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Lord Bob

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    Lord Bob got a reaction from Sport Shaman in Can we talk jerseys?   
    Definitely the Nike kits are an embarrassment. No amount of money could have been worth getting in bed with that.
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    Lord Bob got a reaction from Lofty in 2019 Women's World Cup   
    Destroy VAR, burn the tapes, exile the video assistant referees to St. Helena. I was cheering for Italy in this game but nothing about that was okay.
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    Lord Bob got a reaction from Stanley in 2019 Women's World Cup   
    Destroy VAR, burn the tapes, exile the video assistant referees to St. Helena. I was cheering for Italy in this game but nothing about that was okay.
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    Lord Bob got a reaction from Patrick in 2019 Women's World Cup   
    Destroy VAR, burn the tapes, exile the video assistant referees to St. Helena. I was cheering for Italy in this game but nothing about that was okay.
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    Lord Bob got a reaction from ted in Pacific FC - 2019 Season Thread   
    Not Straith, alas; off to Hansa Rostock.
     
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    Lord Bob got a reaction from Aird25 in Pacific FC - 2019 Season Thread   
    Not Straith, alas; off to Hansa Rostock.
     
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    Lord Bob got a reaction from matty in OneSoccer   
    Good bet, since it's already been announced the game is on TSN2.
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    Lord Bob got a reaction from johnyb in 2019 CONCACAF U17 Championship   
    I blow hot and cold on it. If your resources are limited (and "money" is not the only resource here) it makes sense to let the professional academies do your scouting for you. Yes you miss the diamonds in the rough, but you also see boys who already passed the eye of scouts and coaches playing against their peers rather than having to evaluate big fish in small ponds. You're calling up players used to pro training and pro discipline and playing with talent beside them as well as opposing, which is good when you have so little time to really coach them.
    That said, in a country like this there are plenty of diamonds in our rough and we all know it.
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    Lord Bob got a reaction from ted in Match Thread--May 12th 2019--Edmonton vs Pacific   
    I watched the game on a phone while heading to the TSS Rovers game and it looked just awful. Glad to see people agree. On the phone I thought it was never a red or even a foul on Lincourt-Joseph, but Jeff Paulus and Unnamed Trialist are making me want to see it properly.
    Obviously Pacific was quite happy with a draw and I don't really blame them. The depth crisis has hit sooner than even the haters predicted and to scratch a point under the circumstances isn't too bad.
    Edmonton misses Ameobi. REB just isn't a young colt anymore, he can't lead the line.
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    Lord Bob got a reaction from Kent in 1000 Mins - U21 Players - 2019   
    I mean Pacific is going all-out on kids; they're exceptional by any standard in that respect. This is a professional first division and we shouldn't get out-of-hand making it purely developmental. 
    1,000 minutes might be a conservative boundary, but in the first year you should be conservative.
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    Lord Bob got a reaction from youllneverwalkalone in 2019 CONCACAF U17 Championship   
    I blow hot and cold on it. If your resources are limited (and "money" is not the only resource here) it makes sense to let the professional academies do your scouting for you. Yes you miss the diamonds in the rough, but you also see boys who already passed the eye of scouts and coaches playing against their peers rather than having to evaluate big fish in small ponds. You're calling up players used to pro training and pro discipline and playing with talent beside them as well as opposing, which is good when you have so little time to really coach them.
    That said, in a country like this there are plenty of diamonds in our rough and we all know it.
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    Lord Bob got a reaction from gator in 2019 CONCACAF U17 Championship   
    I blow hot and cold on it. If your resources are limited (and "money" is not the only resource here) it makes sense to let the professional academies do your scouting for you. Yes you miss the diamonds in the rough, but you also see boys who already passed the eye of scouts and coaches playing against their peers rather than having to evaluate big fish in small ponds. You're calling up players used to pro training and pro discipline and playing with talent beside them as well as opposing, which is good when you have so little time to really coach them.
    That said, in a country like this there are plenty of diamonds in our rough and we all know it.
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    Lord Bob got a reaction from toontownman in 2019 CONCACAF U17 Championship   
    I blow hot and cold on it. If your resources are limited (and "money" is not the only resource here) it makes sense to let the professional academies do your scouting for you. Yes you miss the diamonds in the rough, but you also see boys who already passed the eye of scouts and coaches playing against their peers rather than having to evaluate big fish in small ponds. You're calling up players used to pro training and pro discipline and playing with talent beside them as well as opposing, which is good when you have so little time to really coach them.
    That said, in a country like this there are plenty of diamonds in our rough and we all know it.
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    Lord Bob got a reaction from jonovision in Have you joined OneSoccer Yet?   
    Yep. The cast button is on the front page of the app, not in the video player, FYI.
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    Lord Bob got a reaction from matty in 1000 Mins - U21 Players - 2019   
    I mean Pacific is going all-out on kids; they're exceptional by any standard in that respect. This is a professional first division and we shouldn't get out-of-hand making it purely developmental. 
    1,000 minutes might be a conservative boundary, but in the first year you should be conservative.
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    Lord Bob got a reaction from Aird25 in 1000 Mins - U21 Players - 2019   
    I mean Pacific is going all-out on kids; they're exceptional by any standard in that respect. This is a professional first division and we shouldn't get out-of-hand making it purely developmental. 
    1,000 minutes might be a conservative boundary, but in the first year you should be conservative.
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    Lord Bob got a reaction from Ivanovski94 in CPL General   
    Enemies of the people!
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    Lord Bob got a reaction from ted in Match Thread - Apr 28th - Pacific FC vs HFX Wanderers FC   
    Interesting note on this:
    Having been there it makes sense. BC Hydro put up signs around the pole saying "just standing here might kill you," I don't know they'd feel good about scissor lifts swaying near the wires.
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    Lord Bob got a reaction from BuzzAndSting in Match Thread - Apr 28th - Pacific FC vs HFX Wanderers FC   
    Interesting note on this:
    Having been there it makes sense. BC Hydro put up signs around the pole saying "just standing here might kill you," I don't know they'd feel good about scissor lifts swaying near the wires.
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    Lord Bob got a reaction from ted in Match Thread - Apr 28th - Pacific FC vs HFX Wanderers FC   
    I don't really believe that I went to a game at City Centre Park, where I once watched the Victoria Highlanders play the Whitecaps PDL team for dozens of people, to see nearly 6,000 people go nuts for the home team. It doesn't feel right.
    Halifax was lesser but could easily have drawn and it wouldn't have been a crime. Holy moly MacNaughton was good value for that second yellow (and I had been enjoying his game before that). Saw Verhoeven pretty bad in the first half, apart from a couple good passes, but really grew into it in the second. Haber is not going to score as much in this league as some people hoped but he did some good out there; if he can channel his inner Emile Heskey that won't be bad for anyone. The guys need to learn that Fisk aside their front line is not really mobile but that'll come.
    Amazing experience. I am a happy man. Thank you to the HFX fans who made the trip.
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    Lord Bob got a reaction from ironcub14 in Match Thread - Apr 27th - Forge FC vs York 9   
    Borges with three great chances already. If not for CanPL he'd be on Unattached FC.
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    Lord Bob got a reaction from gator in Match Thread - Apr 28th - Pacific FC vs HFX Wanderers FC   
    I don't really believe that I went to a game at City Centre Park, where I once watched the Victoria Highlanders play the Whitecaps PDL team for dozens of people, to see nearly 6,000 people go nuts for the home team. It doesn't feel right.
    Halifax was lesser but could easily have drawn and it wouldn't have been a crime. Holy moly MacNaughton was good value for that second yellow (and I had been enjoying his game before that). Saw Verhoeven pretty bad in the first half, apart from a couple good passes, but really grew into it in the second. Haber is not going to score as much in this league as some people hoped but he did some good out there; if he can channel his inner Emile Heskey that won't be bad for anyone. The guys need to learn that Fisk aside their front line is not really mobile but that'll come.
    Amazing experience. I am a happy man. Thank you to the HFX fans who made the trip.
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    Lord Bob got a reaction from ktf in Match Thread - Apr 28th - Pacific FC vs HFX Wanderers FC   
    I don't really believe that I went to a game at City Centre Park, where I once watched the Victoria Highlanders play the Whitecaps PDL team for dozens of people, to see nearly 6,000 people go nuts for the home team. It doesn't feel right.
    Halifax was lesser but could easily have drawn and it wouldn't have been a crime. Holy moly MacNaughton was good value for that second yellow (and I had been enjoying his game before that). Saw Verhoeven pretty bad in the first half, apart from a couple good passes, but really grew into it in the second. Haber is not going to score as much in this league as some people hoped but he did some good out there; if he can channel his inner Emile Heskey that won't be bad for anyone. The guys need to learn that Fisk aside their front line is not really mobile but that'll come.
    Amazing experience. I am a happy man. Thank you to the HFX fans who made the trip.
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    Lord Bob got a reaction from toontownman in Match Thread - Apr 28th - Pacific FC vs HFX Wanderers FC   
    I don't really believe that I went to a game at City Centre Park, where I once watched the Victoria Highlanders play the Whitecaps PDL team for dozens of people, to see nearly 6,000 people go nuts for the home team. It doesn't feel right.
    Halifax was lesser but could easily have drawn and it wouldn't have been a crime. Holy moly MacNaughton was good value for that second yellow (and I had been enjoying his game before that). Saw Verhoeven pretty bad in the first half, apart from a couple good passes, but really grew into it in the second. Haber is not going to score as much in this league as some people hoped but he did some good out there; if he can channel his inner Emile Heskey that won't be bad for anyone. The guys need to learn that Fisk aside their front line is not really mobile but that'll come.
    Amazing experience. I am a happy man. Thank you to the HFX fans who made the trip.
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    Lord Bob got a reaction from Pottsy3 in Match Thread - Apr 28th - Pacific FC vs HFX Wanderers FC   
    I don't really believe that I went to a game at City Centre Park, where I once watched the Victoria Highlanders play the Whitecaps PDL team for dozens of people, to see nearly 6,000 people go nuts for the home team. It doesn't feel right.
    Halifax was lesser but could easily have drawn and it wouldn't have been a crime. Holy moly MacNaughton was good value for that second yellow (and I had been enjoying his game before that). Saw Verhoeven pretty bad in the first half, apart from a couple good passes, but really grew into it in the second. Haber is not going to score as much in this league as some people hoped but he did some good out there; if he can channel his inner Emile Heskey that won't be bad for anyone. The guys need to learn that Fisk aside their front line is not really mobile but that'll come.
    Amazing experience. I am a happy man. Thank you to the HFX fans who made the trip.
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