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denime
07-19-2011, 05:38 AM
Mornin'



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


TFC welcomes new faces ahead of Dallas (http://www.sportsnet.ca/soccer/2011/07/18/tfc_introductions/)


Mariner On FAN 590 Tuesday Morning (http://www.torontofc.ca/news/2011/07/mariner-fan-590-tuesday-morning)


Trading Places: Andy Iro (http://www.torontofc.ca/news/2011/07/trading-places-andy-iro)


Toronto FC welcomes new faces (http://www.cbc.ca/sports/soccer/story/2011/07/18/sp-tfc-new-faces.html)


New-look TFC hits the practice pitch (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/soccer/new-look-tfc-hits-the-practice-pitch/article2101569/)


Iro closes Columbus career, excited to join Toronto FC (http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2011/07/18/iro-closes-columbus-career-excited-join-toronto-fc)




SUNSHINE (http://www.torontosun.com/sunshine-girl)


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Workie
07-19-2011, 05:47 AM
Wow, might want to check the ID on the sunshine girl.

I think I'm going to jail......

koryo
07-19-2011, 06:51 AM
Wow, might want to check the ID on the sunshine girl.

I think I'm going to jail......

Where the bloody hell have you been? Other than, possibly, jail...

spark
07-19-2011, 06:55 AM
Recapping a manic finish to last week with all the wheeling and dealing - specifically with Canadian International Dunfield coming in. Review of Japan's win at the WWC and looking at the DP comparison between TFC and Vancouver's Jarju.

PAUL JAMES ON SOCCER PODCAST: EPISODE 17 (http://rednationonline.ca/PaulJamesonSoccerEpisode17.aspx)

mdc 77
07-19-2011, 06:55 AM
Andy Iro;

Already I can see it’s slightly different from your traditional Ohio town.

It sure is Andy.

Looking forward to seeing a motivated Andy Iro at our back.

ecospice
07-19-2011, 06:56 AM
SSG: I think the expression 'good helmet, bad armor' applies.

scooter
07-19-2011, 07:03 AM
mornin d

Ossington Mental Youth
07-19-2011, 07:33 AM
Andy Iro;


It sure is Andy.

Looking forward to seeing a motivated Andy Iro at our back.

We have all our teeth here Andy, we have all our teeth

Technorgasm
07-19-2011, 07:34 AM
so 5 starters out of 11. . . can only be good right?
Will this be next years team or is it not too late to salvage something ()play offs) this year. .

math wizards, get your spreadsheets out.

Oldtimer
07-19-2011, 07:41 AM
Iro likes his new situation.

“It’s a big club, the support has always been great up here,” he said. “Going from the market in Columbus to this one is going to be a different kind of transition, but I think I can step into it pretty well and I’m looking forward to it. Already I can see it’s slightly different from your traditional Ohio town.”

:lol: talk about understatement!

romburgundy
07-19-2011, 07:52 AM
http://www.torontosun.com/2011/07/18/torontos-love-affair-with-lousy-teams
Here's one about a month late for us though.

menefreghista
07-19-2011, 07:56 AM
http://www.torontosun.com/2011/07/18/torontos-love-affair-with-lousy-teams
Here's one about a month late for us though.

While he does have a point, that was a pretty lazy article.

He must have had nothing to write about. That ESPN story was about a month ago?

Waggy
07-19-2011, 08:03 AM
Not TFC related but if anyone wants a good belly laugh this AM

http://www.canadiansoccernews.com/content.php?2006-Whitecaps-confirm-interest-in-Hargreaves


That's right. The shitecaps are ACTUALLY going for Hargreaves. So awesome. Too bad we don't play them again this year, I'd love to see Hargreaves on the business end of a spike or 2.

Oldtimer
07-19-2011, 08:04 AM
While he does have a point, that was a pretty lazy article.

He must have had nothing to write about. That ESPN story was about a month ago?

It was also already posted on this board sometime around that time.

Oldtimer
07-19-2011, 08:07 AM
That's right. The shitecaps are ACTUALLY going for Hargreaves. So awesome. Too bad we don't play them again this year, I'd love to see Hargreaves on the business end of a spike or 2.

Wow. The Voyageurs will come, torches in hand and burn down their stadium. :lol:

A signing like that would make MoJo's signing of Mista look like brilliant work.

http://www.51mon.co.uk/photo/over_the_hill.jpg

nickio
07-19-2011, 08:14 AM
Did anyone listen to Mr. Mariner's stint on 590 this morn? Any announcements? Or did he make a few old man sounds (eh.. eh) and reitarate what's been said for the last 6 months?

billyfly
07-19-2011, 08:15 AM
Dunlevy on the Fan just said he knows for a fact that the trading and player acquisition is not done.

Dbl_D
07-19-2011, 08:21 AM
so 5 starters out of 11. . . can only be good right?
Will this be next years team or is it not too late to salvage something ()play offs) this year. .

math wizards, get your spreadsheets out.

just in case you don't have the link :)

http://www.sportsclubstats.com/USA/MLS/East.html

Waggy
07-19-2011, 08:27 AM
Wow. The Voyageurs will come, torches in hand and burn down their stadium. :lol:

A signing like that would make MoJo's signing of Mista look like brilliant work.



I'd redo ANY Mojo move over offering that injured twat money to wear my teams colours. ANY Mojo move. I'd sooner rehire Preki sooner then take on Hargreaves. I guess the Caps want to be our rivals in any area they can find- including worst personnel decisions, worst management team and most coaches in a 5 year period (they're on pace for 10!)

maninb
07-19-2011, 08:28 AM
Stoked to see Iro on the pitch...hey a 6'5 leftie CB who can score, and was voted MVP on last year's very good Crew team is alright by me....

tfcleeds
07-19-2011, 08:41 AM
Perhaps too early to tell yet, but I think Iro could really become a fan favourite. Certainly seems to have a very engaging personality.

ManUtd4ever
07-19-2011, 08:43 AM
Stoked to see Iro on the pitch...hey a 6'5 leftie CB who can score, and was voted MVP on last year's very good Crew team is alright by me....

I didn't realize that Iro was voted team MVP last season. Good stuff.

tfcleeds
07-19-2011, 08:43 AM
Not TFC related but if anyone wants a good belly laugh this AM

http://www.canadiansoccernews.com/content.php?2006-Whitecaps-confirm-interest-in-Hargreaves


That's right. The shitecaps are ACTUALLY going for Hargreaves. So awesome. Too bad we don't play them again this year, I'd love to see Hargreaves on the business end of a spike or 2.

Weird...because I thought that Woy Boy at West Brom was on the verge of offering him a contract. Regardless, I could care less what happens to Hargreaves. That cripple's days as an effective footballer are over.

mdc 77
07-19-2011, 09:00 AM
I don't think 'caps fans have to worry, Owen will be most likely signing a pay as you play deal with West Brom this week. Makes the most sense for him and even for West Brom, not much risk.

sashavukelich
07-19-2011, 09:00 AM
Any recordings of the Mariner interview from this AM?

nickio
07-19-2011, 09:09 AM
here you go - http://www.fan590.com/media.jsp?content=20110719_090821_5628

sashavukelich
07-19-2011, 09:32 AM
Cheers Nickio!

TFCREDNWHITE
07-19-2011, 09:35 AM
Any news from Mariner??

billyfly
07-19-2011, 10:03 AM
^
Dunlevy on the Fan just said he knows for a fact that the trading and player acquisition is not done.


Mariner didn't say anything so Dunlevy said it for him.

Gazza
07-19-2011, 10:12 AM
Mariner commented on how it's always nice to have a ginger in the line-up haha. "The lads take the mick, but he's a good kid and works his tail off in training."

ManUtd4ever
07-19-2011, 10:18 AM
Mariner commented on how it's always nice to have a ginger in the line-up haha. "The lads take the mick, but he's a good kid and works his tail off in training."

"All For One" takes on a whole new meaning when a ginger (Ecks) and a scouse (Iro) are plying their trade on the same backline.

jloome
07-19-2011, 11:48 AM
I think this was the best part of the Iro story:
So Im a little excited about that, he said. Im ready to be back in a big city kind of reminds me a little of London when I was back there.

LOL. Poor Columbus.

UltraFootyKWC
07-19-2011, 12:02 PM
If you haven't registered for the tournament already, what are you waiting for? It's a month away. Check out the link below. Join a team or sponsor a player. Either way, come on down to KW and enjoy a day of fun with fellow RPB.

http://www.redpatchboys.ca/forums/showthread.php?t=28490

Nuvinho
07-19-2011, 01:12 PM
French footballer Eddy Viator trained with Toronto on Tuesday. The 29-year old defender has represented Guadeloupe and has been on trial with TFC. There is no indication if the Reds will move forward with Viator. Testing his versatility, Toronto coaches tested him at the centre back and right fullback positions during training.

mastermixer
07-19-2011, 01:44 PM
I have no idea who this guy is but any new player at this point is good news.

mdc 77
07-19-2011, 01:58 PM
I remember the name from the Gold Cup, was on the Guadeloupe. Specifically remember his from the U.S.A. match, don't remember if he was any good.

[NBF]
07-19-2011, 01:59 PM
Eddy Viator, I can see a new chant coming on:


http://youtu.be/pQjrImkXv6E

nickio
07-19-2011, 02:13 PM
Sturgis being shopped around, with a deal that fell through with Seattle.

http://www.canadiansoccernews.com/content.php?2009

Dicoy Williams out for the season<-Luke Wileman

maninb
07-19-2011, 02:50 PM
I didn't realize that Iro was voted team MVP last season. Good stuff.

Voted on by his coaches and fellow players....so it was REAL, not a fan-based popularity contest...me likes!!!

dantdot
07-19-2011, 03:47 PM
Toronto's Aron Winter is on a mission
http://espn.go.com/sports/soccer/news/_/id/6760623/soccer-toronto-fc-manager-aron-winter-mission-mls

Good ESPN piece here. Some interesting quotes.

Auzzy
07-19-2011, 06:35 PM
French footballer Eddy Viator trained with Toronto on Tuesday. The 29-year old defender has represented Guadeloupe and has been on trial with TFC. There is no indication if the Reds will move forward with Viator. Testing his versatility, Toronto coaches tested him at the centre back and right fullback positions during training.

That's from Asif Hossain on the TFC website BTW. http://www.torontofc.ca/news/2011/07/lengthy-break-ends-new-look-tfc

I appreciate getting straight info from the club...

ag futbol
07-19-2011, 06:36 PM
Toronto's Aron Winter is on a mission
http://espn.go.com/sports/soccer/news/_/id/6760623/soccer-toronto-fc-manager-aron-winter-mission-mls

Good ESPN piece here. Some interesting quotes.
That article is ... uggh kinda scary.

KRO
07-19-2011, 07:56 PM
That article is ... uggh kinda scary.

This is one of the most even handed and realistic articles that I have read this season.

Why is it scary?

It will probably take a few games for the new guys to settle in but once they do I'm sure we'll have a competing team. We won't make the playoffs but we'll win a few games by a few goals and watch out next season!

TFCRegina
07-19-2011, 08:19 PM
Toronto to announce it's adding a formalized scouting structure and U-13 and U-15 Academies.

Anslemi also revealed that Toronto FC will unveil an under-13 and under-15 next year as part of its youth academy, as well as launch a formal and structured scouting department that will be domestic, national and international in scope.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/soccer/story/2011/07/19/spf-tfc-new-era.html#ixzz1SbWAv0Qz

ag futbol
07-19-2011, 09:44 PM
Why is it scary?

The quotes dont reflect very well in my opinion. Im not going to dig into this in depth and be accused of pissing in everyones Cornflakes (anymore than i already have) so Ill leave it at that.

ensco
07-19-2011, 10:14 PM
The quotes don’t reflect very well in my opinion. I’m not going to dig into this in depth and be accused of pissing in everyone’s Cornflakes (anymore than i already have) so I’ll leave it at that.

You are right. Wow, there are a couple of doozies in there.

Ossington Mental Youth
07-19-2011, 10:18 PM
well cmon boys, ya cant say that then keep schtum.
lets have an opinion

rocker
07-19-2011, 11:24 PM
the ESPN article is absolutely fascinating though. None of the local reporters get those kinds of indepth, honest quotes.

Roogsy
07-20-2011, 01:21 AM
Toronto's Aron Winter is on a mission
http://espn.go.com/sports/soccer/news/_/id/6760623/soccer-toronto-fc-manager-aron-winter-mission-mls

Good ESPN piece here. Some interesting quotes.


It's a good thing TFC fans know better than even Winter does!


"I thought it would go quicker than it has," Winter said

Poor Winter has to work in conditions that other coaches in MLS don't have to. No wait.


Other challenges, such as a slew of injuries that Winter blames on the artificial turf still widely used in the league, fixture congestion and time-consuming travel have left the coaching staff with less time than it would like for practice. "Those aren't reproaches," Winter said, "but it does underpin that it was a difficult way to start and that you weren't able to work the way you had in mind."

I will say one thing about most soccer players I have met. They have very little grasp of reality and in this case, math. Either they truly beleive what they are saying and don't understand laws of probability, or they're just saying platitudes.


Martina isn't even ready to give up on this season. "I think we'll take a lot of points in the second half," he said. "We can beat anybody. Everything is still possible."

Roogsy
07-20-2011, 01:30 AM
Toronto to announce it's adding a formalized scouting structure and U-13 and U-15 Academies.

Anslemi also revealed that Toronto FC will unveil an under-13 and under-15 next year as part of its youth academy, as well as launch a formal and structured scouting department that will be domestic, national and international in scope.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/soccer/story/2011/07/19/spf-tfc-new-era.html#ixzz1SbWAv0Qz

I swear, every time I hear Anselmi speak I want to break something.


Anselmi admitted that the playoffs are "at risk now" for TFC, but he echoed Winter's sentiments, referring to Tuesday more than once as "the first day of the rest our lives."


"I think what I am hearing from our fans is they like what they are seeing, too. They're seeing the style [introduced by Winter] unfold. They may only get 40 minutes of it in a game, which isn't enough, but they are starting to see things get better," Anselmi claimed.

And there you have it. Proof that Anselmi takes the easily won approval of the fans as evidence he's doing things right. This right here is why I have been so disappointed with my fellow supporters. We let these guys off way too easily and now they're patting themselves on the back even though they haven't even accomplished anything yet.


Anselmi was also quite candid in stating that missteps were made by MLSE management in the past three seasons with regard to building the club. He took full responsibility for that, saying: "It's with me. The buck stops with me." But he also stated that MLSE has since gone to great lengths to address those mistakes, including hiring Winter and Mariner.

If the buck stops with Anselmi, then he paid practically nothing for messing things up for 5 years. As the saying goes, he apologizes for everything but takes responsibility for nothing.

mdc 77
07-20-2011, 06:46 AM
From the ESPN article, this is just a lie;


fancy downtown stadium

Really though, I thought that was a good article. I do like the honesty from Winter and DeKlerk, I don't know why any of the issues that every club faces should have been a surprise to them but besides that I'll still have optimism and I've seen more good things go on with this group than at any other time in our clubs short history.

Alonso
07-20-2011, 07:37 AM
the ESPN article is absolutely fascinating though. None of the local reporters get those kinds of indepth, honest quotes.


Yeah the article was a breath of fresh air.

To be honest I'm sick to the point that I don't even read or listen to most local media anymore. Especially TFC TV, its very monotonous. SAME questions and SAME type of questions of the players over and over again.

The players really must be besides themselves with boredom and frustration having to answer and placate the same sentiments over and over again. Lee Godfrey is spectacularly uncreative and one of the worst offenders in this regard in my opinion. His voice is like finger nails on a chalk board to me now.