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    madmonte got a reaction from Free kick in Ben Fisk   
    In basketball, if someone is 22, and isn't either already 2 or 3 years into the NBA, it's very rare they all of a sudden become a top scorer on an NBA team.  There's the odd story of the 3rd round draft pick that has a couple of bad years and then turns it on at age 22 or 23, or even 24...
     
    But more often if you are picked out as a huge talent at 15, 16, 17 you have a larger shot of making it.  It's partly politics, it's partly talent.
     
    I don't know why we keep insisting that 22 is still an age where you have huge development potential.  I'm more with Vince.  If he even ever makes Deportivo, it's not as though he's going to be some massively explosive talent that's starting every second game and scoring 10+ goals a year in La Liga.
     
    Is he still developing?  Potentially, but I think at 22 more often than not, what you see if what you get.  Not always, but usually.
     
    That said, I haven't personally seen a lot of Ben Fisk, so if politics is keeping some hugely massive talent from shining, fine, but if that's the case, he should absolutely tear up 3rd division soccer and score 10+ goals, no?  
     
    I suspect that won't be the case, and that Vince is spot on.  Hopefully I'm mistaken.
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    madmonte got a reaction from Unnamed Trialist in Canadian Premier League   
    https://www.quora.com/Which-is-correct-more-proud-or-prouder
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    madmonte got a reaction from Unnamed Trialist in Canadian Premier League   
    I just couldn't be more proud.
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    madmonte got a reaction from ted in Canadian Premier League   
    I just couldn't be more proud.
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    madmonte got a reaction from marauder01 in Canadian Premier League   
    Guillermo that's a sick Halifax crest you made.  Best crest I've seen you do...
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    madmonte got a reaction from GuillermoDelQuarto in Canadian Premier League   
    Guillermo that's a sick Halifax crest you made.  Best crest I've seen you do...
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    madmonte reacted to Lord Bob in Scott Arfield   
    I'm fine with Arfield! He seems like a good guy! I'm glad his dad is glad! It's the CSA bringing in non-Canadian players using us as their second choice that bugs me, not the non-Canadian players! I'm going to have to explain this at the pub like fifty times aren't I?
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    madmonte got a reaction from sose in The Importance of Jr. Hoilett   
    Nope Tesho can.
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    madmonte got a reaction from Steedman in The Importance of Jr. Hoilett   
    Nope Tesho can.
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    madmonte got a reaction from Obinna in The Importance of Jr. Hoilett   
    Nope Tesho can.
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    madmonte got a reaction from Alex in The Importance of Jr. Hoilett   
    Nope Tesho can.
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    madmonte reacted to youllneverwalkalone in NEW Mother of all Canucks Abroad (and domestic)   
    I think you're right after-all. I passed it to JPG. Although he must have done it twice because Kurosawa didn't take it over from Joe McCarthy. Unless there was somebody else in there who I thought was JPG.
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    madmonte got a reaction from youllneverwalkalone in NEW Mother of all Canucks Abroad (and domestic)   
    Went and had a look.  I started my thread on feb 24 2013.  Apparently I volunteered right away, but didn't start the thread till February. here is the thread from jpg, oddly what I forgot was that you recommended me which I actually responded to as the catalyst for me doing it.  So if you started a thread, you didn't run it for long at all relatively speaking.  I think it's possible you might be the one having the memory lapse though, but if not help me out?  Here's the thread.

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    madmonte got a reaction from admin in NEW Mother of all Canucks Abroad (and domestic)   
    Thanks Vince for the productive comment, glad you added to the discussion.
    Additionally, I'd been thinking of asking this for a while, and yeah I made sure if I was ever going to choose to step back from it that it was between transfer windows when there would, as socceronly said, be a lot less urgency to make any decisions.  I felt pretty lucky that fussball stepped up so quickly, actually.
    From my perspective the time frame on this is going really well, hasn't even been 24 hours yet and people are already stepping up.  If there's any way at all I can help feel free to include me
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    madmonte got a reaction from coxon in NEW Mother of all Canucks Abroad (and domestic)   
    I just finished work and am just now reading this.  All I can say is I apologize if my departure from the thread is causing any unexpected conflict.  I, for one, as someone who was not a senior V when the thread was even made...I am personally indifferent on the matter of how it is hosted.  But I'm relatively new, just like Jon, so...
    I remember, though, when I did take the thread over from jpg, there was an interim period of a month or so where absolutely noone wanted the task.  The only reason I even stepped in was because noone else would.
    So here's the million dollar question...I was simply hoping to step away, so if Jon is willing to step in and do it his way...I'm all for that, and support fussball eh in that.
    The only alternative then for those that wish for the traditional approach, is to find someone willing to do it in the traditional way.  I can see jpg doing it very begrudgingly, or myself doing it begrudgingly, but here we have Fussball Eh who has been chomping at the bit WANTING to do this and loving it.  Maybe he could be convinced respectfully to do it the traditional way, but then he is comfortable with his google doc and used to it.  The initial time on him trying to change that information to the board way, with the info he would like to provide is HOURS on HOURS of work (trust me)
    So with all that information, what's the best resolution, really?
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    madmonte got a reaction from rob.notenboom in NEW Mother of all Canucks Abroad (and domestic)   
    Thanks Vince for the productive comment, glad you added to the discussion.
    Additionally, I'd been thinking of asking this for a while, and yeah I made sure if I was ever going to choose to step back from it that it was between transfer windows when there would, as socceronly said, be a lot less urgency to make any decisions.  I felt pretty lucky that fussball stepped up so quickly, actually.
    From my perspective the time frame on this is going really well, hasn't even been 24 hours yet and people are already stepping up.  If there's any way at all I can help feel free to include me
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    madmonte reacted to Grizzly in NEW Mother of all Canucks Abroad (and domestic)   
    I prefer having the list on our forum and on the first page of the thread but I don't mind it on the linked google spreadsheet either. Unless someone else is willing to put in the time and do the work to run the list we really have to accept the preferences of the guy who is willing to do it and be thankful for his efforts as well.
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    madmonte reacted to masster in The Importance of Jr. Hoilett   
    What bothers me, is why is he being treated as a heroic prodigal son, and not like just any other call up.
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    madmonte reacted to zeelaw in Lucas Cavallini   
    Good on Floro!
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    madmonte reacted to shermanator in Lucas Cavallini   
    As soon as I've written off a player for spurning the national team, they are back in the fold. UNSURE OF HOW TO FEELS!
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    madmonte got a reaction from Red and White in The Importance of Jr. Hoilett   
    Obinna I think your post on committed players is very measured and fair.  We are just approaching the Hoilett thing with a little more trepidation, and cheering for Larin a little louder.  Again, it's a little more about sending that message that holding out is perfectly fine it will be forgiven immediately...but what you are saying about placing that same thing on Hoilett that we did on say, Hogreaves...you are exactly right.  And I even posted in one of my posts that those guys are part of our problem which I admit is totally unfair to Junior.
    At the same time I said that we are going to support Junior joining this team (I certainly will).  I hope he is 100% committed from here on it.  It will take a little time and the accepting of multiple caps, and then the Hoilett thing will be a thing of the past, and we will no longer feel anything negative towards him.  It's already fading since yesterday honestly. 
    I said before I'm pretty positive about the team moving forward, and Obinna I definitely appreciate your measured discussion on the topic, without jumping to name calling and and condescending like some other posters.  Good on ya.
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    madmonte got a reaction from Obinna in The Importance of Jr. Hoilett   
    Obinna I think your post on committed players is very measured and fair.  We are just approaching the Hoilett thing with a little more trepidation, and cheering for Larin a little louder.  Again, it's a little more about sending that message that holding out is perfectly fine it will be forgiven immediately...but what you are saying about placing that same thing on Hoilett that we did on say, Hogreaves...you are exactly right.  And I even posted in one of my posts that those guys are part of our problem which I admit is totally unfair to Junior.
    At the same time I said that we are going to support Junior joining this team (I certainly will).  I hope he is 100% committed from here on it.  It will take a little time and the accepting of multiple caps, and then the Hoilett thing will be a thing of the past, and we will no longer feel anything negative towards him.  It's already fading since yesterday honestly. 
    I said before I'm pretty positive about the team moving forward, and Obinna I definitely appreciate your measured discussion on the topic, without jumping to name calling and and condescending like some other posters.  Good on ya.
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    madmonte reacted to Obinna in The Importance of Jr. Hoilett   
    I agree that Akindele was the first domino! Here's to hoping for many more pleasant surprises and can't wait to cheer for this team in person alongside you and the rest of the Voyageurs!  
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    madmonte got a reaction from Red and White in The Importance of Jr. Hoilett   
    Frankly, spoken like a newer follower that wasn't around last cycle or other years of frustration.  Which is weird, cuz you were watching all last cycle.  Those posters aren't jokes.  The mixed feelings are real, because where were you when we needed you, and why now when your club career is failing?  Dude, let's be honest, most of us are thinking right now that if he was still in the Premier League with great reviews this wouldn't have happened.
    Canada as his backup choice.  Canada because England dreams are fully dashed.  

    That said, we are all trying to get over it and welcome him aboard, because he HAS chosen us, and that puts him solidly WITH us...but with mixed feelings wondering what would have happened had he actually been a star.  Would he have tried to have been another hogreaves?  Probably.
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    madmonte reacted to GuillermoDelQuarto in The Importance of Jr. Hoilett   
    hahaha you've got a point of course, I was merely commenting on the emotional tone of this thread, and you at least gotta admit that I hit the nail on the head there.  In terms of sending a message, you're right, but I guess I choose to look at it as, well, we are working out, doing our thing, gaining in confidence, and well.. kinda getting Hot.  Lol or maybe I just need to stop watching days of our lives?
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