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    Not sure if it is tucked into the German deal, so thought it was time to just combine one thread. vive le france, the CFL formed a partnership with the FAFF a few days ago:



    German Football partnership:
    http://www.riderfans.com/forum/forum...ootball-league
    https://www.cfl.ca/2019/01/31/cfl-gf...l-partnership/

    Mexico partnership:
    http://www.riderfans.com/forum/forum...-mexico-league
    https://www.cfl.ca/2019/01/14/mexico...cfl-lfa-draft/
    https://www.cfl.ca/2019/01/12/oleary...doors-cfl-lfa/

    Austria partnership:
    https://www.cfl.ca/2019/02/06/ambros...g-partnership/

    France Partnership:
    https://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/c...ents-1.5006855
    https://edmontonsun.com/sports/footb...d-a4e5ac04fc9c
    https://www.cfl.ca/2019/02/05/cfl-re...ll-federation/


    Nordic Partnership (Finland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark):
    https://www.cfl.ca/2019/02/07/nordic...iron-football/

    Italy Partnership:
    https://www.sportsnet.ca/football/cf...in-forces-cfl/
    (actually sounds like a robust league, with 71 teams, 9 of which are in the premier league. Also has a flag and women's division. WOW)




    Last edited by Beacon.x; 02-25-2019, 04:59 PM.
    #keepthepromise

    Onward with escaping the hopeless fantasy of an artificial freedom and darkened picket fences the disillusioned front of friendly foes

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    Originally posted by Beacon.x View Post
    Not sure if it is tucked into the German deal, so thought it was time to just combine one thread. vive le france, the CFL formed a partnership with the FAFF a few days ago:



    German Football partnership:
    http://www.riderfans.com/forum/forum...ootball-league

    Mexico partnership:
    http://www.riderfans.com/forum/forum...-mexico-league

    France Partnership:
    https://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/c...ents-1.5006855
    https://edmontonsun.com/sports/footb...d-a4e5ac04fc9c
    Iím in the dark regarding these leagues. Can you tell us which style of football they play, 3 down or 4 down? Or is it something completely different?
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Pull my Finger View Post

      Iím in the dark regarding these leagues. Can you tell us which style of football they play, 3 down or 4 down? Or is it something completely different?
      American Gridiron (4 downs)

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      • #4
        Originally posted by go riders View Post

        American Gridiron (4 downs)
        Thanks. Does the NFL pull players from any of these leagues in the same fashion as the CFL?
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        • #5
          Didn't they also make deals with Austria, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark?
          Is it May yet?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Pull my Finger View Post

            Thanks. Does the NFL pull players from any of these leagues in the same fashion as the CFL?
            Iím sure the NFL has had their fringerprints all over those leagues for years, if not decades. Probably moreso as brand marketing than as a player recruitment mechanism. But rest assured, if there is talent to be had the NFL would sniff it out. I donít really see the big deal of the CFL going over there, and theyíre probably a day late and a dollar short.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by drysaddle View Post

              Iím sure the NFL has had their fringerprints all over those leagues for years, if not decades. Probably moreso as brand marketing than as a player recruitment mechanism. But rest assured, if there is talent to be had the NFL would sniff it out. I donít really see the big deal of the CFL going over there, and theyíre probably a day late and a dollar short.
              In one of the other treads on this, I posted an article about some QB who was playing in Germany that got a brief look.

              The NFL is that star in the sky..........Ambroise is trying to make the CFL the moon in the sky.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Magnum View Post

                In one of the other treads on this, I posted an article about some QB who was playing in Germany that got a brief look.

                The NFL is that star in the sky..........Ambroise is trying to make the CFL the moon in the sky.
                Who knows, a German beer leaguer might be better than what the Riders have right now, lol

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by juice View Post
                  Didn't they also make deals with Austria, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark?
                  Apparently yes
                  #keepthepromise

                  Onward with escaping the hopeless fantasy of an artificial freedom and darkened picket fences the disillusioned front of friendly foes

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by drysaddle View Post

                    Iím sure the NFL has had their fringerprints all over those leagues for years, if not decades. Probably moreso as brand marketing than as a player recruitment mechanism. But rest assured, if there is talent to be had the NFL would sniff it out. I donít really see the big deal of the CFL going over there, and theyíre probably a day late and a dollar short.
                    Part of the deal is to have Canadian college kids continue their career in these leagues if they donít make the CFL. It is about more then just finding players from over there. As for the NFL they put so much focus on draft picks that often other players with more talent get ignored.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Cflgridiron View Post

                      Part of the deal is to have Canadian college kids continue their career in these leagues if they donít make the CFL. It is about more then just finding players from over there. As for the NFL they put so much focus on draft picks that often other players with more talent get ignored.
                      Those leagues are going to have to change their eligibility rules. Most allow a very small number (2 or 3) "international" players. Canadians would be competing against Americans for those limited spots.

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                      • #12
                        Getting their pro players into the CFL isn't the biggest part of these deals, especially at first. The CFL is also looking to get Canadian university and junior players who don't make the CFL a shot to play in their leagues. They're also looking to get amateur players from those nations to consider coming to Canada for university football.

                        Ultimately, the league is looking at improving their player pipeline and to grow their international audience. With two new leagues starting in the US, it makes some sense for the CFL to forge relationships that would both improve the development of Canadian players (the group they rely on for half of their rosters), as well as widen the pipeline to other relatively developed football nations.

                        If you look at the announcements, they're always pointing out how many teams and players are involved with football in the countries they're partnering with (not just how many teams there are in the top league). If you look at international tournaments, Mexico and Japan have shown quite well. After that, the strongest nations are probably Germany, Austria, France, and Finland. Many of these nations already have a decent player base. Combined, they may be developing more football players than Canada. Many of them are probably great athletes, but what they don't have are the same development opportunities. These partnerships are looking to improve those opportunities. The only nation that has been missed so far is Japan, but perhaps that is coming later.

                        In the Mexico draft, there were a good number of players drafted from college teams rather than the pro league. The league and its teams are looking long term with this. Maybe it doesn't end up amounting to much, but the cost of trying is not very high.

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                              Originally posted by Magnum View Post
                              This is huge... and Kudos on the Commish for not keeping this under wraps until after the CBA is signed... this should help the players in negotiating more money

                              Also.. this is exactly the type of benefits we can see from partnering... We know our game is more fun to watch, so maybe the rest of the world needs to see 3 down football to get excited about it too.

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