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    Ottawafan74 got a reaction from BuzzAndSting in Ottawa CPL Club   
    Thanks for proving my point. 
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    Ottawafan74 reacted to BuzzAndSting in Ottawa CPL Club   
    Checks post history...

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    Ottawafan74 got a reaction from BrennanFan in Ottawa CPL Club   
    I get that. But my guess is if you are posting on this site you are genially invested in the development of the game in Canada, more so than the average fan or soccer parent. Instead of a rising tide line of thinking there’s more of a F them let’s crap on them any chance we get mentality. It’s counterproductive and serves no purpose other than internet trolling. Why can’t you wish both the CPL and the Fury are successful because that’s what’s going to further Canadian soccer players?
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    Ottawafan74 got a reaction from BuzzAndSting in Ottawa CPL Club   
    Do you have a car?  Translate that into French. 
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    Ottawafan74 got a reaction from Ansem in Ottawa CPL Club   
    Do you have a car?  Translate that into French. 
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    Ottawafan74 reacted to RS in CPL players with senior Canada caps   
    Add in the MLS and USL guys, and there's literally no reason why there shouldn't be an annual camp in January.
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    Ottawafan74 got a reaction from johnyb in Ottawa CPL Club   
    Getting a free education out of soccer is a noble pursuit. How many Canadian kids get a full or even half scholarship?  Most are a small percentage of a ride. Which still means tens of thousands of dollars out of pocket. But scholarship isn’t the goal of Canadian soccer; high level academies are. Problem tho is these academies will lose kids to the NCAA route which really pisses them off and rightly so. 
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    Ottawafan74 reacted to Soccerpro in CPL new teams speculation   
    I played before the national training centre was in existence. Nova Scotia was the best Atlantic Province in soccer before the NTC.
    Why?
    Generally the best talent in Canada is found in the biggest cities. The biggest city in Atlantic Canada is Halifax. The vast majority of Provincial team roster's players were from Halifax. That's where the competition was highest for players. Probably a combination of diversity, facilities, competition,high level training and numbers. Hard to attend the Provincial team practices in Halifax If you live in Cape Breton 5 hours away.
    When we'd go to nationals and inevitably place 5-7th our coach theorized the reason was lack of high quality competition at home. You don't stay sharp and improve playing against 2 good teams and 5 garbage teams in the NSSL every year. New Brunswick and PEI tournaments didn't help either, as they were always a lower level of competition. It's the same idea for pro youth academies: Train hard and find the best competition to challenge yourself.
    Stephen Hart trained my u13 club team for 2-3 months as a supplemental regional training centre when I was a kid. I don't think kids in rural N.S got those opportunities. 
     
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    Ottawafan74 got a reaction from ted in Ottawa CPL Club   
    Floodgates are open, no turning back now. 
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    Ottawafan74 got a reaction from KW519 in Ottawa CPL Club   
    The current Fury under OSEG had no idea about the relationship between clubs and the Fury. It wasn’t their mess; that was created by others. What they should have done is change their name. 
    The mentality of kids and parents is successful teams and the potential to earn a scholarship. Ya right. Most high level kids will never get close to sniffing a scholarship of any sort. Fury wasn’t getting good players so their teams sucked and they weren’t getting a kid a scholarship. 
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    Ottawafan74 got a reaction from BuzzAndSting in Ottawa CPL Club   
    Kids don’t play for free. 
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    Ottawafan74 got a reaction from BenFisk'sBiggestFan in Ottawa CPL Club   
    Zero chance a CPL club will be able to set up a youth system at more than one age level and not charge for it. And it isn’t just about providing free or low cost academies; what level of coaching are you offering?
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    Ottawafan74 got a reaction from BrennanFan in Ottawa CPL Club   
    Fury youth started out as the old EODSA system where they would take the u13’s from the region to to the provincial ID camps. The district assured the clubs they had no interest in creating their own teams. But that was the goal. When they found out they couldn’t enter teams in the local league they created their own league, the ERSL. Then they found out they had to go through promotions, starting 3 levels below the ERSL. So they went SYL. Fury coaches would then show up to games in the area to poach top talent. At that point there was no real top team. 
    When the men’s team came about they wanted to start up a youth system. New ownership and new coaches who ( outside of Pugh ) had no link to the past. Problem was a few local clubs had upped their level and were miles ahead of what the Fury could offer. As such parents and kids had zero interest in moving over. The Fury needed the local clubs more than they needed them. Add in what the EODSA and the old Fury youth teams pulled and you see why the clubs wanted nothing to do with them. 
    Any new CPL squad will face the same sentiment; local clubs are more interested in protecting their turf than doing what’s best for the game in Canada. 
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    Ottawafan74 got a reaction from zen in Ottawa CPL Club   
    Floodgates are open, no turning back now. 
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    Ottawafan74 got a reaction from deschamp86 in Ottawa CPL Club   
    Floodgates are open, no turning back now. 
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    Ottawafan74 got a reaction from Kent in Ottawa CPL Club   
    I’m curious how you reconcile this loan from TFC to the CPL. 
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    Ottawafan74 got a reaction from BrennanFan in Ottawa CPL Club   
    Floodgates are open, no turning back now. 
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    Ottawafan74 got a reaction from Keegan in Ottawa CPL Club   
    Floodgates are open, no turning back now. 
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    Ottawafan74 got a reaction from ChrisinOrleans in Ottawa CPL Club   
    I’m curious how you reconcile this loan from TFC to the CPL. 
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    Ottawafan74 reacted to Obinna in The Importance of Alphonso Davies   
    Didn’t think I needed to preface what I am about to say, but clearly I do: Jeong and Davies aren’t the same kind of player.
    Now that is out of the way...
    In terms of talent, it depends on what exactly you mean. Is speed talent? Davies looks to have the best speed on the whole Bayern team. I think Jeong has better feet than Davies, who is a better dribbler than most give him credit for. It’s good to have a diversity of talents in any team!
    The more important thing in your post is when you say that Jeong and Davies will make each other better. That is absolutely true, I believe. It is a good thing to see Jeong join Davies and Sanches in the first team, the younger Bayern can get, the better. The 3 will push each other other for sure!
     
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    Ottawafan74 got a reaction from BrennanFan in Jonathan David   
    Ask those on the grassroots level, they’ll tell you a different story. 
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    Ottawafan74 got a reaction from red card in Jonathan David   
    In my experience it doesn’t. And I agree the onus seems to be on the provincial association to scout; they are severely lacking in this area. Going to see a kid once or twice for a few minutes isn’t going to produce the desired results. 
    That said, the OSA and the CSA shouldn’t be in the day to day development process. That’s on clubs, who aren’t providing a good enough product. But that’s a discussion for another day.  
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    Ottawafan74 reacted to lazlo_80 in Ottawa CPL Club   
    Can we all take a knee on the Fury hate? Calling this thread Ottawa CPL team at this point is laughable. It's just become a place for people to post revenge fantasies about the Fury. 
     
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    Ottawafan74 reacted to BenFisk'sBiggestFan in Jonathan David   
    Part of our problem in canada is the lack of a reward for finding talent and developing talent. There really hasn’t been any incentive because there isn’t anywhere really to go after U-18 soccer. Now that these top leagues are developing the scouting network will get stronger (as long as relationships in the community are developed). 
    In FC Edmonton’s case there is an incentive for local clubs to alert FC Edmonton about their talent, because FC Edmonton will actually provide extra training for young players. The young academy level in Edmonton is a part time setup, where players play for their own local club as well as train with FC Edmonton’s academy. This helps the clubs out for a couple years, then when the player is good enough he transitions full time into FC Edmonton’s reserve team. 
    FC Edmonton gives credit to local clubs long after the player has even graduated from the FC Edmonton Academy. For example the CPL signings listed the local clubs that they came from in Edmonton. Little things like that give credit and publicity to local clubs and is sometimes all it takes to develop a better incentive for communication in the community. 
    The result of cooperation with a pro team with an academy is better scouting in Edmonton. As the CPL works more and more with local clubs, less players will be passed by at the national level. It will take years to develop but it will happen eventually. 
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    Ottawafan74 got a reaction from BuzzAndSting in Jonathan David   
    In my experience it doesn’t. And I agree the onus seems to be on the provincial association to scout; they are severely lacking in this area. Going to see a kid once or twice for a few minutes isn’t going to produce the desired results. 
    That said, the OSA and the CSA shouldn’t be in the day to day development process. That’s on clubs, who aren’t providing a good enough product. But that’s a discussion for another day.  
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