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    Raven reacted to Ansem in Quebec City CPL   
    TONS of information to share about this article from this magazine. Since everything is in French, I'll gladly summarize the the main points.
     
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    Jean Gandubert, Former President and Director-President of Quebec Soccer Federation and former Adviser to the Federal Sport Ministry. He is now the Strategic Advisor to the investors being the liaison between them and the Regional Association, CSA and CONCACAF Pierre Marchand, Soccer Quebec President  
    Who are the Investors
    Confidential but they have VERY deep pockets and capable of covering the losses of others due to the pandemic (not sure what he means by that, but take away is RICH!)
    The ownership seems to be a mix of individuals and companies They have been talking with the league since summer 2019 but talks have slowed down due to the pandemic Talks have already happened between the investors and Quebec City mayor  
    Stadium:
    The goal is the construction of a new soccer specific stadium smaller than Laval University stadium which has been deemed too big and would look empty with a bad atmosphere which is vital for Quebec City to work There's been no information given to city departments for building a stadium yet.  
    CPL Women's League
    CPL are interested in a Women's League but the focus is to develop/grow the current league at the moment. Eva Havaris, Vice-President of the league operations and strategic VP at CSB (according to LinkedIn) is said to be aiming for that league to become a reality  
    Future of the PLSQ?
    CPL wants to acquire PLSQ like it did League 1 Ontario  
    Provincial Leagues or Regional Leagues?
    Provincial leagues had seemed to be the destination for CPL reserve teams but the NEW goal is to have 3 minor leagues in Canada (East, West & Central) just like the CHL and like the CSA wanted in their previous strategic plan PLSQ's structure will be completely revamped to integrate this model Plans are already underway to lead towards a merge PLSQ-L10 league for as soon as 2021 (COVID slowed down the talks) The format and league structure to be determined. There should be a "co-commissioner" for Quebec to reflect the French contribution Soccer Quebec President would not be involved in the league but would like to make sure that teams have Quebec players and teams are mostly under 23. Discussions have already taken place and it seems everyone agrees with these conditions. Moving towards the model of a developmental league is vital to attract young promising players pointing out that Montreal Impact never loaned anyone to PLSQ due to the league being too low in quality and structure The goal would be to add Atlantic Canada teams to this "Eastern League" but Quebec-Ontario is the priority Clubs will have to fit this structure financially and have the proper infrastructure using the word "professional" (This might mean that not all L10 or PLSQ teams might make this league at launch) Confirmation that BC are working towards a league  
    Foreign investors?
    Other Quebec markets including Montreal are being explored, no investors have been revealed Altetico Madrid's arrival has changed the landscape. There will be attempts to try and leverage interest from French clubs in investing in CPL via the FFF CPL is currently trying to get European investments into the league, not necessarily for Quebec but he mentioned Toronto as a possibility  
    You guys are welcome! 🙂
     
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    Raven reacted to Cheeta in 2020 CPL Island Games   
    1st.  YEAH!
    2nd.  WTF?  I'm the last one you'll ever find advocating against Day Drinking but seriously?  Wee bit of advise.  If you pay for a market study and get a result you didn't want, go with the recommendations from the study anyway.  
    3rd.  Yes.  Good.  Get the matches up and available if not immediately after the final whistle then pretty damned close.  Was a real failing with OneSoccer last year.  Glad to see that shortcoming is being addressed.
    4th.  Two out of three ain't bad.   
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    Raven reacted to Rocket Robin in CPL new teams speculation   
    And just two years ago this group was complaining about '(City Name) (animal name)'.   
    "Oh don't be like every other North American league."
    "Hey a big game coming up...FC United vs United FC.   Really important as United is four points ahead of United. I hope the craft beer is cold."  
        
     
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    Raven got a reaction from Free kick in The Road to Qatar.   
    Brad also states:
    "Based on current Concacaf Fifa Rankings the pots for the qualifying draw would be:
    1. USA, Mexico, Costa Rica
    2. Jamaica, Honduras, El Salvador
    3. CANADA, Curacao, Panama
    4. Haiti, Trinidad, Antigua & Barbuda
     
    The top 3 will want to avoid being drawn againt Canada
     
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    Raven got a reaction from ted in The Road to Qatar.   
    Brad also states:
    "Based on current Concacaf Fifa Rankings the pots for the qualifying draw would be:
    1. USA, Mexico, Costa Rica
    2. Jamaica, Honduras, El Salvador
    3. CANADA, Curacao, Panama
    4. Haiti, Trinidad, Antigua & Barbuda
     
    The top 3 will want to avoid being drawn againt Canada
     
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    Raven got a reaction from TGAA_Star in The Road to Qatar.   
    Brad also states:
    "Based on current Concacaf Fifa Rankings the pots for the qualifying draw would be:
    1. USA, Mexico, Costa Rica
    2. Jamaica, Honduras, El Salvador
    3. CANADA, Curacao, Panama
    4. Haiti, Trinidad, Antigua & Barbuda
     
    The top 3 will want to avoid being drawn againt Canada
     
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    Raven got a reaction from Kyle_The_Hill in The Road to Qatar.   
    Brad also states:
    "Based on current Concacaf Fifa Rankings the pots for the qualifying draw would be:
    1. USA, Mexico, Costa Rica
    2. Jamaica, Honduras, El Salvador
    3. CANADA, Curacao, Panama
    4. Haiti, Trinidad, Antigua & Barbuda
     
    The top 3 will want to avoid being drawn againt Canada
     
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    Raven reacted to Strait Red in The Road to Qatar.   
    For those of you not old enough to watch it live in 1986, I noticed today that TSN will be showing Canada’s 3 games from World Cup 1986.
    TSN 5
    June 8
    11 am Eastern - vs. France
    1 pm Eastern - vs. Hungary 
    3 pm Eastern - vs. USSR
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    Raven got a reaction from dyslexic nam in The Road to Qatar.   
    Wait...someone on this board doesn't like some version of a qualifying format? 😳
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    Raven got a reaction from baulderdash77 in The Road to Qatar.   
    Wait...someone on this board doesn't like some version of a qualifying format? 😳
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    Raven got a reaction from ted in The Road to Qatar.   
    Wait...someone on this board doesn't like some version of a qualifying format? 😳
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    Raven got a reaction from BuzzAndSting in The Road to Qatar.   
    Wait...someone on this board doesn't like some version of a qualifying format? 😳
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    Raven reacted to Aird25 in CPL General   
    Is there anywhere that people still talk about soccer?
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    Raven reacted to IAmPappy in CPL new teams speculation   
    Since this is the “CPL new teams speculation” thread, I was just wondering ...
    What do you guys think about the 3 Cdn MLS clubs eventually joining the CPL, possibly forced to do so by FIFA?
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    Raven reacted to MtlMario in CPL new teams speculation   
    I think I'm going to start a new topic called "CPL new teams speculation".😀
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    Raven reacted to Yoginess in The Road to Qatar.   
    Can we just be happy we got friendly games. Please.
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    Raven reacted to Ed_S in CPL new teams speculation   
    Thanks for all the info on the NBA, various other basketball entities and NZ football clubs. How far back do I have to scroll to find CPL new teams speculation??
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    Raven reacted to Obinna in Ottawa CPL Club   
    I figured they would do that. I don't mind it! 
    Athletico Ottawa has more of a ring to it though, if you ask me.
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    Raven got a reaction from Kent in Olympic Qualifying Tournament 2020: Jan 28 - Feb 9   
    I'm hoping @onesoccer will have the games for replay a lot sooner than last year. Living on the West coast, no chance of seeing the games livestreamed. Hope when I get home after work at 6pm PST they will be available.
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    Raven reacted to SpursFlu in Camp Poutine 2020 in beautiful California   
    Did the CSA invite Fraser Airdto stand behind the Bermuda goal and heckle their keeper? That would be the move
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    Raven got a reaction from ted in The Road to Qatar.   
    Looking forward to Canada v USA home and away rematch in Oct 2021.  😎
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    Raven got a reaction from CANMNT_SUPERFAN in The Road to Qatar.   
    Looking forward to Canada v USA home and away rematch in Oct 2021.  😎
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    Raven got a reaction from MtlMario in CPL new teams speculation   
    Any news about new CPL teams? 
    Back on topic! 
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    Raven got a reaction from ted in CPL new teams speculation   
    Any news about new CPL teams? 
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    Raven got a reaction from Greatest Cockney Rip Off in CPL new teams speculation   
    Any news about new CPL teams? 
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