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  1. 48 points
    spitfire

    Liam Millar

    Wanted to share these photos of Liam's shirt that his family had framed for him from his senior debut! He's a proper proud Canadian!! It's up in his room in Liverpool!!
  2. 46 points
    spitfire

    Liam Millar

    Trust me when I say It would only be a loan Liam is going no where permanently anytime soon.(I would know) He is very happy at Liverpool and very highly rated, he is being developed as a back up in the Firmino mould... but understands the need for first team football to help develop his game. Last thing we want is for him to be a just in case player it would stifle his development... ATM it seems he is going to stay at LFC playing in the Premier league 2 with Liverpool FC u23s and pushing for fist team opportunities in the Caribou Cup. With him likely to go out on loan in January. He is gutted to have not gone on the first team tour to the USA but LFC had 6 players return from loan Origi. Ojo Wilson, Sturridge, Kent and Markovic... Wilson has gone to Derby Kent to Rangers...once more players go out on loan he should be in training with the first team. He is right on the fringe of the first team atm.. The one thing I never really got as a player(I played for a short time for Charlton 25 years ago...)was the mental side and how important it is..in my day u just got on with it... Liam has a mental skills coach through the club, that deals with set backs(like not going on tour, or being dropped back down) and dealing with ups and downs of the game, and injuries...it has really helped him... at the level Liam is at now that is the difference maker and the thing we lack in Canada.. the players that can deal and push through are the ones that go on to make it. The journey is a real rollercoaster ride of success and failure... sorry long post...
  3. 37 points
    shermanator

    Alphonso Davies

    Just posting this for the likes...
  4. 31 points
    Liam like I, have great pride in being Canadian, we always talk about playing for where your heart lies. There will always be people who talk about careers decisions and such(playing for England being better for your career) but in the end he loves Canada and was born there it made him who is today and that's why he is proud to pull on the red. His career will take him where it is supposed to. I always say when the national anthem plays, play for the country that gives you chills... I get chills ever time O' Canada plays and so does he... Liam has a had a great preseason at LFC is fit and ready to go. Their first PL2 game is this weekend vs Brighton. I as he, wants to be selected because he deserves it not because you want to cap tie him. He won't play for anyone else...
  5. 29 points
    stevensandor

    Ballou Tabla

    The issue isn't with the site per se, it's with the linking. If you simply go to the site, you won't have issues (and why we don't find any our end). It's a complex issue, we've looked at it. Because the issue actually happens BEFORE people get to the site. It's the link being intercepted and people being re-directed. It happens to a minority of people. It's a problem, but a real head-scratcher. I may actually stop sending links and simply post updates that will instruct people to go to the site manually. I'll put it frankly, The11.ca loses a lot of money. It was a labour of love that I subsidized with the broadcast money I would make from doing NASL games. Obviously, those don't happen anymore. Launched Plastic Pitch, that broke even in year one and two, but then it became too expensive to run (I was out of pocket nearly 10K on it in year three, so some hard decisions had to be made). I understand that the app world collapsed (as one industry insider once put it at a conference I was at, "apps are the eight-track tapes of our generation") so I'd eat that. I guess, I just want you all to understand that "fixing" an issue can be very, very expensive. Like, four or five digits. I leave the lights on simply because I'm hopeful that the CanPL will launch and that will create some new revenue lines so that the site can break even. But when I take on writing projects that pay the bills (writing about things that aren't soccer) to ones that are a massive financial wasteland (writing about soccer), I'd just like readers to understand that the site is more a labour of love than anything else at this point. "Fixing" issues is expensive.
  6. 29 points
    El Hombre

    Jonathan Osorio

    Sure, you've provided examples from multiple soccer reporters that he has interest in Europe. Sure, you've provided a quote from his own general manager confirming that there are teams interested. Sure, he is having a very good year and it's not out of the realm of possibility that some European teams have come by to kick the tires. Sure, other MLS players like Mohammed Saeid, Roland Alberg, Joevin Jones, Ambroise Oyongo, João Meira, Mix Diskerud, Jack Harrison, and Cyle Larin all made similar moves just this past January. Sure, Canadian soccer players have made the international news lately with Alphonso Davies' transfer and Jonathan David's exploits, generating even a slight uptick in the interest in Canadian soccer in some circles. Even so, the fact remains that no team has contacted me personally to let me know that they are interested in Osorio, so until that happens I choose to believe that there is no interest at all in him. If he doesn't sign with TFC, he better hope he can catch on with a CPL or L1O team.
  7. 26 points
    socceronly

    CPL General

    If the people on this forum can't be happy and excited about what is happening today, this league is fucked. Get a grip people. We need to STOP being in tear down mode. Switch to being builders. Do it in your fucking head, NOW.
  8. 24 points
    dyslexic nam

    Ballou Tabla

    All I know is that constantly quoting him really reduces the effectiveness of my "ignore" function.
  9. 23 points
    for the record Liam has turned down 3 call ups to England... for the record...
  10. 22 points
    spitfire

    Liam Millar

    It would only be a 6 month loan and only to play in the Sunderland 1st team with penalty for under 70% playing time. It would be a good move to get first team playing time. It is standard pathway for top English prospects. Harry Kane went on loan 5 times as did Beckham. This is the clubs plan. Sunderland is one of 4 clubs looking to take Liam on loan. Liam is not leaving lfc(except on Loan)...not anytime soon anyway .
  11. 22 points
  12. 21 points
    socceronly

    Alphonso Davies

    This sentence, is incredible.
  13. 20 points
    Jason Armond

    Victoria CPL

    Hey there, long time lurker, very rarely post anything. (my bad) As president of the Lake Side Buoys, we are dedicated to supporting local soccer here in Victoria. If a CPL team sprang up in the next few years here, you better believe we'd be supporting it. If that meant the Highlanders were to move up, great. If that meant an entirely new team running concurrent with the Highlanders, well, I can't speak for all the Buoys, but I'd attend both. And here's a little update to this thread - Westhills stadium is currently undergoing an expansion that will be completed next year. (an expansion that could, in theory, host a CPL crowd) Our new ownership group and sponsorship will make a lot more things possible than they have been in the previous few years, so I'm pretty hopeful for this upcoming season. (our first PDL match is tonight, our first home game is next week) The owner of the Westhills stadium has already reached out to some of our ownership group. Right now, the Highlanders have a commitment with UVic, but that deal could change next season, and if it does, we'll likely see a major venue change. Our ownership group is very aware of the CPL, and the CPL is very aware of the Highlanders. My supporters group has been contacted by CPL's marketing team already to gauge interest in a CPL team in Victoria. My guess here is that this season in the PDL will be a trial run to determine if moving up to the CPL is economically viable. It may take a season or two to figure that out, but I highly doubt that the Highlanders ownership group want to remain in the PDL forever. Either way, it's an exciting time to be a Victoria soccer supporter.
  14. 20 points
    BrennanFan

    Cyle Larin

    And THAT is how you take the high road.
  15. 19 points
    spitfire

    Liam Millar

    TBH they said there were a few reasons. This is their process, they are happy for the interest in Liam. But they said it is rare for a 18 year old pro(first full year as one) to go out on loan. Woodburn, Herbie Kane, Ojaria, and Kent all waited until their second year. The first loan is very important. It has to be the right fit for the player and club. He has to go and do well and play, a bad first loan can be much worse then no loan at all. so it has to be the right fit. 2ndly They say they want him to play u23s get a good run of games under his belt, train with the first team and have opportunities to possibly play in the Carabou cup with the first team. Again he is very highly rated and take the development very seriously. It is on their timeline and I trust it. Sure I want him to play 1st team football but what they are saying seems to make sense...
  16. 19 points
    BuzzAndSting

    Ballou Tabla

    Pretty much if he chooses Canada then it will be good for Canada but if he choose Ivory Coast (Cote d’Ivoire) then that wouldn’t be as good as if he chose Canada but if he chooses Canada he may get to play in a World Cup because we are hosting (co-hosting with Mexico and USA) in 2026 but it’s also possible Ivory Coast (Cote d’Ivoire) make the 2022 World Cup (Qatar) or even maybe as well the 2026 World Cup (Canada, Mexico and USA) but it is also possible that Canada makes the 2022 World Cup (Qatar) but that is still to be decided and it’s possible that he could make Canada better if he chooses Canada instead of Ivory Coast (Cote d’Ivoire) because I’m sure they’re looking at him because they would potentially want him to play in qualifying for the 2022 World Cup (Qatar) and maybe even in qualifying for the 2026 World Cup (Canada, Mexico and USA).
  17. 19 points
    Gian-Luca

    Toulon Tournament (2018)

    In November 1963 he assassinated Lee Harvey Oswald live on television and died about 6 years later from an illness while he was still in prison. Which makes it a bit of a surprise call up - not the fact that he's been dead for nearly 50 years, but the fact that I didn't think he was eligible to play for Canada given that he's an American.
  18. 19 points
    shermanator

    CPL General

    Also, looks like we have a date for a York 9 announcement. TFC II, you are cordially not invited.
  19. 18 points
    Cavalinni scores the game winner (2-1) in the 94th minute vs Montereey https://streamable.com/2vghq
  20. 18 points
    And he scored in the 56th. Sounds like he may have also had a goal incorrectly called back for offside in the first half.
  21. 18 points
    C2SKI

    Canadians abroad: August 3-9, 2018

    And he scores to salvage a draw. What a debut!
  22. 18 points
    Shortdutchcanuck

    Liam Millar

    Go longer if you want, always appreciate any insights/inside info you can offer. We're all pretty stoked about this kid and the way he plays.
  23. 18 points
    ted

    Victoria CPL

    After meeting with Josh and Rob and Dean this afternoon I can say looks like a big, fat yes. They had already considered the other options (Josh in particular said he'd love to be back at RAP where he played for Victoria United) and they are aware of the challenges and had already started working on options to get fans to the games. The passion for this project from the two ex-Canada players was palpable. They spoke of developing players for the national team, providing playing spots for 18 year-old Canadians like they were. I was most impressed when Rob spoke about winning the Canadian Championship and competing in the Champions League. The only sad note was the lack of cooperation (up until now) with the Highlanders. They did talk about working with them, but they are starting something new. A fresh start without "baggage" is how I would describe their thinking. I'm looking forward to what the "identity team" comes up with. I will say that neither "Port City" nor "BCFC" came up the whole time we were talking.
  24. 18 points
    grasshopper1917

    Breaking news from Halifax

    Met up last night to get ready for Fridays big announcement. Big day for Halifax, big news regarding the club and big news from the supporters group. Stay tuned!
  25. 18 points
    Kadenge

    The Importance of Jr. Hoilett

    selected as players' player of the 2017/2018 season
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