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7 minutes ago, BuzzAndSting said:

You can do what you want but between Stuart, Thomas and Duane they have proven to be credible.

Agree that they are credible, but I'm always of the opinion that nothing is certain until they pull the shirt on, so to speak.

But mostly I agree with One Soccer's comment on events:
 

 

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48 minutes ago, Bison44 said:

Wait a minute...does that mean Norwich city doesnt play is Norwich?  Oh man, now I am confused.....

You made me google it lol

Clubs like Everton and Lazio...I'm embarrassed to say that in my noob years, didn't know they were in Liverpool and Rome haha

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22 minutes ago, Ansem said:

You made me google it lol

Clubs like Everton and Lazio...I'm embarrassed to say that in my noob years, didn't know they were in Liverpool and Rome haha

I definitely think the newspapers should start calling Everton "Liverpool Everton" to reduce confusion.

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20 minutes ago, Lofty said:

I definitely think the newspapers should start calling Everton "Liverpool Everton" to reduce confusion.

I thought Everton were a club in Chile.  🙂

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1 hour ago, Ansem said:

You made me google it lol

Clubs like Everton and Lazio...I'm embarrassed to say that in my noob years, didn't know they were in Liverpool and Rome haha

Just for pedantic accuracy's sake....both Everton and Lazio are named for their geographical locations. Everton is a district of Liverpool and Lazio is the name of the region surrounding Rome.

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2 hours ago, JamboAl said:

Will just leave this here:

Athletic = Bilbao

Atletico = Madrid

 

If they give the team a Spanish name in a city where the language has no significant heritage, I'm definitely going on a Real Salt Lake-sized rant on this board, and maybe even to my two dozen Twitter followers!

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Not going to lie, I'll be sad to see the Fury brand go if that turns out to be true. It's a known quantity in the community and certainly built a name for itself these last few years. I'll never forget cheering on the Fury during their 2014 friendly against Rangers, or their 2015 NASL semi-final against Minnesota United. This is the club that really helped me embrace local football and got me so passionate about growing the game in Canada through the CPL.

Despite the immense anger I have with OSEG and JDG over the nonsense last year, I was really hoping I could keep cheering for my club. Sigh. 

Now then, back to my tempered enthusiasm for a return to pro footie in Ottawa while trying not to get my hopes up again only to have them dashed aside. 

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4 minutes ago, m-g-williams said:

Not going to lie, I'll be sad to see the Fury brand go if that turns out to be true. It's a known quantity in the community and certainly built a name for itself these last few years. I'll never forget cheering on the Fury during their 2014 friendly against Rangers, or their 2015 NASL semi-final against Minnesota United. This is the club that really helped me embrace local football and got me so passionate about growing the game in Canada through the CPL.

Despite the immense anger I have with OSEG and JDG over the nonsense last year, I was really hoping I could keep cheering for my club. Sigh. 

Now then, back to my tempered enthusiasm for a return to pro footie in Ottawa while trying not to get my hopes up again only to have them dashed aside. 

It’s always sad when something you get emotionally invested in ends, but I really hope these rumours are true; you Ottawa fans deserve a pro soccer club. OSEG wasn’t the right partner. If it’s true that it’s a La Liga club that’s part of the ownership group, that’s a big deal. They’d have the know how to make something like this really work. 

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Has anyone told Atletico about the $9M buy-in? 😉

(That was tongue-in-cheek, for those that were about to flame me. And also, if all this happens in Ottawa, would anyone be surprised if other major footie players start looking at Vancouver, Montreal, and Quebec? And would $9M still be ‘crazy’, or would it be more like a bargain? Keeping in mind that CPL is literally the last greenfield soccer investment opportunity in the developed world that operates by European rules, that buys and sells players inter-league, that develops players for profit and for export, and that actually operates clubs, not simply call them clubs. Rant over. Sorry.)

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I'd just like to point out that on a personal level it's only the 15th of January and I'm already done with 2020.  DONE.  I thought it was going to be a grand year but only two weeks in I find myself wondering "what the Hell was I thinking?"   But now there is all this thick, black, smoke, seeming to indicate that quite the fire is burning in the Ottawa Valley.  There might yet be hope for 2020 after all. 

Even if there isn't a team in Ottawa for the 2020 season if this all comes off even HALF as good as its sounding this will be a defining event for the young Canadian Premier League.  One of those battlefield victories that really changes everything that comes afterwards. 

It's all still wait and see but Geezus, a lot of eyes wll be waiting to have that look see over the next few weeks.  And maybe 10X as many afterwards. 

 

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It will be interesting to see who the local partners are , those that will actually be managing the team? Wonder if OSEG could be involved from a sales and marketing aspect, collecting a management fee?  Can not see Athletico running it from Spain.

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33 minutes ago, Cblake said:

It will be interesting to see who the local partners are , those that will actually be managing the team? Wonder if OSEG could be involved from a sales and marketing aspect, collecting a management fee?  Can not see Athletico running it from Spain.

How would y'all feel about JDG being back involved given his attitude (whether he was a puppet or not) towards CPL x Ottawa?

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