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  1. On 5/3/2020 at 4:16 AM, nolbertos said:

    I’m lost on the intent of the Voyageurs, but wasn’t it created to be like the US Sam’s Army and provide fans to the CMNT as before the Voyageurs Group was created the CMNT was always playing home games like it was an away game?? Also what happened to Reza?? He was rhe founder of the “Voyageurs” as a small rag tag group that supported the CMNT on that old forum?? Than I remember Jarrek took over and now its been passes to someone else??  I think in this day and age the original V’s forum should never been broken up to this site.  What should happened though is like Sam’s Army and the Southsiders, should’ve started having paid members join the group and with all those member fee’s provide support to the Men’s and Women’s games.  I think that should be the start of the Voyageurs Group, heck we donated money to the V-cup as a group and shoulf start forming a board to see the best interests of the group, if the Voyageurs are big enough. 

    I've been for paid membership for a long, long time. Would have solved many of the issues Jamie seemed to be having on the old site.

  2. On 5/2/2020 at 5:28 AM, Unnamed Trialist said:

    As I mentioned I am not only aware of various email scams, I have researched them and did an exhibit about them. I even have a collection of them. And as you rightly mention, most are typified and have certain patterns that are repeated.

    That is what I would suppose here.

    This was the first I've received that directly cited a personal password accurately. My password for this site. So yes, maybe this website was breached. Timely for that to happen just now don't you think, at a rather sensitive moment in the domain's history.

    If someone is screwing around, they are making a mistake.



    I've had it happen - a few years ago. Same story. They have a video. I sure have interesting taste, they say. They cite my password, but I used it for several sites so didn't know which one was breached. I would find it very unlikely to come from the mods or anyone associated with the Vs

  3. Fact is the league depends on philanthropy and sponsorship - let's ask, will sponsorship be at the same level that is was in the past year? Industry is hurting so I doubt it. Ultimately, this hit will be shared between the owners and the players. I expect reduced operating budgets and (if conditions persist) a lower salary cap. If the players can't accept that, most may have to soon return to semi-pro or USports soccer.

    I hope to see increased fan support (when it's possible!) to help the league and the players.

  4. It should be very clear by now that there won't be enough space in the calendar for the 7-35 tournament (or Hex) to run as scheduled. It's also very likely that FIFA windows will be reduced to play postponed league matches. This isn't business as usual guys. Expect some massive scheduling compression - which may help us or further hurt us - but it's pointless to even try to change things up now until the health situation becomes clearer.

  5. On 3/15/2020 at 2:39 AM, A Different Perspective said:

    Maybe instead of trying to figure out who gets in Hex they can use this time to draw up a proper qualifying procedure to implement as this one is completely tainted whether Canada is in the Hex or not.  


  6. 20 minutes ago, An Observer said:

    I live in HK as well and not sure I agree with this characterization.  Anxiety levels have been high for sometime and the fact that HK took drastic steps early on (WFH, cancelling events, shutting the border with China) to control the virus when there were only a handful of cases, and people have kept up good hygiene practices has meant it and Singapore are the only two places that have really controlled the spread. I personally have not quarantined myself and in fact, I am typing this post from my office.   Most firms I know have some of their staff working from home, and spitting the rest between two or more sites so one doesn't impact the other.  Most people certainly are going out more than once every 3 days.

    Frankly, its much better to be here now than any other place on earth as its the only place that has managed to somewhat control the virus (at least for now). 

    Well let's get a drink when things settle. There is a distinct difference in attitude between "locals" and "expats", and although in the latter category I have been here a long time and am influenced from the former - but I am sure you agree it hasn't been a joyful place to be this year. Schools cancelled since January (the great home schooling experiment -- my kids haven't actually been to school since November) and internet rumour induced shortages. If you're in an industry where you can work from home, firms and the government still advise to work from home. And as you said, others are splitting days. Retail sector is in dire straights because there's no tourists and HKers are for the most part avoiding restaurants and shopping. These measures are working but psychologically it is taking a toll.

    I would also give credit to the people for being uber vigilant (they remember SARS and took quick action), not the government. They deserve credit for shutting the schools, but they didn't handle the border issue well at all (and it's not even shut, only certain crossings -- several thousand people still cross via SB and the airport every day). No need to bore everyone with more HK talk - happy to DM if you want to discuss.

    Anyway, I hope it can be contained in Canada without these measures. But again, be vigilant and safe.

  7. I'm living through this hell in Hong Kong, don't confuse this with the flu - the territory has been in state of panic for more than 8 weeks now, with everyone in masks and living in isolation. We go out every few days for groceries (and deal with runs on essentials), that's it. And we only have a hundred or so cases. This is basically a lost year.

    Sports will return. We can then continue to lament how we should have and could have won matches, done better and will soon be a rising power. Until that time, be careful and stay safe everyone.

  8. On 2/2/2020 at 12:19 AM, BearcatSA said:

    If he is signed, perhaps he's loaned back to CPL?

    I can't see any point in this whatsoever. They could save the money and just sign him during the season if they need him (unless the release clause is time limited). 

  9. 2 hours ago, Olympique_de_Marseille said:

    Caolan Lavery is playing with Walsall, who are mid-table in League 2 England (4th tier). He's jumped around plenty.


    Yes. Looked like he had some promise around 2015-16 and actually received a call up when he was at Wednesday but never featured. Now on the decline and miles away from the national team. He would have some caps with us but in retrospect not a great loss. Wonder if there's any regret with the switch...

  10. 2 hours ago, Olympique_de_Marseille said:

    As tweeted by Canucks Abroad and reported by Diez.hn, Marco Dominguez has filed his one time switch for Guatemala, and is therefore no longer eligible for us.



    Not surprised. Happens every game of Football Manager, but I think to Dominican Republic. 😂😂😂

  11. On 11/20/2019 at 6:51 AM, SthMelbRed said:

    I thought it was the same guy.

    Different person, much younger and more promising. No relation, at least not close if any. The Canadian Lavery hasn't been called up to NI in years - switching wasn't a good move for him. Like Teal's move, but worse.

  12. 9 hours ago, Bison44 said:

    i dont know, dropping down to springboard back up...isnt he almost 29??  He's been a passable back up with TFC for awhile.  With the expansion teams coming in fast and furious, they need some MLS vets on the rosters,  I hope he stays in MLS for a bit longer.  Who knows he might even find someone to pay him the 130g he made last season.  

    Agree, he's more likely to get stuck in the lower level. My guess is he won't take a chance holding out/trialing for an MLS contract (although iir he's a league-wide domestic) if TFC is not interested in re-signing him at a lower salary and will sign with a USL team -- but happy to be proven wrong.

  13. On 11/18/2019 at 1:50 AM, Obinna said:

    He is also German and as I recall they do not allow dual citizenship, so wouldn't he have to give up his German passport?

    Please see all the dual US-German nationals playing for the Americans, and all the German-Turks playing for both these countries.

    (although it may be that they only allow duals by birth, not naturalisation)

  14. 13 hours ago, SoccMan said:

    Apart from two teams how good is this league really ? Would rather we had more players playing in Portugal, Switzerland , Belgium , English Championship, German second division, Italy Serie B than Scotland’s top division and yes even more in the MLS over Scotland. Moreover , there have been a few former Scottish premier league players try there luck in the MLS and could not cut it. 

    It's League 1 - that's where a lot of players come from (even Rangers) and go to after the SPL.

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