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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    This team was designed for one big push in 2020.

    Could still do some damage.

    But there has to be turnover into next season.

    I don't think we make a move during this transfer window.

    But the 2015-2018 days are over.

    I suspect there is going to be a lot of pain next season as this team transitions to the next phase. Lots of MLS teams talk about seemlessly moving as a dynasty from one group to the next. Yet to see any body actually do it.

    Seattle....

    this was my one fear with Ali Curtis coming in, relying on building from within too much, look at the NYRB decline. it only works in this league if you augment it with some true quality DPs and very solid TAMs. The Bradley move was smart but that was as much MB as anyone else. Make no bones about it, he hates to lose.

    Build from within gets you your depth and surprise gems and it is absolutely necessary for the growth in North America but there is no reason for TFC to go into full re-build. We have a good base, find the missing pieces and implement. But you must do both.

    Not saying this because it was a loss but we also need a fire lit under the players. Is that internal team leadership or is it coaching.
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    We badly need a quality and reliable Striker. Would have liked to get Cavallini. Is there a way to get rid of Jozy's contract? What do MLS rules permit for contract buy-outs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NK Toronto View Post
    We badly need a quality and reliable Striker. Would have liked to get Cavallini. Is there a way to get rid of Jozy's contract? What do MLS rules permit for contract buy-outs?
    Still think the Whitecaps overpaid Cavallini. I think for that money you could get better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultra & Proud View Post
    Still think the Whitecaps overpaid Cavallini. I think for that money you could get better.
    We could, Vancouver... not so much.

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    Ah, just go get Edinson Cavani for a couple seasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultra & Proud View Post
    Still think the Whitecaps overpaid Cavallini. I think for that money you could get better.
    Eh. Imagine what Cavallini could do with the service he would get at TFC. You dont last in Liga MX as a foreigner striker if you suck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yohan View Post
    Eh. Imagine what Cavallini could do with the service he would get at TFC. You dont last in Liga MX as a foreigner striker if you suck.
    Yeah but he's on more than Martinez and not far off Vela. He won't be in that league in MLS.

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    To follow up my Cavallini comment; any forward or attacking mid signed for $6M or above should be somewhere in the conversation of league MVP or at least be on the Golden Boot race list yearly. I don't see Cavallini at that level.

    But I also haven't seen Altidore on that list and don't see him ever getting on it so we're doing no better.

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    Jordan Perruzza, who recently signed a first team contract that takes affect for the 2021 season has been loaned to San Antonio of USL Championship for the rest of their 2020 season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultra & Proud View Post
    To follow up my Cavallini comment; any forward or attacking mid signed for $6M or above should be somewhere in the conversation of league MVP or at least be on the Golden Boot race list yearly. I don't see Cavallini at that level.

    But I also haven't seen Altidore on that list and don't see him ever getting on it so we're doing no better.
    Is 6 millions his actual salary though? I thought they paid a 6 million dollar fee and his salary was on the high end but nowhere near 6.

    Good for him for getting that contract if thatís actually what they paid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ag futbol View Post
    Is 6 millions his actual salary though? I thought they paid a 6 million dollar fee and his salary was on the high end but nowhere near 6.

    Good for him for getting that contract if thatís actually what they paid.
    Official numbers not out yet but all the online media I found says it's "around $6M per season".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultra & Proud View Post
    Official numbers not out yet but all the online media I found says it's "around $6M per season".

    I'd guess he would have come to Toronto for less money.

    1) He's from Toronto.
    2) His best friend is Osorio (they went to South America together)
    3) He gets to win things & compete for MLS Cup
    4) He plays on proper grass field
    5) He'd be with a far more professional organization

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    Also didn't score until last week - people on here would be less then happy due to the general lack of understanding of how big #9's play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    Also didn't score until last week - people on here would be less then happy due to the general lack of understanding of how big #9's play.
    Looks like weíve got a tactical guru here

    at least Cavallini finds his way onto the pitch more often than not (which is an incredibly low bar to clear)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultra & Proud View Post
    To follow up my Cavallini comment; any forward or attacking mid signed for $6M or above should be somewhere in the conversation of league MVP or at least be on the Golden Boot race list yearly. I don't see Cavallini at that level.
    You're right.
    Right now Cavallini is playing like somebody who would be paid in the range of 2-3 mil per year in the MLS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PizzaEatingYeti View Post
    You're right.
    Right now Cavallini is playing like somebody who would be paid in the range of 2-3 mil per year in the MLS.
    I'd be shocked if he is actually getting north of $5 Million/season...this is the Whitecaps we are taking about heck their whole roster is under $8 Million.

    They dress TAM players up and call them DP's. They are the tightest team in MLS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PizzaEatingYeti View Post
    You're right.
    Right now Cavallini is playing like somebody who would be paid in the range of 2-3 mil per year in the MLS.
    Iím not sure we can even make an assessment the roster is so bad. There is literally no service.

    I want to know who Russell Tiebert has pictures of. He is probably the worst week-in, week-out starter in the whole league.

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    There was rumours a few weeks ago that MLS sides were interested in Tony Gallacher. Today itís saying Toronto is the interested side. https://twitter.com/anfieldwatch/sta...054599174?s=21

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    Gallacher is an interesting name. Never seen him play but the pedigree is there being a Liverpool youth product.

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    Here we go....

    Multiple sources confirm Scottish and Liverpool left back Tony Gallacher is in Toronto quarantining and will be announced as a loan signing for Toronto FC. Details on @theathletic app. #TFCLive

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    Paul Mariner level of scouting gets weirder every year (this video basically rereads the wikipedia)



    If you prefer the eurobeat approach


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    Steven Caldwell just found his new favorite player. Sorry, Oso.

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    This is certainly unexpected, but smart. We do need more depth on the left.

    I wonder how much Caldwell was involved in the recruitment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeForbes View Post
    Steven Caldwell just found his new favorite player. Sorry, Oso.
    Beat me to it... maybe we get a homer for at least the LB. Lareya moves to LW

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushmancan View Post
    Beat me to it... maybe we get a homer for at least the LB. Lareya moves to LW
    Caldwell is a homer for a few players. Oso, Michael Bradley and Liam Fraser come to mind. He pretty much hates guys like Auro, Delgado and Mavinga though.

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    He was one a number of kids who made their first team debuts last season in Liverpool's League Cup quarterfinal against West Ham, a 5-0 loss. LFC fielded a young squad as they were also playing in the Club World Cup at the same time.

    https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/50723225

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    He was highly touted coming from Falkirk, will be interesting to see how much time he gets. Even at Falkirk (Scot 2nd Division) he was poor defensively but good going forward.

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    As long as it doesnít eat into Laryeaís playing time Iím fine with it. Not sure when Morrow will be out of contract but he wonít be around forever.

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    Has a signing ever had less chatter than this Gallacher kid? Only a few posts on him

 

 

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