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Hello All,

Long time soccer fan, who wants to bring CanPL to the beautiful town of Goderich, Ontario. We are one of many communities that would benefit from the Canadian Premier League. Please support us as we try to convince the powers that be!

 

Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/GoderichCPL

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I had always suspected that Goderich might be the 8th franchise CanPL was holding back and not the Fury after all.

This new Twitter account makes me think the announcement might be right around the corner.  Anyone checked the CanPL countdown clock lately? Has it reset?

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7 hours ago, Greatest Cockney Rip Off said:

I’ve always wanted to visit Goderich to see the radial plan of the town centre. 

Better see it now before they tear it down for the stadium.

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The twitter feed, and this thread, are awesome. That is the way it should be. 

If the CSA would just mandate each provincial SA to set up a proper FIFA style system of federated soccer in promotion and relegation, then any town could set up a team in a lower division, and strive to rise higher. The dream would be on.

Llagostera, a town with a census of just over 8000, promoted from 2005 to 2015 a total of 6 times, ending up playing two seasons in 2nd division Spain. The smallest town ever to have a team at that level. The president was a modest businesswoman whose husband had been coach in the early years.

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The real reason for Roy Nasrala's Bluewater Bridge tweet is now apparent. He got lost trying to find Goderich? Having been to Goderich for soccer, albeit about 20 years ago, it never came across as a soccer hotbed and it's a long drive from anywhere with a reasonably large population, so zero chance of this happening. Not sure whether there has ever even been a senior men's amateur club there?

Edited by BringBackTheBlizzard

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8 hours ago, Unnamed Trialist said:

If the CSA would just mandate each provincial SA to set up a proper FIFA style system of federated soccer in promotion and relegation, then any town could set up a team in a lower division, and strive to rise higher. The dream would be on.

That is what should happen in the provinces as well.  It would likely be easier for towns such as Goderich to be in an Ontario league and do pro/rel within the provinces and travel costs would be lower that having to travel nationally(coast to coast).  You need strong provincial leagues as well as a strong CPL

Just  a thought.

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District and provincial league and cup competitions are already very much in place at the amateur level and there is a Challenge Cup between the ten provincial winners to determine a national champion that has a history stretching back to before WWII. In Huron county terms, Exeter has more of a soccer pedigree than Goderich does in senior amateur. 

Edited by BringBackTheBlizzard

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