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8 minutes ago, JamboAl said:

I agree with most of your points about the market.  My problem is that this is only Year Two of the league and to have that high of a valuation seems crazy - that's probably due to my estimate of what One Soccer's (CSB's) actual financial backing is worth.  $9M is a very high (too high) for the vast majority of potential Canadian markets which means the CPL can be no more than about 9-10 teams.

Every league inflate their valuations. Are we really to believe that FC Cincinnati is worth more than say Serie A Fiorentina? No F'N way.

This is whole debate is pointless as valuation is really subjective. As I pointed out before, as long as people are willing to pay it, forget about CPL lowering the fee.

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11 minutes ago, Ansem said:

Every league inflate their valuations. Are we really to believe that FC Cincinnati is worth more than say Serie A Fiorentina? No F'N way.

This is whole debate is pointless as valuation is really subjective. As I pointed out before, as long as people are willing to pay it, forget about CPL lowering the fee.

And how many people got duped into investing into Bre-X?  Or the more recent IPO for WeWork?  And what happened to the financial doping that Scottish football was on when Setanta was found out to be an unsustainable business model?  I don't want One Soccer being the sole basis for the existence of the CPL.  If someone is willing to pay $9 M for a CPL franchise in Moncton or Saskatoon (let alone Ottawa) in 2021, that makes me much less positive about the future of the league.

 

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26 minutes ago, JamboAl said:

And how many people got duped into investing into Bre-X?  Or the more recent IPO for WeWork?  And what happened to the financial doping that Scottish football was on when Setanta was found out to be an unsustainable business model?  I don't want One Soccer being the sole basis for the existence of the CPL.  If someone is willing to pay $9 M for a CPL franchise in Moncton or Saskatoon (let alone Ottawa) in 2021, that makes me much less positive about the future of the league.

 

ok :)

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27 minutes ago, JamboAl said:

... And what happened to the financial doping that Scottish football was on when Setanta was found out to be an unsustainable business model? ...

That will be very obscure for a few people on here. ITV digital and the Football league in England is another one:

https://www.thelondoneconomic.com/sport/remembering-when-itv-digital-collapsed/08/12/

It's not clear at this point how much money CanPL is actually getting in cash each season from the Onescoccer deal. The subscriptions for season tickets move suggests there may be minimum targets on subscriptions that have to be met.

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25 minutes ago, Ozzie_the_parrot said:

The subscriptions for season tickets move suggests there may be minimum targets on subscriptions that have to be met.

No it doesn't. It's possible but it doesn't suggest that.

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Whoever it is they must feel pretty good about themselves if they think they can pull this off for 2020

But if you've got your sht already together Ottawa is about as turn key as it gets. If OSEG is the landlord they would likely hand over all their market info.. ticket holder data anything to help get things off the ground

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1 hour ago, Rintaran said:

Because silly season isn't silly enough: 

 

Personally, I think it's pretty late to put a team in place for 2020, but anything could happen I guess.

The 2020 schedule hasn't been released yet! 

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I'm wondering if a potential 2020 start would be for the fall season? I mean, with the split season leading to the championship game, there's not really much impact on a team or the league if an Ottawa CPL team didn't start playing until the second half, they could still win the title.

It feels unlikely that a team would be able to come together in just 3 months. I mean, even just coming up with a team name seems to take several months, let alone a logo, kit, coaching staff, management, players, etc

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9 minutes ago, Viruk42 said:

I'm wondering if a potential 2020 start would be for the fall season? I mean, with the split season leading to the championship game, there's not really much impact on a team or the league if an Ottawa CPL team didn't start playing until the second half, they could still win the title.

It feels unlikely that a team would be able to come together in just 3 months. I mean, even just coming up with a team name seems to take several months, let alone a logo, kit, coaching staff, management, players, etc

Now that, is an interesting possibility. Given that there's a split season, and that Ottawa can't play in the 2020 Canadian Championship, a Fall-season start could be possible.

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Very interesting development!  This coming into the CPL in the fall season seems like something that the NASL would do.  But I'm desperate and want to be able to not have to get on a train or plane to watch live soccer so if it's the halfway through the 2020 season, I'll gladly take it.   

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20 minutes ago, JamboAl said:

Very interesting development!  This coming into the CPL in the fall season seems like something that the NASL would do.  But I'm desperate and want to be able to not have to get on a train or plane to watch live soccer so if it's the halfway through the 2020 season, I'll gladly take it.   

Me too.

 

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Stuart Mac
 
@CrabbitCanuck
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BREAKING: Can report that it the foreign investors involved in #Ottawa2CPL are from Spain, a well known club from La Liga behind the backing. #CanPL #LaLiga
 

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3 minutes ago, Winnipeg Fury said:
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Stuart Mac
 
@CrabbitCanuck
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BREAKING: Can report that it the foreign investors involved in #Ottawa2CPL are from Spain, a well known club from La Liga behind the backing. #CanPL #LaLiga
 

If that’s true, this could be very very interesting indeed... 

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6 minutes ago, Winnipeg Fury said:
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Stuart Mac
 
@CrabbitCanuck
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BREAKING: Can report that it the foreign investors involved in #Ottawa2CPL are from Spain, a well known club from La Liga behind the backing. #CanPL #LaLiga
 

Don't look at me, I have no idea. 

I can't even speculate properly on this. 

Would it be a club owned by Spaniards, or by foreign interests, such as Chinese or a Gulf state? 

Would the club have a close relationship to MediaPro, so that the media enterprise would be involved in brokering the deal?

And if this latter, could we interpret this: Mediapro wants a stronger league, with more clubs meaning more markets, to consolidate their investment. So that there is an incentive to get the 8th in place for this season, and not just sit on our uneven laurels.

My view is that it is in Mediapro's interest to have a league with more teams, and to have a lower entry fee charged to facilitate this. 

 

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I'm gonna play connect some dots here... random Landon Donovan rumour. Stu Holden last year says he's got something going on with Canadian soccer. Donovan and Holden both close buddies with Steve Nash. Steve Nash and Stu Holden part of Mallorca ownership group. Martin Nash assistant coach in CPL, use to coach in Ottawa. Huh

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2 minutes ago, SpursFlu said:

I'm gonna play connect some dots here... random Landon Donovan rumour. Stu Holden last year says he's got something going on with Canadian soccer. Donovan and Holden both close buddies with Steve Nash. Steve Nash and Stu Holden part of Mallorca ownership group. Martin Nash assistant coach in CPL, use to coach in Ottawa. Huh

i respect and admire the depth of this conspiracy theory

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7 minutes ago, lazlo_80 said:

i respect and admire the depth of this conspiracy theory

Everything in life other than wanking is a conspiracy

I'm gonna go out on a limb and say it's not Barcelona or Real Madrid. So now you've already got a 1/18 chance of guessing. Anyone at Leganes who has a brother who coached in Ottawa?

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I'm wondering if it's Atletico Madrid? They're already part owners of Atletico San Luis in Mexico and previously were part owners of RC Lens in France and Atletico de Kolkata in India - having said that, the fact that they no longer own two foreign teams does suggest they may not be interested in owning others / may not be the best owners to have....

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