Are you smarter than Paul Mariner: Round 12

Richard Wolowicz

401 Derby edition of everyone's favorite Waking the Red prediction contest.

Stop me if you’ve heard this before, Toronto FC will kick off the finals of the Voyageurs Cup this Wednesday. It’s a road we’ve been down before but somehow not calling Toronto FC Canadian Champions feels weird. Even if you are of the mindset that Toronto should focus on league play and put the cup competition on the back burner looking across the pitch and seeing the Impact could very likely change your opinion. Losing the Voyageurs Cup to Montreal is very different than if Toronto had been knocked out in the semis.

To be kind Montreal is hurting this season. Sitting dead last not only in the Eastern Conference but last place in the single table through one third of the season. Montreal made it to this stage due to a dubious penalty call, in stoppage time, against a hard working FC Edmonton squad. Marco Di Vaio has been hurt for much of the year and as Di Vaio has been hurt so has the Montreal attack.

For all the "Toronto should be playing better" talk out there TFC are in superior form compared to Montreal. A shorthanded comeback performance in KC hopefully shows everyone that this is a different TFC than previous years. There isn’t the lay down and accept it mentality anymore. More than any squad Toronto has put out this one could very well want it more than others have.

This could be a game Toronto controls the flow of. On the face of it TFC should come away with a lead for the return leg next week. Post your predictions in the comment section below or tweet them to me, @Stouffvillain to ensure that your entry is accurately logged. As always 2 points for the correct result, 1 point for the correct TFC score and 1 point for the correct opponent score. Here are the up to date results.

Footy Wolverines Go Blue

21

@timmerj_75

20

@IAmSairax

19

PSoNumber9

18

AMS1984

18

TheBoffin

17

@_EnricoS

17

cwell

17

Bigby

17

Rsanchez

17

@WhaleyStatic

16

the Humberlands

15

@BruceHardingTFC

15

bartikusz

14

snellt

14

g3toutmykitch3n

14

dannyenglish

14

mmug72

13

ajaxaman

13

d dubya

13

@prizby

13

david.riddles

13

daniel.dovgan

13

charles_316

13

henryforpm

12

James M Casey

12

DKolish3

12

@theyorkies1812

12

Yitzaac

12

sweep6

12

sulfur

12

busapunk

12

Lord Flashheart

11

@pkelamis

11

@wrightanomaly

11

Duncan Fletcher

11

c.beaulieu

11

Torontofan813

11

Sn0wmanCA

11

Prof Frink

10

djopel00

10

Sven87

10

Kristin Knowles

10

hansdampf

10

zicogold

10

MrTuktoyaktuk

10

Angus Chung

10

DTM-NS

10

stoppage_time

10

Stouffvillain

9

N3WT

9

SaskTFCFan

9

StoneMonkey

9

Beachtory

8

nsmith02

8

moosefc

8

Toronto Tony

7

curtis.qpr

7

Futgol

7

Derek Gagnon

7

@Iavpreett

7

@24thminute

6

1-4-4-2

6

Ghost of TFC Future

6

SchteveTown

6

@Cody_Faulkner

6

RedWineRoz

5

TheKaptin

5

StephGunther

5

@mps905

5

@Areathrasher

5

kwhisperer

5

Sudds68

5

TARV12

4

@DannyMac83

4

chris_s001

4

Varry Galk

4

Hermenaut

4

@BNCPGA

4

@TFCLeafnation

4

@mps_905

3

jdupuis

3

blindfolded tank driver

3

calgaryrik

3

@McGuire_Mike

3

Redonred

3

MatterMote

3

@danevansfc

3

@j_real

3

@milos_uskokovic

3

@boethiusnd

3

@whitegreengray

3

@torontosubbeteo

3

tecate

2

lee.zamparo

2

soccerfan2012

2

@bradtaylor78

2

Dave Rowaan

2

@bill_ault

2

C to the D

2

I said it best when I said

2

@jc_plante

2

@johanneslanger

2

@pearceRPB

2

@Jordylike

1

yagbod

1

@BrentSmith91

1

@DowntownDino

1

@MadZap42

1

@andylinfield_1

1

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