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Judging from the highlights, the match looked like another great advertisement for the league. I'm  really liking the quality so far...minus Cavalry employing the soccer equivalent of a New Jersey Devils-esque dead puck/neutral zone trap/left wing lock style of play from the mid 90s. 😒

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One thing you have to realize with seasons ticket holders in Hamilton is that plenty of Co-Founders announced on Twitter were local businesses, who then pass along tickets to employees or clients who may or may not ultimately show up to the game.  Makes good business sense from a revenue standpoint but doesn't always translate to bums in the seat.

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The weather has played a huge part in keeping attendance down for the 1st two matches, tomorrow it will be the weather and Mother's Day as Stryker mentioned it is a perfect day for football today, the day the match was originally scheduled for! Our next home match after tomorrow is another midweek tilt, hopefully the weather is better and the crowd is half decent!

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Tomorrow will be the first home game I'll have to miss due to the festivities of the day. If anyone is looking for a family friendly pair of tickets upclose in 118, they're free to a good home.

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Forge almost gifted that game by Valour, lots of attacking possession but still lacks the finish most of the time. Happy to be 2nd in the table but Cavalry looks like they might have this spring season in the bag.

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6 minutes ago, Hybred said:

Forge almost gifted that game by Valour, lots of attacking possession but still lacks the finish most of the time. Happy to be 2nd in the table but Cavalry looks like they might have this spring season in the bag.

Agree, it looked like more of the same until Borges added the 2nd, lots of possession in good positions yet the keeper had very little to do, hopefully more competition or depth at striker position will translate into more goals, they were both well taken goals last night!

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Forge have the monkey off their back now and some momentum. Bekker back in will be a boost. Still doesn't help their shortcomings but the renewed confidence will fuel the general team improvement and geling. 

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On 5/26/2019 at 11:38 PM, lazlo_80 said:

This team is getting better and better. More cohesive. 

On opening day it looked to me as though Bekker felt the weight of responsibility on his shoulders and was trying to do it all himself. That 2 game suspension was the best possible thing for both him and Forge. Barsterds!! 😁

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On 5/30/2019 at 8:01 PM, Lofty said:

Forge's new black kit is their best by far. And I can see why they felt the need for a third kit as the first two are very iffy.

https://forgefc.canpl.ca/article/black-gold-kit-gallery

It's basic, but I'm not going to hold it against the team going basic the first year. It's already in my closet. Hope to see bumble bee hoops next year, or even better, if they did a Hamilton sport's tribute jersey. Like do a Bulldogs style one, one year. Do a Steelers style one another year. Do an old school 1800s Hamilton Tigers vertical stripes one year. Etc.

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1 hour ago, -Hammer- said:

It's basic, but I'm not going to hold it against the team going basic the first year. It's already in my closet. Hope to see bumble bee hoops next year, or even better, if they did a Hamilton sport's tribute jersey. Like do a Bulldogs style one, one year. Do a Steelers style one another year. Do an old school 1800s Hamilton Tigers vertical stripes one year. Etc.

Hey -Hammer- where did you get your Battalion avatar? I like it.

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On 6/1/2019 at 3:36 PM, -Hammer- said:

It's basic, but I'm not going to hold it against the team going basic the first year. It's already in my closet. Hope to see bumble bee hoops next year, or even better, if they did a Hamilton sport's tribute jersey. Like do a Bulldogs style one, one year. Do a Steelers style one another year. Do an old school 1800s Hamilton Tigers vertical stripes one year. Etc.

Black and gold stripes with either black or gold shorts would be awesome. Although I like most of the CPL shirts individually, I lament that there are no stripes or hoops. And I think you need to decide between hoops or stripes and then stick with it; if QPR appeared in blue and white stripes a la Sheffield Wed, I'd have a heart attack and I wouldn't be the only one!

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14 hours ago, Lofty said:

Black and gold stripes with either black or gold shorts would be awesome. Although I like most of the CPL shirts individually, I lament that there are no stripes or hoops. And I think you need to decide between hoops or stripes and then stick with it; if QPR appeared in blue and white stripes a la Sheffield Wed, I'd have a heart attack and I wouldn't be the only one! 😁

Hopefully this never happens!😀

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On 6/1/2019 at 6:07 PM, lazlo_80 said:

Hey -Hammer- where did you get your Battalion avatar? I like it.

I think it was posted on the Battalion's twitter account at some point. I changed the chains to be grey in color so it would have some Grey. There was also a black and gold one which I may switch to.

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On 6/3/2019 at 3:15 AM, Lofty said:

Black and gold stripes with either black or gold shorts would be awesome. Although I like most of the CPL shirts individually, I lament that there are no stripes or hoops. And I think you need to decide between hoops or stripes and then stick with it; if QPR appeared in blue and white stripes a la Sheffield Wed, I'd have a heart attack and I wouldn't be the only one!

It's a fcking miracle our life expectancy is so high in Barcelona, considering this sort of stuff (next year's 1st shirt, totally silly--and plenty of hilarious tweets out there from the Croatian FA):

Resultado de imagen de fc barcelona new shirt 2020 riqui

 

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On 6/2/2019 at 9:15 PM, Lofty said:

Black and gold stripes with either black or gold shorts would be awesome. Although I like most of the CPL shirts individually, I lament that there are no stripes or hoops. And I think you need to decide between hoops or stripes and then stick with it; if QPR appeared in blue and white stripes a la Sheffield Wed, I'd have a heart attack and I wouldn't be the only one!

If I had to pick one, it would be hoops, because there is more history. For example the old Football Tigers and the infamous 60s-80s Tiger-Cats with the hoops on the sleeves.
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Additionally the old Hamilton Tigers hockey club had an affinity for hoops in their later years
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the same jersey that the Bulldogs of today have as their 3rd jersey.
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and of course the single white hoop of the Hamilton Steelers
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Generally the only time stripes have been used were the first Hamilton Tigers hockey team run.

http://s19.photobucket.com/albums/b154/spyboy1/TSG Blog 3/?action=view&current=1920-21HamiltonTigersteam.jpg

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3 hours ago, -Hammer- said:

If I had to pick one, it would be hoops, because there is more history.

Time to MAKE history with some stripes then! 😉😁

Black and gold hoops would be too much London Waspy Rugby for me.

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My dream future is for the Hamilton Tigers to be reborn as a professional rugby team. Hoops galore.

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Man I already hate Jose Escalante. Really want to beat Cavalry after that one. Absolute bs at the end, but its going to be one of those things that shape the fan culture at Forge. 

Tristan Borges really is special. He finds some really crafty passes, and his dribbles 'megged a few guys and split several defenders a few times. He's all over the field, even came back and got possession near our own 18 at one point. He had a lot of intensity even when he got off the field, love the passion from him. 

Cisse had a really solid game today, and even got a few chances offensively.

Welshman looked better in the middle than he has in the past. 

Samuel is going to always get knocked for not looking like a typical professional athlete, but he works his tail off back there, his passing is good and his one on one defending is great.

Choiniere once again showing his skill, but his inability to put it all together at times is justifying why he's gotten so few starts. 

Small sample size, but I've still yet to be impressed by Nanco asides from his speed.

 

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