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    madmonte got a reaction from Binky in Does Victor Have The Balls?   
    Odds are here end as another suit more concerned with internal politics, and organizational infrastructure.

    He may have some disadvantages but he comes in with huge advantages too...inheriting 3 MLS teams and 2 NASL teams (if you include Ottawa who are getting a franchise, the deal being done before he was president).

    If the goal of the average fan is player development to strengthen the CMT, then inheriting these certainly doesn't hurt, although it may take more time than people are willing to give it for the payoff. It's not just about having systems intact on the club level to develop with...it's also about generating interest nationwide in Canadian youth early so that they may choose soccer over other sports that had been more popular. And THAT will take time.

    But even over the next five years, we should see more Canadians developed in that system.
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    madmonte got a reaction from ESG Shawn in Cavalry FC launch/2019 off season thread   
    I would love to see fellow Calgarians join us in the stands on Saturday...pump these players up for CanPL, make no mistake about it, a lot of the same players will be wearing Cavalry kits next year.
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    madmonte reacted to CrossCheck in Calgary Foothills 2018   
    National Anthem for the home opener May 11. Sorry for poor picture quality, but the sun was behind the players. Foothills win 2-0. 

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    madmonte got a reaction from afun in The Importance of Jr. Hoilett   
    That's how I used to defend DeRo too.  
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    madmonte got a reaction from Lofty in The Importance of Jr. Hoilett   
    That's how I used to defend DeRo too.  
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    madmonte got a reaction from CNMNTPERUELIGIBLE in The Importance of Jr. Hoilett   
    That's how I used to defend DeRo too.  
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    madmonte got a reaction from Rheo in Calgary Foothills 2018   
    Excited to see a Foothills thread as well.  Foot Soldiers have been talking and we are ready to go this year, going to be a very exciting year!  
    We will definitely put some stuff about supporters meetings in this thread within the next few weeks as well, would be nice to see some new blood in there!
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    madmonte got a reaction from TRM in Thunder Bay Chill legacy so far   
    I don't think it's as black and white as just that. Canada needs to build a soccer culture at every possible level. Breeding quality players becomes more possible and feasible once Canada starts breeding a quantity of players, as well. A dad takes a kid to a Thunder Bay Chill game. The kid's all like...that looks fun...dad, can I try soccer? It's not all black and white.
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    madmonte got a reaction from jpg75 in NEW Mother of all Canucks Abroad (and domestic)   
    Sorry that I'm just seeing this now, sir.  Elijah Adekugbe had a major season ending injury (blew his ACL I think it was) the day before the PDL season started.
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    madmonte got a reaction from GuillermoDelQuarto in Potential CPL logo concepts   
    oops sorry didn't mean to link the scarf one apparently that was attached
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    madmonte got a reaction from GuillermoDelQuarto in Potential CPL logo concepts   
    Fair enough, but as a southern albertan I feel I have a pretty good finger on the pulse.
    Hey, I was looking and I can't seem to find on this long thread your Okanagan/Kelowna/Vernon/Penticton logos/kits if there are any, can you refresh?
     
    Also I kept saying I was gonna show my FootSoldiers remake logo but never did...I found an old version but the newest (with the tower properly singular colored all the way down) is on my old comp...I'll have to find it, but just to show...

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    madmonte got a reaction from GuillermoDelQuarto in Potential CPL logo concepts   
    this is pretty cool looking
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    madmonte got a reaction from Shway in Potential CPL logo concepts   
    back to the foothills logo...I liked the rounded mountains more...because it's not mountains it's foothills
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    madmonte got a reaction from ted in 2017 PDL season   
    Heckuva start to the season.
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    madmonte got a reaction from hamiltonfan in Canadian Premier League   
    https://www.thescore.com/news/1295981
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    madmonte got a reaction from BringBackTheBlizzard in Canadian Premier League   
    https://www.thescore.com/news/1295981
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    madmonte reacted to Big_M in Canadian Premier League   
    Haters and naysayers move aside, your time is up
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    madmonte got a reaction from BuzzAndSting in Toronto CPL   
    Sparked by an interesting discussion I was having earlier with people following the TFC Prez's comments, I gotta start a poll.  If there was a Toronto CPL team, how many games would you actually go to?  Let's assume there is like...8 teams doing a double schedule for 14 home games in total.

    Please only answer if you would plan to be a Toronto fan (or area, maybe you envision it in Vaughan, I don't know).
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    madmonte got a reaction from GuillermoDelQuarto in Potential CPL logo concepts   
    Did you know I'm from Medicine Hat?  Just saw this, haven't actually been online in quite a while!

    I definitely like it, but just so you know most intelligent people in Medicine Hat kinda scoff at the homelessness thing.  That lasted like...3 months and still gets posted everywhere.  That was before the bottom fell out of the oilfield.  But the logo without the slogan is pretty solid.  Medicine Hat is the "Gas City" that's why the lantern.
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    madmonte reacted to grasshopper1917 in Canadian Premier League   
    My thinking about the CPL is as follows.... If you cant find 6 markets to support a team in Canada without resorting to MLS2 teams the project shouldn't go ahead.
    The name itself 'Premier League' indicates it is going to be a top flight league. Also from what we have gathered in Halifax from our interaction with the guys at SEA there is a vision behind this league, many smart people working on it and some solid financial backers. My impressions have been the financial people and the ideas people are aligned and working together on a common vision. This vision from what I gather is a stand along top flight professional league with room to grow into something really big. 
    I know there are mixed feelings on the USL in the soccer community but here are a few straight facts. Only 4/29 teams drew over 5000 fans. They are the serious exceptions and like someone mention have MLS aspirations. 13/29 teams could not even draw 2000 fans (most of them MLS 2 sides). USL is always touted as a growing league on the move but my view is it is mostly minor league clubs just being propped up by the parents. There is no way those 13 clubs drawing under 2000 could survive on their own. Thus in reality half the league really isn't viable.
    In my opinion from what we have been told about this project - the money and ideas people involved with CPL have something a bit bigger in mind. I think Canada is ready for it. It will take some work and there will be some bumps in the road but I think we can get there.  
     
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    madmonte got a reaction from gator in Canadian Premier League   
    What sherm says is true...I drove 3 hours every single Calgary PDL regular season game this year.  Luckily they had a schedule where they would have 2 games in a weekend, made it much easier.
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    madmonte got a reaction from GuillermoDelQuarto in Potential CPL logo concepts   
    Also prefer the Union version for KW
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    madmonte got a reaction from Shway in Midfielders switching to the backline   
    I like the idea of moving midfielders to wingback roles much more than I like the idea of moving centerbacks to out wide roles.  Just throwing that out there, but it's always a case by case basis.  I felt like Edgar did fine at RB for example, because he has the ball handling ability and crossing ability to warrant the move.
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    madmonte got a reaction from GuillermoDelQuarto in Potential CPL logo concepts   
    Guillermo I don't come on the forums much anymore, this is a must click thread for me.

    Also, does anyone have any thoughts on a Kelowna or Okanagan logo just for fun?  Sailboat?  The overused ogopogo?  Something tying in orchards and wine country?
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    madmonte got a reaction from matty in Floro Must Go   
    It sort of reminds me of TFC bringing in 4-3-3 and then telling everyone we'd be as good as the Dutch National team
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