Toronto Soccer Fans to Relaunch

The more observant among you may have noticed that Toronto Soccer Fans has been dormant for some time.
Various work/life changes have meant that there was insufficient time to keep this site updated to the extent that it deserved.

The Home game on Saturday was an opener in more ways than one. An Eye Opener. The passion of the crowd was fanstastic to see, and was reflected by most of the team. I am shortly relaunching this site as a suitable complement to that.

Check back soon, and any suggestions can be sent via the contact form

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All's quiet on the Eastern front

Fri 8th Dec, 2006 12:28am - rumour

Not much news to report in the last couple of days, so a roundup

Following the frantic flurry of activity in the past couple of weeks, this has been a relatively quiet couple of days, so nothing official to report, and nothing even particularly unofficial either.

According to the RPB forum a few club shirts made their way (accidentally?) to retail outlets in the last couple of days, to be snatched up eagerly. How much creedence can be placed on this account is debatable, but there is a fuzzy photo to back up claims. According to the post, they are official shirts (not Thai knockoffs), but Adidas may have underestimated numbers. Price is 99.99 Canadian, and official retail shipping date is actually not until February.

Cathal Kelly, in the Toronto Star newspaper is also clearly lacking in substantive information. His piece calls for Toronto to splash their cash on Atiba Hutchinson, a young Canadian currently playing for FC Copenhagen. Problem is, Kelly unknowingly shoots down his own suggestion in flames throughout the article. Describing Hutchinson as "a young man on the rise" may well be true. He's 23, and has just played in 6 Champions League matches, scoring against Celtic in the last. So, how in the hell would Toronto, even assuming they can afford to buy from Europe anyone under 25 (which is highly suspect), persuade Atiba to leave for the MLS. No matter what we fledgling TFC fans try to convince ourselves, to the professional footballer, there is no comparison between European league and cup competition and the MLS. Nothing would make me happier than being proved wrong on this point but until I see the talent-flow reversed I am going to believe the Adu/Buddle/Jaqua... leaving rumours rather than the other way round.