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    Winnipeg Fury got a reaction from ThatOlCeePee in CSL (any and all info/memories)   
    There's a Facebook page called CSL Memories, for those that are interested.
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    Winnipeg Fury reacted to downtownordinary in CPL Playing During the Coronavirus/Covid19 Pandemic   
    Since a neutral location for the start of the season is a television product Van Isle and Winnipeg have to be the front runners.  The track at the Moncton Stadium would really hurt the TV product.  
    Has the lighting been improved at Westhills? If not then Winnipeg is the clear front runner in my mind.
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    Winnipeg Fury reacted to Bison44 in CPL Playing During the Coronavirus/Covid19 Pandemic   
    Secret drafts, single entities, constant negativity about crowd sizes, the "i was right about everything and the group think was wrong" comments.....it must be time for the trolls to come out for the start of a new season.  
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    Winnipeg Fury reacted to Bison44 in CPL Playing During the Coronavirus/Covid19 Pandemic   
    Attardo was sold as well, and to be fair Rollins said earned their salary.  And no matter what Mr. droppings said, selling a guy who rarely saw the field and recouping enough cash to pay 20% of the yearly salary isnt bad business.  For a league that is operating at a couple million, getting a 100 or 200g from transfer goes a long way.  And 4/7 clubs selling a player after year 1 isnt too bad, especially players that were picked up through the scoffed at open trials.  
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    Winnipeg Fury reacted to Macksam in CPL new teams speculation   
    It's a nice design but I don't think it would be utilized for anything sub 15,000 seats over here. It would be a great strategy for York 9 though when the club gets more established, especially if they are considering building a little further up the region. The condo aspect gives the club a base of potential supporters as well.
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    Winnipeg Fury reacted to nolando in Carlo Corazzin   
    14 year to thread bump! (This is another one of those threads that's a who's who of legendary posters)
    Speaking of legends, here's a great audio interview from quite recently with Carlo himself.
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    Winnipeg Fury reacted to SoccMan in Liam Millar   
    As much as I think Liam has potential to be a decent pro and maybe even a very very good pro, it’s not like he was a stand out on any of the teams he was loaned to. Therefore, I just don’t see him sticking with Liverpool. He was loaned to levels way below the EPL standards and didn’t really stand out. Maybe a move to Belgians top league would be a great fit to just see at what level he is really at at the moment . Saying all that look the guy is still young and has shown potential and in the end I think will be a starter and a main part of the national team for many years to come.
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    Winnipeg Fury reacted to SthMelbRed in Liam Millar   
    As much as I hate to say it, I can't see Liam making it as a Liverpool regular. Never mind all of the current senior squad that are firmly in front of him, he's also competing against Rhian Brewster, Harry Wilson, Ben Woodburn, Curtis Jones, and Harvey Elliot for positions, all of whom are his age or younger, and higher-rated prospects. That doesn't even include a couple of other academy prospects that are likely higher on the chart than Liam. Liam needs to be absorbing everything he can from training under world-class coaches and with world-class players and be ready for an opportunity to jump to an ambitious Championship team where he'll have a more realistic shot at first-team games. 
    For the record, I think that, other than Elliot and Jones, who are both going to be absolute belters, all of the other prospects on the above list are also going to have to leave Liverpool to further their careers within the next 12-18 months, even with players like Shaqiri and Lallana moving on.
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    Winnipeg Fury reacted to Obinna in Liam Millar   
    I would love for Millar to make a break through at Liverpool, but it is hard kinda hard to imagine right now. However, he is making steps in the right direction and keeping himself in the mix when it comes to the most likely prospects to graduate as a full-time first team player.
    It wasn't that long ago that Trent Alexander-Arnold took that path. Sometimes players just need a chance. 
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    Winnipeg Fury reacted to El Diego in Liam Millar   
    Of course there are great coaches, but we are still lagging behind by quite a bit. It's a lot better now than it was when I first started playing ~20 years ago, but there are other issues now. I have a lot of sympathy for many coaches -- it was (is?) not uncommon for a coach to be a parent who stepped up and volunteered because there was no one else, and there would be no team without them.
    At the top levels, however, there is no excuse.
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    Winnipeg Fury reacted to TGAA_Star in CPL new teams speculation   
    That would be f****** awesome excuse my language but that just looks so great...definitely need more CanPL facilities especially in Mississauga, Brampton, etc
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    Winnipeg Fury reacted to Macksam in CPL General   
    Those are some decent numbers. Like Duane mentions, a sale here and there and it has the potential to go in the black. Not bad for a first year. I'm guessing Valour has one of the better, possibly even best, financials in the CPL but still, you can see the potential. 
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    Winnipeg Fury reacted to SpursFlu in CPL General   
    I think it's not a trickle of talent I think we'll see an explosion of Canadian talent. It might include women but Canada has the 6th most registered soccer players on the planet. I believe us to be a pretty athletic lot. So if you now finally mix in professional soccer I think we won't need much international talent to raise the level of play in CPL. I think we'll do it organically 
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    Winnipeg Fury reacted to Club Linesman in CPL General   
    CPL is to raise the level of Canadian soccer, not other countries.  Strict limit on foreign players to ensure only skilled players are signed from abroad and eventually increase the Canadian content as development permits.
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    Winnipeg Fury reacted to Cheeta in CPL Playing During the Coronavirus/Covid19 Pandemic   
    Man, unless they've come up with an alternative for the 2019 setup at Westhills no bloody way they're talking about using that location as a venue.  It was brutal on television.  Kinda neat stadium sure, but camera angles and the glare off the plastic are isssues that Pacific needed to be addressed coming into 2020.  And I mean Priority #1.   
    With empty stands they must have more setup options for the cameras so maybe there is an alternative to offer that's acceptable but if I was the one making the decision I'd sure like to see some trials from those alternatives 1st.  
    Unless there's another venue on Van Isle they're considering?  Don't know.      
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    Winnipeg Fury reacted to Big_M in Valour FC Season Thread 2020 2.0   
    Bombers report profit for 2019, brace for 2020
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    Winnipeg Fury reacted to MtlMario in CPL Playing During the Coronavirus/Covid19 Pandemic   
    No way any government (party) wants to be responsible for CFL folding. I think both CFL and CPL will get some money. P.S. with about 350 billion $'s given out, a few more million won't make much of a difference. And besides the leagues also generate thousand of jobs and tax revenue that would be lost if these leagues fold.
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    Winnipeg Fury reacted to ironcub14 in York9 - Season Thread 2020   
    With respect to Estevez, all anybody here in this thread has to do is look at Stouffvillain's proposed depth chart for Y9's 2020 season to see how much the Y9 fans generally rate Estevez. Something like the 6th choice in the front 3 going in.
    You'd think that it'd have to be like a top 10 player in the league that may get a shot in the Dutch D1. I think most Y9 fans would be hard-pressed to put Estevez in their top 10 for Y9 last season. I liked him as an option off the bench that did well in his minutes with his dribbling and shooting, but I thought he was quite raw tactically and decision-making. At least that is an aspect that can most definitely be coached.
    A friend did note that ADO Den Haag is owned by a Chinese company, and for sure, owners will be friendly for sure, similar to Wu Lei at Espanyol for example, which is all cool, more opportunities for more players. I think a lot of Y9 and CPL players will take positives from this move, thinking, if Estevez can make a big move like this, they can too for sure, which is the long-term goal for most of the CPL players.
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    Winnipeg Fury reacted to Stouffvillain in York9 - Season Thread 2020   
    I think the CPL is going to be a diamond in the rough for some of those smaller European leagues/clubs.  Clubs can get players of a decent caliber that has shown what they can do in a professional environment that is hungry to achieve more at a nominal fee.  The current operating cost of the CPL will mean that clubs will be taking those kinds of fees all day.  
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    Winnipeg Fury reacted to grande in CPL General   
    Wow, looks like it's Emilio Estevez to ADO Den Haag (Netherlands).
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    Winnipeg Fury reacted to Ansem in CPL General   
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    Winnipeg Fury reacted to Trois Reds in CPL General   
    Am I the only person in Canada who was NOT surprised about how good the level was on the pitch?  Sometimes I feel like it.  I've seen some impressive talent from my years spent living in the GTA, and was pretty surprised at the time by how good some of the players were when I visited Calgary and watched the local men's league in 2016.  Maybe having watched the Australian league for the last ten years gave me a comparison, but I knew we had the talent to start at least on their level.  My biggest on-field concern when CPL started was the coaching, and I'm not really worried about that any more.
    Hearing all the pundits and Canadian soccer personalities who mentioned how surprised they were at the level of play makes me think a lot of them weren't watching anything outside of MLS/USL/Big 5 Euro leagues.  Heck,  go to a college/university game and you can see it.
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    Winnipeg Fury reacted to TGAA_Star in CPL General   
    A top division club in Europe...let's see there's clubs in England, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Netherlands, Portugal
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    Winnipeg Fury reacted to MtlMario in Montreal Area CPL Team   
    C. Robillard is a 5 min. drive from my house. Been to all Supra & Impact games there as a double S/T holder but I believe that Laval would be the very best option for new team. Putting a team on Mtl island would make it look like the little brother, so to speak, to the Impact. Laval (400K) would make it a more direct (separate) competitor in my opinion. In any case I'm in again as a double S/T holder.
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    Winnipeg Fury reacted to TGAA_Star in CPL General   
    But people well pundits are mostly surprised but mainly because they didn't expect Canadian soccer to come this far especially to the point of CanPL even being what it has become but just the level of play in that league
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