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Park the drones: practice what you preach in training

1 “There’s really no great secret. From time to time I bring friends along to watch us train. We invite them here and they think they are going to discover some great secrets and what they see is four cones, … Continue reading

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Women’s soccer – what happens if Hope Powell is fired?

My memory of England’s women’s team in the Olympics was when Canada jumped out to an early 2-0 lead and England, at home, had no response. Hope Powell, as the game wore on, seemed quietly frustrated but made, to my … Continue reading

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Poll results: What Canada needs in 2013

UPDATE: Added my own answers to the poll with a brief explanation (at the bottom). Here’s the results to the recent poll I stuck on the site a few days ago. Thanks to the 45 respondents who took part. For … Continue reading

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So who makes Herdman’s “Sweet 16” list?

The list has probably been submitted by John Herdman already but word does not seem to have leaked out. Still, soon everybody will know the 16 players that Herdmann has selected that will be automatically given roster spots and CSA-paid … Continue reading

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These women, these players, these Olympians

I did not think they had a chance. I openly questioned the selection of some players, lamented the lack of opportunities for younger players to compete for spots and thought John Herdman’s openly stated goal of a podium finish reeked … Continue reading

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This is not a good goal

Just had a moan about this on Twitter so I thought I’d quickly add some detail and context. The US Women’s National Team played Sweden today and in several places, including the New York Times I found myself reading how … Continue reading

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Olympic qualifying: Canada v USA playing time analysis and what it means for Canada

One of the first assertions made in the aftermath of the USA’s clinical dismantling of Canada in the Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament final was that the US squad had much more depth. Canada were far too reliant on a … Continue reading

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