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On 1/18/2020 at 5:47 AM, Winnipeg Fury said:

 

Curious why you would view this as negative  ?  Didn't Halifax and Hamilton have supporter groups prior to having a club ?

 

Yup, "plastic" (corporate created "supporters groups") are offensive to me.

From what I have learned it is a real, grassroots supporters creation, so all good.

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On 1/20/2020 at 7:15 PM, narduch said:

Welcome to last week

Last week we were supposed to hear this week. The week before we were supposed to hear last week.

Reading up the thread, there's almost an infinite number of comments about expansion that we'll hear next week.

Presumably, if the league ever does expand, ultimately there will be a sage predicting the week before that there'll be an announcement! :)

#StuckClock

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22 hours ago, nfitz said:

Last week we were supposed to hear this week. The week before we were supposed to hear last week.

Reading up the thread, there's almost an infinite number of comments about expansion that we'll hear next week.

Presumably, if the league ever does expand, ultimately there will be a sage predicting the week before that there'll be an announcement! :)

#StuckClock

Entering the realm of self fulfilling prophecy .... 

With the success this league is generating I imagine it's only a matter of time until the business proposals get completed to a level where an announcement will be made.

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1 hour ago, Lord_Dugglar said:

With the success this league is generating I imagine it's only a matter of time until the business proposals get completed to a level where an announcement will be made.

Maybe next week ... :)

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That would be another huge move for the league.  And from the parent club's perspective it is a good wager.  Quite low operating costs on the bell curve of footy teams, in a new league with a high ceiling, and the possibility of unearthing a few gems (in a still relatively untapped developed country) to help sweeten the deal.

I suspect the recent exploits of Davies has a lot to do with this being an attractive venture for these clubs.   Developing the next Davies or David would basically offset operating costs for 10+ years. 

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The Atletico Madrid and Lyon involvement would be great for the league.  It is stable ownership that is interested in the game, knows what they are getting into and have a good track record of developing players.

To have clubs like Atletico Madrid and Lyon involved as owners legitimizes the league to the average Joe Sportsfan, while the domestic player rules in the CPL prevent any of that legitimacy from being lost as they can't stock their rosters with loan players from their parent club.

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1 minute ago, narduch said:

Olympique would be a good team name. Although I think the IOC wouldn't allow it. 

As for the stadium. Isn't the only real issue with Laval U the playing surface?

I think the bigger concern would be a challenge from the Olympique de Gatineau.

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1 minute ago, narduch said:

Olympique would be a good team name. Although I think the IOC wouldn't allow it. 

As for the stadium. Isn't the only real issue with Laval U the playing surface?

Les Lyons🦁 de Québec     😁

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It seems like a no-brainer that Ligue 1 teams would want teams in Quebec. French Language and foot in the North American Market should make it very attractive to them. That said, I think it's a little hypocritical to not allow the Canadian MLS clubs to do the same thing.

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16 minutes ago, Initial B said:

It seems like a no-brainer that Ligue 1 teams would want teams in Quebec. French Language and foot in the North American Market should make it very attractive to them. That said, I think it's a little hypocritical to not allow the Canadian MLS clubs to do the same thing.

Dealing with a single-entity organization that doesn't conform to the norms of the industry versus dealing with independent clubs is very different.

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25 minutes ago, Initial B said:

That said, I think it's a little hypocritical to not allow the Canadian MLS clubs to do the same thing.

What do they not allow the Canadian MLS teams to do?

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