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Old 08-11-2019, 11:03 AM   #1961
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Tougher table for the summer season. We shouldn't be tying games with anyone right now, we need to be closing wins, especially against HFX, Pacific and Valour. Forge, York and FCE are going to be tough.
Rest for the championship. Top focus.
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Old 08-11-2019, 12:39 PM   #1962
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Rest for the championship. Top focus.
Yesterday should've rested for sure. If Brown's injury going to hamper him at all for Wednesday, then that's a problem at striker. No matter if Tommy gets his class 2 driving license to park one of the shuttle buses in front of net on Wed, we still need to score a goal, and may need 2. Or 4 if we concede 2.

A better team vs Halifax, just couldn't finish and was able to slice through their defence with ease when we got a step up front.

That said, we've proven we're the best team in the league with players and starting XI and tactics and ability to close games out, and are in the finals already for the league because of that quality.

Let everyone else try and play catchup the rest of the season, I'm just fine, after the CC, with a proper balance of solid play which I know will continue, and secondary player development, so that the guys on the bench get honest playing time this last month or so, for their and the club's benefit next year. We will lose some players, as will other teams next year, but if we have a head start on getting a handful of developing guys that are mainly on the bench, quality playing time in league games, we will be better set up for next year, as all the teams the rest of this season roll out their top 11 the rest of the year to try and win to get to where we are already at.

Wednesday and hopefully the Finals though trumps any sort of league championship by 10 fold, though, results wise, for the history of the club and legitimacy of the league. Which is why it baffled me we had so many regulars start and play a full 90 yesterday. Only when Brown and Minatel got seonc d half knocks, did they get subbed, and left a sub out there unused.

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Old 08-11-2019, 04:50 PM   #1963
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My biggest concern going forward is our backline. Waterman, Northover both injures has left us very thin. Zator, Wheeldon, and Trafford are going to be playing literally every game from here on out pretty much. Unless Tommy tries to play some guys out of position.
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Old 08-11-2019, 08:24 PM   #1964
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Saskatoon got 3000+ for a friendly against TFC II this afternoon, which they won, 2-0.

I want Saskatoon in the CPL. I think they would receive a CPL club similar to how Halifax has received the Wanderers. Plus I want another road trip that I can legitimately do without flying.
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Old 08-11-2019, 08:51 PM   #1965
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Saskatoon got 3000+ for a friendly against TFC II this afternoon, which they won, 2-0.

I want Saskatoon in the CPL. I think they would receive a CPL club similar to how Halifax has received the Wanderers. Plus I want another road trip that I can legitimately do without flying.
I agree, but I would immediately hate them as much as I hate Edmonton FC!
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Old 08-11-2019, 10:56 PM   #1966
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I agree. I think Saskatoon would easily push the 6K+ attendance.

As far as I know the biggest thing holding them back is a sugar daddy. The investment group doesn’t have that one man with loads of cash to actually drop. So hopefully they can find that.
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Old 08-12-2019, 08:30 AM   #1967
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Get in Markham and Saskatoon and suddenly the league could become very stable and legitimate, imo.
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Is the plan to expand by 3 teams next year, to get the number to 10? I wonder if Ottawa Fury would be one of the teams, though.
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Old 08-12-2019, 09:12 AM   #1969
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I'm very excited for Wednesday's match against Impact.

We have a fighter's chance to get the needed 1-0 result, but no matter what happens in the game, the Cavs absolutely deserve a standing ovation once the final whistle blows.
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Is the plan to expand by 3 teams next year, to get the number to 10? I wonder if Ottawa Fury would be one of the teams, though.
I think that was the plan, but as they haven't announced any new teams yet, I think 10 is a massive stretch. I know the stated goal was 16 teams by 2026.

I wouldn't be surprised to see 7 teams against next season. Think Ottawa will fight moving to CPL as much as they can.
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I'm also excited for this Wednesday to check out the Cavalry FC. How does the shuttle from the pubs work? Do we need to book it in advance? Does it also bring you back to downtown post game? How much earlier should we get to the pub, to get a ride?
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I'd say ideally, you get a Quebec team next year, then Ottawa and Saskatoon in 2021.
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And based on ticket availability, we'll break the high water mark for attendance set against Vancouver. Looks like they found a really good pricing structure for these big games. Would be interesting to see how it would look in place against Edmonton.
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And based on ticket availability, we'll break the high water mark for attendance set against Vancouver. Looks like they found a really good pricing structure for these big games. Would be interesting to see how it would look in place against Edmonton.
Yeah, that's cool to see. It was looking a little slim for a few weeks there, but sales have been really slow and steady and now look great.

I'm still butthurt that the Vancouver game was announced as just over 5k when there was like 4 rows empty in the whole stadium.
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I think we plan to hit Rose and Crown prior to the game again.

What time do the busses leave roughly?

Probably head over around 4 or 4:30.
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Yeah, that's cool to see. It was looking a little slim for a few weeks there, but sales have been really slow and steady and now look great.

I'm still butthurt that the Vancouver game was announced as just over 5k when there was like 4 rows empty in the whole stadium.
I don't think capacity is 6000 myself. Probably closer to 5500-5600. And given much of the standing room was empty and moved into the grandstand, the 300 stand was only half full, and the fact that they likely don't sell many of those $250 ultra high end seats with the terrible view, what they announced was probably correct.
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I think that was the plan, but as they haven't announced any new teams yet, I think 10 is a massive stretch. I know the stated goal was 16 teams by 2026.

I wouldn't be surprised to see 7 teams against next season. Think Ottawa will fight moving to CPL as much as they can.
I read an interesting rumour that, if true, makes a lot of sense. Essentially, Ottawa needs to be forced to move by CSA/Concacaf. Reason being that they'll be on the hook to pay off USL if they move by choice, but if they are denied sanctioning, it may release them from obligations to USL.

I think 8 teams next year at most if we're lucky, and it won't be Ottawa. I suspect Ottawa gets forced to join in 2021.

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Ticket sales looking good so far for the Wednesday game, and that's still with two days to go and walk-up sales to account for. Hopefully the stadium is packed.

Win or lose, we need to cheer the crap out of the Cavs at the end of the game, with a standing ovation. What a ride it's been so far.
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I read an interesting rumour that, if true, makes a lot of sense. Essentially, Ottawa needs to be forced to move by CSA/Concacaf. Reason being that they'll be on the hook to pay off USL if they move by choice, but if they are denied sanctioning, it may release them from obligations to USL.

I think 8 teams next year at most if we're lucky, and it won't be Ottawa. I suspect Ottawa gets forced to join in 2021.
Personally, I don't think Ottawa moves to CPL until Julian de Guzman is out. He is the main detractor against CPL, and Ottawa seems to be all in with him. As to why he is against CPL, who knows.
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