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    gator reacted to Lord Bob in Canada vs French Guiana Match Thread   
    I was surprised to get back from the game and see the ragging on Teibert; I won't pretend he lit it up but for me he was fine.
    Piette wears the goal against in my book but worked like a Trojan to make up for it. All you can ask; everybody makes a mistake now and then.
    Saw David less good than others. Cavallini beyond French Guiana's powers; man of the match.
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    gator reacted to nolando in Canada vs French Guiana Match Thread   
    Similar experience with my six and nine-year-olds today in the stadium. To brush by Davies and Borjan, to watch a lot of fun and creative soccer on display, to celebrate NUMEROUS goals in their home city was just amazing. And then, at the very end in another moment of brilliance from Zach, he calls Atiba, the last man left on the pitch, to come and address the fans. He hopped the rail, and sat down with us, leading cheers with the megaphone, giving hi-fives to the kids, thanking people very genuinely...all with us (my boys and I and a couple hundred of our closest friends) crouched down like kids waiting to hear from Santa. 
    I've had some pretty incredible experiences as a fan of soccer in this country, from legendary match days, training briefly as a coach under Tony Waiters, to having Carl Valentine as a guest in my own classroom, to having the Caps open their locker-room to allow my students to interview them....but this was something different, something to be treasured.
    Feeling pretty grateful for everything this weekend as a proud V.
     
    https://mobile.twitter.com/UncleDall/status/1109973289646972928
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    gator got a reaction from apbsmith in Canada vs French Guiana Match Thread   
    I think some are piling on Piette due to his part played in the goal conceded, I agree with Spurs besides the balls up for their goal I thought he played well, he did rush some passes, in some cases I don't blame him as the opposition were getting away with some very aggressive physical play, he made some nice defensive break ups and started our attack with nice accurate passes!
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    gator got a reaction from nolando in Canada vs French Guiana Match Thread   
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    gator got a reaction from yomurphy1 in Canada vs French Guiana Match Thread   
    I think some are piling on Piette due to his part played in the goal conceded, I agree with Spurs besides the balls up for their goal I thought he played well, he did rush some passes, in some cases I don't blame him as the opposition were getting away with some very aggressive physical play, he made some nice defensive break ups and started our attack with nice accurate passes!
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    gator reacted to Keegan in Canada vs French Guiana Sunday March 24th 2019 in Vancouver   
    I'm not understanding the hate for Piette's game tonight.  I thought he was his usual self, destroyed in midfield and made a few really class long range passes.  The back pass to Milan was dumb but I thought others also shared the blame in that play.
    If I'm Bradley watching MAK I might explore using him there for LAFC.  It's a shame he was never tested defensively because I want to see if he can be our starting LB.  He looked more like Hutch than Hutch himself tonight.
     
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    gator got a reaction from shorty in Canada vs French Guiana Match Thread   
    I think some are piling on Piette due to his part played in the goal conceded, I agree with Spurs besides the balls up for their goal I thought he played well, he did rush some passes, in some cases I don't blame him as the opposition were getting away with some very aggressive physical play, he made some nice defensive break ups and started our attack with nice accurate passes!
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    gator reacted to Keegan in General - CONCACAF Nations League   
    How about that French Guiana goal against Canada though 😫
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    gator reacted to Northvansteve in Canada vs French Guiana Sunday March 24th 2019 in Vancouver   
    Was at the game. Agree with all this. And...
    Brault-Guillard could develop into a better than average RB - nice touches, good positioning.
    David was excellent. Kaye was mostly excellent. 
     
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    gator reacted to spitfire in Canada vs French Guiana Match Thread   
    Sorry
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    gator reacted to maccaliam in Canada vs French Guiana Match Thread   
    My favourite memory from tonight’s match was while watching it with my 5 year old son and he turned to me and said “I want to be a Canada player!”  
    We sang Oh Canada together. Celebrated the goals together. And dreamed of him suiting up for Canada together in the future. This is why playing matches and having them televised is important. 
    *ironically all done while wearing the Northern Ireland top my wife put him in earlier today to wind me up. Haha so proud. 
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    gator reacted to spitfire in Canada vs French Guiana Match Thread   
    happy for the win. Good result 
     
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    gator reacted to Gian-Luca in Canada vs French Guiana Match Thread   
    The game for me reinforces the need to play friendlies and other matches against higher quality opponents. The win is great, fine and dandy but too often we moved the ball to slowly and casually because we knew we could afford to do so. We need to move the ball quicker and make some sharper decisions against teams that are better than this FG team (who were missing a bunch of players from their Gold Cup team).
    All that said, I think the game winning goal was one of the finest team goals we've ever done - started with us winning the ball in the corner of our own half and I think nearly every player touched the ball before Cavallini kneed it into the back of the net.
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    gator reacted to SkuseisLoose in Canada vs French Guiana Match Thread   
    Really annoyed Liam Millar didn’t get on. For those who were watching on tv and might not have seen it he was warming up for about 10 minutes by him self before they told Larin to warm up for a couple minutes and then sent him on. There was no reason for Larin to come on as he is slow and has horrible footwork, while on the other hand Millar is quick energetic and has shown to have great footwork and he creates chances. Larin is great for when we are down a goal and are throwing balls into the box but in a game like today where it was very open and both team playing quick it would have been a perfect time for Millar to shine. Overall though it was a fun game standing with y’all and I have to say Kaye was my MOTM.
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    gator reacted to Soccerpro in Canada vs French Guiana Match Thread   
    Nice to have players actually doing combinations in the attacking third. I haven't seen that forever from Canada.
    Teibert and Larin were a noticable drop in offensive quality when they came on.
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    gator reacted to nolando in Canada vs French Guiana Sunday March 24th 2019 in Vancouver   
    Good times! Thanks to Jamie and Herdman for making this happen!
    https://mobile.twitter.com/CanadaSoccerEN/status/1109864124559880193?ref_src=twsrc^google|twcamp^serp|twgr^tweet

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    gator reacted to Cheeta in VIEWING PARTIES: Canada vs French Guiana   
    What's more awesome than a Canadian (Canadians?) drinking beer in Beijing at 6 AM?  
    Recruiting locals to join you in drinking beer at 6 AM!   All whilst watching Canada's men's football team play of course.  
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    gator reacted to Club Linesman in Canada vs French Guiana Sunday March 24th 2019 in Vancouver   
    Sounds like a good time had by all.  Too bad no one was able to corner Herdman and ask about the lack of matches but that probably wasn’t the forum in which to do so.  
    But now in the immortal words of Leslie Chow from the Hangover, “it’s game day m$&&@ f($&&(ers!!!”
     
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    gator reacted to JamboAl in Canada vs French Guiana Sunday March 24th 2019 in Vancouver   
    Two things I learned: Herdman is short (even for me) and Cavallini is really tanned.
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    gator reacted to Lord Bob in Canada vs French Guiana Sunday March 24th 2019 in Vancouver   
    There weren't really any questions, players and coach didn't stick around long, it was just a good time.
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    gator got a reaction from Blackjack15 in Canada vs French Guiana Sunday March 24th 2019 in Vancouver   
    Herdman and the CSA know they will be under fire from some people at an event like this, I expect he will not engage too much on topics he doesn't want to answer, my hope is everyone gives him respect the night before an important match!
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    gator reacted to apbsmith in Canada vs French Guiana Sunday March 24th 2019 in Vancouver   
    In my eyes, this is actually really great and awesome he is there and it's a joint event with the CSA/Voyageurs. Over the years the players have always given huge props to the fans. 
    I think it's great that as a coach, Herdman is publicly thanking/encouraging/acknowledging the support and publicly stating the importance of fans(+Voyageurs) at home games and overall.
    Whatever your thoughts are about Herdman at this time, squad morale seems to be quite high and there should not be much doubt about his leadership, motivation and passion. My overall judgement of his tactics and coaching is pushed aside until a full 2 week camp + a tournament (Gold Cup).  I hope most feel the same way as me. 
    Can it be tmwr already! Wish I could be in Van, have a blast for all those that can make it! Loud & Proud!
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    gator got a reaction from MtlMario in Canada vs French Guiana Sunday March 24th 2019 in Vancouver   
    Herdman and the CSA know they will be under fire from some people at an event like this, I expect he will not engage too much on topics he doesn't want to answer, my hope is everyone gives him respect the night before an important match!
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    gator got a reaction from Obinna in Canada vs French Guiana Sunday March 24th 2019 in Vancouver   
    Herdman and the CSA know they will be under fire from some people at an event like this, I expect he will not engage too much on topics he doesn't want to answer, my hope is everyone gives him respect the night before an important match!
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    gator got a reaction from apbsmith in Canada vs French Guiana Sunday March 24th 2019 in Vancouver   
    Herdman and the CSA know they will be under fire from some people at an event like this, I expect he will not engage too much on topics he doesn't want to answer, my hope is everyone gives him respect the night before an important match!
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