It just occurred to me whilst I was day drinking on my birthday that there's been no announcement, to my knowledge, of that hoariest of #crew96 traditions, a mid-season friendly with a mid-table European club (Dirty Leeds, Aston Villa, the Barcodes, et cetera...) What's the deal? Is the new regime so hostile to Columbus tradition that they would deprive us, the long-suffering fans of America's hardest working team, the chance to see, e.g. current Rowdies' wingback Ashley Young hit a screaming thunderbastard into the upper corner? Or the modern day equivalent of (wet Wednesday night) Stoke midfielder Rory Delap heaving a throw in into the upper corner? But I digress. Clearly the new ownership has no respect for tradition. I for one am appalled.