Grey Cup prediction for 2010- yes...already

Just like the TV networks like to predict the outcome of a provincial election before all of the ballots have been counted I'm going to predict that it will be a re-match between Montreal and Saskatchewan in Edmonton on November 28 barring unexpected serious injuries to key players.

Montreal is a powerhouse. Calvillo is very intelligent and an excellent athlete. It's true they lost their opener against Saskatchewan but in my opinion they let it slip away. More importantly it was a precursor to another Grey Cup showdown. They will not let what happened a few weeks ago happen again on August 06.

Like Saskatchewan, Montreal has it all together. Some tweaking here and there is part of the game. In my opinion Montreal and Saskatchewan are by far the best two teams in the CFL and will remain so throughout this season.

The other teams will make things interesting and even exciting at times but that will be about it. I predict a 14-4 win/loss record [or better] for both teams. The Als fans can be confident and have much to cheer about although I will admit I believe it will be a Saskatchewan Grey Cup this year.

Toute prédiction est hasardeuse à ce temps-ci de la saison.

Les Alouettes ne m'ont toujours pas convaincu qu'ils pouvaient rêver à une saison de plus de 12 victoires cette année. La partie contre Edmonton a montré qu'il y a encore beaucoup de travail à faire au centre de la ligne offensive et en ce qui concerne le jeu au sol. Maypray joue bien, mais il n'est pas Larry Taylor.

La tertiaire a mieux joué contre Edmonton que contre Saskatchwean, mais si Stamps avait capté cette passe dans la zone des buts, ç'aurait été une partie très différente.

On aurait dit par contre que tous les morceaux se sont placés au 4ième quart, après que Calvillo ait brisé le blitz en faisant une passe voilée à Carter pour un gain de 10 verges. Il faudra plus de ces jeux, comme aussi des jeux d'attirée avec remise à Cobourne, afin de briser la stratégie gagnante découverte par les Roughriders et que toute la ligue connaît maintenant : blitz continuel sur Calvillo.

On peut être réalistes à penser que les Alouettes vont prendre le premier rang dans l'Est. Mais de là à dire maintenant qu'ils seront de nouveau à la Coupe Grey, c'est aller vite en affaires. Ils devront s'améliorer tout au long de la saison, parce que les autres équipes le feront, particulièrement Saskatchewan que certains, allez savoir pourquoi, voyaient en 4ième place dans l'Ouest.

I'll be surprised if we win the division this year, let alone seriously contend for the Cup.

This is when I usually get on your case about coming down too heavy on the Als. This time, however, I think you're absolutely right. If the defence doesn't get its act together, it's gonna be a long year for Montreal.

The offense too. Both units have to clean up their act and start playing like we know they're capable of.

It's not that I think we'll be a horrible team this year. But until they show otherwise, I don't think they'll be a great one either, and certainly not a lock to contend for anything.

How about in ONGLAYZ since the post was in ONGLAYZ...oui?

You guys realise that the Als are exactly where they were last year right.

1-1 for those two games.

We won't know what we have until week seven. All depends how MORIN-Soucy, Brouillette, Woodruff,Bedard,Macdonald, Maypray, Jourdain develop.

How about you understand that this is a bilingual forum and not every member may be comfortable making lengthy posts in English? :roll:

Technicaly this is the English forum but the French on has only one poster so no one hangs out there, everyone prefers GoAlsGo for obvious reasons.

How about you understand that the thread was initiated in English for obvious reasons.

If people use your logic then anyone not comfortable posting in English should feel free to post in Chinese, Japanese, German, Spanish or any other language out there. Good grief, use a little common sense. If someone started a thread in French and I wanted to respond to it I would not assume the person was fluent in English and put all my thoughts down in English. If I were not comfortable doing it in French I would simply pass or get someone to translate for me. Comprenday? :rockin:

Beaglehound,

If you are limited to just one language, then why not just appreciate answers provided in that language and leave the poster alone. The poster has been providing opinions which are often sound and I would think his input would be appreciated in the language he is most comfortable expressing it.

Can we get along ? There is like 10 fans, its embarassing.

French is one of the two official languages of Canada. If you can't understand French, that's your problem, not ours. LeStaf obviously understands English well enough to reply to you. For reasons of his own, he posts in French. If you'd just politely said that you can't understand French, it would have been fine, but your insulting attitude of "speak English, please, the whole world speaks English" is just arrogant and annoying.

Agreed. LeStaf is free to write French here if he so chooses. Beaglehound, if you don't like it, keep your myopic opinions to yourself on this one, as they smell of intolerance. Further posts similar in nature may find themselves removed.

Thanks, guys...back on track...

Mon ami, je crois qu'il est de mon devoir de te répondre moi-même.

Je ne comprends pas pourquoi tu vois comme une calamité le fait que j'écrive en français. Si tu as de meilleurs raisons que celles que tu as déjà exprimées, je t'invite à les écrire, parce que moi, j'ai fait assez d'efforts pour être capable de lire les deux langues du Canada. Ça serait une bonne chose, parce que nos amis de ce forum ne comprennent pas non plus le but de ton intervention et te traitent, peut-être à tort, d'être intolérant, si ce n'est pas de quelque chose de pire que ça.

Honnêtement, je te crois plus malhabile que bigot. À toi de me le confirmer.

Alors tu veux savoir pourquoi j'écris en français? Parce que c'est ma langue, une de celles de mon pays et mon identité. Mais en plus, mon navigateur ne m'amène jamais au forum français, quoi que je fasse. Comme j'aime le football canadien plus que l'informatique, je laisse mes commentaires ici. Et j'aime bien les commentaires que je lis sur ce forum, qui sont avisés, judicieux, et pratiquement toujours respectueux des autres et de leurs opinions, ce qui fait changement de beaucoup de ceux qu'on peut lire sur d'autres forums sur le football canadien.

Je crois sincèrement que tu es peut-être de ce genre d'amateur des Alouettes toi aussi, et t'invite à continuer à afficher tes commentaires dans le même esprit que celui qui anime ceux qui laissent ici leur opinion : nous sommes tous des amateurs de football canadien et des supporteurs des Alouettes et ceci devrait être notre lien à tous.

Aujourd'hui, c'est mon anniversaire, et je boirai une bière à ta santé.

Amicalement,

LeStaf

Mon ami, je ne crois pas que beaglehound comprend le français, ce qui rend ton beau message de tolérance inutile. :wink:

Amicalement,

d&p

anglais, francais, chinois, japanese, symbols... does not matter.
Ce qui est important qu on parle football et encore plus, les Alouettes !

Admitedly, been fustrated by the performance of the Als for the first two games. However after allowing a day to pass, realized there are still 16 more regular season games to play. A long way to go.
Trestman being the true professional as are the players, they will surely work on the aspects of their game that have been a problem and improve.
Also need to keep in mind, Ferri was out of the game against the Esks. Proulx also appeared to be injured.
Long season and no doubt, they will have other injuries along the way.
And do not forget, this team palys the first 3 game son the road against 3 tough teams. Will have been away from home for 2 weeks starting with the Esks and then Lions.

Als should finish first in the East, if AC stays healthy.

My French, unfortunately, is virtually non-existant. So, thank God for Google Translater. Put LeStaf's post through it and feel there is an important issue that has to be addressed:
LeStaf, happy birthday, man!

Merci, man! Mais c'est vendredi que je vais le fêter pour vrai, en regardant une dure victoire des Alouettes sur les Lions.

Dranper- would you be so kind as to let us know the steps in goiogle transfer? Thanks!