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Fact or Fiction: Is Carl Robinson the New Head Coach?

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Social media explodes after CTV's Perry Solkowski announces on Twitter that Carl Robinson has apparently been appointed as the Whitecaps new head coach.

Earlier this afternoon CTV's Perry Solkowski made the following announcement on Twitter:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Carl Robinson <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23WhitecapsFC&amp;src=hash">#WhitecapsFC</a> new head coach!!</p>&mdash; Perry Solkowski (@ctvperry) <a href="https://twitter.com/ctvperry/statuses/411607692134719489">December 13, 2013</a></blockquote>

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This was shortly followed up by a Tweet from Scott Brown, who is the Vancouver Sun's sports editor:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Perry seems to have a scoop. Whitecaps not planning any announcement today RT <a href="https://twitter.com/ctvperry">@ctvperry</a> Carl Robinson <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23WhitecapsFC&amp;src=hash">#WhitecapsFC</a> new head coach!!</p>&mdash; Scott Brown (@BrownieScott) <a href="https://twitter.com/BrownieScott/statuses/411612885610012672">December 13, 2013</a></blockquote>

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At any rate former Whitecap Davide Chiumiento seems pleased with Robinson's apparent "appointment":

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Omg!!! Best News.......Carl Robinson new whitecaps coach!!!&#10;You really deserve it!!!!!</p>&mdash; Davide Chiumiento (@DChiumiento) <a href="https://twitter.com/DChiumiento/statuses/411614432645894144">December 13, 2013</a></blockquote>

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And finally Solkowski followed up with this one:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Finally out of car , tough to tweet.. Marsh and Robinson the last two standing. Decision made this am. Well deserved for Carl <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23WhitecapsFC&amp;src=hash">#WhitecapsFC</a></p>&mdash; Perry Solkowski (@ctvperry) <a href="https://twitter.com/ctvperry/statuses/411637567423934464">December 13, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Has Carl Robinson really been given the job?  Without an official announcement from the Whitecaps it's all just more speculation, but it sounds as though an official announcement will be made at a press conference on Monday.  At any rate, however, it should be an enjoyable afternoon on the social media sites.  If anyone needs me I'll be searching the interwebs...

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