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02-13-2013, 02:59 PM
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Has Nesta confirmed that this is his last year ?

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02-13-2013, 03:04 PM
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Im not watching the game. Who came in the 2nd half and how are they doing? Did Eber and Romero get in?

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02-13-2013, 03:08 PM
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XI 2e demie - Bush; Iapichino, Ferrari, Ouimette, Valentin; Lefevre; Smith, Eber, Arnaud; Romero, Nyassi

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02-13-2013, 03:15 PM
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Im not watching the game. Who came in the 2nd half and how are they doing? Did Eber and Romero get in?
10 fresh players for the 2nd half + Bush

Valentin - Ouimette - Ferrari - Iapichino
Eber - Lefevbre
Arnaud - Romero - Blake Smith
Nyassi

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13 Minutes into the 2nd half and very little to discuss at this point. We've controlled the midfield nicely but have only created one scoring opportunity.

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We have yet to see Ubiparipovic play in these 2 games. Is he on the way out?

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We have yet to see Ubiparipovic play in these 2 games. Is he on the way out?
he's injured

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I like Romero and Pisanu.

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he's injured
Ah ok. Good to know

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Hows Eber been? Just got here at the 75' mark

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I translated the important points from the La Presse article for the folks over at BigSoccer.

Figured i'd post it here too:


-The Impact expect revenues of $19 Million and plan on making a slight profit this year, which they did not do last year

-The team expects to do better than last year, and has already reserved dates at the Olympic stadium for a potential MLS cup final, on December 7th and 8th.

- To break even, the team plans of selling 8000 season tickets and getting an average of 18500 people per game at Saputo Stadium. Last year they averaged 17000 at the Saputo stadium matches.

-This also depends on how many group and discounted tickets they sell. Last year they sold many big group sales and discounted ticket packs.

-Playoffs would be nice, but are not a prerequisite for financial success.

- 75% of spectators are under 45 years old. 45% are between 18 and 35

-Going from NASL to MLS has led to significant growth, it has tripled our revenues from $6-7 million to $19 million(estimated) this year.

- One month away from the home opener on March 16th, the team has sold 7000 season tickets, going for $300-$1000 each. The team wants to do better than last year, where they sold 8000 season tickets.

-Also, the 34 suites of 8-12 seats have been sold out. 250 premium mezzanine seats(terraces) have been sold. a 20 seat terrace costs $25,000 for the season or $1300 per game

-The team still has work to do on the broadcast front. They drew an average of 150,000 on 10 games on RDS(TSN/ESPN afiliate with priority selection on games) and 50,000 on TVA sports(New channel, less known). 200,000 people watched the 2012 season opener against Vancouver. For comparsion, 1.3 million people tuned in to RDS to watch the first post lockout hockey game between Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple-Leafs.

http://affaires.lapresse.ca/economi....3_section_POS2

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02-13-2013, 09:28 PM
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About the fact that we are over the salary cap, are we really that sure.
Some people are reporting that Jordan was only talking about conforming to MLS roster rules.

Conforming to the roster rules can mean having enough Canadians, not more than the maximum number of players allowed etc.

We are suppose to be close to the cap as NDS have said but from all I know nobody have mentioned that we are over.

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I really doubt that we're over the cap. We had no major acquisitions in the off season other than Pisanu and Romero who are a little over 100k each, Di Vaio is at a full 350k and Nesta is 360k I think, but the cap is up 500k this season and we got rid of Neagle + Mapp lowered his salary.

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Hows Eber been? Just got here at the 75' mark
This game for me he didn't gain or lose any points. I would still keep him for a longer period to have a better opinion about him.

Romero is not in is game shape yet but he seem promising.

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I read an article on lapresse this morning that the impact sold 7000 seasons tickets so far. The number is really disappointing in my opinion. Last year 8000 seasons tickets were sold. We still have time and I'm sure we'll reach 8000 STH but I would've liked some improvement.

The same article is saying that an average of 18,500 tickets need to be sold per game for the team to break even. Last year we were at 17000. Mr Legendre confirmed that the team's budget this year is 19 millions.
I have a hard time believing this. I know those numbers don't come from you but that would be pretty dumb by the org to bet on having a full house to not be in the red. I highly doubt that, especially considering the team is owned by a smart person.

They would never invest so much and build a big stadium/join the MLS.

One thing's for sure though, they have a big selling job to do. But if the team is successful next year, you'll see the number rise drastically. Took the Als a while before being successful in selling their product, and it took a couple of grey Cups

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02-13-2013, 10:24 PM
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I have a hard time believing this. I know those numbers don't come from you but that would be pretty dumb by the org to bet on having a full house to not be in the red. I highly doubt that, especially considering the team is owned by a smart person.

They would never invest so much and build a big stadium/join the MLS.

One thing's for sure though, they have a big selling job to do. But if the team is successful next year, you'll see the number rise drastically. Took the Als a while before being successful in selling their product, and it took a couple of grey Cups
Refer to gelu88 post. He briliantly translated the article from lapresse. Those numbers were confirmed by Legendre, but he also said it depends on how many individual tickets will be sold as opposed to groups packages.

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02-13-2013, 10:30 PM
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Refer to gelu88 post. He briliantly translated the article from lapresse. Those numbers were confirmed by Legendre, but he also said it depends on how many individual tickets will be sold as opposed to groups packages.
Yeah I saw it. Still is mind boggling. I guess they didn't necessarily expect to make a ton of money right off the bat but it's surprising nonetheless.

I believe the Stade Saputo has a capacity of 20k. They walk a thin line to be profitable. That means either raising ticket prices or expecting a full house on most games. Guess the big 'O games won't hurt


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I really doubt that we're over the cap. We had no major acquisitions in the off season other than Pisanu and Romero who are a little over 100k each, Di Vaio is at a full 350k and Nesta is 360k I think, but the cap is up 500k this season and we got rid of Neagle + Mapp lowered his salary.
Maybe we have less allocation money.

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I have a hard time believing this. I know those numbers don't come from you but that would be pretty dumb by the org to bet on having a full house to not be in the red.
Irrespective of what numbers they need to break even, I actually thought a sales target of 18500 was very conservative. They should beat it easily.

Early summer, after Saputo opened, there were a number of weakly attended games(17k, 12k, 14k, 12k, 15k and lastly 15k on July 18th) but after they added the ticket packs and Di Vaio and Nesta came in, plus natural momentum, we pretty much sold out every game.

After July 18th its 19.4k, 18.5k, 19.4k, 20k, 20.5k, 20k

All the Bolded games are sellouts, since the stadium's north end stands were not complete till september.

Official seated capacity is 20,341

Given the numbers they need to turn a profit, I wonder how fast ticket prices will rise? They are already some of the highest in the league.

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02-14-2013, 06:31 AM
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Irrespective of what numbers they need to break even, I actually thought a sales target of 18500 was very conservative. They should beat it easily.

Early summer, after Saputo opened, there were a number of weakly attended games(17k, 12k, 14k, 12k, 15k and lastly 15k on July 18th) but after they added the ticket packs and Di Vaio and Nesta came in, plus natural momentum, we pretty much sold out every game.

After July 18th its 19.4k, 18.5k, 19.4k, 20k, 20.5k, 20k

All the Bolded games are sellouts, since the stadium's north end stands were not complete till september.

Official seated capacity is 20,341

Given the numbers they need to turn a profit, I wonder how fast ticket prices will rise? They are already some of the highest in the league.
It will depend on whether the impact will offer promos later on. I know a lot of ppl waiting for the promos. If they have to offer promosmeven at 18500 avg they might not break even.

Regardless of that I dont think Saputo's objective as the mpact owner is to make money out of this team, he's already got a lot of money, his objective is to have a competitive team every year while making sure not to lose money. Unless a huge sponsorship offer, we might never see a 5 millions a year type of DP in Montreal.

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Any highlights from the game versus TB?

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the attacking trio of Felipe, Pisanu and Di Vaio looks very fluid together, though the tampa D was so porous anyone would have looked good.

http://www.impactmontreal.com/en/new...pa-bay-rowdies

With such weak opposition its hard to make any conclusive statements, but the team looks in very good shape.

Philly tomorrow and especially DC on saturday should give us a much better look at what this team is really made of.

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02-15-2013, 07:43 AM
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Anyone know if the game tonight will be streamed?

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Those seem like pretty good numbers. For their 2nd year in the mls that is good improvement. TV revenue should go up sponsership deals should go up and so on. I hope it continues to go in the right direction.

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Home opener in about a month already!

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