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    Quote Originally Posted by stevep View Post
    No comment till after Saturday.
    No comment till I see the two new guys
    And if you dont see them on Saturday

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    Quote Originally Posted by portu View Post
    And if you dont see them on Saturday
    Every match our attack stagnates and we don't use either of them adds to my Vanney out sentiment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by portu View Post
    And if you dont see them on Saturday
    I will just shake my head in total bewilderment as to wtf is going on??

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    Quote Originally Posted by portu View Post
    And if you dont see them on Saturday
    I would give Vanney the benefit of the doubt and think that Curtis brought in poor choices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldtimer View Post
    I would give Vanney the benefit of the doubt and think that Curtis brought in poor choices.

    I dunno man, just cuz Vanney has been suss with line ups, subs and tactics before Curtis was around. Definitely furthers my Vanney out sentiments but also has me questioning what's going on w the FO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ossington Mental Youth View Post
    I dunno man, just cuz Vanney has been suss with line ups, subs and tactics before Curtis was around. Definitely furthers my Vanney out sentiments but also has me questioning what's going on w the FO.
    Vanney's performed when he's given the tools that he requires. Curtis and Manning suck at providing these tools. Bez was too ambitious for Manning and he brought in that lame duck Curtis. #CurtisManningOut

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldtimer View Post
    I would give Vanney the benefit of the doubt and think that Curtis brought in poor choices.
    afraid so, boy would that suck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldtimer View Post
    I would give Vanney the benefit of the doubt and think that Curtis brought in poor choices.
    Due to his French connections I am thinking Benezet was probably a Vanney choice.

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    The last time we got a pricey player that didn't get any opportunities to show what he could do in a MLS match was Urruti and although he isn't a barnstormer, he was better than what we had.

    The longer it goes the more it looks like Vanney doesn't rate them but I think from some players comments they think these two can help. If we end up blowing this season and these guys don't get a whiff of action or get into games 33 and 34 when we're already eliminated and look good, then if were a TFC player I would be done with Vanney.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shwade View Post
    Vanney's performed when he's given the tools that he requires. Curtis and Manning suck at providing these tools. Bez was too ambitious for Manning and he brought in that lame duck Curtis. #CurtisManningOut
    Absolutely beg to differ on that. Can think of numerous times where players have played out of position or sat on the bench because of Vanneys decisions. I'm not one to jump on the get rid of the coach train but I'm finally at that point with him.

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    Curtis does that whole video... how often did you see Vanney (or Manning) in it?

    How often have we seen Curtis and Vanney in the same room, for any reason?

    There is no cohesion. These guys don’t rate or like each other, I'd wager.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ensco View Post
    Curtis does that whole video... how often did you see Vanney (or Manning) in it?

    How often have we seen Curtis and Vanney in the same room, for any reason?

    There is no cohesion. These guys don’t rate or like each other, I'd wager.
    I don't know if this is true. When curtis was revealed both manning and Vanney said curtis was their first choice and they both agreed on the decision together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DinamoTFC View Post
    I don't know if this is true. When curtis was revealed both manning and Vanney said curtis was their first choice and they both agreed on the decision together.
    In hindsight, was that a North Vietnamese POW video? Should we go back and look for blinking in morse code that spells “I am lying”? ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by DinamoTFC View Post
    I don't know if this is true. When curtis was revealed both manning and Vanney said curtis was their first choice and they both agreed on the decision together.
    Come on. Who would seriously take statements like this at face value? (Or am I misreading your sarcasm?)

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    I like Curtis' TAM signings. I'm going to give him the benefit of the doubt for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldtimer View Post
    I like Curtis' TAM signings. I'm going to give him the benefit of the doubt for now.
    Both were fantastic tonight. A lot of promise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by portu View Post
    And if you dont see them on Saturday
    Still too early to tell about the two new guys. They look promising.
    Now assumed they are both good. Then you would have to say Curtis is brilliant gm
    Lost gio, vv , gvw. he just started the job, brings in Poz, og, these two new guys plus laryea

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    Curtis now has got us the players we should've had at the start of the season. This team would've been one to be a contender. Now we have to hope to sneak away with championship.

    I look forward to see if this team is kept next year. I could see some players moving on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldtimer View Post
    8. Signed Richie Laryea. Orlando cast off. Played 3 games, underwhelming player.
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    Hey Oldtimer - curious what you think about Richie now that we've seen some more of him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fort York Redcoat View Post
    Curtis now has got us the players we should've had at the start of the season. This team would've been one to be a contender. Now we have to hope to sneak away with championship.

    I look forward to see if this team is kept next year. I could see some players moving on.
    This is a super early take. I don't what you've seen that I haven't, but we are nowhere near an MLS championship. It's still up in the air whether or not we're a playoff side.

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    This is not heading in the right direction; we are going backwards and I still want to know who other than Curtis was approached

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    Quote Originally Posted by samuraizero View Post
    Hey Oldtimer - curious what you think about Richie now that we've seen some more of him?
    He's better than I thought he'd be, has some potential.

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    Gio and vv leaves and all he does is bring in

    Poz
    Q
    Laryea
    Gonzalez
    Benezet

    The man is amazing
    Last edited by stevep; 10-19-2019 at 11:38 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevep View Post
    Gio and vv leaves and all he does is bring in

    Poz
    Q
    Laryea
    Gonzalez
    Benezet

    The man is amazing
    Don't forget Gallardo and signing Shafts.

    Our future looks bright.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevep View Post
    Gio and vv leaves and all he does is bring in

    Poz
    Q
    Laryea
    Gonzalez
    Benezet

    The man is amazing
    yeah he's done a great job. I can't get over Lareya... it's like he was a worthless player in MLS with no future turned into a huge part of our team. It could cost millions in transfer fees to get a young RB with attacking talent like that. Q is the best value for $$ in MLS, Gonzalez looks good.Pozuelo is obviously a stud and will be even better next year. Benezet can be dangerous at times, if he can stay healthy he's worth the money at least as a squad rotation player. Only Gallardo hasn't look good but to early to write him off

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    Curtis was part of bringing in Westberg, Benezet, Gonzalez and maybe Pozuelo.

    (DeLeon was Bez, a nice parting gift)

    He kept the core pieces together, even when he must have been sorely tempted to move on from some of them (Delgado is an obvious example)

    Vanney has the pieces he needed to pull this off.

    Westberg is an especially great signing. The playoff MVP.

    I am persuaded. Ali is the man.

    Carry on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ensco View Post
    Curtis was part of bringing in Westberg, Benezet, Gonzalez and maybe Pozuelo.

    (DeLeon was Bez, a nice parting gift)

    He kept the core pieces together, even when he must have been sorely tempted to move on from some of them (Delgado is an obvious example)

    Vanney has the pieces he needed to pull this off.

    Westberg is an especially great signing. The playoff MVP.

    I am persuaded. Ali is the man.

    Carry on.
    A bit off-topic to only focus on this part of your post, but I've been thinking exactly the same thing.

    If we win the Cup then Westberg should win MVP, for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James17930 View Post
    If we win the Cup then Westberg should win MVP, for sure.
    He even looks a bit like Stefan Frei. It would be nice if he denies the Sounders the same way.

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    A new profile on Ali Curtis on TSN, via Canadian Press: https://www.tsn.ca/toronto-fc-genera...-way-1.1393488

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    My biggest evaluation of Curtis won't be his failure to get enough firepower to win the MLS Cup, he was in a hard situation when Seba left, it will be whether he has the cajones to get rid of Zavaleta.

 

 

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