Is It Time for a Philadelphia Independence Forum?

Discussion in 'NWSL' started by babykhris, May 18, 2009.

  1. babykhris

    babykhris Member

    Nov 30, 2008
    Philadlphia,PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Now that they have a name should they and the Daughters Of Betsy get their own forum?
     
  2. pasoccerdad

    pasoccerdad Member

    Mar 17, 2008
    KOP
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    considering there really will not be too much news until the season ends.... and the preperations for next season begin....
     
  3. SoB Bolton

    SoB Bolton New Member

    Mar 25, 2007
    Chester, PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  4. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    I would say "yes". All of the guaranteed future MLS teams have their own forums (granted, more traffic, but still,) so why shouldn't our guaranteed future WPS teams?
     
  5. nozenuggets

    nozenuggets Member

    Mar 29, 2008
    Philadelphia
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If you people believe you want to see a Philadelphia independence forum, then gimme a

    HELL YEAH!
     
  6. REVS FAN 1

    REVS FAN 1 Member

    Jul 2, 2004
    Weymouth, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    The MLS teams that are not playing in the league are still under the expansion forum....

    Filthadelphia can wait until August 23rd to join the big league!!
     
  7. moog

    moog Member

    Mar 2, 2003
    eastern PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Independence
    Well, then, is it time for an expansion forum with sub-categories for Philly and Atlanta?
     
  8. REVS FAN 1

    REVS FAN 1 Member

    Jul 2, 2004
    Weymouth, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Absolutely. And you can throw Dallas in there as well...

    Any other possible expansion cities out there??
     
  9. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    Good point:
    That's what I meant.... ^.^''
    WPS Expanshun fourum plz! X-D

    As for "other possible expansion cities", make one of the Expansion sub-forums a "Candidate Cities (or Areas)" forum with Cary NC, Colorado, and Vancouver - those are the three I've heard about.
     
  10. AngusPodgorny

    AngusPodgorny New Member

    Sep 28, 2002
    Chicago goalkeeper Caroline Jonsson's blog mentions that the league
    will allow each team to protect only nine players from the expansion draft.

    IMHO, the new teams will be able to pick up quality players with significant
    game experience, not just bench warmers.

    How about an expansion draft thread in each team sub-forum to argue about
    who to protect and an expansion draft thread in the WPS forum to keep track
    of which players may beome available ?
     
  11. phillypride

    phillypride Member

    Feb 10, 2007
    Philadelphia
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I know creating forums doesn't create interest, but it can facilitate efforts to build support. There should be forums for definite and possible expansion locations, just like mls. I know I'd be more motivated to start and contribute to threads with the goal of organizing support for the Independence.
     
  12. phillypride

    phillypride Member

    Feb 10, 2007
    Philadelphia
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So, what does it take to actually get this done?
     
  13. Bonnie Lass

    Bonnie Lass Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 20, 2000
    Up top
    Club:
    Olympique Lyonnais
    Nat'l Team:
    Norway
    A little patience would be nice.
     
  14. phillypride

    phillypride Member

    Feb 10, 2007
    Philadelphia
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Oh. OK. Thanks. That's easy enough. I didn't mean to imply impatience. I just wanted to know what the process was. Thanks again.
     
  15. Eleanor

    Eleanor New Member

    Oct 4, 2008
    Did an expansion draft forum get started? I am interested in knowing what the rules are, how it will work and how the national team players are allocated for the expansion teams. . .
     
  16. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    I remember reading in a place or two that teams will get to protect nine of their players - I haven't heard any restrictions as to protection of allocated/international/drafted players, though. Thus I think the expansion teams are basically screwed with respect to USWNT/International players, at least for the expansion draft.
     
  17. Cville K C

    Cville K C Member

    Nov 3, 2008
    Collinsville, IL
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sorry, I didn't see this earlier, but 9 PLAYERS???????? That's way too few! I hope that once Philly and Atlanta poach a player from your team that your able to protect three or four more. Yes, I'm all for a Philly forum and all for an expansion argument forum on protections, etc.
     
  18. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    Bumping thread, (requesting expansion forum,) and:
    Since ATL came right out with their logo, I decided to look on PHI's page and see if/when they were planning on revealing theirs, and found this instead:
    Ten to fourteen??? That would mean the expansion teams get to basically select their entire starting lineup while destroying those (and the benches) of the existing teams - the current teams could lose up to four players in the expansion draft, six if a thrid expansion team is announced.
    I wasn't upset with the 'nine protected' from earlier, but not I'm hoping it's closer to twelve....
     
  19. dianamo-superstriker

    Sep 30, 2007
    California
    what if a player that is on a team, is left unprotected, gets picked by one of the expansion teams and doesn't want to go... I guess they don't have a choice?
     
  20. Bonnie Lass

    Bonnie Lass Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 20, 2000
    Up top
    Club:
    Olympique Lyonnais
    Nat'l Team:
    Norway
    I think the teams would be willing to work with certain players -- not picking someone who said they wouldn't move -- but honestly, it's part of pro sports.
     
  21. Bonnie Lass

    Bonnie Lass Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 20, 2000
    Up top
    Club:
    Olympique Lyonnais
    Nat'l Team:
    Norway
    If any of y'all are interested in a possible expansion forum (to be shared with ATL), post here:

    http://www.bigsoccer.com/forum/showthread.php?p=18032231

    The board is dedicated to forum requests and voting and might help speed things up, as I've made a few requests since Philly's unveiling. I also requested the possibility of just giving ATL and Philly individual team boards. Don't know if that will happen, since I don't think the MLS boards work like that, but it's a shot.

    And if you don't post, don't come bitching to me when y'all don't get it. :p
     

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