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    Default TFC 2017-2018 player Off-season moves/speculation/rumours

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    Lots of spec tonight that Cheyrou will be retiring - possibly to take a coaching position with the Academy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    Lots of spec tonight that Cheyrou will be retiring - possibly to take a coaching position with the Academy.
    I hope he becomes an assistant with the first team. He's become a cult hero

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    Would be a dream if the 2018 TAM was used to bring Atiba Hutchinson home to upgrade the Delgado position.

    RE Cheyrou: absolute class intelligent player. All signs pointing to him staying here to work within the club. That would be good news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirBobSaget View Post
    Would be a dream if the 2018 TAM was used to bring Atiba Hutchinson home to upgrade the Delgado position.

    RE Cheyrou: absolute class intelligent player. All signs pointing to him staying here to work within the club. That would be good news.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red CB Toronto View Post
    Benoit winning a championship brings a smile to my face !!

    when that substitution happened i was cheering like crazy!! glad he got to get some tim eon the pitch in the final!

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    Quote Originally Posted by whositwhatnow View Post
    when that substitution happened i was cheering like crazy!! glad he got to get some tim eon the pitch in the final!
    It was Cheyrou that intercepted the ball which lead to the Vasquez goal! https://youtu.be/6Y1n1Nkn7bM
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    Quote Originally Posted by SirBobSaget View Post
    Would be a dream if the 2018 TAM was used to bring Atiba Hutchinson home to upgrade the Delgado position.

    RE Cheyrou: absolute class intelligent player. All signs pointing to him staying here to work within the club. That would be good news.

    Hutch plays mostly CDM/RB, wouldn't be a fit up there. With MB in the fold for the foreseeable future I don't see Hutch playing for Toronto ever considering his age.

    The player I dream of for now, but probably is out of our price range is Junior Hoilett. Plays either wing, excellent shot from distance, can cross, draw fouls....would be an offensive threat with the attention already on our main 3 attackers. Out of contract in June and only 27. Just think his wages would be well beyond what TAM can buy down as the internets suggest he's on 3-3.5M GBP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ryan View Post
    Hutch plays mostly CDM/RB, wouldn't be a fit up there. With MB in the fold for the foreseeable future I don't see Hutch playing for Toronto ever considering his age.

    The player I dream of for now, but probably is out of our price range is Junior Hoilett. Plays either wing, excellent shot from distance, can cross, draw fouls....would be an offensive threat with the attention already on our main 3 attackers. Out of contract in June and only 27. Just think his wages would be well beyond what TAM can buy down as the internets suggest he's on 3-3.5M GBP.
    I agree that Junior would be a good get. Probably a little out of the price range at the moment but you never know, Bez could manufacture enough money to bring him in (moving one of our current DPs to TAM level? could be possible)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cas87 View Post
    I agree that Junior would be a good get. Probably a little out of the price range at the moment but you never know, Bez could manufacture enough money to bring him in (moving one of our current DPs to TAM level? could be possible)
    The max amount you can use TAM on is $1.5m. Our DP's are way over that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red CB Toronto View Post
    Benoit winning a championship brings a smile to my face !!
    Benoit... Cheyrou! Cheyrou!
    He scored that goal and put us through!
    Benoit... Cheyrou! Cheyrou!

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    Just a reminder Teams who play in the final are required to do some roster moves today.

    I am hoping the team told those involved all before last night I'm pretty sure Moore knows he will be uncovered for the draft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    Just a reminder Teams who play in the final are required to do some roster moves today.

    I am hoping the team told those involved all before last night I'm pretty sure Moore knows he will be uncovered for the draft.
    They said on the TSN broadcast last night that a new contract with Drew Moor was lined up, he just needs to sign it

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    I vacilate between thinking LAFC is going to grab Irwin or LAFC or going to grab Moore for some trade back allocation money.
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    ^ Beitashour is another potential target here. He's not from LA, but he is from California and the latter has a pretty large ex-pat Iranian population.

    Think he's out of contract if memory serves but not sure that would stop them.

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    It's so annoying to think that we might lose someone we care about 24 hours after the victory parade. I know that's the sports business, but I wish this timeline wasn't so stupid.
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    Two years ago, Portland mangement pulled guys out of the champagne celebrations to tell them - Seattle apparently did it the next morning before the flight home.


    I would be VERY suprised if Bez didn't chat with the players being moved last week sometime.

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    Manning also confirmed they will use all of the new Discretionary TAM

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    With 2.8 million TAM there should be more than that with some good cap management

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    Interested to see what happens with fringe guys like Endoh, Chapman, Morgan, and Hamilton. Something's gotta give especially if we bring in more Mavinga salary level players.

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    Moor is a FA and Beitashours to. Why would we protect them?

    Maybe I'm missing something. I'm sure they want to put ink to paper with the GOAT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brooker View Post
    Moor is a FA and Beitashours to. Why would we protect them?

    Maybe I'm missing something. I'm sure they want to put ink to paper with the GOAT.
    Yup. They can take one and then the player just has to say "i dont wanna sign with you" and can sign wherever they want. No point in protecting them.
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    A lot of this DTAM salary budget is going to be used for South Americans but I'd like to see if there are any options in Liga MX for kinda mid-level, bench but gets minutes type players.
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    what about lucas cavallini? Might be to much of a drama queen for the group but he is good friends with oso?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmacpheetfc View Post
    what about lucas cavallini? Might be to much of a drama queen for the group but he is good friends with oso?
    On loan at Puebla and they have a purchase option for him. Around $2Mil IIRC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmacpheetfc View Post
    what about lucas cavallini? Might be to much of a drama queen for the group but he is good friends with oso?
    Not sure we should be using this on depth forwards when we already have 200K into Ricketts? Between him and Seba/Jozy that's 1.1M of salary cap space already. Cavallini needs minutes anyways, would be limited here.
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    It's been a long journey from Marseilles to the Six; Cheyrou. Cheyrou.

    We never stopped hoping; you were our midfield fix, Cheyrou. Cheyrou.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cas87 View Post
    I agree that Junior would be a good get. Probably a little out of the price range at the moment but you never know, Bez could manufacture enough money to bring him in (moving one of our current DPs to TAM level? could be possible)
    Buying down our DPs to non dp is not realistic. Seba is at $7M, Bradley at $6.5, Jozy at $4.75M. Would take over $4 million to buy down Jozy to non dp, meaning there would be no money for a replacement dp.

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    We won't buy down a DP. If we need to create additional salary budget space we'll buy down Vazquez's charge, otherwise we'll use the TAM to make player signings.

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    Would love to get Hoilett, he has been putting in goals too, very in form since a great Gold Cup. I watched his 2nd half yesterday, somehow Cardiff wen't down 0-2 but of what I saw they dominated, even at 75th minutes 0-2 you felt they had total control and could tie, which they did. A lot of their offense goes through Hoilett one way or another.

    Edit: Cardiff looks good for him though and he's on way to promotion.

 

 

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