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  1. Bunbury aside, Davies has not accomplished on the level of Radz or DeRo yet let's not get crazy.
  2. I'm all for V's merch, but is there a demand/need for a jersey? I think we'd all be wearing Canada kits in the stadium for example. Jacket, scarf, other supplementary gear would be cool.
  3. Yes this was the advert I was referencing actually.
  4. I see you, but I also see nothing wrong with being cautious about the people and matters we care about.
  5. Be very wary of getting in bed with this brand. They have a storied history of exploiting athletes. I can already see they're playing heavily on the refugee background of Alphonso. Would they keep hammering this point if he were from the former Yugoslavia instead of Sub-Saharan Africa? Is this what they're going to keep calling our Canadian player going forward? He's a record MLS transfer, a Canadian kid in a developing soccer market, and a very talented player - that's all the marketing angle they need, anything else is suspect.
  6. Posted Thursday, 2036 at 04:35 PM I remember this very differently than you, then. Because I remember us not getting to Qatar, because the team and coach sucked at soccer and made me throw my beer at the wall screaming in frustration as Jamie Redondo castrated us in Vancouver in front of a pro Guatemalan crowd. Would Larin have helped? I dunno, maybe a little. But I'd argue that team was never going to Qatar anyway, because aside from being abysmal in all of their home matches in a very winnable group, usurping CONCACAF President Will Ferrell was making damned sure the USA were going instead. The less said about the Herdman era, the better. Did you just build a hypothetical time machine to travel through time and space, blame Cyle Larin for our future failings, then reply to yourself with a sarcastic rebuttal, copy the text and return to this thread to paste it? This is my new favourite post.
  7. Radz and Koller were a classic big man/quick man striker pairing and that was his natural position throughout his career. We saw later on at Fulham when Radz was played on the wing he never seemed as comfortable or effective. When Canada moved to a more modern 4-5-1 under Mitchell/Hart and had Friend or Occean as target men, Radz got pushed out wide. I think he was eventually pretty effective there for Canada, thinking back to strong performances particularly in friendlies against Austria and Brazil, but would have liked to have seen him in a higher central role to better influence the game.
  8. Sorry I see what you mean now Im mixing up your post with beachesl comment on Radz 2004 absence from that home Guatemala match you just mentioned, which wasnt the only qualifier he missed that cycle IIRC, though we were already eliminated when he skipped the Guatemala return leg (when DeRo scored that great lob.) I realize now my comment wasnt well written, but what I was trying to say was since he flew out to play Belize in 2004, then missed the next match against Guatemala, if he wasnt actually injured, I guessed he must have taken issue with Yallop. However, as you pointed out, he came back to play more under Yallop, further reason to believe he was legitimatley injured at that time. Faking an injury then skipping such a crucial qualifier, after otherwise showing commitment to that coach and squad, doesnt seem plausible. As another poster pointed out, it would be great to interview Radz about his whole CMNT tenure and clear the air. And Im just going to add back then the nats had basically no prep time before that awful 2004 qualifying campaign, so its unfair of me to trash Yallop and that team when Guatemala had a load of playing time together and we only had Belize. That was a major reason the team were so disjointed and the lack of friendlies was a major topic here in the aftermath.
  9. I remember that well, and what was especially odd about it was how he'd played in the cakewalk home and away qualifiers against Belize prior to that group stage. Why would he play in those games if he had no intention of joining the squad for the proper qualifiers? Something must have happened between him and Yallop. That wasn't the only instance of his disappearing from national team duty, either. He turned down Holger's call ups before that for the 2000 Gold Cup squad and wouldn't explain why. Something certainly happened between Radz and Holger...and Radz and the CSA...and Radz and David Moyes...the Radz had opinions and butted heads. Yet he came back to us and he played his ass off, bagged a good goal against Mexico and put on a Sack the CSA shirt among other proud moments. In the end the Radz isn't perfect, but I think Radz is one of us. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
  10. I remember this very differently than you, then. Because I remember us not getting to Germany, because the team and coach sucked at soccer and made me throw my beer at the wall screaming in frustration as Carlos Ruiz castrated us in Vancouver in front of a pro Guatemalan crowd. Would Radz have helped? I dunno, maybe a little. But I'd argue that team was never going to Germany anyway, because aside from being abysmal in all of their home matches in a very winnable group, Jack Warner was making damned sure T&T were going instead. The less said about the Yallop era, the better.
  11. From the CSA: Soccer fans will have the opportunity to celebrate one of Canada’s all-time great strikers at the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Tuesday 16 October at BMO Field. Honoured member Tomasz Radzinski will officially be inducted in his hometown of Toronto at Canada Soccer’s upcoming home international soccer match. Radzinski will be inducted at half time of the Canada home match. As Radz gets set for the hall of fame, let us share our fondest memories of him here, so new Voyageurs can better understand how it was in the long long ago times when we didnt have all these prospects at big euro clubs...oh no...we only had The Radz.
  12. I think the circumstances here are quite different. Owen Whoregraves Born: Canada Grew up: Canada Youth development: Canada (Calgary Foothills) Pro development: Germany Represents: England Whoregreaves was the only player to appear for England at the senior level, despite having never lived in England, and the first to appear for England without having played in Britain. Hargreaves has attempted a baffling British accent, so badly, that people in England still think he's German. Ballou Tabla Born: Ivory Coast Grew Up: Canada Youth development: Canada (Montreal Impact) Pro development: Canada/Spain Represents: Canada Tabla played for Canada at U15, U17, and U20 levels. Tabla has never attempted a baffling British accent. Conclusion: Ballou Tabla - not Owen Whoregreaves
  13. I dont recognize this forum anymore...is this what not pain feels like?
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