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  1. 19 points
    spitfire

    Liam Millar

    i sat on this for a week, after turning down approaches from Porto and a few premier league clubs after a chat with Klopp Liam decided to sign a new long term contract and head out on Loan to Kilmarnock..,Really happy and excited for the opportunity for Liam...Here's to him going and smashing up the SPL!!! Buzzing!!! Sent from a hotel in Kilmanock!!!!
  2. 13 points
    Alex D

    York 9 2019 launch/offseason thread

    Dude, go away. Seriously leave this section of the forum. You are getting more crotchety every day we get closer to kick off and spaming every thread with needless negative conjecture. I'm not even sure if you sleep because you can seemingly shit on the CPL around the clock. Somebody has a positive comment? You are there instantly to piss in their corn flakes, 24/7. This league is happening, it's going to be whatever it is and we will embrace it because its local Canadian focused football. Just go away. Thank you.
  3. 11 points
    I promised myself I wouldn't post on this board again once 2019 rolled around, because, well what's the point? But I figured I would log in and give myself as evidence to the fact that posters like BBTB are driving away good people from this board. Those of us who are trying to make the CPL, and the supporters scene, successful in CPL cities. I don't know whether I would consider myself a good poster; I happen to still have the highest number of "likes" despite rarely posting for the last 18 months, but that is not really the point here. It is famously said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. That is the case here. If you do not get rid of posters like BBTB, you will never get the discussion back to where it could be. And to show what is going on in the real world, outside of this board, here's what myself and 5 other guys in Calgary have turned the supporters scene into in 4 years. We've gone from 6, to 62 (by my latest count), in the span of 4 years. All unabashed supporters of watching local players suit up to play in a Canadian league.
  4. 10 points
    Alex D

    York 9 2019 launch/offseason thread

    You completely miss the point. I disagree with people on here all the time, it's fine. It's the volume and relentlessness of generally unessecarily negative and mostly baseless posts you make. Don't you have anything constructive to do?
  5. 10 points
    Fuck off. If you push endlessly long enough, even grown patient people get fucking sick of it. This site will never recover from what you have done to it during a time it should have grown. It didn't.
  6. 10 points
    What the fuck is the point of all this? Are you going to the opening game? After all this shit, you better be buying a ticket to this game. And you can't sell anything other than flex packs or seasons when you don't have a schedule yet.
  7. 8 points
    I nominate this as the most ironic, least self-aware statement ever posted on the Vs' board in the more than a decade I've been here.
  8. 8 points
    Blackdude

    Adonijah Reid

    To Le Havre in Ligue 2. No confirmation on the team's website though.
  9. 7 points
    Ed_S

    Liam Millar

    pic from the BBC site
  10. 7 points
    Well, yes and no. I am in three FB chat groups that represent the leadership of most supporters groups across the country.. Not more than a day goes by without someone copying and pasting one of your posts going WTF? These people represent thousands of supporters across the country. Many of those in new supporters groups. None, save for one post here anymore, and they sure as shit won't send any of their newly minted supporters here either. Why would they? I get why people of our generation are cynical. I really do, I bet many of us could fill a stadium with horror stories of corruption, mismanagement ect... but we need to stop living by it and being governed by it. Good shit is happening, really good shit and we should embrace it. All of this needs to be fun. It really does or there is no point in doing any of it. CanPL on this site is not fun.
  11. 7 points
    gator

    York 9 2019 launch/offseason thread

    I have to agree with you and I have been much more tolerant than most on here just figuring we have a devils advocate, it’s just getting silly now, I don’t know how a Voyageur can have so much negativity towards a project most of us embrace!
  12. 7 points
    ChrisinOrleans

    Montreal Area CPL Team

    I am going to jump to immediate conclusions and predict that this Montréal team wins the league every year from 2020 to 2025 with the following CanPL superstar line-up of true poutine loving franco-canadien talent: Fwd: Oliver Occéan or Anthony Jackson-Hamel Attacking Mid: David Chonière, André Hainault, Louis Béland-Goyette Defensive Mid: Samuel Piette, Jérémy Gagnon-Laparé Defense: Maxim Tissot, Karl Ouimette, Wandrille Lèfevre, Thomas Meilleur-Giguère Keeper: Maxim Crépeau ...No, I will not be accepting comments or criticism based in reality at this time, and insist that I am allowed to live in the same world where this fantasy team exists for at least another few hours.
  13. 6 points
    mpg_29

    York 9 2019 launch/offseason thread

    OK lets cut cut the bullshit......BBTB how much is Garber paying you?
  14. 6 points
    Unnamed Trialist

    Ballou Tabla

    They've given him #9, so that is an encouraging sign. He's not been called into the squad for the weekend game in Córdoba, I guess he'll need some time to settle in. Alba fans, from reading forums and their twitter accounts, are in general a bit pessimistic about signings, they sold in the window and feel they have not recovered the same value with the newcomers. I'm not sure, the core is damn competitive. The coach, Ramis, is an ex-Real Madrid who got his debut with Floro in fact. He played top flight for years, then went back to coach at Madrid and actually replaced Zidane in front of the reserve team when Zinedine was moved into the top spot. Since he knows how to handle young academy players, and the team is getting results way over their budget and possibilities, have to say it's a good person for Ballou to be under.
  15. 6 points
    Ansem

    CPL General

    The league is featured on BBC.com
  16. 6 points
    I believe this sums up all the moves for the week. Fraser Aird (23) loaned from Dundee United to Queen of the South in the Scottish Championship. Rocco Romeo (18) loaned from TFC to HB Koge in the Danish 2nd tier. Liam Millar (19) loaned from Liverpool to Kilmarnock in the Scottish Premiership. Ballou Tabla (19) loaned from Barcelona to Albacete in La Liga 2. Adonijah Reid (19) signs Le Havre Ac in Ligue 2. Will include Zorhan Bassong because he is still eligible for us. (19) transfers to Cercle Bruges of the Belgium 1st tier. That is a lot of young Canadian talent, imagine it will only increase with the CPL starting!! While looking at Le Havre wiki page noticed that they have a 17 year old Canadian goalie playing on their reserve squad. Nikola Curcija, anyone know anything about him?
  17. 6 points
    Yeah but what is their attendance like? Everyone knows that's the real indicator /s
  18. 6 points
    Or much more likely, they don’t anticipate every one of their season ticket holders to make the trip.
  19. 6 points
    dyslexic nam

    CPL General

    I just need to say how amazing it is to see the avalanche of player signing announcements, the release of the first game date, etc. Heck, there is a CPL post game party now planned. I know there are things to nit-pick about - and that some are unhappy about the overhype of the VW announcement, etc. But (and I know this is obvious to everyone here) this is such a great time to be a Canadian footy fan. Shit is happening right now that people have dreamed of for years. Hot damn.
  20. 5 points
    jpg75

    Ballou Tabla

    Do we know if Tabla's IP rights were also loaned out?
  21. 5 points
    matty

    York 9 2019 launch/offseason thread

    Anyone remember when the cpl was confirmed and this happened and then BBTB said he didn't think it had anything to do with him?
  22. 5 points
    If only there was somebody with the power to excise the tumour once, and for all. 🙄
  23. 5 points
    I have maintained for a while now that he has a vastly different understanding of the term "Canadian soccer supporter". Constantly disparaging CPL, looking at the most negative aspects of announcements, and just generally being a huge douchebag. I have no idea why people find value in his posts. Yeah, some of us may be over the top in our responses to him, but I think it is absolutely warranted. At minimum, a soccer fan with differing views should stay silent. Actively shitting on CPL is not, to me, an acceptable way for a self-identified V to behave on here.
  24. 4 points
    fmfranck

    Ballou Tabla

    I'm not used to explaining legal matters in English, but I'll try my best. Well basically the Impact logo has been photoshopped out of this image. This is the current Impact 1st team kit, and judging from Ballou's hair color, that picture would've been taken in the summer of 2017, at which point his image rights were probably owned by the Impact or MLS. 1. As a photograph, it is considered an artistic work. 2. In this case, we can assume that the Impact are the author of this image (I havent been able to find the image myself, but it clearly seems to be a promo image). 3. In such case, depending on image rights arrangements between MLS and the Impact, the image is owned by either one of these companies. Indeed, a work's initial author owns the copyright for this work (art 13 of the copyright act), but those rights can be transferred to someone else by convention. 4. With the copyright to this work, the Impact (or MLS) has "the sole right to produce or reproduce the work or any substantial part thereof". 5. Since this is clearly a reproduction of a "substantial part" of the work, it infringes on the Impact's copyright as it does not constitute fair dealing according to art 29 of the Copyright Act ("Fair dealing for the purpose of research, private study, education, parody or satire does not infringe copyright."). That's pretty much the gist of it.
  25. 4 points
    Ansem

    Players you expect to see in the CPL

    Those options elsewhere... what's their attendances? You forgot to let us know about that
  26. 4 points
    My mom once told me "If you have a problem with every one of your teachers, maybe it isn't your teachers that have the problem". That always stayed with me. You may want to think about it in the context of the almost universal response to your bullshit.
  27. 4 points
    Salary cap is purposely not being officially announced so that they have leverage in player negotiations. If the agents know how much budget each team is allocated they will try to get the most % of the cap possible for their client. If that number isn't made known determining the % of the teams wages becomes more difficult.
  28. 4 points
    dyslexic nam

    Montreal Area CPL Team

    While I admit that I am not entirely familiar with the dynamics of culture and language in Quebec, I could also see how the establishment of a team in Montreal could (potentially) accelerate the establishment of a team in Quebec City. The rivalries between the two areas are pretty well know and I know Habs fans who still hate the Nordiques. If you could get something like that going in CPL - along with the ever-present QC/ON rivalries, it would be great for the league.
  29. 4 points
    deschamp86

    Players you expect to see in the CPL

    I am starting to think that the reason the league hasn't announced a salary cap yet is because it is still very fluid. I imagine that they told all the teams what it will be at minimum, and then will raise it once they have all their sponsors and broadcast deal figured out, which would allow for a few more signings in the summer window
  30. 4 points
    BenFisk'sBiggestFan

    Ballou Tabla

    This is the closest Floro will ever get to developing a Canadian forward.
  31. 4 points
    This is also totally mistaken, it gets tiring in the end, really. In Belgium you have first, second, and second amateur division, 1st, 2nd and 3rd tier. Clear as day. There are two groups, 36 teams. So he was a scorer in Belgium 3rd tier. At least it seems so, it is a bit hard to figure out. He's only 23 and has been on top clubs in the country. All you have to do is check your fact, but you just don't care.
  32. 4 points
    Unnamed Trialist

    Ballou Tabla

    Wow that was quick, there was nothing in the press until now. I literally was checking the Barça b twitter account an hour ago. Going to a 2nd division side that has been in top flight and is fighting to get back is a great move. I'm fine with it. The article says the sporting director of Alba values the fact he has 2nd division experience, has played MLS, and has played with Canada. Remember that Whitecaps just signed Erice out of Albacete, so that is the equivalence. As many will recall, it's the club Benito Floro is most closely associated with in Spain, since he took it to first division for the 1st time in its history. If he had not done that, Iniesta would never have been discovered, playing a tournament vs. other Liga teams when he was like 12. Article also says that he had multiple options and that the club was pleased he had chosen them. Albacete is a medium-sized provincial capital, the stadium holds 17,000. They are one point back of a direct promotion to top flight spot with about 20 games left. The team is fairly journeyman and modest, in fact it promoted just a few years ago. Erice was their leading playmaker (the replacement they signed is Muntari, former Inter and AC Milan), they have a nutty Ukrainian striker, Zozulia, who got in hot water a season or two back for apparently fascist leanings. It is not really clear to me they need Ballou, but maybe want an option to open up defenses as their strikers are more physical than tricky. They are actually scoring at a decent rate. The coach says he likes him because he's quick and takes defenders on.
  33. 3 points
    spitfire

    Canadians abroad: February 1-7, 2019

    Liam came on in the 78th min to make his senior pro debut! Had on chance on a header vs two cb. I’m biased but looked comfortable eager and added a bit of life to the killie side of the game he made his debut after a medical yesterday and not even trying with the team test. Talk about being thrown in the deep end.!!
  34. 3 points
    SkuseisLoose

    Liam Millar

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNIdz7hCTdI
  35. 3 points
    Greatest Cockney Rip Off

    Liam Millar

    Steve Clarke on TV just said that Millar drive up from Liverpool last night and if he wasn’t so sure about Millar, he wouldn’t have even dressed him. Nice to hear he is already positive about Millar.
  36. 3 points
    BuzzAndSting

    Liam Millar

    I’m actively monitoring Killies twitter account but no lineup yet.
  37. 3 points
    mpg_29

    Dejan Jaković

  38. 3 points
    Greatest Cockney Rip Off

    Liam Millar

    Just a heads up, Kilmarnock host Rangers next Saturday in the 5th round of the Scottish FA cup. It is on TV in the U.K. so you should be able to find a stream.
  39. 3 points
    C2SKI

    Players you expect to see in the CPL

    I realize I'm incredibly biased, but the prospect of coming home to captain my hometown team in it's inaugural season playing in a new league geared towards World Cup preparations is a little more enticing than spending another year in lower league Germany. He's done that for a decade already. If we can match his wages than I think there's a shot.
  40. 3 points
  41. 3 points
    jpg75

    Ballou Tabla

    For streaming these days i usually type in "reddit soccer streams" in google and go from there..
  42. 3 points
    Please please please draw Ottawa in the V's Cup!
  43. 3 points
    Adekugbe at left back would be my choice. He was playing 90 mins every game last year
  44. 3 points
    Ansem

    Ballou Tabla

    A promotion!!!! Good luck Ballou! The team is currently 4th, battling for promotion into La Liga
  45. 3 points
    Nice try but keep begging the question. Formentera is now in 4th tier but he played for them last season, in 2B, third tier. Signed in January. 2b is fully pro in Spain. Just over a year ago they were playing a round of 16 Spanish Cup tie vs. Alavés. They only relegated directly for one point difference. Impact signed Piette from the same level of Spanish professional football, now go check the Izarra attendances since you love deluding yourself into thinking it has anything at all to do with the subject of professional football.
  46. 3 points
    socceronly

    Liam Millar

    We have tracked down all the coach's relevant details for immediate and extended family and our agents are in place. He'll play.
  47. 3 points
    MM3/MM2/MM

    Liam Millar

    Looks like he has also signed a contract extension with Liverpool. https://www.liverpoolfc.com/team/academy/player/liam-millar
  48. 3 points
    fmfranck

    Montreal Area CPL Team

    La PLC à Montréal : une annonce bientôt? Exciting news from Bunbury. Apparently, he's putting some final touches on the consortium that he's putting together to bring a club to the greater Montréal area. He has the backing of some very professional and "business-orientated" people. He said he would be the majority shareholder in the venture. He says he has the league's support. Apparently, Québec Soccer were initially pushing for him to develop a team in Québec city, but he was focused on bringing a team to Montréal. Québec Soccer are still totally behind his project despite him choosing Montréal, as they want to bring the CanPL to the province of Québec. Bunbury hasn't spoken to Joey Saputo yet, but he has the intention of doing so soon. He mentions that his project isn't to be seen as being directly opposed to the Impact, however. He emphasizes that the aim of the CanPL is different to what MLS stands for. (Development and growth of Canadian players) No names were mentioned by Bunbury, but Marc Tougas (the journalist) paints a picture of some (french canadian) players that might be interested in the project and the appeal that it could have locally. Bunbury says that the aim is to draw in crowds of 5,000 people. He's expecting between 2,000 to 3,000 season ticket holders and he says that people are already "working on it" (??). He says that people will be intrigued by the project (of local talent) and its up to the club to keep these people interested by delivering a good product on the field.
  49. 2 points
    socceronly

    Liam Millar

    What a bunch of jerks. I yelled at my computer like 20 times to pass it to Millar.... do they listen to me? No.
  50. 2 points
    ghostknownunknown

    Liam Millar

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNIdz7hCTdI
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