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    Quote Originally Posted by Canary10 View Post
    Soccer is still a struggling sport in North America, despite the growth recently. I remember going to London Laser games back in the old CSL. That league lasted, what, 5 years? Point being, there is a lot of work still to do to keep the sport growing here and recent success shouldn't be taken for granted. To me these friendlies are all part of increasing the profile of soccer.

    And I will be going. Spurs might be a fun team to watch again by then.
    Good perspective. Until we have a healthy route to the top league we shouldn't be scoffing at why the league feels we need these friendlies still.

    And it was 5 years. Then the CSL folded to be reborn in 98 and remained "professional" until this year.
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    There used to be a time when I'd go to every friendly TFC had. Now that I've seen several non-North American teams the novelty has worn off and there's a very short list of opponants I'd go see, Spurs aren't on that list.

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    A little odd where the away supporters section is, 222-23. Spurs Canada has a block of 500 for their members to purchase at $50 a piece. If 104 was not big enough I would have thought they would have at least put the away supporters in the north end. Interesting to say the least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red CB Toronto View Post
    A little odd where the away supporters section is, 222-23. Spurs Canada has a block of 500 for their members to purchase at $50 a piece. If 104 was not big enough I would have thought they would have at least put the away supporters in the north end. Interesting to say the least.
    Not when you think of the view they'd have from 222-3 would be more the view they are used to

    ie: The view one gets from a television set.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fort York Redcoat View Post
    Not when you think of the view they'd have from 222-3 would be more the view they are used to

    ie: The view one gets from a television set.
    ouch. (indirect) burn

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExiledRed View Post
    Everybody should have demanded a refund after the Liverpool game. Paying top dollar to watch both teams trot out 22 guys in a no sub limit, training exercise was abhorrent.
    you should have known very well that this was what was going to happen

    Quote Originally Posted by Red CB Toronto View Post
    If you are a TFC supporter, how cool will it be to see JD take on his former club from Northeast London. I always enjoy these friendlies, how could you not enjoy seeing the Reds take the pitch.
    i enjoy it as much as I enjoyed Ronnie O'Brien getting injured against Aston Villa

    Quote Originally Posted by T-boy View Post
    This is a game if you are interesting in seeing Spurs B Team, you will go, if not, you won't. Simple as that.
    Corrected for the fact that World Cup players will not be available

    Quote Originally Posted by greatwhitenorf View Post
    You don't like it, don't go. It's not worth complaining about. This game is all about behind-the-scenes backscratching.
    and Bradley or Defoe tore their ACL, we should just shut up and take it...great idea

    Quote Originally Posted by Red CB Toronto View Post
    A little odd where the away supporters section is, 222-23. Spurs Canada has a block of 500 for their members to purchase at $50 a piece. If 104 was not big enough I would have thought they would have at least put the away supporters in the north end. Interesting to say the least.
    wonder what they are doing with the SSH in that section? and only $50 for dark grey/red...seems like a mistake

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    Quote Originally Posted by prizby View Post
    wonder what they are doing with the SSH in that section? and only $50 for dark grey/red...seems like a mistake
    Giving them first chance in the section or closest to it I suspect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prizby View Post
    i enjoy it as much as I enjoyed Ronnie O'Brien getting injured against Aston Villa
    O'Brien reaggravated a previous injury, one that he initially received months earlier in training, the reaggravation could have easily happened in another training session, or a league match. He had also injured the same knee that preseason in an exhibition game, I don't know if that was fully healed when he got the injury in training.

    Everytime there's a friendly somebody mentions O'Brien, and I'm wondering why this is still a big deal? These friendlies are really just glorified training sessions, what difference does it make if somebody gets injured in front of a paying audience or behind closed doors?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaahuuu View Post
    O'Brien reaggravated a previous injury, one that he initially received months earlier in training, the reaggravation could have easily happened in another training session, or a league match. He had also injured the same knee that preseason in an exhibition game, I don't know if that was fully healed when he got the injury in training.

    Everytime there's a friendly somebody mentions O'Brien, and I'm wondering why this is still a big deal? These friendlies are really just glorified training sessions, what difference does it make if somebody gets injured in front of a paying audience or behind closed doors?

    Training is necessary. This is not. This is sold as a competitive match so it's treated as such by we supporters.


    There's the same argument for everyday life accidents that affect players. No one would suggest bubble wrapping players when they aren't on the pitch.


    But this argument/debate is old and not much will be done to change it for the near future.
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    Its funny. The players and everyone will tell you that training is a lot different than a game for the intensity and actual game experience. The players want to play against these teams to see how they measure up.

    As long as they are not moving games, I really don't care if they play them or not. They have the depth to sub off big players, as well if there is any risk, they won't be playing in the game.

    Overall I would prefer they not play meaningless firendly games but I can accept that they do and will play them.
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    Comment on players possibly getting injured in this one game - I don't think there is any bigger risk of a player getting injured in this than regular training seeing as we have enough injuries already just through training days. Man, I twisted my ankle once walking down the street, injuries can happen any time. If we didn't want to risk injuries, we wouldn't train, or do any type of risky activity like cross the road! I don't think this game is any riskier than normal training. Yes O'Brien got injured in a friendly, but Dike got injured during training. Who is to say that O'Brien wouldn't have injured himself in training that same day?

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    Hmm.....$45.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    Hmm.....$45.
    Where are you getting the pricing from? Havent received my email yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevielarson View Post
    Where are you getting the pricing from? Havent received my email yet.
    Check your account. They're in now. My seats in 110 are $45.

    I think that's a surprisingly reasonable price for this game actually. I really would like to see Christian Eriksen play live.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canary10 View Post
    Check your account. They're in now. My seats in 110 are $45.

    I think that's a surprisingly reasonable price for this game actually. I really would like to see Christian Eriksen play live.
    $45 in 110? I'm in 110 and mine are $50. I'm light grey (top half)

    Edit: oops.. $25 each, $50 total... rage subsiding...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdogg View Post
    $45 in 110? I'm in 110 and mine are $50. I'm light grey (top half)

    Edit: oops.. $25 each, $50 total... rage subsiding...
    Ha, ok. $25 each? That's pretty good actually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdogg View Post
    $45 in 110? I'm in 110 and mine are $50. I'm light grey (top half)
    You must be in the houghty toughty lower party of 110.



    Honestly, I don't know why you have $5 more then 221.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    You must be in the houghty toughty lower party of 110.



    Honestly, I don't know why you have $5 more then 221.

    Made a mistake - it was $25 each, $50 total. Still in with the scrubs of upper 110. Those lower 110s, with their flip up seats... I've wanted to bring in a socket wrench and swap them

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    Renewal Items
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    2 Adult CA $59.00 CA $118.00
    Tottenham Hotspur at Toronto FC Section 111
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    Tottenham Hotspur at Toronto FC Section 118
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    So that gives us:

    Yellows - $20
    Light Grey - $25
    Medium Grey - $45
    Dark Grey - $59

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdogg View Post
    So that gives us:

    Yellows - $20
    Light Grey - $25
    Medium Grey - $45
    Dark Grey - $59
    Looks like I'll be buying my 6. I was on the fence but these prices are reasonable and I'm going to miss a ton of games this season because of work.

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    I was shocked that they didn't jack up the prices.

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    Those are STH prices, BTW. My $25 light greys show a face value of $45 on them.

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    $20 to watch them from the supporters section....reasonable.

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    For $25 I will happily watch any professional-level football match anywhere. Except in Stoke. Never again.

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    Had to come in here to see if the pricing was correct or that was a down payment.

    Really shocked but sooooo happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canary10 View Post
    Ha, ok. $25 each? That's pretty good actually.
    I couldn't resist the $25 purchase.


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    Hmmmm atleast the pricing is okay. Is be willing to spend $50 if I had it. Might have to think about it for a few days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fort York Redcoat View Post
    Not when you think of the view they'd have from 222-3 would be more the view they are used to

    ie: The view one gets from a television set.
    Amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaahuuu View Post
    O'Brien reaggravated a previous injury, one that he initially received months earlier in training, the reaggravation could have easily happened in another training session, or a league match. He had also injured the same knee that preseason in an exhibition game, I don't know if that was fully healed when he got the injury in training.
    could have but it didn't...it happened in a game that didn't count for anything and didn't help the team in any way in the standings...it was an unnecessary measure

 

 

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