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ChrisinOrleans

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  1. ChrisinOrleans

    CPL General

    The university is awesome. Great location too, not too far from the main drag and "downtown".
  2. ChrisinOrleans

    CPL General

    Chicoutimi-Saguenay has 160,000 people in its urban area, but has close to 220,000 if you include the catch basin around the city in Lac-Saint-Jean area (Roberval, Alma, Saint-Félicien, etc…). It may seem pedantic, but outside of the Pyramid de Ha! Ha! There is really nothing to do. A professional sporting team in the summer will be a welcome distraction, and the region does draw a boatload of tourists. If Saskatoon or Regina are being considered, there is really no reason to not include Saguenay. They’re roughly the same size, and this one has the added benefit of being close to larger Québec markets. Both Sherbrooke and Saguenay are pretty large comparatively. Including their wider 1-hour catch basin population (which we do on this board for whatever reason) they’re the same size as Regina or Saskatoon. I don’t think getting 6,000 in either city for a 5-6 games would be a stretch. Sustaining that level of interest might take some work, however. Likewise, if we DO go with pro/rel, any city could be a CanPL I team or a CanPL II team.
  3. ChrisinOrleans

    CPL General

    This is all excellent news. I’ve mentioned before that there won’t be marquee French coverage without a Québec team. Side note, the lack of French coverage from CanPL is kind of sad. Especially for the Winnipeg announcement. Getting that media market involved is basically reaching out to 10-million people.
  4. ChrisinOrleans

    Talking to people about CanPL 101

    This would be ideal. I can help out with any French translation, but have very little to contribute on my own. Living in between Ottawa and Montréal, we already have fans of MLS/USL. I haven't talked to colleagues that see Hamilton or Saskatoon as a better potential rival than Puerto Rico. They're used to American rivals.
  5. ChrisinOrleans

    Potential CPL logo concepts

    Oh, there are a million options. The opinions of Francophones on how best to promote inclusion through design are going to be as diverse as we are. Franco-Manitobans in Saint-Boniface or Saint-Norbert might have a different view of la Francophonie canadienne than Acadians in Clare/Port Royale. This is a good thing, and one of the coolest parts about CanPL groups actually taking French seriously.
  6. ChrisinOrleans

    Potential CPL logo concepts

    I'd prefer this. Ultimately, I'd like all the teams' crests to be in both languages. But I'll take what I can get.
  7. ChrisinOrleans

    Potential CPL logo concepts

    This team hasn't even kicked a ball yet and I love them.
  8. ChrisinOrleans

    Potential CPL logo concepts

    It is not necessary, but it would really be an olive branch to the Francophone community. I'm of two minds, but I really like the idea of having two crests (one on each arm of a jersey?).
  9. ChrisinOrleans

    CPL General

    The Ottawa Anglophone TSN affiliate has a weekly show with the former media manager of OSEG and the Ottawa Fury. CanPL has been discussed many, many times. Likewise, Unique FM, the Francophone talk radio show has interviewed some OSEG folks as well and talked CanPL at least twice since April.
  10. ChrisinOrleans

    HFX Wanderers launch/2019 offseason thread

    Anyone who knows their history - particularly their French-Canadian history - knows that this name is apt for the Canadian maritimes. The English (the Kirk's) privateered and sacked Port-Royale in 1613, and Québec in 1629 (might be earlier, would need to verify), asking the French to pay an exorbant amount for the return of the colonies. The Acadians learned at that point that the English couldn't be trusted, and built the fortifications at Port-Royale and Beauséjour. It culminated in Nova Scotia's hidden gem, the construction of Louisbourg, capital of Ile Royale. In retaliation for earlier privateering raids, the French under Pierre le Moyne d'Iberville sacked and destroyed St. John's Newfoundland, as well as many coastal communities in New England, from his base at Louisbourg. This is a really great name for a supporters group. Like, if I wasn't between Ottawa and MTL, I would literally attend every friggin' match just to see how they make this ambiance work. Bonus points if they sing <<Partons, la mer est belle>> as well.
  11. ChrisinOrleans

    Players you expect to see in the CPL

    I hope players like Jérémy Gagnon-Laparé and André Hainault sign on to CanPL. Shame there isn't a team in Québec for all the ex-pats from there to land. Especially for guys like Olivier Occéan who could be a captain. A guy can dream though, right...
  12. ChrisinOrleans

    CPL General

    At no point did I imply that having more than 20 clubs was superfluous. I said that the idea of promotion and relegation was. We could have 100 clubs. But I don't want FC Flin Flon and CS Tracadie to be in the top flight with stadiums of 200 people, regardless of their calibre.
  13. ChrisinOrleans

    CPL General

    I don’t think that we need promotion or relegation if our league is fewer than 20 teams. The financial downsides are a consideration, but I mostly just consider the entire idea superfluous.
  14. ChrisinOrleans

    CanPL COUNTDOWN

    Very interesting chart. The differential coefficient in the CanPL cities is absolutely astounding. I don't think people understand the effects on a market like Ottawa, where growth of 400,000 in Ottawa/Gatineau means that the region has literally added the entire population of Halifax in the last few decades. Montréal region has literally added an entire "Ottawa" to its population. This is why CanPL has never had a better opportunity than the present.
  15. ChrisinOrleans

    CanPL COUNTDOWN

    1. The conversation was about the success of the CanPL. Our success internationally is irrelevant. Italy is not going to close Series A tomorrow because they didn't qualify for the World Cup, and likewise, Canada's league is not going to die before a ball is kicked because we failed to qualify for 2018. I mean, the Icelandic league is barely existent, while England's is one of the top-5 in the world; so I fail to see the common denominator in your analogy. 2. "Statistical shite" is referred to in my line of work as "evidence". You cannot make a rational claim to authority without bona fide credentials and supporting evidence. I am merely stating that the inherent demographic and cultural shift in Canada - specifically urban Canada - renders comparisons to previous league incarnations as inaccurate. 3. I don't understand the rationale on the inclusion of the phrasing from our Prime Minister. My apologies. 4. Once again, Canada being able to beat Andorra in soccer does not mean that a business venture in Ottawa and Vancouver will be a success. The two are tangentially related, at best.
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