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denime
04-26-2009, 07:16 AM
Mornin'


There's no cramping Barrett's style of late
Toronto FC forward back in form and playing 90 minutes after suffering from painful cramps
Daniel Girard

Chad Barrett has enjoyed the last two games more than most others.
It's not just that the Toronto FC striker finally scored his first goal of the season in one game and was man-of-the-match in the other.
It's that for the first time in a long time Barrett has played without getting cramps in the second half, allowing him to complete the full 90 minutes for the first time.

Read More (http://www.thestar.com/Sports/article/624601)


Gone, but not forgotten
Ryan Johnston

Neil Young penned it, Kurt Cobain misquoted it and Toronto FC coach John Carver made it his exit music on Saturday.
It's better to burn out than it is to rust; The king is gone, but he's not forgotten.
Carver was a great chapter in TFC history, but he was never going to be someone content in growing old together.

Read More (http://www.sportsnet.ca/soccer/blogs/2009/04/25/johnston_carver_gone/)


Rash decision?
Gerry Dobson

I think it is fair to say I know John Carver better than anyone in the Toronto media.

I was in Bradenton, Florida for several days and got to know him during his very first camp in February, 2008.
I've spent countless hours with him in hotel bars and airports across North America, and even played golf with John.

Read More (http://www.sportsnet.ca/soccer/blogs/2009/04/25/dobson_carver_decision/)


Carver makes absence official
'Passionate' TFC coach calls it quits
By LANCE HORNBY (lance.hornby@sunmedia.ca)

When Toronto FC coach John Carver ended Tuesday's formal press conference with an off-the-cuff harangue about the strains of working in Major League Soccer, it was the first warning sign.
Then came confirmation the same day of a league fine for harsh comments on the officiating in TFC's 3-2 loss to Dallas last Sunday.

Read More (http://www.torontosun.com/sports/soccer/2009/04/26/9248646-sun.html)


Toronto FC coach Carver quits over 'personal reasons'
Abruptly announces resignation six games into season
Daniel Girard

A decision on a new Toronto FC head coach is expected early this week following the abrupt departure of John Carver just six games into his second season.
Citing "personal reasons," the Major League Soccer club yesterday announced Carver, 44, had resigned effective immediately.


Read More (http://www.thestar.com/Sports/Soccer/article/624574)


John Carver out as Toronto FC coach
John F. Molinaro

The John Carver era is over after 15 months, as the Englishman resigned as coach of Toronto FC on Saturday, citing personal reasons for his decision.
Assistant coaches Chris Cummins and Nick Dasovic will oversee the team when it hosts the Kansas City Wizards on Sunday.
The club said a decision on the vacant head coaching position would be made early next week.

Read More (http://www.cbc.ca/sports/soccer/story/2009/04/25/sp-john-carver.html)



Short shelf life for Toronto's pro coaches
Garth Woolsey (http://www.thestar.com/opinion/columnists/94652)

What is it with Toronto and head coaches?
This town is awfully hard on them, for some reason or another. (Oh, yeah, it might have something to do with being there's no polite way of saying this losers.)
Until he announced he had resigned yesterday, John Carver of Toronto FC was the senior man among our major pro teams at fewer than 15 months on the job.
Fare thee well, coach. Not that the Carver Era, which began with his hiring on Feb.1, 2008, will be remembered as anything at all special in terms of soccer style, substance or results.
He threw a pretty good tantrum, though.

Read More (http://www.thestar.com/Sports/article/624579)



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SUNSHINE (http://www.torontosun.com/sunshinegirl/) :eek: :noidea:

Nuvinho
04-26-2009, 07:22 AM
I figured there would be way more articles on Carver's resignation. I swear even TSN had it during their updates.....hahaha!!!

Nuvinho
04-26-2009, 07:25 AM
I think I believe Dobson's reason why JC left......MLS officials!

ensco
04-26-2009, 07:29 AM
Dobson's column is another example of the fact that he occasionally gets too close to his sources (this also happens when he writes about MLS expansion to Montreal)

Now, Carver's entitled to his privacy. I'd like to know what happened, and I'd bet money he was pushed, but it's not like the fans have to know.

But why does the journalist have to play this game? Does Dobson not recall that Collin Samuel left the team last spring "for personal reasons" (he supposedly had to go back to T&T), but then signed with a Scottish club two weeks after that?

What Carver told Dobson simply isn't credible. Any thinking person can see that.

Also, man, that must have been a pretty interesting second half in Salt Lake.

GBV
04-26-2009, 07:59 AM
how did kurt cobain misquote?
didn't he use the "better to burn out than to fade away" line from the neil young tune?

GBV
04-26-2009, 08:00 AM
sunshine girl :noidea:

since for every action there's an equal and opposite reaction, i present whole lotta rosie:

http://www.page3.com/index3.shtml#main-image

Yohan
04-26-2009, 08:07 AM
sunshine girl :noidea:


I want to bang SSG's forehead on the bedpost. repeately

ExiledRed
04-26-2009, 08:20 AM
sunshine girl :noidea:

since for every action there's an equal and opposite reaction, i present whole lotta rosie:

http://www.page3.com/index3.shtml#main-image

Can you put a warning on links to the english S*n please.

I know it's my problem not yours, but I'd appreciate it regardless.

GBV
04-26-2009, 08:23 AM
^ i'm not sure what "S*n" means(?)

if it's the toplessness, i just figured the "page 3" part was common knowledge enough to be a "warning."

Yohan
04-26-2009, 08:25 AM
^ i'm not sure what "S*n" means(?)

if it's the toplessness, i just figured the "page 3" part was common knowledge enough to be a "warning."
people are stupid on the internet ;)

and not everyone knows what page3.com is about

Krasno.pL.
04-26-2009, 08:28 AM
Means.. NUDITY ! lol

CretanBull
04-26-2009, 08:30 AM
ExiledRed is English and know about Page 3 girls, but maybe it's early morning, or maybe he was distracted by his kids and didn't disect the link before clicking on it...it's just a common courtesy to including a warning when linking to things that aren't suitable for all viewers.

JDG
04-26-2009, 08:36 AM
NSFW is the traditional warning for nudity.

Not Safe For Work

Use it

Eastend
04-26-2009, 08:37 AM
I still think that fans/supporters are due a real explanation as to why someone resigns....to be honest, I'm still in shock, actually pissed....hopefully our win today will smack me out of it.

ensco
04-26-2009, 08:37 AM
ExiledRed is English and know about Page 3 girls, but maybe it's early morning, or maybe he was distracted by his kids and didn't disect the link before clicking on it...it's just a common courtesy to including a warning when linking to things that aren't suitable for all viewers.

Exiled is one of hundreds of thousands (millions?) of people who boycott the English Sun, for very principled reasons. He's quite right to ask for this.

forza_tfc
04-26-2009, 08:40 AM
I posted this in the Carver resigns thread--but here's more insight into what happened. Looks like the MLS was not happy with him coaching from upstairs and told him he couldn't do it again at today's match. Was that the tipping point?

http://www.sundaysun.co.uk/sport/newcastle-utd/newcastle-utd-news/2009/04/26/carver-in-a-major-upset-79310-23473525/

Ron Manager
04-26-2009, 08:41 AM
^ i'm not sure what "S*n" means(?)

if it's the toplessness, i just figured the "page 3" part was common knowledge enough to be a "warning."

Exiled's reasons for hating that paper lead him to refuse to actually type the whole name. The * is replacing the letter 'u'. That depth of hatred towards that paper is common amongst Liverpool supporters.

scooter
04-26-2009, 08:51 AM
mornin d

Daveisonfire
04-26-2009, 09:38 AM
Woah New England got rocked by RSL hahaha eat it Twellman

And Columbus still haven't won a single match LOL

rocker
04-26-2009, 09:39 AM
I will not be attending "Jersey Boys" after seeing this run of sunshine girls.

flatpicker
04-26-2009, 09:43 AM
^ oh relax rocker... it's just a fun promotion for the show. Don't let it ruin your love of musicals!

akoto
04-26-2009, 10:12 AM
It has nothing to do with page 3 guys. Read up on Hillsborough. Many from Liverpool will not read that paper.

BakaGaijin
04-26-2009, 11:32 AM
how did kurt cobain misquote?
didn't he use the "better to burn out than to fade away" line from the neil young tune?

Kurt Cobain did not misquote the lyric. There are two songs on Neil Young's album Rust Never Sleeps.

The first one - Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black) has the lyric "better to burn out than it is to rust".

The second one - My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue) is acoustic version of the same song and has the lyric "better to burn out the fade away".

Where do all this ill-informed journalist's come from?!?!? Morons.

bhoybobby
04-26-2009, 12:01 PM
Year one mls franchise, Seattle Sounders proves that good mgmt & hiring successful people can provide a winning team right outta the gate.

Shocking to think that common sense would work. Someone please explain that to Mo & the Assman. Unless you think it's o.k to have the team run by a ship of fools.

Toronto_Bhoy
04-26-2009, 12:17 PM
Too many drinking the MLSE Kool Aid…

Damien
04-26-2009, 12:31 PM
New England got DEMOLISHED! :lol: ... not good for the +/-

Marc"2L"
04-26-2009, 03:03 PM
Kurt Cobain did not misquote the lyric. There are two songs on Neil Young's album Rust Never Sleeps.

The first one - Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black) has the lyric "better to burn out than it is to rust".

The second one - My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue) is acoustic version of the same song and has the lyric "better to burn out the fade away".

Where do all this ill-informed journalist's come from?!?!? Morons.

And Live rust has great versions of both.

kshep
04-26-2009, 03:44 PM
Year one mls franchise, Seattle Sounders proves that good mgmt & hiring successful people can provide a winning team right outta the gate.

Shocking to think that common sense would work. Someone please explain that to Mo & the Assman. Unless you think it's o.k to have the team run by a ship of fools.


You've proven your own statement as false by the very first words you typed, there is a vast difference between an established club venturing into MLS for it's first year and creating a club from thin air to begin play in year one. As we'll see with both Portland and Vancouver, the learning curve for clubs that have been in existance a decade or more is far shallower than the steep curve that clubs such as Salt Lake, Chivas, San Jose and TFC had to face.

While I don't think it's okay to have the team run by fools, I aslo know it takes alot more than 2.25 seasons to create a well run organized professional sports team.

The only thing Seattle proves is that drawing from over ten years of experiance as a professional club, gives them a leg up on clubs that had never previously existed. Those that fail to see this are the same ones who expected the world from day one.

The only thing that matters is getting better as a club which we did in year two(Not a vast get into the play-off type improvement, but a 10 point improvement none the less.) We've already shown improvements this year over last year as seen by the fact that we actually have some type of away form and have shown a penchant for coming from behind when were down.

I'm not expecting world beaters and I'm not nieve enough to expect a team that is going to just walk into the league and win, because when your club hasn't even been in existance for even 5 years I think it's more realistic to demand/expect steady improvement rather than live in some fantasy world were we are MLS beaters from day one.