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Discussion in 'Oldtimers and Legends' started by Sir M, Aug 18, 2017.
@Sir M does rankings. They're excellent.
Excellent yes. They're also infrequent at best.
I agree Sir M's ranking are excellent. Here is a look at the last known rankings going back to a year ago. Probably only a couple of changes to be made.
Well, the Christmas season is upon us. It has been an quite eventful in the world this last year. Terrible terrorist events have shook the world, a hyper-liberal government has been elected in Canada, while the opposite has occurred south of the border. There have been scandals involving alleged Russian vote tampering in the USA, while back door single malt and cannabis fueled deals involving the likes of Freddy and Trece are rumoured to have led to the surprise election of the various hang wringers north of the border. Finally, Yoda has been forced to switch hands for smokin the old pink owl. Some of the naughty have had to endure repeated rib fracture updates, while everyone gets subjected to this special Christmas Eve edition of the 2016-2017 Sir M's Excellent Power Rankings. So enough about that, here we go:
1. Port Coquitlam Metro Ford (VMSL) (last week's ranking: 1). The reigning BC and Western Canadian champions are, like Cascadesoccer riveted to the TTP NSFW threads, pounding everything in sight. Not even close here. Currently second place VMSL Masters Premier.
2. Columbus FC M A (VMSL) (last week's ranking: 4). Columbus have moved into VMSL Masters Premier, but due to a difference in the loss column, have to settle for second spot in these rankings at this time. Staff predict that this side will have difficulty staying atop the VMSL and fending off a hard charging Metro Ford while it makes up its 11 games in hand near the end of the season. When it comes down to when it matters in the Provincial tournament, this team is as well seasoned as Tremy's Christmas eve Feast of the Seven Fishes.
3. SFC Temple United A (FVSL) (last week's ranking: 2). Temple has cooled off a bit, are no longer undefeated, but they still remain ahead pf the [ace at the Christmas break. Temple has several skilled players who are scheduled to play in the huge upcoming All Star game against guys from an island.
4. North Delta SC Rangers (FVSL) (last week's ranking: 6). This Rangers team are sniffing at the rear of SFC Temple. And that cannot be a pleasant experience. Currently second spot in FVSL Masters Premier, and should be contenders in the Provincials.
5. Portuguese Club of Vancouver M A (VMSL) (last week's ranking: 5). The reigning VMSL Masters Premier league champs are performing irregularly so far this season, possibly from a diet of Mateus and sardines. They are nonetheless a talented team. Currently in fifth spot in VMSL Masters Premier.
6. Westside FC M A (VMSL) (last week's ranking: 7). This side is slowly overcoming its usual difficult beginning of the season. A recent victory over West Van moves them up in these rankings. Currently third place in VMSL Masters Premier and probably a lock for the BCs again.
7. West Van FC M (VMSL) (last week's ranking: 3). This side seems to be able to beat the higher ranked teams, and continue to drop points to the lower ranked sides. Rumour is that the West Van coaching staff are becoming increasingly frustrated which is manifesting itself in the bedroom.
8. Croatia SC M A (VMSL) (last week's ranking: 15). Croatia has overcome a slow start to the season in VMSL Masters Premier, and are moving up in the VMSL table and in the process into a top ten rankings position. The last year's BCs finalists currently are in sixth spot in VMSL Masters Premier and should qualify for the BCs.
9. Coastal FC Peace Arch (FVSL) (last week's ranking: 9). This side is as consistent as a Rangerforever Boxing Day morning mega-dump. As a result, they maintain their top ten rankings position. Currently in third spot in FVSL Masters Premier.
10. Port Moody Rangers FC (FVSL) (last week's ranking: 8). Rounding out the top ten this week, the FVSL Port Moody entry is hanging around the middle of the table, (RF I will refrain here). Players' upcoming appearance on the vaunted All Star match on Foxsports World may give them a boost. Currently fourth place in FVSL Masters Premier.
11. Roma FC (PMSL). (Last week's ranking: not ranked). This team has gotten past a reputation for whining to soar to the top of the table in the Burnaby league. Contrary to popular opinion, this side is not from Rome.
12. Vancouver United Rangers (VMSL) (last week's ranking: 17). This newly promoted VMSL Masters Premier side is starting to learn that silence is golden, an honest effort and a get what you give in and people get what they deserve philosophy is a better recipe for rankings success. Seventh spot in VMSL Masters Premier currently.
13. Europa FC (BMSL) (last week's ranking: 20). Europa is moving up in these rankings and are looking to take over Roma. Not unlike the Third Reich actually. Second spot in PMSL.
14. Romanian FC M (VMSL) (last week's ranking: 12). This side cannot beat anyone this year other than VUFC and West Van. Last spot (eighth) in VMSL Masters Premier at the break and with work to do.
15. South Surrey FC (FVSL) (last week's ranking: not ranked). SSFC makes its debut in the rankings this week. As such, they would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that they are from the south of Surrey. Currently fifth place in FVSL Masters Premier.
16. Croatia FC Stallions (VMSL) (last week's ranking: 16). Despite being currently outdistanced by their Masters Premier partners, this Croatia Division 1 side is holding their own in these rankings. Currently top of the table in VMSL Division 1 Masters.
17. Westcoast Milan B (FVSL) (last week's ranking: 14 ranked). This debutant side has been ravaged by injuries…in case you have been living under a rock for the last couple months. Currently sixth spot in FVSL Premier.
18. Delta United (FVSL) (last week's ranking: not ranked). Usually a fixture in these rankings, this side makes its 2016-2017 this week…because it is now Christmas in Delta. Seventh place in FVSL Masters Premier.
19. NVFC Norvan Lions M A (VMSL) (last week's ranking: not ranked). That is probably the first and last time you will see the letters M A after a Norvan name. They have a good team this year, VUFC-esque. Second place in VMSL Division 1 Masters.
20. West Van FC Flying Horses (VMSL) (last week's ranking: 19). The Horses remain in these rankings this week, mainly due to the bear cubs buying Sir M pints at Cactus Club this afternoon. Third place in VMSL Division 1 Masters.
So there you have the Christmas 2016 edition of Sir M's Excellent Power Rankings. And so in closing, and with the usual rankings Christmas warning of "don't drink too much this year...you know who you are", it is time to say Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.
Back on topic here, going into the last week before the break there is an abbreviated schedule, with only three featured fixtures, as some teams seem to be able to have games easily postponed without their integrity being questioned by the league. Having said that, some excellent fixtures should have an impact on any Christmas rankings, should that ever materialize. Here we go:
Romania vs VUFC Rangers. This is an interesting fixture where both teams are looking to separate themselves from the bottom areas of the table. This will come down to which side has less people away celebrating holidays such as the union with Transylvania or Gay Health Week. 2-1 VUFC.
In a genius scheduling move, the Flying Horses have suddenly scheduled a game on grass...on December 16 at Ambleside. The odds of that one going forward are about as likely as CDMTC matching upstairs with downstairs. If it goes, this big gamble by the Horses will not pay off. Columbus 5 WV Flying Horses 1.
Westside vs Metro Ford PCE. This will be game of the year so far, with both teams needing a win to keep the league title at all in sight. Westside tends to have MF's number more or less over the few years. A little known fact is this match will feature two brothers pitted against eachother on opposite sides of the ball. Both could be very key figures in this match for their sides, and each could decide things. This will be a tight one, with the potential for being a classic. MF gets the nod based on overall squad talent. Metro Ford 2 Westside 1.
Westside tends to have MF's number more or less over the few years.
In the last 3 seasons, including this one, MF has 6 wins, 1 tie, and one loss vs Westside.
Romania 4 - 2 VUFC
We squandered the lead twice and were made to pay for it. Gutted right now. I guess we just had to make things interesting FFS.
And it looks like Columbus pounded Flying Horses 7-1 Saturday, and today Metro Ford hammered Westside 6-3, both moving into a tie for third place going into the Christmas break.
That just may have been the strangest game I have ever been a part of.....
New Year and the regular season is already well past half way. This week, lots of high scoring games in store.
PCOV vs Westside. Wrong week for PCOV to start their climb, Westside were recently embarrassed. They will take it out on the Portuguese. Westside 4 PCOV 1.
Metro Ford vs Romania. Good news game for VUFC. Metro Ford 6 Romania 1.
Croatia vs West Van. This will be a tough trip for the league leaders, having to share a tiny dress room and all. West Van 4 Croatia 2.
Columbus vs VUFC. Should be relatively easy for Columbus. Columbus 4 VUFC 2.
West Van Flying Horses vs Burnaby EDC. The Flying Horses strategy of slowing their opponents down by scheduling on Ambleside grass in the dead of winter did not work last week. Probably not this week either. EDC 4 Flying Horses 1.
The match ups this week basically pick themselves. Hopefully the Italians are still stuffed from pasta over the holidays. That may give us a chance to get a result.
Games went more or less according to prediction last night, except the PCOV Westside tie wasnt totally expected, and Columbus wasn't expected to beat VUFC by six. Croatia vs West Van was a decent game, sheeting rain at Trillium. West Van scored two early and rode it out, finishing with 9 guys on the field. I don't understand why on all that space the parks board build two nice side by side fields but only two micro changeroom/showers that you have to share with guys with mega ear hair.
We had 17 confirmed players the day before the game. By noon game day we had 11 and only 9 fit players.
A sick @sixfyv played striker and could well have been our best player on the night.
Morello played his first game for them and adds a more direct attack from centre mid.
Huge game between Romania and PCOV next week at our end of the table!
Last night at Ambleside in the cold just pissing rain again, the Flying Horses made a spirited, inspired almost desperate effort against their rather dispassionate senior club counterparts. But, alas, it ended up West Van FC 1 West Van Flying Horses 0.
In another close one involving a team near the top against a team in the relegation zone, a similar game staff report ending 2-1 Metro Ford over VUFC.
In arguably the most important game of the night, with huge relegation implications, Romania hammered PCOV 4-1 in a game where everyone took a pass on showering post game.
So as we come down the stretch, it looks like the top 4 for the BCs are almost set, that being West Van, Metro Ford, Westside, and Columbus. EDC could still make it because they have had lots of games postponed because it was raining outside. Croatia could maybe squeak in if things go according to Hoyle in league cup.
The one to watch here though is the two teams to be relegated, that is if the VMSL doesn't do its yearly arbitrary change of the rules. They will be consulting with CSA on that. But at the bottom, it looks like the Horses going back to Div 1 is a foregone concvlusion, but after last night the other spot is completely up for grabs. Romania is almost clear, having moved after last night to 16 points with 2 games to play. VUFC is on 11 points, also with two games to play. And PCOV, a perennial VMSL Masters Premier Div side since division inception, is at real risk with 10 points with 3 games to play. It looks like next Friday's massive PCOV-VUFC match result at Empire will have a lot of influence on determining the second relegation position; both teams are in jeopardy.
I know that VUFC will put in a huge effort in that match, and PCOV it is rumoured to have had commitment issues with some players this year. They will be ready Friday though, two of their midfielders already have coiffure appointments this weekend to recognize the significance of big game.
O35 A Prov Cup - 5 spots / 2 seeds
O35 Premier Division Champion (seed)
Masters A Cup Champion (seed on April 7)
Masters A Cup Finalist
Second in O35 Premier Division (backup seed)
Third in O35 Premier Division