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    All local broadcast contracts in Canada & the US ended at the end of this season. There will be no local broadcasts in the US. Same in Canada. There is a very little chatter about TSN possibly picking up the weekly ESPN games but nothing more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    All local broadcast contracts in Canada & the US ended at the end of this season. There will be no local broadcasts in the US. Same in Canada. There is a very little chatter about TSN possibly picking up the weekly ESPN games but nothing more.
    There were no local broadcasts in Canada, all TFC and Whitecaps games were on TSN. Anything on TSN you could watch nationally in this digital era. Just to clarify could MLSE/Bell put TFC games on TSN or does the Apple deal prevent that? I give credit to MLS to have all 29 local deals end this year or did they have to buy some out?

    Remember The Man, The Legend, The Goal 5-12-07 and All That #9 Left On The Pitch, Thanks For The Memories !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    American sport broadcasting development was heavily influenced by Baseball, it started with one guy in a booth then expanded to the stat regurgitation nonsense of today because apparently everyone has ADHD and needs all the dead air filled with "content".

    The most enjoyable football broadcasts for me personally are when you have one announcer in the booth, color commentary isn't always needed.
    Ah, that makes sense. And the TV approach has taken over the live baseball experience as well. A game that’s viewing strength was quiet attention, part solitary experience (think of some of the great Roger Angel writing on the game) has become packed with activity, trivia contests and fans jumping up and down on the video screen as if they were game show winners.

    I prefer the single football announcer as well. Two can work but they must be careful not to over chatter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jloome View Post
    I must admit, it's probably just personal bias due to having grown up there, but I like announcers with English accents, particularly when they approach it in depth.

    Need some women, too. FUBO has Premier League games on with women colour commentators, usually ex-players, and they're just as good and if I'm being honest, maybe a bit better, a bit more prepared and analytical.
    One of the best solo commentators on Dazn is a woman. I don’t know her name - maybe it’s because I watch later and skip over the pregame stuff. But there is something about the UK approach that often involves a kind of modesty in the sense that the commentary reflects the play. The North American announcers make sure we know their names.

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    Hany Mukhtar is the league MVP.

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    New expansion club in the CanPL launched today.

    Vancouver FC.

    Which is in Langley... Which is a 40 minute drive from Vancouver (well from BC place - maybe 25 minutes? from the edge of Vancouver)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rydermike View Post
    New expansion club in the CanPL launched today.

    Vancouver FC.

    Which is in Langley... Which is a 40 minute drive from Vancouver (well from BC place - maybe 25 minutes? from the edge of Vancouver)
    CPL news goes here: http://forums.redpatchboys.ca/forumd...n-Soccer-Forum


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    You can see all our Bahrain guys here … ex Oso

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/canadasoccer/
    “What the world needs is more geniuses with humility; there are so few of us left.”

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    Window trades so far:

    St. Louis acquires Aziel Jackson from Minnesota for 150kGAM + 75k conditional GAM + sell-on fee
    Minnesota acquire Cameron Dunbar from LA Galaxy for 3rd round pick + 75k conditional GAM + sellon fee
    St.Louis acquires Jared Stroud from Austin for 100k GAM

    FC Cincinati acquires homegrown rights to 15 year old Stiven Jiminez from DC United for 50k GAM + 500K conditional GAM and signs him to Homegorwn deal

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    That final did a lot for MLS globally. The chatter on boards in England, where Anti-American sentiment has been quite common since the Second World War, was mostly very positive. Online comments from non Anglophile countries was much heavier volume than usual.

    The Guardian praised it as "unbelievable" at the end of its round-table Football podcast this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ensco View Post
    You can see all our Bahrain guys here … ex Oso

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/canadasoccer/
    Odd!

    Unwell?
    A knock?
    Dare do I suggest... before joining the rest of them... perhaps a detour to, stop-over in, Europe for a meet and greet?

    Wait a minute!
    Are a few of those pics of them training in the day? Please nooooooooo!
    Maybe Dusk? Then night? Yesssssssss!

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    https://twitter.com/samstejskal/stat...10966535999488

    well it looks like saputo is actually a terrible owner, as many of us suspected!

    "I can confirm that Nancy and club owner Joey Saputo had an altercation after Montreal lost to SKC in July. As Jeremy outlined, there were concerns then among staff and players that he wouldn't even finish 2022 with the team."

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    Quote Originally Posted by jloome View Post
    That final did a lot for MLS globally. The chatter on boards in England, where Anti-American sentiment has been quite common since the Second World War, was mostly very positive. Online comments from non Anglophile countries was much heavier volume than usual.

    The Guardian praised it as "unbelievable" at the end of its round-table Football podcast this week.
    Honestly, the biggest MLS haters are people from the US itself who seem to believe that since they like Chelsea or Manchester United they are above MLS and take every chance to shit on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leedsandTFC View Post
    https://twitter.com/samstejskal/stat...10966535999488

    well it looks like saputo is actually a terrible owner, as many of us suspected!

    "I can confirm that Nancy and club owner Joey Saputo had an altercation after Montreal lost to SKC in July. As Jeremy outlined, there were concerns then among staff and players that he wouldn't even finish 2022 with the team."
    Anyone who has been to stade Saputo knows very well how badly run Montreal is, although some MTL fans on this board may be in denial.


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    “What the world needs is more geniuses with humility; there are so few of us left.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeForbes View Post
    Honestly, the biggest MLS haters are people from the US itself who seem to believe that since they like Chelsea or Manchester United they are above MLS and take every chance to shit on it.
    Probably true, but it's impossible to get through a chat board or comment section about U.S. football in Britain without at least a half-dozen pricks going on about how it's semi-pro at best and the usual "we've clearly never watched it" superior bullshit.

    You have to understand English mentality with regards to America. IT has mythical social and cultural status, is the global superpower... basically what Britain used to be. So they sort of have a national love/hate thing with America and Americans. Their images of it are from old shows being rebroadcast endlessly, because the BBC bought the rights thirty years ago. They think "Champion the Wonderhorse," "Topcat", "Alias Smith and Jones" and "Cheers" are the height of classic television.

    The first time I went back to visit in the Eighties as a teenager, not long after we'd left, a kid asked me why American Football players wore pads "like cowards" while rugby players didn't. So, not necessarily stereotypically bright, either.

    I'm always, by character, going to be more English than Canadian. But the level of anti-Americanism there dwarfs the sentiment here.

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    Probably stopped for a quick lunch in Barcelona....

    (speaking of which, with Barca's money problems one of the Spanish papers was waxing on about hiring them signing Josef MArtinez as a cheap option who can finish last week...

    I know, but amusing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jloome View Post
    Probably stopped for a quick lunch in Barcelona....

    (speaking of which, with Barca's money problems one of the Spanish papers was waxing on about hiring them signing Josef MArtinez as a cheap option who can finish last week...

    I know, but amusing.
    *head explodes*
    “What the world needs is more geniuses with humility; there are so few of us left.”

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    Houston hires Ben Olsen.

    Heh, heh.

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    Neil Warnock comes to mind...

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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    Neil Warnock comes to mind...
    Really?
    I would say he is more of the poster boy for 'slag'.
    Hasn't Warnock played on almost ten teams and managed nearly 20 in his football careers?
    Hasn't Olsen played on only two and is about to manage his second?
    I would think Olsen can still wear white.
    Last edited by Mr. Inbetween; 11-09-2022 at 10:31 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leedsandTFC View Post
    https://twitter.com/samstejskal/stat...10966535999488

    well it looks like saputo is actually a terrible owner, as many of us suspected!

    "I can confirm that Nancy and club owner Joey Saputo had an altercation after Montreal lost to SKC in July. As Jeremy outlined, there were concerns then among staff and players that he wouldn't even finish 2022 with the team."
    I recommend trying to read/translating the source story by Jeremy Filosa at 98.5 Sports; wow!

    https://www.985fm.ca/nouvelles/520504/la-nebuleuse-histoire-entourant-le-statut-de-wilfried-nancy-avec-le-cf-montreal

    Let's see if SirMister tries to 'get' Nancy via the contract.
    Or his new agent [Action]Waxman get's him out.
    Seems to have a reputation that precedes; very difficult to deal with.
    Certainly advocates both his personal and business positions and activism front and center on the social medias.
    Seems to favour Leeds United though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Inbetween View Post
    I recommend trying to read/translating the source story by Jeremy Filosa at 98.5 Sports; wow!

    https://www.985fm.ca/nouvelles/520504/la-nebuleuse-histoire-entourant-le-statut-de-wilfried-nancy-avec-le-cf-montreal

    Let's see if SirMister tries to 'get' Nancy via the contract.
    Or his new agent [Action]Waxman get's him out.
    Seems to have a reputation that precedes; very difficult to deal with.
    Certainly advocates both his personal and business positions and activism front and center on the social medias.
    Seems to favour Leeds United though.
    Ha ha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by leedsandTFC View Post
    Suspect the Criscito retiring rumors are just that if this is the case.

    Wonder what we're getting back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jloome View Post
    Suspect the Criscito retiring rumors are just that if this is the case.

    Wonder what we're getting back?
    $300,000 in Garber bucks this year and potentially $50,000 in both 2024 and 2025 if preformance metrics are met. There is also a sell on retainer

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    So perhaps not surprising but no Henry on in CMNT squad. Lack of minutes at club play likely fatal for his selection hopes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ag futbol View Post
    So perhaps not surprising but no Henry on in CMNT squad. Lack of minutes at club play likely fatal for his selection hopes.
    He was also injured during warmup for the Bahrain game. He was supposed to start, so they could gauge his overall fitness, but they had to start Waterman instead.

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    ^Herdman said (or all but said) that Henry was in but for whatever happened in Bahrain, and that he will stay with the team in Qatar as some sort of coach/assistant.
    “What the world needs is more geniuses with humility; there are so few of us left.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by jloome View Post
    He was also injured during warmup for the Bahrain game. He was supposed to start, so they could gauge his overall fitness, but they had to start Waterman instead.
    Herdman also said Henry was going to get the captain's armband too for that game. Really bad timing for the guy but that is sports. You see all the games in the last week or two where players are going down and in tears because they know what the injury just did to their dream of this World Cup.

 

 

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