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Gordon

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  1. Yeah, that’s why I mentioned it. Don’t think we should give a second time. Been there done that...start with the next guy on the list.
  2. Radz was already given a voyageurs plaque upon his retirement. No suggestions on a name.
  3. This morning, Ian Wright and Robbie Fowler were both of the opinion that the Jagielka red was harsh. Personally, I like red for those sorts of fouls, but I’m not sure it is as clear cut as some are making it out to be.
  4. Dwayne (Winnipeg Fury) was definitely a key player, and certainly the person I would point to for these sorts of interviews, but as he explains in the article, the ‘creator’ was the voyageurs. IIRC, and I may be mistaken in my dotage, there was a small organizing committee of which Fury was a member. He did do all the leg work associated with acquiring the trophy and case (and took all of the heat for the choice from some) and was heavily involved post creation so I don’t want to undersell at all his contributions - they were massive - but it overstates to say he was the creator. If you’re lurking Dwayne, please correct anything I’ve misstated!
  5. Title is wrong but a good read nonetheless: http://canpl.ca/video/voyageurs-cup-creator-delighted-with-addition-of-cpl-clubs-to-canadian-championship
  6. We play in CONCACAF, I have dreams - fantasies even - of Canadian players selling dives and injuries up one, late at Saprissa with Costa Rican (or any nation) seething at the injustice. Welcome to our world Bitches!!!
  7. Don’t think it is a troll nor malicious but do agree with UT that it is a breach of etiquette to transfer his post without consent. There is context lost - although I often think folks forget everything 2 minutes after they read it - when things are plucked from a thread and I think it is important to respect that even if you think no harm is being done.
  8. Wow! Mixed feelings, but Bayern is pretty much as big as it gets. That is massively impressive. And as a young still developing player, Germany>England. I’d expect a few years of loans if it goes through, but still...Bayern. It turned out well for the last Canadian to sign with them (other than the whole England thing) and Germany generally has been good spot for Canadians.
  9. While it is almost certainly a ******** tweet, Huddersfield would be a significant step up on the Whitecaps and David Wagner is to Carl Robinson as a Ferrari is to a Skoda. If Davis is to make the roster of a massive team, he’ll almost certainly need a stepping stone club (not many teens get minutes for the biggest teams - even exceptional ones) to get there.
  10. All SGs? I thought it was pretty clear which specific SG was the guilty party? Am I missing something out here is Saskabush?
  11. https://www.westlawnextcanada.com/blog/insider/ced-an-overview-of-the-law-sports-25/ I’m no expert, and I think this might be a few years old, but the section exempting pro sport from certain provisions of the competition act may be the window they are using. Of course the issue of unreasonable may also apply, especially if no initial contract is reached. I’d like to think they would have consulted with a law firm and for the most part the owners have the type of background and experience that makes me think they would. My apologies for the amount of gobbledygook the link contains.
  12. The import/domestic ratio in the cfl serves to limit skill players primarily. The problem is that if you have a Canadian CB/RB/WR who is cfl quality, you really need to have three. Injury, form, or family emergency can affect availability to start, the first two the need for substitution. A Clever team with a flexible roster can maybe mitigate the issues with starting lineup but it is much more difficult to use two substitutions. This rule has potential to limit Canadian starters in attacking positions IMHO.
  13. Serious reply: invest in coaching. Eg If anticipating a savings of $8millions, then one million per year, hire - say - 16 young coaches from established nations on 6 month summer contracts to conduct coaching education with Canadian coaches and training with youth players at all levels. Base them regionally. Do this for the 8 years until 2026. Pay $50,000 each and use leftover $ to support travel & program costs. ***The above is just a spitball example of a program, not a specific proposal***
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