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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old May 6th, 2002, 22:45 Thread Starter
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Introducing The Hamilton Thunder

GET READY TO MAKE SOME NOISE HAMILTON.

CPSL newest team.

The Thunder will be playing at Brian Timmiis Stadium right next to the Hamilton Tiger-Cat Stadium.

FIRST GAME
May 23 at 8:30

COME OUT AND SAPPORT.

ILL BE THERE. WILL YOU__?

This is cool.

www.hamiltonthunder.com

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old May 7th, 2002, 01:23
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Good luck to the Thunder!

I hope they will be able to play in the new Canadian pro league if that ever gets off the ground next year.
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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old May 7th, 2002, 04:43
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Yay!

Hey ... glad to see another CPSL fan!!! Now it's up to you to form a supporters group and have some real fun!

Greetings from the Toronto Ultras!!!
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May 23 Hamilton Thunder v Vagham Sun Devils At brian Stadium in Hamilton.
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Speaking of the CPSL...

Toronto Supra News

The Supra finished third last year in the 12-team CPSL (prior to expansion) with a 12-5-5 record, and were CPSL Cup finalists, losing to the Ottawa Wizards.

This year the team has signed 3 players who were with the Scarborough Olympians last year (the Olympians have now relocated to Mississauga): striker Eddy Berdusco, who is a former Canadian international; midfielder Dave Mancini; and defender Tony Marshall.

The Supra have so far been unable to reach a deal with the City for a lease on last year's home stadium, Brockton, and they may well be playing this year's home games at Centennial Stadium in suburban Etobicoke, which is also the home of the Toronto Lynx of the A-League. Their home opener is June 13 against the Scarborough-based Metro Lions.
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old May 10th, 2002, 17:41
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Go Hamilton ...

It's too bad Hamilton Thunder can't be called the Steelers. The Steelers have a rich soccer history.
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I agree The Steelers would be cool.

But I guess the owner gets to pick.

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I saw the Hamilton Steelers play Mississagua Croatia in a CSL game at Ivor Wynne Stadium in Hamilton. Unfortunatly only about 500 people showed up...considering how many different ethnic populations there are in Southern Ontario who of course love soccer, you would think that more people would show up for the games...good luck to the new hamilton team.
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JureM:

I guess it goes to show there's more than just ethnicity behind the appeal of soccer.

Croatian-Canadians, Italian-Canadians, and all the other hyphenated-Canadians will not automatically flock to see their ethnic teams play soccer if it's of mediocre quality.

I'm not saying that particular game was mediocre (I don't know), but I believe nothing substitutes for skilful, entertaining soccer, no matter what the ethnicity of the players or the fans.
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Jeff....that game was mediocre....at best...
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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old May 11th, 2002, 00:51
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NSL

In the old days of the NSL (CPSL's predecessor) teams like Toronto Italia used to draw thousands of fans ... So attendance figures anywhere from 4,000 to 6,000 per game were not uncommon.
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Curious to see what Hamilton will bring to the CPSL this year.

I am personally a supporter of the Ottawa Wizards and I know that they are going to be very strong again this year. However, I have no idea what to expect from the other teams this year.
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post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old May 11th, 2002, 02:30
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Dont expect much.


What we need in Ontario is an MLS team or something of its form in Canada.

Reprezentaciju ste ukrali, istinu ne možete

"Football is an extension of the war by other means"

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PS. Iako si najavio ne moraš dolaziti u Hercegovinu, ovamo nisi dobodošao. Sasvim sigurno su ti otvorena vrata onih koji su skupa sa tobom radili na zabrani utakmice, i otvorena su ti vrata njihovog grada gdje se pale i brane hrvatske zastave.
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Exhibition Play

Toronto Lynx 1
Hamilton Thunder 0

Brian Timmins Stadium

Attendance: 2,000
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