Hamza said:time to start import 16 year old's from nigeria to light it up!
MKMIRAGE said:They're all spoken for! You gotta recruit the single digit ages
I don't know about you guys but I am all over this one. I'm gonna get season tix the moment they come out. One for my wife and one for me. There is nothing quite like watching a footy game live!
As for the U20 World Cup - I'm all over that x100
KodiaK said:i just get pissy when they all flood the streets and i cant fuckin drive around anywhere when some country wins a world cup game and i have to figure out what small section of the city to avoid because of said morons.
WTF?! Whitby-boy, maybe if you lived in a diverse community of Toronto you'd be more understanding and tolerant.
Colm said:And that happens what, once every four years?
Even though I live in Victoria, BC, I'm really happy about Toronto getting a team. Let's not forget, soccer is Canada's most played sport. And its market isn't restricted to immigrant men; you're going to see lots of girls, young women, adulterous (or at least adulterously minded) soccer mums along with your necessarily smelly horde of Portuguese, Irish, Polish, Croatian and Carribean men and their offspring attending games regularly.
This franchise can shine, as long as the expectations are tempered for the first few years. A fledgling soccer club will be a hard sell for a city whose only stable franchise happens to be its oldest and most successful. Once it passes its third anniversary, I'd expect it to stay.
Maybe its most important benefit is that it gives our talented younger players a stage in which to sell themselves. This means we'll have less players leaving at a younger age for Europe and consequently obtaining foreign citizenship and playing for another country.
oh shit here we go... time to put you in your palce.
condeming me for not living in a 'diverse' community because i live 45 minutes east of the city?
not only that, but even sugesting that im not tolerant? Trying to call a gay guy NOT tolerant? oh fuck... im not even going to bother to put in the roll eyes icons in here because they would just fill up the fuckin screen.
also is it my problem that i was born in this raving shit hole of a town?
get a fucking clue captian irony.
and by the way, i can perfectly understand people supporting a home team. If i lived in europe, id still support the leafs. Would i run into the streets of london like a fucking moron if the leafs won the stanly cup with a handfull of other torontonians i was watching the game with? HIGHLY unlikely. Hell i get pissed off when the woodbridge crowd flood the streets after a 1-0 series lead in any leafs play off game.
If you even bothered to digest what my previous comment stated, what i said was that i dont understand people who were BORN here and GREW up here have some undying loyalty to said teams.... and then act like idiots when they win. That's all. Nothing racist or intolerant about that. I hate everyone equally.
for the record, my dad is italian, and an imagrant... they came here after wwii.
I do enjoy soccer, played it growin up as a kid and in leagues in whitby. I watch a game every now and then if i catch something on tv, usually english premier league stuff. Hell i might catch some toronto FC games myself out of curiosity.
but i have absolutely no association what so ever to any team in europe, especially italian ones. Hell i take GREAT pleasure in watching those prima donna's LOSE every time. And this recent betting scandle goin on with juventus dont suprise me what so ever.
KodiaK said:Canada soccer is just fucked. There's no reason, to me anyways, why canada just cant field a competitive club with the amount of talent that's here, home grown or not.