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    m-g-williams got a reaction from T_Bison in CPL General   
    I didn't see any mention of this in the articles on the website, but they did flag that the full schedule would be released tomorrow. I imagine they'll speak to it then. 
    Given that the regular season is ending earlier this year (3 Oct 20) and we finally have an eighth team, I'm wondering if the league will switch to a single season with playoffs (top four in the table) to determine a champion. 
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    m-g-williams got a reaction from narduch in CPL General   
    I didn't see any mention of this in the articles on the website, but they did flag that the full schedule would be released tomorrow. I imagine they'll speak to it then. 
    Given that the regular season is ending earlier this year (3 Oct 20) and we finally have an eighth team, I'm wondering if the league will switch to a single season with playoffs (top four in the table) to determine a champion. 
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    m-g-williams got a reaction from Stouffvillain in CPL new teams speculation   
    Thoughts?
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    m-g-williams got a reaction from johnyb in CPL new teams speculation   
    I feel like conferences make sense for the NHL, NBA, etc. given the sheer number of teams. Playing 30-odd teams in a single table strikes me as a bit unweidly, whereas playing 15 or so more frequently makes things logistically easier without getting boring. Even when the CPL expands, I think we'd see it cap out at 16 max. 
    I'd personally be against conferences for the CPL. Yes, it reduces travel costs, but my understanding is that Westjet has been heavily discounting travel for teams to begin with. Given the (comparatively) smaller number of teams for the CPL, I'd much rather have the variety of watching my home team play all the others a more or less even number of times in a given campaign than see them play the same few conference rivals over and over again. 
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    m-g-williams got a reaction from red card in CPL new teams speculation   
    I feel like conferences make sense for the NHL, NBA, etc. given the sheer number of teams. Playing 30-odd teams in a single table strikes me as a bit unweidly, whereas playing 15 or so more frequently makes things logistically easier without getting boring. Even when the CPL expands, I think we'd see it cap out at 16 max. 
    I'd personally be against conferences for the CPL. Yes, it reduces travel costs, but my understanding is that Westjet has been heavily discounting travel for teams to begin with. Given the (comparatively) smaller number of teams for the CPL, I'd much rather have the variety of watching my home team play all the others a more or less even number of times in a given campaign than see them play the same few conference rivals over and over again. 
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    m-g-williams got a reaction from Ams1984 in CPL new teams speculation   
    I feel like conferences make sense for the NHL, NBA, etc. given the sheer number of teams. Playing 30-odd teams in a single table strikes me as a bit unweidly, whereas playing 15 or so more frequently makes things logistically easier without getting boring. Even when the CPL expands, I think we'd see it cap out at 16 max. 
    I'd personally be against conferences for the CPL. Yes, it reduces travel costs, but my understanding is that Westjet has been heavily discounting travel for teams to begin with. Given the (comparatively) smaller number of teams for the CPL, I'd much rather have the variety of watching my home team play all the others a more or less even number of times in a given campaign than see them play the same few conference rivals over and over again. 
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    m-g-williams got a reaction from Lofty in Atlético Ottawa 2020 Season   
    I get that they wanted to emphasize white to represent snow in Ottawa, but it just makes the crest seem a bit empty. 
    I'm also a fan of the revised crest (and concept kit) that Xavier Oulette did. The subdued strips are a nice touch. 
     
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    m-g-williams reacted to ted in Pacific FC - 2020 Season Thread   
    I'l try to ask at the press event tomorrow.
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    m-g-williams got a reaction from Stanley in CPL new teams speculation   
    I feel like conferences make sense for the NHL, NBA, etc. given the sheer number of teams. Playing 30-odd teams in a single table strikes me as a bit unweidly, whereas playing 15 or so more frequently makes things logistically easier without getting boring. Even when the CPL expands, I think we'd see it cap out at 16 max. 
    I'd personally be against conferences for the CPL. Yes, it reduces travel costs, but my understanding is that Westjet has been heavily discounting travel for teams to begin with. Given the (comparatively) smaller number of teams for the CPL, I'd much rather have the variety of watching my home team play all the others a more or less even number of times in a given campaign than see them play the same few conference rivals over and over again. 
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    m-g-williams got a reaction from youllneverwalkalone in CPL new teams speculation   
    I feel like conferences make sense for the NHL, NBA, etc. given the sheer number of teams. Playing 30-odd teams in a single table strikes me as a bit unweidly, whereas playing 15 or so more frequently makes things logistically easier without getting boring. Even when the CPL expands, I think we'd see it cap out at 16 max. 
    I'd personally be against conferences for the CPL. Yes, it reduces travel costs, but my understanding is that Westjet has been heavily discounting travel for teams to begin with. Given the (comparatively) smaller number of teams for the CPL, I'd much rather have the variety of watching my home team play all the others a more or less even number of times in a given campaign than see them play the same few conference rivals over and over again. 
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    m-g-williams got a reaction from Shway in CPL new teams speculation   
    I feel like conferences make sense for the NHL, NBA, etc. given the sheer number of teams. Playing 30-odd teams in a single table strikes me as a bit unweidly, whereas playing 15 or so more frequently makes things logistically easier without getting boring. Even when the CPL expands, I think we'd see it cap out at 16 max. 
    I'd personally be against conferences for the CPL. Yes, it reduces travel costs, but my understanding is that Westjet has been heavily discounting travel for teams to begin with. Given the (comparatively) smaller number of teams for the CPL, I'd much rather have the variety of watching my home team play all the others a more or less even number of times in a given campaign than see them play the same few conference rivals over and over again. 
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    m-g-williams got a reaction from dnina10 in CPL new teams speculation   
    I feel like conferences make sense for the NHL, NBA, etc. given the sheer number of teams. Playing 30-odd teams in a single table strikes me as a bit unweidly, whereas playing 15 or so more frequently makes things logistically easier without getting boring. Even when the CPL expands, I think we'd see it cap out at 16 max. 
    I'd personally be against conferences for the CPL. Yes, it reduces travel costs, but my understanding is that Westjet has been heavily discounting travel for teams to begin with. Given the (comparatively) smaller number of teams for the CPL, I'd much rather have the variety of watching my home team play all the others a more or less even number of times in a given campaign than see them play the same few conference rivals over and over again. 
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    m-g-williams got a reaction from deschamp86 in CPL new teams speculation   
    I feel like conferences make sense for the NHL, NBA, etc. given the sheer number of teams. Playing 30-odd teams in a single table strikes me as a bit unweidly, whereas playing 15 or so more frequently makes things logistically easier without getting boring. Even when the CPL expands, I think we'd see it cap out at 16 max. 
    I'd personally be against conferences for the CPL. Yes, it reduces travel costs, but my understanding is that Westjet has been heavily discounting travel for teams to begin with. Given the (comparatively) smaller number of teams for the CPL, I'd much rather have the variety of watching my home team play all the others a more or less even number of times in a given campaign than see them play the same few conference rivals over and over again. 
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    m-g-williams got a reaction from Bbeto in CPL new teams speculation   
    I feel like conferences make sense for the NHL, NBA, etc. given the sheer number of teams. Playing 30-odd teams in a single table strikes me as a bit unweidly, whereas playing 15 or so more frequently makes things logistically easier without getting boring. Even when the CPL expands, I think we'd see it cap out at 16 max. 
    I'd personally be against conferences for the CPL. Yes, it reduces travel costs, but my understanding is that Westjet has been heavily discounting travel for teams to begin with. Given the (comparatively) smaller number of teams for the CPL, I'd much rather have the variety of watching my home team play all the others a more or less even number of times in a given campaign than see them play the same few conference rivals over and over again. 
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    m-g-williams got a reaction from Rintaran in Atlético Ottawa 2020 Season   
    I get that they wanted to emphasize white to represent snow in Ottawa, but it just makes the crest seem a bit empty. 
    I'm also a fan of the revised crest (and concept kit) that Xavier Oulette did. The subdued strips are a nice touch. 
     
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    m-g-williams reacted to ted in Atlético Ottawa 2020 Season   
    I think grey and white are much more representative of Ottawa. That snow never stays white for long and the sky is grey for months.
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    m-g-williams got a reaction from ted in Atlético Ottawa 2020 Season   
    I get that they wanted to emphasize white to represent snow in Ottawa, but it just makes the crest seem a bit empty. 
    I'm also a fan of the revised crest (and concept kit) that Xavier Oulette did. The subdued strips are a nice touch. 
     
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    m-g-williams reacted to Stouffvillain in Atlético Ottawa 2020 Season   
    Couldn't agree more on the white space, I would prefer this one over the actual badge.  I'm never going to be wearing it though.
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    m-g-williams got a reaction from Stouffvillain in Atlético Ottawa 2020 Season   
    Missed a lot today due to workload insanity, but for what it's worth: 
    -Very happy to see the Commissioner, the Mayor, the CEO of Atletico Madrid and even the Spanish ambassador participate in today's event. Gets things off on the right foot. 
    -Very happy to see all the kids and youth clubs present at the launch. It'll be important to build those connections and get kids and families on board early on. 
    -I'm neither here nor there on the head coach announcement, only because I know nothing about Mista. It sounds intriguing to have someone that closely affiliated with Atletico Madrid, but curious to see how he finds soccer on this side of the pond. 
    -For a nickname, I've already seen some CPL articles pushing "Ottleti". I get it, but personally I think this is a bit forced. I'd personally go with "le rouge et blanc"; this would be a good nod to "los rojiblancos" of Atletico and also consistent with their friendly neighbours "le Rouge et Noir" - the formal French-language name of the Ottawa Red Blacks. 
    -With respect to the logo, it's simple, clean and easily identifiable. My only gripes are that the top part of the shield seems a bit too empty with so much white space, and the maple leaf looks like it was added as an afterthought. I'd prefer something a bit more front and centre, and I'd go with black rather than blue as an homage to Ottawa typical sporting colours. By no means am I a graphic designer or an out-of-the-box thinker, but this would be my stab at an upgrade.

     

     
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    m-g-williams reacted to shamrock in Atlético Ottawa 2020 Season   
    To me, the undermining was pretty obvious. 
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    m-g-williams got a reaction from nfitz in CPL new teams speculation   
    Bloody hell, are we still arguing about this?
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    m-g-williams got a reaction from An Observer in Atlético Ottawa 2020 Season   
    Missed a lot today due to workload insanity, but for what it's worth: 
    -Very happy to see the Commissioner, the Mayor, the CEO of Atletico Madrid and even the Spanish ambassador participate in today's event. Gets things off on the right foot. 
    -Very happy to see all the kids and youth clubs present at the launch. It'll be important to build those connections and get kids and families on board early on. 
    -I'm neither here nor there on the head coach announcement, only because I know nothing about Mista. It sounds intriguing to have someone that closely affiliated with Atletico Madrid, but curious to see how he finds soccer on this side of the pond. 
    -For a nickname, I've already seen some CPL articles pushing "Ottleti". I get it, but personally I think this is a bit forced. I'd personally go with "le rouge et blanc"; this would be a good nod to "los rojiblancos" of Atletico and also consistent with their friendly neighbours "le Rouge et Noir" - the formal French-language name of the Ottawa Red Blacks. 
    -With respect to the logo, it's simple, clean and easily identifiable. My only gripes are that the top part of the shield seems a bit too empty with so much white space, and the maple leaf looks like it was added as an afterthought. I'd prefer something a bit more front and centre, and I'd go with black rather than blue as an homage to Ottawa typical sporting colours. By no means am I a graphic designer or an out-of-the-box thinker, but this would be my stab at an upgrade.

     

     
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    m-g-williams got a reaction from ted in CPL new teams speculation   
    Bloody hell, are we still arguing about this?
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    m-g-williams got a reaction from Red and White in Atlético Ottawa 2020 Season   
    Missed a lot today due to workload insanity, but for what it's worth: 
    -Very happy to see the Commissioner, the Mayor, the CEO of Atletico Madrid and even the Spanish ambassador participate in today's event. Gets things off on the right foot. 
    -Very happy to see all the kids and youth clubs present at the launch. It'll be important to build those connections and get kids and families on board early on. 
    -I'm neither here nor there on the head coach announcement, only because I know nothing about Mista. It sounds intriguing to have someone that closely affiliated with Atletico Madrid, but curious to see how he finds soccer on this side of the pond. 
    -For a nickname, I've already seen some CPL articles pushing "Ottleti". I get it, but personally I think this is a bit forced. I'd personally go with "le rouge et blanc"; this would be a good nod to "los rojiblancos" of Atletico and also consistent with their friendly neighbours "le Rouge et Noir" - the formal French-language name of the Ottawa Red Blacks. 
    -With respect to the logo, it's simple, clean and easily identifiable. My only gripes are that the top part of the shield seems a bit too empty with so much white space, and the maple leaf looks like it was added as an afterthought. I'd prefer something a bit more front and centre, and I'd go with black rather than blue as an homage to Ottawa typical sporting colours. By no means am I a graphic designer or an out-of-the-box thinker, but this would be my stab at an upgrade.

     

     
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    m-g-williams got a reaction from Shway in Atlético Ottawa 2020 Season   
    Missed a lot today due to workload insanity, but for what it's worth: 
    -Very happy to see the Commissioner, the Mayor, the CEO of Atletico Madrid and even the Spanish ambassador participate in today's event. Gets things off on the right foot. 
    -Very happy to see all the kids and youth clubs present at the launch. It'll be important to build those connections and get kids and families on board early on. 
    -I'm neither here nor there on the head coach announcement, only because I know nothing about Mista. It sounds intriguing to have someone that closely affiliated with Atletico Madrid, but curious to see how he finds soccer on this side of the pond. 
    -For a nickname, I've already seen some CPL articles pushing "Ottleti". I get it, but personally I think this is a bit forced. I'd personally go with "le rouge et blanc"; this would be a good nod to "los rojiblancos" of Atletico and also consistent with their friendly neighbours "le Rouge et Noir" - the formal French-language name of the Ottawa Red Blacks. 
    -With respect to the logo, it's simple, clean and easily identifiable. My only gripes are that the top part of the shield seems a bit too empty with so much white space, and the maple leaf looks like it was added as an afterthought. I'd prefer something a bit more front and centre, and I'd go with black rather than blue as an homage to Ottawa typical sporting colours. By no means am I a graphic designer or an out-of-the-box thinker, but this would be my stab at an upgrade.

     

     
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