THE STARTING 11: Shades of Greg Vanney Pink

Another dreaded trip to the manager's office...

Another dreaded trip to the manager’s office…

You either love him or you loathe him. Actually no. Greg Vanney, as of yet non-embattled TFC head coach, rarely elicits that kind of emotion around these parts. Not good enough to be showered with praise; not bad enough to warrant calls for his dismissal. He’s just kind of there… and that’s ok for now. While our very own “student of the game” may seem plain and dull to many observers there is one thing about him that isn’t – his collection of pink hued dress shirts! TFC fans haven’t seen such sartorial sideline splendour since Paul Mariner’s scandalously short shorts. Vanney’s penchant for playing “The Pink Torpedo” is so renowned that the world of colour has taken to re-naming many shades of pink to honour its most ardent fan and the club he manages…

11. “Lavenderosario”

10. “Student of the Magenta”

9. “Mark Bloom Off the Rose”

8. “I’m Gonna Puce”

7. “Bright Pinke”

6. “Shocking Result”

5. “Andy Irose”

4. ” You Win Salmon, You Lose Salmon”

3. “Tactical Con-Fuchsia”

2. “Mauve Johnston”

1. “Pink Slip”

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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  1. Ok.. he killed the Pink thing a week ago or so. Can’t remember which game exactly but I recall thinking at the time ‘ there goes his pink shirt thing’. Good that’s out of the way and we’re not thinking about the manager’s wardrobe anymore because … it doesn’t make any f*cking difference!!!

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