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  1. Axel Desjardins' first press conference for Novara Calcio. Of course, it's all in Italian. I can't understand everything, but he's asked about the Spezia promotion to serie A, to which he says it was great. He's also asked about his ambition with the club, to which he responds winning promotion to serie B and wanting to win his place in the squad. He was on the bench last game and will probably be on the bench again for Novara's next game Monday. He wears jersey 31, same as last season. Got my subscription ready for serie C streaming. Bring on the games!
  2. Axel Desjardins is on the bench today vs AC Milan as third choice keeper. Very slim chance he'll get to play. Spezia's first choice keeper, Zoet, is out injured, so Axel looks to be fourth in the hierarchy when everyone is fit. Really hopes he gets a chance to play this season. There's still one day left to the transfer window, so I guess we'll know more in the next 48 hours.
  3. And it's done. Spezia have officially signed from PSV Jeroen Zoet, a 29 year-old keeper. But they still haven't resigned Simone Scuffet, who was only on loan for the 19/20 season. All we can hope for is that the new director likes Desjardins, or that he doesn't like him at all. The worst case would be that he doesn't give a crap about Desjardins. Really hoping he gets some good minutes this season and doesn't just rot on the bench!!
  4. Gotta agree on that one. As much as i'm rooting for the guy, can't see him replacing Crepeau yet. Keepers peak at an older age and experience is a huge factor. If Desjardins or Breza don't get any playing time in Serie A, it's a lot worse than getting playing time but in a lower league. I hope both of them go on loan or get transferred next season. Still cool to see two young Canucks in Serie A squads. It means they have a minimum of quality.
  5. Yes, very cool! Got to catch the second half and it was pretty nervy... First time Spezia qualify for Serie A in their history! But honestly, unless they have a huge summer haul, can't see them staying up. Still pretty cool! Hope Desjardins gets some playing or goes on loan next season. The fact they gave him his debut in the last game of the season is somewhat promising. Can't wait to see what happens to him, and hopefully Canada soccer move their butts and send some scouts in Italy, cause they've got three promising keepers there!!!
  6. The club and fans are happy for him. He has also received sort of banter from a serie b meme page (seriebignorante, which has 100k folllowers), They posted a pic of him on their page saying how to make your debut memorable. The comments were pretty funny too.
  7. Some awesome news!!! It may have been just 4 minutes, but Axel Desjardins made his senior professional debut today vs Salernitana. He came on the 93rd minute and played 4 minutes. Nothing exceptional, but definitely positive! Spezia had already clinched third spot so there wasn't any risk involved. Still, it shows the club respects him and are maybe willing to give him a more prominent role in the future. Here is the game recap: https://sport.virgilio.it/dirette/live/serie-b/31-7-2020/salernitana-spezia/2024607/ He also got a yellow card two minutes into his professional career for t
  8. Simone Barone has been transferred out of Spezia today, which means Axel Desjardins is now the official third keeper. He hasn't played a lot this season, unfortunately I was wrong and had my hopes too high. Still a very good prospect though, and I believe he is right behind Breza in the U23 squad depth. https://www.newsrimini.it/2020/01/rimini-calcio-ufficiale-il-portiere-classe-99-simone-barone-approda-in-biancorosso/
  9. Great transfer and super excited for him! It's always a good sign when a player transfers 2 divisons up. I'll put my tinfoil hat on and speculate this might be a move for the Montreal Impact. If everything goes to plan, he'll be eligible for the secondary MLS transfer window, where I think Bologna might loan him to the Impact for the summer. Montreal are looking for a 2nd / 3rd keeper next to Pantemis. I personally do not rate Diop much, contrary to the coaching staff. So I'd love to see the homeboys get some game time for their home club. Love this kind of news!
  10. Breza is a great choice for GK, but not so sure about Busti anymore. He failed to join TFC and is now in serie D. I think Pantemis and St Clair are definitely ahead of him. I'd even put Desjardins in the mix... Nonetheless very good squad selection and can definitely see this squad going places!
  11. I mean it is a great opportunity to train with EPL players and with probably one of the most underrated English keepers in Tom Heaton, but I would not rate him higher than Pantemis, who also trains abroad with Bologna. Both are the same age and both are struggling for playtime. But it is cool and I hope he learns a lot. Hope he proves me wrong one day.
  12. Nope, not for now at least. Hope you took my message lightly, I'm just messing around. I appreciate Steve's work.
  13. As per usual, Desjardins has been forgotten... 😢Can't wait for you people to start rating him and considering him as a real prospect! lol He's been given jersey #1 for the senior team at 19!!
  14. Part of me wants him to come to the MLS for playtime and language learning, but the other wants him to stay in Italy. The Italians are simply the best at developing good long lasting keepers. At his age, I would not want to come to North America in a hurry. He should try to find himself a Serie B/C team like our other guys, if he is good enough that is. And if nothings turns up, then he should come here, only if playtime is 100% guaranteed though. I understand he must be in a somewhat stressful situation, but it's important for him not to rush things too much or he'll suffer long term.
  15. I mean I am no expert but I've seen the Clean Sheet guys train a couple of times, and I've also only seen Busti's Canada games, but Milli is a good keeper and I believe he should get invited to the U23 camp. I cannot say who is better between him and Busti. But certainly, I think Breza is the best out of the three.
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