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  1. Where in God's name is everyone? The water droplets on the camera are bad enough, but the empty stadium just makes this look sad.
  2. Completely random question: does anyone know how to import the league schedule in Google Calendar? I know that there are ways to link the two, but I admit that I am not wise in the ways of technological witchcraft.
  3. For those of us who were in the stadium, how did the CBC Sports and One Soccer coverage look? Professional-looking production value to match this 4K cameras we keep hearing about?
  4. Could the new wooden stands (and associated fire-hazard risks) be a factor in why they're cracking down on smoke? I take your point re: proper use of the appropriate equipment, but I admit that my mind did wander back to the Lansdowne incident as well.
  5. I'm reeeeeeaaaaaaaaally hoping he's referencing Moncton. Fastest growing city in the province, ready-to-use stadium, perfect location for out-of-towners from NS and PEI, and a strong Acadian connection. We already know there's some interest, so maybe they've finally found an investor. This would be great! Also, Saint John is a hole.
  6. I could be wrong about this, but I'm fairly certain you can just print a copy of your ticket from the Ticketmaster website. This is what I've done for almost every Fury FC match and every event at the Canadian Tire Centre, and it looks to me like you can do the same for CPL matches. The paperless app bit is certainly handy, but I don't think it's the only option.
  7. https://canpl.ca/article/wanderers-approaching-sell-outs-as-halifaxs-reputation-entices-fans "Martin revealed the club is “going to get pretty close to sell outs” across the season, with less than 500 single tickets remaining for the club’s first home match against Forge FC on May 4. There are also fewer than 500 season tickets up for grabs, too, and less than 1,000 single-match tickets remaining for matches throughout the rest of the season. It means the Wanderers – who are currently in the Dominican Republic for pre-season training – head into their first season knowing that a strong base of some 5,000 fans will be in attendance week-in, week-out."
  8. https://canpl.ca/article/wanderers-approaching-sell-outs-as-halifaxs-reputation-entices-fans "Martin revealed the club is “going to get pretty close to sell outs” across the season, with less than 500 single tickets remaining for the club’s first home match against Forge FC on May 4. There are also fewer than 500 season tickets up for grabs, too, and less than 1,000 single-match tickets remaining for matches throughout the rest of the season. It means the Wanderers – who are currently in the Dominican Republic for pre-season training – head into their first season knowing that a strong base of some 5,000 fans will be in attendance week-in, week-out." Ladies and gentlemen, I dare say that the bar has been set.
  9. So much for proudly wearing my Wanderers home jersey at the inaugural match in Hamilton. I am beyond unimpressed right now.
  10. I'm all for a good laugh, but this really isn't the place for this kind of thing. Can we *not* post stuff like this to needlessly stir the pot and piss people off?
  11. This may be a personal bias, but I wouldn't put a high-school and university catering company in the same league as a national and international airline, the largest and most recognizable restaurant chain in the country, and one of the largest automotive companies in the world. . . . but I do like chicken fingers, so I may need to ponder this.
  12. Ok. So, after a busy night and a hectic morning, a few thoughts: I'm loving the collars. As a fan, I personally prefer kits like this as I can buy one and wear it at times when a polo would otherwise be called for (e.g., golfing). Plus, they just look damn sharp. It's a bit hard to see the subtleties in the designs (Pacific trident, Valour striped texture, HFX citadel pattern, etc.) from the video/some photos, but they high-def photos make them look incredible. Little details like this really help set the league apart from more generic looking kits south of the border. I know we were already aware of the colour palette of the teams, but this just makes me feel even more satisfied with the range. I've already ordered a HFX kit and am *this* close to ordering a Valour one right now. I'm tempted to get a few others, but my credit card might disagree. I know I'll take flak for saying this, but here goes: I am beyond happy that the kits, despite each being unique, are also consistent. Macron logo is in the same size and position on each kit, the numbering/lettering is the same, and the general cut is the same, with some minor variations. In my opinion, it just makes things much cleaner and professional. I love, love, loooooooooooooooooooooove the fact that the Macron logo, the CPL crest and, above all, the club crests are embroidered and embossed. Prior to the Ottawa Fury leaving me permanently disaffected this fall, I had always wanted to buy a kit . . . but I could never bring myself to spend $90+ on a kit that used screenprinting and iron-on badges. It makes the kit look and feel cheap. These are top-quality looking pieces, and I cannot wait to wear mine in Hamilton on 27 Apr. On the kit sponsors, I'm pretty pleased. Tim Hortons, WestJet and VW are huge (though we already knew about the latter), and I really hope this hints at a travel deal with WestJet. Having Macron as a sponsor doesn't much bother me as long as they paid the right price for it, and same for VW having the two teams. I admit I was really puzzled by "One Soccer" (though its logo did strike me as quite sharp/professional). When I learned that it was a start-up streaming service for CPL, I was kind of disappointed as it left me worried that Valour and Edmonton couldn't find adequate sponsors on their own. In hindsight, however, I think it's brilliant. One must have still paid (in some way, shape or form) to be the sponsor, and CPL/CSB seems business savy enough to get the right dollar figure. And in terms of advertising and increasing viewership, this does *exactly* what you need it to. Joe Blow recognizes VW, Tim's and WestJet, has maybe heard of Macron, but has no idea what "One Soccer" is. So, odds are, he Googles it - and then finds out about the streaming service he can sign up for. I would never have thought to integrate streaming advertising into the kits/face of the league, but the more I think about it, the more I think this is pure genius. On that note, I can't tell you how painful it is to see these awesome kits, with (for Canada) pretty damn big, recognizable sponsors, whereas Ottawa is still rinky-dink. Dear *God*, let OSEG get it's head out of it's derrière and switch to the CPL.
  13. Huzzah! Much appreciated, good sir. Now then, in the immortal words of the internet:
  14. I have a few thoughts on the kits (overall very pleased with the designs and the subtleties for each, wish there were greater variety in sponsors), but my big concern is this: why can't I seem to find a link to actually order them? We're 22 days aways from kick-off and I want to be able to order a Wanderers jersey in time to receive it before the inaugural match in Hamilton.
  15. If WestJet unveils itself as the travel sponsor, then I'd say that things will be in damn good shape moving forward.
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