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ReedOnTheGrand

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    ReedOnTheGrand got a reaction from Greatest Cockney Rip Off in CPL General   
    What makes you think they're waging war? because they won't bend over and kiss MLS team's asses and give them a reach around while they're at it. Also CPL has some CFL owner backing which currently still has larger media reach in Canada than MLS. 
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    ReedOnTheGrand reacted to Zem in CPL General   
    Sorry, I forgot how RGV operated and got confused.
    I don't understand how you think a regular affiliation deal would help the league get off the ground though, normally all it does is provide loan players to the affiliate in return for first choice on players. In the early years I don't think there's any particular reason that would be useful or necessary since teams are likely going to get players on loan from MLS regardless, while a affiliations would make the CPL look minor league.
    EDIT: I think I may not have entirely got what you were trying to say again; if you were arguing for setups like RGV where an independent ownership group owns a team operated by an MLS club, then pretty much echo my original comments, it's still essentially a reserve team masquerading as an independent club and I don't think it suits the image anyone wants for the CPL, besides lowering the level of competition in the league.
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    ReedOnTheGrand got a reaction from dyslexic nam in CPL General   
    The Ottawa Fury agreement is nowhere near the hybrid affiliate deals. Ottawa runs their team independently while a team like Reno has their team partly run by the MLS team. Having a loan agreement(which I don't see lasting that long since Ottawa doesn't play the loanees all that much) is not the same as having your team partly run by a parent team. 
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    ReedOnTheGrand reacted to Kent in CPL General   
    I haven't heard the interview yet, but do we have any indication that CPL is creating a war with MLS teams? Is it just their existence that is grounds for war? It's a league that has nothing to do with MLS with the exception of playing against them in Voyageurs Cup games. The men's league I play in doesn't talk to MLS teams at all, because it has nothing to do with them. Does that mean my men's league is starting a war with MLS? Why does CPL have to bend to the wishes of MLS?
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    ReedOnTheGrand got a reaction from dyslexic nam in CPL General   
    If the realistic level of play(after a couple years I would say) is somewhere between USL/NASL and MLS than farm teams wouldn't provide that quality. It also de-legitimizes the CPL's D1 status by having farm teams. It's worth the extra year wait if the league has only independant clubs.   
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    ReedOnTheGrand reacted to Gordon in CPL General   
    lol- MLS financial and marketing might - good one.
    i am not sure what line of thinking gets us from lack of engagement with MLS to creating a war, but hey, who knows.
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    ReedOnTheGrand got a reaction from MtlMario in CPL General   
    If the realistic level of play(after a couple years I would say) is somewhere between USL/NASL and MLS than farm teams wouldn't provide that quality. It also de-legitimizes the CPL's D1 status by having farm teams. It's worth the extra year wait if the league has only independant clubs.   
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    ReedOnTheGrand reacted to Zem in CPL General   
    That's because "hybrid affiliate teams" are still reserve teams, just with a fancy coat of paint and a seperate administration, just like many teams in the AHL. More importantly however, beacuse they share ownership with MLS teams they wouldn't be eligible to play in the Canadian Championship or in Champions League.
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    ReedOnTheGrand got a reaction from Ansem in CPL General   
    If the realistic level of play(after a couple years I would say) is somewhere between USL/NASL and MLS than farm teams wouldn't provide that quality. It also de-legitimizes the CPL's D1 status by having farm teams. It's worth the extra year wait if the league has only independant clubs.   
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    ReedOnTheGrand reacted to -Hammer- in CPL General   
    It's strikes me as fairly clear why they don't want to engage the MLS clubs. The CPL knows they must not in any shape or form (especially at inception) make it seem this league is going to be a farm league. That means no affiliate agreements, that means no farm squads coming in.
    So realistically, what other reasons would the two have to meet? MLS isn't going to cooperate with marketing of the league. Heck they barely even want to market the V-Cup. As far as I can tell, the only thing to talk about is nomencalture and understanding of player movement between the leagues, but a large degree of that is in FIFA's hands. What else is there to talk about?
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    ReedOnTheGrand got a reaction from Complete Homer in CPL new teams speculation   
    Why did you keep this juicy info from us bb? 
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    ReedOnTheGrand got a reaction from matty in Adam Straith   
    I know bb  P.S. I like the Jeff Rosenstock pic
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    ReedOnTheGrand reacted to Complete Homer in CPL new teams speculation   
    Every time I post another CPL rumour roundup, I check to see where our hits are coming from that day. Mostly Canadian and American, but there's usually dozens of (or even 100+) hits from places like the Carribean, eastern Europe, Malta, etc. I've had the suspicion for a while that players (or their agents) are keeping an eye on things
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    ReedOnTheGrand got a reaction from CDNFootballer in CPL Stadium Thread   
    As long as they can cover the football marking for the games then it's fine. I think 12k is more than enough Capacity for CPL, and the league would be very stupid to not be looking for a Québec ownership group. 
    (BTW like the Franco-Ontarian flag profile picture, makes me think of home)
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    ReedOnTheGrand got a reaction from Ivanovski94 in CPL Stadium Thread   
    As long as they can cover the football marking for the games then it's fine. I think 12k is more than enough Capacity for CPL, and the league would be very stupid to not be looking for a Québec ownership group. 
    (BTW like the Franco-Ontarian flag profile picture, makes me think of home)
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    ReedOnTheGrand got a reaction from ironcub14 in CPL Stadium Thread   
    Look I'm sure it's a fine venue, didn't mean to offend anyone. My best friend who goes to school at UOttawa said the stadium experience wasn't very good so I'm going off that. There's a reason people want nice intimate venues where all the fans are close to the pitch, having large stadiums largely empty is a turn off for a lot of people. 
     
    Modular != pop-up. This is Modular, being built now, http://www.zja.nl/en/page/1562/stadium-fc-dordrechtAnd this is a pop-up 
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    ReedOnTheGrand reacted to ChrisinOrleans in CPL new teams speculation   
    Alright, my first time posting as a Voyageur...
    Since this is about speculation, one of the things that I'd like to add to the discussion are the revenue numbers in Francophone media. Of the cities mentioned, several are below 500k in terms of population, and some have high unemployment rates and crashing slowing economies. However, in French-Canadian markets (or markets where Francophones constitute a major presence), there are some interesting stats regarding media penetration and competition. I posted this to Twitter about three weeks ago.

    These markets all have their own local Radio-Canada affiliate in French (except Kingston, which uses Ottawa's), a population of over 150k and with the exception of Saguenay and St. John's, very strong economies. For example, the current unemployment rate in Québec and Lévis is 5%, lower than the provincial and national average. It also have 8 - 10 major company headquarters in the city. That would make it the biggest and most important market in CanPL to date, if it accepts. 
    The main bonus though would be the media revenue. Radio-Canada has almost no competition for sports coverage, as Québecor (owners of TVA) make you pay separately for TVA Sports, and RDS (French TSN) is not standard on all packages, and does not cover the Impact at all. However, all French speakers, whether online, via TV or through their car's radio antenna, get Radio-Canada. From a major network perspective as well, Radio-Canada is one of the most watched networks in French markets, with much deeper market penetration than the CBC in English. 
    Currently, the CanPL has no penetration in French (literally, they haven't even bothered to translate the site... bèn voyons) and Francophones and french-speakers compose 30% of the country, with a population of around 10-million coast to coast. That's the size of Sweden! This is a market that lacks major sports coverage (TVA Sports shows high school sports, and Ultimate Frisbee as actual, legitimate sporting shows) and is ripe for the entry of some anchor teams in French markets.  
    If Regina is a serious option for the CanPL; I'd like to formally start blustering about three teams in the Québec marketplace; in Québec and Lévis (Stade Telus), Laval and the Rive-Nord (Collège Montmorency) and Gatineau (Parc Ernest-Gaboury - current home of FC Gatineau). Moncton is already here, so I'll skip Stade de Moncton.  
    Each of those cities currently has a PLSQ team, an academy structure, and a stadium, and very little media competition.  
     
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    ReedOnTheGrand reacted to Unnamed Trialist in Samuel Piette (we haven't seen the best of him yet!)   
    Ok, screw it, going to make a prediction, if it's right I am a genius and wrong you'll all forget. 
    Piette to sign for Cultural Leonesa in 2nd div Spain.
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    ReedOnTheGrand reacted to Unnamed Trialist in Samuel Piette (we haven't seen the best of him yet!)   
    I don't know but knowing his current team, I doubt he is making more than 30,000 euros a year right now, or maybe a touch more, say 50,000 CDN. He did have his home paid for, shared with other Izarra players.
    In Spain the minimum salary for 2nd division would be just under 80,000 euros, not sure if they have altered it but two years ago it was 77,500, that would be like 115,00 CDN. Now the question would be if they would sign him for over the minimum, or what the incentives would be. Below a probable MLS salary, but maybe not by a lot.
    I have been scanning webs that list teams, new signings, and those they are interested in, and do not see Sam's name coming up. But really would have to scour team by team and those frigging fan forums...
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    ReedOnTheGrand got a reaction from Unnamed Trialist in CPL Stadium Thread   
    The cemetery plot doesn't have enough space, I don't see why you don't get that.
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    ReedOnTheGrand got a reaction from ironcub14 in CPL Stadium Thread   
    It's tough to compare an ameteur PDL team that plays over football lines, with no advertising for 7 games(at home) a year to what could be the area's only pro team. Also I'm pretty confident that's the high school's field.  
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    ReedOnTheGrand got a reaction from Greatest Cockney Rip Off in CPL Stadium Thread   
    TD place is a nice CFL stadium but watching soccer in a mostly empty stadium isn't most people's ideal game day experience.
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    ReedOnTheGrand got a reaction from BenFisk'sBiggestFan in CPL Division II - Pro/Rel discussion   
    I agree then. If a league has salary caps and such the small teams will hold the big ones from real success.  
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    ReedOnTheGrand got a reaction from DannyFromToronto23 in CPL Stadium Thread   
    TD place is a nice CFL stadium but watching soccer in a mostly empty stadium isn't most people's ideal game day experience.
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    ReedOnTheGrand got a reaction from grasshopper1917 in CPL Stadium Thread   
    TD place is a nice CFL stadium but watching soccer in a mostly empty stadium isn't most people's ideal game day experience.
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