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    yellowsweatygorilla reacted to Reign in CPL General   
    If they are working other jobs they aren’t professional athletes. The league loves to talk about how they are a full on division 1 professional football league. That isn’t the case if they have to work night shift after practice. This isn’t about this season. The salary was going to be the same regardless of  the pandemic. Which means these guys would have been training and playing games for what 8 months ? During the off-season they are still expected to stay in shape and continue to do things for the club off the pitch.
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    yellowsweatygorilla reacted to jonovision in CPL General   
    I may have a different definition of adversarial than you, and for all intents and purposes, there is no union. But I also don't think many would change their opinion if one removed the word "adversarial" from this sentence.
    Workers are not CERB eligible if they earn over $1000 a month. I'm not aware of the payment schedule for CPL squads, but they've all been at work since at least June, so players might have received 2 or 3 months worth of CERB cheques. No CPL player is laughing all the way to the bank in 2021. Owners may not be either, but for most, their CPL investment is a tiny fraction of their overall business holdings.
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    yellowsweatygorilla reacted to Reign in CPL General   
    The average Canadian citizen isn’t struggling to earn over 15k a year. These wages are not fair to the players. The argument that it’s this or they wouldn’t be playing is a bad one. Just because these players don’t have an abundance of other options mean they should be taken advantage of ? I also don’t like the “new league, low revenue” argument. If I open a mechanical shop today, that doesn’t mean I can pay my mechanics $12 an hour because it’s a new shop. I have to pay them a fair wage and expect to lose money for a few years.  
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    yellowsweatygorilla reacted to Shway in 2020 CPL Island Games   
    I love when people ignorantly indirectly reveal themselves, in this case it’s intentional. What I don’t get is how you can dismiss how the players feel and then apparently cheer or support them. Or do you? It’s past politics - As you’ve seen, it’s being stressed as a global issue that the message is Black lives matter.
    Escapism. The sad thing I’m sure there is some people that wish they could escape from being black, but that’s not how life goes. That reference is one of the very same issues that are being discussed that relate to privilege. The league has a massive black presence, and rightfully so should do their part in supporting the message. NHL is thee worst organization to reference for inclusion standards, or for doing the “right thing”.
     If you’re “anti equality”, it’s best to just stay quiet, and don’t say anything at all - it’s best to sit behind a device and not reveal who you are. Political or not. I highly doubt the organization is the real issue.
    the placement of the logo was wonky, overdone, I agree - but y’all are taking the other opportunity and running with it.
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    yellowsweatygorilla reacted to T_Bison in Football Manager 20 - Canadian Megapatch   
    Glorious! Fantastic work!!!
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    yellowsweatygorilla got a reaction from T_Bison in Football Manager 20 - Canadian Megapatch   
    -2020 Island Games format
    -Rumoured 2020 Canadian Championship format following Island Games
    -CONCACAF continental competitions reflect postponements caused by COVID-19
    -Modified schedule for PLSQ due to COVID-19
    -Cancellation of 2020 League1 Ontario season
    -2020 CanPL kits
    -Headshots for CanPL, L1O, PLSQ players
    -Roster updates


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    yellowsweatygorilla got a reaction from ted in CPL Playing During the Coronavirus/Covid19 Pandemic   
    To summarize:
    Canadian Premier League players players are angry. The 25% pay 'deferral' is now confirmed to be a cut. And to rub salt in the wound, 5% is further taken out to be used in a pool for performance bonuses.
    And while the league expects to restart with a 11 game tournament held either in Victoria or Charlottetown, they refuse to guarantee that COVID19 testing will be available. ... All this, while the league is pocketing gov't subsidies in relation to COVID19.
    It's no wonder that after months, the league has refuse to recognize the players' union, and gone radio silent to inquiries. This is utterly shameful, and the players ought to just boycott this tournament.
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    yellowsweatygorilla got a reaction from ironcub14 in York9 - Season Thread 2020   
    Furlano certainly had the best pedigree out of the bunch given his experience in TFCII (other than maybe Zambazis, though there were all these murmurs that he only landed in Greece because an uncle owned the club or soemthing?), and seemed closest to signing with a CanPL team given his trial with Cavalry? So agreed.
     
    I know Gogarty got promoted as this versatile defender that can play all along the backline, but feel he did better playing more centrally. I'll have to rewatch tapes, but I thought he was a decent passer of the ball from that position? 
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    yellowsweatygorilla got a reaction from ironcub14 in York9 - Season Thread 2020   
    The big parallel I am seeing is with Tsun Dai at Wolves (also Chinese owner). Tsun Dai, like Estevez, has shown sparks of potential, and certainly outside of Lam Zhi Gin has played at very high level for a Hong Kong player. But ultimately, Tsun Dai wasn't able to start a single game with Oxford before suddenly getting snapped up by Wolves. Tsun Dai has kind of languished in the reserves before transfer to China League 1 (div 2) side Shenzhen FC.
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    yellowsweatygorilla got a reaction from Unnamed Trialist in CPL General   
    And to be clear, it's actually union cards signed. I know there are players who were stuck overseas and couldn't sign cards, so support is likely even higher.
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    yellowsweatygorilla got a reaction from The Real Marc in CPL Players' Union   
    https://theprovince.com/sports/soccer/j-j-adams-players-vote-to-ratify-union-after-cpl-wage-cuts-fast-track-plans

    Excellent summary of the union drive. As I've said, the main goal is to challenge the unilateral ways in which CanPL has made decisions, and to ensure players don't bear the brunt of the outbreak. Also, it's pretty seldom that you see a union drive campaign get such unanimous support at the stage of card signing - 140 out of 159 players have signed cards. I am hearing that the number would've been even higher had it not been players still stuck overseas.
     
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    yellowsweatygorilla got a reaction from Kent in CPL General   
    The owners are taking risks associated with an investment.
    The players are being philanthropic by subsidizing and mitigating those risks by taking on poverty level contracts.
    But all this is besides the point since according to people I've spoken to the main contention isn't actually money, but accountability and transparency. The players aren't looking for a fight - they are looking to collaborate with the league. It's pretty evident that the ones at the moment looking for a fight are the bosses.
     
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    yellowsweatygorilla got a reaction from The Real Marc in CPL General   
    The owners are taking risks associated with an investment.
    The players are being philanthropic by subsidizing and mitigating those risks by taking on poverty level contracts.
    But all this is besides the point since according to people I've spoken to the main contention isn't actually money, but accountability and transparency. The players aren't looking for a fight - they are looking to collaborate with the league. It's pretty evident that the ones at the moment looking for a fight are the bosses.
     
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    yellowsweatygorilla got a reaction from grande in CPL General   
    Rubbish disparaging remarks from the former president. As I said in my tweet: Have to say, terribly disappointed in the patronizing responses to players organizing a union by @Paulbeirne, a key architect + former president of the #CanPL. Not too different from "shut up and dribble" and fails to recognize there will be no league without its players.

    Players have also been communicating that money isn't their priority right now. Their priority is to have a seat at the table in these uncertain times. Players aren't stupid, they know the league's survival is paramount to having a career in the field. They want the relationship to be a mutually beneficial one - Paul (and David)'s comments do not help that cause.
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    yellowsweatygorilla reacted to The Real Marc in CPL General   
    Pretty sure the players are not in receipt of philanthropy but instead contracts.The attitude from Beirne is very small-time. I thought this guy worked in the NHL?
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    yellowsweatygorilla reacted to Unnamed Trialist in CPL General   
    Beirne has it exactly ass-backwards--the real philanthropy is the players being the main agents of the league with salaries that are below minimums in many cases. They are the philanthropists, only that they don't have excess capital to be doing it. 
    Agree that the mentality is twisted and insulting, it's the players who are subsidizing the league by accepting such a low salary cap. If it is true that teams are running on more than 3 million a year and salaries are 25% of that, then CPL salaries are amongst the lowest in the world as % of total budget.
    What is worse: we have no word that Mediapro stopped paying the league, and therefore the clubs. Meaning the clubs continue to receive their main source of income while players, from what I gather, are not being paid. Now if players signed are being paid, then that sounds like a step in the right direction.
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    yellowsweatygorilla got a reaction from The Real Marc in CPL General   
    Rubbish disparaging remarks from the former president. As I said in my tweet: Have to say, terribly disappointed in the patronizing responses to players organizing a union by @Paulbeirne, a key architect + former president of the #CanPL. Not too different from "shut up and dribble" and fails to recognize there will be no league without its players.

    Players have also been communicating that money isn't their priority right now. Their priority is to have a seat at the table in these uncertain times. Players aren't stupid, they know the league's survival is paramount to having a career in the field. They want the relationship to be a mutually beneficial one - Paul (and David)'s comments do not help that cause.
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    yellowsweatygorilla got a reaction from Unnamed Trialist in CPL General   
    Rubbish disparaging remarks from the former president. As I said in my tweet: Have to say, terribly disappointed in the patronizing responses to players organizing a union by @Paulbeirne, a key architect + former president of the #CanPL. Not too different from "shut up and dribble" and fails to recognize there will be no league without its players.

    Players have also been communicating that money isn't their priority right now. Their priority is to have a seat at the table in these uncertain times. Players aren't stupid, they know the league's survival is paramount to having a career in the field. They want the relationship to be a mutually beneficial one - Paul (and David)'s comments do not help that cause.
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    yellowsweatygorilla got a reaction from ironcub14 in York9 - Season Thread 2020   
    I messaged soccer people in Hong Kong and Taiwan but while Estevez is on the radar for E. Asian football, noone has heard anything concrete about interest. Estevez' likely salary (assuming he's lower-end on the scale here) would be equivalent to a top 3 player in Taiwan. He'd probably get a raise in Hong Kong - which has a special slot for Macanese/Taiwanese players. The Chinese leagues also have a special slot for Macau/Taiwan players, though I don't think he'd be signed on by the CSL, probably the second division instead.
    He definitely turned heads with his world cup qualifying plays against Jordan and Australia (both decent sides).
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    yellowsweatygorilla got a reaction from Mikmacdo in York9 - Season Thread 2020   
    I messaged soccer people in Hong Kong and Taiwan but while Estevez is on the radar for E. Asian football, noone has heard anything concrete about interest. Estevez' likely salary (assuming he's lower-end on the scale here) would be equivalent to a top 3 player in Taiwan. He'd probably get a raise in Hong Kong - which has a special slot for Macanese/Taiwanese players. The Chinese leagues also have a special slot for Macau/Taiwan players, though I don't think he'd be signed on by the CSL, probably the second division instead.
    He definitely turned heads with his world cup qualifying plays against Jordan and Australia (both decent sides).
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    yellowsweatygorilla got a reaction from ironcub14 in York9 - Season Thread 2020   
    Considering his path to pro, I think Doner deserves a lot of respect in terms of his determination to make a career for himself. He's taken his chances and has been solid in his position. Before the season, I really doubted whether he'd even start a game.
    But you're probably right, I'd give PoTY to Ingham or Telfer.
    His actual offensive production might have been overshadowed but his wonder goal. He's also had some lapse in concentration and poor positioning at times defensively. That said, it's really his first pro season, so I do think even at 25, there is space to grow. And with his attitude, I have a lot of confidence at his ability to improve.
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    yellowsweatygorilla got a reaction from johnyb in Atlético Ottawa 2020 Season   
    Shows up as a starter with St. Hubert in the PLSQ in my records. PLSQ very much still feels like an unmined league, and the ones that have come through (Abzi and Bona come to mind) have all done well.
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    yellowsweatygorilla got a reaction from deschamp86 in Atlético Ottawa 2020 Season   
    Shows up as a starter with St. Hubert in the PLSQ in my records. PLSQ very much still feels like an unmined league, and the ones that have come through (Abzi and Bona come to mind) have all done well.
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    yellowsweatygorilla got a reaction from Ams1984 in York9 - Season Thread 2020   
    Considering his path to pro, I think Doner deserves a lot of respect in terms of his determination to make a career for himself. He's taken his chances and has been solid in his position. Before the season, I really doubted whether he'd even start a game.
    But you're probably right, I'd give PoTY to Ingham or Telfer.
    His actual offensive production might have been overshadowed but his wonder goal. He's also had some lapse in concentration and poor positioning at times defensively. That said, it's really his first pro season, so I do think even at 25, there is space to grow. And with his attitude, I have a lot of confidence at his ability to improve.
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    yellowsweatygorilla got a reaction from Shway in Atlético Ottawa 2020 Season   
    Shows up as a starter with St. Hubert in the PLSQ in my records. PLSQ very much still feels like an unmined league, and the ones that have come through (Abzi and Bona come to mind) have all done well.
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