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    grande reacted to gator in Match Thread : CONCACAF League : Arcahaie FC v Forge FC - December 1st, 2020 - Quarterfinals   
    That is obvious but reflecting on it, Forge were poor with very few if any open play scoring chances after the first minute or so, passing in the final 3rd was dreadful, once again I put much of that down to inactivity!
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    grande reacted to Kent in CONCACAF League and Champions League Club Indexes   
    Updated with last nights 2 results, including Forge's massive win! CAN2 jumped over GUA1 and GUA3. GUA3 (Antigua) are eliminated so we will stay above them. GUA1 (Municipal) is still in it, so they could overtake us tonight. CCC4 (Cibao) plays tonight in the preliminary round, so they could gain ground on CAN2.
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    grande reacted to scooterlawrence5 in Canadian Premier League joins CONCACAF League   
    Good luck to Forge FC on Thursday night 8pm ET on TSN3.  Important match for CPL profile in Concacaf.
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    grande reacted to SpursFlu in CPL new teams speculation   
    Bring in 1000 teams who cares. Just promote relegate at 16
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    grande reacted to RS in CPL Players on Loan   
    These aren't loans. All those players' contracts are owned by TFC.
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    grande reacted to dyslexic nam in OneSoccer   
    The only point I would make is a bit of an indirect argument.  In order to make the idea of a subscription attractive, MediaPro needs to make a lot of its content exclusive to the OS platform. If all content (or almost everything of value) is  available on other platforms that are either free (CBC) or very widely subscribed among sports fans (TSN/Sportsnet), then there is no real reason for fans to get OS at what is increasingly a fairly high price (prorated to about $150/yr).  So the issue for me isn’t really whether or not MediaPro and CPL want the subscription money - of course they do.  But the issue is the implications of making that a viable option.  
     
    IMO, at some point MediaPro will need to decide which path it wants to go all in on, because the hybrid approach works while  they are trying to get as many eyeballs on the league as possible at this early stage, but I think the divided strategy may not be the best route over the long term.  Even among some V’s there were questions of whether or not an OS sub is worth it given the price and amount of games viewable for free.  If some of us are thinking that, I guarantee other are even more skeptical - especially as more content moves o to other platforms. 
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    grande reacted to Bison44 in OneSoccer   
    Why would CPL forgo the  "peanuts" from mediapro??  Isnt it a win win, Media pro is happy they are gettting paid by CBC, they get some subsciptions off of the CPL content and we are happy we get some wider spread CBC exposure and a well done media pro production.  It makes sense now that TSN treats CPL like the plague, if they are only in year 2 and are drawing that many eyeballs in canada.  Kinda makes me wonder if sportsnet is thinking twice about running Bunda and not trying harder to get CPL?  
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    grande reacted to dyslexic nam in OneSoccer   
    Sorry, why are you posting these articles about the CPL (as in Caribbean Premier League - cricket)?  
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    grande reacted to narduch in 2020-2021 CONCACAF League   
    Just doing the covid check.
    Currently El Salvador allows entry to the country if you test negative 3 days before your journey. However testing has become such a shitshow in Ontario these days because our government is run by idiots.
    Panama on the other has closed its International borders for the time being.
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    grande reacted to Kent in 2020-2021 CONCACAF League   
    For Forge to finish top 6 and make it to CCL, the toughest team in their way is Tauro from Panama. The other teams in their part of the bracket are either unknown to me or traditionally don’t do well in CONCACAF. There is a chance here for Forge, hopefully they can seize it!
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    grande reacted to Kent in 2020-2021 CONCACAF League   
    I believe the 6 Central American countries are guaranteed a spot in the round of 16. It seems they use the coefficients to settle minor seeding questions, but leave the big stuff (how many spots does each country get? Are they in CCL or CL?) to decisions made by CONCACAF to make sure there is still at least a little bit of unfair corruption.
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    grande got a reaction from narduch in 2020-2021 CONCACAF League   
    If Forge wins, and Antigua loses, the CAN2 spot will no longer be in last place.
    That being said, I don't really understand what they're using these coefficients for? Why is CRC3 (48.5 points) in Pot 1 (for the preliminary round), while GUA1 (23.5 points) is in the round of 16?
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    grande reacted to CanadaFan123 in 2020 Voyageurs Cup Format   
    Absolutely! This is on the CSA 100%.
    Phone up MLS. Tell them the Voyageurs Cup final is in 2 weeks.. if TFC can't make it, they forfeit.
    Yes it sucks for TFC but at the end of the day they're the ones in an American league. Why should a domestic champion bow down to a team in a foreign league? 
    MLS was well aware of the scenario at play and took advantage of it with their scheduling, plain and simple.
    Edit: though I also do agree the CSA should have set a date earlier for the final. Another scenario, if MLS wants to do it this way they should hand the USOC spot to TFC. 
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    grande reacted to toontownman in Pacific FC - 2020 Season Thread   
    I hope he stays. Didn't sound impressed with the league after the last game. Certainly the standard of refereeing. Given he almost got a job after pacifc, I am sure he will have offers. I hope he will stick it out. He is a big get for the league and has clearly made huge progress with Pacific. 
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    grande reacted to dyslexic nam in Pics from the Island Games   
    So not a player or a coach but I was chatting with a guy and noticed he had a CPL mask. I asked him where he got it. 
    “Oh, I am the commissioner of the league”.
    Turns out I was talking shop with David Clanachan.  Ha.  

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    grande reacted to fil in Pics from the Island Games   
    PEI pics and no potato field photos or Anne of Green gables selfies?!
     

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    grande reacted to dyslexic nam in Getting sick of all these penalty calls...   
    I am fine if they are deserved.  But HFX got screwed today. 
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    grande reacted to -Hammer- in 2020 CPL Island Games   
    So....Forge ended up meeting quota, not breaking any rules....so.....does anyone else want to chirp in at how Forge is terrible, bad for player development and the scourge/bush maker of the league.
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    grande reacted to gator in 2020 CPL Island Games   
    Regarding the schedule for the group stage: I am very pleased Forge is in this stage but having early kick offs in midweek matches kind of sucks for many wanting to view these matches, I suppose the noon and 1PM Eastern starts are worse for the Cavalry and Pacific viewers, it just would have been nice to have one of the 2 midweek matches in the evening!
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    grande got a reaction from T_Bison in 2020 CPL Island Games   
    I wonder if, instead of a fine, a salary cap hit might be a better punishment?
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    grande reacted to toontownman in Canadian MLS Players to CPL - Ideas   
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    grande reacted to Cheeta in 2020 CPL Island Games   
    It's all very bush.  
    Bush because it wasn't crystal clear before the tournie started how this rule worked and the consequences for failure to comply.
    And it's bush because a fine doesn't exactly advertise the U21 minute requirement as being particularly important to the CPL.  Which is kinda bad for a league which has been sorta trying to make out its identity as something friendlier to developing players.
    However, and I'm just saying, this tournie is being conducted in a bubble.  There isn't an option to parachute players in in the event of injury and for a team to remake itself on the fear it may/may not lose those players feels a bit harsh and could adversely effect the quality of play at the tournie as a result.
    Still, better to have left the minutes out than offer this scenario.
     
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    grande reacted to Big_M in Forge FC Season Thread 2020   
    Cela out with a torn acl..even if they give mohsen 90 in the last two games they wont get to 250 min..will have to play backup keeper maan..so they will really want to win against ottawa to qualify and then send maan out in the last game
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    grande reacted to El Hombre in Island Games - Best Canadians?   
    I find the blowback on Bekker interesting.
    The Whitecaps need someone now.  Not someone who'll be great in three years like Baldisimo.  If they are looking at CanPL, why wouldn't they look at Bekker?
    Forget about age, forget about potential.  If you are looking at the best, most consistent Canadian in a midfield role, I don't think you could look at anyone but Bekker if you are looking to solve a problem now.
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    grande reacted to Trois Reds in CPL General   
    I actually like it. It is a dig at the CPL, but it also, in a way, legitimizes the league. They might be smaller, but you can't ignore them. Whoever created this made sure to get every individual CPL team's colours, too. It's free recognition by, to be honest, an MLS giant.
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