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Everything posted by Ozzie_the_parrot

  1. Same ******** happened in the attendance thread last summer. Never a cheep of complaint when things were going well and I was posting the obvious with clear delight about what was happening in Halifax but boorish and abusive behaviour when I was posting the obvious about things going south on attendance with Y9, Pacific and FCE. You could all see as easily as I could how many empty seats there were but somewhere along the line a bizarre notion has crept in that fan messageboards in Canadian soccer are supposed to be an extension of the marketing arm of the CSA and CanPL and you have all kinds of people posting bile at anyone who doesn't slavishly toe the corporate line often because they think they need to do so to keep their favoured level of access. This board and all the other general Canadian soccer forums are a complete joke now compared to what it was like online 15 to 20 years ago. Over and out until there is some actual soccer again in a CanPL context, because I suspect we are all being strung along like a bunch of mugs at this point by Clanachan and co.
  2. This whole idea I have a narrative is completely bogus in this context. In recent days I posted tweets in the CPL General thread containing Victor Montagliani's self-congratulatory posture about year one exceeding his expectations with no contradicting opinion provided on my part. How did that fit my supposed narrative? Funny how there have been no complaints about spamming in that sort of context when there have been additional comments in the tweet from somebody else.
  3. Messageboards are part and parcel of social media. My posting of on topic tweets was being met with loads of appreciative upvotes when the news contained was still looking positive. Now things have turned sour on the tournament the usual suspects are marking out their territory like a tomcat pissing against a post. If you can't handle the rough as well as the smooth about the league why are you even here? A fan discussion forum should be expected to have negative reactions to events when there is bad news just as the main CMNT subforum does after a defeat. If you want a constant stream of positivity Pravda style the official league website is readily available.
  4. Where is this exactly? Soccer is now the leading sport in participation terms. Sounds like you are talking about how things were 40 years ago.
  5. In an Ontario context, I'd be interested to see what would happen if L1O teams were placed in the Ontario Cup against the top ethnic clubs. That would put Zambrano's assertion to the test. Suspect he's right that there is plenty of talent that is being ignored nowadays, because they can't afford to be part of the mainstream system. Futsal leagues in the winter would probably be a good starting point to see who could be Canada's answer to the guy that used to be in my avatar. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dejan_Savićević#Early_years
  6. ...and nobody has anything to say about the info from Rob Friend in the Onesoccer clip. When the news about the tournament was looking promising none of the usual suspects on here had anything to say about reposting tweets conveying that information being spamming and I was doing the exact same thing at that point where those tweets were concerned. If you can't handle bad news, why not stick to the official league website as your information source and steer clear of social media?
  7. ...which does pose some interesting questions as to why CEBL were willing to pull the trigger in St Catherines for a mid-July start, but CanPL were not in Langford. Probably revolves around how much money they are willing to spend on testing.
  8. I didn't write that because I seriously doubt that's how the issue is likely to be handled by the provincial government where southern Ontario cities linked by the 400 system highways are concerned. If Ottawa had a geography similar to Moose Factory, the analogy with PEI and Vancouver Island would work better.
  9. The CFL's much greater ability to generate revenue from broadcasting games given ratings well into six figures on TSN makes it a lot easier to justify the expense of Bundesliga and Premiership style testing protocols but as Carmine Isacco points out in the clip from Giancarlo Aulino things have been largely silent from them.
  10. I'm from London in Ontario terms rather than the GTA. CanPL would still have to deal with a Toronto based provincial government that is in charge of health care policy. Draw your own conclusions on why Ottawa has never featured as a possible venue in anything coming from league sources.
  11. What Duane Rollins was saying was that you can't set up a bubble on a university campus similar to what MLS are doing in Orlando, which makes sense because there is a lot more going on at universities than undergraduate teaching so they are far from deserted during the summer months. He wasn't saying there was a no university campus rule and was still speculating that something might happen in PEI or Moncton. If the CFL have the money available to do extensive testing of the players Premiership and Bundesliga style, they won't necessarily need to isolate themselves away from the general population in a bubble format and could simply be using the Blue Bombers' stadium much the same way that Liverpool are using Anfield at the moment.
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