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    BenFisk'sBiggestFan reacted to Kent in Gold Cup 2019   
    Getting drawn against Mexico sucks cause they are good, and we'll have to face them twice (barring upsets) to get to the final.
    Getting drawn against Martinique sucks cause we don't get any ranking points (although at this point ranking points probably don't matter until 2027 anyways)
    Getting drawn against Cuba sucks cause we are already playing them twice this year.
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    BenFisk'sBiggestFan reacted to JamboAl in Ottawa CPL Club   
    Ok, I’ll bite on this one.  What are you trying to prove here?  
    Does that mean when the Forge (for example) plays a home game and the attendance is announced as 9,000 that I can question its legitimacy by posting a photo with tons of empty seats at the kickoff of the second half?  
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    BenFisk'sBiggestFan reacted to Shakmur in Mark-Anthony Kaye   
    Piette is a pure #6, you sit him in front of your backline. Kaye plays higher up the pitch. Different roles and qualities. I dont see the point in comparing both, really.
    You definitely need players like Piette breathing down forwards necks. And the kid knows how to use his body.
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    BenFisk'sBiggestFan reacted to soccer.shocker in Canadians abroad: April 5-11, 2019   
    Six Canadians starting for Montreal tonight in DC!
    Choiniere
    Jackson-Hamel
    Bayiha
    Piette
    Shome
    ZBG
     
     
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    BenFisk'sBiggestFan reacted to Blackjack15 in Players you expect to see in the CPL   
    Each club is allowed to register 20-23 players on the roster. For U-Sports draft picks it's simple; they either sign pro and forgoe their eligibility or keep it by signing a development contract when they return to school in August. A Scholarship fund is provided for them 
    Unless you're a 4th year or 5th year 22-23 year old > Then you've got nothing to lose, it's either all or nothing, since you're a graduating senior and don't have to pick between university and pro soccer
    risky move for some, play it safe for others. It's up to the club and player to agree what's best for both parties, Although in the end certain moves can pay off
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    BenFisk'sBiggestFan reacted to m-g-williams in HFX Wanderers launch/2019 offseason thread   
    https://canpl.ca/article/wanderers-approaching-sell-outs-as-halifaxs-reputation-entices-fans
    "Martin revealed the club is “going to get pretty close to sell outs” across the season, with less than 500 single tickets remaining for the club’s first home match against Forge FC on May 4.
    There are also fewer than 500 season tickets up for grabs, too, and less than 1,000 single-match tickets remaining for matches throughout the rest of the season.
    It means the Wanderers – who are currently in the Dominican Republic for pre-season training – head into their first season knowing that a strong base of some 5,000 fans will be in attendance week-in, week-out."
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    BenFisk'sBiggestFan got a reaction from Bison44 in TFC II 2019 Season   
    Just watched the game today. Jayden Nelson is a real talent, what impressed me even more than his pace a dribbling was his delivery on the cross and his shot on target. Both were near perfect, his shot was going top corner if not for a good save, and his cross should have been a goal as it was inch perfect. Wouldn’t be surprised to see him pop up in a Canadian Championship game later in the season for TFC.
    Jacob Shaffelburg the real driver of the TFC 2 offence this game. I find it isn’t often you see a wide player make such an impact everywhere on the pitch. He really plays with a crazy amount of freedom but it works. He needs a bit of polishing up but he will be on the first team sometime soon. Like Nelson, also unlucky not to have an assist or two in the game. 
    The team as a whole looks a lot more comfortable playing at this level, which is a good sign. It will be a much better level to develop the young kids at. Maybe the top level guys will get loans to higher leagues later in the season if they show they are ready. 
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    BenFisk'sBiggestFan got a reaction from Dub Narcotic in TFC II 2019 Season   
    Just watched the game today. Jayden Nelson is a real talent, what impressed me even more than his pace a dribbling was his delivery on the cross and his shot on target. Both were near perfect, his shot was going top corner if not for a good save, and his cross should have been a goal as it was inch perfect. Wouldn’t be surprised to see him pop up in a Canadian Championship game later in the season for TFC.
    Jacob Shaffelburg the real driver of the TFC 2 offence this game. I find it isn’t often you see a wide player make such an impact everywhere on the pitch. He really plays with a crazy amount of freedom but it works. He needs a bit of polishing up but he will be on the first team sometime soon. Like Nelson, also unlucky not to have an assist or two in the game. 
    The team as a whole looks a lot more comfortable playing at this level, which is a good sign. It will be a much better level to develop the young kids at. Maybe the top level guys will get loans to higher leagues later in the season if they show they are ready. 
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    BenFisk'sBiggestFan reacted to Macksam in CPL General   
    Most Canadians that say they dislike/hate soccer utilize diving as their number reason. However, that's not the real reason they dislike soccer, it's just a convenient excuse. Most dislike soccer because they just haven't properly witnessed the sport. That is all. Watching the sport at the highest, most exciting level such as a UEFA Champion's league knockout stage game generally converts even the most ardent soccer hater.
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    BenFisk'sBiggestFan reacted to Ruffian in TFC II 2019 Season   
    16 year old Canadian Jayden Nelson looked really good when he came on late in the game. Then in the next play he looked like a teenager never having played a professional game by getting a yellow. Jacob Shaffelburg looked really strong. I am really surprised by the distribution from the back by Julian Dunn-Johnson, didn't know he had that in him!
     
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    BenFisk'sBiggestFan got a reaction from toontownman in CPL new teams speculation   
    The trails seem like more of a practice run than anything else. Fc Edmonton just jumped in to the NASL and that was terrible. The management didn’t know how to run a pro club. They ended up flipping Management half way through and that changed everything.
    It seems to me that Belan is trying to get his back room staff in order more than anything. They need to test marketing, practice game day operations, make connections with local corporate investors, help create a supporters culture, etc...
    I don’t think it is all about testing the market. That is one thing they can do by playing this series, but it is minimal. I think he probably focused on that aspect, because talking about shortcomings in backroom staff experience/connections doesnt usually bring confidence.
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    BenFisk'sBiggestFan reacted to carolynduthie in Canada vs Nigeria - Monday April 8   
    she....she played the entire first half.....
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    BenFisk'sBiggestFan got a reaction from ted in CPL General   
    Totally agree. He didn't say anything about diving. He talked about rolling around on the ground. Takles are still going to be called, just the rolling around on the ground like a wimp will be snuffed out.
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    BenFisk'sBiggestFan got a reaction from MtlMario in CPL General   
    Totally agree. He didn't say anything about diving. He talked about rolling around on the ground. Takles are still going to be called, just the rolling around on the ground like a wimp will be snuffed out.
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    BenFisk'sBiggestFan got a reaction from Ams1984 in CPL General   
    Totally agree. He didn't say anything about diving. He talked about rolling around on the ground. Takles are still going to be called, just the rolling around on the ground like a wimp will be snuffed out.
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    BenFisk'sBiggestFan reacted to baulderdash77 in CPL General   
    I think he’s more referencing the guy who barely gets touched in the lower body and then rolls around grabbing his face waiting for the penalty.  Then miraculously with some spray he’s 100%.  
    That kind of thing grated on a lot of people.  
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    BenFisk'sBiggestFan got a reaction from johnyb in Richmond "Richie" Laryea   
    Laryea starting at what seems to be right back for TFC today.
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    BenFisk'sBiggestFan got a reaction from Greatest Cockney Rip Off in CPL General   
    All 7 clubs are in the Dominican for pre season.
    https://mobile.twitter.com/ArmenBedakian/status/1114600851966791680
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    BenFisk'sBiggestFan reacted to MtlMario in CPL General   
    One thing that I haven't seen mentioned here is prior to the kits unveiling the commish stated that the league will not allow flipping and flopping around the field., and that he'll stop that by being "tough on crime". He also called it Un Canadian. I'm happy he listened to me since I mentioned it here about a year ago.??
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    BenFisk'sBiggestFan got a reaction from johnyb in CPL General   
    All 7 clubs are in the Dominican for pre season.
    https://mobile.twitter.com/ArmenBedakian/status/1114600851966791680
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    BenFisk'sBiggestFan reacted to Club Linesman in TFC 2019 Season   
    A point.  Team dominated stretches of play and needs to create more chances in the final third.  Pozuelo looked more human today with all 4 of his corners being terrible.  Laryea looked good. Not sure what Bono was thinking on the first goal and for F$&&s sake can we nail Delgado to the bench and start Chapman.
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    BenFisk'sBiggestFan reacted to jordan in Canadians abroad: April 5-11, 2019   
    Cavallini went 90 In a 1-1 draw last night, Puebla are presently in a play off spot
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    BenFisk'sBiggestFan got a reaction from Blackjack15 in Russell Teibert   
    I absolutely love Russel. The guy is a gem, and i think he should be started nearly every week for the Caps. That being said, he just isn’t a starter for the national team. He is an awesome all around player, but he isnt quite as specialized which actually hurts him i think. 
    Although Tiebert is a bit more skilled of a player than Piette, Piette is just to good at breaking up plays and playing that destroyer role. So for the position of DM Piette tops Tiebert. And of course there is also Hutch and Eustaqio to consider.
    In terms of a Box to Box mid, which i think is Tiebert’s best position, he has to compete against Arfield and Kaye. Arfield is one of Canada’s best players hands down, so he obviously beats out Tiebert. I also think Kaye beats out Tiebert in offensive ability and Physical prowess. So again Tiebert loses out.
    Finally, for an attacking mid, Tiebert just lacks the ability to make penetrating runs and creative short passes. Tiebert is a very good long passer, he spreads the ball quickly and can put in a good long through ball or cross, but he struggles to make clean quick attack minded passes. Osorio also struggles to make those same passes, but he makes great offensive runs and creates a lot of space. So Osorio beats out Tiebert again. Of course, David and Arfield can also play AM, which puts Tiebert even further down the list.
    I love Tiebert, but he is just a depth player, and for me isnt even a number 2 for any midfield position. It feels strange to say that about a skilled and fully committed player, but its true.
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    BenFisk'sBiggestFan reacted to dyslexic nam in Ottawa CPL Club   
    So owners are locked in, without any chance of recouping their fee if they want to sell and they face a financial penalty if they don't keep going regardless of what they want? 
    Yeah, that sounds way better than CPL...
     
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    BenFisk'sBiggestFan reacted to Copes in CPL General   
    So Rollins has been told he is incorrect on the above rumour. 
     
     
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