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Thread for the T&T U-23 vs Mexico U-23 Game (03-23-2012).
« on: December 08, 2011, 07:21:22 PM »
Greetings.

As usual, any updates/scores, shout-outs, reports, predictions, views, etc, on the Olympic qualifying game vs Mexico (March-23rd, 20:30) in California will be posted here, this way, we can help maintain the message board and not make it look too scrappy with un-necessary or related headlines and postings on game day.

Live Links.
To be updated.

Possible TV Viewing.
Telemundo
CONCACAF TV

T&T Squad

Goalkeepers
Andre Marchan (W Connection), Sheldon Clarke (Defence Force).

Defenders
Sheldon Bateau (capt) (San Juan Jabloteh), Leslie Russell (W Connection), Kareem Moses (St Ann’s Rangers), Mekeil Williams (Pogon Szczecin/POL), Curtis Gonzales (Defence Force), Daneil Cyrus (FC 1st Santa Rosa), Joevin Jones (W Connection).

Midfielders
Sean De Silva (College of Charleston/USA), Jeromie Williams (North East Stars), Kevin Molino (Orlando City/USA), Kevan George (Columbus Crew/USA) Micah Lewis (Caledonia AIA), Jayson Joseph (T&TEC), Jomal Williams (W Connection).

Forwards
Jamal Gay (Caledonia AIA), Trevin Caesar (Caledonia AIA), Cordell Cato (Seattle Sounders/USA), Shahdon Winchester (W Connection).

Mexico Squad From

Goalkeepers
Liborio Sanchez (Queretaro), Antonio Rodriguez (Veracruz), Hugo Gonzalez (Club America).

Defenders
Israel Jimenez (UANL Tigres), Hiram Mier (Monterrey), Nestor Araujo (Cruz Azul), Hugo Rodriguez (Atlas), Diego Reyes (Club America), Darvin Chavez (Monterrey), Miguel Ponce (Guadalajara).

Midfielders
Jorge Enriquez (Guadalajara), David Cabrera (UNAM Pumas), Hector Herrera (Pachuca), Javier Cortes (UNAM Pumas), Javier Aquino (Cruz Azul), Nestor Calderon (Toluca), Marco Fabian (Guadalajara).

Forwards
Jeronimo Amione (Atlante), Alan Pulido (UANL Tigres), Erick Torres (Guadalajara).

More updates to follow so keep checking back.

« Last Edit: March 22, 2012, 06:28:05 PM by Flex »
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Re: Thread for the T&T U-23 vs Mexico U-23 Game (03-23-2012).
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2011, 01:01:41 PM »
might organize a big lime for this and promote it...

will let everyone know close to that time depending on my schedule

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Re: Thread for the T&T U-23 vs Mexico U-23 Game (03-23-2012).
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2012, 07:37:07 PM »
Series Tickets For Men’s Olympic Qualifying In KC On Public Sale Jan 11.
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Series tickets for the elimination-round matches of the 2012 CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park go on sale next week, U.S. Soccer announced on Tuesday.

Sporting Kansas City season ticket members will have access to an exclusive pre-sale for series tickets beginning at 10 a.m. CT on Monday, Jan. 9, two days before series tickets are made available to the general public starting at 10 a.m. CT on Wednesday, Jan. 11.

A series ticket consists of a ticket to all three matches at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park, beginning with the decisive semifinal matches on Saturday, March 31, at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. CT and culminating with the championship match on Monday, April 2 at 7 p.m. CT.

Series tickets begin at $56 for all three matches and can be ordered online at ussoccer.com, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, at local Ticketmaster ticket centers and at the LIVESTRONG Sporting Park box offices.

Individual tickets for each event (all doubleheaders except for the final) will go on sale at a later date, pending availability. Details regarding series tickets for the elimination rounds in Kansas City will be made available in the near future.

The United States headlines Group A, along with Cuba, Canada and El Salvador. All Group A matches will be played at LP Field in Nashville from March 22-26.

Group B consists of Mexico, Honduras, Panama and Trinidad & Tobago and those matches will be held at The Home Depot Center from March 23-27.

The top two finishers from each group then advance to the semifinal round, where the first-place team from each group takes on the second-place side from the other group.

The winners of each semifinal match at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park on March 31 will qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games in London and will advance to the championship match held at LSP on April 2.

For more information, visit ussoccer.com and CONCACAF.com.

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Re: Thread for the T&T U-23 vs Mexico U-23 Game (03-23-2012).
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2012, 06:37:33 PM »
It appears the Home Depot tickets are not on sale, while other locations are. Wonder if the Mexicans sold them out already.


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Re: Thread for the T&T U-23 vs Mexico U-23 Game (03-23-2012).
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2012, 08:26:57 PM »
Alright fellas (the HERD)  ;D  let we get this thing on the road.
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Re: Thread for the T&T U-23 vs Mexico U-23 Game (03-23-2012).
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2012, 11:43:04 PM »
I'll be there. We hope to drive down Friday afternoon and drive back up after Sunday's game. I have 4 tickets for Tuesday if anyone is interested.

It appears the Home Depot tickets are not on sale, while other locations are. Wonder if the Mexicans sold them out already.

The series tickets (for all 3 days) went back on sale today on ticketmaster. Apparently single day tickets go on sale Wednesday.
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Re: Thread for the T&T U-23 vs Mexico U-23 Game (03-23-2012).
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2012, 10:52:30 AM »
Mexico U-23 possible squad?

Goalkeepers:

Liborio Sánchez - Querétaro
Carlos Felipe Rodríguez - Morelia

Defenders:

Néstor Araujo - Cruz Azul
Israel Jiménez - UANL
Oswaldo Alanís -Estudiantes Tecos
Kristian Álvarez - Guadalajara - (18 year old considered next Rafael Márquez)
Dárvin Chávez - Monterrey
Miguel Ángel Ponce - Guadalajara
Fernando Navarro - UANL
Néstor Vidrio - Pachuca

Midfielders:

Javier Aquino - Cruz Azul
Diego De Buen - UNAM
Jorge Enríquez - Guadalajara
Antonio Gallardo - Guadalajara
Carlos Orrantía - UNAM
Édgar Pacheco - UANL
Diego Reyes - América
Jonathan dos Santos - Barcelona B
Jorge Hernández - Chiapas
David Cabrera - UNAM

Forwards:

Ulises Dávila - Vitesse
Giovani dos Santos - Tottenham Hotspur
Alan Pulido - UANL
Erick Torres - Guadalajara
Carlos Vela - Real Sociedad
Néstor Calderón - Toluca
Javier Cortés - UNAM
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Re: Thread for the T&T U-23 vs Mexico U-23 Game (03-23-2012).
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2012, 05:07:45 AM »
St. Patrick’s Day in the Bay Area will be celebrated with soccer and margaritas, as the Olympic hopeful squads of Mexico and Senegal, in one of their last tests before crucial Olympic qualifying matches, battle in a doubleheader at San Francisco’s AT&T Park on Saturday, March 17, that will also feature the San Jose Earthquakes against the Houston Dynamo in a Major League Soccer regular season matchup, starting at 2:00 p.m. PT (5:00 p.m. ET). The doubleheader is presented by Visa.

An exclusive Visa pre-sale for the doubleheader will begin Saturday, January 28 at 10:00 a.m. local via www.sjearthquakes.com/visa. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Monday, Jan. 30 at 10:00 a.m. local on www.Tickets.com, at the AT&T Park box office (Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.), Giants Dugout Store locations, or by calling 1-800-225-2277.

AT&T Park has hosted the Mexican senior team in the past and international club soccer recently. The March 17 game will mark the return of Mexico’s Under-23 squad to the Bay Area. A memorable sold out crowd of more than 45,000 fans attended the 2008 game at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum between Mexico and Iceland.

Mexico vs. Senegal Under-23 Teams – 4:30 p.m. PT
The match between the Mexican and Senegalese Olympic hopefuls represents the first time these two national teams face off with under-23 squads. Mexico will use this match as part of its preparation for the upcoming CONCACAF Olympic qualifiers, which begin March 23 vs. Trinidad & Tobago, followed by Honduras (Mar. 25) and Panama (Mar. 27), all at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. Senegal awaits its AFC playoff opponent in its Olympic qualifying, as the African nation looks to secure its spot in this summer’s big event.
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Re: Thread for the T&T U-23 vs Mexico U-23 Game (03-23-2012).
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2012, 07:06:54 PM »
Mexico U-23s break camp, others prepare 
 
MEXICO CITY - Mexico's under-23 side completed a four-day training camp in the country's capital Wednesday, one of several preparation exercises among the eight qualified teams as they ready for next month's CONCACAF Olympic qualifying.

Manager Luis Fernando Tena will re-gather the team Sunday following the regular Mexican league matches for another four-day training stint before facing second-division side Neza on Wednesday.

Other activity includes Trinidad conducting a camp with 24 players in preparation for a Thursday match against Guyana; El Salvador will begin a four-day program Sunday before it faces Puerto Rico on February 22; and Panama travels to Colombia on Friday for a six-day tour including matches against Independiente and Atletico Nacional.

The United States, which trained for 18 days in January - its third gathering under new coach Caleb Porter, will assemble once more on Sunday in Frisco, Texas, before facing Mexico February 29 at FC Dallas Stadium.

Tena, who will muster his side on February 26 for the match against the United States, says it will be a month before he decides on his final roster for the March 22-April 2 qualifying in Nashville, Tennessee; Los Angeles and Kansas City, Kansas.

"The definitive list will be announced two days before the first match, in other words March 21," he said. "There are others who are not here now but have been on other occasions, others that aren't here because of injuries, the others have to keep on working in case an opportunity presents itself."


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Re: Thread for the T&T U-23 vs Mexico U-23 Game (03-23-2012).
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2012, 09:48:48 AM »
What is Tony Harford doing? We have not heard and promotions for fans wishing to travel to California to support the team? I don't know what kind of jokey marketing manager he is ! They like to wait last minute when people have to find funds! If it is done early people could plan! We just finished playing mas ,we have to know early!

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Re: Thread for the T&T U-23 vs Mexico U-23 Game (03-23-2012).
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2012, 08:04:53 PM »
U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team gets set for a final tune-up match heading into the 2012 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying. The U-23s host Mexico at 9 p.m. CT Wednesday, Feb. 29, at FC Dallas Stadium in Frisco, Texas. The game will be broadcast live on Univision.
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Re: Thread for the T&T U-23 vs Mexico U-23 Game (03-23-2012).
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2012, 10:43:21 PM »
U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team gets set for a final tune-up match heading into the 2012 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying. The U-23s host Mexico at 9 p.m. CT Wednesday, Feb. 29, at FC Dallas Stadium in Frisco, Texas. The game will be broadcast live on Univision.
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Re: Thread for the T&T U-23 vs Mexico U-23 Game (03-23-2012).
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2012, 08:18:39 PM »



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Re: Thread for the T&T U-23 vs Mexico U-23 Game (03-23-2012).
« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2012, 09:50:38 AM »
Mexico U-23 plays Senegal today up here in San Francisco right after the Quakes-Houston game. The Quakes game is on Comcast Sportsnet, not sure if the 2nd game will be.

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Re: Thread for the T&T U-23 vs Mexico U-23 Game (03-23-2012).
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2012, 04:20:29 AM »
I wonder if Chicharito playing ?

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Re: Thread for the T&T U-23 vs Mexico U-23 Game (03-23-2012).
« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2012, 01:24:02 PM »
Mexico defeats Senegal in under-23 exhibition in San Francisco
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http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_20199951/mexico-defeats-senegal-under-23-exhibition-san-francisco



Sacramento native Miguel Ponce made sure the pro-Mexican crowd at AT&T Park left happy Saturday in the second game of a soccer doubleheader that drew an announced crowd of 21,816 to China Basin.

Ponce converted two penalty kicks to lead Mexico's under-23 national team to a 2-1 exhibition victory over Senegal a week ahead of Olympic qualification games in Carson.

On a day that saw four penalty kicks in two matches, Ponce made the ones that helped El Tri head to Southern California with renewed confidence.

Mexico opens the final CONCACAF qualifying rounds Friday against Trinidad & Tobago. It is hoping to reach the London Games four years after failing to qualify for the 2008 Summer Olympics. (Senegal plays an Asian opponent April 23 for a berth into the 16-team Olympic tournament.)

"We still have our work to do," Mexico manager Louis Fernando Tena said in Spanish. "We're play nicely up front. We were dominating the game a bit, but we're still trying to understand" the system better.

Mexico, which also plays Honduras and Panama in next week's qualifying round, pressured the West Africans early in taking a 2-0 lead.

Ponce's Chivas de Guadalajara teammate Marco Fabian drew a foul in the eighth minute to lead to the first goal.

Ponce, a midfielder who moved to moved to Tijuana as a toddler, drove the ball high and straight past Senegalese keeper Ousmane Mane.

Ponce played at school in San Ysidro, a San Diego
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His second penalty goal came in the 21st minute with a sure-footed shot toward the left side of the net that Mane had no chance to stop.

Fabian almost scored in the 31st minute when his shot hit the crossbar after he broke toward the goal.

Mouhamed Diop got one back in the 66th minute on a penalty kick past Mexican goalkeeper Liborio Sanchez.

"I think Senegal has a good team," Tena said. "They are organized, but Panama and Honduras are stronger and better coordinated."

The Mexican manager sounded cautious about his team's chances of advancing to London.

"I'm looking for more depth," said Tena, who gave no hints at which over-23 players he might add to the mix should Mexico qualify.

Olympic men's teams are allowed to include three players over the age of 23.

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Re: Thread for the T&T U-23 vs Mexico U-23 Game (03-23-2012).
« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2012, 07:27:11 PM »
Flex, Tallman etc.. any idea If these games on any sports channels ? GolTV? Univision, Telemundo? I want to check Trotters and see If they can bring the games live so the fans can see the boys

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Re: Thread for the T&T U-23 vs Mexico U-23 Game (03-23-2012).
« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2012, 07:33:34 PM »
concacaf.com bringing a live feed

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Re: Thread for the T&T U-23 vs Mexico U-23 Game (03-23-2012).
« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2012, 09:25:13 PM »
Both telemundo and universal sports network showing the games

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Re: Thread for the T&T U-23 vs Mexico U-23 Game (03-23-2012).
« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2012, 09:49:42 PM »
When the final squad being released ? Who getting that axe ?

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Re: Thread for the T&T U-23 vs Mexico U-23 Game (03-23-2012).
« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2012, 11:37:02 PM »
our team will do a upset.....

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Re: Thread for the T&T U-23 vs Mexico U-23 Game (03-23-2012).
« Reply #21 on: March 20, 2012, 11:13:11 AM »
Trinidad & Tobago vs. Mexico at 11:30 p.m. EST on Telemundo (Spanish Station).

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Re: Thread for the T&T U-23 vs Mexico U-23 Game (03-23-2012).
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Re: Thread for the T&T U-23 vs Mexico U-23 Game (03-23-2012).
« Reply #24 on: March 20, 2012, 05:35:38 PM »
Mexico motivated for Olympic run
By Ivan Orozco (CONCACAF.com)


CARSON, California -- You could hear them coming. The sound of cleats hitting the cement echoed through the halls of The Home Depot Center.

Mexico's under-23 squad trod into its locker room virtually speechless. It had beaten Haiti 5-1, but fell one goal short - despite open looks at the net - to reach the semifinals of CONCACAF Olympic qualifying, and thus was eliminated from Beijing contention.

Guatemala and Canada advanced instead out of the group, leaving usually flamboyant Mexico coach Hugo Sanchez virtually speechless.

"This is a failure," Sanchez said at the time. "I don't like to use that word, but you (reporters) are going to keep asking me until I say it. It was our plan to go to the Olympics, so not being there is disappointing. It also stops us from making history. We've never won an Olympic medal."

Honduras and the United States went on to win in the semifinals and moved on to represent the region in the Olympics. No Mexico.

No Golden Generation looking for a gold medal. Players with star power such as Cesar Villaluz, Luis Landin and Edgar Andrade didn't make it happen.

The 2008 failure ultimately led to Sanchez' firing, and makes the 2012 attempt more crucial for El Tri.

It begins its qualifying journey Friday against Trinidad & Tobago in the nightcap of a Group B doubleheader at The Home Depot Center. Honduras faces Panama in the first match.

Redemption is at stake for Mexico.

And so is the Mexican soccer federation's decision to split coaching duties between Luis Fernando Tena, in charge of the Olympic squad, and Jose Manuel de la Torre, who handles the senior squad.

"It is a responsibility," said Cruz Azul and Mexico defender Nestor Araujo last month after a Mexican league match against Tijuana. "That's our objective. We're not thinking about anything else but to win the qualifying and earn that ticket. It will be very important."

It is important enough that Mexico's preparations for Olympic qualifying began last summer when it used an enhanced U-23 squad at the Copa America.

Unlike, Sanchez's squad in 2008, Tena has put together a roster with fewer high-profile names. At least that's how it appears on paper.

Forwards Nestor Calderon of Toluca and Alan Pulido of Tigres, and midfielders Javier Aquino of Cruz Azul and Miguel Ponce of Chivas are a few. There is also Chivas forward Marco Fabian, who brings some star and celebrity feel to the roster.

They combine to make Mexico the pick of many to clinch one of the two regional slots in London.

First, El Tri will have to make it through the group stage.

Mexico is a favorite to win Group A and advance to the semis in Kansas City, and ultimately the final.

El Tri is also favored by some to win the tournament. The United States might have a different view.

Coach Caleb Porter's team defeated Mexico 2-0 in a friendly last month in Frisco, Texas.

Porter also has worked with a pool of players since last year leading into qualifying. The team's chemistry appeared to be working against Mexico as the United States often dominated possession and pressured El Tri, closing off spaces. Mexico could not generate enough offense to be a threat.

"We have great chemistry, have enough pieces in the attack to be dangerous and they play for each other," Porter told The Associated Press after the game.

The Americans reached the Olympics in 2008, but not after losing to Honduras in the CONCACAF final.

The United States will also look to redeem itself. Porter has mustered a roster filled with young talent and some members that have been part of the senior national team. Freddy Adu, back for a second go-round with qualifying and Juan Agudelo. However, like some others, he does not have everybody at his full disposal, notably European-based players such as Jozy Altidore, Timothy Chandler and Danny Williams, all of which have had significant time with the senior side but who weren't released by their clubs.

"We've had a good number of guys in the last two or three camps, so there's a good comfort level both ways - them with us, us with them - of knowing how we do things, how we train, the rhythm of how we prepare for games, the system and the style of play," Porter said.

The U.S. Opens qualifying play against Cuba in Nashville. In other men's tournaments, Cuba is often a team that reaches the CONCACAF finals but struggles in the group stage. This will be a second straight trip to the CONCACAF U-23 finals after not qualifying since 1984.

Canada and El Salvador make up the rest of Group B.

Canada coach Tony Fonseca will try to lead his group to a semifinal repeat, while El Salvador will be making its first appearance in the CONCACAF finals since 1996.

Among Mexico's rivals, Honduras and Panama arrive with more pedigree than Trinidad & Tobago. Honduras has won the tournament twice, in 2000 and 2008 - both times when it was played in the United States, and Panama gave Honduras and the United States a solid challenge in 2008, losing both matches 1-0 before beating Haiti.

Much like Cuba, Trinidad is a squad that has often qualifies out of the Caribbean for men's tournaments, but has only won two of eight games in its two previous U-23 appearances (2004 and 1996).

Since 1992 when the Olympics adopted a U-23 roster limitation, only four different teams from CONCACAF have qualified for the Summer Games: the United States (four), Mexico (three), Honduras (two) and Costa Rica (one).

Mexico has missed two of the last three, and probably feels it can't afford to miss another.

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Re: Thread for the T&T U-23 vs Mexico U-23 Game (03-23-2012).
« Reply #25 on: March 20, 2012, 08:32:35 PM »
no news there... we never are favorites....so ...its going to take lots of heart and desire ...and a bit of luck as well...but we MUST play with Intelligence
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Re: Thread for the T&T U-23 vs Mexico U-23 Game (03-23-2012).
« Reply #27 on: March 21, 2012, 02:40:16 AM »
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Though Trinidad and Tobago is on paper the weakest team in Mexico’s qualifying group, Tena was not about to write it off, especially as the two teams faced off at the U-23 level in last fall’s Pan-American games, a match that ended 1-1. “They’re a very organized team, they have a lot of speed,” he said.

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Re: Thread for the T&T U-23 vs Mexico U-23 Game (03-23-2012).
« Reply #28 on: March 21, 2012, 09:34:44 AM »
that's why i love football. it's a team sport and you can't never know the out come.

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Re: Thread for the T&T U-23 vs Mexico U-23 Game (03-23-2012).
« Reply #29 on: March 21, 2012, 08:53:33 PM »
I feeling a good vibe coming back to me for this team. Angus is doing some good work. Real test is Friday
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