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Gopherbashi

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  1. Gopherbashi

    CPL General

    [shitpost] Port City is Abbotsford confirmed. [/shitpost]
  2. Gopherbashi

    CPL General

    There's two options that I see as to why they'd hold back an announcement: 1) The team is ready to go but it's not in the league/team's interest to announce right now. This could either be to generate hype later on, or to not interfere with an ongoing season. The obvious example here would be OFFC. 2) The team is not ready to go, but they're working on it and expect it to be ready for next season. This would be an ambitious expectation considering the delays we've seen so far. This option would imply a team starting from scratch, ie. QC. If it were option 2, and team #8 were up in the air, I expect we'd be hearing about a 7-8 team launch. Considering that most comments seem to be about a "minimum 8 team launch" - implying that team #8 is ready to go but just not announced - I'd lean far more towards option 1.
  3. Gopherbashi

    CPL General

    I'm kind of surprised they didn't announce Hamilton with this group. Don't get me wrong, I'm not meaning to imply that there's some sort of huge issue and the whole thing is going to come crashing down, but it's got to be hell for the Hamilton fans to be still waiting when everyone else is out there. Especially when it would be a great opportunity to advertise the Hamilton team when you'll have 20,000 fans in their stadium tomorrow.
  4. Gopherbashi

    CPL General

    I love how they specify Winnipeg, Manitoba.
  5. Gopherbashi

    CPL General

    You're trying to make many points here but you're wrong on at least two of them. 1. York Region is not the biggest media market, nor has York9 ever tried to market themselves as a Toronto team. Nowhere in their launch did they ever mention Toronto, and "PS we're playing at York University" was skipped over as quickly as they could possibly do it. YR is, at best, a subsidiary market to Toronto, and an afterthought to that at best. Unless you're talking about our cute little community newspapers (trust me, read the comments section, you'll get to hear about people rushing them in the drive thru at Tim's on a Saturday morning). 2. There's been no advance warning because the club seems to act as if drawing attention to themselves by any kind of marketing will result in them disappearing in a puff of smoke. Who knows, maybe all the marketing budget is going towards Brennan's salary, but there's been ample opportunity for either themselves (or their astroturf SG) to generate hype well before or after the launch if they wanted to. Instead, they want to sit perfectly still and post a couple of photos of a charity bike ride (at least give me a re-tweet on the other team announcements, for god's sake). There could've been no launch at all from them and we'd hardly know the difference at this point. Any "no advance warning" malus is entirely by choice and self-inflicted at this point, so I'm not really sure that's any different from saying "it's not their fault because they haven't done any marketing". I at least hope they're planning to hit up the soccer tournaments in the area this summer to try and drum up some support but I'm not exactly holding my breath based on their track record so far.
  6. Gopherbashi

    CPL General

    I can only assume that York will be to CPL as Florida was to MLS 1.0 - the sacrifice to the great gods of folding sports teams. They've got a team which makes no attempt to draw attention to itself and an SG which has no presence on social media or within the larger soccer community. I know people are making a big deal of this 15,000 stadium they supposedly want to build for themselves, but I for one will be letting out a huge sigh of relief if they're routinely drawing more than 3,000 fans during year one.
  7. Gopherbashi

    CPL General

    Is the CSL dead yet?
  8. Gopherbashi

    CPL General

    Vaughan's mayor grabbed #1
  9. Gopherbashi

    CPL General

    Yeah, there's not a great reason to be surprised that Calgary's having a much better draw than York. York was always going to be one of the tougher sells and that was well-recognised. I'd be worried if York was out-selling Calgary.
  10. Gopherbashi

    CPL General

    Be happy that soccer is now mainstream enough that hockey guys are aware of upcoming national soccer leagues.
  11. Gopherbashi

    CPL General

    It wouldn't surprise me about York9 - I saw a tweet a couple of days ago where someone posted about them being member #91.
  12. Gopherbashi

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  13. Gopherbashi

    CPL General

    I'd say it's overused but I'm sure I've used it a good 60-90 times myself.
  14. Gopherbashi

    CPL General

    Sadly we won't know anything until we actually get butts in seats.
  15. Gopherbashi

    CPL General

    Thank god, that was the last big pre-launch thing I was worried about. Now I just get to fret that these teams are all going to have only 500 people in the stands on opening day.
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