Is this the real life?
Feb28

Is this the real life?

No, it’s just fantasy. Yes, we are once again doing a fantasy league thing, another chance to create a team, impress with a clever team name, make changes week by week and then eventually give up and forget about it 3 weeks in. Pretty much the same format really, the big twist this year is that there’s 2 seasons, they’ve gone all apertura and clausura on us. Presumably they’re hoping all the people that do give...

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VMP Final Countdown 2017: Number 1 – Victor Vazquez
Jan29

VMP Final Countdown 2017: Number 1 – Victor Vazquez

Highest: 1 Lowest: 5 Average ranking: 2.08 Kristin: 1 – As I say pretty much every time we watch him play; he plays in the Matrix. That’s the only (not really) explanation for his ability to see two, three steps ahead of everyone else, send in those delicious passes and bend the game to his will – wonderful stuff. Last year Toronto FC were a good team – a very good team in fact – but there was an obvious...

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VMP Final Countdown 2017: Number 2 – Michael Bradley
Jan28

VMP Final Countdown 2017: Number 2 – Michael Bradley

Highest: 1 Lowest: 8 Average ranking: 2.52 (*Editor’s note: Bradley & Altidore were tied for average ranking score, but Bradley had more Number 1 votes, therefore he’s in second*) Duncan: 3 Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. What to say about Michael Bradley. I really shouldn’t have let myself get stuck with writing this one as it should be full of good...

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VMP Final Countdown 2017: Number 3 – Jozy Altidore
Jan27

VMP Final Countdown 2017: Number 3 – Jozy Altidore

Highest: 1 Lowest: 5 Average ranking: 2.52 Kristin: 3 – Best.  Speech.  Everrrrrr.  What a way to finish the season!  I know that the season finished two days before that, with that thrilling goal that encapsulates Jozy Altidore’s season; a moment where any doubt in fans’ minds about Jozy’s abilities to score, to be a strong presence on the pitch, to come up big when needed was erased. I’ll admit to...

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VMP Final Countdown 2017: Number 4 – Sebastian Giovinco
Jan26

VMP Final Countdown 2017: Number 4 – Sebastian Giovinco

Highest: 2 Lowest: 11 Average ranking: 4.12 Mark: 4 – I said on the podcast once that if there’s a single player that I would start any club over with, it’s Sebastian Giovinco.  And technically, or statistically he’s not even the highest rated player on the club, but I stand by it. Seba didn’t have the season any of us expected, but then again, most of us expected him to be shattering records and chasing boots of gold, and don’t...

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VMP Final Countdown 2017: Number 5 – Alex Bono
Jan25

VMP Final Countdown 2017: Number 5 – Alex Bono

Highest: 2 Lowest: 8 Average ranking: 5.4 Kristin: 7 – Damn you Bones, you had to go and be good didn’t you?  That may seem like an odd sentiment, but if you follow me or listen to the show then you know of my fondness for Clint Irwin (and yes for Q but I gave up that fight) – Irwin is a more than capable MLS keeper and I was thrilled when TFC snatched him away from the Rapids.  Similarly I was sad when Irwin was...

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