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quote:Originally posted by Canadienfan

Could some of you fellow Canadian supporters tell of some "the news of the weird" type incidents that have happened to the Canadian national team? I've heard the old bags of urine thrown at our players story. Is it true? etc

The "bags of urine" incident unfortunately happen (maybe frequently) in Central America according to Forrest, Dolan , and Onstad. I'm not sure of news of the weird, but some common incidences include: scheduling Canada in hotels with smaller beds and making them travel on the train during the 2001 Confed in Japan, while the other teams didn't have to endure the same arrangements; fighting with ducks/geese while training in the park (BC); Mexico scheduling games

at 12 noon, at Azteca (altitude); Panama doing the same (100C temp); USA scheduling GOld Cup games where Canada has to travel from MIAMI to LA (five hours jet lag), while the others get to train and sleep in LA ..., etc.

It's "fun" to be a member of the MNT. Also, the Pan Am games in 2003

featured full teams, but did not bother to inform our women's team who brought their U20(or U23, I think) team instead.

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quote:Originally posted by redhat

fighting with ducks/geese while training in the park (BC);

It's "fun" to be a member of the MNT.

So I'm sitting here in my office (err, cubicle) monday morning, and I read about the geese. I crack up laughing, and everyone within a 20 metre radius comes to see what it is I'm finding so funny.

Tears are still streaming down my face. I had no idea! When did this happen?

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quote:Originally posted by Mimglow

So I'm sitting here in my office (err, cubicle) monday morning, and I read about the geese. I crack up laughing, and everyone within a 20 metre radius comes to see what it is I'm finding so funny.

Tears are still streaming down my face. I had no idea! When did this happen?

Just before Confed 2001, Holger was training in BC when the field

had lots of ducks and geese and had to cut short practise. He was

NOT impressed about the lack of training facilities in Canada ...

Dasovic and Corrazin were smiling during the Sportsnet clip ...

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Hi,

I heard that before the Honduras game for 86 qualifying (in Honduras) that the Canadian players had some "female" visitors sent to their rooms. There is still some debate about whether any of the players took up the offer. I know of at least one name, but I will respect his privacy. This information first came to me from an interview that I saw with some ex Canadian players. I am also friends with an ex Canadian MNT player (he was not in Honduras at the time, but he has heard the same).

I also know that our buses are often pelted with stones in most Central American countries. Also, one game, again in Honduras, the TV station pulled the plug after Canada scored as the stands turned into what looked like a prison riot. When the picture came back there were soldiers pointing guns at the crowd, shortly there after the signal was cut again. The game did resume and the ref had to have an armed escort out of the stadium. In the same game Pesc was punched in the back of the head and had a penalty called against him for his trouble. The ref made sure that the game ended in a tie to ensure his (relatively) safe passage from the stadium. The Canadians in the crowd all had umbrellas to stop them from being hit with projectiles.

The bags of urine are well documented. The last game that Forrest played in Azteca saw him received one of many in his Canadian career.

Paul

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quote:Originally posted by chris healy

that geese incident must of been burnaby central, those fields are always crowded with geese, practiced there for years , had many encounters with those stupid geese lol

Yeah,same here.Oddly enough we all got used to them.Wasn't too fun for the mothers who had to do the laundry later.

I believe it was Central Valley or Burnaby Lake as it is referred to now.Burnaby Central is a nearby high school.

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