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masster

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    masster reacted to Kent in CPL players with senior Canada caps   
    Updated the original post with Petrasso, Malonga, and Welshman. I'm not actually sure how many caps Malonga has. Transfermarkt had him at 5 and also 7, and soccerway mentioned 2. So I just picked one. If anyone has reliable info on him (or can just point out how stupid I was somehow) that'd be appreciated. With Petrasso signed now all teams have at least one player with senior national team caps. Now only Wanderers don't have any Canada caps.
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    masster reacted to RS in York 9 2019 launch/offseason thread   
    Thankfully I don't measure the entirety of world football fandom against the Kop. There are several ways to support. Liverpool is not the be-all and end-all.
    You said flags and banners should only be out pre-match, which may be fine for you, but having them out during the game has proven to work right here in Canada (with this very group). There's a middle ground between waving flags all game long and only using them before the match has started. I'm not surprised that the nuance is lost on you, though.
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    masster reacted to RS in York 9 2019 launch/offseason thread   
    Ok, grandpa.
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    masster reacted to SthMelbRed in York 9 2019 launch/offseason thread   
    Flags and banners should only be out pre-match. Once the game kicks off, all attention should be on the action on the pitch. 
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    masster got a reaction from Blackjack15 in Jahkeele Marhsall-Rutty   
    Yes
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    masster got a reaction from Macksam in CPL General   
    I remember listening to an interview with Cherry where he talked about going to an Old Firm derby. Said he loved it. 
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    masster reacted to Cblake in CanPL Opening Game - Group Tickets and Post Game Party   
    Can we convince the Forge FO to print us hard tickets so we have a keepsake from this historical match? I believe the York 9 are getting them to hand out to everyone on their buses. Just an idea. Can't wait for the big day.
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    masster got a reaction from zeelaw in CanPL Opening Game - Group Tickets and Post Game Party   
    Any plans for a gathering the night before for those that are travelling from out of town? 
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    masster got a reaction from apbsmith in CONCACAF Nations League - Venue Discussions   
    If there isn't a lot of interest, all the more reason to have the game in Edmonton. For a WCQer, they would travel no matter where the game was. For Nations League, the majority will most likely travel only if it is convenient (Seattle to Vancouver for example).
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    masster reacted to Unnamed Trialist in Who Will Be The Best Player This Season?   
    I voted Bekker because voting Other is chicken shit 
    Basically, if a team has a midfield general and the play moves through him successfully in transition, he'll be the "best" player. Unless there is one striker who tears things up. I am a Pacific fan but do not really think that Haber will do that. I'd expect 10-12 goals out of him,, but any more would be a gift. 
    So someone like Bekker, assuming Forge are winning. And that there is no striker on course for 20+ goals and his team winning.
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    masster got a reaction from xabuep2 in CONCACAF Nations League - Venue Discussions   
    If there isn't a lot of interest, all the more reason to have the game in Edmonton. For a WCQer, they would travel no matter where the game was. For Nations League, the majority will most likely travel only if it is convenient (Seattle to Vancouver for example).
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    masster got a reaction from Ottawafan74 in Ottawa CPL Club   
    Which is part of the reason why the rebirth of the NASL started in the first place. Owners were tired of not having any control, started the Team Owners Association, then eventually broke away to form the NASL.
    To assume that Ottawa could just sell their USL franchise rights and start a 'new' team in CPL is too simplistic. USL would have to approve the sale, then they would have to approve the relocation. Same thing happens in the NHL and NFL. Except in those scenarios it is other owners voting. In the USL scenario, it is Nurock deciding. Why would Nurock allow a relocation when they could just sell another expansion team instead?
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    masster reacted to Viruk42 in Ottawa CPL Club   
    I think some people underestimate the potential of some smaller markets and do them a disservice in comparing to the States. Look at Halifax as an example - seems like it's doing great in terms of ticket sales and interest right? What other sports leagues are there in Halifax? The QMJHL, sure, but that's juniors and in the winter. There's the basketball team (also winter schedule, drawing ~2k per game with far more home games), and the lacrosse team (also winter schedule, and the team is new, first game in the fall). So when someone wants to go to a sporting event in the summer, what is there? The Nova Scotia Senior Baseball League? I'm sure that's a high level...
    Go even further, take a town of, say, 60k? How about Grand Prairie, Alberta. Highest level sports team? The Grande Prairie Storm of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. So you put a soccer team there, in the highest level in the country? People will support it, because it is *theirs*. They would proudly be able to say that they are in the same league as Edmonton and Calgary, they would be able to take delight in wins against the pricks from Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, and Ottawa. 
    Now you compare with a smaller place in the US and you say it can't work here because it doesn't work there. But I'd argue there's a massive difference - we don't have college sports. I have never seen a single school in Canada get even half the absurd level of school spirit that they have in the States. So when it comes to sports teams competing for entertainment dollars, you have to take the college teams into account. 
    I know that a place like Grand Prairie would struggle to support a team enough, because there's more to a league than just ticket revenue, but I don't see why we can't dream of building towards a larger league, maybe with some form of pro/rel to ensure that smaller towns do get a chance to prove themselves.
     
    Mostly the conversation here is about the potential for the Fury to be in the CPL but regardless, please find me any post of more than 5 pages that has managed to perfectly remain on topic? Also I'm curious as to why you care what arbitrary classification we apply to this completely irrelevant internet debate among a bunch of people with little to no secondhand (let alone firsthand) knowledge of what is actually going on?
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    masster reacted to Dmrich in CONCACAF Nations League - Venue Discussions   
    One positive in playing in Edmonton is it would be a homecoming for Fonzie and the first chance for Edmonton fans to see him play for Canada. This would give the crowd numbers a huge boost.
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    masster reacted to Big_M in General MLS Talk 2019   
    And a minute later Akindele scores on a rebound from a quick counter..2-1
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    masster reacted to BearcatSA in Vancouver Whitecaps 2019 Season   
    There was some pretty poor defending by LA that gave the Caps their two big first half chances which were missed (in the first case, egregiously) and then some pretty poor Caps defensive plays that ended up becoming two (and really, should have been three) goals.  Unfortunately, once the subs were all made it resulted seemingly in a 4-1-5 formation which relied more on one-man-show efforts (Reyna, Ventuo) than coordinated attacking play. 
     
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    masster got a reaction from BuzzAndSting in CanPL Opening Game - Group Tickets and Post Game Party   
    Any plans for a gathering the night before for those that are travelling from out of town? 
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    masster got a reaction from socceronly in Please buy your tickets to our CanPL opener section ASAP   
    Ticket purchased.
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    masster got a reaction from Kent in Valour FC - Launch / 2019 Pre-Season   
    Away...fantastic.
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    masster got a reaction from m-g-williams in HFX Wanderers launch/2019 offseason thread   
    Home kit...fantastic.
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    masster got a reaction from HfxCeltic in HFX Wanderers launch/2019 offseason thread   
    Home kit...fantastic.
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    masster got a reaction from ktf in Pacific FC Launch / 2019 off season thread   
    Away kit...brilliant.
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    masster got a reaction from shamrock in HFX Wanderers launch/2019 offseason thread   
    Home kit...fantastic.
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    masster got a reaction from Cheeta in Valour FC - Launch / 2019 Pre-Season   
    Away...fantastic.
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    masster got a reaction from dsqpr in Valour FC - Launch / 2019 Pre-Season   
    Away...fantastic.
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