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  1. AM approached Hunt to be involved in the new team, but it’s separate from OSEG. Atletico will provide players for the the team but it won’t be anyone of high quality.
  2. If they named themselves Atletico Ottawa I’d be more than ok with that.
  3. OSEG is not an owner in the new group. I do not believe Pugh is involved as an owner either.
  4. As much as Pugh has done to further the game in the city, he will always be viewed by the local clubs as Fury. Not pro soccer Fury but youth academy Fury. The name and what they tried to do was a major detriment amongst the local clubs. This new club will have to get those clubs on board. Even if it means kissing the asses of some of the bigger clubs and those that rule them.
  5. Surprised it took so long for the story of AM to come out. They toured the city almost a month and a half ago.
  6. I look forward to another team in Ottawa. It’s what’s best for soccer in this country.
  7. You had one individual, the head of CONCACAF trying to muscle the Fury into the league. Once he threatened to sanction anyone who was helping the Fury, he got his way. Not sure this qualifies as changing the status quo but he will make the CPL fans happy. It’s a shame the leaders of the game in Canada had only their best interests at heart. There was no need to try and strong arm the situation but he did out of ego and got his way. And it was all to force one team into the league that they would have most likely moved into next year. The butthurtedness was strong amongst the CPL fans on this matter.
  8. Thanks for pointing that out. Instead of listening to the concerns of Fury and letting them provide a place for 15 Canadians to play soccer, many here took pleasure in the demise of the team because they didn’t want to join CPL. Which brings me back to my point about a previous poster; it’s my way or the highway. Not sure how this helps the development of the game.
  9. I’ve never seen or heard anything about a report from Quebec Soccer so I can’t comment on what was said. What do you mean the real issue is facilities? Are you talking Ottawa or other locations?
  10. The expansion fee number isn’t my number it’s the CPL’s. And that was what the expansion fee was to start in the new league last year. It has stopped expansion into at least one market. Maybe a strong second season would justify that $9M expansion fee.
  11. Most of those that posted either wanted them in CPL or to fold. There was very little middle ground. As for Ozzie’s posts I enjoy reading a different perspective on things. I may not agree with his points on certain matters but that doesn’t mean his other posts are off base. Too many folks have one opinion mainly based on group think and won’t see another angle.
  12. It’s not about beating a dead horse. In a league that charged a million or so to be a part of, they will need to justify a $9M expansion fee one year later. See anyone joining this year? Anyone at this point on track for 2021? I’m glad the league didn’t go broke in its first year. I’ve been involved in this game a long time and want opportunities for young Canadians to play and develop here. I have always been about what’s best for the development of the game in Canada. I don’t feel the need to tear down others who are willing to put their time and money on the line to advance the game. But your mentality of our way or the highway is what is wrong with soccer in Canada.
  13. Holy smokes do people actually think Melnyk was going to be involved with a CPL team? First off never going to happen. Second of all even if he did somehow con someone else into building and paying the $9M expansion fee, he is one of the last humans you would want around your team or league. Its somewhat comical but sad at the same time to see people who were so gung ho about being anti Fury and hoping they fold. And now when you bring up a potential roadblock but not an insurmountable one, it’s like I’m attacking them. You see the same mentality from the MAGA types. I will say this, there is a foreign club doing their due on an expansion team in Ottawa. They have done more than just kick the tires. Haven’t heard Red Bulls name attached to this.
  14. Not negative about pro soccer in Ottawa. More realistic about the situation; the financial hurdles in front of a new owner could be an impediment. I get many here are anti OSEG/Fury but the past is the past, let it go. Try focusing on the future and the betterment of soccer in this country.
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