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Rintaran

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  1. Michael Miller of Premier Podcast had Tristan Borges on his podcast for an interview earlier this morning. Definitely recommend giving it a listen: https://www.northernstartingeleven.com/premier-podcast-s01e17-tristan-borges-interview/
  2. I thought there were only 9 members. Great to hear they managed 166.67% attendance!
  3. The Premier Podcast covers all things #CanPL. Hosted by Michael Miller, this podcast covers all Canadian Premier League related activities, with occasional interviews with players and other personalities revolving around this new CONCACAF Division-1 League. This week is a special French-language episode. Worry not, we will be back next week with our regular programming! Cette semaine, on y va d’une table ronde sur la CanPL et la Coupe Canadienne. Host, music, graphics and editing : Michael Miller Guests: Étienne Bouthillier, Justine Longpré & Julien Tardif Location: Montréal, Québec, Canada The Premier Podcast is a Kan Football Club podcast. Also Available at: Spotify | Apple | Google | iHeartRadio | Soundcloud | Spreaker | Podbean | Stitcher | Blubrry | TuneIn | Pocket Cast
  4. The Premier Podcast covers all things #CanPL. Hosted by Michael Miller, this podcast covers all Canadian Premier League related activities, with occasional interviews with players and other personalities revolving around this new CONCACAF Division-1 League. This week is a special French-language episode. Worry not, we will be back next week with our regular programming! Cette semaine, on y va d’une table ronde sur la CanPL et la Coupe Canadienne. Host, music, graphics and editing : Michael Miller Guests: Étienne Bouthillier, Justine Longpré & Julien Tardif Location: Montréal, Québec, Canada The Premier Podcast is a Kan Football Club podcast. Also Available at: Spotify | Apple | Google | iHeartRadio | Soundcloud | Spreaker | Podbean | Stitcher | Blubrry | TuneIn | Pocket Cast View full record
  5. To the fans? It really shouldn't. May as well play against Timbuktoo and Whereareyou. To the FO, sure does. As the sole Canadian Team in the USL, they have a couple things they get to play off of: Direct line toward the MLS. Teams in the MLS, especially affiliate teams, look to the USL first to fill back bench positions. The direct affiliate provides a visible link to a pro contract Chest-thumping Canada vs USA action. As the only Canadian Team, Fury get to claim they're fighting back the American behemoth. That thrill we get whenever we beat the Americans at anything, is exactly what they're going for. In the capital, this need to beat the Americans should be even stronger. It doesn't really work out for the way FO expects/hopes, but that's just poor marketing. Provide a direct way to compare "Canadian Players" stack up against the USA Small fish, big pond As a small fish in a big pond, if they screw up, it doesn't matter much in the grand scheme of things. This allows for some experimentation on field or in operations. Fury are basically floated as a tax write-off by OSEG, but they would like to turn a profit on it someday. So they have some room to experiment and see if it happens. I would absolutely love for them to be a part of CanPL. I would also love to see a lot more French and even some Anishinaabemowin (though that's definitely a pipe dream). (Looped it back on topic for ya. )
  6. This is my issue precisely. I spend much of my soccer-browsing time on a computer, not a phone.
  7. “Time to sit back and unwind” Summer is finally here and League 1 Ontario is another five games down in the regular season with five left to go and the playoff picture is looking clearer despite some surprising results. Alliance still topping the table Alliance are miraculously still on top with the same record over this period as the first with four wins and a draw. Their strong, defence first approach is working wonders, with the team only conceding in two games all season. However, this does affect the other side of things, and whilst not having a bad goalscoring record, they do have the lowest goals scored per game ratio in the top 7 (1.80). Their top scorer is centre midfielder and captain, Nikola Stakic with 5 goals, 4 of which came from the penalty spot. Coincidentally, those 4 were all game-winners in 1-0 victories for the table toppers. Whilst I think that Alliance are doing extremely well, a possible caveat to this is that out of the top 6 teams in the league, they have only played Aurora, who they tied 2-2. Four of their five remaining games are against 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 6th so this next period will be the real test as to whether they can compete with the big boys. Read more on the NSXI Network...
  8. “Time to sit back and unwind” Summer is finally here and League 1 Ontario is another five games down in the regular season with five left to go and the playoff picture is looking clearer despite some surprising results. Alliance still topping the table Alliance are miraculously still on top with the same record over this period as the first with four wins and a draw. Their strong, defence first approach is working wonders, with the team only conceding in two games all season. However, this does affect the other side of things, and whilst not having a bad goalscoring record, they do have the lowest goals scored per game ratio in the top 7 (1.80). Their top scorer is centre midfielder and captain, Nikola Stakic with 5 goals, 4 of which came from the penalty spot. Coincidentally, those 4 were all game-winners in 1-0 victories for the table toppers. Whilst I think that Alliance are doing extremely well, a possible caveat to this is that out of the top 6 teams in the league, they have only played Aurora, who they tied 2-2. Four of their five remaining games are against 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 6th so this next period will be the real test as to whether they can compete with the big boys. Read more on the NSXI Network... View full record
  9. There is no way to sugar-coat it: Valour FC’ spring season was an utter disaster, and despite the team being a relatively young group of players that are still gelling together and finding their feet, there isn’t much excuse for the way things finished. In a league where most of the teams are on par and matches are extremely close, losing 6 games in a row is extremely alarming, and is a sign of major problems. Luckily, Valour get a fresh start for the fall season, but we cannot act as if this team will somehow click together at some point if they keep doing what they’re doing – changes need to be made, and the coaching staff has a checklist of things they need to figure out prior to their opening match of the fall against Edmonton on the 17th. View the list on the NSXI Network. View full record
  10. There is no way to sugar-coat it: Valour FC’ spring season was an utter disaster, and despite the team being a relatively young group of players that are still gelling together and finding their feet, there isn’t much excuse for the way things finished. In a league where most of the teams are on par and matches are extremely close, losing 6 games in a row is extremely alarming, and is a sign of major problems. Luckily, Valour get a fresh start for the fall season, but we cannot act as if this team will somehow click together at some point if they keep doing what they’re doing – changes need to be made, and the coaching staff has a checklist of things they need to figure out prior to their opening match of the fall against Edmonton on the 17th. View the list on the NSXI Network.
  11. Last night, the Premier Podcast released its latest episode. Michael Miller & Jeff Salisbury start off by provide updates/thoughts on Saskatoon & Quebec expansion (and then discuss other CPL topics). Jeff's insights are definitely worth tuning in for: https://www.northernstartingeleven.com/premier-podcast-s01e14-riding-high/
  12. This is what I expected. So long as the Harbourcats continue at Royal Athletic, there's a close to 0% chance of Pacific moving there. The Harbourcats are well attended, and have games almost every day through the summer.
  13. Don't know about the date, but the start time is better than the 8:00pm that it was originally. Anyone know we can watch the CL matches? I highly doubt it's on TSN, and I don't think MediaPro bought the rights (so OneSoccer is out)...
  14. So, the treble would be adding CONCACAF Champions League to that mix? Seems like a sensible classification to me, even if it's extremely unlikely for quite some time. I think Forge will take Antigua, but I think that's as far as they'll make it unless they actively prioritize the CONCACAF League. If they do manage to take Olimpia (a very tall order), that'll be the end of their run in CL this year barring some miraculous play. I don't think we'll see too much of a down-tick from Forge in the regular season as a result of the preliminary round, unless we get some injuries.
  15. I agree, they would draw considerably better at a renovated Royal Athletic. Any sign the of the Harbourcats giving it up anytime soon? Absolutely unrealistic in the near-to-medium term for D1. Much like Ted, I can see two D3 teams, one in Victoria & one in Nanaimo surviving fairly well alongside Pacific FC. I could also see a D1 (Langford/Victoria), D2 (Nanaimo), and two D3s (Saanich & Langford), depending on how everything plays out, post World Cup 2026.
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