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  1. Valour now has more home points than away points in the Fall season, and it's even on the combined table. We are also only 1 point out of tied for third overall in the combined table. The combined table is tight in the middle, and it's probably going to finish close. Valour is done playing Forge & Cavalry and I like our chances of finishing 3rd or 4th overall *I manually entered all of this, so if anyone spots a mistake, let me know.
    6 points
  2. These are exactly the numbers I was expecting, tbh. I hope they weren't banking on much more, not at least for the first few years. A financially profitable (or even revenue-neutral) national league is surely a long-term proposition at best in the eyes of any reasonable soccer analyst in this country.
    5 points
  3. CDNFootballer

    CPL General

    Believe what the CPL itself has said : The league will eschew the franchise-ownership model used by MLS, and instead opt for a “club-based style” built “from the ground up.” https://www.wakingthered.com/2018/1/12/16882202/canadian-premier-league-cpl-welcome-news-in-turbulent-week-for-canada-soccer “But we are looking at a club-based style. We are not looking at a franchise system. https://the11.ca/promotion-relegation-independent-club-system-the-future-of-canpl-as-seen-by-its-new-commissioner/ There's other articles where its stated the CPL is following the club based
    5 points
  4. "Delighted"? I think that's a bit much for an expected result. We drew the States in 2012, 2013 and were minutes away in 2016... since that time we have improved and they have gone down a bit. I think expectations need heightening.
    4 points
  5. BuzzAndSting

    CPL General

    Some random twitter account with some very detailed “leaks.”
    4 points
  6. Cheeta

    CPL General

    Echo that. 2020 will be interesting in that I expect we're going to see more focused marketing, which will be helpful, and all around better, and more, off-field organization on every level. Not just from Valour but hopefully the league as a whole. Everybody is still learning, the brass, the marketing staff, THE FANS. Better than fair launch but lots of work yet to turn this league into something of an institution. Shout out to the usual suspects at Red River Rising, who've gone above and beyond the call of duty all season long, as well as with the powers that be at Nicoli
    4 points
  7. C’mon, take off your rose coloured glasses. We’re doing very well presently, yes, but that doesn’t take us to their level. I reject that we need to heighten expectations - I would argue the opposite. We haven’t had a meaningful result since maybe Honduras at home in WCQ. And our recent tests v Mexico and then Haiti were failures. Just because David and Davies are promising, doesn’t mean the USA doesn’t have a superior lineup in the vast majority of positions. To draw this game would be a sign of progress, the first real evidence of progress in a very long time.
    3 points
  8. They're looking far & wide. “It’s massive for us. I might have been one of those who have said it in the past that this province has been overlooked,” said Paulus. “But credit to John Herdman and Mauro Biello, because they’re out scouring now. They’re looking at the CPL, they’ve made that very clear. They’ve come in and done a club visit with us a few weeks back, talking about our young players as well as our under-20 program coming up, what we have in different age groups. We’ve got players in our program right now that will certainly get looked at for the U-20s and U-23s.” That
    3 points
  9. SpursFlu

    CPL General

    I totally agree. I work with marketing and so often now they shun traditional media outlets for digital and I've noticed the results have been poor. With digital media you often get lost in a maze of digital noise and you can get stuck in your own bubble. I think synergy between traditional media, physical space and digital is needed. They all help drive each people to each other
    3 points
  10. Sacramento could come back while Ferguson is gone. That is what I'm reading from that news article. Either way, I hope DS comes back. He has what it takes to succeed.
    3 points
  11. So I guess this thread is where the OCD kids hangout. Good times
    3 points
  12. shermanator

    CPL General

    Are people here supporters of this league? Or are they just here to overanalyze every minute aspect of the league while people like me try and make it work with our wallets? If you claim to be a supporter of this league, and you are not contributing to the financial health of the league via spending your money on the product (whether it be tickets, merchandise, a subscription to OneSoccer, etc), then you are a part of the problem. End of story.
    3 points
  13. Not rose coloured glasses at all, just being realistic. I'd be okay with a draw but not delighted as it would not be a sign of progress. As Herdman even said, we need to beat a rival to progress... anything less is just the same old mediocrity. This USA team is not good enough to celebrate drawing against.. at home. A top world team or even Mexico? Sure, all day.
    2 points
  14. Met a few TFC fans outside BMO field yesterday and asked if they were attending the Oct 15th game. Their response "Altidore and Bradley are playing in that game right?".......sometimes I wonder if TFC fans are really soccer fans. A lot seem to be totally clueless about the CMNT. On a brighter note met a young soccer fan today who told me he has seen a lot of ads for the game.
    2 points
  15. At the moment, both Canada and the USA look pretty even. The US advantage is only its historical superiority. If the canucks overcome that barrier and take advantage of playing at home, Canada will get a precious 3 points .
    2 points
  16. SpursFlu

    CPL General

    You can't play a season just May to Sept and be taken seriously. That's ridiculous I think it would be smart, maybe a bye week in the summer, where teams can book friendlies with Euro teams or any other would be great More games on traditional media, tv and radio as well as playoffs are no brainers for me I also think an additional Concacaf spot would be key
    2 points
  17. Dicdan

    CPL General

    prob its Paul Beirne !!!!!!!!!!
    2 points
  18. apbsmith

    Lucas Cavallini

    I personally think he is gone from Puebla in the next window, so I think that might have a little bit to do with coming off the bench. He scored some pretty nice goals this season vs good teams (club & international). I believe it's time for him to add a goal vs the USA to the feather in his cap.
    2 points
  19. The US and Mexico have done so much prep. We have done nothing. We aren't going to qualify.
    2 points
  20. Italy - Serie D - October 6 Alessandro Busti started in goal for Belluno in a 2-2 draw with 3rd place Union Clodiense.
    2 points
  21. So far what I can find. "Predahnuće golman Milan Borjan" - translated as "The goalkeeper Milan Borjan will have a breather," https://www.mozzartsport.com/fudbal/vesti/zvezda-u-krusevcu-nema-borjana-kanjasa-gobeljica-vulic-nagraden-mestom-startera-boaci-u-spicu/339166
    2 points
  22. Screen shots won't show accuracy one way or another because we are talking announced attendance which is tickets distributed(what pro sports teams announce), not turnstile. Revenue comes from the 4776 so that's the relevant figure in that regard and is 100% accurate. Poor weather in Winnipeg no doubt contributed to no shows, it was mentioned on the broadcast how hard it was to remove water from the soaked turf. You continue to talk apples and oranges oxzzie, and seemingly confuse announced attendance and turnstile numbers. If you want to discuss turnstile vs announced, look at p
    2 points
  23. Still remembering the USMNT calling out the "Eurosnobs" and dared them to play in CONCACAF. Later that night, Trinidad C team thrashed their Russia 2018 tickets. That team plays way too much at home...Gold Cup, Copa America, nearly all the friendlies When they HAVE to play on the road, they are as mediocre as we used to be. Last WCQ, they've only won ONCE in the road. Even at our most mediocre, they couldn't beat us at BMO. Playing too much at home? You think?
    2 points
  24. 19 year old keeper in Brighton Hove & Albion system. He played for the England U20 side last month, and has been called up again for matches vs Italy and the Czech Republic this month. He was called up to a Canadian U15 ID camp back in 2014. http://www.thefa.com/news/2019/oct/04/england-u20s-squad-named-for-italy-and-czech-republic-041019
    1 point
  25. PaulV

    OneSoccer

    I don't know for sure but I assume the number for YouTube is only for those watching on YouTube. The Fury's opponents, given that they are all American, will be watching on ESPN+. YouTube is only for Canadians and those overseas. The USL setup is actually pretty great. All games are available and archived on YouTube and they typically do up highlight packages pretty soon after too. The level of professionalism can vary and is not as high as MediaPro, but it's free. Americans have to pay for ESPN+ but they are likely doing that anyway for other content.
    1 point
  26. None have Waterman because he is too old
    1 point
  27. Sacramento and Ferguson are two different situations entirely, as one proved he can play at CPL level and the other proved that he can't. I guess we'll have to wait and see.
    1 point
  28. No Noble Okello for this squad. Not playing a MLS game for a full season - or ever! - is probably the reason. I've said this before, and I'll keep on about it: Though I agree we are capable of beating the USA, I would be delighted with a point. We haven't beaten them since 1985, and as much as we're improving, we have to admit this will be a tough task.
    1 point
  29. Sacramento and Ferguson are off to New Zealand.
    1 point
  30. Ozzie_the_parrot

    OneSoccer

    I can believe there being fewer than 75 highly engaged Y9 fans⁰. Would be more surprising elsewhere. If Thomas Nef is able to confirm, FCE are probably prime suspects. Before the account got deleted there was talk of the league being penalized due to clauses in the contract. The decision to give free subscriptions to season ticket holders certainly looked like a move to try to reach preset thresholds on viewers.
    1 point
  31. grasshopper1917

    OneSoccer

    Kinda shocked that the number are THAT low. I strongly believe that it should be a free to user service at this juncture in the leagues history. The reality is only hard core CPL fans are going to pay $11.50 a month to watch CPL games. Those are not the fans we need to reach though to make this league viable. It is critical to find a way that casual fans can catch a game and follow some of the action. Besides the odd Saturday game on CBC the league has very little visibility in the media and there is no way for the casual fan to watch the games unless they pay a fairly high priced subscri
    1 point
  32. Ilias Iliadis (born in Toronto - 2001) has signed a professional contract with Panathinaikos and is a current memeber of the U20 side. In 2018, he played twice of Greece U17. http://www.pao.gr/akadimies/k-20?view=player&id=1309
    1 point
  33. October 4 - Arsenal U16 5 Leyton Orient U16 0 "Khayon Edwards scored four of the five goals, whilst Marcelo Flores assisted all five. Omari Hutchinson scored the fifth goal." https://onefootball.com/en/news/marcelo-flores-and-khayon-edwards-star-in-5-0-win-for-arsenal-u16s-against-leyton-orient-en-27501052?variable=20191007
    1 point
  34. SpursFlu

    CPL General

    I think 100% they should implement a playoff of 4 teams. Without pro/rel it's totally necessary. They should reward a reg season title with a Concacaf league spot assuming there will be multiple. I think home away semi and 1 off final would be the best
    1 point
  35. Sounds like Piette. It's his ball winning that is good.
    1 point
  36. Shway

    Lucas Cavallini

    Seems's normal for LigaMX lol
    1 point
  37. red card

    CPL General

    Valour's attendance has fallen the most. FCE & PFC have fallen a bit. Y9 is up but from a small base. HFX is also up a bit. Forge & Cavalry are close to flat. I don't want playoff expansion now as it would make a lot of the regular season matches not that meaningful. Less meaning leads to less passion & humdrum atmosphere. It means less intensity on the pitch which as Klinnsman & Euro MLS players have said leads to a too much of a comfortable playing experience that leads to a reality check in international competitions. Clubs like PFC, FCE & Y9 were already hurti
    1 point
  38. They were there for about a week. So, standard adjustment time for athletes. This was the same Canada we saw during the World Cup. Only difference was that in going for the equalizer, they left themselves too open and formation was probably too unbalanced post the subs. Otherwise, there was no offensive punch. The dynamism seen under Herdman has disappeared. Midfield is a mess. Fleming has stalled and rarely sees the ball. Sinclair is becoming slower and her touches are off too many times. To compound the issue, KHM plays too many defensive mids. Huitema isn't also Sincl
    1 point
  39. I can't see him grabbing 1.5M pounds a year again, thats second highest at Cardiff, for a guy whose a semi starter. He may get some championship offers at around $1M pounds which is probably still more than what TFC would offer
    1 point
  40. Bison44

    CPL General

    If you went 1 vs winner of 2vs3, with 2 getting home field and same with 1, that would keep the top 4 maybe 5 teams hopping until the final weeks. 1 game winner takes all so the homefield advantage means something. And its only 1 more layer (but same time frame), 1 extra team making the playoffs, same number of games/season ends at same time than what we have now. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.
    1 point
  41. Obinna

    Liam Millar

    To bring it back to Millar, I would say that in his situation a loan is far better. Perhaps he would have made his competitve Liverpool debut with the other youngsters in that cup game, but playing time would otherwise be hard to come by. He is getting great minutes now at Kilmarnock, an above average SPL club. He could have a few more goal contributions, but I think it's only a matter of time before that happens. Funny, speaking of Liam I heard today on one soccer this that some people are suggesting Tristen Borges should perhaps have his spot in this camp, as Millar is not filling
    1 point
  42. That is unofficially 2 goals and 2 assists. Goalie got a slight touch on Larin's pass on that 2nd goal.
    1 point
  43. CDNFootballer

    CPL General

    CPL is a club owned league and not single entity, clubs own the players, this has been gone over before and stated by the league itself. CPL is not like single entity MLS but follows the international club model basically as its league model.
    1 point
  44. Or maybe they just pick the best players
    1 point
  45. Longrange

    Fikayo Tomori

    my disappointment over losing Tomori would be quite rapidly forgotten by a win over the US on the 15th
    1 point
  46. I have to agree with this and to add to it, the next 2 games against the USMNT isn't the time to experiment and integrate guys who've never played with the national team. We have to go with the guys we have now for chemistry and to give us the best chance to make the HEX. This is do or die. Herdman, Forge & Cavalry and the players understands as much.
    1 point
  47. Vince193

    Ilias Iliadis

    looks like he has repped Greece at the U19 level. Safe to assume the CSA had no idea this kid existed.
    1 point
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