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    Aird25 got a reaction from toontownman in Marco Bustos   
    Zach Verhoven would see a lot more minutes if Bustos was sold. You have to consider the players behind these guys as well. Plus any income from selling players will do wonders for these clubs. The best was to improve Canadian soccer is to bring in more money to the domestic game, and to improve the image of the league and our players. To do that we need players to move up and be successful
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    Aird25 got a reaction from johnyb in Marco Bustos   
    Zach Verhoven would see a lot more minutes if Bustos was sold. You have to consider the players behind these guys as well. Plus any income from selling players will do wonders for these clubs. The best was to improve Canadian soccer is to bring in more money to the domestic game, and to improve the image of the league and our players. To do that we need players to move up and be successful
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    Aird25 got a reaction from Kent in Marco Bustos   
    2 nice goals and 2 excellent assists tonight in a 5-0 win against Halifax.  He's dangerous when offered any time and space
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    Aird25 got a reaction from toontownman in Marco Bustos   
    2 nice goals and 2 excellent assists tonight in a 5-0 win against Halifax.  He's dangerous when offered any time and space
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    Aird25 got a reaction from JuicyHam in Marco Bustos   
    2 nice goals and 2 excellent assists tonight in a 5-0 win against Halifax.  He's dangerous when offered any time and space
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    Aird25 got a reaction from _Roberto_ in Match Thread: Island Games - Group Stage - Sep. 15, 2020 - HFX Wanderers v Pacific   
    Halifax fans on twitter are claiming the result was 100% intentional. I'm baffled
    God I wish they'd get rid of him
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    Aird25 reacted to Roy in Match Thread: Island Games - Group Stage - Sep. 15, 2020 - HFX Wanderers v Pacific   
    Kurt came on and I turned my TV off. 
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    Aird25 got a reaction from toontownman in Pacific FC - 2020 Season Thread   
    Thanks. I'll have a look for the replay, but I don't particularly want to relive that match. It really wouldn't shock me if OneSoccer doesn't want to highlight that criticism. As a Pacific fan I've felt hard done by in this tournament when it comes to officiating, and it extends beyond the penalties. It just seems like every 50-50 went against us and there was no consistency. I'm also sick and tired of how bias everyone at OneSoccer seems. I really hope they get some western Canadian folks involved, but perhaps that's my own bias
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    Aird25 got a reaction from ted in Pacific FC - 2020 Season Thread   
    Thanks. I'll have a look for the replay, but I don't particularly want to relive that match. It really wouldn't shock me if OneSoccer doesn't want to highlight that criticism. As a Pacific fan I've felt hard done by in this tournament when it comes to officiating, and it extends beyond the penalties. It just seems like every 50-50 went against us and there was no consistency. I'm also sick and tired of how bias everyone at OneSoccer seems. I really hope they get some western Canadian folks involved, but perhaps that's my own bias
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    Aird25 got a reaction from Unnamed Trialist in Getting sick of all these penalty calls...   
    Not for everyone, sadly. Pacific are -6 on penalties this tournament 
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    Aird25 got a reaction from NVsoccer in Pacific FC - 2020 Season Thread   
    Verhoeven is very good on the ball. If he can improve other aspects his game he'll be an excellent player. Far too many mistakes last season though, and it's telling he hasn't feature much under Kah
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    Aird25 got a reaction from yothat2 in Pacific FC - 2020 Season Thread   
    Verhoeven is very good on the ball. If he can improve other aspects his game he'll be an excellent player. Far too many mistakes last season though, and it's telling he hasn't feature much under Kah
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    Aird25 got a reaction from Cheeta in Getting sick of all these penalty calls...   
    Not for everyone, sadly. Pacific are -6 on penalties this tournament 
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    Aird25 reacted to jordan in Theo Corbeanu   
    Goal this morning
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    Aird25 reacted to Kent in Mo Farsi   
    I disagree with you on this one. First off "it's really hard to judge the players". I think having our own league greatly improves our ability to judge the players. In the past we had guys like Babouli playing in Syria, Aleman playing in Costa Rica, Bustos playing in USL, Fisk playing in Ireland, Boakai playing in Finland, and Chung playing in lower levels in Germany. With CPL we put all those guys in one league and we can see how they play in a single league (and how unproven guys like Farsi do against these pros as well), instead of doing the mental gymnastics of trying to figure out what is better, a mid-table Costa Rican team or a bottom table Finnish team, etc.
    As for the U21 minutes, I think the rule prevents things like what we see with TFC for example. In any given year, TFC will have a few guys they signed from the academy that are destined to get 0 minutes in the season. I don't think the minutes restrictions are very onerous for the managers. I don't have the numbers in front of me but I think all the teams save for Forge easily surpassed the quota this year in some cases more than doubling the minutes requirements. And besides, doesn't Liga MX have youth player requirements? Even the EPL has domestic player rules, which is similar in that it mandates a quota of a specific type of player, and therefor limits a team from building the squad in certain ways. I would argue Liga MX and the EPL don't have identity crises and are in fact top tier leagues. 
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    Aird25 reacted to SpecialK in Mo Farsi   
    I get what your saying. Bassong has talent, the Iceland game proved that. He would be the best LB in the CPL and it’s crazy that a MLS team hasn’t picked him up ( could be looking to stay in Europe). Morgan to me is an interesting debate because I can see why people say he’s washed up but if there was another Canadian MLS team I bet you would see him on it as a backup. He was so good vs those mexican club teams when TFC went on that run. To me he’s a solid backup player/ when Canada plays mid/low level teams. Someone could make a case that Norway 1 and German 3 is very even in level of play. Gutiérrez is a weird spot, he’s look good in the games he played but with Adnan there he’s not gonna get the mins. Also again I think he’ll switch, he’s just a matter of time. The CPL players they’re SO-SO but young. 
    This is kinda why I hate the CPL. It’s amazing and Canada should have a pro league. But it’s really hard to Judge the players. Because the cap is so low and teams are forced to play U21. In my view the CPL has an identity crisis. It says it wants to be top tier but a league for young players. Well In my view you can’t do both. I love what Terry said on One Nation. I would love to see Farsi vs better players. 
     
     
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    Aird25 reacted to Terry_Canuck in Pacific FC - 2020 Season Thread   
    Ideally I wouldn't mind the Final 4 being Cavalry, Forge, Pacific, and the Wanderers though York and Valour may have something to say about it.
    They will certainly feel that 6 points is possible against Edmonton and Ottawa.
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    Aird25 got a reaction from toontownman in Kadin Chung   
    He was solid last season making very few mistakes, but he's taken it to another level this season. He's combining really well with Bustos on the right and the other forwards, while still being defensively solid. His ball winning seems to have improved as well
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    Aird25 reacted to An Observer in The Importance of Alphonso Davies   
    And I have taken it. I won’t be watching anymore of that crap
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    Aird25 reacted to Kent in The Importance of Alphonso Davies   
    There is an easy solution to that problem.
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    Aird25 reacted to Kent in 2020 CPL Island Games   
    Disaster for York 9, sure. But for the media contract? I am a York 9 fan, but is there any evidence that their games attract more eyeballs than others? I haven’t been tabulating those CBC ratings numbers so I honestly don’t know, but weren’t York 9 the least attended team in the inaugural year? Doesn’t seem to have that big a fan base.
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    Aird25 got a reaction from narduch in Match Thread: Island Games - September 6, 2020 - HFX Wanderers v Atletico Ottawa   
    Massive game. Looking forward to this double header!
    I don’t know either of these squads very well yet, but could this be the least Canadian starting lineups in CPL history?Maybe a Cavalry- Wanderers match from last year 
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    Aird25 reacted to davey_twelve in Match Thread: Island Games - September 2, 2020 - Pacific v Atletico Ottawa   
    Ottawa seems to rely pretty heavily on Acuna. This will be a good test for Pacific's midfield 3. Pacific's attack has been looking good lately. I hope Chung and De Jong are both good to go.
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    Aird25 got a reaction from Ruffian in Canadian MLS Players to CPL - Ideas   
    The cap really should be high enough to allow teams to sign these fringe MLS players. Those are exactly the players that the league should be targeting and providing opportunities to. Otherwise they still have to look internationally to find playing opportunities
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    Aird25 reacted to dyslexic nam in Match Thread: Island Games - August 30, 2020 - Cavalry v Pacific   
    785 now.  And a whole lot of spanish speakers so reaching a fairly global audience.  
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