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Posts posted by Aird25

  1. 49 minutes ago, Keegan said:

    If this man is a troll it’s an unbelievable effort and falling short of its potential.  I think he’s genuine as well.  I mean, trolling Canadian fans 24/7 during the 2018 World Cup? I mean you’d have to be a real sick puppy.  I think he found out about the winning bid and is just trying really hard to get involved

    Fair enough. I shouldn't jump to conclusions. Perhaps I'm jaded. BTW I also assume a few others on here are trolling half the time.

  2. 3 hours ago, Unnamed Trialist said:

    Speaking of this, does anyone else wonder if the Caps encouraging him to do this gig was part of raising his market value? That it was, in fact, a way of enhancing his worth for an expected late 2018 transfer (after his 18th birthday)?

    It's certainly in stark contrast to past seasons. The 'Caps rarely even let him give interviews until this season.

  3. 5 minutes ago, Rheo said:

    Not sure if it’s bad news.

    Really? That's a very condemning statement IMO. He literally says that they won't support the club as it currently stands. Which is fair, I guess. They are supporters of another club. I can't see it being anything but damaging to the Victoria CPL team though.

  4. At 17 shouldn't he be playing with his friends at the Toulon tournament. Not being used in a campaign. Are we asking too much from the young man? On the other hand, what a great experience for the kid, being around World Cup.

  5. 2 minutes ago, Cheeta said:

    Ahhh, leave them alone.  They're having a bit of fun with it and good on them for it. I guess).

    And to be fair its a tough business naming a franchise.  No one wants everybody to just be called FC this or FC that.  At least the names chosen (so far) can lead to proper nick-names evolving over time. 

    And keeping in mind this whole CPL thing is really a sort of Mom & Pop co-op league I'd say they're already a generation ahead of what corporate MLS introduced to the footie landscape in this part of the world a generation ago.  Wizards! and MetroStars! and Galaxy!  I won't even mention Mutiny and Fusion.  OOOPS.  My bad.

    Mom and Pop co-op league? Am I way off in thinking that there are some very serious and wealthy investors putting up big bucks for this league and each of these clubs? That term seems a bit impertinent.

  6. 49 minutes ago, Initial B said:

    If I was to do a pro-rel league for Canada, I think I would set it up like the Rugby League in England that the Toronto Wolfpack play in:

    Structure: One 8-team First Division.  Two Regional Second Divisions, East and West (between 7-10 clubs).

    Format: Spring Season: Each club plays every other club twice, once at home and once away (14 games) in divisions with no crossover. At the end of the season, the bottom two teams from Div 1 and the top two teams from each Div 2 league are grouped into a "Super Six" League to fight for promotion back to Div 1 the following spring.

    Fall Season/Playoffs: The Standings for each division are reset to 0 points and each club plays every other club twice, once at home and once away (10-14 games) in division with no crossover. At the end of the season, the top team in the Div 1 table wins the Cup and a place in the CONCACAF League (not CCL) the following year. The top two teams in the Super Six are promoted to Div 1 and the other 4 teams are relegated to their respective Regional Div 2. The top team in each fall Season Regional Div will win a Regional Shield. 

    The regional grouping of the East-West Div 2 teams will help control travel costs and they will also play more games to offset the lessened TV revenue potential.

    I completely agree with regional Div 2 leagues, but I've never understood separate spring and fall schedules. If needed, I'd rather just have a 'winter break' with a continued table.

  7. 5 minutes ago, Blackdude said:

    I just don't see Victoria in Cascadia Cup for many reasons. Cascadia Cup was created as a rivalry between fans of 3 teams who played in the same league. When would Victoria play Seattle and Portland and what's in it for the American clubs? 

    Agreed. A preseason tournament or something against those clubs would be fun, but I don't see how Victoria could possibly included under the current format.

  8. 15 minutes ago, shamrock said:

    God no! Horribly generic name. Although playing out of Langford, they might steer away from Victoria (bad idea). 

    I don't like it either. I actually quite like the idea of marketing to Vancouver Island, but definitely not all of BC.

  9. 19 hours ago, shamrock said:

    "Islanders" it is! Nice ref to the Highlanders as well.

    They still have BCFC trademarked. We'll see what happens, but I think it makes more sense in the capital than it would in Vancouver.

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