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Everything posted by Trillium

  1. Just into Vancouver, weather warning for snow, we call them flurries in Ontario.
  2. CPL needs to launch with over the air TV exposure, not cable sports network or streaming only, but weekly on TV game at consistent time point ( CBC soccer night ? ). CPL needs to launch with an in place method for Promotion and Relegation from Provincial D3 leagues to Regional D2 leagues up to CPL D1 status. CPL needs to launch with no geographic limitations on clubs playing in league based on Promotion. CPL should not have upper Salary Cap, but should limit expenditure on salaries to % of club revenues. CSA needs to indicate that a ten year phase in for PRO/REL, and at end of ten years to only award clubs winning CPL the CONCACAF Champions League spots. CSA needs to indicate maximum size of CPL D1 ( it can get to 20 teams in my opinion ). CSA needs to phase out any clubs playing out of Canada in US based leagues, excepting the single entity MLS franchises. CSA needs to indicate a Canadain/International ratio for all three Professional Divisions CSA needs to impose the Canadian/International ratio on any MLS franchises in a ten year phase in process. CPL/CSA need to recognize the single entity concept will not succeed in growing D2 and D3 clubs as access possibility to D1 would not exist for smaller clubs.
  3. As an observer of expat Torontoians living out west I can confirm that petty regionalism is alive and well and that Toronto elitists love to denigrate Westerners for not seeing Toronto as the centre of the universe.
  4. As an observer of expat Torontoians living out west I can confirm that petty regionalism is alive and well and that Toronto elitists love to denigrate Westerners for not seeing Toronto as the centre of the universe.
  5. Players who play for a team in V-Cup, are cup tied, they cannot play for another team in the competition, standard practice in football. Where it gets dicey is if/when the brilliance of Dalglish coaching gets Fury to play Impact in final, how is an Impact player on loan going to play, when losing to his bosses results in losing 3 Millon in CCL revenue?
  6. Well said jpg75, it is not real until on the field. The MLS announcement on domestic status re players is a first volley by MLS to stop a north of the border league that competes with the single entity. MLS involvement in sanctioning Canadian youth clubs allowed to produce MLS passport players is a second volley. That an outgoing CSA president is doing this wearing a CONCACAF hat is worrying as It is clear MLS/SUM control USSF, and CONCACAF needs USSF to have CONCACAF tournaments in USA that fund CONCACAF operations. SUM has Mexican national team to sell in USA, sells MLS and US national team, do we have a place at the table or has it been shopped cheap?
  7. It's the fault of the MLS appointed match commissioner, she/he is supposed to ensure its all done properly not just eat and drink assuming staff of the club get it right.
  8. From the FIFA website: More investment We are significantly increasing our financial support for member associations and football development to 5 million USD per four-year cycle for each member association from 1.6 million USD per cycle.This means each association has access to 750,000 US dollars per year for football projects such as pitches, competitions and women’s football.And every association also receives up to 500,000 US dollars per year for running costs in areas including administration and governance So an added 1.25 million dollars a year to CSA from FIFA, what will the fund be used for ? Put to supporting "Women's Soccer" we could see many more players pushing for National Team spots. A $25,000 subsidy to 50 Senior Women's clubs would fund travel for Regionalized Women's leagues in BC, Prairies, Ontario, Quebec, Maritimes ( ten clubs per regional league ). That kind of subsidy would help to create a Vibrant level of Women's senior soccer with leagues running May to October.
  9. Based on what ? What difference making has he shown in terms of the sport in Canada from an organisational view ?
  10. So if we take your criticism of club youth coaches to heart ( and I do ) let's ask why those coaches are clueless? What organisation is responsible for coach education? Which individuals have been responsible for running coach education? If they have failed to give student coaches a clue over the last twenty years, why are they still employed?
  11. MLS as club schedules so parents can go to the cottage on weekend, remember they are working with US Thanksgiving.
  12. Public transit, train/ bus looks like an hour, but I don't know what a by car time on a Sunday would be, most critical is traffic out of stadium, onto freeway will check out the Reddit intelligence.
  13. Renamed to... Relegation Support Local Soccer.
  14. Thinking of doing two games in Metro NYC, game one in New Jersey, finished by 18:00, then Uber to Yankee stadium, anyone from NYC think it's doable based on traffic after a game at Red Bull Arena?
  15. Let Montreal win first, then when USSF says you do not get CCL birth sue United States government under NAFTA provisions.
  16. You cannot expect the CSA staff to call a Canadian Coach who runs a program in the US to ask about players...and potential for the National Programs. CSA coaches only have eight hours a day you know.
  17. Martin Nash out of coaching in Ottawa... moving on, Dalglish staying and believes he will have champion team next year in USL... PS he expected to finish in top of NASL in his pre season statements in Ottawa...so grains of salt needed. Expect a majour change in player personnel for next year, can't see too many starters sticking around, but may be wrong ... apparently contract talks happening this week.
  18. https://ticketing21.cld.ondemand.com/online/index.php3?wes=empty_session_103&language=1&query_pos=0&query_rows=100&set_query_pos=0&houseid=444&performanceid=2045&state=3&nextstate=4 this is current as of October 31 to 2016 prices for Bundesliga club....looks like kids get in half price in any section, and it appears as if tickets in a corner can be had...for one euro ( no not a great location but still means anyone can get in stadium and watch ) Yes there are other tickets at 30 to 45 Euros, which is pretty good. Fury tickets in NASL ran $34.00 for adults in central part of stadium down to$25.00 and $17.00 with youth tickets under sixteen $27.00, $19.00 and $17.00. So not a big discount for a 14 or 15 year old to come to a game.....and surely a Bundesliga ticket has more value then a NASL ticket ? There appear to be lots of inexpensive youth or family tickets at the Bundesliga club linked.
  19. https://www.google.ca/search?q=york+county+ontario+crest&tbm=isch&imgil=qfTohydbzpepvM%3A%3BEYjUM_8MvCmHnM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Foldtorontomaps.blogspot.com%252F2013%252F01%252F1878-illustrated-historical-atlas-of.html&source=iu&pf=m&fir=qfTohydbzpepvM%3A%2CEYjUM_8MvCmHnM%2C_&usg=__IiYraWRVhDIh1I-NMU8FBedzNB0%3D&biw=780&bih=342&ved=0ahUKEwjf3-6X5OnPAhUDw4MKHbM1CqkQyjcIKw&ei=F-4IWJ_4FIOGjwSz66jICg#imgrc=qfTohydbzpepvM%3A Which reveals a Lion Rampant and a Unicorn..... the latter being a suitable nick name for a club. York County, with a Trillium on crest, with team nick being York Unicorns....
  20. CBC ..... Journalistic Standards and Practices Introduction Our Mission and Values Our Mission We are Canada’s national public news and information service. We are rooted in every region of the country and report on Canada and the world to provide a Canadian perspective on international news and current affairs. We provide Canadians with information when and how they want it, through an evolving range of media. To serve the public interest Our mission is to inform, to reveal, to contribute to the understanding of issues of public interest and to encourage citizens to participate in our free and democratic society. To reflect diversity We are committed to reflecting accurately the range of experiences and points of view of all citizens. All Canadians, of whatever origins, perspectives and beliefs, should feel that our news and current affairs coverage is relevant to them and lives up to our Values. We have a special responsibility to reflect regional and cultural diversity, as well as fostering respect and understanding across regions. To protect our independence We are independent of all lobbies and of all political and economic influence. We uphold freedom of expression and freedom of the press, the touchstones of a free and democratic society. Public interest guides all our decisions. To act responsibly and to be accountable We are aware of the impact of our journalism and are honest with our audiences. We do not hesitate to correct any mistake when necessary nor to follow-up a story when a situation changes significantly. The office of the Ombudsman reviews our practices against the standards set out in these policies. We openly provide the public with the means to judge and hold us to account by sharing with it research we may use to measure the quality and standards of our journalism. We manage our resources responsibly. We strive for journalistic excellence and best practices in all of our journalistic endeavours. Our Values Accuracy We seek out the truth in all matters of public interest. We invest our time and our skills to learn, understand and clearly explain the facts to our audience. The production techniques we use serve to present the content in a clear and accessible manner. Fairness In our information gathering and reporting, we treat individuals and organizations with openness and respect. We are mindful of their rights. We treat them even-handedly. Balance We contribute to informed debate on issues that matter to Canadians by reflecting a diversity of opinion. Our content on all platforms presents a wide range of subject matter and views. On issues of controversy, we ensure that divergent views are reflected respectfully, taking into account their relevance to the debate and how widely held these views are. We also ensure that they are represented over a reasonable period of time. Impartiality We provide professional judgment based on facts and expertise. We do not promote any particular point of view on matters of public debate. Integrity The trust of the public is our most valued asset. We avoid putting ourselves in real or potential conflict of interest. This is essential to our credibility. Perhaps a complaint to the Ombudsman....
  21. Hey...if we had a Promotion / Relegation system in Canada up to a professional first division, a lot of folks might drop 50k a year subsidy on a club they get to own, so if fourth tier is amateur and travel under a 150 km, and you have access to a limited access stadia and charge admission your club can grow organically over the years. 3rd tier becomes amateur with limit on expenses paid to players i.e. semi-pro with travel under 500k. 2nd tier is fully professional with required two thousand K stadium. 1st division nationwide ( probably a east/west conference ) with required five thousand minimum stadium size. No territories, no franchise, all leagues in the pyramid run from one central office by CSA in Ottawa. What is missing now in Canada is the 2nd tier level and at least 20 2k stadia under club ownership control,that is where CSA needs to tap into infrastructure monies at federal and provincial level and set up a non-profit arms length organisation that develops and supports clubs to own with long term agreements of first right of refusal if stadia to be changed etc.
  22. Fort McMurray should get next cycles early spring home games for World Cup Qualifiers.
  23. Was chatting with some Honduran team members when I flew out of SPS, guys were very gracious and open....I still had my Canadian jersey on as I flew out after the game so they started the conversations.
  24. Game day, sun is out in San Pedro Sula, hope Floro got the players hydrated last night, will be to late at game time. Looking forward to lunch at the stadium.
  25. You should flown down to exorcize your ghosts.
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