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    Rocket Robin reacted to ted in CPL TV Contract   
    Could be. My source was being cagey and I got no details beyond the $$ amount which I understood was "the deal" for the CanPL. 

    I'm just sitting here in Victoria stunned by the size, scope, and partner of the deal, after already being floored by the signing of Marcel de Jong.

    If this doesn't shut up the doubters, they are just trolls.
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    Rocket Robin got a reaction from CDNFootballer in 2019 CPL All-Star game.   
    After the season?   Then you'd be playing in the cold weather that would limit the attendance.  
    Let's get through one season first.  
    Yes I think it was a blessing that CPL got a CCL league spot a year before we expected although the selection process of who gets to go is sketchy.  However unlike some who say don't go until 2020, if that spot is given to somewhere like Belize for 'just the one year' it will be hard as hell to get it back.  
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    Rocket Robin got a reaction from toontownman in York 9 2019 launch/offseason thread   
    35 minutes of Sound files and pictures from the York 9 pub night in Unionville on Feb 18th.  This one has comments from coaches Brennan and Isacco, players Doner, Aparicio, and Furlano, and president Ganzhorn.  Then I have a 5 minute interview with Furlano.  
    http://www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com/reports19/19york062.htm  
    Spotted last night were two L1O/CPL combine trialists (held January 24th).    
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    Rocket Robin got a reaction from Bbeto in York 9 2019 launch/offseason thread   
    35 minutes of Sound files and pictures from the York 9 pub night in Unionville on Feb 18th.  This one has comments from coaches Brennan and Isacco, players Doner, Aparicio, and Furlano, and president Ganzhorn.  Then I have a 5 minute interview with Furlano.  
    http://www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com/reports19/19york062.htm  
    Spotted last night were two L1O/CPL combine trialists (held January 24th).    
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    Rocket Robin got a reaction from deschamp86 in York 9 2019 launch/offseason thread   
    35 minutes of Sound files and pictures from the York 9 pub night in Unionville on Feb 18th.  This one has comments from coaches Brennan and Isacco, players Doner, Aparicio, and Furlano, and president Ganzhorn.  Then I have a 5 minute interview with Furlano.  
    http://www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com/reports19/19york062.htm  
    Spotted last night were two L1O/CPL combine trialists (held January 24th).    
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    Rocket Robin got a reaction from toontownman in York 9 2019 launch/offseason thread   
    I'll should be able to post something tomorrow about tonight's pub night in Unionville.  Almost 35 minutes of sound files with head coach Brennan, assistant coach Isacco, president Ganzhorn, and players Morey Doner, Steven Furlano, and Manny Aparicio.  All unrushed and Kurt Larson free!  Then I have a 5 minute interview with Furlano.  
    News is tomorrow they will announce who the AS Blainville player is.  Also Brennan said there are three imports signed now.  From Sweden and Japan we already know but a Colombian he didn't name.    
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    Rocket Robin got a reaction from DrummingInMySleep in 2019 CPL All-Star game.   
    After the season?   Then you'd be playing in the cold weather that would limit the attendance.  
    Let's get through one season first.  
    Yes I think it was a blessing that CPL got a CCL league spot a year before we expected although the selection process of who gets to go is sketchy.  However unlike some who say don't go until 2020, if that spot is given to somewhere like Belize for 'just the one year' it will be hard as hell to get it back.  
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    Rocket Robin got a reaction from Grandbloke in 2019 CPL All-Star game.   
    After the season?   Then you'd be playing in the cold weather that would limit the attendance.  
    Let's get through one season first.  
    Yes I think it was a blessing that CPL got a CCL league spot a year before we expected although the selection process of who gets to go is sketchy.  However unlike some who say don't go until 2020, if that spot is given to somewhere like Belize for 'just the one year' it will be hard as hell to get it back.  
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    Rocket Robin got a reaction from Bbeto in CPL inaugural match - #1 attended match for 2019?   
    The Toronto Star had a story about Paul James sometime before Christmas as a homeless man living at Coronation Park near the CNE grounds and going to kill himself within a short time.  
    I didn't hear anything more so I'm guessing he's still alive.  
    He was an early encourager or my posting my Toronto Lynx summaries to message boards (pre internet days).   
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    Rocket Robin got a reaction from ted in CPL inaugural match - #1 attended match for 2019?   
    http://www.logoserver.com/CanadianSL.html 
    now that took all of five minutes.  
    Google searched "North American Soccer Team logos" and there's the selection.  
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    Rocket Robin got a reaction from DrummingInMySleep in CPL inaugural match - #1 attended match for 2019?   
    Revealed at the York 9 FC pub night in Richmond Hill last night about the travelling support is that they are now looking at 1200-1500  (two weeks ago at another pub night when first announced they were planning on 1000).  
    Also announced was an offer that for non-SSH they will be allowed to join the bus ride, ticket in a special section, and ride back for $50.00  
    So that's SSHs  Free        casual fans $50.00   
     
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    Rocket Robin got a reaction from hamiltonfan in CanPL Opening Game - Group Tickets and Post Game Party   
    I forgot to cross post from the York 9 forum but the number of fans expected to take advantage of the bus ride & ticket offer to Hamilton has swelled from 1000 two weeks ago to 1200 to 1500. 
    Also added at last night's pub night by their marketing man Ben Z is an offer for non-SSH fans for return bus ride plus ticket all for $50.00.               SSH get it all for FREE.   
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    Rocket Robin got a reaction from Robert in CPL inaugural match - #1 attended match for 2019?   
    http://www.logoserver.com/CanadianSL.html 
    now that took all of five minutes.  
    Google searched "North American Soccer Team logos" and there's the selection.  
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    Rocket Robin got a reaction from MtlMario in York 9 2019 launch/offseason thread   
    Details of the February 13th York 9 FC pub night in Richmond Hill.  
    I've got over 30 minutes of sound files.   
    MC Kurt Larson onstage talks to head coach Jim Brennan, players Joseph Di Chiara and Daniel Gogarty, and team president Preben Ganzhorn.  I then have a short interview with Gogarty.  
    http://www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com/reports19/19york058.htm
     
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    Rocket Robin got a reaction from MtlMario in CanPL Opening Game - Group Tickets and Post Game Party   
    I forgot to cross post from the York 9 forum but the number of fans expected to take advantage of the bus ride & ticket offer to Hamilton has swelled from 1000 two weeks ago to 1200 to 1500. 
    Also added at last night's pub night by their marketing man Ben Z is an offer for non-SSH fans for return bus ride plus ticket all for $50.00.               SSH get it all for FREE.   
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    Rocket Robin got a reaction from CDNFootballer in York 9 2019 launch/offseason thread   
    Details of the February 13th York 9 FC pub night in Richmond Hill.  
    I've got over 30 minutes of sound files.   
    MC Kurt Larson onstage talks to head coach Jim Brennan, players Joseph Di Chiara and Daniel Gogarty, and team president Preben Ganzhorn.  I then have a short interview with Gogarty.  
    http://www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com/reports19/19york058.htm
     
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    Rocket Robin got a reaction from maccaliam in CanPL Opening Game - Group Tickets and Post Game Party   
    I forgot to cross post from the York 9 forum but the number of fans expected to take advantage of the bus ride & ticket offer to Hamilton has swelled from 1000 two weeks ago to 1200 to 1500. 
    Also added at last night's pub night by their marketing man Ben Z is an offer for non-SSH fans for return bus ride plus ticket all for $50.00.               SSH get it all for FREE.   
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    Rocket Robin got a reaction from deschamp86 in York 9 2019 launch/offseason thread   
    Details of the February 13th York 9 FC pub night in Richmond Hill.  
    I've got over 30 minutes of sound files.   
    MC Kurt Larson onstage talks to head coach Jim Brennan, players Joseph Di Chiara and Daniel Gogarty, and team president Preben Ganzhorn.  I then have a short interview with Gogarty.  
    http://www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com/reports19/19york058.htm
     
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    Rocket Robin got a reaction from socceronly in CanPL Opening Game - Group Tickets and Post Game Party   
    I forgot to cross post from the York 9 forum but the number of fans expected to take advantage of the bus ride & ticket offer to Hamilton has swelled from 1000 two weeks ago to 1200 to 1500. 
    Also added at last night's pub night by their marketing man Ben Z is an offer for non-SSH fans for return bus ride plus ticket all for $50.00.               SSH get it all for FREE.   
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    Rocket Robin got a reaction from Red and White in CPL inaugural match - #1 attended match for 2019?   
    Revealed at the York 9 FC pub night in Richmond Hill last night about the travelling support is that they are now looking at 1200-1500  (two weeks ago at another pub night when first announced they were planning on 1000).  
    Also announced was an offer that for non-SSH they will be allowed to join the bus ride, ticket in a special section, and ride back for $50.00  
    So that's SSHs  Free        casual fans $50.00   
     
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    Rocket Robin got a reaction from dsqpr in CPL inaugural match - #1 attended match for 2019?   
    Revealed at the York 9 FC pub night in Richmond Hill last night about the travelling support is that they are now looking at 1200-1500  (two weeks ago at another pub night when first announced they were planning on 1000).  
    Also announced was an offer that for non-SSH they will be allowed to join the bus ride, ticket in a special section, and ride back for $50.00  
    So that's SSHs  Free        casual fans $50.00   
     
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    Rocket Robin got a reaction from grande in League Trophy   
    Because of Canada's Gold Cup win in 2000.....The Forrest Cup.  
    Craig Forrest....'was named tournament MVP and Most Valuable Goalkeeper for allowing a mere three goals and stopping two penalties in his side's five games'.  (from Wikipedia) 
    However that could depend on which network gets the CPL TV contract.  
    If not Sportsnet  then no way will that be it's name.  
     
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    Rocket Robin reacted to Keegan in York 9 2019 launch/offseason thread   
    He was officially announced as a signing by his national team coach on Twitter, that’s probably why. 
    York up to 16 players but only 2 internationals.. the team looks solid they’ll be able to put out a USL level squad as of today but I’m hoping they add a few more players that are at the next level.  Thinking Edgar, Gasparotto, Pasher, Cebara as examples.
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    Rocket Robin reacted to Gian-Luca in CPL General   
    From a meritocracy point of view in terms of how well teams have done in the competition, yes I agree. Since the start of the "Champions League" era, only Mexican teams have won the competition but more Canadian teams have made the finals that American teams (despite their being 4 times as many US teams in the competition each year) have. Even reaching the semi-final stage, US teams have done it five times while Canadian teams have done it four times despite being outnumbered 4 to 1 by our neighbours to the south.
    But then Concacaf teams doing better than African and Asian teams at the past few World Cup hasn't really helped us get more World Cup spots, so merit doesn't always have the effect it should. I can understand the argument that having 2 spots with only 4 professional teams (with all due respect to League 1 & AS Blainville) would be seen as somewhat egregious in another perspective.
    But once we get to 11 teams (and hopefully counting), that argument flies out the window IMO and some sort of berth (even if its via a play-off) to get into the Concacaf League shouldn't be hard for the CSA to lobby for. In the town hall I attended last year the CSA guys seemed pretty confident about their chances of a 2nd spot of some kind once the CPL was up and running (that was before the league was officially launched with an actual start date and there were only 2 clubs). So I think after the league starts to play some actual games, we might get word of a 2nd spot via that Concacaf league. Right now the spots in that league are:
    2 clubs from Costa Rica
    2 clubs from El Salvador
    2 clubs from Guatemala
    2 clubs from Honduras
    2 clubs from Nicaragua
    2 clubs from Panama
    1 club from Belize
    2 clubs from the Caribbean Club Championship (runner-up, third place)
    1 club from Caribbean Club Championship Tier 1/2 playoff
    Canada have the same number of spots in Concacaf club play as Belize and fewer than Nicaragua is going to look egregiously unjust once the CPL starts playing games, IMO (unless the league pulls a CPSL and folds in the middle of the first season, but while I may not share the "We're going to be bigger than MLS" cockiness coming out of some quarters, I also don't think the league will fail like the CPSL did. Hopefully it will also last longer (and by that I mean last indefinitely) than the CSL did.
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    Rocket Robin got a reaction from gator in CPL TV Contract   
    I felt they took some shots at the CPL despite really wanting it to succeed...'we're not naysayers'. 
    SC said he wished they played their inaugural game away from the GTA like in Halifax in their stadium in front of '3 or 4 thousand fans'.   He earlier said about Hamilton they won't get anywhere near 24K and will need camera angles that don't make it look empty.  (implying the emptiness would be at that opening game).  
    SC said he was shocked that (CPL) wouldn't have their own spot like Thursday night or Sunday.  (Thursday night?  Now on that night even I'd say it would look like an empty stadium.  I drove to an L1O playoff game in Oakville (only 2/3s of the way to Hamilton) and it took me two hours to make an early weeknight game from a northern suburb in Toronto fighting rush hour traffic.  
    All this mentioned between 29 to 35 minute mark of their 90+ minute podcast.  They did call for our feedback 'especially from fans not from our listening area'.     
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