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Parkdale
05-14-2008, 08:38 PM
This Friday at 8:00pm. Lamport stadium with pre/post game at Joe's.

Come out because it's better to be watching a game live, than not.



this is not the thread for talking about the price of tickets, that can be found on the old board

Pachuco
05-14-2008, 11:10 PM
I'll be there no doubt. Even the wifey said she was interested in coming.

Laurignano
05-14-2008, 11:13 PM
I hope these boys turn out to be ok..

Strikers
05-14-2008, 11:15 PM
not sure if this was mentioned before, can I buy tickets at the door?


Thanks

Hooligan69
05-14-2008, 11:16 PM
Sounds like a good time. I'd love to join everyone for the game, but I have to see how things go the next day or two since my father is in the hospital again. :(

Pachuco
05-14-2008, 11:32 PM
not sure if this was mentioned before, can I buy tickets at the door?


Thanks

You can, but they will be $15 at the door. They are $11 if you buy ahead of time.

TheHollister
05-14-2008, 11:35 PM
I might be in for this!

Is Lamport Stadium the one about a block or two away from Shoeless?

Pachuco
05-14-2008, 11:37 PM
I might be in for this!

Is Lamport Stadium the one about a block or two away from Shoeless?

Yeap.

Also, forgot to mention. When you buy the ticket ahead of time it's good for any game. It's basically a voucher. Just in case it rains too hard for some of you and you decide not to go then you could always go to the next one.

UltraSuperMegaMo
05-14-2008, 11:56 PM
You can, but they will be $15 at the door. They are $11 if you buy ahead of time.

How do you buy ahead of time for the academy games? I canít go this week, but I am looking to go next week.

Red CB Toronto
05-15-2008, 05:29 AM
For tickets you can call the number that is on the Academy page of Torontofc.ca. I am going to order a flex pack today and be there for sure Friday night, will be a Shoeless before for a little dinner and drinks.

CanadaLFC
05-15-2008, 07:26 AM
I'll be there no doubt !!! SO i guess we could all meet up at Shoeless around 6ish ??

Fort York Redcoat
05-15-2008, 07:26 AM
I'm there.

Red CB Toronto
05-15-2008, 07:46 AM
It is going to be a great time, and I am sure Mo among others will be there. I am looking forward to it.

Parkdale
05-15-2008, 08:36 AM
...and I am sure Mo among others will be there.

I don't know about Mo, just because there's a game on Saturday,
but I bet a few interesting characters will be walking around.

COME ON SUNSHINE (and you reds)

Red CB Toronto
05-15-2008, 09:22 AM
I just ordered my tickets for the advance price, if you want to purchase them for the TFC Acadeny call 905 564 4660.

Christoff
05-15-2008, 09:25 AM
Ill be there, just watch out for the guy with a pumpkin on his head!

giambac
05-15-2008, 09:40 AM
not sure if this was mentioned before, can I buy tickets at the door?


Thanks

Can you buy them at the door?

Dude there will be 25 people in the stands and 5,000 empty seats......

jloome
05-15-2008, 09:53 AM
The one issue with the academy players is going to be patience, as you have to expect some of those teams are going to spank them pretty hard.

Christoff
05-15-2008, 09:55 AM
The first game is going to be a spanking in my opinion, if it isnt a 4 or so point difference, ill be surprised, not saying i dont have faith in the u18 boys, but all of these teams have been around longer than the mothership, so they have had time to work out the kinks.

Gobi
05-15-2008, 10:00 AM
I'll be there to cheer on the kiddies!

VPjr
05-15-2008, 03:15 PM
I suggest you guys bring a tupperware container full of orange slices because the wee lads are going to need some refreshments at halftime when they get their butts handed to them by a very good Toronto Croatia team. 4-0 or 5-0 sounds about right to me. I hope I'm wrong.

My question is which team will have more fans at the game. Don't discount the possibility that the Croatians are going to come with a lot of fans (they've been known to travel with 500-700 fans to big games). Their fans might want to show up en masse to out cheer the TFC supporters.

Pachuco
05-15-2008, 03:45 PM
I suggest you guys bring a tupperware container full of orange slices because the wee lads are going to need some refreshments at halftime when they get their butts handed to them by a very good Toronto Croatia team. 4-0 or 5-0 sounds about right to me. I hope I'm wrong.

My question is which team will have more fans at the game. Don't discount the possibility that the Croatians are going to come with a lot of fans (they've been known to travel with 500-700 fans to big games). Their fans might want to show up en masse to out cheer the TFC supporters.

I'll put my money on it there is more Toronto Croatia fans there then TFC fans.

Red CB Toronto
05-15-2008, 04:32 PM
We have 16,000 season season ticket holders, if we get 10% of those out for the game, that is only 1,600, where are you true supporters, support the Reds all the time.

canadian_bhoy
05-15-2008, 04:33 PM
...pass

Hey, what's with this min 5 characters crap?

Captain Croatia
05-15-2008, 08:13 PM
I'll put my money on it there is more Toronto Croatia fans there then TFC fans.

Probably. All the oldies love their T.O Cro, and then they bring along there kids who bring a friend and there we have a lot of them.:D

Red Baron
05-15-2008, 10:00 PM
Will be going.

Keyman
05-15-2008, 10:47 PM
Friday night, nah...

Maybe some other time though.

UltraSuperMegaMo
05-16-2008, 12:50 AM
Does anyone know if BWIN still makes book on CSL games?

Technorgasm
05-16-2008, 09:04 AM
To purchase tickets through the Canadian Soccer League, please contact tickets@tfcacademy.com (tickets@tfcacademy.com) or call 905-564-4660.

. . Umm I will go. . . I think? not sure 100% yet. . but I will be sporting my DINAMO ZAGREB scarf for sure. . . . . but cheer for our lil red beans!

rocker
05-16-2008, 09:07 AM
i'll be curious to know whether the other teams will field squads of their younger players too, as a courtesy (even if their younguns are not as young as ours). the games are not recorded in the standings so it's not like they have points to battle for in crushing the kids with vets.

giambac
05-16-2008, 09:43 AM
i'll be curious to know whether the other teams will field squads of their younger players too, as a courtesy (even if their younguns are not as young as ours). the games are not recorded in the standings so it's not like they have points to battle for in crushing the kids with vets.

As a Courtesy!!!

What are you talking about, this isn't badmington, it's soccer anfd you want teams to take it easy on our academy team.

Shit man you learn from experience and a tough match will make our kids that much better. You want courtesy, your watching the wrong sport.....

Red CB Toronto
05-16-2008, 10:35 AM
They do count in the standings, that was revealed at the CSL press conference earlier this week. TFC-A have been placed in the National Division. Looking forward to the opener tonight.

Super
05-16-2008, 10:45 AM
Hmm, interesting. Might be worth it to go check out the game as a nice pre-event to tomorrows major BASH!

rocker
05-16-2008, 10:57 AM
As a Courtesy!!!

What are you talking about, this isn't badmington, it's soccer anfd you want teams to take it easy on our academy team.

Shit man you learn from experience and a tough match will make our kids that much better. You want courtesy, your watching the wrong sport.....

you didn't read my message properly. Go back to reading comprehension class.

I never said I "want teams to take it easy on our academy team".

I wondered if teams WOULD take it easy on TFC. There's a difference there, but not sure if you're smart enough to see it.

To wonder if teams may take it easy on TFC is not to express an opinion about whether that is right or wrong, good or bad.

Secondly, if for example the Croatian team wanted to play more of its young players against TFC, that in no way lessons the challenge for TFC Academy (since the Croatian young men are still older and more experienced and physically developed) while fielding a team of late-20s and early-30s men against TFC Academy doesn't really help the older Croatian players. It might even be too easy for them.

adamdz
05-16-2008, 11:07 AM
Where (and when) can I buy the tickets in person before the game. I will probably head down to help with the Tifo painting (if it is still happening) and figured I would pick up the tickets before the game.

Red CB Toronto
05-16-2008, 11:34 AM
Tickets will be available at the Lamport boxoffice, I am not completely sure where it is but should not be too hard to find, I recomend that you call the sales number for TFC-A tickets on the TFC website as you could order some flex vouchers for 11.50, they can be exchange for any game and cost 11.50, I believe that tickets at the gate are $15.00

rocker
05-16-2008, 12:10 PM
no sense going to the game tonight as TFC already lost! huh!?!

thankfully it was only 1-0 ;)

http://www.canadiansoccerleague.ca/CSL_games.php

Gobi
05-16-2008, 12:31 PM
^ Yeah, what's that about? Eejits.

Razcle
05-16-2008, 12:38 PM
^ Yeah, what's that about? Eejits.


Looks like they are just testing things out.

Red CB Toronto
05-16-2008, 12:42 PM
That got me going a bit too, heck I have tickets for tonight, but hey those techies like to do tests.

Boris
05-16-2008, 12:49 PM
That got me going a bit too, heck I have tickets for tonight, but hey those techies like to do tests.

if we dont and something doesnt work you peeps want our heads ;) :D

adamdz
05-16-2008, 01:36 PM
Anyone know what is the earliest time I can buy the tickets at Lamport?

rocker
05-16-2008, 01:48 PM
Looks like they are just testing things out.

guess the tester person is not a TFC fan!!! hahaha.

BakaGaijin
05-16-2008, 01:57 PM
Interesting thread about the TFC Academy "poaching" players.

http://www.canadian-soccer.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=15417&whichpage=1

T_Mizz
05-16-2008, 02:06 PM
Interesting thread about the TFC Academy "poaching" players.

http://www.canadian-soccer.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=15417&whichpage=1



Excellent that's what I like to hear

Parkdale
05-16-2008, 02:08 PM
that's shady!

rocker
05-16-2008, 02:12 PM
i like poached eggs.

smeghead
05-16-2008, 04:20 PM
GO!!! Little TFC!!!! I will be there.

Red CB Toronto
05-16-2008, 04:39 PM
Did most of you order the advance price vouchers? I did

ag futbol
05-16-2008, 06:29 PM
Anyone want to bring their notepad to this one ?

Let's find out who's going to be our next big thing

DOMIN8R
05-16-2008, 06:36 PM
To purchase tickets through the Canadian Soccer League, please contact tickets@tfcacademy.com (tickets@tfcacademy.com) or call 905-564-4660.

. . Umm I will go. . . I think? not sure 100% yet. . but I will be sporting my DINAMO ZAGREB scarf for sure. . . . . but cheer for our lil red beans!

You are off my Christams card list:mad:

deeznutz
05-16-2008, 09:42 PM
WE FUCKING WON BABY!!!

1-0 should of been 7-0 for us!!!

Sutton and Jimmy B were on hand and the lad's look awsome!!! VERY FAST I have to say as well!!! Best thing TFC has done!!! And I know were going to sign a few of them in the future!!!

RealG-TFC
05-16-2008, 09:44 PM
Damn, I really wanted to go! Unfortunately I'm stuck in the boonies. Nice to hear about our win.

How was the attendance>?

Marc"2L"
05-16-2008, 09:45 PM
What did the kits look like?

deeznutz
05-16-2008, 09:46 PM
I say 200 or so the funny thing was when we were chanting our voice carried sweet! lol

MrHawk
05-16-2008, 09:46 PM
Congrats to the young boys. How did Toronto Croatia look?

To Technorgasm - Wear your Dinamo Scarf to the DC United Game, I'll look for ya.

deeznutz
05-16-2008, 09:47 PM
What did the kits look like?

Kits were shitty!!! red with a white stripe on the right arm!!! lol they gota make it look better!

RealG-TFC
05-16-2008, 09:52 PM
So did we really kick that much ass? :)

deeznutz
05-16-2008, 09:54 PM
So did we really kick that much ass? :)

Well lets put it this way......Its our first game and we should have won
7-0 what does that tell you??? THE LADS WERE ON FIRE!!!

They played long ball and used their speed!!! anytime there was a run for the ball we won it!!! fast passing smart plays we had the game from the get go man! Our speed will win many games this season!

RealG-TFC
05-16-2008, 10:07 PM
If I'm not mistaken, Toronto Croatia are pretty good too!

I wasn't even there and now I'm ecstatic!

Red CB Toronto
05-16-2008, 10:12 PM
The really played well tonight, got under Croatia's skin, Shawn Kodejs put in during the first half for the lone goal of the evening, securing TFC-A the 1-0 victory. Good to see Coach Carver was in the house also. Had a good time all-around.

smeghead
05-16-2008, 10:12 PM
Yep it was a great game to watch the young guys play. but man the city really lets its stadiums fall apart. if you ganna play at night, more stadium lights that work would be good.

Red CB Toronto
05-16-2008, 10:22 PM
Yep it was a great game to watch the young guys play. but man the city really lets its stadiums fall apart. if you ganna play at night, more stadium lights that work would be good.

You are right on that one, the lights in the Northwest corner were completely out and the rest were so low the players were playing in their shadows. Looking forward to seeing them against St. Catharine's next Friday.

noochie
05-16-2008, 10:31 PM
Who was in charge? Dasovic?

Torcida
05-16-2008, 10:31 PM
TFC academy had a good game, #37 and the blonde defender (can't remember #) were the best players. However, TFC didn't have a lot of possession but they played a lot of long ball because TFC was faster than Toronto Croatia, I wasn't really awed by anyone's passing ability or ability to keep possession. Some talented players for sure. Good team.

Red CB Toronto
05-16-2008, 10:51 PM
Jason Bent was listed as the head coach in the game program they handed out, but Dasovic was just as equally involved, giving instruction and all. TFC-A did play the long ball alot.

TFC07
05-16-2008, 10:53 PM
WE FUCKING WON BABY!!!

1-0 should of been 7-0 for us!!!

Sutton and Jimmy B were on hand and the lad's look awsome!!! VERY FAST I have to say as well!!! Best thing TFC has done!!! And I know were going to sign a few of them in the future!!!

Are they really that good? That's great to hear!

UltraSuperMegaMo
05-16-2008, 10:54 PM
Wow. I though for sure that the Academy was going to get handled. I’m hoping CSL and or TFC have a game recap up sometime soon.

ag futbol
05-16-2008, 11:00 PM
Well good to hear we won, but the talk of long ball is a little discouraging. In the end I'll trust the staff to make the right decisions though.

Winning should be secondary to development.

Red CB Toronto
05-16-2008, 11:00 PM
The Junior Reds did have some get chance, just have to develop that finishing touch, which will come in good time, there will be a recap i think on the CSL site, saw the reporter there, also Ben was there doing interviews on the field after the game, so look for something on the Globe and Mail website.

UltraSuperMegaMo
05-16-2008, 11:03 PM
I’m a little surprised about the long ball tactics. Carver gave an interview not too long ago stating that they were going to try and play the same style of game at all levels of the organization. I guess that will take time, maybe they’re just going with a basic approach while things are getting established with the academy team.

Red CB Toronto
05-16-2008, 11:11 PM
As you might know, TFC-A has alot of new players, that have just recently joined the team from other organizations, so it might take a bit for them to get comfortable together on the pitch. i think as they get to know one another better they could play less of the long ball and move the ball up more. The U-16 TFC-A will be playing in the CSL Reserve League.

Ossington Mental Youth
05-16-2008, 11:13 PM
Thought Number 8 for Toronto Croatia, Hayden Fitzwilliams was great, dude was all over the field and a regular threat. For Toronto thought winger in yellow boots, um i cant remember his name, all i remember is he had an e at the end of his first name that throws you off. Regardless he was decent enough and had a couple of good crosses and a couple of good runs.

ag futbol
05-16-2008, 11:20 PM
How old was the team we fielded? I assume they were all from the U-18 program.

Red CB Toronto
05-16-2008, 11:20 PM
Hayden was quite good for Toronto Croatia, might be worth a look for the TFC reserves if we need to fill out the roster. I also thought TFC-A goalie number 50 Jarret Humphrey looked good. He some great saves, showed alot of poise and rarely made a mistake.

Ossington Mental Youth
05-16-2008, 11:33 PM
Id say they were all 16-18.
The kid i was thinking of from the Academy was Ashtone something.
Id defo say scout Fitzwilliams, dunno if id necessarily put him on the reserves simply because we dont know if he was a diamond in the rough or a piece of glass in a pile of shit (laymens terms: we dont know how high the quality of the actual CSL actually is). Regardless id say poach him for the academy if its possible.

UltraSuperMegaMo
05-16-2008, 11:36 PM
Id say they were all 16-18.
The kid i was thinking of from the Academy was Ashtone something.
Id defo say scout Fitzwilliams, dunno if id necessarily put him on the reserves simply because we dont know if he was a diamond in the rough or a piece of glass in a pile of shit (laymens terms: we dont know how high the quality of the actual CSL actually is). Regardless id say poach him for the academy if its possible.

Heís like 33 or something:

http://www.torontocroatia.org/haydenfitzwilliams.html

Red CB Toronto
05-16-2008, 11:49 PM
Id say they were all 16-18.
The kid i was thinking of from the Academy was Ashtone something.
.

The player you are thinking of is #31 Ashtone Morgan.

UltraSuperMegaMo
05-17-2008, 12:04 AM
A couple of recaps:
The CSL version:

http://www.canadiansoccerleague.ca/news_archive.php?news_id=91004

Rocket Robin’s:

http://www.canadian-soccer.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=15456 (http://www.canadian-soccer.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=15456)

Ossington Mental Youth
05-17-2008, 12:29 AM
The player you are thinking of is #31 Ashtone Morgan.

Thats the one, good player.


Heís like 33 or something:

http://www.torontocroatia.org/haydenfitzwilliams.html

No thanks then.
See what i mean tho? hard to tell what the hell is going on in this league...

Ossington Mental Youth
05-17-2008, 12:31 AM
Pena for our side was decent too, christ he was a big boy.

Torcida
05-17-2008, 12:47 AM
Id say they were all 16-18.
The kid i was thinking of from the Academy was Ashtone something.
Id defo say scout Fitzwilliams, dunno if id necessarily put him on the reserves simply because we dont know if he was a diamond in the rough or a piece of glass in a pile of shit (laymens terms: we dont know how high the quality of the actual CSL actually is). Regardless id say poach him for the academy if its possible.
Fitzwilliams didn't play today. Both Toronto Croatia's starting strikers didn't play.

Red CB Toronto
05-17-2008, 01:03 AM
Who scored the goal, I could swear it was Shawn Kodejs, but the report says it was #39 Pena, does anyone know or remember?

Canadian Blue
05-17-2008, 07:04 AM
We have 16,000 season season ticket holders, if we get 10% of those out for the game, that is only 1,600, where are you true supporters, support the Reds all the time.

And how exactly would not going to an academy game mean someone is not a true supporter? Academy games should be free to season ticket holders of Toronto FC. Think about it paying $15 to watch the academy play is the same face value of my 112 seats at BMO.

VPjr
05-17-2008, 08:07 AM
I suggest you guys bring a tupperware container full of orange slices because the wee lads are going to need some refreshments at halftime when they get their butts handed to them by a very good Toronto Croatia team. 4-0 or 5-0 sounds about right to me. I hope I'm wrong.

My question is which team will have more fans at the game. Don't discount the possibility that the Croatians are going to come with a lot of fans (they've been known to travel with 500-700 fans to big games). Their fans might want to show up en masse to out cheer the TFC supporters.

Here I am eating crow. I thought for sure the young lads from the Academy would get their butts handed to them but I was wrong and I'm pleased to be wrong.

I get the feeling that many clubs in CSL will need to be ready for this young, athletic team. Lets keep in mind that this U18 team consists of MANY players from the OSA all star team so many of these boys have been training together for all or most of the winter. There is a familiarity there. My guess is TO Croatia have been together only 5-6 weeks and I know that they get their "reinforcements" from the old country in a few weeks when the domestic leagues wind up.

As for the comments about the long ball style of play, for those who do not watch much rep youth soccer, this is unfortunately the way many of our club teams play and is the way the OSA all stars play. The OSA likes to WIN games so messing around with such silliness like "ball control" is a waste of time because it also results in mid field turnovers. Much safer to hoof the ball up the field and let your young, very fit horses run under those passes and try to create scoring changes the Route 1 way.

I truly hope that it is the intent of coaches Dasovic, Bent and Pearce to encourage a more positive style of football as the season progresses. I wouldn't get down on them yet. They need to be deprogrammed after all those years studying at the Jimmy Cannovan school of how to play ugly soccer

Ossington Mental Youth
05-17-2008, 10:06 AM
Fitzwilliams didn't play today. Both Toronto Croatia's starting strikers didn't play.

Im certain that number 8 for croatia was fitzwilliams today.
He was a tall lanky peter crouch sort but black.
As for the starting strikers, thats neither here nor there.

Red CB Toronto
05-17-2008, 10:15 AM
I am pretty sure to, the number eight on the field for Toronto Croatia was by far their best player, he was all over the field.

UltraSuperMegaMo
05-17-2008, 08:39 PM
There’s a pic from the game on the CSL site, what’s with the Academy kits? Why aren’t they wearing the same kits as the senior team?

Red CB Toronto
05-17-2008, 08:57 PM
There were just red jerserys with a white bar down one side, I do not think there is any mention of Toronto FC on it, it looked very much like the jersey that was given out at the TFC Open Tryouts, which I have seen a few times on EBay.

Christoff
05-17-2008, 09:02 PM
So i didnt end up going, well mostly because i got lost somehow, i love not knowing toronto very well haha next match anyone want to meet up at the go stop by BMO or union?

UltraSuperMegaMo
05-17-2008, 09:06 PM
There were just red jerserys with a white bar down one side, I do not think there is any mention of Toronto FC on it, it looked very much like the jersey that was given out at the TFC Open Tryouts, which I have seen a few times on EBay.

I hope they end up getting the Academy players kited out like the rest of the team. Donít Academy teams normally wear the same kits?

noochie
05-18-2008, 08:23 AM
I actually had a chance to chat with Jason Bent yesterday at the game. He mentioned that the new pitch was really soft and slow. Did that come through in the play for the guys that went to watch? I will be there next week for sure. :)

Red CB Toronto
05-18-2008, 10:51 AM
I know for a fact that it takes about 50 games for the field to set

Marc"2L"
05-19-2008, 03:22 AM
I hope they end up getting the Academy players kited out like the rest of the team. Donít Academy teams normally wear the same kits?

They looked like my Trophy Manager's team kit.