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    *** Important. Due to the wide range of times these games are shown at and unfortunate collisions with local professional teams you MUST check to ensure the bar is open and the game is on. 

    Victoria - Yates Taphouse
    Vancouver - Library Square 
    Calgary - Home & Away
    Edmonton - Urban Tavern
    Saskatoon - Finn's Pub
    Regina - The Lobby
    Winnipeg - Nicolina's 
    Toronto - Duke of Gloucester. 
    Ottawa - Senate Tavern on Bank
    Hamilton - End Zone Pub
    Montreal - Frappe
    Halifax - Niche Lounge
    Waterloo - RIM Park
    Kitchener - Budd Park

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    • Its cart and horse or more so chicken and egg. More exposure through a TV deal means more interest in the brand and likely higher attendance. Much like some players and potential ownerships some potential fans are waiting out to see if the league is for real and sustainable imo.  I think the longer clubs are around and if the on/off field product and matchday experience is there crowds will grow. Likewise the importance of constant outreach in and around the community will earn a following and loyalship.  The league still isnt that visible imo. I know plenty and as recent as last week of sports fans that still had no idea about the league. 
    • I'd like to see Crepeau start. He's really impressed all year in MLS. 
    • Maybe, but Dinamo is by far the most supported there. The big problem from what I've been told over the years is that most people in Zagreb only really take Hajduk Split seriously as an opponent because of the legacy of the old Yugoslav league when it was usually those two as title challengers at the top with Partizan and Red Star from Belgrade with maybe Rijeka and Osijek as other Croatian teams but only as also rans, so big crowds will still show up sometimes for Hajduk or big European competition games but not so many the rest of the time.
    • I think you hit on a great point. Canada is a massive county geographically. Makes travel much more difficult for the clubs financially with expenses. Cant really compare it with European leagues. Also in many of the Euro leagues soccer is the #1 sport and will attract a bunch of corporate investment and media coverage. In Canada our league has virtually no coverage on any of the major sports casts. I think if CPL has aspirations of being a fully pro nationwide league you would need a bare minimum of 4000 a game to even have a kick at the can. The good news is pretty well every club seems to be in reach of a number like this. On the other hand some clubs still have some work to do. Very early days however I think we can say that so far we have a decent base of support especially in Hamilton, Winnipeg and Halifax. The challenge will be to build on what was accomplished this year.  Making adjustments (I think some clubs really need to adjust their pricing) to offset what did not work in year 1 will be critical. All in all I would say the league is off to a decent start - however to make it viable I would say we will have to make improvements and grow the fan base over time if we are being realistic.
    • Yeah its not fair, they have world class soccer and such great culture.  If we compare it to hockey here where we have the culture advantage, the jets will draw 15500, moose will draw 5000, and how many lower league clubs are in WPG??  I'm kind of sick of defering to other countires and slagging canada.  All the jokes about York 9 etc, they are still drawing over 2000.  WPg/Halifax etc are not soccer towns, but they still put more asses in the seats than big name teams from big european divisions with world class players.  
    • What mids do you drop to get him on??  Remember your going to have to fight people, because they want their pet peeve player included in front of Elva.  I have seen calls for Telfer, Borges, Campbell, Shome and Lareya.  Realistically maybe 2 new mids come to camp and maybe they both get into a game.  And against the USA there wont be any experimenting.  
    • To be fair, Zagreb has another two teams in the top tier and 4 or 5 in the second tier. It's not an apples to apples comparison. But attendance wise CPL absolutely deserves to hold its head high.
    • Turkey Ferdi is on the Fenerbahce bench for today’s match with Basaksehir, comes on in the 56th, down a goal Ireland Twarkek starts against Limerick. Wild game here Twardek just scored to make it 6-2, there has also been 4 reds.
    • Remained on the bench, as Perisic, Courtinho and Martinez were the subs. Was hoping for him to come on, but for him being 18 years old, to even make that bench is an accomplishment in itself.
    • WOW, soccer culture vastly superior to ours, churning out world class talent.......and no one actually goes to watch the games.  Zagreb is bigger than WPG, with this great culture, world class players and we blow their doors off in our first season.  I sure feel a lot better about CPL attendance.  Our economics might be sketchy but there is nothing wrong with the support the teams are getting.  
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