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  1. If you listen to Jonathan Hammond's interview with Langwa (highly recommended), Langwa describes John as captain material without saying it, however, I think it will be Williams.
  2. I'm thinking Perea, Iida Garcia, Simmons, Ouattara, Guti Langwa, Schaale, Hocine, Sukunda Williams It's harder than you think to get 6 Canadians in the squad with Williams starting. I'm also unsure about the rule for USport Players being considered Canadian for a portion of time. If anyone can explain that one it would be helpful. With Simmons being #8 I seem him as a lock at CM. With Iida being #9 he must be a starter but will be interchanged with Lamy. With Guti being #7 he will probably attack from the wings rather than centrally
  3. https://globalnews.ca/video/5132571/hfx-wanderers-fc-reveal-home-and-away-kits-for-inaugural-season Home opener is sold out
  4. Found a glitch in the matrix. If you try to order a jersey with a player's name they have the entire roster including the new signings from today with the associated jersey number. https://shop.canpl.ca/halifax-wanderers-macron-authentic-home-cpl-soccer-jersey.html A player listed on the jersey site that has not been officially signed - Tomasz Skublak - Forward - USF NCAA. Too add to our list of nicknames - Skoobie https://www.topdrawersoccer.com/college-soccer/college-player-profile/tomasz-skublak/cpid-117515 http://www.usforacle.com/news/view.php/1034389/Skublak-ready-t
  5. Didn't know that http://www.ottawacitizen.com/sports/Lansdowne+four/3088378/story.html
  6. Love the home kit. The away kit is warming up to me too. Great start and a good template to build off of each year.
  7. Totally agree on all points - JamboAI
  8. I think it's simple and it revolves around money. I'm assuming the decision was made by the Board of Directors. Entering the CPL would have been 3 leagues in less than a decade and a franchise fee for each league. Example: USL Championship - The USL, as of 2016, had an initial franchise fee of $3 million. https://www.soctakes.com/2017/10/31/usl-franchise-agreement/ Let's say NASL was $2 Million Let's say CPl is $1 Million Total $6 Million + for the right to kick a soccer ball Assume the decision had to be made by the Fall of 2018 to switch league
  9. https://canpl.ca/video/martin-nash-jordan-santiago-join-cavalry-fc-coaching-staff Jordan Santiago is part of the Cavalry coaching staff.
  10. Interview with Zoom Langwa with Jonathan Hammond (Trialist turned Podcaster) https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-kuxei-ac448c#.XJzyc2kzI1Q.twitter Amazing insight!
  11. https://www.tsn.ca/soccer/video/laryea-knows-it-will-be-something-special-to-play-for-hometown-team~1645637
  12. I found this interesting and CMNT implications: “We’ve added Richie (Laryea), which is really nice. We’re developing him as a right back and he’s been fantastic in that learning process." https://torontosun.com/sports/soccer/mls/toronto-fc/tfc-gm-ali-curtis-has-south-america-on-his-radar-in-the-search-for-more-depth
  13. A few players I don't recognize in the video. Hopefully someone can interview a trialist at media day. Global Halifax‏Verified account @globalhalifax https://globalnews.ca/video/5075343/kick-it-out-paul-checks-out-hfx-wanderers-fc-training-camp HFX Wanderers FC‏ @HfxWanderersFC 2m2 minutes ago 20 minutes until it’s autograph and media time here @SoccerNS #MeetTheWanderers
  14. By way of example Jack McInerney: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_McInerney Now on trial with Montreal.
  15. Yes, they are doing "okay". I want them to excel. That's my point.
  16. I think their communications department is in its infancy. You can see it in these type of errors: https://hfxwanderersfc.canpl.ca/roster Check out the roster pictures. At the very end Andre Bona is listed. Has anyone seen a statement that he's been signed? His picture is on the roster but he is not on the list of the roster below.
  17. Exactly. We're rare birds that scour the internet looking for crumbs of information on the team. We're not most people. Most people don't even know the league exists. Not advertising yourself to a wider audience is shortsighted. It could be a massive missed opportunity if a team in Quebec starts up next year and New Brunswick fans gravitate towards that team because they aren't engaged with a Halifax club.
  18. Article from last year when he scored against Ottawa: https://www.thestar.com/sports/tfc/2018/07/30/tfcs-ayo-akinola-has-tough-choice-on-international-future.html Akinola moved north of the border when he was one “I’m like ‘I’ve been here my whole life,’ ” he said with a smile.
  19. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/cbc-nova-scotia-news-march-18-2019-1.5061834?cmp=rss 14:45 CBC did a short piece on the team. I'm really disappointed with the club's lack of training videos and player interviews. I understand they are focused on selling season tickets but it is week 3 of training camp for christ sakes. Valour and Forge have multiple videos per day. Couple of things from the segment: - Ibra Sanoh was interviewed as a spectator. - They mention Christian Oxner having to compete with international players on this team from countries as far as Japa
  20. “Calum Ferguson a different option for us as a centre forward with only Tyler (Attardo) here now and no Stephen (Hoyle, who arrives in a few weeks),” explained Gale. “He’s got terrific movement, a little explosive power. Stephen Hart (of the Halifax Wanderers) had offered to have a look at him as well as we wanted to make sure he had a couple of options with the expense of the trip across. It turns out Steve is looking at more of a winger and we’re still looking at an attacking piece. He’s come on to us to see how he fits in with the culture and the lads.” https://valourfc.canpl.ca/articl
  21. https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/in-depth/canadian-premier-league-wanderers-start-to-take-shape-290886/ HALIFAX, N.S. — There may still be snow on the ground but training has already started for Halifax’s new professional soccer team. HFX Wanderers FC opened its inaugural selection camp earlier this week at the Soccer Nova Scotia indoor facility, with a group of 33 players in town trying to make the team. Of those, 18 are already signed and the other 15 came on a tryout basis. After two days, head coach Stephen Hart cut the overall number down to 22, with Paul Craig
  22. Any word on forwards on trial or rumors of other canadian strikers they are waiting on?
  23. I can't tell when Derek Martin started to follow Hume but it is his most recent follow. Again, speculation. Schaale and Hocine will be key to the back line IMO. Both 6'3" and 6'5" respectively, with a 6'4" goalkeeper we should be difficult to score on on set pieces.....at least theoretically. I'm really excited to see Simmons, Langwa, Perea, Guti and Lamy. I'm also anxious to see the completed rosters of other clubs. I feel like there will be marquee names added in April to the CFL backed clubs. It's hard to gauge how well we rank in comparison.
  24. Interesting twitter speculation...Derek Martin is following Ian Hume on twitter. I think he is or will soon be out of contract with his Indian Club
  25. I can't tell if I'm being too picky because this is my CPL team but.... they are significantly lacking in marketing polish behind Victoria, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Hamilton. We've seen local media and interviews with players daily. If you're out of market (Halifax) and trying to chose a team, access to team updates with prove crucial to grow the brand and its reach. Having been born and raised there its not a choice for me but to some it might be. It will be interesting to see if the marketing increases post USports Final 8 Bastkeball Tournament
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