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    grande reacted to Gopherbashi in Hamilton CPL Supporters Thread   
    I'm still waiting to see if there's another GTA team to know if I should support you or ruthlessly detest you.
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    grande reacted to Obinna in CONCACAF to overhaul ‘archaic’ World Cup qualifying format   
    Just thought of this:
    There are 35 teams in CONCACAF, right?
    Give the top 5 teams a buy
    Then, split the remaining 30 teams into 5 groups of 6. Group winner advances only. 
    That way, smaller caribbean nations get a run of games and a chance to improve and have something to play for, plus there is little risk of getting trounced 19-0 by Mexico or the USA.
    Then, take those 5 group winners and put them in a 10 - team south American style qualifying process. USA gets to continue their love affair with Mexico. Teams like El Salvador, Guatemala and Canada get a chance and aren't out so early. 
    He talked about mixing the UEFA and South American systems right?
    There you go!!
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    grande reacted to TRM in Canadian Premier League   
    Christmas 2016? 2017? 2018? 2019? .... but I digress.
    And if you don't get an announcement before Christmas 2016 would it push back on your refusal to allow expansion of USL in Canada?
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    grande reacted to toontownman in Canadian Premier League   
    I support the group that gets a team in Saskatoon! 
    In all seriousness which ever group succeds and makes it happen I hope you can work together. Both seems to have a passion and commitment to the game and good ideas. 
    This country needs all hands on deck to try and bridge a gap with the rest of the world.
    From someone that has the passion but just cant make the time or possess the ability/contacts to do so...Thanks for getting out there and continue doing what you are trying to do! 
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    grande reacted to ironcub14 in Canadian Premier League   
    Utterly fully blown away float parade optimistic, see you at the football mecca that is Centennial. 

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    grande reacted to dyslexic nam in Vote: CPL cities needed to succeed   
    So, to sum up, you guys are agreeing on the following cities for the CPL:
    Damascus Moscow Washington Cairo Tunis Accra To bring your list up to 8 teams, I am going to throw in Halifax and Moncton since they are pretty consistent with the others you referenced.
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    grande reacted to -Hammer- in GTA CPL Supporters thread   
    Well look who thinks he's clever Dan.
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    grande reacted to Gopherbashi in CPL Must Haves (A Poll)   
    Teams
    Money
    Balls
    Fans
    Moose
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    grande got a reaction from ironcub14 in Vote: CPL cities needed to succeed   
    FTFY
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    grande reacted to GuillermoDelQuarto in Voyageurs Cup winner badges   
    why not do up a draft lol not like I have anything else to do

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    grande reacted to TRM in Canadian Premier League   
    OMFG we've hit 3 digits on this thread with ZERO evidence and 100% rumours. Well done to all. Onward to 200 
    Seriously I'm impressed with you all. Any group that makes me look normal has something special going for it.
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    grande reacted to Gopherbashi in Canadian Premier League   
    https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/sep/13/mls-canada-american-citizens


    Great.
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    grande reacted to king1010 in Canada vs El Salvador Sept 6th in Vancouver WCQ   
    no. 
    we lost when we drew in el salvador against their B team in front of a half empty stadium
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    grande reacted to koolvid in Canada vs El Salvador Sept 6th in Vancouver WCQ   
    Jesus 2 blatant offside goals for us lol. Shows you how terrible reffing is over here and it would have happened to us in the last round.
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    grande reacted to TRM in Canadian Premier League   
    The CSA have not allowed soccer teams to form and join existing leagues like USL Pro. That is a monumental waste of time. They have not made any promises but they have blocked expansion while producing absolutely nothing. Sorry but my patience ran out long long ago.
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    grande reacted to Olympique_de_Marseille in FIFA Presidential Election   
    I'm sure they need them all; there's a lot of vice going on at FIFA. 
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    grande reacted to Joe MacCarthy in Loss of the National Football Stadium   
    And that's the part some of us can't understand, I wouldn't wish that on TFC, what would I have to gain?  What does TFC have to gain by Argo failure?  Selfishly getting the tree fort back for exclusive use?  How have the Argos hurt TFC?  Failure or successful the Argos have ZERO bearing on the fortunes of TFC so why the hate, it's totally bizarre and stupid. 
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    grande reacted to Joe MacCarthy in Loss of the National Football Stadium   
    The attendance has been poor and disappointing so far there is no denying, but the glee that some TFC people have for this is quite sad (cue the usual group)  They should get their heads around the fact that the Argos aren't going anywhere anytime soon, even if next year is as bad as this has been so far. The Grey Cup profits will prop it up and the league needs the market.  Supposedly they need 18k to break even, but the writer is predicting $20 million losses (that stretches the bounds of credulity)
    There is a definite disconnect between what goes on in Toronto as popular culture and what happens in the rest of the country.  The high TV numbers by the Jays and the playoff run by the Raps are GTA driven by that huge market.  And as I said in the CFL thread the good attendance numbers of TFC are hurt by the abysmally poor ratings that are averaging 38K so far.  I understand the TV negotiations with TSN are not going well as TSN doesn't want to pay money to televise something people don't want to watch.  Part of that is understandable if we think about it.  What would motivate people in the ROC to watch TFC with teams in Vancouver and Montreal and no team in their area and no long time tradition like the NHL to further it and create a fanbase.  Decent ratings are going to have to be driven by the GTA for TFC.
    Just to illustrate the disconnect, my company just had our big bosses down from Toronto.  One was saying when visiting Toronto he could get us Raptor seats in the company suite.  I swear I heard crickets.  He seemed surprised and then said it again, and again no response.  I almost said if they could get Argo tickets I'd go but I knew he had no concept of that idea.  And if some TFC people hadn't have turned me off I might have said TFC but I think that would have gone over his head as well.
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    grande reacted to Complete Homer in The 2016 Rio Olympics thread: August 3rd to 19th   
    What a ******, useless tackle by Buchanan. 
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    grande reacted to aloyol in Canada vs El Salvador Sept 6th in Vancouver WCQ   
    I think I'm a plastic volleyball fan since yesterday...
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    grande got a reaction from supercanuck1010 in The 2016 Rio Olympics thread: August 3rd to 19th   
    SOPHIE YOU BEAUTY, I'M SO STOKED RIGHT NOW
    WE BEAT GERMANY ONCE ALREADY, AND DAMN IT, WE'RE GONNA DO IT AGAIN ON TUESDAY
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    grande got a reaction from Lofty in The 2016 Rio Olympics thread: August 3rd to 19th   
    SOPHIE YOU BEAUTY, I'M SO STOKED RIGHT NOW
    WE BEAT GERMANY ONCE ALREADY, AND DAMN IT, WE'RE GONNA DO IT AGAIN ON TUESDAY
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    grande got a reaction from Complete Homer in The 2016 Rio Olympics thread: August 3rd to 19th   
    SOPHIE YOU BEAUTY, I'M SO STOKED RIGHT NOW
    WE BEAT GERMANY ONCE ALREADY, AND DAMN IT, WE'RE GONNA DO IT AGAIN ON TUESDAY
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    grande got a reaction from LeanneMac in The 2016 Rio Olympics thread: August 3rd to 19th   
    SOPHIE YOU BEAUTY, I'M SO STOKED RIGHT NOW
    WE BEAT GERMANY ONCE ALREADY, AND DAMN IT, WE'RE GONNA DO IT AGAIN ON TUESDAY
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    grande reacted to marauder01 in Hamilton CPL Supporters Thread   
    For those in the Greater Hamilton Area the Ticats put out a survey to find more about local soccer supporters to help shape the team and launch. Survey takes a couple minutes and can be found here:
    http://timhortonsfield.com/hamiltonsoccer
     
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