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    toontownman got a reaction from king1010 in The Floro Replacement   
    What pedigree did floro have really? Very brief club success over two decades ago.  No international experience, did manage in Mexico, without success.  He was the equivalent to Joe effing kinnear at Newcastle. "I guess he has managed some big clubs at a decent standard." Bargain bin dipping and I was happy to give him the benefit of doubt but really not as impressive an appointment as it was dressed up to be. 
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    toontownman reacted to nolbertos in The Floro Replacement   
    For the record, I was never a Benito Floro fan even when he got hired.  He managed Real Madrid, which impressed a lot of naive Canadian fans, but that was eons ago.  His lack of confidence is the Canadian national team player and making us play turtle, turtle didn't really benefit Canada long term.  We're a side that historically have defended well, but offensively have scratched our heads on how to be flourish, play a 1-2-3 tic tac toe passing and being more offensive minded when it counted.  I'd say Floro was a waste of time.  There were warning bells early in his role here, but we kept him.  Any Canadian coach that steps in are more of the same mould of being defensive and not proving to be successful as managers in foreign leagues.  I'd say it's time to try something different and radical to shake out belief and philosophy of being one dimensional.  Try a Latin American approach from people who have achieved success like Pinto.
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    toontownman got a reaction from nolbertos in The Floro Replacement   
    What pedigree did floro have really? Very brief club success over two decades ago.  No international experience, did manage in Mexico, without success.  He was the equivalent to Joe effing kinnear at Newcastle. "I guess he has managed some big clubs at a decent standard." Bargain bin dipping and I was happy to give him the benefit of doubt but really not as impressive an appointment as it was dressed up to be. 
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    toontownman reacted to nolbertos in The Floro Replacement   
    I named the list of CONCACAF candidates in that Floro thread and Honduras coach Jose Luis Pinto is my preferred.  Sorry but no Canadian is good enough to be coach, might as well hire another King of Donair type coach.  I thought about Robbo, but I think he's very green and has got a lot to learn.
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    toontownman reacted to matty in Benito Floro's contract will not be renewed   
    For everyone saying maybe "we don't need so much experience" because Floro failed. Please stop. Having someone who has a decent amount MLS or CONCACAF coaching experience should be viewed as a must for Canada's next hire and dos Santos, while OK, isn't near what is needed right now and shouldn't be viewed as de facto #1 Canadian contender for the gig.
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    toontownman reacted to Alex1775 in Canada in FIFA 16   
    In other news Osorio got a pretty decent upgrade on yesterday's fifa update.
    http://sofifa.com/player/213439
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    toontownman reacted to Unnamed Trialist in Benito Floro's contract will not be renewed   
    I get the jokes and all, but sometimes you play well precisely because there is nothing to play for, at all. Because you have zero pressure and the tension is off. Funny, Findlay says we need to play away or at home, under pressure always, but the best result in recent years was in neither of those circumstances.
    IMO we were not objectively better than in other matches, but the rival was a lot worse than when we first faced them, wonder what happened with them?
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    toontownman got a reaction from ted in Benito Floro's contract will not be renewed   
    Disappointed we didn't hold firm and play for the draw tbh. Gameplan was working in the first half. We simply imploded and fell to pieces in the second half. An unhappy camper here. FINDLAY OUT!
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    toontownman got a reaction from dyslexic nam in Benito Floro's contract will not be renewed   
    Disappointed we didn't hold firm and play for the draw tbh. Gameplan was working in the first half. We simply imploded and fell to pieces in the second half. An unhappy camper here. FINDLAY OUT!
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    toontownman got a reaction from johnyb in Tristan Jumeau   
    While we doing the Simpsons quotes this seems most appropriate to everyone's initial feelings about the thread..

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    toontownman got a reaction from Bertuzzi44 in Tristan Jumeau   
    While we doing the Simpsons quotes this seems most appropriate to everyone's initial feelings about the thread..

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    toontownman got a reaction from Olympique_de_Marseille in Tristan Jumeau   
    While we doing the Simpsons quotes this seems most appropriate to everyone's initial feelings about the thread..

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    toontownman reacted to matty in Interim coach Michael Findlay wants less friendlies in neutral venues.   
    Hope we see some back and forth between ones in Canada and ones in Central America
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    toontownman reacted to Northvansteve in Tristan Jumeau   
    I love these obscure finds. It's part of the charm of being a CanMNT supporter!
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    toontownman reacted to Complete Homer in Alphonso Davies   
    +5 year naturalization 
    Fuckit, build a time machine too 
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    toontownman got a reaction from Northvansteve in Alphonso Davies   
    Sky Sports on the band wagon in the UK: (nice article tbh)
    http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/10605176/manchester-united-reportedly-to-scout-alphonso-davies
    ^ ^  no heart warming magpie story included. 
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    toontownman reacted to Complete Homer in Alphonso Davies   
    After reading up on the citizenship laws out of curiosity surrounding Davies/Guillard, I came across something interesting...adoptees are granted immediate citizenship and "the category of adopted persons includes persons who will be or are adopted as adults."
    Ok, so who else is up for gross abuse of our immigration system?
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    toontownman reacted to mpg_29 in Youth Sparks Hope for World Cup 2022   
    I dunno about 2022 but by 2026 we'll definetly make it!
    https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/oct/03/world-cup-expand-48-teams-fifa-gianni-infantino-suggests
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    toontownman reacted to jpg75 in Youth Sparks Hope for World Cup 2022   
    "The magpie that saved a family"? WTF?
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    toontownman reacted to Keegan in Alphonso Davies   
    Because he's getting minutes for a team that has just been eliminated from the playoffs, right now it's an easy decision to leave him with his club to get that valuable experience.. he has earned it.  Next year it's very likely that he won't see as many minutes.. I don't think Vancouver is going to hand a XI spot to a 16 year old they'll bring in some players and he'll have to fight his way into the lineup just like he did this year (and rightfully so from a development perspective).    
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    toontownman reacted to ted in Canadian Premier League   
    Wait, what?!?
    So, if I had blown smoke up your ass and NOT given my honest opinion I would have a well-paying job with your league?  Dammit, my ethics are annoying.
    Brotherly Union cannot be bought and anyone who tells you what you want to hear, no matter the flaws or the mistakes, is certainly not someone you should ever hire for anything.
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    toontownman reacted to rob.notenboom in Alphonso Davies   
    IIRC he was only called for friendlies not for official matches. 
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    toontownman got a reaction from grande in Canadian Premier League   
    I support the group that gets a team in Saskatoon! 
    In all seriousness which ever group succeds and makes it happen I hope you can work together. Both seems to have a passion and commitment to the game and good ideas. 
    This country needs all hands on deck to try and bridge a gap with the rest of the world.
    From someone that has the passion but just cant make the time or possess the ability/contacts to do so...Thanks for getting out there and continue doing what you are trying to do! 
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    toontownman reacted to baulderdash77 in Roster speculation/confirmation for October friendlies   
    Honestly I'm just glass that Aird and Osorio are called up.  These 2 guys are both young and should be automatic call ups for the program for the next 8-10 years.  
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    toontownman got a reaction from baulderdash77 in Canadian Premier League   
    I support the group that gets a team in Saskatoon! 
    In all seriousness which ever group succeds and makes it happen I hope you can work together. Both seems to have a passion and commitment to the game and good ideas. 
    This country needs all hands on deck to try and bridge a gap with the rest of the world.
    From someone that has the passion but just cant make the time or possess the ability/contacts to do so...Thanks for getting out there and continue doing what you are trying to do! 
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