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  1. [Official] Vancouver Whitecaps Thread

    When you think about it, 12 million isn't really a lot. The Caps could sign a 4 million dollar player for three years. And the money is gone.
  2. 2018 FIFA World Cup

    Agreed. They were talking about it on the post-game show and one panellist said it should have been a red. I didn't think it warranted a yellow.
  3. What Are You Currently Reading?

    For those who may be interested: PBS is conducting a survey for "The Great American Read". They've listed 100 books on their website and you can vote once a day for your favourite book(s) until the survey ends. And, yes, Canadians can vote. http://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/vote/#
  4. [Official] Vancouver Whitecaps Thread

    The latest estimate is 800,000 Euros or 1.2 million Cdn. https://www.transfermarkt.com/alphonso-davies/profil/spieler/424204
  5. [Official] Vancouver Whitecaps Thread

    I did watch the game and it was the same thing we've been seeing these past two or three years - the Caps had their chances but COULD NOT FINISH! What is it going to take to get a player who can put the ball into the net?
  6. What Are You Currently Reading?

    About two-thirds way through Emile Zola's "The Masterpiece". Zola, a nineteenth century French writer, hung around with the Impressionists. This novel is about the creative struggle of an impressionistic type artist presumably based on some of the characters and incidents that Zola knew from personal experience. Enjoying it.
  7. [Official] Vancouver Whitecaps Thread

    Spoiled the whole game. It was always going to be a challenge beating Atlanta in Atlanta. But to go one man down that early, I kinda thought the Caps were toast. And I really don't like a team being penalised with a red card AND a penalty kick. If you're going to give a penalty kick, give a yellow card. I know it may be in the rules but the rules should be changed. To give both is to give a team an anchor to deal with. And how many fouls really deserve such a massive punishment?
  8. [Official] Vancouver Whitecaps Thread

    Always a good sign when you win games that you shouldn't.
  9. [Official] Vancouver Whitecaps Thread

    How do his transfer rights work? According to this site: https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/alphonso-davies/profil/spieler/424204 Davies is under contract to the Whitecaps until the end of this year and then the club has an option for another two years. But I thought during Saturday's game the announcer said something about Davies not being allowed to be transferred this year because of his age or something. As far as a full treasure chest goes, according to the above site, Davies current transfer value is around $875,000 US. Which I found surprisingly low given all the hype there's been about him.
  10. [Official] Vancouver Whitecaps Thread

    Sports Illustrated has done their MLS season preview: https://www.si.com/soccer/2018/03/02/mls-season-predictions-cup-shield-mvp-breakout-player-star-signing?utm_campaign=si-extra&utm_source=si.com&utm_medium=email&utm_content=2018030213PM
  11. [Official] Vancouver Whitecaps Thread

    But would they be overpaying him? Here's where my unfamiliarity with other teams' players prevents me from knowing. I'm not sure how good Hedges and Birnbaum (the two players mentioned in the article) are. Maybe Parker is simply asking for what he's worth. You're right, it is a lot of money to have invested in two centre backs. But they're two pretty good centre backs. Also, this constant churning of players makes it hard to get too invested in this team.
  12. [Official] Vancouver Whitecaps Thread

    Don't like the sound of this: "Sources have told MLSsoccer.com that Tim Parker asked the Vancouver Whitecaps for a trade this winter, a development that played a role in the club discussing a deal earlier this week with the NY Red Bulls involving the Long Island native and RBNY midfielder Felipe. Parker, whose contract will expire following the 2018 season, and Vancouver talked about a new contract this offseason but didn’t come close to agreeing on a salary. Sources said that Parker is looking for a deal that will pay him more than the maximum budget charge of $504,375 per year and put him at or above the salary level of fellow American center backs Matt Hedges (FC Dallas) and Steve Birnbaum (D.C. United). The sources said Vancouver didn't meet his price, prompting Parker to ask the club for a trade." https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2018/02/21/stejskal-tim-parker-requested-trade-vancouver-over-contract-dispute
  13. 2018 Winter Olympic Games Thread

    I don't know about a fix but an explanation on how all this was figured out would be nice.
  14. 2018 Winter Olympic Games Thread

    Heck of a way to treat two leaders, I think. "Two impersonators, bearing striking resemblances to President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, were both booted from the Olympic Games' opening ceremony in Pyeongchang, South Korea on Friday." http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/02/09/trump-kim-jong-un-impersonators-tossed-from-olympics-opening-ceremony.html
  15. NFL thread

    Sheesh, indeed! But this shows what a good salesman Jerry Jones is. Despite their mediocre performance over the past twenty years the Cowboys are still treated as NFL royalty - look at how often they pop up on Thursday/Sunday/Monday night football. Based on their performance, they shouldn't get as many games as they do. But, somehow, Jones is able to keep the Cowboys (and himself) in the public eye and mind. Remarkable sales job. Now, if he could only be as good a general manager as he is a salesman.