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Ruffian

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    Ruffian reacted to SpursFlu in CPL new teams speculation   
    Bring in 1000 teams who cares. Just promote relegate at 16
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    Ruffian reacted to SthMelbRed in CPL new teams speculation   
    Careful. You've got guys here insisting that we should have 30 teams across 2 divisions.
    I think 12 stable CanPL teams, in addition to the 3 MLS sides and, eventually supported by 4 semi-pro, L1O-style leagues below is the Canadian soccer ideal space.
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    Ruffian reacted to Alex in Center Backs - Our Weakest Link   
    I’m inclined to think this means there will be a friendly announcement.
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    Ruffian reacted to Ian Kennedy in Center Backs - Our Weakest Link   
    There has recently been contact.  Stay tuned.
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    Ruffian reacted to RS in The Importance of Alphonso Davies   
    Eh... it's an article about Gio Reyna's assist, not a Borussia Dortmund match report. These quick hit articles are just written for SEO purposes and are a very easy way to drive traffic (specifically, traffic from people who watch soccer).
    The point is to get it published fast, with a minimal amount of information, and possibly do an analysis piece later (by someone more qualified than the average desk jockey, like Matt Doyle).
    It's, what, 150 words at most and is written around a video clip that doesn't even belong to MLS. This is how outlets get away with using clips they don't own — by embedding the tweet from the rightsholder.
    I've literally spent more time explaining the article right now than the author did thinking about it, guaranteed.
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    Ruffian reacted to Shway in Scott Arfield   
    Clubs don’t have the choice to release a player for international duty. It’s typically the CSA and the player agreeing to have the player stay with their club/not call them up.
    I personally like the idea of the teams being a mixture of “a” and “b” players. It will allow a full assessment of the actual player pool in preparation for the potential Ocho where depth will be crucial and put to the test. 
     
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    Ruffian reacted to Obinna in Tajon Buchanan   
    Yup 2 goals so far this year. Seems he is developing nicely. He will be a great addition to the U-23 team. I would be surprised if he never earned a senior cap next year.
    He has arguably overtaken Tabla in the depth chart now. Should be challenging Millar now when things resume internationally. 
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    Ruffian reacted to Big_M in Tajon Buchanan   
    nope its his second goal..scored against philly in september
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    Ruffian reacted to lenny in Tajon Buchanan   
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    Ruffian reacted to Fullback in Tajon Buchanan   
    He's playing with so much confidence and looks AMAZING right now. Love to see it
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    Ruffian reacted to saladroit in Tajon Buchanan   
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    Ruffian reacted to Gian-Luca in MLS Match Updates and Talk 2020   
    Tajon with an absolute rocket of a strike but not enough for NE as they lose 2-1 to Philly who keep pace with Toronto. Big game on the weekend for 1st place overall for the Non-Supporter's Shield
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    Ruffian got a reaction from N1ckbr0wn in Theo Corbeanu   
    My bad. I thought he was a striker.
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    Ruffian got a reaction from Zem in Samuel Piette (we haven't seen the best of him yet!)   
    I think he will be part of many starting lineups for CMNT going forward. Even without COVID and this crazy tournament schedule coming up we will rarely have our best starting 11 after injuries and club commitments. 
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    Ruffian got a reaction from johnyb in OneSoccer   
    I just hope the deal doesn't blow up on a Friday. I want to watch Lille on Sunday!
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    Ruffian reacted to Macksam in Canadian Dual Nationals   
    Does it really matter?
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    Ruffian got a reaction from johnyb in Liam Fraser   
    If I am Liam Fraser I would not want to leave TFC right now. I want to get paid in line with a player that will play regularity off of the bench (200K) and would be hoping to get more playing time just like Osorio and Delgado did over time. If TFC made the financial commitment, then I would trust I would get playing time moving forward. If they wanted to pay me only 100K I'd look for another team.
    Any move to a similar quality team would leave him further down the depth chart than he is now.
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    Ruffian reacted to El Diego in Richmond "Richie" Laryea   
    We talk about possibly playing Davies at left back or wing back for Canada and picking the formation/tactic to maximize him, and the truth is that Vanney schemes up Laryea for TFC. That's how much of a threat this guy is -- Vanney gameplans his side to maximize Richie Fuckin' Laryea. (note I am not trying to make a Davies/Laryea comparison, just a thought I had from other threads)
    And against Atlanta, it directly led to the goal! When Laryea came on he had Delgado (and then Fraser) drop into the right back position, the right winger would tuck inside (though this is a general feature of the system) and this basically gives Laryea 1v1 situations against the full back, with cover behind him just in case. It must have been satisfying for TFC to see their game plan directly lead to a win, but credit has to go to Laryea for producing (time and time again).
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    Ruffian reacted to Gian-Luca in TFC 2020 Season   
    There are some US fans who are supportive of this decision and they say it's because of an unbalanced schedule (even though it is unbalanced every year) and because TFC is only in first because they got to beat up on Montreal & Vancouver (even though those are the two only two teams to have beat TFC in the regular season this year and TFC is undefeated against American opposition).
    So yeah pretty nonsensical.
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    Ruffian got a reaction from Cheeta in Liam Fraser   
    If I am Liam Fraser I would not want to leave TFC right now. I want to get paid in line with a player that will play regularity off of the bench (200K) and would be hoping to get more playing time just like Osorio and Delgado did over time. If TFC made the financial commitment, then I would trust I would get playing time moving forward. If they wanted to pay me only 100K I'd look for another team.
    Any move to a similar quality team would leave him further down the depth chart than he is now.
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    Ruffian reacted to El Diego in Jonathan David   
    I thought David looked better than previous matches, but still overall it was disappointing. Lille looked very good, and Lens looked very bad (how are they off to such a good start).
    Semi unrelated note: Sven Botman is so good. He might be my favourite Lille player to watch (and as a centre back, that's gotta be saying something)
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    Ruffian reacted to Obinna in Jonathan David   
    I have cooled my jets a bit and find myself more optimistic on David this morning. 
    What you say is true. He did take a big step up. The fact of the matter is that his team is currently first in Ligue 1. He is playing a lot of minutes. He has been misfiring on his chances, but now he is getting more chances and that is a good sign. He will score sooner or later. Once he gets one, the pressure will be off and he will get more. 
    In the meantime, his team is chugging along and he is contributing with his smart movement. We have a 20 year old starter for one of the best teams in France. That is still unheard of by historical standards. No need for David and his fans to panic. He is still just 7 games into his Lille career. It will come with time.
    Even if he struggles in front of goal for the entire year, if he plays a big role and the team wins a trophy that will be huge for his development. 
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    Ruffian got a reaction from Corazon in Liam Fraser   
    If I am Liam Fraser I would not want to leave TFC right now. I want to get paid in line with a player that will play regularity off of the bench (200K) and would be hoping to get more playing time just like Osorio and Delgado did over time. If TFC made the financial commitment, then I would trust I would get playing time moving forward. If they wanted to pay me only 100K I'd look for another team.
    Any move to a similar quality team would leave him further down the depth chart than he is now.
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    Ruffian got a reaction from Shway in Liam Fraser   
    If I am Liam Fraser I would not want to leave TFC right now. I want to get paid in line with a player that will play regularity off of the bench (200K) and would be hoping to get more playing time just like Osorio and Delgado did over time. If TFC made the financial commitment, then I would trust I would get playing time moving forward. If they wanted to pay me only 100K I'd look for another team.
    Any move to a similar quality team would leave him further down the depth chart than he is now.
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    Ruffian got a reaction from Club Linesman in Dayne St. Clair   
    Six months ago I thought there was no chance another keeper could be putting pressure on Borjan for the top spot in CMNT, but now the debate is getting close. I would still put Borjan in, but his regular mistakes always worry me.
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