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  1. 12 hours ago, Joe MacCarthy said:

    Wheels, sweetheart, baby.  You gotta stop pronouncing games over at 70 minutes.  Just noticed someone complaining about it at another forum and it has been mentioned here.  One of these days you are going to look like a real horse's ass if you keep doing it.

    The Dobber and the Duz got caught and Gerry learned his lesson and never did it again and would caution Duz when he would head that way.

    There's a reason Yogi Berra said "It ain't over till it's over"

    Wasn’t it Dunfield that came out with, “game, set, and match” at 70 minutes?

    Edit: I actually really like hearing Dunfield’s take. He’s been through it, and he still seems so excited by this team 

  2. 1 hour ago, SoccMan said:

    Yup any of CPL or USL Championship are not bad leagues for these players to go too, it’s still early days for the CPL but USL Championship gave Kaye a few seasons of development and even Pasher who this is when playing and not injured has looked really good for Houston in the MLS so why not loan these players to the CPL or even the USL Championship if you have to, two decent level leagues where these young players can get playing time and develop.

    Whitecaps have several young Canadians loaned to CPL or USL teams and none of them are even seeing meaningful minutes 

  3. On 10/1/2021 at 10:28 AM, Unnamed Trialist said:

    Let's bring the discussion over on the Liam Millar thread over here, since it is about Alphonso Davies. 

    My patience is running thin with so many fans and supposedly knowledgable supporters of the national team, who insist on playing our best player where he can do the least damage. 

    We are simply taking an "accident", Bayern Munich in a pinch with injuries, and making it into a law: Davies plays left side. The other part of that story is Robinson easing a kid into a team, all credit to him.

    Now for a team with prolific goal scorers galore and plenty of attacking options, a team that steamrolls most rivals, it's fine, let him be a role player. Or for a coach wanting to give a kid some time to fit in.

    That cannot be the case for Canada. We need our best playing in their best positions if we don't want to be sitting watching Panama playing Portugal and Uruguay in the first round of the Qatar World Cup, in a year. And Alphonso, if he is meant to be an attacking player, is a right side attacker turning in. 

    But don't take my word for it. This is the player that Bayern bought for a record price (and no, they did not buy a left back). They bought an electric fast attacker who plays right, turns in and scores. Check these MLS goals, all 8. Only two is he even remotely on the left side and the rest middle or right. The best, from the right. But some here, and Herdman, are shitting themselves over this. Why?

    I'll take this with Tajon or Miller playing up the left and turning in to shoot, or assist. I'll take Tajon's goal against Mexico or Miller at Basel. 

    Now if tactics or game circumstances have him elsewhere, fine, he's great. A great option for assisting from the left, can't complain with that: but only as the exception, not the rule. 

    Waiting for everyone to tell me that what he did 3 years ago in MLS he is not capable of reproducing now.


    With that assist last night you could add another highlight to this package

  4. 5 hours ago, Pottsy3 said:

    Haha hopefully the hydro pole isn’t around much longer. 

    I was going to say, I don’t think I’ve ever seen the lines during a Pacific match. Glad to hear those haven’t been an issue.

    A semi-final against Toronto would have been another demonstration that certain games would benefit from additional capacity. If we host a playoff game this year, I hope we can sell out. Every game would benefit from a better camera angle though.

  5. 2 hours ago, Floortom said:

    He's pretty old to be making the move. He's in a good spot with TFC and on good wages. I doubt he goes anywhere else at this stage

    It was strictly the way he talked about Azteca that made me think he might be interested. Mexican teams aren't afraid to buy players in, or past, their prime though. They're out there to win, not to just to profit on player development

  6. 1 hour ago, dyslexic nam said:

    Maybe I am just someone who tends to downplay things, but I don’t think David is ready for the very biggest stages yet.   I know he has been doing well, and obviously I hope he can continue developing and producing goals wherever he plays.  But I just don’t see him as ready yet for teams like Manchester City or Real Madrid.  The pace of the games at those levels are a large step up from France, and the defenders are the best in the world.  I think a premature move risks having him underwhelm and then become relegated to a backup or sub role for an extended period.   I would far rather he consistently gets starting minutes and continue his growth - as he is now doing at a Team that plays at a very respectable level, and who is starting to play better looking footy (where they seem to seek him out more often).  

    Not trying to disrespect JD.  I am a huge fan and now watch pretty much every Lille game.   But I see enough parts of his game that still need to be developed to question whether “the big” move is something he should do right now, or if he should continue where he is at for a year or two.  If he really is the kind of player than can ultimately thrive at a top global team, he will dominate France and there will be no doubt that he will strengthen a top tier team. 

    Nearly everything from David is one touch when he has the option, even though his teammates don't play that style. The pace of the game at the top level doesn't worry me as much as the physicality does.

  7. I've watched the vast majority of games in Phonzie's career, and I'm in no way convinced LB or LWB isn't his best position. That being the position he can excel at the highest level in. He's very strong defensively, and he's lethal going forward with space to run. That being said, if he's played further up the pitch for Canada, I think he's far more of a scoring threat from the right side or middle of the park.

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