Jump to content


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


ray last won the day on October 25 2017

ray had the most liked content!

About ray

  • Rank

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location


  • Location
    Ottawa, Canada.

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. ray

    Canadian tennis [R]

    Canada in group F with United States and Italy for 2019 Davis Cup finals.
  2. ray

    CPL Season Schedule

    Hope that the apertura/clausura thing isn't true. The league should be keeping it simple to start with. Straying too far from the familiar North American sports model is probably ill-advised. Not sure what it does for them.
  3. Owen Hargreaves: PLAY FOR CANADA! DON'T FORCE ME TO TAKE YOU OFF THE REGISTER! That always stuck with me - In the now invalid <blink> tags . Memories indeed.
  4. ray

    Nail your colours... 2019 CPL Edition

    Neutral at the outset, but will support any team wearing traditional "hoops" .
  5. ray

    CPL TV Contract

    I think the CPL need to get this finalized to get word of the league to more potential fans. Throughout this process from CSA approval of Canadian Premier League, to the launch of the individual franchises and in the build-up to the opening game, has there ever been any kind of press conference intended for a national audience? Over the past year I've been surprised that I haven't seen anything on TV about the league (except on Sportsnet between Premier League matches). I noticed a few of the people commenting on the BBC article were Canadian-based soccer fans but had not heard anything about the CPL. Ironic and a bit concerning that they learnt of the league through the foreign press. From my experience I could easily see how most Canadians or even the casual soccer fan would miss news of Canada's soccer league. All in all I think the CPL could have done a much better job of promoting a league that is less than 3 months out from launch date.
  6. ray

    Canadian tennis [R]

    In the new format for Davis Cup, Canada qualifies for the final round in November. The kids, Denis Shapovalov and Felix Auger-Aliassime ground out a 3-2 away victory over Slovakia. A very positive result without Canada #1, Raonic for this tie.
  7. ray

    CPL General

    Nice to see Transfermarkt fill up with CPL information: https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/canadian-premier-league/startseite/wettbewerb/CAN1 First Tier - Canada 👏👏 Also of note, the Canadian MLS team pages on the site show Voyageurs Cup. Nice touch!
  8. Sorry to hear about Mr. Quarry being let go. I think it was he who arranged for the Voyageurs "Thank you, Holger" card to be sent to former coach Holger Osieck.
  9. ray

    Ottawa CPL Club

    Should be an "Edit" link next to the "Quote" link.
  10. ray

    Ottawa CPL Club

    A few points: For the inaugural season of a league yes, every franchise matters for stability, resilience, perception, corporate sponsorship, broadcast contracts, etcetera. I don't think it comes to this heavy-handedness by CONCACAF (with perhaps CSA's involvement) if the Fury is talking with CPL and communicating a willingness to join CPL in 2020. The fact that we are at this point is a good indication OSEG were planning on stretching year-by-year USL sanctioning out for years to come. While I have sympathy for Fury fans, I have none for OSEG. Ownership knew de-sanctioning was a strong possibility but they thought they held all the cards.
  11. ray

    Ottawa CPL Club

    The writing appears to be on the wall for the Fury. Whether it was CONCACAF pulling the plug for 2019 or the CSA in 2020, sanctioning to play in a U.S. league was going to be withdrawn. They should have been working with CPL to transition for next year. Instead Ottawa thought they would be able to push their luck indefinitely. Now the team finds matters out of their hands. They can continue to fight a losing cause or they can try to patch things up with the CPL - their choice.
  12. ray

    2019 FIBA World Cup Qualifying

    In the November qualifying window, Canada travels to South America losing to Venezuela and beating Brazil to earn a berth in the 2019 FIBA World Cup. Congratulations to the players many of whom may not see action in the World Cup finals. They have laid the groundwork for what we hope will be Canada's ascent to the basketball elite over the next few years.
  13. ray

    We've lost Jarrek! :(

    I was just recently reading over some old Voyageurs e-mail correspondence. One was from Jarrek and I wondered what he'd been doing since. Sad to here this. I know he also ran a Canada rugby forum (probably the first) along the lines of the Voyageurs BB forum for a while. Definitely a pioneer. Thank you, Jarrek. 👏
  14. ray

    Tosaint Ricketts

    What Tosaint Ricketts isn't plural? Might be better for him ... to go elsewhere and play regularly.
  15. ray

    Canadian Dual Nationals

    Does have that "So long, and thanks for all the fish" feeling, doesn't it? 🐬🤞