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denime
04-29-2009, 05:33 AM
Mornin'


TFC to shift assistant into interim coach's job
Cummins, Dasovic expect to find out today who'll be club's leader
Daniel Girard

Toronto FC officials will hold a news conference today to announce an interim replacement for former head coach John Carver.
Introductions won't be needed.
Chris Cummins and Nick Dasovic, both in their second season with TFC, will take on a heftier role in place of Carver, who abruptly quit last Saturday on the eve of a first-place showdown with Kansas City.

Read More (http://www.thestar.com/Sports/article/625980)


Toronto FC set to name interim coach
cbc.sport

Toronto FC manager Mo Johnston will announce an interim head coach for the squad on Wednesday afternoon, the team announced Tuesday.
Former coach John Carver stepped down on Saturday, citing issues with officiating in the MLS. Assistant coaches Chris Cummins and Nick Dasovic took over coaching duties in the 1-0 win over Kansas City on Sunday.

Read More (http://www.cbc.ca/sports/soccer/story/2009/04/28/sp-soccer-tfc-interim-coach.html)


TFC to up its Canuck content
By LANCE HORNBY (lance.hornby@sunmedia.ca)

The nation's only Major League Soccer team should get significantly more Canadian content on its revamped coaching staff.
Nick Dasovic is expected to get a bigger portfolio with Toronto FC in an announcement today, either as an equal or first assistant to Englishman Chris Cummins, who replaces John Carver.
Cummins and Dasovic ran the team the past few days, including Sunday's 1-0 win over Kansas City that put TFC in top spot in the Eastern Conference.

Read More (http://www.torontosun.com/sports/soccer/2009/04/29/9286776-sun.html)


Cummins likely to be named coach of Toronto FC
Eric Koreen, National Post

TORONTO -- Try as he might to stifle it, Toronto FC midfielder Carl Robinson could not help but scoff.
Reporters were asking Robinson about the announcement Tuesday of the club's new coach - a news conference scheduled for Wednesday will announce John Carver's official interim replacement - and the midfielder apparently could not get over the absurdity of it all.
"Let me know who got (the job) tomorrow, huh?" Robinson joked.
The reason for the laughs is that everybody has already handed 37-year-old Englishman Chris Cummins the job, even if Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment has not confirmed it yet.

Read More (http://www.nationalpost.com/sports/story.html?id=1543029)


Reds to name interim head coach
Decision to be announced Wednesday

By Mark Polishuk / TorontoFC.ca
TORONTO -- There isn't a great deal of suspense surrounding the search for Toronto FC's interim head coach. Either Chris Cummins or Nick Dasovic will be named the club's interim coach on Wednesday, and whichever of the two Reds assistant coaches is tapped for the top job, the decision will be popular with the players. "They're both great guys," said midfielder Carl Robinson. "They get on well with the boys ... and they're great coaches as well. They're both very technical, very tactical, so we're going to be in good hands."

Read More (http://toronto.fc.mlsnet.com/news/team_news.jsp?ymd=20090428&content_id=245668&vkey=news_t280&fext=.jsp&team=t280)



SUNSINE (http://www.torontosun.com/sunshinegirl/)

Marco2K
04-29-2009, 05:51 AM
TFC WOULD LIKE TO ANNOUNCE SCOLARI as the head coach. DAMN!!LOL

keem-o-sabi
04-29-2009, 06:47 AM
coed girl (http://coedmagazine.com/category/girls/daily-snapshot-girls-2/) :)

Technorgasm
04-29-2009, 06:52 AM
cummins came up through watford (cousins) and Luton! (sweet aunty penny
I will be emailing that over the pond asap

Dako with the shitcaps?
That can only help us onto victory to over ALL Canadian
Opposition. This is great great news!!

Won't be able to sleep on Friday night!
We all laugh at the yellow no-win team!!

scooter
04-29-2009, 07:45 AM
mornin d

yes cummings and dasovic should do a brilliant job with the team

speaking of diving----should we buy a load of those diving signs and hold them up every time mr s hits the turf?

JDG
04-29-2009, 07:48 AM
Rooney and I met a visiting reporter from Newcastle last year. Lee Ryder. He's close to John Carver, and I've kept in touch with him.
Today, he sent me a few links. They are to four short pieces written after an interview.

Carver reveals why he left MLS side Toronto FC (http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/nufc/newcastle-united-news/2009/04/29/carver-reveals-why-he-left-mls-side-toronto-fc-72703-23500344/)
John Carver: I won't change the way I coach (http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/nufc/newcastle-united-news/2009/04/29/john-carver-i-won-t-change-the-way-i-coach-72703-23500374/)
Beckham's MLS move created 'crazy' money gap (http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/nufc/newcastle-united-news/2009/04/29/beckham-s-mls-move-created-crazy-money-gap-72703-23500438/)
Geordie coach eager to stay in football despite exit (http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/nufc/newcastle-united-news/2009/04/29/geordie-coach-eager-to-stay-in-football-despite-exit-72703-23500452/)

Oldtimer
04-29-2009, 07:50 AM
"They're both great guys," said midfielder Carl Robinson. "They get on well with the boys ... and they're great coaches as well. They're both very technical, very tactical, so we're going to be in good hands."

Sounds like just what we need.

Lucky Strike
04-29-2009, 08:15 AM
Rooney and I met a visiting reporter from Newcastle last year. Lee Ryder. He's close to John Carver, and I've kept in touch with him.
Today, he sent me a few links. They are to four short pieces written after an interview.

Carver reveals why he left MLS side Toronto FC (http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/nufc/newcastle-united-news/2009/04/29/carver-reveals-why-he-left-mls-side-toronto-fc-72703-23500344/)
John Carver: I won't change the way I coach (http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/nufc/newcastle-united-news/2009/04/29/john-carver-i-won-t-change-the-way-i-coach-72703-23500374/)
Beckham's MLS move created 'crazy' money gap (http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/nufc/newcastle-united-news/2009/04/29/beckham-s-mls-move-created-crazy-money-gap-72703-23500438/)
Geordie coach eager to stay in football despite exit (http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/nufc/newcastle-united-news/2009/04/29/geordie-coach-eager-to-stay-in-football-despite-exit-72703-23500452/)

We weren't top when he left, we were second of third and thatís just in the East. Even with the Kansas win, weíre still only third in the league. But I suppose you canít blame him for polishing up his CV, heís going to want work eventually.

These things about MLS he complained about, we know heís right about most, if not all of them, but it sure isnít creating good publicity. On one hand, weíre trying to make the league more attractive to come play in and to a certain extent, thatís been true since TFC joined in 2007 (for a number of reasons, not just because TFC upped the standard in terms of support and atmosphere), but on the other hand to have these exposed might make players think twice about coming. However, you could also argue that airing out these things might help to improve the league in the long run.

flatpicker
04-29-2009, 08:53 AM
His complaints about the DP setup are valid.


Carver said: "You only get one designated player.
"It’s crazy you have David Beckham earning millions but a young kid on $17,000.
"Where is the common sense in that?"
Perhaps the better route to take is the split cap that was discussed a while back.
Have a certain amount that is covered in MLS books (maybe 3 million) and then maybe another 2 million or so that teams would have to pay for out of pocket, should they choose to do so.

A team could spend that all on one player, or they could use it to create more depth.

Let's face it, right now MLS is around a low Championship and high League One level.
I recall that in League One they spend around MLS level in salary.
Garber's goal for MLS, in the not too distant future, should be reaching Championship standards.
There would definitely be no shame in that.

TFCREDNWHITE
04-29-2009, 01:25 PM
Rooney and I met a visiting reporter from Newcastle last year. Lee Ryder. He's close to John Carver, and I've kept in touch with him.
Today, he sent me a few links. They are to four short pieces written after an interview.

Carver reveals why he left MLS side Toronto FC (http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/nufc/newcastle-united-news/2009/04/29/carver-reveals-why-he-left-mls-side-toronto-fc-72703-23500344/)
John Carver: I won't change the way I coach (http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/nufc/newcastle-united-news/2009/04/29/john-carver-i-won-t-change-the-way-i-coach-72703-23500374/)
Beckham's MLS move created 'crazy' money gap (http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/nufc/newcastle-united-news/2009/04/29/beckham-s-mls-move-created-crazy-money-gap-72703-23500438/)
Geordie coach eager to stay in football despite exit (http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/nufc/newcastle-united-news/2009/04/29/geordie-coach-eager-to-stay-in-football-despite-exit-72703-23500452/)


All excellent articles....

It just reinterates that the MLS is a shitty shitty league! Garber and the douchebags!

keem-o-sabi
04-29-2009, 01:32 PM
Well I don't think it's a shitty league, what do you want? I think for the amount of money the players make, this is probably the best supported league for this level. I don't think it's going to get anywhere where we all want it to be anytime soon...Well as soon as the Hunts pretty much disappear (as both of their teams are the worst in attendance....).

As for Garber, how is he a douchebag? You have no freakin clue. He pretty much singlehandidly saved the league when he came in by making Uncle Phil, Hunt, and Kraft sit down and make the league stay afloat. Between the 4 of them they crafted a way to make the league stay alive. You obviously haven't followed the league since it's inception. It was literally on it's death knell when he came in. They just can't change the way things are operated until the new CBA. If things don't change after the CBA, then we can call him a douchebag. Until then, we get to go to games that aren't the USL level, we get to a nice little park we call our own and should be happy right now. We all know things have to change, the minimum should at least be 40k for those players making 17k right now, and we should be offering the mid-level players that go over to Europe to the winterlands to play a bit more to stay here as well (we'd have a much better league if all those guys playing in Denmark/Norway/Sweden) were here instead of playing at the same level earning more $$$.

anyway, here is a bonus co-ed girl today (http://coedmagazine.com/category/girls/miss-coed/)

Oldtimer
04-29-2009, 01:51 PM
Not only did Garber play a major part in saving the league during it's darkest days, he eliminated the stupid Americanisms like the penalty shot that the previous Commissioner, Doug Logan had instituted (copying the NASL). He also put his reputation, and possibly his job on the line supporting a team in Canada in what had been originally conceived as a US-only league. We owe him a lot (not that I agree with some of the things he does).

kdzb
04-29-2009, 07:44 PM
To all of whom are critisizing the MLS and it's way to do business, I have only one question.
Can you please describe to me how did the English league looked like when it hit it's 10th or 15th anniversary of exsistence?
Remember people, this league is so young and it's operating in a continent that don't support this kind of sport. We are lucky to barely survive beside Hockey, Baseball, Basketball and American Football.
And who ever is comparing the MLS to the Europeans major leagues has to stop smoking what they are smoking.
MLS should be able to be compared to these leagues after 50 or 70 years of exsistence. What it was accomplished already in North America as far as soccer is concerned is a MIRACLE on itself.
I come from a country where football (soccer) is the sport # 1 and I'm so greatful that we have a team to cheer for and a stadium that we can go to every week.
Please stop the hatered toward MLS and start supporting it or else when this league disapear again we will go back to our couches to watch football (soccer) on TV.

TFCREDNWHITE
04-29-2009, 10:14 PM
I'll refer you back to Obilio's post a while back.....

I'm not comparing it to anything. I go to games all the time....i enjoy watching TFC play(well sometimes it actually hurts)

People who know the game of football can honestly tell you that MLS sucks. Plain and simple. No sugar coating, no oooohhh i don't really want to offend anyone, its just straight up true. The truth hurts?? So be it. Its called growing pains.

If you want the league to constantly get better, than keep being vocal about it.

It's not about comparing it.... it just is what it is.....

bhoybobby
04-30-2009, 07:52 AM
All excellent articles....

It just reinterates that the MLS is a shitty shitty league! Garber and the douchebags!


JC was over reacting over an issue he had no control. He should've focused on the teams formation & got Mo & Assman to lobby for his officiating concerns.

I think he fucked himself outta job, 'cause the Assman sees no problem with the officiating.

I liked JC, but I'm tired, he's gone, just go, enough already.