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    matty got a reaction from fmfranck in CPL bilingualism   
    mediapro is handling the onesoccer app and they are a multi-billion dollar organization that is actively planning a french broadcast for next year when they go into france. the letter seems more "wtf seriously?" than anything because they're already in quebec. i think the combo of not having it yet but also knowing they're doing it because of a somewhere else getting it in the future would piss anyone off
    also i do disagree with the end, if you have an issue with the league you have ever right to voice it and the french language thing valid and it is kind of stupid that it's the case as a fifth of the nation speaks it as their mother tongue and it's in the dark
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    matty got a reaction from The Real Marc in Niagara CPL   
    i know, just being a little exaggerating there. also no, i'm saying be a little selective. i do think there will be 5 teams in southern ontario in that first but what i would be concerned about i think the league should avoid is having 6-9 teams of the first 16 in the region due to history, unstable media markets (as mentioned some are being merged or under consideration for merger), the league's goals, and image.
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    matty got a reaction from m-g-williams in CPL bilingualism   
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    matty got a reaction from The Real Marc in 2019 Canadian Premier League Attendance   
    the budgets are not likely that high as the $200m was being shared with the csa. it's also an amount that would drop with more teams
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    matty got a reaction from A_Gagne in 2019 Canadian Premier League Attendance   
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    matty got a reaction from Shortdutchcanuck in 2019 Canadian Premier League Attendance   
    forge vs pfc in hamilton 5,861
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    matty got a reaction from Gopherbashi in 2019 Canadian Premier League Attendance   
    forge vs pfc in hamilton 5,861
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    matty got a reaction from Shway in Niagara CPL   
    this is true but caution needs to be there. if you're just handing out teams to southern ontario cities to reach 16 teams in 2026 then something is wrong.
    just to note
    - moncton
    - quebec city
    - montreal
    - st. john's
    - saskatchewan
    - mainland bc
    - ottawa
    those are 7 markets that have had rumours that are also largely their own media markets that also often happen to be commerce or government capitals for their provinces (9 of 10). add gta2 and you have 15 teams. it's not hard to avoid clustering the first 16 teams too much, it might take time but it very well could be the safer route.
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    matty got a reaction from The Real Marc in Niagara CPL   
    I'm saying that there are fair reasons for some to be on the fence about putting up to 50% of the first 16 CPL teams in Southern Ontario, which you don't seem to think is fair and if you've lived in London on and off for a decade then I'm sure you've noticed they've cut sizable amounts from local news and has on several occasions over the last decade been close to covering both London and Windsor, in fact Windsor operates out of London for its newscasts. Both operations are also #2 in their markets and VHFs.
    No one is saying "don't put teams here". No one has at any point suggested that. What's been suggested is hesitation towards putting teams there before other markets outside of Ontario and maybe holding off until phase 2 expansion is ready.
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    matty got a reaction from The Real Marc in Niagara CPL   
    Dude no. Toronto televisions stations operate as the local station unlike Detroit or Cleveland. London has its Global, OMNI and CityTV shared while Windsor's CTV is shared. These are big outlets and usually have stronger audiences than community television. The fact you seem fixated on saying it's not a big deal really is stubborn at this point as you've shown ignorance to media markets, dismissed the notion economic centres, dismissed looking at historic examples, and seem to want the first 16 to mostly be Ontario based and shit on the idea of people wanting the league to avoid that.
    on radio you're 100% right, Toronto isn't a factor outside of digital, but newspapers are a bit more complex as the larger newsgroups (CBC, Torstar, NYT, GnM) are forcing their way into way market's digital spaces, from hijacking stories (CBC does this) to being the lone Canadian outlet available via Apple News (Toronto Star). It's actually a bigger issue and there's no clear idea of how it'll impact sports.
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    matty got a reaction from The Real Marc in Niagara CPL   
    They have a weird situation in that while separate, they are somewhat dependent on Toronto and Hamilton in relation to media which is a big thing. Realistically it might be safer to avoid the 3, or at least 2 of them, until after the CPL reaches 16 teams, if the league reaches that milestone it will likely be able to move more freely with expansion without impacting its image.
    Also just a sight correction to your comment, Ottawa is also Southern Ontario. If one of those markets enters it's as the 4th or 5th team in the region (assuming there is something to the GTA team rumour)
    also not bbtb cause he'd say let tfc windsor in
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    matty got a reaction from Bbeto in Have you joined OneSoccer Yet?   
    One Soccer 1000+ downloads on the Google Play Store. CPL Centre Circle app has 5000+.
    Currently #40 on the Apple Store - Sports chart for Canada while CPL Centre Circle Mobile App is #10
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    matty got a reaction from Bbeto in Niagara CPL   
    dude you ignored a massive point, which i very clearly stated, which is the difference in terms of the nature of the cities to their surrounding locations. regionally halifax, saskatoon, and st. john's are more dominant to their provinces than london, niagara, and kw are to ontario, as they are either capitals or economic centres for their provinces.
    also with regards to victoria, you're ignoring that it's part of the vancouver-victoria media market, the 3rd largest in canada.
    you're arguing that people should not be concerned of the cpl loading up southern ontario for 2026 despite history, the image, and the coverage being to regionalized.
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    matty got a reaction from The Real Marc in Niagara CPL   
    halifax is a dominant market on the east coast and victoria got the league into the b.c. market. there's a difference between them and the ontario ones we are discussing as are st. john's and saskatoon.
    no one is pushing an mls rival. we're talking about going after markets that fit with the plan of expanding soccer in canada and avoiding a relience on flooding southern ontario and having 9 of 16 teams being based there, when you've had past leagues that have done it fail and you directly enter competition media wise with mlse with at least 2 of the markets frequently discussed in addition to 2 of the founding clubs.
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    matty got a reaction from The Real Marc in Niagara CPL   
    dude you ignored a massive point, which i very clearly stated, which is the difference in terms of the nature of the cities to their surrounding locations. regionally halifax, saskatoon, and st. john's are more dominant to their provinces than london, niagara, and kw are to ontario, as they are either capitals or economic centres for their provinces.
    also with regards to victoria, you're ignoring that it's part of the vancouver-victoria media market, the 3rd largest in canada.
    you're arguing that people should not be concerned of the cpl loading up southern ontario for 2026 despite history, the image, and the coverage being to regionalized.
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    matty reacted to fil in Bekker received a two game suspension   
    https://www.canadasoccer.com/canada-soccer-announces-fine-suspension-for-forge-fc-s-kyle-bekker-p162161-preview-1
    And an undisclosed fine. My only question is why did it take so long. He should of been suspended before his last match.
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    matty reacted to The Real Marc in Niagara CPL   
    It's not about TFC's shadow, it's about demand for a professional soccer team in those local communities and the perception of relying on third tier markets in a national league this early. The league should be focusing on other markets within Canada that cement the national (not regional) footprint of the league, before going to regional route.
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    matty got a reaction from The Real Marc in Niagara CPL   
    Times have changed but there is reason to look at on a historic example. The cluster didn't work then and just because we're 30 years on and soccer is more mainstream doesn't mean that 5-10 teams on the same highway is a smart idea. Just because PB and DC are saying it doesn't mean it works (much like 8pm starts).
    You mention funding, which I agree is different, but other than MediaPro we don't really know anything and that while planned for 10 years could end early much like it did for the original XFL or NWSL. I'd also add the CPL might not be full-time for all talent, some guys salaries from what I've heard are pretty low.
    I do agree that organic would be better than artificial. If the CPL plan is to go into markets without a noticeable demand, like it did with York and to some extent is doing with Montreal, it would be better to avoid it. I understand going into some places without it (GTA) because it is helpful to be in major markets but doing so in a location that results in >2500 crowds on the reg isn't good.
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    matty got a reaction from johnyb in Have you joined OneSoccer Yet?   
    One Soccer 1000+ downloads on the Google Play Store. CPL Centre Circle app has 5000+.
    Currently #40 on the Apple Store - Sports chart for Canada while CPL Centre Circle Mobile App is #10
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    matty got a reaction from The Real Marc in Niagara CPL   
    the thing is an ontario heavy league was attempted before and failed (given it had less money involved). importing a euro manner for rivalries also bets a lot on the interest in soccer being there which is currently somewhat of an unknown given that cpl has had somewhat of a mixed bag (3 very well attended games and 2 meh attended games). and just to state, the cpl is trying to rival mls somewhat as half the teams currently are in mls media markets, add durham and peel to that and you have 4 teams in a market shared with tfc.
    i'm optimistic but am weirded out by the ontario focus when you could also use rivalries like saskatoon-regina or halifax-moncton or montreal-quebec city and avoid having a single area being home to 20-50% of your teams
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    matty got a reaction from KW519 in 2019 Canadian Premier League Attendance   
    that's one sad headline https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/cavalry-fc-parking-1.5123486 
    Parking woes dampen some fans' excitement at Cavalry FC's 1st game
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    matty got a reaction from youllneverwalkalone in CPL General   
    i don't think the article is as anti-cpl as some on there think, i don't really have an issue with the article itself, but that headline is fucking dumb
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    matty reacted to SkuseisLoose in Match Thread - Pacific v Valour - May 1st, 2019   
    Yeah but people don’t think of the end time they think of the start time. If I have a kid and thinking of taking him to the game I’m gonna look at a hockey game and see it starts at seven and think oh that’ll be ok on a school night versus a game starting at eight where I’m going to think that’s going to be a bit late for kid. 
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    matty got a reaction from BCM in CPL General   
    i don't think the article is as anti-cpl as some on there think, i don't really have an issue with the article itself, but that headline is fucking dumb
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    matty got a reaction from Jith12 in Canadian Dual Nationals 2.0 Edition, Chase for the 5 stars   
    (assuming we're talking cabrera) 26 and seeing pretty constant playing time year to year and has been good for montreal in stressful situations. he'd be pretty useful and likely a starter.
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