20.4.21

Lock-downs; stay at home orders; ...modify this; ...modify that; scientists say this, Facebook says that.

How these online training videos are getting kids active during COVID-19


Can kids get back on GTA sports fields this summer? Leagues still don't know the answer
Let them play! Ontario Soccer appeals to province





Always follow our Ottawa Public Health officials


48 comments:

  1. Anonymous20/4/21

    you forgot "virtual e-learning" classes. Get your vaccine soonest.

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  2. Anonymous21/4/21

    Ottawa don't let this happen here again. 2018 greedy deja vu! Rich shit smells just as bad. https://mashable.com/video/corden-european-super-league

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  3. Anonymous23/4/21

    You won't see soccer in Ontario for a VERY long time. Some clubs may fold.

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    1. Anonymous23/4/21

      Agreed. Health restrictions observed and aside; an unprecedented and even greater pool of "on-demand/Gig economy" [sports] soccer enthusiasts is out there seeking flexible formats that meets their needs, social media use, technologies & rapid mobility. "Sanctioned" clubs that adjust to that reality and take the o-p-p-o-r-t-u-n-i-t-y that is in front of them can sustenance during these scanty times and be setup to reap the benefits later. Yes, that means challenging the "Command Economy" Soccer authorities.

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  4. Anonymous23/4/21

    The big three should be safe, but I am not sure about the others.

    Futuro should be safe as well actually. Imagine being a Gloucester, Nepean, Ottawa City and Internationals right now?

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  5. Anonymous24/4/21

    Yep "dishonest people"; "criminals".

    https://www.theguardian.com/news/audio/2021/apr/23/chaos-collapse-european-football-not-so-super-league-podcast

    Sound familiar Ottawa 2018?

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  6. Anonymous24/4/21

    And in case you don't het what this is like today and similarly in 2018:
    "the worst kind of greed"
    blob:https://www.youtube.com/f23ccde8-5561-46fa-941b-2e74274b9b52

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    1. Anonymous7/5/21

      What is the inside word. Are we back on the field after the long weekend?

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  7. Anonymous24/6/21

    June 30th, life returns.Yeah!

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  8. Anonymous25/6/21

    How many teams under the St Anthony flag this year?...…..

    The "Lease" lol.

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  9. Anonymous3/7/21

    What's going on with Internationals? I noticed that they haven't entered any teams in the ERSL (neither in regional, nor in the district divisions). Team registration deadline was yesterday.

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    1. Anonymous13/7/21

      Definitely looks like they're having problems. On another note, did LACA end up folding? It looks like Rockers took over all their OCSL spots and gave them a couple of teams to play under Rockers.

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  10. Anonymous6/7/21

    Did they fold? Unrelated: Is there a OPDL this year? Another observation..….why do soccer #s in Ottawa keep decreasing?

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    1. Our Lady of the Peace6/7/21

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      missing flag post $25
      player with missing ID $50
      player not in (office type) roster $250
      late (lumped into abandoned) game $500
      participating in our (glorious leader) "unsanctioned" festival $2500
      asking for clarification to be told to read the same stuff we asking about - $0
      for everything else there is VISA. It's everywhere you want to be. Or rather Soccer7s, OSSC, OZDome, Footy Sevens, Coliseum, Ottawa Soccer FB,

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    2. Anonymous7/7/21

      It looks like they've entered a handful of teams in the OCSL, but nothing in ERSL. Doesn't sound good for them. Wonder if they over-extended themselves with their turf fields and were done in by a decline in registrations.

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    3. Anonymous8/7/21

      We are told OPDL will run a full season tentatively staring July 24th.

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  11. Anonymous8/7/21

    OSU seems to have scrapped all of their adult teams, with the exception of one women's rec team. Seems odd.

    And who is Mundial FC and how can they just be given a spot in MC2 ahead of other existing clubs?

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  12. Anonymous8/7/21

    Mundial is leftovers from the Barcelona FC fiasco.

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    1. Anonymous8/7/21

      But how would they get a spot in MC2? BCN Sports didn't have any adult teams.

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  13. Anonymous8/7/21

    OSU were never really a big adult club. Money comes from the Kids.

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    1. Anonymous8/7/21

      Definitely less profit in adult soccer, but they had their usual adult teams registered up until a couple of days ago, then were removed from the OCSL division configurations.

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  14. Anonymous12/7/21

    What is going on with OPDL this year?

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    1. Anonymous13/7/21

      We are told OPDL will run a full season tentatively staring July 24th. Tentative schedule expected out this week.

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  15. Anonymous13/7/21

    Word is there might be changes. Ottawa teams are sick of travelling to Toronto, and I don't blame them....

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    1. Anonymous16/7/21

      The U13 and U14 OPDL division are running a pilot season this year where they play against National licence holders from the Quebec province. It would be a big upgrade to that league.

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    2. Anonymous30/7/21

      Doesn't look like the Ottawa teams are an upgrade to that Quebec league based on last week's results. Heard from a couple of people in Montreal that there are already rumblings about the Ottawa teams not being able to compete.

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  16. Anonymous20/7/21

    Internationals will play in the fall session. Does anybody know if FUTURO will be playing their teams up a year? Seems like a waste of time to play their own age. You'll notice other clubs play up a year often. OSU black at U 12 often do this.

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    1. Anonymous21/7/21

      Futuro tend to play individual players up (and/or train up), but generally not entire teams until they get to the older age groups. It would be pretty rare that every kid on a team should be playing up, with the issue typically being physical. The ERSL games themselves are treated more as training sessions, as they tend to play alot of competitive games outside of the league.

      Risky move by Internationals - I would expect some kids will have moved elsewhere at least for the first part of the season, in which case there is a risk they don't return. Hard to believe that they weren't able to get organized like other clubs.

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  17. Anonymous27/7/21

    It could be that I've forgotten what it was like prior to the pandemic, but anyone else see some pretty pathetic scenes from parents at the younger age groups over the weekend?

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  18. Anonymous27/7/21

    It seemed worse that in the past to me as well. I think alot of kids hadn't done very much until recently, so I've seen more lopsided games than typical. You see it in the scores at the older age groups, but it's the younger age groups where parents seem to go overboard - they don't take it well when their kids are on the wrong end of those games.

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  19. Anonymous8/9/21

    Ottawa OPDL teams seem to be doing well. Some say OPDL is over rated though, so who knows. Bit of a cash grab.

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    1. Anonymous9/9/21

      I am with an OPDL club and while the experience for the boys is unique and professional, the logistics for Ottawa teams takes too much and I don't know if smaller club will be able to sustain enrollment for such a pricey program. A bit of a cash grab indeed.

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    2. Anonymous10/9/21

      Definitely a cash grab - I've heard it's the only program that Ontario Soccer makes money from, with the rest of their activities operating at losses. Also, you really notice that clubs talk out of both sides of their mouths - they tell you OPDL is where you need to be, but once you get to U16 they'll move most of the kids to their regional team because they need to make room for the U17 kids in the U17/U16 age group; then once those kids are U17's, all of a sudden OPDL is where they need to be again. A few weeks ago I saw a local regional team badly outplay two OPDL teams and a League 1 Reserve team. Was not at all impressed with those teams.

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    3. Anonymous10/9/21

      Everyone would be much better off if we just had a regional league covering Kingston to the Outaouais and limit it to 8 teams per age group (I would actually say 6 teams, but that would mean a big club would get relegated and they don't like that). Competition would be decent, very little travel and teams can always arrange games out of town for added competition. Sitting in a car for 10 hours to play a team which isn't very strong isn't in anyone's interest, especially when our system doesn't lead to anything in the end.

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  20. Anonymous10/9/21

    Funny, my kid is in the exact situation someone pointed out above - U16 player who played OPDL and is now on a regional team with a number of other kids in the same situation. Last night the boys had their asses handed to them (second time this season against this particular team) and while the game would have been more competitive if we had all the same players as last year's OPDL team, I'm not sure we've played a team quite as technically strong as last night. So I would be more than happy if we could avoid all the unnecessary travel and play the same handful of local teams a bunch of times each. The rest of our games this season have been reasonably competitive (although we would have done much better with our full team from last year), but concentrating all the top local players in one league or division would be a good thing in my opinion.

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    1. Anonymous10/9/21

      Would that be the Futuro 05's you are referring to?

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    2. Anonymous11/9/21

      Yes, it's the '05 age group.

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  21. Anonymous13/9/21

    Look at the OPDL scores. Some games are 10-0 etc... Actually many of the games are blowouts. If the league was so competitive, most of the scores should be much closer. The Ottawa Clubs use it for marketing. Oh look at us, we are a OPDL CLUB! Give us your money parents!! It's a joke.

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    1. Anonymous13/9/21

      While I agree there is a money component to it that perverts the whole thing, the idea is not bad. The league is well run and opportunities are there. But the caveats to add are numerous. Ottawa is too small for three clubs at that caliber. 2 clubs max. The travel time for 1 game at the younger ages is in large part responsible for these blowouts. Our team has been blown out on travel days as much as we blew teams out when they travel to us; It is not a really fair assessment of the actual team level of play. The traveling logistics are ridiculous. If you can afford all of it and reign in your team expectations and focus on development it's not a bad thing. If you just want to play local, just play local, OPDL is not the only way to make it for a player.

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    2. Anonymous14/9/21

      Those types of issues can only be solved by either going back to the OYSL model, where there is promotion/relegation and the best players likely gravitate to the teams playing in that league, or scrap OPDL and go to the regional-type league someone suggested above.

      I personally never bought into the OPDL because after really looking around, I didn't see anything that came close to the coaching my kids have had, and they've had no problems otherwise finding competitive games to fill in the schedule. Those other issues you point out just make the decision that much easier.

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  22. Anonymous22/9/21

    What's the deal with OSU's PLSQ team? The standings don't reflect any of their games, even though they played them? The reserve team still shows up in the standings though.

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    1. Anonymous22/9/21

      Not sure, but it looks like the reserve team is done there too. They didn't play their full schedule, but aren't playing any more games either.

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  23. Anonymous28/9/21

    Didn't the Ottawa Super League clubs also NOT have to pay anything? Discipline fees? Charges? Face consequences? Anything? ha ha ha ha typical for soccer to have "someone with interest" on your side to sweep it under the rug. Who "judged" the local super league?. Soccer reeks (stench) of corruption at this and upper levels. Always.

    "Uefa calls for removal of European Super League court case judge"

    https://www.theguardian.com/football/2021/sep/28/uefa-calls-for-removal-of-european-super-league-court-case-judge

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  24. Anonymous12/10/21

    To the one who said that Futuro should play up a year. their U13 and U14 teams did not win their divisions playing their own age. In fact, their U14 team was not even top three.....

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    1. Anonymous14/10/21

      What league does Futuro plays in?

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  25. Anonymous1/11/21

    FUTURO lovers, the boys 06 squad just got scary better. Enjoy!

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    1. Anonymous1/11/21

      Seems to be alot of player movement around town. But yes, that '06 team looks to have picked up alot of new players, with some of them quite good. Curious what the issue is at their old club.

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  26. Anonymous2/11/21

    OSU?

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