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Old Posted Jul 9, 2018, 6:37 PM
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They can give away all the Toronto centric crap they can think of at games, it's not going to help this failing league in Toronto. Last years average home game attendance for the Argo's was a pathetic 51.53%, even with all the free crap.
So you want to see it dead right? Just so we know where you stand.
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Old Posted Jul 9, 2018, 6:43 PM
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So you want to see it dead right? Just so we know where you stand.
Once the Argos die then the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles will both move to Toronto and there will be a Super Bowl parade every year!
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Once the Argos die then the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles will both move to Toronto and there will be a Super Bowl parade every year!
Just a bit of trivia, one of my cousins was the GM for the Philadelphia Eagles (he started Ronald MacDonald House) and his brother was an owner of the Pats.
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MLSE has hit some marketing homeruns one the years with the 'We The North' (Raptors), and 'Bloody Big Deal' (TFC).
It was used when they signed Jermaine Defoe a few years ago from the English Premier League and Michael Bradley (US Player from Roma), which fizzled when Defoe went back after 1 season
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Was Carl Robinson sitting in on one of these?
He was for the first few games
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MLSE has hit some marketing homeruns one the years with the 'We The North' (Raptors), and 'Bloody Big Deal' (TFC).
For which they can thank Montreal ad agency Sid Lee

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For which they can thank Montreal ad agency Sid Lee
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I live in Toronto and have never seen that MLS marketing campaign. And why are they trying to sound British? Did they sign someone from there?
Yes they did, Jermain Defoe, an accomplished British player whose still playing in the English Premier League.
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Old Posted Jul 9, 2018, 8:49 PM
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He was for the first few games
I thought there was a fourth guy and I was pretty sure it wasn't Dunfield. Anyway, point being, big turnoff for me, when trying to grow the game to Joe Sixpack Canadian outside the GTA.
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The TSN studio crew based in Toronto *all* have British accents?

And the actual game coverage I assume is a feed from a British network?
The commentators are mostly former players on Canadian teams. In the early days of MLS in Canada, TFC hired many marquee British players. Nowadays it's more diverse.

Carl Robinson is a former TFC player and current Whitecaps coach, Stephen Caldwell is a former TFC player as well. When players retire, they either become coaches or commentators, there are career opportunities beyond playing. We'll likely see Bradley and Giovinco become commentators in the future.
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The TSN studio crew based in Toronto *all* have British accents?

And the actual game coverage I assume is a feed from a British network?
Yes. Jack, Wileman, and Caldwell have all spent significant time in Canada. Jack and James Sharman go back to the old The Score days for what seems a decade ago.

The feed for the World Cup game itself is the international English feed which by default is British announcers. It is not BBC/ITV coverage. TSN usually does this for World Cup and currently does it for things like F1 and tennis.

RDS has their own studio crew but also provide RDS commentary for World Cup, as they also do for tennis and F1.

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I thought there was a fourth guy and I was pretty sure it wasn't Dunfield. Anyway, point being, big turnoff for me, when trying to grow the game to Joe Sixpack Canadian outside the GTA.
Vast majority of people I've watched World Cup games this year with don't care about the studio crew. They're just talking heads regardless of what accent they have. Majority of the time people are talking or getting food/beers during halftime.

This is all beside the fact that Jack and Caldwell do provide phenomenal breakdowns and analysis of matches and goals. Jack is arguably one of the best in the business at it. I'd rather viewers potentially learn the sport from them than potentially feeling more spoken to by them based on them being Canadian or not.

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We don't care about the studio crew here. We do talk about the Cokes on the desk and if they are ever going to take a sip.
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^ As someone who is not knowledgeable when it comes to soccer, to my ears a soccer panel automatically sounds more knowledgeable and authoritative when it's stocked with people who have various accents from around the UK.
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We don't care about the studio crew here. We do talk about the Cokes on the desk and if they are ever going to take a sip.
LOL i've been waiting for one of them to have a sip from those Coke bottles.
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I like their transition from Orange Juice in the morning to Coke bottles in the afternoon.

The TSN crew is ok. Actually, much prefer the Sportsnet Soccer crew of Sharman, Dichio and Forest.

I really enjoy the British commentators. They make everything so dramatic and over the top. Really adds to the spectacle. Its fun.
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I got my son to laugh suggesting that one of them should just chug the bottle and do an Elf burp.
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Old Posted Jul 13, 2018, 1:10 PM
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Yes they did, Jermain Defoe, an accomplished British player whose still playing in the English Premier League.
I must have missed it. Is he any good?
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The commentators are mostly former players on Canadian teams.
Now that Canada will have a team at the 2026 World Cup it would be nice if we actually got a Canadian broadcast with a Canadian panel. They could start with 2022 as a test run. I suppose that's too much to ask and we'll end up with a British and/or US feed.
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Now that Canada will have a team at the 2026 World Cup it would be nice if we actually got a Canadian broadcast with a Canadian panel. They could start with 2022 as a test run. I suppose that's too much to ask and we'll end up with a British and/or US feed.
Sportsnet had a Canadian panel for this World Cup. They're not broadcasting games but their panel was Canadian (aside from Sharman IIRC, who's been in the country for over a decade anyway).
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I must have missed it. Is he any good?
Yes he's Good, was good in Toronto too but our team really sucked back then and management was quite dysfunctional.
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