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m-g-williams

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  1. m-g-williams

    York 9 2019 launch/offseason thread

    I should have been more clear in my previous post; I was referring to his knowledge about the soccer landscape/history, not his knowledge re: CPL. He seems to know an incredible amount about what has happened and does happen (i.e., results and outcomes), but trust me, I find his perspectives, interpretations and assertions on why these things happen to be . . . less than stellar. I almost never bother to engage him anymore, for precisely the reasons you mentioned; it's a waste of time and effort. But every now and then, I just need to say something so as not to be complicit in my silence (and get it out of my system). As for Derek Martin and SEA, I wish I had a connection! I'm an ex-pat Bluenoser who's actually living a self-imposed exile in Onterrible. With Ottawa having decided to shoot themselves in the foot (and many of their fans in the face), I'm just reverting to my natural state and cheering for the lads back home.
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    York 9 2019 launch/offseason thread

    I'm well aware; we've traded barbs on a number of occasions. I've tried different approaches to call him out/reason with him because while I disagree strongly with his perspective, his knowledge is almost second to none. Admittedly, though, none of my attempts have worked to date. I largely ignore him nowadays, but every now and then his needless put-downs just get my blood boiling. And this latest rain-on-your-parade moment when others were simply taking a moment to appreciate how far we've come more than did the trick.
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    York 9 2019 launch/offseason thread

    Did things pan out exactly as planned? No. But that's not to say that what we have won't eventually get us to that point. Things certainly look as though they're moving in the right direction, even if it is through what some see as baby steps. Can't we just be a bit more optimistic and celebrate the fact that we finally have a league, rather than speculate on its potential demise? "The cynic is one who never sees a good quality in a man and never fails to see a bad one. He is the human owl, vigilant in darkness and blind to light, mousing for vermin, and never seeing noble game. The cynic puts all human actions into two classes — openly bad and secretly bad." - Henry Ward Beecher
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    Calgary launch/2019 offseason thread

    Touché. I always get tripped up on the cavalry terms and tend to default to the generic appellations when referring to Army units (I was Air Force myself, so it was a lot simpler for us). Good catch!
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    Calgary launch/2019 offseason thread

    So . . . the nerd is me is actually more upset by the fact that they don't understand the actual hierarchy of the terms they're using. They should go with something more like Battalion, Company and Platoon (in descending order), or Corps, Division and Brigade if they really want. They should also rename the Officer's Club the Mess, both because it's the proper term for what they're trying to allude to . . . and as it will probably be a better descriptor of the state of the place after a good game.
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    CPL General

    Already hit Sportsnet: https://www.sportsnet.ca/soccer/canadian-premier-league-acquires-league1-ontario/ "[League1 Ontario Commissioner Dino] Rossi concurred, telling Sportsnet: “Bringing League1 Ontario under the wing of the Canadian Premier League and serving as the CPL’s official development league is a massive opportunity for our league.” Rossi added: “With the support of the CPL and working closely with Ontario Soccer, we will have access to greater resources than ever before, allowing us to deliver a much more clearly defined pathway for the most talented players being produced at the grassroots level and to create an even greater stage for our best players, coaches and match officials to perform upon.” "This is a type of model that we see in other sports, such as professional hockey and how that works with the CHL across Canada," Clanachan said. Hopefully this means that we'll see a true nation-wide, CHL-type second division system emerge within the next decade.
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    CPL General

    Soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo unofficial second division? I'm curious to see how this pans out, and if/when it leads to them acquiring la PLSQ and helping establish a BC and/or prairie league.
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    Players you expect to see in the CPL

    A subtle hint as to who we can expect? A few typos (Carleton, St FX, etc.), but otherwise not a bad read.
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    HFX Wanderers launch/2019 offseason thread

    Is this a fan rendering, or something from the team?
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    Ottawa CPL Club

    I still think that the optimal outcome is to have OSEG get its tête out of its derrière and join CPL. Yes, I'm beyond infuriated with them for the decision they made. Yes, the fact that they then decided to pull this nonsense just alienates me even further. But the fact is, they're still the biggest (soccer) game in town. They have an established brand, dedicated supporters, decent supporters groups, stable ownership/management and by far the best venue for pro soccer in the city. If we want CPL to be a success, we need to go with the options that are best placed to succeed. Let OSEG pay their penance by way of an expansion fee and some kind of dispersal of their roster (clearly we now have proof that the roster excuse is bull). They deserve to be treated worse, but for the sake of the game and the league, I still want to see them admitted ASAP.
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    Ottawa CPL Club

    They bail on the CPL because they claim it'd mean breaking up their roster . . . and then they go ahead and break up their roster. I didn't think I could be more pissed off with my local club, but somehow they've found a way. If any other current/former Fury FC fans are interested in giving the head office a piece of their mind (to choke on), feel free to join me in filling out this survey and telling them what you think of this bovine excrement. I know I, for one, won't be holding back.
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    Players you expect to see in the CPL

    Et voilà.
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    Ottawa CPL Club

    I still can't believe they wouldn't make the jump to CPL. Rotted.
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    Winnipeg Valour FC

    To start off, I think it's a smart decision. This is essentially the same configuration the Ottawa Fury uses. Having the fans concentrated in one area makes for a much better atmosphere in my opinion, and only having to open concessions for one part of the stadium makes sense from a business perspective. As demand increases and more people start coming out, then definitely open up the whole lower bowl. Now I just need to find an excuse to get back to Winnipeg and get the full experience!
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    Winnipeg Valour FC

    True. I'm still not sold on NBLC being a long-term thing though (especially with the CEBL taking off), so I'd personally rather see the Wanderers build bridges with a more stable/recognized outfit. But hey, the more endorsements, the better!
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