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rob.notenboom last won the day on November 23 2018

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About rob.notenboom

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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. rob.notenboom

    Pacific FC Launch / 2019 off season thread

    Ah gotcha.
  2. rob.notenboom

    Pacific FC Launch / 2019 off season thread

    That’s odd. I was told by a Valour ticket rep that the ticket swap system was league wide. 🤔
  3. rob.notenboom

    Pacific FC Launch / 2019 off season thread

    If what I’ve been told is true, all clubs are doing this and at least some of it will be handled through the Centre Circle app.
  4. I’m in complete agreement that this decision is an exceptionally poor one. But considering the league and teams have said almost nothing publicly about it, I suspect they’re going to move on to more pressing concerns. In fact Tommy Wheeldon’s recent interview suggested that that was their attitude, publicly at least, so I think I’ll simply move on as well. However, those of you who wrote an emailed letters, from what I read they were very sensible and well-said. Hopefully they have an impact.
  5. Yes, gotcha. I misunderstood.
  6. Ah. Gotcha. That makes sense.
  7. I’m not sure if you’re including Valour in the ‘haves’, but being community owned they are likely the ‘poorest’ team in the league. They do have access to great infrastructure, but they have virtually no real access to capital and restrictions on what they can spend and how. York in the first round has a multi-millionaire (or perhaps billionaire) ownership group. It’s odd but I’ve seen this reference to Valour being wealthy elsewhere as well. Doesn’t take much digging to understand that that’s not the case. Now, if they are backstopped by one of the other owners ... 🤷‍♂️
  8. rob.notenboom

    League Trophy

    Not trying to disparage Terry Fox in any way by that quip btw.
  9. rob.notenboom

    League Trophy

    Maybe they should award the Fox Hat.
  10. rob.notenboom

    CPL General

    Considering the discussion of what communities might be Div 2 is essentially restricted to this board (yes, yes I’m aware they’ve discussed pro/rel so not necessary to ‘non-rebut’ that way) I will suggest that the idea that Oakville is thinking of or prepping to enter this fictional Div 2 or that it is likely that they will is rather off. If they are working toward CanPL, it will be the way all the other teams have done it.
  11. rob.notenboom

    CanPL Opening Game - Group Tickets and Post Game Party

    If I get my ducks in a row I’ll be coaching from Pearson to Hamilton on Friday night. Afraid I can’t make the convoy. I might suggest to people on the ground there to have a Friday night pub picked out, unless there is some other CanPL event going on. Hmm ... might tweet at CanPL and see what they say. Not sure how much you’ve traveled to Toronto, but I’ve found Google Maps to be virtually flawless when I’ve been transiting around the area ... really, really handy and very straightforward. And I’ve been to Toronto perhaps ten times or so and never needed a vehicle. I’ve found it very easy to get around in (admittedly I don’t have to fight rush hour lineups on transit though.
  12. rob.notenboom

    CanPL Opening Game - Group Tickets and Post Game Party

    I don’t think single game tickets are available yet so I think he is only creating a list at this moment. There is also a GO bus from Union to Hamilton that I used in October and was inexpensive and simple ... took an hour I think.
  13. rob.notenboom

    Ottawa CPL Club

    Two things: 1) There have been a lot of absolutes thrown around in this thread recently, and that’s simply just poor contribution to the discussion. All of one group or another doesn’t want a winner/want more Canadians played. All of one group or another doesn’t care/not care about TFC. If you’re saying so you’re essentially hanging out a giant neon sign saying ‘I don’t really know what I’m talking about.’ This goes doubly for people who continually express to know ‘what people want’ as if they’ve studied it from a sociological or cultural perspective. Often this is no more than you projecting your own wishes onto others as if they are broadly held. And this is often not the case. 2) I think if you are not taking into consideration, the high importance of international competition in football and how that differs from many other sports, you are missing a critical piece of the puzzle.