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7 minutes ago, Floortom said:

I guess I'm missing something...why the outrage??

Because the lack of people is understandable.  

No need for it to be the focus in an article that is a schadenfreude piece for the writer. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, admin said:

Totally with you on this Jamie.

We have a great 4-0 win over a team ahead of us in the FIFA Rankings (which we know are bogus but the CBC doesn't even know the difference between their arse and a hole in the ground so they wouldn't know that) and the headline is about the empty stadium!

What a bunch oph phucking wankers.

And the CSA should be giving them a blast for such horrendous one eyed reporting too!

Edited by Lofty

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It's almost written to look like a joke against Canadian footy. What they conveniently don't mention is the fact that a lack of coverage from media outlets such as themselves is hugely responsible for empty stadiums at Canada matches.

 

The author is an idiot.

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Honestly, it's things like this that make me put my tin-foil hat on and say that Canadian Media outlets are in the pocket of NHL.

This and constant spamming of TSN with "the NHL might put ads on jerseys" that never seems to materialize, just to stir up the anti-soccer crowd and remind them that they hate us.

Seriously.  

I know I'm probably drinking my own Kool-aid, but sometimes I really wonder.

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lol and really, who is going to fly to morocco to watch a Canada-Maritua game(spelling I know, I've literally never heard of that country).  It's not like It's on the top of the average Moroccan's list either.

Absolutely Ridiculous.

I literally don't understand how this ever got published.

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Its designed to increase cynicism towards Canadian men's soccer because that sells (ie. gets views). It shows that in the media there is still a long way to go, and also with the sporting public. If Canada didn't win we'd see "Can't even beat Mauritania" comments from joe public yet when we do win 4-0 there is "Canada is crap, they can only beat teams like Mauritania and they are so bad no-one cares" comments instead. Damned if they do and damned if they don't. This cynicism is encouraged by articles like this one, so the writer should indeed by tarred and feathered.

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11 hours ago, Floortom said:

I guess I'm missing something...why the outrage??

At first I thought the same thing, however I have now have changed my mind.  What really was the point of the article?  If nothing else, it is being used to try and sway the casual fan into the CMNT is a joke territory.  If so, why write the article at all really?

Why no mention of the rebuild? Influx of promising youth? Change in tactics?  Decent sign of hope after the recent exit from qualifing?  Goal scorers? I am surprised Findlay's name was even mentioned at all!  Sure there was a link to a better article written about the game but even that was described negatively ("words" were written that prove the game actually happened) which most casual eyes wouldn't bother to view.  

This was definitely a lazy article written once again to cast negative energy on Canadian soccer.  

It has always been an uphill battle cracking the "mainstream" media who seem quite happy to provide plenty of knocks (deserved or not) but not an equal amount of praise when needed.  Quite possibly more results like this may change things, but unfortunately given the history I am not that optimistic.  Hopefully Vic and the CSA will continue this trend of playing decent international friendlies.  They are a win win if you ask me, helping build a better team and story line.

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A couple weeks ago on a local TSN sports station,the big joke was "Canada would get killed playing a team like Wales,and they would lose to dolphins too. Pitiful just pitiful.

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Lol it's 2016 and still we get soccer hater articles like this in Canada, oh well this crap in the mainstream media has been going on ever since I started following soccer like over 40 years ago and it's not going to stop anytime soon unfortunately.

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42 minutes ago, 1996 said:

Lol it's 2016 and still we get soccer hater articles like this in Canada, oh well this crap in the mainstream media has been going on ever since I started following soccer like over 40 years ago and it's not going to stop anytime soon unfortunately.

Meh... thanks to the internet, mainstream media is dying everywhere ... so i'm not too worried about their "influence".

The future popularity of Canadian Soccer lies with us at the grassroots, anyways.

It wasn't CBC who was responsible for the record crowds this round of WCQ.....It was us.

 

 

 

 

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People need to lighten up. It is a silly story but the truth is it is a bit funny watching a competitive game with nobody in the stands. Even little kids get a few people watching. When we start winning games that matter we'll get the corresponding sports coverage. 

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There are multiple ways to address in which the CBC should be receptive (based on being the national broadcaster)

- Use CSA media contacts to complain about the article
- Find the authors boss and complain as the Voyageurs 
- Find someone with a bone to pick with the CBC (opposition MP...?)

It might seem an overreaction, but there's no reason that a publicly funded should be poo-pooing a Canadian national team and devoting more coverage to foreign teams (Ronaldo is on the CBC soccer home page). This must break with the CBC's mission statement at some point. 

The CBC is an institution that can be leaned on and in our long-term goal to grow the game in the soccer should be a resource.

Edited by yomurphy1

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CBC .....

 

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    Perhaps a complaint to the Ombudsman....

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