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Everything posted by m-g-williams

  1. I'm well aware; we've traded barbs on a number of occasions. I've tried different approaches to call him out/reason with him because while I disagree strongly with his perspective, his knowledge is almost second to none. Admittedly, though, none of my attempts have worked to date. I largely ignore him nowadays, but every now and then his needless put-downs just get my blood boiling. And this latest rain-on-your-parade moment when others were simply taking a moment to appreciate how far we've come more than did the trick.
  2. Did things pan out exactly as planned? No. But that's not to say that what we have won't eventually get us to that point. Things certainly look as though they're moving in the right direction, even if it is through what some see as baby steps. Can't we just be a bit more optimistic and celebrate the fact that we finally have a league, rather than speculate on its potential demise? "The cynic is one who never sees a good quality in a man and never fails to see a bad one. He is the human owl, vigilant in darkness and blind to light, mousing for vermin, and never seeing noble game. The cyni
  3. Touché. I always get tripped up on the cavalry terms and tend to default to the generic appellations when referring to Army units (I was Air Force myself, so it was a lot simpler for us). Good catch!
  4. So . . . the nerd is me is actually more upset by the fact that they don't understand the actual hierarchy of the terms they're using. They should go with something more like Battalion, Company and Platoon (in descending order), or Corps, Division and Brigade if they really want. They should also rename the Officer's Club the Mess, both because it's the proper term for what they're trying to allude to . . . and as it will probably be a better descriptor of the state of the place after a good game.
  5. Already hit Sportsnet: https://www.sportsnet.ca/soccer/canadian-premier-league-acquires-league1-ontario/ "[League1 Ontario Commissioner Dino] Rossi concurred, telling Sportsnet: “Bringing League1 Ontario under the wing of the Canadian Premier League and serving as the CPL’s official development league is a massive opportunity for our league.” Rossi added: “With the support of the CPL and working closely with Ontario Soccer, we will have access to greater resources than ever before, allowing us to deliver a much more clearly defined pathway for the most talented players being produced at
  6. Soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo unofficial second division? I'm curious to see how this pans out, and if/when it leads to them acquiring la PLSQ and helping establish a BC and/or prairie league.
  7. A subtle hint as to who we can expect? A few typos (Carleton, St FX, etc.), but otherwise not a bad read.
  8. Is this a fan rendering, or something from the team?
  9. I still think that the optimal outcome is to have OSEG get its tête out of its derrière and join CPL. Yes, I'm beyond infuriated with them for the decision they made. Yes, the fact that they then decided to pull this nonsense just alienates me even further. But the fact is, they're still the biggest (soccer) game in town. They have an established brand, dedicated supporters, decent supporters groups, stable ownership/management and by far the best venue for pro soccer in the city. If we want CPL to be a success, we need to go with the options that are best placed to succeed. Let OSEG pay their
  10. They bail on the CPL because they claim it'd mean breaking up their roster . . . and then they go ahead and break up their roster. I didn't think I could be more pissed off with my local club, but somehow they've found a way. If any other current/former Fury FC fans are interested in giving the head office a piece of their mind (to choke on), feel free to join me in filling out this survey and telling them what you think of this bovine excrement. I know I, for one, won't be holding back.
  11. I still can't believe they wouldn't make the jump to CPL. Rotted.
  12. Out of curiosity, does anyone here actually own any Macron apparel? I'm curious to see what the quality is like.
  13. My understanding is that RendezVous Lebreton (the group that will be developing the area) has already pretty well locked down what will be included in the development. New Sens stadium, plenty of condos/commercial space, possible central library, etc., but nowhere you could just plunk down a SSS, even a modular one. I could be wrong, but I went to the open houses at the War Museum and don't recall seeing much space left over.
  14. I've been going to Fury FC matches since their days at Carleton University back in 2014, but even I have to admit it's been going downhill. The coaching has never been the same since Dos Santos left, the quality on the pitch has been steadily slipping, and nobody in this city gives a damn about facing second-tier American teams like Bethlehem Steel or Louisville FC. I cannot begin to express how disappointed and disgusted I am by this. Until they smarten up and make the switch, I dare say that this Friday's game against the Impact will be the last Fury FC match I attend for a long time.
  15. Umm . . . you know that Pepe has become a symbol of the alt-right movement in the US, right? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pepe_the_Frog
  16. Overview of the league meetings held this week: http://canpl.ca/article/canadian-premier-league-clubs-executives-wrap-three-day-toronto-coaches-summit "Agenda items for the three-day coaches summit included club licensing requirements, CPL officiating and an introduction to scheduling and preseason arrangements. The final day of League Meetings included presentations that touched upon league rules and the on-boarding of players. Coaches also were introduced to future mechanisms by which they’ll have the option of adding to their rosters."
  17. Just my two cents, but I really don't think that this is the kind of fan that the CPL should be courting. They've been banned by TFC, so why should we accept them? https://www.cbc.ca/sports/soccer/tfc-bans-inebriatti-fan-group-over-fiery-display-in-ottawa-1.4796028
  18. I wouldn't doubt that this is a conscious decision to coincide with frosh week and get the university crowd more interested in the field/team/league. A lot of students tend to stay and work in Halifax over the summer, so getting them excited right from the get-go about going to a match down at Wanderers Grounds sounds like a good approach.
  19. Eh. Establishing a new league with a new structure, better financing, long-term investment/ownership, a wealth of experience/talent in the North American pro-soccer world and genuine engagement with grassroots supporters movements in communities across the country is one thing. But attempting to expand a Canadian league to areas of the US that are/could very easily be serviced by an American one just strikes me as old hat. Times have changed, soccer culture has changed, and the sport entertainment industry in North America had definitely expanded - I absolutely admit that. But all these
  20. Didn't people learn their lesson after the CFL tried this in the 90s?
  21. Question: Does anyone know if York 9 did like Halifax, Winnipeg and Edmonton and invited kids with local clubs to the announcement, or was it just for media and management? If the latter, that seems like a wasted opportunity.
  22. Looks like Larson's taking up a new gig as Director of Content for CPL!
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