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Footy Talks Podcast: Would Toronto FC have made the playoffs if they’d fired Greg Vanney?

Plus some thoughts on what Toronto FC should do with Lucas Janson.

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There is no doubt that if given a do-over on the season, Toronto FC would do a lot of things differently this year. Some of it was out of their control, the injuries and the tough breaks that they had along the way.

But there was also very little done along the way, visibly at least, to change the course of the season. From the moment they lost that penalty shootout in Guadalajara, Toronto FC seemed to be unable to recapture their form of 2017.

Maybe what this season needed for the dormant team was a wake-up call. Could it all have been different if Greg Vanney had been removed by the club to shake things up in the locker room?

Steve Gennaro of All in Sports Talk and Anfield Index debates whether or not this would have worked on this week’s Footy Talks Podcast.

He joins Mitchell Tierney as the pair also delve into whether or not Toronto FC should keep Lucas Janson, and what the future holds for the clubs top earning players as well. They also talk about the important steps that the club needs to take to get its identity back.

The guys wrap up with some talk about Liverpool, as well as the Canadian U-20 team. They talk about whether or not John Herdman was right to leave a lot of his best players at that age group with the senior team.

You can listen to the podcast below or subscribe on iTunes.