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  1. 3 hours ago, Obinna said:

    Even more precisely put: who is a better left back, Kaye or Adekugbe? Davies or Adekugbe?

    I think Davies is our best left back. Is that in doubt?

    The question is whether we should sit other attacking options so that we can move Davies closer to goal.

  2. 13 hours ago, Cheeta said:

    York-Valour replay from Saturday up.  Finally.

    I'd almost suspect they aren't allowed to offer the replay for X hours because of contractual commitments but that's hard to imagine.

    So, I wish to register a complaint.  Get these vids up faster.  Not life and death but probably a good idea to get the practice in place since we're getting pretty deep into the season.

    Thanking you in advance.

    Cheerta von Nitpicker

    Who involved might benefit from the replays being delayed? I can't think of anyone

  3. 1 hour ago, TOcanadafan said:

    I do see him occasionally lose concentration,  getting caught flat footed at times - a touch late making an attacking run, making an errant short pass, or a tad slow in reading potential dangers / defensive responsibilities when his teammates turn the ball over.

    I imagine a critical eye could find similar errors with any player on the planet. The key is to compare positive contributions vs negative contributions, and I would say MAK is undoubtedly in the green this season. I've been quite impressed with his overall performances and consistency this season

  4. 1 hour ago, Toronto Ruffrider said:

    ^I think you've got to have at least some sort of entrance fee for a couple of reasons:

    • New teams are tapping into existing revenue streams, such as the Canadian Soccer Business and the MediaPro streaming deal. Barring any increase in the amount of money filtering down to CPL teams, each team will get a smaller piece of the pie with expansion. Existing teams need to be compensated.
    • An entrance fee represents a long-term commitment to the league. Take away this fee and we could see a revolving door of teams entering and leaving the league, which is really bad for long-term stability.

    You could double the player salaries of the entire league for less than what the speculated entrance fee is. Meanwhile players are earning so little that they are electing to go back to university instead of pursuing a career in the league. Good CPL players. There is still a long way to go. I'd prefer financial investment to be directed towards players/infrastructure at this point in time. That would show me that the current investors are in it for the long haul.

    The league has seven teams. They need to add more. Why demand a massive fee when the lack of infrastructure in most cities is already enough to deter most potential investors. If a club/municipality is willing to invest in infrastructure like Westhills stadium, than, for me, that is a demonstration of long-term commitment. I'm all for ensuring that teams are committed to the cause, but I don't think buy in fees are the only way to do so.

    I don't imagine the media pro deal was signed with the intention of keeping the league at 7 teams for the next 10 years. Adding teams to the league will increase viewership, thereby making the deal worthwhile for the single biggest investor in the league so far. It's also the only way of ensuring that a future broadcast deal will be signed.

  5. 1 hour ago, Bison44 said:

    Holy moley, Ongaro with an assist and 2 goals, and probably could have had 3-4 more with a little luck.  If he had done the robot celebration I would have confused him with Peter Crouch.  Is this kid legit??  Exactly the kind of thing I had hoped would happen, 21 year old late bloomer or maybe ignored kid showcasing what he can do with a unique skill set.  Herdman/Biello should have some interesting decisions to make when picking the u-23 players.  

    As for Pacific, dont they still have 4-5 guys hurt??  I though that is why they have the short bench? 

    He looked pretty good, but let's wait to see if he can do it against a team with more than one healthy defender. 

  6. I'll be honest, Pacific have come nowhere near my expectations. I don't know if it's an unwillingness to spend or money spent poorly, but they can barely cobble together a lineup most games and young players are constantly forced into playing other positions. It's madness, and I'm having a harder and harder time convincing friends that this is a professional team. This is not meant as a knock on the quality of the player. The talent is there, but too much is being asked of the players

  7. 21 minutes ago, Bison44 said:

    Holy crap, the thread about how happy we are with the way the league is going instantly turns into a self centered, somebody better acknowledge "i was right about everything".  News flash, you dont have to make every thread about what you said 3 years ago, and what you imagine other people said. 

    This was all I was trying to say in my poor attempt at humour. It’s always the same conversation 

  8. A differing philosophy is a pretty common reason for new clubs to split off, and fans will always be cannibilized from existing teams. I followed the Whitecaps pretty closely prior to the CPL, but I've hardly watched a game this season. I have no clue whether the support for a new team is there in Ottawa, but I wouldn't write it off out of fear, before doing the appropriate market research

  9. 7 minutes ago, PaulV said:

    I don't think the average casual fan is nearly as invested in this as the people on this forum. Look at Edmonton, their attendance didn't magically change by any huge amount simply by being in the CPL versus the NASL. At this level of pro sports, people have to be made to care for some reason, it's not just going to happen by default.

    Than why would the opinion of the casual fan be a road block to starting a CPL team in Ottawa?

  10. 2 hours ago, m-g-williams said:

    If someone tries to start up a CPL team here while the Fury are still around, it'll look like a joke and tarnish locals' view of the CPL.

    Surely the locals' view of the Fury is also at jeopardy from this ordeal?

  11. 30 minutes ago, Reign said:

    Because there isn’t a 8th locked in yet.

    And that's surprising. They had 7 clubs join at once with nothing but a shared vision, but now they've shown that the league is a reality and they can't find one other partner? These cities have had a long time to prepare at this point.

  12. 2 hours ago, SkuseisLoose said:

    One of my favourite grounds personally is Wycombe wanderers Adams Park. It’s a 10,000 capacity stadium with a 1717 capacity standing room terrace.


    How far out of the city is this? It doesn't look like anything else is around

  13. I think his strengths and weaknesses are similar in both positions. The difference for me is simply a difference in perception and expectations for different roles. In attack, I don't think he puts himself in dangerous positions nearly often enough, nor does he make particularly intelligent or well timed runs. Not like a Jonathan David type player who can buy himself space in tight quarters. Instead he succeeds through power strength and dribbling ability. Similarly, on defense he can get caught out of position, and he occasionally fails to track a run. But his speed, strength, and ability to win one on one battles make him an effective wide defender. I'm actually thrilled that he's getting tested at both positions, because he has plenty of room to improve on both sides of the ball. 

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