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    grande reacted to Ruffian in 2020 CPL Island Games   
    How is there no game tonight??? Second day of the tournament and a Friday!
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    grande reacted to SthMelbRed in Match Thread: Island Games - August 13, 2020 - Forge v Cavalry   
    So, in order for the referee to give the penalty, he must have either ignored the fact that the ball struck the defender's torso first, and/or felt that the defender had deliberately handled or that he had extended his arms away from his body to make himself unnaturally bigger. Personally, I don't think it should have been given.
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    grande got a reaction from Obinna in Match Thread: Island Games - August 13, 2020 - Forge v Cavalry   
    EAT ****, that was a terrible call. In what ******* WORLD is that a hand ball?
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    grande got a reaction from Obinna in Match Thread: Island Games - August 13, 2020 - Forge v Cavalry   
    I'm finding this fake stadium graphic distracting.
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    grande reacted to SpursFlu in Match Thread: Island Games - August 13, 2020 - Forge v Cavalry   
    I dont care too much but I'm not a fan of the digital stadium. How do I put this... but to me it seems... weird
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    grande reacted to Ansem in Future Champions League & CONCACAF League format   
    That league cup is worthless though and Mexican clubs don't take it seriously.
    CCL is your ticket to the FIFA Club World Cup and face UEFA champs or Libertadores Champs. Huge opportunity to grow the brand + prize money + players opportunity to shine againts world giants.
    That's why Liga MX clubs takes it VERY seriously. 
    The league cup is an MLS pick me up to compensate for their inability to win CCL
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    grande reacted to Cheeta in Match Thread: Island Games - August 13, 2020 - Forge v Cavalry   
    All right.  Bit clumbsy at times to be sure, thought the goals were all gooders. 
    Speaking of clumbsy, Henry with a solid save towards the end there.
    HAND BALL?  My arse.  Hit him in the arm pit!  Just chop off his wings then.
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    grande got a reaction from narduch in Match Thread: Island Games - August 13, 2020 - Forge v Cavalry   
    I completely forgot about the water break...
    I've been a bigger rugby fan most of my life. In rugby, the clock stops for a water break, so that's my excuse
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    grande got a reaction from dyslexic nam in Match Thread: Island Games - August 13, 2020 - Forge v Cavalry   
    Five minutes of added time seems like a lot to me?
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    grande reacted to Kent in Match Thread: Island Games - August 13, 2020 - Forge v Cavalry   
    My opinions on the hot topics.
    I like the virtual stadium except when it hides the ball.
    I like Wheeler, full stop.
    This game probably shouldn’t still be 11 on 11.
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    grande got a reaction from toontownman in Match Thread: Island Games - August 13, 2020 - Forge v Cavalry   
    NOVAK YOU FUKKIN BEAUTY, YES!
    Edit: This announcer just said "Novak? Yesvak!"
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    grande got a reaction from Ams1984 in Match Thread: Island Games - August 13, 2020 - Forge v Cavalry   
    NOVAK YOU FUKKIN BEAUTY, YES!
    Edit: This announcer just said "Novak? Yesvak!"
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    grande got a reaction from Ansem in Match Thread: Island Games - August 13, 2020 - Forge v Cavalry   
    NOVAK YOU FUKKIN BEAUTY, YES!
    Edit: This announcer just said "Novak? Yesvak!"
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    grande reacted to Gian-Luca in Match Thread: Island Games - August 13, 2020 - Forge v Cavalry   
    "Novak! Yesvak!"??
    Someone needs to tell Wheeler he isn't as witty as he seems to think he is
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    grande got a reaction from maccaliam in Match Thread: Island Games - August 13, 2020 - Forge v Cavalry   
    NOVAK YOU FUKKIN BEAUTY, YES!
    Edit: This announcer just said "Novak? Yesvak!"
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    grande reacted to red card in 2020 CPL Island Games   
    As per tweet above, Peter's first Sportsnet CPL article is up. He likes to use analytics, so first CPL article with lots of it. Highlights one player to watch per team.
    https://www.sportsnet.ca/soccer/canadian-premier-leagues-island-games-everything-need-know/
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    grande reacted to Ansem in Quebec City CPL   
    TONS of information to share about this article from this magazine. Since everything is in French, I'll gladly summarize the the main points.
     
    Source 
    Jean Gandubert, Former President and Director-President of Quebec Soccer Federation and former Adviser to the Federal Sport Ministry. He is now the Strategic Advisor to the investors being the liaison between them and the Regional Association, CSA and CONCACAF Pierre Marchand, Soccer Quebec President  
    Who are the Investors
    Confidential but they have VERY deep pockets and capable of covering the losses of others due to the pandemic (not sure what he means by that, but take away is RICH!)
    The ownership seems to be a mix of individuals and companies They have been talking with the league since summer 2019 but talks have slowed down due to the pandemic Talks have already happened between the investors and Quebec City mayor  
    Stadium:
    The goal is the construction of a new soccer specific stadium smaller than Laval University stadium which has been deemed too big and would look empty with a bad atmosphere which is vital for Quebec City to work There's been no information given to city departments for building a stadium yet.  
    CPL Women's League
    CPL are interested in a Women's League but the focus is to develop/grow the current league at the moment. Eva Havaris, Vice-President of the league operations and strategic VP at CSB (according to LinkedIn) is said to be aiming for that league to become a reality  
    Future of the PLSQ?
    CPL wants to acquire PLSQ like it did League 1 Ontario  
    Provincial Leagues or Regional Leagues?
    Provincial leagues had seemed to be the destination for CPL reserve teams but the NEW goal is to have 3 minor leagues in Canada (East, West & Central) just like the CHL and like the CSA wanted in their previous strategic plan PLSQ's structure will be completely revamped to integrate this model Plans are already underway to lead towards a merge PLSQ-L10 league for as soon as 2021 (COVID slowed down the talks) The format and league structure to be determined. There should be a "co-commissioner" for Quebec to reflect the French contribution Soccer Quebec President would not be involved in the league but would like to make sure that teams have Quebec players and teams are mostly under 23. Discussions have already taken place and it seems everyone agrees with these conditions. Moving towards the model of a developmental league is vital to attract young promising players pointing out that Montreal Impact never loaned anyone to PLSQ due to the league being too low in quality and structure The goal would be to add Atlantic Canada teams to this "Eastern League" but Quebec-Ontario is the priority Clubs will have to fit this structure financially and have the proper infrastructure using the word "professional" (This might mean that not all L10 or PLSQ teams might make this league at launch) Confirmation that BC are working towards a league  
    Foreign investors?
    Other Quebec markets including Montreal are being explored, no investors have been revealed Altetico Madrid's arrival has changed the landscape. There will be attempts to try and leverage interest from French clubs in investing in CPL via the FFF CPL is currently trying to get European investments into the league, not necessarily for Quebec but he mentioned Toronto as a possibility  
    You guys are welcome! 🙂
     
    Tips accepted 🤑
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    grande reacted to dyslexic nam in 2020 CPL Island Games   
    Whether or not they should have anticipated it, at least they are being responsive to fan concerns.  I see that as a pretty big positive.  
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    grande reacted to narduch in 2020 CPL Island Games   
    Looks like the lighting will get tested on day 1
     
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    grande reacted to narduch in 2020 CPL Island Games   
    They won't be gaining casual fans in the afternoon.
    Maybe if they were on a traditional network. But they aren't.
    Never **** with your hard-core fans
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    grande reacted to Kent in 2020 CPL Island Games   
    @Ansem I think it would be smarter for them to avoid working hours than to avoid NHL/NBA. I would miss any NHL game for a York 9 game, and most NBA games (unimportant York 9 game vs elimination game or finals game for Raptors would be a tough decision, probably resulting in dual screens. But a weekday game at 1 or 2 o’clock and I am at the mercy of my coworkers/meeting schedule. And I am a guy with flexibility in my work schedule and working from home. If it is tough for me to see almost half of my teams games, who exactly are they going to get to watch these games? And I would have loved to watch as many non-York 9 games as possible. It looks like 3 such games are potentially possible, maybe a couple more on weekend afternoons, depending on my family.
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    grande reacted to narduch in 2020 CPL Island Games   
    This is a mistake. You don't piss off your hard-core fans.
    Thats what CPL is doing.
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    grande reacted to ted in 2020 CPL Island Games   
    What a ******* ******** schedule. We play two Tuesdays before noon Pacific Time. 


     
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    grande reacted to dyslexic nam in 2020 CPL Island Games   
    Just filled out my volunteer form.  I may be doing some running around for a team in isolation while here.  Figured I should probably contribute.  
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    grande reacted to dyslexic nam in OneSoccer   
    Mine ended in June and the only reason I knew was because I contacted them.  
    As for the value, the biggest part of my issue is the price increase.  Going from $75 per year to $70 for 6 months is quite obviously almost doubling the subscription price.  For a year-2 organization offering less content, that is a bit sketchy.  I still renewed.  And I still think it is decent value for a supporter of Canadian footy.  But I am not sure the value proposition is there for someone not as heavily invested as the subset folks who check in to a Canadian supporter’s site on an almost daily basis 
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