Congratulations Peter Nowak

Discussion in 'Chicago Fire' started by kingjackdaniel, Nov 14, 2004.

  1. kingjackdaniel

    Jul 16, 2004
    Dyer, IN
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    On behalf of Fire fans everywhere, Congratulations, Peter Nowak, on winning your first MLS Cup championship as a coach.

    Hope you can coach for us someday!
  2. redzin

    redzin New Member

    Jan 6, 2000
    Agreed. But it just got a little harder.
  3. jjayg

    jjayg New Member

    May 9, 2002
    Rolling Ghettos, IL
    Hell yeah. I'm very happy for Peter. I was pulling for him all the way after we didn't make it. It's just so obvious what his spirit, knowledge, drive brings to a team.
    Way to go Peter!
  4. skinut

    skinut Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 25, 2000
    Castle Pines, CO (or often elsewhere on earth)
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Great accomplishment, from an accomplished man.
  5. murtaugh29

    murtaugh29 New Member

    Oct 4, 2004
    roja LOCURA
    Congratulations, Piotr. You continue to be the embodiment of the spirit we look for in everyone who represents Chicago Fire.
  6. ratdog

    ratdog Member+

    Mar 22, 2004
    In the doghouse
    Chicago Red Stars
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Congrats, Piotr, on overcoming the many obstacles thrown in your path this year (injuries, call-ups, prime player sold to Eruope, the Freddy media circus) to achieve victory!

    Now please come home. We need you to kick this Fire squad in the ass and make winners out of them.
  7. creative_destruction

    Nov 28, 2003
    Here here!!
  8. murtaugh29

    murtaugh29 New Member

    Oct 4, 2004
    roja LOCURA
    It's the emotion talking, but if Dave struggles out of the gate in 2005 take that mythical 2 mil for Hristo and bring Piotr home. :)
  9. NattyBo

    NattyBo Member+

    Apr 30, 2004
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    If you want Peter back, you're gonna have to fight us for him :)
  10. Iceblink

    Iceblink Member

    Oct 11, 1999
    Ipswich Town FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    In truth, this plays right into a theory I've had for a while.

    I think so many of us hoped Peter would do well this year, it used up some of the good will we had for our own team.

    I know I'm guilty. I really, really wanted Peter to win.

    P.S. Nice sentiment, but a (R) and a different title for a little while would have been good.
  11. murtaugh29

    murtaugh29 New Member

    Oct 4, 2004
    roja LOCURA
    We may fight for him if it comes down to it. Aside from the emotional connection we have to Nowak; it's the kind of thing a big club serious about competing does - poach the coach of a successful club by any means necessary.

    We're not there yet, but if we flounder early or don't have a team that we can be proud of in the same way as teams before 2004 my feelings will be with poaching Piotr at all costs.
  12. DrBobC

    DrBobC Member

    Feb 28, 2004
    Burton upon Trent
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    peter wins an mls cup firts year with Chicago now fist year with DC.
  13. budalabutt

    budalabutt Red Card

    Nov 4, 2004
    Yeah as long as he doesnt say anything stupid to some of the dorks in Section 8, then they might throw loaves of bread at him too!!!! :rolleyes:
  14. Gunners11

    Gunners11 Member

    Jul 22, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    Arsenal FC
    Congrats to Peter on a job well done. Better him then anyone else I suppose.
  15. jmeissen0

    jmeissen0 New Member

    Mar 31, 2001
    page 1078

    you want dc burned to the ground once again?
  16. puffnstuff

    puffnstuff New Member

    May 27, 2003
    And additional "well done!" to Tommy Soehn.
  17. krolpolski

    krolpolski Member+

    Gratulacja Piotrus! Kiedy wracas do domu?
  18. whirlwind

    whirlwind New Member

    Apr 4, 2000
    Plymouth, MI, USA
    That theory having worked so well for the Metros ;)
  19. Bigdudeduke

    Bigdudeduke New Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Chicago Suburbs
    Typically, in sport there are two distinct kinds of coaches: Those that are technically sound in the all aspects of their game, and those that are less knowledgeable, but have the ability to inspire their players to greatness. Rarely do you find an individual that combines both. Piotr Nowak is the exception to the norm. He was the on field coach for the FIRE while in Chicago. He led by example, never asking more of anyone else than he did of himself. He took a disorganized DC United team and turned them into Champions. Truly we need this man back in Chicago; whatever it takes – whatever the price. :cool:
  20. Fanaddict

    Fanaddict Member+

    Mar 9, 2000
    streamwood IL USA
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    While we all would probably trade Dave for Nowak right now, we might as well get used to the fact DC is not going to give him up now for anything.
    The only way we could get him back is if wilt gets a job in the mls front office and we could offer Nowak the GM and coaching job.
  21. Stan Collins

    Stan Collins Member+

    Feb 26, 1999
    Silver Spring, MD
    Know this, then: you may still not get him.
  22. murtaugh

    murtaugh Member+

    Jul 19, 2004
    Chicago Fire
    Duh. That doesn't mean, if it comes down to it, we still don't give it our best shot.

    I love how comments that IF certain things were to happen and IF we struggle next season and IF such and such were to take place we would make a play for Peter got turned into us storming the District this week to kidnap Nowak and bring him back to chicago.

    Those of us in chicago have enormous respect for Nowak. If he had even said a word about intending to coach when Bob left I think he'd have gotten the job without a sweat. Those of us here (and certainly, Peter too) agree that Peter has a special connection to this club and it would be right for us next time there is a vacancy at the helm to make a big push to sign him. Whether Nowak himself wishes to forego what he's done in DC to come home is up to him. He may turn us down (it's always a possibility) but it doesn't preclude us from trying.
  23. cageyfoot

    cageyfoot New Member

    Feb 8, 2001
    Washington, DC
    Nowak anywhere else and I doubt he's as successful. Winning attitude and relentless work combined w/ all that is DC = success.
  24. GuinnessFC

    GuinnessFC New Member

    Jun 1, 2000
    BAsed on Eric Wynalda's comments after what is was like playing with Peter when Eric played on the Fire.... Erics response was I couldnt tell if he was the player or THE COACH.... I am parapharsing but I think murtaugh's theory stillholds true... :)

    Not to mention resent results my have solved Wynalda uncertainty as well....
  25. zverskiy yobar

    zverskiy yobar BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Mar 10, 2002
    we would not be in this postion if Wilt offered him the job in the first place.

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