The South Stand/Couch Report : Toronto v Seattle, MLS Cup Final edition
Dec11

The South Stand/Couch Report : Toronto v Seattle, MLS Cup Final edition

Full disclosure : The first part was written before the game, the match report was written while watching the PVR’d version. Pre-Game :  Fuck, another match report?!? It’s like the club is trolling me! And for all the hard work I’ve done for this club : making fun of it, mocking it, taking the piss out of players, praising others (looking at you Soolsma, Jackson, Gilberto, “The Chad”, the season of six keepers),...

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Toronto FC vs Seattle Sounders: MLS CUP FINAL!!!
Dec10

Toronto FC vs Seattle Sounders: MLS CUP FINAL!!!

Toronto FC vs Seattle Sounders ~ Dec. 10th ~ 8pm ET ~ BMO Field ~ TSN The above picture is from the final game of Toronto FC’s inaugural season.  When the game ended (a come from behind 2-2 draw against the tea terrorists), the fans joyfully stormed the pitch – I from my seats in the upper west stand – to celebrate.  It was a spontaneous explosion of happiness from the fans that had experienced an oft rocky first...

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The South Stand Report : Toronto v Montreal, 2nd leg
Dec01

The South Stand Report : Toronto v Montreal, 2nd leg

I’m not about to write anything you haven’t already heard or don’t already know. You know what happened.  You know.  It’s been a blur.  It’s incredible. This is still bonus time.  I just wanted one home playoff game.  Just one, and I’d be happy.  Everything else is bonus time. Now we’re on the cusp of a fourth. I genuinely believed three months ago that this team was good enough to “win it all”.  There’s a consistency, resiliency,...

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Toronto FC vs Montreal Impact: Eastern Conference Final Leg 2 – Aaaahhhhhh!!!
Nov30

Toronto FC vs Montreal Impact: Eastern Conference Final Leg 2 – Aaaahhhhhh!!!

  Toronto FC vs Montreal Impact ~ 7pm ET ~ BMO Field ~ TSN Anxiety level: High That’s it really – the excitement, the nerves, the ANXIETY!  But at the same time I’m strangely relaxed – tonight’s game (historic, one of the games we’ve longed for the past 10 seasons, etc) is much more than what I’d both expected and asked from Toronto FC this year – so while I’m stressed...

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The South Couch report: Montreal vs Toronto, 1st leg.
Nov23

The South Couch report: Montreal vs Toronto, 1st leg.

So, a couple of weeks back, in the podcast we wondered what other events might cause a scheduling conflict at the big O. One of the options put out was ‘Just for Laughs gags. Live!’  Guess what we got today at ‘the Big D’Oh’ (TM Vic Rauter). Yes, with the game just a few minutes away from starting, it was eventually noticed that ‘Oh ho ho, we have fooled you, the lines of the penalty box are painted...

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Toronto FC vs Montreal Impact: Eastern Conference Final Leg 1
Nov21

Toronto FC vs Montreal Impact: Eastern Conference Final Leg 1

Toronto FC vs Montreal Impact ~ Tues. Nov. 22nd ~ Stade Olympique ~ 8pm ~ TSN These are heady times for TFC fans; after what’s felt like non-stop futility for close to a decade, the team has become the sum of its parts and are poised to head to the MLS Cup – assuming that they can get past arch-rivals the Montreal Impact. This Tuesday – barring potential weather issues – TFC will play Montreal in the first leg...

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