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06-04-2013, 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Pilky01 View Post
Meh...I know its just a joke, but I don't pay attention to MLS-ophiles.

Lines like this...."Once you say your loyalty is conditional on results, you stop being a fan and start being a customer."

I saw this alot with TFC's "supporters groups" (who are now all but dead thanks to the horrible product). Debates over what makes a "real" fan, etc...To these franchises (an important distinction between European clubs and North American franchises), we are just customers. Anybody who deludes themselves into thinking otherwise is really just a complete sucker whom "their club" will exploit for every last dollar.

Though I will concede that my opinion is tinged by being a Toronto fan (i.e. I view ownership, and specifically MLSE, as being an enemy of the fans). Maybe its different for people in Colorado, or St. Louis, or anywhere else.
I feel for TFC fans. I think the team is cursed. They could sign the entire roster of Real Madrid and would still find a way to be the worst team in the league.

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