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  1. Horrible format. If you want a final 8 let’s make it even and have straight knockout with 32 teams down to 16 down to 8 (seeded so the top teams do have it easier at least) Also why are there so many Match days? Final round should be 2 groups of 4 with the 2nd place teams playing a playoff. You’ll reduce 6-8 games each
  2. This is another horrible format and extremely tough to get into the final 8. We’ll have to win 6 straight games to make it while Jamaica and Honduras get a free pass
  3. What’s funny now is we should have tried to be ranked 13th and play the Minnow route. It’s easier now. You have to win the tournament of 13-35 ranked in concacaf not 7-35 ranked in concacaf to make the playoff. If Canada were 13th without a doubt we should be playing a playoff vs Panama/ Jamaica to make the intercontinental playoff.
  4. ^ yeah, but we have to beat all of them. Even if you think we have a 70% chance of winning each round, which we don't, that gives us 25% chance of making the world cup
  5. First things first as we all know, the qualifying system makes 0 sense at all, is completely unfair and they didn’t even let teams know of the format until it was too late. Taking all that away, Canada’s record in real games since 2018 World Cup is 9 wins 3 losses 0 ties .... I don’t think that justifies us already being eliminated from the World Cup. 4-0-0 vs USVI, St Kitts, Dominica and French Guinea (CNLQ) 2-2-0 vs Martinique Mexico Cuba Haiti (gold cup) 3-1-0 vs Cuba and USA (CNL Group) One thing that points out to me though is in terms of decent opponents Canada is 1-3-0. That is certainly an issue, but does that justify us not qualifying already?? We’ve played 1 game vs a team ranked 3-10 in concacaf and we’re out of the World Cup? We should be playing Jamaica Costa Rica Panama Honduras Trinidad Haiti and Curaçao El Salvador to see if we are the best of the rest. This was not a fair way to determine who qualifies. All This was BS to make it easy for USA and Mexico to qualify and to give them a home and home
  6. I am 100% on board with him as a starting Leftback. Gets more of our best players on the field at once (you can start Hoilett, David and Cavallini) AND now we finally have a world class defender. He can still bomb forward at left back in plenty of situations and use his attacking abillity. When Laryea bombs up Davies stays back and vice versa. Most teams move forward with 7 men (one of the full backs stays back with the CB's and GK or maybe a defensive mid stays back and both full backs are up). LB is just as much offense and it is defense
  7. Highest scoring Canadian in Toronto FC history
  8. Let's just all take a moment to realize how insane it is that teams will need to schedule friendlies to beat up tiny nations in order to acquire FIFA points and qualify for the HEX. The qualifying format is so flawed everyone here is calculating FIFA points instead of celebrating the fact that we beat USA. If we advance to the final 4 in Nation League and don't get a spot in the HEX it would be the dumbest thing ever
  9. I am looking for one. PM if you still have it available. Thank you
  10. My formation has David as the CAM, but regardless, put him up top in a 4-4-2 or up top in a 4-3-3 with Hoilett it doesn't matter. Those are my front 6 in any exact formation Canada plays. We're all talking very similar formations, I don't like getting caught up in exact roles To clarify our front 6 should include: Cavallini, David, Davies, Hoilett, Kaye, Arfield
  11. our front 6 is clear as day after the last couple months: Cavallini (Larin, Akindele bench) Davies----David----Hoilett (Millar, Osorio, Tabla bench) Kaye-------Arfield (Piette, Johnson, Teibert bench) Assuming Hutchinson is retired
  12. i think he meant they are all friendlies in the sense that we are already out of the 2022 World Cup, these games are just preparations for 2026
  13. While you are absolutely right in most cases, our defenders are so bad and our substitute midfielders are so good that you have to consider switching it up. It is definitely a problem though and we really are 4 solid defenders away from being a top 3 CONCACAF team. Unfortunately with the WCQ system the way it is, we won't have a chance to play top concacaf teams and are already out of the World Cup
  14. What the hell was the point of Nations League? Other than FIFA Rankings has 0 purpose. If they wanted it, it should have served as real factual world cup qualifying and they should have told every CONCACAF Nation prior to starting. Us qualifying for League A served no purpose in making it to a world cup, we could win this nations league (and even let's say we won the gold cup) and still be out of the world cup prior to qualifying beginning
  15. When is this really late April Fool's joke going to be over and they announce the real qualifying format?
  16. I still think this qualifying format is a joke that was leaked and concacaf is in on the joke, there is no way in hell any format could possibly be this stupid. It doesn't even make sense having 2 separate and completely different paths for one confederation. In no sport in history have I ever seen that. If this format stands, Canada won't play a world cup qualifier for almost 12 years!! This world cup is already over, and we will probably get a free pass to 2026. It's really unfortunate, world cup qualifying games are ones I look forward to most and it's been taken away from us
  17. those are all fair legitimate ways of losing
  18. or imagine this: We smash 3 minnows, Haiti, Panama, Jamaica and Mexico. We go 14-0-0 with 100 goals for and 0 goals against. Then tie Brazil 0-0 and lose in Brazil 1-0. We miss the World Cup
  19. ^ 1/116 =-0.8% chance which is a smaller chance than 3.25/6 = 54% it's simple math. And if you say teams 7-35 are all easy, we still have to win 2 more knockout rounds which puts us at 25% instead of 54% chance if you make the fake hex it is completely our of our hands as they incorporated FIFA ranking from 3 years ago that no one knew mattered that much
  20. tickets should be cheap, just get people into the damn stadium. once you're in, you will pay for a burger, beer whatever, you'll make money on concessions. not to mention the hats and shirts are really nice, you'll get merchandise sales too. Just get people in the stadium honestly $5-$10 that's it, you'll make money on everything else
  21. exactly correct haha and i might be optimistic in the later rounds
  22. 6 rounds of qualiying lmao 29 teams competing for a quarter of a spot lmao embarrassing
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