Discussion in 'Ottawa Senators' started by DrunkUncleDenis, Jan 27, 2017.
New Fury thread!
Some key last posts:
The Fury will open the season apr 1 @ St Louis and host Toronto apr 22.
Press conference at 2pm it can be watched on Ottawa Fury facebook page.
Canada's Julian de Guzman announces retirement, joining Ottawa Fury as an assistant coach
Ottawa Fury FC Thread II?
Are we the farm team of the previous thread?
No, we are a affiliation of the previous board
Saturdays are soccer days
We just signed a new 6'5" striker.
Here's the link.
First player from the Montreal Impact signed goalkeeper David Paulmin
Fury won their firs exhibition game last night 7-0 against Ottawa Internationals, new boy Hume scored 4.
2 more players from Montreal Impact Meilleur-GiguÃ¨re and Mkungilwa, both defenders have joined the Fury
Fury off to Florida tomorrow for a weeks training camp will also play 3 exhibition games against other USL teams
Fury beat St Louis FC 2-1 in their first game in Florida, they play OKC Energy tomorrow, all games are streamed from IMG
Fury won their 2nd game in Florida 2-1 against OKC Energy, Bruna scored both goals. Next game against Cincinnati on saturday
Watched both games and I really like what I'm seeing from this team. Much more aggressive on the ball too. Also not afraid to shoot at the net when the opportunity arises.
Very aggresive 2 red cards in 2 games down here
This is good to hear. Felt this was the worst area for the Fury last year. We never hit the net, but even worse, we rarely took the shot. Lot's of overly cautious offence.
I know, it got frustrating. I'm really liking some of the new guys. Tucker Hume is a decent target man from what I can see.
gunnerdom you were'nt in Florida i was, Tucker Hume did not impress me at all, yes he is tall and can head the ball but he cant run and has no ball control with his feet. He will cause problems in the penalty area just because of his size.
He is young and i expect he will be brought along slowly. I expect Steevan dos Santos will be the starting centre, Santos has played in the USL with Rochester the last 2 years and scored 17 goals.
Back from Florida and my Fury review after watching them play 2 games against OKC and Cincinnati, and watching the stream of the 2nd half of the first game against St. Louis.
First impression is the USL is a lot more faster, more intense than the NASL. Fury had a player sent off in each of the first 2 games and Cinci had one in the 3rd game. Due to a decision made by the 4 teams if a player was sent off he was done for the game but the team were able to replace him.
All 3 goalies had roughly even playing time and looked good, with Irving probably the most impressive, he likes to wander outside his area.
The back 3 look big but not very mobile, Edward was injured in 2nd game and did'nt play in the 3rd, Venter was injured and did'nt play at all, Del Campo seemed to take charge at the back and was constantly encouraging the players The player that impressed me the most from the defense was Andrae Campbell, he is short but fast and can play different positions.
In midfield which i think will be the Fury's strength, Barden, Williams, Bruna, Dixon, Rozeboom and Manesio, 4 out of the 6 from last years team and Manesio is good
The Forwards, Haworth, Santos, Seone and Hume, i think the first 3 will be the main forwards
Plus the 3 from Montreal, GiguÃ¨re was not in Florida as he was with Team Canada, Mkungilwa is very very short, and Paulmin a goalie, I'm not sure how much playing time these 2 will get this season.
Obviously Irving is the #1 goalie, so not sure where the other 2 goalies are ranked.
At the exhibition game against Toronto there was a trialist, who was he? I think Dalglish said he would like another 2 players, we have 21 right now, of that 21 i can see at least 2 of the 3 Montreal players not being in the 18 dressed plus Hume, of course with injuries/suspensions they will all get their chance
Fair assessment. I was watching on my tablet so, obviously not as good as in person. To me, it seemed that Williams has picked up where he left off last year. What's your take?
Thanks for the update. Very appreciated.
I think most of the players from last year will be the strength of the team, Bruna has scored 4 goals,Williams and Haworth have also scored in pre-season, i think of the new boys Manesio, Seone, Santos and Campbell will be the most impressive.
Canadian Championship dates
2017 Qualifying Round
3 May Ottawa Fury FC v FC Edmonton
10 May FC Edmonton v Ottawa Fury FC
2017 Semi-final Rounds
23 May (Qualifying Round winner) v Toronto FC
23 May Vancouver Whitecaps FC v Impact MontrÃ©al FC
30 May Impact MontrÃ©al FC v Vancouver Whitecaps FC
31 May Toronto FC v (Qualifying Round winner)
2017 Championship Final
20/21 June First leg between Semi-Final winners
* Should Montreal make the Final this match will be played on June 21
27 June Second leg between Semi-Final winners
Can't wait for this to start.. I really miss going to Lansdowne to watch soccer.
Starting in 2018 the League 1 and PLSQ champions will take part in the Canadian Championship.
If the Fury can get by Edmonton, the series with Toronto would be epic. I bet you'd see great crowds at TD Place for that game. Hopefully we'd get the first leg like last year against the Whitecaps; it would be pretty anticlimactic if we were already out of it for the home game.