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Some Canadian Guys is dead. Long live Some Canadian Guys.

Posted in Uncategorized on November 14, 2010 by squizz

So… if you like the black background and super-grainy image of our 1986 World Cup team, then we’ve got some bad news for you.

For the other 99.9% of you, we’ve got great news!

As of Monday, November 15, 2010, Some Canadian Guys Writing About Soccer will be found at our new home at CanadianSoccerNews.com. The new super-site is a collaborative work between us and some of the other Canadian soccer bloggers and podcasters you probably already love/tolerate.

We’ll still be bringing you the same great work and/or nonsense we’re bringing you now — plus, we’ll be part of a larger community of discussion about all the forms of soccer that matters to Canadians: our national teams, our domestic teams, our youth programs and the international game.

This site (canadiansoccerblog.ca) will remain active for a little while, as we complete the transition from the old home to the new. But please adjust your bookmarks, blogrolls and brainwaves to reflect the location of all new content — our home at CanadianSoccerNews.com.

Thanks for all the support everyone, and we’ll see you at CSN!

Cheers,
Grant, Jamie and Squizz

Pesch Puts Faith in Age. Old Age.

Posted in Uncategorized on October 5, 2010 by Jamie

As manager of League 2 side Burton Albion, former Canadian international Paul Peschisolido is the old man in charge. Except that he’s not the old man: one of his players is. Continue reading

Soccer on Canadian television

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on August 28, 2010 by Grant

I’m not sure how long this blog has been around, but it’s pretty darn useful. “Football (Soccer) on Canadian TV”: is not the most original name, but who cares? The listings are as comprehensive as I’ve found and a one-stop shop certainly beats wading through various websites trying to sort of out what’s on when.

And look at that. Now I know I can stay up until 2 a.m. to watch Medellin v Real Cartagena in the Futbol Profesional Columbiano on Gol TV.

Finally a reason to cheer on Paraguay: nudity

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on June 30, 2010 by Grant

I don’t know about you, but in terms of the teams still vying for the World Cup there’s not a lot about Paraguay that excites me. Ghana has the underdog factor and is the romantics’ choice because it represents Africa’s last hope; Brazil, Argentina, Germany, Spain and the Netherlands have their huge followings and star players, while Uruguay boasts an impressive if distant history of its own.

But Paraguay? It’s like if Indiana became a country. Just nothing there to get the pulse racing. Until now. Continue reading

Oops, Mexico did it again

Posted in Uncategorized, World Cup with tags on June 24, 2010 by Grant

Shortly after the World Cup groups were announced last December, radio commentator José Ramón Fernández unfurled a torrent of controversy in Mexico by saying on air that El Tri was the “ugly duckling” of its group and that because it barely qualified out of Concacaf, expectations should be kept low.

He argued that South Africa had the “host” factor going for it, that France was a generally powerful team and that Uruguay boasted experience and toughness.

Of course Fernández didn’t account for South Africa choking or France immolating itself. But his bleak assessment of Mexico looks depressingly close to becoming reality.

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A Canadian soccer writer, writing about Canadian soccer

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on May 8, 2010 by Grant

Our copy of Globe and Mail writer John Doyle’s new book – the world is a ball – finally arrived* in the mail this week. And while we plan a full review once we actually read the whole book, I thought I’d comment on the chapter that immediately caught my attention: August 28, 2008, Toronto Canada 1, Jamaica 1.

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Would you chop a limb to see Canada make the World Cup?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on April 22, 2010 by Grant

A survey published earlier this week asked North American soccer fans what they would give up if it meant “their” team would win the World Cup. After gritting my teeth I read on.

All the expected answers – job, sex, food, home – as well as some unexpected (body part… holy shit!) showed up, but the poll was clearly described as being “tongue in cheek.” After pondering this for a day I arrived at the unavoidable question of what, in all seriousness, I would actually give up to qualify Canada for the World Cup?

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