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  1. shorty

    General - CONCACAF Nations League

    What a Cinderella story that would be. I'm rooting for them. Up by 2 now on a wonder strike.
  2. I agree with those who have expressed concerns about Olivieri. Although recognizing that we have scant evidence, a) blaming the schedule in his interview was not only ridiculous, it was not even a clever excuse as excuses go and b) listening to the Martinique game, he struck me as a junior house league coach with his non-stop shouting. I mean, it's understandable I suppose that this is a group that won't have played together and won't intuitively know the system he wants, but these are all guys playing in pro environments who should be able to recognize without being reminded when they have gone from five to three at the back. If they can't, that's a big problem. As the coach you need to be able impart not only what you want tactically but that you expect players to show this awareness themselves on the pitch every minute of the 90. Apart from Baldissimo's master class in the first game, I didn't see the full-game maturity and awareness from this team, and I didn't see Olivieri acting as if he was expecting them to.
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    Pacific FC Launch / 2019 off season thread

    Nice! Thanks. Like I said, great kid. Too bad he didn't make the final cut. Saw he was top five for some of the physical tests though.
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    Pacific FC Launch / 2019 off season thread

    Ha! That would be awesome. It's pronounced more like "pretty" than "prett" though, despite the spelling similarity.
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    Pacific FC Launch / 2019 off season thread

    Yay! Sam Prette made the cut. I taught Sam in grade 10. Went on to play for the Vikes at UVic and for the Highlanders. Nice kid.
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    Vancouver Whitecaps 2018

    I'm most disappointed in Waston. He always seemed like a stand up guy but now I'm not so sure. Others in that group -- independent of footballing ability -- have given us plenty of reasons in the last year to suspect their integrity and character (Reyna, Techera, and Juarez for sure). Ironic because Robinson always talked a big game about bringing in quality people. There are some good eggs among the imports and draftees going back over several years, but not a high enough percentage to brag about it. Is that on Robbo or Bobby? Not sure we'll ever know for sure.
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    Pacific FC Launch / 2019 off season thread

    Got my email too. Finally!
  8. Was going to say yes, but a geoblocking notice just came up saying it is not available in my region. TSN must have exclusive rights in Canada.
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    Milan Borjan

    You can't be shorter than shorty....
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    Milan Borjan

    If you had stood behind him, it might have been less than 6...
  11. Hoping David for 2 before coming off for Tabla at the hour mark. He needs to keep his 3.0 goals per 90 intact (and catch up to Dero in under a dozen matches).
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    Atiba Hutchinson

    The impending retirement is a clever thing to put out there internally and externally. Internally it gives the team something to rally around (win one for Atiba) and externally it gives good media talking points to drum up interest in Canmnt and win Atiba some long overdue domestic notoriety.
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    Atiba Hutchinson

    To be fair, he just says that's where his mindset is now. He also says that he is taking his pro career one year at a time and reassessing each year. I think the door isn't completely shut, just highly likely to be shutting.
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    about those open tryouts......

    One of the trialists to make the first cut in Toronto is called Marvelous Drumps. That. is. AWESOME. http://canpl.ca/video/making-the-cut-list-of-trialists-in-toronto-to-advance-to-day-2-of-the-open-trials
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    General Discussion on CMNT

    Eligible for England, Canada and the Iroquois Nation --as soon as they separate from Quebec.
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