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    Zem reacted to Aird25 in Liam Millar   
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    Zem reacted to archer21 in Camp Poutine 2021 @ IMG in Florida Jan 9 -24   
    They’ve been trying to have camps though  and they keep getting ruined by Covid. If CSA is being more cautious with Covid than other nations, that is fine with me. I find it hard to blame the CSA for canceling a scrimmage if there are Covid scares. The fact that other nations wouldn’t do the same is a problem with their decision making, not ours.
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    Zem reacted to narduch in Camp Poutine 2021 @ IMG in Florida Jan 9 -24   
    You do realize there's a pandemic right?
    Think you might be a bit over the top.
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    Zem reacted to Corazon in Manjrekar James   
    Good move in my opinion.  Greek league historically is a higher level than Denmark.  A move to PAS Lamia should result in more consistent minutes.  It's not like he is moving to Olympiacos, Panathinaikos or AEK where he would likely be in the same position he is at Midtjylland.  It would be a similar move if he moved to a lower Danish Superliga team in my opinion.
    I had to double check to see if Lamia had been relegated to 2nd tier Greece given some of the surprising comments against this move and the level of the Greek league.
    Manjrekar James will be playing against some very high level players.  I recommend that whoever is hating on this league go and take a look at the rosters of some of these Greek clubs.  I am all for the CPL and love what it is doing for Canadian soccer development.  But if we were to combine the CPL and the Greek Super League into one league, it would be heavily filled with Greek Super League players.
    With all that being said, as long as Manjrekar James is getting consistent minutes, then this is a good move for him.  If he gets solid minutes in the Greek Super this spring and potentially in the future, he will be consistently called to our national program.  I'm sorry to say to those Canadian fans who don't want that.
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    Zem got a reaction from Unnamed Trialist in HFX Wanderers Season Thread 2021   
    Looks like Jérémy Gagnon-Laparé might be joining the Wanderers, he played for the Fury at the Grounds in the Voyageurs Cup in 2019. He'd be a perfect fit for them I think, exactly the kind of box-to-box midfielder Hart wants in his system.
     
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    Zem got a reaction from johnyb in Stephen Eustaquio   
    No, with 6 or fewer months left on their current contract players are allowed to enter contract talks with other clubs and can sign pre-contracts; the key point of the Bosman ruling is that when a player's contract expires in the EU they always have the ability to sign with a club in another EU country on a free transfer.
    Previously, a club could still demand a transfer fee from a foreign club if they wanted to sign one of their out-of-contract players. The player could still sign domestically on a free, but this meant that clubs could block an out-of-contract player from moving abroad. Regardless, the Bosman ruling itself has no relevance here because Eustaquio is in Mexico.
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    Zem reacted to Ansem in HFX Wanderers Season Thread 2021   
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    Zem got a reaction from Strait Red in Stephen Eustaquio   
    No, with 6 or fewer months left on their current contract players are allowed to enter contract talks with other clubs and can sign pre-contracts; the key point of the Bosman ruling is that when a player's contract expires in the EU they always have the ability to sign with a club in another EU country on a free transfer.
    Previously, a club could still demand a transfer fee from a foreign club if they wanted to sign one of their out-of-contract players. The player could still sign domestically on a free, but this meant that clubs could block an out-of-contract player from moving abroad. Regardless, the Bosman ruling itself has no relevance here because Eustaquio is in Mexico.
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    Zem got a reaction from toontownman in HFX Wanderers Season Thread 2021   
    Looks like Jérémy Gagnon-Laparé might be joining the Wanderers, he played for the Fury at the Grounds in the Voyageurs Cup in 2019. He'd be a perfect fit for them I think, exactly the kind of box-to-box midfielder Hart wants in his system.
     
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    Zem got a reaction from Obinna in Stephen Eustaquio   
    No, with 6 or fewer months left on their current contract players are allowed to enter contract talks with other clubs and can sign pre-contracts; the key point of the Bosman ruling is that when a player's contract expires in the EU they always have the ability to sign with a club in another EU country on a free transfer.
    Previously, a club could still demand a transfer fee from a foreign club if they wanted to sign one of their out-of-contract players. The player could still sign domestically on a free, but this meant that clubs could block an out-of-contract player from moving abroad. Regardless, the Bosman ruling itself has no relevance here because Eustaquio is in Mexico.
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    Zem got a reaction from sloth8 in HFX Wanderers Season Thread 2021   
    Looks like Jérémy Gagnon-Laparé might be joining the Wanderers, he played for the Fury at the Grounds in the Voyageurs Cup in 2019. He'd be a perfect fit for them I think, exactly the kind of box-to-box midfielder Hart wants in his system.
     
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    Zem reacted to LeoH037 in Cyle Larin   
    He has become a consistent contributor on the team, which I think is the main take away this season. Won't be surprised to see him play in a top 5 league in the future if Besiktas decide to sell him. Hard to not be happy for the guy. I do find it hilarious how quiet MLS has been in regards to his success, if they weren't still salty about their break up then Larin would be the perfect player for MLS to continuously brag about 😂 (former 1st draft pick and ROTY finding success in Europe and all)
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    Zem got a reaction from Bbeto in CPL new teams speculation   
    Only a third of Moncton's population is actually francophone (and only just over 40% are bilingual), so an exclusively francophone name there wouldn't make any sense.
    A Montreal club ought to have a bilingual name as well (being the most bilingual major city in Canada and all), but Quebec naming laws might discourage them from doing that.
     
    It might require some sort of license agreement, but the Gatineau Olympiques have never had any trouble, so I doubt it would be an issue if they wanted to use the name. Not to mention that there was an NASL team in Montreal with that exact name in the early 70s: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montreal_Olympique
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    Zem got a reaction from CDNFootballer in CPL new teams speculation   
    Only a third of Moncton's population is actually francophone (and only just over 40% are bilingual), so an exclusively francophone name there wouldn't make any sense.
    A Montreal club ought to have a bilingual name as well (being the most bilingual major city in Canada and all), but Quebec naming laws might discourage them from doing that.
     
    It might require some sort of license agreement, but the Gatineau Olympiques have never had any trouble, so I doubt it would be an issue if they wanted to use the name. Not to mention that there was an NASL team in Montreal with that exact name in the early 70s: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montreal_Olympique
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    Zem got a reaction from johnyb in Valour FC Season Thread 2021   
    He was a 9-goal scorer in Venezuela's top division in 2019, so it doesn't seem like much of a stretch honestly
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    Zem got a reaction from toontownman in Valour FC Season Thread 2021   
    He was a 9-goal scorer in Venezuela's top division in 2019, so it doesn't seem like much of a stretch honestly
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    Zem reacted to spitfire in Camp Poutine 2021 @ IMG in Florida Jan 9 -24   
    I should know better than reply. 
    Tajon is a very good player he has 3 goals in 33 games  with NE REV in the MLS one season  
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tajon_Buchanan 
    I see no hype on Liam btw. I see a player that has worked very hard moved up the ranks he has his own pathway...
    He moved to the UK at 13 rose though the ranks at Fulham scoring 65 goals to be the top scorer in the UK at u16 winning two national championships. While at Fulham he played for the u16 Canadian national team at 14 in the Montague tournament under Sean Fleming. Moves to Liverpool fc U16s after turning down 5 epl clubs. He then played for Canada again at U20 ( Concacaf qualifying with Rob Gale) continuing to play for LFC u18s scoring a Hat trick  on his debut  he scored 15 goals and 18 assists that year  
    He then makes his debut for the senior men’s team at 18 in a man of the match performance vs New Zealand. 
    https://www.canadasoccer.com/profile/?id=6079&teamId=2078
    He played in the UEFA youth league where he scored 5 goals and 4 assists in 10 games 

    At 18 he then goes on loan to the SPFL to Kilmarnock where he struggles in a very poor side (with lots of turmoil behind the scenes) to get consistent numbers but does well enough to be near to top the league in dribbles and take on and running with the ball amassing 3 goals and 4 assists in 33 games for Kilmarnock (the third goal was in the Scottish league cup I was there)
    He is recalled to Liverpool FC and makes his Liverpool FC senior debut in the FA Cup vs Shrewsbury. He finishes that season before lockdown with 5 goals and 4 assists in 10 games for the u23s. He has interest from several clubs domestic and abroad but decides to stay at LFC to Captain of the. Liverpool FC reserves. He had 5 goals and 4 assists this season in 14games. 
    He decided to take a loan to league in after signing another 2 and a half year pro contract with Liverpool FC. His third pro contract with Liverpool FC 
     
    Everyone is on their own pathway but let’s throw it all away because a player has a good season in the MLS... 
     
    I should know better then to respond but I’m sick to death of it all to be really honest. The same shit happens with JD and Cyle  the amount of shit thrown at them too is staggering... Let the players grow and develop and be happy we have options and spend a little less time bashing....
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    Zem reacted to youllneverwalkalone in Players you expect to see in the CPL   
    Seems like we need us a couple more CPL clubs.
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    Zem reacted to An Observer in Marcelo Flores called 'Canadian prodigy'   
    I completely agree this is the future and from what I have seen from Herdman is that he is really forward looking, incorporates psychology, is a great recruiter and has built an excellent team culture.  All of these are extremely important elements for a national team manager.  And as for results, we comprehensively played the US off the park and got our first win against them on our home pitch in years.  This was largely down to his tactics in that match where he had Davies and David up front and a box in midfield behind them. No other Canadian manager has ever done that in a competitive match against a higher ranked team. 
    Yes, on the return leg we got whipped as he listened to the players and went at the US and our defensive frailties were exposed.  But perhaps this was a learning experience for the young players that next time in a big match they won’t be so over confident and play a more counter attacking style away from home against a better opponent which we are well suited for.
    I sometimes think that the old school types on this board dismiss him as he is more modern in his thinking and they don’t like his marketing speel, plus he came from the women’s game where I think there is a little latent sexism for in our views here. I honestly worry more that he will leave before 2026 for bigger and better things and with our budget we will end up with some clunker or has been as we have always before.  We will then be sitting here whinnying about our under performance and the state of the program and pining for Herdman when he is off managing a successful club in a top league or a better national team program. 
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    Zem reacted to Ansem in FC Edmonton Season Thread 2021   
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    Zem reacted to PopePouri in Liam Millar   
    @spitfire's old club as well. That must be extra special. Good luck.
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    Zem reacted to Mikmacdo in Liam Millar   
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    Zem reacted to spitfire in Liam Millar   
    He was co captain  at the Toulon tournament I believe for Canada Which was a u20/21 tournament but let’s focus on that part of the interview...
    sorry and for the record Herdman has a leadership team in those camps and teams and Liam was one of the senior players in that group...
    happy fo the way he has taken on the leadership role and am proud he wants to take on more with Canada in the future....
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    Zem reacted to spitfire in Liam Millar   
    Will be news soon...😏
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