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Blue and White Army

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  1. York vs. Masters? Halifax vs. Blainville? Be still, my beating heart. 😍 Glad we're now in an era where more than one club can advance to play the pros.
  2. Yeah, they were calling themselves "FC Barrie" for a while, but perhaps that was only a provisional name. I assume Julian de Guzman is still involved?
  3. Toronto Skillz out of the men's league? DeRo United and Unionville Milliken out of the women's league? Pandemic was bound to see from turnover, I guess. Looking forward to seeing the schedule.
  4. I recently moved to downtown Toronto from Vancouver, and wonder if anyone would be keen to watch some club matches downtown. University of Toronto just released their 2021 men's and women's schedules, which both run from late September until the end of October, as well as potential playoffs in November. Seems like they're all weekend afternoon double-headers, usually with the women kicking off at 12:00pm and the men at 2:30pm. (I think @Kenthad previously mentioned an interest in watching L1O games at Varsity?) Unfortunately there aren't any League1 Ontario clubs in downtown Toronto this season, so other options might be limited to the Ontario Soccer League and the Ontario Women's Soccer League. Might be fun to go for a drink before or after games. Let me know!
  5. Nice photo of him holding the Challenge Trophy (I assume with Edmonton Scottish?).
  6. Am I correct that the Kempenfelt Crew is both the supporters' trust and the supporters' group? Exactly how much of the club will the supporters' trust own? Am I correct that club owner Andrew Weilgus will sit on the board of the supporters' trust? Supporters' trusts are essentially fan unions, so while it's nice that Weilgus wants to create such an entity, it's unusual for the club owner to be formally involved (unless I'm mistaken).
  7. Here's a video update about Canadian centre-back Doneil Henry of the K League's Suwon Bluewings, including what it's been like to live in South Korea during the pandemic and keeping himself malleable as a player. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUO9jlFva8c Shameless plug: I happen to have a new book out about a season spent following a club in the K League, called Who Ate All the Squid?: Football Adventures in South Korea.
  8. Which section are you in? Are Voyageurs planning a "neutral" section? For Vaughan Azzurri vs. HFX Wanderers on May 15, any idea what's happening regarding tickets? I see nothing on Vaughan's website or social media account about tickets - other than them giving away tickets to the York 9 Voyageurs Cup match. 😂
  9. 2018: "I'll go watch North Toronto Nitros when they play at Varsity." (2018 schedule confirms team has folded) 2019: "I'll go watch Sanjaxx Lions." (2019 schedule confirms team has folded) PAY ME LARGE SUMS OF MONEY OR I'LL PLAN TO SUPPORT YOUR LEAGUE1 ONTARIO TEAM IN 2020.
  10. Hoping to attend Vaughan vs. Halifax on May 15, and York vs. Blainville on May 22.
  11. The clubs were asked to pay a bond/deposit to participate in the league. Apparently it was quite large and most (all?) clubs balked at it. Why the BCSA didn't share their league plan with some clubs prior to a formal request for interest is beyond me. Consultation seems to be a four-letter word to some people.
  12. This is ridiculous. The BCSA never consults the clubs; it just acts on its own and hopes for the best. The bond issue apparently pissed off most (all?) of the potential clubs. This really should be an easy job, given the depth of existing clubs in BC: Whitecaps Reserves Highlanders Reserves Coquitlam M-F Surrey Pegasus West Van Gorge Cowichan Victoria West Langley United Abbotsford United That's 10 major clubs just off the top of my head. Only incompetence from the provincial body is preventing this from happening.
  13. Oh right, the team managed by former Peru midfielder Nolberto Solano.
  14. Any chance of a Toronto-based team in L1O that would play out of Lamport Stadium? If Varsity Stadium is problematic due to UofT's needs in the autumn, what are the downsides of Lamport? Or, what about having a central Toronto team play out of Varsity for most of the season, then shift to Lamport for the end? P.S. I'll be at Sanjaxx Lions' home opener (vs. TFC III at Monarch Park Stadium on Sunday, May 6th, 2:00pm) if anyone else is up for it. Toronto FC's senior team plays on Friday night that weekend, so there's no conflict. I'll probably try to visit some (or all?) of the L1O grounds in Toronto this season as well.
  15. Time to get my Sanjaax Lions tattoo. "We all hate Toronto Skillz! F*ck the southwestern tip of Scarborough!"
  16. See you there. I realize this club may not come to fruition, and even if it did I wouldn't get to every match, but I would definitely prefer an intimate stadium with CPL than a large stadium with MLS.
  17. Ontario Maple Leafs, Ontario Blue Jays, Ontario Raptors, Ontario Argonauts, Ontario FC. Uh huh.
  18. Thanks, I must have forgotten about that one while I was flicking through the clubs. Would help if all the clubs had to use their communities in their names. Looks like a short walk from a subway station... will definitely give them a go!
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