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    Club Linesman got a reaction from johnyb in The Importance of Ricardo José Araújo Ferreira   
    I think it is more along the lines of us being his only option if he wants to play internationally.  No way he plays for Portugal.  Of course with his injury history he may want to focus only on club and do everything to he can to stay in the lineup if he starts playing regularly.
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    Club Linesman reacted to N1ckbr0wn in Adam Straith   
    While I love Adam and everything he has done for the national team, we’re comparing a guy who played the majority of his career in Bundesliga.3, to a guy who was playing for big clubs in Portugal and was once at least considered part of their National set up. While I recognize Ricardos injury woes/Canada woes, we have no where near the depth or talent to be turning down someone of this degree. If we were paying a big WCQ in a couple months, and we had the choice between Straith/Ferreira, should really be a no brainer. Of course that is, if Ricardo is getting semi decent playing time 
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    Club Linesman got a reaction from dyslexic nam in The Importance of Ricardo José Araújo Ferreira   
    Henry is in the lineup for Herdman without a doubt.  He took him during a window when he was suspended and going to miss a game cause of his leadership.  Herdman will be starting Doneil in every meaningful game going forward until someone leaps over him in the Siz’s eyes. Let’s hope Ferreira stays healthy and plays regularly.  That would end Vitoria’s run in the team (and I rate him) but he is too slow to play against the faster forwards.
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    Club Linesman got a reaction from Corazon in The Importance of Ricardo José Araújo Ferreira   
    Henry is in the lineup for Herdman without a doubt.  He took him during a window when he was suspended and going to miss a game cause of his leadership.  Herdman will be starting Doneil in every meaningful game going forward until someone leaps over him in the Siz’s eyes. Let’s hope Ferreira stays healthy and plays regularly.  That would end Vitoria’s run in the team (and I rate him) but he is too slow to play against the faster forwards.
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    Club Linesman reacted to Nate3322 in Adam Straith   
    I really like Straith, he's a leader and a hard worker but I don't think he's playing at a high enough level or playing often enough right now to start for us unless we are playing against a minnow. That being said I would still call him up as he's a vastly experienced player, he brings leadership and character to squad. Imo Jakovic if he continues to play for Lafc probably deserves to get a call up ahead of Straith. 
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    Club Linesman reacted to Ansem in Sam Adekugbe   
    Another 90 for Sam. I really don't get why Herdman doesn't make Sam our designated LB and just move Davies up against stronger teams
     
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    Club Linesman got a reaction from CANMNT_SUPERFAN in The Importance of Ricardo José Araújo Ferreira   
    Henry is in the lineup for Herdman without a doubt.  He took him during a window when he was suspended and going to miss a game cause of his leadership.  Herdman will be starting Doneil in every meaningful game going forward until someone leaps over him in the Siz’s eyes. Let’s hope Ferreira stays healthy and plays regularly.  That would end Vitoria’s run in the team (and I rate him) but he is too slow to play against the faster forwards.
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    Club Linesman got a reaction from MtlMario in General Discussion on CMNT   
    Cav is better than Larin at this point. Happy that Larin had a good year in Belgium and if he continues it when the madness ends then there will be more of a debate.  But right now if we are starting 1 striker up top it would be Cav with David under neath 
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    Club Linesman got a reaction from Floortom in The Importance of Ricardo José Araújo Ferreira   
    I think it is more along the lines of us being his only option if he wants to play internationally.  No way he plays for Portugal.  Of course with his injury history he may want to focus only on club and do everything to he can to stay in the lineup if he starts playing regularly.
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    Club Linesman got a reaction from toontownman in The Importance of Ricardo José Araújo Ferreira   
    I think it is more along the lines of us being his only option if he wants to play internationally.  No way he plays for Portugal.  Of course with his injury history he may want to focus only on club and do everything to he can to stay in the lineup if he starts playing regularly.
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    Club Linesman got a reaction from N1ckbr0wn in The Importance of Ricardo José Araújo Ferreira   
    I think it is more along the lines of us being his only option if he wants to play internationally.  No way he plays for Portugal.  Of course with his injury history he may want to focus only on club and do everything to he can to stay in the lineup if he starts playing regularly.
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    Club Linesman got a reaction from Bison44 in The Importance of Ricardo José Araújo Ferreira   
    I think it is more along the lines of us being his only option if he wants to play internationally.  No way he plays for Portugal.  Of course with his injury history he may want to focus only on club and do everything to he can to stay in the lineup if he starts playing regularly.
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    Club Linesman reacted to Gian-Luca in TFC 2020 Season   
    That Spencer as a strker/#9 got a 1st team contract at all after failing to prove he could even score at the USL level is what lead to so many fans criticizing Vanney for that particular move and the strong suggestion/appearance of nepotism. I also like Vanney as a coach but he isn't immune to warranted criticism. 
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    Club Linesman reacted to dyslexic nam in Stephen Eustaquio   
    I get that, but if Eustaquio is close to Piette in terms of defensive stability, the constant threat of a quick-release counter attack would keep opposing teams a bit more cautious - even if defence is our primary objective in a game.   
     
    Ultimately, I just have a feeling that we may be a more challenging opponent with Stephen in the side.  
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    Club Linesman reacted to BrennanFan in General Discussion on CMNT   
    Happy Canada Day. Here is my list of our current top 10 most important players, ranked. 
    1. Davies - our brightest star, can and will do it all, a phenom of world football
    2. David - the iceman, will score many, many goals for us, plain and simple
    3. Arfield - our captain, a true midfield general, experienced leadership, tenacious hard worker, creative and can score goals
    4. Hoilett - cool in possession, plays a Concacaf style ie. draws many fouls, can cross or attack the box, long range scoring threat, brings a swagger and confidence we need in our lineup
    5. Eustaquio - will establish himself as our best young midfielder as soon as we start playing games, reminds me of Julian deGuzman but is more creative and can score goals
    6. Cavallini - his game is perfectly suited to open up space for David, adds toughness, grit and experience to our attack
    7. Borjan - our best shot stopping keeper ever, a wealth of Concacaf experience, will have to be at the top of his game to keep Crepeau on the bench
    8. Kaye - our most versatile player, extremely well rounded midfielder, can score goals and protect the back line, good enough to make the jump to European football sooner than later 
    9. Osorio - our most creative midfielder, has the trust and confidence of the manager, not suited for every occasion or game, knows how to win, brings passion and big game experience 
    10. Henry - we are only as strong as our weakest link, our backline, and for better or worse it will be Henry who will anchor our backline, inconsistency has dogged Henry his entire career, but he has all the tools he needs to be an imposing and dominant centre back
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    Club Linesman reacted to jordan in Canadians Abroad June 26th to July 2nd   
    Portugal 
    Ricardo Ferreira is on the Belenenses bench for today’s match with Tondela. On for the second half. 
    Played the final 45 in a 1-1 draw
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    Club Linesman reacted to Colliedor in General Discussion on CMNT   
    I can't get behind the 3 men defence. We all agree that the  CB position  is our biggest weakness by far. So starting an extra one makes no sense to me personally.
    I think people pick this so they can place Davies as a WB, but if that means hampering your starting 11 a little bit, it isn't worth it. Think people forgot Davies is more than capable of playing as a winger/forward....
    He is at his best on counter attacks. When Canada plays against tougher oppositions and are expected to have much less of the ball, Davies up front could be devastating for the other team on counters alone.
    I do agree that David should be playing behind the striker. That's why I still think a 4-2-3-1 formation could be best, or possibly a diamond mid.
    Diamond formation might be slightly preferred because of the depth and quality we have in midfield compared to other positions.  Where as the 4-2-3-1 position will have a right wing position that's imo isn't to settled yet. I personally don't consider Hoillett a must starter.
    The current "box" formation we play with isn't baaad, but it does have more glaring weaknesses.
     
    Now having said that, enjoy my half finished preferred line up.
     
                                   Borjan
    Laryea             TBD            TBD          TBD
                                Eustaquio
             Osorio                              Kaye (or at LB)
                                  David
               Cavallini                   Davies
     
    Reason why I left the CB's position open are for a couple reasons.
    1) Holding out to see what Ricardo Ferreira's status is. If he gets fitness and form, could be a big deal for us.
    2) Would like to see more of Waterman's performances.
    3) Position is so freaking bad no one should be considered a guarantee. It's the position that's going to require the most experimentation's. If that even includes trying out Atiba or Fraser in that position, so be it.
    What's making me keep a closer eye on Ferreira and Waterman is their ability on the ball. They're better passers than the rest of our CB's. Defensively, I could care less, no one is out performing someone else by a big margin to convince me they should get a start purely for their defensive work. If they're close to the same skill level defensively (which is already not great) I would much rather pick the guy that can finally help us build from the back properly instead of constant hoofing the ball down or brain fart giveaways under pressure. It's one of the reason why I would still consider Vitoria to be looked at despite his lack of playing time. His passing is extremely useful.
    LB position, again, still undecided due to some of the players keeping a close eye on. It is a position that could maybe allow Kaye in there because again, he does have better passing movement and experience playing there, and does allow someone like Arfield in the starting lineup.
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    Club Linesman reacted to Obinna in General Discussion on CMNT   
    I like this a lot. One thing I would like to add is that in Hoilett you have a player who can play the David role if needed. 
    May I suggest Miller as a replacement for Cornelius here?
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    Club Linesman got a reaction from sebdeserio in The Importance of Ricardo José Araújo Ferreira   
    Henry is in the lineup for Herdman without a doubt.  He took him during a window when he was suspended and going to miss a game cause of his leadership.  Herdman will be starting Doneil in every meaningful game going forward until someone leaps over him in the Siz’s eyes. Let’s hope Ferreira stays healthy and plays regularly.  That would end Vitoria’s run in the team (and I rate him) but he is too slow to play against the faster forwards.
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    Club Linesman reacted to gator in TFC 2020 Season   
    @Bison44 Posted a much more detailed version of my response to Rudi!😀
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    Club Linesman reacted to Bison44 in TFC 2020 Season   
    Oh boy. OH BOY....................Right off the bat he was a hold over from Vanneys youth scout days, first with U-15 USA, where he "discovered" him.  He got the kid into the USA youth program then to RSL academy.  The kid lived with Vanney for 6 months as a teenager. Then he brought him to 3 consectutive (RSL/Chivas/TFC) teams he was working with after that??  FISHY??  NAH, except he also brought in Delgado and Zaveletta as well.  SO...Vanney got him into TFC, he blew his knee for a second time, sat for a year recovering and THEN we signed him after all that, not worried about him being damaged goods.  And there were feel good articles about Vanneys faith in Spencer, how he knew he would recover to the form that put him on US youth teams etc.  
    https://www.torontofc.ca/playerprofile/ben-spencer
    Then he basically **** the bed at TFC2, couldnt score over 2 seasons, all the while akinola and Hamilton when down there scored and earned their minutes up at the big club.  And we had to listen to the commentators tell us about his soft feet and although he was 6'5 and slow, he wasnt very good in the air.  And the whole time we are on this board hoping local kids like Balboui or Akinola, draft picks like ENdoh will get the start, get some more minutes etc and Hamilton who had already proved himself at TFC2 and scored in MLS was sitting right there on the bench.  And for some reason Spencer gets his 5 games,  261min in MLS over those guys.  And Vanney fed us some BS about him wanting a more "target" hold up type forward as opposed to guys who could score.  And i wont even mention the time Zavs (the nephew) was having a terrible game and Vanney pulled him and replaced him with Spencer...they prob had a good laugh about the times they used to play Nintendo in Vanneys basement at Thanksgiving.  I guess you could call all that a narrative....
    https://www.wakingthered.com/2017/5/2/15521544/toronto-fc-sign-american-usa-international-ben-spencer-contract-2017-mls-transfers
    https://www.cp24.com/sports/toronto-fc-signs-reserve-player-ben-spencer-to-senior-team-1.3395111
    https://chatnewstoday.ca/2017/05/28/after-hard-injury-road-spencer-savours-mls-debut-but-looks-to-the-future/
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    Club Linesman reacted to gator in TFC 2020 Season   
    I think it was because many of us saw from the get go this guy wasn't very good, a tall striker who was weak in the air and IIRC he basically replaced Mo Babouli and although there weren't many minutes for him he was preferred by Vanney over Hamilton at times, that's my perception anyway!
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    Club Linesman reacted to Floortom in Manjrekar James   
    I’ve always thought he was the best of our CBs when wearing the Canadian shirt - steady, solid all around skills and no glaring weaknesses like the others. Shame his club career hasn’t progressed.
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    Club Linesman got a reaction from gator in TFC 2020 Season   
    You and me my friend.  My son knows we don’t call him by his proper surname but the one that came out in anger at a game watching him lose the ball repeatedly while Oso and others more talented rode the pine.   He has since been referred to as Delbado and nothing else.  
    Think Vanney is ok but his preference for pets like the striker who couldn’t score, Spencer, and Delbado infuriate at times.
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    Club Linesman got a reaction from Ruffian in The Importance of Ricardo José Araújo Ferreira   
    Henry is in the lineup for Herdman without a doubt.  He took him during a window when he was suspended and going to miss a game cause of his leadership.  Herdman will be starting Doneil in every meaningful game going forward until someone leaps over him in the Siz’s eyes. Let’s hope Ferreira stays healthy and plays regularly.  That would end Vitoria’s run in the team (and I rate him) but he is too slow to play against the faster forwards.
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