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    Default CCL Semis First Leg - America @ TFC Tue April 3 8pm Give Me This Night



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    The night is very cold
    Keep me warm In your arms
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    Have at It People

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    Can't wait for this game.... hoping to freeze my ass off & a 2-0 result for the good guys

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    Could be horrible that night based on forecast.

    Cold, rain, mud... WW1 trench warfare type conditions.

    Should be great!
    “What the world needs is more geniuses with humility; there are so few of us left.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by ensco View Post
    Could be horrible that night based on forecast.

    Cold, rain, mud... WW1 trench warfare type conditions.

    Should be great!

    The grounds crew is going to be working overtime even more this season

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    That pitch is a mess, it's supposed to rain Tuesday. Mexican teams rely on team speed. I think maybe we should have a different groundskeeping philosophy for this game only.

    Can we schedule a tractor pull or something between now and Tuesday?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ensco View Post
    That pitch is a mess, it's supposed to rain Tuesday. Mexican teams rely on team speed. I think maybe we should have a different groundskeeping philosophy for this game only.

    Can we schedule a tractor pull or something between now and Tuesday?
    I normally agree with your posts, but this one is a bit off imo....TFC relies on short passes and keeping the ball on the deck. So from that angle, a shitty field will hurt us a lot....shame too because we need a result tomorrow.

    The weather will bring the quality down if it is as bad as predicted....mistakes might be the difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TFC Tifoso View Post
    I normally agree with your posts, but this one is a bit off imo....TFC relies on short passes and keeping the ball on the deck. So from that angle, a shitty field will hurt us a lot....shame too because we need a result tomorrow.

    The weather will bring the quality down if it is as bad as predicted....mistakes might be the difference.
    You may be right, this isn't obvious. Also I am kind of kidding, they will do their best, the turf will be what it will be.

    I am assuming that, like Tigres, any better Mexican team moves the ball around better than us, and has more team speed, but that we have more players (especially Bradley and Altidore) that just know how to muck it out in cold, frustrating, miserable conditions.

    I am certainly pleased about the cold. We have played a TON of big games in the cold now, it's a huge edge. Tigres absolutely tailed off in the second half here, I think it got to them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ensco View Post

    I am certainly pleased about the cold. We have played a TON of big games in the cold now, it's a huge edge. Tigres absolutely tailed off in the second half here, I think it got to them.
    Very important point. I feel like our ability to nab a couple goals between 75-90+ might make the difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ensco View Post
    You may be right, this isn't obvious. Also I am kind of kidding, they will do their best, the turf will be what it will be.
    Definitely not....our style of play is as close to our Mexican counterparts more so that any other MLS team imo....

    I am assuming that, like Tigres, any better Mexican team moves the ball around better than us, and has more team speed, but that we have more players (especially Bradley and Altidore) that just know how to muck it out in cold, frustrating, miserable conditions.
    Fair enough, but it also seems that our BEST player, Giovinco, doesn't have his best games in temps like these....and we'll need a monster out of him tomorrow.
    I am certainly pleased about the cold. We have played a TON of big games in the cold now, it's a huge edge. Tigres absolutely tailed off in the second half here, I think it got to them.
    Could be, but I thought Tigres actually had a better 2nd half, than 1st....it looked especially dangerous when Ginac came on imo.....but to me games like this with 2 fairly even teams often come down to intangibles....could be weather, or could be that "moment of brilliance" from a player...we'll see...

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    Injury updates? Starting line-up predictions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by whositwhatnow View Post
    The grounds crew is going to be working overtime even more this season
    I'm wondering if we should leave the undersoil heating off during the game. A cold, somewhat hard pitch seems better than a mud pit.

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    Six posts with 36 hours to go?

    The Santos Laguna pregame thread in 2012 was 23 pages.
    http://forums.redpatchboys.ca/showth...=santos+laguna
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    Quote Originally Posted by ensco View Post
    Six posts with 36 hours to go?

    The Santos Laguna pregame thread in 2012 was 23 pages.
    http://forums.redpatchboys.ca/showth...=santos+laguna
    The majority of TFC discussion has moved to other platforms: instagram, facebook, and twitter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kodiakTFC View Post
    The majority of TFC discussion has moved to other platforms: instagram, facebook, and twitter.
    Anytime I go on those platforms, all I find worth reading is news stories. The comments are mostly hopeless. Maybe I don’t know where to look...
    “What the world needs is more geniuses with humility; there are so few of us left.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by ensco View Post
    Anytime I go on those platforms, all I find worth reading is news stories. The comments are mostly hopeless. Maybe I don’t know where to look...

    The Discussion Board seems to have died a death in general - which is a shame really. FB and Twitter aren't anywhere as good in quality...not that some of the posts on here aren't pish - but is nearly impossible to have a decent chat on those platforms. Maybe I'm just getting too old.

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    Hey all... I will unfortunately be in Montreal tomorrow night on business and will need to find a bar to watch the game at. Anyone know a good sports bar in the Griffintown area? I will be relatively close to the Bell Centre so I imagine I can find a spot around there that will show the match but I would welcome any suggestions.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ensco View Post
    Anytime I go on those platforms, all I find worth reading is news stories. The comments are mostly hopeless. Maybe I don’t know where to look...
    We're spoiled now. Back then, every move -- every decision -- worried the shit out of us. Now, we know the team is likely to perform well because it's focussed and we trust our coach.

    Rare. But it leads to a malaise on discussing things.

    Personally, I used to spend more time analyzing the games and performance etc and posted more often, but my interest in debate has abandoned me with age. I'm busy trying to juggle a home business/writing career, and am usually content to read others' comments and watch the game.

    Still don't miss a minute, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ensco View Post
    Six posts with 36 hours to go?

    The Santos Laguna pregame thread in 2012 was 23 pages.
    http://forums.redpatchboys.ca/showth...=santos+laguna
    Slow build with some of the fans and casuals. Come the final, they will come around. All I know is I will be nervous as heck watching tomorrow. Come on TFC. I want to win !

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    Quote Originally Posted by ensco View Post
    Six posts with 36 hours to go?

    The Santos Laguna pregame thread in 2012 was 23 pages.
    http://forums.redpatchboys.ca/showth...=santos+laguna
    Reddit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyDM View Post
    Reddit.
    Am I looking at the right thing? This has 11 posts

    https://www.reddit.com/r/tfc/comment...erica_toronto/
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    Quote Originally Posted by ensco View Post
    Am I looking at the right thing? This has 11 posts

    https://www.reddit.com/r/tfc/comment...erica_toronto/
    i don’t actually know, sorry Ensco, I use the forum but my son is always quoting posts from Reddit.

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    One comment from a Club America fan "we can beat Toronto, those Canadians don't even have their own league". Haha. Made me laugh.

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    I'm crossing my fingers that Morrow is going to be good to go:

    -------------------Bono----------------------
    ----Hagglung--Moor---Mavinga--------
    VDW-----------------------------Morrow--
    ------Delgado------Bradley-----------
    ----------_Vasquez-------------------
    ------Giovinco----Altidore-----------

    Thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graeme View Post
    I'm crossing my fingers that Morrow is going to be good to go:

    -------------------Bono----------------------
    ----Hagglung--Moor---Mavinga--------
    VDW-----------------------------Morrow--
    ------Delgado------Bradley-----------
    ----------_Vasquez-------------------
    ------Giovinco----Altidore-----------

    Thoughts?
    I would play VDW instead of Hagglund and put Auro in. That was a combo that worked well on Friday against RSL. Otherwise I think that looks good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GerMc View Post
    I would play VDW instead of Hagglund and put Auro in. That was a combo that worked well on Friday against RSL. Otherwise I think that looks good.
    I think at home we should have Oso out on the pitch over Delgado, besides Oso's been playing out of his skin lately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by portu View Post
    I think at home we should have Oso out on the pitch over Delgado, besides Oso's been playing out of his skin lately.
    But but but ... workrate!

    In all seriousness, your suggestion is a no brainer. Delgado was not sharp on Friday, and to my eye most of his work effort was expended in making up for his own giveaways. I like Osorio much more in the formation, especially on current form.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GerMc View Post
    I would play VDW instead of Hagglund and put Auro in. That was a combo that worked well on Friday against RSL. Otherwise I think that looks good.
    I second your thoughts

    -------------------------Bono
    ---------Van Der Weil--Moor---Mavinga
    -------Auro Jr.------------------------Morrow
    ---------------Delgado------Bradley
    -----------------------Vazquez
    ----------------Giovinco----Altidore


    In my honest opinion, we have to be the favourites with this lineup. I'm also pretty happy with a 4-4-2
    Last edited by Defoe; 04-02-2018 at 06:53 PM.

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    I hope everyone is healthy and we can start the same team as we did against Tigres as that is our best line up at the moment... TFC can deal with shitty weather as they have played many big games in it we can beat Club America

    TFC 3-1 with goals from Altidore, Vasquez and Seba in that order.

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    People under 55 go on Facebook?

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    My girlfriend was at the Club America game on Saturday night vs Cruz Azul. Sounded to me like it wasn't the toughest match for CA.

 

 

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