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#991 Kamero89

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 01:37 AM

ugh according to Jays twitter he played the full 90 because the guy who was to play the 2nd half was hurt. It is an All Star game, they simply can bring other players?

He went to the ASG b/c he is the best defensive player in the league, and because of that it is unlikely be able to play on Friday.
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Posted 26 July 2012 - 07:20 AM

Yes, it is very frustrating that Demerit played a full 90. But this just shows us that we need another CB, preferably one who can play at the full back positions too.
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Posted 26 July 2012 - 02:43 PM

ugh according to Jays twitter he played the full 90 because the guy who was to play the 2nd half was hurt. It is an All Star game, they simply can bring other players?

He went to the ASG b/c he is the best defensive player in the league, and because of that it is unlikely be able to play on Friday.

Why wouldn't he play? Every single game we've played in July has been 3 or 4 days apart. Even if he is dead tired for some reason after a days rest from a non-competitive game, Rochat can easily fill in in the middle and Harvey take the left. The combination of Robson, Koffie, and Davidson in the midfield helping out defensively has probably taken a lot of workload off the defenders.

Playing one of the better teams in the league you can really only hope for the best anyways! :lol:
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#994 Kamero89

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 04:30 PM

Why wouldn't he play? Every single game we've played in July has been 3 or 4 days apart. Even if he is dead tired for some reason after a days rest from a non-competitive game, Rochat can easily fill in in the middle and Harvey take the left. The combination of Robson, Koffie, and Davidson in the midfield helping out defensively has probably taken a lot of workload off the defenders.

Playing one of the better teams in the league you can really only hope for the best anyways! :lol:


Jay may look like Superman sometimes on the pitch, but 2 days off, and a plane ride thrown in there will wear anyone out.
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Posted 27 July 2012 - 12:05 AM

Jay may look like Superman sometimes on the pitch, but 2 days off, and a plane ride thrown in there will wear anyone out.


Don't professional hockey players do exactly this for 6+ months? Not to mention the sport hockey players play is more physical and wears you down more. Jay should easily be able to play.
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Posted 27 July 2012 - 07:48 AM

Don't professional hockey players do exactly this for 6+ months? Not to mention the sport hockey players play is more physical and wears you down more. Jay should easily be able to play.


Hockey's more physical, but there's also more padding and less actual time played.

Running with high-intensity bursts for 90 minutes with essentially no protection in a game where there still is some physical contact is quite wearing,
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Posted 27 July 2012 - 10:40 AM

Don't professional hockey players do exactly this for 6+ months? Not to mention the sport hockey players play is more physical and wears you down more. Jay should easily be able to play.


Haha, try running and jumping for 90+ minutes. And during those 90minutes, falling down hard and getting back up dozens of times.It's gonna wear your body down.
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Posted 27 July 2012 - 10:49 AM

I can barely play soccer for 45 minutes, I can't imagine playing 90.
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Posted 27 July 2012 - 11:43 AM

Lenarduzzi said DeMerit has a calf contusion from ASG and is still questionable for tonight's game.
Source:news1130sports

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Edit: Jay will play today.

Edited by ckamo, 27 July 2012 - 12:52 PM.

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 01:41 PM

Haha, try running and jumping for 90+ minutes. And during those 90minutes, falling down hard and getting back up dozens of times.It's gonna wear your body down.


Hmmm....if falling down was that hard on the body, you wouldn't think thet there'd be so many players doing it on purpose....
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Posted 27 July 2012 - 06:04 PM

Hmmm....if falling down was that hard on the body, you wouldn't think thet there'd be so many players doing it on purpose....


It's all about strategy. You're willing to risk your body for the greater of your team.
It's like in hockey. Those who are more physical, that hit, fight, etc, tend to decline faster than those who are more finesse type players.

Lenarduzzi said DeMerit has a calf contusion from ASG and is still questionable for tonight's game.
Source:news1130sports

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Edit: Jay will play today.


It's a contusion. It's not that big of a deal. If he didn't play today's game, he'd most likely play next game.

Edited by Hamhuis Hipcheck, 27 July 2012 - 06:04 PM.

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 06:28 AM

Don't professional hockey players do exactly this for 6+ months? Not to mention the sport hockey players play is more physical and wears you down more. Jay should easily be able to play.


The average soccer midfielder runs over 7 miles, or around 11-11.5 kilometres in a single match. Centrebacks come in at the lowest (discounting goalkeepers) and they still run about 6.25-6.5 miles a match.

While hockey is definitely a more physical game, most players only spend about 15-18 minutes on the ice, and you can glide. I'm not saying hockey isn't a physically taxing game, anyone who's watched and played the game knows this, but I think most people have no idea how physically taxing a soccer game can be.

In addition to the distance run, you're jumping, getting kicked, clipped, shoulder charged, and fouled all over the place. While the contact isn't at the level of a hockey hit, the nature of the way soccer is played is that you end up the ground a lot because fouls occur mostly against your legs.

Edited by Jai604, 28 July 2012 - 06:29 AM.

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 06:41 PM

'Caps made some big mistakes, but the Ref made bigger mistakes.
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Posted 29 July 2012 - 01:18 PM

'Caps made some big mistakes, but the Ref made bigger mistakes.

like that weak call on JD for the PK was frustrating to see. Nice to see the conversation of Jay and Barry talking about the bad call.
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Posted 01 August 2012 - 08:38 AM

Caps have added D Andy O'Brien. http://ow.ly/cF4zA


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Posted 01 August 2012 - 08:45 AM

Caps have added D Andy O'Brien. http://ow.ly/cF4zA


Solid signing.
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Posted 01 August 2012 - 09:24 AM

...Though I really hope this isn't a DP signing. If it is, it's not such a solid pick up.
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Posted 01 August 2012 - 10:02 AM

Not sure where O'Brien fits in here. Jay and Bonjour have been solid together all season, not sure why Rennie wants to break them up. I was hoping for a holding midfielder or something along those lines to be our next signing. But, you can never have enough depth I guess.
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Posted 01 August 2012 - 12:23 PM

He's not a DP. But Totally looks like DP. :lol:

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 01:54 PM

Not sure where O'Brien fits in here. Jay and Bonjour have been solid together all season, not sure why Rennie wants to break them up. I was hoping for a holding midfielder or something along those lines to be our next signing. But, you can never have enough depth I guess.


It is an improvement on Bonjour, but this move will ensure no more late breakdowns, because they are both tired, and no one is good enough to sub for them.
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Posted 01 August 2012 - 09:03 PM

Moved to 'Caps on a free. Will take up an International spot.

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 10:30 AM

VANCOUVER, BC - Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced today the acquisition of Tiago Ulisses - pending receipt of his Visa. Per Major League Soccer and club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

“Tiago is a young and promising holding midfielder. He is strong on the ball and a solid tackler,” said Whitecaps FC head coach Martin Rennie. “The addition of Tiago offers us more depth in midfield and a player that we feel will do well in Major League Soccer.”

Whitecaps FC midfielder Tiago Ulisses
- Fifteen league appearances for Botafogo Futebol Clube in the 2012 Brazilian Série A1
- Scored one goal in 11 appearances for Esporte Clube Noroeste in the 2011 Brazilian Série A2
- Spent seven years with Brazilian giants Sport Club Corinthians Paulista

Ulisses, 23, comes to Whitecaps FC after making 15 appearances in 2012 for Botafogo Futebol Clube, who play in Série A1 of the Campeonato Paulista, which is the top division in the Brazilian state of São Paulo. In 2011, Ulisses scored one goal in 11 appearances for Esporte Clube Noroeste in the second-tier Campeonato Paulista Série A2.

http://www.whitecaps.../08/wfc-ulisses



Whitecaps add another young midfielder. I know pretty much nothing about this guy other than what's in the video, and he looks to be a hard working defensive midfielder. nothing wrong with adding young players that have potential.

Edited by Perchew, 03 August 2012 - 10:31 AM.

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 11:20 AM

Well Rennie (or was it Lenarduzzi?) did say we would be adding 1 or 2 players by the end of the week. I can't wait to see these new guys on the 11th.
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Posted 03 August 2012 - 12:25 PM

Suddenly the 'Caps have a ton of depth. This teams new style is a lot more exciting than even just a month ago.
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Posted 03 August 2012 - 03:09 PM

I hope Tiago is a depth signing. Koffie has looked really good this year, especially since Robson arrived.

If it ain't broke...

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 03:39 PM

I hope Tiago is a depth signing. Koffie has looked really good this year, especially since Robson arrived.

If it ain't broke...

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I don't think he's here to replace Koffie. Looks to me he plays more of the Defensive Midfielder or Holding Mid role. I'd say he's more likely Davidson's replacement.

JMD has had some decent games and played well at times, but there's no doubt our midfield could use more depth. Davidson's not bad, but I would be excited if this Brazilian kid is better, and he definitely looks to be a lot faster and an aggressive tackler. While taht is a small highlight package, he seems to be an upgrade over JMD on the ground for sure. Davidson is quite a bit taller though.
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Posted 03 August 2012 - 05:14 PM

These are depth moves. Too many times this year we have had late defensive breakdowns simply because our guys were tired and there was no one on the bench to replaces guys like Bonjour or Koffie.
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Posted 03 August 2012 - 10:39 PM

These are depth moves. Too many times this year we have had late defensive breakdowns simply because our guys were tired and there was no one on the bench to replaces guys like Bonjour or Koffie.


Yeah, that's what it looks to be. Depth signing to give Davidson a rest every now and then.
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 03:11 PM

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 01:32 PM

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WTF is this, WeatherWise? :lol:

I don't see the connection to the 'Caps thread! Fill me in, dude.

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