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    Joe MacCarthy got a reaction from romurra in Why isn't there a Canada/USA rivalry in men's soccer?   
    Why is the sky blue?  Why do your posts read like someone else's?  Why are your posts childlike? Are you a child?  Why is Abe Simpson now my role model? 
    Why, I ask why?
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    Joe MacCarthy got a reaction from footballfreak in Why isn't there a Canada/USA rivalry in men's soccer?   
    Why is the sky blue?  Why do your posts read like someone else's?  Why are your posts childlike? Are you a child?  Why is Abe Simpson now my role model? 
    Why, I ask why?
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    Joe MacCarthy got a reaction from admin in RHIAN WILKINSON   
    Fact #4 - Why did you start a new thread when there already was one within eyeshot about 4 inches down
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    Joe MacCarthy got a reaction from Unnamed Trialist in 2018 FIFA U17 Women's World Cup Uruguay ( Nov13-Dec 1 )   
    Agree with much of that.  I was going to post something about Portelance during the game but it came across as unkind and I really didn't want to do that against a teenager.  She seemed behind the others in the games I saw, although she seemed to get marginally better in the second half which may have kept me from posting.
    I don't think we were outmatched but I definitely give the Mexicans credit for their team defending, it was outstanding.
    For Canada, I think we have a pretty solid keeper there, one to keep an eye on.
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    Joe MacCarthy got a reaction from xabuep2 in 2018 FIFA U17 Women's World Cup Uruguay ( Nov13-Dec 1 )   
    http://cricfree.org/soccer/mexico-u17-w-canada-u17-w-cfd7c458?l=2393347302
    Just close the "ads"
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    Joe MacCarthy got a reaction from Unnamed Trialist in 2018 FIFA U17 Women's World Cup Uruguay ( Nov13-Dec 1 )   
    I disagree about Huitema and I think over the years I've proven not to buy into hype.  But I do agree our Dbacks were very composed on the ball.  They were doing a little shift and deke all night instead of panic passing.  To tell the truth I think I have seen more composure and individual thought and skill on this team than most of the U20s I`ve seen over the years.
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    Joe MacCarthy got a reaction from Unnamed Trialist in 2018 FIFA U17 Women's World Cup Uruguay ( Nov13-Dec 1 )   
    I think a little of the credit here has to go to Herdman.  I believe Rhian was doing some asst coaching while she was still active as a player under Herdman where she would have picked up the mantra no detail too small or overlooked.
    I didn't see the Spain game, so I can't comment (although we rested some players) but I do know against Germany we were their better or equal in every aspect of the game.  That was no fluke win., that play by Shaw on the winning goal was fantastic and frankly I thought we were blowing by them most of the night.
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    Joe MacCarthy got a reaction from NickH in 2018 FIFA U17 Women's World Cup Uruguay ( Nov13-Dec 1 )   
    I think a little of the credit here has to go to Herdman.  I believe Rhian was doing some asst coaching while she was still active as a player under Herdman where she would have picked up the mantra no detail too small or overlooked.
    I didn't see the Spain game, so I can't comment (although we rested some players) but I do know against Germany we were their better or equal in every aspect of the game.  That was no fluke win., that play by Shaw on the winning goal was fantastic and frankly I thought we were blowing by them most of the night.
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    Joe MacCarthy got a reaction from red card in 2018 FIFA U17 Women's World Cup Uruguay ( Nov13-Dec 1 )   
    Can't believe I'm missing the first part of the Grey Cup for this but the girls deserve it by their first half.  I'm going to stick with them.
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    Joe MacCarthy got a reaction from jpg75 in NEW Mother of all Canucks Abroad (and domestic)   
    This is the link where the Moaca began to change  from the start it was given by CdnSupporter at BigSoccer, to my wanting to clarify it more.
    The above evolved into this
    Found the list on the other board. Looks like G-L had the idea before I did.
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    Joe MacCarthy got a reaction from RS in Herdman new head coach   
    Sorry I'm not buying this.  It's not like all these guys are proven commodities playing full time for big clubs, many are still kids, who have potential, who are in the systems of big clubs, big difference. 
    I think it would surprise people to find out how many kids we had trialling for fairly big clubs, ten or more years ago.  When I used to keep the MOACA, I still had all the names of people who fell by the wayside.  I was never worried when people said they're wouldn't be enough talent to stock a Canadian league.  Just saying, let's not get all mesmerized by the big team names.
    I think we had it wrong earlier about V's paranoia, I think it's more about some who have a real need to say I told you so.  Herdman will never get a break from them.
    As for his "face time" he is as close to a pseudo "Canadian" soccer face we have right now.  Davies may be that guy someday, but we are truly deluding ourselves if we think that Joe Canadian Sixpack, and not us hard core mental cases, knows any of our CMNT.
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    Joe MacCarthy got a reaction from El Hombre in Herdman new head coach   
    Sorry I'm not buying this.  It's not like all these guys are proven commodities playing full time for big clubs, many are still kids, who have potential, who are in the systems of big clubs, big difference. 
    I think it would surprise people to find out how many kids we had trialling for fairly big clubs, ten or more years ago.  When I used to keep the MOACA, I still had all the names of people who fell by the wayside.  I was never worried when people said they're wouldn't be enough talent to stock a Canadian league.  Just saying, let's not get all mesmerized by the big team names.
    I think we had it wrong earlier about V's paranoia, I think it's more about some who have a real need to say I told you so.  Herdman will never get a break from them.
    As for his "face time" he is as close to a pseudo "Canadian" soccer face we have right now.  Davies may be that guy someday, but we are truly deluding ourselves if we think that Joe Canadian Sixpack, and not us hard core mental cases, knows any of our CMNT.
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    Joe MacCarthy got a reaction from Red and White in Herdman new head coach   
    Sorry I'm not buying this.  It's not like all these guys are proven commodities playing full time for big clubs, many are still kids, who have potential, who are in the systems of big clubs, big difference. 
    I think it would surprise people to find out how many kids we had trialling for fairly big clubs, ten or more years ago.  When I used to keep the MOACA, I still had all the names of people who fell by the wayside.  I was never worried when people said they're wouldn't be enough talent to stock a Canadian league.  Just saying, let's not get all mesmerized by the big team names.
    I think we had it wrong earlier about V's paranoia, I think it's more about some who have a real need to say I told you so.  Herdman will never get a break from them.
    As for his "face time" he is as close to a pseudo "Canadian" soccer face we have right now.  Davies may be that guy someday, but we are truly deluding ourselves if we think that Joe Canadian Sixpack, and not us hard core mental cases, knows any of our CMNT.
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    Joe MacCarthy got a reaction from ted in Herdman new head coach   
    Yeah, but they weren't boys
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    Joe MacCarthy got a reaction from red card in Herdman new head coach   
    Sorry I'm not buying this.  It's not like all these guys are proven commodities playing full time for big clubs, many are still kids, who have potential, who are in the systems of big clubs, big difference. 
    I think it would surprise people to find out how many kids we had trialling for fairly big clubs, ten or more years ago.  When I used to keep the MOACA, I still had all the names of people who fell by the wayside.  I was never worried when people said they're wouldn't be enough talent to stock a Canadian league.  Just saying, let's not get all mesmerized by the big team names.
    I think we had it wrong earlier about V's paranoia, I think it's more about some who have a real need to say I told you so.  Herdman will never get a break from them.
    As for his "face time" he is as close to a pseudo "Canadian" soccer face we have right now.  Davies may be that guy someday, but we are truly deluding ourselves if we think that Joe Canadian Sixpack, and not us hard core mental cases, knows any of our CMNT.
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    Joe MacCarthy got a reaction from red card in Jonathan David   
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    Joe MacCarthy got a reaction from Olympique_de_Marseille in Jonathan David   
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    Joe MacCarthy got a reaction from MtlMario in Jonathan David   
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    Joe MacCarthy got a reaction from MtlMario in Herdman new head coach   
    ^And maybe Herdman is the guy to install that never say die attitude.  Let's not forget the women when they heartbreakingly lost quite possibly the greatest women's soccer game ever against the US and they had to come right back and play the formidable France.  They were getting hammered but never gave up, listen to the commentary at the tail end of the game (starting at 153:05).  It's what our hockey teams are known for and is a trait that should apply to our soccer teams as well.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewvnGXHFe5w
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    Joe MacCarthy got a reaction from johnyb in Herdman new head coach   
    ^And maybe Herdman is the guy to install that never say die attitude.  Let's not forget the women when they heartbreakingly lost quite possibly the greatest women's soccer game ever against the US and they had to come right back and play the formidable France.  They were getting hammered but never gave up, listen to the commentary at the tail end of the game (starting at 153:05).  It's what our hockey teams are known for and is a trait that should apply to our soccer teams as well.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewvnGXHFe5w
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    Joe MacCarthy got a reaction from Blackjack15 in Ballou Tabla   
    Agree
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    Joe MacCarthy got a reaction from grande in BMO Field Surface Poll   
    How so?  The bad condition of the turf this year had nothing to do with the Argos, they weren't playing.  It was the Canadian winter. And we have proof that soccer causes more stress to a surface (albeit hybrid) than football, so I'd be curious to hear your rationale.
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    Joe MacCarthy got a reaction from RS in Loss of the National Football Stadium   
    Then go to his site, the link is above.  Two of us have just promoted his site.
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    Joe MacCarthy got a reaction from Red and White in Loss of the National Football Stadium   
    Toronto FC tired of playing on ‘cow pasture’, installing new grass surface at BMO Field
    Neil Davidson, Canadian Press May 5, 2018
    Tired of playing on a “cow pasture,” Toronto FC plans to lay a new grass surface at BMO Field later this month.
    The existing pitch has suffered through a long, severe winter. Its condition was not helped by an unforgiving, crowded schedule that saw Toronto begin CONCACAF Champions League play in late February.
    Head groundskeeper Robert Heggie says the combination took its toll on the grass, which has been cutting up during play.
    The new pitch will be installed after the May 26 Toronto FC 2 game. The senior side does not play at home again until June 13 when D.C. United visits. The ArgosCFL home opener is June 23.
    “Basically after the resod, we have five weeks with one interruption,” said Heggie.
    Toronto put in a new grass field after BMO Field hosted the Centennial Classic outdoor hockey game in January 2017.
    After last December’s MLS Cup, club officials debated whether to install a new surface but elected to wait out of the concern that it might not take over the winter.
    “We weren’t sure how far along and how good the surface would have been a few weeks later,” said Heggie. “So it was kind of the devil you know versus the devil you don’t.”
    So the replacement grass pitch was left in Burford, Ont. The existing surface, meanwhile, took a beating from Mother Nature.
    “Basically you saw a green field but it didn’t have any root structure,” said team president Bill Manning.
    The TFC boss says it has made life difficult for his players.
    “You have a player like Sebastian Giovinco and the analogy I use is he’s a Ferrari. But if you put a Ferrari on a muddy or shoddy field, it’s not going to drive so well.”
    “In hindsight we put down the (new) turf right after MLS Cup (last December) … In some ways our guys have been playing on a little bit of a cow pasture,” he added. “And it’s been very difficult. Mother Nature was not kind to us this winter.”
    The new grass will be the fifth in eight years at BMO Field, which has undergone considerable construction to expand and improve the original venue that opened in 2007 with artificial turf.
    The plan from now on is to lay a new surface at the end of every season.
    Toronto is also going to have another look at the kind of hybrid turf used by teams like the Green Bay Packers. With about five per cent of the surface synthetic, that type of surface offers more durability.
    “As we go into the off-season, we may very well go that direction,” Manning said.
    Even though BMO Field has underground heating, an inflatable cover and grow-lamps, that isn’t enough to preserve grass in the depth of a Toronto winter.
    “That’s the burden of being a successful club. When you have an 11-month season, it’s tough,” said Heggie, who was named Sports Turf Manager of the Year in 2015 by Sports Turf Canada.
    “We do our best,” he added. “Usually we pull off some miracles. But Mother Nature wins. She’s always the judge, jury and executioner at the end of the day.”
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    Joe MacCarthy got a reaction from Kent in Loss of the National Football Stadium   
    Toronto FC tired of playing on ‘cow pasture’, installing new grass surface at BMO Field
    Neil Davidson, Canadian Press May 5, 2018
    Tired of playing on a “cow pasture,” Toronto FC plans to lay a new grass surface at BMO Field later this month.
    The existing pitch has suffered through a long, severe winter. Its condition was not helped by an unforgiving, crowded schedule that saw Toronto begin CONCACAF Champions League play in late February.
    Head groundskeeper Robert Heggie says the combination took its toll on the grass, which has been cutting up during play.
    The new pitch will be installed after the May 26 Toronto FC 2 game. The senior side does not play at home again until June 13 when D.C. United visits. The ArgosCFL home opener is June 23.
    “Basically after the resod, we have five weeks with one interruption,” said Heggie.
    Toronto put in a new grass field after BMO Field hosted the Centennial Classic outdoor hockey game in January 2017.
    After last December’s MLS Cup, club officials debated whether to install a new surface but elected to wait out of the concern that it might not take over the winter.
    “We weren’t sure how far along and how good the surface would have been a few weeks later,” said Heggie. “So it was kind of the devil you know versus the devil you don’t.”
    So the replacement grass pitch was left in Burford, Ont. The existing surface, meanwhile, took a beating from Mother Nature.
    “Basically you saw a green field but it didn’t have any root structure,” said team president Bill Manning.
    The TFC boss says it has made life difficult for his players.
    “You have a player like Sebastian Giovinco and the analogy I use is he’s a Ferrari. But if you put a Ferrari on a muddy or shoddy field, it’s not going to drive so well.”
    “In hindsight we put down the (new) turf right after MLS Cup (last December) … In some ways our guys have been playing on a little bit of a cow pasture,” he added. “And it’s been very difficult. Mother Nature was not kind to us this winter.”
    The new grass will be the fifth in eight years at BMO Field, which has undergone considerable construction to expand and improve the original venue that opened in 2007 with artificial turf.
    The plan from now on is to lay a new surface at the end of every season.
    Toronto is also going to have another look at the kind of hybrid turf used by teams like the Green Bay Packers. With about five per cent of the surface synthetic, that type of surface offers more durability.
    “As we go into the off-season, we may very well go that direction,” Manning said.
    Even though BMO Field has underground heating, an inflatable cover and grow-lamps, that isn’t enough to preserve grass in the depth of a Toronto winter.
    “That’s the burden of being a successful club. When you have an 11-month season, it’s tough,” said Heggie, who was named Sports Turf Manager of the Year in 2015 by Sports Turf Canada.
    “We do our best,” he added. “Usually we pull off some miracles. But Mother Nature wins. She’s always the judge, jury and executioner at the end of the day.”
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