Fire Caleb Porter

Discussion in 'Columbus Crew SC' started by hangthadj, Dec 2, 2018.

  1. hangthadj

    hangthadj Member+

    A.S. Roma
    Mar 27, 2001
    Beacon, NY
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    "Most all great coaches at least two thinks in common. They have been hired, and they will be fired" - Timo Lekoski. (Or maybe Fabio Capello, or possibly Larry Bowa.)

    There are far too many signs pointing towards Caleb Porter as our next coach.

    Let's get this party started....

    Welcome aboard, one and all! And remember, you are always riding first class when you are riding The Caleb Porter Hate Train!
     
  2. Ch(Elsey)

    Ch(Elsey) Member+

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    May 2, 2003
    Green, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    May this thread last for a necessary 25+ years.
     
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  3. ZipSix

    ZipSix BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 20, 2000
    Boston, MA
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Any threads started prior to the loss of the first Open Cup game are premature and unofficial.
     
  4. Bill Archer

    Bill Archer BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 19, 2002
    Washington, NC
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Really? We save the team and then hand it over to that piece of crap?
     
  5. hangthadj

    hangthadj Member+

    A.S. Roma
    Mar 27, 2001
    Beacon, NY
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    It’s disgusting.
     
  6. c-donz

    c-donz New Member

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    Nov 21, 2018
    Can someone explain to me the Porter hate beyond, ‘he looks like a bro who drinks energy drinks’?

    I see a successful MLS resume, a deep connection to NEO (something the Haslams certainly value) and him having coached our captain in his formative years. How is it not a strong (potential) hire?
     
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  7. Timon19

    Timon19 Member+

    Jun 2, 2007
    Akron, OH
    Because he was a hack of a player for his one hot minute in MLS? All I can figure.
     
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  8. Ch(Elsey)

    Ch(Elsey) Member+

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    May 2, 2003
    Green, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I love Caleb Porter.
     
  9. hangthadj

    hangthadj Member+

    A.S. Roma
    Mar 27, 2001
    Beacon, NY
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    He's all of this, and more-so, he's an asshole.
     
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  10. c-donz

    c-donz New Member

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    Nov 21, 2018
    #10 c-donz, Dec 2, 2018
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2018
    Even so, he’s an asshole who has won an MLS Cup.
     
  11. hangthadj

    hangthadj Member+

    A.S. Roma
    Mar 27, 2001
    Beacon, NY
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    True. He had the extreme good fortune of coaching against Gregg Berhalter. Coincidentally, that was the last MLS playoff game he won.
     
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  12. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    So what does the USSF do? Hire the guy who was the last person to lose to Caleb Porter in the playoffs.
     
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  13. Flyer Fan

    Flyer Fan Member+

    Apr 18, 1999
    Columbus, OH
    Story Time with Flyer Fan...

    The night before MLS Cup 2015, I actually left my house so I could meet Zak, @Placid Casual, and @hangthadj at whatever Endeavor Brewing used to be called. I hadn't seen Seds for a few years since, well, he's a New Yorker now so he doesn't mingle with us Midwest rubes as much. Anyway, I walked into the place and saw Seds talking with a group of Portland fans. And what was the first sentence I heard? "Well, you guys seem pretty decent but I just have to say Caleb Porter in an asshole and I'm not sure how you can support that guy."
     
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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
    #14 Ch(Elsey), Dec 2, 2018
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2018
    That story makes the inevitable Porter head coach signing ever more so enjoyable.
     
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  15. 110toyourleft

    110toyourleft Member+

    Jan 27, 2007
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He reeks of smugness with his greasy haircut and expressionless affect but like, what’s he done to be ore-ordained a jerk?
     
  16. Aaron d

    Aaron d Member+

    May 15, 2005
    Wooster
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If LAG end up with GBS hate whoever our coach is not matter what.
     
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  17. hangthadj

    hangthadj Member+

    A.S. Roma
    Mar 27, 2001
    Beacon, NY
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Who said he was a jerk? He may or may not be a jerk. He probably is. He definitely is an asshole.
     
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  18. SourCream&OnionUtd

    Nov 19, 1998
    Porter is the kind of person that is just never, ever wrong, and it just gets old.

    I've had the chance to speak at length with guys that played for him at Akron, and folks that worked for him in Portland.

    An anecdote from a player: "Here's the thing. Caleb always gets a bad rap. I'll give you an example. We were up like 5-0 on BG or someone like that, just a complete mismatch. And one of our guys gets chopped down, an obvious red, but there's not even a whistle. And they're all like, 'Stop whining. It's 5-0.' But Caleb was right to be pissed."

    Portland was interesting because even after it was clear everyone should just stay out of Caleb's way, that GM Wilkinson kept meddling. And then Paulson was/is outspoken for an I/O as well. So it was always a battle.

    As far as the guys I knew, they would bust their asses for him all year, and then when it would come time for their expertise to be used, they would basically be overlooked. Whether that was Caleb, or Gavin, I don't know. Keep in mind, that isn't what they told me (they were still on the payroll at that time, after all), but it sure looked like that is what happened. Every year.

    Anyway. Porter would be a really smart hire for the Haslams IMO. No need for a Bocanegra, Thorrington, or Reyna type to "help" with the scouting, contracts, etc. Just give him the keys and be done with it.

    He isn't my first choice though. There are a few young managers in Chile (Beñat San Jose and Nicolas Larcamón) that I would like to see, and I've always loved Octavio Zambrano, too, who has completely turned Medellín around at the moment.

    But I'd be totally ok with Caleb. After all, the guy is capable of winding up Pep. I'll take it.
     
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  19. Timon19

    Timon19 Member+

    Jun 2, 2007
    Akron, OH
    I read this a bunch of times and I still don't quite know what you're trying to say.
     
  20. American Brummie

    Jun 19, 2009
    There Be Dragons Here
    Club:
    Birmingham City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I vote Gritty as our next coach.
     
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  21. patricksp

    patricksp 91.9 Crew Fan Rating

    Nov 4, 2007
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I gonna be in the minority but after watching the Boca Jrs series on Netflix I would rather have GBS's Brother
     
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  22. chr1st

    chr1st Member+

    Jan 19, 2011
    Dayton
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I misread your comment. I read it as "GBS's boner" and thought, "Yeah, I can totally dig."

    My brain is fun.
     
  23. Kyle Crew

    Kyle Crew Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 23, 2013
    Columbus, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Needs to be a GM. Not having one is simply MLS 1.0 thinking.
     
  24. DrunkandDisorderly

    Mar 17, 2008
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Who is Atlanta's GM again? If GBS wants to act as GM and Head Coach, so be it.
     
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  25. DrunkandDisorderly

    Mar 17, 2008
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    You almost owed me a new tablet. I had a mouthful of Coke when I read your post and it took all of my strength not to spray it all over
     
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