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  1. Perhaps worth bearing in mind that as things stand revenues generated off the CWNT are being siphoned through CSB to help prop up a men's national pro league that has no plans for a women's national league beyond a vague stated aspiration to set something up in future. The problem with expecting too much out of CSB is that we don't have something comparable to sanctioning Mexican international and club games for a domestic audience of 12 million Mexican-born immigrants and the second and third generations that are still into soccer available. If we did you can be sure that the CSA and CSB would be exploiting it to generate as much money as possible.
  2. It would split into 8-8 for pro-rel. 2026 seems extremely optimistic for that.
  3. https://www.prosoccerusa.com/in-depth/canadian-premier-league-commissioner-david-clanachan-touts-promotion-relegation-groundbreaking-draft-system/ ...The commissioner is adamant the issue isn’t about finding potential ownership groups. He said the process “is not a hunt on our part, it’s being hunted.” Venues are the sticking point for Clananchan and the CPL. One of the biggest conditions the league will not accept is a venue with permanent American football lines... ... “I love the North Amercian football stadium up at Laval in Quebec City, but the lines are stitched in,” he said. “You can’t play professional football on a pitch that has stitched in lines, it doesn’t work for us.”... Good to hear that they are not going to compromise on that.
  4. https://www.prosoccerusa.com/in-depth/canadian-premier-league-commissioner-david-clanachan-touts-promotion-relegation-groundbreaking-draft-system/
  5. Judging from the ransom note quote attributed to Mark Goudie and perhaps more importantly the emergence of the rugby league team as secondary tenants to the Redblacks, it's probably going to be nothing in Ottawa in the short to medium term, unfortunately, unless Omur Sezerman is likely to want to get back into soccer again? That's who I would be contacting if I were CanPL and they will no doubt already have and don't need somebody on a messageboard to point out the blindingly obvious.
  6. Meanwhile David Norman Jr was loaned out to Pacific FC as recently as a couple of months ago. A lot of people try to be driven by rationality rather than by paranoia and spite.
  7. Ballou Tabla is still on contract with Barcelona B until the middle of next year, so that's an unlikely one in the next window. Think the CanPL salary cap makes it difficult for them to sign Canadian players who have interest elsewhere from clubs that will pay them more, so a lot will depend on who gets new contract offers from MLS, from clubs over in Europe or even from some of the free-spending independent USL Championship teams that Stephen Hart was mentioning last week as being a problem.
  8. It showed there was a willingness to work with CanPL. It's unfortunate that a way could not have been found to make that work sensibly for both parties. Hopefully we'll be seeing significantly more loans happening next season now that Ottawa is no longer part of the equation. Carmine Isacco may well have been right to state that CanPL would have been the more beneficial place to be for players like Boskovic, Hundal and Daniels last season. Hopefully things will eventually move beyond this perception of a bitter MLS vs CanPL rivalry and it will become the norm to want all of Canadian soccer to go from strength to strength.
  9. ...and have a rugby league team lined up to replace them.
  10. ...that's why they feared it basically, because they knew it would be bigger than their beloved Argos. The worst of the lot was Dave Perkins of the Toronto Star when it came to actively campaigning against the 2007 U-20 World Cup stadium. Hope he is very much choking on his own bile if things go the right way later on today.
  11. https://northerntribune.ca/don-garber-canadian-premier-league-relationship/ We have a relationship with the three MLS teams in our country and have had open dialogues with them, I haven’t had a relationship with Commissioner Don Garber, but I have been a bit busy starting a league and seven teams also. David Clanachan
  12. Never thought I'd see the day when Steve Simmons would write something like this: https://torontosun.com/sports/soccer/mls/toronto-fc/simmons-surging-mls-is-laughing-all-the-way-to-the-bank?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1573357320
  13. Is that description fully accurate? Bear in mind that TFC wanted/wants to have a team in CanPL.
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