With only a few more days left in 2021, I just wanted to take this opportunity to wish TFC Republic subscribers and their families happy holidays and all the best for the New Year.
I would also like to thank you for your overwhelming support in the form of subscriptions and your kind words of encouragement since this website launched earlier this year. They have meant the world to me.
I honestly didn't know how people would react to me going out on my own and starting this project after being away from the TFC beat for 18 months. But I've been blown away by the response, and the positive reaction from readers and subscribers has been incredibly humbling.
Toronto FC's 2021 MLS campaign didn't go to plan, and now the club faces one of its most important off-seasons in history. Rest assured that TFC Republic will be there to chronicle the Reds' rebuild in an in-depth fashion in the coming months, as well as their first season with Bob Bradley at the helm.
We'll also continue to provide major coverage to both the Canadian men's and women's teams in 2022, as well as the Canadian Premier League, with particular attention paid to CPL players' attempts to form a union.
I think we can agree that Canadian soccer needs all the full-time media coverage it can get if it’s going to continue to grow. As more and more major outlets scale back on covering the sport, it'll be up to independent websites such as this one to pick up the slack and lead the way. Many of you have recognized that and have graciously backed TFC Republic. That’s something I truly appreciate, and will never take for granted.
All that being said, I just wanted to let everyone know I am taking a vacation over the holiday season and into the New Year. I've been steadily going at it since TFC Republic launched in April, and I haven't taken any time off at all, so I'm looking forward to this break in order to recharge my batteries (which are running low at the moment).
As a result, TFC Republic will be on hiatus for the next three and half weeks. I won't be writing any stories, doing any video blogs or sending out the weekly newsletter. I'm completely shutting things down so I can take a break and enjoy time with my family and friends. The site will be back up and running on Monday, January 10, 2022.
Even though the website will be on hiatus, I will still be checking my email on a regular basis. So if subscribers need to get a hold of me for any reason, please don't hesitate to drop me a line. You can reach me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact me via Twitter and Facebook.
Once again, I want to wish all of you and your families a happy holiday, and extend my best wishes to you for 2022.
TFC Republic, Founder
(Top photo courtesy of torontofc.ca)
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