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    Eredivisie was a long time ago -I thought he was brilliant two world cups ago as well. His offensive play has really declined - I'm afraid. Still a very good player given a clear role. It would seem to me that he hasn''t really had a settled role since prior to the Budesliga. He has never got close to the form he had with TFC on first half dozen games until his injury. Hasn''t been the same since.

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    WhoScored.com MLS player rankings for the 2016 regular season are out. Giovinco at #1, with a significant gap to #2. Bradley at #8 league-wide, tied with 2016 Golden Boot winner Bradley Wright-Phillips.

    https://www.whoscored.com/Regions/23...ue-Soccer-2016

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    I've been a big critic of Bradley, I thought he has a very good game on wednesday (might have helped that Cooper started taking some of the deadballs.). But I was most impressed with the passion he played with and how clearly fired up he was. Thats infectious and that's what you want from your captain.

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    A couple buddies from the UK (avid fans of EPL, Championship) watched their first MLS game and couldn't stop raving about how good Bradley is.

    "Even the things he did wrong, you could see how smart he is"

    IF he goes, we should be prepared for a drop off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red4ever View Post
    A couple buddies from the UK (avid fans of EPL, Championship) watched their first MLS game and couldn't stop raving about how good Bradley is.

    "Even the things he did wrong, you could see how smart he is"

    IF he goes, we should be prepared for a drop off.
    errr.... I am from the UK. It doesn't make any of us expert by a long shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamilton_Red View Post
    errr.... I am from the UK. It doesn't make any of us expert by a long shot.
    They could have been from Italy or Spain or Germany or or or

    My point was that people who have watched footy their whole lives can see how skilled he is. The only people who seem to slag him are fans in the MLS bubble. Like every skilled player in the this league. He gets dragged down to a common denominator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red4ever View Post
    They could have been from Italy or Spain or Germany or or or

    My point was that people who have watched footy their whole lives can see how skilled he is. The only people who seem to slag him are fans in the MLS bubble. Like every skilled player in the this league. He gets dragged down to a common denominator.
    I'm from Europe and have watched football my whole life, does that make my opinion more valid than anyone elses here!? I really don't think so...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red4ever View Post
    A couple buddies from the UK (avid fans of EPL, Championship) watched their first MLS game and couldn't stop raving about how good Bradley is.

    "Even the things he did wrong, you could see how smart he is"

    IF he goes, we should be prepared for a drop off.
    The problem is that Bradley is inconsistent. We get "Good Bradley/Bad Bradley." "Bad Bradley" passes to the other team's attackers in our own half, is sloppy and positions poorly. An average MLS midfielder could do better than "Bad Bradley." "Good Bradley" on the other hand is dominant, reads the game very well, is focused, and makes amazing passes that lead to goals for us. "Good Bradley" showed up for our first home playoff match. He was very good and made a huge difference. That's who your friends saw. Let's hope that "Good Bradley" continues to show for the rest of the post-season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FRANKIE65 View Post
    I'll keep this short, and, sweet. Bradley is most effective when he plays his role, AND DOESN'T TRY TO DO TOO MUCH!! Unfortunately that last part is his biggest fault.

    Is he worth the $'s he earns...hell no. Honestly I want him to succeed, but, I'm thinking it might be time for him to move on.
    agree. He is taking up 475k of cap space and we could have two solid MLS starters for that, each playing 34 matches a year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoesphNdo View Post
    I'm from Europe and have watched football my whole life, does that make my opinion more valid than anyone elses here!? I really don't think so...
    I'm not gonna keep going with this, but I disagree.

    I would say if you watched top quality football your whole life and grew up in a place where everyone knew how it was played and knew what to watch for, I would value your opinion more.

    It sounds snooty, but so be it.

    I will concede the point that he had a particularly good game on Wednesday. However, I have never seen him have a particularly bad game. Just average at points.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onyx;[URL="tel:1816924"
    1816924[/URL]]agree. He is taking up 475k of cap space and we could have two solid MLS starters for that, each playing 34 matches a year.
    Which 2 proven MLS starters could you get into the lineup for that?

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    whoscored has Bradley as the 8th best player in the league this year, BTW.

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    That might be Bradley's best performance for TFC. Briliant captains performance.

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    He was immense - a true DLPM with an engine that didn't stop.

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    yeah he was amazing tonight. my choice for man of the match.

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    He was immense.
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    Now that's a captain playoff performance! He was absolutely fantastic in the middle of the park!

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    Bradley at camp. Nothing TFC related, but Arena confirms bradley's USMNT leadership role

    http://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2017/0...-focused-usmnt
    “What the world needs is more geniuses with humility; there are so few of us left.”

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    Bradley done it again

    This time quotes Teddy Roosevelt


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    That's awesome - well done Michael Bradley!

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    Can they impeach that donkey of a president already?

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    Bradley has found an incredible quote. Bravo.

    My FB and twitter feeds are full of US political stuff, but this one is new to me.
    “What the world needs is more geniuses with humility; there are so few of us left.”

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    Have to respect Bradley for making his feelings known, and with conviction, when the far safer and more usual thing to do would be to ignore everything and just play soccer. Respect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ensco View Post
    Bradley has found an incredible quote. Bravo.

    My FB and twitter feeds are full of US political stuff, but this one is new to me.

    And then he said this today about being in TO:


    http://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2017/0...tfc-supporters

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    Well done General. This helps to erase that penalty (pass to Frei) memory.

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    Default Michael Bradley

    Is this my first thread? Who knows.

    I just wanted to say and want everyone to know that Michael Bradley is my favourite player on TFC.

    My reasons are that he has more skill than 95% of MLS, tries harder than everyone and is more committed to this team than even we are!

    I just love him and even though he doesn't care about getting accolades, I really believe that he is our most reliable player.

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    We've got Bradley.... Michael Bradley

    I just don't think you understand.
    He's super Vanney's man, he's better than Zidane....
    We've got Michael Bradley!

    Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee've got Bradley!
    Michael Bradley
    I just don't think you understand.
    He's super Vanney's man, he's better than Zidane....
    We've got Michael Bradley!

    Last edited by Brooker; 05-29-2017 at 01:46 AM.

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    I think there's already a thread so mods feel free to merge.

    Otherwise, I wholeheartedly agree. He's the perfect captain, leader and general in midfield. He clearly loves the city and the fans and has a personal bond with us. He drives everyone on the team to be better and settle for nothing. He's probably the best CM in the league and I have no idea where'd we be without him. The last game I tried to imagine how good we'd be if we had not even an average MLS dm in his place, but if we had somoene like Will Trapp or Ozzie Alonso or Sam Cronin in his place. We'd be nowhere near as dominant.

    Bradley will be the first true legend this team has. One of the stands at BMO will be named after him within 30 years.

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    Agreed. Love him.
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    I think Michael Bradley is an amazing, if not the best midfielder Toronto FC has ever had, I think his ability to control midfield, always be where the ball is supposed to be, and follow, provide possession, provide passing to the proper people at the right time, the only thing he hasn't done yet is provide headers.

 

 

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