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    yellowsweatygorilla reacted to dyslexic nam in CPL new teams speculation   
    Insofar as these comments relate to the discussion of MLS-sponsored clubs in CPL vs foreign-sponsored clubs, I think these sorts of comments either misunderstand or misrepresent a lot of what is/was said about MLS.   
     
    The idea that MLS clubs should be treated differently than foreign investors isn’t some veiled anti-MLS sentiment.  Nor is the idea that the success of CPL will partly depend on its ability to cannibalize some support from the big 3.  It simply recognizes the current environment in a business context.  
     
    Prior to CPL coming online, anyone in Canada who wanted to support a Canadian footy team had 3 choices.  That was borne out every time I saw a kid wearing a TFC hat or a Caps jersey - and I have seen that sort of thing, many times. And that is in PEI - about as far from a local MLS market as you can get in this country.  But now, there is a buzz about HFX. It is mostly because it is the closest pro team and people can watch games - but some people are also excited about Sanoh’s signing since he lived and played here.  Hell, I have tried (poorly) defending against him. That is cool as hell to me. 
     
    Sure some people will support both HFX and TFC, but I am sure some have switched allegiances to the more local team. Any Canadian footy fans in HFX probably have.  And that is happening across the country.   It isn’t a knock on the MLS clubs or some anti-league sentiment. It is simply the way CPL’s success will work in non-MLS markets.  
     
    Similarly, the idea of excluding MLS B teams isn’t an attack on that league - it is just a basic business decision that seeks to preserve and maximize the appeal of CPL to fans.  That isn’t a “zero sum game” mindset - it is recognizing the reality of the challenges faced by CPL and the optimal path forward for the league.  
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    yellowsweatygorilla got a reaction from BuzzAndSting in Ottawa CPL Club   
    Yes it is. Hasn't been 100% but decent like 90%
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    yellowsweatygorilla reacted to ironcub14 in York9 - Season Thread 2020   
    And honestly I thought by now the vast majority of football fans out there have seen from experience that stadiums in urban high-density settings is the way to go, not in some flung-out edge of the metropolitan area where you can see nothing but land. 
    And is it not obvious to people that Greenpark is using Y9 as one of its tools to drive up any future property values for its next mega development or whatever at Kirby? And has likely influenced politicians at the provincial level to get a coveted GO station at the area, against the recommendation of provincial authorities at Metrolinx?
    Like damn, I love Canadian soccer and everything, but some of you need to see the bigger picture. Kirby is a pipe dream. We will know if we get closer to it. Right now, it is quite a distance away, literally and figuratively. 
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    yellowsweatygorilla reacted to ironcub14 in York9 - Season Thread 2020   
    You really think there are Y9 fans coming regularly to the games from East Gwillimbury or Georgina or something? 
    You really think people living in Vaughan, Richmond Hill or Markham don't like driving into Toronto or something? Lmao
    You do know that the intersection of Yonge and Steeles is where the cities of Toronto (North York), Vaughan, and Markham border each other, right? The 3 cities literally border each other. I doubt anybody is grimacing as they cross Steeles or something.
    Y9 literally plays in North York/Toronto as of its debut. The vast majority of the fans are fine with the location, it's literally at the border of Vaughan and North York, literally walking distance south of Steeles. 15 minute drive max from Woodbridge, Concord or Thornhill. 
    But to disregard fans coming in from downtown or other parts of Toronto who are taking the subway or the TTC over is a flagrant disregard of a sizable portion of the fanbase. I will assume you have googled where Kirby and Keele is, just south of the border between Vaughan and King City. 
    It's great and all that the jersey has East Gwillimbury and Georgina, but I think it's both hilarious and dangerous for Y9 that some people believe having a stadium location that enables people from places like East Gwillimbury and Georgina to drive over to a location like Kirby and alienate any Y9 and CPL diehards coming over from Toronto or other parts of the GTA is a good idea.
    This club needs every fan it can get, and I am 100% positive that there are more Y9 fans coming over from Toronto than there would be from Aurora, East Gwilimbury, Georgina, King, Newmarket, and Whitchurch-Stouffville combined. And that any move to Kirby would result in a net decrease in overall tickets sold. I honestly hope you all have googled where Kirby and Keele is as you comment in this thread. And taken note of how many people in this thread have literally said "I live in Toronto/North York". 
     
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    yellowsweatygorilla got a reaction from nolando in CPL General   
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    yellowsweatygorilla got a reaction from Kent in York9 - Season Thread 2020   
    Right now it's natural grass, but they are switching it out for artificial turf.
    The track removal isn't 'official', but it's what club officials have told some of us sshers. 
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    yellowsweatygorilla got a reaction from CDNFootballer in CPL General   
    So the latest Molinaro article dismisses the notion of a draft: https://canpl.ca/article/cpl-takes-unique-approach-to-scouting-international-players


    I even tweeted for clarification at Molinaro and he was nice enough to DM me:
     
    This is all very strange.
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    yellowsweatygorilla got a reaction from ironcub14 in York9 - Season Thread 2020   
    I'd be really curious where most season seat holders live. Most of those I know are North York and downtown.
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    yellowsweatygorilla got a reaction from ironcub14 in York9 - Season Thread 2020   
    Running track should be gone by 2021
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    yellowsweatygorilla got a reaction from Winnipeg Fury in York9 - Season Thread 2020   
    Yep. I also live in North York. Travesty that this isn't the focus. We just have so much more density here than the suburbs too.
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    yellowsweatygorilla got a reaction from Winnipeg Fury in York9 - Season Thread 2020   
    Tbf to Ben, I don't think he is in charge of pricing (thouhg I might be wrong), and he was very responsive to feedback and questions. I've heard the issue is simply resources/funding for the marketing side. I mean it's flabberghasting that they needed fan volunteers to distribute ssh scarves at the game for example. When they did try a concerted attempt at bringing people out - albeit with free tickets - it was a huge success (I am talking about the Voy Cup game against Montreal). That game showed the potential, and it truly was a top 10 all time live soccer experience for me - in terms of drama and atmosphere
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    yellowsweatygorilla got a reaction from CANMNT_SUPERFAN in York9 - Season Thread 2020   
    ya Mel Lastman is a no brainer, there's packed events there all through the week.
     
    I just started day dreaming about having a stadium where the Square itself is. That would be amazing lol. 
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    yellowsweatygorilla got a reaction from Ams1984 in York9 - Season Thread 2020   
    Running track should be gone by 2021
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    yellowsweatygorilla got a reaction from Mikmacdo in York9 - Season Thread 2020   
    Tbf to Ben, I don't think he is in charge of pricing (thouhg I might be wrong), and he was very responsive to feedback and questions. I've heard the issue is simply resources/funding for the marketing side. I mean it's flabberghasting that they needed fan volunteers to distribute ssh scarves at the game for example. When they did try a concerted attempt at bringing people out - albeit with free tickets - it was a huge success (I am talking about the Voy Cup game against Montreal). That game showed the potential, and it truly was a top 10 all time live soccer experience for me - in terms of drama and atmosphere
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    yellowsweatygorilla got a reaction from hamiltonfan in York9 - Season Thread 2020   
    Yep. I also live in North York. Travesty that this isn't the focus. We just have so much more density here than the suburbs too.
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    yellowsweatygorilla got a reaction from Ansem in York9 - Season Thread 2020   
    Yep. I also live in North York. Travesty that this isn't the focus. We just have so much more density here than the suburbs too.
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    yellowsweatygorilla reacted to Ansem in York9 - Season Thread 2020   
    They should
    -upgrade York Lions Stadium 
    -Drop the "9" and just call themselves "York"
    -Go after York Region, North York & York
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    yellowsweatygorilla got a reaction from Mikmacdo in York9 - Season Thread 2020   
    Running track should be gone by 2021
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    yellowsweatygorilla got a reaction from Unnamed Trialist in Ottawa CPL Club   
    I speculate, or well would hope, that given all that talk by the league about a 10 year plan, and getting commitment from owners to be willing to make losses for a significant time, they could get the same commitment from Atletico. But wonder what that might look like? Investments up front? Contract with penalties for pulling out?
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    yellowsweatygorilla reacted to Mikmacdo in York9 - Season Thread 2020   
    Looks like Petrasso and Mo Baouli are with Y9 in camp. 
    I wonder when Hamilton from Jamaica will join the team?
    Doner-Luca-Thompson-Abzi
    Murufushi-Manella-Manny
    Petrasso-Adjei-Hamilton
    Starting to look like a decent team. I could see Porter starting at RW or RM. Maybe add one more winger/striker and they def need to add a u21 defender or two. 
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    yellowsweatygorilla reacted to Unnamed Trialist in Ottawa CPL Club   
    If you want I can try to argue (or explain) why diving in soccer is more natural and much less shameful than embellishment in hockey or, more flagrant, flopping in basketball. It has to do with a loose ball that is not held and manipulating it with the same instruments you use to keep balance (feet, legs).
    You watch b-ball now and everytime a player drives to the hoop he screams, as if hit, or touched, whether true or not. Arms flail. Only because the game is changing and has gone outside this has not gone overboard, but it still happens 20-odd times a game. Or maybe more. Then there are those threes taken with little time left on the shot clock, in forced position, and the shooter trying to buy a foul by kicking out his feet or leaning into a legit defensive move (referring especially to you know who).
    Being obsessed about diving in soccer, over and above other problems in the game, is simply to have a personal complex, it is not the sport's problem.
    In any case, what we got from Clanachan trying to dictate the game at the start of last season was a bunch of terrible challenges and violent plays, many of which were not sanctioned on the field. Defying the rules of the game. It was irresponsible of Clanachan to try to condition a way of playing, through reffing, that resulted in violation of FIFA rules. Irresponsible? The refs should have told him to screw off, that they had an obligation to the rules of the game, not some Commissioner making up alternatives. Fortunately the problem was fixed by the end of May and refs did their job, for the most part, excepting a few notorious games and plays.
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    yellowsweatygorilla reacted to MM3/MM2/MM in CPL General   
    Edmonton already has 4 over 23 internationals and I don't think that Malonga has been confirmed.
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    yellowsweatygorilla got a reaction from CDNFootballer in Ottawa CPL Club   
    I think AJ being so positive about this (someone who was a vehement critic of CanPL) is a good indicator that people are willing to bury the hatchet when interests align.
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    yellowsweatygorilla got a reaction from Mikmacdo in York9 - Season Thread 2020   
    As a doctoral student, tempting to get $65 back with this deal (I already renewed), but I should probably just support the club. Wouldn't mind $20 for the jersey though.
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    yellowsweatygorilla got a reaction from CDNFootballer in CPL General   
    Goes to show that even a mild increase in the cap is necessary if the status quo means an inability to retain key players
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