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  1. My hope for the next ten years is to see mostly players be called up to the NT who started their career in the CPL, but no longer play in the league because they got transferred up.
  2. ^Meh. I tend to think the pattern of seats is overated, since your aim should be to have them filled anyways. Also, the field will continue to be used for horse riding shows if I recall.
  3. The Ocean (aka the Via line out east) does not have daily service, and when it does come, it's only once a day, at unreliable hours (comes from Montreal, always with delays). I doubt having a Via station would play any role in prefering one city over an other.
  4. Saint-John?! Talk about unexpected... Is Arthur Irving directly involved? Looking forward to seeing how that goes, if true. But I'm still having trouble believing it could be. Maybe that's where the Port City moniker will end up
  5. Yeah, this was almost 20 minutes before kick-off. Being there, it definitely felt like 6,500 was pretty accurate.
  6. Liked for "all dumbass machiavellian". Well done.
  7. As a Fury supporter, these are definitely two statements I can get behind
  8. Question on D2. Seems like most people are in favour of D2 being national in scale as well. Considering that, how would D2 in Canada be economically feasible, if most of your revenues are expected to go down, but your travel expenses, which are pretty hefty, stay the same? Legitimately asking. I assume Russia has pro/rel? How do they manage that aspect of things? Any other country with similar geographical challenges? ***EDIT*** Thinking of this is a world where I don't think Moncton would be a great candidate for D1, but likely for D2, and wondering how they would keep up with travel expenses if they have to go out West that often.
  9. There was a previous post talking about having the Moncton team having an "Acadie" focus, permitting it to also have a "Francophone derby" with a Québec team. There was also the Dwayne tweet, and others mentioning the Francophone connection as well. I wasn't warning people against "imposing" an identity. And any team in Moncton would absolutely have to cater to both populations (though the Moncton Wildcats basically do it at an Ottawa Fury level, aka, not enough). All I'm saying is that pitching the idea of team focused on the Acadian identity as a possible road to success is a non-starter.
  10. If you install a team in Moncton and turn it into some language-based identity symbol, whether French or English, it will fail. As an Acadian myself, I can tell you that any team that "claims" that identity will receive little support from the Acadian community and even less from the Anglophone community. Moncton is already too small with a close to non-existant corporate base for the CPL. I don't understand why people think that discouraging any potential fan from forging links with the team could be helpful.
  11. Agreed, it was a clumsy sentence (though we are also taking a statement made in English, translated to French, and re-translated to English, so it's possible something got lost). However, considering the Fury have basically been uncompetitive for the last three seasons, I can see why emphasis was put on needing to succeed now. It was just said in a weird way.
  12. Not to get things too back on track, but I asked the journalist the context of the "we have one season" quote (cause, you know, context matters), and he confirmed that it was in the sense of "we have one season to convince people we aren't a perenial bottom-dweller". Has nothing to do with CPL, MLS, or the survivability of the team, despite the hopes of some on here.
  13. Maybe. Or since they got rid of their own USL/reserve team, maybe they figure that some minutes are better than no minutes. Or a combination of both. Quote from Dalglish in 2016: “There will be some players from Montreal Impact, but there’s no requirement to play them, so each player that comes from Montreal Impact has to earn their minutes on the field,” That being said, I have not yet heard anything as clear stated about the "affiliation" with TFC. Hell, I'm not even sure it's a formal affiliation yet, even though we may end up having more TFC players on our club that IMFC.
  14. Though I am irritated at the number of loans the Fury is picking up, I believe their affiliation (at least with Montreal) clearly indicated no such restrictions (must play X minutes or wtv). And having watched almost all their homes games last season, I never got the impression that an Impact player was on the pitch without having earned his presence. Hell, Callum Irving was the starting keeper last season, until a horrid start that gave Crépeau an opportunity, of which he never let go.
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