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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 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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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from gator 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 reacted to dyslexic nam in The Importance of Alphonso Davies   
    Loving the sportsnet access to Bundesliga.  Let’s go!
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    The Beaver 2.0 reacted to baulderdash77 in The Importance of Alphonso Davies   
    Davies plays a high risk, high reward game.  That’s what makes him so exciting.  But he has David Alaba backing him up and that takes away a lot of the risk.  So for Bayern he is a near perfect left back for what they need.
    For Canada our margins are thinner and we need a lower risk, lower reward back 4 and a dedicated DM destroyer to shield the back 4.  For our talent level vs our peers Davies is an amazing fit up front as a winger or 2nd striker.  
     
    I realize the temptation (and I’ve been a victim of it myself) to look at Davies and day- there’s our Left Back.  But we have to play him to maximize his talents and as far as I can see that’s in an advanced role.
     
    edit- Alaba autocorrected 
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    The Beaver 2.0 reacted to Obinna in Canada vs Trinidad Series - (March 23 - 31, 2020)   
    I always knew Coronavirus was a bio-weapon engineered by the El Salvador FA to keep us from getting to the HEX.
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from Obinna in Mark-Anthony Kaye   
    When he gets fully fit and irons out the kinks, he'll start to dominate the midfield like he did last year. I feel he still has the ability to improve his game by at least a couple of notches.  He will be motivated.
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    The Beaver 2.0 got a reaction from Obinna in Mark-Anthony Kaye   
    He started poorly against Philly, but he improved as the match wore on. He does not seem nearly as fit as he was last year, that's for sure. But it was his passing that was letting him down, and some cheap giveaways. He's usually strong in possession and very neat in his passing. Like I said, the passing got much better as the game progressed.  Kaye is the sort of guy that will raise his levels, for sure. He just needs to do so before he gets taken out of the 11!
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    The Beaver 2.0 reacted to gigi riva in Ryan Raposo   
    he looked very lively I  his time on the field . hopefully he continues this play and improves
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    The Beaver 2.0 reacted to Northvansteve in Ryan Raposo   
    Made his MLS debut with the Whitecaps and looked really good. Subbed in to right mid. Lots of speed, skill and good passing. He started the play that led to the Caps winning goal. Then made another pass to Ricketts leading to a penalty. Was lively, skilled and made such an impression that he will surely get lots of playing time off the bench. Great start!
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    The Beaver 2.0 reacted to CanadianSoccerFan in Vancouver Whitecaps 2020 Season   
    I think the keeper read the scouting report.  Cav has tried the panenka so many times that it's safest to just stand tall and not move
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