Rayo OKC News Thread

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  1. brentgoulet

    brentgoulet Member+

    Oct 12, 2005
    PuertoPlata, DomRep
  2. Brother Badgerjohn

    Oct 16, 2000
    Okie City
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  3. Coyote-Trickster

    Feb 10, 2000
    The American Steppe
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, that sucks, but it's better than rooting for a club owned & ran by a bunch of unethical cocksuckers with better connections.

    A domestically driven active shooter can't come soon enough to their front office...
     
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  4. brentgoulet

    brentgoulet Member+

    Oct 12, 2005
    PuertoPlata, DomRep
    extremely sad when fans lose the team they support :(
     
  5. elitespy

    elitespy Member

    Nov 1, 2013
    Club:
    West Ham United FC
    Don't worry, there wasn't many to begin with.
     
  6. brentgoulet

    brentgoulet Member+

    Oct 12, 2005
    PuertoPlata, DomRep
    Even if they only had 1200 paying fans per game it is sad
     
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  7. ManuSooner

    ManuSooner Member+

    Nov 15, 2007
    Oklahoma City
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    But thanks for making fun of how bad we're feeling

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  8. Brother Badgerjohn

    Oct 16, 2000
    Okie City
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #433 Brother Badgerjohn, Dec 6, 2016
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2016
    You mean to tell us that after literal years of false accusations, reckless speculations, pithy insults, name calling, actually typing "Die Energy Die," claiming that your team is superior by every rubric and engaging in a literal pissing contest, NOW you want cry foul over taunting?
     
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  9. ManuSooner

    ManuSooner Member+

    Nov 15, 2007
    Oklahoma City
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sure. Why not. To quote who I assume was your presidential candidate, "At this point what difference does it make..."
    My God! You cant even seem to be a gracious winner! Are you really this much of an arrogant, self-important prick that you cant even sympathize?
    I just spoke with Sean Jones this morning. You remember him. He owned the soccer team you USED to root for. Rayo VdM left town, and left HIM to answer for all of the unpaid bills they didn't pay. He doesnt have a rich daddy to swoop in and bail him out. He put all he had to put in to trying to make Rayo OKC work.
    The NASL is trying to make him responsible for paying the late exit fee, since Rayo VdM didn't alert the NASL that they were bugging out. This, even though Rayo VdM completely frozen him out since August. The NASL even sent him a letter telling not to get on any more league calls, since he was not the spokesman for the team anymore.
    Also, turns out Rayo VdM apparently didn't pay player salaries before they left, either.
    Vendors weren't paid, either. So now they are trying to make him responsible for that, as well.
    So yeah, I'm a little hurt by what's happened. And I don't have a.good sense of humor about it right now. If you really want to know.how I feel read @MrWarmth's post above.
    Enjoy your soccer

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  10. SoccerPrime

    SoccerPrime Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 14, 2003
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Considering this is still the Rayo OKC forum, your posts are considered trolling.

    Please try to be respectful.
     
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  11. Brother Badgerjohn

    Oct 16, 2000
    Okie City
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Welcome to being a sports fan. I hope you enjoy it.
     
  12. Blando13

    Blando13 Member+

    Dec 4, 2013
    Lee's Summit, MO
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hate that you lost your club, but it sounds like Sean Jones picked bad business partners. I am sure his motives were "pure" and all, but it sounds like that horrible group on the other side of town ended up being better for the local community than the out of town Spaniards. Either way, sucks you lost your club the way you did, hope you can find some live soccer to watch in the future!
     
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  13. DanGerman

    DanGerman Member+

    Aug 28, 2014
    New York City
    Club:
    New York City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #438 DanGerman, Dec 6, 2016
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2016
    I still don't understand how Lund gets away from this largely Scott free, If I remember correctly it was he who convinced the Spaniards and then convince them to let them use their money while he ran it. He looks like he ran it into the ground then left when the money dried out. I don't see how anyone can't at least lay a little bit of blame at his feet?
     
  14. Blando13

    Blando13 Member+

    Dec 4, 2013
    Lee's Summit, MO
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Completely agree ... I think it's odd that reports came out about Rayo coming in and cleaning up a mess that SOS let happen (paying vendors, handling game day operations like crap, etc.) but now Rayo left things crappy as well and left it on a local minority owner (who I would have thought had less skin in the game than SOS ... but I guess not?). That's the deal with foreign/local investor groups ... when things go bad, fingers get pointed and people get left with something they didn't sign up for! Unfortunate all the way around.

    The local boys would have been better off finding different partners ... the foreign group would have been better off finding local boys in a place that didn't have a similar level club to compete with.
     
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  15. Brother Badgerjohn

    Oct 16, 2000
    Okie City
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sean Jones was and is a decent, standup guy. He got caught in a perfect storm of bad market, bad management and bad partners.

    Perfect world, he'd join with Energy, but I totally understand if he won't.
     
  16. Coyote-Trickster

    Feb 10, 2000
    The American Steppe
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not as sad as loving something won't take care of itself, but not everyone has the stomach to be a Fire Fan
    Quality.
    Meh, if the situation were reversed, I'd be clog dancing on their graves
    Oh I think we all knew this was never going to take off with Lund, but I appreciated his petty spite for Funk the Younger.
    What false accusations? That the McLaughlin didn't have enough class to back out of his partnership with OKCFC face to face and then use his connections to deny them their field for practice & playing, ensuring Energy FC didn't have a competitor for 2 years? Or that they're on the doorstep of joining MLS, just as soon as they find $200ish million and someone with more cashflow than Prodigal LLC and an 18Kish publicly funded stadium in a location to be named later?
    This is why you never trust Spaniards or anyone involved in lower division soccer.
    It helps watching both Dallas & OKState perform their annual choke jobs. And besides #CF97's experiment in failure for the upcoming season, I have the Energy to root against and pray for losses every match
    Thanks Dad. Where were you with this when all the real trolling was going on?
    To be fair, they're not all horrible. I have on good authority that @Brother Badgerjohn is not a shitbird.
    Oh, there is plenty of blame to lay at his feet, probably the majority of it, the rest, falling on the Spaniards and the NASL for selecting the market, knowing the players in the Rayo Camp
    That's sort of the way you make money in Soccer in the US | You better have a lot of your own money to throw down the toilet to begin with.
    Why would that be understandable? Because they're just interested in his capital to slow their hemmoraging or because names were exchanged and hostages were taken? ;)

    Now, I'm gonna see if I can pick up one of those rainbow Rayo LS kits on the craigslist
     
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  17. USRufnex

    USRufnex Red Card

    Tulsa Athletic / Sheffield United
    United States
    Jul 15, 2000
    Tulsa, OK
    Club:
    --other--
    Found a Rayo OKC hand-me-down....
    http://www.roughnecksfc.com/news_article/show/730901?referrer_id=2689357
     
  18. SoccerPrime

    SoccerPrime Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 14, 2003
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Rayo was arguably better after the coaching change, so that might be a good move. Roughnecks were pretty bad last season.
     
  19. FootySkeptic

    FootySkeptic Member

    Sep 24, 2015
    Club:
    Cardiff City FC
    So, I've seen conflicting reports about hiatus/moving to Nebraska/absolutely gone floated for awhile now... Haven't found anything concrete. @ManuSooner what's the latest from Mr. Jones or rather your opinion?
     
  20. New_York_Cosmos

    New_York_Cosmos Red Card

    Nov 10, 2010
    Monza
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    I heard the franchise would come back in 2018 but relocated, I tought Texas anyway
     
  21. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Like the Scorpions did.
     
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  22. ManuSooner

    ManuSooner Member+

    Nov 15, 2007
    Oklahoma City
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Can one of the moderators humanely kill this thread?
     
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  23. SoccerPrime

    SoccerPrime Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 14, 2003
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sadly, we have a whole subforum to shut down...
     
  24. New_York_Cosmos

    New_York_Cosmos Red Card

    Nov 10, 2010
    Monza
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    the scorpions were about to go to Las Vegas but BOG voted no, Rayo could relocate to Austin and become the Austin Scorpions considering it takes 1 h from san antonio to austin so the ones who don't like the new team could support the reborn scorpions
     
  25. Blando13

    Blando13 Member+

    Dec 4, 2013
    Lee's Summit, MO
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That's about 600 people give or take (based on the attendance of this years San Antonio FC of 6170 vs the 6700 and change they averaged the last 2 years in NASL). With a short lead up time to sell season tickets, it will be interesting if they can reverse that trend.
     

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