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Rintaran

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  1. I definitely echo your concern about kick-off times. I have a toddler and baby #2 should be arriving by Feb 1st the latest, so it's a consideration. I brought my first son out to a few of the Highlanders matches, but found that he wouldn't/couldn't stay still long enough to really enjoy the match. As a result, I ended up sacrificing my afternoons with the family in order to catch those daytime matches and cheer with the Lake Side Buoys. The evening matches similarly saw me shuttle bedtime duties to my wife for the night. This actually worked a lot better, as you aren't missing time with your child, and once the kid is down, my wife had a chance to relax and unwind. We ended up trading off for those evening matches, with her having a girl's night out in exchange for my soccer evenings. This seemed to be the best arrangement for us, so I highly recommend it for others with small children. As a result, I tend to favour the evening matches.
  2. I can see that being followed by a Coastal match, leaving Winnipeg out in the cold. Seems like a good line-up, possibly even for a triple-header.
  3. I'm not too worried about this. It's a home opener in Hamilton with a local derby. Going to fill up with folks from York & Hamilton proper, whereas it's just a match for TFC against Portland. Being a league opener and a derby, they have every right to feel confident. Especially with how the TFC team is, uh, trimming down for a long rebuild year.
  4. The article was just updated with the following: Editors note: In a subsequent email to Sportsnet, the CPL confirmed that in addition to the roster requirements mentioned above by David Clanachan that another rule mandates that a minimum of three domestic players on each team must be under the age of 21 AND those players must play a minimum of 1,000 minutes per season. That's a bit of a change. Definitely working on development of young players. I think this works as extra push to keep on some of the U-Sports draftees beyond training camp. Will be interesting to see how it plays out.
  5. How about a giant box that covers you from head to toe and is made of a one-way mirror so you can see out, and everyone else can see their good looking (or not so good looking) selves? Added bonus, it would confuse people on the field. It could totally work... In all seriousness, I can hardly wait for these kits to be unveiled. Still trying to decide which club I'll follow. I originally wanted one I could actually see in person, but it's a pretty lengthy drive to anyone. The kits may just help tip the scale.
  6. Trafford would be a good get. I was always disappointed when Fury let him go. Maybe a move to Pacific FC given their very strong BC-contingent?
  7. They do: https://fr.canpl.ca/ . It's hidden under the "More" submenu. Sadly, few articles are translated to French and there is no original content (yet). That's the whole issue currently being discussed, although it should probably be in its own thread.
  8. I don't think they've officially announced it yet. Considering how VAR has been consistently rolling out, I would be more surprised if they didn't opt to have VAR. As we would be the first (only?) league to have VAR in place during the league's first season, it would be much easier to implement and I think calls would be more consistent than we may see elsewhere. I'm mixed on VAR, but definitely not surprised at its adoption.
  9. The top-three round robin was my thought as well. I've also seen suggested the addition of a separate league cup, which we already see with L1O & PLSQ. I think this would make the schedule a little congested, but it could work. Beyond that, it's a bit of a head scratch.
  10. That wouldn't be different in North America. Mexico is part of North America, and in recent memory, the NASL also used Apertura and Clausura.
  11. 7-10 Days folks! I wonder what the "something different" is.
  12. The return of Durham is great. Should fill in for the departed TFC III quite well. I wonder if we'll see any other groups added this year.
  13. That's all very well and good, but if you're going for a true coast-to-coast derby, you should travel by ship through the NW Passage. Clearly, it's the only way that makes sense. Be sure to raid Halifax while you're there, just to stick it to the Privateers.
  14. You know the V's website is not BC Soccer right? If you want to "help" them, contact them and stop harassing us.
  15. PLSQ has announced they will be adding CS Monteiul. No word on any teams dropping (yet), or if other teams will be added. With what has been announced and current teams, that puts the league at 9 teams.
  16. Yes, but the price of PLSQ (and any potential jump-start leagues) just jumped a little now that part of CPL's development strategy has been revealed. Good thing they went after the big fish first.
  17. Simcoe Day is what they call the Civic Holiday in Toronto (and only Toronto). It is also known as: "Colonel By Day" in Ottawa "George Hamilton Day" in Hamilton "Joseph Brant Day" in Burlington "Founders' Day" in Brantford "Donald Bayus Day" in Oshawa "Alexander Mackenzie Day" in Sarnia "James Cockburn Day" in Cobourg "Peter Robinson Day" in Peterborough "John Galt Day" in Guelph "Civic Holiday" everywhere else in the province. Also, random fact, in Northern Ontario we don't know of Victoria Day. It's generally referred to as May Run or May 2-4, because that's when we grab a 24 and run out to camp. To build on this thread, I would love to see some double-headers over holiday weekends, and a double-switch probably isn't as unlikely as we may think, especially toward the start of the season. We'll just have to wait and see. As for a regular weekend, with only the one day off in between matches, that's doable, but certainly not optimal.
  18. Nice. Will you be adding CS Monteuil to PLSQ? The team was confirmed for the 2019 season a while ago: http://plsq.ca/actualites/le-cs-monteuil-se-joindra-a-la-pslq-masculine-en-2019 No updates since mind you, but that isn't unusual for PLSQ.
  19. Tough break for Pacific FC. I see both Pacific FC and York 9 FC as being the two clubs most likely to keep on U-Sports players. Being middle of the pack isn't too bad for York, but pulling 2nd last is going to limit Pacific's choices. It'll be interesting to see how it shakes out.
  20. Definitely a solid hire. I loved watching MDS in action (well, his team) when he was with Ottawa, and I hope he can find the right pieces to fit Vancouver back together. Wherever MDS has gone, he's pulled in a bunch of Canadian players. That'll make things a little tricky this year with the CPL also aiming at Canadians, so it'll be interesting to see if he sticks to pattern or if he changes tack.
  21. That's a mighty long list. I guess it's pretty obvious where you need it to be. I can't say I disagree!
  22. I'm in. You have my e-mail. As for the scoring system, perhaps 1 point if the player played, and 2 if they played the full game. Provides a starting point for positives and negatives to work on (and is similar to the system used for the EPL). This would also help a little with the defender point issues @Kent mentioned. I'd probably blow up the points a little. Decimals don't make a lot of sense in this system. Maybe move up to 4 for a goal, 2 for A, -1 for conceded, 2 for clean sheet(D/G), 1 for midfielder clean sheet, -1 for yellow, -2 (or -4) for red. Not sure why you're adding points for a team-win, but 1 point for that works too. This will blow-up the point total a little bit, but then you won't be saying the difference in points between the top-2 competitors is 0.2, which sounds pretty trivial IMO. I'm in either way, just be sure to give me an occasional nudge.
  23. I don't believe there are any Canadian player requirements in USL, however, there are for the Voyageur's Cup. I believe they need to have 3 starters in the V-Cup. Beyond that, I think we can expect a heavily American-side for the Fury in 2019.
  24. Lots of speculation all over the board, but nothing has been announced as of yet.
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