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    JohnnyFranchise reacted to king1010 in TICKETS: Canada vs Mexico - Updated Info   
    I dunno who is taking notice(hopefully cdn fans) but tickets are flying. Looks like over 50k sold on tickket master and a sellout a strong possibility. 
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    JohnnyFranchise reacted to mowe in The 23-man squad vs Mexico. (your picks, speculation & confirmed call-ups)   
    Strong lineup. Wish Cavallini was there, but I think this about as good at as we can hope for.
    We're gonna have 50k at home for a World Cup qualifier against Mexico. Can not wait. GO CANADA.
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    JohnnyFranchise reacted to jpg75 in Upcoming HON vs. SLV Matches   
    Yes we do. If we can beat Mexico on Friday then we're in the drivers seat. The results of ES and Hon would have little bearing on us anymore, we would control our own destiny.
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    JohnnyFranchise reacted to jpg75 in Upcoming HON vs. SLV Matches   
    That just reaks of excuses. Good teams win wherever, just ask Panama or T&T.
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    JohnnyFranchise reacted to rob.notenboom in TICKETS: Canada vs Mexico - Updated Info   
    Just prior to this announcement I was (obsessively) checking out the seat map on ticketmaster. At the time, looking at the sections behind each goal and on the upper level, it was consistent that the first five rows had sold. Now only 3 days later, there are tickets selling in the 10th-11th rows and in general, 6-8 have sold out. About 15 rows to sell to get to the back of those sections.
     
    Never thought I'd see the like of this.
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    JohnnyFranchise reacted to squizz1402635577 in PREDICTIONS CAN/MEX 25 & 29 Mar.2016   
    If Leicester City can win the freakin' Premier League -- a whole-season endeavour against numerous teams with the basically unlimited capacity to strengthen their own squads -- then we can sure as hell beat Mexico in a one-off at home.
    I'm not saying we will (like Rob, these prediction threads scare the hell out of me), but I agree there's no benefit to conceding defeat ahead of time, except to shield oneself from the emotional pain of hoping for a positive result and not having it happen.
    But hey, such emotional pain is part and parcel of following this team, right?
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    JohnnyFranchise reacted to baulderdash77 in The 23-man squad vs Mexico. (your picks, speculation & confirmed call-ups)   
    Our attack is mostly going to be generated by the wings and striker working together.  The CM's are asked to disrupt and distribute primarily and then act as trailing attackers late in the rush.  
    For that purpose having subs like Ricketts and Akindele are perfect because the my can disrupt their wing and finish as supporting attackers.
    Until JDG declines more our prImary CM's are set and the next in line are probably Piette and Teibert.
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    JohnnyFranchise reacted to Obinna in The 23-man squad vs Mexico. (your picks, speculation & confirmed call-ups)   
    I too have noticed an improvement in Osorio on the defensive end already this season.
     
    The question I am asking myself is, do we even need an attack-minded CM? If we are down a goal and need a player who brings creativity or an impact off the bench, i'm not convinced it has to come from the centre of the park. 
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    JohnnyFranchise reacted to Markus in The 23-man squad vs Mexico. (your picks, speculation & confirmed call-ups)   
    IMO this is the more or less the best lineup we have, yes a few are arguable but that is true of any team with even the smallest modicum of depth. Benito might have specific roles for guys so that to some of us there may be a "better" player left off. For now I'll trust him. Being able to argue about perceived good players being left off is a luxury not often afforded the Voyageur...
    As far as the lack of MLS players thing (ie. Osorio, Aird) I neither find it concerning nor do i think it will always be the case.
    I think it's partly a function of when this game is being played. Our MLS players will have 3 games played by Friday? That is just not the same as mid-season form. Not that that on its own should exclude anyone, just an important factor. 
     
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    JohnnyFranchise reacted to dyslexic nam in The 23-man squad vs Mexico. (your picks, speculation & confirmed call-ups)   
    There is no way that a nat coach, in a crucial WCQ match, would choose a less-than-optimal line up in an effort to send a message to MLS league and team administrators.  Regardless of the specific disagreements of fans over the selection of player A vs player B, if Flo, or anyone in the CSA, endorsed the  selection of a squad that is anything less the best available team, they should be canned immediately.  There are ways and means to send a message to league administrators - tanking a WCQ match is not one of them.
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    JohnnyFranchise reacted to toontownman in The 23-man squad vs Mexico. (your picks, speculation & confirmed call-ups)   
    Are you trolling or just completely lost in translation lol? How are we lacking midfielders and who here thinks that?
    Absolutely have the most depth in midfield more that anywhere else. Lots coming through too. If we as strong everywhere else on the pitch we would be a shoe in for the hex.
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    JohnnyFranchise reacted to 1996 in The 23-man squad vs Mexico. (your picks, speculation & confirmed call-ups)   
    Oh please with this new CDN league crap!
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    JohnnyFranchise reacted to BrennanFan in The 23-man squad vs Mexico. (your picks, speculation & confirmed call-ups)   
    deRosario-Hutchinson-deGuzman-Bernier-Radzinski was the so called "best midfield in Concacaf" in 2008.
    Time will tell which midfield is better.
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    JohnnyFranchise reacted to lazlo_80 in The 23-man squad vs Mexico. (your picks, speculation & confirmed call-ups)   
    You're joking right?
    You honestly think because some intern at the CSA listed him as an RB he's now going to play RB for us?
     
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    JohnnyFranchise reacted to Califax in The 23-man squad vs Mexico. (your picks, speculation & confirmed call-ups)   
    I preface this by saying I love Osorio. Love.
     
    But, I really think there is less to this than we assume. Floro just doesn't rate him as part of the system.
     
     
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    JohnnyFranchise reacted to Blue and White Army in 2016 New Kit Launch   
    Love the collar. 
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    JohnnyFranchise reacted to theaub in Upcoming HON vs. SLV Matches   
    Mexico hates Honduras more than we do - if they have a chance to stomp on them and put them out of the hex they will.
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    JohnnyFranchise reacted to lazlo_80 in Upcoming HON vs. SLV Matches   
    This probably won't help you sleep any better at night, but from what I've read and heard Osorio wants to make a statement with this qualification campaign, there's been some frustration with the team in recent years and he wants to do away with it the only way he can, essentially leaving no questions about their standing in CONCACAF
    But to your point, it's easy to say that now and switch it up once they're guaranteed a spot in the hex.
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    JohnnyFranchise reacted to shorty in Upcoming HON vs. SLV Matches   
    Yeah, this is key.  We need to get something from Mexico not only for ourselves, but to leave Mexico with something to fight for in September.
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    JohnnyFranchise reacted to Califax in Upcoming HON vs. SLV Matches   
    Not to mention this whole idea that Mexico will keep fielding the best 11 if they sweep us.
    You tend not to care about the points that you drop if you have enough to move on. 
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    JohnnyFranchise reacted to yomurphy1 in 2016 New Kit Launch   
    I love that Junior is now the media face of the national team. 
    How things change!
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    JohnnyFranchise reacted to Unnamed Trialist in The 23-man squad vs Mexico. (your picks, speculation & confirmed call-ups)   
    Funny, and incredible you actually think 2nd division Spain is below 2nd division England, that Froese and Jackson are "actually playing at higher levels", what a creative little line. I don't mind any opinion but to be so categorical about, that is really poor. I think you are totally deluded: Hume plays in a higher level division than Jackson and quite likely Froese. Spain is way superior to EPL and the second to Championship, hands down. 
    And Froese: not one single MLS team could stay up in La Liga, they'd all be in Div 2. Not one of the them has the professional discipline, ball play or tactical sense.
    Then you do this "He's not even dressing for them at the moment" after not dressing last week, alone, one game, and compared to Jackson and Froese. I mean, Hume signed in early February, and has dressed more than Froese in the last month in official matches, and similar or bit less than Jackson.
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    JohnnyFranchise reacted to Unnamed Trialist in The 23-man squad vs Mexico. (your picks, speculation & confirmed call-ups)   
    Hume has actually played about 2 games total the last month, so I don't think we can judge his form quite yet. 
    But yes, I agree that Cavallini and Jackson would have been more deserving. That said, sometimes you have to call in senior players because of their work with the team, because they'll accept a sub or bench with a positive attitude, while others can't handle it and can hurt your overall team spirit. Hume is that kind of player.
    We only get 3 subs, it is hard to play Hume for any more than a few minutes in any scenario, either match.
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    JohnnyFranchise reacted to shermanator in The 23-man squad vs Mexico. (your picks, speculation & confirmed call-ups)   
    Also, some are ragging on the Haber inclusion, but are forgetting that after Larin, he's been arguably our most in-form forward for the last 2 years. Hume has been in-form in India but largely forgettable in his play in Europe.
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    JohnnyFranchise reacted to Yohan in The 23-man squad vs Mexico. (your picks, speculation & confirmed call-ups)   
    ------------------Borjan
    Ledgerwood-Henry-Edgar-de Jong
    ---------------Hutchinson
    Arfield-de Guzman-Johnson-Hoilett
    -----------------Larin
     
    My prediction for what Floro will use
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