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Joe MacCarthy

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  1. I'm old and my brain has gone to mush but I seem to remember when he went from defender to forward he had a helluva strike rate which seemed to come totally out of the blue. Looking at that list it seems that nobody took better advantage of their chances than McKenna and Gerba.
  2. Agree on both, I've always been a real Leon fan. Not quite the Tanc presence that I think most teams need but I think she is as close as we've got. Aside from Sinc, I think Beckie and Leon are among the few who have a real poacher's sense.
  3. Did they actually say that, because I think they were giving Sinc her props for having the expertise of being in the right place at the right time. I'll try and temper my bias but we were definitely better in the first half, and they had a decent run in the second but they never seriously threatened. Labbe had a fairly quiet day. But that goal we scored, Wicky Wacky Woo! Unfortunately the highlight don't show the entire field long setup.
  4. I haven't looked lately but I believe England are ranked ahead of us. Personally, I've never thought they were very good and yesterday didn't change my perception, especially when they field the same lineup we've seen for years. But then again so did we a bit, and experience aside I think a few on our side should have their swan song.
  5. Got away with one there in the final minute. Nothing especially inspiring, looked like both teams played their lineups from years ago. Don't think I'll be rewatching this one.
  6. Great full field length setup play on that goal, I thought they'd score. Hit the bar... and then BAM
  7. Most of the first half played in the England end. We were marginally better but neither side had an especially dangerous opportunity
  8. After watching that clip, I miss Dobbie, a guy who made himself into a soccer announcer, learned from his mistakes and added some truthful emotion.
  9. My God, I can't believe that was 17 years ago. Funny how names that are so commonplace on this board disappear, I guess that's what happens in 17 years. Heard this fellas name mentioned:
  10. ^Good find. Here is what the introduction to the video said, kinda summed up what we've been talking about. Most Canadian fans remember the Gold Cup Semi-Final match between the US and Canada in 2007 when Canada was robbed of a last-minute equalizer by some diabolically bad officiating. But the two teams faced off in the Gold Cup Semi-Final 5 years before that as well, which went all the way to penalty kicks before the US prevailed. The most memorable part of that match was this sequence of events where the US had four point blank shots at the net in a manner of seconds, the first off the woodwork before Hirschfeld made two fantastic reaction saves with a Jason De Vos block in between. It was the moment that Lars arrived as one of Canada's premiere international keepers.
  11. Was that the game that Lars did his impersonation of a pinball machine flipper?
  12. Fun moment, Cavallini with a cocky look on his face in a closeup, crowd starts chanting CAVALLINI!
  13. Back off topic again. How's this for a photo op stereotype. I'm waiting for Trudeau to give his speech on his reaction to the Philpott resignation. CBC has a discussion panel going and the shot of where Trudeau is to speak is in the bottom corner of the screen. It's been at least a half hour, likely near an hour (as I haven't been paying attention to the time) but they've had the "diversity" group of people standing behind the podium for all that time. They've been there so long that I noticed it and then the panel has actually started to comment on it. They're still waiting for Trudeau to show up
  14. Agree, I hate that bullshit when people try to backhandedly denigrate the Canadian team by saying the other team isn't up to snuff. Fact is teams will almost always be missing a player or two (or more) but that is the team that was proffered and that is who was chosen to rep their country. I assume lineups aren't picked to lose so please enough with the universal excuse of A, B or C team, it's lame.
  15. No, you think that. He is as confident as any sane person would want a national coach to be.
  16. There are some of us old enough to remember Holger inviting this skinny kid (from the Lynx?) to make senior appearances. Holger obviously saw that one coming. Time has certainly flew, I am reminded of the trajectory of his career (from Wikipedia)
  17. I think it was Wally Cox. Contrary to popular belief 'ol Wally was actually playing against type and was somewhat ripped, his best friend, screen tough guy Marlon Brando always wanted to fight with him and Wally would always kick his ass.
  18. Seriously, I'm not trying to bust your ass because this topic is fun, but the first thing that came into my head was the classic scene from Ken Burns' Baseball about Earl Weaver. The arguing, juxtaposed with the classic peacenik song from The Youngbloods (Get Together) a surreally (if that's a word) funny moment. He does the coolest point at 1:45 If anyone hasn't seen Baseball, I would highly recommend it, even my ex who knew nothing about baseball loved it, particularly Lou Gehrig and Christy Mathewson who highly revered their wives.
  19. ^^So true about the politicians, especially if you are being heckled. Pretend to see someone you know in the crowd and smile and point and wave. Or eliminate the middleman altogether and wave to no one in this classic episode.
  20. Methinks you have your sarcasm radar turned off. I spent 10 years in TV and in my early days we were amused by seeing how many ways a newspaper photographer could show a cheque presentation without the traditional holding the giant cheque between two people and shaking hands. The arms folded was one of those stereotypes like only showing a pretty girl in the stands as a cutaway shot. Cliche stuff that pros stayed away from. But as was said I spose it's some sort of gangsta pretending cliche now and a stock shot to take but hopefully not overuse. I still remember being thrown into news (from production) and not having a clue. Thankfully a guy helped me out by telling me there were seven stock shots you could take at any news conference that would get you enough to decently piece together a story.
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