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    frmr got a reaction from Jedi Ram in Tickets for Edmonton World Cup Qualifying Series.   
    Well, I'm officially a card carrying Voyageur. N24 with my girlfriend for Costa Rica, N21 with my brother in law and a couple of his mates for Mexico. First ever Canada games, stoked!
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    frmr reacted to Cowtown Kyle in Tickets for Edmonton World Cup Qualifying Series.   
    Hey everyone, long term fan and lurker of this site (although based off my username I apparently set up an account several years ago). 
    Making the solo drive out from Regina and watching the match against Mexico in Section N Row 7.
    Look forward to cheering on the lads with you all!
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    frmr got a reaction from Obinna in FIFA rankings - why they are important and how to beat the system   
    I've had us pegged in the 30's for the last year or so. I think as we move further into this decade, with the team that we have now, the talent coming down the pipeline and the infrastructure now to continue developing talent, we are likely going to settle somewhere in the 30's. It wouldn't be totally surprising to see us climb into the 20's at some point but unless everything goes dramatically right we likely wouldn't find a home in that range. Happy to be proven wrong though!
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    frmr got a reaction from sstackho in Tickets for Edmonton World Cup Qualifying Series.   
    Well, I'm officially a card carrying Voyageur. N24 with my girlfriend for Costa Rica, N21 with my brother in law and a couple of his mates for Mexico. First ever Canada games, stoked!
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    frmr got a reaction from rob.notenboom in Tickets for Edmonton World Cup Qualifying Series.   
    Well, I'm officially a card carrying Voyageur. N24 with my girlfriend for Costa Rica, N21 with my brother in law and a couple of his mates for Mexico. First ever Canada games, stoked!
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    frmr got a reaction from admin in Tickets for Edmonton World Cup Qualifying Series.   
    Well, I'm officially a card carrying Voyageur. N24 with my girlfriend for Costa Rica, N21 with my brother in law and a couple of his mates for Mexico. First ever Canada games, stoked!
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    frmr got a reaction from SthMelbRed in Tickets for Edmonton World Cup Qualifying Series.   
    Yes, general sale doesn't open until tomorrow.
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    frmr reacted to theaub in The Importance of Alphonso Davies   
    lol anyone who plays FUT will appreciate this (significant headphone warning though)
     
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    frmr reacted to Obinna in Ballou Tabla   
    This shouldn't be shocking to anyone who's followed Ballou. It's been pretty clear for a while that Ballou could benefit from a Psychologist. I still believe he's a spectacular talent, so I remain hopeful he can turn it around.
    Speaking of psychology, here's my unqualified read on him: The young man was the star of Quebec youth soccer because his talent was off the charts, not because he outworked others or had a great attitude. Whether it was down to his entourage or his own personality we can only speculate, but either way he clearly had delusions of grandeur and saw himself as a world star footballer in the making.
    It is quite healthy to dream of being a world star and make that your goal (the story of Jonathan David), but you don't get there by keeping toxic company or failing to be humble - that's the difference. Thinking you can get there without humility is delusional. 
    Some time back I mentioned how his Ivory Coast aspirations were a symptom of the problem. It was my theory that giving it all up for Canada was a major set back for him mentally. For someone like Davies, playing for Canada is/was bigger than him (you can just tell), so it was not a set back at all, it was more of a mission, but for Tabla it felt like his arm had to be twisted to play for us. Canada was not the sexy choice and we had no track record of success compared to IC, so his decision to play for Canada always struck me as bizarre - though I was happy he chose us. 
    He announced himself against Roma, was scouted by Chelsea and was signed by Barcelona (with a 25M release clause), so he was on his way to stardom on the surface of things. However, I can't help but feel he lost something the moment he declared for Canada, an "inferior" national team, AND failed to make an impact with said team. I honestly feel that it broke him, because he wasn't really the same after that.
    If you go back and study his career you will see that following his two senior caps in 2018, things started to go downhill.
    I believe in general that holding on to delusions are a sign of a fragile ego and low self-confidence. When you truly believe in yourself, you know in your heart of hearts you can fail and come back stronger. Delusion is not a replacement for self-confidence, it is a cloak and/or a coping mechanism. 
    Anyways, enough of my arm chair analysis...
    Let's just keep supporting him, because he's not a lost cause. He's still under contract and he's getting into cup matches and scoring. He was also part of the U-23 Olympic team, looked a bit more mature, and played rather decently.
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    frmr got a reaction from The Real Marc in Ricardo Ferreira   
    Yeah, since the 2017-18 season he's played seven matches... I don't think he needs more time off. Probably done.
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    frmr got a reaction from The Real Marc in Jonathan David   
    Both teams showcased a black hole of attacking threat. Sevilla are in third in La Liga but have only scored 11 goals after 8 games. Not exactly an attacking powerhouse, but it was a point earned nonetheless. I don't want to be that reactionary person responding to a dismal performance but I dream of David with a more fluid attacking side. Lille bores me.
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    frmr got a reaction from h coach in Jonathan David   
    Both teams showcased a black hole of attacking threat. Sevilla are in third in La Liga but have only scored 11 goals after 8 games. Not exactly an attacking powerhouse, but it was a point earned nonetheless. I don't want to be that reactionary person responding to a dismal performance but I dream of David with a more fluid attacking side. Lille bores me.
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    frmr got a reaction from Unnamed Trialist in Jonathan David   
    Both teams showcased a black hole of attacking threat. Sevilla are in third in La Liga but have only scored 11 goals after 8 games. Not exactly an attacking powerhouse, but it was a point earned nonetheless. I don't want to be that reactionary person responding to a dismal performance but I dream of David with a more fluid attacking side. Lille bores me.
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    frmr got a reaction from lamptern in Jonathan David   
    Lille's attack is so slow and lumbering. They play such a negative brand of football, missing so many chances to break. David's runs are never picked up, Yilmaz is always offside, Bamba can't make a pass to save his life. Absolutely atrocious to watch.
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    frmr got a reaction from Unnamed Trialist in Jonathan David   
    Lille's attack is so slow and lumbering. They play such a negative brand of football, missing so many chances to break. David's runs are never picked up, Yilmaz is always offside, Bamba can't make a pass to save his life. Absolutely atrocious to watch.
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    frmr reacted to BrennanFan in Ballou Tabla   
    My God.  Ballou may not be a great pro, but my God he did not deserve to be publicly shit on by his supposed peers hiding behind anonymity.  WTF!?  
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    frmr got a reaction from Xavier. in Jonathan David   
    Lille's attack is so slow and lumbering. They play such a negative brand of football, missing so many chances to break. David's runs are never picked up, Yilmaz is always offside, Bamba can't make a pass to save his life. Absolutely atrocious to watch.
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    frmr got a reaction from ghostknownunknown in Jonathan David   
    Lille's attack is so slow and lumbering. They play such a negative brand of football, missing so many chances to break. David's runs are never picked up, Yilmaz is always offside, Bamba can't make a pass to save his life. Absolutely atrocious to watch.
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    frmr got a reaction from Sal333 in Jonathan David   
    Lille's attack is so slow and lumbering. They play such a negative brand of football, missing so many chances to break. David's runs are never picked up, Yilmaz is always offside, Bamba can't make a pass to save his life. Absolutely atrocious to watch.
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    frmr got a reaction from Cheeta in Jonathan David   
    What a pleasure to watch that was.
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    frmr got a reaction from Obinna in Jonathan David   
    Big chance for David to continue his run of form at home on the big stage tonight. Strong team from Lille aside from Botman being out injured. Would love another brace from him tonight to show he can do it on the big European stage as well as domestically and internationally.
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    frmr got a reaction from Xavier. in Jonathan David   
    Big chance for David to continue his run of form at home on the big stage tonight. Strong team from Lille aside from Botman being out injured. Would love another brace from him tonight to show he can do it on the big European stage as well as domestically and internationally.
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    frmr got a reaction from johnyb in Jonathan David   
    RB defeats Wolfsburg which means Lille can leapfrog into second place and a qualifying spot with a victory today.
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    frmr got a reaction from Chad_Impact in Jonathan David   
    Big chance for David to continue his run of form at home on the big stage tonight. Strong team from Lille aside from Botman being out injured. Would love another brace from him tonight to show he can do it on the big European stage as well as domestically and internationally.
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    frmr got a reaction from canuckgbp in Jonathan David   
    Big chance for David to continue his run of form at home on the big stage tonight. Strong team from Lille aside from Botman being out injured. Would love another brace from him tonight to show he can do it on the big European stage as well as domestically and internationally.
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