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CPL releases images of five awards – Golden Boot, Golden Glove, Coach of the Year, Player of the Year and Best Under 21 Canadian Player of the Year.   https://canpl.ca/article/canadian-premi

THAT would become legend.  And how awesome would that piece look in the trophy case, all Crazy Glued back together and shit.  The lies that would be told.   "Hey Gramps, what's with the broken cl

I think they're awesome. So much better than that championship trophy.

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22 hours ago, dyslexic nam said:

CPL releases images of five awards – Golden Boot, Golden Glove, Coach of the Year, Player of the Year and Best Under 21 Canadian Player of the Year.

 

https://canpl.ca/article/canadian-premier-league-officially-unveils-2019-individual-awards

 

Canadian Premier League awards: Player of the Year (Nikisuittuq, top left), Golden Glove (Qimmiq or Canadian Inuit Dog, top centre), Under 21 Canadian of the Year (Polar Bear, top right), Coach of the Year (Owl, bottom left), and Golden Boot (Hunter, bottom right).

Nice statues I guess... but what the hell do they have to do with soccer? I might be missing something, but I genuinely have no idea which is which by just looking at them. I genuinely don’t understand these ‘trophies’.  

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The news release explains the representations.  May not be abundantly obvious, but there was thought put into it.

Hunter is the goalscorer.

Polar bear cub is young player.

etc

Given that it is culturally unique to Canada, I think the choice is pretty cool - though I can see how it might not be everyone's first choice. 

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I’ve been pretty neutral on this shield but I decided to asked my 6 year old at the end of the game today what he thought of the trophy. His response was as follows.

Thats’s the trophy?! It’s a plate!  They work so hard for that?! That’s cheap! They cheated them!

My son has never had a negative remark about any trophy, ribbon or certificate he’s ever received. I was actually quite surprised with his reaction. 

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3 minutes ago, Stouffvillain said:

I’ve been pretty neutral on this shield but I decided to asked my 6 year old at the end of the game today what he thought of the trophy. His response was as follows.

Thats’s the trophy?! It’s a plate!  They work so hard for that?! That’s cheap! They cheated them!

My son has never had a negative remark about any trophy, ribbon or certificate he’s ever received. I was actually quite surprised with his reaction. 

And not to harp on about it, but when they each took turns hoisting it in the air after the presentation it just didn’t need look right.  I want to see something that looks like a silver cup when that is happening. 

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I don’t really care what the trinket is, but for what it’s worth I did think it looked better today than in the original photo.

But yeah, whether it’s a cup, plate, pepper grinder, lawn mower or astronaut doesn’t really matter to me. When I got addicted to obtaining digital trophies on PS3 it hammered home the point that it’s just about the accomplishment associated with it that matters, not the trinket itself.

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4 hours ago, KW519 said:

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Leave it to the CPL to call it "GOLDEN" boot and give out a sculpture with virtually no gold and no boot...

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You're right.  CPL needs to change that.

Golden Boot is stupid.  In Canada the top goal scorer is The Hunter.  Capital T, capital H.  I get it.  I'm really, really liking it.  Seriously.

The Hunter for 2019, Tristan Borges, Forge FC.

If he's back in 2020 they should let him, no, MAKE HIM wear that on the back of his shirt.

LOL I'm liking this more and more.

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I am contemplating pulling the trigger on this letter to the GG:

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Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
Governor General of Canada
Rideau Hall
1 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A1

Dear Governor-General Payette,

I am writing to you today to ask that you consider the sponsorship, creation and donation of a trophy to crown the winner of the newly formed Canadian Premier League.

This national professional soccer league officially started in the spring of this year, and has now crowned its first champion - Forge FC of Hamilton, Ontario. However, the inaugural trophy that was awarded this year is a single-year trophy that is not intended to establish a permanent and persistent symbol within the league.  While it is an award that will represent years of hard work to the players and staff that lift it, there remains an opportunity to create a trophy that would establish a lasting legacy worthy of this new league.  

This is a significant moment for the sport of soccer in this country.  With the continued trend of more kids registering in minor soccer than minor hockey, soccer has truly become Canada’s game.  The sustained success of our women’s national team over the last decade helped ignite the imaginations of Canadians, who now recognize the monumental achievements of a player like Christine Sinclair. The men’s side is now making waves with exciting players like Alphonso Davies and Jonathan David, who are part of a youth movement that will provide a strong platform for future success.  In seven years, Canada will co-host the world’s largest single-sport event, the 2026 World Cup.  And now, the launch of the Canadian Premier League (a coast to coast league that is “for Canadians, by Canadians”) has built on this inertia and is achieving early success with strong fan and corporate support.   As a long standing fan of the sport, I am happy to say that we seem to be on the verge of a relative golden age for Canadian soccer.

The time is therefore opportune to establish a bold legacy within this new league.  There is a longstanding tradition within Rideau Hall whereby Governors General recognize excellence in Canadian sport - both amateur and professional.  Arguably our country’s most recognizable contribution in this respect was provided by a former Governor General, His Excellency Lord Stanley of Preston, whose name has been immortalized in the hearts and minds of Canadian hockey fans.   For the Canadian Football League, His Excellency Albert Henry George Grey donated what has come to be known as the Grey Cup, which has been awarded since 1909.  His Excellency, Major General Georges-Philéas Vanier donated the Vanier Cup, which has crowned the champion of Canadian University Football since 1965.  And in the modern era, the Clarkson Cup was created by Her Excellency Adrienne Louise Clarkson in 2009 to recognize the winner of the Canadian Women's Hockey Championship.

At this key moment in the evolution of soccer in this country, I ask that you consider the creation of a suitable legacy trophy that could be donated to the Canadian Premier League.  Thank you for your consideration of this matter.

 

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