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Everything posted by Cblake

  1. Random post, I know, but I never thought I'd hear Flemish rap about the Canadian and Bayern Munich Super Star. Interesting to say the least.
  2. If its in Hartford it may not be closed doors. TFC is talking about selling tickets to their final 4 games of the regular season they play in Connecticut. Wonder how many Forge fans would fly down even though they would have to quaretine for 14 days after coming home?
  3. So what happens fn the Canadian Final is played after Concacaf League starts? CL starts on Oct. 20th. The first two rounds are single leg due to the start being pushed back due to the pandemic. The two leg final is scheduled for late Jan.
  4. The MLS Cup was played in December here in Toronto. The 2016 edition was cold as fuck, I could not feel my body by the end, even all bundled up.
  5. or the CSA gives it to TFC. In all honesty Concacaf League is smack dab in the middle of the MLS playoffs so I am not sure if they could/would even take it.
  6. I am sure MLSE would offer up a jet to Forge to fly down to Hartford to play to it anytime. Set it up CSA.
  7. It was just mentioned on TSN that maybe the Skydome in December ala Rogers Centre. Makes sense since the Reds likely will not be able to play in Canada most likely until then being based in the US for the next little while.
  8. Is local media covering the games, doing interviews?
  9. Nice, When did they start selling ticket for some games, how many are they letting in?
  10. Canada Soccer has to have the worst marketing department i have ever seen. Nike is now selling the brand new Canada 2020 kits (Men's and Women's) online before the CSA has even unveiled or release anything about them. lMAO. You also have one of the best young players in the world who just won Champions League, they should be all over this, selling Alphonso's jersey. I simply do not get it. https://www.nike.com/ca/w?q=canada soccer&vst=canada soccer&fbclid=IwAR0FLltR-f_prHNtftPfCL5ZR4xMZhk0aGPWmV5uwKiVPb8aGpNmurvC5yk
  11. Indiana where they let fans into the Indy 11 game, there were 2,785 new cases yesterday vs. 102 in Ontario. I am not willing to let fans in here and risk an uptick. Not worth the risk.
  12. None of these tests that have a quick turn around on results have come to market. That will be key in this process. Guess we will see how it goes in Germany starting this weekend.
  13. This makes you wonder how viable a return is, are you taking too much of a chance after two positive Coronavirus tests at Dynamo Dresden in the 2nd Bundesliga. All players, coaches, trainers, and other support staff have to go into a 14-day quarantine starting today. They won't be able to take part in the planned league restart.Bundesliga 2 squad quarantined ahead of restartWhat happens if a situation like this happens in the CPL, especially once you are back in season, meaning a second team has also been exposed.
  14. I am very much against mass testing being used for the purpose of letting pro athletes play games when we still have shortages throughout the world. No one like this should be jumping the cue for such a trivial reason. As much as I love sports and footy, being a TFC season seat holder trying to play games at this point is something I am not a fan of.
  15. I wonder how viable it would be for the CPL to start closed doors. In many ways, it would be out of sight, out of mind to most in this country. Would corporate partners be interesting in in. Thats going to be a big question for of leagues, with the way the economy is going will companies be as enthusiastic on sports out of the gate. Will their focus be on bigger things. Also if its closed door the lack of engagement with the fan base will limit opportunities for partners. Lots of moving parts here with the big question being testing and safety in general.
  16. Does this say more about a a second division not being viable or that promotion/relegation is not viable? When you have a number of clubs that are on completely different financial level here things like this will come up. Those are two distinct items we are discussing here. I am of the believe neither of these have a place in Canada at this point. The CPL really has to see growth in my eyes for some sort of second tier maybe becomes viable. I am not sold it ever does. Take a look at this list of the Big City Mayors Caucus, it will give you an idea of 22 areas the CPL can target, which I am su
  17. Quebec has canceled all cultural , music and sports events until Aug. 31, so while it would not have a direct affect on the CP it would get cause the CFL and MLS issues in regards to playing. As suggested in the article, any league at this point that tries to play any earlier than they really should is being reckless, simple as that.
  18. Pretty sure David Beckham was the first DP in MLS history so not sure who he was talking about beforehand. The notion of starting the season will be dictated by the Virus and when governments left some restrictions, not before in anyway. The MLB notion of starting the season using the spring training stadiums in Phoenix is drawing a lot criticism. Trying to push the envelope is not the way to go.
  19. Have you watched Tiger King yet? It is a bizarre story but worth a look. I suggest anyone here give it a go.
  20. Well the Belarus Premier League has a full slate of game this weekend starting tomorrow. Streams can be found.
  21. The thing is that essential travel is quite vague based on the vast list of essential buses that the Ontario government issued. I am not sure if anyone working within a field that is deemed essential can cross the border as they are exempt from the 14 day quarantine order if not show symptoms? Anyone have any insight on this? One story I saw today is the issue of about 1,500 nurses who live in Windsor and work in Detroit, crossing the border daily. People are questioning if this practice should even be allowed? Some suggest that they should only be allowed to come home on weekends, for the da
  22. Our economies are so integrated with the supply chain and the fact that we share a large border. I really do not see Canada opening up for regular business that much ahead of the US if the virus is still causing havoc down south. The integration will assure that. We have essential workers crossing the border every day and the certainly is a huge risk. Plus I wonder how the CPL would handle it if their import players can not get into the country? I know the MLS teams asked their players to stay around their home market but there was nothing stopping a player at the time from jumping on a
  23. I have huge doubts for a CPL season any time soon. Unfortunately Canada is largely screwed due to the situation in the US, it needs to be contained there before anything remotely resembling normal life can restart in Canada. Essential travel only or not, there is simply too much integration to not be constantly importing cases. Just do not think the risk is worth it even if we have seen a downturn in cases here. I think we need to see 14 days of no cases being reported to truly return to normalcy.
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