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    grasshopper1917 reacted to jonovision in 2019 Canadian Premier League Attendance   
    This week's snowstorm in Winnipeg is as much of a freak event as it would be if it happened anywhere else other than Calgary. In general, if you played until the end of October you'd have a high probability of no snow on the ground and above-zero game temps. Not pleasant, exactly, but playable.
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    grasshopper1917 got a reaction from vancanman in OneSoccer   
    Wow - so basically the game is not available to 99.99% of the Canadian population. I mean why wouldn't TSN broadcast USA vs. Canada in any sport if its free and someone else is producing it? 
    Possibly One Soccer was asking for a substantial fee?
    I dunno maybe i'm old fashioned but I like the old days where you could watch sports on TV's. Not have to buy 10 different services to watch games. This is just getting stupid.
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    grasshopper1917 got a reaction from ted in OneSoccer   
    Wow - so basically the game is not available to 99.99% of the Canadian population. I mean why wouldn't TSN broadcast USA vs. Canada in any sport if its free and someone else is producing it? 
    Possibly One Soccer was asking for a substantial fee?
    I dunno maybe i'm old fashioned but I like the old days where you could watch sports on TV's. Not have to buy 10 different services to watch games. This is just getting stupid.
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    grasshopper1917 reacted to sting in 2019 Canadian Premier League Attendance   
    I would like to help you but until the plows come, I can't get out.
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    grasshopper1917 got a reaction from Club Linesman in OneSoccer   
    I dunno we are all just speculating as none of us have any concrete info on the MediaPro deal. 
    My feeling are as follows:
    1 - No existing business in their right mind would pay 200 millions dollars to produce and broadcast a startup sports league that draws a few thousand fans a game and players basically make 10k up to (what maybe 50 grand)?
    2 - My feeling is the 20 million 'investment' Mediopro is making is to absorb the production costs associating with shooting, and broadcasting every game live. The costs must be massive. Travel, cameras, technical crews, broadcasting crews, technical crews to run the One Soccer ap......
    If Media Pro did give this league money to the league to produce and broadcast their games then all the better. In my mind though no rational thinking businessman (or person) for that matter would pay CPL or Soccer Canada 20 million annually for broadcast rights. The reality is most networks (if not in all in Canada) would never pay a cent to CPL and likely never agree to air a game unless CPL paid for production.
    I could be totally wrong on this like I said none of us really know. Im just speculating. However it would seem like insanity to pay such a sum to rights to such a league.
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    grasshopper1917 got a reaction from The Real Marc in OneSoccer   
    I dunno we are all just speculating as none of us have any concrete info on the MediaPro deal. 
    My feeling are as follows:
    1 - No existing business in their right mind would pay 200 millions dollars to produce and broadcast a startup sports league that draws a few thousand fans a game and players basically make 10k up to (what maybe 50 grand)?
    2 - My feeling is the 20 million 'investment' Mediopro is making is to absorb the production costs associating with shooting, and broadcasting every game live. The costs must be massive. Travel, cameras, technical crews, broadcasting crews, technical crews to run the One Soccer ap......
    If Media Pro did give this league money to the league to produce and broadcast their games then all the better. In my mind though no rational thinking businessman (or person) for that matter would pay CPL or Soccer Canada 20 million annually for broadcast rights. The reality is most networks (if not in all in Canada) would never pay a cent to CPL and likely never agree to air a game unless CPL paid for production.
    I could be totally wrong on this like I said none of us really know. Im just speculating. However it would seem like insanity to pay such a sum to rights to such a league.
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    grasshopper1917 got a reaction from Ozzie_the_parrot in OneSoccer   
    I dunno we are all just speculating as none of us have any concrete info on the MediaPro deal. 
    My feeling are as follows:
    1 - No existing business in their right mind would pay 200 millions dollars to produce and broadcast a startup sports league that draws a few thousand fans a game and players basically make 10k up to (what maybe 50 grand)?
    2 - My feeling is the 20 million 'investment' Mediopro is making is to absorb the production costs associating with shooting, and broadcasting every game live. The costs must be massive. Travel, cameras, technical crews, broadcasting crews, technical crews to run the One Soccer ap......
    If Media Pro did give this league money to the league to produce and broadcast their games then all the better. In my mind though no rational thinking businessman (or person) for that matter would pay CPL or Soccer Canada 20 million annually for broadcast rights. The reality is most networks (if not in all in Canada) would never pay a cent to CPL and likely never agree to air a game unless CPL paid for production.
    I could be totally wrong on this like I said none of us really know. Im just speculating. However it would seem like insanity to pay such a sum to rights to such a league.
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    grasshopper1917 got a reaction from Watchmen in OneSoccer   
    I dunno we are all just speculating as none of us have any concrete info on the MediaPro deal. 
    My feeling are as follows:
    1 - No existing business in their right mind would pay 200 millions dollars to produce and broadcast a startup sports league that draws a few thousand fans a game and players basically make 10k up to (what maybe 50 grand)?
    2 - My feeling is the 20 million 'investment' Mediopro is making is to absorb the production costs associating with shooting, and broadcasting every game live. The costs must be massive. Travel, cameras, technical crews, broadcasting crews, technical crews to run the One Soccer ap......
    If Media Pro did give this league money to the league to produce and broadcast their games then all the better. In my mind though no rational thinking businessman (or person) for that matter would pay CPL or Soccer Canada 20 million annually for broadcast rights. The reality is most networks (if not in all in Canada) would never pay a cent to CPL and likely never agree to air a game unless CPL paid for production.
    I could be totally wrong on this like I said none of us really know. Im just speculating. However it would seem like insanity to pay such a sum to rights to such a league.
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    grasshopper1917 got a reaction from Kent in OneSoccer   
    I dunno we are all just speculating as none of us have any concrete info on the MediaPro deal. 
    My feeling are as follows:
    1 - No existing business in their right mind would pay 200 millions dollars to produce and broadcast a startup sports league that draws a few thousand fans a game and players basically make 10k up to (what maybe 50 grand)?
    2 - My feeling is the 20 million 'investment' Mediopro is making is to absorb the production costs associating with shooting, and broadcasting every game live. The costs must be massive. Travel, cameras, technical crews, broadcasting crews, technical crews to run the One Soccer ap......
    If Media Pro did give this league money to the league to produce and broadcast their games then all the better. In my mind though no rational thinking businessman (or person) for that matter would pay CPL or Soccer Canada 20 million annually for broadcast rights. The reality is most networks (if not in all in Canada) would never pay a cent to CPL and likely never agree to air a game unless CPL paid for production.
    I could be totally wrong on this like I said none of us really know. Im just speculating. However it would seem like insanity to pay such a sum to rights to such a league.
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    grasshopper1917 got a reaction from Terry_Canuck in Match Thread: October 9, 2019 - HFX v Pacific   
    I struggled to limit myself to two 5$ tall cans.... work im the AM 
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    grasshopper1917 got a reaction from ted in OneSoccer   
    I would be shocked if CPL received a cent from Mediapro. If in fact Mediapro is producing and distributing the games with no charge to CPL I would say that is a great deal for the league. 
     
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    grasshopper1917 reacted to CDNFootballer in OneSoccer   
    Thomas Nef isn't exactly a solid source, there's no data that's been released yet on subscribers for Onesoccer.
    Wouldn't expect it to be big numbers for the first year CPL though, it's going to take time to build up the subscriber base. I'd expect new content to continue to be added during the offseason as Mediapro builds the channel.
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    grasshopper1917 reacted to TrenchGirl in OneSoccer   
    Honestly, I'm not happy that the games are behind a paywall so to speak. If you want to establish yourself as a league and want to reach out to as many folks as possible, why are you making them pay to watch your content? At least with the EPL, it makes sense, but if you're just getting off the ground, most of the games behind a paywall and only a selected few on CBC, it does not reflect well on you in the long run.
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    grasshopper1917 got a reaction from nolando in OneSoccer   
    Kinda shocked that the number are THAT low. I strongly believe that it should be a free to user service at this juncture in the leagues history. The reality is only hard core CPL fans are going to pay $11.50 a month to watch CPL games. Those are not the fans we need to reach though to make this league viable. It is critical to find a way that casual fans can catch a game and follow some of the action.
    Besides the odd Saturday game on CBC the league has very little visibility in the media and there is no way for the casual fan to watch the games unless they pay a fairly high priced subscription (almost as high as Netflix which has billion of dollars in content).
     
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    grasshopper1917 reacted to nolando in 2019 Canadian Premier League Attendance   
    These are exactly the numbers I was expecting, tbh. I hope they weren't banking on much more, not at least for the first few years. A financially profitable (or even revenue-neutral) national league is surely a long-term proposition at best in the eyes of any reasonable soccer analyst in this country.
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    grasshopper1917 reacted to gator in Match Thread: October 6, 2019 - Forge FC v York9   
    Prediction: It's a Forge game day so of course it will piss down rain!
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    grasshopper1917 got a reaction from Lofty in 2019 Canadian Premier League Attendance   
    In Halifax there is no jersey promotion with the season ticket renewal 
    Have to admit that's not a surprise though wasn't really expecting that promotion again this year.
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    grasshopper1917 reacted to Gopherbashi in 2019 CPL Championship   
    Clanachan is smoking some pretty heavy drugs if he's hoping to add 19 clubs within 7 years.
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    grasshopper1917 got a reaction from Moldy9 in Match Thread: September 18, 2019 - Montreal Impact vs Tronoto FC - Finals, 1st Leg   
    The problem is virtually no one in Canada has One Soccer so the tournament has literally lost all visibility.
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    grasshopper1917 got a reaction from yomurphy1 in Match Thread: September 18, 2019 - Montreal Impact vs Tronoto FC - Finals, 1st Leg   
    The problem is virtually no one in Canada has One Soccer so the tournament has literally lost all visibility.
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    grasshopper1917 got a reaction from Lofty in 2019 Canadian Premier League Attendance   
    Maybe less games. Still snow storms and frozen fields at the beginning of April. 
    Winnipeg still has feet of snow don't they???   
    If you think crowds are small on a Wednesday in June? Try a snowstorm April 10....
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    grasshopper1917 got a reaction from Red and White in 2019 Canadian Premier League Attendance   
    I think at the end of the day its ok to have some weekday matches sprinkled in. There are many people in today's society that are stuck working most weekends so its nice to give them a chance to get to a few evening games mid week.
    In Halifax generally our Saturday games draw a little better but I have talked to many who also enjoy the weekday matches as the evening out Wednesday breaks up the week.
     
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    grasshopper1917 got a reaction from HfxCeltic in 2019 Canadian Premier League Attendance   
    I think at the end of the day its ok to have some weekday matches sprinkled in. There are many people in today's society that are stuck working most weekends so its nice to give them a chance to get to a few evening games mid week.
    In Halifax generally our Saturday games draw a little better but I have talked to many who also enjoy the weekday matches as the evening out Wednesday breaks up the week.
     
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    grasshopper1917 got a reaction from Lofty in Match Thread: September 18? 2019 - HFX v Forge FC v Cavalry FC   
    Just got back from Wanderers grounds. All I can say is what a bitter disappointment. I think we are all hoping and praying for just a glimmer of something we can take away from this season, a small token, a slice of the silver lining...
    I think we played well enough for the 3 points however just couldn't hang on. Forge was pressing hard for the last part - just couldn't quite hang on.
    PS - My hands are numb from the cold and its only September  lol
     
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    grasshopper1917 got a reaction from gator in Match Thread: September 18? 2019 - HFX v Forge FC v Cavalry FC   
    Just got back from Wanderers grounds. All I can say is what a bitter disappointment. I think we are all hoping and praying for just a glimmer of something we can take away from this season, a small token, a slice of the silver lining...
    I think we played well enough for the 3 points however just couldn't hang on. Forge was pressing hard for the last part - just couldn't quite hang on.
    PS - My hands are numb from the cold and its only September  lol
     
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