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hectorj

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    hectorj got a reaction from nolando in General - CONCACAF Nations League   
    Or Seattle.
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    hectorj got a reaction from ThatOlCeePee in The "show off your jersey collection" thread   
    Had an original Whitecaps red jersey from '74 that I bought for $1 at Value Village but sold it for $400 to a US collector, but this is my pride and joy. It's a game worn jersey from 1980-81 World Cup qualifying. I won it on Tony Waiters' short lived radio show on CJOR in Vancouver in 1986. I will never part with this one.

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    hectorj got a reaction from socceronly in The "show off your jersey collection" thread   
    Had an original Whitecaps red jersey from '74 that I bought for $1 at Value Village but sold it for $400 to a US collector, but this is my pride and joy. It's a game worn jersey from 1980-81 World Cup qualifying. I won it on Tony Waiters' short lived radio show on CJOR in Vancouver in 1986. I will never part with this one.

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    hectorj reacted to CanadianSoccerFan in Suggested 2022 WCQ Formats   
    This is precisely what I was worried about. Now the luck of the draw is an even bigger deal.  Get grouped with Mexico and it's lights out before it even starts
     
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    hectorj reacted to baulderdash77 in Liam Millar   
    It happens at pretty much every program in Canada.  I’m surprised your outraged.
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    hectorj reacted to Scottie in Canada-Dominica Game Thread (R)   
    David, Hoillett, and Cavallini (PK)
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    hectorj got a reaction from Toje in The "show off your jersey collection" thread   
    Had an original Whitecaps red jersey from '74 that I bought for $1 at Value Village but sold it for $400 to a US collector, but this is my pride and joy. It's a game worn jersey from 1980-81 World Cup qualifying. I won it on Tony Waiters' short lived radio show on CJOR in Vancouver in 1986. I will never part with this one.

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    hectorj reacted to Greatest Cockney Rip Off in The "show off your jersey collection" thread   
    That is incredible. Never see that design, so thank you for sharing. 
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    hectorj got a reaction from Greatest Cockney Rip Off in The "show off your jersey collection" thread   
    Had an original Whitecaps red jersey from '74 that I bought for $1 at Value Village but sold it for $400 to a US collector, but this is my pride and joy. It's a game worn jersey from 1980-81 World Cup qualifying. I won it on Tony Waiters' short lived radio show on CJOR in Vancouver in 1986. I will never part with this one.

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    hectorj reacted to PhillyCanuck in Ballou Tabla   
    For a guy that took a lot of shit when he was hired for this job, John Herdman is doing an outstanding job with player commitments and squad selection.
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    hectorj reacted to Gian-Luca in Tommy Robinson imprisonment   
    A pity about the headline though - another example of what I was talking about. As far as I can tell these days, everyone to the right of the extreme radical left is getting called "alt-right" nowadays.
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    hectorj got a reaction from jpg75 in Tommy Robinson imprisonment   
    Dead on. I'm glad you mentioned the economic angle. The wealth inequality is a big problem. The Canadians I have the most pity for are the working poor. They are doing their bit to contribute, but are getting nowhere. I could not imagine living in a big city and trying to support a family on a low wage. If he worried more about that than Pride parade marching or virtue signalling, maybe our PM could try to help them. Tax relief or an end-of-the-year stipend for those who did their best and still are below the poverty line would be nice. 
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    hectorj reacted to jpg75 in Tommy Robinson imprisonment   
    From what i've seen of Jordan Peterson i like cut of his jib. His interview with some British lady was just absolute text book honesty and composure under a blatant onslaught of strawman arguments. I've bought his book and look forward to reading it.
    As far as the shifting spectrum goes, socially i agree with you, but economically i argue it has gone to the right. The amount of tax cuts targetting corporations and wealthy individuals over the past 40 years is setting us back on a path to wealth inequality not seen since pre-WWI days.
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    hectorj got a reaction from Macksam in Tommy Robinson imprisonment   
    Notice the attack jobs on Mr. Peterson by the Canadian press?  Partially "tall poppy syndrome" and part hatred at his attack of leftist beliefs. He's not even a right-winger; it's just the political spectrum has shifted so far to the left that what was once the centre is now deemed right-wing.
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    hectorj got a reaction from Bertuzzi44 in Canada Video Archive   
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    hectorj reacted to Macksam in Tommy Robinson imprisonment   
    Sometimes it’s not just false narratives that are the issue. Some stories just do not get reported. I gaurentee you will not find one story from the CBC or Toronto Star about all the bad incidences that have occurred as a result of the European refugee crisis. The Rebel took up that cause for a Canadian audience.
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    hectorj got a reaction from Macksam in Tommy Robinson imprisonment   
    I could counter with:  The CBC started the conspiracy theory about Alan Kurdi (little refugee boy drowned off Turkey). They said his family was denied access to Canada due to Harper govt. policies. The reality was it was another family member who had been denied.  I fail to see why they are needed.
    I think the CBC is a valuable part of the Canada I live in, but they are biased as hell. I take everything they say about political matters with a boulder of salt. I also realize that Rebel Media is biased and take that into account too. Unfortunately, as Macksam has already stated, the left dominates mainstream media. We need alternative voices as the truth is usually somewhere in the middle.
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    hectorj reacted to Macksam in Tommy Robinson imprisonment   
    I don’t understand why this is so hard for some to understand. I understand heavy left leaning indoctrination has occurred from kindergarten to post-graduate studies but it’s not that hard to open your mind to different view points. Speaking of which, I have an idea for another thread.
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    hectorj got a reaction from Macksam in Tommy Robinson imprisonment   
    People like Mr. Robinson and organizations like Rebel Media are needed. Even though the latter makes me queasy at times. The mainstream media is biased beyond belief. The CBC, to people right of centre, is as biased as Fox News seems to those left of centre. Correctly, the sickness within the Catholic church is being covered relentlessly. But if it was another religion, they'd lay off them. In Huddersfield, UK this week, 32 men were convicted of having sex with minors in a massive Rotherham-like bust. It was buried in a regional edition of The Guardian; had it been 32 white men, it would have been front page news in the main national edition. 
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    hectorj reacted to Califax in 2026 WC Bid?   
    You've been here a while... you know how that would end right?
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    hectorj got a reaction from Califax in 2026 WC Bid?   
    The proposed breakdown for 2026 would comprise: Europe 16 teams (13 currently); Africa 9 (5); Asia 8.5 (4.5), South America 6 (4.5), Concacaf 6.5 (3.5), Oceania 1 (0.5), Host nation 1 (1). This would be good for Canada as even if all three hosts get an automatic berth, CONCACAF would still have 4.5 spots available. Based on this reasoning, I bet we get an automatic berth. It would also help convince dual citizens to think hard about leaving Canada. 
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    hectorj reacted to Obinna in Lucas Cavallini   
    Very interesting post.
    I agree that the mass media bombards you with messages on what being Canadian should be - Canadian Tire, Tim's, Minor Hockey on Saturday Morning etc. To me, it feels artificial and forced. Of course in other countries the national culture "just is", but it's like our media overcompensates for the fact that our culture has become so convoluted, as if to say "don't forget, all good Canadians like curling and say 'eh'".
    All of that being said, I think this is a side affect of our Multiculturalism policy. If it wasn't for the extreme cultural diversity we have in this country, we wouldn't have this over compensation by the media attempting to iron out some sort of consistent notion of what "Canadian Identify" is.
    The other thing is, multiculturalism is pushed hard in the public school system. That is what I meant by my post - that we are encouraged to embrace old world countries first.
    I distinctly remember multiculturalism in social studies being described as a Mosaic, where all people are encouraged to hold on to their unique religion, language and culture. The sum total of the parts (in theory), would create a "Canadian Identify". Our diversity should not only be a sense of pride for us, it should be a national value as a Canadian (or so we were taught).
    As an adult, I now look at this as nothing more than an indoctrination. There is no critical thinking or analysis about the value of our Multiculturalism policy or even a question about any potential negative impacts. Of course, if you are critical about multiculturalism, you're a racist.
    When I was younger, I mostly kept my thoughts about multiculturalism to myself, and considering my Dad is from Nigeria (my mom's a Newfie), I would probably not have been called a racist or anything like that, but even back in elementary I remember thinking this whole multiculturalism thing just basically means that Canada doesn't really have a culture (hence the mass media thing). I remember being envious of the contrasting "Melting pot" model of the USA and I remember this even as a 4th grader of the (when I first remember learning this stuff).
    Tying it all back to soccer, I think there is a greater sense of what it means to be American, largely in part to their "Melting Pot" model. So yes they have more resources at the USSF and they are more successful so more duels want to commit to them, but also they have more national pride than we do because they actually have a clear idea of what it means to be an American. Hard to have a clear idea of what it means to be a Canadian we you are taught in school to embrace your old world values. Then, your old world country wants to cap you as an international AND they have a better program than the CSA? Difficult choice right? Lol
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    hectorj got a reaction from SuperCanuck in All time best Canadian player (with poll!)   
    I voted for Mitchell. I'm not saying he's better than Hutchinson, DeRosario or Radzinski, but he got shit on a lot on this board (for coaching) and a lot of it was undeserved. In his era, Canada never played the likes of St Kitts or Dominica in qualifying. Take away the goals from the minnow-bashing qualifiers and see the totals of those near him on the top. He always came through in qualifiers and from my view in Estadio Irapuato, he scored Canada's first ever World Cup goal against the USSR. Well, we celebrated until we realized it was in the top netting. The inclusion of Ricketts got its deserved response in earlier posts, and also,  Wilson and Segota deserved to be on the list.
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    hectorj reacted to Gordon in All time best Canadian player (with poll!)   
    Segota, particularly, a good shout. Bruce Wilson is another who could have been included over several on the list IMO. 
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    hectorj reacted to jpg75 in All time best Canadian player (with poll!)   
    I assume you pulled that list together quickly which is why i won't crap on it too much. Guys more deserving than Ricketts, and probably a few others: Branko Segota, Frank Yallop, Carl Valentine, Joe Kennaway (my pick for all-time best).
     
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