VictoriaGooner

Banned
  • Content count

    3,670
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    1

VictoriaGooner last won the day on October 25 2014

VictoriaGooner had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

74 Prospect

About VictoriaGooner

  • Rank
    Walking down Wembley Way...for the chance to touch silverware

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Victoria, BC
  • Interests
    Support Arsenal FC, Victoria Highlanders FC and both Canadian M/W National Teams. I lso have been a qualified Canadian football referee for 14 years.
  • Favourite Logos
    Arsenal FC, Sydney Swans (AFL), Hamilton Chiefs (Super Rugby), South Sydney Rabbitohs (NRL), Kolkata Knight Riders (IPL)

Recent Profile Visitors

7,218 profile views
  1. VictoriaGooner

    2014/15 International Football

    Very loud YAWN. So old about time the Goons came up with something new. Newsflash for you. we are still in with qualifying for the Europa League so our season is not over yet. To tell you the truth IanC, St. Totteringham's Day is still a great day for us Gooners alike. I believe that is 20 consecutive years Arsenal has finished above Spurs. Better luck next season. But in all seriousness, true Spurs are still in the driving seat for Europa League qualification for next season. And the added bonus with UEL is that the winner of the competition gets a UCL play-off round berth out of it for the following season. So there is that, but hard to see Spurs winning even UEL with their current squad. Kane can't score all their goals in domestic, cup and Europe. Good to see you back VG. As long as the HarriKane grabs more goals against your lot and helps us get the points then I will be happy. Still waiting for your second coming of Terry Sherringham to come good against us Gunners Thanks for the welcome back
  2. VictoriaGooner

    2015 Open Wheel Racing Chat (and More)

    I do not know why FOM needs to revamp F1 again. For the concerns of higher revving engines, more aggressive looks, and increased noise have to do with the sounds of the cars on broadcasts of the race weekends. Since the V6 turbo has come on the scene, the cars have been a little quieter (not the same ear pinching noise we are all use to from days of past when I was growing up watching F1 on late night CBC) but the cars are being tracked as being faster today than in previous years. This has been proven in practice timings and testing sessions over the last couple years. The refuelling issue was changed back in 2010 from both a cost saving and a safety concern. I don't think they should bring back in-race refuelling, I think the pit strategy at the moment is great with timing a car into the pits and trying to shave off precious seconds with tyre changes. Hell look at what happened in the Spanish GP recently with three different incidents of pit failures. Just thinkk what could have happened if re-fuelling was involved. Please FOM and FIA, keep F1 the way it is now. Too many changes to the regulations will slowly dilute a great sport which is full of history. Remember F1 is where the best drivers in the world race in.
  3. VictoriaGooner

    1989 World Baseball Cup

    Great job on the World Baseball Cup concept series Raysox! Love the history of each World Cup you have spun. Only you can come up a massive plot like WBC. Crisp clean designs from the logos, to the jerseys and hats. But a huge shoutout for the amazing qualifications and finals tables with simple looking shadowed flags. A beautiful touch mate. Wish I thought of those for my own personal project. You definitely know how to take a concept and blow it out the water.
  4. VictoriaGooner

    2014/15 International Football

    Very loud YAWN. So old about time the Goons came up with something new. Newsflash for you. we are still in with qualifying for the Europa League so our season is not over yet. To tell you the truth IanC, St. Totteringham's Day is still a great day for us Gooners alike. I believe that is 20 consecutive years Arsenal has finished above Spurs. Better luck next season. But in all seriousness, true Spurs are still in the driving seat for Europa League qualification for next season. And the added bonus with UEL is that the winner of the competition gets a UCL play-off round berth out of it for the following season. So there is that, but hard to see Spurs winning even UEL with their current squad. Kane can't score all their goals in domestic, cup and Europe.
  5. VictoriaGooner

    MLS by Wgeddes

    The Crew home is nicely done...liking the sublimated checkers. Nice job on both Chicago and Columbus so far
  6. Maybe if Western countries started to put serious economic sanctions on countries who support ISIS, there won't beIt's not the issue of countries supporting ISIS, it's western world countries who sit idly back while the Qatari government gets away with slave labour, not paying their workers for months on end, having them live in slums with 5-7 people per room, confiscating their passports so they can't leave, and having the worst safety record on construction sights with ZERO oversight and care about the deaths of migrant workers. Many journalists write these big expose iase on the state of construction within Qatar, and some politicians say a few things how they condemn Qataris for doing this when they are trying to get something else passed. But nothing really happens.
  7. VictoriaGooner

    2015 Open Wheel Racing Chat (and More)

    Sky Sports F1 interviewed McLaren Racing Director Eric Boullier and he says Fernando Alonso has been given the all-clear by medical staff (MRI and CAT Scan) after being taken to hospital following a heavy crash in testing at Barcelona. That's good news Day Three, Barcelona Test - Sunday, February 22 As the second pre-season Formula One test came to a close in Barcelona, Romain Grosjean secured bragging rights for Lotus by recording the fastest time of the week. As with team-mate Maldonado on day three, Grosjean set his table-topping time on Pirelli’s supersoft tyres, the Frenchman clocking a time of 1:24.067 late in the afternoon. The glory-hunting run put the seal on a good day for the team as it worked a solid programme of long and short runs, with Grosjean getting through 111 laps. All I can ask is what has changed at Lotus between Jerez and Barcelona? Great turn around for the team. It looked likely that Jenson Button would take over from Alonso at the wheel of the McLaren Honda in the afternoon but with an hour left in the session the team revealed it was calling a halt to running at this test. Good call by Ron Dennis and McLaren Honda Pos Driver Team Time Lap Tyre 1 Romain Grosjean Lotus 1:24.067 111 Soft 2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:24.321 131 Medium 3 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull 1:24.941 104 Medium 4 Felipe Nasr Sauber 1:24.956 73 Medium 5 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1:25.345 129 Soft 6 Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso 1:25.605 88 Hard 7 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:26.312 76 Hard 8 Nico Hülkenberg Force India 1:26.591 36 Soft 9 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:27.956 20 Medium 10 Jenson Button McLaren
  8. VictoriaGooner

    2014/15 International Football

    This is going to hurt Italian fantasy footballers more than anything here on the Board This is where players who were scoring major points against Parma. But in the end it's a shame a once proud Italian club like Parma has gone down the same path as Rangers. Here's hoping they will bounce back sometime soon.
  9. VictoriaGooner

    2014/15 International Football

    I love tifo and all that comes with football matches from supporter groups but this one banner is quite good. This will not be the end of new TV rights deal released by the Premier League. People can't say football supporters don't have a sense of humor...
  10. VictoriaGooner

    2014/15 International Football

    Making reference to the Feyenoord supporters clashing with riot police prior to the Roma? Enough said if you are Good day in the Prem, Swansea claim season double over United even after van Gaal stating this week "that he is close to being able to pick his preferred side for the first time this season." So far from the truth even now with RvP injured and seen on crutches. Burnley draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge after Matic was sent off with 20 minutes remaining. The Chelsea supporters showing their solidarity as a club after the incidents in Paris. You judge on the banner: City thump Newcastle to pull within five points of Chelsea, Hull wins at home v QPR with a Barton sending off (he has been sent off nine times in his career and now is joint discipline leader in the PL), and Arsenal struggle through 90 minutes of hell at Selhurst Park to pick up three points to leapfrog United into third. Coquelin was the absolute bright spot for the Gunners today again. The man is fitting in well into the DM role in the starting XI. And how about Malaga beating Barca 1-0 today. Anyone else see any talking points or low spots in today's European action?
  11. VictoriaGooner

    2015 Open Wheel Racing Chat (and More)

    Renault could return as a factory team. They did so well as a team that I just didn't understand why they went back to a engine manufacturer with winning back to back world and constructor titles. They sold 75% of their stake in the company in 2009 and the remaining 25% in 2010 for what? I know they were saying at the time they wanted to scale back they're day to day involvement with F1 but just be an engine builder. RBR has not been happy with Renault engines for a couple years now, even in the time of their dominance of the grid. Would be nice top see Renault back on the grid with a possible Audi factory team. Oh the fantasy racing Day Three, Barcelona Test - Saturday, February 21 Now there is something going on at Lotus. Maldonado grabbed the limelight on the penultimate day of this week’s Barcelona test, the Venezuelan topping the timesheet with a lap of 1:24.348 set on Pirelli’s supersoft tyre compound. That makes two out of three testing days that Maldonado has topped the time sheet over Red Bull and Mercedes. I know it is still early in the pre-season and we haven't really completed a free practice Down Under. But I am wondering if Lotus has found a competitive combination of components for the E23. Time will tell. McLaren's run of poor running continues with another seal failure of the MGU-K, limiting Button in the car for 24 laps today. I find it hard that they had the part manufactured and ready for today but it failed again. Something is not just adding up for McLaren-Honda. Pos Driver Team Time Lap Tyre 1 Pastor Maldonado Lotus 1:24.348 104 Medium 2 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso 1:24.739 129 Soft 3 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:26.076 101 Medium 4 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:26.340 53 Soft 5 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:26.407 105 Medium 6 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull 1:26.589 112 Development 7 Felipe Massa Williams 1:26.912 55 Intermediate 8 Pascal Wehrlein Force India 1:27.333 81 Development 9 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1:27.556 49 Medium 10 Jenson Button McLaren 1:29.151 24 Soft Ted's Notebook from Day 3, Part 1 - Interview with Carlos Sainz, Jr http://youtu.be/W-cLNR3V_FU Part 2 http://youtu.be/xd9ZNydwXw4 Barcelona testing wraps up tomorrow for session two, then the final testing session from Barcelona take place from February 26 to March 1
  12. VictoriaGooner

    2015 Super Rugby Season

    True a little disappointing but at least they picked up the victory and four points in the end..up one man or not. I watched the Highlanders v Crusaders match and the Crusaders pretty man handed the Highlanders throughout, even through the final score was 26-20 Crusaders. It was pretty much over at half. McCaw and Cruden both stepped up, taking it to the Highlanders. Though game of the round was Rebels v Waratahs - action from first to last whistle, high scoring and in the end the current Super Rugby holders win gaining five points. A very entertaining game on Thursday night. http://youtu.be/Kp59MbXJ6Ko
  13. VictoriaGooner

    2015 Open Wheel Racing Chat (and More)

    Well I myself would love to see Audi and Volkswagen AG in F1. It is the one engine manufacturer that I always hope they would come in because it would take F1 competition to the next level. But just think if Audi/Volkswagen AG bought RBR and Red Bull was the title sponsor for the F1 team. What a combination, great resources both on and off the track. We will see if this comes to fruition or not. But the more it is making the news, the more it seems more likely.
  14. VictoriaGooner

    International Kits Concept Thread- March 27 Croatia Posted

    I like both home and away of Brazil. I really like the sublimated Christ the Redeemer on the home kits, very nicely incorporated. That away kit is a thing of beauty, like how you incorporated the yellow and green cross behind the Brazilian FA crest. As for the US kits, I like what you did for the home kits not a real fan of the away kits. It might have something to do with the center chest red/white hoops. It just seems a little out of place. This should be a good series, more football the better on the board
  15. VictoriaGooner

    2014/15 International Football

    They'll propably do that. They learned how to win again and many teams in the top region of the table are struggling too often (besides Bayern and Wolfsburg). Also Hamburg did something similar a few years back. They also were placed on the 16th or 17th place in the winter break and still made it to the top. I can't remember if they went to the EL or CL though. I'm looking forward to the match against Juventus next week. The '97 Champions League Final rematch will be a good indicator. I think Dortmund could overcome the first part of the season demons and pull out a European berth, albeit UEL. The next week's first leg between Dortmund and Juventus should be a really good matchup. Strong attack from the wings for both sides. I am also looking forward to my Gunners hosting Monaco. We have a really good chance in progressing past the Rd of 16 in a quite of number of years.