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Friday, October 19, 2012

THE MATCHUP: Rollback the R'Impact to win!

"Please play again"? Do we have to?

TORONTO VS. MONTREAL
 
BMO FIELD - SATURDAY 1:30PM ET
TV: TSN RADIO: THE FAN 590
 
THE KICKABOUT:
Well that was an odd week in local football. After being kicked eight times in the nethers by the Canadian National Team, Toronto-area fans sadly realized that their only live football fix was now the lowly local side. Ugh. However, with a large number of "Day One" season ticket holders on the fence about renewing in 2013 - and with last-home-match-of-the-season protests brewing - the club fearfully went all Ghost of Christmas Future on us yesterday with the big "Remember the 2007's" ticket scheme.
 
As we said yesterday - kudos to MLSE for doing something right. In the light of morning though, no one is thinking that this unexpected bit of goodwill towards men from MLSE is going to change what really matters - the football. Many of you still won't return because of this and we wish you a sad but understanding goodbye as the last fixture at BMO in 2012 awaits. For others, we hope that you were as lucky as us to end up with seats around great other supporters who have become bi-weekly (or more) friends. The price cut and footy socializing with them will bring us back.
 
For the majority though - this will be a temporary reprieve. There is still very little optimism that Anselmi & The Gang will fix the football side of things. His vague blatherings yesterday gave us little faith that the company he runs has a clue how to build a winning football club. Price cuts may stop the bleeding - but another season similar to this will re-open the wound again. For tomorrow - one last dance at home with our bitter rivals Montreal and only hope that MLSE will rollback their thinking along with their prices to ensure they don't have to "save their relationship" with us a year from now.
 
MANUFACTURED DERBY NAME: "The 401 Derby"
 
PLAYERS TO WATCH:
TORONTO: Eric Hassli, Darren O'Dea, Luis Silva
MONTREAL: Davy Arnaud, Marco Di Vaio, Alessandro Nesta
 
THE ODDS:
Other items MLSE is considering "rolling back":
- Chips on Chip Buttys to 2008 levels: 100-1
- Grass back to 2007 turf levels: 10-1
- Our memories to 2006 levels: 2-1
 
WHO ARE YA?
MLSE wants all of their TFC supporters to forget that this has felt like the longest year ever. They want us to remember the "good old days" of 2007 with their new pricing scheme - but they won't stop there! The 2007 love-in will continue next season with some great other "turn back the clock" features such as: Andy Welsh booting a cross into the chest 10 lucky fans; "Ride The Dufferin Bus with Andrea Lombardo!"; Toss a seat cushion at the MLSE exec of your choice!; The Mo Johnston "Wall of Honour" induction ceremony; TFC using 14 different goalkeepers; and... First ever TFC captain Jimmy Brennan will be interim manager by July!
 
POST-MATCH HEADLINE: "CLUB GIVES SUPPORTERS GREATEST GIFT OF ALL - A BREAK UNTIL MARCH 2013"
 
And... since it's Friday... and since it's the last time in 2012 we will all stand together in head-smacking despair... here is a visual representation of how it has felt to watch TFC slowly die a ridiculous death at BMO Field this year....

3 comments:

  1. $10 bucks to anyone who recreates that video in the stands tomorrow

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  2. ten bucks? Would that also go to those who recreate the video on the pitch?

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