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  1. 7 points
    Bison44

    The Voyageurs

    Well I am still glad the board/forum is around. For all the people that dont live in the major centers and dont have supporters groups in their back yard. I think our board is much better than twitter or reddit etc. Obviously real people in supporters groups would be best, as people tend to temper their actions and not act like a-holes in person. But here I am still able to talk to Impact/TFC/Whitecaps fans about their team/academy, new CPL supporters from across canada and have access to people with immense knowledge about whats going on in a dozen foreign leagues and the CDNS in them.
  2. 4 points
    scullion44

    Gold Cup 2019

    Mexico making all these back passes to Ochoa is giving me flashbacks
  3. 4 points
    dyslexic nam

    Gold Cup 2019

    I am sitting here watching a bit of Mexico-Haiti before bed and I am still in friggin shock. I still can’t believe that happened. Two goal lead. Against Haiti. With an extremely talented squad. WTF?
  4. 3 points
    SpecialK

    Should Herdman be fired ?

    JDV should be focused on his job not playing wannabe coach
  5. 3 points
    Lofty

    2019 Canadian Premier League Attendance

    I'm happy with that league average as a starting point. But teams below 4k is a concern. Good battle developing between Forge and Valour for best attended team -- much closer than I expected. If you remove Forge's opener because of all the free tickets, their average is 6,236.
  6. 3 points
  7. 3 points
    maccaliam

    Should Herdman be fired ?

    I don’t think JH should be fired, but do you really not see how Herdman dropped the ball by making poor squad selections and then did not/was unable to adjust tactically in game? I feel Herdman imploded as much as the players. He may be able to prepare for the start of a game, but he was unable to change the game positively during the final 45 minutes vs Haiti. That reflects very poorly on his in game managerial skills.
  8. 3 points
    The Real Marc

    Should Herdman be fired ?

    It is understandable that the circumstances around his hiring have upped the scrutiny and the stakes, and therefore Herdman will (and should) be judged more harshly than previous coaches in similar situations. But those circumstances have also contributed to a lack of proportionality in the response to his foibles and his mistakes. It's not as if he's the only manager to have made interesting personnel decisions, had favourites, played someone out of position, called up an unbalanced team, or blew their tactics in a match.
  9. 2 points
    gator

    Gold Cup 2019

    I thought he had a pretty strong game but awarded a dodgy penalty, Haiti was Concacafed by a Qatari ref! 😀
  10. 2 points
    Congratulations to Cavalry FC and all fans and supporters for winning the first CPL league competition. I think Cavalry proved many, most of us, wrong. Continuity from the Foothills team, defying biases about PDL;, the same coach and quality assistants; an organisation and front office that was committed although inexperienced but trusting of the pros running the club--as well as a good bunch of players that appropriately represent what we are looking for with the league. I am also personally pleased that a club that may have problems to draw fans, due to location, logistics, and some odd stadium configuration problems, has the results that may help to compensate that
  11. 2 points
    Bertuzzi44

    Should Herdman be fired ?

    So he didn't deserve the job in the first place, but deserves another shot? Anyway, I voted he should be fired, mainly because I do not think he should have been given the job in the first place. Then add in other factors like "we don't need friendlies", his loss to Haiti in the QFS all while looking ahead to the semis, in-game management, and roster decisions, etc, and it is a no-brainer for me. We fired a better manager who was just turning the program around for this clown and gave him the keys to until 2026? Brutal.
  12. 2 points
    Kent

    CPL General

    Interesting. I don't recall ever seeing numbers 5 through 8 as tie breakers before. Of course 7 and 8 will never be used to break a tie, because those will also be tied if 3, 4, 5, and 6 are all tied.
  13. 2 points
    Aird25

    Pacific FC - 2019 Season Thread

    I thought that was the best we've seen of Zac Verhoven in purple. I didn't know he had that defensive side to his game. Also, his willingness and ability to dribble past players could really help. He just needs to make better choices with his final delivery.
  14. 2 points
    BuzzAndSting

    Octavio Zambrano

    If OZ is as good as some make him out to be why hasn't he ever coached in Europe, won anything or held down a job for more than a couple years? He won an MLS supporters shield but that's it.
  15. 2 points
    BrennanFan

    Octavio Zambrano

    Let's get this thread back on topic.
  16. 2 points
    SkuseisLoose

    Jonathan David

    Hope he goes to a mid table bundesliga club in the next couple seasons rather than one of the top ones so he actually plays.
  17. 2 points
    ktf

    Pacific FC - 2019 Season Thread

    I think it will be interesting to see if MacNaughton and Staro are ready for the start of the Fall season, I think Staro was held back once the spring season was lost. Well now that the mid-season break has come, it is definitely a good time to do some, meaningless, but interesting, roster grades! Keepers- C-: I will elaborate on this more below, but generally, I would say we received at best the 5th best goalkeeping in the spring season (With HFX and Valour being the two teams we could maybe debate about it) Village- D+: has mostly been solid, and has not made any glaring errors, but has also not really made a single save that you could really say went beyond something he probably should have had. I also find he is slow off his line, and this has led to a couple of plays where he was caught a bit in no mans land. Wirth- C After watching today I think it might be worth considering giving him more time. He did make a few strong plays today, and seemed more willing to bust off his line. But more time would tell. Either way, I am not strongly confident in the keepers. I think our D gets a C-. I may be generous here, but I think our lack of depth has crippled us. I think finally moving away from McCurdy and trying out Baldismo helped greatly. McCurdy- F: Tries hard and has size, but is useful only in a deep bench role. Smith- B: He has been solid both ways, but not spectacular. Staro- A: Too bad it was only one game. MacNaughton- C I think he will look better with Staro to command him, when anchored to McCurdy, it was definitely not easy. Chung- B: Similar to Smith, he has seemed solid both ways, as the problems on defense have been primarily in the middle. Legault- C+: Useful and it surprised me that it took so long for him to replace McCurdy, but loses a bit in the air. Baldisimo- A: He was solid as a d-mid, and honestly has looked passable in the middle of the back, I cannot imagine where we would have been without him. Mids- C+: They show a lot of promise and can dominate possession, but still have a tendency to be cheap in possession, which has cost us many times. Fisk- B: He has been pretty good and has a great work rate. I do not think he lost his starting job the last few weeks, but was rather being used as a bit of a second half ringer, while also saving his legs for the Fall Season. Issey- D-: His goal today was great, but he has been the most disappointing to me this year, He looks slow and kind of just floats around. It doesn't help that he is surrounded by a bunch of speedy youngsters. N. Verhoeven- A: Similar to Baldisimo, he has held the team together. We could have hoped he'd be useful, but not like this. He has areas to improve, but he is our engine. Z. Verhoven- C+; Has been very useful in spot appearances, and was surprising solid at the back today. Definitely a nice depth addition to havem who can possibly grow into a starting role next year. Hojabrpour- C-: Honesty I almost never notice him, which is I guess not good or bad, but you would expect him to have more of the ball. Blasco- B: Am I being harsh? Goals aside, he often creates chances only to get tunnel vision. I think he started quite poorly, but is hot now, and could be a one to watch going forward. Gonzalez- B+: I like his commanding presence. Watching his mannerisms, he seems to be a bit like the Papa in the mid-field since he arrived. He also helps improve the toughness of our mid-field. I know that is not a big thing, but he clearly doesn't take ****. He is one of the guys that gives me confidence in the Fall season. Forwards: C-: Great moments, but not enough sustained success. Campbell- C+: Great in flashes, invisible for long stretches, pretty much sums it up to me. Haber- D+: Really just needs people to bounce the ball in off his head. Hernandez- C+: Needs to stay healthy and try and have a consistent impact, even if it is just holding up the ball or moving off it. Manager- B: I think he did a great job of keeping this team together considering the injuries. He has also trusted the youth and, albeit slowly with McCurdy, made changes that seem to be needed. As a final note, many of these rankings were made vs. expectations. i also think, if Staro and MacNaughton get healthy, we have a great chance in the second half. Some key questions going forward: How will some veterans react if they truly do lose their starting spots? What is the best line-up if everyone is healthy?
  18. 1 point
    I mostly agree with this but lets give David a 10. 6 goals in 3 and a third games, leading the tournament. Only played 30 minutes against Mexico but set up a goal in his short time on the field. Had another assist or two in the tournament, and was involved in another goal or two where he didn't get credit for an assist. If this isn't a 10, we are never going to give out a 10.
  19. 1 point
    admin

    The Voyageurs

    It depends on which set of concentric bubbles you move in. There is not a single senior member of a single supporters group in Canada that will touch the board at this point and that is spreading to the members. This is a combined effect of social media, toxic online behavior, divisive city based ********... ect... We should have split into two forums for Canadian soccer and club when we ended up with three MLS teams. We should have separated the two, because that is what ultimately killed things. If you say work a table at a game or trade show... the opinion of the V's is very bad. It is largely driven by the forum. There is a lot of epic grade crazy **** on there. People seem unable to parse things out these days. Anyone who has searched anything about Canadian soccer on planet earth, finds that forum. Guaranteed. It doesn't mean that it is justified. I can't for the life of me see how people can eschew the forum while espousing FB & Twitter as the place we should be. It makes no sense... but it is where we are.
  20. 1 point
    Binky

    The Road to Qatar.

    I'd happily opt out of the witness-protect program, however, when I tried my name I was informed that it was already being used. Go figure?
  21. 1 point
    Initial B

    CPL new teams speculation

    I see one team in Saskatoon before one in Regina. They'll have a fanbase that doesn't have to travel for summer sports entertainment. I could see CanPL trying to stabilize the National and Regional leagues concurrently, with the eventual goal of instituting of Pro-Rel in a couple of decades. I think regional leagues should have at least 8 clubs in them, preferably more. L1O has 16 men's teams while PLSQ has 9 men's teams. If they can get 8 clubs each in a BC and Prairie League, we just might have something. Would it be too much to expect to have BC, Alberta, Prairies, Ontario, Quebec, and Maritimes Regional Leagues? Or would 4 Leagues be more viable, rolling the Maritimes and Prairies into the Quebec and Alberta Leagues respectively? So a 12-16 team national League and four 8-16 team regional leagues - that would require 34-80 clubs nationwide. I don't see many of the regional clubs being viable nationally, but it only takes two or three to be chomping at the bit to play against the big boys to start implementing pro-rel.
  22. 1 point
    JamboAl

    Should Herdman be fired ?

    I don't see a problem with him being on the bench especially with his wealth of professional experience.
  23. 1 point
    BearcatSA

    Gold Cup 2019

    Without coin tosses and the drawing of lots, too.
  24. 1 point
    RJB

    Gold Cup 2019

    Osieck and Canada followed up our 2000 Gold Cup won with a third in 2002. A pretty strong run for my liking. Haiti would likely be very happy with a Holger Osieck type Gold Cup run.
  25. 1 point
    No. Watch. Record the game. The USA is going to lose on Sunday. There will be a new World Champion crowned!!!
  26. 1 point
    SpecialK

    Should Herdman be fired ?

    I understand the thinking of waiting, but you just can’t go around talking about playing the best teams in CONCACAF and finally when you do get to play as manager you put on the bench and play a style of play that minnows play when they are playing giants, when they want to survive respectively. After you lose, you Try to justify your stupidity by saying oh we don’t want to show our hand to Mexico( like Tata has never managed before ) Then Throughout the week you talks about playing Mexico again in the semi’s when he’s got a game against Haiti coming up. Haiti beats you and the country and the world thinks your idiot! I’m sorry he doesn’t Deserve another chance he made the program look horrible, because of his arrogance.
  27. 1 point
    Corazon

    Should Herdman be fired ?

    In my opinion should never have been hired and yes he failed at his first test but you don't want to further set the precedence of firing at every obstacle. He deserves the Nations League at least.
  28. 1 point
    jordan

    Charles-Andres Brym

    Lille just transferred in a player from Belenenses, looks like Brym and 3 others are headed there on loan
  29. 1 point
    Kent

    The Road to Qatar.

    Oh I definitely agree with you that we should already know the qualifying format. I thought we should know before Nations League qualifying! It's quite annoying at the very least to not know already. And in the worst case scenario if they wait too long after results have rolled in it might feel like they are chosing the format based on the results. Ex: USA and Mexico finished top 2, let's give the top 2 a bye. Or USA finishes 7th, let's give byes to the top 8!
  30. 1 point
    CDNFootballer

    OneSoccer

    Roku channel is coming soon, haven't heard of Xbox or PS4 support but hope that's in the works too.
  31. 1 point
    Binky

    Should Herdman be fired ?

    Well, now that every CSA employee has voted, let's give good old John a raise and a contract extension. How Canadian of us!!!
  32. 1 point
    Bison44

    Should Herdman be fired ?

    That is the worst part for me. Your average Joe is used to us losing tiny carabean/central american countries so they wont even bat an eye about this.
  33. 1 point
    admin

    The Voyageurs

    No, this is not the case. It appears that way right now, as I have top level menu bar links connecting them so people can find their way here, but that will go away. CSN is in my name, but owned by a few people. The Voyageurs assets are the property of a non profit organization. The V's site will get completely transformed as soon as there is at least MOU achieved wrt to 2026.
  34. 1 point
    SpursFlu

    Milan Borjan

    All Borjan needed to do was put his Starbucks down and boot the ball down the field. Keepers deal with balls like that a couple times per game without incident. The only reason Godinho is getting any blame on that play is because people seem to have determined Godinho has a punch me face Godinho, Piette.. those are our current scapegoats for anything it seems
  35. 1 point
    ok, but playing guys used to playing two in the back in a 3 man back, is just as bad as playing a winger as fullback. Its still out of position. Not the same role at all. We should also at least try to field Hoilett, he's still only 29. I'm leaning towards a 4-4-2 in order to get our best in their natural positions out there: -------- David - Cavallini Davies - Arfield - Kaye - Hoilett Cordova - Henry - Tomori - ZBG
  36. 1 point
    BrennanFan

    Should Herdman be fired ?

    Let's not confuse the situation. I don't think anyone is blaming Herdman for the first goal, it was a freak error. It is his amateurish response to that goal, and the following goals, that are being heavily criticised. His starting lineup was justifiable, though we know now in hindsight that Godinho wasn't ready. Herdman's inability to manage the way the game turned in the second half is specifically what killed us. His squad selections set us up for this failure. This is all down to a lack of experience. At the international level, a coach should be better than this.
  37. 1 point
    Big_M

    Milan Borjan

    Crepeau is with Vancouver
  38. 1 point
    ted

    The Voyageurs

    Which one? Network54 or whatever it was called. This is like what, the fourth version since I joined? What an ignorant (as in uninformed. without substance) comment BTW. The Voyageurs are growing and getting ready to support Canada through 2022 and on to 2026 when we will showcase our country for the world.
  39. 1 point
    admin

    The Voyageurs

    Can tell this is going to be a good day.
  40. 1 point
    ted

    2019 Canadian Premier League Attendance

    Hey! I put a Yeah, that was a disappointing attendance for a game we won so nicely. The crowds downtown for Canada Day were nuts. Free concert all afternoon and evening on the Legislature Lawn. We couldn't even get our usual tailgate together as the usual organizer had other commitments and didn't tell us until last minute. A large cooler of beverages and a frisbee just seemed a little sad. Of course winning games will help with marketing.
  41. 1 point
    narduch

    Should Herdman be fired ?

    Its not just the loss. He is already making bizarre roster moves. Like why take a kid to a tournament (Okello), if you are not going to play him, while we badly need reinforcements at other positions? Plus we all know he was never qualified for the job to begin with. The signs are not good.
  42. 1 point
    finchster

    Should Herdman be fired ?

    I want to see a good result against the USA in the nations cup. I am not expecting us to win, but he has to coach well. After that, I might be calling for his firing depending on results.
  43. 1 point
    Kent

    CPL new teams speculation

    Real question. Are Wanderers the only team to have either of... 1. A new stadium 2. A downtown stadium Which teams have either of these? Obviously some have renovated stadiums, but I think Wanderers are the only one with a new stadium to draw some interest from potential fans. Are there any others that are considered to be downtown? These 2 things seemed to be the big difference makers in MLS, and it wouldn't surprise me if they proved to be key in the CPL as well.
  44. 1 point
    Floortom

    Should Herdman be fired ?

    In don’t think he should be fired but I also don’t think he should have ever been hired in the first place and he’s done nothing to change my mind on that yet
  45. 1 point
    narduch

    Should Herdman be fired ?

    Yes. Should have never been hired in the first place.
  46. 1 point
    Ansem

    Jonathan David

    Let's not forget that Vancouver started that and Bayern were looking into doing that. But hopefully he sees now that it makes no sense
  47. 1 point
    Bison44

    CPL new teams speculation

    I know one guy that would have definitely **** all over a post like that.
  48. 1 point
    vancanman

    OneSoccer

    I hope they’re better than DAZN. I signed up, and can’t sign in. Password changed, restarted the computer, still nothing. I’m not convinced that having services like this taking over sports from TV is the best idea.
  49. 0 points
    BuzzAndSting

    Changes at Sportsnet

    So the layoffs continue, this time it's Craig Forrest. Add this to Sharman and Molinaro and it's clear Sportsnet is moving away from soccer.
  50. 0 points
    king1010

    Octavio Zambrano

    QFT
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