Div 2 [VMSL DIV 2] Predictions, Results and Banter 2015/2016

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Check VMSL web site and standings for Premier and Division 1 (from last year that, for some reason, shows newly promoted or relegated teams for the next season). Some very, very interesting things:

1) Vancouver Olympics (Div.1) are now North Delta Olympics.
2) FC Tigers (Premier) are now FC TIgers Van Rino's
3) There is another Rino's team in Div.1 (Rinos Vancouver SC A) so it would be interesting to know how FC Tigers Van Rino's (Premier league team) are related to Rino's Vancouver SC A (Div 1 team)

Premier – Standings
Pos Team GP W T L Goals Pts
1 • West Van FC A 22 16 3 3 49:18 51
2 • ICST Pegasus 22 12 3 7 42:35 39
3 • Coq. Metro-Ford Wolves A 22 10 5 7 46:30 35
4 • Inter FC 22 10 5 7 45:33 35
5 • Langley FC Hurricanes 22 10 4 8 45:46 34
6 • Rich. FC Hibernians A 22 10 3 9 47:47 33
7 • Croatia SC A 22 9 4 9 50:37 31
8 • EDC FC Burnaby A 22 9 4 9 40:44 31
9 • Surrey Utd. Firefighters A 22 7 6 9 38:38 27
10 • CCBRT United 22 7 3 12 42:57 24
11 • Norvan FC A 22 4 7 11 23:36 19
12 • FC Tigers Van. Rino's 22 3 3 16 19:65 12

Division 1 – Standings
Pos Team GP W T L Goals Pts
1 • Columbus FC 22 17 0 5 57 - 25 51
2 • North Delta Olympics 22 16 2 4 62 - 22 50
3 • Westside FC A 22 13 4 5 44 - 25 43
4 • Sarajevo FC 22 12 1 9 32 - 26 37
5 • Shaheen FC A 22 11 4 7 46 - 30 37
6 • Rinos Vancouver SC A 22 11 2 9 46 - 37 35
7 • Binger’s Army 22 10 4 8 31 - 22 34
8 • Metropolitan A 22 10 3 9 46 - 35 33
9 • Akal FC 22 8 1 13 29 - 52 25
10 • FC Romania A 22 6 2 14 23 - 45 20
11 • Harps FC A 22 4 1 17 18 - 56 13
12 • Serbian White Eagles 22 2 0 20 14 - 73 6
 

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Just glancing at the Div 2 setup..

Having played GN in the summer 4 times IF they field that same team as they did in the summer they will be promotion contenders. Lots of depth and a very fast skilled team. Good bunch of guys too..

Interesting to See Serbia in Div 2 as well...


Div 2 seems like a much stronger group on paper.
 
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I see Twin Arrows were promoted from Division 3A. They had the strongest second-place finish of the three Division 3s. 15W, 0D, 3L, for 45 points.

Any idea what brought that on? Folding? Merger? Incriminating photos?
 

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Bit of a kick in the bollocks for Unicorns FC if it's the latter, as Caspian beat Unicorns in the Div 2 relegation playoff. :blackeye:
I talked to Twin Arrows, and it is the latter. Caspian relegated Unicorns, and then folded. Arrows move up as the 2nd place Div 3 team with the highest points total.
 

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I talked to Twin Arrows, and it is the latter. Caspian relegated Unicorns, and then folded. Arrows move up as the 2nd place Div 3 team with the highest points total.
It was totally wrong to offer the spot to the 2nd place Div 3 team with the highest points total. What if other Div 3 was better? There should have been a game between the 2nd placed teams in Div 3 for a promotion to Div 2.
 
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There were 6 or 7 very good teams in Div. 3 last year--an obvious consequence of having 3 groups--and nearly any of those teams I thought could be competitive in Div. 2. But, I think Twin Arrows deserved the call up, if only for their very strong Div. 2 Cup run that saw them through to the final. Along the way they beat Astro A (Div. 3 A group winners); America FC (Div. 3 B group winners); Delta Royals (Div. 2A group winners); NFC Viking Storm (Div. 2A 7th place); and Cliff Cobras (Div. 3 A 3rd place finishers).
That isn't a bad record, against two teams that got promoted to Div. 2, a Div. 2 group winner; a middle of the pack Div. 2 team and a Cliff Avenue team that was only 3rd because they were in the same group with strong Astro and Twin Arrows teams.

So, I'm gonna say, well deserved for Twin Arrows. And, just to add, I'm not 100% sold on 3 Div. 3 groups. I'd rather see a Div. 4 group, 2 Div 3s and 2 Div. 2s. With new teams starting in Div. 3 and relegated to Div. 4 if they tank. The problem is that there is often a very big gap between the top2-3 Div. 3 teams in each group in this current arrangement and the bottom teams. In Div. 3 C, Squamish, for example, scored 91 goals, mostly by feasting on the bottom ranked teams. That isn't fun for anyone.
 
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Division 2B looks like it's going to be an incredible group. A solid 6-7 teams with a legitimate chance at taking top spot. Hopefully there are a number of teams in the running throughout so it's not like 1A was last year with Guildford leading from minute one. 2A seems like there may be only 3-4 teams with a shot at it.
 
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Hmm I think 2A just edges out as the most competitive. Certainly, both groups look even, and not unbalanced like last year.

Group 2A favorites: GN Sporting, Tanoa (the new Tiger$), Snipers, Green Caps......& possibly Meraloma
Group 2B favorites: Squamish, America & Harps. Gastown with an outside chance.
 

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Any news on the Tanoa Vs Meraloma game?
Is it true that Tanoa has signed Premier caliber players?
Any info is appreciated.
 
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Thank you. Any specific info on Tanoa? We play then next and then the Twin Arrows. Are the Twin Arrows with Rino?
 

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Campo Atletico and GN Sporting 1-1.
GN is a good team with several young good players. However, our team managed to get ahead on a good combination by our strikers that took their defense by surprise. They really did not want to lose and fought hard until the end. They equalized with two minutes to go. A very good display of 1 v 1 technique combined with a tactical error in the defense gave them a well deserved goal. It was not bad result for us with many of the guys just having their first game together.
These are CAMPO's power rankings for our section.
1) Greencaps 1038
2) Astro 1038
3) NVFC Storm 1015
4) Meraloma 1015
5) Campo Atletico 1000
6) GN Sporting 1000
7) Punjab 1000
8) Snipers 1000
9) Twin Arrows 988
10) Tanoa FC 988
11) Richmond O. 963
12) Serbian Eagles 963
 
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Against Meraloma, Tanoa appeared to have about 5 or so Premier players. Having said that, they may get more players as the season progresses. Their striker, Milad Rahmati, needs to be man marked. A couple of their players are on $2k plus for the season, hence the quality of "talent" at their disposal.
 
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