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    PaulV reacted to ShaneC06 in The Importance of Alphonso Davies   
    Some of these comments on this thread saying "Alphonse got robbed" and "nobody respects soccer on Canada" is pathetic. 
    1) Davies was just named the winner of the Lou Marsh. He has to share it, but he still gets a trophy and the recognition. He wasn't disrespected, he won it. 
     
    2) Laurent Duvernay-Tardif was also well deserving of the award. Did he have an incredible season like Davies? He had a good one, he won a Super Bowl, but nothing like Davies. But he still protected Patty Mahomes all year and gave up his years salary so he could help people in care homes in Montreal. One of the most dangerous places to be in this country at the moment. 
    3) "But Duvernay-Tardif only played three games this year" you know who else got nominated for this year's award? Christine Sinclair. Last I checked, Sinclair played in five international games this year and scored two goals. Yeah she broke the record, but it's not like there was any crazy storyline heading into it. 
     
    4) "Canada Soccer is disrespected" explain to me how soccer in this country is disrespected? Davies, Sinclair and Buchanan were just in the top five voting for the award. The last time that has happened was........ NEVER! 
    If it's anyone who disrespects Canadian soccer, it's Soccer Canada itself. Outside of maybe Toronto or Vancovuer, there is zero buzz about the national team. Zero. You want news? Go find it, because they won't give it to you. 

     
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    PaulV reacted to johnyb in The Importance of Alphonso Davies   
    He gave up more money than he will ever make in Sponsorships and Media appearances. Alphonso should have won but Laurent is a guy we should all be proud to call Canadian. 
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    PaulV reacted to Stryker911 in The Importance of Alphonso Davies   
    I know this is probably an unpopular opinion on this board, but I'm actually ok with this. Of course Davies had an unbelievable year and he had the most athletic achievements this year.
    However, the award is given to the top athlete in Canada. It doesn't necessarily need to be for athletic achievements. As great as a year Davies had, it can be argued that Tardif had a more spectacular year. The guy walked away from $8.5 million US contract and a legitimate super bowl opportunity to work in a long term care facility. I dont really follow football, but even I was proud of what he accomplished this year. Also its not like he was a practice squad player or a CFL running back. He was a starter and played every playoff game for the super bowl winning team.
    Again, Davies should have won and Tardif should get an Order of Canada or something but I'm good with this.
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    PaulV reacted to SkuseisLoose in The Importance of Alphonso Davies   
    Terry fox won it for his humanitarian actions through the Marathon of hope. It's not just for the best athletic performance.
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    PaulV got a reaction from CanSuffer in Possible CPL Salary Cap Discussion   
    https://cfldb.ca/faq/compensation/
    This indicates that the CFL pays Canadian dollars.
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    PaulV got a reaction from Kent in Possible CPL Salary Cap Discussion   
    https://cfldb.ca/faq/compensation/
    This indicates that the CFL pays Canadian dollars.
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    PaulV got a reaction from MtlMario in Possible CPL Salary Cap Discussion   
    https://cfldb.ca/faq/compensation/
    This indicates that the CFL pays Canadian dollars.
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    PaulV reacted to Kent in CPL General   
    Why would those competitions necessarily have to be 32 (or 24, whatever the Euro is) teams? There was a time when Olympic hockey was a single table round robin. Should it go back to that instead of the knockout competition it is now?
    If knockout tournaments (which is what playoffs are) are so inherently boring/stupid/sacrilegious/whatever negative word you think is appropriate, then why are the 3 most popular soccer competitions (the ones I mentioned above) all knockout competitions? Shouldn’t they be less popular than single table balanced schedule competitions? Apologies if the EPL is more popular than one of those by some measures, but even if it is my point remains.
    For me I like each of regular season and playoffs for different reasons. Regular season is about the long haul, the percentages. Playoffs is about winning the big game, best teams against best teams. Both are great accomplishments with different merits/downsides.
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    PaulV reacted to Chad_Impact in Montreal Impact offseason 2019-20   
    Six pages of Le Journal de Montreal dedicated to the upcoming CCL match. I love seeing this. 
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    PaulV got a reaction from yellowsweatygorilla in CPL new teams speculation   
    One reason why they might want to continue to expand is to create conferences or divisions. Travel has to be one of the big cost centres in the league and if they can increase the number of games that can be travelled to on a bus, and decrease the cross-country flights, that's going to go a long ways to cutting costs.
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    PaulV reacted to Ozzie_the_parrot in CPL new teams speculation   
    It also looks like the NHL, NBA, CFL and NFL, so don't think that's true. The reason North American leagues do this is that a single table is easy when you can drive from one end of a country to another in 3 or 4 hours as is the case in many European countries, but makes less sense if you have teams in cities stretched out over a distance comparable to Amsterdam to Tehran.
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    PaulV got a reaction from BuzzAndSting in CPL new teams speculation   
    One reason why they might want to continue to expand is to create conferences or divisions. Travel has to be one of the big cost centres in the league and if they can increase the number of games that can be travelled to on a bus, and decrease the cross-country flights, that's going to go a long ways to cutting costs.
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    PaulV got a reaction from Stanley in CPL new teams speculation   
    One reason why they might want to continue to expand is to create conferences or divisions. Travel has to be one of the big cost centres in the league and if they can increase the number of games that can be travelled to on a bus, and decrease the cross-country flights, that's going to go a long ways to cutting costs.
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    PaulV got a reaction from grande in Atlético Ottawa 2020 Season   
    Given that those are the colours of the Montreal Canadiens, I would hope no one would ever say that. It's the white and red stripes that make it a bit American-looking, then add the blue (rather than the traditional Ottawa black). Not really in love with it myself, but it will do.
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    PaulV reacted to Colliedor in Atlético Ottawa 2020 Season   
    I'm a graphic designer.... I literally make logos.
    You're overthinking this WAY too much or you just like to hear yourself talk, I can't tell anymore. You've forgotten this is a sports logo. It's there to market. It's supposed to advertise a team. Many people aren't going to know half the shit you just said. If the logo is reminding them of something else, the logo isn't done properly. This is exactly what they tell us to prevent when making a logo.
    When you have the colour schemes (famous red, white, and blue) mixed in with the same pattern (red and white stripes with a blue bar) It resembles too close to the American flag. Just look at this sub. It's living proof. Which means there's a lot of fault in the logo.
    People will like it, it's all opinions in the end. But it could've been sooo much more. To be honest, the empty white space bugs me more. I can't believe they did that lol.
    Anyway i'm going to end the conversation here. Gotten stale.
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    PaulV got a reaction from JamboAl in Atlético Ottawa 2020 Season   
    Given that those are the colours of the Montreal Canadiens, I would hope no one would ever say that. It's the white and red stripes that make it a bit American-looking, then add the blue (rather than the traditional Ottawa black). Not really in love with it myself, but it will do.
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    PaulV got a reaction from nfitz in CPL new teams speculation   
    Why would they step in here when they haven't stepped in elsewhere in the world where teams continue to play across boundaries because there is no comparable league in their own jurisdiction? The Fury situation is not really a good parallel. Are there any examples that might match with the Canadian MLS teams?
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    PaulV got a reaction from Rintaran in Ottawa CPL Club   
    No idea what the legalities are, but their former team in India changed their name once Atletico were out of the picture. I would imagine both sides might prefer this.
    Part and parcel of the risk when you name a team based upon a "brand", not much different than if the team was named "Ottawa Toyota FC" or something like that.
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    PaulV reacted to MtlMario in Ottawa CPL Club   
    That's the down side of this name. Imagine changing names after each ownership change.
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    PaulV got a reaction from MtlMario in Ottawa CPL Club   
    No idea what the legalities are, but their former team in India changed their name once Atletico were out of the picture. I would imagine both sides might prefer this.
    Part and parcel of the risk when you name a team based upon a "brand", not much different than if the team was named "Ottawa Toyota FC" or something like that.
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    PaulV reacted to RS in Ottawa CPL Club   
    I've said it before on this board, but it's really disheartening to see so many people rushing to devalue our Voyageurs Cup just because the CPL is now active.
    The Voyageurs Cup is our national championship. The Impact are holders of the Voyageurs Cup by virtue of winning the Canadian Championship. Full stop.
    I don't care how England does it. We aren't England. We're not even most of the rest of the world.
    In Canada, we have two leagues that are considered D1, with no crossover between the two except for the Canadian Championship. Therefore, neither league can claim that their team is the national champion. The true national champion is the Voyageurs Cup holder, since all the pro clubs in the country are eligible (and the semi-pro clubs from the two biggest provinces).
    Now let's get back to the topic at hand.
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    PaulV reacted to narduch in 2020 Voyageurs Cup Format   
    The tournament doesn't start until June 16. There is plenty of time to get Ottawa in. 
    I still like my idea the best. Have Ottawa take on Blainville in May. The winner faces HFX. 
    It's the simplest solution and keeps with the Regional flavour of this year's set up. 
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    PaulV reacted to Cblake in Ottawa CPL Club   
    Looks like a guy in black polo, would not read into anything regarding team colors in that video.
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    PaulV got a reaction from DrummingInMySleep in CPL new teams speculation   
    I guess it depends on what you would define as 'major league' as it could be a lot of different things. Jamaica has a team in the Round of 16 in the 2020 CCL, and I wouldn't define them as 'major'. I'd probably only define MLS and Mexico as major leagues, but if the CPL could get a team into the quarter finals of the CCL on a semi-regular basis then I'd say it would be a significant player in the region.
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    PaulV got a reaction from TFC2017 in CPL new teams speculation   
    I guess it depends on what you would define as 'major league' as it could be a lot of different things. Jamaica has a team in the Round of 16 in the 2020 CCL, and I wouldn't define them as 'major'. I'd probably only define MLS and Mexico as major leagues, but if the CPL could get a team into the quarter finals of the CCL on a semi-regular basis then I'd say it would be a significant player in the region.
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