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    Bbeto reacted to TGAA_Star in FC Edmonton Season Thread 2020   
    Korean player...I love it but I wonder if he's ever even earned a Korea call up
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    Bbeto reacted to Bison44 in CPL Playing During the Coronavirus/Covid19 Pandemic   
    Pulling a random tweet out of the air to help push whatever BS narrative you are pushing is pretty weak.  There is enough pent up anger out there lately that Mr Parrot droppings could probably find someone blaming Trudeau, Trump, the Pope and aliens for whatever is pissing them off at the moment.  Why you would revel in the fact that some people are pissed at the CPL management is beyond me.  And of course you need to circle back around and make it about MLS vs CPL even though you piss and moan when anyone else does that. 
    Its been bad for CPL (along with every other sports league and 99% of other business), and most people are getting some sort of raw deal with the virus, either health wise or financially.  You acting all gleeful about a twitter ranter being pissed at CPL and using it to try and prove some point about MLS is just the usual BS you push around here.  
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    Bbeto reacted to gator in CPL General   
    I'm sure you can find something about Bradley's recovery from surgery or Delgado's new contract though!
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    Bbeto reacted to gigi riva in CPL General   
    People complaining about the Soccer coverge here in Canada  Once Canada start's sshowing signs of improvement and and winning then you will see the TSN's and Sportsnet starting to pay attention
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    Bbeto reacted to Macksam in CPL General   
    I don't think anybody is talking about extensive highlights. What's TSN's excuse for not even doing a 10 second blurb on the league opener? Like what they do when a Canadian athlete participates in alpine skying championships in Austria, or when they show Rugby highlights. Again, 17,000 fans showing up in a stadium for a league's debut where even the prime minister tweeted on it would get more interest than the aforementioned things.
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    Bbeto reacted to SoccMan in Atlético Ottawa 2020 Season   
    The only U shaped MLS stadium is San Jose’s new stadium but it’s a fully enclosed U shape left open on one side to hopefully fill in the other end if need be , oh ya the other one being that joke of a Stadium BMO Field where I’m forced to spend time in as a TFC season ticket holder if I want to watch TFC play in person . Look I’m very biased there is nothing like watching a game in a fully enclosed stadium in terms of atmosphere. I’m sure the surroundings are nice around Ottawa’s stadium and the concessions areas are great but like BMO Field and Tim Hortons field it’s basically the old CFL 1970’s two big grandstands facing each other stadiums . Hopefully one day maybe the CPL gets big enough and every team has a nice 10000 seat stadium that are more or less fully enclosed I guess in the mean time it is what it is . 
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    Bbeto reacted to The Real Marc in Players you expect to see in the CPL   
    Agreed. I think we're still having a bit of the hangover from not having our own league - so the prospect of someone playing "full season" soccer (which is not the same as “full time” but that’s another post) outside the country was preferable to a summer playing in the A League. So I can appreciate the reaction. But I think you're both right
    I could see the logic in a young guy hanging around in the Spanish lower leagues for the soccer education side of things but as much as I love Scottish soccer I'm not sure that argument really holds for that league.
    I mean, who has emerged to a top tier or meaningful Nats career from the Scottish lower leagues for us?  Anyone since Hastings?  (And he was a limited player of value at a very specific time.) Not Gasparotto, not Aird, not Bottiglieri or Huggon, not that kid who played with Elgin City, neither Poz nor Trafford (yet) on to better, my mind is fuzzy on others but not Niall Thompson. I know I'm a broken drum on this issue but are the facilities, coaching, spotlight sufficient to make playing in front of 800 people for for survival money worth it?  Before, yes. Now, probably not if you can come home and make 30-40k as long as you don't end up sold to a sketchy team in the Chilean third tier.
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    Bbeto reacted to The Real Marc in Players you expect to see in the CPL   
    By the sounds of it, Partick players either have contracts with big wage cuts (40%+) or release clauses for relegation. I read somewhere that Zannatta has a two year contract so it will likely depend whether Partick stays full time and what's in his contract. I wouldn't be surprised if he had a release clause as I'm sure he had no intent to go from Hearts to the part-time third tier. He could probably find another team in the second tier to take him on, but it seems like he didn't really have the expected impact since he moved from Hearts. If he's tired of making peanuts far from home, Can PL is certainly a possibility.
    I think Can PL has value both as a springboard to Europe as well as a safety net for those returning - no harm or shame in coming back. It could be argued the league and the Nats are better off with a young with potential player back from Europe in Can PL than a seasoned pro seeing out the last glimmers of his dream.
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    Bbeto reacted to TGAA_Star in CPL General   
    But people well pundits are mostly surprised but mainly because they didn't expect Canadian soccer to come this far especially to the point of CanPL even being what it has become but just the level of play in that league
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    Bbeto reacted to Trois Reds in CPL General   
    Am I the only person in Canada who was NOT surprised about how good the level was on the pitch?  Sometimes I feel like it.  I've seen some impressive talent from my years spent living in the GTA, and was pretty surprised at the time by how good some of the players were when I visited Calgary and watched the local men's league in 2016.  Maybe having watched the Australian league for the last ten years gave me a comparison, but I knew we had the talent to start at least on their level.  My biggest on-field concern when CPL started was the coaching, and I'm not really worried about that any more.
    Hearing all the pundits and Canadian soccer personalities who mentioned how surprised they were at the level of play makes me think a lot of them weren't watching anything outside of MLS/USL/Big 5 Euro leagues.  Heck,  go to a college/university game and you can see it.
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    Bbeto reacted to An Observer in CPL new teams speculation   
    I guess they will be called Durham 8! 😄
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    Bbeto reacted to SthMelbRed in CPL Playing During the Coronavirus/Covid19 Pandemic   
    @neuker looking at @SpursFlu like every other person in the world looks at @neuker! The delicious irony of it...😂
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    Bbeto reacted to SpursFlu in CPL Playing During the Coronavirus/Covid19 Pandemic   
    Robert look out your window. I'm across the street at the other troll farm. Wave. It's like the intersection with 2 Starbucks kiddy corner from each other. Cool right. Hey, let's start an argument about race or something. Get everyone fired up since they're all tense and angry from being locked in their house for 2 months. What side you wanna pick this time?
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    Bbeto reacted to BCM in Valour FC Season Thread 2020 2.0   
    Great idea @MrsC
    Sending Canadian football love from Hong Kong!
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    Bbeto reacted to Ansem in CPL General   
    CPL is watching for sure 
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    Bbeto reacted to gator in CPL General   
    This past weekend I was graciously invited to participate in a virtual bachelor party for a former frequent contributor to this board, that concept was quite new to me but it was also an absolute blast! The topic of this board came up, probably 6 of these guys and girls were active on here for a long time, these are people who's football opinions are respected Canada wide, they all have left for similar reasons, personal attacks and posters not showing respect, sadly the CPL topics were about the last straw for most! What should have been the highlight of this forum with the new league and all has contributed to it's downfall because of many new and a few older posters lack of respect!
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    Bbeto reacted to toontownman in Saskatoon CanPL   
    It is definitely a long game and the ownership hold the cards with when it happens. Also very much up to the city and province to step up. Devastating to lose the SKSSS this year and a chance to prove the interest in the province is there. I think 2021 would have been a possibility. Hard to see that now.
    No point rushing anything though. When a team comes to SK it needs to be sustainable and competitive. If anything this break could be beneficial to drive up the hunger, give more time to grow community partnerships/support and another year of maybe developing players/infrastructure at the club. The good news is the ownership are committed.  The Wheatpool fan group has been established and needs to grow along with the brand and communities links for the team. Everything seems promising so far but its not an overnight fix. 
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    Bbeto reacted to Ansem in Saskatoon CanPL   
    I think a Regina team will depend on how successful Saskatoon and the CPL does.
    If it's a huge success, this might convince the Roughriders to do like the Tiger-Cats and Blue Bombers and add dates to the stadium while starting a Saskatchewan derby.
    Of course, they would have to change the turf. That's why I'm saying only a huge success in Saskatoon could prompt them or even an other group to bring it to Regina.
    Long term, both cities having a club makes sense in my mind
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    Bbeto reacted to Stouffvillain in CPL General   
    FC Edmonton got a similar answer to Y9, which I was disappointed with, but I understand where the owners are coming.  They are the ones that have already heavily invested in getting their clubs off of the ground.  Both clubs averaged under 3k/game in attendance.  If the attendance grows over the next few years and you get those numbers closer to the 5k/game I think you will see the owners look at infrastructure.  
    It is easy for us to say spend more get a nicer place to call your own but we're shelling out what 1k/year on tickets and merch?  Owners have taken a much bigger risk in getting this league off the ground, at this time they need our patience and support.
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    Bbeto reacted to SpursFlu in CPL General   
    Any business that someone starts is likely to feel like philanthropy for the first 5 years. That's a pretty common mindset for entrepreneurs 
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    Bbeto reacted to T_Bison in CPL General   
    I wouldn't worry about WFC - they have a provincial government that won't let them fail. (NDP or Conservatives - doesn't matter)
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    Bbeto reacted to IAmPappy in CPL new teams speculation   
    Good to see this in Montreal.
    Has anyone catalogued all the Supporter’s Groups in non-CPL markets? I know of a few, but would be interesting to see the full list, and ideally, a rough membership size. Stay safe out there. 
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    Bbeto reacted to Ansem in CPL new teams speculation   
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    Bbeto reacted to toontownman in Saskatoon CanPL   
    Quite possibly. I am sure it throws fresh doubt but its the least of most peoples problems. It will be what it will be. The SKSSS games were a lot of fun, hopefully there is still a chance one can happen this year but if not and if the city needs to wait another year or longer thats what will have to happen. Everyone will be effected by this. Worst case the bid falls through because of this, maybe we have another season of SKSSS. Either way it is important just like society right now we stick together and grow community, a fanbase, passion and hunger for a team for when things are in a better place for it to happen.
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    Bbeto reacted to Ams1984 in CPL new teams speculation   
    Quebec City would be a great market for a CPL club. I really hope this happens. 
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