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  1. 3 points
    Wow, a couple games this season Hume's team played a 3-5-1-1 I would call that formation "the middle finger" Think about it
  2. 2 points
    How would anyone know the unknown talent pool? (that sounds like a bit of a Donald Rumsfeld-like question). How can anyone know who has Canadian grand parentage unless the player makes that public themselves? Your statement seems to be a bit of a backhanded compliment towards Fussball_eh's hard work. I hope it isn't but it sounded like that to me at least.
  3. 2 points
    Geesh, alot of V's spend alot of time searching out tenuous ties to Canada (grandparents etc) and those guys are on that list. What do u want, Fussball to seperate the specfic ones with canadian grandparents from the rest? Or do you want a list of the unknown talent pool (hint once you find them and say something, they become known and go on that list). Lets see your leg work, see if it compares to Fussballs before you dismiss his work.
  4. 1 point
    That's a valid point, historically we've pulled ten guys to the edge of our box, hoofed the ball up the park to our lone striker, and hoped for the best. But against Hon and ES Hoilette was pushed up, playing like a second striker pretty much all game, Ricketts was the same until he got gassed and pulled back in the second half, and Johnson was right on his heels as well. Much more aggresive that what we've been used to, here's hoping it's a sign of things to come!
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    Happy Holidays and Thanks

    I've posted 'thank-you' threads quite a few times, but I honestly feel like it is still not enough. So here goes another one. It seems like an appropriate time given that it's close to the end of what has been such an event filled year. First off, happy holidays everyone. I'm glad to have renewed acquaintances and added a lot more faces to online profiles this year. As a Voyageur from one of Canada's pseudo-hinterlands, I really treasure connecting with others from across the country. Thanks first is all to Jamie and your countless hours of work on our behalf and to Pete and other Vs in Toronto. It was great coming in for GC, and additionally a fantastic experience in Vancouver. Pretty amazing how one guy can play such a huge role in events all across the country. Thanks to Mike, Sergio and crew in Edmonton for all the WWC organization. Once again, it was a great experience. Thanks to Zach, Massimo and many others in Vancouver for all your work and organization for WCQ. What a fantastic time that was. Cheers all. It's been a great 2015. Here's to a fantastic 2016. (PS - Put this in the men's forum for the most eyes to see it).
  6. 1 point
    I guess the man from vancouver has missed all the contentious conversations about whether we should pursue these players with tenuous ties to canada. Players with close and real ties to canada are usually not hard to track down (even for the CSA). Its fun for us to have the conversations, but I dont know if there is enough work there to have a CSA position dedicated to that. And this from a guy that is so worried about racism and discrimination, GEESHH, How about giving actual CDN citizens (that play for us up through the youth camps etc) some love and not pining for some mercenary whose grandmother was CDN and has never seen canada, and needs a CSA assistant to call him and tell him he is CDN eligible.
  7. 1 point
    Merry Christmas to all! I'd like to echo a special thanks to all those in Edmonton who really did make me feel welcome as well. Especially Sergio and Mike who went above and beyond to help!
  8. 1 point
    It's at the top of this website. Fussball_Eh, along with other V's spend countless hours tracking every Canadian eligible player playing semi-professionally or professionally around the globe. There's a whole thread dedicated to this as well. The problem is for every couple dozen guys we find there may be one good enough to actually become a regular contributor to our program, and who knows if they're actually interested. As Canadians we don't only compete with other nations for the services of players, see Fraser Aird, we also compete with the idea of not playing international football all together, see Lucas Cavallini.
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    I'm against the creation of such a position at the CSA because it would clearly go against the Charter of rights. It would discriminate between players on the base of their ethnic origins and I don't want to see that. The CSA should look at all the players regardless of whether they are eligible to play for Canada or not. Joyeux Noël!
  10. 1 point
    Well, is it a waste if we find 2 players who make our 23 man roster for a WCQ? There is only one player identified, our Scottish friend. There has to be more out there and fans and coaches aren't checking records and documents and birth certificates and immigration records to see what we don't know about it. That takes hours of work per player. There will be grandchildren of Canadian expats out there that nobody knows about their history. Hey, call me crazy. If we can find one guy a year who is better than what we have, I would invest the energy in someone doing it. But, that's just me.
  11. 1 point

    Happy Holidays and Thanks

    Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the ground, Not a creature was stirring, there wasn't a sound. The boots were all hung in the change room with care, In hopes that Saint (insert name of fictitious world-class Canadian striker) soon would be there. The players were nestled, all snug in their beds, While visions of the the hex danced in their heads. And mamma in her away kit, and me with my scarf, Had just seen Jack Warner and started to barf. When out on the pitch, there arose such a clatter, I sprang from the can and saw Sepp Blatter. Away to the window I flew like Ricketts, Tore open the shutters, and threw up my biscuits. The moon on the breasts of the new-fallen ho, Gave the lustre of FIFA gold coins to objects below. When, what to my wondering eyes should appear, But a starting eleven with a cooler of beer. With a little old gaffer, so old and so slow, I knew in a moment, it must be Floro. More rapid than golfers, his courses they came, And he whistled, and shouted, and called Osorio by name (finally). "Now Edgar, now Froeze, now Hoillet and Borjan, On Johnson, on Teibert, on Atiba and Larin Mercifully, for anyone unlucky enough to have read this crapola, I'm being called away to put some decorations together so I won't finish it. Merry Christmas/Joyeux Noël
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    2015 Toronto FC Offseason News

    I just posted in the WJ thread in response to Obina's comment about Cheyrou being a better player and I'll repost my comment here in response to you. I don't understand why WJ is getting no love! "Whaaaaat?!?! WJ is a 3 time MLS all star, with his last appearance in 2014, before his horrible accident. He is a two time MLS Champion and was the Portland Timbers supporters Player of the Year for 2013. He has also been named Canadian Player of the Year and won the Goal of the Year in MLS. WJ's injury was bad but there's no reason to believe he won't regain the form that made him one of the best players in MLS."
  13. 1 point

    Artificial turf accepted?

    The open endzones are because cfl fields have 20 yrd endzones that rarely see any playing action. the endzone seats are least desired in cfl with some of the worst views. Thats why you dont see cdn stadiums with endzone seats. Also having been to thf and seeing the massive roof construction going on at bmo i can assure you they are not "half assed stadiums" just because a stadium has an open end doesnt mean its a "half assed stadium"
  14. 1 point

    Artificial turf accepted?

    I not sure about the economics of doing this, but if Regina ever did get a soccer team (or if we had a one-off friendly with one of the national teams, temporary stands in the end zones would help immensely and it would give a place for any supporters to hang out. I've been to pretty much all the stadia across Canada now except for Montreal/Maritimes so I've got a decent grasp on their differences. IG looked fantastic, especially as it was almost full, the site-lines were decent from the supporters section/sideline, but the end zone seats are pretty far back. They are elevated which helps. TH field also looked great decked out for soccer, the west (I think?) stand is very vertical and when everyone cheers, there is a wall of sound that comes at you and that is fantastic. I thought that the raised end zone mezzanines are a great touch in Hamilton. Despite being fairly far from the action, when you are raised up it gives you a better view. Ottawa's stadium is stunning. Beautiful design and beautiful location, both for pub access and natural beauty. Thought the view was close enough to the field to feel part of the action. If I was a Fury supporter I would love to have one of those condos overlooking the field So far, new Mosaic is looking pretty good. The entire bowl is below grade much like IG. The roof structure is appealing looking even during construction. But I think, considering the end zone situation, that it will still suffer a bit from distance when outfitted for soccer. Still, it will be about as visually appealing as something in Regina can be. They are even making use of the small park beside the stadium build, so that's a nice touch.
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