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Everything posted by shermanator

  1. Shut your ass! (Also not serious)
  2. Tajon Buchanan is so fucking good that I had to log in and tell everyone.
  3. Yes really. I did not have a good interaction with him at all, although to be fair it was brief. Sounds like yours went well though.
  4. Agreed on that front. I would argue interest in the national team has never been higher in Calgary, at least since I have been following them. You can also get rational conversation on the national team, and Cavalry, in many more places now. There's more Cavalry talk on CalgaryPuck then there ever will be here. If Adekugbe does end up at Valerenga than I agree centre mid will need work. Based on who is signed right now, I think the spine of the team looks pretty strong. They still only have 12 players announced, so lots of roster space for depth in these areas. When you build t
  5. I'll try and contribute something to this thread before going away for a few more months, forgetting why I hate this board, and coming back. Attacking mid is not something that is lacking right now on this squad. Camargo (particularly in the Spring) and Minatel (when Camargo was injured in the Fall) both excelled in a #10 role for large stretches of the season. Pepple can play there as well and Adekugbe in a pinch, although I don't believe he has playing at attacking mid since 2015 with Foothills. What this team is desperately needing are wingers and full backs. Escalante is all but
  6. An evening of being lectured by an art critic on how my cock isn't Spanish enough. Sounds fun!
  7. You should read the entirety of my post regarding Malonga, rather than cherry pick one piece of the reasoning. He did not want to be in Calgary. This was evident not only in his play on the pitch but in how he conducted himself off the pitch at club events and the aforementioned way he interacted with supporters. His goals will be missed, but his goals are also very replaceable. All but one of them were headed efforts in the box, scrambles in front of goal, or penalties. I would argue Minatel was a much more reliable and versatile attacker over the course of the fall season.
  8. Ugh, I can't even pop in and give a little insight into the Calgary supporters scene without the parrot showing up immediately after and saying something stupid.
  9. Actually, most supporters in Calgary will be happy to see Malonga go. We're very excited for the addition of Cordova and to see Pepple get an extended run of games. Yes, Malonga was second in the league in goals, but he rarely gave any effort on the pitch, and not once even looked at the supporters after a game. If he put in the effort of Jordan Brown he would have won the Golden Boot by a large margin. And he single handedly cost us the finals with his botched chances in the second leg. I know he was very homesick over the course of the season with his family back in Europe. The one
  10. This "soft and weak millennial" built a 400 person supporters group from scratch in a city that had no supporters presence in 2015. I'll make people here a deal. The day Ozzie is banned, I will come back and post on a regular basis. And constructive conversation, not just the mudflinging I've been doing over the last year because I know nothing will happen. I'd like to think that the person running a CPL supporters group in a city that has limited presence on this board would be more valuable to the conversation than someone who counts butts in seats at every CPL game and waits for the le
  11. Don't kid yourself. Numerous posters I know have quit this board because of BBTB/Ozzie. Not one person in the Calgary supporters scene is here, unless we count @Obinna who isn't in the supporters scene but attends games. I only come back here when I find it is imperative to counter BBTB/Ozzie's negativity with actual information. The ignore function doesn't work when they dominate the discussion. The only answer is a ban, but that very clearly isn't happening. And that is why this place is a lost cause to so many who are actually supporting this game in the stands. And as much a
  12. As usual I have to correct the biggest fucking idiot in the Canadian soccer scene with what's actually going on in Calgary. Rather than say "no large downward adjustment on prices" you should actually say "big downward adjustment on prices in the main grandstand with reasonable price increases in the supporters section to compensate". I even made a spreadsheet to compare the two.
  13. "Hate me cause they ain't me" - John Herdman, probably.
  14. Are people here supporters of this league? Or are they just here to overanalyze every minute aspect of the league while people like me try and make it work with our wallets? If you claim to be a supporter of this league, and you are not contributing to the financial health of the league via spending your money on the product (whether it be tickets, merchandise, a subscription to OneSoccer, etc), then you are a part of the problem. End of story.
  15. As usual, Ozzie the Parrot / BBTB is so full of shit I can give him an enema and stuff him in a matchbox. No, the SIROCCO code was not the sole reason why Cavalry drew almost 4000. Don't get me wrong, the code helped convince some who were on the fence, but there is something really great brewing in Calgary. The club is generating a significant buzz in the city. They have been marketed well, they have the perfect sized ground for CPL that has a feel that satisfies the traditionalists, they have a good team to watch once people get in the grounds, they have the local sports media on
  16. As someone who's been there multiple times in the last few years, I have to say that Clarke Field is probably one of the biggest reasons people are staying away from FC Edmonton games. It is an absolute dump. There are other reasons such as the lack of marketing, absence of any sort of growth in the supporters scene, and complete mediocrity on the pitch, but Clarke has to be the biggest. The stadium has all the drawbacks of a temporary stadium without any of the benefits, such as being a stadium that is solely built for soccer and fosters the atmosphere people are drawn to. The family sec
  17. While I’m here, perhaps I should give an update on the supporters scene in Calgary, since this is supposed to be a Canadian soccer supporters board. The scene is thriving in Calgary, and has surpassed any expectations I could have dreamt up before the season started. Although we don’t have official membership in the Foot Soldiers, we’ve gone from about 25 people last year to over 350. Not only do we have section 200 sold out every game, but the supporters scene has grown into sections 201 and 109, which have become pseudo supporters sections on their own. We’ve gone from having me try to
  18. Hi there... This is true, I do find myself getting in arguments in multiple places. I left Reddit because I didn’t appreciate Pat Carrasco calling me a faggot in DMs. I left Discord because I didn’t appreciate people accusing me of being a club lapdog for not protesting the ticket prices (when my season ticket was $18 a game). And I left this board because I was tired of the negativity; the constant one sided argument from certain posters that this new league would fail from the get go because it is a Canadian league. I’ve given my reasons why people like me who are so engrained i
  19. Just getting back into town after a fantastic weekend in Vancouver. Going to the game live, and meeting many Voyageurs from BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan (in addition to reacquainting with others) really renewed my desire to support the national team in the stands. It's so great to see the great times everyone has with each other in person, in contrast to this site where it feels like negativity rules the world.
  20. This post brought to you by a man who was addicted to crack cocaine...
  21. Fuck right off with this comment. You don't know a damn thing about what the supporters in Calgary are saying.
  22. I promised myself I wouldn't post on this board again once 2019 rolled around, because, well what's the point? But I figured I would log in and give myself as evidence to the fact that posters like BBTB are driving away good people from this board. Those of us who are trying to make the CPL, and the supporters scene, successful in CPL cities. I don't know whether I would consider myself a good poster; I happen to still have the highest number of "likes" despite rarely posting for the last 18 months, but that is not really the point here. It is famously said that the definition of insanity
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