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    Wingback6 got a reaction from Billy Bishop in Valour FC - Launch / 2019 Pre-Season   
    Been meaning to post this for a few days... a little insight for those of you who aren't from the Peg. And... well... a salve..of sorts. for those who are. (And apologies, I try to keep the word count down normally)
    Winnipeg Football Club has been around a long time. It is a publicly owned entity with a board of directors, and a president. None of these are association football people. To the people in charge of the club, yes, this is largely a side show. For the most part. According to one source I have, Wade Millar is on board. Unfortunately, the board is not.
    While some of Valour's actions might seem... greedy -  for a lack of a better term - compared to those of the other clubs, we have to understand that trying to get a gridiron football club, to do soccer, in a soccer way, is a bit like trying to turn the Titanic. It is going to take time, and patience. Personally, I don't think they are doing half bad, all things considered.
    That being said, while we may be a bit pooched, in some respects, in the ownership side of things (aside from a sweet field), we are more than blessed on the footie side of things. Galey is a right proper coach, with long experience in the game at a high level -  if we take into account his time as a youth at Fulham. What's more, he has lived in the Peg a long time, and I don't think he harbours many illusions about the situation he, and his team are in. Though I will cease further conjecture about what the gaffer may or may not think.
    At the end of the day, we have a unique situation compared to the other teams in the league. We don't just have to win over the fans, we have to win over the owners. So far, from what I have seen, we will be able to do just that, though not until balls start getting kicked, and goals start getting scored.  I do worry that the attendance numbers will not be there at first. Perhaps that is the perpetually pessimistic Pegger in me.
    In closing. To the disillusioned few, may I offer the following words of comfort, as ubiquitous with summer in these parts as mosquitoes and mayflies... "its the Bombers... what the fuck did you expect?"
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    Wingback6 got a reaction from johnyb in Valour FC - Launch / 2019 Pre-Season   
    Been meaning to post this for a few days... a little insight for those of you who aren't from the Peg. And... well... a salve..of sorts. for those who are. (And apologies, I try to keep the word count down normally)
    Winnipeg Football Club has been around a long time. It is a publicly owned entity with a board of directors, and a president. None of these are association football people. To the people in charge of the club, yes, this is largely a side show. For the most part. According to one source I have, Wade Millar is on board. Unfortunately, the board is not.
    While some of Valour's actions might seem... greedy -  for a lack of a better term - compared to those of the other clubs, we have to understand that trying to get a gridiron football club, to do soccer, in a soccer way, is a bit like trying to turn the Titanic. It is going to take time, and patience. Personally, I don't think they are doing half bad, all things considered.
    That being said, while we may be a bit pooched, in some respects, in the ownership side of things (aside from a sweet field), we are more than blessed on the footie side of things. Galey is a right proper coach, with long experience in the game at a high level -  if we take into account his time as a youth at Fulham. What's more, he has lived in the Peg a long time, and I don't think he harbours many illusions about the situation he, and his team are in. Though I will cease further conjecture about what the gaffer may or may not think.
    At the end of the day, we have a unique situation compared to the other teams in the league. We don't just have to win over the fans, we have to win over the owners. So far, from what I have seen, we will be able to do just that, though not until balls start getting kicked, and goals start getting scored.  I do worry that the attendance numbers will not be there at first. Perhaps that is the perpetually pessimistic Pegger in me.
    In closing. To the disillusioned few, may I offer the following words of comfort, as ubiquitous with summer in these parts as mosquitoes and mayflies... "its the Bombers... what the fuck did you expect?"
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    Wingback6 got a reaction from deschamp86 in Valour FC - Launch / 2019 Pre-Season   
    Been meaning to post this for a few days... a little insight for those of you who aren't from the Peg. And... well... a salve..of sorts. for those who are. (And apologies, I try to keep the word count down normally)
    Winnipeg Football Club has been around a long time. It is a publicly owned entity with a board of directors, and a president. None of these are association football people. To the people in charge of the club, yes, this is largely a side show. For the most part. According to one source I have, Wade Millar is on board. Unfortunately, the board is not.
    While some of Valour's actions might seem... greedy -  for a lack of a better term - compared to those of the other clubs, we have to understand that trying to get a gridiron football club, to do soccer, in a soccer way, is a bit like trying to turn the Titanic. It is going to take time, and patience. Personally, I don't think they are doing half bad, all things considered.
    That being said, while we may be a bit pooched, in some respects, in the ownership side of things (aside from a sweet field), we are more than blessed on the footie side of things. Galey is a right proper coach, with long experience in the game at a high level -  if we take into account his time as a youth at Fulham. What's more, he has lived in the Peg a long time, and I don't think he harbours many illusions about the situation he, and his team are in. Though I will cease further conjecture about what the gaffer may or may not think.
    At the end of the day, we have a unique situation compared to the other teams in the league. We don't just have to win over the fans, we have to win over the owners. So far, from what I have seen, we will be able to do just that, though not until balls start getting kicked, and goals start getting scored.  I do worry that the attendance numbers will not be there at first. Perhaps that is the perpetually pessimistic Pegger in me.
    In closing. To the disillusioned few, may I offer the following words of comfort, as ubiquitous with summer in these parts as mosquitoes and mayflies... "its the Bombers... what the fuck did you expect?"
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    Wingback6 got a reaction from Ngravs in Valour FC - Launch / 2019 Pre-Season   
    Been meaning to post this for a few days... a little insight for those of you who aren't from the Peg. And... well... a salve..of sorts. for those who are. (And apologies, I try to keep the word count down normally)
    Winnipeg Football Club has been around a long time. It is a publicly owned entity with a board of directors, and a president. None of these are association football people. To the people in charge of the club, yes, this is largely a side show. For the most part. According to one source I have, Wade Millar is on board. Unfortunately, the board is not.
    While some of Valour's actions might seem... greedy -  for a lack of a better term - compared to those of the other clubs, we have to understand that trying to get a gridiron football club, to do soccer, in a soccer way, is a bit like trying to turn the Titanic. It is going to take time, and patience. Personally, I don't think they are doing half bad, all things considered.
    That being said, while we may be a bit pooched, in some respects, in the ownership side of things (aside from a sweet field), we are more than blessed on the footie side of things. Galey is a right proper coach, with long experience in the game at a high level -  if we take into account his time as a youth at Fulham. What's more, he has lived in the Peg a long time, and I don't think he harbours many illusions about the situation he, and his team are in. Though I will cease further conjecture about what the gaffer may or may not think.
    At the end of the day, we have a unique situation compared to the other teams in the league. We don't just have to win over the fans, we have to win over the owners. So far, from what I have seen, we will be able to do just that, though not until balls start getting kicked, and goals start getting scored.  I do worry that the attendance numbers will not be there at first. Perhaps that is the perpetually pessimistic Pegger in me.
    In closing. To the disillusioned few, may I offer the following words of comfort, as ubiquitous with summer in these parts as mosquitoes and mayflies... "its the Bombers... what the fuck did you expect?"
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    Wingback6 got a reaction from Weng in Valour FC - Launch / 2019 Pre-Season   
    Been meaning to post this for a few days... a little insight for those of you who aren't from the Peg. And... well... a salve..of sorts. for those who are. (And apologies, I try to keep the word count down normally)
    Winnipeg Football Club has been around a long time. It is a publicly owned entity with a board of directors, and a president. None of these are association football people. To the people in charge of the club, yes, this is largely a side show. For the most part. According to one source I have, Wade Millar is on board. Unfortunately, the board is not.
    While some of Valour's actions might seem... greedy -  for a lack of a better term - compared to those of the other clubs, we have to understand that trying to get a gridiron football club, to do soccer, in a soccer way, is a bit like trying to turn the Titanic. It is going to take time, and patience. Personally, I don't think they are doing half bad, all things considered.
    That being said, while we may be a bit pooched, in some respects, in the ownership side of things (aside from a sweet field), we are more than blessed on the footie side of things. Galey is a right proper coach, with long experience in the game at a high level -  if we take into account his time as a youth at Fulham. What's more, he has lived in the Peg a long time, and I don't think he harbours many illusions about the situation he, and his team are in. Though I will cease further conjecture about what the gaffer may or may not think.
    At the end of the day, we have a unique situation compared to the other teams in the league. We don't just have to win over the fans, we have to win over the owners. So far, from what I have seen, we will be able to do just that, though not until balls start getting kicked, and goals start getting scored.  I do worry that the attendance numbers will not be there at first. Perhaps that is the perpetually pessimistic Pegger in me.
    In closing. To the disillusioned few, may I offer the following words of comfort, as ubiquitous with summer in these parts as mosquitoes and mayflies... "its the Bombers... what the fuck did you expect?"
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    Wingback6 got a reaction from deschamp86 in Marcus Haber   
    Happy for him.
    Haber's biggest strike against him has always been his passport, plain and simple.
    If he was Scottish or English, he would have had a completely different career.
    Just consider some of the hot garbage playing in the higher tiers of the UK. But they are local, so they get
    the opportunities. Being Canadian, unless he was banging in double figures every season, it was always going to be hard.
    Which is the whole point of the CPL, to get our boys playing anyway.
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    Wingback6 got a reaction from Bbeto in Marcus Haber   
    Happy for him.
    Haber's biggest strike against him has always been his passport, plain and simple.
    If he was Scottish or English, he would have had a completely different career.
    Just consider some of the hot garbage playing in the higher tiers of the UK. But they are local, so they get
    the opportunities. Being Canadian, unless he was banging in double figures every season, it was always going to be hard.
    Which is the whole point of the CPL, to get our boys playing anyway.
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    Wingback6 got a reaction from SkuseisLoose in Marcus Haber   
    I also would like him to get another call-up. But in all honesty. With so many young, quick players coming up, not sure where he fits in. Even Larin looks out of place, when we can play a front three of say, David, Davies, Tabla, Hoilett, or even Ricketts, Tesho or Cavallini.
    Haber is best as a second striker/target man. Strong, in the air and on the ball. Good touch/dribbling, better vision than he gets credit for. Unfortunately... football began moving away from the 4-4-2 and it's derivatives right around the time he started his career.
    I don't expect him to bang in the goals. Never have. But he's got moves, at least he used to. And I hope to see some of them on display this season... against every team except VFC.
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    Wingback6 got a reaction from ted in Marcus Haber   
    I also would like him to get another call-up. But in all honesty. With so many young, quick players coming up, not sure where he fits in. Even Larin looks out of place, when we can play a front three of say, David, Davies, Tabla, Hoilett, or even Ricketts, Tesho or Cavallini.
    Haber is best as a second striker/target man. Strong, in the air and on the ball. Good touch/dribbling, better vision than he gets credit for. Unfortunately... football began moving away from the 4-4-2 and it's derivatives right around the time he started his career.
    I don't expect him to bang in the goals. Never have. But he's got moves, at least he used to. And I hope to see some of them on display this season... against every team except VFC.
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    Wingback6 reacted to BradMack in Marcus Haber   
    While I'm not 100% on board with this just looking at his years in Scotland, we do know for sure that at his previous clubs he was punished for accepting call ups to Canada and he still always came. Its really a shame that he probably won't earn another call up because we have so much depth at forward. Wouldn't mind him being called up for the game in Vancouver as a squad member... He wont be far away and it would be good for the optics, plus, if he starts banging in the goals we really are 2 injuries away from starting a 19 year old at CF in important games... He fits our current big physical single striker system....
    Before everyone starts freaking out, I am saying he really needs to be banging in the goals for PFC and Im not saying call him up over David, Larin, Cav.... But if one of those guys is hurt, who's going in there? Ricketts, Tesho.... they don't really play the single striker system well and may not be playing much this year.... It will be really nice to have the ability to call up whoevers banging them in in CPL if we need to. 
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    Wingback6 got a reaction from Bison44 in Marcus Haber   
    Happy for him.
    Haber's biggest strike against him has always been his passport, plain and simple.
    If he was Scottish or English, he would have had a completely different career.
    Just consider some of the hot garbage playing in the higher tiers of the UK. But they are local, so they get
    the opportunities. Being Canadian, unless he was banging in double figures every season, it was always going to be hard.
    Which is the whole point of the CPL, to get our boys playing anyway.
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    Wingback6 reacted to Mikmacdo in Saint Kitts & Nevis vs Canada - Sunday November 18th   
    I think a 3-5-2 plays to the strength of the roster. We dont have a lot of talent in the back but the midfield is so deep. We only have two in the back in the first two games. 
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    Wingback6 reacted to Kent in CPL General   
    You beat me to it. As soon as I saw that I figured it had to be Valour vs Forge, and I’ll take it a bit further and predict it will be in Hamilton.
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    Wingback6 got a reaction from MtlMario in CPL General   
    Better be Valour vs Forge.
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    Wingback6 got a reaction from Kent in CPL General   
    Better be Valour vs Forge.
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    Wingback6 reacted to Macksam in CPL General   
    It's been a while since we had a post like this before....you even did the whole "We don't even have a professional hockey league," spiel.
    You're new so I'll take it easy on ya.
    You got to utilize more than just citing anecdotal media evidence of the country's obsession with one sport when arguing if this venture will fail or not.
     
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    Wingback6 reacted to Grizzly in Brian Wright   
    Goal can be seen here. From an Impact perspective I can't say I am very happy about the goal or result but this is the second time in a week I watched a Canadian goal that on first glance just seemed to be right place right time but on second look was more impressive. The first was the Cavallini which the first time I watched seemed just like an easy finish from a fortunate bounce of the ball. The second time I watched I noticed he did a flick on to himself to get past a defender before the finish which made the goal much more skillful and impressive. Again here it looks just like Wright gets a lucky rebound and easy finish on the first angle from far away. However, the different angles that are closer show how fast he reacts to the ball coming out which is very impressive. 
    https://twitter.com/NERevolution/status/1037501903490428928/video/1
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    Wingback6 reacted to The Beaver in The Importance of Alphonso Davies   
    Used to play street soccer here in Vancouver with kids who were central American immigrants, and they always referred to me as "Blanquito". (I guess they didn't know the Spanish word for "beaver")
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    Wingback6 reacted to Obinna in The Importance of Alphonso Davies   
    Since we are completely off topic, i'll share a little story with you. Last time I was in nigeria, playing soccer in the village, one kid walked up to me and called me snowman, which was pretty funny!
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    Wingback6 reacted to Watchmen in CPL General   
    Watching the Labour Day Classics on tv today makes me  think the CPL should take a page out of the CFL's book and figure out a rivalry weekend, same teams each day/year. My first instinct was July 1st, but since the day of the week for that varies it might be trickier.  But the August long weekend would probably work well.  Hockey is over, weather is good, CFL is Labour Day so it avoids conflicting.
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    Wingback6 reacted to Xavier in Valour FC - Launch / 2019 Pre-Season   
    Kit concept for Valour FC. Actually struggled a lot with this one balancing the colour scheme. Simplified it as much as I could and am quite happy with the result.
    Would love to head feedback from Valour FC fans.
    Please avoid making comments about the sponsor or the kit manufacturer, they are simply place holders.
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    Wingback6 reacted to shermanator in CPL General   
    The bathroom of the Ship and Anchor in Calgary is starting to become somewhat of a poster for CPL supporters groups. If anyone is visiting Calgary and wants to add theirs to the wall, hit me up we can share some pints!

     
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    Wingback6 reacted to Strait Red in Anthony Jackson-Hamel   
    Not sure how reliable this source is on twitter, but apparently AJH could be heading to France. 

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    Wingback6 got a reaction from MtlMario in Jonathan David   
    The story of the man known as "Blackhawk" is itself worth looking into. He was quite the leader.
     
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    Wingback6 reacted to Keegan in Jonathan David   
    How so? The Black Hawks were named after an American military battalion and the owners wife chose a Native American warrior to represent that fighting spirit. Much better than a circus character imo at least.
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