Category Archives: Those Footballing Canadians

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Tim’s Football Club

Who had 2014 in the “We have to take Toronto FC seriously” pool?  I was off by a little.  As in, the sort of timeline Zager & Evans sang about. I wish I was able to put a little more imagination and analysis into this, but any MLS team that …

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CONCAChamps – Hooray beer!

Or.  Or.  Or, or, or, or, or.  Or…you could just not throw stuff on the field. That was originally going to be addressed to Houston fans – and y’know, what the hell, you can’t spell “elaborate” without “late,” so I’ll chime in.  The previously unheard-from League Secretariat on Fan Behavior …

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Benny and the Nyets

Well, tha Dogg Pound thinks Benny has an attitude problem, and apparently they’re not alone. I couldn’t imagine Chivas USA turning down Feilhaber, but CUSA and the Union? What’s really damning about the Philadelphia snub is that it comes form Peter Nowak, who spent a good deal of time with …

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MLS – Eminence Front

According to Major League Soccer Soccer headlines, MLS teams are starting to assert themselves against their eternal enemy, their players. Here’s Frank Klopas, who according to the headline, is wielding the hammer: Yeah! That’s laying down the law – oh, the actual article is slightly different? “Klopas: We expect Castillo …

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De Ro takes the low road

Before we go any further, let me state clearly that Duane Rollins has done a very good job on this story. He’s not the comedic figure here, it’s The Football Club. And yeah, I’ve written things that turned out not to be remotely true, and it’s pretty infuriating. This could …

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Toronto appy-polly-logies

Toronto, like Kurt Cobain, is all apologies. As a compromise, Toronto FC will lower the ticket price, and offer their fans fewer games. Wait a minute. It goes on like that, offering fans opportunities to further scream at them at various “town hall” meetings. It’s a much better letter than …

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Stick it to the fan

Firing Mo and Preki apparently didn’t solve everything instantly. Swear on a stack of adorable puppies, I honestly thought firing Mo and Preki would have solved everything instantly. I had that kind of unrealistic expectation. I guess Bruce Arena needs to remind me that the US isn’t going to win …

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Carver’s resignation = Custer’s tactical retreat

Before we begin: I found this live-blog of “Green Street 2″ delightfully amusing. Doesn’t make up for the existence of such a film, however, and I once again call on purveyors of hooligan “literature” to enjoy a Drano colada. ________________________ John Carver never struck me as anything more than a …

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Why my blogroll is two and a half feet long

DuNord did it as a convenience for you, the reader. I do it as a convenience for me, the me. When I’m running short of topics, sure, sometimes the USSF does something agonizingly insulting to give me a topic, but mostly I just bogart other people’s topics. Works like a …