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shorty last won the day on January 22 2017

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  1. It’s not 30% of all minutes available though. Round 1 is 7 games, so 250/630 ~ just under 40% but that would be the % of time one U21 player would play to satisfy the team requirement. Divide by 11 ~ about 3.5% of all Round 1 minutes per team’s total player minutes must go to U21 players. Or, put another way, if three U21s get one full game each, the requirement is met.
  2. Is it me or are TFC avoiding playing the ball to Nelson? TFC looking terrible. So many giveaways.
  3. Interesting how numbers work. I just did a logistic regression on the BC data Kent posted. There’s no inflection point yet, so no sense yet of where the number for BC tops out, but if you took as an example 9 new cases announced tomorrow the regression suggests the number would top out at 400 by late April; 10 new cases tomorrow and the number tops out at 1000; 11 new cases tomorrow and the regression would still have no inflection point and wouldn’t yet predict a levelling off. Such a fine line... Hoping that the game still goes on given that I’ve organized a group of 61, but it’s totally understandable if it doesn’t. Our local old guy soccer tournament here in Victoria for the weekend after this was just cancelled minutes ago as well.
  4. Jakovic having a great game vs Philadelphia tonight.
  5. Still no word on tickets for the second game... Hey Victoria folks: anybody have contacts at Langford City Centre Park? We should organize a party of concerned citizens to volunteer to clean their roof on March 31st... https://theprovince.com/sports/soccer/international-soccer/canadas-second-game-with-trinidad-and-tobago-may-be-closed-to-public/amp?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter&__twitter_impression=true
  6. I thought about mentioning this with respect to Goudy and being able to stay off Westhills so grass could be installed. For those not on the island: every single turf field in Greater Victoria gets used, all the time, all year, unless it is privately owned, like Glenlyon Norfolk school, or on the few days that it snows (which aren't many). I haven't played recently at Goudy, but certainly my old guy team has played there within the last couple of years. Ted, or others: does PFC have exclusive use of Goudy now? I can't imagine that they do. Just curious. In Victoria, we do have the potential to have year-round grass fields for the lack of snow, but our problem is water: too much in the winter and too little in the summer. Watering in the summer (though expensive and not environmentally super) can remedy the drought issue, but winter drainage is a massive issue for good grass pitches here (of which there aren't many). A lot of pitches in the winter are quite boggy. There was a recent controversy at the City council where one councillor led a charge to tear up the most frequently used turf pitch in town and replace it with grass, supposedly over concerns about the artificial blades and rubber pellets. The local soccer community rose up to squash the effort, for environmental, economic, and recreational reasons. A pro-quality grass pitch at Westhills would actually require a significant and ongoing economic investment, I believe. Would be nice, but don't see it happening in the near future.
  7. I figured as much, but all the social media of the new training centre is of kids camps and basketball and such. They're very tightly controlled with videos and/or news from training generally.
  8. I’m assuming so, but I’m not 100% sure if it’s at Westhills or the new complex, or where. I can ask tomorrow.
  9. A couple of the kids I teach are training with PFC's junior group, and they have said that Haber is not training, but that Fisk is. For what it's worth. I wonder if, in Fisk's case, they have committed to re-signing him, but are just waiting to see who else they sign before they commit to a salary number. Otherwise, you would think that he would have signed elsewhere by now.
  10. I wonder if they are playing ES’ game: ie depending on results maybe they’ll cancel it or redesignate it a “training game”. If you commit to an open game with tickets sold you wouldn’t have that flexibility. Just spitballing though. I don’t really get it either. If you’re bringing the big guns halfway round the world you should feel that two wins are attainable and go for it. Plus bring in some more revenue as you say. I’d go to both games and I’m sure lots would. We’re used to having to travel off the island to see the MNT. Twice in a week AND sleep in your own bed, plus see them close up at Westhills? Come on.
  11. Sucks that the CSA can’t just announce the whole plan and we have to scour the internet to get the full story. Oh well. Looking forward to the game.
  12. Answer from a T and T article: ”Note: Langford is a city on southern Vancouver Island in the province of British Columbia, Canada. A second full international between both teams will be played in this same FIFA international window but will not be opened to the public.” Article: https://socawarriors.net/senior-team-news/22451-trinidad-and-tobago-to-face-canada-in-a-friendly-on-march-27th.html
  13. @BuzzAndSting Yeah, thanks, I did see that tweet, but the project ID page on Soccer Canada's website has no info and Canada Soccer's poster only mentions the game on the 27th. It's a short window to organize folks is all. We brought 27 over to Vancouver for the French Guiana game, so I'm wondering if we can get a lot more for this game given that it's in town. Westhills is going to fill up fast, though, I think.
  14. Is it two games or just one? Seeing on Twitter 27th and 31st but can't tell if it's two games in Victoria or just the one on the 27th. Anybody at the presser? Ted? Asking for a few dozen friends.....
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