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    Sticky: Maybe this is the thing we should be focused on...

    Maybe this is the thing we should be focused on rather than a flashy new forward.

    We can function as a team without a striker and tread water waiting for reinforcements. But if our FB or CB...
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    Sticky: Iíll give Curtis a pass for not closing Borre in...

    Iíll give Curtis a pass for not closing Borre in the primary international window for other leagues. If heís the player, thereís really not much alternative... it was always going to be this way.
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    Sticky: I wouldnít call it a dead story at all... it was...

    I wouldnít call it a dead story at all... it was all over their press.

    I appreciate TFC missed some details on with on boarding Defoe but the mentality of the player himself was a bit of a joke....
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    Sticky: Good call. I think this guy has a lot of...

    Good call. I think this guy has a lot of potential but only gets a fraction of the hype of our other prospects. Heís not the fastest but he is very skilled. Once he fills out he could become a good...
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    Sticky: That was a joke. He might as well have said there...

    That was a joke. He might as well have said there was ďno soul foodĒ and ďbad cableĒ . It was on that sort of level.

    Compare that to scooping a teamís best player outside of a transfer window when...
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    Sticky: What matters here is market norms. And what we...

    What matters here is market norms. And what we did with Pozuelo was outside market.

    You canít really contrast this with Leiweke or his deals. Itís night and day. We sold Giovinco, in his prime...
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    Sticky: Taken in isolation, this example is not a knock...

    Taken in isolation, this example is not a knock on him at all, just an a point of reference to suggest how he thinks about deals...

    Itís his process I take issue with because I think it could...
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    Sticky: This is one of those things where the immediate...

    This is one of those things where the immediate damage wonít necessarily show but longer term, can become an issue.

    Ali Curtis is clearly a details guy as opposed to a deal maker. He picks out...
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    Sticky: I would agree. One of these days they are...

    I would agree.

    One of these days they are going to get roundly burned leaving everything to the last minute or endlessly extending out timelines to do things.

    The only reason not signing a DP...
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    Sticky: I havenít looked at the exact numbers but my gut...

    I havenít looked at the exact numbers but my gut feeling would be no, for the simple reason that would require a significant pay cut.
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    Sticky: I just am not sure what there is to be excited...

    I just am not sure what there is to be excited about. There have been no new additions and no replacement for Piatti. We have areas of deficiency that (still) havenít been addressed. The club has...
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    Sticky: We donít know anything with certainty yet... but...

    We donít know anything with certainty yet... but that looks fairly negative in my books.

    My concern when I heard we were on to this one was the appeal primarily lied in not having to pay a...
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    Sticky: Fair. Not to go back entirely on what I said but ...

    Fair. Not to go back entirely on what I said but I think as long as he compromises in some areas he should be fine.

    We canít be too idealistic until some of the roster changes. Not sure how you...
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    Sticky: I donít think this is entirely straightforward....

    I donít think this is entirely straightforward. Could be a number of other things (all speculation):

    1) signing injury prone players
    2) vanneyís penchant for playing a first choice lineup until...
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    Sticky: Counterpoint: if youíve spent millions on a...

    Counterpoint: if youíve spent millions on a roster and one that has proven to be relatively competitive, does tailoring to Chris Armasís vision make sense? Heís not exactly a name brand coach or...
  16. Sticky: Hires look fine. Strikes me as odd they donít...

    Hires look fine. Strikes me as odd they donít have a least one local in the mix. Youíd think you might want someone with that perspective if weíre going full blown youth development and all.
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    Sticky: They burned any sense of die-hard loyalty out of...

    They burned any sense of die-hard loyalty out of me with Mo Johnston / Tom Anselmi.

    Iíll never walk away from the club in entirety but Iím happy to tailor my spending level to what they offer on...
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    Sticky: Correct me if Iím wrong but that reads to me as...

    Correct me if Iím wrong but that reads to me as ďwe intend toĒ. I can intend to date margot robbie but thatís not happening either.

    Not ruling anything out at this stage. The clubs mentioned as...
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    Sticky: Totally agree. Leaving aside any aspects of the...

    Totally agree. Leaving aside any aspects of the on field product, they get a failing grade from me for off field marketing and hype. The irony of team owned by the two largest media companies in the...
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    Sticky: To say the least.... We havenít even re-signed...

    To say the least.... We havenít even re-signed players from last years roster who are out-of-contract.

    Letís start preparing the list of excuses for this summer when the window drags on and we...
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    Sticky: Was JDG polarizing? I feel like once he hit the...

    Was JDG polarizing? I feel like once he hit the field there was really nothing to debate.

    Real shame, because at his best in his career he was a good player. But the version we got IMO was the...
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    Sticky: I generally agree. Although he is clearly injury...

    I generally agree. Although he is clearly injury prone, I'm not entirely sure he keeps up a routine that allows him to do his best. Personally, i was not in favor of the extension because i thought...
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    Sticky: To me, that's sort of lessened by the fact his...

    To me, that's sort of lessened by the fact his performance was underwater. Show me you'll put in the effort in when you're not in the spotlight for poor play.
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    Sticky: Letís operate under the assumption heís not a DP....

    Letís operate under the assumption heís not a DP. If they wouldnít bring Piatti back in that spot... why Hoilett? Very similar in terms of what they can offer.

    Itís a good move IMO. Ticks all the...
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    Sticky: https://twitter.com/GlassCityFC/status/13606764195...

    https://twitter.com/GlassCityFC/status/1360676419525779457
    I wouldnít hate this but itís basically a like-for-like swap with Piatti.
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