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    Default MLS Match Day 4 - DCU @ TFC Saturday March 19 3pm - Here We Go Again

    Hanging on the promises in songs of yesterday





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    Gonna say 1-1 draw. Pozuelo scores from the spot for TFC.

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    Interesting to see how we come out. I don't think we are as bad as we looked vs NYRB. I think that was more about having a bunch of kids starting in a home opener with a full(ish) house. Hopefully we see the better, but still not perfect, amount of focus they showed on the road.

    And start anyone but Bono. Even Ranjitsingh. Enough is enough already.

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    Having Shaff and JMR at full back hurt us in the home opener as it was a new position for both - one maybe, but both was risky as we saw on goals 1-3

    Agreed re Bono.

    We looked really good for 50 minutes v Columbus. Now for 75…

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    I'm going to say 3-1 win. I don't think we are at the point where we can chalk this result up to being contenders, I just think we are due for a result. The soccer gods will give this to us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabbronies View Post
    I'm going to say 3-1 win. I don't think we are at the point where we can chalk this result up to being contenders, I just think we are due for a result. The soccer gods will give this to us.
    Man I hope so. I can understand us losing on the road, but if we keep losing at home too people are going to stop coming and it's going to look and feel really bad.

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    2-1 win if Westberg in net2-2 tie if Bono in net
    Osorio scores one of the goals in the first half

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    Happy to see that JMR is in full training this week. Was concerned that he sustained a real bad injury.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James17930 View Post
    Man I hope so. I can understand us losing on the road, but if we keep losing at home too people are going to stop coming and it's going to look and feel really bad.
    I expect a significant drop in attendance Saturday over the home opener , true diehards will show but 90% of us just want Insigne here and will stay home next few weeks. Honestly got enough of players running around like chickens with no head last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Section 223 View Post
    Honestly got enough of players running around like chickens with no head last year.
    Except that isn't what happened for 60% of the last match and if you watch the matches then you'd see the players are coming around and getting the system more and more week to week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Section 223 View Post
    I expect a significant drop in attendance Saturday over the home opener , true diehards will show but 90% of us just want Insigne here and will stay home next few weeks. Honestly got enough of players running around like chickens with no head last year.
    The difference is night and day from last year, I can see there is a plan, it's not there yet, but can see what they are working towards. And the kids make mistakes.

    As for headless chickens, I would have welcomed that level of intensity last year. It was dire.

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    Ecuador int'l striker Michael Estrada is out for family reasons.

    https://twitter.com/SoccerInsider/st...PDIudf-3Q&s=19

    Now just need Kamara to catch a slight cold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobo View Post
    Ecuador int'l striker Michael Estrada is out for family reasons.

    https://twitter.com/SoccerInsider/st...PDIudf-3Q&s=19

    Now just need Kamara to catch a slight cold.
    You know the confidence is low when hoping for illness and injuries to hit opposing teams before they play us....LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobo View Post
    Ecuador int'l striker Michael Estrada is out for family reasons.

    https://twitter.com/SoccerInsider/st...PDIudf-3Q&s=19

    Now just need Kamara to catch a slight cold.
    Not sure if it helps or hurts but Kamara has been on the trading block since the end of last season. They’re trying to move him before their Greek DP shows up in July.

    Given the nineteen goals, not sure why. Ten of those were penalties so maybe they think they can do better, cheaper, given his age and salary. But he has two goals in the last two games, so if it’s affecting his mindset, it doesn’t seem to be in a negative way so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Section 223 View Post
    I expect a significant drop in attendance Saturday over the home opener , true diehards will show but 90% of us just want Insigne here and will stay home next few weeks. Honestly got enough of players running around like chickens with no head last year.
    I've done some quick calculations:
    if tfc loses the next two games (both are at home) tfc would have to average 1.62ppg to make the last playoff spot. this is not likely to happen that they will average 1.62ppg the rest of the way through
    if tfc loses the next two games (both are at home) and then tfc loses its next game at real salt lake (which is almost guarranteed) tfc would have to average 1.67 ppg to make the last playoff spot. 1.67 ppg the rest of the way through is extremley unlikely to happen
    if tfc loses the next two games (both are at home) and then tfc loses its next game at real salt lake (which is almost guarranteed) and then loses at home to Philadelphia and away at NYC (both extremely likely events) tfc would have to average 1.81 ppg to make the last playoff spot. 1.81 ppg the rest of the way through is impossible to happen

    there is a definite possibility that this season will be over for tfc by the 3rd week of April.
    to say this is a must win game for tfc is an understatement

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    I hope they've learned they're lesson from last time we faced a pressing team but I'm not that confident. I'd frankly take a draw at this point, even with how brutal our April schedule is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Kool View Post
    You know the confidence is low when hoping for illness and injuries to hit opposing teams before they play us....LOL
    Pretty low. But I wouldn't wish injury on someone, I said "slight cold" for a reason!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Section 223 View Post
    I expect a significant drop in attendance Saturday over the home opener , true diehards will show but 90% of us just want Insigne here and will stay home next few weeks. Honestly got enough of players running around like chickens with no head last year.
    Coaching. Look at Man U with far better players losing to a well drilled and organized Athletico last night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultra & Proud View Post
    Except that isn't what happened for 60% of the last match and if you watch the matches then you'd see the players are coming around and getting the system more and more week to week.
    Agreed. They looked good for 50 minutes last game. Really good

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyDM View Post
    Agreed. They looked good for 50 minutes last game. Really good
    For me, there was a stretch of about 10-15 minutes where our passing and movement were probably better than anything I ever saw from us before, including the treble year and the occasional flurish during the Winter era.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultra & Proud View Post
    For me, there was a stretch of about 10-15 minutes where our passing and movement were probably better than anything I ever saw from us before, including the treble year and the occasional flurish during the Winter era.
    At the peak of the treble year, we had one game where they pinged it around mercilessly like that. But only that one game. I thought it was the pinnacle of Vanney's possession-based game but we never matched it again.

    It looked a lot like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultra & Proud View Post
    For me, there was a stretch of about 10-15 minutes where our passing and movement were probably better than anything I ever saw from us before, including the treble year and the occasional flurish during the Winter era.
    Yes, it was amazing. I’d really like to understand why from a tactical and personnel perspective, but haven’t been able to watch it again and would lobe to hear Kilbane explain it. Part of it was the four man midfield. OKello was fantastic in those moments.

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    I am absolutely OK with rebuilding years as long as the soccer is promising. That home opener wasn't promising, but last game was. Let's hope we can continue seeing promising soccer out of this team until Insigne shows.

    I'm seeing a 2-2 draw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyDM View Post
    Yes, it was amazing. I’d really like to understand why from a tactical and personnel perspective, but haven’t been able to watch it again and would lobe to hear Kilbane explain it. Part of it was the four man midfield. OKello was fantastic in those moments.

    FWIW, TFC games are on DAZN 3 days after being on TSN.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyDM View Post
    Coaching. Look at Man U with far better players losing to a well drilled and organized Athletico last night.
    I really don't know that Man U has 'far better' players than the Spanish champions

    Either way, Saturday should be a fun game to continue seeing what the youths can do. If the fair-weather fans drop off until we're winning I won't lose any sleep, I fancy our chances to do something decent on Saturday. I've far bigger worries about our FO than the team right now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobo View Post
    Pretty low. But I wouldn't wish injury on someone, I said "slight cold" for a reason!
    Haha. I hear ya. Stubbed toe works too for a slight injury

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Kool View Post
    Haha. I hear ya. Stubbed toe works too for a slight injury

    Perhaps some slightly under cooked pork. Just enough to where 10 feet from a bathroom is considered gambling

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    All day rain tomorrow

    Intrigued how the pitch will look

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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    All day rain tomorrow

    Intrigued how the pitch will look
    Muddy cow pasture mixed with late spring post-recess schoolyard.

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    FWIW

    The pre game presser with BB

    https://www.torontofc.ca/video/lates...-march-17-2022

 

 

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