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Everything posted by Aird25

  1. I thought Baldisimo was excellent last season too. To be honest I don't see either Noah or Zach in the starting XI much, unless they improve. Both are excellent depth pieces though, and I'd be sad to see either of them go. Not much new information in this article from today, but it certainly doesn't sound like this required international player rule is true. https://canpl.ca/article/pacific-fc-prioritizing-continuity-for-young-squad-will-add-another-couple-of-pieces
  2. Maybe we really are done. There hasn’t been a peep from the club in ages
  3. It feels like most games lately. He’s having a fantastic season. Could we still lose him to Portugal, or is he cap-tied?
  4. There’s absolutely no understanding between Lille’s attacking players. I don’t know how they keep winning
  5. That's how I felt after the last game I watched. I haven't seen todays match, but leading by a goal in a knockout game doesn't seem like an obvious time to blood a young attacker to me
  6. At some point we’ll have to stop comparing David to Davies as well. At least until his performances pick up at this level
  7. I don't know. I'd say we have far more players that I'd trust to do a job on the wing (Davies, Hoilett, Arfield, Osorio, Larin, Millar, Corbeanu, Buchanon, Laryea etc.) than we do fullbacks with any great deal of experience. Even David has played the majority of his games for us on the wing, and looked unstoppable doing so.
  8. Is there much support for CPL teams from the universities in CPL cities, and has there been much advertising there?
  9. Hard to see him getting minutes this season if he’s left out in this situation. Frustrating
  10. Campbell and Bustos might have something to say about that
  11. Yeah that’s shite and not the case at all. His teammates have been showing more and more confidence in him since he joined the team. He received next to no passes in his first few matches and now he’s much more involved in the play despite the initial reluctance from his teammates
  12. Didn’t Rollins call the Whitecaps out for missing him and Glasscity provided the details? Regardless, I’d hate to have the first couple pages of my career read like this but I suppose his actions might deserve it. I have no way of knowing
  13. If you’re considering those guys then Terran Campbell should be on the list too
  14. I don’t know anything about this event but I feel like I’ve done this kid a disservice by posting here. In a way I wish I could delete the thread and start anew
  15. He’s a very different player than Davies though. I don’t think we want Davies swinging in crosses from out wide. His strengths lie elsewhere
  16. We have three or four pretty good wingers/wingbacks too, but we don’t have a surplus of CBs. So why play with additional CBs? Davies would be up top to stretch the line, advance the ball, press, ride the shoulder of the defender, create an outlet on the counter etc. Not to be a prototypical CF. He’s not as good in front of goal as many of our players, but he can create havoc with his speed and ability on the ball. Still, I don’t think that’s where he plays in most circumstances if we’re fielding our strongest lineup Tbh sometimes I’m surprised that a left side of Davies and Hoilett
  17. But not all of us. Davies defers to his wingers/midfielders almost every time he’s isolated on the wing. Maybe it’s Bayern’s tactics but the run against Semedo is one of the few times I recall him taking a defender on from a deep stagnant position. He’ll just be double/triple teamed in that scenario with no overlapping run or wide support. We also lose our best defence against counter attacks. Its a poor use of our best player IMO. I’d rather see him as a true winger on the right or left side, or even in a strike partnership, than LWB. I prefer him as a LB in most scenarios though. Concacaf
  18. I haven’t watched him this season but it looked like he did a ton of defending and was very committed in the Premier League last season. I think we largely nullify Juniors shot from distance if he plays on the right and that’s been our biggest threat in some games. It also buys Davies space on the overlap when teams have to defend against it
  19. I’ve always thought Junior was good at drawing the defender and finding the overlap or playing it inside
  20. Isn’t that guy an American that for some reason hypes Canada all the time and mocks the states
  21. I just realized he has 39 goals for US youth teams. That seems like a crazy number but I guess they play infinitely more games than Canadian youth teams
  22. I get the sense that southern Ontario is beginning to have decent scouting and agents but the rest of Canada still lags. Pacific’s roster is half signed to one agency. Loads of promising young players, but they haven’t found a single opportunity for their players outside of CPL. Alberta and Quebec may be further along than BC too
  23. It seemed like a tactical decision to me, but also it would have been his 5th start in two weeks.
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