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    ted reacted to Aird25 in CPL General   
    You do more for the sport in Victoria than most, so I hate to disagree with you. Please explain how any of this is helping to ensure the survival of the league. I can only envision it having the opposite effect
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    ted reacted to Ozzie_the_parrot in CPL Division II - Pro/Rel discussion   
    The only significant difference between D3 and D2 in terms of the sanctioning standards is that one is provincial and the other national. It's therefore easier to combine the west at D2 level under the CSA because there are four provinces involved and the provincial associations may be more interested in pushing their own already existing provincial leagues like the AMSL in Alberta.
    Think it's difficult for people from Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal to see this issue from the point of view of smaller cities. If you are trying to run a team as a big spectator event somewhere like Windsor, London or Barrie it's going to be easier to do it with something like a National League Soccer branding than with a bunch of nondescript suburban youth clubs from the GTA that are making zero effort to build a fan base beyond friends and family of the players as has long been the norm in D2/D3 circles in Ontario going back at least as far as the CPSL in the late 90s. 1000+ fans = revenue = ability to actually pay players in a regional bus travel format rather than just pretend to.
    It's also easier to do it at a level where you don't need to build a very expensive 5000+ seat SSS but can first demonstrate the need for one to local politicians by drawing large crowds at a lower level in a proof of concept sort of way. Winnipeg and Hamilton could easily do CanPL straight away in infrastructure terms. Cities like Thunder Bay, Saskatoon, Kelowna, Windsor, London, K/W, St Catherines, Barrie, Sudbury, Gatineau, Sherbrooke, Trois-Rivières, Charlottetown and Frederiction can not and should also be catered to by the CSA in a way that works best for them.
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    ted reacted to Big_M in CPL Division II - Pro/Rel discussion   
    god damn..12 notifications for one post
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    ted got a reaction from yellowsweatygorilla in CPL General   
    If only we could. Sadly the survival of the league depends on business decisions more than passion from the existing fans so whether we like it or not we end up having to pay attention. Of course it doesn't help that we have had very little CPL action to watch over the last year.
     
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    ted reacted to Alex in The Road to Qatar.   
    Oh shhhiii... I didn’t even realize it was that old 😂
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    ted reacted to Aird25 in CPL General   
    I think if fans cared more about the sport and less about the business we’d be in a far better place. 
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    ted reacted to narduch in CPL Division II - Pro/Rel discussion   
    I wonder if this is related
     
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    ted reacted to MM3/MM2/MM in CPL Division II - Pro/Rel discussion   
    Its time for the effing PDL to leave Canada, there is nothing organic about it.
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    ted reacted to toontownman in CPL Division II - Pro/Rel discussion   
    If CPL fails we are done imo. Certainly in my lifetime.
    I don't think some of the accusations being thrown at the CPL are likely unjust and the probably have merit. However I think there is a thin line with trying to force change now before systems get more deeply imbedded and also not bringing the entire house down around us. 
    Hot take; There are some people advocating for just change while other are happy to just make noise, highlight themselves for their own agendas without a damn about the consequence. The CPL needs to succeed imo and if it doesn't it will be hard for any investors, fans or the soccer/footballing world to take any future attempts seriously.
    From the outside it seems that it will take the CPL to come down off their high horse and both listen then work with the D2 Stakeholders/CSA and Players Union if we want to truly keep the game moving forward as they have dragged it to now.
    It is a fragile glass house due to the pandemic and the leagues infancy but we are still at a good point to build strong foundations not cheap rotting ones that are festering out of sight that make it the same problematic system as so many of the other tired leagues and institutions around the world.
     
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    ted reacted to Watchmen in CPL Division II - Pro/Rel discussion   
    I'm a little surprised at the number of people excited about this. A potentail "Div 2" operating independently of, and to a certain extent in direct competition with, the CPL seems like it could be a bit of a problem.
    Having said that, I heard a rumour last year that the "BC League 1" might end up being a "Western Canada League 1".  This would also line up with that pretty well.  I guess we'll see what unfolds.
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    ted got a reaction from dyslexic nam in CPL Division II - Pro/Rel discussion   
    You are missing that Haiti is smaller than Vancouver Island. Travel between any two clubs is possible in a day by bus.

    You are missing that all club expenses are significantly cheaper in Haiti.

    We can barely sustain the CanPL as it is, the survival of the league is still a question mark. IMO the costs associated with adding a second division are not even worth detailed analysis until the CanPL has survived for at least five years from launch with at least stability, if not steady growth.
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    ted got a reaction from Bison44 in CPL Division II - Pro/Rel discussion   
    You are missing that Haiti is smaller than Vancouver Island. Travel between any two clubs is possible in a day by bus.

    You are missing that all club expenses are significantly cheaper in Haiti.

    We can barely sustain the CanPL as it is, the survival of the league is still a question mark. IMO the costs associated with adding a second division are not even worth detailed analysis until the CanPL has survived for at least five years from launch with at least stability, if not steady growth.
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    ted got a reaction from Junkie in CPL Division II - Pro/Rel discussion   
    You are missing that Haiti is smaller than Vancouver Island. Travel between any two clubs is possible in a day by bus.

    You are missing that all club expenses are significantly cheaper in Haiti.

    We can barely sustain the CanPL as it is, the survival of the league is still a question mark. IMO the costs associated with adding a second division are not even worth detailed analysis until the CanPL has survived for at least five years from launch with at least stability, if not steady growth.
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    ted reacted to Aird25 in Pacific FC - 2021 Season Thread   
    3 present and 2 former Pacific players called to the Olympic camp
    https://www.timescolonist.com/sports/three-pacific-fc-players-named-to-provisional-canadian-olympic-team-roster-1.24286172 
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    ted reacted to toontownman in Pacific FC - 2021 Season Thread   
    Discovered this today too. Looks like a new web series. Shame Kah's reception and mic isn't great at the start at least.
     
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    ted reacted to Shortdutchcanuck in Pacific FC - 2021 Season Thread   
    Love this guy.
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    ted reacted to Unnamed Trialist in CPL Stadiums 2021   
    Ted, it is not an easy solve, but there are some possibilities. 
    One is putting a crane behind the main grandstand, and shoot from much higher up, pointing down. So you would see less of the other side of the pitch.
    Another would be to even raise the platform on the existing side a couple metres. I am not sure what the norm is, but I seriously doubt that the distance from the high-tension lines would be at all critical. 
    The real problem on that side is you can't move the camera angle back too much, or else you'd be faced with seeing the damn pole when following the play. As is, the corners on that side were poorly covered, often you could not even see the linesman or a sideline play. So as is they still need to add some alternate cameras. 
    I realise that not having a centre line camera is very unorthodox, but that is another possibility. 
    The pole: there are are old stands in many classic stadiums where the camera does indeed catch support structures on grandstand roofs blocking play. It is not a tragedy. Or at least not necessarily worse than the glare and poor broadcast experience of that little treehouse they put up at Langford. 
     
     
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    ted reacted to An Observer in CPL Stadiums 2021   
    I probably agree with you as I think a bad camera angle with a view of the stands trumps a good camera angle with a view of some people standing around a field; but I hope they can sort this out in the next year or two to get a better camera angle (and extra seats in the center of the pitch) as it really impacts the enjoyment of being able to watch a match on tv
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    ted got a reaction from The Real Marc in CPL Division II - Pro/Rel discussion   
    You are missing that Haiti is smaller than Vancouver Island. Travel between any two clubs is possible in a day by bus.

    You are missing that all club expenses are significantly cheaper in Haiti.

    We can barely sustain the CanPL as it is, the survival of the league is still a question mark. IMO the costs associated with adding a second division are not even worth detailed analysis until the CanPL has survived for at least five years from launch with at least stability, if not steady growth.
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    ted got a reaction from Stanley in CPL Stadiums 2021   
    To switch the cameras to the other side would allow for a slight rise in height (the stands are not much higher than the platforms) but come with some pretty bad consequences:
    showing the side without permanent stands on TV makes it look like very few people are at the game currently that is standing room only as stands cannot be placed there so any people who are there, look like they are watching amateur games taking space in the current stands to mount camera positions takes away ticket sales in an already small stadium I see no significant benefit. 
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    ted got a reaction from Unnamed Trialist in CPL Stadiums 2021   
    To switch the cameras to the other side would allow for a slight rise in height (the stands are not much higher than the platforms) but come with some pretty bad consequences:
    showing the side without permanent stands on TV makes it look like very few people are at the game currently that is standing room only as stands cannot be placed there so any people who are there, look like they are watching amateur games taking space in the current stands to mount camera positions takes away ticket sales in an already small stadium I see no significant benefit. 
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    ted got a reaction from CDNFootballer in CPL Stadiums 2021   
    To switch the cameras to the other side would allow for a slight rise in height (the stands are not much higher than the platforms) but come with some pretty bad consequences:
    showing the side without permanent stands on TV makes it look like very few people are at the game currently that is standing room only as stands cannot be placed there so any people who are there, look like they are watching amateur games taking space in the current stands to mount camera positions takes away ticket sales in an already small stadium I see no significant benefit. 
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    ted reacted to Cheeta in 2021 CPL Season General News   
    You know....it just occurred to me that if you swapped Pacific for the Canucks, Forge for the Senators and Wanderers for the Canadiens the 2021 NHL season would kinda look like the 2019 CanPL season.
    If the CanPL teams had played each other twice as often.
    For some reason I find that similarity interesting.  
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    ted got a reaction from johnyb in CPL Stadiums 2021   
    They did build platforms for the cameras. The problem was they could not encroach too closely to the wires so the height was limited. 

    Hmmm, if they can't move the hydro pole could they make it taller? Nah, I'm sure someone already considered that.
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    ted reacted to youllneverwalkalone in CPL Stadiums 2021   
    I agree and how hard is it to build some sort of platform for the cameras?
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