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    The Napoli Media are awesome…. Football players are following the money, Soup is Soup. Bernadeschi is following the Insigne Cart

    https://www-ilnapolista-it.translate...n&_x_tr_pto=sc

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    Quote Originally Posted by jloome View Post
    Poz is very much a round peg and Bob wants square pegs in square holes.
    That's how Bradley as a manager wins. He builds teams that play his system. He doesn't change the system to fit the players he has. You give him a free hand, you'll see his system in play. You'll likely get a solid team though much less exciting than 2017 TFC. It should be a contender. I find it a bit dull but if it wins I'll be happy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldtimer View Post
    That's how Bradley as a manager wins. He builds teams that play his system. He doesn't change the system to fit the players he has. You give him a free hand, you'll see his system in play. You'll likely get a solid team though much less exciting than 2017 TFC. It should be a contender. I find it a bit dull but if it wins I'll be happy.
    LAFC was dull?
    That's all I'll say about that.

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    Does anyone get the feeling that we are just throwing “stuff” at a wall repeatedly, and hoping some combination of it sticks ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldtimer View Post
    That's how Bradley as a manager wins. He builds teams that play his system. He doesn't change the system to fit the players he has. You give him a free hand, you'll see his system in play. You'll likely get a solid team though much less exciting than 2017 TFC. It should be a contender. I find it a bit dull but if it wins I'll be happy.
    Depends really. LAFC was playing as good or better football in the entertainment sense when he was there. It wasn't all put together but they did run & gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redpunkfiddle View Post
    LAFC was dull?
    I thought LAFC was the most exciting team in the league for a while.

    BUT

    Also tactically inflexible and ineffective in the playoffs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tfcfans View Post
    Does anyone get the feeling that we are just throwing “stuff” at a wall repeatedly, and hoping some combination of it sticks ?

    If “Stuff” is money then yes, but there does appear to be a plan. One Italian said we have offered $6MM and highest he has right now is $3.5MM on the table

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    Quote Originally Posted by ag futbol View Post
    I thought LAFC was the most exciting team in the league for a while.

    BUT

    Also tactically inflexible and ineffective in the playoffs.
    Their problem was they gave up chances and moreso they consistently chose the shittiest goalkeepers available and they got burned for it.

    We have Bono and unfortunately he fits that mold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tfcfans View Post
    Does anyone get the feeling that we are just throwing “stuff” at a wall repeatedly, and hoping some combination of it sticks ?
    By molding the team according to the head coach/sporting director's vision? I'd like to think not. If this was only Manning's doing, then I'd believe otherwise.

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    What the hell is going on Bradley Manning??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushmancan View Post
    If “Stuff” is money then yes, but there does appear to be a plan. One Italian said we have offered $6MM and highest he has right now is $3.5MM on the table
    At least they are willing to spend money, I’ll give them that - maybe stupidly sometimes - but at least they aren’t afraid to “lose money” to try to get better - I guess that’s half of the thing that fans want from ownership - the other half is an intelligent person doing the spending. I guess we will find out how intelligent that spending was soon enough. I honestly have no idea of the trajectory of this group of players playing together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tfcfans View Post
    Does anyone get the feeling that we are just throwing “stuff” at a wall repeatedly, and hoping some combination of it sticks ?

    Yeah it kind of feels like the old Mo Johnson days.

    On a side note any negative impact with Jimenez now that Poz is gone? Is he rumored to be on the move as well?

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    For those arguing about Bernardeschi, remember the quote "I'd rather be happy than right".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushmancan View Post
    If “Stuff” is money then yes, but there does appear to be a plan. One Italian said we have offered $6MM and highest he has right now is $3.5MM on the table
    Well if he goes on $6M then he would be our 3rd or 4th highest paid player ever so I would hope he lives up to that pricetag. I saw him more around $3M to be honest or at worst the Poz contract.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tfcfans View Post
    Does anyone get the feeling that we are just throwing “stuff” at a wall repeatedly, and hoping some combination of it sticks ?
    not at all tbh

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    Quote Originally Posted by zorsofstesab View Post
    Yeah it kind of feels like the old Mo Johnson days.

    On a side note any negative impact with Jimenez now that Poz is gone? Is he rumored to be on the move as well?
    He's known Poz for a few months. Not like they were long time BFFs. He'll be fine.

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    At least they let Poz get his 100th appearances. Always felt a bit disappointed that Frei only got to 99

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    Quote Originally Posted by tfcfans View Post
    At least they are willing to spend money, I’ll give them that - maybe stupidly sometimes - but at least they aren’t afraid to “lose money” to try to get better - I guess that’s half of the thing that fans want from ownership - the other half is an intelligent person doing the spending. I guess we will find out how intelligent that spending was soon enough. I honestly have no idea of the trajectory of this group of players playing together.
    I just tried to reconfirm the link, regardless while we have the advantage and before Apple parity comes to play… Soup is Soup. Gotta love it.

    Edit - https://seriea24.it/bernardeschi-tmw/
    Last edited by Bushmancan; 07-05-2022 at 04:20 PM.

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    Holy cow to all of it. And more to come says Wheeler. “Fing good team fing works”.

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    Only a year and a half until we can sign Marco Verratti. I am pumped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ag futbol View Post
    I thought LAFC was the most exciting team in the league for a while.

    BUT

    Also tactically inflexible and ineffective in the playoffs.
    I thought so too, on both counts. Their front three were very fluid. You have to have the football smarts to do that as well as the players suited to it. We certainly don’t have that here… yet.

    I’m not counting on much playoff effectiveness for TFC (but you never know, it’s a crapshoot) but I’d like to see some exciting football, in time, and some Champions League successes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leedsandTFC View Post
    Every team on earth uses transfermarkt and insigne and berna signings are a cut above MLS and fit with the style of football Bob likes to play.
    Honestly, this is pretty factual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by los sonadores View Post
    I’m not counting on much playoff effectiveness for TFC (but you never know, it’s a crapshoot) but I’d like to see some exciting football, in time, and some Champions League successes.
    Got to beat Vancouver in the Canadian final to get into CCL still but yeah looking forward to hopefully Champs league again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Kool View Post
    Got to beat Vancouver in the Canadian final to get into CCL still but yeah looking forward to hopefully Champs league again.
    Amen

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    CM is an absolute need now. Along with the fullbacks.

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    Maybe we can sign Pozuelo in January to a TAM deal when he's a free agent.

    Not likely, but if the Giovinco fans in the Instagram comments still have hope 3 years after he left, I can still have false hope an hour after he left.
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    Man... I thought Pozuelo had a lot more to give here still.

    I don't know. One of my all-time favourite TFC players. Still think about his debut all the time. This sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by los sonadores View Post
    I thought so too, on both counts. Their front three were very fluid. You have to have the football smarts to do that as well as the players suited to it. We certainly don’t have that here… yet.

    I’m not counting on much playoff effectiveness for TFC (but you never know, it’s a crapshoot) but I’d like to see some exciting football, in time, and some Champions League successes.
    I subscribe to “playoffs is a crapshoot” at about 40%.

    Can it be? Sure. Should you be good during the regular season and under perform in the playoffs every year? No.

    Something Bob will have to prove he can do

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    Miami would surely look to sign him to a longerdeal

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    Unless Poz got to pick his destination I am wondering what is wrong with all the other teams in the league. 150k of Gam seems like a steal for a half season of Poz.

 

 

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