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    Default TFC v Roma at BMO Aug 7, 2013

    CSN has confirmed what has been widely reported tonight: Toronto FC is playing Roma in a friendly Wens, Aug 7 at BMO Field.

    http://www.canadiansoccernews.com/content.php?4696-TFC-v-Roma
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    Argh. As long as its a reserve match, I don't give 2 shits.

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    meh.

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    Will they have a designated section for the Lazio supporters?
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    Step one done. There IS going to be a friendly at BMO.



    Now what will it cost???
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    On my birthday no less! What are the chances I get a free ticket???


    ...I can hear you all laughing now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haddy View Post
    On my birthday no less! What are the chances I get a free ticket???


    ...I can hear you all laughing now.
    If you don't ask, you don't get - when I was travelling through California, I got free tickets and gear (shirts/caps/jerseys) from the Padres, Giants and Dodgers. I e-mailed all the PR people and let them know I was passing through and they set me up. There is stuff like this set aside all the time.

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    Smarter move marketing-wise than Penarol. Lots of Roma fans in Toronto.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haddy View Post
    On my birthday no less! What are the chances I get a free ticket???


    ...I can hear you all laughing now.


    If they give them to Season Ticket Holders for free the chances you getting one for free are astronomically good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pdogg View Post
    If you don't ask, you don't get - when I was travelling through California, I got free tickets and gear (shirts/caps/jerseys) from the Padres, Giants and Dodgers. I e-mailed all the PR people and let them know I was passing through and they set me up. There is stuff like this set aside all the time.
    Only wish I had that idea when we saw Real Madrid on my b-day a few years back!

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    Meh. Another mid-season cash-grab friendly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldtimer View Post
    Smarter move marketing-wise than Penarol. Lots of Roma fans in Toronto.
    Agreed, this will easy get a bigger crowd than the following MLS game. The Italians I have spoken too already are feeling pretty chuffed at this moment. :@)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ensco View Post
    Will they have a designated section for the Lazio supporters?
    Underneath the urinals in the washrooms?

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    When are we going to get a "huge announcement" that actually benefits the competitiveness of our team? A player or two who can actually make us better? Another mid-season cash-grab friendly? So far with the new regime, the more things change, the more they stay the same.
    This.

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    I'm surprised that Belgers isn't trying to push this shit into the SkyDome. Looking at the Jays schedule it fits well.

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    If it's absolutely necessary to have another one of these cash-grab friendlies, why couldn't they have scheduled it for a bye week (assuming we have one left, I haven't looked at the schedule)?
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    I had to look up where Roma was...
    a ha ha heh he hoo.. ha

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    Completely agree with Jack's statement. This is just more mismanagement and bullshit money grabbing from our FO. Unfortunately the new regime that is here doesn't trump the guys making these decisions like Berine ect. Those guys are still here.

    I almost hope that this has nothing to do with Leiweike and co. If it does then Jacks statement is right. We're right back where we were.

    I hope this is a complete and utter failure and the building is either empty or full of Roma fans. Look good on them lets have an away game at home. Wonder how the lads on te squad feel about playing at home with a crowd full of away support?

    Rediculous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tfcleeds View Post
    It's bad enough that we have another cash-grab friendly. I just don't know why they couldn't have scheduled it for a bye week (assuming we have one left, I haven't looked at the schedule).
    No bye week we play Sunday on the road in New England then at home Saturday against Seattle.

    This is what frustrates me the most. A meaningless friendly stuck in the middle of a 2 games in 6 nights.

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    ^Hopefully will trot out some academy players then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    Meh. Another mid-season cash-grab friendly.
    Which is exactly why there is a near 0% chance that they would be giving free tickets to SSHs. You don't pay a big team to play you just to reward your customers. Well maybe a more fan oriented team would to build a stronger bond with their supporters, but MLSE isn't going to spend that kind of money to do that.

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    I think there is a charge for these tickets. Which also means we can opt out.

    Playing another game doesn't cheese me off so much, its just a matter of keeping the squad healthy. Play the reserves and academy guys. I am sure a couple players would love the chance to play a club like this but limit their time and rest everyone you can. I don't want another O'Brien incident.
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    It's a huge announcement. We'll be hosting one of the biggest teams from one of the biggest leagues in the world. They're good enough to be the MLS All-star guest so I think they're big enough to play us.


    That said they aren't big enough to sell out BMO. Not even close. That has nothing to do with their level or status but more about us as a football city. There are precious few of us who are avoiding this game simply because it's a friendly. Most will be avoiding it because it doesn't warrant a big enough match up.
    Benfica (18,370)
    Aston Villa (20,147)
    Pachuca (18,097)
    Indipendiente (18,741)
    River Plate (20,005)
    Real Madrid (22,089)
    Bolton (19,507)
    Liverpool (33,807 at Rogers Centre)

    Those weren't bad attendances. I know that's probably papered but still.

    Maybe you're right about our level as a football city. Or maybe it's who the powers that be cater to in this city that make it what it is.

    One thing is for sure. If people can sit through matches with team like Villa and Bolton, they sure as hell can buck up and sit through a game with Roma.

    As for me, I won't be going because it's a case of too little too late.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOBOR ! View Post
    I had to look up where Roma was...




    And please, now that you've announced the game, feel free to charge as much as you want from Roma fans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil View Post
    I think there is a charge for these tickets. Which also means we can opt out.

    Playing another game doesn't cheese me off so much, its just a matter of keeping the squad healthy. Play the reserves and academy guys. I am sure a couple players would love the chance to play a club like this but limit their time and rest everyone you can. I don't want another O'Brien incident.
    AAAAh yes "opt out" except for that little thing ML$E did when they were taking orders for season tickets. There were 2 options. 1) just pay for TFC games and 2) pay for TFC and all other games and get a discount on the CCL "extra" games. Remember? I wonder if those that took the "discounted" package will get smoked by a retarded price for this shit? {yes I keep calling it shit because that's what it is, we're not completely out of the playoff race and to shoehorn in a *&%@#! cash grab game in a busy week is complete SHIT!}
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    gotta pay off that Laba fee somehow

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    Quote Originally Posted by v00d00daddy View Post
    Benfica (18,370)
    Aston Villa (20,147)
    Pachuca (18,097)
    Indipendiente (18,741)
    River Plate (20,005)
    Real Madrid (22,089)
    Bolton (19,507)
    Liverpool (33,807 at Rogers Centre)

    Those weren't bad attendances. I know that's probably papered but still.

    Maybe you're right about our level as a football city. Or maybe it's who the powers that be cater to in this city that make it what it is.
    Nice research! . That would be a good football story if it translated to a sold out BMO. Unfortunately it does not.
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    It'll sell out no problem. Why would anyone think it wont'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BuSaPuNk View Post

    I hope this is a complete and utter failure and the building is either empty or full of Roma fans. Look good on them lets have an away game at home. Wonder how the lads on te squad feel about playing at home with a crowd full of away support?

    Rediculous.
    Did you see the crowd at Rogers Centre for Liverpool last year?

    And the guys on the team (most of them I'd assume) love playing against this level of competition. For the young guys it's a glimpse of what it takes for them to achieve their goals. What kind of player they need to become.

    Could they do without it? Sure. But it's never stopped MLSE from doing it before. Why do we expect them to stop now? LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by v00d00daddy View Post
    Did you see the crowd at Rogers Centre for Liverpool last year?

    And the guys on the team (most of them I'd assume) love playing against this level of competition. For the young guys it's a glimpse of what it takes for them to achieve their goals. What kind of player they need to become.

    Could they do without it? Sure. But it's never stopped MLSE from doing it before. Why do we expect them to stop now? LOL

    Not expect. Hope.
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