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  1. I'll know it is official when it is actually announced. In a couple of days?? We will see.
  2. https://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/questions-frustration-remain-wake-cwhls-decision-fold/ How can we make sure that the CPL will not suffer the same fate?? Especially when the MediaPro deal ends in 10 years. Will there be measures to ensure that the CPL will be sustainable financially???
  3. what are the "factors"???? (I assume one is travel expenses)
  4. But the question becomes how to make sure that a Newfoundland team will be sustainable. From what I have observed with hockey teams Newfoundland seems to be a graveyard for pro sports teams (from the folding of the Fog Devils and IceCaps) what can be done to make this different???
  5. Would it be a good idea for the Quebec soccer Federation to mention to one of the ownership groups (Montreal Laval)to consider Quebec City instead????
  6. You can say that it COULD be defined as a d2 BUT these teams will still be under the CPL banner, just 2 groups Group A and Group B, or Leaders and Legends, Beast and Least, whatever.
  7. Yesterday, I showed this to a soccer coach in my hometown on the south Shore of Montreal (name and town withheld by request) and he said that VERY FEW of these cities outside of D1 will have the budgets to travel coast to coast. I agree that the D1 should have 14 teams BUT I still favor splitting them up into 2 groups of 7 with pro rel between them (but not the D2 or D3) modelled after the Currie Cup : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Currie_Cup OR you could model the D2 and D3 after this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B.League Just a thought.
  8. That would likely be the ONLY way to have Moncton in the CPL if it is branded as an "Acadie-Brunswick" team. Moncton does have several advantages in that it has an existing stadium and would fill in a geographic gap between Halifax and Quebec City. As well you would have a rivalry between Moncton and Halifax(Atlantic Derby) and Moncton and Quebec City(Francophone Derby). BUT the question remains is "Is there enough talent in NB or will Halifax take most of the Atlantic talent in the coming years" and would not Halifax be seen as Atlantic Canada's team (as you see the CFL team in Halifax is named the ATLANTIC Schooners, not the Halifax Explosion, etc)
  9. I was just talking yesterday with a coach in my hometown on the South Shore of Montreal (name and town withheld by request) and he said that the optimal size for the CPL should be 14 to 16 teams. I suggested there then should be 2 groups of 8 (group A and Group B) with pro/rel between the groups, (ie within the CPL, but NOT between CPL and PLSQ, L1O, etc) and he thought that was a great idea. As well the other concern is how many CPL teams can a region or province support? Talking with this coach again he felt that Quebec could support 2 CPL teams in the province (Quebec City and possible Montreal Laval). At an Impact Academy game I went to in Nov. 2018 I saw some people from Nova Scotia (who had sons playing on the team) and when I asked how many CPL teams Atlantic Canada could support, they felt that only 1 team would be viable to represent the whole region. Not really 2(Halifax and Moncton)
  10. Do you see Quebec City getting a CPL team?? (as you mentioned Laval but not Quebec City)
  11. I was thinking about that initially, BUT I prefer to use the regional conference idea for the Voyageurs Cup - after all it works for other Canadian sports national championships like the Vanier Cup, Memorial Cup Allan cup, etc. What I was thinking there is use the Vanier Cup as a model for the Voyageurs Cup staring with regional champs, then East West Champs then the Voyageurs Cup between the East and West Champs. I guess we're going to have to agree to disagree on the CPL format.
  12. I just thought of something now that you have 12 games each half. (for your megapatches in future) 1. CPL gets up to 14 teams 2. CPL at that point is split into 2 groups of 7 (Group A, Group B, or you can have other distinctions like Champions and Challengers, Leaders and Legends, Beast and Least or make you own) 3. each division plays 12 games, 6 home, 6 away 4. At the end the bottom team of top 7 is "relegated" to the bottom 7 while the top team of the bottom 7 is "promoted" to the top 7. I see 14 teams, split into 2 groups of 7 as the only way to stay within the 12 games per season format. As well I can only see any pro/rel happening within the CPL and not between the CPL and provincial leagues like L10 and PLSQ as these teams in Provinical Leagues (like Blainville and Aurora) will find it harder to travel coast to coast. (travel coasts) Just a thought.
  13. Australia banned ethnic names from their teams, but what if you could merge all the various ethnic teams in the unsanctioned CSL (and definitely abolish the CSL once and for all) and come up with an "Inter-Toronto" team? Just something to think about. Again using Australia, you might find this article or opinion piece interesting: https://www.theroar.com.au/2018/05/17/leagues-promotion-relegation-solution-needs-unique-australia/ The issue here in Canada is not just about suitable stadiums, but travel costs especially for teams in medium and small sized towns.
  14. You might find these two models interesting: (both from Japan) http://www.xleague.com/english/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B.League and even this state league in the Western US https://eplwa.wordpress.com/2017/12/05/evergreen-premier-league-adopts-divisional-playoff-format-for-2018-season/ Just a thought.
  15. But it will always come back to the fundamental question : if places like Oakville (or Brampton, Windsor, Niagara, London, Grand River, Goderich)get into the CPL even if there is to be a supposed 2nd division(I presume national), can they afford to travel coast to coast??? Or will they find the travel costs too much and prefer to stay down in L1O, being a club team that develops and showcases players to transfer to CPL or MLS or Europe?? Just a thought.
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