THE STARTING 11: Toronto FC v Sunderland Friendly Film Titles
Jun15

THE STARTING 11: Toronto FC v Sunderland Friendly Film Titles

Apparently, there’s “Nothing Friendly About It”. ┬áSo say official Toronto FC press releases about the upcoming friendly against Sunderland. No, you see friends, this is no ordinary friendly, this one is about REVENGE! Apparently. As one or two of you may remember, Sunderland’s main striker is one, Jermain Defoe, formerly and briefly of The Toronto Defoes. We could get all up in arms about yet another friendly...

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Making a Mountain Out of an Anthill: Five Keys to Giovinco’s TFC Success
Feb05

Making a Mountain Out of an Anthill: Five Keys to Giovinco’s TFC Success

  The jewel of Toronto FC’s off-season manoeuvres has barely had time to plant his tiny feet on the frozen tundra that is his new home but it is already time to look forward. While the pomp and circumstance of the club’s manufactured airport greeting (after what we assume was a comfortable L’il Alitalia flight), and Friday’s official greeting in downtown Toronto is the shiny, happy part of Sebastian...

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Up and Atom! Reds “unveil” Giovinco
Jan19

Up and Atom! Reds “unveil” Giovinco

Well that was an odd little presser wasn’t it? It wasn’t the dog and pony show of the Jermain Defoe/Michael Bradley event a year ago. It wasn’t the “we gotta clear the room in five minutes for the maid” production they put on for Jozy Altidore a week ago. Actually it wasn’t like many player introductions we’ve seen – as it didn’t contain an actual player. But did it really matter?...

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THE STARTING 11: Differences Between Jozy Altidore and Jermain Defoe’s Press Conferences
Jan19

THE STARTING 11: Differences Between Jozy Altidore and Jermain Defoe’s Press Conferences

Has it really only been a year? We’ve had so many good times over the past twelve months that time has just flown by! Like that time in Seattle! Remember that? And… that other thing. The one with the thing. Good times. I try not to look backwards too often but this past Friday’s Jozy Altidore introduction couldn’t help but jog the memory to a year ago and the glamourous Jermain Defoe presser. The two were...

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Altidore arrives, Chapman signs, 5 get drafted. Busy day for TFC
Jan15

Altidore arrives, Chapman signs, 5 get drafted. Busy day for TFC

Well, it was quite the day for Toronto’s squad building attempts, at the DP end, and at the probably USL Pro side as well, one could plausibly call it a SuperDay. First up before all the SuperDraft nonsense (for all the highlights of that, click here.) there was the signing of Jay Chapman. Highly touted young player, who’d have been right up there at the top of the draft, but who was somewhat dubiously granted homegrown...

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