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56 minutes ago, Ansem said:

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 

 

This x1000

Share all of his articles on social media wherever you can.  The web hits make a big difference on content decisions

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6 hours 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.

I don't understand the CPLs reasoning behind this. It is not like they have strict television time commitments to stick to. What is wrong with allowing that 5-8 minute buffer?

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Volkswagon player ranking is out. Similar to the MLS Audi index.

PREMIER PERFORMER PRESENTED BY VOLKSWAGEN

RANK PLAYER CLUB POINTS (Avg./match)
1 Hendrik Starostzik  Pacific FC  96.26
2  Ryan Telfer  York9 FC  89.02
3  Amer Didic  FC Edmonton  88.88
4  Mele Temguia  FC Edmonton  86.22
5  Michael Petrasso  Valour FC  86.06
6 Joel Waterman  Cavalry FC  85.41
7  Luis Alberto Perea  HFX Wanderers FC  85.06
8  Ramon Soria  FC Edmonton  84.88
9  Nathan Ingham  York9 FC  84.38
10  Jordan Brown  Cavalry FC  83.95
11 Kwame Awuah  Forge FC  83.35
12 Kadell Thomas Forge FC  82.61
13 Dominick Zator Cavalry FC  82.39
14 Blake Smith Pacific FC  82.26
15 Nik Ledgerwood Cavalry FC  81.84
16 Elijah Adekugbe Cavalry FC  80.18
17 Kareem Moses FC Edmonton  79.19
18 Oumar Diouck FC Edmonton 78.61
19 Ndzemdzela Langwa HFX Wanderers FC 78.60
20 Dominique Malonga Cavalry FC 78.37
Edited by fil

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My take on the quality of play after the league's first 6 games: it's still good. My only issue is I have occasionally seen players get dispossessed way too easily, sometimes even when the challenge is coming from behind where basic shielding would have prevented it. That is unacceptable for a professional. Hopefully the coaches drill this criticism into the players and how there will be zero tolerance and instant substitutions going forward if it happens again.

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On 5/5/2019 at 11:37 AM, 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.

That Halifax one irritated me a bit. I signed on at like 6:59 to watch the 7:00 game and I had already missed a minute or two. I'm all for punctuality, but really they shouldn't be starting early.

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Wanderers and Cavalry both had a full bench for their road matches this weekend, while Pacific did not. So it seems as though this is not a league mandate, but down to specific teams or injuries.

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What are you guys using for a Live Scoring App? CPL isn't on The Score App yet and surprisingly the CPL App doesn't have live scoring that I can find.

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11 minutes ago, johnyb said:

What are you guys using for a Live Scoring App? CPL isn't on The Score App yet and surprisingly the CPL App doesn't have live scoring that I can find.

Live Score (also livescore.com ) seems to have the CPL listed.

I haven't tested it during actual matches though.

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28 minutes ago, narduch said:

Live Score (also livescore.com ) seems to have the CPL listed.

I haven't tested it during actual matches though.

They don't have lineups but they seem to be on top of live goal updates.

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I have soccer24 on my phone and pretty sure that they had the lineups posted as the games were being played

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2 hours ago, johnyb said:

What are you guys using for a Live Scoring App? CPL isn't on The Score App yet and surprisingly the CPL App doesn't have live scoring that I can find.

https://www.flashscore.ca/soccer/canada/canadian-premier-league/

It is a website rather than an app (so no notifications), but:

Gives line ups and minute by minute updates for: time, score, scorers, bookings, and substitutions. And a very intuitive design.

And live updates of current league table as scores change.

For every league in the world.

It is the dog's bollocks.

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Apps and sites giving life info and updates are now directly tied to betting activity. I was not so direct even 10 years ago, now it is.

If a line is being given on a result, you need the result. If you are getting odds on when goals are scored, you need live live updates. If it is on who scores, you need full line-ups and changes as well. 

I have no idea if Canadians bet on CPL, but some here have posted about Canadian betting activity being high, I have no idea. Which would suggest that it may garner interest from betting agencies and that will drive better quality update sites and apps. 

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1 hour ago, Unnamed Trialist said:

Apps and sites giving life info and updates are now directly tied to betting activity. I was not so direct even 10 years ago, now it is.

If a line is being given on a result, you need the result. If you are getting odds on when goals are scored, you need live live updates. If it is on who scores, you need full line-ups and changes as well. 

I have no idea if Canadians bet on CPL, but some here have posted about Canadian betting activity being high, I have no idea. Which would suggest that it may garner interest from betting agencies and that will drive better quality update sites and apps. 

 

If people were betting on (and fixing) the obscure CSL semi-pro league then someone must be betting on CPL. 

Back in my betting days, their were online betting on weirder things. Reality TV shows, award shows, I made a nice sum on the UFC when very few knew what it was. Bet on Jeremy Horn vs Takase on the undercard back in 1999? which was easy money for me.

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5 minutes ago, jonovision said:

Hadn't seen this before but all the CPL jerseys are available on the Macron online store.

https://www.macron.com/int/en/catalogsearch/result/?q=canada

Not sure about the price is at doesn't seem to change when you switch country/currencies.

Pretty sure that is USD. Best to buy through a CPL club though, as they then get a cut of the profit.

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1 minute ago, Lofty said:

Pretty sure that is USD. Best to buy through a CPL club though, as they then get a cut of the profit.

Oh, absolutely. When I finally get around to buying the Valour away, I'll do it at the Bomber store. But an option for some people, and some jerseys (Valour away, for example) don't appear to be available online anywhere else.

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5 minutes ago, jonovision said:

Oh, absolutely. When I finally get around to buying the Valour away, I'll do it at the Bomber store. But an option for some people, and some jerseys (Valour away, for example) don't appear to be available online anywhere else.

Hmmm. Macron have the Valour away shirt for sale while the Valour Store doesn't. Not cool.

(And yes, it is the Valour Store now! 😉)

Edited by Lofty

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