This was going to be such an easy piece to write.
Paul Mariner bounced (Yes!!). New TFC coach selected (Yes!!). Clear picture of where this club is finally going (Yes!).
And then it turned into an improv comedy sketch.
New coach Ryan Nelsen, of QPR Ė (NOT ex-QPR). No coaching experience (None!). No coaching certificates (None!). Likely wonít even be behind the Reds bench until two months into the MLS season (Ö!).
I sincerely hope Nick Dasovicís kidneys didnít explode as he was watching this. The highly regarded Canadian soccer coach has long lamented the lack of chances for Canadian coaches with Canadian pro clubs. That sorry tale may have hit an all-time low today.
I couldnít get to the stadium this morning, and Iím regretting that a little now. Iíd love to be talking to Jason de Vos at this exact moment. Heís very informative Ė and entertaining Ė when heís incandescently angry (which I suspect he pretty much is).
So Ö what the heck just happened.
Texas hold-em. TFC GM Kevin Payne just went all in.
Iíll fill this story out tomorrow, when Iíve had a bit more time to study things. I freely admit Ė I was totally unprepared for this.