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denime
04-16-2011, 05:47 AM
Mornin


:flare::scarf::drum:GAME DAY !!:drum::scarf::flare:



TFC TV (http://torontofc.neulion.com/tfc/console.jsp)


Reds Ready To Deploy Maicon (http://www.torontofc.ca/news/2011/04/reds-ready-deploy-maicon)


Toronto FC Looks To Extend Streak (http://www.torontofc.ca/news/2011/04/toronto-fc-looks-extend-streak)


TFCs defence a work in progress (http://www.cbc.ca/sports/soccer/story/2011/04/15/sp-mls-torontofc.html)


TFC signs young English defender (http://www.thestar.com/sports/soccer/mls/torontofc/article/975540--tfc-signs-young-english-defender)


Toronto FC acquires defender Richard Eckersley (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/soccer/toronto-fc-acquires-defender-richard-eckersley/article1987413/)


TFC adds defender (http://www.torontosun.com/sports/soccer/2011/04/15/18011746.html)



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

scooter
04-16-2011, 06:45 AM
mornin d

what a great football day today

man u v man city noon for fa cup semi at wembley
barca v real at 4pm for el classico
our boys tfc v dc tonight

game day boys and girls

TorCanSoc
04-16-2011, 06:52 AM
I couldn't watch 3 games in a row, but I think I can't watch those three. Its going to piss rain all day/night. We're used it. I bet our 2 million dollar pitch turns into minced meat by the end of the game.

mastermixer
04-16-2011, 08:17 AM
I couldn't watch 3 games in a row, but I think I can't watch those three. Its going to piss rain all day/night. We're used it. I bet our 2 million dollar pitch turns into minced meat by the end of the game.
The reason it costs 2 million dollars is because of the heat and drainage system. Pitch will be fine.

Suds
04-16-2011, 08:46 AM
mornin d

what a great football day today

man u v man city noon for fa cup semi at wembley
barca v real at 4pm for el classico
our boys tfc v dc tonight

game day boys and girls

Hey! You forgot my lads, Chelsea, are also playing today. :)

Great day for footy! C'mon you reds!!

Carts
04-16-2011, 08:51 AM
Beautiful footy weather out there right now!

Suds
04-16-2011, 08:53 AM
Beautiful footy weather out there right now!

Already have my dollar store poncho ready to go. It can piss all game for all I care! :D Can't wait for tonight!!

Carts
04-16-2011, 08:58 AM
The reason it costs 2 million dollars is because of the heat and drainage system. Pitch will be fine.

While we have invested wisely in our pitch (I fully support spending big and doing it right) there are some problem patches that have yet to "stick"...

Around the penalty spot in both boxes is beat up (which is normal) and will take a beating today...

Our pitch won't be fully fit (if we wanna talk about it like a player lol) until next season, when it has a full year to catch, grow, recover, solidify and have a proper spring before a season...

That being said, they have done a great job maintaining a brand new pitch based on our weather this spring - sod was put down, pressed, pushed to catch, and mend together in a very, very short period of time...

We have a heated pitch but 10cm of snow 2-days before a match takes a toll not matter how much heat you pump underneath (without burning the roots)...

It'll be 'fun football' today. Wet, windy, and cold...!!! :)

Carts...

Carts
04-16-2011, 08:59 AM
Already have my dollar store poncho ready to go. It can piss all game for all I care! :D Can't wait for tonight!!

Dollar store poncho? Buy a TFC rain jacket already! :D

PM for pre-pint plans... :drinking: (well need some to fully enjoy the 'back home' weather)...

sidvan
04-16-2011, 09:05 AM
Dollar store poncho? Buy a TFC rain jacket already! :D

PM for pre-pint plans... :drinking: (well need some to fully enjoy the 'back home' weather)...

RPB poncho is the only way to go!!!

flamehawk
04-16-2011, 09:07 AM
Reds Ready To Deploy Maicon (http://www.torontofc.ca/news/2011/04/reds-ready-deploy-maicon)

Good news that Maicon is back, but "PROBABLE: FW Alen Stevanovic (adductor tightness)" .. Stevanovic should be fine, but this is still alarming. Hope he's fit for the game.

Carts
04-16-2011, 09:08 AM
RPB poncho is the only way to go!!!

I thought it was 'shirts off'...?

Hey, its a free shower! :D

TorCanSoc
04-16-2011, 09:08 AM
The reason it costs 2 million dollars is because of the heat and drainage system. Pitch will be fine.

Yes. And I think the pitch in bad condition is not the heating system either. Its the public use damage from last year no? Its used way too much. That thing should be a rock solid deep rooted golf fairway. When we get the practice facility up and running they'll divert public city use to that field.

This is MLSE folks, didn't they do the same thing with the ACC? MLSE has a magic formula for keeping facilities their own.
- build ACC/BMO with public funds
- promise public use, and was delivered
- both ice and field get kicked to shit
- create and divert with practice facilities (Lyons arena in etobicoke with the Leafs, and our yet to be create TFC practice facility)
- crappy field problem solved, way to go MLSE !!

all is good folks. Business-wise MLSE knows what they're doing. Who "to blow" and who has "to go".

(Aside: The Mastercard Lyons(?) Arena in etobicoke is a great facility, I think MLSE and MC sponsor free public ice time for families, I've taken kids many times)

rocker
04-16-2011, 10:18 AM
Yes. And I think the pitch in bad condition is not the heating system either. Its the public use damage from last year no?

the grass field isn't used by the public. The last time the public used it as when it was field turf.

Flint
04-16-2011, 10:42 AM
Dusting off the poncho, Cant wait! This is going to be one good footie devoted day!

markus
04-16-2011, 10:52 AM
the grass field isn't used by the public. The last time the public used it as when it was field turf.

The last time the public used it as when it was still a grass field.(last year)

Rudi
04-16-2011, 10:54 AM
While we have invested wisely in our pitch (I fully support spending big and doing it right) there are some problem patches that have yet to "stick"...

Around the penalty spot in both boxes is beat up (which is normal) and will take a beating today...

Our pitch won't be fully fit (if we wanna talk about it like a player lol) until next season, when it has a full year to catch, grow, recover, solidify and have a proper spring before a season...

That being said, they have done a great job maintaining a brand new pitch based on our weather this spring - sod was put down, pressed, pushed to catch, and mend together in a very, very short period of time...

We have a heated pitch but 10cm of snow 2-days before a match takes a toll not matter how much heat you pump underneath (without burning the roots)...

It'll be 'fun football' today. Wet, windy, and cold...!!! :)

Carts...
Wasn't the pitch laid down a year ago? Or did they re-sod over the off-season?

Oh, and to TorCanSoc, the ACC was built entirely with private funds.

Darlofletch
04-16-2011, 10:57 AM
My game preview here (http://www.wakingthered.com/2011/4/15/2111468/toronto-fc-v-d-c-united)
and also my new TFC prediction league Are you smarter than Mo Johnston. (http://www.wakingthered.com/2011/4/16/2114747/are-you-smarter-than-mo-johnston) prizes, a 2010 mls cup banner, or my ticket to the 2009 nyrb fiasco, signed by Nick Garcia.

MG42
04-16-2011, 11:59 AM
the grass field isn't used by the public. The last time the public used it as when it was field turf.

I think there was some limited public rentals on it last year. I think one of the bloggers did a piece on it.

Broadview
04-16-2011, 12:24 PM
There was public use of the field until it became really crappy and MLS actually stepped in and put a stop to it.

Red CB Toronto
04-16-2011, 12:29 PM
There was public use of the field until it became really crappy and MLS actually stepped in and put a stop to it.

How did the MLS step in when the city has a mandate for public use at BMO Field.

QSIM
04-16-2011, 01:02 PM
Feilhaber would be the AM we need.... think he can fall down the allocation order? what are we now? 5th?

Rudi
04-16-2011, 01:45 PM
How did the MLS step in when the city has a mandate for public use at BMO Field.
They didn't.

The way I heard it, during a down period (when TFC was on the road for two or three consecutive games ), they rented the hell out of BMO Field just to get all the mandated public hours for the summer done with.

They basically rented out two or three months worth of public hours in two weeks, making the pitch look like crap for a short period.