“Football is a simple game based on the giving and taking of passes, of controlling the ball and of making yourself available to receive a pass. It is terribly simple.” -Bill Shankly, the greatest football manager to ever grace the earth
It makes sense to me that they would do it this way.
It is an unfortunate thing, but geography is the way it is. I don't think the V's out west are wrong to complain. It sucks. And I don't like to see the Eastern V's saying "grow up". But at the same time, objectively this is the best thing for the team.
Take the geography right out of it, the MNT won't play on plastic pitches when there is a choice, end of story!
I get the reasoning behind the decision.. doesn't mean I have to like it.
The CSA is missing an opportunity to grow the game more than just in the GTA. You've got Vancouver hitting the 2nd year of their MLS team after hosting a successful WNT Olympic Tourney. You've got Montreal hitting the MLS. Is it too much to ask to have 1 friendly in these locations at some point just to get some exposure? You are just going to end up with more people referring to it as the Toronto mens team instead.
I'm sure if they actually wanted to work on it, the CSA could get grass into BC Place for a game.. work with the Whitecaps.. maybe they'll want to host another international friendly and they can split the cost. The are options other than saying **** you BC grow up you spoiled little ****s like some of you are doing.
Location dispute asside. I have a great feeling that the media is going to jump on the bandwagon, due in part to the successful woman's olympic qualification. Seeing them in person is not an issue for me. Its getting quality media coverage and have it available to watch live - Across the Country! HUGE! The HEX, now thats important.
Everyone, just bow to your betters in Toronto already. They can't play in Vancouver because there's artificial turf! They can't play in Montreal because the stadium's not built yet! They can't play in Moncton because, um, spiders! Kneel and accept yet another reaming handed out to the rest of Canada by our southeastern Ontario overlords as the CSA takes our registration fees and gives us nothing in return but the shaft.
We must keep up the momentum that's seen us win once and draw three times in World Cup qualifiers all-time at BMO Field, all three of those draws being unbelievably disappointing results we should have won! We must keep up the momentum that's seen support for the national team in Toronto skyrocket, from a disappointing 21,978 fans for World Cup qualifying in 2008 to a remarkably strong 11,500, 12,178, and 10,375 fans for the last three games!
We must give the players from Toronto whatever they want, because the best way to have a successful asylum is to have the lunatics run it!
All praise our GTA overlords!
Not every day is Christmas.
So are you going to tell me where I'm wrong, or is it just your inherent Ontario superiority which convinces you that I must be?
Not every day is Christmas.