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    Default Match Day 24 - TFC @ Nashville - Sat August 6 8:08pm - I've got bruises on my memory




    And there is no place I'd rather be

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    Have at It People


    (Bakersfield > Nashville)

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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post



    And there is no place I'd rather be

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    (Bakersfield > Nashville)
    Dude… musically, arguable thanks to Buck Owens and Merle Haggard.

    Socially, Bakersfield is the armpit of the western hemisphere. Massive air pollution, acres of fruit-picking migrant labourers with no work protections and often illegal, high crime, gangs, meth.

    Nightmare of a town. I started a series based there but have never published the first one as it was too weirdly a mixture of black comedy and utter bleakness.

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    So I guess Schaff will suit up against us this Saturday. Should be interesting.

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    I was only talking musically...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultra & Proud View Post
    So I guess Schaff will suit up against us this Saturday. Should be interesting.
    I could be wrong but I didn't think loaned out players were allowed to play against the team they were loaned from. We had that come up when we loaned Fraser to Columbus didn't we?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 613reppingTFC View Post
    I could be wrong but I didn't think loaned out players were allowed to play against the team they were loaned from. We had that come up when we loaned Fraser to Columbus didn't we?
    I think so actually. With MLS rules you never know until it happens though.

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    FWIW, Nashville in Portland tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultra & Proud View Post
    So I guess Schaff will suit up against us this Saturday. Should be interesting.
    I thought loanees can't play against their own club.

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    Any news on MAK?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lil'John View Post
    Any news on MAK?
    He’s listed as questionable on the MLS injury report.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James17930 View Post
    I thought loanees can't play against their own club.
    I think that's something written into the loan contract. Certainly that's the common practice elsewhere, but MLS is backwards in so many areas. Will be interesting to see if this is one.

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    MAK trained on his own outside with the team yesterday. Fingers crossed he's able to play, even if it's just for 45 mins

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    Laryea in might free jmr/Thompson to be in a more natural position

    Also me coping on Nelson

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    I’m assuming Richie won’t play this game. He doesn’t know the system yet, although he’s been playing a similar 3-4-3 with a high press at Forest.

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    New Hair Colour = first goal guaranteed

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    Quote Originally Posted by SenorDingDong View Post


    New Hair Colour = first goal guaranteed
    Super Saiyan Insigne is next level.

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    Nashville flew home today...didn't get back into town until late this afternoon

    In essence, instead of booking a red eye charter & sleeping on the plane overnight, Nasvhille slept in, recovered that day but lost a day of training.



    Not sure if that's good or bad - we tend to fly the overnight & get home.

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    Will be interesting to see how Bernie and Richie get on together if both play together. Richie can be a bit selfish and Bernie also seems to enjoy taking defenders on by himself aswell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeForbes View Post
    Will be interesting to see how Bernie and Richie get on together if both play together. Richie can be a bit selfish and Bernie also seems to enjoy taking defenders on by himself aswell.
    Should be very interesting. Pretty much all of Richie’s selfishness was to our great benefit… so, not sure if it was selfishness or just smart and necessary. Richie is probably a better winger than a RB. I suspect that if Bernadeschi has the option to go to Richie outside he won’t avoid it. It might take a little time though.

    There are probably goals awaiting Bernadeschi if Layrea can do his thing deep on the right and in.
    Last edited by los sonadores; 08-04-2022 at 09:49 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by los sonadores View Post
    Should be very interesting. Pretty much all of Richie’s selfishness was to our great benefit… so, not sure if it was selfishness or just smart and necessary. Richie is probably a better winger than a RB. I suspect that if Bernadeschi has the option to go to Richie outside he won’t avoid it. It might take a little time though.

    There are probably goals awaiting Bernadeschi if Layrea can do his thing deep on the right and in.
    I hope he plays in this game, though I'd understand if he doesn't.

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    When Insigne started, Criscito turned into an overlapping FB who allowed Insigne to drop deeper & go inside & find space.

    The same will happen with Laryea (with the exception of Richie being not as positionally rigorous as Criscito which will mean Bernadeschi will be coming back a bit more).

    If Richie doesn't pass to the available man, he will get told off as quickly as Nelson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    When Insigne started, Criscito turned into an overlapping FB who allowed Insigne to drop deeper & go inside & find space.

    The same will happen with Laryea (with the exception of Richie being not as positionally rigorous as Criscito which will mean Bernadeschi will be coming back a bit more).

    If Richie doesn't pass to the available man, he will get told off as quickly as Nelson.
    If you listen to the BB's Training Sound Presser yesterday...
    Not so sure the same will happen with Laryea yet; I agree it should though, eventually.
    Got a vibe; hints?
    With MAK, expected Fede at CF and JJ at RW.
    If MAK does not play...
    Fede as a CMID 10/SS?
    If Laryea ready, then at RW?
    AA at CF with JJ on the bench; half match, message sending?
    JMR at RB?

    Some player tinkering?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Inbetween View Post
    If you listen to the BB's Training Sound Presser yesterday...
    Not so sure the same will happen with Laryea yet; I agree it should though, eventually.
    Got a vibe; hints?
    With MAK, expected Fede at CF and JJ at RW.
    If MAK does not play...
    Fede as a CMID 10/SS?
    If Laryea ready, then at RW?
    AA at CF with JJ on the bench; half match, message sending?
    JMR at RB?

    Some player tinkering?
    I think they start JJ, Bob sent his message to him publicly and now the pressure is on to perform. I'm sure he was feeling it already with 7 games and no goals, no better way to get in your own head so hopefully he can handle it. Plus he has been pulled off around the 60-70 min mark in the last 3 games. I can't see Bob saying you need to go perform and then sitting him to start the game...
    Plus it's not like Ayo has shown anything much better than JJ, his pace, movement and everything just seems off..I don't know what it is. People saying he looks out of shape and tired when coming onto the field, could also be his contract and lack of production is weighing on him mentally too...

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    I know Richie has like 1 practice, watching film on the flight, and whatever they do tomorrow afternoon to prepare but at this point, he'd probably still grasp the system better than his alternates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultra & Proud View Post
    I know Richie has like 1 practice, watching film on the flight, and whatever they do tomorrow afternoon to prepare but at this point, he'd probably still grasp the system better than his alternates.
    He’s become markedly better at pressing his man since going to Forest, too. It was obvious in his last few Nats appearances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SenorDingDong View Post


    New Hair Colour = first goal guaranteed
    I think Bernie and Lorenzo have swapped hair colours?

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    FWIW...lots of Richie in training video today.

    I suspect he either starts for 60 or comes on in the second half.

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    Down in Nashville with my son. Got our tickets pretty excited for this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    FWIW...lots of Richie in training video today.

    I suspect he either starts for 60 or comes on in the second half.
    If he's legally able to play I imagine he can go the whole way; he's had a whole pre-season with Forest including multiple friendly appearances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultra & Proud View Post
    I know Richie has like 1 practice, watching film on the flight, and whatever they do tomorrow afternoon to prepare but at this point, he'd probably still grasp the system better than his alternates.
    No question about that.

 

 

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