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  1. I think Cavallini will be better suited to playing the stronger teams in CONCACAF where we need to grind out the result a bit more. He's physical, gives CBs shit, aggressive, high work rate, holds the ball up well, and brings teammates into play. This is a lot of value-added without even talking about goals, of which he is no slouch. For a team like us, I think he's a natural starter.
  2. Normally I'd completely agree, but I think there's something to be said for having a brashness that we've never approached the sport with before at the men's level. We need that confidence to permeate through the group and I'm especially happy Herdman is instilling this identity into the younger players we have.
  3. No idea why, but I've always had a soft soft spot for Doneil. He's always had the potential to be dominant and I just hope we even see him reach 3/4 of the potential he had at 18. He needs 2 to 3 years under his belt and Europe will come knocking again if he wants it.
  4. I think there's a reason that no striker ever has really been prolific for Canada despite some decent strikers playing for us over the years. It's our style of play, lack of chance creation and overall chemistry on the pitch. Let's hope that changes with the talent we have up top! Latin and Cav should have a feast with the talent around them.
  5. I really didn't see that as a good thing at all. It seems he and Drogba are even closer than I thought, and he's now just telling Tabla to be patient and his call-up will eventually come. I refuse to believe that Ballou's idol, who got him a gig with Barcelona, and is referred to as both his big brother AND de-facto President of the IC, will decide to play in Canada. Unless he flames out or he and Drogba have a fall out, I think we're done here. And before you guys all call me a pessimist, this is just my way of protecting myself from the pain!
  6. I'm not sure I've ever watched a game of Piette's and not come away at least a bit impressed with something he's done. That guy is the real deal and a stalwart CDM in my eyes for as long as he wants to be. This is obviously way over the top, but he's our little Kante the way he reads the game, breaks up attacks and quickly and efficiently builds play forward.
  7. Liam Millar is full of potential. A really promising player at this level already.
  8. I'm very interested in how we play. Obviously this won't be the final form of whatever we do, but we may see some potential philosophical ideas from Herdman.
  9. If his Twitter is any indication he's still close with a lot of the Canadian guys. Retweeted about Mark Anthony Kaye and Dario Zanatta, and wanted to meet up with Marcus Godinho, all in the past week or so! Maybe one to keep an eye on.
  10. Imagine you were plugging away playing for Canada on shitty pitches in the Carribean with no clear pathway for making it big, but genuinely felt you had the talent. Next thing you know your idol comes along, validates you, tells you he can help you and maybe puts you in touch with other important people. Now you've been scouted by all the big teams in Europe because this one person put in a good word and now you're being bought by Barcelona. Now imagine you don't have much life experience besides a passion for soccer and wanting to make a World Cup and move forward with your career. Now I a
  11. He'll slot in nicely to replace Doneil as Canadian content on the hammers!
  12. I sent a long message outlining what others have also expressed but tried to take the time to make the point from different angles so that you'd have a better understanding of where I, and I'm sure others are coming from. You ignored it all and replied to the last line, which was a throwaway. I think that says it all to me.
  13. A few things I disagree with. A ) To suggest that after utilizing a good process and getting a bad result we just shouldn't use a process at all is a flawed argument all around. Let's say you're a person in charge of hiring doctors for your hospital. The first two are highly recommended, did really well in school and turn out to be just awful. Instead of trusting that the process is going to provide better results, you abandon it all and just hire someone out of intro biology because fuck it. B ) As you said, going from the women's game to the men's requires a transition or adaptation.
  14. I would've liked to see him stay across the pond, but you have to imagine he'll get a better chance at reviving his career in MLS where he has a reputation and is a CMNT player. Would have loved him back at TFC, but I am happy with this move.
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