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 other superstitions based on the last 10 years of oddities are TFC and their staff tiptoeing around this week…

11. No one making direct eye contact with Giovinco’s eyeball tattoo

10. No horse punching

9. Avoiding saying Preki’s name in a mirror three times

8. Letting Bitchy the Hawk loose over training sessions in the hope she craps on the starting eleven

7. Avoiding bad luck by not walking under Jon Conway

6. All invisible cheques to be cashed by Friday

5. Grounds crew re-surfacing over remaining Grey Cup logos with four leaf clovers

4. If you drop some chip butty you then have to throw one over your shoulder

3. Holiday party at Club Escobar on hold

2. Don’t mention the Mo

1. Erasing all records of 2007-2014 from company computers

Author: Tony Walsh

Tony Walsh is a writer, former minor-league broadcaster and failed astronaut. Born into supporting an underachieving football club only to end up supporting a second underachieving football club - through what must be deemed as soft immigration policies - he continues to make terrible life choices. Walsh is a keen observer of the malarkey-rife sport of football and is considered one of the leading voices on the Collin Samuel Obesity Epidemic.

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