Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Tickets for RAP and New Songs

Julie from the FO has sent out information for season ticket holders including the Bravehearts package. Tickets can be picked up tonight at the Charity Shield match vs Vic United, at the Highlanders office starting tomorrow (Thursday) or at the first game @RAP.

We had a couple of great new ones last weekend thanks to the banana-boys in their yellow pussy suits. Well done all but especially Sara(sp?) who was clearly cheering for two.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Six Points and what's next

Its was a spectacular 6-point weekend as the lads overcame two opponents in as many days which earned them second place in the division standings. Kitsap, with 2 games in hand and a five-point lead look like a good bet for first in the division but the Highlanders, with only one away game left would appear to have a great shot at our first taste of the PDL playoffs.

The last remaining away game is this Friday, Canada Day, in Richmond @ Minoru Park. With kick-off @ 4:00 pm it looks to be an easy day-trip. We will be finalizing plans on Wednesday but according to the transit site we can take city buses from Tswassen to the park in app 45 minutes with only one transfer.

The annual Highlanders - United charity match is on for this Wednesday evening. A mid-week friendly is a tough sell but a worthwhile cause and a club with  along local history and many connections to the Highlanders past and present.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Stand Up for Fans Everywhere

 [A reminder that the following is the opinion of one man and may or may not reflect the views of the Lake Side Buoys as a group.]

On the same day we were enjoying a 4-0 thumping of Redmond (home of Micro-softies!) fans in Boston were being arrested for supporting their team.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Return to the Bard

Halfway through the season the lads are 2 points behind Portland for a playoff spot. We will be meeting @ the Bard & Banker to catch the shuttle to the match versus Redmond (aka Washington Crossfire).

Beer, burger and bus ticket deal for $20 is the only option. We have been told that no bus tickets will be sold separately. With only four more games in Langford it was felt that we can deal with the Bard for the remaining matches so we will be at the B&B starting around 4:30 (bus leaves @ 6:00).

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Canada v Guadeloupe: Gold Cup 2011

Shake off the disappointing result from Tuesday and come watch Canada take on the mighty "Not-in-FIFA-sorta-France".

LOCATION: Soprano's Sports Bar & Grill, 730 Caledonia St
DATE: Saturday June 11th
KICK-OFF: 3:00 pm

With the ritual spanking over with, the team can take the positive play they started to show in the second half and go for a win on Saturday.

Monday, June 6, 2011

USA v Canada: Gold Cup 2011

Trade in your black and gold for red and white for an evening of national team action!

LOCATION: Soprano's Sports Bar & Grill, 730 Caledonia St
DATE: Tuesday June 7th
KICK-OFF: 5:00 pm

For those who could not make the pre-season "fact-finding tour" this will the pub for pre-match festivities when the Highlanders move to RAP.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Gold Cup Anyone?

So the Gold Cup, the biennial nations championship for North and Central America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF) is starting next week. Canada won this in 2000 and this year looks like the best team yet.

Game one is against the host United States (Tuesday, June 7th, 5:00PM PST) and is being carried on Sportsnet One.

Anyone interested in trying to get together for a viewing party?