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Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Beyond POV-FS – MLS Week in Review and Canadian Content Round 23 at Canadian Soccer News

The usual weekly posts went up a little later at Canadian Soccer News this week, covering the 23rd Round of MLS play.

The MLS Week in Review does what it says on the tin, while the extended Canadian Content post recaps how the week treated the Canadians in the league who saw the pitch.

Check them out

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Beyond POV-FS – MLS Week in Review and Canadian Content Round 22 at Canadian Soccer News

The usual weekly posts are up over at Canadian Soccer News.

MLS Week in Review recounts all the action from the previous week in MLS, while the extended Canadian Content post reviews the performances of the Canadians who saw the pitch this week.

Check them out

Friday, 8 August 2014

Beyond POV-FS – MLS Week in Review and Canadian Content Round 21 at Canadian Soccer News

The usual weekly posts are up over at Canadian Soccer News.

The MLS Week in Review covers all the action from the previous week’s match, while the Canadian Content review focuses in on the performances of the Canadians who saw the pitch that round.

Check them out

Saturday, 2 August 2014

POV-FS Out Loud! – July 31 Anthony Totera’s Red Card

Anthony was kind enough to have me on the show to talk a little Toronto FC, after their disappointing result in DC, and a little Tesho Akindele, as the young Canadian impresses in MLS

Check it out

Beyond POV-FS – Know Your Enemy: Montreal Impact – Meeting the First at Waking the Red

Preview of Toronto FC’s upcoming match against the Montreal Impact at Stade Saputo is up over at Waking the Red – Check it out: Parts One and Two

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Got it; got it; need it; got it; need it…The Economics of Panini Stickers

    The Economist dug into the secrets behind the much-beloved World Cup albums in their series, The Economist Explains.

    In an effort to rekindle the joy of youth, I myself have been indulging a little bit of packet opening – it is quite fun, after all.

    Fans lucky enough to attend Toronto FC’s last match prior to the World Cup break would have been able to get their hands on a free edition of the album – the packs however, will cost you.

    It is available in podcast, or written form, here.

    Expensive stuff – needless to say, most albums will be left sadly unfinished; happy hunting!

Saturday, 3 May 2014

POV-FS Out Loud! – The Vocal Minority Podcast, Episode 35 #Foreshadowing

The Crew over at VMP, comprised of friends from Waking the Red and The Yorkies, were kind enough to have me on this week’s episode in the role of New Tony, as Old Tony has gone missing over in Blighty.

A review of the opening two months of TFC's season, a chat about the Ottawa Fury Voyageurs Cup debut experience - and my $2-bus ride, and plenty of other pearls of wisdom neatly daubed across the hour.

Do check it out – follow on twitter – subscribe on iTunes – and all that jazz.

It’s great fun; let them know what you think about the show as well, catch up on old episodes, contribute to the bitchyblanks to win great prizes (prizes consist of admiration and appreciative nods and hmms – not and hmms may not be as enthusiastic as one desires).

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Beyond POV-FS – Looking Forward, Looking Back – Can Mark Bloom replace Richard Eckersley at Right-Back? at Waking the Red

    The first of the off-season reflection posts at Waking the Red looking back at the season that was and projecting forward into the upcoming 2014 season.

    The question is whether Mark Bloom can replace the outgoing Richard Eckersley or whether another option will come in.

    Check it out

Beyond POV-FS – The Return of the Prodigal Son: Could De Rosario return to Toronto FC? at Waking the Red

    With today’s Re-entry Draft set to determine the final chapter of one of the more sordid sagas in TFC history, Waking the Red takes a look at the possible reasons that Dwayne De Rosario’s return could be a boon, though of course, there are plenty of risks as well.

    Check it out

Beyond POV-FS - MLS Week in Review: Playoff Edition – 2013 MLS Cup Final at Canadian Soccer News

    The first post-MLS 2013 weekend has come to pass – miss it yet?

    Relive the glory of a hard-fought final decided via penalty shootout at Canadian Soccer News

    Check it out.

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Beyond POV-FS – Toronto FC 2013 Top 36 Countdown: Number 8 – Bobby Convey at Waking the Red

    The good folks over at Waking the Red have put in a monumental task with the annual player countdown, finally reaching the top ten last week.

    Bobby Convey’s profile, went up on Monday – check it out

    And be sure to follow the remaining revelations and have a look at the entire countdown

Beyond POV-FS – Know Your Enemy: MLS Cup Final Flashback Compilation – Sporting KC vs. Real Salt Lake

    With the MLS Cup Final set for Saturday evening, it seemed a good time to provide some links for the extra studious.

    In that vein, here are all of the Know Your Enemy previews for the two teams from the 2013 season. Granted these are a touch dated – especially for Salt Lake (with their only meeting with Toronto coming back in June), but they should still provide a nice overview of the changes to the team, as well as their strengths and weaknesses.

Sporting KC - Meeting the First; Meeting the Second; Meeting the Third

Real Salt LakePart One; Part Two

Beyond POV-FS – MLS Week in Review: Playoff Edition – Conference Championships, Second Legs at Canadian Soccer News

    With the MLS Cup Final set to kick off on Saturday, why not refresh the mind on how the last round ended by checking out the Week in Review summary at Canadian Soccer News.

    Kansas City overpowered Houston to earn the right to host the final, while Salt Lake dispatched Portland easily after a devastating first-leg performance.

    Check it out

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Beyond POV-FS – Toronto FC 2013 Top 36 Countdown: Number 25 – Hogan Ephraim at Waking the Red

    Waking the Red’s annual player countdown, going through every player to take to the pitch for TFC this season is well underway – up to number 17, Jeremy Brockie.

    Hogan Ephraim profile, asking the question of whether he was an unappreciated talent or a wasted loan, went up a week or so ago.

    Check it out – and the rest of the countdown can be found here