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nolbertos

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  1. I love the draw. Now Herdman has no excuse if he can’t qualify Canada to the next round out of this group. I prayed for a tough Gold Cup draw and now I got it. Lets how the CMNT handle Cuba, Martinique and Mejico.
  2. Herdman has proved nothing yet. This Gold Cup qualification just means his job is safe until the next round. We’ll wait and see how he does at the Gold Cup. I’m praying Canada gets a Group of Death with Mejico, Honduras or USA, Jamaica or any other combination to test Canada against better opposition. If he crashes out in the 1st round, he deserves to get canned, but knowing thr CSA they’ll wait until WCQ is over.
  3. It’s sad that Morgan Quarry got let go. Maybe of internal rumblings within the CSA, not that its new anyways, but I remember he used to post on the board way back in the early 2000’s and stopped abruptly. Man, this board used to be a livelier forum and now, very divisive and alot of good people left.
  4. I thought Zambrano had already talked to alot of fence sitters to commit to Canada, including Tabla before he got canned. It would be good news if Tabla commits. Want to see how Tabla and Alphonso would fair in Gold Cup.
  5. I’m 100% all for a new logo. That logo has no history. It reeks of a 1970’-1989’s disco era label. I wish the CSA can have one like the ones in South America like https://goo.gl/images/wFtMLT or https://goo.gl/images/Bw14PL
  6. Well, to me Herdman has already lost half the team if he’s airing dirty laundry publicly. Any good coach will tell you, that you keep all locker room stuff within the locker room and don’t try to force players hand. I don’t blame some players too for turning there back on Canada. As much as you want to play for your country, you must have belief in your FA first that they’re trying to inprove the situation. When your FA has hired questionable people in the past, fired a decent coach like Zambrano, not scheduled friendlies when it should matter, you’re going to get disillusioned players wondering why make the trek for Canada. You want something to believe in that things will be different and that starts at the top. This is not the girls team that he thinks he can motivate them by teling the press other things. The men have bigger egos and haven’t had a decent coach that they actually listened with glee since god knows when.
  7. I’m not a big Herdman believer either, but I’ll give him a Gold Cup to prove himself. If he can’t make at least a quarterfinal or semi’s with Davies, Akindele, Cavallini in the lineup, deserves to be let go. But also knowing how “cheap” the CSA is that we didn’t even schedule any friendly games prior to the World cup shows that Herdman is the “only” coach willing to accept the shoestring budget and attempt to qualify for a World cup. If he stays on as a coach till 2026, I’ll give forever give up on Canada being competent in this sport.
  8. I would say Edmonton coached him 40%, they say between the ages of 7-10 is when a youth player shows abilities and great development. Davies was obviously too good for edmonton and needed a bigger pond to flourish, thats where Whitecaps FC helped out and I’d say it was 30-40% of Davies time. The last 20% is him personally training on his own and getting better. Obviously everybody that helped in his development will get rewarded, he’s miles ahead of Mattocks and Manneh at his age.
  9. I wanna see Davies and Tabla lead Canada’s attack. This positive article with big clibs rumoured can not just only peak interest in the mational team from the players but now, the younger academy kids can use Davies as a benchmark on where they could end up if they have all that talent. Still hopeful Tabla commits to Canada with us hosting and Davies being a bigger star than him.
  10. Uruguay, Chile and Argentina were rumoured to want to cohost the 2030 World Cup. So I’m expecting CONCACAF to all vote for the bid down South. Uruguay wanted the bid alone initially, but Argentina joined since they also wanted to co-host. Same with Chile. Funny how all those 3 countried hosted a World cup independantly, but now the economic situation is different that they can’t go at it alone.
  11. There’s a 2 minute video of Davies talking about to the FIFA congress about the bid. Thought it was emotional and great. Kid was confident. Just check sportsnet. They have it somewhere.
  12. Just read on my twitter feed news fhe United bid won. Seems everybody thought Morroco was a shoe in, but FIFA loves money. Now to see how they divvy up the games and spots. Isn’t the 2026 WC supposed to have 46?? Teams now?? Take away the United bid that leaves 43?? Spots open.
  13. Davies is said to have been invited by the CSA to speak about the US, Canada, Mexico bid tomorrow when they make there case against Morocco. The United bid must be desperate that MLS and rhe CSA need Davies as the poster child for the United bid. Thought it was in the bag?
  14. nolbertos

    CPL General

    Just heard from one of the Southsiders that to remove and relocate the pole for Langford stadium in Victoria, BC Hydro quoted $3million. Can anybody confirm?? Must be more than just a power pole that needs to be reconnectedz. Sounds like its a transformer or something.
  15. nolbertos

    Victoria CPL

    When the Cascadia Cup was formed all teams pitched in money for maintenance. I believe that part of the membership fees from supporters nowadays goes to upkeeping the Cup. Also, I forgot to say, but in order for Victoria to even get a shot at the Cascadia, they have to play against Portland and Seattle in an unofficial capacity for points. There is an unofficial table on who gets the Cascadia Cup. Unless Victoria finds a way to MLS, can’t see them being involved.
  16. nolbertos

    Victoria CPL

    Cascadia was started by fan groups of Portland, Seattle and Vancouver. If Victoria wants in, gotta get approval from all 3 supporter groups and contribute financially to it too.
  17. Regarding the FV CPL group. According to AFTN and a few others on twitter. The group was real and focused only on the FV, not Victoria, but the supporters, investors and employees were under NDA to not disclose, hint or even mention the bid publicly to media by Rob Friend and the majority owner. Some think by not being public and vocal likw the other CPL groups were doing, they did more harm than good for there chances. I think one of FV CPL supporters mentioned that Surrey, Langley, Abbotsford and Chilliwack weren’t interested in there proposal (eg getting the municipalities to pony up public money for stadium upgrades). Thats pretty much the entire Fraser Valley that shot them down. I honestly think that group burned too many bridges for a future CPL group. Might as well go to Kelowna/Kamloops now.
  18. nolbertos

    Victoria CPL

    I'll rub it in too, but at the same time, I was hoping the FV group would've looked at Langley, Abbotsford or Chilliwack. I have a friend who works at Surrey City Hall and he told me that the FV group didn't really impress City Hall with there plan, but they went along with it. Also, with the rumoured City Halls of Surrey and Langley, not willing to pony up anything to the bid (eg. site prep, land donation, etc) doesn't surprise me that they wanted a handout. I think this is best for BC for now, but obviously, any future CPL group wanting to play in the Valley, will have to buy there own land and built it, if they realistically want a stadium out there. Edit: for the record, I will attend at least a game in Victoria, to see some young Canadians play. I use to watch ontario cpl games in rhe past live, so I’m expecting a Swangard USL type experience.
  19. nolbertos

    Victoria CPL

    I’ll add more to this as I use to live near Swangard. The City of Burnaby gives priorities to public institutions than private investors to use the park. Thats another reason why WFC2 moves to Langley as the City couldn’t guarantee dates. Moreover there has been public outcry of expanding the stadium as it is within a very popular park, thats touristy for some. So City Hall is weary of ever expanding the stadium moreso than what it is now. Swangard is also in need of an upgrade, so wouldn’t surprise me if the City either demolished it completely someday or try to give it a facelift. Locals around that area aren’t going to lose sleep if Swangard disappears. With land in Burnaby just as expensive as Vancouver, City Hall could probablh get more money out of a condo development, if it wanted.
  20. nolbertos

    CPL General

    Good luck with FC Edmonton using Clarke Fielde. http://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/paula-simons-clarke-stadium-soccer-dreams-could-leave-edmonton-to-foot-the-bill
  21. Slamo one of the Southsiders mentioned that Victoria is a stronger candidate now than Langley to join. He’s not sure if its a new group in Victoria or the same CPL Valley group, but seems that the Valley Group is having problems getting a stadium in surrey and seems they may have also ran into more red tape in Langley. Its more and more likely Port City FC refers to Victoria
  22. I think most Southsiders agreed that public transit to Langley is very poor and if the team is relying on patrons from transit, than don’t expect much. Most people Langley and out east, drive to their destination. This team will most likely rely on people from Abbotsford and the fringe borders of Surrey. There’s also some people from Maple Ridge that could cross the Golden Ears Bridge and be there too. Just don’t expect any metro van and surrey people to come out there, en masse anyway. I believe from King George to the Langley Events Centre by transit would take about 1 hour one way, so your looking at 2 hour round trip from transit to skytrain
  23. Yes, the Stetson Bowl is out of the question. Anywhere in Surrey is out of the question.
  24. One of the Southsiders who’s been in talks with the CPL Fraser Valley group is saying Surrey is out of the question now and the group is looking at Langley for a possible stadium location. Seems City of Surrey didn’t accomodate to some demands from the group for a temporary stadium in Surrey Central or Cloverdale. I think that group should focus on Victoria TBH or Abbotsford. Langley isn’t a hotbed for sports teams with transportation being an issue, also Abbotsford is a growing suburb that the municipality might be more accomodating. Worst case, the Island too
  25. nolbertos

    CPL General

    So the Caps fan comment I sumbitted was true that the Winnipeg team is a not for profit organization aka Winnipeg Blue Bombers and probably Martin Nash’s salary cap comments are true that the league salary cap will be closer to USL Div. 2 than USL - Div 1. Hmm, I’m sure thats the only way this league can start and survive is by emulating the lower USL leagues with salary caps and finances and that essentially rules out any chance of a current national team player to come back and play here unless they take a huge salary cut. I know many of you will be disappointed but its the less riskier way to make this league work and that’s Canada’s reality. They won’t be competing against MLS anytime soon, they gotta first compete against USL in branding, marketing and finances. Funny how I championed the USL model and seems this CPL league will follow that model to a T albeit lower end USL pyramid.
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