Le Grand Club is a good idea for the ones who cant wait to give their point of view as they want. But I do agree that it takes Waayyy too much place in the front page and the news pages. Its pretty annoying.
Being a web developer I get what they are trying to do. However so much of it is just so wrong in so many ways.
The little graphics in the news section really helped. Now everything is the same and you have to read... it was so much easier before.
The fact that we have to OPEN the "sections spéciales" in the middle of the page is really bad. Who is really gonna click once to just see an ad, and click a second time to follow the link?
They haven't improved the video section in any way, and in my view that was the feature that was the most in need of an upgrade. No full screen, and a heavy dark gray interface that you need to open in a pop-up.
The link to the home page is so small, I think it'll take a while to get used to it.
I wouldn't call that an improvement. The old one was not modern looking compared to the other major sports website, but at least it worked. There are too many flaws in this website, and coming from RDS, it really is surprising. You would think they would get it right the 7th or 8th time, but they didn't.
I'll go to CorusSports or Radio-Canada Sports from now on.