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-Hammer- last won the day on December 14 2016

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  1. Just got email from the club, looks like CONCACAF League game is August 1st. Just thought I'd test the waters and ask, what do you think our chances are against GFC Antigua?
  2. Yes, and the reason why is fining is not an effective form of discipline in professional sports. It's a slap on the wrist. So what other methods of discipline are there? The only other I can think of is an automatic yellow at the start of the next match, but suddenly the purists will be up in arms. So let me qualify my remarks then. 1 and 3, player safety is involved which, frankly should carry even longer suspensions then diving should. Diving is 1 game, with cumulative suspensions for repeat behavior player safety is minimum 1 for reckless play, minimum 2 for intentional with additional games for repeat behavior and more tacked on depending on severity and if injury is caused. IE: 1 and 3 are more severe offenses and warrant potentially longer suspensions.
  3. Overhead? Are you kidding me? It's re-watching the game, looking at the replays, something that should already be a part of ref evaluation. It's a few hours of extra work at most. As far as the real game? What? How is players striking other players when the back is turned part of the game? How is diving part of the game, and should be rewarded? How is injuring people needlessly part of the game? Getting these items out of the game, should be everyone's priority and frankly, striking other players and clear dives are unambiguous, as is actually causing an injury.
  4. I disagree here. You already have only one ref. Stuff is going to get missed with one ref. You should always have a post-game review of the entire match, and the following items should always suffer suspensions. 1) Players that strike other players when the ref's back is turned 2) Clear dives where no contact is made and the intent is to draw a foul 3) Engaging in play that caused injury that was either intentional or incredibly reckless.
  5. You're right, but this is a rare time I'd like to see us stand on principal, set an example and showed the world "We started reviewing and punishing diving, and it cleaned it up and got it out of the game" and then maybe some other nations start doing the same.
  6. Yeah, there was a lot of diving by Cavalry as I saw it that the ref rewarded. Escalante should receive a game for how blatant his were. As far as the high boot, that should have been called, and the game ended there. As far as the card on the goalie, it should have been a yellow, but was a penalty kick, all day. Too many mistakes from the ref in my eyes, who should be made to sit out the rest of the V-Cup for his performance. Maybe I have my team colored glasses on, but that's how I saw it.
  7. I though Cavalry was rewarded far too much for diving that game. That was one of those games that should be reviewed after the fact and suspensions handed out (in particular of Escalante) for the practice.
  8. If I had to pick one, it would be hoops, because there is more history. For example the old Football Tigers and the infamous 60s-80s Tiger-Cats with the hoops on the sleeves. Additionally the old Hamilton Tigers hockey club had an affinity for hoops in their later years the same jersey that the Bulldogs of today have as their 3rd jersey. and of course the single white hoop of the Hamilton Steelers Generally the only time stripes have been used were the first Hamilton Tigers hockey team run. http://s19.photobucket.com/albums/b154/spyboy1/TSG Blog 3/?action=view&current=1920-21HamiltonTigersteam.jpg
  9. I think it was posted on the Battalion's twitter account at some point. I changed the chains to be grey in color so it would have some Grey. There was also a black and gold one which I may switch to.
  10. It's basic, but I'm not going to hold it against the team going basic the first year. It's already in my closet. Hope to see bumble bee hoops next year, or even better, if they did a Hamilton sport's tribute jersey. Like do a Bulldogs style one, one year. Do a Steelers style one another year. Do an old school 1800s Hamilton Tigers vertical stripes one year. Etc.
  11. Pros: Great selection of craft beer with seemingly no macro swill, good food selection (although I didn't get chance to pertake as I wanted to), and relatively easy to move around. Cons: No really indicators where your seats are upon entry, track between the pitch hampers the view, pitch is really small.
  12. So I hope Canada soccer learned that maybe if you are going to try to start a new chant/song maybe 1) Actually provide rhythm to said chant/song 2) Don't hand out the cards for said song after you've played it 3) Come up with something a bit better then you won't be 'stooped'. Anyways, good to see everyone who made it out, great to see Sinclair make one more step towards the record.
  13. Don't get me wrong, the atomosphere and meat pies are great, but when you get a merch booth, actual toilets and paved walkways, we'll talk.
  14. So couple comments on the more recent posts. As far as which side, there was still snow on the other side, and while I feel soccer should start up in May and end in October in Canada, you play the hand you are dealt. At least they have a stadium that can accommodate both sides, and has turf immune to the weather. Second, lets be honest here guys. Between Investors group field and Tim Hortons Field, it's wishful thinking that there aren't going to be games where the stands don't look good. Heck, there are "sellouts" of Ti-Cat games and TFC games where the stands don't good with attendances apparently in the 20,000+ range.
  15. I see that there has been a lot of talk about exit fees from USL and from my understanding, when the CSA sanctioned the Fury for the USL I thought one of the conditions on allowing the jump was no exit fees if and when a Canadian league comes around. I'm not sure if that still would be the case, but I could have sworn that was the case.
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