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    dyslexic nam got a reaction from ted in CPL General   
    Don't come here acting all logical and rational...
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    dyslexic nam got a reaction from Red and White in CPL General   
    It also may be something less technical and more about brand preservation.  At the risk of bolstering the naysayers on here, it may just have been that the CSA didn't want the optics of a CPL team potentially losing to an MLS U23 team.  FCEd has little playing time under its belt and many of the players would still be getting to know  each other.  In that sort of context, it isn't unreasonable to think that the VWC U23 team (that plays and practices together all the time) might beat them.  And in the build up to league launch, that wouldn't have been a great vibe to send out for CPL.   Better to play some anonymous DR minnow and work out the kinks behind closed doors than potentially give MLS ammunition to shit on CPL.
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    dyslexic nam got a reaction from bugsey2k in CPL General   
    It also may be something less technical and more about brand preservation.  At the risk of bolstering the naysayers on here, it may just have been that the CSA didn't want the optics of a CPL team potentially losing to an MLS U23 team.  FCEd has little playing time under its belt and many of the players would still be getting to know  each other.  In that sort of context, it isn't unreasonable to think that the VWC U23 team (that plays and practices together all the time) might beat them.  And in the build up to league launch, that wouldn't have been a great vibe to send out for CPL.   Better to play some anonymous DR minnow and work out the kinks behind closed doors than potentially give MLS ammunition to shit on CPL.
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    dyslexic nam got a reaction from Ams1984 in CPL General   
    It also may be something less technical and more about brand preservation.  At the risk of bolstering the naysayers on here, it may just have been that the CSA didn't want the optics of a CPL team potentially losing to an MLS U23 team.  FCEd has little playing time under its belt and many of the players would still be getting to know  each other.  In that sort of context, it isn't unreasonable to think that the VWC U23 team (that plays and practices together all the time) might beat them.  And in the build up to league launch, that wouldn't have been a great vibe to send out for CPL.   Better to play some anonymous DR minnow and work out the kinks behind closed doors than potentially give MLS ammunition to shit on CPL.
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    dyslexic nam got a reaction from youllneverwalkalone in 2019 CONCACAF U17 Championship   
    It is interesting.  The skill level I see among the young elite players - even in a small province like PEI - is off the charts compared to what I saw 10-15 years ago.  Kids are coming up through the ranks with ridiculous skills, and a desire to play attacking footy where they drive at (and past) defenders.  I may be naive and just not as aware of the phenoms who went through the system in years past, but I think our growing infrastructure, huge registration numbers and tendency to stream top players into more elite training and developmental pathways is going to pay off in the next decade or so (and from then on).  I know other countries have also continued to grow their programs but I can't help but think that we may have closed the gap quite a bit.  And with CPL coming online and offering hopefully another strong domestic pathway for talented young players, I think we will only continue to get better.   
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    dyslexic nam got a reaction from Blackjack15 in 2019 CONCACAF U17 Championship   
    It is interesting.  The skill level I see among the young elite players - even in a small province like PEI - is off the charts compared to what I saw 10-15 years ago.  Kids are coming up through the ranks with ridiculous skills, and a desire to play attacking footy where they drive at (and past) defenders.  I may be naive and just not as aware of the phenoms who went through the system in years past, but I think our growing infrastructure, huge registration numbers and tendency to stream top players into more elite training and developmental pathways is going to pay off in the next decade or so (and from then on).  I know other countries have also continued to grow their programs but I can't help but think that we may have closed the gap quite a bit.  And with CPL coming online and offering hopefully another strong domestic pathway for talented young players, I think we will only continue to get better.   
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    dyslexic nam got a reaction from Kadenge in 2019 CONCACAF U17 Championship   
    It is interesting.  The skill level I see among the young elite players - even in a small province like PEI - is off the charts compared to what I saw 10-15 years ago.  Kids are coming up through the ranks with ridiculous skills, and a desire to play attacking footy where they drive at (and past) defenders.  I may be naive and just not as aware of the phenoms who went through the system in years past, but I think our growing infrastructure, huge registration numbers and tendency to stream top players into more elite training and developmental pathways is going to pay off in the next decade or so (and from then on).  I know other countries have also continued to grow their programs but I can't help but think that we may have closed the gap quite a bit.  And with CPL coming online and offering hopefully another strong domestic pathway for talented young players, I think we will only continue to get better.   
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    dyslexic nam got a reaction from MM3/MM2/MM in 2019 CONCACAF U17 Championship   
    It is interesting.  The skill level I see among the young elite players - even in a small province like PEI - is off the charts compared to what I saw 10-15 years ago.  Kids are coming up through the ranks with ridiculous skills, and a desire to play attacking footy where they drive at (and past) defenders.  I may be naive and just not as aware of the phenoms who went through the system in years past, but I think our growing infrastructure, huge registration numbers and tendency to stream top players into more elite training and developmental pathways is going to pay off in the next decade or so (and from then on).  I know other countries have also continued to grow their programs but I can't help but think that we may have closed the gap quite a bit.  And with CPL coming online and offering hopefully another strong domestic pathway for talented young players, I think we will only continue to get better.   
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    dyslexic nam reacted to socceronly in 2019 CONCACAF U17 Championship   
    Absolutely. 
    There is a generation of golden age people who talk like the NASL era was the height of soccer here.   Not a chance.  These kids coming up are light years ahead of kids decades ago.  No comparison. 
     
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    dyslexic nam got a reaction from gator in 2019 CONCACAF U17 Championship   
    It is interesting.  The skill level I see among the young elite players - even in a small province like PEI - is off the charts compared to what I saw 10-15 years ago.  Kids are coming up through the ranks with ridiculous skills, and a desire to play attacking footy where they drive at (and past) defenders.  I may be naive and just not as aware of the phenoms who went through the system in years past, but I think our growing infrastructure, huge registration numbers and tendency to stream top players into more elite training and developmental pathways is going to pay off in the next decade or so (and from then on).  I know other countries have also continued to grow their programs but I can't help but think that we may have closed the gap quite a bit.  And with CPL coming online and offering hopefully another strong domestic pathway for talented young players, I think we will only continue to get better.   
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    dyslexic nam got a reaction from socceronly in 2019 CONCACAF U17 Championship   
    It is interesting.  The skill level I see among the young elite players - even in a small province like PEI - is off the charts compared to what I saw 10-15 years ago.  Kids are coming up through the ranks with ridiculous skills, and a desire to play attacking footy where they drive at (and past) defenders.  I may be naive and just not as aware of the phenoms who went through the system in years past, but I think our growing infrastructure, huge registration numbers and tendency to stream top players into more elite training and developmental pathways is going to pay off in the next decade or so (and from then on).  I know other countries have also continued to grow their programs but I can't help but think that we may have closed the gap quite a bit.  And with CPL coming online and offering hopefully another strong domestic pathway for talented young players, I think we will only continue to get better.   
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    dyslexic nam got a reaction from Hornets coach in 2019 CONCACAF U17 Championship   
    It is interesting.  The skill level I see among the young elite players - even in a small province like PEI - is off the charts compared to what I saw 10-15 years ago.  Kids are coming up through the ranks with ridiculous skills, and a desire to play attacking footy where they drive at (and past) defenders.  I may be naive and just not as aware of the phenoms who went through the system in years past, but I think our growing infrastructure, huge registration numbers and tendency to stream top players into more elite training and developmental pathways is going to pay off in the next decade or so (and from then on).  I know other countries have also continued to grow their programs but I can't help but think that we may have closed the gap quite a bit.  And with CPL coming online and offering hopefully another strong domestic pathway for talented young players, I think we will only continue to get better.   
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    dyslexic nam reacted to Copes in HFX Wanderers launch/2019 offseason thread   
    Looks like HFX beat Edmonton in a pre-season friendly down south. 

    http://northerntribune.ca/fc-edmonton-vs-halifax-wanderers/
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    dyslexic nam got a reaction from SuperCanuck in CPL General   
    Honestly, I have no idea how getting tough on the simulation and bullshit we see somehow equates to giving the green light for glorified goons to hack the talent players until they bleed.  The two are simply not the same thing.  Full stop.  You can absolutely continue to protect skilled players while punishing flagrant instances of diving, cheating and simulation.  The two things are in no way mutually exclusive. 
    And, yes, the laws of the game currently have provisions in place to address this.  But that doesn't change the fact that it is still an unfortunate part of the game that (for some inexplicable reason) quite obviously gets ignored by many refs.  Telling CPL refs to make sure they pay attention to it is absolutely appropriate for the CPL commish to do IMO.  Everyone on this site has seen CONCACAF flopping and diving wreck a game and screw us over - all while (often Central American) refs turn a blind eye to it - or worse, allow it to dictate a game by awarding unwarranted free kicks.  Expunging that bullshit from the game is something I welcome. 
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    dyslexic nam got a reaction from fmfranck in Ottawa CPL Club   
    As a complete aside, that screenshot totally makes it look like the game was played on  FIFA 2019 or something.  Just something about the way the background looks "rendered".
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    dyslexic nam reacted to mpg_29 in CPL TV Contract   
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    dyslexic nam reacted to 1996 in CPL TV Contract   
    Putting some games on mainstream TV is a good thing if this is indeed the case. Moreover, if they are going to have 20 games on the CBC on regular TV as opposed to the CBC streaming service then this is probably the best news so far when it comes to the CPL. Yes I know everybody is supposedly cutting the cord and streaming everything they keep telling us , but don’t fool yourself the majority of people are still watching TV the old fashion way for now . Therefore, if they do put 20 games on regular TV on CBC the exposure it will give the league will be immense. Let’s be honest the vast majority of sports fans in Canada still have no clue what the CPL is . Putting games on the CBC will make a lot of sports fans in Canada aware of the CPL. 
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    dyslexic nam reacted to Kadenge in The Importance of Alphonso Davies   
    Kovac declares Davies fit for selection this weekend 😊
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    dyslexic nam reacted to mpg_29 in CPL TV Contract   
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    dyslexic nam got a reaction from MtlMario in CPL TV Contract   
    If the CBC thing does come to pass, I like to think I played a (very very) small part.  At least that is what I will tell myself when I crack a beer upon hearing the announcement.  Fingers crossed...
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    dyslexic nam got a reaction from toontownman in CPL TV Contract   
    Didn't know the Gem price was only for the premium.  Good to know that the CBC-based content would be freely accessible.  That could change at some point, but as a publicly funded body CBC has to be careful about levying additional user fees. 
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    dyslexic nam got a reaction from Blackjack15 in CPL TV Contract   
    That makes sense.  Exposure will be key in the early days.  That is why I am hopeful this is true.  And CBC Gem is a subscription service so its not like a ton of people will already be on it.
     
    I think you are right - and it is really only the dedicated (committed - in both senses...) that are likely to subscribe to OneSoccer early on anyway.  I just hope there aren't a lot of fence sitters that forgo OneSoccer because they feel like they are getting enough CPL via free content on OTA CBC.    
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    dyslexic nam reacted to Olympique_de_Marseille in Gold Cup 2019   
    It must be the extra spacing in all your posts  
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    dyslexic nam reacted to ted in CPL new teams speculation   
    Yes easily. There could have been 10 teams to start this year but Ottawa went mental and a couple of other bids didn't come together in time.
    I could see Montreal and/or Quebec and one other team (Saskatoon?) enter for 2020. Ottawa and one other team (Surrey?) could be aboard in 2021.  Easily anywhere from 3-5 teams in two years.
     
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    dyslexic nam got a reaction from johnyb in CPL new teams speculation   
    Maybe I am still being utopian, but to me the idea of tiering the structure and making the lower tiers regional (and then maybe provincial) offer a very reasonable path to get there.  Presumably, a D2 club in this environment would have significantly reduced operating costs.  Reduced revenues due to small markets may very well be able to accommodate this.  Sure the Charlottetown AnneOfGreenGablesPotatoLobsters may not draw tons and tons of people (or sponsorship dollars), but it may just be enough to float a D2 team with appropriately scaled salaries, a suitably modest "stadium", and fairly local travel costs.  Similarly, the player pool demands get lower (in terms of accessing a small pool of really skilled Canadian players) as the natural level gets set.   If D2 ends up being close to L1O or its QC sibling, you already have a solid pool of players in place that could help fill the gap - and likely other across the country. 
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