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    Quote Originally Posted by ensco View Post
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    Just watched this. It severely pisses me off. All this “playing the victim” crap, Manning is crying this same song too.

    The team decided to go into the final year of significant contracts with world footballers, who don’t act or think like North Americans do in other sports about playing out the final year, unless they are in severe decline. What Seba did, what VV did, is market practice and was predictable and was knowable.

    Manning should have known it, Bez should have known it, and Curtis and anyone else interviewing for this job should have known it.

    Everybody involved got caught with their pants around their ankles, but nobody is man enough to say they thought they didn’t need a belt.

    Do your job.
    Totally. Totally totally totally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jloome View Post
    I'm telling you dude, as much as Vanney's choices can piss me off, he's not the poor coach we're seeing under this guy. I just smell "shirker" all over this dude. Very high on himself, very high on his own potential, very unwilling to take an iota of blame for basic common sense decisions.
    I don't know. But you have high emotional intelligence or something - you are good at this - so you may very well be right.

    Its also American. They are taught that everything America does is better. So have natural blind spots, because if you are the best why learn what anyone else does.

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    More unsaid than said in that video. Interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    All 4 One (TFC Pravda TV Edition) gives us 9 minutes of Ali Curtis




    Of note:


    "I didn't expect Sebastian to leave, for Victor to leave, for the VDW situation"
    He's so fucking corporate. And proud of it. Gives me the heebee geebees...

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    MLS expands to St. Louis (28th franchise). Team will begin competing in 2022.

    https://www.sportsnet.ca/soccer/mls-...is-debut-2022/

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    So folks, we are going to have 7 games between Sept 07 and 29!
    It will be fun to seek how CV manages the situation!

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    This All for One format is great for championship teams ...the TFC 2017 ones were good, the Raptors' ones this past spring/summer were out of this world amazing, Academy Award winning, go watch the playoff editions if you haven't , I am not kidding!

    But this format really really sucks for a team like TFC 2019, where management has a credibility problem, has never found its footing, and has dissembled a lot (eg “player coming in two weeks” every two weeks, weird stories about talent identification that don’t stand up to scrutiny, the Pozo own goal at the January deadline, and of course the lack of readiness for the potential departure of the top players)

    This just made everything seems worse than it may even be. The guy did not land whatever he was trying to say, and came away looking like a guy with a very thin resume and a very big opinion of himself that is not grounded in real accomplishments. Duke soccer being treated like Manchester United , Jesus H Christ, I am trying to picture Seba's or Jozy's or Michael's reaction to that.

    The one thing I agree with - Hagglund for Gonzalez was a sweet piece of business.

    But just cancel this effing series until the playoffs. I'm begging you.

    (When Bradley was 22, Curtis' age the last year Curtis played at Duke, Bradley scored 18 goals at Heerenveen and was sold for $3M to a Bundesliga team. It was one of the biggest transfer fees ever for an American at the time. Make a movie about that!)
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    The slow death of the last 18 months has been debilitating to all patience with fluff it seems.


    One thing I would suggest to Manning is we NEVER do a shirt making video ever again - seems a curse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luanda View Post
    So folks, we are going to have 7 games between Sept 07 and 29!
    It will be fun to seek how CV manages the situation!
    With excuses. Plenty of excuses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ensco View Post
    This All for One format is great for championship teams ...the TFC 2017 ones were good, the Raptors' ones this past spring/summer were out of this world amazing, Academy Award winning, go watch the playoff editions if you haven't , I am not kidding!

    But this format really really sucks for a team like TFC 2019, where management has a credibility problem, has never found its footing, and has dissembled a lot (eg “player coming in two weeks” every two weeks, weird stories about talent identification that don’t stand up to scrutiny, the Pozo own goal at the January deadline, and of course the lack of readiness for the potential departure of the top players)

    This just made everything seems worse than it may even be. The guy did not land whatever he was trying to say, and came away looking like a guy with a very thin resume and a very big opinion of himself that is not grounded in real accomplishments. Duke soccer being treated like Manchester United , Jesus H Christ, I am trying to picture Seba's or Jozy's or Michael's reaction to that.

    The one thing I agree with - Hagglund for Gonzalez was a sweet piece of business.

    But just cancel this effing series until the playoffs. I'm begging you.

    (When Bradley was 22, Curtis' age the last year Curtis played at Duke, Bradley scored 18 goals at Heerenveen and was sold for $3M to a Bundesliga team. It was one of the biggest transfer fees ever for an American at the time. Make a movie about that!)
    I understand this club has to put something together in terms of media consumption but this is All for One format is just sad and pathetic. It’s waxing poetic over garbage.

    I also find it funny that an executive who leaves the appearance of being late on his assignments is spending his time on this. Is the staff playing to his ego featuring him for the sake of kissing ass?

    He should stick to press releases and actually making quality signings (before it’s six months too late).

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    The Impact have sacked Garde and hired Willmer Cabrera

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    Quote Originally Posted by Areathrasher View Post
    The Impact have sacked Garde and hired Willmer Cabrera
    Crazy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canary10 View Post
    Crazy!
    That is a very good move
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    Cabrera is a good coach when he has time to prepare. He is NOT so good when he has to wing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    Cabrera is a good coach when he has time to prepare. He is NOT so good when he has to wing it.
    He outmanouevered Vanney a few weeks ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyDM View Post
    He outmanouevered Vanney a few weeks ago.
    Time to prepare

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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    All 4 One (TFC Pravda TV Edition) gives us 9 minutes of Ali Curtis




    Of note:


    "I didn't expect Sebastian to leave, for Victor to leave, for the VDW situation"
    How did he do that

    https://www.google.com/search?q=Gus+...XyQz-2O-IH9vM:

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    MLS Multiplex had this to say about Cabrera :

    the consistency was off, his tactical tinkering infuriating, and he could not construct a consistently excellent side. In the end, it cost him his job.

    https://mlsmultiplex.com/2019/08/21/...-not-like/amp/

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    Vela with an unbelievable goal in Beitashour derby last night.

    https://twitter.com/sportscenter/sta...565049344?s=21

    These LAFC games are mostly on in the middle of the night, so it's hard to keep up, but they are shredding all previous claims to best MLS team ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ensco View Post
    Vela with an unbelievable goal in Beitashour derby last night.

    https://twitter.com/sportscenter/sta...565049344?s=21

    These LAFC games are mostly on in the middle of the night, so it's hard to keep up, but they are shredding all previous claims to best MLS team ever.
    Perhaps why Jozy says we don’t have the quality ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ensco View Post
    Vela with an unbelievable goal in Beitashour derby last night.

    https://twitter.com/sportscenter/sta...565049344?s=21

    These LAFC games are mostly on in the middle of the night, so it's hard to keep up, but they are shredding all previous claims to best MLS team ever.
    Yup. Vela is incredible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ensco View Post
    Vela with an unbelievable goal in Beitashour derby last night.

    https://twitter.com/sportscenter/sta...565049344?s=21

    These LAFC games are mostly on in the middle of the night, so it's hard to keep up, but they are shredding all previous claims to best MLS team ever.
    What a goal!

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    In some ways, Vela is like Seba: a guy in a certain situation who comes here in the prime of his career and kills the league.

    In Seba's case, he was seen as too small & had players in front of him at Juve & who wanted to play so he could be on the Italians NT.

    In Vela's case, he has no interest what so ever in fame or glory or the Mexican NT - he just wants to play, be the man, and score goals & get paid a LOT of money.


    These things are not reproducable.

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    BTW...nice goal but the post hype from MLS on this is just getting nauseating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ensco View Post
    Vela with an unbelievable goal in Beitashour derby last night.

    https://twitter.com/sportscenter/sta...565049344?s=21

    These LAFC games are mostly on in the middle of the night, so it's hard to keep up, but they are shredding all previous claims to best MLS team ever.
    ... and Vela the best player ever. This is better than Giovinco's undressing of RBNY.

    It seems like the best teams are solid overall but have at least one special player to put them over the top. Zlatan is that for the Galaxy. We don't have a player like that anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldtimer View Post
    ... and Vela the best player ever. This is better than Giovinco's undressing of RBNY.

    It seems like the best teams are solid overall but have at least one special player to put them over the top. Zlatan is that for the Galaxy. We don't have a player like that anymore.
    League doesn't have too many of these. Piatti comes to mind. Without him Mtl's history would be even worse

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    Before we go all ga ga on this.

    A) Seba's goal was better - and we bombed against Montreal that year

    B) Zlatan's team didn't make the playoffs last year

    C) Vela's LAFC last year fell at home in the first round to RSL


    i.e. Beware the great man theory of MLS success

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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post


    i.e. Beware the great man theory of MLS success
    But what about Piatti? Oh wait, nevermind...
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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    Before we go all ga ga on this.

    A) Seba's goal was better - and we bombed against Montreal that year

    B) Zlatan's team didn't make the playoffs last year

    C) Vela's LAFC last year fell at home in the first round to RSL


    i.e. Beware the great man theory of MLS success
    Downplaying it works a little better when you’re not 16 points clear of second place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ag futbol View Post
    Downplaying it works a little better when you’re not 16 points clear of second place.
    I guess my point is good teams win with big stars - big stars don't win without good teams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    I guess my point is good teams win with big stars - big stars don't win without good teams.
    No argument there. Also think Seba’s goal was better

 

 

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