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ESG Shawn

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    ESG Shawn reacted to Ansem in CPL Stadium Thread   
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    ESG Shawn got a reaction from Oranje in Cavalry FC launch/2019 off season thread   
    I don't disagree with you on this point.
    Perhaps I'm in a bit of a an echo chamber (I work for one of the larger non O&G companies in the city, and excitement for the Cavs at work is surprisingly high), but that being said, today, you can get season tickets for under $20/match. 
    Considering all the competing choices for your entertainment dollar in this city, $20 to get you in the door for professional sports is fairly priced IMO (and comparable across the league), even in Calgary's current economic state. Again, this is strictly talking about the cheapest seats. 
    It's the rest of the stadium that is problematic, and I agree with your sentiments. I just feel like people see the initial sticker shock of the overall pricing (justifiably so) and it's too late to capture them with the $20 seats, as they are already turned off the product. 
     
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    ESG Shawn got a reaction from Kent in Cavalry FC launch/2019 off season thread   
    This is true, however (even as an Eddies supporter living on YYC), there are a bunch off affordable seats available. More than a bunch.
    It's easy to pile on regarding the ridiculous prices, it's been beaten to death. As Calgarians, let's fill ALL the appropriately priced seats, show the club that they made a mistake in pricing, and hope they revisit when they see that packed corners and ends and tumbleweeds in the middle isn't a good look to display to the rest of the country.
     
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    ESG Shawn got a reaction from JamboAl in Cavalry FC launch/2019 off season thread   
    Someone posted an analysis earlier, half of the most expensive Officers club seasons are sold, and they account for over ~60% of the total season seat revenue.
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    ESG Shawn got a reaction from BuzzAndSting in Cavalry FC launch/2019 off season thread   
    You bet, I already have them. My Cavs membership number is in the double digits. 
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    ESG Shawn reacted to Cheeta in CONCACAF Nations League - Venue Discussions   
    The CPL is as much a Canada Soccer venture as a private enterprise, or feels like it at least so if these fixtures get pointed in the general direction of CPL venues I wouldn't be surprised. 
    BMO Field is, and should be, the hands down favourate regardless.  I actually quite like Saputo Stadium and if CPL is exploring opportunities in Montreal...
    Vancouver is out.  No.  If the 'Caps will put up with that surface God Bless 'em but until BC Place takes their footie responsibilities a little more seriously they shouldn't be allowed to abuse our National Team players anymore.  Somebody tell me a re-lay is scheduled for sooner rather than later.  Please. 
     
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    ESG Shawn reacted to Jahinho Guerro in CONCACAF Nations League - Venue Discussions   
    Fuck BC place and the bouncy trash turf. We're no longer playing with low-league-trying-to-get-a-contract players. We have quality players that play on grass pitches. 
    (Side note... Why can't BC place have grass again?) 
    If turf isn't a factor in selecting the venue, then bring the game somewhere it hasnt been... Like the Mosaic in SK or IGF in Winnipeg. 
    Ultimately its BMO or Saputo for me. 
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    ESG Shawn got a reaction from Jahinho Guerro in General - CONCACAF Nations League   
    I also hate how the ball plays. Watching Sunday's match again, you see some bounces that would never happen on grass, and it appears to play quite fast (i.e. balls chipped over the top leading our pacey wingers never seem to slow down)
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    ESG Shawn reacted to socceronly in General - CONCACAF Nations League   
    Because it is terrible.  It really is.  I hate watching games on it, and I cringe watching our national team players on it. 
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    ESG Shawn reacted to socceronly in General - CONCACAF Nations League   
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    ESG Shawn reacted to canta15 in General - CONCACAF Nations League   
    WE GET THE STATES BOYS
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    ESG Shawn reacted to shermanator in Canada vs French Guiana Sunday March 24th 2019 in Vancouver   
    Just getting back into town after a fantastic weekend in Vancouver. Going to the game live, and meeting many Voyageurs from BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan (in addition to reacquainting with others) really renewed my desire to support the national team in the stands. It's so great to see the great times everyone has with each other in person, in contrast to this site where it feels like negativity rules the world.



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    ESG Shawn got a reaction from jojoflow in Looking for photos of players or you with players & V's gear   
    Here's an old one (2008, Canada vs Mexico in Edmonton) of myself and Lars Hirschfeld.

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    ESG Shawn got a reaction from Obinna in FIFA Looking to expand 2022 WC to 48 teams, add second host country   
    Agreed, even if it is better for us.
    In terms of general format, I'm trying to draw some positives. Perhaps with a round of 32 (i.e. a big bracket), you'll get more casual fans involved/invested in a March Madness type of way.
    A big knockout bracket like this will create some compelling storylines, when a plucky underdog knocks off a favourite.
    (Just grasping for positives here)
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    ESG Shawn reacted to socceronly in Canada vs French Guiana Sunday March 24th 2019 in Vancouver   
    Pre Game Events
    Saturday March 23rd - Mahoney & Sons 
    You MUST RSVP to this event, do it ASAP as space is limited. 

    We are not exactly sure who will be in attendance, we expect some alumni and possibly current players should John Herdmen let them out of the cage. It is the night before a game, so we will have to wait and see. 
    https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/canada-mnt-v-french-guiana-pre-match-fan-gathering-tickets-58658867251?fbclid=IwAR1KdHOIcw0VPX8z8Pz2DIPQj_Dk2urq2WRtqOsHd4ajQzRCf1E3tjRh_2o
    Sunday March 24th - Library Square Public House
    Our pre game will start at 11am at Library Square Public House.  I will be set up from 11am
    See you there.
     
     
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    ESG Shawn reacted to BuzzAndSting in Nike?   
    So in the 3 still images two different coloured logos are shown, red and black with no outline on the white kit and all white with no outline on the red kit. The close up posted to the CSA Instagram is just a photoshopped logo onto a blank white template. And the logo worn by SS and KB which I presume are the actual finished products both have a red and black logo with a definitive silverish outline that has a sheen to it. This is complete amateur hour that we don’t have a complete set of matching imagery on launch day. I’m more excited now to see what Macron comes up with because I imagine at some point there was a discussion of packaging the CPL teams with the NTs and someone, probably from the CSA, chose Nike instead.
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    ESG Shawn reacted to Obinna in Most important topic not discussed by Canadian soccer community   
    I havent had cable for years and got DAZN this year and I can't see myself going back now. 
    @1996 you say that it feels like CL isn't happening this year, but for me I feel more immersed into CL than ever now that I have DAZN. I can watch games on delay and watch them on my own schedule. Plus, I have access to all the games.
    I do miss the old days of coming home from school and turning on the TV and watching CL, but those days are the past now. Cable TV is dead for better or worse.
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    ESG Shawn reacted to lazlo_80 in Nike?   
    I’d wait for a better picture. The England and US ones look plain in that picture but are quite elaborate
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    ESG Shawn reacted to socceronly in Canada vs French Guiana Sunday March 24th 2019 in Vancouver   
    I am just waiting for the event details to get finalized. Then I will send out an update. 
    The tickets will start going out by email on the 18th/19th.
    Just waiting for the Saturday night event to be locked down. 
     
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    ESG Shawn reacted to top cheese in Players you expect to see in the CPL   
    I think this guy is making up his back ground
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    ESG Shawn got a reaction from DrummingInMySleep in CPL Stadium Thread   
    Spruce Meadows would be the perfect ground to host a CanMNT match against a minnow, like French Guiana, in the future.
    Grass pitch, direct flights to Europe, and the ability to sell out (hopefully) vs a smaller opponent all are positives for Spruce Meadows. 
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    ESG Shawn got a reaction from CrossCheck in CPL Stadium Thread   
    Spruce Meadows would be the perfect ground to host a CanMNT match against a minnow, like French Guiana, in the future.
    Grass pitch, direct flights to Europe, and the ability to sell out (hopefully) vs a smaller opponent all are positives for Spruce Meadows. 
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    ESG Shawn got a reaction from johnyb in CPL Stadium Thread   
    Spruce Meadows would be the perfect ground to host a CanMNT match against a minnow, like French Guiana, in the future.
    Grass pitch, direct flights to Europe, and the ability to sell out (hopefully) vs a smaller opponent all are positives for Spruce Meadows. 
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    ESG Shawn got a reaction from Greatest Cockney Rip Off in CPL Stadium Thread   
    Spruce Meadows would be the perfect ground to host a CanMNT match against a minnow, like French Guiana, in the future.
    Grass pitch, direct flights to Europe, and the ability to sell out (hopefully) vs a smaller opponent all are positives for Spruce Meadows. 
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    ESG Shawn got a reaction from Keegan in CPL Stadium Thread   
    Spruce Meadows would be the perfect ground to host a CanMNT match against a minnow, like French Guiana, in the future.
    Grass pitch, direct flights to Europe, and the ability to sell out (hopefully) vs a smaller opponent all are positives for Spruce Meadows. 
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