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    That's a good way to get the Front Office to sit up and take notice of squad deficiencies. Or get fired. One of the two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabbronies View Post
    I don't know about the other things you posted, but this was true. TFC (and columbus crew the following year) held open tryouts at BMO field.
    I don't remember the cost - but both of those numbers above seem familiar. I think it was was closer to $125 though.

    I had a few friends go and try out who were pretty familiar with the provincial soccer landscape at the time. They said it was Nepotism at its worst.
    MoJo and Co already had a couple players lined up (players known to associates and contacts of people within the club).
    I'm told the sessions were insulting, it was almost a "Thanks for your money, now we'll run you through some random sessions and you can go home after that" feeling. Felt like they were already cut before even starting the day.

    It was a way to get local talent to come to them (cos you know actual scouting would have cut into MoJo's drinking time) and generate some easy revenue. (i think that last past was really the driver)

    I know Columbus did the same thing a year later - not sure if they got the idea from TFC or if the league was pushing it?

    Regardless - It was slimy as fuck.
    Moved from another thread to a more appropriate one as per Oldtimer suggestion...

    I think the first part was an attempted joke- poke of fun on Reddit- about TFC's current issues at right-back and a possible solution exercise from the past.
    I was surprised to learn that it was actually entertained and executed; a la Philadelphia Eagles. Let alone the trialists had to pay for that privilege!
    I guess these days it sort of more respectfully morphed, not necessarily for football but really anything, to adult 'day/week camp' professional or fun events.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    Could be a lot worse...could be Charlotte

    love the refreshing honesty.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Inbetween View Post
    Moved from another thread to a more appropriate one as per Oldtimer suggestion...

    I think the first part was an attempted joke- poke of fun on Reddit- about TFC's current issues at right-back and a possible solution exercise from the past.
    I was surprised to learn that it was actually entertained and executed; a la Philadelphia Eagles. Let alone the trialists had to pay for that privilege!
    I guess these days it sort of more respectfully morphed, not necessarily for football but really anything, to adult 'day/week camp' professional or fun events.
    It was a kick in the teeth for a lot of guys. There were some who were well over the age you'd expect for a signing like this (26+ year olds) but they weren't beer league players. They were guys playing at highest levels in and around the city. and some of them were decent ages too (i knew guys that were between 19 - 23)

    This is one of MANY reasons why the local soccer people didn't like TFC meddling in the grassroots/local game.

    I don't know what the relationship is like know though. I'm fucking too old to be in the know LMAO

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    Could be a lot worse - part II

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    https://www.torontofc.ca/news/toront...preseason-camp

    The game against Chicago today is going to be livestreamed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jloome View Post
    https://www.torontofc.ca/news/toront...preseason-camp

    The game against Chicago today is going to be livestreamed.
    Any links ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by nick.mastro View Post
    Any links ??
    Will be through the TFC website, check there closer to the 1 pm start.

    Remember The Man, The Legend, The Goal 5-12-07 and All That #9 Left On The Pitch, Thanks For The Memories !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red CB Toronto View Post
    Will be through the TFC website, check there closer to the 1 pm start.
    Gee, thanks TFC:

    "THis is a region-restricted broadcast and is not available in your area."

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    Quote Originally Posted by jloome View Post
    Gee, thanks TFC:

    "THis is a region-restricted broadcast and is not available in your area."
    Yeah. Pretty lame. Not gonna go through the effort of finding and using a VPN for a preseason game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeForbes View Post
    Yeah. Pretty lame. Not gonna go through the effort of finding and using a VPN for a preseason game.
    Tunnelbear. Free, 500mb a month, Toronto centric. Seems to work.

    What a stupid oversight on their part. It's not like they have fans coast to coast or anything.

    They just instituted a thirty-minute lightning delay, so you're not missing much.

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    it seems like so far in this game against Chicago, we are much more aggressive and always want to get the ball, so far was impressed by the different play style which we are playing

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    Quote Originally Posted by jloome View Post
    Tunnelbear. Free, 500mb a month, Toronto centric. Seems to work.

    What a stupid oversight on their part. It's not like they have fans coast to coast or anything.

    They just instituted a thirty-minute lightning delay, so you're not missing much.
    Is there a chance that it may have actually been the stream provider that put the geoblock in?

    I have a feeling this is not a TFC production

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    I love preseason when everyone on Twitter talks up players based on 20 minutes of action. Haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spe18 View Post
    Is there a chance that it may have actually been the stream provider that put the geoblock in?

    I have a feeling this is not a TFC production
    Update: just tried watching Chicago's stream, and theirs appears to be geoblocked too.

    Infact, it mentions "stream locally.........."

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    Quote Originally Posted by spe18 View Post
    Is there a chance that it may have actually been the stream provider that put the geoblock in?

    I have a feeling this is not a TFC production

    The geoblock on these games is an MLS rule.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spe18 View Post
    Update: just tried watching Chicago's stream, and theirs appears to be geoblocked too.

    Infact, it mentions "stream locally.........."
    Chicago look friggin terrible.

    Tip on that free VPN: you don't need to leave it on. Once the livestream is going, it stops checking location .

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    Jimenez scores, nice turn and shoot from close to the back post after we pinged it around the box a little. Good finish. 1-0 for the good guys in the 56 min.

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    LOL, Chicago commentator has Petrasso and Peruzza completely confused, and has referred to Lorenzo Insigne twice as 'Rolenzo.'

    Oy vey.

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    Walkes has looked really solid so far. They turned over most of the first lineup around min. 63 but the young guys are doing great, pinning Chicago back.

    Oop! Almost spoke too soon. Chicago had a breakaway but Ranjitsingh stoned him.

    EDIT: LOL, same guy, Jon Doran -- who has serious wheels -- gets behind our backline again.... and Ranjitsingh stones him again.
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    Serious wheels walking through our #3 & #4 defenders is a tad worrying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    Serious wheels walking through our #3 & #4 defenders is a tad worrying.
    Definite occasional risk of pressing high the entire game. Looked like McNaughton was caught out on the first and he just split them on the second.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    Serious wheels walking through our #3 & #4 defenders is a tad worrying.
    Yeah the organization between the mids and the CB’s there not good. They should have been able to deal with that.

    Kerr looks really good. Always making runs to open up space

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    Looking good early, boys. Can't remember the last time we looked that cohesive and aggressive in a pre-season match.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jloome View Post
    Looking good early, boys. Can't remember the last time we looked that cohesive and aggressive in a pre-season match.
    Yeah agreed. Osorio, Pozuelo, and Bradley were insane as a midfield unit. Jimenez fits so well. Lots of good performances across the board.

    Still not convinced JMR is a fullback in any way, shape, or form.

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    Hey everyone.
    The Luddite in me has made me give up.
    It's probable right in front of me, internet accessible somewhere; just can't seem to re-find it.
    I thought I saw this game's starting player/formation lineup diagram posted somewhere?
    If anyone else saw it... some help/direction would be welcomed and appreciated; thanks.

    Yay for the good guys; liked what I saw.
    We should at least be a few standing spots better than the Fire then last season?

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    Which should keep us positioned within reach of the Playoffs until the summer window.

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    Some of us have long memories

    10 years ago preseason looked soooo good

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    Quote Originally Posted by jloome View Post
    Jimenez scores, nice turn and shoot from close to the back post after we pinged it around the box a little. Good finish. 1-0 for the good guys in the 56 min.
    Nice saves from Ranjisingh! Wouldn’t have blamed him for missing either of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Inbetween View Post
    Hey everyone.
    The Luddite in me has made me give up.
    It's probable right in front of me, internet accessible somewhere; just can't seem to re-find it.
    I thought I saw this game's starting player/formation lineup diagram posted somewhere?
    If anyone else saw it... some help/direction would be welcomed and appreciated; thanks.

    Yay for the good guys; liked what I saw.
    We should at least be a few standing spots better than the Fire then last season?
    It's on the TFC twitter feed if you scroll down slightly:

    https://twitter.com/TorontoFC?ref_sr...eason-friendly

 

 

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