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rob.notenboom

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rob.notenboom last won the day on February 28 2019

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    Just a guy from the prairies who loves to watch soccer (I also play it poorly, vainly trying to regain absent former glory and also as an excuse to go out with the guys after the match).
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    Regina ... the city that rhymes with fun.

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  1. Back in 2015 there was a very convenient sheet of drywall sitting on the floor and leaned up against the wall. Behind it was a sketchy looking electrical outlet where I could hide my phone to charge. I wonder if the sheet of drywall is still there. It had a couple of inches of dust on it then so it wouldn't surprise me.
  2. Or alternatively, we could convince Jeff that he could use his Vs passport as his official passport. Shouldn’t be hard. I really like the passport and stamp idea. Might turn into a great collectors item.
  3. I might have sent you the original vector years ago but I’m not sure. I’ll have to have a good look around for that vector. Hopefully it’s not lost.
  4. Not the greatest picture quality, but I used to have a vector of that somewhere.
  5. Yes, you won’t catch me slagging the capos. They are always putting in hard work (not to mention missing the game to do so), so none of this is negative on them. I just think a change might be worthwhile much like you’ve indicated.
  6. Totally agree with choir practice. Give people the opportunity to invent things and try them out, even if it’s the day before.
  7. I’m certain I don’t have the answer to what is good for players. But I’m terms of atmosphere, inclusion, and enjoyment I think I have a bit of an idea. There seems to be two distinct approaches 1) Capo led - The obvious benefits are coordination and potential to be the loudest for the longest. But there are clear drawbacks as well. First the chants tend to be disconnected from the game. If there’s a particular play that could use a response (singing a players name after a good play) it’s a regular thing that the opportunity is missed. Finally, chants can get a bit ‘vanilla’ as games go on. After the fifth time doing Allez Les Rouges, it doesn’t have quite the same jump. 2) Spontaneous/no Capo - Similarly there are good and bad features. It’s super fun to invent something and have the rest of the section pick it up. You can be very plugged in and responsive to the play. Occasionally people can stumble on some real gems that become instant classics. But the coordination suffers as does the pure level of sound. I think the idea we should try is a HYBRID of these two ideas. Have a Capo. But have the Capo go forward with the understanding that if they hear something started spontaneously that they pick up on it and translate it to the rest of the supporters. It would give others a chance to lead a bit, be spontaneous, and have fun. But it would also mean that the Capo and supporters would need a different understanding of how to operate. Supporters would have to understand that if you hear something (from somewhere else but the Capo) to try and pick up on it, join in, and support it. The Capo would need to be on their toes too. But then we all would still have to be willing to pick up on something the Capo starts too. It simply wouldn’t be all on that email Capo to lead and everyone else follow.
  8. What about quarterly? If its $1/month or $3/quarter that would be: $3 - $0.35 - $0.09 = $2.56 (85% kept) Or every four months: $4 - $0.35 - $0.12 = $3.53 (88% kept) Or an average of $2/month is not over the top either imho. Every three months at $2/month: $6 - $0.35 - $0.17 = $5.48 (91% kept)
  9. I believe Reza was in attendance at the Canada vs China game at the WWC in Edmonton in 2015. He was pointed out to me. I’d intended to go say hi and thank him but never got the chance. It must have been pretty cool at least to be able to stand back and watch something still going that he was so instrumental in creating almost 20 years before.
  10. Was this the U20 Women’s World Cup 1/4 Final Canada vs Germany?
  11. Care to add one to my CanMNT total? Was in Toronto for the Dominica game.
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