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Stouffvillain

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    Ottawa CPL Club

    That's the internet for you. I haven't seen it mentioned here yet but who do people think would put a team/stadium in Ottawa if not OSEG?
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    CPL TV Contract

    Unless you have some inside knowledge I wouldn't say that TSN/SN weren't interested before. They weren't interested in a 10 year deal yes but this allows them to get the product with significantly less risk.
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    Ottawa CPL Club

    The CPL has been too buddy, buddy with each other to my liking. While I don't like anything about the way the Fury has handled any of part of this situation, I do like that there is a clear "villain" in Canadian soccer right now. I hope the Fury are on the receiving end of a drubbing at the hands of the CPL this summer.
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    CPL TV Contract

    I understand where some of the concern comes from. The league is locked in for a long time, at a set rate, with no further say in how their product gets distributed. The positives outweigh the negatives though. The league has partnered with a big time media player with experience producing high quality video. Mediapro wouldn't get involved for that length of time, for that much money and not have the growth/exposure of the league as a priority. Since Mediapro will be taking responsibility for all production costs any other distributor (say TSN/SN etc.) would only have to pay the fee to show the games. In theory they would also be able to buy as much or a little as they want. TSN/SN may only be interested in a game a week right now, this deal in theory, gives them more flexibility that way. Bell/Rogers would now be in negotiations with Mediapro who could pursue other legitimate avenues, rather than a newbie league trying to get a foothold. The bottom line is that the deal means that the league will be around in 10 years. As many on-lookers were worried about the viability over the first few years, if you could guarantee the first 10 years to owners and fans a year ago I don't think anyone turns that down.
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    CPL General

    Would've had more viewers if it was in the Tokyo Dome.
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    CPL General

    DAZN has it's advantages but the platform doesn't lend itself to growth of the league. Biggest worry would be that CPL is then completely ignored by the big sports networks in Canada. Or worse they would give the league the same treatment Sportsnet gives the CFL.
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    York 9 2019 launch/offseason thread

    Thanks Robin. Disappointing to hear that the first home game won't be until the V-Cup game. At the same time hopefully you win that game against the semi-pro team and have your first game in front of your home fans as a win.
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    Ottawa CPL Club

    Every anti-CPL comment out of the Fury seems to come from or is reported to come from JDG. JDG doesn't have the greatest reputation could it be that OSEG is more willing to be civil on this matter?
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    York 9 2019 launch/offseason thread

    Any idea who the 3 municipalities are that they are in "advanced discussions" with regards to the stadium? Richmond Hill was mentioned. I would assume the others are Vaughan and Markham?
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    York 9 2019 launch/offseason thread

    My favourite part is when Jimmy tells the crowd about Di Chiara's car getting stuck and he made his girlfriend push.
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    Canadian Premier League joins CONCACAF League

    Am I the only one that isn't thrilled about a 28 game season in year one? Isn't it a bit much to see the same team 4 or 5 times in one season? Add in the climate we have which limits the time in which the season can be played, a 2 legged V-Cup, international breaks (though CPL could probably play through them this year) and now CL. I think that you are right that three game weeks may be a regular thing that no one really wants.
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    CPL new teams speculation

    Your example of the CHL is a good one as it shows that the idea, while not mainstream, is not foreign to sports fans in Canada. England is a great example where all of the semi-pro leagues funnel into the National League. Nation League National League North ----- National League South Northern Premier League ----- Southern Premier League ----- Isthmian League Below here there are 3 or 4 levels as well that feed into the leagues above. The CPL could easily mimic that if the demand and ownership is there. CPL CPL2 West ---- CPL2 East Provincial leagues such as L1O and PSQL
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    Will the CPL have a Chivas?

    This would be a really cool idea. A Chivas or Atletic Bilbao (to take it a little bit further) could be successful, on-field, in a league that has come out and said it is about developing domestic players. It wouldn't be that much more of a stretch for clubs to take that on. The way that Jim Brennan always talks about York having it's own identity from Toronto, I think York could have been that club. Having 9 municipalities, with large populations and their proximity to the most populous city in the country there would be enough prospects.
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    York 9 2019 launch/offseason thread

    I didn't know anything about the guy other than he was a 1st year player out of York which was provided at the time of the CPL draft. It appears (according to wikipedia) that he made 9 appearances over 3 years in Greece. I'm sure being in that environment was beneficial to him. Thank you both for correcting me.
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    York 9 2019 launch/offseason thread

    I don't think Zambazis is going to sign. I think he's the kind of USports player that the CPL draft is intended to help. Get him in a professional environment and give him a taste of the next level. Unless he really shines in pre-season that the coaching staff think that he is going to get significant playing time I can't see him being offered a contract. The most important thing for his development is playing time it is hard to see how he can get enough time with the midfielders already announced. Hope he proves me wrong and turns out to be a can't miss player though. I'm curious as to why you included "successful" trialists as Y9 players. Do you have some inside info?
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