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Old 01-14-2022, 03:15 PM   #3361
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Gotta just hope for Phonzie's health here, but the silver lining is who we are scheduled to play in this window. Plus the hope that the team can rally around this and show the depth that they have created to move forward.
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Old 01-15-2022, 11:48 AM   #3362
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Huge hole.

This was always going to be a tough window after the success of the last one. The players are being told by the press and public to assumed to have 1.5 feet on the plane to Qatar after Edmonton. Most improved FIFA team award etc etc.

Now, a game away in unfavorable conditions, then back for a US team that won't be surprised, and then back to a third world country. Missing your best player and a player who is used to the pressures, more than maybe anyone, of high level games, even though he is young, can't be replaced. I do trust Herdman to do his best, but a bit of arrogance by the team, and or a bit of bad luck, and these three games could go bad.

Given this news, already in an situation where I think it was going to be a tougher window then people are making, anything more than 3 points in this window will be a success IMO. Some help on the OOT scoreboard would be nice.

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Old 01-16-2022, 08:45 AM   #3363
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According to this, Davies will be out for 4 weeks to recover from this. Doesn't make the January window any better, but sounds like it's good news for the March window

I agree with browna, I think for this window 3 points would be good. I just can't trust Canada getting a result in Honduras, and the US is still a very strong side. Should have enough talent to get a win in El Salvador but any away games in CONCACAF are dicey at best.

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Old 01-16-2022, 10:35 AM   #3364
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The zero losses streak is kinda neat so if we arenít winning games in this window, draws would be nice.
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Old 01-16-2022, 05:04 PM   #3365
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I predict 5 points out of this cycle. Draws in Honduras and El Salvador and a win in Hamilton vs the Americans.
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Old 01-16-2022, 05:47 PM   #3366
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Scott Arfield just retired from the national team. One of the first dual nationals that committed to Canada so he's due thanks for that, but his decision to be there when Canada was poor and not commit when there's a legitimate chance at making a World Cup is baffling.

We'll never get the full story so speculate away.
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Scott Arfield just retired from the national team. One of the first dual nationals that committed to Canada so he's due thanks for that, but his decision to be there when Canada was poor and not commit when there's a legitimate chance at making a World Cup is baffling.

We'll never get the full story so speculate away.
Good riddance to bad rubbish.

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