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  1. Thank you for sending me the following DM: You were banned for harassment, bullying, and threatening moderators & the voyageur's board. I will, once again, warn you against harassing, bullying, and threatening moderators & the voyageur's board. For clarification, your threat above is: I generally appreciate your posts on the board, and had hoped that we had moved beyond baseless insults and uttering threats. However, as you wish to drag this out, I'll go ahead and post this publicly myself. As you clearly have no respect for me or my decisions, I am referring the decision on all warning & banning matters to @admin. I believe @jordan is another moderator who may be able to address your concern. There may be more out there. I don't really know. You'll have to ask them. As a leftist, with a wife who is a visible minority, and two children who are clearly halfies, I have found many of the responses to the Dames of York announcement & the resulting racism spiral to be disgusting, on many levels, and the back & forth interpretations/misinterpretations of responses makes me sick. I tried ending or redirecting the conversation, I tried explaining, but everything ends with another accusation, and cries of racism/sexism. When a loading error made some posts not visible, there were cries of censorship. So clearly, locking the thread or hiding the offending posts is not an appropriate response. Just as the conversation seemed to close, you, @Unnamed Trialist, jumped in and antagonized it again, and then proceeded to issue threats, to me, via DM. I've dropped writers from my own site, very publicly, for less than what has come out in that conversation, but, the voyageur's board isn't my site, I don't like warning or banning people unless absolutely necessary, and quite frankly, I never wanted to be a moderator anyways. I asked to be able to post articles to the site, and at some point, despite my objections someone made me a bloody mod. I'm finished with that ****. Go harass another board, or another moderator, because I'm not here for you to threaten & insult any longer. @admin and @jordan and any other moderator out there can address your threats themselves. Please stop shitting on Canadian Soccer and those trying to make it better.
  2. Just reloaded my page, nothing is hidden... I hate getting into this OT ****, but: I will say that UT was not temporarily banned for the above reasons. He was temporarily banned for harassment, bullying, and issuing threats. He was restored under the understanding that these actions would be discontinued, and, after some huffing & puffing, they have. I generally enjoy his viewpoints as they provide a welcome counterbalance (most of the time). I don't really want to go further into this. IMO, it's water under the bridge. I wish UT saw it the same, but I can take his baseless jabs.
  3. As do I. So click the report button instead of further antagonizing someone acting in a racist manner, and keep the threat on-topic. For example, my contribution: I'm very pleased that the Dames of York have stepped up and started their own supporters group, just as I'm please the Green Lions started one for people attending the university. It's great to see some focused supporters groups, and I hope they do a great job attracting more fans from their target demographics. With 3 supporters groups, hopefully we'll see those attendance numbers grow this year.
  4. Calling out racism is fine. Reporting it is better. Going way off topic and starting a fight just for the hell of it, while pushing out false information, no need for that distraction.
  5. If Videotron/Quebecor doesn't come on as a sponsor for a future Quebec side, I'd be very surprised. It'd be right up their alley and speak directly to their target market. Swoosh is WestJet's bargain fleet. So although Calgary & Edmonton look like they have different sponsors, they're a sort of father & son line. Macron is on every jersey, plus the big sponsor on one. Not really sure it's getting much extra value out of having the big spot as well, but I guess if Macron is kicking in extra cash for it, we'll take it eh? Low value advertisement does not equal high value returns for anyone. Another sponsor could use the spot for a greater ROI & a greater investment amount. Unless CPL matches are distributed more frequently on channels other than OneSoccer, that's wasted value there as well. We, obviously, don't know if MediaPro is kicking in extra (hopefully they are), but they certainly aren't getting much out of it. As with Macron, another sponsor could use the spot for a greater ROI & a greater investment amount. There are a lot of potential sponsors out there, but we likely won't see any step forward until we're through dealing with COVID-19's damage on the markets. When we get past 3-years of play, I think we'll really see the ball start rolling on that (assuming we don't get another big collapse of the markets).
  6. Not gonna lie, probably going to end up ordering both. The official ball as a collectible, the replica to practice/play with the kids. My eldest has already determined he wants to be a RB & that his little brother will be a future CM. May as well train them up with a good looking ball. 😂
  7. And it's official. Ben Fisk is the 1st player announced: https://atleticoottawa.canpl.ca/article/atletico-ottawa-announces-ben-fisk-as-clubs-first-signing-enfr
  8. From the article you've linked, FC Manitoba is taken to be a new franchise, as WSA Winnipeg sold their rights, much like Victoria Highlanders sold their rights to TFA Willamette (or when they bought them from Kitsap Pumas). It's a different entity entirely, and so their ratings were reset. You'll have to go back to this article (https://northernstartingeleven.com/2019-top-canadian-soccer-teams-thats-a-wrap/) to see where WSA Winnipeg sat in the rankings. As you can see, it's pretty far down the totem pole (46th, below a number of amateur sides), and not very representative of the USL2 experience. The team actually hadn't won a match in over 2-years, so it just kept dropping further & further down the ratings. Additionally, WSA's MMSL team also ended at the bottom of the pool, and should be relegated this year. Sadly, we've only had a few L1O & 1 PLSQ side compete against other Canadian sides, so it's been really hard to peg down how exactly they fit. The more cross-league play, the more representative the ratings will become. 100% agree though, the ratings are anything but perfect, and it'll never be "perfect" for everyone. Improvement suggestions have always (and will always) be considered.
  9. So... How does an academy sound? Oh sorry, it's not an academy, it's powered by Pacific.
  10. This would be my understanding as well. Westjet has definitely increased their investment, so they must have seen a fair ROI from year-one. Additionally, for tax purposes, Swoop would likely be its own "company," even if its just a subsidiary. As a result, this would definitely be new money from Swoop (who may even have taken a "loan" from Westjet to pay for it, again, for the potential tax breaks).
  11. All the Home Kits with the exception of Ottawa.
  12. Now, if they hid the releases at the bottom of an article for a big new signing... That would be something.
  13. Doh! I really should have read your edit. Didn't flag as new to me. Ah well. The official loss of defender Skylar Thomas, goalkeeper Mathias Janssens, and midfielders Ali Musse and Dylan Sacramento is not unexpected, but at least we know for sure now. https://valourfc.canpl.ca/article/valour-fc-transactions-2 Really wish Valour would post these updates in a more timely manner.
  14. That would be my guess. The CPL has confirmed he is remaining with the league: https://canpl.ca/article/ben-fisk-announces-departure-from-pacific-fc-reveals-hes-staying-in-cpl
  15. Fisk will not be returning to Pacific in 2020:
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