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  1. https://canpl.ca/article/wanderers-approaching-sell-outs-as-halifaxs-reputation-entices-fans "Martin revealed the club is “going to get pretty close to sell outs” across the season, with less than 500 single tickets remaining for the club’s first home match against Forge FC on May 4. There are also fewer than 500 season tickets up for grabs, too, and less than 1,000 single-match tickets remaining for matches throughout the rest of the season. It means the Wanderers – who are currently in the Dominican Republic for pre-season training – head into their first season knowing that a strong base of some 5,000 fans will be in attendance week-in, week-out."
  2. m-g-williams

    2019 Attendance

    https://canpl.ca/article/wanderers-approaching-sell-outs-as-halifaxs-reputation-entices-fans "Martin revealed the club is “going to get pretty close to sell outs” across the season, with less than 500 single tickets remaining for the club’s first home match against Forge FC on May 4. There are also fewer than 500 season tickets up for grabs, too, and less than 1,000 single-match tickets remaining for matches throughout the rest of the season. It means the Wanderers – who are currently in the Dominican Republic for pre-season training – head into their first season knowing that a strong base of some 5,000 fans will be in attendance week-in, week-out." Ladies and gentlemen, I dare say that the bar has been set.
  3. So much for proudly wearing my Wanderers home jersey at the inaugural match in Hamilton. I am beyond unimpressed right now.
  4. I'm all for a good laugh, but this really isn't the place for this kind of thing. Can we *not* post stuff like this to needlessly stir the pot and piss people off?
  5. This may be a personal bias, but I wouldn't put a high-school and university catering company in the same league as a national and international airline, the largest and most recognizable restaurant chain in the country, and one of the largest automotive companies in the world. . . . but I do like chicken fingers, so I may need to ponder this.
  6. Ok. So, after a busy night and a hectic morning, a few thoughts: I'm loving the collars. As a fan, I personally prefer kits like this as I can buy one and wear it at times when a polo would otherwise be called for (e.g., golfing). Plus, they just look damn sharp. It's a bit hard to see the subtleties in the designs (Pacific trident, Valour striped texture, HFX citadel pattern, etc.) from the video/some photos, but they high-def photos make them look incredible. Little details like this really help set the league apart from more generic looking kits south of the border. I know we were already aware of the colour palette of the teams, but this just makes me feel even more satisfied with the range. I've already ordered a HFX kit and am *this* close to ordering a Valour one right now. I'm tempted to get a few others, but my credit card might disagree. I know I'll take flak for saying this, but here goes: I am beyond happy that the kits, despite each being unique, are also consistent. Macron logo is in the same size and position on each kit, the numbering/lettering is the same, and the general cut is the same, with some minor variations. In my opinion, it just makes things much cleaner and professional. I love, love, loooooooooooooooooooooove the fact that the Macron logo, the CPL crest and, above all, the club crests are embroidered and embossed. Prior to the Ottawa Fury leaving me permanently disaffected this fall, I had always wanted to buy a kit . . . but I could never bring myself to spend $90+ on a kit that used screenprinting and iron-on badges. It makes the kit look and feel cheap. These are top-quality looking pieces, and I cannot wait to wear mine in Hamilton on 27 Apr. On the kit sponsors, I'm pretty pleased. Tim Hortons, WestJet and VW are huge (though we already knew about the latter), and I really hope this hints at a travel deal with WestJet. Having Macron as a sponsor doesn't much bother me as long as they paid the right price for it, and same for VW having the two teams. I admit I was really puzzled by "One Soccer" (though its logo did strike me as quite sharp/professional). When I learned that it was a start-up streaming service for CPL, I was kind of disappointed as it left me worried that Valour and Edmonton couldn't find adequate sponsors on their own. In hindsight, however, I think it's brilliant. One must have still paid (in some way, shape or form) to be the sponsor, and CPL/CSB seems business savy enough to get the right dollar figure. And in terms of advertising and increasing viewership, this does *exactly* what you need it to. Joe Blow recognizes VW, Tim's and WestJet, has maybe heard of Macron, but has no idea what "One Soccer" is. So, odds are, he Googles it - and then finds out about the streaming service he can sign up for. I would never have thought to integrate streaming advertising into the kits/face of the league, but the more I think about it, the more I think this is pure genius. On that note, I can't tell you how painful it is to see these awesome kits, with (for Canada) pretty damn big, recognizable sponsors, whereas Ottawa is still rinky-dink. Dear *God*, let OSEG get it's head out of it's derrière and switch to the CPL.
  7. Huzzah! Much appreciated, good sir. Now then, in the immortal words of the internet:
  8. I have a few thoughts on the kits (overall very pleased with the designs and the subtleties for each, wish there were greater variety in sponsors), but my big concern is this: why can't I seem to find a link to actually order them? We're 22 days aways from kick-off and I want to be able to order a Wanderers jersey in time to receive it before the inaugural match in Hamilton.
  9. If WestJet unveils itself as the travel sponsor, then I'd say that things will be in damn good shape moving forward.
  10. "So Forge, HFX, York, Pacific, Edmonton, Cavalry, Pacific, HFX, Valour, Forge, Edmonton, York, Valour, Cavalry?" If this is the correct order, I *think* Halifax may have gotten the VW sponsorship. The light blue vertical bar in the middle (bolded in the order above) has the edge of a blue circle on it, which would match the right edge of the VW logo. And with the ticket sales that Halifax has been having so far, I can't say I'd blame VW for making that call!
  11. JDG just confuses me at this point. I was beyond happy when he joined the Fury as a player, and thrilled to see him stay on in a management role. But his outright hostility toward the CPL is something I just can't wrap my head around, especially for Captain Canuck here who's the most-capped senior MNT player in Canadian history. You'd think he'd be the CPL's biggest cheerleader. And now he finally *is* starting to say positive things about the league after the all the vitriol he's been spouting for the last six months? I had a lot of respect for this man previously, and I still recognize that what he's done for the sport in this country is incredible. But nowadays, I just can't take him or anything he says seriously.
  12. I'm honestly not so sure of that. The Wanderers were beyond lucky that to gain access to such a prime location, close to downtown and within stumbling distance of countless pubs and restaurants. You could theoretically build a pop-up at Lebreton Flats, but the redevelopment of that area is years away now thanks to the whole Rendez-Vous Lebreton debacle. Other than that, there really aren't any prime, undeveloped locations (that I'm aware of) where you could build a pop-up that would work. There's always RCGT stadium, but playing out of a baseball stadium kind of sends the wrong signal. The only other option I could see would be to go the York 9 route and pay for significant upgrades to either Carleton or UOttawa's stadium. The locations aren't the greatest though, and it would still come off as rinky-dink compared to what the Fury have at Lansdowne. When you're trying to sell yourself as Tier 1 but play in a facility that's clearly second-rate . . . I just don't see it working for either team.
  13. It's a bit trickier when the best dancer, despite acting like a dick, also has an exclusive lock on the best dance floor. Nothing else is going to come close, so everyone is going to lose.
  14. As pissed off at I am with OSEG and the Fury front office for their decision to not join the CPL, this leaves me feeling even worse. Pro soccer is only going to work in Ottawa and work well when everyone is rowing in the same direction. Having two teams compete for a limited pool of fans and corporate dollars (especially when one has a clear advantage in terms of ownership group, facilities, existing branding/name recognition, etc.) is just going to see each team struggle when there should only be one team, which would succeed. OSEG and the Fury front office need to get their heads of their collective derrières and switch to the CPL to avoid all this nonsense.
  15. m-g-williams

    CPL General

    Joking about people not having regular access to something as basic and necessary as food isn't funny. It's sick. The fact that someone has to point that out to you is possibly even more sick. If you want to go down that rabbit hole, I'm sure there are other places on the internet where that kind of talk is welcome. But I really don't think you've found your audience here, buddy.
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