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    The only thing I didn't like was that Osorio looks out of place. The control of the ball the team exhibits was exemplary, as they moved it around looking for an opening. Whenever it got to Osorio, it immediately was in peril. He looked way less confident on the ball than basically anyone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoccMan2 View Post
    Really some people in the media in the early days of the Jays were not fans? I'm old enough to remember when the Jays started , and the media was behind them from the start ....
    I was around then too.

    CTV & the CBC loved them because they had the games.....radio and print less so. And a lot of columnists thought it was a fad that was never going to be as big as the CFL.

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    Not sure what the fracas was over but one of the ineb's got ejected. Then there was drama with the 30 minute holding period because ineb's were worried he'd be targeted outside the gates and security wouldn't let anyone out to check on him.

    Everyone was rather agitated. The holding period isn't a problem but some common sense needs to prevail on both sides...like seriously if there are people who need to use a washroom security needs to just escort them down and back. On the other hand people need to just accept they are going to hold you and if you're not willing to wait it out buy your tickets and sit else where.

    The port-a-potty situation by half time was disgusting I don't know who thought that brilliant idea up.

    Otherwise it was a fantastic day out and a glorious win!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borga View Post
    The only thing I didn't like was that Osorio looks out of place. The control of the ball the team exhibits was exemplary, as they moved it around looking for an opening. Whenever it got to Osorio, it immediately was in peril. He looked way less confident on the ball than basically anyone else.
    He was very good on Wednesday, very good. I think he is pressing for a starting role in training, as he is Vanneys number one sub these day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C.Ronaldo View Post
    eekk

    watched piattis goal again.

    bradley chews a piece off osorio for not blcoking that

    the standard is very high now
    Oso looked like he was too aggressive in closing down Piatti. On the other hand, he was in the wall. Someone else should have been marking Piatti before that, I would have thought. And over aggression from someone fighting to regain a starting role is understandable if not acceptable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyDM View Post
    Oso looked like he was too aggressive in closing down Piatti. On the other hand, he was in the wall. Someone else should have been marking Piatti before that, I would have thought. And over aggression from someone fighting to regain a starting role is understandable if not acceptable.
    yah, i dont see what else he should have done. too many guys in the box at that point and seba was closing the passing lane. But knowing how good Piatti is, if I were Seba, would have double teamed him

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyDM View Post
    He was very good on Wednesday, very good. I think he is pressing for a starting role in training, as he is Vanneys number one sub these day.
    Osorio does not look out of place but he does change the dynamics a bit.

    Hes been great two game straight.

    This is the way is should be when competing for a starting role

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    I thought he was good both games but especially Wednesday. Getting turned by piatti on the goal is unfortunate but piatti has done that to plenty of people.

    Maybe it's worth noting the 4-4-2 suits him better? When he gets pulled to those wide positions, especially defending, he looks uncomfortable.

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    Very comprehensive win....this team is on fire, with no signs of slowing down.

    I think what impresses me most is the professionalism of the whole organization, from players straight up to management....after what we've seen and been through all these years, I wasn't sure if this team could ever be.

    And as much as some have called him a big mouth and such, credit here goes to Leiweke....I made a point to call him over when I seen him at the MLS Final last year to thank him and tell him TFC was there because of him.
    And shame he's not around anymore, but he definitely keeps an eye on TFC.

    Quote Originally Posted by ensco View Post
    My main concern 5 games ago was that Seba wasn't looking right, and that it was more important to get that sorted than to win games.

    Right now my main concern is: are we watching the MLS equivalent of the Golden State Warriors, and don't realize it?
    I've been saying this for a couple of weeks now....and I get that it is in the context of MLS, but damn, they are such a class above right now....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ag futbol View Post
    Maybe it's worth noting the 4-4-2 suits him better? When he gets pulled to those wide positions, especially defending, he looks uncomfortable.
    Yeah I thought he looked better on Wednesday as well. Still, I think he's the best midfield option coming off the bench when we're leading - he's responsible positionally and great at keeping possession when we want to control the tempo. Edwards and Chapman are a bit more dynamic when attacking so are better subs when we need a goal. So nice to have choices.

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    I think Osorio is completely starting calibre and has actually improved this season. Valuable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyDM View Post
    I think Osorio is completely starting calibre and has actually improved this season. Valuable.
    That's so nuts to me. not going to rehash our debate but I've seen the exact opposite.

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    I thought Osorio played well in his start against the union.

    Then again Philly isn't exactly a large test.
    Last edited by pdubs; 08-28-2017 at 04:49 PM.

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    Game recap from a Montréal perspective: partly blame the refs, partly acknowledge Giovinco's quality, partly blame their team, partly blame their coach: http://www.tsn.ca/radio/montreal-690...stent-1.840877

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldtimer View Post
    Game recap from a Montréal perspective: partly blame the refs, partly acknowledge Giovinco's quality, partly blame their team, partly blame their coach: http://www.tsn.ca/radio/montreal-690...stent-1.840877
    I think Biello has been somewhat poor. Mancousu continuing to start over Jackson-Hamel feels more like politics and less like merit. One provides a clear reference point and the occasional goal, the other.... still trying to figure that out. Duvall putting in crosses gave me memories of Endoh. It was predictable and the quality of the service was poor.

    Anyway, I digress. Still think that's the best game anyone has given us in a while though. Maybe NYC would have been better if not for Pirlo and some absences.

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    I has never been to Stade Saputo before yesterday. What an absolute nightmare of a stadium. The bathrooms are trailers, the stadium is surrounded by gravel and hills. It's a horrendous layout within the stadium. The impact players walk through the stands to get out to there parking area which is yet again on gravel. It was quite comical watching BMW, Porsche, Audi, and Mercedes driving away throwing up gravel at each other. What a Mickey Mouse setup they have there.

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    This was my fourth trip to the Shit Pit, and I would wager that it is one of the worst soccer specific venue in MLS.

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    Ya I would agree with that. I've been to numerous other stadiums to see TFC and this was by far the worst I have been to.

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    This was my first to Stade Saputo. I agree with all the above. It looks great on TV, but is really a crappy cheap poorly constructed stadium in person. It's only redeeming features are that the roof reflects sound well, and the pitch is really excellent for the players (and not ground shared with the Allouttes). By contrast, the Charleston Battery (who we used to visit for preseason play) have a much nicer cheap stadium.

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    Shite stadium indeed. but what did you expect? The Mob and the heir to a billionaire's fortune to pony up on infrastructure? Doesn't seem like something they'd be interested in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by molenshtain View Post
    Shite stadium indeed. but what did you expect? The Mob and the heir to a billionaire's fortune to pony up on infrastructure? Doesn't seem like something they'd be interested in.
    The mob is involved in a lot of construction in Montréal, and that means a lot of construction has a "tax" on it and consequently is worse built. Joey doesn't seem to have mob connections himself, but he does not have the resources of MLSE and was even trying to haggle down his franchise fee when they entered MLS. The Impact are more a rich guy's play thing than a serious business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ag futbol View Post
    I think Biello has been somewhat poor. Mancousu continuing to start over Jackson-Hamel feels more like politics and less like merit. One provides a clear reference point and the occasional goal, the other.... still trying to figure that out. Duvall putting in crosses gave me memories of Endoh. It was predictable and the quality of the service was poor.

    Anyway, I digress. Still think that's the best game anyone has given us in a while though. Maybe NYC would have been better if not for Pirlo and some absences.
    I dunno....Colorado had quite the strategy against us and stole a point.....they weren't lying down on the job.

    but seriously that was a great game to watch. attacking/defending on both sides made it a good football match. The ending was spectacular. Only thing better would be to cause total mayhem by taking ball out of the net and tossing/kicking it at the bell.....could you imagine the complete loss of shit from the limpact ooltras.

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    Saputo Stadium is beautiful at field level/in the stands. Its behind the stands in the concourse where you realize how minor league it is. It really wasn't that much of an upgrade from their USL facility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by molenshtain View Post
    That's so nuts to me. not going to rehash our debate but I've seen the exact opposite.
    Quote Originally Posted by pdubs View Post
    I thought Osorio played well in his start against the union.

    Then again Philly isn't exactly a large test.
    I would chime in that Osorio is a perfect good MLS talent, it's just that half our roster is better than MLS which makes him look a step behind. Seb/Jozy/MB/Vazquez and arguably a couple more, could play in leagues of overall higher quality than MLS.

    Quote Originally Posted by UpTheReds View Post
    I has never been to Stade Saputo before yesterday. What an absolute nightmare of a stadium. The bathrooms are trailers, the stadium is surrounded by gravel and hills. It's a horrendous layout within the stadium. The impact players walk through the stands to get out to there parking area which is yet again on gravel. It was quite comical watching BMW, Porsche, Audi, and Mercedes driving away throwing up gravel at each other. What a Mickey Mouse setup they have there.
    This is a team that is going to have to give Piatti a $2,000,000 (earned) raise to keep him, yet their stadium is in this shape. Adios amigo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kodiakTFC View Post
    Saputo Stadium is beautiful at field level/in the stands. Its behind the stands in the concourse where you realize how minor league it is. It really wasn't that much of an upgrade from their USL facility.
    lets be happy its not in the middle of nowhere like some ameircan cities

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    Quote Originally Posted by C.Ronaldo View Post
    lets be happy its not in the middle of nowhere like some ameircan cities
    Changing topics i know...but has there been a thread ranking the best away stadiums to visit as a TFC fan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIEHARDTFC View Post
    This was my fourth trip to the Shit Pit, and I would wager that it is one of the worst soccer specific venue in MLS.
    Columbus?

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    Hell is always loose here. It can't break loose again
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    -Fort York Redcoat, on the state of TFC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yohan View Post
    Columbus?
    Crew Stadium is certainly minor league but I'd say it is still any improvement on Saputo. The bench seating at Crew Stadium is definitely trash though.

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    I've been to the Montreal Stadium several times. It was a lot worse back in 2012 when it was still under construction. The Northeast family corner is where I'd go with my son to take advantage of the cheaper seats for U16s there. They actually have washrooms up there. But honestly, it doesn't look that different from the LAG Stubhub Center when I went to a game last year visiting California (sat on bleachers). Stade Saputo has better seating options and the sound reflects better there. And the atmosphere is top notch - you have to give them credit for that.

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    This report of Saputo's poor quality is unfortunate. Montreal was always my favourite away venue (before MLS). There were no rules (smoking in the stands was tolerated), no security (police not allowed on grounds, and they had like 12 keystone cop security guards who would run from one pyro to the next) and they served glasses of wine all over the place. Hell the Limpact supporters even had the decency to make pinatas of themselves for us, complete with the wimpiest violence to justify our self-defence. Ahhhhhhhhh...such fun memories. Even the CMNT massacre (only 2-1, but getting beat by Amado Guevara felt like a massacre) by Honduras in 2008 was an entertaining event to attend.
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