THE STARTING 11: Other TFC Superstitions
Dec05

THE STARTING 11: Other TFC Superstitions

In a week of good vibes in TFC Land we don’t want to dwell on the somewhat negative effect the MLS Cup ticket situation had on many fans. It sucked for some and the league should know better. A funny aside of the episode however was TFC staff’s explanation that they didn’t want to discuss the Cup Final before The Reds qualified as not to jinx it! Who knew MLSE believed in the dark arts?! It makes us wonder, what...

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THE STARTING 11: TFC Lawn Products
Nov28

THE STARTING 11: TFC Lawn Products

Congrats to the Redblacks – whatever one of those is – now get off our lawn! Yes the mulch-munching menace that is the CFL’s Grey Cup has come and gone from Canada’s National Soccer Stadium and leaves only the pitch condition fears of TFC supporters in its wake. This will be the biggest test so far for the genuinely laudable job BMO Field’s grounds crew has performed so far in 2016 but they do have some...

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THE STARTING XI: Advantages To Playing In Montreal’s Olympic Stadium
Nov21

THE STARTING XI: Advantages To Playing In Montreal’s Olympic Stadium

For good, bad or (really) ugly, the first leg of what is arguably Canada’s most important club fixture (for this week) is set for Montreal’s Olympic Stadium. The Impact decided to move indoors onto the turfy goodness and le cha-ching of 60,000 paying customers despite the general crumbliness of “The Big Owe”.  However, while it may not be the prettiest football ground in the world, there are some advantages to...

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THE STARTING 11: Alternatives To The Name “401 Derby”
Nov14

THE STARTING 11: Alternatives To The Name “401 Derby”

You know what the best part of the “401 Derby” is? It’s just how “401”-nny it is. Also, that it is widely accepted as the name for the Montreal v Toronto fixtures everywhere in North America except for one place – Montreal. Tres LOLZ. However, we pride ourselves on our listening skills and so on the cusp of the biggest “401 Derby” of all timez, we are willing to consider (briefly) these...

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THE STARTING 11: Oddities of playing at Yankee Stadium in November
Nov07

THE STARTING 11: Oddities of playing at Yankee Stadium in November

George Steinbrenner’s shivering ghost! “The House Next to the One Ruth Built Used To Be” was meant for dingers not fancy-pants Europeans faffing about in early winter! But alas, so it was that local foot and ball outfit Toronto FC and a few hundred hosers spent yesterday evening in the Bronx at the makeshift soccer-baseball stadium. However, it’s usually empty by November which made for some interesting...

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