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  1. BringBackTheBlizzard

    York 9 2019 launch/offseason thread

    We haven't been seeing the $50 discount codes from youth soccer clubs in other cities, so having an MLS team in the immediate vicinity seems to make a big difference to how people have been responding to having a CanPL team.
  2. BringBackTheBlizzard

    Victoria CPL

    Don't think you hire someone who has never coached professionally before to launch a franchise. Maybe he would make more sense as an assistant?
  3. BringBackTheBlizzard

    Victoria CPL

    Rate of membership sales is still quite sluggish compared to most of the rest:
  4. BringBackTheBlizzard

    Victoria CPL

    Wouldn't read anything into that. The Ottawa Fury launched back in 2011.
  5. BringBackTheBlizzard

    CPL General

    So no new countdown to the next one by the looks of things? I doubt Ottawa will want to announce before October and the timing will be hard to pin down if playoffs are still potentially involved, so there's a big window until then for a surprise to have emerged if a countdown suddenly reappears. I struggle to think of any viable stadium options on that sort of timeline beyond the ones in St John's and Moncton (also Claude Robillard and Swangard maybe but teams using them would probably already have been announced if they were viewed as genuinely doable), and it's been a few weeks since we heard of anything pointing to Newfoundland, so I suspect it will only be Ottawa and any 2020 expansion announcements that can be made in the run-up to the launch now as David Clanachan has been quoted as saying recently.
  6. BringBackTheBlizzard

    Victoria CPL

    86 in the first 7 hours is not quite York 9 territory, but probably closer to its trajectory than Hamilton and Winnipeg I would have thought. Given the move of "Port City" from Surrey to Victoria was a last minute thing that's not surprising. They'll still have more work to do to reach the people they need to reach in awareness terms. This is the latest that shows up on twitter: Best bit of news in the official press release was this: http://canpl.ca/article/pacific-football-club-unveiled-as-vancouver-islands-new-canadian-premier-league-club Pacific FC will play out of a redesigned Westhills Stadium in Langford, BC. The venue will feature steep intimate seating for 6,500 spectators, a world-class grass pitch along with top-tier training facilities.
  7. BringBackTheBlizzard

    York 9 2019 launch/offseason thread

    Wonder why they had to change to the Ontario Soccer Centre: The York University field looks way too narrow for a pro soccer game when I look at it on Google Maps, so always assumed the OSC is where a York Region team would have to be.
  8. BringBackTheBlizzard

    York 9 2019 launch/offseason thread

    Just saw on livescore that a Serie A team, Frosinone (OK not exactly Juventus but still noteworthy), are playing Vaughan Azurri at the York University stadium today. Bit of a missed opportunity if there is no York 9 angle being highlighted.
  9. BringBackTheBlizzard

    York 9 2019 launch/offseason thread

    If they are going to pay the guy a full-time salary, as appears to be the case, it might as well be for something he is actually trained for in professional terms.
  10. BringBackTheBlizzard

    York 9 2019 launch/offseason thread

    Jim Brennan is the obvious possibility.
  11. BringBackTheBlizzard

    CPL General

    Ottawa is still the big question mark at this point in official terms, so I suspect there might be a reset with a long countdown for them.
  12. BringBackTheBlizzard

    Herdman new head coach

    In a similar vein, what Holger Osieck got right was finding a defensive counter-attacking system that enabled results to be obtained against more talented opponents and selecting only the players that fit that system rather than trying to make things work with the most talented 11 available. Richard Hastings and others like Tony Menezes and Carl Fletcher got a regular game when with other coaches they probably would not have been so much of a factor. Only problem was that even Osieck's favoured players eventually seemed to get fed up with it, but for a few years it worked well.
  13. BringBackTheBlizzard

    Victoria CPL

    Think you mean Chievo Verona, but agree with the general thrust of your argument that still using Victoria could be awkward under the circumstances. It's possible that there would have been no 2019 launch without Langford paying for this stadium upgrade, so the whims of the municipal politicians that signed off on that should be catered to.
  14. BringBackTheBlizzard

    York 9 2019 launch/offseason thread

    http://www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com/reports18/CPLF0715.htm Zayandehroudi said there will be another event in around August and it may be held in North York (northern suburb of Toronto) as there has been a great interest in the northern Toronto area. A strong indication that a lot of the season ticket deposits have been coming from south of Steeles rather than York Region. Suspect it will take a lot of YRSA group sales to emerge in the run up to the launch next year for this group's focus to remain in York Region in the years ahead and that other outer GTA localities could still engineer a repeat of the Langford scenario with this one by providing a stadium at municipal expense.
  15. BringBackTheBlizzard

    CPL General

    ...at Lake Minnetonka Stadium.
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