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ThiKu

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    ThiKu reacted to BuzzAndSting in Alessandro Busti - 18 year old keeper with Juventus   
    No seriously, how would they know some random kid at Juventus was born in Toronto? Or are you proposing they hire someone to contact every kid at every youth club across Europe to find out if they have a connection to Canada?
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    ThiKu got a reaction from Marc in David Edgar   
    He was interviewed during the Sounders game. Has any athlete ever looked more like they live in Yaletown than he does!? LOL.
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    ThiKu got a reaction from nolando in How would you rank Canada in regards to the other CONCACAF teams?   
    we have been saying this for 8 yrs.
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    ThiKu got a reaction from shermanator in Sam Adekugbe   
    Yes a player has responsibility to do everything they can to develop. But, at what point do serious questions need to be asked of the Whitecaps development system that they are merely developing USL-level players, and have been since the academy started.
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    ThiKu got a reaction from Northvansteve in Sam Adekugbe   
    Yes a player has responsibility to do everything they can to develop. But, at what point do serious questions need to be asked of the Whitecaps development system that they are merely developing USL-level players, and have been since the academy started.
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    ThiKu got a reaction from maccaliam in Sam Adekugbe   
    Yes a player has responsibility to do everything they can to develop. But, at what point do serious questions need to be asked of the Whitecaps development system that they are merely developing USL-level players, and have been since the academy started.
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    ThiKu got a reaction from jpg75 in Sam Adekugbe   
    Yes a player has responsibility to do everything they can to develop. But, at what point do serious questions need to be asked of the Whitecaps development system that they are merely developing USL-level players, and have been since the academy started.
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    ThiKu got a reaction from canucklefan in Sam Adekugbe   
    Yes a player has responsibility to do everything they can to develop. But, at what point do serious questions need to be asked of the Whitecaps development system that they are merely developing USL-level players, and have been since the academy started.
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    ThiKu got a reaction from Keegan in Sam Adekugbe   
    Yes a player has responsibility to do everything they can to develop. But, at what point do serious questions need to be asked of the Whitecaps development system that they are merely developing USL-level players, and have been since the academy started.
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    ThiKu got a reaction from Blackjack15 in Michael Petrasso   
    For me Petrasso is the biggest and best tournament surprise. Davies has 3 goals from open play, and that's wonderful but TBH not totally unexpected. Petrasso being a fairly dominant defender at right back - now that solves a tonne of CMNT problems!
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    ThiKu got a reaction from Lofty in Gold Cup Knockout round- Roster adjustments   
    it's got nothing to do with "little success" son. Take a step back and think a minute.
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    ThiKu got a reaction from Northvansteve in Michael Petrasso   
    For me Petrasso is the biggest and best tournament surprise. Davies has 3 goals from open play, and that's wonderful but TBH not totally unexpected. Petrasso being a fairly dominant defender at right back - now that solves a tonne of CMNT problems!
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    ThiKu got a reaction from Bikerack in Michael Petrasso   
    For me Petrasso is the biggest and best tournament surprise. Davies has 3 goals from open play, and that's wonderful but TBH not totally unexpected. Petrasso being a fairly dominant defender at right back - now that solves a tonne of CMNT problems!
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    ThiKu got a reaction from nolando in Michael Petrasso   
    For me Petrasso is the biggest and best tournament surprise. Davies has 3 goals from open play, and that's wonderful but TBH not totally unexpected. Petrasso being a fairly dominant defender at right back - now that solves a tonne of CMNT problems!
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    ThiKu got a reaction from Markoaleks in Michael Petrasso   
    For me Petrasso is the biggest and best tournament surprise. Davies has 3 goals from open play, and that's wonderful but TBH not totally unexpected. Petrasso being a fairly dominant defender at right back - now that solves a tonne of CMNT problems!
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    ThiKu got a reaction from apbsmith in Michael Petrasso   
    For me Petrasso is the biggest and best tournament surprise. Davies has 3 goals from open play, and that's wonderful but TBH not totally unexpected. Petrasso being a fairly dominant defender at right back - now that solves a tonne of CMNT problems!
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    ThiKu got a reaction from ob1 in Michael Petrasso   
    For me Petrasso is the biggest and best tournament surprise. Davies has 3 goals from open play, and that's wonderful but TBH not totally unexpected. Petrasso being a fairly dominant defender at right back - now that solves a tonne of CMNT problems!
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    ThiKu got a reaction from canta15 in Michael Petrasso   
    For me Petrasso is the biggest and best tournament surprise. Davies has 3 goals from open play, and that's wonderful but TBH not totally unexpected. Petrasso being a fairly dominant defender at right back - now that solves a tonne of CMNT problems!
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    ThiKu reacted to canta15 in Gold Cup Knockout round- Roster adjustments   
    Exactly, these boys got us to this point so they deserve to finish it off. No injuries so no need to change
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    ThiKu reacted to Keegan in Lucas Cavallini   
    I was watching with an Italian fan as well and he kept trying to figure out how it was possible. "This isn't their best team is it?" "Canada is all over them" "I can't believe these guys beat us out" 
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    ThiKu reacted to rightback in Lucas Cavallini   
    He needs to score and for that he needs better service than he got last game. I wasn't sure about his frustration about Davies' pass in the first half but I sympathize more now...considering the opposition, he should have been presented with better opportunities. Hopefully this will come as the team gels, I think we have players with the skill set to spring him. I just want him to get at least one opportunity as good as Larin or Ricketts have spurned over the years and see what he does with it. 
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    ThiKu got a reaction from red card in Lucas Cavallini   
    You are correct over the long term. My point is how many quality players are we losing at the ages of 7-13 when coaches are coaching to win then, rather than develop. This is my point. Trust me, we're losing loads.
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    ThiKu got a reaction from Blackjack15 in Ballou Tabla   
    no doubt about this.
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    ThiKu got a reaction from Junkie in Ballou Tabla   
    no doubt about this.
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    ThiKu got a reaction from Areathrasher in Lucas Cavallini   
    I understand that. Canada (and USA) are no other countries but our own - we do not have a soccer culture. We have hockey dads coaching our top youth teams....
    You state what your experience has been. I don't deny it, or disagree with it. My experience here is that people will completely ignore development and play to win. Even right now in the current top tier of youth soccer in BC we have coaches telling players to leave their boots at home for an entire week because they are doing fitness as some sort of punishment. Please stop thinking Canada can do what other nations can do. We can't. 
    Are the other nations wrong? Of course note. Are we right? We are right for ourselves, right now. When we improve our coach education, maybe we can start to adopt pro-rel at youth level. When we have the Canadian Premier League and youth clubs start to truly grasp what is needed to develop players for a level above local college soccer we may be able to put in place pro-rel in youth soccer. For now....we can't. 
    You don't coach here - as far as I can tell - I have coached here many years. I see and hear it first hand every day. We cannot handle pro-rel, we can barely handle playoffs.
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