Duane’s World: Should The Cynics Cheer Up and Accept The New, Successful Toronto FC?
Jun02

Duane’s World: Should The Cynics Cheer Up and Accept The New, Successful Toronto FC?

The Vocal Minority have a well-earned reputation for reserving excitement towards the Mighty Reds of Liberty Village, and resisting the temptation for hyperbole when reporting on positive play by the club. For years, this was a sensible direction to take. When Danny Koevermans called them the Worst Team in the World five seasons ago, I actually set out to objectively study the statement. In an article I wrote for Canadian Soccer News...

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THE STARTING 11: Way Too Positive TFC Statements
Sep28

THE STARTING 11: Way Too Positive TFC Statements

For a team that has apparently been built with more “manly men” (TM) than ever before, Toronto FC sure seem to be a sensitive bunch lately. The club that has zero playoff matches in nine seasons is apparently miffed that fans are yet to cut them some slack while still casting a wary eye at their future prospects. What a bunch of ingrates we are! Apparently. However, players and staff have also revealed that the criticism...

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Testify! De Ro Shakes ‘N Bakes into the Sunset
Jun19

Testify! De Ro Shakes ‘N Bakes into the Sunset

There was a boy from Scarborough, And De Ro was his name-oh! De-Ro-Sario! De-Ro-Sario! And De Ro was his name-oh! – The National Anthem of Scarborough The long and winding road back to Scarborough (Toronto’s eastern inner suburb for our international readers) has finally come to its final curve. While the sun never sets on The 416’s righteous right-side, dusk has fallen on the storied career of the hood’s...

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Aw Man, Why Always Us? – Jozy Altidore Out 4-5 Weeks With Hamstring Strain
May19

Aw Man, Why Always Us? – Jozy Altidore Out 4-5 Weeks With Hamstring Strain

Well this couldn’t happen at a worse time. ¬†We all know that Jozy was injured in the game on Saturday night in Foxborough. ¬†Everyone groaned as the curse of playing the New England Revolution seemed to have struck again as Jozy signalled to be pulled off, pointing to his hamstring. However as much as I’d love to blame the carpet at Gillette Stadium for his injury, this isn’t 2012 and this isn’t Danny...

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