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    CPL General

    Imagine, Tom Ameobi would be counted as domestic, yet a player born and raised in Canada wouldn't be. That would make sense.
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    CPL General

    😁well, ok.... Can you give an example of a league where this happened in before? No? Because it just wouldn't happen
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    CPL General

    I struggle to see how Justin Springer could be counted as non-domestic, despite being capped by St Kitts and Nevis, he is born and raised in Canada. I would seriously be interested if anyone could give an example of a top tier league which uses eligibility to play for the national team as criteria for domestic status, rather than the fact they are considered a citizen or what not.
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    Players you expect to see in the CPL

    MDJ would really be a coup for the league. Imagine, De Jong and Chung.... Pacific would arguably have the two best left backs in the league. I noticed that Rohan Ricketts was playing in LO1 last season, granted he's 36 now and his best days are way way past him. But considering the level of most signings, could he be worth a punt for a season as a bit-part player somewhere?
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    Canada vs French Guiana Sunday March 24th 2019 in Vancouver

    Canada have some great young potential, especially when coming forward. While there should be enough coming forward, I can't help but think you're still weak at the back, especially in the centre back positions. It should be enough to defeat French Guiana, but against the bigger sides it will show. James hasn't played enough at a good level, Cornelius is young and has potential, but unfulfilled yet. Henry is. Just too injury prone and Edgar has been falling quite a bit in recent seasons. At the very least the full back positions seem solid enough.
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    FC Edmonton launch/2019 offseason thread

    Bring back Paul Hamilton!!
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    Calgary FC launch/2019 offseason thread

    Rodgers and Wright-Philips both had fine records in the pro game in England before signing. It's hard to compare them with Brown. Although, as you said, we shouldn't write Brown off! Hasn't even kicked a ball in Canada yet!
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    Calgary FC launch/2019 offseason thread

    I don't disagree that he seems a perfectly fine signing, in comparison to the signings coming in. It's just a bit of a letdown after the comments. I'm personally more enthused by say a Awuah, Ledgerwood or Haber. As someone who watches quite a bit of semi-pro football in the UK I have seen plenty of former England youth internationals playing in the 6th, 7th and 8th tiers of the game. Maybe it's just a cultural thing. I was just kinda expecting someone with a bit more English professional league experience.
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    Calgary FC launch/2019 offseason thread

    Not quite the big signing, but could have potential. Looks like he was playing in the Czech second division until recently. Journalists covering CanPL are rather big on the hyperbole.
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    Valour FC - Launch / 2019 Pre-Season

    Dylan was at QPR along with Michael Petrasso. I heard from a QPR supporting friend at the time (late 2012 I think) that he had a lot of potential. It didn't work out for him though. The move to Dundee at the time seemed like a good idea and he had a pretty good loan spell with Arbroath, but then it just seemed to fall apart, had a second loan spell with Arbroath, didn't seem the same player by all accounts. Maybe he had personal issues? Im glad to see him reappear, I don't have any knowledge of League Ontario, only just learning about it through here. I hope the CPL will help players like Carreiro reach the potential they had, rather then fade away like tonnes of players who seemed to have something. Whatever happened to Jaime Peters? Saw him at Ipswich at his height against Crystal Palace, played well, really thought he would go on to have an ok career in the game.
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    HFX Wanderers launch/2019 offseason thread

    Just in case anyone was wondering, Cascadia is not an official FIFA recognised nation. Any caps for them do not effect eligibility to play for Canada. Cascadia played in the Conifa world cup tournament put on for disporas, unrecognised nations and regions with some individual identity etc. I'm pretty sure Yorkshire is also a Conifa member.
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    Pacific FC Launch / 2019 off season thread

    Verhoeven is a solid signing with plenty of potential. Pacific seen to slowly becoming a pretty great side with some good moves. Think they will be up there (with York9 ;)!!).
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    CPL Attendances

    I imagine the league will average about 2,500 - 3,000 in its first season. It's probably a big push to imagine League 1 level attendances. But I would love to be proved wrong come the end of 2019!
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    Football Manager 19 - Canadian Megapatch

    Hi, I'm a long time lurker in this board. I have played your league update in 2018 and was excited for a slightly more realistic league update this time, and I have been delighted with it so far. I like that you've knocked down the reputation of clubs and the league this time. Makes it a bit more difficult with signings etc, but I think that's more realistic personally. Anyway, only just a few weeks into a CPL game. I'm managing York9 as I've adopted them as my CPL team. I will happily give you all an update on how I'm doing. But only if you're interested. A little about me.... I have no connection to Canada whatsoever. I'm from South London (the England one!). I have lurked on these boards for several years, I randomly started following Canadian soccer about 5 years ago after taking Canada to the world cup quarter finals on FM13. I'm looking forward to Canada having a top tier football league and hope it's a success I hope I will be able to watch a York9 game live at some point over the next couple years.