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    My Spidey-Sense is tingling in regards to Alan Sonora to MLS.
    I suspect TFC is also in on the mix of possible club destinations.
    Manning loves his Americans.

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    If they don't do ANYTHING this week, then I'm wondering what is going on.

    If they don't do anything by the end of next week, then I'm going to be perturbed.

    They've shown intent...keep that going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    If they don't do ANYTHING this week, then I'm wondering what is going on.

    If they don't do anything by the end of next week, then I'm going to be perturbed.

    They've shown intent...keep that going.
    Well the first sign will be who gets a medical in four days on Friday when they report or if not then who is on the pitch come next week in California. I suspect we will get some sort of pre-season roster released by then, suspect a bunch of TFC II types will also be on it with an eye towards a first team contract ie Kobe Franklin, Paul Rothrock, Reshaun Walkes, Julian Atobelli etc.

    We also have to see how the GK situation shakes out, its far from settled in my eyes.

    Remember The Man, The Legend, The Goal 5-12-07 and All That #9 Left On The Pitch, Thanks For The Memories !!!

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    https://twitter.com/TaylorTwellman

    Seattle & Miami. #MLS

    https://twitter.com/tombogert

    Aaron Long update: Expecting a decision soon.

    Long has narrowed down list to two MLS clubs, offers from Liga MX’s Cruz Azul and CF Monterrey, and a few European clubs (including two in England).

    Offers rejected from Saudi Arabia amid interest in Long as a free agent.

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

    Seattle & Miami. #MLS

    https://twitter.com/tombogert

    Aaron Long update: Expecting a decision soon.

    Long has narrowed down list to two MLS clubs, offers from Liga MX’s Cruz Azul and CF Monterrey, and a few European clubs (including two in England).

    Offers rejected from Saudi Arabia amid interest in Long as a free agent.
    Someone is going to overpay…

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    long with his injury history playing on turf every week is a disaster waiting to happen

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    Quote Originally Posted by leedsandTFC View Post
    long with his injury history playing on turf every week is a disaster waiting to happen
    Blew out his achilles in 20-21 and missed most of the year. He was not as consistent coming back, from everything I read last year.

    Whoscored suggests he had an ok, season, with an average game rating of 6.76

    It ranks him as very strong aerially and very weak in concentration, as well as weak on the tackle and weak at passing.

    Going statistically, and on the fact that I generally respect their rankings, he's a lower-level TAM defender at best. Given that we've already signed Hedges, who has been pretty dominant in the air and is a decent tackler, it would seem moot to go after him.

    The other central defender has to be mobile and fast, relatively speaking, as Hedges' speed is his only glaring area of concern. Given how often we had one defender left in isolation due to pressing high last year, that would be the priority, not another tower of power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jloome View Post
    Blew out his achilles in 20-21 and missed most of the year. He was not as consistent coming back, from everything I read last year.

    Whoscored suggests he had an ok, season, with an average game rating of 6.76

    It ranks him as very strong aerially and very weak in concentration, as well as weak on the tackle and weak at passing.

    Going statistically, and on the fact that I generally respect their rankings, he's a lower-level TAM defender at best. Given that we've already signed Hedges, who has been pretty dominant in the air and is a decent tackler, it would seem moot to go after him.

    The other central defender has to be mobile and fast, relatively speaking, as Hedges' speed is his only glaring area of concern. Given how often we had one defender left in isolation due to pressing high last year, that would be the priority, not another tower of power.
    yes, hedges partner needs to have recovery pace.

    long will probably be significantly more expensive than hedges. a bit younger and on 100K+ more (and a USMNT member)

    wouldnt be shocked if he got the max payrise.

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    Seems a gamble worth taking if they don't wanna go too crazy with that 3rd DP spot.

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    FWIW, i just checked and LAFC last offseason signed 6 players in jan/ feb, including 4 starters who played virtually every game, after adding 2 players in december.

    they were in a similar position to us now last offseason (very talented core, not much depth and holes down centre of team). seems like the blueprint is being followed in terms of adding MLS vets in a similar way they did.

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    Short teaser list of one of Manning's favourite fishing ponds... SerieA- all are of 'out of contract/no transfer fee' availability.
    As of today most still available?

    Last edited by Mr. Inbetween; 01-02-2023 at 04:23 PM.

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    He's also in talks with Celtic, so they'll have the inside track due to general wages and euro football.

    But Celtic already has several options upfront, so he'd be battling for time there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Inbetween View Post
    Short teaser list of one of Manning's favourite fishing ponds... SerieA- all are of 'out of contract/no transfer fee' availability.
    As of today most still available?

    OBVIOUSLY we're going for Zlatan's return

    but if we're doing something, it's probably a forward like Destro.

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    Someone posted this on Reddit and the more I look at it, the more I'm down with Saeter and moving Mr. Akinola.

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    Just saw a Twitter post that we’re trying to sign Sergio Ramos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canary10 View Post
    Just saw a Twitter post that we’re trying to sign Sergio Ramos.
    It's a lie

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    Quote Originally Posted by leedsandTFC View Post
    It's a lie
    I’ve never heard of the guy. Is he on our don’t repeat what he says list? 😂

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canary10 View Post
    I’ve never heard of the guy. Is he on our don’t repeat what he says list? 😂
    Well was it a journalist? Lol

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    I find it odd that some TFC supporters have taken to making up fake rumours on twitter while trying to be ironic or something.

    The last few years has really broken some people.

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    I'd be down for this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TFC/Everton View Post
    I'd be down for this.
    He's a pretty hot commodity right now, lots of clubs looking. He's also a heartthrob in South Korea, the ladies love him. Marketing bonanza for whoever signs him, assuming he also performs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leedsandTFC View Post
    Well was it a journalist? Lol
    Ha, nope, not that I know of. This is a weird trend if TFC twitter supporters are posting lies. Wonder what’s up with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canary10 View Post
    Ha, nope, not that I know of. This is a weird trend if TFC twitter supporters are posting lies. Wonder what’s up with that.
    Boredom....

    Need a signing this week.

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    Moot point since we declined his option, but apparently the purchase option on Auro for Santos that they didn't activate was $2 million.

    https://www.torcedores.com/noticias/...vre-no-mercado

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    Transfer fee too rich for Besiktas.
    https://twitter.com/GlassCityFC/stat...oIsYVVXWg&s=19

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    Quote Originally Posted by bought with blo View Post
    Transfer fee too rich for Besiktas.
    https://twitter.com/GlassCityFC/stat...oIsYVVXWg&s=19
    Whitecaps have a DP spot open and their fans are speculating it's them below, but with White starting there and just given a new deal, fingers crossed it's us. He looks a good young player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jloome View Post
    He's a pretty hot commodity right now, lots of clubs looking. He's also a heartthrob in South Korea, the ladies love him. Marketing bonanza for whoever signs him, assuming he also performs.
    He is “out of our league”. Biggest stud at the WC. I sat with Korean supporters in Doha - they had a song for him, a version of “will you marry me?” In Korean. All the men were singing it too, it was hilarious.

    If he is in MLS, this guy should be in LA, big Korean community there, with a movie deal.
    “What the world needs is more geniuses with humility; there are so few of us left.”

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    ^
    There is a reasonable flip side to that coin.
    By that metric, Toronto/TFC could be a main ingredient in that mix.
    Yep, in sheer numbers, it is the US; LA, then NYC, then DC.
    Yet, per capita, IIUC, Canada is about on par with America in that nationality's diaspora.
    Ontario, then BC; with Little Korea- Seaton Village, as well as, North York- Willowdale/Newtonbrook being our city's enclaves.

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    ^I would like to be wrong. We do have many Koreans in the GTA. Just from an amusement POV, getting Cho in here would be outstanding.
    “What the world needs is more geniuses with humility; there are so few of us left.”

 

 

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