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Viruk42

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  1. Viruk42

    Ottawa CPL Club

    You may be right, but I will point out two things: First, the Ottawa-Gatineau area has around one million people. Averaging 5k seems rather low considering the population, even if we're rather spread out, geographically (I have long argued that anything outside the greenbelt is not actually in Ottawa). Second, a drop of around 15% is significant, especially considering previous consistency. 2014: 5,496 (only counting league games at Lansdowne, includes the 14,593 at the first game there) 2015: 5,164 2016: 5,482 2017: 5,365 2018: 4,618 Four years of very similar average attendances followed by a year with a significant drop. I will be watching the Fury's attendance very closely this coming year, though I wouldn't be at all surprised if they fudge the numbers a lot in order to appear as though their idiotic decision to stay in USL hasn't hurt their attendance.
  2. Viruk42

    Ottawa CPL Club

    They already have? They went from an average of 5,365 in 2017 to 4,618 in 2018, a drop of around 15% despite having a better team.
  3. Viruk42

    Ottawa CPL Club

    You mean like the Fury are an extension of the Impact? 😛
  4. Viruk42

    Ottawa CPL Club

    Alternatively maybe because they are practically a farm team for the Impact (and possibly TFC)? Remember, they had 7 players "acquired" from the Impact last year (4 on a loan and 3 on dubious free transfers, two of whom have since returned to the Impact), if they do the same with TFC then as many as half of their overall roster could be loans. As an aside, I do love how you instantly go towards the most inflammatory language in your accusations and rarely seem to consider alternatives. You wouldn't happen to be a politician from Beauce would you?
  5. Viruk42

    Ottawa CPL Club

    It's not about the manager choosing a league over another, it's a question of resources and time. If you have to travel halfway across the continent to see one player with a so-so chance of making the national team, then you might not bother, especially when you can go to a closer game and see a dozen players with similar chances. It's great to cast a wide net and find every possible CMNT player on the globe, but you will be seen more often if you are playing in the CPL than the USL.
  6. Viruk42

    Ottawa CPL Club

    TSN690 is really frustrating with putting things online, often randomly skipping segments or uploading a broken/incorrect file and never fixing it. The fact that it's not up now means it's unlikely to ever be, frankly.
  7. Viruk42

    Ottawa CPL Club

    So much for that idea, I guess.
  8. Viruk42

    Ottawa CPL Club

    From what I can tell, they're not even part of CIS? So if they play handegg-football, they don't play it at a high level, I guess? But I don't follow handegg-football at any level, let alone university sports. Completely agree on the potential though, found an article about it's opening in 2010, so it's relatively new. And, as an Ottawa resident who can't drive, it looks like it wouldn't be hard to get to.
  9. Viruk42

    Ottawa CPL Club

    Well Carleton has millions in reserve funds - and by millions, I mean it could be as much as 100mil, if not more. So they almost certainly could afford it, but they'd need a reason to invest that. As things stand I don't see it happening, but if some group wanted to put a team there semi-long term, they could maybe work out a semi-long term rental agreement (as a guess, I would say that's either cheap rent + paying for the improved facilities or the university pays for the upgrades and the team pays for it through the rent. It's unlikely the university would complain if someone wanted to pay to upgrade it either way, even if that means giving away some field access, but it still needs someone to want to pay for the upgrades)
  10. Viruk42

    Ottawa CPL Club

    Ya, I thought of Terry Fox before - feels like it'd be easier/cheaper to put the investment into a deal with Carleton frankly. At least the field, being turf, can be used year round and there's already plenty of parking. Completely agree on the game day experience stuff, but there is physical space that they could build concessions, more seats, non-portable washrooms, etc. Again, far from ideal, but theoretically workable if someone is willing to put the investment in.
  11. Viruk42

    Ottawa CPL Club

    While I don't entirely disagree, it is theoretically possible to play somewhere like Carleton (same FieldTurf as Lansdowne, seats 3500. Main issues would be a lack of concessions and other facilities, University usage, etc), somewhere in Gatineau, or somewhere that is called Ottawa but isn't really Ottawa (i.e. anything outside of the Greenbelt - Kanata, Farrhaven, Orleans, etc). Far from ideal, but they are theoretically possible - and far more likely than anything at Lebreton which would be 5+ years away.
  12. Viruk42

    Ottawa CPL Club

    I'll maybe add the ownership of Ottawa South United to that list. Talking to a colleague who has been involved in Ottawa soccer for a while (his son played high level local soccer; now plays in the CIS) about the Fury issue, he suggested the owners are wealthy and have long been interested in being involved in professional soccer, but I don't really know enough about them to say anything beyond that.
  13. Viruk42

    Ottawa CPL Club

    Melnyk has enough money problems with the Sens I'd be surprised if he were still trying to get a soccer team here. Maybe some of the developers he bid with (or against) on the LeBreton redevelopment?
  14. Viruk42

    Ottawa CPL Club

    Je sais que ma Français est pauvre (je peux parler, mais je manque de pratique et ma grammaire n'a jamais été bon), mais j'ai pensé que le CPL site web était en Français et Anglais? Cependent, je suis d'accord que les médias sociaux doit être bilingue et ne sont pas maintenant.
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