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  1. I just saw on TV and some Southsiders told me thst it was a slightly bigger Mexican contingent. El Savadoreans are just as passionate for WCQ matches. I recall when the US played them, almost the entire stadium was El Salvadorean. Since we last played El Salvador in an Ocho type setting the population of Central Americans in rhe Lower Mainland has tripled, hence why I believe alot of El Salvadoreans here will not support Canada at BC Place. But the number of Canadian fans has increased significantly too. Should be a fun match anyways Edit: if we want more Canadian support than Central Americans, do what the US does and play then in Columbus or in Canada’s place Winnipeg or Moncton, some very pro-Canadian place.
  2. Yeah I just checked FIFA. The African Nations Cup was originally scheduled for late June / July 2021 but got pushed to Jan - Feb 2022. There goes that friendlies date. Its looking like no FIFA matched till September like u said, and by then WCQ will begin. Odd that Canada qualified anf can’t schuedule friendlies. Still think they should try new things and mix it up in the Gold Cup
  3. I got my list from wikipedia showing all the international match calendars left from here to September. The next big match calendar is early July / August when the African Nations Cup, Asian Cup I believe start. Those are considered international dates to book friendlies too by FIFA by othet nations before WCQ begins in CONCACAF.
  4. If Canada plays El Salvador or Mexico in BC Place, expect the the same like in 2017 WCQ where 65% or 60% were Mexican fans while the entire Southside was all Canadian with Southsiders and Voyageurs there, making noise/. Same with El Salvador. There’s probably at least 20K salvadoreans immigrants in the Lower Mainland plus a huge contingent in Seattle and LA. Once the borders open up, I expect a caravan of cars to come up here to watch them play against Canada and make Canadians feel like a minority. The US has gotten used to be a minority at some of there stadiums and I expect the CDN team to feel like that too.
  5. I’m on the opposite fence than most of you. Since Canada rarely plays friendlies ever, we need the Gold Cup as our friendlies calendar to adjust, tweak and adjust lineups, formations, etc. From here to September there are 10 fifa calendar matches left where our opponents can book up to 2-3 friendlies before WCQ and if we go cold against Honduras in our 1st match, we’ll be down a game. Now is the time for the CSA to step up for friendlies or else, we’ll pay the price, so until then, use the Gold Cup with new maybe 4-5 starters and the rest MLS backup players to get experience. We need at least a strong And ready B team in case our starters get hurt or injured in the Ocho.
  6. Herdman has done jack and we’ve done the expected by beating the Carribbean minnows. If you wanna still pump Herdman’s tires go ahead. He hasn’f done the unexpected. All that matters is a Top 5 finish in the Ocho or better. We don’t qualify to the World Cup and I hope Herdman resigns because Stephen Hart would’ve got us to Ocho if he didn’t need to face Honduras or Mexico in fhe pre-hex. You can open this thread up after the Ocho end or if Canada gets knocked out early.
  7. Every home game is a must win at this stage. If Canada ties at home, then you can slowly start kissing away a berth. So the firsr 2 berths are most likely US and Mexico, the 3rd and 4th berth will be a dogfight.
  8. So the Octagon is set. Barring a castastrophe epic proportions, Canada are theough to the Ocho so we have -Mexico -USA - Honduras - Costa Rica - Jamaica - El Salvador - Panama - Canada Now I can’t wait to see if the boys become men, or fall into Honduras and El Salvador antics and lose there cool. If we don’t make a Top 5 finish, time to move on from Herdman.
  9. I heard Marcelo Bielsa was a total prick as a natioanl team coach with some players during his time. He was too authoritstive, disciplinary, strict (Remind you of anyone) but he got results on the field the FA kept sticking with him. Coaches aren’t here to be your buddies or make your feel goodc they’re here to get results and qualify to the World Cup by whatever means. Just remember that Canada’s 2000 team and player selection was in worst shape than what Herdman had. We had Carlo Corazzon in Serie C, Brennan and Fendwick?? In the lower SPL teams, Jason DeVos at Dundee United and Tony Menezes in the Brasilian 2nd Div and Marty Nash a USL player. The only “star” player on that 2000 team was Craig Forrest playing in the EPL. Compared that team to nowadays, where we have more players playing in top teams in Europe and MLS, we have made great strides and Herdman was given the keys to a Corvette (He can’t fuck this up) while Holger was making due with a Ford Taurus. Holger got more outta his players than Herdman did and won the Gold Cup with a counter style that suited Canada at that time. Nowadays we do play more offensive, but get caught defensively more too. I believe playing a counter attack style would suit Canada better long term than trying to be fancy with footwork. Its not in Canada’s DNA to be technical, dribbling and take on a player one vs one yet.
  10. Herdman over Holger?? Now I heard everything on here. I was biting my tongue on posting here again, as I couldn’t believe people praising Herdman as if he’s won the Gold Cup for beating Haiti, Suriname, etc teams we should beat. Just remember that the 5 Ocho members didn’t have to play a semi-final round like the last 3-4 WCQ cycles or else we would’ve been knocked out by now. All its done is make it an easier path for us to make the Ocho thanks to Mont Vic. If Herdman doesn’t win a Gold Cup or make a strong standing in thr Ocho, he should be let go or resign, but since this is Canada, where the CSA is cash strapped and rewards mediocrity, he’ll helm the 2026 WCQ campaign. Sadly that’s our reality that we can’t hire any decent quality coach here.
  11. I think there should be a vote on that. I’d be willing to shell $20-40 / person to make the Voyageurs a paid non-profit association, and have an elected board (eg treasurer, president, vice-president, media guy, etc)
  12. Well I think in this day and age of social media, the Voyageurs as a group could reinvent themselve or splinter from this site as just like the Southsiders, the group broke up into 3 Supporter groups now as people had different ideas of how to support the team that didn’t mesh well as a whole, and all groups get along. I believe the Voyageurs should be there own group and form a charter of how to join, fees, board of directors, etc using twitter, facebook, etc and from there Elect a council that looks after marketing rights, merchandise, CMNT tickets, etc and at the end of year hold an online election and re-elect a new board (with new or current members). Just think Ed that as the group has gotten bigger, the original goals got lost, etc.
  13. I’m lost on the intent of the Voyageurs, but wasn’t it created to be like the US Sam’s Army and provide fans to the CMNT as before the Voyageurs Group was created the CMNT was always playing home games like it was an away game?? Also what happened to Reza?? He was rhe founder of the “Voyageurs” as a small rag tag group that supported the CMNT on that old forum?? Than I remember Jarrek took over and now its been passes to someone else?? I think in this day and age the original V’s forum should never been broken up to this site. What should happened though is like Sam’s Army and the Southsiders, should’ve started having paid members join the group and with all those member fee’s provide support to the Men’s and Women’s games. I think that should be the start of the Voyageurs Group, heck we donated money to the V-cup as a group and shoulf start forming a board to see the best interests of the group, if the Voyageurs are big enough.
  14. Just checked and they will be playing at Cuscatlan in San Salvador. With playing at home, Refs showing home favouritism and beating them at home. Don’t like those odds. According to the spanish commentator El Salvador is undefeated at home. edit: El Salvador is maybe 1 quality striker and a #10 away from challenging Mexico and USA. They actually remind me of Peru in the 1990’s. Play very technical but lack quality players. They showed flashes of brilliance and obviously breakdowns too. If El Salvador is not 3rd than 4th for sure. The El Salvadorean commentators were saying that Pinto, the CR coach that took them to the quarters was approached by El Salvador. Seems this coach will be sacked soon.
  15. Always Canada relying on other results, nothing changes. El Salvador got lucky on that goal, but the football gods would rather El Salvador be in the Hex than us. TBH, If El Salvador ever get a quality striker they should be 3rd best in CONCACAF. They missed so many chances in the 1st half. And the way they protect the ball and make good passes, which Canada would incorporate more of that style in our game.
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