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Aird25

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  1. I don't imagine the first transfers away from the league will bring in much of a return. Not until the league garners some notoriety, but that will come if those first transfers perform well at their new clubs. There's always the option of including a sell on fee or performance bonuses though, even if there's no guaranteed fee. The transfer market is a game in itself

  2. 1 minute ago, SoccMan said:

    Sorry I’m sure I’ve missed it somewhere, but are these two former Canadian national team players and former European pros the only two owners of Pacific FC? God bless them for getting into becoming owners in this new Canadian soccer league creation, however, I’m sure they made some good money during their playing days the both of them by just looking at where they played. However, do they have the deep pockets of most of the other owners in this league ? Maybe they do as I don’t know what they were doing after their playing careers ended.

    Financial backing is from Dean Shillington

  3. 9 hours ago, Ozzie_the_parrot said:

    It's Radio Moscow back in the Cold War level commentary on events not to be less than fully impressed at the lack of one new grandstand from the renderings behind the goal and the absence of seats in the other two prompting the message to bring a seat cushion or whatever. As Paul Beirne pointed out a couple of years ago, you only get one chance to make a first impression.  

    I’ll take that as a no. I’m glad that you finally believe the state of the stadium will be as reported

  4. 7 hours ago, Ozzie_the_parrot said:

    It's easy enough to verify what's happening by using the webcam and ticketmaster. Only 127 seats available on ticketmaster at the moment, so I don't doubt the sellout part on tickets available for use at game time. That part should happen.

    As things stand they have a lot of work to do over the next three days to have more than around 3500 seats available. In the absence of a furious level of activity at the family section end through to the end of the week, I guess they might be decanting the family section sales into the sideline grandstand depending on the level of overall demand for tickets. Time will tell.

    They have 569 still available for Wednesday's game down the sideline and are actively selling tickets for two sets of bleachers at either end for the supporters and family sections, with the latter yet to be installed. Even that's less than a week away now with only two days fully available for more construction work after Sunday's game.

    Again, capacity and ticket sales for the opener have been reported by many sources and directly from the club. I'll trust them.

    They had sold more than 3500 a while back, and they've been selling tickets for unfinished seats since the start. I would imagine the front bleachers on the family end are going in considering they've been selling seats for it. I've heard it's been sold out. The supporters section has only gone up in the last 2 days.

  5. 4 hours ago, Blackjack15 said:

    Here we go again with Olivieri at the helm, and just 3 MLS academies representing Canada as a whole, this can't equal success 

    How is he able to keep his job and select his roster off just VWFC, TFC and IMFC!? It's because the CSA are mediocre that's why

    After the U20 collapse, where they crapped the bed vs St Kitts, change of coach and broaden your selection process would have been expected? Only in Canada fellas is this acceptable 

    Will be surprised if anything changes, although if it does won't be because of Olivieri but rather individual players like Colyn, Nelson, and Dunning of Feyenoord who will take front stage and are just that much better than the rest of the squad who many are questionable picks 

    So when the team fails it's the coaches fault, but when they succeed the coach gets no credit? I think you're showing some bias there.

  6. 6 hours ago, Ozzie_the_parrot said:

    Still no second set of bleachers which points to a capacity of around 3500 and work they are doing on the turf is making the rugby lines a lot more visible than previously. Hopefully they plan to paint those out before Sunday.

    I guess there are going to be a lot of people without seats then!! The club has stated what the capacity will be for game 1 (5000+), and that a sellout is expected. Are you just skeptical of what they're reporting?

  7. 5 hours ago, CDNFootballer said:

    So if I'm understanding correctly, the area outlined in red will not be finished by Sunday for use. Looked like more than 800 seats in this setup but the real deal doesn't always match the renderings exactly.

     

    Westhills stadium layout 6000.jpg

    It doesn't look like they've started assembling anything on that end, but I suppose it's possible that the front bleachers go up in time. The opposite stand seems to have been put together in a couple of days. I'm pretty sure they were selling tickets for the family zone a week or so ago, but none are available now, so I'm not sure whether they're sold out, or just not available for game one. They're still selling them for the game on Wednesday.

  8. 1 minute ago, BFBF said:

    MAK absolutely tearing it up right with 2 assists against Seattle. First assist was a beautiful pass through 3 players to put Vela in on goal. Second a great breakup of a seattle pass that quickly countered for a goal. 

    Hard to keep him off the Nat's lineup with what he is doing right now.

    And a third on another great through ball

  9. 9 hours ago, Rintaran said:

    Pacific FC has Victoria Highlanders FC (USL-2, PCSL, VISL-1 affiliate, VISL-2) over at Centennial Stadium. Although a partnership may never be official, there is likely a gentleman's agreement between the clubs that may prevent Pacific from launching their own U-20 in PCSL/VISL/etc.

    Isn't competition a huge component of development? Having more local kids receive high level training will only help improve the overall quality on the island, which will in turn help both senior squads. I really don't understand why either club would want to prevent the other from operating development squads. What's the incentive?

  10. 17 minutes ago, C2SKI said:

    Perhaps CONCACAF's decision isn't based solely on Ottawa's situation, but simply on reasonable interpretation of the rules. In all honesty, CPL's existence does terminate the 'exceptional circumstance' which allowed Ottawa to compete in the USL in the first place. I don't see any way around that.

    Maybe that's why the Fury made such a concerted effort to slight CPLs budget. An apparent gulf in salaries could be used as an argument for exceptional circumstances

  11. 4 hours ago, Ansem said:

    Why Vancouver over Europe?

    I watch Vancouver, and I’d like to see more of him. I know many worry about players developing in MLS, but I’m selfish and want to watch our players play. Also, I think he’d make a perfect replacement for Davies, and he’d get a real chance to up his stock in Vancouver. I think it would be good for the player, the club, and the fans.

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