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    shorty got a reaction from Obinna in Canada vs Trinidad Series - (March 23 - 31, 2020)   
    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. 
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    shorty got a reaction from hamiltonfan in Canada vs Trinidad Series - (March 23 - 31, 2020)   
    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. 
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    shorty got a reaction from johnyb in Dejan Jaković   
    Jakovic having a great game vs Philadelphia tonight. 
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    shorty got a reaction from Kadenge in Dejan Jaković   
    Jakovic having a great game vs Philadelphia tonight. 
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    shorty got a reaction from Obinna in Dejan Jaković   
    Jakovic having a great game vs Philadelphia tonight. 
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    shorty got a reaction from hamiltonfan in Dejan Jaković   
    Jakovic having a great game vs Philadelphia tonight. 
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    shorty got a reaction from shamrock in Pacific FC - 2020 Season Thread   
    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.
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    shorty got a reaction from DrummingInMySleep in Pacific FC - 2020 Season Thread   
    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.
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    shorty got a reaction from NVsoccer in Pacific FC - 2020 Season Thread   
    Nice weather.
     
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    shorty got a reaction from Unnamed Trialist in Pacific FC - 2020 Season Thread   
    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.
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    shorty got a reaction from CanadaFan123 in Pacific FC - 2020 Season Thread   
    Nice weather.
     
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    shorty got a reaction from ted in Pacific FC - 2020 Season Thread   
    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.
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    shorty got a reaction from deschamp86 in Pacific FC - 2020 Season Thread   
    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.
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    shorty got a reaction from Unnamed Trialist in Pacific FC - 2020 Season Thread   
    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.
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    shorty got a reaction from johnyb in The Road to Qatar.   
    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. 
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    shorty got a reaction from johnyb in The Road to Qatar.   
    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. 
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    shorty got a reaction from johnyb in The Road to Qatar.   
    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
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    shorty got a reaction from ted in The Road to Qatar.   
    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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    shorty got a reaction from Kent in The Road to Qatar.   
    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. 
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    shorty got a reaction from Kent in The Road to Qatar.   
    @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.
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    shorty got a reaction from nolando in The Road to Qatar.   
    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
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    shorty got a reaction from nolando in The Road to Qatar.   
    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. 
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    shorty got a reaction from Strait Red in The Road to Qatar.   
    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
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    shorty got a reaction from johnyb in The Road to Qatar.   
    @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.
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    shorty got a reaction from sloth8 in The Road to Qatar.   
    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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