Page 60 of 174 FirstFirst ... 105056575859606162636470110160 ... LastLast
Results 1,771 to 1,800 of 5193
  1. #1771
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2021
    Location
    FOOTBALLISLIFE
    Posts
    3,452
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Canary10 View Post
    I doubt we're the only ones that thought of having a plan B or C. Callens is still out there.
    Sorry, wouldn't Callens be (part of) Plan A?

  2. #1772
    RPB Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    116
    Posts
    21,997
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Ultra & Proud View Post
    Yeah that's true but it's more symbolic than anything really meaningful.
    Which is why I think the team should do it...but its not the priority.

  3. #1773
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    1,591
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Have we been linked with an outside back? Brian Reynolds sounds like it might be a means to get Dayne St Clair (in the only Reynolds rumour that had specifics).

    And second question to the board: Does anyone know the terms of Layrea’s loan? I know we’re paying his Forest salary but can he be recalled before the summer end of the loan? If so we’d need to sign two starting outside backs fast (and three overall if we’re okay with Antouglo and his zero mls experience as the LB back up… JMR didn't seem at all a RB.)

    Richie, of course, can play either side with ease, but given that the best of a very weak bunch of kid fullbacks from last season was probably Petrasso, it seems we need some truly adequate signings at both Left and RB.
    Last edited by los sonadores; 12-10-2022 at 02:00 PM.

  4. #1774
    Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    F5
    Posts
    15,436
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

  5. #1775
    RPB Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Posts
    2,404
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ag futbol View Post
    fake account

  6. #1776
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2019
    Posts
    5,984
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Who really has that much free time to create a fake Tom Bogert account to start a Hugo friggin' Gonzalez rumor?

  7. #1777
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2021
    Location
    FOOTBALLISLIFE
    Posts
    3,452
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    ^



    …Agent?
    Last edited by Mr. Inbetween; 12-10-2022 at 05:11 PM.

  8. #1778
    Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    F5
    Posts
    15,436
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by leedsandTFC View Post
    fake account
    Damn, failed to spot that. Thanks

  9. #1779
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    1,591
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    The Ayo in a three way trade rumour makes sense to me. He hasn’t looked good under Bradley and doesn’t much fit the current thinking (not as a 9, anyway). He’s a tradable asset and we need help in midfield and at the back from within the league.

  10. #1780
    RPB Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Posts
    2,404
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by los sonadores View Post
    The Ayo in a three way trade rumour makes sense to me. He hasn’t looked good under Bradley and doesn’t much fit the current thinking (not as a 9, anyway). He’s a tradable asset and we need help in midfield and at the back from within the league.
    there is no ayo three way trade rumour

  11. #1781
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    1,591
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by leedsandTFC View Post
    there is no ayo three way trade rumour
    Too bad because it sounds like an excellent idea!

    Ivy69 🧤
    @KamIvy69
    ·
    Dec 8
    Signs are pointing to Ayo Akinola being shipped out. TFC is working on a deal that will see Ayo traded to a west conference team, potentially in a 3 way trade. Negotiations are in the beginning stages, but are underway.

  12. #1782
    RPB Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Posts
    2,404
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by los sonadores View Post
    Too bad because it sounds like an excellent idea!

    Ivy69 理
    @KamIvy69
    ·
    Dec 8
    Signs are pointing to Ayo Akinola being shipped out. TFC is working on a deal that will see Ayo traded to a west conference team, potentially in a 3 way trade. Negotiations are in the beginning stages, but are underway.
    yes, unfortunately he just makes stuff up to try to prove how easily fake transfer rumours get spread

  13. #1783
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    1,591
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by leedsandTFC View Post
    yes, unfortunately he just makes stuff up to try to prove how easily fake transfer rumours get spread
    Ah, one would think that proposition wouldn’t need proving!

    Wishful thinking on my part… there is always a chance Ayo redeems himself at TFC but it’s not looking good so far.

  14. #1784
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    1,096
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Inbetween View Post
    ^



    …Agent?
    This does seem like something a Mexican agent would do. Their transfer culture is wild.

  15. #1785
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    1,591
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by los sonadores View Post
    Ah, one would think that proposition wouldn’t need proving!

    Wishful thinking on my part… there is always a chance Ayo redeems himself at TFC but it’s not looking good so far.
    Ayo’s young and lots of potential still but at times I wonder if Vanney was wrong to take him off the wing and try and make a Jozy back up out of him. He doesn’t quite have the same link up skills/soft feet that Jozy had, and he hasn’t yet mastered the hold up play part of what Jozy was teaching him. And now we need, seemingly, those precise skills as well as some presence in the air. Jozy, of course, also began on the wing early so maybe that shift takes time.

    Akinola should be better a season further removed from his injury.

    We’ve got about 1.5 million in salary in him and Jimenez, I wonder if we open the season with them?

  16. #1786
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2020
    Posts
    292
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    https://twitter.com/Beezersun

    I’m hearing that former #Reds midfielder Victor Vazquez will be in Toronto on Monday for a medical and may sign a contract with #TFCLive #MLS

  17. #1787
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Barrie
    Posts
    218
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil744 View Post
    https://twitter.com/Beezersun

    I’m hearing that former #Reds midfielder Victor Vazquez will be in Toronto on Monday for a medical and may sign a contract with #TFCLive #MLS
    Please just let this guy go... We need guys who can play every game

  18. #1788
    RPB Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Posts
    2,404
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Valdal View Post
    Please just let this guy go... We need guys who can play every game
    Not true at all, he'd be an excellent midfield depth piece which we sorely missed last year.

    He was excellent last season in that role for the galaxy.

  19. #1789
    Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    17,259
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Agree. The role VV is being signed for - depth/stability/1000-1200 quality minutes - makes sense - and is similar to the one I wish MB was being asked to do.
    "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

  20. #1790
    Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    F5
    Posts
    15,436
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    I appreciate VV likely still has something to offer in this league. My concern is we already field a team that is either too young or too old and too slow (especially in midfield).

    This is just another part that might add depth but doesn’t fix the problem. We need to physically compete in midfield if we are going to start winning consistently. Let’s address that before we worry about who is going to be a depth part as a playmaker.

  21. #1791
    RPB Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Posts
    2,404
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ag futbol View Post
    I appreciate VV likely still has something to offer in this league. My concern is we already field a team that is either too young or too old and too slow (especially in midfield).

    This is just another part that might add depth but doesn’t fix the problem. We need to physically compete in midfield if we are going to start winning consistently. Let’s address that before we worry about who is going to be a depth part as a playmaker.
    Last year when oso was out we lacked any semblance of creativity in the midfield.

    This solves that problem very likely for a cheap price.

    We also need more midfielders tho I agree

  22. #1792
    RPB Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Posts
    970
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    as long as this is one of many midfield signings (or some evolution by the yutes), I'm more than happy with a prodigal son returning.

    Would y'all hate me if I said Jayden Nelson could be a thing? I would hate me but I could see the logic

  23. #1793
    Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    17,259
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Nelson, maybe, but where does he play? I meant to say this at the time…. I would really like to know where Herdman had Nelson playing in training pre WC.

    Not sure our investment in Italians can be consistent with developing players on the wing. Shaff was one casualty…
    "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

  24. #1794
    RPB Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    116
    Posts
    21,997
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Yuushalinsky View Post
    ...
    Would y'all hate me if I said Jayden Nelson could be a thing? I would hate me but I could see the logic
    I'm told he played better when he was tucked inside & that Insigne showed him a thing or two about not being foolish with the ball

    But I wouldn't know for sure because I was blinded by all his stupidity when playing out on the wing pre Insigne.

  25. #1795
    Banned
    Join Date
    Aug 2021
    Posts
    375
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by leedsandTFC View Post
    Not true at all, he'd be an excellent midfield depth piece which we sorely missed last year.

    He was excellent last season in that role for the galaxy.
    FFS we had depth pieces last year that our hall of fame coach/general manager traded away so that his son would have no competition for his position, I clearly remember in 2017 that VV ran with a limp the entire season, he was broken down, Six years later I don’t believe he has got his spring back in his stride, can’t say this strongly enough HARDHARD PASS on Victor

  26. #1796
    Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    17,259
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    I'm told he played better when he was tucked inside & that Insigne showed him a thing or two about not being foolish with the ball

    But I wouldn't know for sure because I was blinded by all his stupidity when playing out on the wing pre Insigne.
    I found him vexing wherever he played, didn’t really see a big difference once the Italians came. Inside or outside, he had brilliant stretches and awful stretches, multiple times a game. He also has wheels. Those brilliant stretches, usually a result of that speed, are tantalizing, he can really close guys down for example … but he was never really composed on the ball, like, say, Kone…
    "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

  27. #1797
    RPB Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Posts
    2,404
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Section 223 View Post
    FFS we had depth pieces last year that our hall of fame coach/general manager traded away so that his son would have no competition for his position, I clearly remember in 2017 that VV ran with a limp the entire season, he was broken down, Six years later I don’t believe he has got his spring back in his stride, can’t say this strongly enough HARDHARD PASS on Victor
    You clearly didn't watch much mls last year, and we had no offensive mid depth.

    also arent you a montreal fan? why are you posting here?
    Last edited by leedsandTFC; 12-11-2022 at 11:21 PM.

  28. #1798
    RPB Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Posts
    970
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    I'm told he played better when he was tucked inside & that Insigne showed him a thing or two about not being foolish with the ball

    But I wouldn't know for sure because I was blinded by all his stupidity when playing out on the wing pre Insigne.
    that's why I'd be hesitant to say that Nelson could take the next step but I'm going to choose optimism! I'm going to say yes to it and see what comes of a foolish decision

  29. #1799
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    1,591
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by leedsandTFC View Post
    Last year when oso was out we lacked any semblance of creativity in the midfield.

    This solves that problem very likely for a cheap price.

    We also need more midfielders tho I agree
    VV is very slow and offers little defensive presence but then he rarely loses the ball when it’s at his feet. I think that unless we have some guys playing with the two Italians who can be brilliantly creative and anticipatory we’re going to have the same predicable game of ping pong from right wing to left and back again with no real 9 between them. Insigne seemed to be willing to play with Osorio and for sure he’s going to like and respect playing with VV (if they’re on the field together).

  30. #1800
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2021
    Location
    FOOTBALLISLIFE
    Posts
    3,452
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    I do agree with those that believe the addition of VV would help us; in the short term.
    You acquire/add such a piece if and when you can; the opportunity presents itself.
    He's added depth that should be able to play with/service both Lolo and Fede; footy IQ.
    I think he has and is good enough to be a difference to help give or outright get us 2-3 wins.
    We certainly do need another MID even if we re-sign Oso- HIGH TAM MAX.
    Perhaps the likes of an Alan Sonora or a Gonzalo Villar?
    If TFC does not go, pursue, the DP in MID option, maybe Oso transitions into the MB MID role; reins.
    With MAK and someone else the workhorses that Oso and Delgado once were.
    With MB and VV their immediate depth in the short term.

    Also, some basement/unsubstantiated chatter of Dutch footballer CB Kik Pierie as a potential MLS candidate?
    IIUC he may have just been (short) loaned out?
    Last edited by Mr. Inbetween; 12-12-2022 at 03:09 AM.

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •