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langilleski
01-06-2013, 00:16
Today was selected in Canada's preliminary roster for the upcoming Gold Cup

http://www.canadasoccer.com/canada-announces-preliminary-roster-for-gold-cup-p154099

ThatsWhyWeirChamps
01-06-2013, 00:19
Well done, wee man.

:)

I know he's played at youth level for Scotland - but playing international level at his age, and tournament football, will be great for his development.

blueismycolour
01-06-2013, 00:26
Good luck Fraser and if you're picked, go for it.

Don't know what your Dad will make of it, all the same.

Virgil Hilts
01-06-2013, 01:18
Great news!

I though he wanted to play for Scotland though God knows Canada could use him

frankieboy
01-06-2013, 07:57
It's make your mind uptime son, Scotland or Canada.

Virgil Hilts
01-06-2013, 08:13
It's make your mind uptime son, Scotland or Canada.

Surely if he's a Bear it has to be Canada ahead of those tartan tranny SFA whanks?

Ali Baba
01-06-2013, 08:14
Surely if he's a Bear it has to be Canada ahead of those tartan tranny SFA whanks?

here's hoping so.

aldoshmaldo
01-06-2013, 08:18
Decisions, decisions.

sodjerblue
01-06-2013, 08:43
Surely he plays for the country he has grown up in, been educated in and his family thought a worthwhile place to have their kids.

The Busby Bear
01-06-2013, 08:46
Surely he'll choose Canada, if he has any sense.

adamski
01-06-2013, 08:51
Congratulations that young man.

The lad has a superb professional attitude to both Foorball & Rangers, whether you rate him or not

Blue Phoenix
01-06-2013, 08:51
Owes his loyalty to the country that bred and educated him if ever in the frame for both. Good luck anyway.

duds58
01-06-2013, 09:15
Can't be two faced about this I hate when I see young players picking Ireland over Scotland and feel the same way over this.

mrder90
01-06-2013, 09:23
would have liked to see him opting to play for scotland but if he thinks he will help his game by playing for canada good luck to the lad.

turkish
01-06-2013, 09:25
He wants to play for Canada so good on you wee man! Would have preferred him to have picked Scotland but ah well

braeside58
01-06-2013, 09:33
Well done on being called up Fraser.

laudrup
01-06-2013, 09:37
Can't be two faced about this I hate when I see young players picking Ireland over Scotland and feel the same way over this.

It's a bit different to McGeady & McCarthy though. Both were born and raised in Glasgow.

Fraser Aird was born and raised in Canada as far as I'm aware to Scottish parents.

Greenock Bear
01-06-2013, 09:38
I am with the other poster in hating the players who choose their Irish roots over the country they grew up in, so good luck for Canada wee man.

duds58
01-06-2013, 09:40
It's a bit different to McGeady & McCarthy though. Both were born and raised in Glasgow.

Fraser Aird was born and raised in Canada as far as I'm aware to Scottish parents.

If that's the case then I'm fine with it:)

hurleyreyes
01-06-2013, 09:48
It's a bit different to McGeady & McCarthy though. Both were born and raised in Glasgow.

Fraser Aird was born and raised in Canada as far as I'm aware to Scottish parents.

Yep, the hypocritical thing would be to have a problem with him choosing to represent the country of his birth.

Having said that he has much more links to Scotland than those two have to Ireland.

Wouldve preferred he choose Scotland though.:o

adamski
01-06-2013, 11:00
Can't be two faced about this I hate when I see young players picking Ireland over Scotland and feel the same way over this.

He's Canadian ffs :D

RGL
01-06-2013, 11:34
If that's the case then I'm fine with it:)

The boy will be glad you are happy.

Rangers2011
01-06-2013, 11:38
Well done and good luck to him, couple of good players in that squad without a club.


M- Julian de Guzman | unattached
M- Atiba Hutchinson | unattached

Torque87
01-06-2013, 11:40
There is no way he should knock back the opportunity of playing for Canada.

savus
01-06-2013, 11:41
The downside to choosing Canada is in terms if football it is a real backwater run by a bunch of well meaning amateurs.
Career wise quite a few Canadians have done well by opting for adopted countries such as GuZman and Hargraves.Junior Hollett is also weighting his options.
Canada is a hockey nation first and last.Nothing wrong with that just the way it is.

tazzabear
01-06-2013, 11:53
Surely he'll choose Canada, if he has any sense.

If be wants to play for the better team?
Would Scotland beat Canada today?
Anyway, good luck, Fraser.

ThatsWhyWeirChamps
01-06-2013, 11:58
If be wants to play for the better team?
Would Scotland beat Canada today?
Anyway, good luck, Fraser.

For Rangers, and himself, it's better if he picks Canada. He's far more likely to play, and he's far more likely to play in tournament football. That can only be good for his development.

sodjerblue
01-06-2013, 12:05
It's a bit different to McGeady & McCarthy though. Both were born and raised in Glasgow.

Fraser Aird was born and raised in Canada as far as I'm aware to Scottish parents.

Irrelevant. It's him that's playing, not parents. He is Canadian.

savus
01-06-2013, 12:10
Travelling to and from games for Canada involves a lot of time.crossing time zones and serious jet lag.It has taken players sometimes a week from their clubs and when the player is back with the club he may still be lagged. His first team place may then be gone.

Think hard about it Frazer.

texas ranger
01-06-2013, 12:30
Play for your country of birth and your nationality or be booed playing for Scotland. Well, that decision process shouldn't take too long........

RFC417
01-06-2013, 12:32
Can't be two faced about this I hate when I see young players picking Ireland over Scotland and feel the same way over this.

You are at the wind up, surely? Fraser is Canadian remember.

laudrup
01-06-2013, 12:43
Irrelevant. It's him that's playing, not parents. He is Canadian.

That was kind of my point.

duds58
01-06-2013, 12:47
You are at the wind up, surely? Fraser is Canadian remember.

Check post 19:roll:

jdm1873
01-06-2013, 12:57
Well done and good luck to him, couple of good players in that squad without a club.


M- Julian de Guzman | unattached
M- Atiba Hutchinson | unattached

That's what I noticed as well. A few decent players in that squad and Hutchinson was good at PSV.

fraser51
01-06-2013, 13:01
I would be more dissapointed ig he was born and brought up in Scotland but he is a Canadian so good luck to him.

RFC417
01-06-2013, 21:08
Check post 19:roll:

Sorry, I replied to your initial utter pish in post 13

dudeexcalibur
01-06-2013, 22:57
Why on earth would he opt for Scotland, knowing that he would be booed every time he touched the ball, simply because he is a Rangers player?

Top_Cat
01-06-2013, 23:07
Good luck to the lad!

ger4life
01-06-2013, 23:09
his accent is very funny

Davey_2302_RFC
02-06-2013, 00:10
Surely if he's a Bear it has to be Canada ahead of those tartan tranny SFA whanks?

Sick of this pish on every Scotland related thread. You do realise that many thousands of Rangers fans support Scotland and that any of our eligible players would jump at the chance to play for the national team?

ger4life
02-06-2013, 00:11
Sick of this pish on every Scotland related thread. You do realise that many thousands of Rangers fans support Scotland and that any of our eligible players would jump at the chance to play for the national team.


You do know Aird is canadian?

DELPHROAD
02-06-2013, 00:13
Canada or Scotland who cares as long as he plays well for the Gers.

ChicagoBear
02-06-2013, 00:15
Surely he plays for the country he has grown up in, been educated in and his family thought a worthwhile place to have their kids.

Having a British passport as well as a Canadian one allows him the choice so no matter what he does he should be backed. Good luck what ever he chooses.

garytcrsc
03-06-2013, 15:18
Well done to young Fraser for getting the attention of two countries that would like him in their setup.

Too bad it is Canada and Scotland as they are equally as bad on the pitch as they are run off it.

Neither is likely to see a major tournament in the near future, although Canada does get to play in the Gold Cup and might have a slightly better chance to qualify for a WC due less 'powerhouse' countries in Concacaf.

I reckon that Canada has as much of a chance of qualifying for the Euros as Scotland does over the next 10 years! :D

Back to Fraser, I think he has not seen eye-to-eye with those at Soccer Canada (or maybe that was at the Provincial level) in the past, so he may not be inclined to play for Canada now. I think he has been treated pretty good by the SFA (yes, I know).

IMO, Fraser should pick Canada to play for. In a few years time, Fraser will be travelling throughout Europe with Rangers, so nothing gained there by playing for Scotland. With Canada, he'll get to go to Caribbean and Central American desitinations. And when Canada has games in Toronto, he'll get to visit his family.

Earl of Leven
03-06-2013, 15:20
Is Gasparotto near a Canada cap at any level?

Or maybe he already is an U18/U21 cap....

NewAmsterdamLive
03-06-2013, 15:26
Is Gasparotto near a Canada cap at any level?

Or maybe he already is an U18/U21 cap....

I could be wrong, but I thought he was captain of their U18 side.

Earl of Leven
03-06-2013, 15:37
I could be wrong, but I thought he was captain of their U18 side.

Okay, he is a bit younger I guess...his time will come.

toadegree
03-06-2013, 15:38
Is Gasparotto near a Canada cap at any level?

Or maybe he already is an U18/U21 cap....

Under 17s.............

Steve-Tor
03-06-2013, 15:56
Fraser has no intention of playing for Canada.

Fisher23
03-06-2013, 15:58
Well done Fraser! :)

London ontario
03-06-2013, 15:59
Surely he plays for the country he has grown up in, been educated in and his family thought a worthwhile place to have their kids.

Good points mate.

BalmedieBear
03-06-2013, 15:59
Is Gasparotto near a Canada cap at any level?

Or maybe he already is an U18/U21 cap....

If he's ever good enough he could play for Italy :D