Crew Sheep League Season XVII (new players welcome)

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  1. jairadballerina

    jairadballerina Member+

    Sep 15, 2004
    C-Town
  2. Ch(Elsey)

    Ch(Elsey) Member+

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    May 2, 2003
    Green, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So... the new season starts next week? I may need to add calendar reminders for this thing.
     
  3. MLSinSTL

    MLSinSTL Member+

    Mar 20, 2009
    Ohio - near a city
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Why do I sense that I will regret this decision? I’ll try this sheep thing.
     
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  4. Ch(Elsey)

    Ch(Elsey) Member+

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    May 2, 2003
    Green, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Did I miss it? I would have missed it this week. I need REMINDERS.
     
  5. eboe

    eboe Member+

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    May 23, 2006
    Columbus, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I will do my best to do my best and since I will probably have to start in third division it doesn't really matter if I screw up badly.
     
  6. TKyle

    TKyle Member+

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    Dec 28, 2014
    Wuuuthington, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You can’t get relegated if you’re in the lowest division!
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  7. ZipSix

    ZipSix BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 20, 2000
    Boston, MA
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You should take my online course, only $39.99, never get a National Park question wrong again.
     
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  8. eboe

    eboe Member+

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    May 23, 2006
    Columbus, OH
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    Columbus Crew
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    United States
    Until Zip swings sentiment against you. I will offer you a freebie: if Joshua Tree is an available answer as a National Park, TAKE IT.
     
  9. Big J 0526

    Big J 0526 Member

    Columbus Crew SC
    United States
    Sep 8, 2010
    Columbus, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    what a teaze
     
  10. Draghignazzo

    Draghignazzo Member+

    Feb 24, 2007
    Columbus
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  11. crewfan_in_columbus

    Feb 25, 2001
    Columbus is home
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    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Subscribed
     
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  12. GoCrew1996

    GoCrew1996 Member+

    Jan 20, 2007
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    We will not be signing a DP during this window. However, we are in talks with one to come over to start next season.

    More info when @cleazer announces the start of season XVII
     
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  13. Minnman

    Minnman Member+

    Feb 11, 2000
    Columbus, OH, USA
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Booooooooo.
     
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  14. Ch(Elsey)

    Ch(Elsey) Member+

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    May 2, 2003
    Green, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Is this DP in connection to the right of refusal? Or has that already been asked/answered?



    Have mercy on me. I am trying to follow these matters while working.
     
  15. GoCrew1996

    GoCrew1996 Member+

    Jan 20, 2007
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    No, but we are talking to him. Not happening before the end of the season either. If you can't tell, I don't think they believe we have the skill without pipa and Milton to make a run.
     
  16. Ch(Elsey)

    Ch(Elsey) Member+

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    May 2, 2003
    Green, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #41 Ch(Elsey), Jul 12, 2019
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2019
    Make a run? I am not confident this team could be curb runners at Swensons.
     
  17. Minnman

    Minnman Member+

    Feb 11, 2000
    Columbus, OH, USA
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, they're not alone in thinking that.

    Maybe it's my memories of MLS 1.0 that concern me here, but I'm always a little worried about bringing in player for the start of our season, which means (in many cases) buying a player who's in the middle of his season somewhere else. The opportunities to find the kind of attacking player we (or MLS teams in general) want seem more limited in the winter window because of this.

    Then again, MLS clubs are spending a LOT more to acquire talent now than they used to, which I'm sure changes the equation in our favor. And it all depends on the specific player and his specific situation, I suppose. Still, if there's no DP signing this summer, I hope to hell that we really do have someone in pre-season camp, and its not one of these "winter" signings that only actually show up in Columbus some weeks/months later.

    It some point, too, I hope we get clarity on just who next year's crop of DPs will be. There are several names carrying various DP tags alongside them right now: Santos, Zardes, Valenzuela, Diaz. A true DP signing now or this coming winter implies, well, change of some sort. Maybe Diaz is no longer a young DP once his transfer fee is out of the equation, or maybe it would then only take a modest use of GAM to get him below the DP threshold. Maybe we can similarly buy-down Milton's number. Who knows? (well, Bez, presumably)

    I haven't a clue what Pedro's status is beyond this season, but few of us are convinced that he's really DP material.

    Zardes seems to be one of the few players on the current roster that Porter considers one of "his guys," so I assume going forward he remains a true DP.

    Bottom line: I'm waiting to see whether our three Designated Player's actually feel DP-quality.
     
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  18. Ch(Elsey)

    Ch(Elsey) Member+

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    May 2, 2003
    Green, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I keep thinking about Trapp. Where he will be in a year. He is a Columbus kid who played under Porter at Akron. I cannot help but think he might survive the refitting of our roster.

    Though I am not saying he should because boy his stock has sunk.
     
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  19. crewfan_in_columbus

    Feb 25, 2001
    Columbus is home
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Repped and quoted for accuracy. I love the kid. But he hasn’t fully developed into the midfield boss I think we all expected. Maybe my sights were set too high for him.
     
  20. Minnman

    Minnman Member+

    Feb 11, 2000
    Columbus, OH, USA
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Funny thing is, I think he needed a complementary d-mid partner and that's never really panned out. Artur was supposed to be the guy who, I think, helped create a link between our defense and attack - allowing Trapp to sit back more defensively, where I think he's more effective - and that's never happened. Well, perhaps not since the halcyon days of midfield boss Tony Tchani.
     
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  21. GoCrew1996

    GoCrew1996 Member+

    Jan 20, 2007
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    @cleazer you drive a tough bargain but I'll post one more thing before you announce the new season...

    Robinho is gone because he hated Columbus. He made it abundantly clear to the front office that he would never settle in here. Thus, we got what we could for him. Porter didn't think he was anything special, regardless.
     
  22. Ch(Elsey)

    Ch(Elsey) Member+

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    May 2, 2003
    Green, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    FacePalm.gif directed at previous group for scouting and recruiting him. Did he think he was coming to sunny and hot Austin, TX?

    Am I doing this whole .gif thing right?
     
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  23. chr1st

    chr1st Member+

    Jan 19, 2011
    Dayton
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So the big news is there's no news.

    Damn, did @cleazer teach you how to tease?
     
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  24. GoCrew1996

    GoCrew1996 Member+

    Jan 20, 2007
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    #49 GoCrew1996, Jul 12, 2019
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2019
    I was told not to reveal the name so I can't. I wasn't told that until today. If anything, blame @cleazer because I may have said it yesterday LOL.

    There is more info, but there are no bombshells 1) because the two players are NOT signed, just talking and 2) the other info is more about where we see the team going rather than anything concrete.
     
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  25. chr1st

    chr1st Member+

    Jan 19, 2011
    Dayton
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Oooooh... I see what you're saying...




























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