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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from johnyb in The Importance of Alphonso Davies   
    Can you imagine what it must be like for a 19-year old kid who'd always dreamed of playing football against the best teams in the world to know he is playing Barca in less than a week?!  The fact that Davies is keeping his head through all of this--this entire year, all the media, big games, legendary footballers singing his praises etc.--is a testament to his character, his upbringing, and the good people around him these past many years. While his Edmonton clubs and the Caps deserve kudos, one has to give a special nod to the class and intelligence of the Bayern organization for how they've helped Davies this past year-and-a-half. Oh, and toss in a new language, a new culture and a global pandemic.  Looking forward to the match vs. Barca.
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from Corazon in The Importance of Alphonso Davies   
    Can you imagine what it must be like for a 19-year old kid who'd always dreamed of playing football against the best teams in the world to know he is playing Barca in less than a week?!  The fact that Davies is keeping his head through all of this--this entire year, all the media, big games, legendary footballers singing his praises etc.--is a testament to his character, his upbringing, and the good people around him these past many years. While his Edmonton clubs and the Caps deserve kudos, one has to give a special nod to the class and intelligence of the Bayern organization for how they've helped Davies this past year-and-a-half. Oh, and toss in a new language, a new culture and a global pandemic.  Looking forward to the match vs. Barca.
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from CANMNT_SUPERFAN in The Importance of Alphonso Davies   
    Can you imagine what it must be like for a 19-year old kid who'd always dreamed of playing football against the best teams in the world to know he is playing Barca in less than a week?!  The fact that Davies is keeping his head through all of this--this entire year, all the media, big games, legendary footballers singing his praises etc.--is a testament to his character, his upbringing, and the good people around him these past many years. While his Edmonton clubs and the Caps deserve kudos, one has to give a special nod to the class and intelligence of the Bayern organization for how they've helped Davies this past year-and-a-half. Oh, and toss in a new language, a new culture and a global pandemic.  Looking forward to the match vs. Barca.
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from gator in The Importance of Alphonso Davies   
    Can you imagine what it must be like for a 19-year old kid who'd always dreamed of playing football against the best teams in the world to know he is playing Barca in less than a week?!  The fact that Davies is keeping his head through all of this--this entire year, all the media, big games, legendary footballers singing his praises etc.--is a testament to his character, his upbringing, and the good people around him these past many years. While his Edmonton clubs and the Caps deserve kudos, one has to give a special nod to the class and intelligence of the Bayern organization for how they've helped Davies this past year-and-a-half. Oh, and toss in a new language, a new culture and a global pandemic.  Looking forward to the match vs. Barca.
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from cronaldo7 in The Importance of Alphonso Davies   
    Can you imagine what it must be like for a 19-year old kid who'd always dreamed of playing football against the best teams in the world to know he is playing Barca in less than a week?!  The fact that Davies is keeping his head through all of this--this entire year, all the media, big games, legendary footballers singing his praises etc.--is a testament to his character, his upbringing, and the good people around him these past many years. While his Edmonton clubs and the Caps deserve kudos, one has to give a special nod to the class and intelligence of the Bayern organization for how they've helped Davies this past year-and-a-half. Oh, and toss in a new language, a new culture and a global pandemic.  Looking forward to the match vs. Barca.
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    The Beaver 2.0 reacted to SthMelbRed in The Importance of Alphonso Davies   
    It was a very mature, rather than typically swashbuckling, performance from the Phonz. It was very appropriate for a full-back for a team carrying a 3-goal first leg lead into the match. It bodes well for his mindset going into a game where he'll be marking Messi, Suarez, and Griezmann at various times throughout. 
    The real question right now, though, is whether @Unnamed Trialist is with Canada, as embodied by Alphonso Davies, or with FC Barca?  🤔 
     
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from El Hombre in The Importance of Alphonso Davies   
    Can you imagine what it must be like for a 19-year old kid who'd always dreamed of playing football against the best teams in the world to know he is playing Barca in less than a week?!  The fact that Davies is keeping his head through all of this--this entire year, all the media, big games, legendary footballers singing his praises etc.--is a testament to his character, his upbringing, and the good people around him these past many years. While his Edmonton clubs and the Caps deserve kudos, one has to give a special nod to the class and intelligence of the Bayern organization for how they've helped Davies this past year-and-a-half. Oh, and toss in a new language, a new culture and a global pandemic.  Looking forward to the match vs. Barca.
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from Red and White in The Importance of Alphonso Davies   
    Can you imagine what it must be like for a 19-year old kid who'd always dreamed of playing football against the best teams in the world to know he is playing Barca in less than a week?!  The fact that Davies is keeping his head through all of this--this entire year, all the media, big games, legendary footballers singing his praises etc.--is a testament to his character, his upbringing, and the good people around him these past many years. While his Edmonton clubs and the Caps deserve kudos, one has to give a special nod to the class and intelligence of the Bayern organization for how they've helped Davies this past year-and-a-half. Oh, and toss in a new language, a new culture and a global pandemic.  Looking forward to the match vs. Barca.
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    The Beaver 2.0 reacted to Ruffian in Doneil Henry   
    Canadian soccer fans will always be able to prove Henry is not dependable by waiting for one mistake and ignoring the rest of the man's play.
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    The Beaver 2.0 reacted to Bison44 in Doneil Henry   
    Cripes. 18 games this summer no one says anything. Reminds me of the joke.  I built the fence, i fixed the chair, i built the deck does anyone call me Joe the carpenter..no, but you F$$K one sheep.........
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    The Beaver 2.0 reacted to LeoH037 in Jonathan David   
    or "Dah-vid" (it's how he pronounces his name) instead of "Day-vid"
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    The Beaver 2.0 reacted to Lansdude in Mark-Anthony Kaye   
    Three (hopefully four?) Canadians in this match gives it a bit more interest.
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    The Beaver 2.0 reacted to maccaliam in Mark-Anthony Kaye   
    I think I recall Kaye saying his attitude was a issue, and being released by TFC was a wake-up call he needed. He said it helped push him on to the next level, and he has no hard feelings. 
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    The Beaver 2.0 reacted to Shway in Mark-Anthony Kaye   
    Replacement? I think thats more Osorio's role. 
    Come October I would love to see us play with Kaye and Eustaquio in the middle. With a roaming David in front of them.
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    The Beaver 2.0 reacted to CanMNT Memes in The Road to Qatar.   
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    The Beaver 2.0 reacted to Obinna in Mark-Anthony Kaye   
    Bradley and Kaye don't really play the same kind of passes. Bradley's signature pass is that crossfield diagonal, which he can brilliantly hit on a dime. Kaye is more about those line splitting passes along the floor, or sometimes he plays these chipped passes to send players in.
    When I think of Bradley it is distributor first and playmaker second. For Kaye it is the opposite.
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    The Beaver 2.0 reacted to dyslexic nam in Ayo Akinola   
    I know he didn’t play at a super high level, but in the red and white DeVos always seemed to be our best defender.   Maybe I wasn’t viewing it with a critical eye but I loved the way he played.  
     
    As for the future, I don’t think the past can be a reliable guide.  We didn’t just claim Davies - we produced him.  Same with David.  These are products of Canadian development.  And we have not really produced that calibre of player in the past. With the huge numbers of kids playing soccer, the many opportunities for constant training for elite-streamed athletes, and a domestic league, I think we will see much more domestic production if quality players in all positions.  
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    The Beaver 2.0 reacted to archer21 in Liam Millar   
    Bundesliga clubs that Liam could be loaned out to:
    1. FC Köln
    1899 Hoffenheim
    Bayer Leverkusen
    Bayern Munich
    Borussia Dortmund
    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    Eintracht Frankfurt
    FC Augsburg
    Hamburger SV
    Hannover 96
    Hertha BSC
    Mainz 05
    RB Leipzig
    SC Freiburg
    Schalke 04
    VfB Stuttgart
    VfL Wolfsburg
    Werder Bremen
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from El Hombre in Ayo Akinola   
    Seriously? It is far too early to be dismissing Cava's run with the Caps! He's played two professional games, that's all.
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    The Beaver 2.0 reacted to SthMelbRed in Jonathan David   
    That's definitely the kind of thing that endears an attacking player to his teammates. It'd be impossible to watch that and not give the man your respect and trust on the pitch.
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from Kadenge in Jonathan David   
    Yeah, I agree with all of this. He needs to continue to develop his physicality--i.e. strength on the ball etc.--but you can see this is coming along already. What most impresses me is how over the last year he has gone from a terrific and composed goal scorer to a guy who reads the game so well. He has shown he has the vision and playmaking skills required to play at the highest level, and we all know that skill and football IQ can take a player far.  (He is naturally a smarter player than Davies, if I can be so bold as to say that. Davies is learning fast, which is great to see, but I feel that David's football IQ is significantly higher.
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    The Beaver 2.0 reacted to Bison44 in Cyle Larin   
    I am hoping that having a positive run in Belgium might give Larin the confidence to make some waves in turkey if he stays.  He is 25 now, had success in MLS and Jupiter league.....lets keep it rolling,  you can do it.  

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    The Beaver 2.0 reacted to Unnamed Trialist in Vancouver Whitecaps 2020 Season   
    I was left wondering how you cook a pudding. 
    Which is also a decent metaphor for Caps fans. 
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from Unnamed Trialist in Vancouver Whitecaps 2020 Season   
    I know this is going to be a shocker, but it seems to me that the Caps' ownership is so out of their depths--or, at least, they feel they are so out of their depths--that they aren't trusting their own strategic plan. I mean, the fundamentals of effective leadership within a corporate environment tend to be consistent across industry and (most) cultures.  Having said that, maybe in Pannes they figured they were paying far too much for a guy whose primary strength was marketing.  Maybe they figured Schuster can be CEO and they can hire somebody great, and less expensive, to handle marketing etc.
    At this point I don't know what to think. But from the outside none of this gives me confidence in the Caps' ownership.  Proof is in the pudding, but I fear what they are offering is seriously undercooked. (See what I did there: metaphor!)
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    The Beaver 2.0 reacted to SthMelbRed in The next Canadian superstar   
    In 6 years, I think there are only 2 names guaranteed to be in our XI, barring major injury. Those are Davies and David. Beyond that, there are several who will probably be in the larger squad (Crepeau, Cornelius, ZBG, Fraser, Eustaquio, Brym, Nelson, Bair, Okello). That leaves a lot of room for several players that most of us haven't yet heard of to make their ways. 
    Let's be clear, though. We have 2 generational talents for Canadian football just emerging now. It's way too early, and more than just a little bit greedy, considering where we've come from, to start grasping for the next one. I'm going with Kam Habibullah to be a fantastic player for us, though. I think he'll compliment the Daves beautifully.
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