The pressure is on (R)

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Crazy_Yank, Sep 8, 2002.

  1. Crazy_Yank

    Crazy_Yank Member

    Jan 8, 2001
    Matamoros, Mexico
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Scotland 2 Faroe Islands 2


    Please Canada, do not lose to Scotland. I'm honestly expecting an old school behind the shed ass kicking from your side.
     
  2. Pirrip

    Pirrip New Member

    Jan 11, 2002
    Saskatchewan
    No kidding the pressure is on. I am in full agreement that a loss would be a disappointment - even if it is in Scotland - given Scotland's current struggles.
     
  3. Captain Canuck

    Captain Canuck New Member

    May 13, 2002
    Scotland is playing another qualifying match on Oct.12 before they play Canada, which, depending on the result, could put them into a more positive or foul mood by the time they play us in the friendly.

    Any loss is a disappointment to me, no matter who we play, but without ever having seen the Faroes play & knowing very little about the quality of their current squad I'd be reluctant to feel a greater sense of disappointment if Canada loses simply because of this result.
     
  4. Crazy_Yank

    Crazy_Yank Member

    Jan 8, 2001
    Matamoros, Mexico
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The Faroe Islands is a country of around 50,000 people.
     
  5. Gordon

    Gordon New Member

    May 6, 2002
    Saskatoon, SK
    But it really is not just this result though. Scotland has been struggling and now thr manager is being critisized by the Captain (Ferguson is Capt. isn't he?). I suppose it will depend on the lineup Canada dresses for me. If Klukowski, and a few other young Canadians are integrated into the side and injuries keep out a key player or too then a loss will not indicate much. But if we go with our first team and lose, I for one, will be surprised. Of course, I don't expect to see much credit given to Canada if they do win since it will be dismissed as a victory over or a draw with a struggling side.

    My hope is to see some of the younger guys, who we are hoping to get ready for the Olympic and U-20 qualifying get a chance. I know that fact that 5-6 of the U-19s dressing for the Algrave (sic?) Cup contributed to their fine performance at the recent U-19 WWC. So getting Klukowsi, Dunfield, Belotte, HUme, De Guzman etc. some time would be a good thing, win or lose IMHO.
     
  6. Crazy_Yank

    Crazy_Yank Member

    Jan 8, 2001
    Matamoros, Mexico
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Re: The pressure is on (R)


    Even though the match is in Scotland one would have to say that Canada is the favorite. It really is a match your side should win. Especially if Stalteri and Radzinski play.
     
  7. Captain Canuck

    Captain Canuck New Member

    May 13, 2002
    True, though you have to remember this match wasn't held in Scotland as ours will be. And the same old bug-bear, our players won't have played together since May, the Scots will have played regularly - several matches for the national side but also some players at the club level. I bet the Faroes did not have the same disadvantage. The game is on a Tuesday, some Canucks play at club level on the Saturday before, leaving some two days of preparation time for the squad - not much. The friendly should mainly be used to look at a few new players that you mention above & to try to keep the regulars familiar with each other as we prepare for the 2003 Gold Cup.

    I suspect we can beat the Scots, but I don't think we should be expecting to simply waltz into Edinburgh & smoke them - I don't think that many teams can find beating the Scots in Scotland a cake-walk, unless of course the Scots have gotten far worse from when I last saw them play.
     
  8. Captain Canuck

    Captain Canuck New Member

    May 13, 2002
    Are we? Our coach was quoted the other day as wishing that Canada had as many EPL players as Scotland does.

    I don't know the cause of the Scot's current troubles & I do like Canada's chances with our improving squad, but I'm not sure I'd put down Canada as favourites to beat Scotland in Scotland.

    I'll be at the match so I'll have good view to compare the strengths of each squad.
     
  9. Crazy_Yank

    Crazy_Yank Member

    Jan 8, 2001
    Matamoros, Mexico
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Scottish people have EU status. Very few North Americans do. I think there are lot of footballers from this region who are premiership quality. However to get a premiership contract as a foreigner you have to be at a much higher standard than the local players. Also, many of Scotland's "EPL players" are bench warmers. I'd take a starter from England's 1st division than a bench warmer from the EPL any day.
     
  10. Pirrip

    Pirrip New Member

    Jan 11, 2002
    Saskatchewan
    2 goal scorer John Petersen is, according to ESPN Soccernet, a professional...........school teacher. Although I am sure he plays in the Faroes domestic league as well. I wonder if Canadian Supporter is lurking as he seemed to be "up" on the Faroes.
     
  11. DoyleG

    DoyleG Moderator
    Staff Member

    FC Edmonton
    Canada
    Jan 11, 2002
    Victoria, BC
    Club:
    FC Edmonton
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    A while back you were saying that Scotland was looking for an easy opponent.

    What's with the mood swing?
     
  12. Crazy_Yank

    Crazy_Yank Member

    Jan 8, 2001
    Matamoros, Mexico
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Seeing them get stomped by every international side they've played in the last 6 months.
     
  13. Canadian_Supporter

    Staff Member

    Dec 20, 1999
    Prostějov, CR
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Re: Re: The pressure is on (R)

    Yes, I am lurking, actually just checked the forum today. Just a little note, the new manager of the Faroe Islands is Henrik Larsen. John Petersen played professionally in Norway. I would write more but I am off to watch Sigma play a division three team in the Czech Cup third round.
     
  14. Canadian_Supporter

    Staff Member

    Dec 20, 1999
    Prostějov, CR
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    old info, but still some might find interesting.... the team from last year

    Jakup Mikkelsen plays for Molde in Norway.
    Oli Johanssen plays for Hvidore in Denmark
    Johan Hansen Odense in Denmark
    Suni Olsen plays for Zwolle in Holland
    Julian Johnsson plays for Hull FC
    Ossur Hansen plays for B93 in Denmark
    Todi Jonsson plays for FC Copenhagen
    Christian Jacobsen plays for Esjberg in Denmark.

    Againn, this is from last year, I don§t have the time to check up on this years team. However, as you can see the team had a good number öf professional players. The domestic league isn§t that bad either.
     
  15. pmannion

    pmannion Member
    Staff Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    Newfoundland
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    The Canada-Scotland game will be shown on Sportsnet, if you didn't already know.
     
  16. Canadian_Supporter

    Staff Member

    Dec 20, 1999
    Prostějov, CR
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    I believe it will be on at 3pm EST....
     

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