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  1. Please type comments below that have absolutely nothing to do with the original point of this thread:
  2. I don't blame you for thinking Swangard would be ideal. It certainly appears that way, sitting between two stations (about a five-minute walk), nice view of the mountains and trees, and a great location far enough away from BC Place Toilet, but just across the street from Vancouver in the city of Burnaby. However, it has one down side, which is the City of Burnaby. They won't let anyone touch that track, and they're not very footie-friendly. When there used to be World Cup Qualifiers there, Canada couldn't practise the there because the away team (rightfully so) would demand the opportunity to have a run out on the pitch, and the knuckle-scrapers at Burnaby City Hall would say, "That's enough. You can have a match and someone can run on it for an hour or so. Otherwise, get lost." The PNE, where Empire Field was, was another great location. That temporary stadium was almost as nice as the original Empire Stadium, and with a much better pitch. The turf at Empire Stadium was 500 area rugs from Ikea of various shades of green, stapled together. I digress. You're right, that was another excellent location, other than public transport. Since tearing down the stadium, the PNE (similar to Toronto's CNE, I presume) has done a bunch of very careful landscaping and other crap to make the area look as if someone's done some very careful landscaping. You know, an obviously placed shrubbery here and there, and some fakey-looking bridge that doesn't really go over anything except the level ground underneath it. Nice job, if you like that sort of thing. I think they left one fake turf field, with no room for any stands.
  3. I'd read there'd been a brief tempest, but I hope it's blown over now.
  4. I imagine it's pretty easy for a York supporter to forget about Forge.
  5. It was already bad enough having 66% of all Canadian MLS teams having the same sponsor.
  6. Ah, is Magna the parts supplier that Belinda Stronach owns? Geez, I went blank on Unico as well (pasta sauce?). Sorry, and thank you. And to think I'll be even older and less with it tomorrow!
  7. May I ask why? Other than Toyota, I've never heard of any of them.
  8. As mentioned and pictured on page 2 of this thread?
  9. I'm going to start a coronavirus thread in the Off Topic thingy so I don't end up hijacking this thread. I'll give more details about the effects on daily life, the economy, sport, etc. for anyone interested in what could be headed Canada's way if this bloody thing doesn't piss off soon.
  10. In Japan, store shelves are starting to get thin. J League matches are cancelled until further notice. Almost all business trips have been cancelled. Schools from K to 12 are closed until April. The Olympics are likely to be cancelled. I can't imagine what it's like in Korea now either, but I believe it's much worse there.
  11. Not being from San Luis, I don't think I can comment on whether the people there can 'relate to' that crest or not. I also don''t see how it's a mess.
  12. Absolutely. Stay safe. The Olympics themselves probably aren't going to be happening.
  13. Technology and I are not on very good terms. I meant to quote you when I responded so you 'd know I'd replied, but unsurprisingly, it didn't quite work out that way. (Please see above post.)
  14. I've seen it before. What about it specifically is atrocious? As we've seen in this thread, we all have very different opinions.
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