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Aird25

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  1. I'm perhaps a bit biased, but that far post curler that he's mastered is one of the sexier finishes out there. I'm looking forward to seeing him against stronger competition. He's a fantastic CPL player, but I worry he lacks the physicality to play on the wing for this fast paced Canada team. From the scrimmage highlights it looked like he might have been playing more as a 10. He had a fair bit of the ball at the top of the 18, which is exactly where you want him.

  2. 11 hours ago, An Observer said:

    tbh, with the wash out 2020 was in year 2 of this league and the fact that 2021 may not be much better, I will be very satisfied if by the end of the year none of the 8 sides have folded.  Expansion would not really be the top of my priority list at present. Keeping the current 8 alive would be.

    Expansion could help the other teams survive though. 10 teams is more interesting than 8, and it may mean less travel for some games. Getting into Quebec and the Lower Mainland would be huge. But yes, the pandemic couldn't have come at a more difficult time for the new league, and survival is key.

  3. 8 minutes ago, Watchmen said:

    I would say that building a stadium is enough help from the municipality.  At a certain point, it's on the investors to step up and deal with any problems.

    I don’t disagree, but we’re a still a ways from a finished stadium. The production quality is pretty bad and the in game experience could also use improvement. I love what’s been accomplished so far but further investment is still needed. From the city, club, or other investors 

  4. 1 hour ago, Aird25 said:

    Canadians currently in action and competing for titles in Germany, France and Turkey. I love it 

    3 wins and they're all still in it at the top. Strong performances by all our boys too. David with a stoppage time winner, Larin with an assist, Davies 59/59 passing, Hutch with a goal line clearance and all round good game

  5. 12 minutes ago, Craig11rm said:

    David had a pretty good moment where he dribbled by a few coming off the wing and then made a good pass... but the whole time the commentator was calling him Ikone...

    Curse of the three Jonathans up top. David just set up Bamba with another unselfish pass. He's still far too uninvolved though 

  6. 9 minutes ago, Watchmen said:

    I'm pretty sure Langford built the stadium and paid for it's expansion, unless Pacific built another stadium I'm unaware of.

    True. I guess I mean overall investment in the project. While not officially part of the club, the municipality has been incredibly supportive. I don't know what happens if Stu doesn't get re-elected at any point before the team really gets a foothold in the community. 

  7. 54 minutes ago, dyslexic nam said:

    Davies completely loses his defensive marker to let Freiburg draw level.  It was very similar to the diving header that Larin scored last week - the player made an unmarked far post run to head in.  
     

    I know he is hugely rated, but it seems like Davies needs to tighten up his defensive marking on set pieces.  

    Pretty harsh comparison and take away from that match. He was phenomenal outside of that play. Plus the ball was flicked at the front post and it was a crazy spot to put a header on goal from 

  8. 30 minutes ago, Unnamed Trialist said:

    The company is developing in Victoria, and not surprisingly, in Langford-Colwood. 

    https://www.timescolonist.com/real-estate/new-development-would-straddle-colwood-and-langford-1.24148909

    Basically it's a kickback for permits and zoning in a developer-friendly environment in a metropolitan area that is losing control of planning criteria.

    Doesn’t the mayor own all the municipal services? I wonder why he’s so pro-development...

  9. 1 hour ago, Dominic94 said:

    It’s ranging from 75k to 150k, probably scales up per year.

    Not sure where else can get a stadium sponsor but it’s great for the league and Pacific, Valour lost like 300k in year one, I’m assuming PAC was in that range also, so this would put a nice dent in those loses. They will need more but gotta start somewhere.

    Pacific built a stadium, a training facility and ran a downtown store in an extremely expensive city. I have to think their operating costs have been very high. It’s been pretty quiet from the club lately so I love to see continued interest and commitment in the project

  10. Westhills being renamed Starlight Stadium after ~$150,000 a year investment from Toronto company Starlight. 85% to the club, 15% to the city. I wish it was someone local but the revenue should help. 

    It’s a 5 year deal with two 5 year options. That feels like a hell of a long term deal compared to the 12 month deals we offer our players. Let’s hope  it works out

  11. 3 minutes ago, Unnamed Trialist said:
    13 minutes ago, Aird25 said:

     

    Everyone knows that most guys in the pro mix at 18 or 20 never pan out as longstanding pros.

    But those not in the pro mix at 18 or 20 have far less a chance. There is no comparison.

    I wouldn’t necessarily say that extends to North America where players often start their pro careers much later

  12. 1 hour ago, One American said:

    Not really. What I'm about to say isn't intended as a comprehensive comment on his future. But Sammy Shashoua is a USMNT-eligible player. Made the bench for Tottenham a couple of years ago. Backup at Tenerife in Liga2 this year. Indiana Vasillev actually played for Aston Villa during an injury crisis last year. I think Uly Llanez made the Wolfsburg bench last year.  He's stuck on the bench at Heerenveen for the moment. 

    It indicates that you probably have a professional future at some level and you're not just youth level cannon fodder. Beyond that, not necessarily that much.  

    He just said it was a major step. Not that they’ve made it. I don’t even know what you’re arguing 

  13. I thought Baldisimo was excellent last season too. To be honest I don't see either Noah or Zach in the starting XI much, unless they improve. Both are excellent depth pieces though, and I'd be sad to see either of them go.

    Not much new information in this article from today, but it certainly doesn't sound like this required international player rule is true.

    https://canpl.ca/article/pacific-fc-prioritizing-continuity-for-young-squad-will-add-another-couple-of-pieces

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