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  1. BringBackTheBlizzard

    HFX Wanderers launch/2019 offseason thread

    The franchise fee is low seven figures. Seven of those provides plenty of startup capital.
  2. BringBackTheBlizzard

    Ottawa CPL Club

    Think the formal paperwork has yet to reach CONCACAF, so they haven't actually been officially rejected yet. Looks like Victor Montagliani's bluff will be called.
  3. BringBackTheBlizzard

    Players you expect to see in the CPL

    You probably do have to be a bit better than the locals as he is probably one of the few players that will be making reasonable money at that level, but as you say if he was good enough for second or first tier he would probably be playing there or somewhere comparable instead.
  4. BringBackTheBlizzard

    Ottawa CPL Club

    Have seen that postulated elsewhere and there may be some substance to it, but ultimately he is only the hired help.
  5. BringBackTheBlizzard

    Players you expect to see in the CPL

    That was one of the player pools mentioned by David Clanachan, so they are deliberately pushing the local angle. Will be interesting to see what happens when the transfer window opens and whether the claims that people close to the Fury have made are valid and if so have an obvious effect on who signs where.
  6. BringBackTheBlizzard

    Why was the original CSL short-lived?

    Think Ted Eck would have been your best international player if CMNT players don't count on that?
  7. BringBackTheBlizzard

    Players you expect to see in the CPL

    The returning Winnipeg player thing may be about having no accommodation provided for out-of-town players as much as it is about the coach. There also seems to be an emphasis on signing local players elsewhere, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. Maybe just as well Surrey didn't happen and that there are two Golden Horseshoe teams from a competitive parity standpoint. Import players should help address that more effectively, however, than was the case in the CSL era given there are more allowed this time around.
  8. BringBackTheBlizzard

    Possible CPL Salary Cap Discussion

    That possibility had crossed my mind as well. The first place I saw the 500k thing was from an FCE podcaster on reddit. Not sure there would be any need to bring US currency into the equation there unlike in Ottawa.
  9. BringBackTheBlizzard

    Why was the original CSL short-lived?

    They did have the Canadian USL teams on board at one point to a certain extent (hence the name), but overall the pre-existing teams were as keen as the Fury are now on CanPL. Nicole Hartrell of the Lynx explained their reservations in depth on the old network54 board.
  10. BringBackTheBlizzard

    Why was the original CSL short-lived?

    There was. It was called CUSL. Later there was the Easton Report. Try googling those to see what happened.
  11. BringBackTheBlizzard

    Ottawa CPL Club

    If they don't want Ottawa it would have been easy enough for USL and the USSF to fold to the pressure from Victor Montagliani. Think this whole episode shows that was always a myth. The USL hired Tony Waiters to facilitate Canadian expansion just before the CSA imposed the moratorium back in 2010 and groups in London, Victoria and Hamilton were said to be interested at the time. Hopefully CanPL will be worth the lost decade.
  12. BringBackTheBlizzard

    Ottawa CPL Club

    Look no further than what happened to the Blizzard between 1984 and 1987 for evidence that the drop could be drastic sending things back to Toronto Lynx levels again.
  13. BringBackTheBlizzard

    Why was the original CSL short-lived?

    The CSL had most of the CMNT starters playing in it not long after the 1986 World Cup appearance. CanPL will probably be doing well to have any player called up for the national team when World Cup qualifiers are involved given MLS also exists and it's much more likely for Canadian players to be signed by a club overseas nowadays. The quality of CSL varied markedly but a team like the 86ers was stacked with national team players and was drawing the largest crowds for any outdoor team anywhere in Canada and the United States at the time. The sport had moved indoors south of the border and top CMNT players like Dale Mitchell and Dominic Mobilio could make very good money in the winter months in leagues like the MISL and NPSL to supplement their income. If you are old enough to remember the CSL, I have to agree with nolando that the quality of signings for CanPL is underwhelming by comparison so far when compared to the 86ers and Blizzard. That's not necessarily a problem as the key is making it work in the markets like Calgary, Victoria, Edmonton, Halifax, Hamilton, K/W and London where the franchises folded last time around and being the Washington Generals to the 86ers soon got very old, especially in the western conference.
  14. BringBackTheBlizzard

    Possible CPL Salary Cap Discussion

    Possibly but if you go back to the first half of the year they were doing the opposite of that and from what I remember were talking up the possibility of significantly higher salaries than $35k in media reports. If we accept that number as valid, something seems to have changed around the time that the team announcements were made around the time of the World Cup, which is also when the Fury appear to have bailed out on being team #8. My guess and it is pure speculation is that getting FC Edmonton on board required a downscaling of the preferred business plan.
  15. BringBackTheBlizzard

    Possible CPL Salary Cap Discussion

    Which of these do you think is well beyond USL? USL provides broadcast level live webstreams on youtube complete with commentary and is required to have 5000 seat stadia at a minimum for USSF D2 sanctioning. The two setups are probably going to be comparable on those in other words. Both leagues will no doubt be doing extensive marketing so you are probably left with the app at that point. Not sure what USL does on that.