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    m-g-williams reacted to ted in OneSoccer   
    I don't think that is controversial at all. The stadium location is very much the biggest part of the mix. When I talk about connecting to the community, that includes physically. Locating the stadium in such a prominent location provides both practical and emotional connection.

    If PFC and the City for Victoria had made the same investments at RAP instead of Westhills/Starlight out in Langford and identified as "Victoria" I believe our attendances would be closer to those of Halifax. 
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    m-g-williams got a reaction from dyslexic nam in OneSoccer   
    Over 114,000 views for their Youtube highlights of last night's CAN-SLV match in the last 10 hours. Getting (most of) the rights to the men's and women's national teams matches really seems to be doing the trick for One Soccer. 
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    m-g-williams got a reaction from Unnamed Trialist in OneSoccer   
    I'd agree. Given that we don't have reliable metrics for One Soccer's actual subscription uptake, Youtube data seems to be the closest proxy we have to gauging interest. There's a noticeable spike in views every time there's a major national team match, and even some of the Canadian Championship matches have turned a few heads. And this all helps get more people paying attention to One Soccer as a platform and the rest of the content they offer, namely, the CPL. I'm not going to speculate on precise figures for One Soccer subscriptions or revenue from all of this, but given that their Youtube subscribers have increased by nearly 150% since March and their cumulative views have increased by about 200% in that same timespan, it seems like the general trend is looking good. 
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    m-g-williams got a reaction from ted in OneSoccer   
    Over 114,000 views for their Youtube highlights of last night's CAN-SLV match in the last 10 hours. Getting (most of) the rights to the men's and women's national teams matches really seems to be doing the trick for One Soccer. 
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    m-g-williams got a reaction from Ruffian in OneSoccer   
    Over 114,000 views for their Youtube highlights of last night's CAN-SLV match in the last 10 hours. Getting (most of) the rights to the men's and women's national teams matches really seems to be doing the trick for One Soccer. 
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    m-g-williams got a reaction from sstackho in OneSoccer   
    Over 114,000 views for their Youtube highlights of last night's CAN-SLV match in the last 10 hours. Getting (most of) the rights to the men's and women's national teams matches really seems to be doing the trick for One Soccer. 
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    m-g-williams got a reaction from narduch in OneSoccer   
    Over 114,000 views for their Youtube highlights of last night's CAN-SLV match in the last 10 hours. Getting (most of) the rights to the men's and women's national teams matches really seems to be doing the trick for One Soccer. 
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    m-g-williams reacted to Ruffian in OneSoccer   
    I am glad to see OneSoccer getting paid after they made a big bet on Canadian Soccer unlike the other networks.
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    m-g-williams reacted to Kent in 2021 Canadian Premier League Attendance   
    Try to take each post as a fresh start. All he said about single entity that it was "more of a single entity than they are letting on".
    Fact: There is a player draft.
    Fact: There is a salary cap.
    Fact: Bob Young is an investor for 2 teams.
    Fact: There is a shared business (CSB I think it is called) seemingly for revenue sharing.
    Fact: All teams have a shared jersey deal with Macron.
    Fact (I think): The league is asking for expansion fees for new teams, or whatever they want to call it.
    This doesn't scream completely independent club model to me.
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    m-g-williams reacted to narduch in OneSoccer   
    More news
     
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    m-g-williams reacted to youllneverwalkalone in 2021 Canadian Premier League Attendance   
    I'm a CPA, CA with 20 years of experience in income tax and a partner in a public practice firm.
     
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    m-g-williams reacted to Bison44 in 2021 Canadian Premier League Attendance   
    This fist division optics talking point is very strange.  This wasnt done for the purpose of looking first division.  Having an existing modern stadium to play in was a positive when the CPL was trying to get off the ground.  Not having to build or rennovate or search for a place to play like many other clubs was a good thing (sorry York9).  The owner of Valour owns the stadium so of course they will play there.  Is it too big at this point....probably.  But thats according to the usual  suspects.  The same guys that discount we averaged over 6000 fans in year one...not 3500.  I know people are in love with the idea of a cozy small stadium filled to the brim just like the good ole days in jolly old europe, but thats not what we have.  There was no soccer first owner in winnipeg....there was no one going to spend the money revamping some other facility.  
    Hopefully the club and league will survive and grow and start to fill the stadium more so a certain % of people are not offended by the optics on TV.  But for actual fans that have actually gone to CPL games (valour in particular), I'm glad we have a team, even if we are all packed into one side of the stadium for now.  
     
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    m-g-williams reacted to ted in 2021 Canadian Premier League Attendance   
    <sigh> Once again we come up against tone and expectations differences.

    I am here having the online-equivalent of a chat in the pub with friends. Laughing and friendly banter is being seen by you as harsh and mocking dickishness. I am sorry if I misunderstood the point you were trying to make which could have been easily corrected in person. Come join us for a beer at the tailgate next game and tell me how wrong I am. That's half the fun of being a supporter, arguing about shit that doesn't really matter.
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    m-g-williams reacted to Ruffian in OneSoccer   
    What I get from this forum is that no play by play guy will ever be good enough.
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    m-g-williams got a reaction from dyslexic nam in 2021 CPL Season General News   
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    m-g-williams reacted to rkomar in CPL General   
    This is just a general feeling, but the quality of play seems much better overall compared to the first season.  Play was generally more earnest and frantic in the first season, making the games more chaotic.  There seems to be more structure now.  I'm just finding most games are more enjoyable to watch.  But who knows, maybe the players are too tired and beat up now to play as hard as they did in the first season.  Anyone else have any general observations about the direction of the league?
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    m-g-williams got a reaction from Stanley in Match Thread: August 29, 2021 - Atletico Ottawa v HFX Wanderers   
    Anyone know of any local pubs showing the match on TV? My buddy and I might look for a drier alternative to swimming through the match at Lansdowne. 
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    m-g-williams got a reaction from Stanley in Pacific FC - 2021 Season Thread   
    . . . oops. 😬
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    m-g-williams got a reaction from ted in Pacific FC - 2021 Season Thread   
    . . . oops. 😬
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    m-g-williams got a reaction from ktf in Pacific FC - 2021 Season Thread   
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    m-g-williams reacted to Ansem in 2021 Canadian Premier League Attendance   
    2023/2024 Champions League will MASSIVE for the 2 (potentially) 3 clubs who will be hosting Liga MX and MLS clubs.
    We already see it with the Canadian Championship how those games are "events" type of games.
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    m-g-williams reacted to grasshopper1917 in OneSoccer   
    Is it just me or does anyone else breathe a sigh of relief and smile when they discover Nigel Reed is calling the game?
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    m-g-williams reacted to Macksam in Pacific FC - 2021 Season Thread   
    What a game, and clearly the Onesoccer pundits feel the same. It's these types of matches and moments that's going to grow the game and the CPL in this country. 
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    m-g-williams got a reaction from Kent in 2021 CPL Season General News   
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    m-g-williams got a reaction from johnyb in 2021 CPL Season General News   
    Mayhaps he's teasing that Quebec City and Laval are indeed the expansion sides? 
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