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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeForbes View Post
    An additional 2 million in GAM incoming?


    Surely would have to be announced very soon if for next season.

    Teams are planning roster moves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noxx98 View Post
    Here's Long getting beat in a straight easy foot race... I'm definitley on the ship of signing Long or Callens, but each of them might leave a bit to be desired on the speed front.
    I'm way more in on callens.

    Way better on the ball and would suit us better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by los sonadores View Post
    I’m rarely deeply impressed by our youth but Okello seemed special. Technically, with that height and poise. And he made the Gold Cup roster at 18 so it mustn’t have only been us. I remember he was also praised in Denmark… and wasn’t it Frankfurt with a 6 figure transfer fee who we turned down early on as well? Okello is really a mystery. He looks less lately than at 18.
    Okello was also outstanding for TFC in the first leg vs Leon in CCL.

    Seems like a million years ago but it was not even 18 months ago.

    Bummed for the kid, and for us. I thought he couldn’t miss. I hope he finds a decent shot elsewhere.
    "There are some people who might have better technique than me, and some may be fitter than me, but the main thing is tactics. With most players, tactics are missing. You can divide tactics into insight, trust, and daring." - Johan Cruyff

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    Long has had a shit season. Signing him is lazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by portu View Post
    Long has had a shit season. Signing him is lazy.
    the word from NYRB fans is that he wants to go home to Cali so the galaxy or LAFC would be the teams to potentially get him.

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    Not a fan of Michael Bradley conspiracy threads (lol), but we have a long term Michael Bradley thread for anyone to post about him.

    http://forums.redpatchboys.ca/showth...read&p=1972831

    Since MB most certainly is not leaving the club right now, discussion of him is off topic to this thread. Please post in the proper thread. This thread is about roster changes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noxx98 View Post
    Here's Long getting beat in a straight easy foot race... I'm definitley on the ship of signing Long or Callens, but each of them might leave a bit to be desired on the speed front.

    He didn't notice Vasquez...that's more concerning to me.

    NYRB's whole ethos is "chaos will provide us with chances that will more often then not give us leads that will allow us to sit back a bit deeper". When they don't have the lead & have to chase the game, or in this case, are in the "Chaos zone" of the last 10 minutes of a tied game, NYRB's defence can get caught out.

    NYRB doesn't do disciplined defence.

    We need disciplined defence.


    I think Long is not an instant answer to our needs but would be somebody that, with the right defensive coaching, could solidify that back line.

    I'm not sure we have the right defensive coaching.

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    Speaking of which

    Does anybody know which assistant is coaching our defence?

    To me we need to upgrade the GK coach but we've not had a really good defence coach since Preki. Moor was our defacto defence coach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    Speaking of which

    Does anybody know which assistant is coaching our defence?

    To me we need to upgrade the GK coach but we've not had a really good defence coach since Preki. Moor was our defacto defence coach.
    I still say we should rack up an NFL style team of coaching specialists to work on every facet of the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    Speaking of which

    Does anybody know which assistant is coaching our defence?

    To me we need to upgrade the GK coach but we've not had a really good defence coach since Preki. Moor was our defacto defence coach.
    To be fair Prekiís defence was largely at the expense of the attack. But with several marquee DPís on this team capable of individual brilliance, maybe more of that sort of thinking should be the order of the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ag futbol View Post
    To be fair Prekiís defence was largely at the expense of the attack. But with several marquee DPís on this team capable of individual brilliance, maybe more of that sort of thinking should be the order of the day.
    He was an assistant at Seattle for years helping them with defense. We could use some of that here.

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    Like Vanney & Frasier were CB's & FB's...and they both can't coach defence worth Beans in Libbyland

    I'm not sure BB is an improvement on that.

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    When did we last have a sefense that looked good on paper?

    That's the place to fix imo.

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    We are pining for Preki now?

    This makes me feel both sad and old, both at the same time.
    "There are some people who might have better technique than me, and some may be fitter than me, but the main thing is tactics. With most players, tactics are missing. You can divide tactics into insight, trust, and daring." - Johan Cruyff

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    Quote Originally Posted by ensco View Post
    We are pining for Preki now?

    This makes me feel both sad and old, both at the same time.
    That team was depressing to watch. We only averaged one goal against and we missed the playoffs by one point. But we scored even fewer.

    I seem to recall some question about his relationship with agents and that eastern european DM we signed who was total ass.

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    Nah, don't want Preki

    Just want somebody that can actually coach a defence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    Nah, don't want Preki

    Just want somebody that can actually coach a defence.
    And as an assistant. It makes sense to add one along with a new GK coach.

    I bet Conway is back though. He'll still be ruining GKs long after I am dead & buried.

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    New salaries are out here: https://mlsplayers.org/resources/salary-guide

    Main TFC highlights:

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    Wow I would not have guessed Insigne coming in at $14M...that is absolutely BONKERS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokecell View Post
    Wow I would not have guessed Insigne coming in at $14M...that is absolutely BONKERS.


    LOL this hurts and here we gotta to pay to cover this massive signing which was just a save his butt type of move combined with all the sunk cost assets over the past 3 years

    hurts really bad-

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    Insigne is way overpaid but also you don't get fede or mimmo without overpaying for him first.

    Plus he makes signing new high quality players a lot easier.

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    As long as MLS keeps the DP mechanism, it's the only way for teams like TFC to flex their financial muscles. Personally, I'd prefer if we could spend $3M on 5 players rather than $15M on one player. Its a good thing that TFC is splashing huge dollars here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noxx98 View Post


    As long as MLS keeps the DP mechanism, it's the only way for teams like TFC to flex their financial muscles. Personally, I'd prefer if we could spend $3M on 5 players rather than $15M on one player. Its a good thing that TFC is splashing huge dollars here.
    I agree. I'd actually like to see Boger's government supported monopoly that I've had to pay tons of excess fees to get over the years pay more over-inflated salaries for the sport I care about! About time I got something out of years of rip-off!

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    I noticed Berndardeschi's Base Salary is $3,125,000, but his guaranteed is $6,256,322.

    Guessing TFC/MLSE did the Maple Leafs thing of giving a huge upfront signing bonus (which I believe MLSPA amortizes over the life of the contract). So maybe he got something like $15 million upfront?
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    So who won the gross vs net debate? 🤔

    Seriously though that's an insane amount of spend for an MLS team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    So who won the gross vs net debate? 樂

    Seriously though that's an insane amount of spend for an MLS team.
    i didm but it doesnt matter at all.

    we'll only be able to assess this outlay over the next couple of years if we're being honest.

    but i will say interest in TFC has never been higher, and that's in a team that only had one good run this year.

    the attendance vs miami was a couple thousand higher than the 2019 playoff game vs DC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    So who won the gross vs net debate? 樂

    Seriously though that's an insane amount of spend for an MLS team.
    Still dont believe that is the number…. And lets see what it blends out to over 4 years. But for today its $14. Matthews is going to be asking for a raise!!! (LOL)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushmancan View Post
    Still dont believe that is the number…. And lets see what it blends out to over 4 years. But for today its $14. Matthews is going to be asking for a raise!!! (LOL)
    all about ROI, that's what MLSE and these orgs look at.

    leafs would sell out every game at crazy prices with or without matthews, insigne signing has spiked interest to levels never seen before (and that's before the team even starts winning).

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    Quote Originally Posted by leedsandTFC View Post
    all about ROI, that's what MLSE and these orgs look at.

    leafs would sell out every game at crazy prices with or without matthews, insigne signing has spiked interest to levels never seen before (and that's before the team even starts winning).


    are you sure? maybe regained interest with italian community- everyone i know lost interest or faith regardless of insigne who didnt look that great and had more individual brilliance more than anything- same can be said for Berna and Mimo.

    Most goals and assist were brilliant individual plays.

    They said they sold out but keep emailing me to buy more tickets-

    Insigne will be 32 before the playoffs start and halfway thru the MLS season. ROI doesnt seem great so far in my opinion which is subjective by the way(and i dont believe you created the conspiracy thread -"in jest"

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    Quote Originally Posted by FootBallAZ View Post
    are you sure? maybe regained interest with italian community- everyone i know lost interest or faith regardless of insigne who didnt look that great and had more individual brilliance more than anything- same can be said for Berna and Mimo.

    Most goals and assist were brilliant individual plays.

    They said they sold out but keep emailing me to buy more tickets-

    Insigne will be 32 before the playoffs start and halfway thru the MLS season. ROI doesnt seem great so far in my opinion which is subjective by the way(and i dont believe you created the conspiracy thread -"in jest"
    they had more fans at the dead rubber miami game than they did at the last TFC home playoff game in 2019.

    they have a ST base back up to 2018 levels after the MLS cup win.

    so yeah, interest is at an all time high.

    and yes, it was for all the crazy conspiracy theories about michael bradley, which were clogging up this thread. we had someone in here saying that he coached auro junior to pass backwards lol.

    and i deleted it ini the end, not sure why you're bringing it up.
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