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3 minutes ago, Rintaran said:

Huh...  This image comes through with the Pickering location, but the original post and all the quotes of it are showing Dlive Inc. at 19450 Stevens Creek Blvd #100 in Cupertino, California on my screen...  Weird error.

Thanks for this new post though. It looks proper.

Very odd.

If you haven't checked out the planned development it's very impressive. A casino, two hotels, a 2500 seat theater and tens of thousands of square feet of retail and restaurants. The first phases, the casino, one hotel and the theater are all set to open in 2020.

http://dlive.ca/

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1 hour ago, BuzzAndSting said:

 

Worse has come to worst.

I'm so disappointed and disillusioned as a soccer and CPL fan in Ottawa. I was holding out hope that fences could be mended and that the Fury would move next year or at most the year after. With this it seems at CPL franchise in my city is more of a long term prospect.

It's only some dude on twitter saying this. The league's commissioner is on record as saying the following:

https://ottawacitizen.com/sports/soccer/is-ottawas-pro-soccer-future-with-the-canadian-premier-league

“Then, if things change and Ottawa wants to be part of it, that’s great. If not, at one point we’ll have to decide what we want to do about Ottawa. I started off by saying the people of Ottawa deserve to have a team in the Canadian Premier League. It’s Canada’s professional league. I can’t … I don’t see a world where a team from Ottawa is not playing in that league.

 

 

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All these arguments about Fury attendance, their supporters group, their fan vibe--in a few weeks of CPL we've seen a certain inconsistency, and not exactly enthusiastic full houses either.

We are building in fits and starts and the CPL is not exactly an overwhelming success. It is up and running, that is enough. I'd give it a B+ so far.

So the argument that Fury is somehow paying dearly for their take on things and bad blood towards CPL is not really true. More like a bit tendentious.

CPL had better focus on its franchises, and the league needs to continue to shepherd clubs better, in pretty well everything, to improve details in logistics, pricing, fan services, stadium conditions and amenities. Work on reffing, and work with media. 

It just sort of irks me that people want to create a dichotomy between Fury and CPL, when they are actually going through similar dynamics trying to build markets and consolidate support in wavering times. 

Edit: I do agree that Fury ownership behaved so badly towards the CPL that they should be shut out, at least for the upcoming years, and the league needs to work diligently on building where it is really wanted and growth will be sustainable. I love the fact there is enthusiasm for Québec right now.

Edited by Unnamed Trialist

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31 minutes ago, BuzzAndSting said:

Very odd.

If you haven't checked out the planned development it's very impressive. A casino, two hotels, a 2500 seat theater and tens of thousands of square feet of retail and restaurants. The first phases, the casino, one hotel and the theater are all set to open in 2020.

http://dlive.ca/

That website looks like an open invitation to organised crime and a permanent population of sex workers. 

I am commenting on the overall look, sort of whorehouse chic. I don't know why they think that to sell a major development they have to go for crass styling.

They might want to take their lead from BC Place and put the football pitch half under the casino, so you can go from one to the other without breaking a stilleto. 

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17 hours ago, Rintaran said:

Really? In California?

I think you may need to check your map...

 

Edit for those confused: Further down we discover it's only showing a strange location (19450 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino CA) to me. We have no idea why.

Even weirder on my computer.  Believe me, there's no room for a stadium there.

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12 hours ago, BuzzAndSting said:

"CPL is growing faster than ever expected with new clubs rumoured in Tokyo and California!"

An away day from Halifax to Victoria suddenly seems like a piece of cake.

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20 minutes ago, baulderdash77 said:

 

Alex Bunbury making announcement on Quebec City and Montreal before the end of this month!

Does an announcement consist of sitting on a couch saying a few bland things terminated with some monosyllabic high school French or will it amount to something a bit more substantial this time? The obvious question beyond that would be why Alex Bunbury would be the one making an announcement about Quebec City when his focus previously has only been on Laval? If anything, that suggests there is no clear would be lead investor there yet and this is still more about trying to smoke one out than anything else. Saskatoon appears to have a lot more steak than any of this, but understandable why the league needs to be seen to be prioritizing Quebec where team #8 is concerned. The optics of not having a Quebec team next would not be good.

Edited by Ozzie_the_parrot

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I did neither of those things. I was skeptical that the league would start with 8 teams and so it has proved. I have consistently argued that a high budget approach would doom the league in an NASL sort of way and have hence been happy to see that a relatively low budget approach has been adopted instead.

Edited by Ozzie_the_parrot

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Ok I'll rephrase, continue shitting on Bunbury and whatever they are cooking up in Quebec.  And next year, or 2021 when a Quebec team is in the CPL you can spout some sort of revisionist history.  

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You are the one who is engaging in revisionist history. I have consistently been proven correct on here that things have not been as far advanced or anything like as high budget as some people have tried to claim or have advocated. The eight team high budget CFL type league that was being peddled for years on here never happened and something a lot more sensible aimed at markets as small as Barrie or Kelowna seems to be happening instead. I would not be surprised if there's a team somewhere in the province of Quebec by 2021. It's next year that looks like a stretch at this point. Hopefully, if that is the case the Quebec angle doesn't slow down entry elsewhere in cities like Saskatoon where there are much more obvious signs of progress and viable stadium solutions.

Edited by Ozzie_the_parrot

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Do you think your fooling anyone? Your constant waves of negative comments turned off many fine productive posters on here.  You are still doing it.  Shitting on Bunbury when he is working hard to get a team in Quebec.  WHY??  Who are the other people trying to bring CPL to Quebec?

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There is nothing wrong with trying to smoke out a suitable lead investor, so I am not shitting on Bunbury. Meanwhile in Saskatoon there actually is a known lead investor, a known stadium solution and a team that is playing a series of games in apparent preparation for a franchise launch. I've been posting plenty of positive stuff on here about that in recent weeks.

Edited by Ozzie_the_parrot

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1 hour ago, Bison44 said:

Ok I'll rephrase, continue shitting on Bunbury and whatever they are cooking up in Quebec.  And next year, or 2021 when  Quebec teams are in the CPL you can spout some sort of revisionist history.  

FYP

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Re: Announcement from Alex this month To paraphrase the Cooper Brothers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deii6ucJQzQ   

I'll know it when I hear an official announcement (as it has been delayed several times) from Alex.

Before anyone gets up in arms here, I WANT to see a CPL team in Quebec and I WANT them to succeed.

Even Alex has admitted that Quebec could support 2 to 3 teams maximum in CPL.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Ozzie_the_parrot said:

You are the one who is engaging in revisionist history. I have consistently been proven correct on here that things have not been as far advanced or anything like as high budget as some people have tried to claim or have advocated. The eight team high budget CFL type league that was being peddled for years on here never happened and something a lot more sensible aimed at markets as small as Barrie or Kelowna seems to be happening instead. I would not be surprised if there's a team somewhere in the province of Quebec by 2021. It's next year that looks like a stretch at this point. Hopefully, if that is the case the Quebec angle doesn't slow down entry elsewhere in cities like Saskatoon where there are much more obvious signs of progress and viable stadium solutions.

I couldn’t get through the second sentence.

 

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3 hours ago, baulderdash77 said:

 

Alex Bunbury making announcement on Quebec City and Montreal before the end of this month!

Let's be clear though, "making an announcement" could very well be something as simple as "I'm open to working with investors in both Laval AND Quebec City should they present themselves"

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29 minutes ago, BuzzAndSting said:

I couldn’t get through the second sentence.

 

Yep...the self congratulatory tangent he's on now is almost as bad as the negative angle replies to most posts on here. Still the biggest douchebag on here in my eyes...and I'm guessing others but I don't want to speak for them.  

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