At the risk of sounding controversial, I have been mulling over the ‘Toronto’ experiment and can’t help but feel that there isn’t anything like a level playing field currently.
To explain, as far as the Knights are concerned, I understood they began their journey in the early hours of Friday morning (those that could get time off work) and returned home on Sunday. Teams playing in Toronto get little or no chance to acclimatise. In comparison, Toronto’s away games are much easier as most, if not all their squad, are based in the UK.
I would doubt very much that they will travel to Canada the day before their home games so will get much longer to prepare. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great city and i am sure away games are a great experience, but the real test is likely to come next season, if, as expected, they make it to SL. I can’t see established SL sides taking an 8 hour flight across several time zones and playing the following day.