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    mpg_29 got a reaction from johnyb in CPL General   
    The new rumour surrounding Forlan....
     
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    mpg_29 got a reaction from Blackjack15 in Mark-Anthony Kaye   
    I think MAK currently ranks ahead of Piette. He's the closest thing to a new Hutchinson as we have imo.
    That being said from what I've noticed the American MLS analysts don't pay as much attention to the Canadian teams. Especially Montreal and Vancouver. I remember watching the MLS All-Star game and Taylor Twellman basically commented on Piatti like "Wow this guy is so good. Nobody knows about this guy because he plays in Montreal".
    So even if Montreal was doing well I'm not sure Piette would be getting the same notice.
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    I think MAK currently ranks ahead of Piette. He's the closest thing to a new Hutchinson as we have imo.
    That being said from what I've noticed the American MLS analysts don't pay as much attention to the Canadian teams. Especially Montreal and Vancouver. I remember watching the MLS All-Star game and Taylor Twellman basically commented on Piatti like "Wow this guy is so good. Nobody knows about this guy because he plays in Montreal".
    So even if Montreal was doing well I'm not sure Piette would be getting the same notice.
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    mpg_29 reacted to BringBackTheBlizzard in CPL General   
    People who hate soccer are going to keep hating soccer no matter what we do, but there aren't as many of them as there used to be because they are slowly dying off and being replaced by a younger generation who played the game as children. The commish should care about attracting the large numbers of people who already know and love the sport and ignore the Don Cherry types and leave them to stew in their own bile.
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    mpg_29 reacted to Unnamed Trialist in CPL General   
    Thing is, fans getting all upsett because an opposing attacker goes down and stays down. And their team making terrible decisions on the field, players out of position, lame defensive give-aways, tactically inept when either ahead or behind (this is mostly Whitecaps for the last few years): no reaction. Not at all upset. High tolerance for garbage football. 
    But that guy on the other team who fell, get up, get up. 
    This is low IQ soccer culture, and it absolutely cannot be encouraged. 
    I am used to watching football where if you miss a clear pass, anywhere on the field, and especially in the back to middle, the whole crowd groans. And if someone repeats that, a murmur starts. And if it becomes consistent, his spot on the team could be at risk. And this is not just at Barça don't get me wrong, it is at Gimnàstic de Tarragona, in relegation in 2nd division: inept football is frustrating, and diving--well just get over it. If your ******* team could keep the ball, the others would not have it, you would not have to tackle hard to get it back in desperation, and that guy would not be on the ground. It is your fault he's there.
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    mpg_29 got a reaction from Blackjack15 in CPL new teams speculation   
    For further comparisons sake:
    Victoria: $61,119
    Halifax: $59,240
    Moncton: $55,165
    The thing about Newfoundland is that the second largest city outside of the St John's metro area is only 20,000 people... So St. John's essentially serves as the main hub/center for everything in the province. So besides the offshore oil industry there a lot of government, academic and health related jobs concentrated in one area. I suspect that's why the median income is relatively high.
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    mpg_29 reacted to Macksam in CPL General   
    Most Canadians that say they dislike/hate soccer utilize diving as their number reason. However, that's not the real reason they dislike soccer, it's just a convenient excuse. Most dislike soccer because they just haven't properly witnessed the sport. That is all. Watching the sport at the highest, most exciting level such as a UEFA Champion's league knockout stage game generally converts even the most ardent soccer hater.
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    mpg_29 got a reaction from toontownman in CPL new teams speculation   
    Well that would make more sense than testing the market...because I think it's difficult to gauge true interest without the real thing...
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    mpg_29 got a reaction from 1996 in CPL General   
    Couldn't agree more. If anything "The Canadian Way" largely gets in the way when it comes to our soccer. No one wants to see flopping or diving. But I also don't want to see a league full of oversized ADHD-riddled athletes running around like a chicken with their heads cut off simply because they display more "guts".
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    mpg_29 got a reaction from red card in CPL General   
    Couldn't agree more. If anything "The Canadian Way" largely gets in the way when it comes to our soccer. No one wants to see flopping or diving. But I also don't want to see a league full of oversized ADHD-riddled athletes running around like a chicken with their heads cut off simply because they display more "guts".
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