Tag: Forge FC

The Rivalry – Semis-Edition:     Leg One

The Rivalry – Semis-Edition: Leg One

Sorry it took this one so long to come out, but there was so much for me to break down tactically. Just kidding. I don't do that, but what I did notice was more of the same. Two teams pretty evenly matched, and another healthy round of the Rivalry. It could have been very different. … Continue reading The Rivalry – Semis-Edition: Leg One

A Deep Dive Into CPL Attendance

A Deep Dive Into CPL Attendance

The 2022 Canadian Premier League was the first “real” season that the league had with 8 teams, and the first full season since Covid-19 started in 2020. Since then we have had the Island Games in 2020 where no one was in attendance and a half bubble/half-regular season for 2021, where some fans stayed away … Continue reading A Deep Dive Into CPL Attendance

Forge Finalizes Seeding: Second Place Means the Rivalry is Back

Forge Finalizes Seeding: Second Place Means the Rivalry is Back

So, let's talk Forge's playoff run. Mediocre? Pedestrian? Underwhelming? Sure, pick one. But the bottom line is they are back in the playoffs with an outside shot at a home final. (And if they make it to the final the only team that team that could host them is Ottawa, and that's really just another … Continue reading Forge Finalizes Seeding: Second Place Means the Rivalry is Back

The Stadiums of the CPL: Ranked by a Guy Who Has Been There and Done That

The Stadiums of the CPL: Ranked by a Guy Who Has Been There and Done That

I know usually rankings are quickly prefaced with an introduction, maybe some qualifying remarks about how the rankings are tallied, etc. However, I am a little weird, so I am going to do mine a little weirder. I will drop a category. Write a few sentences about how the main winners and losers stack up … Continue reading The Stadiums of the CPL: Ranked by a Guy Who Has Been There and Done That

Back on Track: Forge Roll Over York En Route to the Playoffs

Back on Track: Forge Roll Over York En Route to the Playoffs

This match was a tale of two very different halves. In the first half York pressed a Forge team that looked slow in its ball movement and decision-making. But the second half would see the return of the team that their fans had been missing. Though York seemed more energetic and focused in the first … Continue reading Back on Track: Forge Roll Over York En Route to the Playoffs

The Rivalry: Final Regular Season Edition

The Rivalry: Final Regular Season Edition

Sorry for the delay, illness got in the way. The latest edition of Forge vs Cavalry played out in the most Forge/Cavalry fashion possible. A one-goal game (which tracks, because there has only been one game ever that wasn't). Red cards. Tommy used Wheldon-ese in the post-game presser to non-criticize officials. And like more often … Continue reading The Rivalry: Final Regular Season Edition

And Just Like That, The CPL Playoff Race Is Wide Open

And Just Like That, The CPL Playoff Race Is Wide Open

On August 21st, Valour were held to a 1-1 draw at home to bottom of the table FC Edmonton, leaving their playoff hopes on a knife edge. It was the third time in as many games against the Eddies that they had dropped points to the leagues eighth best team (in an eight team league) … Continue reading And Just Like That, The CPL Playoff Race Is Wide Open