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  1. 6 points
    Unnamed Trialist

    York9 - Season Thread 2020

    Let me just say that I am offended by the arguments being made about me on this thread by Rintaran, I consider them slanderous and patently false. I never insulted any moderator, nor did I ever act in a bullying way. In fact, after being unfairly banned for a post arguing that all white male supporter groups were not the model Canada should emulate, I remained silent for almost three months. Only after a PM to another admin was it possible for me to join the board again. I think it is best to stick to the facts and not make up things to justify what was clearly an error in moderating. I was first warned because I was accused, by people with a history of white supremacist and alt-right posting on this board, of being racist towards white people. I am white and male, as the few people on this board who know me can attest. Those protests should not have been given credence as a basis for warning me, but they were. That was a fundamental original error. Since the issue was clearly an offense against me, I requested an explanation in a private message, in an offended tone, and was banned at that very moment, with no recourse. Moderating a board has to be done with consistent criteria. You cannot ban a person without giving a proper explanation. You cannot do so on the basis of a personal message, with no recourse. You should not do so without consulting other administrators or moderators. You cannot use the banning to then spread lies about someone who cannot defend himself, being banned. During this process, and since, I requested Rintaran to give me his real name, as I had mine, which he refused to do. There was no basis for a civilised discussion allowed. During this period I was also insulted by people on this board in a few posts, which was allowed, with no recourse to response. This is not an adequate basis for a properly run message board. While the details about my three-month banning are probably not of interest to the majority of board members, the question of racist and sexist posting on this board just may. It is not a daily affair, perhaps not even weekly. Although certain people feel it is their right and run roughshod over the rest and it is part of their agenda; and they seem to be winning the day, as seen in this thread. A person who in a calm and reasoned way explained how racism may work, and how someone who might identify as non-white (racialised is the term used) may at times feel uncomfortable in certain soccer supporter ambiences, is then accused of being a racist. This posting is appalling and cannot be allowed. It is in clear violation of board rules, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and how the governing bodies of football conceive the sport, on and off the pitch. As I messaged about 20 long-time board members about this situation about two months ago, I know that there is a large contigent who have heard my opinion. As I expect to now be banned under another false accusation, I can only hope those reading this will understand if at some point the issues of racism and sexism on this board emerge elsewhere, beyond its threads, and beyond the skewed control of those who are supposed to be impartially monitoring it.
  2. 5 points
    Tigers

    York9 - Season Thread 2020

    Come on everyone, we just got the site back, can we just stop and stick to soccer?
  3. 4 points
    Stryker911

    Jonathan David

    Another article about David transferring this summer. Mentions Arsenal, Manchester United and Bayern Munich. https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2879150-10-wonderkids-you-need-to-know-ahead-of-the-summer-transfer-window
  4. 4 points
    Macksam

    York9 - Season Thread 2020

    1) The issue is that counter arguments can be made for all your indirect evidence like income inequality and the like. I come from a minority community that has thrived politically and economically over the last 40 years without any extra help so I am of opinion we don't need policies and practices for any of those things. 2) Sure, if you actually had evidence discrimination took place which for the most part you and people like you, such as UT never do. It's almost always a disingenuous attack on someone or some group based on what you perceive rather than what the situation actually is. See point 4 below as an example of what I mean. 3) I'm Punjabi, Sikh and I have never felt unwelcome in any soccer space. 4) UT took issue with a video of a group of Norwich fans and said it was a bad example as there were too many white men. It was disingenuous because he made the assumption that these fans actively discriminate against people of colour to ensure that only white guys attend the match, which is foolish to assume. Look at a club like Arsenal or Chelsea and you will see plenty of minorities in the stands. It may just be that Norwich fans are predominantly white, which wouldn't be unfounded if the area the club is in is mostly resided by white people. 5) I don't believe in the term reverse racism. Racism is racism and yes, you can be racist towards white people. People don't see race these days. All you have to do is carry yourself well, workout, maintain good hygiene, know how to carry a conversation, be a little charming and people will forget all about what you look like within 5 minutes of meeting you.
  5. 4 points
    Rintaran

    York9 - Season Thread 2020

    Thank you for sending me the following DM: You were banned for harassment, bullying, and threatening moderators & the voyageur's board. I will, once again, warn you against harassing, bullying, and threatening moderators & the voyageur's board. For clarification, your threat above is: I generally appreciate your posts on the board, and had hoped that we had moved beyond baseless insults and uttering threats. However, as you wish to drag this out, I'll go ahead and post this publicly myself. As you clearly have no respect for me or my decisions, I am referring the decision on all warning & banning matters to @admin. I believe @jordan is another moderator who may be able to address your concern. There may be more out there. I don't really know. You'll have to ask them. As a leftist, with a wife who is a visible minority, and two children who are clearly halfies, I have found many of the responses to the Dames of York announcement & the resulting racism spiral to be disgusting, on many levels, and the back & forth interpretations/misinterpretations of responses makes me sick. I tried ending or redirecting the conversation, I tried explaining, but everything ends with another accusation, and cries of racism/sexism. When a loading error made some posts not visible, there were cries of censorship. So clearly, locking the thread or hiding the offending posts is not an appropriate response. Just as the conversation seemed to close, you, @Unnamed Trialist, jumped in and antagonized it again, and then proceeded to issue threats, to me, via DM. I've dropped writers from my own site, very publicly, for less than what has come out in that conversation, but, the voyageur's board isn't my site, I don't like warning or banning people unless absolutely necessary, and quite frankly, I never wanted to be a moderator anyways. I asked to be able to post articles to the site, and at some point, despite my objections someone made me a bloody mod. I'm finished with that ****. Go harass another board, or another moderator, because I'm not here for you to threaten & insult any longer. @admin and @jordan and any other moderator out there can address your threats themselves. Please stop shitting on Canadian Soccer and those trying to make it better.
  6. 4 points
    If you think about it, selling out 2 games against team who likely has fairly small appearance fees like T&T is a good plan. Toronto and the larger cities seem to struggle selling any more than 15k against a team like T&T, so really, 2 games of around 7k is almost as good. Let the smaller CPL places get the smaller countries, and share the big games around in the MLS cities. Will grow the game across the country.
  7. 3 points
    Chad_Impact

    Nike?

    https://www.footyheadlines.com/2020/03/nike-canada-2020-kit.html 2020 kit
  8. 3 points
    Shows up as a starter with St. Hubert in the PLSQ in my records. PLSQ very much still feels like an unmined league, and the ones that have come through (Abzi and Bona come to mind) have all done well.
  9. 3 points
    deschamp86

    Atlético Ottawa 2020 Season

    He would have been perfect 7 years ago
  10. 3 points
    Macksam

    York9 - Season Thread 2020

    People that act like ****** human beings don't have much going on with their lives in the first place. Just ignore them and move on with your day.
  11. 3 points
    Viruk42

    York9 - Season Thread 2020

    This is good, but I would suggest that your personal experiences may not speak to the whole. Canada is obviously not the worst place for this kind of thing, but you can see example after example after example of instances of racism in European football. In Canada it tends to mostly take place in hockey and is more directed towards Indigenous peoples, but there is still a **** ton of racism here. Tell that to the women who have to choose between wearing a hijab or having a job in Quebec. Tell that to those fear mongering about refugees from the Middle East. Tell that to east Asian people being viewed as carriers of the coronavirus. Tell that to Senator Lynn Beyak who published racist letters about Indigenous people on her website. Tell that to people who still regularly hear slurs directed towards them (such as the first four letters of the nation of Pakistan, which was an especially commonly used insult when I was growing up). Tell that to my Arab partner who gets pulled aside for "random" screening every ******* time. You might personally be lucky and have somehow avoided racism being directed towards you, but that does not seem to match up to the lived experience of many other minority groups.
  12. 3 points
    Macksam

    York9 - Season Thread 2020

    You accused me of racist and sexist positing in your private message to Rintaran, which is more evidence of you being disingenuous. Please cite where I have ever been those things? I consider what you said about me to be slanderous and patently false. As for the bolded, I calmly explained how racism might not be at play here but you still accuse me of some horrible things which are not true. Is that not appalling?
  13. 3 points
    toontownman

    York9 - Season Thread 2020

    So hear the weather is nice in York at the moment...
  14. 3 points
    Duante Walkes (2001) signs with Saint Louis of USLC, played in 2019 with L1O side Master's Futbol.
  15. 2 points
    Obinna

    The Importance of Alphonso Davies

    I am warming up to it, depending on the opponent. I would put Laryea on the opposite flank to Davies (or Brault-guillard for that matter). Hoilett I would pair with Cavallini or David, or those two could play in a two and drop Hoilett to the bench. As time goes on I see Junior as a super sub. He still has a lot of quality that can change games and he often comes from the bench at Cardiff City so it's not unfamiliar territory for him. I prefer that to shoe-horning him into a right wingback spot just to get him on the field. He's still got a good change of pace, but he's not as physically dominant as before. I really can't see him busting up and down the line. His game now is more about floating inside and creating. He can take players on from the outside too, but throw in the defensive responsibility and I think it's a big ask.
  16. 2 points
    Mikmacdo

    York9 - Season Thread 2020

    Telfer was the mvp imo. Maybe the montreal game is too fresh in my mind to give it to ingham or luca.
  17. 2 points
    Ams1984

    York9 - Season Thread 2020

    It’s new and improved!
  18. 2 points
    RS

    York9 - Season Thread 2020

    No one in here is "far left." This high school-level of political understanding is embarrassing, has no place on this forum, and it's the reason this thread is now locked. Says the guy who contributed to the conversation that got the forum temporarily shut down yesterday. This thread is now locked because too many in here cannot help themselves. @ironcub14's most recent post is a good place to start a new Y9 season thread, so let's do that.
  19. 2 points
    We be interesting to see how things proceed in the coming weeks and if these games actually get played. Think we are on the verge of a lot of events in Canada being cancelled or played with no crowds. Sure the CSA is keep an eye on such a situation coming up.
  20. 2 points
    zeelaw

    York9 - Season Thread 2020

    Holy **** yo.
  21. 2 points
    Let's ignore the promotion/relegation point for now. And the academies. How do you grow to 12-15 sides at the current standard? If Murrell, Thomas and Legault are below average CPL players, I don't think you can count on all 25 guys in USLC to be CPL players. If you have TFCII in USL1, they will continue to hoard many of the youth national team players. I think at D2 discussion would at least have to consider the MLS sides. What's happening right now with the hoarding of academy players rotting on the bench and in USSDA (which is not a competitive level at all we've found) is a total disservices to developing National Team players. D2 solves a lot of problems in my view.
  22. 2 points
    I wanted to post something about this. Not sure if this is the right place, but... Transfermarkt says there are 25 Canadians in USLC. Granted it's such a large division that there will be a larger disparity from top to bottom than in CPL in terms of individual talent. That said, Murrell, Thomas, and Legault were all pretty mediocre in CPL. Clearly we could stock two news clubs with the Canadians here, but should we? I think we should at least consider focusing on the 2nd division first. Have a low cap there, to catch players falling in the cracks and to have a landing spot for USL, a step up for League 1. And then raise the cap a bit in the Premier League to be able to afford returning players from Europe and compete with the MLS academies who are signing players to rot on the bench and in USSDA. Happy to move this discussion elsewhere if anyone is interested.
  23. 2 points
    CanadaFan123

    York9 - Season Thread 2020

    So we have a white guy now calling a minority a white supremacist. This, together with the virtue signalling supporters group, just about sums up the whackiness you get from the far left these days. What's next? Robbie Rogers is a homophobe? I do like @Unnamed Trialist 's posts when they are on topic but the need to infuse every discussion with some sort of left-wing conspiracy spin is tiring, if not comical. I had no idea he was threatening mods, the site in general and calling for bans - that is quite simply fascist behaviour.
  24. 2 points
    RS

    York9 - Season Thread 2020

    Imagine being this confident about being so naive. This convo is over. Post about York9 in here or don’t post at all.
  25. 2 points
    Sell more than 15k though? What I mean is the little bit of extra effort to spread games around might grow the popularity of the men’s national team. If there is hardly a difference in attendance then it really isn't much of a financial problem.
  26. 2 points
    ironcub14

    York9 - Season Thread 2020

    Good to see the forums are back, I thought the debate and the discourse were tough but necessary, considering the political climate these days, the inherent political nature of soccer, and because it's very much a real issue that will be apparent in the supporters section. I thought I learned a thing or two yesterday, and I hope the gap can continue to be bridged, and if not, at least understood by the different sides. Seems the thread had calmed down if anything. I think being a mod is an incredibly tough and thankless job, so a big thanks to you Rintaran for doing so, and hope you do whatever makes you happy. I'm a supporter of NSXI as well, I'm sure many of us are, so keep up that great work as well. I do think what Trialist said wasn't probably what you thought it meant though, I think he meant it as a threat that he will make this debate more public, as opposed to actually threatening you personally whatsoever. I mean, we are all keyboard warrior-ring it up in here lol. I would also think that most people here would agree that making personal DMs public isn't the best practice either, some things are meant to be kept personal and private between people, and I'd hope the two of you can personally hash things out. Just wanted to end on a positive note, share a good thing that came out of this whole debate. On the Y9 Discord, one of the female Y9 supporters shared yesterday afternoon, after she heard about and read through this thread, that she was a passionate Y9 supporter, but was uncomfortable with some of the homophobic language she heard from one or two supporters in the section. Later that day, she happily shared that one of the Gen IX capos read her message, and reached out to her by IG, and apologized on behalf of the group, and promised it's not something that would tolerate, and to bring it to their attention if it happened again. She felt quite thankful for that response. I know that these conversations often happen online rather than offline, because it's quite a difficult and tough conversation to have in person. I've seen it happen before for weeks in a FB group for Ottawa supporters a few years ago, which is why I felt it was important not to shy away from this conversation for Y9 this week. I hope people continue to keep an open mind to all the people and ideas and topics they come across as we all support the CPL.
  27. 2 points
    vancanman

    York9 - Season Thread 2020

    I'd read there'd been a brief tempest, but I hope it's blown over now.
  28. 2 points
    nfitz

    York9 - Season Thread 2020

    How is identify a political buzzword? Surely the gender that one identifies as, has nothing to do with whether one votes PC or NDP. And inclusive ... how is this political?
  29. 2 points
    Says on the Canada Soccer page roster would be released March 11th. I would guess there are lots of last minute negotiations right up until the Concacaf deadline to submit.
  30. 2 points
    RS

    CPL General

    It's the slow burn that does it.
  31. 2 points
    SpursFlu

    York9 - Season Thread 2020

    Sorry guys my bad. I'll take the fault on this one. Big respect to the moderators and peace to all
  32. 2 points
    MM3/MM2/MM

    York9 - Season Thread 2020

    This garbage doesn't belong on the Y9 thead, move it to the off-topic thread, I never go there, I come here for soccer discussion not this.
  33. 2 points
    The Real Marc

    York9 - Season Thread 2020

    Maybe the reason someone sees the need for an exclusive support group is ... because there is a not insignificant proportion of moronic homers in the crowd (as evidenced by this thread)?
  34. 2 points
    Just another reason as to why CanPL salaries would be in Canadian dollars: It insulates the clubs from the exchange rate fluctuations that bedevil most Canadian teams playing in mostly american leagues. Remember when the USD was at par with the CAD? I heard MLSE bought up $1billion USD to provide a cushion for future price fluctuations for the Leafs and Raptors.
  35. 2 points
    Mikmacdo

    York9 - Season Thread 2020

    What are we doing people? Let's talk about the team 🤷
  36. 2 points
    Tigers

    CPL General

    All context aside, this gif is amazing
  37. 2 points
    Corazon

    General Discussion on CMNT

    I figured I would start this chart again for Canadians in MLS 2020. The list of Canadians in MLS this year moves up to 50 players. This includes HG youth players who have yet to play an MLS game and a few players already loaned out. So far 20 Canadians have seen action through the first 2 games of the season. Player Team Position GP GS MP G A Joel Waterman Montreal Impact CB 2 2 180 0 1 Samuel Piette Montreal Impact CDM 2 2 180 0 0 Jonathan Osorio Toronto FC CM 2 2 180 0 0 Russell Teibert Vancouver Whitecaps CM 2 2 180 0 0 Lucas Cavallini Vancouver Whitecaps ST 2 2 180 0 0 Zach Brault-Guillard Montreal Impact RB 2 2 179 0 0 Tesho Akindele Orlando City ST/W 2 2 174 0 0 Dejan Jakovic Los Angeles FC CB 2 2 163 0 0 Mark Anthony Kaye Los Angeles FC CM/LB 2 2 128 0 1 Tosaint Ricketts Vancouver Whitecaps ST 2 1 99 1 0 Derek Cornelious Vancouver Whitecaps CB 1 1 90 0 0 Richie Laryea Toronto FC RB/RWB/CM 2 0 78 1 0 Jacob Shaffelburg Toronto FC LW 1 1 75 0 0 Anthony Jackson-Hamel Montreal Impact ST 1 1 58 0 0 Ryan Raposo Vancouver Whitecaps CM/W 1 0 23 0 0 Tajon Buchanan New England Revolution ST 2 0 18 0 0 Liam Fraser Toronto FC CDM 1 0 14 0 0 Shamit Shome Montreal Impact CM 2 0 7 0 0 Raheem Edwards Minnesota United LWB/LB 1 0 2 0 0 Jordan Hamilton Columbus Crew ST 0 0 0 0 0 Callum Montgomery FC Dallas (Loan) CB 0 0 0 0 0 Jay Chapman Inter Miami CF CM/CAM 0 0 0 0 0 David Norman Jr. Inter Miami CF CM 0 0 0 0 0 Mathieu Choiniere Montreal Impact CM 0 0 0 0 0 Clement Bayiha Montreal Impact RB/RWB 0 0 0 0 0 Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla Montreal Impact ST/W 0 0 0 0 0 Karifa Yao Montreal Impact CB 0 0 0 0 0 Alistair Johnston Nashville SC RB 0 0 0 0 0 Kamal Miller Orlando City CB 0 0 0 0 0 Ashtone Morgan Real Salt Lake LB 0 0 0 0 0 Ayo Akinola Toronto FC ST 0 0 0 0 0 Julian Dunn-Johnson Toronto FC CB 0 0 0 0 0 Noble Okello Toronto FC CDM 0 0 0 0 0 Rocco Romeo Toronto FC CB 0 0 0 0 0 Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty Toronto FC CAM 0 0 0 0 0 Jayden Nelson Toronto FC ST/W 0 0 0 0 0 Patrick Metcalfe Vancouver Whitecaps CM 0 0 0 0 0 Theo Bair Vancouver Whitecaps ST 0 0 0 0 0 Georges Mukumbilwa Vancouver Whitecaps CM 0 0 0 0 0 Simon Colyn Vancouver Whitecaps CAM 0 0 0 0 0 Gianfranco Facchineri Vancouver Whitecaps CB 0 0 0 0 0 Michael Baldisimo Vancouver Whitecaps CDM 0 0 0 0 0 Damiano Pelice Vancouver Whitecaps CM 0 0 0 0 0 Cristian Gutierrez Vancouver Whitecaps RB 0 0 0 0 0 Player Team Position GP GS MP S GA Maxime Crepeau Vancouver Whitecaps GK 2 2 180 2 3 Greg Ranjitsingh Minnesota United FC GK 0 0 0 0 0 Dayne St Clair Minnesota United FC (Loan) GK 0 0 0 0 0 James Pantemis Montreal Impact (Loan) GK 0 0 0 0 0 Jonathan Sirois Montreal Impact GK 0 0 0 0 0 Thomas Hasel Vancouver Whitecaps GK 0 0 0 0 0
  38. 2 points
    Tickets for the 2nd game seem to moving. Looks about 50% sold. Back to back sell outs would be a good look on Victoria
  39. 2 points
    Just catching up on the thread.... Mixed feelings on Tefler but I am glad he is going to have an international footy career. Agree with the majority of the sentiment, hopefully it does not come back to haunt us, in essentially 2 must win games. In turn, have to give credit to the ZBG cap, which would have been around the same time Tefler could have been capped. I am happy ZBG is Canadian and chose to play for us. ZBG could have easily played for Haiti and Haiti has been essentially rolling out mostly domestic players at RB. On paper, RB appears to be one of their weakest positions so ZBG likely would have been a starter for Haiti for a very long time and he can be lethal when used properly.
  40. 2 points
    The Delgado hate from the TFC fan base is dumb. He's very limited offensively, but does so much defensive dirty work that gets overlooked. It's stuff that, frankly, neither Fraser or even Osorio can really replicate. He was an absolute beast on Saturday, and allowed Osorio to have the freedom to play as a bit of a deep-lying playmaker (something I haven't really seen from him, but he was impressive).
  41. 2 points
    apbsmith

    The Importance of Alphonso Davies

    One of my favorite positions for him ( which I use on My Fifa Ultimate team, haha)... Is Davies as a LW in a 3-5-2. It was nice seeing him higher up the pitch on the weekend. It's amazing how much more accurate and precise his crosses and passing has become in under 12 months. His 1v1 defending has also gotten so good, incredible work ethic and in an excellent environment. It's still incredible to think he could comfortably play LB, LW or RW at this high of a level. Really cheering for Davies and Bayern to have a deep CL run. As a massive CMNT and a huge footy fan in general, I think it's simply incredible to have a Canadian play a significant role in CL contender.
  42. 2 points
    Bison44

    York9 - Season Thread 2020

    Only if you do it on international fascist day.
  43. 2 points
    SthMelbRed

    York9 - Season Thread 2020

    I believe that the two guys who seem overly bothered by the words 'inclusive' and 'identify as' should go seek therapy somewhere else so we can move on from this manufactured faux rage.
  44. 2 points
    Stouffvillain

    York9 - Season Thread 2020

    I never been a part of a supports group that excluded women. RPB, U Sector and other TFC supporters groups always welcomed women, so have the V’s. I’m not involved with GenIX or the Green Lions but I have never see anything they post say women supporters were rejected. This seems very gimmicky.
  45. 2 points
    Ams1984

    York9 - Season Thread 2020

    Sorry, that’s just not the case. When people choose to use political buzz words in the blurb about their group and it’s purpose, they’ve politicized it, not the people who later recognize and comment on their use of political buzz words.
  46. 1 point
    I believe it's been confirmed that he's not eligible for Canada.
  47. 1 point
    _Vic_

    Tournoi de France: 4-10 March 2020

    I guess it depends on your definition of top tier opposition. Eight Dutch changes from their Brazil opener, and van de Donk out injured after 30. No Miedema, no Martens, etc. Netherlands B, playing with 10 the second half.
  48. 1 point
    Ams1984

    York9 - Season Thread 2020

    I hope she is successful. We need more fans (men, women, everybody!). The only issue I take with it is the use of political buzz words in their blurb. Specifically “inclusive” and “identify as”. I’ve got no problem with a group being called ‘dames of York 9’. It’s name and logo are enough to convey its purpose. They could’ve said something like ‘I was often the only woman in the ultras section, so I wanted to create a group to attract more women to the stands’. My reaction would’ve then been entirely positive. But the inclusion of political new-speak sends a very political message. There is no need for it unless your purpose is political.
  49. 1 point
    SpursFlu

    CPL new teams speculation

    I'm grateful for for everyone who has invested time money effort to make things happen. But I think the gold medal goes to Pacific and Halifax. They really made things happen from complete scratch. That's what happens when politics and bs gets pushed aside and everyone starts pulling in the same direction
  50. 1 point
    Macksam

    York9 - Season Thread 2020

    Hopefully it does not get to that point.
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