I'm sure that you all noticed that there was no poll last week, this was partly due to my trip to some of the the most glamorous areas of England (Sheffield, Stoke, Slough) but mostly due to the fact that the only places that seem to provide free wi-fi connections in the UK are pubs. This admittedly makes for a great time, but drastically reduces the quality of any writing that does eventually get completed.
Anyway, enough of my jet setting lifestyle because I'm sure that you are all itching to click a mouse to answer this weeks question.
Not so fast!!
There is the previous poll still to be considered. A poll that caused shock waves throughout Canada when it appeared as the exclusive lead story on the front page of the Globe and Mail (and when I say "exclusive lead story on the front page of the Globe and Mail" I mean that it was briefly mentioned in a small paragraph in an article about TFC and the Whitecaps).
In the end Peter Beardsley came out as the former Whitecap that most fans would like to see in the current team with Kevin Hector and Alan Ball both making creditable showings.
On then to this weeks question then which, in honour of my Grand Tour of Europe, asks "Which aspect of European soccer would you least like to see in MLS?" . I'm sure that we all look with some envy at the way that soccer is revered in other parts of the world, and sometimes wonder why we can't have just a little bit of that magic rub off on little old MLS.
But anybody who has meticulously studied even the most basic of children's fairy tales will know that getting what you wish for frequently ends up with you either being suicidally unhappy or living in a world where animals make condescending remarks about your food choices, and none of us wants that.
Which aspect of European soccer would you least like to see in MLS?
Relegation- I know that it adds excitement but the thought that the Whitecaps could drop out of the top tier is too much to bear. (10 votes)
Overpaid Players- I get that some will be paid a small fortune but if Jonathan Leathers were to be on $100,000 a week I don't think I could go on living. (3 votes)
Celebrity Culture- I really don't want to know that one of our players is having an affair with a juggler from "Canada's Got Talent". (13 votes)
Lack of Parity- Barcelona may be great to watch but knowing that they will have 98% possession in every game is just dull. (45 votes)
Maverick Owners- Sure a billionaire can buy your club and get you Lionel Messi, but they can also destroy everything that you hold dear with a wave of their exquisitely manicured hand. (6 votes)
77 total votes