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    Ruffian reacted to SpursFlu in Lucas Cavallini   
    Saying you feel 0% Canadian when you were born in Canada, lived there for 16 years, play for the national team, have family who live here and you now live here and the team that just signed you did it under the context that you are a Canadian. Then you go and say you feel 0% Canadian when Canadian soccer fans already have to put up with constant disrespect from abroad but here in Canada basically on a daily basis. It's kinda feels like he's embarrassed of us. He's embarrassed of being Canadian. 
    I'm practicing forgiveness because I think he will see the light and I'm trying to put as much positive energy out as possible but I can understand completely why this comment stings Canadians and Canadian soccer fans because make no mistake about it. Regardless of what Lucas would like to believe, he is far from being 0% Canadian
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    Ruffian reacted to SpursFlu in Lucas Cavallini   
    Everybody in Canada know people like this in Canada. They try a little too hard to distinguish themselves from everyone else by overly identifying themselves with other cultures typically of their families. Some people get carried away and not to play arm chair psychologist is usually a result of deep insecurities. I think Lucas has always had this chip on his shoulder and seems a bit immature. I think he's going to love playing in Canada and his family will love Vancouver. I'm pretty sure soon enough he'll feel at least 1% Canadian which is good enough for me. Hopefully this comment doesn't mean he looses this domestic spot on our roster. That's a joke
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    Ruffian reacted to Obinna in Lucas Cavallini   
    I don't even need to listen to this to know people are about to make something out of nothing. This is my perspective on it.
    Context: soccer
    Comment: "I am zero percent Canadian"
    Translation:
    My parents are both Latinos and this cultural influence has ultimately shaped my football. 
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    Ruffian got a reaction from ted in CPL Division II - Pro/Rel discussion   
    I would have Manitoba in the Western League because getting to Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary and Edmonton Would be easier for a Winnipeg team than to Ottawa or Toronto. Also Ontario has a large population able to support a lot of teams. It is better to have another population centre supporting a team in the West.
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    Ruffian reacted to youllneverwalkalone in Lucas Cavallini   
    I'm not going to be offended if he keeps banging in goals for the National Team, but somebody should tell him being Canadian means you can be Latino and think in Spanish.
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    Ruffian got a reaction from TFC2017 in Ballou Tabla   
    And still lose!
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    Ruffian got a reaction from DrummingInMySleep in CPL Division II - Pro/Rel discussion   
    I would have Manitoba in the Western League because getting to Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary and Edmonton Would be easier for a Winnipeg team than to Ottawa or Toronto. Also Ontario has a large population able to support a lot of teams. It is better to have another population centre supporting a team in the West.
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    Ruffian got a reaction from TFC2017 in The Road to Qatar.   
    It does not seem like Cordova is anywhere near the starter at left back. How many times has he been at a national team camp? 2?
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    Ruffian got a reaction from Ansem in CPL Division II - Pro/Rel discussion   
    I would have Manitoba in the Western League because getting to Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary and Edmonton Would be easier for a Winnipeg team than to Ottawa or Toronto. Also Ontario has a large population able to support a lot of teams. It is better to have another population centre supporting a team in the West.
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    Ruffian reacted to RS in Canada vs Iceland - Jan 15th (Camp Poutine Match #3)   
    Hardly the same thing. Peters was playing regularly in World Cup qualifiers whereas Nelson was a late sub in a few B camp friendlies that are only deemed important because of the ridiculous qualifying format.
    Peters' first-ever full MNT game was a crucial World Cup qualifier against Guatemala. In fact, his first five MNT matches were all in that WCQ cycle.
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    Ruffian reacted to deschamp86 in Ottawa CPL Club   
    Team with a terrible name > no team at all
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    Ruffian got a reaction from TFC2017 in CPL Division II - Pro/Rel discussion   
    I would have Manitoba in the Western League because getting to Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary and Edmonton Would be easier for a Winnipeg team than to Ottawa or Toronto. Also Ontario has a large population able to support a lot of teams. It is better to have another population centre supporting a team in the West.
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    Ruffian got a reaction from CDNFootballer in CPL Division II - Pro/Rel discussion   
    I think it would have to be 3 divisions. Everything west on Ontario, Ontario, Quebec and East Coast.
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    Ruffian reacted to Blackdude in Ottawa CPL Club   
    I don't understand the hate towards JDG. He was an employee who was told he would lose his job if Fury lost their license and said things that weren't that bad. The Bekker being the only player they wantes wasn't crazy since a lot of them hadn't played  a decent level pro or were coming off lacklustre season.
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    Ruffian reacted to youllneverwalkalone in Ottawa CPL Club   
    I'd rather see Jonathan de Guzman running it and I don't like him very much.
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    Ruffian reacted to Ozzie_the_parrot in CPL economics   
    Although it went against the prevailing group think on here at the time, having a relatively low salary cap is one of the things that CanPL have got right and that will have been from examining what went wrong previously and elsewhere.
    They are not a carbon copy of MLS, but they have also clearly emulated certain aspects of the MLS business model to a greater extent than the strange fixation over club vs franchise distinctions would suggest at first glance. Doing that and apparently insisting on ten year commitments up front has minimized the risk of the weaker links on paid attendance falling by the wayside.
    Now they appear to be crossing the Rubicon on having a club from a larger league involved and people seem to see players being signed by MLS as a triumph rather than a loss things are beginning to move in the direction I thought they got wrong initially. Being linked to Atletico Madrid would add credibility rather than undermine the status of the league by making it look like a "development league".
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    Ruffian got a reaction from WheatsheafSK in Ballou Tabla   
    And still lose!
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    Ruffian got a reaction from BCM in Ballou Tabla   
    And still lose!
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    Ruffian got a reaction from Club Linesman in Ballou Tabla   
    And still lose!
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    Ruffian got a reaction from Corazon in Ballou Tabla   
    And still lose!
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    Ruffian got a reaction from Bison44 in Ballou Tabla   
    And still lose!
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    Ruffian reacted to JamboAl in Ottawa CPL Club   
    And all independent of each other which is the key.
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    Ruffian reacted to BuzzAndSting in Ottawa CPL Club   
    You can do what you want but between Stuart, Thomas and Duane they have proven to be credible.
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    Ruffian reacted to dyslexic nam in Ottawa CPL Club   
    A few random thoughts:
    - I want them in the league ASAP, rushed perception or not.  If the rumours are true (which is looking increasingly likely) this is an organization with the resources to  make it happen and make it a success.  Anyone on this board who thinks they know the business better than the folks behind a massive spanish footy club is delusional.
    - I also want them in the league right away because it would squash some of the silly debates.  People could no longer maintain that the entry fee is a prohibitive barrier, that the league is desperate, or that the lack of expansion is signalling much bigger issues for the fledgling league.  This sort of development doesn't happen in a negative environment.
    - This development would also validate the idea that many of us have been championing - that if the Fury wasn't on board with CPL, getting them the hell out of the way was a good thing. 
    - Ottawa footy fans deserve a team, and this would deliver - in spades.
    - Lastly, if the rumours are true, this absolutely makes them the destination of choice (as someone pointed out earlier).  But even for other teams it is a big deal - this would essentially embed a spanish scouting structure within the framework of the league.  The implications and  opportunities flowing from this are huge. 
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    Ruffian got a reaction from Bison44 in Raheem Edwards   
    Is 24 still young? Edwards needs to take this chance and play well this year. If he can have a good year he can be in the national team discussion again.
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