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    BenFisk'sBiggestFan got a reaction from Cblake in Jonathan David   
    Davies and David are two very different players.
    As an out and out winger it is Davies job to attack the back line, make riskier moves, and win one on ones; Stuff he did better than almost anyone has in MLS (including DPs). Straight out wingers will always give the ball away, what is more important is that they win the risk reward trade off. So far, Davies has always beaten players enough to justify his risky plays, including in the Bundesliga. So I think he will earn his time.
    David, on the other hand, is more of an inside forward, or playmaker. Their job is to generate chances as well, but in a much more controlled way than a winger. Because they are in the center of the pitch there is more risk, so obviously they need to be more careful. David is very good at retaining possession and generating chances. But the Belgian league is much easier to do that than the Bundesliga. The defensive structure is easier to break down, and players are a little slower to close you down. David looks very good in the Belgian league, but if he were to go to the Bundesliga, he would have the same difficulties that Davies has in breaking into a starting lineup. 
    Saying David would do better because he is a safer player doesn’t mean anything because they play different roles. Although they play in nearly the same positions, it all depends on their playing style and what they are asked to do. Bayern has always played with true wingers, so Davies will get his chance as long as he creates more than he gives away. 
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    BenFisk'sBiggestFan got a reaction from Cblake in Jonathan David   
    https://www.concacafnationsleague.com/en/article/the-top-players-from-2019-20-cnlq?sf210024078=1
    Canada's only representative in this list. He stood out for sure. 
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    BenFisk'sBiggestFan got a reaction from Cblake in Jonathan David   
    Personally I think he is Canada’s and Gent’s best AM and Striker. 
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    BenFisk'sBiggestFan got a reaction from Cblake in Jonathan David   
    Part of our problem in canada is the lack of a reward for finding talent and developing talent. There really hasn’t been any incentive because there isn’t anywhere really to go after U-18 soccer. Now that these top leagues are developing the scouting network will get stronger (as long as relationships in the community are developed). 
    In FC Edmonton’s case there is an incentive for local clubs to alert FC Edmonton about their talent, because FC Edmonton will actually provide extra training for young players. The young academy level in Edmonton is a part time setup, where players play for their own local club as well as train with FC Edmonton’s academy. This helps the clubs out for a couple years, then when the player is good enough he transitions full time into FC Edmonton’s reserve team. 
    FC Edmonton gives credit to local clubs long after the player has even graduated from the FC Edmonton Academy. For example the CPL signings listed the local clubs that they came from in Edmonton. Little things like that give credit and publicity to local clubs and is sometimes all it takes to develop a better incentive for communication in the community. 
    The result of cooperation with a pro team with an academy is better scouting in Edmonton. As the CPL works more and more with local clubs, less players will be passed by at the national level. It will take years to develop but it will happen eventually. 
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    BenFisk'sBiggestFan got a reaction from Cblake in Jonathan David   
    At what point do we consider playing with 2 strikers with the National team. Cav and David would be leathal. 
    I would suggest playing a 442 against a higher quality team with hoilett and Davies on the wings. Cav and David up front, as we know both still can defend.
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    BenFisk'sBiggestFan got a reaction from Cblake in Jonathan David   
    Griezmann is also very good in the box with his head and is 5’8” playing at the top level. 
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    BenFisk'sBiggestFan got a reaction from Cblake in Derek Cornelius   
    He impresses in more ways than just playing with the ball at his feet. He is an all around player. He is a smarter player than Henry/James/Vitoria, and he is quicker than straith/Jakovic. I haven't watched Edgar much, so I can't comment to much on him. 
    Realistically, all our CBs are basically at the same level, but I just really think he is overall the most balanced defender of them all. He is kind of in that good middle ground.
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    BenFisk'sBiggestFan got a reaction from Cblake in Derek Cornelius   
    I may be jumping the gun slightly. I have only watched Derek during the Toulon and in the Nations league. However, I think Derek is already our number 1 center back. I know he doesn’t play at a high level, but he looks good. He should be playing at a higher level really.
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    BenFisk'sBiggestFan got a reaction from yothat2 in FC Edmonton launch/2019 offseason thread   
    I believe Dukuly is only 18 or 19 right now. He was signed quite young previously. This last year he played at NAIT along side David Doe. Nait won the ACAC and finished 4th at nationals. Still an extremely talented player, but with only so many attacking positions open I think he just lost out to a couple of younger talents in Tsegaye and Amanda. 
    I know Paulus really values speed, strength, and Technicality in his wingers. Amanda and Tsegaye really fit that system. I personally see Dukuly more as an AM even though he hasn’t played there often. He is very technical and a very good dribbler, but smaller and not as athletic. Probably the most “tricky” in a one on one situation, but could really struggle to beat out a strong pro fullback. Needs to work on his passing, and his work ethic and determination aren’t as high as Doe, Tsegaye, and Amanda. I would compare Dukuly more to Tabla as a player, very similar mentally and in style. On the other hand, Amanda is more like Millar, and Tsegaye is similar to Akindele.
    I think Dukuly is a little unlucky to miss out, but I don’t think his chance is gone. I think we will see more of him in the next couple years at least. I am not sure what the league’s position is on bringing academy players up for a couple games, but if it allowed I am sure we will see Dukuly on the bench this year.
    i’m not an insider by any means, but judging by what Paulus has said about the other players, it seems they surprised his in the last year and kinda pushed Dukuly a bit down in the pecking order. He will be back soon I’m sure.
     
     
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    BenFisk'sBiggestFan got a reaction from hamiltonfan in Ryan Telfer   
    I do agree with your post. I think overall, he still needs to show his physical abilities and skills like he has. But I also think he has more time than you give him. There are late bloomers in Soccer, and Telfer strikes me as someone who could be one.
     People are always talking about how players need to be fully developed at 24 years old. That just isn’t true. Players may not be prospects anymore but they can still improve durastically. Usually, skill and athleticism stop developing at age 23. But those are the most impressive things in Telfer’s game. What Telfer needs to improve upon is his mental game, passing, and defending ability. Those things continue to develop all throughout a players career. I can think of many examples Of players who stopped physical and skill development but still greatly improved: Osorio, Morgan, and even players like Iniesta who continued to improve into thier twenties and thirties.
    I still think Telfer can make it as a regular in the MLS, especially since he is almost completely untouched in a professional environment. He needs practice and good coaching now. Thankfully, I think TFC realizes that.
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    BenFisk'sBiggestFan got a reaction from Free kick in TFC 2019 Season   
    Osorio has never played well on the wing. He isn’t a winger. There are plenty of problems way bigger than Osorio right now. 
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    BenFisk'sBiggestFan reacted to BuzzAndSting in CPL TV Contract   
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    BenFisk'sBiggestFan reacted to Dominic94 in Maxime Crépeau   
    Montreal gifted Vancouver a starting goalie, I don’t think you can fault him on any VW goals against, he’s faced like 4 PK’s already.
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    BenFisk'sBiggestFan got a reaction from yothat in FC Edmonton launch/2019 offseason thread   
    I believe Dukuly is only 18 or 19 right now. He was signed quite young previously. This last year he played at NAIT along side David Doe. Nait won the ACAC and finished 4th at nationals. Still an extremely talented player, but with only so many attacking positions open I think he just lost out to a couple of younger talents in Tsegaye and Amanda. 
    I know Paulus really values speed, strength, and Technicality in his wingers. Amanda and Tsegaye really fit that system. I personally see Dukuly more as an AM even though he hasn’t played there often. He is very technical and a very good dribbler, but smaller and not as athletic. Probably the most “tricky” in a one on one situation, but could really struggle to beat out a strong pro fullback. Needs to work on his passing, and his work ethic and determination aren’t as high as Doe, Tsegaye, and Amanda. I would compare Dukuly more to Tabla as a player, very similar mentally and in style. On the other hand, Amanda is more like Millar, and Tsegaye is similar to Akindele.
    I think Dukuly is a little unlucky to miss out, but I don’t think his chance is gone. I think we will see more of him in the next couple years at least. I am not sure what the league’s position is on bringing academy players up for a couple games, but if it allowed I am sure we will see Dukuly on the bench this year.
    i’m not an insider by any means, but judging by what Paulus has said about the other players, it seems they surprised his in the last year and kinda pushed Dukuly a bit down in the pecking order. He will be back soon I’m sure.
     
     
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    BenFisk'sBiggestFan reacted to Stryker911 in Vancouver Whitecaps 2019 Season   
    No matter how much you dislike Henry, there is no way that should have been a penalty. Bad call.
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    BenFisk'sBiggestFan reacted to Grizzly in Mark-Anthony Kaye   
    That is his second goal of the season both headers off corners. Canada hasn't been very good on scoring from set plays for a long time so it could be valuable having someone like him in the box on corners and free kicks.
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    BenFisk'sBiggestFan reacted to king1010 in Doneil Henry   
    Its clear to you but not to the handful of above posters. Therefore in no way is it as clear cut as you make it out to be. 
    Pausing at 1:30 the ball looks to hit dead centre of his chest, as others have mentioned above. Had it hit his arm you’d see much more recoil given the velocity of the shot. Also the ball explodes in the other direction most likely as a result of hitting a solid object such as his chest. Had it hit his arm you’d have seen the ball lose velocity versus explode 20 yards in the opposite direction. 
    The footage is anything but clear and concise. 
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    BenFisk'sBiggestFan reacted to Kent in Doneil Henry   
    His arm doesn't even fling back at all. I know he is a strong dude, but you would expect some amount of recoil if the ball hit his arm. Definitely no "clear and obvious" handball there. I've said it before and I'll say it again. VAR doesn't solve any more problems than it creates.
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    BenFisk'sBiggestFan reacted to king1010 in Doneil Henry   
    To be fair thats a tough call against Henry. I watched the replay half a dozen times and it appears to hit his sternum. 
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    BenFisk'sBiggestFan got a reaction from toontownman in FC Edmonton launch/2019 offseason thread   
    They look like they need a bit of work on their finishing. But otherwise they look like quite the fun team to watch.
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    BenFisk'sBiggestFan got a reaction from apbsmith in Gold Cup 2019   
    I have to say that Liam Millar and Talba really should get the call up. I don't think we need a backup for left back because both Davies and Kaye can play there. 
    I also don't think we need 6 players at center mid. Multiple players can play each position in the midfield including David and Tabla being able to drop into a more offensive mid role. 
    So for me we only need 7 defenders and 5 midfield, which allows us to bring both Tabla and Millar.
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    BenFisk'sBiggestFan reacted to Kadenge in The Importance of Alphonso Davies   
    Kovac declares Davies fit for selection this weekend ?
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    BenFisk'sBiggestFan reacted to spitfire in Gold Cup 2019   
    Why on earth would you take 8 defenders and only 3 wingers??
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    BenFisk'sBiggestFan got a reaction from Bbeto in Doneil Henry   
    It’s very North American to love loud and egotistical players. I think it mostly stems from the American sports like Basketball, Football, Baseball. Those sports usually make 1 specific player the “star” because those sports allow one single player to completely win a game by themselves. So naturally confidence, even to the point of being narcissistic, trumps being a team player.
    I think Canadians typically value the team as a whole more than Americans, but unfortunately when it comes to soccer, we are still quite American in thinking. Everyone wants to see the “star” do something.
    As I talk about this I realize that I am sounding like some egotistical fan now, which is kinda ironic. As people get more used to soccer, they will start to get more “sophisticated” in their knowledge and start to notice more in the game. I think we have a long time until that happens though if it ever does.
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    BenFisk'sBiggestFan reacted to Alex in Gold Cup 2019   
    Put the hammer down. Our best lineup can have several variations. Insert Larin for Cavallini, switch out a centre back, start Osorio instead of Hutchinson, etc. Several lineups can still be our A squad, that shows our depth. There’s no reason why we can’t draw México. Even if we finish second, there’s no guarantee Costa Rica win their group, Haiti could and we draw them in the quarters. This year will be exciting with the schedule so far, I just want some friendlies in June and I’ll be on cloud 9!
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