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    Viruk42 got a reaction from rkomar in Atlético Ottawa 2020 Season   
    It's difficult to predict, as Unnamed Trialist points out. Kowal was a goal per game guy in L1o last year, and we could maybe use Anthony Novak as a comparable (having also been about a goal per game in L1o and then scoring 6 in 16 last year), but that's the end of good comparables. I'm cautiously optimistic about Malcolm Shaw and looking forward to seeing what Francisco Acuña can do - the latter obviously has the talent, but whether the body holds up at his age... (I say, realizing that he's two years younger than I am)

    Last season we all saw guys, who we thought would thrive, fall flat while others came out of nowhere. The same could easily be true for Ottawa, both positively and negatively. I think Ottawa will win a game, but overall will struggle, simply because of circumstances - team thrown together last minute, then international transfers essentially stopped by the pandemic, and having to scramble to find any available players. But I'm optimistic, especially now that the centre-back pairing looks good
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    Viruk42 got a reaction from longlugan in CPL Playing During the Coronavirus/Covid19 Pandemic   
    It's a lot of stops, but it's not even 12 hours long! Try flying Ottawa > Toronto > Vienna > Cairo 😛
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    Viruk42 got a reaction from BradMack in Atlético Ottawa 2020 Season   
    It's difficult to predict, as Unnamed Trialist points out. Kowal was a goal per game guy in L1o last year, and we could maybe use Anthony Novak as a comparable (having also been about a goal per game in L1o and then scoring 6 in 16 last year), but that's the end of good comparables. I'm cautiously optimistic about Malcolm Shaw and looking forward to seeing what Francisco Acuña can do - the latter obviously has the talent, but whether the body holds up at his age... (I say, realizing that he's two years younger than I am)

    Last season we all saw guys, who we thought would thrive, fall flat while others came out of nowhere. The same could easily be true for Ottawa, both positively and negatively. I think Ottawa will win a game, but overall will struggle, simply because of circumstances - team thrown together last minute, then international transfers essentially stopped by the pandemic, and having to scramble to find any available players. But I'm optimistic, especially now that the centre-back pairing looks good
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    Viruk42 got a reaction from Shway in Atlético Ottawa 2020 Season   
    It's difficult to predict, as Unnamed Trialist points out. Kowal was a goal per game guy in L1o last year, and we could maybe use Anthony Novak as a comparable (having also been about a goal per game in L1o and then scoring 6 in 16 last year), but that's the end of good comparables. I'm cautiously optimistic about Malcolm Shaw and looking forward to seeing what Francisco Acuña can do - the latter obviously has the talent, but whether the body holds up at his age... (I say, realizing that he's two years younger than I am)

    Last season we all saw guys, who we thought would thrive, fall flat while others came out of nowhere. The same could easily be true for Ottawa, both positively and negatively. I think Ottawa will win a game, but overall will struggle, simply because of circumstances - team thrown together last minute, then international transfers essentially stopped by the pandemic, and having to scramble to find any available players. But I'm optimistic, especially now that the centre-back pairing looks good
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    Viruk42 reacted to maccaliam in CPL Playing During the Coronavirus/Covid19 Pandemic   
    We worked at the British Council in Heliopolis, and lived near Merryland Park. We travelled through Turkey on one journey from Cairo, and through Paris I believe on another. There have been so many connecting flights to different countries now though that they kind of jumble together. 
    IIRC the trip to Oz was crazy as it was 6 hours from Toronto to San Fran, stop over of roughly 6 hours and then a 16 hour flight to Sydney. Nowhere near as bad as DM though. 36 hours. Yikes. 
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    Viruk42 reacted to maccaliam in CPL Playing During the Coronavirus/Covid19 Pandemic   
    Funny, as I’ve lived in Cairo (Heliopolis) and Melbourne (St. Kinda), but I can’t recall if either of those were longer than my total trip to Malaysia (Penang). I think it might have been more to do with time during stopovers though. The actual flight to Oz wins hands down for actual flying time for me though - 16 hour flight from San Fran to Sydney.  
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    Viruk42 reacted to SthMelbRed in CPL Playing During the Coronavirus/Covid19 Pandemic   
    I live in Melbourne. I'm happy to compare flying times with anyone! 😄 
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    Viruk42 reacted to narduch in CPL Playing During the Coronavirus/Covid19 Pandemic   
    Ha  just downloaded that app.
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    Viruk42 got a reaction from narduch in CPL Playing During the Coronavirus/Covid19 Pandemic   
    The western flight:
    https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ws9500

    and the eastern flight:
    https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ws9502
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    Viruk42 reacted to jonovision in CPL Playing During the Coronavirus/Covid19 Pandemic   
    A team short on CBs? What's the worst that could happen? (long look over at 2019 Valour)
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    Viruk42 got a reaction from toontownman in CPL Playing During the Coronavirus/Covid19 Pandemic   
    They're coming! ... we think...
    The CanPL Discord Detectives believe that Maksym Kowal, Mohamed Kourouma, Jarred Phillips, and Ben McKendry are likely joining/already with the team, though we've been wrong before and that's still missing a 3rd CB. 🙃
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    Viruk42 reacted to narduch in CPL Playing During the Coronavirus/Covid19 Pandemic   
    Lots of good info in this article.
    The CPL teams will be on PEI for 55 days.
    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pro-soccer-pei-economic-boost-1.5668469
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    Viruk42 got a reaction from T_Bison in CPL Playing During the Coronavirus/Covid19 Pandemic   
    Platt been told to self-quarantine because he'll be expected to travel somewhere in the near future. Unless OneSoccer is shuffling him to cover some other league, it seems to suggest he'll be going to wherever the CPL games will be.
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    Viruk42 reacted to Cheeta in CPL Playing During the Coronavirus/Covid19 Pandemic   
    Geezus, plenty of people have being telling Ollie to self quarantine looooong before any pandemic came around.
    Ex-girlfriends, co-workers... his parents. 
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    Viruk42 got a reaction from Cheeta in CPL Playing During the Coronavirus/Covid19 Pandemic   
    Platt been told to self-quarantine because he'll be expected to travel somewhere in the near future. Unless OneSoccer is shuffling him to cover some other league, it seems to suggest he'll be going to wherever the CPL games will be.
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    Viruk42 got a reaction from red card in NWSL to Vancouver   
    I've said this elsewhere, so I'll quickly repeat myself here. 
    I hate this campaign. It's entirely 100% focused on putting 1-3 Canadian teams in an American league and 0% focused on what is actually good for Canadian women's soccer. We need a Canadian league with teams in those big 3 markets, not another situation where we are forced to depend on the benevolence of Americans, begging at their table for scraps. 
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    Viruk42 got a reaction from Mango in NWSL to Vancouver   
    That's all fair, though I think there's a big difference between attendance at current league games and those of a pro league - the Toronto Lynx averaged 1,350 in 2014, then TFC averaged 23,319 in 2015. Why couldn't we get, say, 4k average? The NWSL is only 7,389, it's not like we'd need 20k average to make it work.
    Obviously there are roadblocks and effort is needed, but we need to go that route, we need to push for it. The NWSL does not have our interests at heart, they just want our money. And getting even one NWSL team means Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Halifax, Quebec City, etc will have to wait at least 10 years to see pro women's soccer, if not 20 - remember, from TFC joining MLS to the first season of the CPL was 14 years. We will not see a Canadian women's pro league without Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal.
    Again, trying to get a Canadian team in the NWSL is taking a short-sighted approach that will ultimately harm Canadian soccer. 
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    Viruk42 got a reaction from MtlMario in NWSL to Vancouver   
    I've said this elsewhere, so I'll quickly repeat myself here. 
    I hate this campaign. It's entirely 100% focused on putting 1-3 Canadian teams in an American league and 0% focused on what is actually good for Canadian women's soccer. We need a Canadian league with teams in those big 3 markets, not another situation where we are forced to depend on the benevolence of Americans, begging at their table for scraps. 
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    Viruk42 got a reaction from ted in CPL Playing During the Coronavirus/Covid19 Pandemic   
    Platt been told to self-quarantine because he'll be expected to travel somewhere in the near future. Unless OneSoccer is shuffling him to cover some other league, it seems to suggest he'll be going to wherever the CPL games will be.
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    Viruk42 got a reaction from sloth8 in CPL Playing During the Coronavirus/Covid19 Pandemic   
    Platt been told to self-quarantine because he'll be expected to travel somewhere in the near future. Unless OneSoccer is shuffling him to cover some other league, it seems to suggest he'll be going to wherever the CPL games will be.
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    Viruk42 got a reaction from toontownman in CPL Playing During the Coronavirus/Covid19 Pandemic   
    Platt been told to self-quarantine because he'll be expected to travel somewhere in the near future. Unless OneSoccer is shuffling him to cover some other league, it seems to suggest he'll be going to wherever the CPL games will be.
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    Viruk42 got a reaction from SadOnMondays in CPL Playing During the Coronavirus/Covid19 Pandemic   
    Platt been told to self-quarantine because he'll be expected to travel somewhere in the near future. Unless OneSoccer is shuffling him to cover some other league, it seems to suggest he'll be going to wherever the CPL games will be.
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    Viruk42 reacted to Ansem in NWSL to Vancouver   
    I'm against it
    All we're doing is helping the US programs with Canadian dollars.
    A franchise job is to win and the team would be overwhelmingly Americans with a few Canadians starting here and there like in MLS. Anyone thinking otherwise are seriously delusional and this is more about being part of something "cool" than actually helping the women's program in Canada.
    The consequence is way more damaging as you're discouraging investors in putting teams elsewhere in the country as they would be forced to not only compete against NWSL but potentially the 3 biggest markets who would siphon all of their media's attention making it even harder for a Canadian league to ever be viable. No one can argue that CPL BIGGEST challenge is media attention from Montreal, Vancouver and Toronto.
    People needs to stop acting entitled in regards to investors dollars and dictate where they "should" be investing. We need to give them the environment encouraging them to do so and putting NWSL in Canada is just killing the chances of other cities to ever have a women's pro team which in term means WAY LESS Canadian women potentially playing pro.
    Until we get our league, all this "NWSL campaign" noise and energy would be put to better use to lobby the CSA on 2 fronts instead
    Subsidized the salary of more players creating more spots in NWSL Keeping the pressure to have them work with CSB for a Tier 1 league while strengthening the current D3 leagues and adding more
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    Viruk42 got a reaction from Ansem in NWSL to Vancouver   
    That's all fair, though I think there's a big difference between attendance at current league games and those of a pro league - the Toronto Lynx averaged 1,350 in 2014, then TFC averaged 23,319 in 2015. Why couldn't we get, say, 4k average? The NWSL is only 7,389, it's not like we'd need 20k average to make it work.
    Obviously there are roadblocks and effort is needed, but we need to go that route, we need to push for it. The NWSL does not have our interests at heart, they just want our money. And getting even one NWSL team means Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Halifax, Quebec City, etc will have to wait at least 10 years to see pro women's soccer, if not 20 - remember, from TFC joining MLS to the first season of the CPL was 14 years. We will not see a Canadian women's pro league without Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal.
    Again, trying to get a Canadian team in the NWSL is taking a short-sighted approach that will ultimately harm Canadian soccer. 
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    Viruk42 got a reaction from Ansem in NWSL to Vancouver   
    I've said this elsewhere, so I'll quickly repeat myself here. 
    I hate this campaign. It's entirely 100% focused on putting 1-3 Canadian teams in an American league and 0% focused on what is actually good for Canadian women's soccer. We need a Canadian league with teams in those big 3 markets, not another situation where we are forced to depend on the benevolence of Americans, begging at their table for scraps. 
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