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Everything posted by ted

  1. Not getting in a sweat, expressing an opinion on corporate wankers shitting on football traditions. But since I seem to be the only one who see it that way... <shrug>. Hoping the Taphouse will show games but not sure if I will be able to attend. LOL, sadly I might actually get one as it is a lot more stylish than the new home jersey.
  2. Yup, individually they are not bad. It's the whole, "away teams will wear the same colour" that bothers me. What fantasy world are you living in? Second or "away" kits, and lets not forget the obscenity that are "third" kits are very much designed with marketing in mind. Umm...what?!? I was complaining about calling this a "city" kit when, as you have clearly described, it is a "regional" identity. Get your frigging criticism pointed in the right direction buddy.
  3. Fair enough, I suppose I cannot object if they correct the mistake next year. On different note: Yet again we get this silly mis-branding of the "City Edition". They insist on regional branding and yet want to be seen as representing Cities?!? You can't have it both ways! You chose to not be "Victoria" on purpose. Vancouver Island IS NOT A CITY.
  4. Pathetic. As I posted to a PFC group: PFC Away jersey on it's own: looks really cool, love the lighthouse design. As one of the series of cookie-cutter jerseys: this is horrific and betrays a corporate mentality with no respect for football traditions or local autonomy. Come across a game on TV or online and you will have to play "guess the opponent" because other than one or maybe two jerseys that are actually distinct at a distance, they all look the same except for the corporate logos. Team colours should mean something and be easily identifiable rather than be relegated to accents. There was no need to change both jerseys in only the second year of existence and both our existing kits were fantastic. Sell us new merchandise all you like, but changing both kits is just a cynical, corporate cash-grab. The real test will be next year. If they make ANY kits changes for 2021 after the 2020 "season" they will deserve not one red cent of our money.
  5. I know a club who got some "bowling"-style shirts done which looked awesome. Comfortable, stylish, with embroidered badges. Really regretted not getting one when they came in.
  6. Hearing rumours it will be at Westhills and season ticket holders may be permitted to attend in limited numbers and under distancing protocols.
  7. Why is that a joke? It is what every other league that has started up has had to do and was a given the first time they mentioned this plan in the first place.
  8. Not surprising that a young, ambitious sports media enterprise in the midst of aggressive expansion should take a hit during a global pandemic that shut down all sports for months. Hopefully they can weather the storm.
  9. Re: UBC Memorial Stadium as CanPL venue Not having tried to get there for a game in years, have the transit options improved enough to make it work? Previous lower level clubs trying to operate out of there found it was difficult to get people out that far for games, and as an away fan we had to take personal vehicles from the ferry terminal.
  10. Notice I pointed out that all games could be played in daylight hours. The low cameras are only really a problem when using the lights at night. A game broadcast live from 8-10 pm in Halifax will be played from 4-6 pm in Victoria. That only becomes a problem for lights at the very end of the season (assuming they go to October).
  11. All this talk of PEI is bizarre. Vancouver Island makes way more sense. no cases in three weeks Victoria alone has three suitable stadiums (Westhills, Centennial and Royal Athletic Park) PFC built the largest indoor training facility in BC and we also have UVic and PISE at Camosun College Pacific time zone means ALL games could be played during the day for live broadcast at reasonable hours in any market hotel infrastructure for teams and officials ready and waiting
  12. (Sorry, time vortex caught me.) Nothing done and the talk of moving is probably designed to push the city and BC Hydro to git 'er done. When they announced the CMNT games at Westhills Mayor Stewie (not to be confused with Stewie Starfish) said we needed to write to BC Hydro and/or government types to apply pressure.
  13. It wasn't the lighting so much as the horrific camera angles at Westhills and with NO work done on the Hydro Pole situation the camera locations are unchanged. Lighting would not be an issue as all games could be played in daylight at this point. Centennial Stadium at UVic and Royal Athletic Park downtown could both be used as well.
  14. Our home opener was supposed to be tomorrow, April 11.
  15. If he's not, it could be too late.
  16. I have no idea what the CanPL or the CSA want, but I want a 16 team first division.
  17. There were sequels?!? Netflix is telling me Ultras drops Friday and The English Game just glitches out before it can even load an info screen.
  18. Yup, that sounds about right. Abbotsford is a long way out. You have to add the 95 minutes ferry and at least another hour on public transit on this side to get to Westhills. We have not heard if free shuttles from downtown Victoria will be offered again this year. If you can get to YVR it is a short hop (5 minutes) on the Canada Line rain and then a 25 minutes express bus ride to the ferry. You might also try to see what it would cost to take Harbour Air if they fly from Abbotsford to Victoria Harbour. Makes the trip probably 30-40 minutes total.
  19. Sorry if I came across as harsh. You are just trying to help out your nephew and my annoyance is at people not paying attention to what I actually wrote, not you. And on another note, not a Boomer.
  20. Actually sometimes a leak is more credible than official statements which are "massaged" or "spun" until they bear little resemblance to the truth. The leak aligns with every other source and unless you are suggesting it was purposeful misdirection - which seems unlikely given the circumstances - it stands as the best information we have. Arguing about it at this point is just silly, and UT is right, it makes you sound racist because it's not in English.
  21. Because blowing smoke up someone's ass does not help them in any way. If the kid wants to come Canada on a work visa better that he have something realistic like coaching credentials, physiotherapy qualifications, whatever. And despite the OP's comment about not wanting to compare Cdn vs Arg soccer levels, he is basically saying "my nephew, who can't get a job playing pro at any of 300+ clubs in Argentina, is good enough to play for CanPL" which is pretty f#@%*&g insulting, but I was trying to be nice. And we won't even get into the stupidity of people who come on a fans message board to ask about opportunities with the clubs when it take less time to Google the league or teams websites and get contact info than it does to sign up for this forum and post such a ridiculous question. Pro's who want to transfer internationally have agents, not clueless uncles. This kid is clearly not serious about a pro career and thinks Canada sucks so hard he can become a pro here because our kids are **** compared to him. But sure, sunshine and lollipops should be showered on this guy because heaven forbid reality, hard work, talent, professionalism, and respect have anything to do with professional soccer.
  22. I have allowed for that possibility by specifying that my comments apply ONLY if he is NOT playing professionally. Assuming he is NOT PLAYING PROFESSIONALLY we have all the information we need. Argentina is not a place where you find undiscovered gems at 19 years of age. If the kid is not playing for a pro club it is because he is not good enough. If he is not good enough to play pro with one of the 300+ clubs in their system then WTF would a CanPL team want him?
  23. What is, "a good level"? That doesn't sound like he is playing for professional club. If he is in Argentina, 19 years old, and not playing professionally, it is too late to tryout for the CanPL. Tell him to get a coaching license or some other choice if he wants to stay involved in soccer and come work in Canada.
  24. Jacob is the man to ask on the FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lakesidebuoys/
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