Ex- Crew Legends: Players, Coaches, and Personalities

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  1. Minnman

    Minnman Member+

    Feb 11, 2000
    Columbus, OH, USA
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You don't buy-down salaries out of the owner's personal bank account.

    You CAN buy-out one contact per year, pre-season, that way. And the obvious choice there would have been Molino.

    In the end, though, the Crew would have had to have had sufficient GAM to have bought down Zardes last season.
     
  2. TRUJDUB21

    TRUJDUB21 Member

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    Sep 28, 2021
    Bez said they wouldn’t do that and has double and tripled down on how good our roster was/is

    I think Bez is the problem and changing coaches might help but it won’t be the answer
     
  3. Minnman

    Minnman Member+

    Feb 11, 2000
    Columbus, OH, USA
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think we're all well aware of what you think the problem is. So did Bez bench Zardes, or did Porter maybe have the tiniest say in making up the stating XI?

    And what did Bez say we'd never do? Buy out a contract? Buy down Zardes with GAM? Whatever it is, where and when did he say it?
     
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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
    I laughed out loud so hard at this sentence. Thanks.
     
  5. TRUJDUB21

    TRUJDUB21 Member

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    Sep 28, 2021
    He said we won’t see another big money DP, he did say it wasn’t likely but it was implied that we are not going to do that because our roster is already really good.
     
  6. DrunkandDisorderly

    Mar 17, 2008
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    When did he say this outside of the context of us not having any DP slots available currently?
     
  7. TRUJDUB21

    TRUJDUB21 Member

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    Sep 28, 2021
    The GM should have been more focused on a winger than replacement for Zardes. We definitely could of bought Zardes down but we thought we were smarter than we really are. Then we lied about shopping Zardes and the cover up was starting Miguel. Don’t matter how much Bez or Porter wanted to do it. Bez is in charge of the Roster.
     
  8. DrunkandDisorderly

    Mar 17, 2008
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    How much GAM did we have in order to buy down contracts?
     
  9. POdinCowtown

    POdinCowtown Member+

    Jan 15, 2002
    Columbus
    I think Bez did say last preseason that we could free up space for another DP if we needed to. That would have meant buying down one of our then current DPs and Zardes would have been the only one eligible. It would have taken about 420K of GAM to do so. Plus cap space for the next DP.
     
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  10. TRUJDUB21

    TRUJDUB21 Member

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    Sep 28, 2021
    Bez was in on Dropping the Crew name , changing the logo , comments about getting new fans at a cost of loyal fans , botched the roster … etc….

    I mean he is the he biggest problem and Get ready for the shit show to continue
     
  11. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #4786 Kryptonite, Nov 17, 2022
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2022
  12. Salacious Bum

    Salacious Bum Member

    Jun 5, 2010
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    I mean, I thought i would just take a quick peek.

    Now I’m laughing too hard to fall back asleep.

    The shipping charges were the final push over the edge. Like not even the simplest courtesy of a reach around.
     
  13. puttputtfc

    puttputtfc Member+

    Sep 7, 1999
    Who is Jersey Whore?
     
  14. POdinCowtown

    POdinCowtown Member+

    Jan 15, 2002
    Columbus
    He's the guy who sat near the tunnel at HCS for years and successfully begged players for their jerseys.
     
  15. puttputtfc

    puttputtfc Member+

    Sep 7, 1999
    Never heard of him.
     
  16. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Consider yourself lucky.
     
  17. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Brian Maisonneuve lead OSU to a first-round NCAA tournament win on Thursday.

    Next up is UNC-Greensboro at 6pm on Sunday on ESPN+.
     
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  18. chr1st

    chr1st Member+

    Jan 19, 2011
    Dayton
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Gonna go throw up.


    Pedro to DCunted.

    How could they do this to my perfect, beautiful boy?
     
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  19. FootyHooligan32

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    Aug 26, 2022
    They just love taking our former players. Higuain, Ola Kamara, Mohammed Abu, John Kempin, Miguel Berry
     
  20. jairadballerina

    jairadballerina Member+

    Sep 15, 2004
    C-Town
    Don't forget Jed Zayner!
     
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  21. HectorM

    HectorM Member

    Apr 26, 2001
    Pittsburgh
    God knows I've tried.
     
  22. Mitch the Butcher

    May 12, 2008
    Des Moines, IA
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Gross.
     
  23. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  24. Ball Kicker

    Ball Kicker Member

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    Aug 11, 2022
    Just got done watching some Milton Valenzuela highlights. man. What a left back. Would be awfully nice to have him here. Yes, he was hurt all the time but it would be nice to have Sands as a backup for Valenzuela in the inevitable event he gets injured again.
     
  25. Minnman

    Minnman Member+

    Feb 11, 2000
    Columbus, OH, USA
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I can't say to know much of anything about the Swiss league in terms of quality, but Valenzuela seems to have gotten beyond his injury issues (at least for the time being).

    Since the league kicked off in mid-July, his club has had 16 regular season matches. He's started 14, playing 90 minutes in all except one where he picked up a second yellow in the 88th minute. He missed the following game due to that red card suspension, and wasn't in the match day squad for one other game.

    He's also gone 90 minutes in Lugano's three Swiss Cup matches. He has the 4th highest minutes played on their roster this season.
     
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