European friendly, yadda yadda

Discussion in 'Columbus Crew SC' started by Jim Bach, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. Jim Bach

    Jim Bach Member+

    Bradford City Association Football Club
    May 11, 1999
    Land of the Lizard People, or so I'm told
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Palestine
    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.
     
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  2. Ch(Elsey)

    Ch(Elsey) Member+

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    May 2, 2003
    Green, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You can have my tickets for whatever friendly Crew eventually land. These mid-summer friendlies hold lower priority than Mascot Soccer.
     
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  3. hangthadj

    hangthadj Member+

    A.S. Roma
    Mar 27, 2001
    Beacon, NY
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    It seems to me that for all their NFL connections the Haslams have zero understanding of how to grow this game in Columbus. It's horrible enough that we have to watch teams like Orlando City and Philadelphia steamroll us week after week. We don't even get Chelsea FC legends Oriel Romeu and Ryan Bertrand go through the motions on vacation with Sothampton and convince ourselves we have an actual professional football team in Columbus.

    At least the Cincinnati game is sold out and the stadium will be half full of FCC fans.

    To the Haslams!1/1!!!
     
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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
    Our sweet Bez deserves better than this hogwash.

    #BeBezt. (@BigStern).
     
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  5. cleazer

    cleazer Member+

    May 6, 2003
    Toledo, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I thought we heard a long time ago that there would be no friendly this year?
     
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  6. Jim Bach

    Jim Bach Member+

    Bradford City Association Football Club
    May 11, 1999
    Land of the Lizard People, or so I'm told
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Palestine
    Clearly I wasn't paying attention. Hell, it's mid-July and I'm only now noticing?

    Maybe we could play an impromptu friendly with my beloved fourth-tier Bradford City, so no matter who loses ican be miserable.
     
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  7. Ch(Elsey)

    Ch(Elsey) Member+

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    May 2, 2003
    Green, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They required a brand-new thread to complain. Why bring facts into this farce?
     
  8. hangthadj

    hangthadj Member+

    A.S. Roma
    Mar 27, 2001
    Beacon, NY
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Let's gave it. That has a 0-0 draw written all over it.
     
  9. Jim Bach

    Jim Bach Member+

    Bradford City Association Football Club
    May 11, 1999
    Land of the Lizard People, or so I'm told
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Palestine
    That would be a great result for both teams, sadly.

    #killmenow
     
  10. Ch(Elsey)

    Ch(Elsey) Member+

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    May 2, 2003
    Green, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Your thread is trending, Bach. I would say that you could die happy, but:

    1) I doubt it.

    and

    2) Most likely I would receive a card from a wandering mod.
     
  11. KHT_Crew

    KHT_Crew Member+

    Mar 29, 2003
    Queen City, OH
    Fully expecting that we will get the classic "post-season-friendly-to-make-up-for-no-playoffs" game against Guatemalan 2nd Division side Juventud Pinulteca.
     
  12. Draghignazzo

    Draghignazzo Member+

    Feb 24, 2007
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
  13. Jim Bach

    Jim Bach Member+

    Bradford City Association Football Club
    May 11, 1999
    Land of the Lizard People, or so I'm told
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Palestine
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  14. LaMacchia

    LaMacchia Member+

    Jul 12, 2008
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I love everything about this thread.

    Also, happy birthday, Jim.
     
  15. Jim Bach

    Jim Bach Member+

    Bradford City Association Football Club
    May 11, 1999
    Land of the Lizard People, or so I'm told
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Palestine
    This is, and I'm serious, the first thread I ever started on this forum. Only took a decade.
     
  16. Hamburgler03

    Hamburgler03 BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 31, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If only we had a stadium at Easton.
     
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