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Discussion in 'Chicago Fire' started by cesba, Jun 26, 2007.
yeah, carr's not good enough to show them how to do that.
I'm really disappointed that no one here has mustered any rumors or decent reasoned speculation as to who this well known foreign entity may be.
I hope it's Newcastle or some one else beer related. I wish to align all of the central themes of my life to beer.
Nobody knows because nobody in this city really cares. This is a lame franchise right now with terrible attendance figures and an even worse on field product.
I'm not going to lie, the FIRE are pretty sad right now. They need a big overhaul...
...but think about it, we could have a new owner, new GM, new coach and Blanco all in a month's time. Things really could be looking as bright as ever for the FIRE come August/September.
As exiting as hearing about possible new owners and a change up top sounds, its still something to worry about because it can either be a blessing in disguise (A wealthy group willing to spend millions on getting better players.) or it can be a dissaster (An owner of another Europe club who just buys to fire to sell their own brand to the states. I dont think Hearts wants to buy the Fire and spend millions on a team with an empty stadium, they are going to just want use us as advertisement for their home club) .
I'm hoping that who ever buys this club buys it because they trully have a strong passion for this club and for the MLS.
It's a risk but I'll take it. Things were getting unbearable - Guppy/Sarachan/Unlucky, defensive, boring FIRE games - yikes, they were running this franchise into the ground in hurry.
New blood is needed and quickly. Here's to hoping for the best, we've seen the worst...I hope.
Yeah it is a risk that needs to be taken, AEG has shown that they will not give the Fire the same treatment that they have given to LA, but I'm not mad because alot of it has to do with the fact that LA consistently averages around 20,000 fans a game while we are among the bottom of league attendance.
Its time for a change and I'm optomistic that whoever comes in is going to want to be the owner of a winning club.
It could be worse......we could be Crew fans.
I hope the foreign investors are Serbs. Perhaps the guy from the Storm. We could have Ceca has our GM. And we wouldn't have to worry about permission to let off a smoke bomb.
We could change the name to the Cikago Cigani.
See, if I were AEG, and one of my clubs was averaging 20k (LA), and another was around 10k(CHI), I would be seeing what I could do to help the struggling team in CHI, not dumping more into what was already a successful team in LA.
If Serbs were in charge we would celebrate the 2000 Cup loss forever.
Only if we were able to kill the SJ coach after the game.
At least Ceca is easier on the eyes than Guppy.
You have seen any signs of that behaviour from AEG before..?
Unless selling the club is a way to improve things, even in their minds..
I think they look at it more like well the Galaxy are doing well (attendance wise) Houston is not to shabby but Chicago in a major market is strugling and things look worse in Chicago then they do in Houston (new Stadium, defending Champs.) and LA (BECKHAM MANIA, Landon Donovan, Great Crowds).
They can cut their losses and move on. Its probably better for both the Fire and for AEG and maybe even for the fans.
One if by land. Two if by sea. Three if in 60-90 days. Maybe tomorrow can be our Independence Day? Deliver us from British rule.
We need some major voo-doo to liberate us from the Guppy regime and revitilize this once proud team. Yes, I'm old and I still remember how much fun the Wilt seasons were. Alf just posted a conversation with Frankie Klopas on another thread that got my blood going harder than seeing Victoria Secret's spring collection. I hope that it's not too much to hope Frankie's group is serious about investing in the Fire. Anyone have any more info? I'm starving here in Ohio.
If AC Milan took control it may help with our injury situation. They have developed a sports injury center called the AC Milan Institute. A chiropractor is the lead doctor, they focus a lot on nutrition and recovery, every player also sees a sports psychologist.
That could some of our players wonders. Heck, they may even be able to convince Mapp that he has a right foot!
Sports Psy: "What's troubling you Calen?"
Carr: "It's.. it's.."
SP: "I know. The Sanjaya comparisons."
Carr: "What can I do about it?"
SP: "How bout you put a couple of fooking balls in the back of the net. You headbanded waste of space freak."
Carr: *leaves office teary-eyed*
Certainly better for the fans. If I can get my wish of DS fired and then AEG out as Fire owners, I'd be really happy. Especially the no more Guppy part.
One major stumbling block though, doesn't AEG have booking rights for Toyota Park? I'd doubt they'd give that up, and it would put new ownership in the uncomfortable spot of renting from the old ownership for whom soccer is certainly a lesser priority.
For concerts not soccer. New ownership would still be renting from Bridgeview. Wilt has said new ownership to make a profit would have to get some share of concert money.
I wonder....With AEG retaining booking rights, how much say would the Fire have regarding scheduling games?
Are there seriously THAT MANY concerts at Toyota Park to make that an issue more than once or twice a season?
This is easily an item that is pretty easily negotiated between the parties for a long-term deal.
A new owner might be smart enough to find a new stadium deal to the north (Hoffman Estates, Arlington Heights) and fill the stands for every match ...and concerts.