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apbsmith last won the day on March 14 2018

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  1. Congrats kid, keep your head down and keep working hard.
  2. June 2019 In his third start of the season, Liam Fraser was named to the Week 14 MLS Team of The Week bench thanks to a strong outing in Vancouver. With captain Michael Bradley out with injury, Fraser stepped up and made good on his opportunity in the midfield for the Reds, which impressed head coach Greg Vanney. "I thought he was excellent… He is so good under pressure, so good at spraying the ball with all different passes.” The 21-year old completed 94.8% (92 of 97) of his passes in Toronto FC's draw against the 'Caps. --- Nobody calling the kid a second Messi , that post was disgustingly extreme (ever once had a good game), really? I realize maybe some liquor might have been flowing from that time of post but common. Everyone on here just wants to see a young Canadian kid get minutes and constantly get them, so he can improve. Yes he needs to earn them of course, but it does appear TFC may not be the best fit to get regular minutes at this point in his career. Don't think he was bad nor good yesterday ( my opinion).
  3. He's by far our best #6 IMO, it's not even close. I love Piette also, we need both him, Piette and Fraser this cycle to be honest. There will be times we might need 2 CDM ( on road vs strong athletic Caribbean countries) or just one bulldog like Piette. I'm really happy to see Eustaquio get in minutes and come back into form. In my second opinion, he has not even come close to his ceiling yet.
  4. He's in form right now and only 30 years old (sometimes I think people on here forget this). Playing regularly is HUGE. I can't seem him leaving CC, especially if they stay down which is likely now. He will be CRITICAL for us in the next 6-8 months. He's been lining up quite a bit as a striker since the re-start. Amazing option for us as he can play wide or as ST,. Add the fact, 90% of the time he's always played like a BOSS when he puts on our flag. Just curious, how long is his contract with CC for?
  5. CAYMAN ISLAND BUBBLE ....for October and November Games???? I hope I'm wrong but I just don't see a home and away happening for those first 2 windows. I really think a Carribean bubble as a host country might be the right play for those first two windows.
  6. I'm on the same page as this ^. IPAC ( Infection Prevention and Control Canada) has the average flu mortality rate in Canada 500-1500 deaths average over the last 10 years. We are almost at 9,000 deaths and that is with all these protocols. I'm not a medical expert and I'm not comparing the mortality % rate if you get it, I am simply comparing the total # of deaths. It's a massive difference. Anyways as for the format itself, I am glad it is going to be an 8 team octagonal. The fact you are in an entire different tournament to play for a .5 spot vs whoever it be (New Zealand, Iran, Argentina) was a major integrity and ethical issue. This new system by no means is perfect, but any team essentially ranked in the top 30 has the chance to obtain one of the 3 automatic spots. if you can't win a group and beat a team in a Home and Home ranked between 6-30 you probably should not be in the world cup anyways.
  7. 1 case on Vancouver Island over half a dozen in BC, probably more on the way. As much as I think the risk is still low... I don't see how any country especially a country like T&T, with 0 cases come here to play. I hope I am wrong.
  8. The 3-5-2 is an interesting one for sure, I don't think we are quite there yet for the CMNT but perhaps. It can actually morph into a quite a solid defensive formation (5 at the back) but as mentioned above it can take years to imply and learn it properly. I was mostly commenting how I like Davies in the LW/LWB spot on my Fifa team but even at Bayern in a back 4 he still has quite a bit of freedom to roam forward. I think against minnows on the CMNT even if we set up with a back 4 our FBs will be able to go pretty high up the pitch in any type of 4-3-3.
  9. Just catching up on the thread.... Mixed feelings on Tefler but I am glad he is going to have an international footy career. Agree with the majority of the sentiment, hopefully it does not come back to haunt us, in essentially 2 must win games. In turn, have to give credit to the ZBG cap, which would have been around the same time Tefler could have been capped. I am happy ZBG is Canadian and chose to play for us. ZBG could have easily played for Haiti and Haiti has been essentially rolling out mostly domestic players at RB. On paper, RB appears to be one of their weakest positions so ZBG likely would have been a starter for Haiti for a very long time and he can be lethal when used properly.
  10. One of my favorite positions for him ( which I use on My Fifa Ultimate team, haha)... Is Davies as a LW in a 3-5-2. It was nice seeing him higher up the pitch on the weekend. It's amazing how much more accurate and precise his crosses and passing has become in under 12 months. His 1v1 defending has also gotten so good, incredible work ethic and in an excellent environment. It's still incredible to think he could comfortably play LB, LW or RW at this high of a level. Really cheering for Davies and Bayern to have a deep CL run. As a massive CMNT and a huge footy fan in general, I think it's simply incredible to have a Canadian play a significant role in CL contender.
  11. So when can I file my application to the Court of Arbitration of Sport that forces El Salvador to play us in June for all the marbles? Joking not joking. https://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/who-we-are/legal/court-of-arbitration-for-sport/
  12. I completely agree with you, fortunately I think in the same article he also called Klopp "brilliant". Just because he "is not a fan" does not mean he can't play for them :), plus opinions always change.
  13. From the man who often wears the captain's armband for the first team, that is simply the icing on the cake for his debut. Real recognize real. Enjoy the evening Dad and congrats to Liam on his debut.
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