THE STARTING 11: Way Too Positive TFC Statements

The Jimmy Brennan of naval warfare.

The Jimmy Brennan of naval warfare.

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 levelled at them is used to propel them forward and prove the doubters wrong. This lead us to wonder if it was all the sugary positivity lobbed at the club since 2007 that has actually been its downfall. Perhaps statements like these should have never been uttered in the first place…

11. “Danny Koevermans’ dedication to physical fitness is an inspiration to his teammates and fans alike”

10. “Jacob Peterson will undoubtedly embrace his adopted homeland with the same patriotic fervour he has for the USA”

9. “Danny Califf is going to single-handedly revolutionize the TFC scouting department!”

8. “Jürgen Klinsmann has fixed TFC once and for all.”

7. “Paul Mariner is dressed for success!”

6. “Andrew Boyens is the best thing out of New Zealand since Crowded House”

5. “Matias Laba just isn’t MLS DP quality. Tim Bezbatchenko knows what he’s doing”

4. “Jimmy Brennan combines the captaincy prowess of a young Lord Horatio Nelson with the dynamic leadership and demanded respect of JFK”

3. Nana Attakora’s dreadlocks put Kyle Beckerman AND Bob Marley’s ghost to shame!”

2. “It’s great to see players planning team bonding events in the lead up to this important fixture in Houston”

1. “Robbie Findley: Worth every penny.”

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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