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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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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from Club Linesman 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 SirBobsaget 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 CANMNT_SUPERFAN 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 Unnamed Trialist 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 gator 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 TGAA_Star 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 reacted to Kadenge in The Importance of Alphonso Davies   
    Plus Bayern play a different system than our 4 3 3. They have Kimmich and Alcantara holding and controlling the midfield. The 2 of them dominate possession and are solid defensively. One is always available to help Davies.
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    The Beaver 2.0 reacted to Bdog in The Importance of Alphonso Davies   
    Hardly put a foot wrong today, good to see him score another. It really seems like they a ton of trust  in him now, it’s hard to imagine him not playing the full 90 any time soon. 
    On the subject of LB for Canada, I’ve mentioned multiple times before that it’s not the same situation as playing LB for Bayern and I’m not a fan, Bison basically summed up why. It’s one thing having Alaba and Boateng covering for you, it’s another if it’s whoever we have at CB lol. Bayern’s backline is world class and ours is...lower class?
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    The Beaver 2.0 reacted to Bison44 in The Importance of Alphonso Davies   
    Bayern definately play to his strengths. Most of the time he is free to run wild, knowing his speed will let him recover, and his CB are at home watching the henhouse.  If we expect our Vitoria/Jackovic/Edgar/James/Henry et al to cover for him against decent opposition it will get ugly like against the USA.  A smart coach would realize duplicating these exploits for Canada with our personel just isnt going work.  Play him at LB, but restrain his offensive game, or play at wing with a def LB behind him and sit another winger that Herdman wants to get into the game.  I dont think you can have both...until the CB position improves, and maybe not even then.  
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from El Hombre in The Importance of Alphonso Davies   
    One thing that seems evident to me in watching Davies over the last several games is that his real ability as a defensive back is when he tracks back. We know what he can do offensively but I am not convinced he is a true defender. It ain't in his DNA. As others have pointed out, for Canada we need him up the field when playing strong opponents, in part to keep their defenders on the back foot, but also to strengthen our defending. With a true left back behind him, Davies can get up the field safely AND provide additional support tracking back. I remain unconvinced that left back is his best position. It works for Bayern because of the quality in the squad and how they line up.
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from Ivan in The Importance of Alphonso Davies   
    One thing that seems evident to me in watching Davies over the last several games is that his real ability as a defensive back is when he tracks back. We know what he can do offensively but I am not convinced he is a true defender. It ain't in his DNA. As others have pointed out, for Canada we need him up the field when playing strong opponents, in part to keep their defenders on the back foot, but also to strengthen our defending. With a true left back behind him, Davies can get up the field safely AND provide additional support tracking back. I remain unconvinced that left back is his best position. It works for Bayern because of the quality in the squad and how they line up.
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from lamptern in The Importance of Alphonso Davies   
    One thing that seems evident to me in watching Davies over the last several games is that his real ability as a defensive back is when he tracks back. We know what he can do offensively but I am not convinced he is a true defender. It ain't in his DNA. As others have pointed out, for Canada we need him up the field when playing strong opponents, in part to keep their defenders on the back foot, but also to strengthen our defending. With a true left back behind him, Davies can get up the field safely AND provide additional support tracking back. I remain unconvinced that left back is his best position. It works for Bayern because of the quality in the squad and how they line up.
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from Kent in The Importance of Alphonso Davies   
    One thing that seems evident to me in watching Davies over the last several games is that his real ability as a defensive back is when he tracks back. We know what he can do offensively but I am not convinced he is a true defender. It ain't in his DNA. As others have pointed out, for Canada we need him up the field when playing strong opponents, in part to keep their defenders on the back foot, but also to strengthen our defending. With a true left back behind him, Davies can get up the field safely AND provide additional support tracking back. I remain unconvinced that left back is his best position. It works for Bayern because of the quality in the squad and how they line up.
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from Kadenge in The Importance of Alphonso Davies   
    One thing that seems evident to me in watching Davies over the last several games is that his real ability as a defensive back is when he tracks back. We know what he can do offensively but I am not convinced he is a true defender. It ain't in his DNA. As others have pointed out, for Canada we need him up the field when playing strong opponents, in part to keep their defenders on the back foot, but also to strengthen our defending. With a true left back behind him, Davies can get up the field safely AND provide additional support tracking back. I remain unconvinced that left back is his best position. It works for Bayern because of the quality in the squad and how they line up.
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from Obinna in The Importance of Alphonso Davies   
    One thing that seems evident to me in watching Davies over the last several games is that his real ability as a defensive back is when he tracks back. We know what he can do offensively but I am not convinced he is a true defender. It ain't in his DNA. As others have pointed out, for Canada we need him up the field when playing strong opponents, in part to keep their defenders on the back foot, but also to strengthen our defending. With a true left back behind him, Davies can get up the field safely AND provide additional support tracking back. I remain unconvinced that left back is his best position. It works for Bayern because of the quality in the squad and how they line up.
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from TGAA_Star in The Importance of Alphonso Davies   
    One thing that seems evident to me in watching Davies over the last several games is that his real ability as a defensive back is when he tracks back. We know what he can do offensively but I am not convinced he is a true defender. It ain't in his DNA. As others have pointed out, for Canada we need him up the field when playing strong opponents, in part to keep their defenders on the back foot, but also to strengthen our defending. With a true left back behind him, Davies can get up the field safely AND provide additional support tracking back. I remain unconvinced that left back is his best position. It works for Bayern because of the quality in the squad and how they line up.
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