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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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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from Kadenge in Jonathan David   
    I used to be known as the Golden Cock—only to my wife, mind you—but time is an unrelenting and cruel SOB, and these days folks (i.e. my wife) refer to me as the Pewter Peter. Which ain’t half bad, all things considered.
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from MtlMario in Jonathan David   
    I used to be known as the Golden Cock—only to my wife, mind you—but time is an unrelenting and cruel SOB, and these days folks (i.e. my wife) refer to me as the Pewter Peter. Which ain’t half bad, all things considered.
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from Brethers8 in Jonathan David   
    I used to be known as the Golden Cock—only to my wife, mind you—but time is an unrelenting and cruel SOB, and these days folks (i.e. my wife) refer to me as the Pewter Peter. Which ain’t half bad, all things considered.
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from Bison44 in Jonathan David   
    I used to be known as the Golden Cock—only to my wife, mind you—but time is an unrelenting and cruel SOB, and these days folks (i.e. my wife) refer to me as the Pewter Peter. Which ain’t half bad, all things considered.
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from Strait Red in Jonathan David   
    I used to be known as the Golden Cock—only to my wife, mind you—but time is an unrelenting and cruel SOB, and these days folks (i.e. my wife) refer to me as the Pewter Peter. Which ain’t half bad, all things considered.
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from nolando in Jonathan David   
    I used to be known as the Golden Cock—only to my wife, mind you—but time is an unrelenting and cruel SOB, and these days folks (i.e. my wife) refer to me as the Pewter Peter. Which ain’t half bad, all things considered.
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from N1ckbr0wn in Jonathan David   
    I used to be known as the Golden Cock—only to my wife, mind you—but time is an unrelenting and cruel SOB, and these days folks (i.e. my wife) refer to me as the Pewter Peter. Which ain’t half bad, all things considered.
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    The Beaver 2.0 reacted to archer21 in The Importance of Alphonso Davies   
    It all depends on the opponent and tactics. To have Davies up front against a team that is bunkering, while we have most of the possession, is a waste. I think if we play a team that we should dominate them in the midfield, he should be at LB or LWB. If we play a superior team that will out possess us, he should be up top (winger or striker) to hit them on the counter.
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    The Beaver 2.0 reacted to El Hombre in The Importance of Alphonso Davies   
    The highlights are available to see.
    USA Goal #1: Failed offside trap on a corner and his man was free behind him.  Part of what makes him risky on the backline is because he is a risky player by nature and he will expect Vitoria/Cornelius/Henry to play like Alaba and Boateng.  That's a tall ask.
    USA Goal #2: Long cross comes in from his man who has beaten him.  Sets up the goal.
    USA Goal #3: Set piece and the scorer was between him and Henry I believe.
    USA Goal #4: Cross comes in after a long ball over Davies, sets up the goal.
    Even the third Haiti goal is a ball played in behind him because he's starting to cheat forward.
    I love the kid, but he tries to do too much for Canada.  Take the reins off him and let him run.  He's good enough that he'll help out defensively as well.
    (goddamn, I hated revisiting those highlights)
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    The Beaver 2.0 reacted to Shortdutchcanuck in The Importance of Alphonso Davies   
    In basketball circles they always talk about both the Steve Nash effect and the Vince Carter effect on inspiring our current crop of talent.  I guarantee you there are young kids out there who will see the success of Davies and David and either choose soccer over other sports or grow up with the belief they too can become a superstar in a sport that when I was their age I grew up thinking Canadians couldn't compete in
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    The Beaver 2.0 reacted to An Observer in Jonathan David   
    In case no one's mention it, I think he would be better off going to Leipzig.
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    The Beaver 2.0 reacted to Unnamed Trialist in Jonathan David   
    I think he might be worried they'll transfer him to the wrong Leipzig. And not the right one.
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    The Beaver 2.0 reacted to dyslexic nam in Jonathan David   
    Yes, you have made that abundantly clear.  You don't need to say it again.
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from cronaldo7 in The Importance of Alphonso Davies   
    This is what worries me with Herdman. His recent claim that he was the one who really started the whole "Davies as left back" phenomenon suggests to me that the Sizzle is going to drink his own Kook Aid and think Davies should always play left back.  Our biggest worry with Herdman is that he does not have the tactical experience/talent to effectively lead a men's national team, especially ours. (He is a brilliant promoter, but I worry about his ability to see the game.) 
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from BrennanFan in The Importance of Alphonso Davies   
    This is what worries me with Herdman. His recent claim that he was the one who really started the whole "Davies as left back" phenomenon suggests to me that the Sizzle is going to drink his own Kook Aid and think Davies should always play left back.  Our biggest worry with Herdman is that he does not have the tactical experience/talent to effectively lead a men's national team, especially ours. (He is a brilliant promoter, but I worry about his ability to see the game.) 
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from dyslexic nam in The Importance of Alphonso Davies   
    This is what worries me with Herdman. His recent claim that he was the one who really started the whole "Davies as left back" phenomenon suggests to me that the Sizzle is going to drink his own Kook Aid and think Davies should always play left back.  Our biggest worry with Herdman is that he does not have the tactical experience/talent to effectively lead a men's national team, especially ours. (He is a brilliant promoter, but I worry about his ability to see the game.) 
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from El Hombre in The Importance of Alphonso Davies   
    This is what worries me with Herdman. His recent claim that he was the one who really started the whole "Davies as left back" phenomenon suggests to me that the Sizzle is going to drink his own Kook Aid and think Davies should always play left back.  Our biggest worry with Herdman is that he does not have the tactical experience/talent to effectively lead a men's national team, especially ours. (He is a brilliant promoter, but I worry about his ability to see the game.) 
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