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3 hours ago, socceronly said:

 

The way forward though, is for this to be a country people want to play for and our job is to do that in the stands not advocating we cap tie people out of desperate insecurity. 

I think most people are suggesting he should be called to the national team because of merit though - who else is scoring 5 goals in 67 minutes at a decent level in Europe at the age of 18? If we are calling 18 year old keepers with no pro/top flight European experience (and I'm not complaining that we are), why wouldn't we call in David for a Concacaf Nations League match against the USVI or Dominica?

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Just now, Gian-Luca said:

I think most people are suggesting he should be called to the national team because of merit though - who else is scoring 5 goals in 67 minutes at a decent level in Europe at the age of 18? If we are calling 18 year old keepers with no pro/top flight European experience (and I'm not complaining that we are), why wouldn't we call in David for a Concacaf Nations League match against the USVI or Dominica?

Oh I totally agree, and was not calling out anyone posting it in this thread.  

It was more of a general post not really for this thread in particular. 

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Pretty sure the youth movement will be underway within MNT starting game 1 nations league and David will be there. If Juventus has twittered already that Busti has been called for USVI Match I don’t think Gent will be too far behind and tweeting or announcing a David call up for the camp. 

I think there is a legit possibility we could 5+ youth players earn their first cap / become cap tied to us right off the bat and that’s exciting. Imagine if all these players were to get called and worked into the same match:

David

Millar

Cornelius

Busti

Brault-Guillard

Cordova

Tabla (gasp lol)

Godinho I believe is still recovering from injury but could be on the cap tie list here too if her was healthy. Hopefully soon. 

And tho he’s filed a switch already to play for MNT back in March, could also be first competitive match for Wotherspoon.

 

Exciting stuff.

 

 

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3 hours ago, jpg75 said:

What? No they don't. Do they?

There's an autobiography from a former CMNT player that includes a part about lurking the V's board...

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I get that we may come across as a bit needy sometimes, but on the grand scale of Internet comments there are a lot worse things than having a bunch of people say really great things about you and desperately wanting you to be part of their team.  If that is our biggest crime when it comes to prospective players, I think we are in okay shape.

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27 minutes ago, zeelaw said:

There's an autobiography from a former CMNT player that includes a part about lurking the V's board...

I was being facetious, but that's the first i've heard of that...Paul James?

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1 hour ago, jpg75 said:

I was being facetious, but that's the first i've heard of that...Paul James?

Is there another former Canadian national men's team member to have released an autobiography? I'm genuinely asking this.

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I checked this thread earlier today. Surprised David did find a way to score another goal since.

I look forward to David and Davies banging in goals next to each other in Canada jerseys just like they did at the U15 level

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5 hours ago, Blackdude said:

Is there another former Canadian national men's team member to have released an autobiography? I'm genuinely asking this.

Not that i know of...i haven't read his book so not sure if i answered correctly. Zeelaw?

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14 hours ago, socceronly said:

DDT, deadly to anyone who dares play us....   :) 

I called it the DDT line in a earlier page. Great minds think alike.😁

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1 hour ago, canta15 said:

talked to a Gent fan. He said he should be starting within the next few games.

The coach is trying to keep him grounded  but at this point you have to unleash him or it’ll be even worse.  Any other player from 20 to 45 would be starting if they put up those numbers so you’re sending a poor message continually protecting him.  Let him start.. wait for him to go cold and then bring him back down.

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7 minutes ago, Keegan said:

The coach is trying to keep him grounded  but at this point you have to unleash him or it’ll be even worse.  Any other player from 20 to 45 would be starting if they put up those numbers so you’re sending a poor message continually protecting him.  Let him start.. wait for him to go cold and then bring him back down.

Can you imagine the panic on the V's board when David will have his first 90 min without a goal? 

"Would D2 Norway be a better league for him?"

"He should move to Grozny and play for their U21 team!"

" Would the CPL be a better option for him? "

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6 minutes ago, aloyol said:

Can you imagine the panic on the V's board when David will have his first 90 min without a goal? 

"Would D2 Norway be a better league for him?"

"He should move to Grozny and play for their U21 team!"

" Would the CPL be a better option for him? "

No way he is going to continue at the rate is currently going...so everybody best expect a cool down....probably soon.

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23 minutes ago, mpg_29 said:

No way he is going to continue at the rate is currently going...so everybody best expect a cool down....probably soon.

So what you're saying is we shouldn't expect him to start playing 90 minutes every game and finish the season with over 200 goals?

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2 hours ago, jpg75 said:

Not that i know of...i haven't read his book so not sure if i answered correctly. Zeelaw?

Bob Lenarduzzi's (awful, don't read it) "autobiography" includes a bit where he throws shade at the Voyageurs.

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22 minutes ago, Lord Bob said:

Bob Lenarduzzi's (awful, don't read it) "autobiography" includes a bit where he throws shade at the Voyageurs.

Lol. Lenny Bobarduzzi should have focused more on coaching and less on what the V's were saying.

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Alot of his goals seem to catch the keeper off guard, like they're expecting another touch for him to settle it before shooting, but instead he slots it into the side of the net. Love the confidence. Excited about this guy.

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1 hour ago, Keegan said:

The coach is trying to keep him grounded  but at this point you have to unleash him or it’ll be even worse.  Any other player from 20 to 45 would be starting if they put up those numbers so you’re sending a poor message continually protecting him.  Let him start.. wait for him to go cold and then bring him back down.

I am actually fine with how they are handling him. He is only 18 years old, afterall.

Not to take away from his stellar goal scoring rate, but there's more to consider than just his finishing ability, such as how he contributes to the team's overall play, etc.

Also, I favour the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" approach in this case. He is helping the team off the bench every game. Is it in the best interest of the team to change anything at this point?

The time will come, and soon, where he starts games, but there's no rush in my opinion.

I'd say they should keep riding his rich "off the bench" vein of form at this time.

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