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Everything posted by yellowsweatygorilla

  1. Isn't GPB Govan Protestant Boys though? A sectarian marching band? groups known for quite a bit of violence/harassment of Irish folks? Now obviously a lot of Rangers fans are Protestant, and there's a long history of sectarianism with that regard, but how 'normal' would it be for a Rangers player to openly attend Orange marches and affiliate with groups like GPB? Seems a bit taboo even for a Rangers player??
  2. Oh god... that's really terrible. I suspected with what caused his release, but this is very concerning. I really hope it was out of pure immature ignorance, but he's from Scotland right? Surely he knows the significance of this?
  3. Yes it is. Hasn't been 100% but decent like 90%
  4. Now just need to pass photos of Hunt, Clanachan, et al. to Spanish press to confirm on game day!
  5. ...the plot thickens. Looks like precontract was mentioned in the original article and then removed: The database of internationals will be fluid over the course of 2020, as new players will be added and signed to pre-contracts before being made available to all CPL clubs simultaneously. Teams will have to compete with one another over players, and sign them on a first come first serve basis.
  6. ....now I think I am going crazy .. went back to Molinaro's article and I see no mention of pre-signed contracts ... did I just make it up?? My understanding was that players in the pool would first reach an agreement with league front office about financial details and then the individual clubs will negotiate the other intangible details. The idea is to avoid a bidding war ..... but now I am wondering if I just imagined it ... I can't find reference to that.
  7. But the current location is the best of both worlds for public transit and driving. I drive to most of the games and there's literally free parking 8 minute walk away at the Pioneer Village subway station. I doubt parking would be free at the new stadium.
  8. So the latest Molinaro article dismisses the notion of a draft: https://canpl.ca/article/cpl-takes-unique-approach-to-scouting-international-players I even tweeted for clarification at Molinaro and he was nice enough to DM me: This is all very strange.
  9. Right now it's natural grass, but they are switching it out for artificial turf. The track removal isn't 'official', but it's what club officials have told some of us sshers.
  10. ya Mel Lastman is a no brainer, there's packed events there all through the week. I just started day dreaming about having a stadium where the Square itself is. That would be amazing lol.
  11. Tbf to Ben, I don't think he is in charge of pricing (thouhg I might be wrong), and he was very responsive to feedback and questions. I've heard the issue is simply resources/funding for the marketing side. I mean it's flabberghasting that they needed fan volunteers to distribute ssh scarves at the game for example. When they did try a concerted attempt at bringing people out - albeit with free tickets - it was a huge success (I am talking about the Voy Cup game against Montreal). That game showed the potential, and it truly was a top 10 all time live soccer experience for me - in terms of drama and atmosphere
  12. Yep. I also live in North York. Travesty that this isn't the focus. We just have so much more density here than the suburbs too.
  13. I'd be really curious where most season seat holders live. Most of those I know are North York and downtown.
  14. I don't know, I rather they scrap the fancy plan of building a stadium and focus on making York Lions work. It's really not bad, the location is great, capacity is where we need it to be right now, washroom/other facilities are fine. I really have nothing to complain about. The only thing they need to figure out is the pitch. If they did end up moving north to Vaughan, I know a lot of people who travel to the game from downtown who won't be renewing season tickets.
  15. Atletico San Luis wear Joma so I think it'll be fine.
  16. Cool, did you physically see them at the camp? Or just based on Nef's tweet?
  17. I speculate, or well would hope, that given all that talk by the league about a 10 year plan, and getting commitment from owners to be willing to make losses for a significant time, they could get the same commitment from Atletico. But wonder what that might look like? Investments up front? Contract with penalties for pulling out?
  18. I think AJ being so positive about this (someone who was a vehement critic of CanPL) is a good indicator that people are willing to bury the hatchet when interests align.
  19. Still could be a good signing, I mean I remember wanting TFC to pick him up after he was waived by Portland in the waiver draft. Just concerning that he didn't land anywhere besides 2nd division Malaysia or 6th division Spain with MLS starter on the resume.
  20. wow, forgot about that guy. Looks like his career went on a bit of a downward trend, from MLS to 3rd division Sweden and he's just 27
  21. As a doctoral student, tempting to get $65 back with this deal (I already renewed), but I should probably just support the club. Wouldn't mind $20 for the jersey though.
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