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  1. If I remember correctly, when qualifying for the 1994 World Cup, we had a German ref for one game against Mexico. He did a great job, but then a CONCACRAP linesman blew an offiside call and we lost 2 - 1. Then we had to go to the intercontinental playoff and lost to Australia.
  2. Thank you. They'll need it after a nightmare against Oman in their first match in this round. However, more importantly, Allez les Rouges!
  3. Once again (sorry, I've responded to two other people already about this, because I guess my point wasn't clear the first time) I understand supporting the country of ones birth or citizenship. I do the same thing. What I am talking about is people who don't give a toss at all about Canada, even if they live there. There are, as I'm sure you're aware, people who were born in Canada, but still support other countries and wouldn't go to support Canada if they were given a free ticket.
  4. ↑ As I said above, I live abroad, and I will always support Canada first, but I will also support Japan. The person that I mentioned at Swangard, and many others, supported everyone we played, but would never support Canada. I don't know of any Canadians who would live abroad and support every team that comes along, except for the country where he/she lives.
  5. Maybe you misunderstood, or I didn't make myself clear. As I said, that guy came and supported anyone we were playing, meaning he was supporting El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, etc. I never saw him supporting Canada at all. (He stood out, because he was very obnoxious, standing up and taunting us at odd points in matches, and he had gold teeth.) I live in Japan, and I will always support Canada, but I also support Japan, as long as they're not playing Canada.
  6. Thank you for posting this. I have a couple of thoughts: While watching this, I noticed that I wouldn't recognise Atiba's voice. Have I never seen him interviewed before? If he played hockey instead for 57 years (or however long it's been) for Canada, or had 80-something caps for any other country, he'd be a household name. He deserves better than this. Herdman said the team was booed as they got off the bus? Why aren't Canada supporters there to greet them as they got off the bus instead? I know there's a great atmosphere amongst the players, but I can't imagine how discouraging that must have been. Then, to think that for all the work they put in for our country, these guys are treated like a busload of Jesuses compared to our rugby team.
  7. Jebus. Sometimes I just want to unscrew people's heads and poke around and try to find which wire's come loose.
  8. I remember seeing one particularly annoying person showing up at Swangard in a blue and white shirt, supporting anyone we were playing, and I'm sure he wasn't the only one. I don't understand how anyone can cheer against the country where they live, that's giving them a job, a house, an education for their kids, and usually a better life.
  9. I would like to see a replay of that. From what I remember, he got up and hit the corner flag, which was behind him. I thought at the time that it just happened to hit the ES player, who then did the "there's a sniper on the roof" routine.
  10. I'll never forget Peschisolido waiting for a play to restart, standing between two giant Panamanian defenders. One of the Panamanians very obviously elbowed Pesch in the face purposely, and Pesch ended up getting sent off. The poor Panamanian got a boo boo on his elbow. Nothing's changed in CONCACRAP in the last 30 years.
  11. This crap's been going on for decades, and nothing's ever been done, nor do I think it ever will be. Surely there've been people at CONCACRAP HQ who've watched Canada play against the blue & white trifecta with *extremely imaginative crests over the years. I'd say go over their heads directly to FIFA, but they don't give a toss about Canada either. *I'll give Guatemala a bit of a pass on the crest. At least the've got a couple of spring onions and a blueberry or something. An odd combination, but better than "H".
  12. You go running in nothing but a towel? Hold on tight. I wonder if that's how De Grasse ended up with that running style where only one arm moves.
  13. "We're sorry. This content is only available for viewing in Canada." Oh well However, just below that, I see they've decided Phonzie's not playing in El Salvador. I never thought I'd see the day when we have a truly world class player get injured and it's not going to completely kill any chance of us getting an away result in CONCACRAP. Actually, I never thought I'd see the day when we have a truly world class player...or two...or three...
  14. That was my first thought when I read that. "People love (it) when it fits there narrative." His spelling isn't helping anything either.
  15. I agree with you completely. We could use just a bit more swagger with things other than hockey, especially outside the world of sport, but we don't want to overdo it (not that we ever could or would).
  16. I disagree. That's just typical of US athletes, and their coaches wouldn't see anything wrong with it. It's engrained in their culture and beaten into their squishy little heads when they're in school that the US is the best at everything, and there's no such thing as arrogance.
  17. That's what I was stuck with as well. At least it's better than absolutely zero highlights of the rugby team's wc qualifier win against the US, since it wasn't even on TV apparently.
  18. As for what you said, you're absolutely right, and for what I quoted in bold type, let's hope so.
  19. I've always avoided conflict and I am pretty sure I've never sworn on this forum, but for this Aaronson character, I've decided to make an exception: Go fuck yourself, you chinless weasel. Your assessment of how Canada played is more of a description of your effort in this interview, ya twat. I'm sure there's a bag of piss with your name on it waiting for you in Honduras. Thank you for allowing me this indulgence, and I'll go back to being my usual dignified self now.
  20. Excellent. That's a good sign. Bums in seats is one thing, but getting people dedicated enough to buy the shirt, etc. means people who want to return. It sure looked that way in Ottawa as well, from what I could see.
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