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8 minutes ago, lazlo_80 said:

It's my understanding (and I could be wrong) C-Sum will now handle all media rights for National team events. The rights of a world cup in Canada with the national team in the big tourney versus a world cup in morocco in a weird time zone without the Canadian team is a major difference.

So C-SUM would flip the TV rights to a local broadcaster? I'm just reading an article that this was the origin of SUM (although they ultimately lost money:

https://www.si.com/soccer/2018/01/25/sum-soccer-united-marketing-garber-gulati-carter

 

 

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10 minutes ago, youllneverwalkalone said:

So C-SUM would flip the TV rights to a local broadcaster? I'm just reading an article that this was the origin of SUM (although they ultimately lost money:

https://www.si.com/soccer/2018/01/25/sum-soccer-united-marketing-garber-gulati-carter

 

 

Correct. If it functions like SUM and Traffic do, they sell the rights to broadcasters...and you'll get more aggressive bids from broadcasters if Canada is in the world cup and games will be on at prime time slots.

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^ I'm excited to finally have an announcement for an official team, but I keep whispering this to myself in the hope it helps: 

Please don't call them Founders, Please don't call them Founders, Please don't call them Founders, Please don't call them Founders, Please don't call them Founders, Please don't call them Founders, Please don't call them Founders, .....

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How many teams in total did Clanachan stated during the start of his interview? Can someone give a brief summary? If I heard him correctly, did he say 10 in total?  

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2 hours ago, maccaliam said:

^ I'm excited to finally have an announcement for an official team, but I keep whispering this to myself in the hope it helps: 

Please don't call them Founders, Please don't call them Founders, Please don't call them Founders, Please don't call them Founders, Please don't call them Founders, Please don't call them Founders, Please don't call them Founders, .....

I have been ok with the names of the revealed clubs so far, I don't like Founders either, if it happens I'll still be a big supporter though!

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9 hours ago, lazlo_80 said:

...With all the owners in the CPL also being owners in C-SUM they were all literally just handed tens of millions of dollars today with the World Cup going to the United bid...

Tens of millions might be overstating things a bit given CSB would only be getting something along the lines of a 10% agent's fee, but it would still be substantial as long as the CMNT gets to be an automatic qualifier. Should happen in a 48 team format but I think that won't be confirmed for another two years. The other potential gold mine is what happens to the legacy fund left by World Cup profits. The USSF used the 1994 fund to help launch MLS. I suspect the CanPL owners will be anticipating similar generosity on the part of the CSA.

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7 hours ago, Ansem said:

Good to see they are learning from some of the mistakes the original CSL made. A draft mechanism is essential to avoid the emergence of another dominant Vancouver 86ers that kills off interest in other cities by being too dominant.

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6 hours ago, gator said:

I have been ok with the names of the revealed clubs so far, I don't like Founders either, if it happens I'll still be a big supporter though!

I have been fine with the other names, but Founders really stands out as one im really unimpressed with. 

But as you say, of course no matter the name I will support - plus I am excited to introduce my son to the live game day experience too. Living in Grimsby, the commute to THF with a 4 year old means we will attend far more than we would have ever gone to TFC. 

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Keep pounding the Founders name.  I don't think it's set in stone (er steel rather).

At some point though we really need to switch gears and quit complaining.

Complain when your grandchildren have season tickets.   

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If you listen carefully to David Clanachan's recent interview with TSN 1150, he hints that 7 teams will be announced with ONE he's holding back, which means that the CPL will kick start with 8-teams. No mention of a 10-team league (I could be wrong). I'm thinking that one of those teams could either be Ottawa or Quebec City. This means that one of these cities may not part of the CPL until 2020.

I could be wrong...Please listen to the interview again.

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DC on AM650 https://www.sportsnet.ca/650/on-point/will-cpl-talent-pathway-lift-canada-another-world-cup/

-General talk on World Cup will mean for young players and the CPL

-Lots of the usual CPL media lines and stats

-WC helps the league by dialing up the intensity and interest in pro soccer.

-Looks like they’ll be in Vancouver Island, working on a couple of other BC teams, no timeline

-Will go back to announcements shortly after the WC

-When asked if would avoid Vancouver proper and go in suburbs like York 9, commended the MLS teams but said the league believes the cities can handle more than one club. 

-Asked about media, mentioned both traditional and non-traditional methods but nothing specific. Although speaking about hypotheticals sounded like it would be a mix 

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21 minutes ago, PJSweet said:

If you listen carefully to David Clanachan's recent interview with TSN 1150, he hints that 7 teams will be announced with ONE he's holding back, which means that the CPL will kick start with 8-teams. No mention of a 10-team league (I could be wrong). I'm thinking that one of those teams could either be Ottawa or Quebec City. This means that one of these cities may not part of the CPL until 2020.

I could be wrong...Please listen to the interview again.

On it, give me 20 minutes lol

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DC on AM 1150 https://www.tsn.ca/radio/hamilton-1150/clanahan-you-re-going-to-see-soccer-really-find-its-stide-in-canada-1.1112014

-7 teams announced, 1 they are working on but haven’t announced, 3 clubs they have to get the identity out there (Vancouver Island, Hamilton and mystery team)

-CPL will capitalize, players are training harder since CPL announcement at lower levels and assumes will increase even more with 2026.  The soccer infrastructure benefit

-Talked over the importance of partnership with CSA, part of the original “strat plan” for the league

-Next for CPL, not competing with WC, finish announcing the teams identities, coaches and players through the summer.  Talked about starting a league from scratch and said 8-10 teams but “circling around 8”

-Rosters-number of different ways they’re looking at. Combination of draft, as well as protecting players from a certain region.  Wants to ensure the competition on the field is at the highest level

-Hamilton is announced second week of July, right out of the WC

-Put over how the marketing team and local supporters worked together to create the team identities and how they’ve been embraced by the local communities

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43 minutes ago, PJSweet said:

If you listen carefully to David Clanachan's recent interview with TSN 1150, he hints that 7 teams will be announced with ONE he's holding back, which means that the CPL will kick start with 8-teams. No mention of a 10-team league (I could be wrong). I'm thinking that one of those teams could either be Ottawa or Quebec City. This means that one of these cities may not part of the CPL until 2020.

I could be wrong...Please listen to the interview again.

He said 8 originally, near the end he said 8-10, but they are "circling around 8".  So in my opinion basically Vancouver Island,  Hamilton and the mystery team, while leaving the door slightly open for up to another possible 2 but most likely not 

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5 minutes ago, Rheo said:

DC on AM 1150 https://www.tsn.ca/radio/hamilton-1150/clanahan-you-re-going-to-see-soccer-really-find-its-stide-in-canada-1.1112014

-7 teams announced, 1 they are working on but haven’t announced, 3 clubs they have to get the identity out there (Vancouver Island, Hamilton and mystery team)

-CPL will capitalize, players are training harder since CPL announcement at lower levels and assumes will increase even more with 2026.  The soccer infrastructure benefit

-Talked over the importance of partnership with CSA, part of the original “strat plan” for the league

-Next for CPL, not competing with WC, finish announcing the teams identities, coaches and players through the summer.  Talked about starting a league from scratch and said 8-10 teams but “circling around 8”

-Rosters-number of different ways they’re looking at. Combination of draft, as well as protecting players from a certain region.  Wants to ensure the competition on the field is at the highest level

-Hamilton is announced second week of July, right out of the WC

-Put over how the marketing team and local supporters worked together to create the team identities and how they’ve been embraced by the local communities

Do you get a gut feeling that the 8th "mystery" team that Clanachan is holding back could be Ottawa or Quebec City?

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4 minutes ago, PJSweet said:

Do you get a gut feeling that the 8th "mystery" team that Clanachan is holding back could be Ottawa or Quebec City?

Not from anything he said.  No hints at all that I picked up.

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5 minutes ago, yellowsweatygorilla said:

What does region protection mean? Youth catchment areas like with MLS?

Lately they've been big in pushing the idea of local heroes for the clubs when doing media and launch events.  Making it more and more a part of the League narrative   They haven't said anything concrete more than what I recapped.

I'm just guessing here, but in the early days of the league at least, teams will have the option to claim a certain number guys that either played or were born in their area. 

I'm guessing early days because they have said previously that they want to be a traditional system with free movement but the need to make sure the league is established will have them using this and the draft he mentioned for the first few seasons

Also let me repeat, this is just my guess based on what League officials have said now and in the past.  Just a theory.

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16 minutes ago, yellowsweatygorilla said:

What does region protection mean? Youth catchment areas like with MLS?

Suspect it will be some variant of the Home Grown Player concept that MLS has, maybe with less of a residential academy component given how expensive that is. From a CSA standpoint having things set up from the outset so there is an incentive to develop your own players by working with local youth clubs rather than simply importing lots of marginal talents from overseas to fill out a roster would be a good move.

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2 hours ago, admin said:

Keep pounding the Founders name.  I don't think it's set in stone (er steel rather).

At some point though we really need to switch gears and quit complaining.

Complain when your grandchildren have season tickets.   

My plan is to complain about the Founders name until it's announced, at which point I will tell everyone that FOUNDERS IS THE BEST NAME POSSIBLE AND ALL OTHER NAMES ARE GARBAGE.

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2 hours ago, PJSweet said:

Do you get a gut feeling that the 8th "mystery" team that Clanachan is holding back could be Ottawa or Quebec City?

There's two options that I see as to why they'd hold back an announcement:

1) The team is ready to go but it's not in the league/team's interest to announce right now.  This could either be to generate hype later on, or to not interfere with an ongoing season.  The obvious example here would be OFFC.

2) The team is not ready to go, but they're working on it and expect it to be ready for next season.  This would be an ambitious expectation considering the delays we've seen so far.  This option would imply a team starting from scratch, ie. QC.

If it were option 2, and team #8 were up in the air, I expect we'd be hearing about a 7-8 team launch.  Considering that most comments seem to be about a "minimum 8 team launch" - implying that team #8 is ready to go but just not announced - I'd lean far more towards option 1.

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