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    What’s Up Whitecaps EPI:10


    Lots of games to review and talk about in this episode. We start off with the Whitecaps, and their WIN vs Colorado. Then we preview the upcoming game against their Cascadia Rivals— the Portland Timbers. After our Whitecaps talk, we bring you up to date with everything Pacific FC and Canadian Premier League!

    What's Up Whitecaps A weekly podcast that brings you up to date with everything Whitecaps, Canada Soccer, and even hints at other sports around Vancouver. Hosted by Ben Steiner, and Tom Curyer.

    Edited by Rintaran

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    • Has just left the 1. FC Köln coaching ranks: https://fc.de/en/fc-info/news/detailpage/details/mckenna-leaves-fc/
    • Cheering for CPL in every tie.  Would love to see them win against MLS. 
    • Or the camp could be combined at a discounted rate!!! I'm actually okay if this does happen during this time (January) even if its not a FIFA window. Not a lot of leagues are playing during that time. So it'll be beneficial for Canada to build the best squad capable.  It could be beneficial for a lot of players, some returning, and some starting their leagues....Ultimately I don't know, I see it as a good thing for the U23, but it may come at the expense of a camp poutine.  
    • What do you base that comment on?
    • Always fascinated by the Seattle Sounders supporters group. Hopefully we can slowly grow like they did!
    • About this, I have seen a few articles in Spain these last weeks about how they are using rather sophisticated formulas to decide what team plays when in the league, I'll try to find it.  In any case, major leagues the world over have gotten to a high level of analysis in this regard, especially when it comes to tv audiences at home and abroad. This is why La Liga hardly ever plays games simulateously anymore, and has had Friday and Monday matches. Matches are  also starting way earlier, at noon or 1 pm, when in the past only one team did this when in top flight, Rayo Vallecano, being the third team in Madrid. This has to do with Asian markets, mostly, in the effort to compete with EPL which is way ahead.  These odd times, especially Mondays and Fridays, are hated by most fans and hurt gates, but clubs don't overly complain because of the tv money coming in.  This would suggest that similar principles could and will be applied for the CPL. The capacity for analysis is there. But it would have a possible consequence: not releasing a full schedule at the start of the season, but adjusting as you go, which is the way things go in Spain--basically all decisions by Media Pro/Movistar. I personally think that this is fine that apart from certain dates like Canada Day, or a provincial holiday perhaps, no one really cares if their team plays on September 21st or 22nd, until you get to within 5-6 weeks.  If CPL is going to be part of a French cable package next season, you would logically have to look at French schedules, and adjust the CPL scheduling accordingly, for your one weekly match. The problem, of course, is that anything from noon on live in Canada clashes with peak tv times in Europe. So maybe it is recorded filler?
    • Any new club is buying into the security of the 200million MediaPro deal, minus the proportion already doled out this first season.  But any new club may in fact also be helping to ensure the terms of the MediaPro deal, which was not made on the premise of having only 7 teams/markets in the near, mid or far-off future.  So you cannot calculate what they are getting only, you have to calculate how new clubs in CPL actually help guarantee what the existing clubs are benefitting from.
    • FEDEFUTBOL(Costa Rica's FA) President Rodolfo Villalobos says the tournament will be in the USA in January or February 2020. http://www.teletica.com/231482_presidente-de-la-fedefutbol-descarta-que-preolimpico-de-concacaf-se-realice-en-costa-rica It was scheduled to be in Costa Rica in October but no details had been released. CONCACAF gonna CONCACAF!  I now doubt the senior team will play a Camp Poutine...
    • yes the crowd looked very good on one soccer.
    • They also fund feature films and produce documentaries, which is why naming their soccer-specific affiliate is more precise. In any case, I wonder if they are settting up or if they are outsourcing their tech support.  As I posted elsewhere, it is not correct to say they cannot do anything. They could:  -move the cameras to the other side of the pitch, which would lose the vision of stands, but give us benches and beer garden, and reduce the glare while potentially raising the angle. It is a trade off.  -move the platform back 10-15 metres, and put it on a higher crane or support, which would take it out of the line of the electrical lines above and enable similarly improved angles and image. You would only lose the area in front of the benches on that sideline, potentially.  -change game times to reduce the glare at least, as they are filming into the sun on a lot of days with the 3 pm starts. 
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