THE STARTING 11: Positives of Finishing the Regular Season in Montreal

"Got no hair? Oui. Don't care"

“Got no hair? Oui. Don’t care”

It has been a long and winding road. From manly men; to pint-sized Italian heroics; to pink-hued summertime tactics; and finally, to The Reds’ first ever playoff appearance. While far from Supporters Shield heights, the regular season has been pretty entertaining and what better way to end it than with a derby match against our foes The Cheesemakers? It may be a challenging springboard into the post-season but there are definitely positives to having seen out the year in Le Belle Province dans la bibliothèque…

11. TFC left Stade Saputo fired up after Bonhomme de Neige gave the team bus the finger as it departed

10. Cheerleaders all look vaguely of Mitsou

9. Benoit Cheyrou leaves with a smug sense of superiority over locals

8. Locker room atmosphere easily explained as “Trudeaumania”

7. “The Atomic Ant” sounds much sexier as “La Fourmi Atomique”

6. Damien Perquis got to experience life as a French-Canadian/Polish-Canadian for a weekend

5. The rousing away supporter rendition of “The Dichio Song” sounded so romantic with that accordion accompaniment

4. Herculez Gomez has now been underused in both official languages

3. Left over allocation money goes a long way in Montreal’s high-end strip clubs

2. No one gets more passionate about centuries of historical Canadian cultural conflict like a starting eleven featuring seven Americans, a Brazilian, a Moroccan and a tiny Italian

1. Provolone is a superfood

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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