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    BringBackTheBlizzard got a reaction from ThatOlCeePee in CSL (any and all info/memories)   
    Think I still have some old programs (mainly London Lasers related) in a storage unit that I will be visiting in a few days time. Will see what I can dig out and will post anything that is likely to interest people.
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    BringBackTheBlizzard got a reaction from baulderdash77 in Saskatoon CanPL   
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    BringBackTheBlizzard got a reaction from Blackjack15 in CPL new teams speculation   
    On the bright side St John's seems to be doing OK in the NBLC:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018–19_NBL_Canada_season#Attendance
    and I think that's the same group that have been reported to be interested in CanPL in ownership terms.
     
     
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    BringBackTheBlizzard got a reaction from johnyb in Cavalry FC launch/2019 off season thread   
    http://www.totalsoccerproject.com/2019/04/oliver-minatel-cavalry-fc-canadian-premier-league/
    ... How did you end up signing for Cavalry FC?
    “I started talking to Tommy (Wheeldon Jr., Cavalry FC head coach) and Martin (Nash, Cavalry FC assistant coach) in late last year,” said Minatel. “I was finishing up my season in Australia, at the time. So, we spoke a lot. The project was very interesting. I was excited. And I really wanted to come over. By the end of the year we had everything sorted. And I’m happy to be here working.” ...
    Martin Nash was the Fury's assistant coach when Oliver Minatel was there.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Minatel
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Nash_(soccer)
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    BringBackTheBlizzard got a reaction from ted in CPL General   
    https://in-the-back-of-the.net/2019/04/14/an-unlikely-inspiration/
    A New Zealand perspective on CanPL.
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    BringBackTheBlizzard reacted to Kent in 2019 Attendance   
    I hope they make the numbers available too, no matter how good or bad they are, but just a word of caution. The smart money is probably on a dip in attendance in year 2. After MLS's first year the average attendance dropped in each of the next 4 seasons. There will probably be some amount of a novelty crowd in year 1, and the novelty will disappear. MLS didn't match/surpass its 1st season attendance average until its 16th season. Hopefully it doesn't take CPL that long, but I just wanted to make sure we have realistic expectations and not think that it's a given that attendance numbers will only get higher and higher.
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    BringBackTheBlizzard got a reaction from Blackjack15 in CPL General   
    https://in-the-back-of-the.net/2019/04/14/an-unlikely-inspiration/
    A New Zealand perspective on CanPL.
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    BringBackTheBlizzard got a reaction from gator in CPL General   
    https://in-the-back-of-the.net/2019/04/14/an-unlikely-inspiration/
    A New Zealand perspective on CanPL.
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    BringBackTheBlizzard got a reaction from Blackjack15 in Pacific FC Launch / 2019 off season thread   
    Norwegian added as goalkeeper coach:
    https://pacificfc.canpl.ca/article/pacific-fc-welcomes-marius-rovde-as-head-goalkeeper-coach
    ...Norwegian-born Røvde, 47 played goalkeeper at the highest level in Norway, Scotland and England. He retired from play in 2007 and now holds a UEFA ‘A’ Goalkeeper Pro License. Røvde worked for Trinidad and Tobago FF for three years in the men and women’s program as director of goalkeepers and deputy technical director.
    He later spent eight years as head goalkeeper coach in the MLS for Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Minnesota United FC. In that period, he also served as the Canadian U20 and U17 goalkeeper coach...
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    BringBackTheBlizzard got a reaction from Stryker911 in CPL General   
    https://in-the-back-of-the.net/2019/04/14/an-unlikely-inspiration/
    A New Zealand perspective on CanPL.
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    BringBackTheBlizzard got a reaction from Lofty in CPL General   
    https://in-the-back-of-the.net/2019/04/14/an-unlikely-inspiration/
    A New Zealand perspective on CanPL.
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    BringBackTheBlizzard got a reaction from Ivan in CPL General   
    https://in-the-back-of-the.net/2019/04/14/an-unlikely-inspiration/
    A New Zealand perspective on CanPL.
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    BringBackTheBlizzard got a reaction from BuzzAndSting in York 9 2019 launch/offseason thread   
    Do you understand that I very much hope CanPL succeeds this summer? Yes or no. If the answer is no, please avoid engaging with my posts in future through the prism of some bizarre MLS vs CanPL narrative that I couldn't care less about. 
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    BringBackTheBlizzard got a reaction from Ansem in York 9 2019 launch/offseason thread   
    Do you understand that I very much hope CanPL succeeds this summer? Yes or no. If the answer is no, please avoid engaging with my posts in future through the prism of some bizarre MLS vs CanPL narrative that I couldn't care less about. 
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    BringBackTheBlizzard got a reaction from 1996 in CPL TV Contract   
    It was in the One Soccer press release (see above) that a selection of CanPL and Championship games would be shown live by a national broadcaster, so this isn't necessarily a CanPL vs MLS thing but could turn out to be an example of where the success of the latter in carving out a niche audience from coast-to-coast in numbers high enough to interest national broadcasters is being used to help leverage coverage for the former. Up to 12 games involving MLS teams are part of the package that CSB signed over to Mediapro.
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    BringBackTheBlizzard got a reaction from DrummingInMySleep in CPL TV Contract   
    It was in the One Soccer press release (see above) that a selection of CanPL and Championship games would be shown live by a national broadcaster, so this isn't necessarily a CanPL vs MLS thing but could turn out to be an example of where the success of the latter in carving out a niche audience from coast-to-coast in numbers high enough to interest national broadcasters is being used to help leverage coverage for the former. Up to 12 games involving MLS teams are part of the package that CSB signed over to Mediapro.
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    BringBackTheBlizzard got a reaction from DrummingInMySleep in CPL new teams speculation   
    Given there are about 90 Canadian players playing pro in USSF sanctioned leagues and more playing overseas, it is not the cream of the crop that are being signed by CanPL teams. Since a lot of the recruiting appears to be reasonably local, there are probably a lot of players of a comparable standard in cities like Montreal and Vancouver that have been steering clear because there is no team local to them at the moment. If this level of soccer can sustain high enough crowds, putting a few more teams together shouldn't be all that challenging in lower mainland BC and the Windsor-Quebec corridor. What might be more problematic is the smaller more remote markets that need to draw players in from elsewhere in Canada, if there start to be too many of them.
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    BringBackTheBlizzard got a reaction from DrummingInMySleep in CPL new teams speculation   
    Has been markets that has been mentioned in that context. Not so far-fetched as it maybe sounds initially if they are serious about a population of 200,000 being enough and they are including preliminary inquiries for more information as well as more solid Joe Belan in Saskatoon levels of interest. Also worth bearing in mind that Langley, Surrey and Abbotsford could be counted separately in the context of a Fraser Valley team.
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    BringBackTheBlizzard got a reaction from CDNFootballer in CPL Stadium Thread   
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    BringBackTheBlizzard got a reaction from MtlMario in CPL TV Contract   
    https://imaginanews.mediapro.es/rf/repo/OneSoccer_Press Release ENG.pdf
    Further details regarding the live coverage of a selection of CPL and Championship games on a national broadcaster will be in the coming days.
    The One Soccer press release from Mediapro made it sound like Canadian Championship games would be shown live on a national broadcaster. Up to twelve of those will involve MLS teams.
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    BringBackTheBlizzard got a reaction from mpg_29 in CPL new teams speculation   
    Given there are about 90 Canadian players playing pro in USSF sanctioned leagues and more playing overseas, it is not the cream of the crop that are being signed by CanPL teams. Since a lot of the recruiting appears to be reasonably local, there are probably a lot of players of a comparable standard in cities like Montreal and Vancouver that have been steering clear because there is no team local to them at the moment. If this level of soccer can sustain high enough crowds, putting a few more teams together shouldn't be all that challenging in lower mainland BC and the Windsor-Quebec corridor. What might be more problematic is the smaller more remote markets that need to draw players in from elsewhere in Canada, if there start to be too many of them.
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    BringBackTheBlizzard got a reaction from johnyb in CPL Stadium Thread   
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    BringBackTheBlizzard got a reaction from shamrock in York 9 2019 launch/offseason thread   
    Hydro pole is a Victoria issue. This is York 9.
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    BringBackTheBlizzard got a reaction from ted in CPL TV Contract   
    https://imaginanews.mediapro.es/rf/repo/OneSoccer_Press Release ENG.pdf
    Further details regarding the live coverage of a selection of CPL and Championship games on a national broadcaster will be in the coming days.
    The One Soccer press release from Mediapro made it sound like Canadian Championship games would be shown live on a national broadcaster. Up to twelve of those will involve MLS teams.
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    BringBackTheBlizzard got a reaction from ktf in Pacific FC Launch / 2019 off season thread   
    Norwegian added as goalkeeper coach:
    https://pacificfc.canpl.ca/article/pacific-fc-welcomes-marius-rovde-as-head-goalkeeper-coach
    ...Norwegian-born Røvde, 47 played goalkeeper at the highest level in Norway, Scotland and England. He retired from play in 2007 and now holds a UEFA ‘A’ Goalkeeper Pro License. Røvde worked for Trinidad and Tobago FF for three years in the men and women’s program as director of goalkeepers and deputy technical director.
    He later spent eight years as head goalkeeper coach in the MLS for Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Minnesota United FC. In that period, he also served as the Canadian U20 and U17 goalkeeper coach...
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