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DrummingInMySleep

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    Pacific FC Launch / 2019 off season thread

    Chung is a great first signing. I saw him play several times for WFC2 and he was always a stand out player (especially when tearing up the left side with Davies). I’m hoping they can secure Melvin on a loan from WFC.
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    Metro Vancouver CPL Club

    I think the town centre area of Coquitlam would be a great option for a CPL club. It’s also growing rapidly but I like the positioning with it being within reach of Vancouver, and everything else on the sky train, and just over the Port Mann for anyone driving out from the Valley. Surrey could work as well, but I think Kelowna might actually come first when it comes to BC clubs on the horizon.
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    Pacific FC Launch / 2019 off season thread

    Simon Thomas moved on from the caps a few years back. He may be available for a proper signing.
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    Ottawa CPL Club

    Well, first of all, the CPL has been very clear that they want their owners to be completely independent from MLS so it's not going to happen in any case. But even if they were, follow the logical events. Say WFC buys a CPL club in the Okanagan. From their POV it makes lots of sense for their younger players needing meaningful minutes (or injured vets coming back into match fitness) and certainly wouldn't mess with their market like a Fraser Valley CPL team would. Say they loaned an exciting young player to OFC (or whatever). Since it would be under their control, and that WFC's on and off field success is much more consequential to the owner, they would have them develop according to what's best for WFC and not OFC. Also, you would see loans done in the same manner like an important player for the CPL club being loaned back- or 'called up'- to the big club during the business end of the both MLS and CPL seasons. Would the fans of the Okanagan come to see OFC as THEIR club and grow it's fan base over time or like an AHL hockey team?
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    Ottawa CPL Club

    I agree %100. WFC can loan out 3 or 4 players even to, say, PFC but they will never control their minutes or development like they did with WFC2. CPL will be a fairly low 1st div league but if it always maintains it's independence then it can grow into something more respectable (and comparable to MLS) whereas if it starts as a feeder league, it will be doomed to low attendances and disinterest. Sports fans are keenly aware of when they are watching 'farm teams'
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    Pacific FC Launch / 2019 off season thread

    The rise of soccer in Can/USA is largely because of affordability and festive atmosphere. Sports fans are drawn to check out soccer matches because it’s not nearly as expensive as top 4 sports and, even without being into the game itself, they have a blast in the stands . As long as there is a great atmosphere around the matches, we will never have a hard time selling it to the casual and slowing convert them into appreciating the finer points of the game.
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    Victoria CPL

    C’mon, it’s right off the Goose! I’m sure we can have a ride to the match instead of a march. Maybe some of the players can partake as part of their warm up haha.
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    CPL General

    It’s not that the CPL target audience will be particularly clustered after the World Cup, it’s that EVERYONE an ad could reach, hardcore and soccer curious alike, would be at their most receptive.
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    CPL General

    You might not reach more of your target audience per single ad but if you can probably get say 10 ads after the World Cup than during, which is more effective?
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    CPL General

    As per advertising, I do believe they will get a better bang for their buck just after the World Cup when the general population is as open to soccer as possible and running ads during other sports programming (maybe CBC/CBC news?) is far cheaper.
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    CPL General

    It’s Ottawa for sure IMO. There must be a reason within USL that they can’t announce at this time. FC Edmonton may have had the same issue if the NASL limped on another year. It’s clearly a better business model for any smaller pro Canadian club.
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