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Friday 24 August 2012

Tuesday 21 August 2012

Beyond POV-FS - Op-Ed: Interpreting Di Vaio’s Words On MLS at The Shin Guardian

    New piece up over at The Shin Guardian looking at Marco Di Vaio’s comments about MLS to La Gazzetto dello Sport from a while back, getting at what he meant, whether he was right, and if North American fans should care.

    Give it a read.

Thursday 16 August 2012

Upon First Glance – Toronto FC v Portland Timbers

Some initial thoughts from the match:

First Person View – A Matter of Taste

    I made a mistake the other day.

    I’ve delayed in posting this as I battled with the self-aggrandizing aspect of its nature; not sure if this comes across as furthering the issue or truly apologizing. Hopefully it is the latter.

Tuesday 7 August 2012

First Person View – When the Decision Goes Against & Moving On

    Much ink has been spilt over this controversy already, so rather than go over the whole story over again I thought it pertinent to take a look at a few of the parallels that have not yet been mentioned.

Wednesday 1 August 2012

Upon Further Review – Toronto FC v Houston Dynamo

    Rewatching the match was a desperate undertaking.

The One that Got Away – And a Few Others

    Well, he’s been off the pitch for some time now, but Carl Robinson has officially announced his retirement. Having last graced the surface of Red Bull Arena, as a substitute for Teemu Tainio at the start of the second half when New York hosted Kansas City on April 30th last season – they won 1-0, by the way, with Robbo helping to hold at lead for the remainder of the match.

First Person View – Carl Robinson Retires. Wait, What?

    A few months ago I wrote about Montreal Impact trying to steal the spotlight away from the finale of the Voyageur’s Cup between the other two Canadian MLS Clubs – Toronto FC and Vancouver Whitecaps – by announcing the acquisition of Marco Di Vaio the very morning after the match in Toronto, choking the airways, not with talk of the match, but of the Italian striker.