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  1. m-g-williams

    Hamilton CPL Supporters Thread

    I agree. It seems weird for every other team to incorporate the name or first letter in their crest, and then for Hamilton to do very much the opposite. If it were "Hamilton Forge FC" and they smushed the H and F together, I could maybe see it, but not this thing. I actually kind of like that they're bucking the black/yellow in favour of these colours, and the name has really grown on me. I just can't get behind the design. I'm not going to say it's worse than the Buffaslug . . . but I'm definitely not going to say it's better.
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    Hamilton CPL Supporters Thread

    I *knew* that the sharp angles and random curvature reminded me of something, but I couldn't figure out what until people started dissecting the individual components of the logo. Guys, they totally stole this from the Klingons. The "H" is done in almost the same style as Klingon characters, and the weird flame bit at the top looks like a rearranged version of the emblem for the Klingon Empire.
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    CPL General

    In all seriousness though; what is . . . that?
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    CPL General

    That makes a lot more sense now; I didn't realize Young had his own digital media outfit.
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    CPL General

    If I recall correctly, for each previous launch there was a single "CPL City Approved" video released about two days before the unveiling (there was also the awkward acknowledgement for Victoria, but we'll consider that an anomaly). They then followed up the day of with a link to the event, video explaining "how the community in X inspired us", short news release, etc. For Hamilton, they released the "CPL City Approved" video almost a full week in advance, and have since released two additional videos promoted that club and its launch specifically (the "ignite the next generation" one, and now this weird fire-forged symbol/logo thing). This is out of step with how the previous launches were publicized, and apart from Hamilton/Bob Young's influence in getting the league off the ground, I'm struggling to figure out why. It also leaves me wondering if the league is going to be more involved and somehow make this a flashier unveiling than the others. The league has been very even and consistent in its approach so far, and promoting one team more than the others seems somehow . . . unfair, I guess? I know it's not a huge thing, but it just rubs me the wrong way. Probably just a sign that I'm following this all too closely.
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    CPL General

    Is anyone else a little confused as to why Hamilton seems to be getting more pre-launch publicity from the CPL? I get that Hamilton/Bob Young has been crucial to the whole CPL venture, but I feel like each team should get the same treatment. Having one team get more coverage at launch than others just doesn't sit well with me.
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    How are teams acquiring players?

    I always figured it'd be a league-wide draft, with each club carefully determining their selections as follows: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wz-PtEJEaqY
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    Hamilton CPL Supporters Thread

    What would you even call that colour? Like, peach?
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    York 9 2019 launch/offseason thread

    Oh, don't get me wrong, I totally agree on the need to engage/entice the locals and help them come to embrace the team - I wouldn't have it any other way. I guess I just wasn't expecting the divisions between the constituent communities in the GTA to be so defined that "York" wouldn't do the trick. As someone that's still figuring out Onterrible, this is actually interesting to learn about. I guess I (perhaps naively assumed) assumed the constituent communities/regions would still identify with a regional moniker despite having their own identities. I've always found how people identify with certain things (area, language, culture, etc.) fascinating, so this is just one more Wikipedia rabbit-hole for me to dive into.
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    York 9 2019 launch/offseason thread

    As an East Coast transplant in Onterrible, I'm actually wondering if they ended up going with York 9 over something Vaughan-related for visibility *outside* the region. Halifax, Hamilton, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Victoria and (God willing) Ottawa are all cities with national name recognition, while I can't say I had ever heard of Vaughan, Newmarket, Peel or other GTA sub-communities/regions until I moved. Even then, I couldn't tell you the first thing about any of them or what really differentiates one from another. On the flipside, "York" I instantly recognize because history classes and Heritage Minutes have taught me that it was the original name of the British settlement that eventually came to be known as Toronto. Seeing as "Toronto" is already used by Toronto FC and the CPL obviously wants to differentiate itself from MLS, "York" makes a lot of sense to me as an alternative for a team located in the GTA. You still know where it's located, it honours the city's/cities' history, and it establishes an identity/branding very separate from Toronto FC. I do hope that the CPL will expand, which I'm sure would lead to other teams being placed in the GTA and I know that that would probably lead to more "local" branding. But for the first CPL team in the area, I totally agree with the decision on York. I obviously can't speak to how the name is being received within the region, but as an outside observer, I'm definitely a fan. Just my two cents.
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    York 9 2019 launch/offseason thread

    Another head coach announcement, mayhaps? Or something else?
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    CPL Merchandise (Official and Fan)

    Looking forward to picking some up when I'm there in August!
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    HFX Wanderers launch/2019 offseason thread

    It's 100% happening. The Wanderers homepage now has a link to where you can buy tickets, and they mention it in the articles about his hire. http://hfxwanderersfc.canpl.ca/
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    FC Edmonton launch/2019 offseason thread

    Ahhhhhh, sneaky buggers. That makes much more sense. 😋
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    FC Edmonton launch/2019 offseason thread

    I may be reading too much into it, but I don't think it's him. Jeff Paulus looks to be as bald as a cue ball, whereas the person in the ominous photo from FC Edmonton clearly has a full mop. Unless they got the photo wrong, it looks like it'd have to be someone else. https://twitter.com/jeff_paulus
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