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Russell Berrisford

  • joined Feb 20, 2011
  • last login Apr 28, 2013
  • posts 22
  • comments 119

I write about soccer for "The Vancouver Sun" as well as the "Soccer Report Extra" website.

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Arizona Diamondbacks
  • NHL Vancouver Canucks
  • Soccer Derby County
  • FIFA England
  • MLS Vancouver Whitecaps
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A Hard Rain (Snap Poll!)

No game against Real Salt Lake then because the Whitecaps shipped in some shitty grass so that the Manchester City players wouldn't scrape their precious little knees on our horrible turf. But...

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I Wish That For Just One Time....

Imagine that, for one day only, you could stand inside the shoes of Paul Barber, CEO of the Vancouver Whitecaps.  As you enter your ultra-modern glass windowed office you casually throw your Brent...

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"What Made It Special, Made It Dangerous"

When Kate Bush wrote the line that forms the headline of this piece she was of course referring to her "yo-yo that glowed in the dark", but how easily she might also have been making a pointed...

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Can You Use That in a Sentence Please?

The longer we live the more we find ourselves saying sentences that we could never have imagined ourselves uttering even in the not so dimly lit past. Why only this week I found myself exclaiming...

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Accentuate the Positive

What a great goal from Eric Hassli! Obviously if it had been me taking that shot I would have probably placed it a little closer to the far post for a more heightened dramatic effect, but not...

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All That Glitters

Another bad day at the office for the Whitecaps then. I haven't felt this disappointed since I found out that the "tripadvisor" website reviewed hotels and not high grade narcotics. Anyway, on to...

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Be Careful What You Wish For

I'm sure that you all noticed that there was no poll last week, this was partly due to my trip to some of the the most glamorous areas of England (Sheffield, Stoke, Slough) but mostly due to the...

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Could It Be It That Was All So Simple Then?

Being a Whitecaps fan at the moment is a bit like suffering death by a thousand cuts; no great bursts of pain just lots of little tiny defeats that sap the will to live. As for the future, well I...

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The Revolution Starts Here

The MLS Players Union defies their management every season by publishing the details of player salaries. This is great because it not only gives us, the fans, the chance to evaluate how wisely our...

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Talking Tactics

Hmmm? So still no MLS win since the opening game against Toronto and still no points on the road. Maybe it's time to take an in-depth look at the tactics that Teitur Thordason is employing (and...

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Which Whitecap Worries You The Most?

A pretty poor effort against FC Dallas has certainly raised a lot of questions;  "Did the Whitecaps over achieve in the first few matches?", "Will Hassli ever play three games in succession?" And...

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Whitecaps Match.com

Since Ben seems to have gone AWOL (hopefully nothing serious, probably stalking Terry Dunfield) I thought I would throw together a quick poll to see where the Whitecaps stand in your affections....

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It's The Little Things That Count

You probably think that MLS is perfect don't you? I bet you wake up every morning and give a cheery wave to the poster of Commissioner Don Garber that's hanging on your wall don't you? Yes, me too. ...

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Ninety Seconds of Panic

If you are anything like me (and once we break it down to the sub-atomic level then you almost certainly are) then you will have been infuriated by the Whitecaps on Saturday. Scoring two goals in...

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Don't Be Happy. Worry.

In last weeks poll 41% of responders wanted to wait and see before deciding how good the Whitecaps really were, whilst 32% were having none of that and were now convinced that the team would make...

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It Smells Like Victory

I guess that the opening game went quite well; great match, lots of goals, three points and a packed stadium, but as the orgasmic mist* of the the whole affair gradually fades from your synapses...

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The Whitecaps Fans "Fear of the Other"

Earlier in the week I posted a poll question asking fans what was the most important thing they needed to do before the opening game on Saturday. The clear winner with 32% of the vote was "Pray...

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Ask Not What The Whitecaps Can Do For You

This time next week the first game at Empire Field will have ended, and Sunday morning will either have been spent trying to recover from the greatest party that the city has ever seen, or...

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Not Happy When It Rains

Last week I posted a poll asking Whitecap fans to choose their one wish for the season. Unsurprisingly the option of "It never rains on matchday" got drenched Vancouverites so excited that it...

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Pick A Wish, Any Wish

As the start of the MLS season approaches faster than a translink bus through a yellow light, why don't we take some time out to think about all the good things that could happen this year. After...

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The Abyss Of Truth!- Results Are In

Last week I posted a poll question to ascertain the mood amongst Whitecaps fans for the coming season. Admittedly the tenor of the questions was somewhat on the downbeat side but, hey, these are...

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Vote Early, Vote Often.

It probably seems to you that that the only people having fun at the moment are the BC Liberal and NDP political party members who are getting the chance to vote for a new leader, and if I know you...

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