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  1. An Observer

    Herdman new head coach

    Spain’s national anthem has lyrics. They added it about 5 years ago or so.
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    CPL General

    Thanks. Didn't realise that.
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    CPL General

    Don’t think you are correct: CFL roster sizes are 46 players (rather than 53 as in the NFL, though only 45 will dress for a game). A CFL team may dress up to 44 players comprising 21 non-imports (essentially, Canadians), 20 imports (almost exclusively Americans), and 3 quarterbacks
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    CPL General

    The CFL does it differently. It requires a certain amount of Canadians on the game day roster which effectively means all the foreigners (ie Americans) start and the Canadians fill in the rest of the slots. The rest of the Canadians are the subs. For soccer in would mean efffectively saying you can only have 6 foreigners on the match day line up which effectively would mean they all would likely start
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    General - CONCACAF Nations League

    I am continually amazed at how people keep responding to people like him on this board? Ignore is a wonderful feature. I think it says as much about the posters as those that respond to them. The responders just can't help themselves and must argue or counter every point that even a clear imbecile makes. I feel sorry for their wives. It must be hell living with them (and don't interpret that as me saying their wives are imbeciles as that is not my point).,
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    York 9 2019 launch/offseason thread

    They are playing just across the border at the appropriately named York University
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    Victoria CPL

    Considering the issue with the Hydro pole and the electricity lines beside the stadium, I vote that the side is named Dinamo Victoria or Dynamo Victoria. You might as well embrace the reality of your existence.
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    CONCACAF Nations League

    This is what the ignore feature is designed for.
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    CPL Stadiums Thread

    Half seems a lot. They need to tarp the top deck and the sides in the lower deck. And behind the goals put one hospitality / vip section and then behind the other end put a supporters section with people on the rail right behind the goal. Both need to be in the end zones of the cfl configuration. If they can’t do that then they need to put the goal on the right in the pic right back onto the hospitality party and move the pitch off center as frankly it doesn’t matter as you would have one goal right up against the hospitalty part and the other empty
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    Toulon Tournament (2018)

    I few hightlights don't show the whole match. He shut down most of the attacks. On the highlights he gets beaten twice. The first where he is double teaming the player and that player makes a nice play to split them; the second is where he forces his man inside but another overlaps to the outside and beats him for pace. Sure. he could have done better in both situations but neither was a major error and both were good play by the Portuguese
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    Toulon Tournament (2018)

    I watched the match. I wasn't blown away by any of the Canadian players but most were solid. Legault at right back stood out and David looks a player especially when you consider he was likely the youngest on the pitch for both sides. You can see why Okello is liked as he is very tall, rangy, and covers a lot of ground but his passing certainly needs to improve to get to the next level. Cornelius has the physical attributes and is a good defender but gave the ball away a lot when pressured. Dunn is big and strong and quick (and also young). You can see him having a future as he reminds me of Henry (including the brain farts with the ball). Shome was average. Daniels can certainly run with the ball at his feet but for someone playing the 10 role, he wasn't very creative at all. Twardek was probably one of Canada's best players but I think that was more due to the fact that he was 2 years older than most of the Portuguese players so could physically manhandle them...his skill definitely let him down when he created opportunities for himself to cross or otherwise. As for the subs, none of them stood out although Choniere had a good run and chance right when he came on. You can definitely see the skill with Verhoeven but would need to see more of him to have a better judgment. The keeper really had no work to do so really no comment there. As for Herdman, he seemed to have gotten his tactics quite right and out coached the Portuguese manager who never seemed to be able to adjust to the pressure from Canada even into the second half. We probably had as much of the ball as they did which is gotta be a first for us playing a side like Portugal who is known for possession. I liked how he brought Daniels up to pressure up high with David...he also had the midfield constantly switching positions both in defense and attack which kept them off balance. Also, when a player chased someone out of position he kept going but another player moved into his position so the side kept its shape. There was one point in the second half where David tracked back so Okello (who is a defensive mid) moved up to take his spot at striker and actually continued to pressure the ball there when it was played back. I found the tactics quite interesting and wondered whether they would translate to the senior game.
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    Liam Fraser

    I thought he as excellent. His passing was fantastic as said. He really can spread it around the park. And move the ball forward into spaces that break the defence down. And his speed of thought is impressive. I imagine he will just get better in that regard if he can get more minutes. Agree that he is slow of foot. He really needs to work on that as much as possible. And really need to see how his defending develops. Piette is more of a destroyer type in that role. Where with Fraser you lose something defensively but gain it in going forward with his passing. It will be interesting how they both develop but he will give the national team options in the years ahead
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    Ownership Worth

    Ottawa Fury is essentially CFL group so I think they have pretty deep pockets. FC Edmonton seems to not be so deep but others may know better. Not sure about Halifax or the BC entry (or Victoria)
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    Calgary launch/2019 offseason thread

    Not so sure about the stands set way back from the field on the one side...I hope that is just an error in the photo and not how they plan it....otherwise, a cool venue
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    Me too. And it has made me to start to enjoy this board again. I would highly recommend it