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Without revisiting two long threads in detail, can somebody write a few sentences summarizing the Fury's issues? First, I heard CPL was too low budget. Then I heard it was too high budget. Aren't these owners CFL buddies of Bob Young and WFC? It seems like the silliest fued ever. Bury the ******* hatchet already and let them in for whatever buy-in they would have had last year. Oh yeah, and 🔥 that Muppet de Guzman. Never thought Julian would be my most hated de Guzman.

 

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1 minute ago, youllneverwalkalone said:

Without revisiting two long threads in detail, can somebody write a few sentences summarizing the Fury's issues? First, I heard CPL was too low budget. Then I heard it was too high budget. Aren't these owners CFL buddies of Bob Young and WFC? It seems like the silliest fued ever. Bury the ******* hatchet already and let them in for whatever buy-in they would have had last year. Oh yeah, and 🔥 that Muppet de Guzman. Never thought Julian would be my most hated de Guzman.

 

My synopsis, in no way 100% accurate, but what I’ve gathered;

- Fury thought the quality would be too low for what their customers wanted

- Fury thought their wages would be too high despite CPL concessions on roster regs  

- Fury may have had reservations about paying more league entry fees

- Fury had concerns about the viability of the league 

- everyone said they would keep talking but that hasn’t happened, apparently no dialogue since last summer

- a bunch of Fury staff and mouth pieces ran their mouth about the CPL

The OSEG partners are 3 of the largest developers in eastern Ontario, Jeff Hunt and John Pugh. Hunt runs the sports side of the business with Pugh, a CSA board member, is the head of the Fury. The bulk of the long term revenue for the org will come from the development around the stadium which is why the money guys are in. None have a long standing relationship with the CFL as they all came in with the RedBlacks. 

The developers and Hunt all seem like reasonable guys, it’s Pugh who seems to have had a few confrontations in the past but who knows what the reasoning is.

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1 hour ago, youllneverwalkalone said:

Without revisiting two long threads in detail, can somebody write a few sentences summarizing the Fury's issues? First, I heard CPL was too low budget. Then I heard it was too high budget. Aren't these owners CFL buddies of Bob Young and WFC? It seems like the silliest fued ever. Bury the ******* hatchet already and let them in for whatever buy-in they would have had last year. Oh yeah, and 🔥 that Muppet de Guzman. Never thought Julian would be my most hated de Guzman.

 

Its sad.  I really hope the things about him are exaggerated or just plain false.  A guy like that should be involved in the league, and could do a ton for it, like Bunbury or Friend/Simpson etc.  Although it seems like everyone dislikes Jim Brennan for some reason, so what do i know?  

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4 hours ago, BuzzAndSting said:

- Fury thought their wages would be too high despite CPL concessions on roster regs  

For the sake of clarity, the concern was that CanPL's salary cap was going to be too low for the Fury to be able to keep the Canadian heavy roster that they had assembled.

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7 hours ago, Ozzie_the_parrot said:

For the sake of clarity, the concern was that CanPL's salary cap was going to be too low for the Fury to be able to keep the Canadian heavy roster that they had assembled.

Soooo they thought their wages would be too high. Thanks.

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8 hours ago, Ozzie_the_parrot said:

For the sake of clarity, the concern was that CanPL's salary cap was going to be too low for the Fury to be able to keep the Canadian heavy roster that they had assembled.

But then they dumped a good chunk of those players too.

The Fury didn’t see the big picture with the CSB though.

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4 minutes ago, baulderdash77 said:

...The Fury didn’t see the big picture with the CSB though.

A lot depends on how much they get from USL expansion and exit fees on whether they did something silly from a financial standpoint in the short to medium term.

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5 minutes ago, Ozzie_the_parrot said:

A lot depends on how much they get from USL expansion and exit fees on whether they did something silly from a financial standpoint in the short to medium term.

They get nothing from expansion from what I heard.

Also, a alot about salary claims were made by mouthpieces on social medias. So take it with a grain of salt. The league was willing to let them play as is. 

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2 minutes ago, Ozzie_the_parrot said:

...for one season only on that last bit according to what was tweeted from sources close to their front office.

They aren't official sources. The point of my argument... also, they ended up purging their locker room regardless so the salary/roster rule excuse doesn't stick anymore

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So both stadiums featured ad boards for El Jimador along with the big names we already new. And each match featured the “El Jimador Shot of the Match.” Obviously a big league partnership that hasn’t been announced.

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Ian Allison needs to get it together or hopefully they bring in someone else to run the soccer operations side

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On the CPL website, the match recaps show a highlights button, but then none appear.  Is this something I need to sign up for?  Or does my computer suck?  Am I missing something here?

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Is it me or is there no Canadian television. That shows the highlights of talks about the CPL I am watching sports net, and TSN and they don’t mention the league or games at all?

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4 hours ago, RJB said:

On the CPL website, the match recaps show a highlights button, but then none appear.  Is this something I need to sign up for?  Or does my computer suck?  Am I missing something here?

Think the issue is probably that onesoccer are quite slow putting them together. I tend to check the league's youtube page for them and it takes a while.

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7 hours ago, Alex D said:

Dont they draw more people than this for the Horses at Spruce Meadows? How was there so many issues?

 

Think the issues comes from he horses being an all day event. People come and go at random times. Today everyone showed up in that same time frame. You would think with their experience in putting on events they could have predicted this however.

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So far all matches have started at their announced start times, or in the case of Halifax yesterday, a few minutes early! I know at IGF yesterday fans were still filing in well after kick-off. I think it will take some time for fans, especially casuals, to unlearn the North American way when a 7pm start really means 7:08, and the like, as is common in other sports.

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13 hours ago, Big_M said:
Ian Allison needs to get it together or hopefully they bring in someone else to run the soccer operations side

This, combined with the remote location and the sky-high ticket prices, really has me concerned for the future of the Calgary franchise.

I hate to be that "sky is falling" guy after game one, but holy **** they need to get it together.

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On 5/4/2019 at 11:01 AM, BuzzAndSting said:

Soooo they thought their wages would be too high. Thanks.

That's what their internal people alluded to but most likely bull ****.

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40 minutes ago, jonovision said:

So far all matches have started at their announced start times, or in the case of Halifax yesterday, a few minutes early! I know at IGF yesterday fans were still filing in well after kick-off. I think it will take some time for fans, especially casuals, to unlearn the North American way when a 7pm start really means 7:08, and the like, as is common in other sports.

True, but oddly One Soccer screwed up the starting time for the Valour home debut, putting it at 2 am continental Europe (it is still that way on the schedule). Even taking into account Atlantic time zone it makes no sense to be 2 hours wrong. 

I really did not need to see it anyways, I watched the finale of the second season of Trapped, the Icelandic series (which I highly recommend!!).

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The man is going above and beyond to promote CPL at Sportsnet while TSN are silent and French media minus CBC French are feeding us ******** excuses for not covering the league

We must follow John Molinaro on Twitter, like his CPL tweets, Retweet them and comment + thanking him

If his articles and tweets gets low hits, that's bad 

 

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