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Andrew W

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    Andrew W reacted to Macksam in CPL Stadium Thread   
    I do nothing but speak truth and if that sounds like I’m shitting on MLS, that’s just where the chips fall. I am no MLS hater.
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    Andrew W reacted to matty in CPL Season Schedule   
    without doubt. ottawa or team 8 seems to be at the heart of the 28 games. next year with more teams should be more even.
     
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    Andrew W got a reaction from Winnipeg Fury in Cavalry FC launch/2019 off season thread   
    Hey some real news re: Calvary ...
     
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    Andrew W got a reaction from Obinna in Cavalry FC launch/2019 off season thread   
    Hey some real news re: Calvary ...
     
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    Andrew W got a reaction from Kent in Cavalry FC launch/2019 off season thread   
    Hey some real news re: Calvary ...
     
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    Andrew W got a reaction from Ansem in Cavalry FC launch/2019 off season thread   
    Hey some real news re: Calvary ...
     
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    Andrew W got a reaction from Shortdutchcanuck in Cavalry FC launch/2019 off season thread   
    Hey some real news re: Calvary ...
     
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    Andrew W reacted to shermanator in York 9 2019 launch/offseason thread   
    I promised myself I wouldn't post on this board again once 2019 rolled around, because, well what's the point? But I figured I would log in and give myself as evidence to the fact that posters like BBTB are driving away good people from this board. Those of us who are trying to make the CPL, and the supporters scene, successful in CPL cities. I don't know whether I would consider myself a good poster; I happen to still have the highest number of "likes" despite rarely posting for the last 18 months, but that is not really the point here.
    It is famously said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. That is the case here. If you do not get rid of posters like BBTB, you will never get the discussion back to where it could be. 
    And to show what is going on in the real world, outside of this board, here's what myself and 5 other guys in Calgary have turned the supporters scene into in 4 years. We've gone from 6, to 62 (by my latest count), in the span of 4 years. All unabashed supporters of watching local players suit up to play in a Canadian league.


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    Andrew W reacted to matty in York 9 2019 launch/offseason thread   
    Anyone remember when the cpl was confirmed and this happened
    and then BBTB said he didn't think it had anything to do with him?
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    Andrew W reacted to dyslexic nam in York 9 2019 launch/offseason thread   
    My mom once told me "If you have a problem with every one of your teachers, maybe it isn't your teachers that have the problem".  That always stayed with me.
    You may want to think about it in the context of the almost universal response to your bullshit.
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    Andrew W reacted to gator in York 9 2019 launch/offseason thread   
    I have to agree with you and I have been much more tolerant than most on here just figuring we have a devils advocate, it’s just getting silly now, I don’t know how a Voyageur can have so much negativity towards a project most of us embrace!
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    Andrew W reacted to SthMelbRed in Cavalry FC launch/2019 off season thread   
    I nominate this as the most ironic, least self-aware statement ever posted on the Vs' board in the more than a decade I've been here.
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    Andrew W reacted to Alex D in York 9 2019 launch/offseason thread   
    Dude, go away. Seriously leave this section of the forum. You are getting more crotchety every day we get closer to kick off and spaming every thread with needless negative conjecture. I'm not even sure if you sleep because you can seemingly shit on the CPL around the clock. Somebody has a positive comment? You are there instantly to piss in their corn flakes, 24/7. 
     This league is happening, it's going to be whatever it is and we will embrace it because its local Canadian focused football. 
    Just go away. 
    Thank you. 
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    Andrew W reacted to Unnamed Trialist in FC Edmonton launch/2019 offseason thread   
    This is also totally mistaken, it gets tiring in the end, really. 
    In Belgium you have first, second, and second amateur division, 1st, 2nd and 3rd tier. Clear as day. There are two groups, 36 teams. So he was a scorer in Belgium 3rd tier. At least it seems so, it is a bit hard to figure out. He's only 23 and has been on top clubs in the country.
    All you have to do is check your fact, but you just don't care. 
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    Andrew W reacted to matty in CPL TV Contract   
    This is not what you would call effectively paying for access. Covering the production costs is not the same as buying air time. Air time is very costly, especially on a large network like TSN, and TSN appears to be giving them it without charge.
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    Andrew W reacted to Unnamed Trialist in Cavalry FC launch/2019 off season thread   
    Wikipedia, my go-to source for Talmudic interpretation as well.
    What you don't get is that the term semi-professional is meaningless if the team is playing in a pro division, under pro rules, subject to pro criteria, under the entire legal and financial terms established by the Scottish FA for teams in that division. Making it, when there, pro, in the things pertinent to that category. Such as all the players in it.
    At least in football terms. If what you are saying is that the equipment manager has another job, and the groundskeeper, then you are most definitely out of our league in this discussion.
    The point is--to get to the core of things instead of a wasting time with a guy who claims to be a Scottish expert but has a Welsh national football icon as his avatar--that is bothers you that the CPL is signing players with pro experience around the world, and that you would prefer to call them semi-pro or amateur to denigrate the league. As pretty well you have done from day one. Not critical, just with a slighted, derogatory spirit you insist on over and over again. With no basis. It has been clearly pointed out to you that a player is from a pro league, and you say, nah, he's amateur. It's like that Louis CK joke about coming to America and meeting the natives.
    "-This is India, isn't it?
    -No
    -You're Indian, right?
    -No, I'm not. 
    -You're not?
    -No
    -Nah, you're Indian!!
    And five hundred years later we are still calling them Indians even though we know they aren't Indians, because we are too lazy to call them anything else."
     
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    Andrew W reacted to matty in CPL TV Contract   
    back on topic. this is the best outcome (aside from every game shown on proper tv). they are not paying for airtime or to be on a service (at least it seems this way) which is amazing. tsn is taking a chance on them and that is arguably bigger than vw partnering. yes they are paying for the production but having this level of access for "free" is massive and if it is just a streaming deal it gives cpl a great place to make a statememt. 20k people watching a premium sports stream isn't  a tiny number in canada.
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    Andrew W reacted to Unnamed Trialist in Cavalry FC launch/2019 off season thread   
    Right, and I was born Jewish so I'm an expert in Talmud, and no one knows anything more than I do about Kabbalah. I know when I am obliged to wash my hands mystically.
    End of discussion. 
    (all you have to do is read the fucking SFA rules but you won't, you prefer to talk out of your ass).
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    Andrew W reacted to masster in CanPL Opening Game - Group Tickets and Post Game Party   
    I plan on being there as long as I can make it back for Pacific's opening match.
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    Andrew W reacted to matty in CPL TV Contract   
    exactly tsn is doing what it does all the time (more bare bones coverage) while sportsnet is doing its glamour thing cause it has a better website.
    tsn is focused on updating quicky sports coverage and broadcasting (with less glam) while sportsnet is far more open to being a news anf opinion site. there is nothint special really happening on either end 
    edit sorry missed the first paragraph when i scrolled
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    Andrew W got a reaction from Dominic94 in Cavalry FC launch/2019 off season thread   
    This is going to be a bloody big deal!
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    Andrew W reacted to dyslexic nam in CPL TV Contract   
    In the context of my incessant and likely annoying pro-CBC posts, that is somewhat depressing.
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    Andrew W got a reaction from Shortdutchcanuck in Cavalry FC launch/2019 off season thread   
    This is going to be a bloody big deal!
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    Andrew W reacted to JamboAl in CPL TV Contract   
    I have DAZN and caved in because of the variety of football (both the round and oval type) and other sports - and I've been very satisfied so far.  Having said that, I don't think it's a good fit for the CPL, yet.  The footprint for the casual soccer fan just isn't there.
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    Andrew W reacted to Watchmen in CPL General   
    It's nice the league got a big sponsorship.  I'm not sure I can buy in to the "this pays for everything" level of hype from some people because I don't think any single deal will be doing that, but it's still a nice step for the league.
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