osorio was balling out at DM last year. I've always been a fan but he was defensively sound, moved the ball, and used his dribbling to absorb pressure.
  9. Ayo strikes me as a player who's going to get better (his positioning is getting better, is strong, can finish) so yeah wouldn't mind seeing him in the fold.
  10. He also has looked great attacking in the U20s so I'm reluctant with the he's big therefore he should be CB argument.
  11. Baldisimo strikes me as similar to Liam Fraser in that they both have a wonderful ability to hit a pass which looks pretty and is a joy to watch.. They also both have limitations when they get pressured. Baldisimo's not the biggest and wasn't getting the protection to get off those passes and doesn't have the dribbling to get out tight situations. Fraser's a little slow and doesn't make up for it with positioning.
  12. You have an incredible ability to oscillate between really insightful comments (the JasonDias stuff) and a not so useful arrogance. I understand pushing back against a North American "bigger is better" approach over more skilled players but I watched a tournament where Lucas's skill was minimized by faster and stronger opposition that was not adequately offset by the strength, balance and conditioning you mention. This is hardly out of the norm for an 18 year old and hardly insurmountable. My opposition is against the reflex on the board to promote him beyond a level where he still needs to
  13. I find Ballou an interesting player. I once thought he was more promising than Davies (shows you what I know). Doesn't quite have the strength or speed to beat an outside defender and then get away. Maybe he moves inside where his footwork can better shine and becomes a passer.
  14. But realistically that's every player in the pool! We become more attractive compared to other countries by winning. We win by having the best players out there. Lucas looks like a talented 18 year old who needs to bulk up a little before he breaks through as a pro. Theo was on the bench for a top Premier League team and doesn't look out of place against men, Lucas look young against U24 competition. I'm okay with a couple really promising youngsters displacing second tier vets (eg. Corbeanu vs Akindele) but that's only ever going to be 1 or 2 players which brings us back to who does he displ
  15. It does, he's not good enough at the moment. I sincerely hopes that changes sooner than later. You cannot cynically give an 18 year old without pro experience 4 caps in WCQ at this point. That said he absolutely have a place at 2nd tier/Camp Poutine type camps to better integrate in him into the program.
  16. And who does he replace? Remember Jayden Nelson is there as a replacement for Osorio.
  17. I love how the Mexicans can boot the ball out of play as they see fit without a card.
  18. You're being obnoxious. He played every game as one of the youngest players in the tournament over a single week.
  19. Naw... I think the system is pretty permissive now. Too many options makes for too many question marks and becomes like club football. Make a decision and stick with it for better or worse.
  20. I'm assuming there's no website showing any types of analytics/statistics for a game or tournament like this?
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